Place:Laureles, Cameron, Texas, United States

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NameLaureles
TypeCensus-designated place
Coordinates26.113°N 97.489°W
Located inCameron, Texas, United States
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Laureles is a census-designated place (CDP) in Cameron County, Texas, United States. The population was 3,285 at the 2000 census. It is part of the BrownsvilleHarlingen Metropolitan Statistical Area. Laureles is an area between Los Fresnos and San Benito, Texas. The main road is Farm Road 1575. The school district is Los Fresnos ISD. Property has a Los Fresnos phone number and a San Benito address. Paying taxes to Cameron County and the Los Fresnos ISD. Laureles had three small stores at one time, Ruiz's, Cookies, and Galarza's. Ruiz offered gas, snacks, food and tire shop. Now only the new Galarza convenience store is operating. A flower shop is in the old Galarza store. Now there is a Los Fresnos elementary school past Camino del Rey subdivision.

Laureles Acres is near farm road 510. It was mostly farming land owned by the Limon family in the early 1980s. They sold their land to individual families. Some farming land still remains by the Vasquez family and others. The farming included: corn, sugar cane, cotton, and sorgum. A church was built in the 1990s Apostolic Assembly of God or "Apostolica de la Fe en Christo Jesus" on Limon Drive between Cactus Road and Ebony streets.

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