LAURELES, TEXAS. Laureles is off the intersection of Farm roads 1575 and 2893, eight miles east of San Benito in south central Cameron County. It had one business and a population estimated at twenty in 1949. In 1983 maps showed a cluster of various dwellings in the community. The population of Laureles was still estimated at twenty in 1992. During the 1960s a colonia developed in the area and had an estimated population of 363 and sixty-eight dwellings. The population grew to 3,285 by 2000.
Colonias in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of South Texas: A Summary Report (Policy Research Project Report No. 18, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin, 1977).
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Alicia A. Garza, "LAURELES, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hnl16), accessed December 12, 2013. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.