Banquete, Texas

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Banquete is an unincorporated community in Nueces County, Texas, United States. Banquete is located at the intersection of State Highway 44 and FM 666, 23 miles west of Corpus Christi.[1] Banquete should not be confused with Rancho Banquete, a census-designated place situated several miles west of the community.

History[edit]

Banquete was named for a four-day feast honoring the completion of a road linking San Patricio, Texas with Matamoros in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas. The community was also a stop on the Texas Mexican Railway.[2]

Education[edit]

The Banquete Independent School District serves area students. Their last graduating class consisted of fifty five seniors.

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Banquete has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[3]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Banquete, TX - Handbook of Texas.
  2. ^ Banquete, Texas - Texas Escapes Online Magazine.
  3. ^ Climate Summary for Banquete, Texas
  4. ^ "About Konni". konniburton.com. Retrieved December 1, 2014. 

Coordinates: 27°48′22″N 97°47′46″W / 27.80611°N 97.79611°W / 27.80611; -97.79611