Texas Tropical Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Zapata: Zapata Rising

October 17, 2013 (All day) to October 19, 2013 (All day)

On Thursday, October 17, 2013, families in Zapata are hoping to gather in what could be the world's biggest family reunion! We are calling on all Zapata, TX family descendants to join the fun. For more information, visit You can also call Jose Garcia at (956) 723-4389.


The construction of Falcon Dam and the creation of Falcon Lake in 1953 forced the relocation of six  communities to a new site, creating the new Zapata and other smaller communities.    On October 19, 1953, the community officially dedicated the new Falcon Lake.  In 2013, we will reunite them for the “biggest family reunion in the world" in commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the creation of Falcon Dam and the experiences and sacrifices shared in the name of  "progress".


  • Zapata & Vicinity
  • Downtown Zapata
  • Zapata, Texas
  • 78041


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