“It was a passion,” she said. “We had to completely gut the whole thing – plumbing, electrical, everything.
We didn’t have a drawing – it was just all in your mind. My mind remembers pictures of all the places I’ve been to in the world and I thought, ‘I want to do that, I want to copy that.”’
In 1998, the couple opened the Villa de Cortez, which features a ballroom, restaurant and retail and office space.
“It makes me feel good. It’s just real neat,” she said. “We thought it was time to give back to the city. I don’t think there’s anything I could do different. I feel so thankful that the citizens of Weslaco can come and feel connected.”<< previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 next >>