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Castroville Downtown Redevelopment Fund Aims To Preserve Culture, History And Charm

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — Castroville has been nestled in a bend of the Medina River since it was established more than 150 years ago by Henri Castro, an empresario of the Republic of Texas.

Castro moved more than 2,000 settlers mostly from the French region of Alsace in 1844 and in 2021, Castroville remains a small, historic community of just over 3,000 people.

More than 30 families in Castroville have banded together to preserve the storied history of the town in addition to redeveloping and reviving the once-bustling downtown, which residents say has fallen quiet in recent years due to urban sprawl.