I was 5 years old when Hurricane Beulah blew through the Valley. My Mom had us start filling jars, pitchers, pots and pans, the scrub tubs, sinks and the bathtub with water. Any available container was filled since we were nine kids and two adults.
I can remember Hurricane Beulah as if it were just yesterday. At the time I was a young mother of two girls, ages 2 and 4, and my husband was employed by Southwestern Bell Telephone. He did take the day the storm hit off but then worked 12 to 14 hour days seven days a week for over a month.
All I have of this big storm are memories. Oft repeated ones, my daughter claims. I have lived here in the Valley all my life except for the parts of the years I went to school at Texas A&I in Kingsville for my bachelor’s degree in elementary education and my master’s in elementary ed at…
Fifty years ago today, as Hurricane Beulah made landfall near Brownsville, Rio Grande Valley residents relied on the reports and observations of the National Weather Service’s bureau in Brownsville.
Beulah’s rain had abated after two or three days and my family had run out of staples in our country home outside Edinburg. We had no electricity and were also out of butane gas for the camping stove my mother used to cook. As the oldest of five children living at home, my dad gave me money …
Hurricane Beulah struck the Rio Grande Valley as a Category 3 storm on Sept. 20, 1967. The following traces Beulah's path. Beulah devastated the Valley with significant flooding. At the time, Beulah ranked as the second costliest hurricane to hit the United States at over $1 million. — In…
My name is Ruben Martinez and I was working as an electrical engineer at Central Power and Light in McAllen when Hurricane Beulah hit the Valley in 1967. We had crews throughout the Valley as the storm raged.
Sept. 12, 1967