1926 a newspaper, the Jim Hogg County Enterprise, was established by M. Luther Dale. That same year Scotus College, a Franciscan seminary, moved to Hebbronville from Mexico to escape persecution. It could accommodate up to twenty students preparing for the priesthood. The estimated population of Hebbronville was 1,800 in 1927.
Although there were no more seminarians, Scotus College still served the community and continued to be affiliated with the Archdiocese of Guadalajara.