Brooks County


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Brooks County, Texas

PO Box 427
Falfurrias, TX 78355
Phone: (361) 325-5604
Fax: (361) 325-4944

In southeastern TX, southwest of Corpus Christi; organized Mar 11, 1911 from Starr and Zapata counties. Name Origin: For James Abijah Brooks (1855-1944), TX legislator, ranger (1882-1906), and judge of Brooks County (1911-39)

Area (sq mi):: 943.61 (land 943.28; water 0.33) Population per square mile: 8.10
Population 2005: 7,687 State rank: 181 Population change: 2000-20005 -3.60%; 1990-2000 -2.80% Population 2000: 7,976 (White 7.90%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 91.60%; Asian 0.10%; Other 24.00%). Foreign born: 6.10%. Median age: 34.40
Income 2000: per capita $10,234; median household $18,622; Population below poverty level: 40.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $14,876-$16,573
Unemployment (2004): 7.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.20% Median travel time to work: 18.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 23.10%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Brooks County, Georgia

PO Box 272
Quitman, GA 31643
Phone: (229) 263-5561
Fax: (229) 263-9345
www.brooks-county.org

On central southern border of GA, west of Valdosta; organized Dec 11, 1858 from Lowndes and Thomas counties. Name Origin: For a local citizen

Area (sq mi):: 497.77 (land 493.62; water 4.15) Population per square mile: 33.10
Population 2005: 16,327 State rank: 99 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.70%; 1990-2000 6.80% Population 2000: 16,450 (White 56.60%; Black or African American 39.30%; Hispanic or Latino 3.10%; Asian 0.30%; Other 3.00%). Foreign born: 1.70%. Median age: 36.30
Income 2000: per capita $13,977; median household $26,911; Population below poverty level: 23.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,236-$21,345
Unemployment (2004): 3.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.30% Median travel time to work: 24.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 51.50%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Dallas-based Gulf Coast Western, LLC announced today that its first well in the Home Run Field in Brooks County, Texas is in production.
Migrant deaths down in Brooks County, Corpus Christi Caller-Times
FALFURRIAS, Texas, June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Brooks County Sheriff's Office has joined forces with Texas Border Rescue, a Texas based non-profit organization to establish the Brooks County Sheriff's Office Rescue Posse (BCSORP) to proactively address the rapidly rising risk of injury or death for migrants attempting to cross through Brooks County from Mexico.
Eighteen years ago, Don Vinson purchased a large farm in southern Brooks County, Georgia, just a few miles north of the Florida border.
However, only one partially sequenced individual from the Gulf Coast region was included, a museum specimen collected in 1947 from Brooks County, Texas.
The first was a male collected on 15 March 2010 at Encinitos Ranch, 18 mi SW of Rachal, Brooks County, Texas (JLN #33813) and the second a female at the Chaparral Wildlife Management Area, Dimmit County, Texas (JLN #33934) on 2 April 2010.
The Brooks County, Georgia Trojans are playing the Madison Cougars, the coach's team.
Nineteen years old and eight months pregnant, Turner died during a May 1918 rampage that followed a white farmer's murder in Brooks County, Georgia, and claimed the lives of at least eleven African Americans.
Fear of rape by illegal immigrants, MS-13 gangs now here in the United States, areas such as Brooks County suffering deficits to bury the dead indigents--money that could be spent on poor citizens of that county--properties of American citizens being trashed by illegal immigrants, and general dismay at the huge number of illegal immigrants are reasons that such groups as the Texas Border Volunteers have formed.
In Brooks County we drilled and completed three successful wells in the Vicksburg formation.
At a minimum, the study area will encompass the designated Valdosta-Lowndes Urbanized Area, including the cities of Valdosta, Remerton and Hahira; and the urbanized portions of Lowndes County and Brooks County (see boundary map, attached).
The discovery of a mass grave in Brooks County containing jumbled together remains of unidentified migrants already has a couple of state lawmakers calling for an investigation of what happened.