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Harris County, Georgia

PO Box 528
Hamilton, GA 31811
Phone: (706) 628-4944
Fax: (706) 628-7039
www.harriscountychamber.org

On central western border of GA, north of Columbus; organized Dec 14, 1827 from Muscogee and Troup counties. Name Origin: For Charles Harris (1772-1827), a Savannah lawyer and city official

Area (sq mi):: 472.93 (land 463.69; water 9.24) Population per square mile: 59.90
Population 2005: 27,779 State rank: 60 Population change: 2000-20005 17.20%; 1990-2000 33.20% Population 2000: 23,695 (White 77.80%; Black or African American 19.50%; Hispanic or Latino 1.10%; Asian 0.50%; Other 1.60%). Foreign born: 1.90%. Median age: 38.50
Income 2000: per capita $21,680; median household $47,763; Population below poverty level: 8.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $30,537-$32,173
Unemployment (2004): 3.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.60% Median travel time to work: 29.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 75.70%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Harris County, Texas

1001 Preston St 4th Fl
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: (713) 755-5000
www.co.harris.tx.us

In east-central TX, north of Galveston; organized as Harrrisburg County Mar 17, 1836 (prior to statehood) from Austin and Liberty counties (Old Mexican Municipality); name changed Dec 28, 1839. Name Origin: For John Richardson Harris (1790-1829), trading post owner who ran steamboats between Texas and New Orleans

Area (sq mi):: 1777.69 (land 1728.83; water 48.87) Population per square mile: 2136.20
Population 2005: 3,693,050 State rank: 1 Population change: 2000-20005 8.60%; 1990-2000 20.70% Population 2000: 3,400,578 (White 42.10%; Black or African American 18.50%; Hispanic or Latino 32.90%; Asian 5.10%; Other 17.70%). Foreign born: 22.20%. Median age: 31.20
Income 2000: per capita $21,435; median household $42,598; Population below poverty level: 15.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $35,607-$36,314
Unemployment (2004): 6.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.90% Median travel time to work: 28.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 6.50%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Houston County seat (201,262)
  • Pasadena (144,174)
  • Baytown (67,321)
  • La Porte (33,265)
  • Deer Park (28,647)
  • Bellaire (16,948)
  • South Houston (16,350)
  • West University Place (14,820)
  • Humble (14,757)
  • Katy (13,012)
  • Seabrook (10,856)
  • Galena Park (10,341)
  • Jacinto City (10,048)

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    We are pleased that the company has accepted its responsibility and has agreed to work with us in the future," said Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan.
    The Lawsuit was filed on April 11, 2005, in the 250th Judicial District Court of Travis County, Texas and subsequently transferred to the 334th Judicial District of Harris County, Texas (the "Court").
    Tenders are invited for Rental and Operation of Heavy Construction Equipment and Related Items for Harris County
    Steve Munisteri said he voted with an absentee ballot because he'll be in Austin until after the election and won't spend a minute in Harris County, where he's a registered voter.
    Donation will assist in last few weeks of hot weather for needy Harris County families
    Harris County Clerk Beverly Kaufman declared, "The 'race to the courthouse' just got instantaneous.
    SCOPE Harris County is accepting proposals from qualified vendors to provide Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance for Harris County and the Harris County Flood Control District beginning on or about March 1, 2016, and continuing for one year thereafter.
    The Harris County Jail - the largest local lockup in Texas - only discharges inmates who have served their sentence during daylight hours, which the bill would have made mandatory.
    Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) US-VISIT program and the Department of Justice (DOJ)/FBI's Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division began a pilot with the Harris County Sheriff's Office (Texas) on February 1, 2007, to test an automated information-sharing process.
    In addition, Fitch assigns its 'AA+' to Harris County Flood Control District, TX's $100 million contract tax refunding bonds, series 2006A.
    Tenders are invited for Supply Of Hygiene Items For Harris County Juvenile Probation
    East Harris County Manufacturers Association Raises Money to Support Local Colleges

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