Motley County

Motley County, Texas

PO Box 660
Matador, TX 79244
Phone: (806) 347-2621
Fax: (806) 347-2220
www.co.motley.tx.us

In east-central TX panhandle, northeast of Lubbock; organized Aug 21, 1876 from Bexar County. Name Origin: For Junius William Mottley (1812-36), signer of the TX Declaration of Independence (1836) who was killed at the Battle of San Jacinto. Clerical spelling error was allowed to stand

Area (sq mi):: 989.81 (land 989.38; water 0.43) Population per square mile: 1.30
Population 2005: 1,299 State rank: 246 Population change: 2000-20005 -8.90%; 1990-2000 -6.90% Population 2000: 1,426 (White 82.20%; Black or African American 3.50%; Hispanic or Latino 12.10%; Asian 0.10%; Other 8.90%). Foreign born: 3.30%. Median age: 44.40
Income 2000: per capita $16,584; median household $28,348; Population below poverty level: 19.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $16,447-$20,647
Unemployment (2004): 4.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 3.00% Median travel time to work: 18.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 21.60%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Rick Copp, superintendent of Motley County ISD in Matador, Texas, reports that the breakout sessions accelerated his learning and built a solid foundation for his continued technology use.
DALLAS, March 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Toreador Royalty Corporation (Nasdaq-NNM: TRGL) announced today that it had entered into an exploration agreement with Apache Corporation (NYSE: APA) covering approximately 22,500 acres located on the Matador Arch, Motley County, Texas.
A new Pleistocene local fauna from Motley County, Texas.
Vertebrate fossils from a strath terrace of Quitaque Creek, Motley County, Texas.
TSX VENTURE:MXM) ("Maxim") is pleased to announce that they have acquired an interest in 1390 acres in the new and emerging prolific Pennsylvanian Sands play in the Palo Duro Basin in Motley County, Texas.
These agreements cover 11,100 acres located on the Eastern Shelf of the Midland Basin in Dickens County, Texas and 2,800 acres located on the Matador Arch in southwest Motley County, Texas.
Specimens in the collection of Recent mammals at The Museum, Texas Tech University, also include individuals from east of the escarpment in Motley County.
Maxim") (TSX VENTURE:MXM) is pleased to announce that they have entered into a "Letter of Intent" to acquire an interest in 1390 acres in the new and emerging prolific Pennsylvanian Sands play in the Palo Duro Basin in Motley County, Texas.
The first of these agreements covers 40,000 acres located on the Matador Arch in southwest Motley County, Texas, while the second covers 36,000 acres located on the Eastern Shelf in Dickens County, Texas.
There is one drilling rig currently active in Motley County (operated by Vintage Petroleum) (NYSE:VPI) and none operating in either Floyd or Briscoe County.
Elsewhere on the company's mineral holdings, an independent operator has proposed a 3,500 foot Permian reef test located on the Matador Arch in Motley County, Texas.