Swisher County

Swisher County, Texas

County Courthouse 119 S Maxwell St
Tulia, TX 79088
Phone: (806) 995-3294
Fax: (806) 995-4121

In central TX panhandle, south of Amarillo; organized Aug 21, 1876 from Bexar County. Name Origin: For James Gibson Swisher (1795-1864), Republic of TX soldier and a signer of the TX Declaration of Independence (1836)

Area (sq mi):: 900.68 (land 900.43; water 0.25) Population per square mile: 8.70
Population 2005: 7,828 State rank: 179 Population change: 2000-20005 -6.60%; 1990-2000 3.00% Population 2000: 8,378 (White 57.90%; Black or African American 5.80%; Hispanic or Latino 35.20%; Asian 0.20%; Other 22.20%). Foreign born: 4.90%. Median age: 34.60
Income 2000: per capita $14,326; median household $29,846; Population below poverty level: 17.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,683-$28,611
Unemployment (2004): 5.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.00% Median travel time to work: 17.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 27.10%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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By the 1980s, more than 225,000 acres in Swisher County, where I was born in its county seat, Tulia, were irrigated.
A new 115-kilovolt transmission line from Newhart to the Hart Industrial and Lamton substations in Castro and Lamb counties, respectively, A new 230-kilovolt transmission line from Newhart to Swisher County Substation, A new 115-kilovolt transmission line connecting Kiser Substation to Kress Substation.
Chandler Glenn, a 13-year-old girl is actively involved in the Swisher County 4H (Texas).
White's map shows the opposite, though it's interesting to see he received a decent amount of support in Swisher County and in pockets of northeast Texas.
A wildfire near the rural community of Claytonville destroyed two homes in southeastern Swisher County around midday.
When the story went national, 500 other Tulia citizens responded to the negative publicity by crowding into the Swisher County Memorial Building for a rally in support of law enforcement officials.
Mammal remains from owl pellets from two localities in Swisher County, Texas.
Located in the Texas Panhandle south of Lubbock along Interstate 27, this small city is the principal commercial/agricultural center and county seat of predominately rural Swisher County.
The other aunt, my father's only sister, lives in Tulia as she always has, in the wing of the Swisher County Hospital now used as an assisted-living facility.
21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NACEL Energy Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: NCEN) (FRANKFURT: "4FC") ("NACEL Energy"), a wind power company in business to generate clean, renewable energy, today confirmed it has entered into two long term wind development rights agreements covering an aggregate of 1573 acres of farm land located in Swisher County, Texas.
On 18 June 1990, during the course of field work relating to mammalian biodiversity on the Llano Estacado, owl pellets were collected from two localities in Swisher County, Texas.
Tulia serves as the county seat of the predominately agrarian Swisher County, and has experienced a modest population decline since the 2000 Census.