Wilbarger County

Wilbarger County, Texas

1700 Wilbarger St County Courthouse Rm 15
Vernon, TX 76384
Phone: (940) 552-5486

In north-central TX, west of Wichita Falls; organized Feb 1, 1858 from Bexar County. Name Origin: For Josiah Pugh Wilbarger (1801-45), a surveyor, and Mathias Wilbarger, brothers who settled in Austin's colony

Area (sq mi):: 978.10 (land 971.06; water 7.03) Population per square mile: 14.30
Population 2005: 13,896 State rank: 145 Population change: 2000-20005 -5.30%; 1990-2000 -2.90% Population 2000: 14,676 (White 68.70%; Black or African American 8.90%; Hispanic or Latino 20.50%; Asian 0.60%; Other 12.30%). Foreign born: 4.20%. Median age: 36.30
Income 2000: per capita $16,520; median household $29,500; Population below poverty level: 13.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,174-$24,247
Unemployment (2004): 5.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 3.00% Median travel time to work: 12.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 8.20%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Vernon County seat (11,165)

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    Tenders are invited for Trash Removal Services For Rest Areas In Wilbarger County (Re-Advertisement)
    The Texas agency initially owned the rights to about 78 acres along the river in Wilbarger County, which expanded to about 113 acres due to the river's gradual move northward, according to court filings.
    In February 2008 a Cephenemyia-infected white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) was found dead 13 km S of Vernon, Wilbarger County, Texas (34[degrees] 01' 12" N, 99[degrees] 14' 31" W; elev.
    David Thweatt, superintendent of the Harrold Independent School District, said that the small community of Harrold in north Texas is a 30-minute drive from the Wilbarger County Sheriff's Office, leaving students and teachers without protection.
    This exchange will allow them to be the hub for a collaborative care community in Wilbarger County.
    Project costs will be funded through Wilbarger County and TxDOT s Aviation Facilities Grant Program, which preserves and improves the state s general aviation system.
    A phone recording at the Wilbarger County Appraisal District tells callers the office is closed while it updates its system in preparation of tax notices.
    picta in Wilbarger County of northcentral Texas but it was not possible to locate and verify the identity of this enigmatic specimen.
    Pulich (1988) reports nesting previously documented on the Pease River in Wilbarger County in 1929, but no nesting has been documented there since that time.
    IRVING, Texas -- Pilgrim Petroleum Corporation (PINK SHEETS: PGPM)(FWB: PHV) announced today it has entered into an agreement to acquire Mulloy Estate Lease located in Palo Duro natural gas resource basin in Wilbarger County, North Texas.
    Vertebrate remains found in barn owl pellets from Wilbarger County, Texas.
    In Wilbarger County, Texas, Cadence is in the final stages of completing negotiations for a 4,256 acre option position on the Waggoner Ranch.