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Willacy County, Texas

540 W Hidalgo St 1st Fl
Raymondville, TX 78580
Phone: (956) 689-2710
Fax: (956) 689-0937

On the southeastern coast of TX, north of Brownsville; organized 1921 from Cameron and Hidalgo counties plus a 1.4-mile strip of a former Willacy County, which was renamed Kenedy County at the same time that the new county was created. Name Origin: For John G. Willacy (1850-1943), TX legislator (1899-1914)

Area (sq mi):: 784.23 (land 596.68; water 187.55) Population per square mile: 34.20
Population 2005: 20,382 State rank: 115 Population change: 2000-20005 1.50%; 1990-2000 13.40% Population 2000: 20,082 (White 11.70%; Black or African American 2.20%; Hispanic or Latino 85.70%; Asian 0.10%; Other 27.30%). Foreign born: 13.30%. Median age: 29.80
Income 2000: per capita $9,421; median household $22,114; Population below poverty level: 33.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $13,554-$16,397
Unemployment (2004): 11.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): -4.50% Median travel time to work: 22.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 36.90%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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The project, the first wind farm in Willacy County, Texas, started operations in September and is located 5 miles east of Raymondville.
Hurricane and tropical storm warnings and watches are in effect from Willacy County, Texas to Mobile County, Ala.
and the 200-MW Los Vientos I Windpower Project in Willacy County, Texas.
In September of 2005, the company entered into a joint venture agreement with Ranier Exploration Texas LLP, a Texas Partnership ("Ranier"), located in Houston whereby TransAmerican committed to fund the leasing of highly prospective oil and gas properties in Willacy County, Texas.
Cabot's Matador prospect, a deep Frio test under the Raymondville field in Willacy County, Texas, was drilled to a total depth of 14,150 feet.
Located in Willacy County, Texas, in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Kenaf Industries has developed technology for the manufacture of high grade newsprint from the kenaf plant as well as the manufacture of kenaf composites as an environmentally friendly and more durable replacement to fibreglass in certain automotive applications.
The Vaughan #1 well (65% working interest) in the Rome Prospect in Willacy County, Texas is now flowing 14.
The Mallet #1 well (65% working interest), in the Sienna Prospect in Willacy County, Texas, had pipe set to a total depth of 16,300 after encountering several Frio sands similar to those found in the Company's previously announced Vaughn #1 well located 2.
Nasdaq: ESNJ) today updated drilling and production activity on its Raymondville exploration project (62 square mile proprietary 3-D survey) located in Willacy County, Texas.
Effective January 1, 2000, the Company sold a portion of its working interest in its Raymondville 3-D Seismic Project located in Willacy County, Texas for $10,940,000.
The well is located in Harken's Raymondville Field in Willacy County, Texas.
The Yturria #4-1 and Yturria #3-4 wells, in Harken's Raymondville Field in Willacy County, Texas, are currently being drilled.