Austin County

Austin County, Texas

1 E Main St
Bellville, TX 77418
Phone: (979) 865-5911
Fax: (979) 865-8786

In eastern TX, west of Houston; original county; organized Mar 17, 1836 (prior to statehood) from Old Mexican Municipality. Name Origin: For Stephen Fuller Austin (1793-1836), MO territorial legislator (1814-20), AR jurist (1820), surveyor and explorer of TX (1822), and secretary of state of the Republic of TX (1836)

Area (sq mi):: 656.37 (land 652.59; water 3.78) Population per square mile: 40.00
Population 2005: 26,123 State rank: 98 Population change: 2000-20005 10.70%; 1990-2000 18.90% Population 2000: 23,590 (White 71.90%; Black or African American 10.60%; Hispanic or Latino 16.10%; Asian 0.30%; Other 8.90%). Foreign born: 7.30%. Median age: 37.60
Income 2000: per capita $18,140; median household $38,615; Population below poverty level: 12.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $26,497-$27,493
Unemployment (2004): 5.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.60% Median travel time to work: 29.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 47.20%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Counties USA: A Directory of United States Counties, 3rd Edition. © 2006 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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Austin County Jail Museum, Bellville, Texas CAIRO -- 24 October 2018: Cairo Criminal Court referred a defendant to Egypt's Grand Mufti over charges of forming a terrorist cell in Tanta, in cooperation with others, to target army and police personnel.
Born October 6, 1851 on Mill Creek in Austin County, Texas, William Preston Longley was always large for his age.
The latest tornado warnings have been issued for Waller county, West Central Harris county, Eastern Austin County and Northwestern Fort Bend County, in southeastern Texas, until 6:45 a.m.
"Although the proposed location is not within the City of Sealy, I am deeply concerned about the negative impacts this solid waste composting facility could have on Sealy, San Felipe, Brazos Country, and Austin County as a whole," he said.
Last week, at a House Committee on County Affairs hearing that focused on jail safety in light of the death of Sandra Bland, Coleman railed on Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw for how the representative said he was treated by a deputy with the Austin County Sheriff's Office.
Austin County Sheriff Jack Brandes says the image is disturbing and it's the "kind of stuff that shouldn't happen in our society."
The pipeline will extend to its existing crude oil system in Austin County where it will connect to the partnership's Sealy Station.
I attended a Republican Party picnic in Austin County, Texas, this past weekend.
-- Austin County (locality unspecified), Texas, 19 July 1994, one female specimen (TTU 68623).
Austin County Jail Museum, Bellville, Texas CAIRO -- 15 April 2018: The Court of Cassation has rejected Sunday appeals by four defendants against death sentences in the case known as "Awsim Terrorist Cell." The court also rejected appeals against sentences of 15 years imprisonment against 14 other defendants, and upheld life imprisonment (25 years) for other defendants in absentia.

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