Bexar County

Bexar County, Texas

100 Dolorosa St
San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone: (210) 335-2011
Fax: (210) 335-2252

In south-central TX, southwest of Austin; original county, established Mar 17, 1836 (prior to statehood) from Old Mexican Municipality. Name Origin: For the Presidio of San Antonio de Bexas (later known as the Alamo), named for the second son of the Duke of Bexar, of the Spanish royal family. Alternate spelling of Bejar.

Area (sq mi):: 1256.66 (land 1246.82; water 9.84) Population per square mile: 1217.80
Population 2005: 1,518,370 State rank: 4 Population change: 2000-20005 9.00%; 1990-2000 17.50% Population 2000: 1,392,931 (White 35.60%; Black or African American 7.20%; Hispanic or Latino 54.30%; Asian 1.60%; Other 22.30%). Foreign born: 10.90%. Median age: 32.10
Income 2000: per capita $18,363; median household $38,328; Population below poverty level: 15.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $27,322-$27,810
Unemployment (2004): 5.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.70% Median travel time to work: 24.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 4.30%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • San Antonio County seat (123,624)
  • Universal City (15,821)
  • Converse (12,014)
  • Live Oak (10,023)

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    In repeatedly rejected appeals filed to both state and federal courts since his sentencing, Garcia's lawyers argued that the Dallas County prosecutor, Toby Shook, portrayed Garcia as a "callous and cold-hearted killer" based on "false" testimony from his original Bexar County District Court trial, when Garcia was sentenced in November 1996 for the fatal stabbing of Miguel Luna in San Antonio.
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    Early in his career, he served as the Bexar County fire marshal and as the assistant fire marshal in Kendall County.
    Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar says the trunk containing the remains was discovered Tuesday inside a closet of a home near San Antonio.
    Authorities arrested detention officer Jose Nunez, a 10-year-veteran of the Bexar County Sheriff's Office, early Sunday while he was off duty.
    What began as a missing case with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Bexar County Sheriff's Office (BCSO) last month turned out to be a gripping tale of abuse and forcing a girl to marry against her will.
    He also faced a charge in Bexar County, Texas, for making terroristic threats.
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    "In my opinion, it's a tragic accident that led to the death of this young man," Sheriff Javier Salazar of Bexar County said at a news conference Friday, referring to Kameron Prescott.
    Kameron Prescott was killed on Thursday in the small town of Schertz in Bexar County, after a stray bullet shot by a sheriff's deputy pierced through the wall of his mobile home and hit his abdomen, Al-Jazeera reported.
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    "We've had more people write that they were opposed to the waste coming through Bexar County than any issue since I've been on the court," said County Commissioner, Tommy Calvert.