Brazoria County

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Brazoria County, Texas

111 E Locust St Suite 200
Angleton, TX 77515
Phone: (979) 849-5711
Fax: (979) 864-1358

On central eastern border of TX, south of Houston; original county; organized Mar 17, 1836 (prior to statehood) from Old Mexican Municipality. Name Origin: For the Brazos River, which forms its northern border; a Latinized form of Spanish brazos 'arms' or 'forks' as the forks of a river.

Area (sq mi):: 1597.44 (land 1386.40; water 211.04) Population per square mile: 200.90
Population 2005: 278,484 State rank: 15 Population change: 2000-20005 15.20%; 1990-2000 26.10% Population 2000: 241,767 (White 65.40%; Black or African American 8.50%; Hispanic or Latino 22.80%; Asian 2.00%; Other 12.30%). Foreign born: 8.50%. Median age: 34.00
Income 2000: per capita $20,021; median household $48,632; Population below poverty level: 10.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $27,022-$27,985
Unemployment (2004): 7.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.10% Median travel time to work: 28.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 40.30%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Pearland (52,402)
  • Lake Jackson (27,022)
  • Alvin (22,142)
  • Angleton County seat (18,704)
  • Freeport (12,759)
  • Clute (10,763)

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    announced it has entered into a long-term contract to support the expansion of its Sweeny Lateral pipeline that the company is building from the Kinder Morgan Crude Condensate (KMCC) pipeline to Phillip 66's Sweeny Refinery in Brazoria County, TX.
    Chocolate Bayou Field, Brazoria County, TX Dune has filed with the Texas Railroad Commission for drilling a 14,000-foot development and exploration well for the 12,000 "S" sand and the deeper untested IP Farms interval.
    According to RailPower, now one 2,000-horsepower-equivalent Green Goat hybrid switcher and six 1,000-horsepower-equivalent Green Kids -- smaller hybrid switching locomotives than the Green Goat -- will be built as a sales order for Railserve, "subject to finalization of contracts," for future deployment in Railserve's customer sites in Brazoria County, TX.
    AUSTIN, Texas -- Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'AA+' rating to the following Brazoria County, TX bonds:
    In the Chocolate Bayou Field, in Brazoria County, TX, Dune anticipates offsetting the highly successful Wieting #30 well, completed during the first quarter, with the Wieting #31 during the fourth quarter.
    Anschutz Companies -- Vernon Field in Jackson Parish, LA for $2,540,000 and Lost Marsh Field in Brazoria County, TX for $1,150,000.
    Some of the more notable properties sold include: Geodyne Nominee -- Jay-Lec Unit in Escambia & Santa Rosa Counties, FL for $750,000; Swift Energy -- North Creole and Broussard Field in Cameron Parish, LA for $500,000, Giddings Field in Fayette County, TX for $575,000; John Mecom III et al -- Second Bayou Field in Cameron Parish, LA for $1,000,000; Lance Ruffel Oil & Gas -- Golden Trend Field in Grady County, OK for $2,500,000; Noble Energy -- Algoa West Field in Brazoria County, TX for $600,000, Cosmonaut Field in Fort Bend County, TX for $1,400,000, Sugar Valley Field in Matagorda County, TX for $625,000; Mission Resources -- Buna Field in Jasper County, TX for $725,000.
    Korenek Well in Brazoria County, TX for $630,000, Pandale Field in Val Verde County, TX for $550,000; Denbury Resources -- Bayou Penchant Field in Terrebonne Parish, LA for $380,000; Rippy Oil -- Jewett Field in Leon County, TX for $400,000.
    6 million; Merit Energy - Pledger Field in Brazoria County, TX for $375,000; Hane Operating - Street Field in Jack County, TX for $2.

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