Brewster County

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Brewster County, Texas

201 W Ave E
Alpine, TX 79830
Phone: (432) 837-3366
Fax: (432) 837-6217
www.co.brewster.tx.us

On southwestern border of TX, southwest of Odessa; organized Feb 2, 1887 from Presidio County. Name Origin: For Henry Percy Brewster (1816-84), TX soldier, secretary to Sam Houston (1836), and attorney general of TX (1847-49)

Area (sq mi):: 6192.78 (land 6192.61; water 0.18) Population per square mile: 1.50
Population 2005: 9,079 State rank: 173 Population change: 2000-20005 2.40%; 1990-2000 2.10% Population 2000: 8,866 (White 53.10%; Black or African American 1.20%; Hispanic or Latino 43.60%; Asian 0.40%; Other 17.30%). Foreign born: 6.90%. Median age: 36.20
Income 2000: per capita $15,183; median household $27,386; Population below poverty level: 18.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,674-$23,440
Unemployment (2004): 4.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.00% Median travel time to work: 12.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 8.40%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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An ectoparasite survey of mammals in Brewster County, Texas. Southwestern Entomologist 17:7-15.
Classification of slope and elevation for vegetation associations at Elephant Mountain WMA, Brewster County, Texas, 2000-2001.
The desert ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Big Bend National Park, Brewster County, Texas, are not well known.
MATERIALS AND METHODS--During autumn 2009 and spring 2010, I assessed assemblages of rodents along the Rio Grande in Big Bend National Park, Brewster County, Texas, preceding a planned release of the leaf beetle (Diorhabda elongata).
This report documents the occurrence of Perimyotis (Pipistrellus) subflavus and Lasionycteris noctivagans in a moist woodland canyon of the Chisos Mountains (Brewster County, Texas) and brings the total diversity of bats in Big Bend National Park to 22 species--one of the highest for any national park.
For comparative purposes in genetic analyses, we also collected the headwater catfish from the Devils River and Dolan Creek (at the confluence with the Devils River) above Dolan Falls (Val Verde County, Texas; n = 9) and Independence Creek (Terrell County, Texas; n = 5), and the channel catfish from the Rio Grande (Brewster County, Texas; n = 3), Pedernales (Gillespie County, Texas; n = 2), Concho (Concho County, Texas; n = 1), and Brazos rivers (Waller County, Texas; n = 2).
In addition to the Devils River and Rio Salado, it has been found upstream in the Pecos River to Ward County in Texas (Singley 1893) and several locations in New Mexico (Cockerell 1902; Metcalf 1982; Lang 2000); upstream in the Rio Grande to sites just downstream of Big Bend, Brewster County, Texas (Howells 1994) as well as several Mexican tributaries of the lower Rio Grande (Johnson 1999).
Reassessing a lizard survey in Big Bend National Park, Brewster County, Texas. M.S.
The species was originally described by Specian & Ubelaker (1974) from the Big Bend Canyon lizard (Sceloporus merriami merriami) in nearby Brewster County, Texas. Specian & Ubelaker (1974) also reported P.
Sites at Big Bend National Park, Brewster County, Texas, were collected as part of a biodiversity survey of desert ants and inquilines of the park (Clark, 2006; Clark et al., 2007; Clark and Van Pelt, 2007).
During studies on the behavioral ecology of desert arthropods in Big Bend National Park (BBNP, Brewster County, Texas) (Punzo 1998 2000a), which lies within the northern region of the Chihuahuan Desert, these secretive shrews were observed on a number of occasions.