Briscoe County

Briscoe County, Texas

PO Box 555
Silverton, TX 79257
Phone: (806) 823-2134
Fax: (806) 823-2359

In the central TX panhandle, southeast of Amarillo; organized Aug 21, 1876 from Bexar County. Name Origin: For Capt. Andrew Briscoe (1810-49), Republic of TX officer, signer of the TX Declaration of Independence (1836), and chief justice of Harrisburg, TX (1836-39)

Area (sq mi):: 901.59 (land 900.25; water 1.33) Population per square mile: 1.80
Population 2005: 1,644 State rank: 240 Population change: 2000-20005 -8.20%; 1990-2000 -9.20% Population 2000: 1,790 (White 73.70%; Black or African American 2.30%; Hispanic or Latino 22.70%; Asian 0.10%; Other 14.40%). Foreign born: 4.90%. Median age: 39.90
Income 2000: per capita $14,218; median household $29,917; Population below poverty level: 16.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,669-$21,626
Unemployment (2004): 6.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 3.40% Median travel time to work: 18.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 29.40%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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He noted that some counties were getting dangerously close to that 95 percent marker, such as Gaines County in the western part of the state where the exemptions are now at 4.83 percent, and Briscoe County in the Texas Panhandle with 3.55 percent.
MATERIALS AND METHODS--Our study site was on a cattle ranch in Briscoe County, Texas.
One was obtained from a NOAA weather station in Silverton, Briscoe County, Texas, 9.75 km from the study site.
But last August, Shell WindEnergy, a division of Shell Oil, and Luminant, a subsidiary of electric power utility TXU, announced a project that just might make a difference: The companies would partner to build a 3,000 MW wind energy plant in Briscoe County, about an hour's drive southeast of Amarillo.
"If you look at a wind map of Texas, Briscoe County stands out," said Mark Wilby, a senior business developer for Shell WindEnergy.
This technology will further improve reliability and grid usage and becomes more economical with large-scale projects, such as proposed for Briscoe County.
Recent testimony by Shell before the Public Utility Commission of Texas demonstrated the Briscoe County project could deliver the lowest-cost wind energy for consumers.
Campbell, known best for the critically lauded but short-lived "The Adventures of Briscoe County Jr." has a knack for comedy and embraces the role of Jack Stiles, a colonial era undercover agent, with just the right amount of whimsy and sarcasm.
Caprock Canyons State Park Headquarters, which is 3 miles north of Quitaque, Briscoe County, Texas, can be used as a reference point.
Several farms are proposed for Briscoe County, including one from an undisclosed developer at a whopping 2,940 megawatts of capacity planned for January 2013.
The Herbmeister is saved from demolition by a washed-up, mealymouthed former race-car driver named Hank Cooper (Bruce Campbell, of "The Adventures of Briscoe County, Jr.").
truei comanche from south of Briscoe County have subsequently proven to be those of Peromyscus attwateri (cf.