Irion County

Irion County, Texas

PO Box 736
Mertzon, TX 76941
Phone: (325) 835-2421
Fax: (325) 835-2008

In central TX, west of San Angelo; organized Mar 7, 1889 from Tom Green County. Name Origin: For Robert Anderson Irion (1806-61), senator in first TX congress (1836-37) and secretary of state of the Republic (1837-38)

Area (sq mi):: 1051.59 (land 1051.48; water 0.11) Population per square mile: 1.70
Population 2005: 1,756 State rank: 238 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.80%; 1990-2000 8.70% Population 2000: 1,771 (White 74.60%; Black or African American 0.40%; Hispanic or Latino 24.60%; Asian 0.00%; Other 8.90%). Foreign born: 3.50%. Median age: 39.90
Income 2000: per capita $20,515; median household $37,500; Population below poverty level: 8.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,984-$23,303
Unemployment (2004): 4.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.00% Median travel time to work: 25.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 46.60%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Citing the Constitution and "natural law," Irion County Clerk Molly Criner is refusing to issue licenses.
In March 1976, one author (TCM) found a communal roost of 36-40 long-eared owls in northwestern Irion County (31.434117[degrees]N, 101.124064[degrees]W) in the western Edwards Plateau region of Texas.
TEXAS Palge Gentry, San Angelo, Irion County Intermediate School; Maya Patel, The Woodlands, McCullough Junior High School; John WiIkins, San Antonio, Keystone School
Butch Pervis, who currently serves as Peace Officer of Irion County, Texas.
In tiny Irion County, county clerk issues a 'declaration - of defense of natural marriage,' The Dallas Morning News
A wildfire ignited on the Reagan and Irion County line, and burned 40,000 acres.
Collared lizards (N=48) were captured by noosing in June-July 1997 and 1998 at six locations in west-central Texas: a private ranch in Irion County, Texas consisting of rocky limestone outcroppings on a redberry juniper (Juniperus pinchottii) and mesquite (Prosopis glandulosa) dominated hillside; a private ranch in Concho County, Texas consisting of a dry, limestone creekbed surrounded by mesquite brushland; and four sites in Tom Green, Runnels and Coke counties, consisting of rip-rap boulder dams surrounded by mesquite brushland.
The water use there is still significant, however; between 2011 and mid-2013, close to 1.2 billion gallons of water was used for fracking in Irion County, home to the town of Barnhart, which famously ran out of water last year.
-- 10 mi S 4.5 mi W of San Angelo, Tom Green County, Texas, one male specimen (ASNHC 1073); 10 mi SW of San Angelo, Tom Green County, Texas, one male specimen (ASNHC 694); 6.3 mi N, 13.2 mi W of Mertzon, Irion County, Texas, one female specimen (ASNHC 1074).
John Nanny, an Irion County commissioner and an official with Barnhart's water supply corporation, said on Thursday that the situation was serious.
For example, one was shot in Dallam County in 1985 (Jones et al., 1988) and a young adult male was taken in Irion County in 1987 (Engstrom and Maxwell, 1988).