Palo Pinto County

Palo Pinto County, Texas

PO Box 219
Palo Pinto, TX 76484
Phone: (940) 659-1277
www.co.palo-pinto.tx.us

In north-central TX, west of Fort Worth; organized Aug 27, 1856 from Navarro County. Name Origin: From Spanish for 'painted tree,' but connotation is unclear

Area (sq mi):: 985.50 (land 952.93; water 32.57) Population per square mile: 28.80
Population 2005: 27,478 State rank: 95 Population change: 2000-20005 1.70%; 1990-2000 7.90% Population 2000: 27,026 (White 82.00%; Black or African American 2.30%; Hispanic or Latino 13.60%; Asian 0.50%; Other 9.00%). Foreign born: 4.40%. Median age: 38.30
Income 2000: per capita $15,454; median household $31,203; Population below poverty level: 15.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,616-$23,409
Unemployment (2004): 5.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.10% Median travel time to work: 24.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 35.10%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Mineral Wells (16,854)

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    What makes Mineral Wells, Texas in Palo Pinto County popular is access to Possum Kingdom Lake and its state park.
    The three other killings, all in North Texas on the same day in May 1983, included Bible's sister-in-law Tracy Powers and her 4-month-old son, Justin, in Parker County, and her roommate, Pam Hudgins, in Palo Pinto County. He pleaded guilty to Hudgins' death and was sentenced to 25 year in prison, served seven and was released to Montana in 1992 on a form of parole known as mandatory supervision.
    Mineral Wells is the largest city and principal commercial center in Palo Pinto County, located about 45 miles west of Fort Worth.
    Our collection of this frostweed fills in the gaps of the known range and represents the first reported occurrence of this species in Palo Pinto County.
    He threw his dad backwards - just before a fireball shot from the wellhead and transformed the Murrays' 160-acre Palo Pinto County ranch into an emergency scene.
    The company has been successful in producing oil and gas from a multi-target zone in the North Central Texas region of Palo Pinto County. Eratz Investments continues to invest heavily in the Palo Pinto area where it has had great success producing oil and gas reserves.
    San Leon Energy PLC (San Leon) (LSE: SLE), an oil and gas exploration company, has started commercial delivery of gas production from its first well in Palo Pinto County, Texas.
    fire which began in Palo Pinto County near the Mineral Wells Airport
    Holt sells and services Caterpillar machines and engines in a vast territory from Texarkana west to Palo Pinto County and south to Brownsville, TX.
    Well Explosion Could Put Pressure on Texas Regulators, by Jim Malewitz - A Palo Pinto County family is suing two oil and gas operators, alleging that gas from their wells migrated into the family's water well, which exploded and burned them.
    The floristic knowledge of Palo Pinto County, located in the central portion of the West Cross Timbers is largely incomplete.

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