Presidio County

Presidio County, Texas

320 N Highland Ave
Marfa, TX 79843
Phone: (432) 729-4812
Fax: (432) 729-4313

On the central western border of TX, southeast of El Paso; organized Jan 3, 1850 from Bexar County. Name Origin: From Spanish for 'garrisoned fortress.'

Area (sq mi):: 3856.26 (land 3855.51; water 0.75) Population per square mile: 2.00
Population 2005: 7,722 State rank: 180 Population change: 2000-20005 5.70%; 1990-2000 10.00% Population 2000: 7,304 (White 14.80%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 84.40%; Asian 0.10%; Other 14.70%). Foreign born: 35.80%. Median age: 32.80
Income 2000: per capita $9,558; median household $19,860; Population below poverty level: 36.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $13,446-$14,465
Unemployment (2004): 14.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): -9.00% Median travel time to work: 17.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 18.50%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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The district, which spans about 800 square miles, is located in Presidio County and serves a population of approximately 4,600.
Presidio County is vast -- at almost 4,000 square miles, it's three times the size of Rhode Island -- and so sparsely populated that local government resources that affect people's daily lives are scarce.
Abstract.--In 1966, diploid parthenogenetic Cnemidophorus neomexicanus = Aspidoscelis neomexicana (Lowe & Zweifel, 1952) was reported by another worker from an inexact site in Presidio County, Texas, based on a specimen in the University of Kansas Natural History Museum (KU 40264).
Quaid and his wife, Evi, each posted $20,000 after spending several hours in the jail in Marfa, Presidio County Sheriff Danny Dominguez said.
neomexicana in Presidio County was reported by Axtell (1966) based on a specimen in the University of Kansas Museum of Natural History (KU 40264) from 36.8 km N, 83.2 km W Marfa.
The agricultural Redford area is located in Presidio County, one of Texas' poorest, and local historian Enrique Madrid notes that the Rio Grande river had been used for generations as a casual crossing point of exchange between farming communities on both sides of the shore.
A new species, Drassyllus broussardi, is described from Presidio County, West Texas, USA.
If the Minimalist magic anticipated when the lights officially go on in the newest addition to Judd's desert museum-cum-Gesamtkunstwerk is at times a little overshadowed by all the schmoozing (festivities include dinner on Saturday evening and dancing in front of the Presidio County Courthouse), the convergence of two protean talents against an awe-inspiring vista fairly guarantees that the ado will be about something.
Redford, Texas, population 200, lies between ridges of volcanic rock some 200 miles southeast of El Paso in Presidio County. Life here, just north of the Mexican border, isn't easy.
Delfin Lopez, a retired veteran walking out of the Presidio County courthouse Monday in Marfa, laughed when asked about the notion that Hurd is like Trump.