Presidio County

Presidio County, Texas

320 N Highland Ave
Marfa, TX 79843
Phone: (432) 729-4812
Fax: (432) 729-4313
www.co.presidio.tx.us

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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Granado said the company planned to install five taps for gas along the pipeline - three in Presidio County, and one each in Brewster and Pecos - in case any companies want to serve residents there.
After Marfa residents raised their views and concerns for two hours on Tuesday, the Presidio County Commissioners Court implemented with a 4-1 vote a resolution of findings of the financial growth and a Reinvestment Zone for SunPower's plan for a solar energy plant near Marfa.
The district is located in Presidio County, 287 miles southeast of El Paso on the Texas - Mexico border and encompasses 806 square miles.
The company's current projects include the Red Hills copper and molybdenum property in Presidio County, Texas and the Secret Pass gold property located in Mohave County, Arizona.
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.
In fact, the first literature record of the feral burro in Texas of which the authors are aware is Yancey's (1997) observation of a solitary burro sighting from a helicopter over the northwestern panhandle of Big Bend Ranch State Park in southern Presidio County of Trans-Pecos Texas.
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.
I was captured, not surrendered, and I'm ashamed I didn't die,'' Greg Paulson told reporters as he was being taken to the Presidio County Jail in Marfa.
Redford, Texas, population 200, lies between ridges of volcanic rock some 200 miles southeast of El Paso in Presidio County.
As a member of the House Committee on Culture, Recreation and Tourism, I believe the elimination of Prada Marfa would be detrimental to the City of Marfa, Presidio County and the whole Big Bend region by removing a talked about art piece and tourist attraction," state Rep.