Refugio County

Refugio County, Texas

808 Commerce St PO Box 704
Refugio, TX 78377
Phone: (361) 526-2233
Fax: (361) 526-1325

On the southeastern coast of TX, north of Corpus Christi; original county; organized Mar 17, 1836 (prior to statehood) from Old Mexican Municipality. Name Origin: For the mission established there, "Our Lady of Refuge," honoring the Virgin Mary

Area (sq mi):: 818.64 (land 770.21; water 48.43) Population per square mile: 9.90
Population 2005: 7,639 State rank: 184 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.40%; 1990-2000 -1.90% Population 2000: 7,828 (White 47.30%; Black or African American 6.80%; Hispanic or Latino 44.60%; Asian 0.30%; Other 12.80%). Foreign born: 2.60%. Median age: 38.60
Income 2000: per capita $15,481; median household $29,986; Population below poverty level: 17.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $25,779-$26,411
Unemployment (2004): 5.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.80% Median travel time to work: 22.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 29.10%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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The cooperative's members were picking double the average cotton harvest from 17,000 acres in Refugio County, on the Texas Gulf Coast.
In Refugio County, 22 of 26 cell towers were not operating, while San Patricio County saw 30 of its 58 cell towers knocked offline.
(NASDAQ: GLRI) has acquired an 84% working interest in a producing oil property in Refugio County, Texas, the company said.
It was established in 1923 as the First National Bank of Refugio, a community bank that has continuously served the banking needs of Refugio County since that time.
An inspection of the copy of Bray's plat preserved in the Deed Records of Refugio County suggests the original street systems and property lots of the 1830s are visible in both places.
Refugio County near the southeastern Texas coast has a humid, subtropical climate with an average of 94 centimeters (37 inches) of rain annually.
The HVI Scores exhibit considerable variability ranging from a high of 72 for Harris County to a low of 6 for Refugio County. HVI scores below 20 were most common.
* Bill and Martha Lamson have sold the 2,600 paid-circulation, weekly Refugio County Advantage Press in Refugio, Texas, to David Holden.
Energy technology company Glori Energy (NasdaqCM:GLRI) revealed on Thursday that it has completed the acquisition of an 84% working interest in the producing Bonnie View oil property in Refugio County, Texas for a purchase price of approximately USD2.6m.