Sabine County

Sabine County, Texas

PO Box 580
Hemphill, TX 75948
Phone: (409) 787-3786
Fax: (409) 787-2044
www.sabinecountytexas.com

On the northeastern border of TX, east of Lufkin; original county; organized Mar 17, 1836 (prior to statehood) from Old Mexican Municipality. Name Origin: For the Sabine River, which forms its eastern border. French form of Spanish sabinas 'red cedar trees' that grow along the banks.

Area (sq mi):: 576.61 (land 490.27; water 86.34) Population per square mile: 21.20
Population 2005: 10,416 State rank: 163 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.50%; 1990-2000 9.20% Population 2000: 10,469 (White 87.10%; Black or African American 9.90%; Hispanic or Latino 1.80%; Asian 0.10%; Other 2.10%). Foreign born: 1.10%. Median age: 47.00
Income 2000: per capita $15,821; median household $27,198; Population below poverty level: 15.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,098-$22,222
Unemployment (2004): 11.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.20% Median travel time to work: 28.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 33.20%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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It's unclear precisely where and when this advertisement was published, although it seems that the parties involved could be from an area in Sabine County, Texas.
Specimens were found during the present study at two sites (BSC1 and BSC2) of a single stream, Big Sandy Creek in Sabine County. The Texas pigtoe comprised 15% and 63% of the total number of mussels collected at the two sites, respectively.
"Somewhere along abut 1932 or 1933, someone came up with the idea of a tomato market in Sabine County. It sounded pretty good so every farmer in our neighborhood planted anywhere from a 1/2 acre to two acres of tomatoes.
In Sabine County alone, officials are charged with scouring 200 square miles for wreckage and remains.
Bob White, from Sabine County, told how his three sons found a leg in their pasture.
Malone's weekly column, "Ramblin' Round," continued to appear in The Daily Sentinel and the weekly Sabine County Reporter in Hemphill until he became ill in November.