San Saba County

San Saba County, Texas

500 E Wallace St County Courthouse
San Saba, TX 76877
Phone: (325) 372-3614

In central TX, southeast of San Angelo; organized Feb 1, 1856 from Bexar County. Name Origin: For the San Saba River, which flows through it; Spanish contraction of San Sabado 'Holy Saturday,' named for the day before Easter when Spanish explorers discovered it.

Area (sq mi):: 1138.25 (land 1134.47; water 3.78) Population per square mile: 5.40
Population 2005: 6,076 State rank: 195 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.80%; 1990-2000 14.50% Population 2000: 6,186 (White 74.70%; Black or African American 2.70%; Hispanic or Latino 21.50%; Asian 0.10%; Other 12.70%). Foreign born: 5.50%. Median age: 39.40
Income 2000: per capita $15,309; median household $30,104; Population below poverty level: 16.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,458-$21,005
Unemployment (2004): 4.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.00% Median travel time to work: 24.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 22.30%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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It was early December, and I'd traveled to Texas with longtime pal Tom Nelson, whose tales of past successful hunts at this San Saba County hotspot had convinced me to join him to try for a Lone Star whopper buck of my own.
This specimen represents a county record and range extension of approximately 200 km to the northwest from San Saba County.
The closest reported locality to the West Cross Timbers is San Saba County to the south and Tarrant County to the northeast (Turner et al.
It was collected in grasslands on the ranch and previously was known from Tarrant County to the north and San Saba County to the south (Turner et al.
The park comprises 2,157 ha separated by the river into two sections, 245 ha east of the river in Lampasas County and 1,912 ha west of the river in San Saba County. Ordovician limestones and dolomites underlie the park.
Biogeographic considerations.--In his recent treatise, Goetze (1998) documented nine species of rodents in San Saba County. This current study verified four of these at CBSP: Reithrodontomys fulvescens, Peromyscus pectoralis and Baiomys taylori via trapping and Sciurus niger (fox squirrel) via sighting and a dead-on-road specimen.
3.5 mi E of San Saba, San Saba County, Texas, 16 July 1992, one specimen (TTU 63419).
Published Texas records are from: Harris County, Houston (Tramell and Campbell, 1971); Bexar County, San Antonio (Ogren, 1985); Cameron County, Brownsville; Comal County, New Braunfels; Travis County, Austin; Kendall County, Guadalupe River State Park; San Saba County, Gorman Falls State Park; and Walker County, Huntsville (Neck, 1987).
Other records for this species on the Edwards Plateau are one taken in Bandera County on 20 March 1948 (Blair, 1952), four males obtained at Junction, Kimble County, on 17 May 1987 (Manning et al., 1987), and two males collected in San Saba County in April 1976 (Wilkins et al., 1979).
It has been taken on the Edwards Plateau only from the southern counties of Bandera, Kerr, Kinney, and Real (Blair, 1952; Davis, 1974; Manning et al., 1987), and from San Saba County to the east (Wilkins et al., 1979).

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