Starr County

Starr County, Texas

County Courthouse Rm 201
Rio Grande City, TX 78582
Phone: (956) 487-2954
Fax: (956) 487-6227

On the southwestern border of TX, west of McAllen; organized Feb 10, 1848 from Nueces County. Name Origin: For James Harper Starr (1809-90), physician; an official in the Republic of Texas government

Area (sq mi):: 1229.28 (land 1223.02; water 6.26) Population per square mile: 49.80
Population 2005: 60,941 State rank: 53 Population change: 2000-20005 13.70%; 1990-2000 32.30% Population 2000: 53,597 (White 2.00%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 97.50%; Asian 0.30%; Other 11.60%). Foreign born: 36.90%. Median age: 26.10
Income 2000: per capita $7,069; median household $16,504; Population below poverty level: 50.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $9,558-$10,805
Unemployment (2004): 14.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): -5.40% Median travel time to work: 21.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 19.60%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Rio Grande City County seat (13,403)
  • Roma (10,698)

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    And a lifelong marijuana trafficker from Starr County who said he moved about 50 tons of marijuana a year through border checkpoints in 18-wheelers told the The Texas Tribune in an interview last summer that a wall wouldn't stop him, either.
    Starr County, Texas, had the highest Hispanic share of the population (96.
    On Saturday, October 14, 2017, the Starr County Sheriffs Office alerted the Rio Grande City station of a 911 caller who was lost in the brush near San Isidro, Texas.
    The purchase of Mission Regional Medical Center by Prime Healthcare Foundation would ensure the medical center continues its not-for-profit mission of providing quality care and superior service to the people of Hidalgo County, Starr County and the surrounding communities.
    Rio Grande City, Texas, is in Starr County, along the Mexican border.
    The scope of work included construction of approximately 120 miles of 42- and 48-inch natural gas pipeline from a location near Agua Dulce, Nueces County, TX, to a delivery point near the City of Rio Grande, Starr County, TX.
    Aid has come from priests outside the area, touching off a mild interdiocesan squabble among prelates, as an estimated 1,100 workers have now struck the largest melon ranches in Starr County, near the Mexican border.
    Duke Energy Renewables, a commercial business unit of Duke Energy, is constructing, owning and operating a 110-megawatt wind power project, Los Vientos V, in Starr County, Texas.
    A pilot study on Las Estrellas Preserve, Starr County, Texas, showed that star cactus could be reintroduced to a site by planting but not by seeding (Birnbaum et al.
    A border community grant will help Starr County, Texas pay off some of its debt on a $1.
    The Rio Grande City Consolidated (Texas) Independent School District is located in Starr County, a poverty-stricken area that has a history of high death rates from diabetes.