Uvalde County

Uvalde County, Texas

PO Box 284
Uvalde, TX 78802
Phone: (830) 278-6614
Fax: (830) 278-8692

In south-central TX, east of Del Rio; organized Feb 8, 1850 from Bexar County. Name Origin: For Juan de Ugalde, Mexican army officer, civil and military governor of Coahuila and TX (1777); Indian fighter. The present spelling is a corruption of his name

Area (sq mi):: 1558.60 (land 1556.55; water 2.06) Population per square mile: 17.30
Population 2005: 26,955 State rank: 96 Population change: 2000-20005 4.00%; 1990-2000 11.10% Population 2000: 25,926 (White 32.70%; Black or African American 0.40%; Hispanic or Latino 65.90%; Asian 0.40%; Other 23.70%). Foreign born: 11.20%. Median age: 32.20
Income 2000: per capita $12,557; median household $27,164; Population below poverty level: 24.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,669-$20,381
Unemployment (2004): 7.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.50% Median travel time to work: 19.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 11.90%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Uvalde County seat (16,233)

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    Uvalde County Sheriff Charlie Mendeke said Sunday that 19-year-old Dylan Westerburg gunned down his mother Friday in their home near Uvalde, about 85 miles (137 kilometers) west of San Antonio.
    Border Patrol agents at an immigration checkpoint in Uvalde County, Texas.
    Ictalurid catfishes, identified in the field as the headwater catfish, were collected and preserved as vouchers on 30 June 2007 from the Frio River at the Ranch Road 1120 (Real County, Texas) and Ranch to Market Road 1050 (Uvalde County, Texas) crossings near the city of Leakey.
    The project would allow farmers and landowners in Uvalde County to lease their excess water--water they are already permitted to pump but do not need--to surrounding communities.
    The Uvalde Water Project would create a water company based in Uvalde County to develop, finance and operate a well field there and construct a regional water pipeline from Uvalde County to Bexar County.
    This is the first time, to the author's knowledge, that Aniulus millipeds have been reported from Uvalde County (see Fig.
    However, on August 23, 1995, a group led by the Medina and Uvalde County Underground Water Conservation Districts filed suit against the board members (who had yet to be sworn in).(95) The suit was filed in the state trial court in Medina County, a county where the primary use of Aquifer water is irrigation.
    The nearest record is from Uvalde County approximately 160 km to the north (Schmidly 1991).
    On 25 November 1986, a Llano pocket gopher (TCWC 53480) containing three fetuses with crown-rump lengths of about 18 mm was captured 16 mi S of Sabinal, Uvalde County, Texas.