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Val Verde County, Texas

PO Box 1267
Del Rio, TX 78841
Phone: (830) 774-7564
Fax: (830) 774-7608

On the southwestern border of TX, northwest of Laredo; organized Feb 20, 1885 from Kinney and Pecos counties. Name Origin: A shortening of the Spanish valle verde 'green valley.'

Area (sq mi):: 3232.40 (land 3170.38; water 62.02) Population per square mile: 15.00
Population 2005: 47,596 State rank: 65 Population change: 2000-20005 6.10%; 1990-2000 15.80% Population 2000: 44,856 (White 21.70%; Black or African American 1.50%; Hispanic or Latino 75.50%; Asian 0.60%; Other 21.60%). Foreign born: 23.40%. Median age: 30.80
Income 2000: per capita $12,096; median household $28,376; Population below poverty level: 26.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $16,797-$18,894
Unemployment (2004): 7.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.20% Median travel time to work: 17.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 8.80%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Del Rio County seat (35,816)

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    While this species is restricted to spring-fed streams, recent research has shown it sometimes inhabits eurythermal sites away from spring outflows in the Devils River (Val Verde County, Texas) (Kollaus and Bonner, 2012), which is not in keeping with the definition of a spring-associated species.
    Gambusia geiseri has been previously documented in the Devils River (Val Verde County, Texas; Hubbs and Springer, 1957; S.
    The boundary of the experimental population is from Little Box Canyon downstream of Fort Quitman in Hudspeth County, Texas, through Big Bend National Park and the Rio Grande National Wild and Scenic River, to the Amistad Dam in Val Verde County, Texas. Although the experimental population boundary extends up the Pecos River to the mouth of Independence Creek, the minnows are not expected to move into the Pecos.
    In 1992, a natural population of netleaf white oak (Quercus polymorpha), otherwise widespread in Mexico and Guatemala, was discovered in Val Verde County, Texas.
    -- 200 m upstream from the confluence of the Devils River and Amistad Reservoir (N 29[degrees]39'54" W 100[degrees]55'58"), Val Verde County, Texas, 14 July 2001, two complete (but damaged) sets of valves and broken shell material from two additional specimens (ASNHC 0050).
    Our study area was located at Devil's River State Natural Area (SNA) and Dolan Falls Preserve in Val Verde County, Texas (29.916483,--100.98379).
    1 km upstream of Dolan Falls on The Nature Conservancy Dolan Falls Preserve, Val Verde County, Texas, on 12-13 June and 11 September 2008.
    A late Pleistocene mammalian fauna from Cueva Quebrada, Val Verde County, Texas. Pp.
    -- Lake Corpus Christi, Live Oak County, Texas, 5 October 1993, two specimens (HMNS 42487); Amistad Reservoir (near confluence of Devils River), Val Verde County, Texas, 21 December 1994, two specimens (HMNS 42486); Middle Concho River upstream from Twin Buttes Reservoir, Tom Green County, Texas, 3 August 1994, two specimens (HMNS 42485).
    Pollen and plant macrofossil vegetation record recovered from Hinds Cave, Val Verde County, Texas. Unpublished M.A.