Waller County

Waller County, Texas

836 Austin St
Hempstead, TX 77445
Phone: (979) 826-3357
Fax: (979) 826-8317
www.wallercounty.org

In east-central TX, west of Houston; organized Apr 28, 1873 from Austin County. Name Origin: For Edwin Waller (1800-83), signer of the TX declaration of independence (1836) and chief justice of Austin County (1844-56)

Area (sq mi):: 518.49 (land 513.63; water 4.87) Population per square mile: 67.80
Population 2005: 34,821 State rank: 83 Population change: 2000-20005 6.60%; 1990-2000 39.60% Population 2000: 32,663 (White 49.90%; Black or African American 29.20%; Hispanic or Latino 19.40%; Asian 0.40%; Other 12.60%). Foreign born: 9.40%. Median age: 30.10
Income 2000: per capita $16,338; median household $38,136; Population below poverty level: 16.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,851-$23,244
Unemployment (2004): 6.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.80% Median travel time to work: 32.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 59.00%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Rural Waller County is home to historically black Prairie View A&M University, and was sued last month by five Prairie View students over allegations that it was suppressing the black vote.
The suspect was later captured in Waller County near Prairie View, authorities said.
before, in the Waller County jail in Texas, Sandra Bland died at the
After Waller County, Texas, officials received a letter from gun rights activist Terry Holcomb that said they were violating state law by prohibiting firearms at the courthouse, they sued him for $100,000.
Other deaths include Jonathan Ferrell, 24, who died after he was shot by a police officer in Charlotte, North Carolina; Sandra Bland, 28, who was found hanged in a jail cell in Waller County, Texas; Samuel DuBose, 43, who died after he was shot by a police officer in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Freddie Gray, 25, who fell into a coma while in police custody in Baltimore, Maryland, and died a week later.
She was taken to the Waller County jail in Hempstead, about 50 miles northwest of Houston.
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality returned a company's application to construct a landfill in Waller County, calling the application "deficient." It was the latest blow to plans for the highly controversial project about 50 miles northwest of downtown Houston.
"We are looking for Waller County and for individuals involved in this situation to take accountability," Cannon Lambert, a lawyer for Ms Bland's family, said at a news conference in Houston.
Texas authorities say that, while in the Waller County jail cell, Bland used a trash bag from a trash can in the cell to hang herself.
In 2004, two black students from Waller County, Texas, were threatened with prosecution from the county when they announced their intention to run for office.
On March 18, 2007, the nude body of an unidentified female, "Jane Doe," was found in Prairie View, Waller County, Texas, near U.S.