Willacy County

Willacy County, Texas

540 W Hidalgo St 1st Fl
Raymondville, TX 78580
Phone: (956) 689-2710
Fax: (956) 689-0937

On the southeastern coast of TX, north of Brownsville; organized 1921 from Cameron and Hidalgo counties plus a 1.4-mile strip of a former Willacy County, which was renamed Kenedy County at the same time that the new county was created. Name Origin: For John G. Willacy (1850-1943), TX legislator (1899-1914)

Area (sq mi):: 784.23 (land 596.68; water 187.55) Population per square mile: 34.20
Population 2005: 20,382 State rank: 115 Population change: 2000-20005 1.50%; 1990-2000 13.40% Population 2000: 20,082 (White 11.70%; Black or African American 2.20%; Hispanic or Latino 85.70%; Asian 0.10%; Other 27.30%). Foreign born: 13.30%. Median age: 29.80
Income 2000: per capita $9,421; median household $22,114; Population below poverty level: 33.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $13,554-$16,397
Unemployment (2004): 11.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): -4.50% Median travel time to work: 22.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 36.90%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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One award is for construction of the Las Majadas Wind Farm in Willacy County, southern Texas.
(Sebastian) represented that it owned grain inventory stored on its property, and the Willacy County Appraisal District (WCAD) listed Sebastian as the owner of the grain on the 2009 appraisal roll.
The company, which was formerly known as Wackenhut, was sued in 2006 after a detainee, Gregorio de la Rosa, was beaten to death in one of the company's facilities in Willacy County. That incident caused an uproar in Laredo when the company announced the opening of the Rio Grande Detention Center.
The 228 megawatt wind farm will be the company's 22nd wind farm in the USA and second in Willacy County, Texas.
Raymondville ISD is approximately 182 square miles in size and located within Willacy County. The District operates four traditional schools along with the Raymondville Options Academy with an enrollment of approximately 2,147 students.
In Willacy County, Texas and Rapides Parish, Louisiana, grasses within three feet of sugarcane crop were swept, along with additional collections on actual sugarcane, and these samples were maintained as separate collections.
Ruben Benavidez, associate warden, security operations, Willacy County Correctional Center, Raymondville, Texas, Wade Colley, chief of security, B.M.
Electricity company Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK) said on Tuesday that it has entered into agreements for wind turbines for the two phases of its Los Vientos Windpower Project in Willacy County, Texas.
Last year, GEO settled a wrongful death suit after an inmate at the company's Willacy County unit in Texas was beaten to death.
I met Kathy Corbett at her family's ranch in Willacy County, where dense, subtropical shrubland borders La Sal Vieja, a natural salt lake.
In 2006, Willacy County, Texas, floated millions in bonds and, in 90 days, built a tent city for immigrants that it leases to ICE for $78 a day per detainee.