Jones County, Texas
Jones County is a county located in the U. S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 20,202, its county seat is Anson. The county was created in 1858 and organized in 1881. Both the county and its county seat are named for Anson Jones, the fifth president of the Republic of Texas. Jones County is included in TX Metropolitan Statistical Area. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 937 square miles, of which 929 square miles are land and 8.6 square miles are covered by water. U. S. Highway 83 U. S. Highway 180 U. S. Highway 277 State Highway 6 State Highway 92 Haskell County Shackelford County Callahan County Taylor County Fisher County Stonewall County As of the census of 2000, 20,785 people, 6,140 households, 4,525 families resided in the county; the population density was 22 people per square mile. The 7,236 housing units averaged 8 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 78.80% White, 11.51% Black or African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 7.46% from other races, 1.27% from two or more races.
About 20.9% of the population was Hispanic or Latino of any race. Of the 6,140 households, 33.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.60% were married couples living together, 10.10% had a female householder with no husband present, 26.30% were not families. About 24.1% of all households were made up of individuals, 13.40% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.06. In the county, the population was distributed as 22.50% under the age of 18, 11.10% from 18 to 24, 31.50% from 25 to 44, 21.00% from 45 to 64, 14.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 150.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 159.70 males. The median income for a household in the county was $29,572, for a family was $35,391. Males had a median income of $26,892 versus $17,829 for females; the per capita income for the county was $13,656. About 13.10% of families and 16.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.70% of those under age 18 and 16.60% of those age 65 or over.
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice operates the Robertson Unit prison, the Middleton Unit transfer unit is in Abilene and in Jones County. Susan King has been since 2007 the Republican state representative from Jones County, as well as Nolan and Taylor Counties. Up until 2000, Jones County was Democratic similar to numerous counties in the Solid South, only voting for Republican presidential candidates five times from 1912 to 1996. Starting in 2000, the county has become Republican, with the margin of victory for the party's candidates increasing with each passing election. Charles Stenholm, former member of the United States House of Representatives Dry counties List of museums in West Texas National Register of Historic Places listings in Jones County, Texas Recorded Texas Historic Landmarks in Jones County Jones County government's website Jones County from the Handbook of Texas Online Jones County Profile from the Texas Association of Counties
1940 United States Census
The Sixteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 132,164,569, an increase of 7.3 percent over the 1930 population of 123,202,624 people. The census date of record was April 1, 1940. A number of new questions were asked including where people were 5 years before, highest educational grade achieved, information about wages; this census introduced sampling techniques. Other innovations included a field test of the census in 1939; this was the first census in which every state had a population greater than 100,000. The 1940 census collected the following information: In addition, a sample of individuals were asked additional questions covering age at first marriage and other topics. Full documentation on the 1940 census, including census forms and a procedural history, is available from the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series. Following completion of the census, the original enumeration sheets were microfilmed; as required by Title 13 of the U.
S. Code, access to identifiable information from census records was restricted for 72 years. Non-personally identifiable information Microdata from the 1940 census is available through the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series. Aggregate data for small areas, together with electronic boundary files, can be downloaded from the National Historical Geographic Information System. On April 2, 2012—72 years after the census was taken—microfilmed images of the 1940 census enumeration sheets were released to the public by the National Archives and Records Administration; the records are indexed only by enumeration district upon initial release. Official 1940 census website 1940 Census Records from the U. S. National Archives and Records Administration 1940 Federal Population Census Videos, training videos for enumerators at the U. S. National Archives Selected Historical Decennial Census Population and Housing Counts from the U. S. Census Bureau Snow, Michael S. "Why the huge interest in the 1940 Census?"
CNN. Monday April 9, 2012. 1941 U. S Census Report Contains 1940 Census results 1940 Census Questions Hosted at CensusFinder.com
Shackelford County, Texas
Shackelford County is a county located in the U. S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 3,378, its county seat is Albany. The county was created in 1858 and organized in 1874. Shackelford is named for Dr. Jack Shackelford, a Virginia physician who equipped soldiers at his own expense to fight in the Texas Revolution. Historic Fort Griffin, established in 1867, lies within Shackelford County. During the last two weekends of June, the Fort Griffin Fandangle, a western musical production, is presented by Shackelford County residents in the Prairie Theater in Albany; the content of the program is changed each year. Begun in 1938, it is billed as "Texas' Oldest Outdoor Musical". According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 916 square miles, of which 914 square miles is land and 1.3 square miles is water. U. S. Highway 180 U. S. Highway 283 State Highway 6 State Highway 351 Throckmorton County Stephens County Eastland County Callahan County Jones County Haskell County Taylor County As of the census of 2000, there were 3,302 people, 1,300 households, 941 families residing in the county.
The population density was 4 people per square mile. There were 1,613 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 94.22% White, 0.48% Black or African American, 0.42% Native American, 4.24% from other races, 0.64% from two or more races. 7.60% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 1,300 households out of which 32.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.90% were married couples living together, 8.70% had a female householder with no husband present, 27.60% were non-families. 26.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.60% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.02. In the county, the population was spread out with 26.70% under the age of 18, 6.00% from 18 to 24, 24.80% from 25 to 44, 24.30% from 45 to 64, 18.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 90.10 males.
For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.50 males. The median income for a household in the county was $30,479, the median income for a family was $38,447. Males had a median income of $26,953 versus $19,766 for females; the per capita income for the county was $16,341. About 10.90% of families and 13.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.80% of those under age 18 and 16.90% of those age 65 or over. Shackelford County includes these school districts: Lueders-Avoca Independent School District Albany Independent School District Moran Independent School District Albany Lueders Moran National Register of Historic Places listings in Shackelford County, Texas Recorded Texas Historic Landmarks in Shackelford County Media related to Shackelford County, Texas at Wikimedia Commons Shackelford County from the Handbook of Texas Online Texas Genealogy & History Shackelford County Government Website Shackelford County Profile from the Texas Association of Counties
Baylor County, Texas
Baylor County is a county located in the U. S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 3,726, its county seat is Seymour. The county was created in 1858 and organized in 1879, it is named for Henry Weidner Baylor, a surgeon in the Texas Rangers during the Mexican–American War. Baylor County is not to be confused with Baylor University, located about 230 miles southeast in McLennan County, nor should its namesake be confused with Confederate Colonel George W. Baylor, who fought in Louisiana during the American Civil War. Baylor County is represented in the Texas House of Representatives by the Republican James Frank, a businessman from Wichita Falls. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 901 square miles, of which 867 square miles is land and 34 square miles is covered by water. U. S. Highway 82 U. S. Highway 183 U. S. Highway 277 U. S. Highway 283 State Highway 114 Baylor County is part of the Texas Red Beds, which are a strata of red-colored sedimentary rock from the Early Permian.
The fossils of Permian-era vertebrates in the Texas Red Beds were first discovered by Edward Drinker Cope in 1877. Subsequent research has revealed rare fossils of Permian-era amphibians like Trimerorhachis, as well as rich deposits of other Permian tetrapods such as Dimetrodon and Diadectes. Seymouria baylorensis, a species of Seymouria, was first discovered and named after Baylor County and the city of Seymour; as of the census of 2000, 4,093 people, 1,791 households, 1,156 families resided in the county. The population density was five people per square mile; the 2,820 housing units averaged three per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 90.96% White, 3.35% Black or African American, 0.59% Native American, 0.51% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 3.32% from other races] and 1.15% from two or more races. Of the 1,791 households, 25.2% had children under the age of 18 residing in them, 53.5% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 35.4% were not families.
In addition, 33.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.2% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.86. In the county, the population was distributed as 23.4% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 21.4% from 25 to 44, 25.6% from 45 to 64, 24.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females, there were 89.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.70 males. The median income for a household in the county was $24,627, for a family was $34,583. Males had a median income of $21,607 versus $19,571 for females; the per capita income for the county was $16,384. About 16.1% of the population and 12.9% of families were below the poverty line, 26.3% of those under the age of 18 and 9% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line. According to the 2000 census, 21.2% of those aged over 25 did not have a high school diploma, while 32.7% did.
8.7% of the population had a bachelor's degree, 2.3% had a master's degree, 0.2% had a doctoral degree. No males had doctoral degrees. All of Baylor County is served by the Seymour Independent School District, which serves portions of adjacent counties. A small portion is served by the Olney Independent School District; the OISD portion was served by the Megargel Independent School District until MISD closed after May 2006. Seymour Bomarton Mabelle Recorded Texas Historic Landmarks in Baylor County Baylor County from the Handbook of Texas Online Baylor County from the Texas Almanac Baylor County from the TXGenWeb Project Baylor County Profile from the Texas Association of Counties Baylor County Website
Texas's 19th congressional district
Texas' Nineteenth Congressional District of the United States House of Representatives is a Congressional district that serves the upper midwestern portion of the state of Texas The district includes portions of the State from Lubbock to Abilene. The current Representative from the 19th District is Republican Jodey Arrington. District 19's current boundaries were drawn up during the controversial 2003 Texas State Legislature Redistricting made famous by the Texas Eleven; the district was redrawn in such a way that two Congressional incumbents and Democrat Charlie Stenholm, were pitted against one another in the 2004 Congressional elections. Neugebauer won with over 58% of the vote; the border runs along the western boundary with New Mexico, runs along county borders to include far reaching cities. The area is predominantly rural, with the exceptions of Abilene and Lubbock, includes many state parks and farms; this is one of the most conservative districts in the nation. It has not supported a Democratic presidential candidate since 1964.
Republicans have held the seat since 1985. In the last three decades, a Democrat has only won 40 percent of the vote in this district twice, in 1984 and 2004. Much of this region continued to elect conservative Democrats to local offices and the Texas Legislature until 1994. Since the mid-1990s, Republicans have dominated every level of government. There are no elected Democrats left above the county level, Republicans win most races by 70 percent or more of the vote; the district voted 77% for George W. Bush in 2004 and 71% for John McCain in 2008. List of United States congressional districts Martis, Kenneth C.. The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company. Martis, Kenneth C.. The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company. Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present "Current Election History". Office of the Secretary of State of Texas. Archived from the original on November 8, 2006.
Retrieved November 20, 2012
U.S. Route 277
U. S. Route 277 is a north–south United States Highway, it is a spur of U. S. Route 77, it runs for 633 miles across Texas. US 277's northern terminus is in Newcastle, Oklahoma at Interstate 44, the northern terminus of the H. E. Bailey Turnpike, its southern terminus is in Carrizo Springs, Texas at U. S. Route 83, it passes through the states of Texas. Most of U. S. 277's route through the two states overlaps other U. S. highways. Those include U. S. 62 from Newcastle to Chickasha, Oklahoma, U. S. 62 and U. S. 281 from five miles west of Elgin, Oklahoma, to Lawton, U. S. 281 from Lawton to Wichita Falls, Texas, U. S. 82 from Wichita Falls to Seymour, U. S. 83 from Anson, Texas to Abilene, Texas. Through the Lawton area and again from Randlett, Oklahoma, to near downtown Wichita Falls, U. S. 277 is co-signed with I-44. The highway begins at an intersection with US 83 in Carrizo Springs, about 60 miles northwest of Laredo; the highway runs until reaching Eagle Pass. From here to Del Rio, the highway parallels the Rio Grande River at the U.
S.-Mexico border. The highway overlaps US 377 for about 26 miles, with the highways passing the Amistad National Recreation Area. US 277 crosses I-10 near Sonora, before traveling to Eldorado and San Angelo; the highway overlaps US 87 in the city. In Abilene, the highway overlaps with the latter leaving shortly after. US 83 leaves in Anson. In Seymour, US 82 begins an overlap with US 277; the two highways enter the city of Wichita Falls, with US 82 leaving the highway at US 281/US 287. US 277 joins US 281/287 and the three highways travel into the downtown area of the city, where I-44 begins. US 287 leaves the freeway, while I-44/US 277/US 281 travel to Burkburnett, before crossing the Red River into Oklahoma. From its present terminus at Interstate 44 near Newcastle, U. S. 277 runs concurrent with U. S. 62 through Blanchard into downtown Chickasha, where U. S. 277 joins U. S. 81 for several miles to an intersection south of Chickasha near Ninnekah, where U. S. 277 turns west/southwest through the cities of Cement, Cyril and Elgin - crossing over I-44/H.
E. Bailey east of Cement, under the interstate south of Fletcher and under the interstate/turnpike on the west side of Elgin. About five miles west of Elgin, U. S. 277 rejoins U. S. 62 for the next 10 miles with the triplex 62-277-281 route joining Interstate 44 at the starting/ending point of the H. E. Bailey Turnpike north section near Medicine Park south through Fort Sill to I-44 Exit 40A, where U. S. 62 diverts from the interstate. U. S. 277 and 281 continue their concurrent route with I-44 through the Lawton-Fort Sill area to a point six miles south of Lawton where I-44 becomes the H. E. Bailey Turnpike south to Randlett. At this interchange which includes Oklahoma 36 west/southwest to Chattanooga and Grandfield, U. S. 277-281 diverts east and curve south to parallel the interstate past Geronimo, OK and 10 miles joins Oklahoma 5 about 5 miles west of Walters for three miles west crossing over I-44/H. E. Bailey Turnpike at the Walters exit and toll plaza. West of I-44, U. S. 277-281 turns south from Oklahoma 5 and continues south, crossing under I-44 south of Cookietown and joins U.
S. 70 at Randlett, from where the triplex U. S. 70-277-281 continues 3 miles west to an interchange with I-44 at the beginning/ending points of the H. E. Bailey Turnpike. At this interchange, U. S. 277-281 joins I-44 for the last 6 miles in Oklahoma before crossing the Red River into Texas. From Newcastle to the Red River north of Wichita Falls, Texas, U. S. 277 serves as an alternate free route to the two sections of the H. E. Bailey Turnpike between Oklahoma City and the Red River from Newcastle southwest of Oklahoma to near Medicine Park north of Lawton and from near Geronimo south of Lawton to Randlett just north of the Red River near Burkburnett, Texas; the former route of U. S. 277 through the City of Lawton via 2nd Street and 11th Street has been designated as U. S. 281 Business since the completion of Lawton's Pioneer Expressway in 1964 from present I-44 Exit 39-B to Exit 33. Present U. S. 281 Business and former U. S. 277-281 follows 2nd Street south of I-44 into the downtown area and south of Lee Boulevard, curves into the diagonal route to 11th Street and still locally designated by the City of Lawton as Highway 277 though it is designated as U.
S. 281 Business. From the end of the diagonal route at 11th and Tennessee Avenue south past the Lawton-Fort Sill Regional Airport to Exit 33 of Interstate 44, the former U. S. 277-281 and current U. S. Business 281 route follows 11th Street. South of this point, U. S. 281 Business ends/begins and current U. S. 277-281 continues to run concurrent with I-44 for another 3 miles to Exit 30, bypassing 3 miles of the former U. S. 277-281 concurrency that followed 11th Street south of Lawton until the completion of the present I-44 route south of Lawton in 1964, when the former highway reverted to local jurisdiction. At Exit 31, Oklahoma 36 begins its route to Chattanooga and Grandfield west of I-44 while U. S. 277-281 uses the same route east of the interstate for a half-mile and tur
James Richard "Rick" Perry is an American politician, the 14th and current United States Secretary of Energy, serving in the Cabinet of Donald Trump. Prior to his cabinet position, Perry served as the 47th Governor of Texas from December 2000 to January 2015. A Republican, he was elected Lieutenant Governor of Texas in 1998 and assumed the governorship in December 2000 when Governor George W. Bush resigned to become president. Perry was the longest-serving governor in Texas history. Perry was elected three times to full gubernatorial terms and is the fourth Texas Governor to serve three terms. With a tenure in office of 14 years, 30 days, Perry was, at the time he left office, the second longest-serving current governor. Perry ran unsuccessfully for the Republican nomination for president in 2012 and 2016. On December 14, 2016, President-elect Donald Trump announced his intention to nominate Perry as his Secretary of Energy. On March 2, 2017, he was confirmed by the United States Senate in a 62–37 vote.
A fifth-generation Texan, he was born on March 4, 1950, in Haskell and raised in Paint Creek, the son of dryland cotton farmers Joseph Ray Perry and Amelia June Holt Perry. He has one older sister. Perry's ancestry is entirely English, dating as far back as the original Thirteen Colonies, his family has been in Texas since before the Texas Revolution. His father, a Democrat, was a long-time Haskell County school board member. Perry has said that his interest in politics began in November 1961, when his father took him to the funeral of U. S. Representative Sam Rayburn. Perry earned the rank of Eagle Scout; the BSA has honored Perry with the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award. Perry graduated from Paint Creek High School in 1968. Perry attended Texas A&M University where he was a member of the Corps of Cadets and the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity, he was elected senior class social secretary, a member and redpot in Aggie Bonfire, one of A&M's five "yell leaders". He graduated in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science degree in animal science.
In 1989, he said that "I was a bit of a free spirit, not structured real well for life outside of a military regime, I would have not lasted at Texas Tech or the University of Texas. I would have hit the fraternity scene and lasted about one semester." In the early 1970s, Perry interned during several summers with Southwestern Advantage, as a door-to-door book salesman. "I count my time working for Dortch Oldham as one of the most important formative experiences of my life", Perry said in 2010. "There is nothing that tests your commitment to a goal like getting a few doors closed in your face." He said that "Mr. Oldham taught legions of young people to communicate clearly and with passion, a lesson that has served me well in my life since then."Upon graduation from college in 1972, Perry was commissioned as an officer in the United States Air Force and completed pilot training in February 1974. He was assigned as a C-130 pilot with the 772nd Tactical Airlift Squadron at Dyess Air Force Base, located in Abilene, Texas.
Perry's duties included two-month overseas rotations at RAF Mildenhall, located in Mildenhall and Rhein-Main Air Base, located at Frankfurt am Main, Germany. His missions included a 1974 U. S. State Department drought relief effort in Mali and Chad, in 1976, earthquake relief in Guatemala, he left the United States Air Force in 1977 with the rank of Captain, returned to Texas, went into business farming cotton with his father. In 1984, Perry was elected to the Texas House of Representatives as a Democrat from district 64, which included his home county of Haskell, he served on the House Appropriations and Calendars committees during his three two-year terms in office. He befriended fellow freshman state representative Lena Guerrero, a staunch liberal Democrat who endorsed Perry's reelection bid in 2006. Perry was part of the "Pit Bulls", a group of Appropriations members who sat on the lower dais in the committee room who pushed for austere state budgets during the 1980s. At one point, The Dallas Morning News named him one of the ten most effective members of the legislature.
In 1987, Perry voted for a $5.7 billion tax increase proposed by Republican governor Bill Clements. Perry supported Al Gore in the 1988 Democratic presidential primaries and worked for Gore's campaign in Texas. On September 29, 1989, Perry announced that he was switching parties. In 1990, as a newly minted Republican, Perry challenged Jim Hightower, the incumbent Democratic Agriculture Commissioner. Karl Rove was Perry's campaign manager. In the Republican primary on March 13, 1990, Perry polled 276,558 votes, with Richard McIver garnering 176,976 votes and Gene L. Duke, who placed third, polling 132,497 votes. Since Perry fell shy of the necessary 50% to win outright, a runoff was held between Perry and McIver set on April 10, 1990. In the runoff, he emerged victorious. During 1990, Hightower's office was embroiled in an FBI investigation into bribery. Three aides were convicted in 1993 of using public funds for political fundraising, although Hightower himself was not found to be involved in the wrongdoings.
Perry narrowly defeated Hightower in November 1990, garnering 1,864,463 votes to Hightower's 1,820,145 votes. Rove raised $3 million to raise Perry's profile, "while tarnishing the name of Jim Hightower" resulting in Perry's name becoming a "household name in Texas—and Hightower's name synonymous with corruption"; as Agriculture Comm