Ouachita Baptist Tigers
The Ouachita Baptist Tigers are composed of 16 teams representing Ouachita Baptist University in intercollegiate athletics, including men and women's basketball, soccer and tennis. Men's sports include baseball and wrestling. Women's sports include volleyball, cross country, softball; the Tigers are members of the Great American Conference. Ouachita Baptist has had 5 Major League Baseball Draft selections since the draft began in 1965. Official website
Frisco is a city in Collin and Denton counties in Texas. It is part of the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex, is 25 miles from both Dallas Love Field and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport; the city population was 116,989 at the 2010 census. As of April 1, 2019, the city had an estimated population of 186,087. Frisco was the fastest-growing city in the United States in 2017, the fastest-growing city in the nation from 2000 to 2009. In the late 1990s, the northern Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex suburban development tide hit the northern border of Plano and spilled into Frisco, sparking explosive growth into the 2000s. Like many of the cities in the northern suburbs of Dallas, Frisco serves as a bedroom community for many professionals who work in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Since 2003, Frisco has received the designation "Tree City USA" by the National Arbor Day Foundation; when the Dallas area was being settled by American pioneers, many of the settlers traveled by wagon trains along the Shawnee Trail.
This trail became the Preston Trail, Preston Road. With all of this activity, the community of Lebanon was founded along this trail, was granted a U. S. post office in 1860. In 1902, a line of the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway was being built through the area, periodic watering stops were needed along the route for the steam locomotives; the current settlement of Lebanon was on the Preston Ridge and was therefore too high in elevation, so the watering stop was placed about four miles to the west on lower ground. A community grew around this train stop; some residents of Lebanon moved their houses to the new community on logs. The new town was named Emerson, but the U. S. Postal Service rejected the name as being too similar to another town in Texas. In 1904, the town's residents chose "Frisco City" in honor of the St. Louis–San Francisco Railway; this name was shortened to Frisco. In 1978, the first season of the hit show Dallas was filmed at Frisco's Cloyce Box Ranch, where the house on site was used as the Ewing family home.
This house burned down during renovations in 1987, the steel skeleton of the house still stands on today's Brinkmann Ranch, now the largest family owned estate in Frisco. The distinctive Frisco coat of arms is based on the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway's logo. Frisco is in western Collin County and eastern Denton County at 33°08′29″N 96°48′47″W. Frisco is part of the humid subtropical region, it gets 39 inches of rain per year. On average, there are 230 sunny days per year in the city; the July high is around 96 degrees. The January low is 33 degrees; the comfort index, based on humidity during the hot months, is a 25 out of 100, where higher is more comfortable. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 62.4 square miles, of which 61.8 square miles is land and 0.58 square miles, or 0.92%, is water. Dallas North Tollway Sam Rayburn Tollway SH 289 US 380 FM 423 As of the 2010 census, there were 116,989 people living in Frisco, up from the previous census in 2000, with 33,714 people.
The racial makeup was 75.0% White, 8.1% Black or African American, 0.5% American Indian or Alaska Native, 10.0% Asian, 3.3% from other races, 3.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.1% of the population. In 2000, there were 12,065 households, 9,652 families residing in the city; the population density was 482.4 people per square mile. There were 13,683 housing units at an average density of 195.8 per square mile. By 2010, there were 42,306 housing units, 39,901 households, 31,226 families. 62 % were on 38 % in Denton County. 67% of households were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 21.7% were non-families. 17.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.93 and the average family size was 3.35. 51.7% of households had children under the age of 18 living with them. The age distribution is 33.3% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 13.9% from 25 to 34, 22.5% from 35 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, 5.4% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 33.9 years. According to a 2010 American Community Survey estimate, the median income for a household in the city was $100,868, the median income for a family was $109,086; the per capita income for the city was $38,048. About 2.2% of families and 5.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.5% of those under age 18 and 2.4% of those age 65 or over. The median price for a new home in Frisco is $500,000, with many homes costing millions. Frisco has become one of the most sought after upscale suburbs in North Texas; as of 2014, Texas is the 2nd fastest growing city in U. S. at 6.5% annually. In May 2017, the US Census Bureau reported that Frisco City, Texas was the second fastest-growing city in the United States, it had a 6.2% growth rate between 2015 and 2016. April 1, 2010: 116,989 July 1, 2013: 136,791 June 1, 2014: 140,220 May 1, 2015: 147,580 July 1, 2016: 157,090 January 1, 2017: 159,920 February 1, 2017: 161,170 August 1, 2017: 168,140 February 1, 2018: 173,489 March 1, 2018: 173,884 December 1, 2018: 182,598 April 1, 2019: 186,087 2020: 185,610 2030: 302,339 Like many Dallas suburbs, Frisco is accumulating many retail properties, including Stonebriar Centre, a 165-store regional mall, IKEA, a furniture store with an ar
Southeastern Oklahoma State Savage Storm
The Southeastern Oklahoma State Savage Storm are the athletic teams that represent Southeastern Oklahoma State University, located in Durant, Oklahoma, in NCAA Division II intercollegiate sports. The Savage Storm compete as members of the Great American Conference for all 10 varsity sports. Southeastern's Baseball team has made 11 College World Series Appearances, has had the most All-American honors of any college baseball program in the state of Oklahoma, 64 players have gone on to play professionally; the 2000 team won the NCAA Division II Baseball National Championship. Brett Butler, major league baseball player Daren Brown, major league baseball coach in the Seattle Mariners organization Kirby Minter, member of the 1950 US FIBA World championship basketball team Crystal Robinson, professional basketball player Dennis Rodman, Hall of Fame basketball player, celebrity Jerry Shipp and leading scorer of the 1964 Gold Medal Olympic men's basketball team Randall Burks, former Chicago Bears wide receiver Bridger Dauenhauer, Former college baseball journeyman/ Musician.
Midwestern State Mustangs
The Midwestern State Mustangs are the athletic teams that represent Midwestern State University, located in Wichita Falls, Texas, in NCAA Division II intercollegiate sports. The Mustangs compete as members of the Lone Star Conference for 12 varsity sports. Men's Soccer competes in the Heartland Conference. In 2017, Charlie Carr retired, replaced by interim Athletic Director, Kyle Williams. Official website
San Angelo, Texas
San Angelo is a city in and the county seat of Tom Green County, United States. Its location is in the Concho Valley, a region of West Texas between the Permian Basin to the northwest, Chihuahuan Desert to the southwest, Osage Plains to the northeast, Central Texas to the southeast. According to a 2014 Census estimate, San Angelo has a total population of 100,450, it is the principal city and center of the San Angelo metropolitan area, which has a population of 118,182. San Angelo is home to Angelo State University, historic Fort Concho, Goodfellow Air Force Base. Common nicknames of the city include Angelo, Land of Sand and Jello, the Concho City, the Pearl of the Conchos, the Oasis of West Texas. Prior to the arrival of Europeans, San Angelo was the center of the Jumano people; as of 1600, the area had been inhabited for over a thousand years by succeeding cultures of indigenous peoples. In 1632, a short-lived mission of Franciscans under Spanish auspices was founded in the area to serve the Indians.
The mission was led by the friars Juan de Salas and Juan de Ortega, with Ortega remaining for six months. The area was visited by the Castillo-Martin expedition of 1650 and the Diego de Guadalajara expedition of 1654. During the colonization of the region, San Angelo was at the western edge of the region called Texas, successively claimed in the 1800s by the nations of Spain, the Republic of Texas, the United States, in 1846; the current city of San Angelo was founded in 1867, when the United States built Fort Concho, one of a series of new forts designed to protect the frontier. The fort was home to cavalry and the famous Black Cavalry known as Buffalo Soldiers by Indigenous Americans; the settler Bartholomew J. DeWitt founded the village of Santa Angela outside the fort at the junction of the North and South Concho Rivers, he named the village after Carolina Angela. The name was changed to San Angela; the name would change again to San Angelo in 1883 on the insistence of the United States Postal Service, as San Angela was grammatically incorrect in Spanish.
The town became a trade center for farmers and settlers in the area, as well as a lawless cowtown filled with brothels and gambling houses. After being designated as the county seat, the town grew in the 1880s, aided by being on the route of newly constructed railroads, it became a central transportation hub for the region. The Santa Fe Railroad arrived in 1888 and the Kansas City and Orient Railway in 1909. After a tuberculosis outbreak hit the United States in the early 1900s, many patients moved to San Angelo. At the time, doctors could only recommend rest in warm climates. TB sufferers went to San Angelo for treatment. In 1928, the city founded San Angelo College, one of the region's first institutes of higher education; the city had been passed over by the Texas State Legislature to be the home of what would become Texas Tech University. San Angelo College, one of the first municipal colleges, has grown to become Angelo State University; the military returned to San Angelo during World War II with the founding of Goodfellow Air Force Base, assigned to train pilots at the time.
San Angelo grew exponentially during the oil boom of the 1900s, when vast amounts of oil were found in the area, the city became a regional hub of the oil and gas industry. The San Angelo Independent School District became one of the first in Texas to integrate, doing so voluntarily in 1955. San Angelo is located at 31°26′34″N 100°27′1″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 58.2 square miles, of which, 55.9 square miles are land and 2.3 square miles are covered by water. San Angelo falls on the southwestern edge of the Edwards Plateau and the northeastern edge of the Chihuahuan Desert at the junction of the North and South Concho Rivers; the city has three lakes: Twin Buttes Reservoir, O. C. Fisher Reservoir, Lake Nasworthy; the Middle Concho River joined the South Concho several miles upstream, but the confluence has been obscured by the Twin Buttes dam. San Angelo is about 225 miles west of Austin. San Angelo falls near the boundary between the subtropical semiarid steppe and mid-latitude steppe climates.
It is located at the region. Temperatures reach 100 °F about 18 times in a typical year. However, in 2011, San Angelo recorded 100 days of higher; the typical year has 50 days with lows below freezing. Though the region does experience snow and sleet, they occur only a few times a year. San Angelo averages 251 days of sunshine a year, the average temperature is 65.4 °F. The city has an average rainfall of 21.25 inches. As of the census of 2010, 93,200 people, 36,117 households, 22,910 families resided in the city; the population density was 1,601 people per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 83% White, 5.4% African American, 1.4% Indigenous American, 1.7% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 11.3% from other races, 2.6% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 38.5% of the population. Of 36,117 households, 27.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.2% were married couples living together, 14.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 36.6% were not families.
The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.05. In the city, the population was distributed as 23.4% under the age of 18 and 13.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32.8 years. The population
Portales, New Mexico
Portales is a city in and the county seat of Roosevelt County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 12,280 at the 2010 census. Portales is located near the larger city of Clovis, as well as Cannon Air Force Base, a major contributor to the economy of the region. Eastern New Mexico University opened in Portales in 1934, has grown to become the third-largest university in the state; the area is one of the largest producers of Valencia peanuts in the United States and is the nation's top producer of certified organic peanut butter. Portales is home to over about 40 dairies and a major US dairy solids plant, together producing and exporting hundreds of millions of dollars of local milk products each year, it is the principal city of the Portales Micropolitan Statistical Area, part of the larger Clovis-Portales Combined Statistical Area, including Clovis, 19 miles away and Cannon Air Force Base, 13 miles away. The city's downtown area is centered around a traditional-style town square, based upon Spanish urban design.
The center of the town square includes the 1930s WPA-style Roosevelt County Courthouse, including original architectural details from the era, as well as the adjacent 1930s post office. The Courthouse Square is ringed with retail shops; the Yam Theater, a historic theater located in the downtown area, has been renovated. Eastern New Mexico University forms a sizable district with its campus and surrounding residential stock catering to students. Arts and cultural offerings emanate from the third-largest state university in New Mexico. Portales ranks in the top 20% of US cities for racial diversity, percentage of college-educated adults, percentage of people who walk or bike to work; the city rates in the top 10% of US cities for a short commute, rent affordability, low taxes. Clovis Man inhabited the Blackwater Draw area north of Portales until 11,000 years ago. Seminomadic non-Pueblo Southern Athabaskan groups occupied much of the area as early as the 13th century. In the early 18th century, the Comanche displaced the Apache, who had lived in this region.
The Comanche commanded the area until late in the 19th century. The surrounding area of eastern New Mexico is part of what came to be known in the colonial period during Spanish rule as the "Llano Estacado", an arid and treeless plateau bounded on the north and west by the Caprock Escarpment stretching south from the Canadian River and east along the Pecos River; the Spanish soldier and explorer Francisco Vázquez de Coronado, the first European to traverse the area in 1541, named the region after seeing these cliffs. From the north, they resemble a stockade surrounding the high tableland, thus the name, meaning "stockaded plain" or "palisaded plain." The US territorial settlement of Portales occurred in the late 19th century as cattle herders discovered a water source emanating from a rocky ledge resembling a Spanish porch. The local watering hole took on the name "Portales", a few settlers began ranching nearby; the City of Portales was formally established in 1909 with the arrival of the railroad to the southwestern High Plains.
The first mayor of Portales was Washington Ellsworth Lindsey, who became a governor of New Mexico. The town developed in an orderly fashion through the early 20th century. In particular, given its access to the Ogallala Aquifer, improved surface irrigation techniques supported steady growth in agriculture. Eastern New Mexico University was established in 1934 as a teacher's college. A junior college, it became a four-year institution in the mid-20th century; the Great Depression brought several important Works Progress Administration construction projects, including the ENMU Administration Building, the downtown Portales Post Office, the Roosevelt County Courthouse. All three buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Portales is located in eastern New Mexico at 34°10′57″N 103°20′19″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.8 square miles, all of it land. The greater Portales area is about 20 square miles surrounded by range and farm land.
Portales has a semiarid climate with hot summers featuring most of the year’s rainfall from thunderstorms during the latter half of the season, plus dry winters with freezing mornings and mild, sunny afternoons. As of the census of 2000, there were 11,131 people, 4,188 households, 2,659 families residing within the city limits of Portales. By 2007, the number of people counted in Portales, including those within the city limits and in the nearby surroundings had grown to nearly 17,000 people. Eastern New Mexico University had over 4,300 students and 700 faculty and staff in 2008; the population density of the city of Portales in 2000 was 1,624.9 people per square mile. There were 4,862 housing units at an average density of 709.7 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 68.80% White, 2.28% African American, 1.12% Native American, 0.96% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 23.39% from other races, 3.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 38.13% of the population. There were 4,188 households in Portales in 2000, out of which 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.3% were married couples living together, 14.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 36.5% were non-families.
27.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.0% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.09. In the city, the population is young. In 2000, 26
Canyon is a city in, the county seat of, Randall County, United States. The population was 13,303 at the 2010 census, it is part of the Amarillo, metropolitan statistical area. Canyon is the home of West Texas A&M University and Panhandle–Plains Historical Museum, the world-famous outdoor musical drama Texas. Canyon was founded by L. G. Conner. East of Canyon is the JA Ranch, founded in 1877 by Charles Goodnight and John George Adair and still under the ownership of the Adair heirs. According to the United States Census Bureau, Canyon has a total area of all land; the city itself lies in a valley that becomes Palo Duro Canyon to the east. At the 2010 census, there were 13,303 people, 5,185 households and 2,924 families residing in the city; the population density was 2687.47 per square mile. There were 5,611 housing units at an average density of 1,133.54 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 88.5% White, 2.4% African American, 0.7% Native American, 1.8% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 4.7% from other races, 2% from two or more races.
Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15.7% of the population. There were 5,185 households of which 27.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.5% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.6% had a male householder with no wife present, 43.6% were non-families. 31.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.9% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.99. 21.4% of the population were under the age of 18, 18.6% from 20 to 24, 22.3% from 25 to 44, 15.3% from 45 to 64, 9.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 25 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.5 males. The median household income was $32,361 and the median family income was $46,250. Males had a median income of $34,338 versus $25,255 for females; the per capita income for the city was $16,292. About 8.1% of families and 14.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.2% of those under age 18 and 10.3% of those age 65 or over.
Public education in Canyon is served by the Canyon Independent School District. The only high school is the Canyon High School, whose mascot is an Eagle; some students in Canyon, TX play soccer at the Brown Road Soccer Complex on the west side of town. Houston Bright, composer who taught for three decades at West Texas A&M University Harold Bugbee, Western artist and the former curator of Panhandle-Plains Museum Terry Funk, professional wrestler and actor Blair Garner, syndicated radio host Bryan A. Garner, editor-in-chief of Black's Law Dictionary and teacher. Margaret Pease Harper, educator and originator of Texas Grady Hazlewood, Texas state senator 1941–1971 and the father of the farm-to-market road system, was reared on a farm near Canyon Mark Lair, Hall of Fame Bridge Player, Inducted into the American Contract Bridge League Bridge Hall of Fame in 2009. Mark has lived in Canyon for the past 41 years. Georgia O'Keeffe, famous artist, first lived in Amarillo and Canyon, having been inspired by the natural beauty of the Palo Duro country.
Carmen Espinoza-Rodriquez, singer/songwriter. Brandon Schneider, women's basketball head coach at the University of Kansas. Candace Whitaker, women's basketball head coach at Texas Tech. Roy Whittenburg, newspaper publisher, U. S. Senate candidate in 1958. Palo Duro Canyon State Park is twelve miles east of Canyon. City of Canyon City-Data Handbook of Texas Online