Starr County is a county located in the U. S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 60,968, its county seat is Rio Grande City. The county was created in 1848, it is named for James Harper Starr, who served as Secretary of the Treasury of the Republic of Texas. Starr County comprises the Rio Grande City, TX Micropolitan Statistical Area, included other small cities as well, which itself is part of the larger Rio Grande Valley region, it is northeast from the Mexican border. From 2000 to 2010 the population of Starr County increased from 53,597 to 60,968. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,229 square miles, of which 1,223 square miles is land and 5.9 square miles is water. U. S. Highway 83 Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 60,968 people living in the county. 0.4% were Non-Hispanic White, 0.2% Asian, 0.1% Native American, 0.1% Black or African American, 3.0% of some other race and 0.5% of two or more races.
95.7 % were Latino. According to the Census Bureau, Starr County had the highest percentage of Hispanic residents of any county in the United States; as of the census of 2000, there were 53,597 people, 14,410 households, 12,666 families living in the county. The population density was 44 people per square mile. There were 17,589 housing units at an average density of 14 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 87.92% White, 0.15% Black or African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 9.91% from other races, 1.46% from two or more races. There were 14,410 households out of which 54.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.50% were married couples living together, 17.40% had a female householder with no husband present, 12.10% were non-families. 11.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.90% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.69 and the average family size was 4.01. In the county, the population was spread out with 37.40% under the age of 18, 11.00% from 18 to 24, 27.10% from 25 to 44, 16.30% from 45 to 64, 8.20% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 26 years. For every 100 females there were 94.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.10 males. The median income for a household in the county was $16,504, the median income for a family was $17,556. Males had a median income of $17,398 versus $13,533 for females; the per capita income for the county was $7,069, the third-lowest in the United States. About 47.40% of families and 50.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 59.40% of those under age 18 and 43.30% of those age 65 or over. As of 2009 the median household income was $22,418. In the 1970s and into the 1980s, federal law enforcement officials concentrated their anti-drug smuggling efforts on Starr County. On May 1, 2009, the former sheriff of Starr County, Reymundo Guerra, a Democrat, pleaded guilty in federal court to a narcotics conspiracy charge. In April 2016, Starr County Justice of the Peace Salvador Zarate Jr. faced up to twenty years imprisonment and a $10,000 fine on two counts of bribery for accepting a $500 bribe in exchange for reducing bond on two persons arrested on narcotics charges in an incident on Christmas Eve 2014.
He was found not guilty of possession of a controlled substance. Zarate is expected to appeal any sentence rendered. Starr County has long been a Democratic county but suffers from low voter turnout with only twenty percent of its 53,000 residents voting. No Republican has won the county for President since incumbent Benjamin Harrison in 1892 – as of 2017 Starr has the longest streak of voting for Democrats in the entire country. In 1988 the county gave Michael Dukakis his highest percentage in the nation. Starr County is one of only 17 counties in Texas that gave the majority of their votes to Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts, who received 7,199 votes while George W. Bush received 2,552 votes. In 2008, Illinois Senator Barack H. Obama did still better than Kerry in Starr County, receiving 8,233 votes. Arizona Republican Senator John McCain received 1,488 votes. Residents of eastern Starr County are zoned to schools in the Rio Grande City Consolidated Independent School District. Immaculate Conception School, located in Rio Grande City and founded in 1884, is the only Catholic school in Starr County and provides a faith-based pre-K through eighth-grade education to 250 students each year.
Residents of western Starr County are zoned to schools in the Roma Independent School District. Residents of northeastern Starr County are zoned to schools in the San Isidro Independent School District. South Texas College Founded in 1993, South Texas College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate and associate degrees. More than 29,000 students attend STC and a faculty and staff of more than 1,600 serve STC’s five campuses, including a full-service campus located in Rio Grande City in Starr County; the county holds one seat on the college's seven member Board of Directors. The seat is filled by Rose Benavidez; the college offers more than 100 degree and certificate program options, including associate degrees in a variety of art, technology, allied health and advanced manufacturing fields of study. The college offers eight online associate degrees options. STC offers a Bachelor of Applied Technology degree in Technology Management, as well as a Bachelor of Applied Technology in Computer and Information Technologies.
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Bradley William Muster is a former American football fullback. He played college football at Stanford, he was selected in the 1st round of the 1988 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears. Muster attended San Marin High School in Novato, graduating in 1983, he attended Stanford University. In the 1984 Big Game, Muster ran, he had 78 receptions in the 1985 season, tied for third place in the Pacific-10 Conference. Muster graduated from Stanford in 1988 and was drafted by the Chicago Bears in first round of the 1988 NFL Draft, he was used as a fullback, his goal when he didn't have the ball was to help block for Neal Anderson. After the 1992 season, coach Dave Wannstedt would not let Muster be a featured back, so he signed a free agent contract with the Saints; the man he replaced, Craig Heyward, ended up playing with the Bears. Muster retired after the 1994 season due to nagging injuries. Brad Muster lives in Sonoma County with his wife and daughter, he is an assistant coach for the men's golf team at Santa Rosa Junior College in Santa Rosa, California
Joyce Marie Cusack is an American politician. She is a former member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing the 27th District and a member of the Democratic Party, her district covered a part of Florida. Cusack was born in New Smyrna Beach and resides in DeLand, Florida, she received her associate's degree in nursing from Daytona Beach Community College in 1971 and her bachelor's degree in psychology from Saint Leo University in Saint Leo, Florida in 1984. She was first elected to the House in 2000, when she defeated Pat Patterson for the District 26 seat, was subsequently re-elected in 2004; some of the committees that Cusack was affiliated with were Trade and Banking, Health Care General, Select Committee on Medicaid Reform and Technology, State Infrastructure Council and Economic Development Appropriations. Cusack was re-elected to a fourth term in the Florida House, beating former Ormond Beach Mayor Dave Hood with about 63 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results on November 7, 2006.
Her victory led a trend of incumbent representatives winning re-election to the Florida House of Representatives. She served as the Democratic Leader pro tempore of the Florida House in 2006, which made her the number two ranking Democratic member. Cusack was awarded an honorary doctorate degree from Bethune-Cookman University in 2007, she left the Florida Legislature in May 2008 due to term limits. In November 2010, she won the Volusia County Council at-large seat defeating Margie Patchett. In 2014, Cusack retained her at-large seat, she was married to Charles Cusack Jr. and has two grown daughters, three grandchildren. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority
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Eliyantha Lindsay White is a spiritual healer from Colombo who treats only VIP's and uses herbs, the personal physician for former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse. He claims to have healed ailments in many cricket players, Mr. Lasith Malinga, [ He is not a registered medical practitioner. While some sources claim that he has rendered cures to a great number of patients, others describe him as a'quack' and a'soothsayer'. Eliyantha White is of British heritage, he appears to have grown up in the town of Kalubowila, Sri Lanka and began his treatments at the age of 12 by treating someone, suffering from an incurable cancer. He claimed to be able to materialise medicine through spirits of Rishis. Which he used to cure people, he studied traditional medicine in India. Eliyantha White now utilises supernatural powers to produce medicine. White started treating people at Eeyamporuwa Temple in Madiwela. From here, his popularity rose to a point where he was hounded in the streets and was treating over a thousand patients a day.
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On April 2012, during an adjournment debate in Parliament on legal recognition to alternative systems of treatment, members were unanimous in complimenting the physician’s performance. Several opposition parliamentarians praised White for his abilities and requested more security for him. MP A. H. M. Azwer tabled in the House letters of appreciation from many persons including Minister Lakshman Seneviratne and Bandula Gunawardena, Lal Wickrematunge, national cricketers Kumar Sangakkara and Tilakaratne Dilshan. Usha Gamage Harsha De Silva Bipasha Basu Salman Khan Sachin Tendulkar Ashish Nehra Ian Chappell Lasith Malinga Lakshman Senewiratne Bandula Gunawardena Kiribathgoda Gnananada Thero Lasantha Wickrematunge Lal Wickrematunge'Bothale Gamini', the elephant Latha Walpola, singerAlthough public figures seem to have had well publicised success with Eliyantha White's treatments, it is unclear whether regular patients enjoy the same, it is said that he has treated thousands of people in the past at Eeyamporuwa temple at Madiwela