U.S. Route 385 in Texas
U. S. Route 385 is a north-south U. S. highway that runs from Big Bend National Park in Texas to South Dakota. In Texas, the highway runs from Big Bend National Park to the Oklahoma state line, north of Dalhart. US 385 is part of the La Entrada al Pacifico trade corridor from Interstate 10 in Fort Stockton to Interstate 20 in Odessa. US 385 begins at Big Bend National Park near the Persimmon Gap Visitor Center. About 40 miles to the north, the highway intersects US 90 in the town of Marathon, sharing a short overlap with that highway. In Fort Stockton, US 385 begins an overlap with Interstate 10 and US 67. At I-10 exit 273, US 67/385 end their overlap with the interstate. US 385 ends its overlap with US 67 in McCamey; the highway intersects with Interstate 20. US 385 runs through the city, leaving it just south of the northern intersection with Loop 338. In Seminole, US 385 begins an overlap with US 62, with the two highways running through Seagraves together. US 62 leaves the highway in Brownfield, with US 385 running in a north direction.
The highway enters the town of Levelland, running along the western boundary of South Plains College. In Littlefield, US 385 shares a short overlap with Loop 430 around the downtown area. North of Littlefield, the highway runs through rural areas, passing through the towns of Springlake and Sunnyside. North of Dimmitt, US 385 begins running through the panhandle section of Texas and becomes less rural. North of Hereford, the highway becomes a rural route once again. From Vega to Channing US 385 makes a backwards c-shape, crossing the Canadian River in the process. US 385 runs through the Rita Blanca National Grassland, before entering into Oklahoma
Crockett County, Texas
Crockett County is a county located on the Edwards Plateau in the U. S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 3,719; the county seat is Ozona. The county was founded in 1875 and organized in 1891, it is named in honor of Davy Crockett, the legendary frontiersman who died at the Battle of the Alamo. Prehistoric people live in Gobbler Shelter, located on a small tributary canyon of Live Oak Creek. Earliest known Native American tribes are Lipan Apache and Comanche. 1590 Spanish explorer Gaspar Castaño de Sosa leads a mining expedition of 170 who pass through the western section of Crockett County to reach the Pecos River. 1684, May 22 - Juan Domínguez de Mendoza and his expedition cross the Pecos River and camp at San Pantaleón. 1849 John Coffee Hays expedition charting waterholes for transporting people and freight. 1852 U. S. Army Colonel Joseph K. Mansfield recommends establishing a new post on Live Oak Creek to protect travelers. 1855, August 20, Fort Lancaster is established in response to Mansfield’s recommendation.
1866 The Texas legislature provides three battalions of Texas Rangers to protect settlers in the area. 1868 Camp Melvin established. 1875, January 12 - Crockett County, named for Davy Crockett, is formed from Bexar County. 1880’s Sheep and cattle ranchers establish themselves in the county. Kirkpatrick Hotel built to serve stagecoach cowboys. 1885 W. P. Hoover becomes one of the first settlers, on the Pecos River. Crockett County becomes a subsidiary of Val Verde County. 1887 Crockett County is further reduced as Schleicher counties are formed from it. 1889 Emerald becomes first town in Crockett County. 1891 Crockett County is organized. Ozona becomes the county seat; the first water well is drilled at the First Baptist Church in Ozona. 1900 Stagecoach service begins in Crockett County. County reports seven manufacturing firms. 1902 Crockett County Courthouse built, Empire style, architect Oscar Ruffini. The building does multiple duty for courtroom and county offices, as well as a community center and dance hall.
1925 First producing oil well on L. P. Powell's ranch in north central Crockett County. 1938 Ozona erects a statue of Davy Crockett in the town square. 1939 Ozona opens the Crockett County Museum. In 1958, it was moved to its current location on the town square. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,807 square miles all of, land. Interstate 10 U. S. Highway 190 State Highway 137 State Highway 163 State Highway 349 Crockett County is among the few counties in the United States to border as many as nine counties; as of the census of 2000, there were 4,099 people, 1,524 households, 1,114 families residing in the county. The population density was 1.46 people per square mile. There were 2,049 housing units at an average density of 0.73 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 76.34% White, 0.68% Black or African American, 0.59% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 19.71% from other races, 2.39% from two or more races. 54.70% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 1,524 households out of which 36.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.30% were married couples living together, 9.30% had a female householder with no husband present, 26.90% were non-families. 24.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.80% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.19. In the county, the population was spread out with 28.90% under the age of 18, 7.10% from 18 to 24, 26.40% from 25 to 44, 24.70% from 45 to 64, 12.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 98.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.60 males. The median income for a household in the county was $29,355, the median income for a family was $34,653. Males had a median income of $29,925 versus $14,695 for females; the per capita income for the county was $14,414. About 14.90% of families and 19.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.30% of those under age 18 and 18.20% of those age 65 or over.
Ozona EmeraldThere are no incorporated municipalities in Crockett County. List of museums in Central Texas National Register of Historic Places listings in Crockett County, Texas Recorded Texas Historic Landmarks in Crockett County Crockett County in Handbook of Texas Online at the University of Texas Inventory of county records, Crockett County courthouse, Texas, hosted by the Portal to Texas History
U.S. Route 82 in Texas
In the U. S. state of Texas, U. S. Route 82 is a U. S. Highway that begins on the New Mexico border and heads east through West Texas and Lubbock to the Arkansas border at Texarkana. US 82 crosses into Texas from New Mexico at Texas Farm to Market Road 769, turning northeastward toward Plains, where it merges with US 380. US 82 is co-signed with US 380 from Plains to Brownfield, where it joins US 62, US 380 leaves the route. US 82/62 continues northeastward toward Lubbock. In Lubbock, US 82 and US 62 split, where US 82 has been upgraded to a full access freeway, named the Marsha Sharp Freeway, in honor of retired Texas Tech Lady Raiders basketball coach Marsha Sharp. On the east side of the city, US 82 travels as a surface street along Parkway Drive and it once again merges with US 62 where it continues eastward through Ralls, where US 62 makes a sharp turn to the north and leaves the route. US 82 continues eastward across the level plains of the Llano Estacado to Crosbyton and dips downward as it crosses the White River of Blanco Canyon, where the Texas Department of Transportation maintains the Silver Falls Rest Area with facilities and hiking trails.
After climbing out of Blanco Canyon, US 82 exits the Llano Estacado and enters the rolling plains near Dickens. US 82/SH 114 continues eastward as a co-signed route until Seymour, where it merges with U. S. Highways 183, 277 and 283, with US 183 and 283 leaving the route at Mabelle. US 82/277 continues eastward to Wichita Falls, merging with I-44 and US 287 just south of downtown at Mile marker 0. US 82 leaves US 287 at Henrietta and continues east towards the small towns of Nocona, St. Jo and Muenster and crossing I-35 in Gainesville at a partial cloverleaf interchange; the highway continues east towards Whitesboro and Sherman where it crosses US Highway 75 at a three-level diamond interchange. Prior to the 1990s, the two highways ran concurrently on the route of SH 56 before being rerouted northeast of Sherman on its present-day route; the highway continues east to Bells where US 82 cross US Route 69. In Bonham, Texas, US 82 crosses SH 121 while the route runs parallel with SH 56 until Honey Grove where SH 56 ends.
US 82 enters Paris at a diamond interchange where it runs concurrent with Loop 286 on the north side of the city as a Business Route runs through the center of the city before rejoining on the east side of Paris. At a diamond interchange on the north side of Paris, US 82/TX Loop 286 meets with US 271 where both highways run concurrent on the northeast side of town before US 82 branches off at another diamond interchange on the east side of Paris. After passing around Clarksville and other smaller towns the highway is crossed by Interstate 30 east of New Boston at a partial cloverleaf and continues to run parallel to IH 30 into Arkansas through downtown Texarkana. US 82 was first designated in Texas in 1939; the highway was extended from Lubbock to the New Mexico state line in 1963. Between 1974 and 1994, US 82 was re-routed from Whitesboro to Honey Grove; the highway was re-routed from Allendale Road to US 281/US 287 through Wichita Falls in 1998 with a bypass built around Holliday in 2005. US 82 was re-routed around Clarkesville in 2006, creating a concurrency with SH 37.
The highway was re-routed south of Guthrie in 2007, with part of the former route becoming Spur 729. The Marsha Sharp Freeway, named for former Texas Tech Lady Raiders basketball coach Marsha Sharp, was built along US 82 in Lubbock, with construction beginning in May 2003, with development going back to the 1980s. In 1998, funding was first received; the five-phase project was scheduled to be completed in 2015. Phase 2 of the project was scheduled to be completed in December 2008 at a cost of $140 million, it involved construction of the freeway from Salem Avenue to Avenue L and erecting interchanges at 19th Street, Quaker Avenue, Fourth Street, Avenue Q in Lubbock. Construction on the freeway has started from Milwaukee Ave. to Upland Ave. and on the intersection of Spur 327 and U. S. 62/82. The section of freeway between West Loop 289 and Avenue L was widened from four lanes to six lanes between March 6, 2017 and March 5, 2018 marking the end of the freeway's construction. TxDOT began upgrading U.
S. 82 in Grayson and Fannin County in 2013. The four-lane divided highway upgrade between Sherman and Bonham was completed in 2015. TxDOT plans to continue this upgrade to the Fannin and Lamar County line by 2020. Long term planning calls for U. S. 82 to be a four-lane divided highway system the entire length between Wichita Falls and Texarkana as a potential alternate route through north Texas in order to bypass the overcrowded Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. It is being upgraded to a 4 lane divided highway west of Nocona, a partial bypass is planned to run south of Gainesville
Eldorado is a city in and the county seat of Schleicher County, United States. The population was 1,951 at the 2010 census. Eldorado is located on U. S. Highway 277 43 miles south of San Angelo, Texas. Eldorado is located at 30°51′39″N 100°35′54″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.4 square miles, all of it land. As of the census of 2000, 1,951 people, 712 households, 513 families resided in the city; the population density was 1,407.5 people per square mile. There were 838 housing units at an average density of 604.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 70.63% White, 2.15% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 24.24% from other races, 2.56% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 53.92% of the population. Of the 712 households, 37.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.7% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 27.9% were not families.
About 26.3% of all households were made up of individuals, 13.1% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.26. In the city, the population was distributed as 30.4% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 24.7% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, 16.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.4 males. The median income for a household in the city was $27,682, for a family was $30,781. Males had a median income of $26,172 versus $18,750 for females; the per capita income for the city was $12,994. About 20.8% of families and 26.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.6% of those under age 18 and 26.2% of those age 65 or over. The City of Eldorado is served by the Schleicher County Independent School District. At the end of the 2007–2008 school year, the state of Texas ruled Eldorado High School as "Academically Unacceptable".
In 2010, the school has been determined to be "Academically Acceptable". Eldorado is the nearest city to the Yearning for Zion Ranch, the reported new headquarters of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints headed by convicted sex offender felon Warren Jeffs. Over 400 children were removed from the compound in April 2008 by Texas Child Protective Services. Hundreds of children were temporarily placed into foster homes. A woman in Colorado City, associated with the FLDS is suspected of reporting in this and other similar cases in Colorado City, Arizona. In 2018 The YFZ Ranch is no longer in existence in Schleicher County; the movie El Dorado, starring John Wayne and Robert Mitchum, takes place in this city during the late 1800s. However, El Dorado did not exist until 1895, well after the date John Wayne's El Dorado was set in a fictional Texas town; the Eldorado Success Newspaper – Official website
Lamesa is a city in and the county seat of Dawson County, United States. The population was 9,422 at the 2010 census, down from 9,952 at the 2000 census. Located south of Lubbock on the Llano Estacado, Lamesa was founded in 1903. Most of the economy is based on cotton farming; the Preston E. Smith prison unit, named for the former governor of Texas, is located just outside Lamesa. Lamesa is located in the center of Dawson County at 32°44′4″N 101°57′29″W. U. S. Highway 87 passes through the eastern side of the city, leading north 61 miles to Lubbock and southeast 44 miles to Big Spring. U. S. Highway 180 passes through the center of town as 4th Street and leads west 41 miles to Seminole and east 62 miles to Snyder. Texas State Highway 137 passes through the city as Bryan Avenue and leads northwest 38 miles to Brownfield and south 45 miles to Stanton. Texas State Highway 349 branches off Highway 137 south of Lamesa and leads southwest 55 miles to Midland. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.0 square miles, of which 0.03 square miles, or 0.62%, is water.
The Dal Paso Museum, a collection of local artifacts housed in an impressive former hotel, is located in downtown Lamesa. The name is derived from the fact. On display are home furnishings, pioneer tools, ranch and farm equipment. There are exhibits by local artists; the museum, at 306 South First Street, has limited afternoon hours to the public. As of the census of 2000, 9,952 people, 3,696 households, 2,679 families resided in the city; the population density was 2,080.8 people per square mile. The 4,270 housing units averaged 892.8 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 41.9% White non-Hispanic, 4.2% African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 19.51% from other races, 2.13% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 52.96% of the population. Of the 3,696 households, 34.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.5% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 27.5% were not families. About 25.5% of all households were made up of individuals, 14.6% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.
The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.20. In the city, the population was distributed as 29.7% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 24.4% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, 17.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.3 males. The median income for a household in the city was $27,362, for a family was $31,556. Males had a median income of $26,393 versus $16,826 for females; the per capita income for the city was $16,211. About 18.1% of families and 21.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.4% of those under age 18 and 12.9% of those age 65 or over. Lamesa is served by the Lamesa Independent School District, which includes Lamesa High School and Lamesa Middle School, whose school mascots are the Golden Tornadoes and the Whirlwinds, respectively. A branch of Howard College, a community college in Big Spring, is located in Lamesa.
During the last weekend of April, Lamesa hosts the annual Chicken-fried Steak Cook-off. Lamesa has been called "the birthplace of the chicken-fried steak", but the reporter who made the designation confessed that the claim is fictional. In 2011, Governor Rick Perry declared Lamesa the home of the chicken-fried steak. In the 2013 competition, Mayor Dave Nix teamed with city councilman Greg Hughes as contestants; the community event attracted 104 booths. La Entrada al Pacifico is an international trade corridor that begins in Topolobampo, runs through Midland-Odessa and ends in Lamesa. Lamesa's Sky-Vue Drive-In Theater at 3015 South Dallas Avenue, established in 1948, became a well-known regional fixture, it has been closed since a kitchen fire destroyed the snack bar on November 27, 2015. Known for its "Chihuahua sandwich", conceived by owners R. A. "Skeet" Noret and his wife, the Sky-Vue was one of only 14 remaining drive-in theaters in Texas. Others are in Clarendon. Before he became famous, musician Buddy Holly performed on the roof of the Sky Vue's projector building.
The theater was used as cover art and named in the title of country music album Down at the Sky-Vue Drive-In by country music artist Don Walser. Additionally, "Hot Rod Mercury", track number two from the album, sings about life in Lamesa. Lamesa has an indoor movie theater, which has two screens; the Wall is an edifice on which graduating seniors of Lamesa High School spray-paint their names onto the wall until next year's class adds its own graffiti on top. The CBS television series Dallas had one of Ewing 23, in Lamesa. In one of the more dramatic scenes of the series, in season four, J. R. Ewing flies in his Learjet to the Lamesa airport. Shortly thereafter, gunfire erupts and Dawson County sheriff's deputies shoot a man who blew up the oilfield after a failed effort to blackmail Ewing; the city is served by a biweekly newspaper, The Lamesa Press Reporter, which charges $.75 per issue, by local and area radio stations KPET, KBKN, KTXC, KJJT. The cable TV system is operated by Northland Cable Television.
Other signals are received from stations in Lubbock, Midland-Odessa, other area towns. Television signals are provided by ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, Telemundo and CW stati
Big Spring, Texas
Big Spring is a city in and the county seat of Howard County, United States, at the crossroads of U. S. Highway 87 and Interstate 20. With a population of 27,282 as of the 2010 census, it is the largest city between Midland to the west, Abilene to the east, Lubbock to the north, San Angelo to the south. Big Spring was established as the county seat of Howard County in 1882; the city got its name from the single, large spring that issued into a small gorge between the base of Scenic Mountain and a neighboring hill in the southwestern part of the city limits. Although the name is sometimes still mistakenly pluralized, it is singular. "To the native or established residents who may wince at the plural in Big Spring, it should be explained that until about 1916, when for some unexplained reason the name dropped the final's', the official name of the town was indeed Big Springs." The area had long been a popular watering hole for Native American residents and nomads, including members of the more established Jumano and Comanche tribes.
The first European to view the site was a member of a Spanish expedition that of Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, although the record of his travels cannot confirm his visit. During the 1840s and 1850s Big Spring was where Comanches assembled and organized themselves before departing on large-scale raids into northern Mexico during the Comanche-Mexico Wars. Captain Randolph B. Marcy's expedition in 1849 was the first United States expedition to map the area. Marcy marked the spring as a campsite on the Overland Trail to California; the site began to collect inhabitants, by the late 1870s a settlement had sprung up to support buffalo hunters who frequented the area. The original settlement consisted of hide huts and saloons. Ranching became a major industry in the area. G. Oxsheer, C. C. Slaughter, B. F. Wolcott. One notable early rancher was the Seventh Earl of Aylesford. Finch purchased 37,000 acres of ranchland in the area in 1883, is credited with building Big Spring's first permanent structure, a butcher's shop.
The completion of the Texas and Pacific Railroad led to the founding in the early 1880s of Abilene, Colorado City, Big Spring, three railroading and ranching cities where saloons and gambling dens flourished. More important in the city's history was the discovery of oil in the region during the 1920s; the early discoveries in the area marked the beginning of the oil industry in the Permian Basin area of West Texas, the oil industry has continued to be a dominant part of the area's economy. The oil industry in Big Spring reached its peak during the oil boom of the 1950s. Another major part of Big Spring's economy and life during the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s was Webb Air Force Base, it opened during World War II as the Big Spring Bombardier School. Following the war, it was converted to a US Air Force training base and was named for James Webb, a Big Spring native who died in action during World War II. Webb Air Force Base was active until 1977. Big Spring was featured in the 1969 film Midnight Cowboy, which starred Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight, received the Academy Award for Best Picture of 1969.
The opening scenes featuring Voight a unknown actor, playing the character Joe Buck, were filmed in Big Spring and the neighboring city of Stanton. In 1980, Hollywood returned to Big Spring with the filming of Hangar 18, it was a low-budget science-fiction movie about a space shuttle's collision with an alien spacecraft and the ensuing government cover-up. It starred such big names as Gary Collins, James Hampton, Robert Vaughn, Darrin McGavin, a host of other B-list actors, including Stuart Pankin, who at that time was unknown; the film received both in critics' reviews and box-office earnings. Despite its poor performance, it became an instant cult classic, appearing on television under a different title and featuring an alternate ending. Several local residents were used as on-screen extras. Big Spring is the location for the opening scene of the Robert Rodriguez film From Dusk Till Dawn. In 1999, a New York energy company erected the first 80-meter tower for one of North America's largest wind turbines for that time at Big Spring.
The FAI World Hang Gliding Championship was hosted by Big Spring in August 2007. The area's "big spring", long dry but modified to draw water from Comanche Trail Lake, was of major importance to all life in the surrounding area. In the early 1840s, it was the center of a territorial dispute between Comanche and Pawnee tribes, has been a major watering hole for wildlife and prehistoric people in this semiarid area. Early military scouting reports and pioneer accounts describe the water as cold and dependable; the spring has mistakenly been described in other writings as being located in Sulphur Draw. It is located to the south, near the top of a small, unnamed draw running eastwards from the spring, is itself a tributary to Beal's Creek, the name given to Sulphur Draw as it flows into and past the city of Big Spring. Long used by regional inhabitants, both permanent and nomadic, with a large number of locally collected artifacts testifying to its heavy occupation, the spring sat astride the several branches of the later-developed Comanche War Trail as they converged on this important water hole from beyond Texas, coming south across the Northern Plains and the Llano Estacado.
From the Big Spring, the war trail continued south v
U.S. Route 190
U. S. Route 190 is an east -- west United States Highway in Texas. Segments of US 190 will be upgraded to Interstate 14, the first 24.8-mile segment was opened on January 26, 2017. The western terminus is at a point where US 190 intersects with I-10, a few miles east of Bakersfield and 20 mi west of the town of Iraan, in the middle of Pecos County, it runs east through Texas Hill Country speckled with sage brush, intersecting with State Highway 305, crossing into Schleicher County, intersecting with US 277 in Eldorado. Just outside Eldorado was. US 190 continues east into Menard County, intersecting State Highway 864, passing a few miles north of Fort McKavett State Historic Site, entering Menard and intersecting with US 83 north a short distance. Continuing on a northeastward route US 190 enters McCulloch County and into Brady; as the closest city to the geographical center of Texas, the city proclaims itself the "True Heart of Texas", "where five major highways meet, making it a major gateway to all regions of the state".
US 190 enters Brady from the south merging and running concurrently with north US 377 and US 87 through town, intersecting Farm to Market Road 2028, FM 2309 splitting with US 87 and US 377, before exiting the city heading east. US 190 goes through Rochelle, enters San Saba County, through Richland Springs where it intersects FM 45, the communities Algerita, Harkeyville, into San Saba, the birthplace of actor Tommy Lee Jones, an intersection with SH 16. Continuing east US 190 enters Lampasas County, entering Lometa and running concurrently with US 183 south into the city of Lampasas. Splitting from US 183 and continuing east, US 190 runs through Kempner and into the extreme southern corner of Coryell County and Copperas Cove, located on the southwestern edge of Fort Hood. On the east side of Copperas Cove, a concurrency with I-14 begins. US 190 traverses through part of Fort Hood, into Bell County and Killeen. Being directly adjacent to the main cantonment of Fort Hood, both Killeen and Copperas Cove depend on the fort and those stationed there.
US enters Temple, where I-14 ends. The highway merges and runs concurrently with SH 36 south. Continuing east and south, US 190 passes through Rogers and enters Milam County Cameron and merges with US 77 south for a distance. A few miles south of Cameron, US 190 runs concurrently with US 79 north. In Hearne, US 190 splits with US 79 and merges to run concurrently with SH 6 south, entering Brazos County, through Benchley, into Bryan, considered the heart of the Brazos Valley, is part of the Bryan-College Station metropolitan area. US 190 splits with SH 6, turning northeast and merging with SH 21 north, entering Kurten, entering Madison County passing through North Zulch and into Madisonville, before merging with I-45 south and into Walker County entering Huntsville, where US 190 splits heading into Eastern Texas. Continuing east, US 190 enters San Jacinto County, passing north of Oakhurst and Point Blank, crossing Lake Livingston, entering Polk County and into Onalaska. US 190 from the west makes a semi-loop up over Lake Livingston and down to Livingston, intersecting US 59 and Business US 59 and through Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation, entering Tyler County, merging with FM 256 and into Woodville.
East of Woodville, FM 256 splits north and US 190 crosses BA Steinhagen Lake, into Jasper County, intersecting with SH 63 east, in the center of Jasper intersecting with US 96. Continuing east, US 190 travels through Holly Springs and enters Newton County, proceeding into Newton. In Newton, US 190 turns south through Bon Wier, crosses the Louisiana line. In Newton County, US 190 has been designated one of the routes on the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail. US 190 crosses the Sabine River and enters the western portion of Louisiana in swampy bayou terrain three miles west of Merryville, Louisiana. Merryville is the location of the old Coushatta Indian village. From Merryville the highway heads north by northeast to the community of Junction, Louisiana referred to as "The Junction". Junction is where Louisiana Highway 111 and US 190 intersect and is the site of a roadside marker and the joining of two Indian trails. From Junction, US 190 heads east to DeRidder, where it runs concurrently with US 171 south and passes several sites on the National Register of Historic Places, such as the Beauregard Parish Jail, Beauregard Parish Courthouse, the DeRidder Commercial Historic District.
US 190 runs concurrently with US 171 to Ragley. From Ragley, the two-lane highway heads nearly due east parallel to I-10 until Opelousas. US 190 crosses the northern reach of the Atchafalaya Basin near the Morganza Spillway en route to Baton Rouge. From Baton Rouge, US 190 passes, in places divided, through Denham Springs, Hammond, Goodbee, Mandeville, before reaching the eastern terminus at Slidell; the stretch between I-12 south of Covington and the intersection with LA 22 at Mandeville is multilane divided with controlled access. The highway's eastern terminus is in the bayous near Slidell, at an intersection with US 90; this junction was once known as the "White Kitchen" after a restaurant, once located there. Acadiana Trail / Evangeline Highway — US 190 in Louisiana Earl Rudder Freeway and Central Texas Expressway — US 190 in Texas In the original 1926 plan, US 190 served the purpose of modern-day I-12, as the road around the north side of Lake Pontchartrain