Comanche is a city located in Comanche County in the U. S. state of Texas. The population was 4,335 at the 2010 census, it is the county seat of Comanche County. Comanche is a popular stop for hunters. A military road known as the "Corn Trail" came through in 1850 to supply area forts and encourage settlement; the town was established in 1856 and the city was incorporated in 1858. Near the modern courthouse is the preserved log structure known as the "Old Cora Courthouse", one of the oldest standing wooden courthouses in Texas. Cora, the former county seat became Gustine; the Comanche County Historical Museum in Comanche features a blacksmith shop, filling station, doctor's office. A replica saloon depicts the site where gunfighter John Wesley Hardin killed a deputy in 1874. Comanche is located at 31°54′0″N 98°36′16″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.5 square miles, all of it land. The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and mild to cool winters.
According to the Köppen climate classification system, Comanche has a humid subtropical climate, Cfa on climate maps. As of the census of 2000, 4,482 people, 1,656 households, 1,157 families resided in the city; the population density was 998.3 people per square mile. The 1,898 housing units averaged 422.8 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 80.01% White, 1.20% African American, 1.09% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 15.13% from other races, 2.34% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 28.51% of the population. Of the 1,656 households, 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.9% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 30.1% were not families. About 28.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.2% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.14. In the city, the population was distributed as 28.0% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 24.7% from 25 to 44, 19.5% from 45 to 64, 20.2% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.2 males. The median income for a household in the city was $26,773, for a family was $32,097. Males had a median income of $26,646 versus $16,958 for females; the per capita income for the city was $12,155. About 17.0% of families and 20.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.7% of those under age 18 and 19.7% of those age 65 or over. The Comanche County-City Airport is located two nautical miles northeast of Comanche's central business district; the City of Comanche is served by the Comanche Independent School District, which consists of Comanche Elementary, Comanche Middle School, H. R. Jefferies Junior High, Comanche High School. Premier Accelerated Charter School for high school-aged students is located in Comanche. Ben F. Barnes Robert T. Hill Justin Holland Fort Worth and Rio Grande Railway David Kersh and Kerry Harvick, Country singers who reside in Comanche Comanche Chamber of Commerce Comanche ISD website Comanche Community Website Comanche, TX from the Handbook of Texas Online U.
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Kerrville is a city in Kerr County, United States. It is the county seat of Kerr County; as of 2016, the population of Kerrville is 23,434. Kerrville is named after James Kerr, a major in the Texas Revolution, friend of settler-founder Joshua Brown, who settled in the area to start a shingle-making camp. Being nestled in the hills of Texas Hill Country, Kerrville is best known for its beautiful parks that line the Guadalupe River, which runs directly through the city, it is the home of Texas' Official State Arts & Crafts Fair, the Kerrville Folk Festival, Mooney Aviation Company, James Avery Jewelry, Schreiner University. The Museum of Western Art features the work of living artists specializing in the themes of the American West. Archeological evidence suggests that humans dwelled in the area known as Kerrville as early as 10,000 years ago; the early modern residents were successful shinglemakers whose mercantile business became a hub that served the middle and upper Hill Country area in the late 1840s.
One of the earliest shinglemakers was Joshua D. Brown. With his family, Joshua Brown had led several other families on an exploration of the Guadalupe Valley; these early pioneers organized their settlements near a bluff just north of the Guadalupe River in the eastern half today's county line. The settlement was referred to as "Brownsborough," but after the area was formally platted in 1856 by James Kerr, a major in the Texas Revolution, the settlement was formally known as "Kerrville" and maintained a county seat with Texas. Starting in 1857, a German master-miller named Christian Dietert and millwright Balthasar Lich started a large grist and saw mill on the bluff; this mill established a permanent source of power and protection from floods, became the most extensive operation of its kind in the Hill Country area west of New Braunfels and San Antonio. Soon afterwards, Charles A. Schreiner rode Kerrville's newly found popularity, by serving Kerrville's mercantile needs. Schreiner established a family-run empire that helped build Kerrville's early prosperity by owning all of Kerrville's business sectors, including freighting enterprises, wholesale, ranching and brokering operations.
Schreiner's elegant downtown home, a Romanesque stone structure at 226 Earl Garrett Street, is the site of the Hill Country Museum in downtown Kerrville. The Civil War slowed Kerrville's development, but with the start of the Reconstruction era, Kerrville's economic boom and ethnic diversification continued anew as demand grew in San Antonio for lumber and craftsmen. Kerrville's boom was catalyzed by the combination of the cessation of Indian raids and the expansion into the business of cattle and goat ranching. Cattle drives punctuated the boom-years of the 1890s. In 1887, the San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railway reached Kerrville, in 1889 the town incorporated, with an "Aldermanic" form of city government; the Kerrville Water Works Company began to provide water for town dwellers in 1894. Telephone service was introduced in 1896, the city began to pave streets in 1912. Kerrville adopted a "commission" form of city government in 1917 changed to the "city-manager" form in 1928. In 1942, the town adopted a home-rule charter, while continuing with a city manager.
Kerrville has displayed steady population growth throughout the 20th century, increasing from 1,423 residents in 1900 to 2,353 in 1920, 5,572 in 1940, 8,901 in 1960, 15,276 in 1980. Its economic base has diversified and broadened through business, light manufacturing, health care, services, the arts, tourism. By the mid-1990s the Wall Street Journal described Kerrville as one of the wealthiest small towns in America. By 1995, the city's official population was still under 18,000, with another 20,000 people in affluent residential areas south of the river and in the rest of the county. In 2000, the population reached 20,425. Much of the growth in population included young professionals and semiprofessionals. Kerrville is located at _region:US-TX 30°02′47″N 99°8′26″W; this is 58 miles northwest of San Antonio and 85 miles west of Austin. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 16.9 square miles. 16.7 square miles of it is land and 0.2 square miles of it is covered by water.
The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Kerrville has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps; as of the census of 2000, 20,425 people, 8,563 households, 5,411 families resided in the city. The population density was 1,222.5 people per square mile. The 9,477 housing units averaged 567.2 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 85.89% White, 2.99% African American, 0.55% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 8.20% from other races, 1.73% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 22.73% of the population. Of the 8,563 households, 8.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.8% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 36.8% were not families. About 33.1% of all households were made up of individuals, 19.4% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.79.
In the city, the population was distributed as 21.0% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 1
Zapata is a census-designated place in and the county seat of Zapata County, United States. The population was 5,089 at the 2010 census; as an unincorporated community, Zapata has no municipal government but like all 254 Texas counties has four elected county commissioners chosen by single-member districts and a countywide elected administrative judge. Zapata was named for José Antonio de Zapata, the revolutionary commander who served in the cavalry of the Republic of the Rio Grande, of which the town was a part; the town was relocated to higher ground in 1953 prior to the completion of Falcon Dam, which left the original town center beneath the waters of Falcon Lake. Zapata is located at 26°54′22″N 99°16′12″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 9.6 square miles, of which, 7.6 square miles of it is land and 2.0 square miles is water. The city is located right on Falcon International Reservoir, at the center of multiple, fishing events throughout the year The city served by a number of parks, most notably, Romeo Flores Park.
At the 2010 census, there were 5,089 people, 4,328 households and 1,265 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 629.9 per square mile. There were 2,239 housing units at an average density of 290.4 per square mile. The racial makeup of the CDP was 92.38% White, 0.02% African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 6.82% from other races, 0.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 94.99% of the population. At the 2000 census, there were 1,574 households of which 41.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.7% were married couples living together, 15.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 19.6% were non-families. 18.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.07 and the average family size was 3.50. 31% of the population were under the age of 18, 7.4% from 20 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 49, 15.2% from 50 to 64, 12.9% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.8 males. The median household income was $24,136 and the median family income was $27,708. Males had a median income of $30,833 compared with $12,604 for females; the per capita income was $11,863. About 29.1% of families and 33.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 45.1% of those under the age of 18 and 27.0% of those ages 65 and older. Leading employers in Zapata County are the educational and social services, natural gas and oil, retail trade industries; the County’s present economy is centered on oil and gas production, ranching and services, tourism. Its primary employers are in the mining/energy, retail trade, health care, social welfare, the services sector. Government is a major employer in the county; the structure of the management and coordination of city services is: The county operates the main branch of the "Olga V. Figueroa Zapata County Public Library".
It is located on 901 Kennedy Street in Zapata. Aida R. Garcia is the library director; the library is known as a site for viewing Morelet’s seedeaters. This small bird draws thousands to the library grounds every year. Zapata is represented in the Texas Senate by Democrat Judith Zaffirini, District 28, in the Texas House of Representatives by Democrat Ryan Guillen, District 31. At the Federal level, the two U. S. Senators from Texas are Ted Cruz; the United States Postal Service Zapata Post Office is located at 810 N US Highway 83. The United States Border Patrol Zapata Station is located at 105 Kennedy Street. All of Zapata County is within the Zapata County Independent School District. ZCISD is designated as Class 3A, participates in numerous UIL academic and athletic events. Sports offered by the school include cross country, football, tennis, track & field, baseball, as well as powerlifting through the THSPA/THSWPA; the Zapata High School Mariachi Band, Mariachi Halcon, has won the state championship in division 3A.
It was the subject of a film, Mariachi High, broadcast nationally on PBS in 2012. The city is served by schools in Laredo, fifty miles to the north on U. S. Highway 83 through Laredo Community College and South campuses, Texas A&M International University. In addition, educational institutions are available fifty miles to the south in Rio Grande City, through the Starr County campuses of both South Texas College of McAllen and the University of Texas–Rio Grande Valley of Edinburg. Zapata has one school district within the county Zapata County Independent School District. All of the schools listed here are in the city of Zapata. All of the ZCISD section of Zapata is zoned to Zapata High School: middle high schools that serve the ZCISD portion are: Zapata Middle SchoolThe elementary schools that serve the ZCISD portion are: Arturo L. Benavides Elementary School Fidel and Andrea R. Villarreal Elementary School Zapata North Elementary School Zapata South Elementary School Law Enforcement Exploring Girl Scouts More world records in hang gliding have been set from Zapata than any other location in the world.
The World Record Encampment has been taking place at the Zapata County Airport since 2000, the first hang glider flights to break the 308-mile barrier took place there the first year. A distance record of 438 miles was set by Mike Barber in 2002. Three new world reco
Bandera is the county seat of Bandera County, United States, in the Texas Hill Country, part of the Edwards Plateau. The population was 857 at the 2010 census, it is part of the San Antonio Metropolitan Statistical Area. Bandera calls itself the "Cowboy Capital of the World"; the Frontier Times Museum, founded by J. Marvin Hunter and named for Hunter's Frontier Times magazine, is located in Bandera across from the First Baptist Church. Bandera has a large presence in biker culture. A visitor to Bandera can see a sign on Main Street, in front of the fire department, which states that Bandera was founded by Roman Catholic immigrants from Poland. St. Stanislaus Catholic Church was built by those immigrants, the church is one of the oldest in Texas. Many of the residents are descended from those original Polish immigrants. Several stories exist regarding the origin of the name "Bandera". One says that in the 19th century, a flag was placed at the top of a path that came to be called Bandera Pass, due to bandera being the Spanish and Polish word for flag.
Bandera was the starting point of the Great Western Cattle Trail, during the second half of the 19th century. Bandera is located in east-central Bandera County at 29°44′N 99°4′W, it is 47 miles northwest on the Medina River. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.2 square miles, of which 0.008 square miles, or 0.55%, is water. As of the census of 2000, there were 957 people, 408 households, 239 families residing in the city; the population density was 820.2 inhabitants per square mile. There were 488 housing units at an average density of 418.2 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 94.98% White, 0.21% African American, 0.52% Native American, 2.51% from other races, 1.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 21.84% of the population. There were 408 households out of which 24.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.4% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 41.4% were non-families.
34.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.2% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.86. In the city, the population was spread out with 21.5% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 23.5% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, 25.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females, there were 83.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.3 males. The median income for a household in the city was $31,089, the median income for a family was $36,500. Males had a median income of $27,604 versus $17,813 for females; the per capita income for the city was $16,502. About 11.0% of families and 15.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.0% of those under age 18 and 17.1% of those age 65 or over. Bandera is served by the Bandera Independent School District and home to the Bandera High School Bulldogs. Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie visited the town while taping their reality television program, The Simple Life 2.
They worked at the Bandera County Jail. The city is home of Arkey Blue's Silver Dollar, a famous Hill Country honky-tonk, was included in the 1975 horror film, Race with the Devil. On Sunday mornings, Bandera is a popular destination for motorcyclists from San Antonio, known as the Bandera Breakfast Run. Bandera is home to the Bandera Riverfest that takes place in June each year on the Medina River, offering tubing, kayaking and live music throughout the weekend. Willie Nelson has an instrumental called "Bandera" on his Red Headed Stranger record. "The Bandera Waltz" was written by Easy Adams in 1949, has been recorded by the Texas Top Hands, Slim Whitman, Bruce Robison. Bandera was once home to Texas music legend Robert Earl Keen. Bandera is the hometown of singer-songwriter brothers Bruce Charlie Robison; the rugged Hill Country State Natural Area is the location of the Bandera 100K trail run and the Cactus Rose 100 mile endurance run, two of the toughest ultramarathons in Texas. Both are hosted annually by veteran trail runner Joe Prusaitis.
The Bandera Downs horse racing facility lies just northeast of town. It is now closed; the Mayan Dude Ranch and the Dixie Dude Ranch are located in Bandera. Rudy Robbins, a Western actor, stuntman and songwriter, lived in Bandera for nearly five decades until his death in 2011. Strzelce Opolskie, Poland Tysmenytsia, Ukraine City of Bandera official website Bandera Chamber of Commerce Bandera Visitors Bureau Bandera from the Handbook of Texas Online Bandera, Texas at Curlie
Texas state highway system
Texas state highways are a network of highways owned and maintained by the U. S. state of Texas. The Texas Department of Transportation is the state agency responsible for the day-to-day operations and maintenance of the system. Texas has the largest state highway system, followed by North Carolina's state highway system. In addition to the nationally numbered Interstate Highways and U. S. Highways, the highway system consists of a main network of state highways, loops and beltways that provide local access to the other highways; the system includes a large network of farm to market roads that connect rural areas of the state with urban areas and the rest of the state highway system. The state owns and maintains some park and recreational roads located near and within state and national parks, as well as recreational areas. All state highways, regardless of classification, are paved roads; the Old San Antonio Road known as the El Camino Real, is the oldest highway in the United States, first being blazed in 1691.
The length of the highways varies from US 83's 893.4 miles inside the state borders to Spur 200 at just 0.05 miles long. The Texas State Highway System can trace its roots to the establishment of the Texas Highway Department on April 4, 1917. Administrative control of the department was given to a three-member commission appointed by the governor for two-year terms. On June 21, 1917, the commission conducted its first public hearing to solicit input on potential highway routes; the committee divided the state into six divisions to be headquartered in Amarillo, Fort Worth, San Angelo, San Antonio. That year, the commission designated 26 state highways covering 8,865 miles which were to be accessible to 89% of the state's population. In 1921, Congress amended the Federal Aid to Roads Act of 1916 to require the states to take control of road design and maintenance of state highways by 1925; as a result, on January 1, 1924, the Texas Highway Department took full control of maintaining the state highways from the counties within which they resided.
In 1925, the state legislature granted the highway department the responsibility of surveying and building highways, the authorization to acquire new highway rights-of-way by purchasing, or condemning through eminent domain, land required for highway construction. By 1927, the highway system covered 17,960 miles, of which 96 miles were concrete, 1,060 miles were asphalt, 5,000 miles were gravel, shell or stone, 10,000 miles were clay or soil. In 1951, a 50-mile section of the Gulf Freeway opened. In 1957, the state began receiving federal funding for the construction of the Interstate Highway System; the first section of Interstate Highway from county line to county line to open in the state was a 43-mile section of I-35 in Bexar County. By 1967, the highway system controlled 66,000 miles of highway. In 1984, US 66 was replaced by I-40 and the US 66 designation was removed from the state highway system the following year. In 1992, the 3,200 miles of Interstate Highway System in Texas was completed with the opening of a six-mile section of I-27.
In 1997, the Texas Turnpike Authority was merged with TxDOT and independently, the North Texas Turnpike Authority became responsible for toll projects in Collin, Dallas and Tarrant counties. The Interstate Highway System in Texas covers 3,233.4 miles and consists of ten primary highways, seven auxiliary highways, the splitting of both Interstate 35 and Interstate 69 into multiple letter-suffixed branches. The Interstate Highway with the longest segment in Texas is I-10 at 880.6 miles. The shortest in the state is I-110 at 0.9 miles. The construction of the Interstate Highway System in Texas began well before these routes were designated as Interstate Highways. A 50-mile stretch of the Gulf Freeway between Galveston and Houston was opened in 1951, eight years before it was designated I-45, it was the first urban expressway in Texas. In 1962, 43 miles of I-35 opened in Bexar County, the first section of Interstate Highway to open from county line to county line in a large metropolitan area. Portions of I-10 west of San Antonio took much longer to complete due to the vast open spaces and lack of nearby labor.
The majority of the construction of this section of I-10 occurred in the 1970s and 1980s and was complete by the early 1990s. The section east of San Antonio was completed 20 years earlier in 1972; the opening of a 6-mile section of I-27 in 1992 completed the Interstate Highway System in Texas. Construction is ongoing for an extension of I-69 southward from its original terminus in Indiana through Texas to the Mexican border; when built, I-69 will extend about 650 miles across Texas, from the Louisiana state line in the Texarkana–Shreveport area to South Texas. Similar to I-35, I-69 splits into three letter-suffixed branches, I-69E, I-69C, I-69W; the United States Numbered Highways are a nationwide grid of highways, but unlike the Interstate Highway System, there is no minimum design standard for these highways. This is evident as some stretches of the U. S. Highways in Texas are nothing more than a two-lane rural road. Although the U. S. Highways have been replaced for the most part by Interstate Highways for through traffic, the U.
S. Highways still serve as important regional connectors. Several notable examples of U. S. Highways that are built to freeway standards include US 75 and US 80 in Dallas, US 59 and US 290 in Houston, US 90 and US 281 in
Graham is a city in north central Texas. It is the county seat of Young County, as of the 2010 Census had a population of 8,903; the site was first settled in 1871 by brothers Gustavus A. and Edwin S. Graham, primary shareholders in the Texas Emigration and Land Company of Louisville, Kentucky; the brothers moved to Texas after the Civil War, after buying 125,000 acres in then-vast Young County, helped to revitalize the area, the population of which had become badly depleted during the war. During that same year as when Graham was settled, the Warren Wagon Train Raid occurred about 12 miles north of the city. In 1872 the Graham brothers purchased a local saltworks and established the town of Graham and set up the Graham Land Office; the saltworks was not a profitable venture as the salt was too expensive to ship and was closed in a few years. New families started to arrive, the brothers began promoting the sale of homesites and doing civic improvements. A post office opened in 1873, after Young County reorganized the following year, Graham became the county seat.
The town's newspaper, known as the Leader and still in existence today, was first printed in 1876, the same year that the first temporary courthouse was built. Other businesses from these early years included a gristmill, cotton gin, a brick kiln, two hotels, several stores. On February 15, 1877 the city was the site of the organizational meeting of the group that became the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, created to police ranching and put a stop to cattle rustling. Founding officers included pioneer ranchers James C. Loving, Col. C. L. Carter, C. C. Slaughter. A three-story limestone courthouse was built in 1884, it was replaced by a new courthouse in the early 1930s; the 1884 structure's east door still stands on the courthouse square. From 1879-1896, Graham was the seat of a Federal District Court overseen by Judge A. P. McCormick. Edwin Graham had married Addie Mary Kintner in 1865, they had five children. Throughout the 1870s they divided their time between Texas and their families back north, but in 1879, with the town flourishing, they moved their wives and children to Graham permanently.
Edwin and Addie lived there until 1891 moved to Spokane, where Edwin died on May 7, 1899. His body was brought back to Graham for burial. Addie became a leading civic booster and philanthropist. In 1921, with her son Malcolm, she set up the Graham Foundation as a continuing fund for the city's growth and improvement. Addie was responsible for the establishment of the Eden Home for the aged. By 1900, Graham had incorporated as a town, railroad service began in 1903, through the Chicago, Rock Island & Texas Railroad, part of the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific system. In 1921 the Wichita Falls and Southern Railroad, one of the Frank Kell and Joseph A. Kemp properties extended its line into Graham from Newcastle; the WF&S was abandoned in 1954 and the Rock Island sold its line to the Texas Export Railroad in 1972 but was abandoned just two years later. The population of Graham grew until 1917, when oil was discovered nearby. By 1966, Graham had seventeen churches, seven schools, a hospital, a radio station, two libraries, three parks, two newspapers.
The population peaked at 9,170 in 1980 and has since declined. Graham, the County seat of Young County, Texas 33°6′3″N 98°34′45″W. is located in the southeast portion of the county and has an area of 5.592 square miles. Geographically, Graham is located in the Western Cross Timbers area of North Texas. Locally this is known as the western portion of the Palo Pinto Mountains. Creeks drain the area into the Brazos River, Dry Creek on the east side of town flows into Salt Creek towards the south and into the Brazos. Flatrock Creek drains the rural areas to the southeast and flows into the Brazos just below where Salt Creek enters. Small impoundments are located along Flatrock Creek. Lake Graham is located on the Salt Creek in Young County, five miles north of Graham on US 380: Surface area: 2,444 acres Maximum depth: 45 feet Impounded: 1929 Conservation Pool Elevation: 1,075 ft. msl Fluctuation: Minimal, sometimes prone to long periods with dropping water levels Normal Clarity: Slightly stained to stained Reservoir Controlling Authority: City of Graham PO Box 1449 Graham, Texas 76450 549-3322 Aquatic Vegetation: Bulrushes, lily pads, pondweedPredominant Fish Species Largemouth bass White & hybrid striped bass Channel catfish White crappieThere are three public boat ramps, one fishing pier, a picnic area, sites for primitive and improved camping.
There are no boat rentals, no marina, no handicap fishing access. A bait shop is located about two miles south of the reservoir on US 380. Shore fishing is limited to the area around the boat ramp on the Eddleman portion of the reservoir and along the US 380 causeways; the Twin Mountains is the dominant physical landmark of the city. As of the census of 2000, there were 8,716 people, 3,391 households, 2,366 families residing in the city; the population density was 1,584.8 people per square mile. There were 3,904 housing units at an average density of 709.9 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 88.39% White, Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.41% of the population. 1.24% African American, 0.55% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 7.78% from other races, 1.66% from two or more races. There were 3
U.S. Route 67 in Texas
U. S. Route 67 is a major U. S. highway in the state of Texas. It runs from the US-Mexico Border south of Presidio to Texarkana at the Texas-Arkansas border. US 67 is part of the La Entrada al Pacifico international trade corridor from its southern terminus to US 385 in McCamey. US 67 enters Texas from Mexico as Federal Highway 16 south of Presidio. US 67 travels miles between Big Bend Ranch State Park. US 67 shares an overlap with US 90 from Marfa to Alpine. Leaving US 90, US 67 travels north towards I-10. US 67 shares an overlap with I-10 for 25 miles. In Fort Stockton, US 385 joins. US 67/385 leave I-10 just east of Fort Stockton. US 67 in Presidio has the highest mile marker posted on any highway. US 67 leaves I-10 with the two share an overlap until McCamey. US 67 travels in a east-west direction towards San Angelo. US 67 travels though rural areas, passing through or near the towns of Rankin, Big Lake, Mertzon. In San Angelo, parts of US 67 are known as the Houston Harte Expressway, named after the San Angelo-native publishing magnate.
US 67 starts a short overlap with US 277 in San Angelo along the Houston Harte. US 67 ends its overlap with US 277 northeast of San Angelo. US 67 travels towards Ballinger and has an overlap with US 83. Between the towns of Santa Anna and Stephenville, US 67 shares overlaps with US highways 84, 183, 377; the overlap with US 377 ends in south east Stephenville. US 67 travels to Glen Rose, the location of Dinosaur Valley State Park. US 67 travels to Cleburne, where the western half of the bypass is a 4 lane freeway and the eastern half is a two-lane highway. US 67 travels through the towns of Keene and Venus before entering Midlothian, where a freeway begins that travels all the way to I-35E in Dallas. US 67 shares an unsigned overlap with I-35E/US 77 to Downtown Dallas, where US 67 leaves I-35E and joins I-30. US 67 shares an unsigned overlap with I-30; the two highways travel through east Dallas and Garland, Texas before crossing over Lake Ray Hubbard, twice. After the second crossing, the highways enter Rockwall.
In Royse City, US 67 signage begins. The highways arrive in Greenville. US 67 travels before leaving I-30 east of town. US 67 parallels I-30 crossing the highway. US 67 passes though the towns of Mount Vernon, Mount Pleasant. East of Mount Pleasant, US 67 travels miles south of I-30 traveling through Morris County. US 67 travels on the south border of the Lone Star Army Ammunition Plant, before arriving in Texarkana. US 67 travels to downtown. US 67 has business routes in Presidio, two in San Angelo, Cleburne and Sulphur Springs. An additional business route has been proposed for Dublin, Midlothian and Greenville had business routes; these routes follow former alignments through these cities before US 67 bypasses were constructed. Texas State Highway 66 Texas State Highway 78 Geographic data related to U. S. Highway 67 in Texas at OpenStreetMap