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Carson County Information
The county was settled in 1886 and the population estimated at 6,182 as of the 2010 census. The county seat is Panhandle, and it is also the largest community. The total area of the county is 924 square miles. It is named for Samuel Price Carson, the first secretary of state of the Republic of Texas.

White Deer in 1909 became home to Polish Catholic immigrants, who had first settled Panna Maria in Karnes County before migrating to Carson County.

Experimental drilling by Gulf Oil Corporation led to the county’s, and the Panhandle’s, first oil and gas production in late 1921. Borger field was discovered in 1925, sparking much oil exploration and production of the Panhandle area. By the end of 2000 more than 178,398,900 barrels of petroleum had been produced from county lands.

In September 1942 the Pantex Ordnance Plant was built on 16,076 acres of southwestern Carson County land, to pack and load shells and bombs in support of the World War II effort. Operations ceased August 1945, and in 1949 the site was sold to Texas Tech University at Amarillo for agricultural experimentation. Pantex reopened in 1951 as a nuclear weapons assembly plant. In 1960, Pantex began high explosives development in support of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California. Pantex has a long-term mission to safely and securely maintain the nation’s nuclear weapons stockpile and dismantle weapons retired by the military.

The area code in use for this county is 806.

Sheriff’s Office
Sheriff Loren Brand leads the law enforcement team and you can meet him in his office in the Law Enforcement Center at 201 US 60 (PO Box 972) in Panhandle, Texas 79068. The phone number is (806) 537-3511.

Sheriff Brand fulfils many duties including:

  • Serves as a licensed peace officer
  • Manages and operates the county jail.
  • Provides security for the courts.
  • Serves warrants and civil papers.
  • Regulates bail bondsmen in counties with no bail bond board.

    County Courthouse
    The Honorable Dan Looten, who serves as the county judge can be reached via phone at 806-537-3622. The Carson County Courthouse address is 501 Main St, Panhandle, TX 79068. The phone number is (806) 537-2200.

    As county judge, Honorable Looten’s duties include:

  • Presiding officer of the Commissioners Court.
  • Represents the county in many administrative functions.
  • Serves as budget officer
  • Most have broad judicial duties, such as presiding over misdemeanor criminal and small civil cases, probate matters and appeals from the Justice of the Peace Court.
  • Serves as head of emergency management.

    County Jail
    The Carson County Jail is located at 501 Main St, Panhandle, TX 79068, and the phone number is (806) 537-3511.

    Visitation information not available.

  • Carson County Jail Statistics
    Number of Persons Confined17
    Avg Daily Population18
    Name of new facilitynot applicable
    Full time payroll9
    Full time total employees9
    Total salaries and wages204765
    Other operating expenditures63000
    Total construction costsnot applicable
    Equipment, furnishings, etcnot applicable
    Year of original construction1952
    Year of major renovation2002
    Name of new facilitynot applicable

    Address: 500 MAIN STREET PANHANDLE TX 79068

    Carson County Unemployment and Median Household Income
    Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 20163,065
    Number Employed Annual Average, 20162,962
    Number Unemployed Annual Average, 2016103
    Unemployment Rate, 20163.4
    Median Household Income Annual Average, 201561,083
    Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
    Carson County Poverty Data
    Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 2014503
    Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 20158.5
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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