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Tulia, TX

Tulia,TX

Swisher County

Population in July 2008: 4,589. Population change since 2000: -10.3%

Demographics

The population is approximately 50% white, 39% Hispanic, and 10% black.

Twenty-five percent of the population is over 55, with the 20-54 age segment making up 45%. Five to nineteen-year-olds comprise

another 35%. Gender distribution is 53% male, 47% female. Median household income was $27,794 in 2000, the last year for

which figures are available.

Taxes

Taxes are always subject to change, but as of 10/1/2008, the property tax in the City of Tulia is 2.762547 / per $100.

Both city and county offer homestead exemption on property taxes for those over 65.

Sales tax in Tulia is at the maximum allowed by the state, 8.25%, with 0.5% dedicated for economic development.

Property Tax

Taxing Entity* Tax Rate / Per $100**

City of Tulia 0.311940

(City of Happy) (.750305)

(City of Kress) (.476656)

Swisher County 0.747500

Hospital District 0.287307

Tulia ISD 1.160000

(Happy ISD) (1.04)

(Kress ISD) (1.17)

Mackenzie Water Authority 0.255800

TOTAL (within Tulia city limits) 2.762547 / Per $100

*Not all taxes would apply. Depends on location of business or home

**All Property is Assessed @ 100% Valuation

Tulia Police force at full strength consists of 1 chief, 1 investigator, 1 sergeant, and 5 officers. Swisher County Sheriff's

Office at full strength consists of 1 sheriff, 1 chief deputy, 2 deputies, and the jail staff. Texas Department of Public Safety

stations 3 troopers in Swisher County.

MelissaData.com reports the crime index for Tulia at 415. This compares favorably to other cities in Texas and

neighboring states:

Crime Stoppers was recently reestablished in Tulia, and there are plans to establish a Neighborhood Watch program.

Tulia Fire Department is comprised of 25 highly trained and effective volunteers who take their responsibility seriously.

They drill twice each month, and attend regional training events and the world's largest fire training school at Texas A&M University.

City, county, and state agencies cooperate to provide safety in the event of man-made or natural disasters. The community recently conducted training as a Point-Of-Dispensing (POD), led by the Texas Department of Health, in case of widespread disease outbreak.

Dallas 806

Albuquerque NM 725

Oklahoma City OK 720

Houston 701

Amarillo 675

Lubbock 674

San Antonio 670

Tulia 415

Recreational Area and Facilities

Tulia has a number of public parks, some with playground equipment, and one with a walking path.

A shooting range is located near the Tule Creek Golf Course.

Tennis courts are available at Mackenzie Park and Tulia High School.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department offers two great parks just a short drive from Tulia:

Caprock Canyons State Park and Trailway offers camping, hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, mountain biking, boating (no-wake), fishing, lake swimming, a scenic drive, and guided tours. The trailway is a converted railway, including a tunnel.

Palo Duro Canyon State Park offers camping, hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, mountain biking, a scenic drive, and historical buildings. The canyon is the second largest in the country, and was the site of one of the last major battles between US Cavalry and plains Indians. The outdoor drama "TEXAS" is performed in the canyon during the summer.

Archaeological and paleontological sites are within short drives.

The big event for Swisher County Residents is "Picnic". Based on the annual celebration of the county's organization, the name hearkens back to the days when everyone gathered on the courthouse square with a picnic lunch brought from home.

The event has expanded, however, to include Music on the Square, a Rodeo, a couple of dances, a cook-off, food and fun booths, school and family reunions, and as for the "picnic" itself, it has become a barbecue, with proceeds benefiting the local 4-H programs.

"Picnic" was formerly planned around July 17, the date of the county's founding, but has since been locked in to the third Saturday in July for the main events (parade, barbecue, and rodeo), with events around the square on the preceding days. Those with a desire to volunteer may participate with a club-sponsored booth, or perform on the stage.

Strongest AM radio stations in Tulia:

  • KTUE (1260 AM; 1 kW; TULIA, TX; Owner: DOVE MEDIA, INC.)

  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)

  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)

  • KVOP (1090 AM; 5 kW; PLAINVIEW, TX; Owner: EQUICOM, INC)

  • KGNC (710 AM; 10 kW; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)

  • KIXZ (940 AM; 5 kW; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

  • KTNZ (1010 AM; 5 kW; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: AMIGO RADIO, LTD.)

  • KPUR (1440 AM; 5 kW; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

  • KIJN (1060 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FARWELL, TX; Owner: METROPOLITIAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)

  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)

  • KREW (1400 AM; 1 kW; PLAINVIEW, TX; Owner: EQUICOM, INC)

  • KJTV (950 AM; 5 kW; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Tulia:

  • KBTE (104.9 FM; TULIA, TX; Owner: DOVE MEDIA, INC.)

  • KHDY (97.3 FM; PLAINVIEW, TX; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)

  • KKYN-FM (106.9 FM; PLAINVIEW, TX; Owner: EQUICOM, INC)

  • KBAH (90.5 FM; PLAINVIEW, TX; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

  • KRIA (103.9 FM; PLAINVIEW, TX; Owner: EQUICOM, INC)

  • KPMB (88.5 FM; PLAINVIEW, TX; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL EVANGELISM)

TV broadcast stations around Tulia:

  • K41CA (Channel 41; KRESS, TX; Owner: PANHANDLE TELECASTING CO.)

  • K25CP (Channel 25; KRESS, TX; Owner: QUORUM OF AMARILLO LICENSE, LLC)

  • K36CC (Channel 36; KRESS/PLAINVIEW, TX; Owner: KVII OPERATING, L.P.)

  • KLBK-TV (Channel 13; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: QUORUM OF TEXAS LICENSE, LLC)

  • KACV-TV (Channel 2; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: AMARILLO JUNIOR COLLEGE DISTRICT)

  • KFDA-TV (Channel 10; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: PANHANDLE TELECASTING CO.)

  • K59GC (Channel 59; PLAINVIEW, TX; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)

  • KPGD-LP (Channel 53; PLAINVIEW, TX; Owner: PRIME TIME CHRISTIAN B/CASTING, INC.)


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