FYI Taylor County Texas

Saturday, October 21, 2017
Founded in 1876 as a railroad town, Thrall was first called Stiles Switch after the Stiles family, which owned a ranch at the site. A combination post office/general store opened in Thrall in 1901, and it was that same year that the town was renamed. Held in great esteem by the Stiles family, Methodist minister and historian Homer S. Thrall provided the inspiration for the community’s new name. The town was incorporated in 1915, the same year an oil boom increased the population from 25 to 3,000. By 1920, the oil boom had leveled off and the population of the…
City hall: 104 S. Main St., Thrall, TX 76578Phone: (512) 898-5306Thrall has a mayor/commission form of government. The mayor is Troy Marx, a former city commissioner who took office in 2005. Commission members are Nicole Walla and J. “Scooter” Dubec. UtilitiesWater, sewage and trash collection are handled through the city. For more information, contact Thrall City Hall, 104 S. Main St., (512) 898-5306. Police DepartmentDuties include law enforcement, crime prevention and community policing in the city limits of Thrall. The department also does a variety of community service initiatives, including property registration.Chief Whitney Whitworth leads the department.The police department phone…
Thrall ISDAddress: 201 S. Bounds St., Thrall, TX 76578Phone: (512) 898-0062Fax: (512) 898-5349Web: www.thrallisd.comSuperintendent: Tommy HookerSecondary principal: Casey BurkhartThe Thrall Independent School District is governed by a seven-member board of trustees. Board members are Darrell Hall, president; Wesley Grisham, vice president; Richard Chandler, secretary; and trustees Lawrence Brown, Chris Salazar and John Ransom, Jr. District boundaries: Boundaries are the San Gabriel River on the west and CR 619 to the south.Transfer policies: Students who live outside of Thrall ISD may attend Thrall schools. There is no transfer fee, but the transfer has to be approved by the superintendent District-wide programs:…
Most residents work in public administration, retail trade, manufacturing and construction. The estimated median family income was just under $36,832 as of 2009, according to www.city-data.com.