Jim Hogg County (S-14) is in the Rio Grande Plain region of South Texas twenty-eight miles north of the Mexican border and sixty-six miles west of the Gulf Coast.
The county, named for Governor James Stephen Hogg, is bordered by Webb, Duval, Jim Wells, Brooks, Starr, and Zapata counties. Its center lies at 27°05' north latitude and 98°43' west longitude. Hebbronville, the largest town and county seat, is at the junction of State highways 16, 285, and 359, in the north central part of the county. Other communities include Agua Nueva, Altavista, Guerra, Randado, and Thompsonville.
In response to public concerns about naturally occurring arsenic in the Hebbronville public drinking water, staff from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) will be offering free urine testing to the first 400 Hebbronville residents that contact us.
The DSHS laboratory will test the samples for arsenic only. Information from the testing will help DSHS identify whether further public health recommendations are needed to help residents reduce their risk of exposure.
Tina Walker / Health Educator 1-800-588-1248, ext. 2932
The Jim Hogg County Fair is the longest running festival in the county.
For more information, please visit their website at www.JimHoggCountyFair.com