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LEPC for Carson County, Groom, Panhandle, Skellytown and White Deer. Carson County was established in 1876 and is located in the Texas Panhandle just east of Amarillo, Texas.
Carson County was established in 1876 and is located in the Texas Panhandle just east of Amarillo, Texas.
There are 1,586 residents in the county and 4,524 residents in the communities of Groom, Panhandle, Skellytown, White Deer and parts of Fritch. Total 6,110 residents.
It has 900 square miles which includes I-40, HWY 60, HWY 207, HWY 152.
City of Panhandle is the county seat .
Sun rise between White Deer & Panhandle
DPS, TDEM Liaison, Pantex/TDEM Liaison, Pantex, DOE, Cities elected and employees, County Judge, Commissioners, Road & Bridge, Sheriff Dept., Police Depts., EMS, Fire Dept., Oil & Gas Companies, Red Cross, Private Businesses, BNSF, Utility Companies, TXDOT, DSHS, Schools.
Carson County currently has 13 privately owned grain elevators in the county. These elevators are used for wheat, Milo, corn, soybeans.
The county also has one cotton gin which has been operating since 2004. For the past six year the cotton gin has produced approximately 300,000 bales of cotton.
Wind Farms Near White Deer
*Carson County Feed - 20,000 head of cattle
*Britten Cattle Company
*Carson County Airport
*Family Care Clinic in Panhandle
*St.Ann’s Nursing Home
*Saint Joseph’s Home
*Stamps Spraying Services
*Attebury Grain Company
*Robinson Grain Company
* K & K Company
* Warminski 4-Skies Spraying Service
*Enterprise Oil Company
* Conoco Phillips
* Kinder Morgan
* Schaffer Oil Company
* OneOak Oil Company
* Chessepeak Oil Company
* El Paso Oil Company
* Cabot Oil Company
* Williams Oil Company
* BNSF Railroad
*Southern Pacific Railroad Company
* Vibra Whirl Company (install turf for tracks etc)
*3-Locally owned newspapers-Panhandle Herald established July 22, 1887- longest continuing running business in the Texas Panhandle
White Deer News-established 1959;
Groom News established 1925,
Conoco Phillips helped with the funding of trailer. We purchased the cabinets, and counter tops and had a prison, that is located at Pampa, install all the cabinets.
Every year Carson County participates in an exercise with Enterprise Oil Company, either a tabletop or full scale
One of the past tabletop held with Enterprise Oil Company.
POD (Point of Dispensing) –DSHS training in 2009.
We are scheduled to have another POD training this April.
Carson County Emergency Management