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Encyclopedia > Big Sandy, Texas

Big Sandy is a town in Upshur County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,288 at the 2000 census. Big Sandy is the only "wet city" in Upshur County. Smith and Wood County residents near this county line come to buy beer, wine, and liquor. Upshur County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. ... Official language(s) No Official Language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ...

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Geography

Downtown Big Sandy
Downtown Big Sandy
Location of Big Sandy, Texas

Big Sandy is located at 32°35′5″N, 95°6′44″W (32.584693, -95.112297)GR1. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links TXMap-doton-BigSandy. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.3 km² (1.7 mi²). 4.2 km² (1.6 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it (1.80%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 1,288 people, 532 households, and 342 families residing in the town. The population density was 303.2/km² (786.8/mi²). There were 595 housing units at an average density of 140.1/km² (363.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 81.75% White, 12.89% African American, 0.39% Native American, 1.16% Asian, 2.95% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.49% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 532 households out of which 32.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.4% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.7% were non-families. 34.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 3.11. “Matrimony” redirects here. ...


In the town the population was spread out with 28.0% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 17.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 86.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.5 males.


The median income for a household in the town was $25,284, and the median income for a family was $34,107. Males had a median income of $26,083 versus $21,071 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,989. About 16.4% of families and 17.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.9% of those under age 18 and 15.6% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Ambassador College Campus

For many years Big Sandy, Texas was known as the location of the third campus of Ambassador College, a liberal arts institution which briefly became known as Ambassador University. It was sponsored by the Radio Church of God, which later became known as the Worldwide Church of God. Because of the size and location of the campus, the grounds were also used once a year in celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles which attracted hundreds of church members to the area. The economic impact was considerable. While some members camped on the grounds, other members booked into local motels and became patrons of local restaurants and other facilities in the area.
Ambassador College was originally established as an unaccredited liberal arts institution in 1947 at Pasadena, California by the Radio Church of God, a religious organization incorporated in the State of California by Herbert W. Armstrong to promote the beliefs of the Church of God. ... Ambassador College was originally established as a liberal arts institution in 1947 at Pasadena, California by the Radio Church of God, a religious organization incorporated in the State of California by Herbert W. Armstrong to promote the beliefs of the Church of God. ... The Radio Church of God began as a religious radio program during 1934 on station KORE in Eugene, Oregon presented by Herbert W. Armstrong and supported by an unincorporated voluntary association of members meeting as the Church of God. ... The Worldwide Church of God was founded in 1933 by Herbert W. Armstrong as the Radio Church of God. ... Sukkot (סוכות or סֻכּוֹת sukkōt, booths) or Succoth is an 8-day Biblical pilgrimage festival, also known as the Feast of Booths, the Feast of Tabernacles, or Tabernacles. ...


In March 2000, the campus was sold by the Worldwide Church of God and became the International ALERT Academy, home of the Air Land Emergency Resource Team (ALERT), a Christian program training young men in disaster relief and emergency services. The Academy also serves as a camp and conference center, and holds four-week summer programs for boys and girls. ALERT is affiliated with the controversial evangelical minister Bill Gothard. The Worldwide Church of God was founded in 1933 by Herbert W. Armstrong as the Radio Church of God. ... Bill Gothard in a mural image from his ministry, the Institute for Basic Life Principles. ...


Sports

The Big Sandy High School football team has won three Texas Class B state championships; 1973, 1974, and 1975. Although the state finals game in 1974 ended in a 0-0 tie (vs Celina), UIL granted both teams co-championships. In 2005, the Wildcats again reached the state final game (Class A, vs Stratford), however they fell short by one point (21-20).


In 1975 the Big Sandy High School football team set a then national record of 824 points scored in a season (they went 14-0 for the regular season, not counting playoffs). This record was not broken until 1994 by a high school in Bloomington, California. The 1975 team included later notable NFL stars such as David Overstreet, a former running back for the Miami Dolphins, and Lovie Smith, head coach for the NFL Chicago Bears. NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... City Miami Gardens, Florida Other nicknames The Fins Team colors Aqua Green, Coral Orange, White, and Navy Blue Head Coach Cam Cameron Owner Wayne Huizenga General manager Randy Mueller Mascot T. D. League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1966-1969) Eastern Division (1966-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... Lovie Lee Smith (born May 8, 1958 in Gladewater, Texas) is the head coach of the Chicago Bears professional football team of the NFL. Smith narrowly became the first African American coach to lead a team to the Super Bowl only hours before Tony Dungy of the Indianapolis Colts became... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue, Orange and White Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National...


The Big Sandy High School men's basketball team has reached the State Final game 8 times. The years they appeared were 1949, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1957, and 1958. The 1952 and 1957 games were victories. Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ...


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