HistoryThe city was the first settlement on the Rio Grande River and was originally known as Camp Eagle Pass. During the Mexican-American War, the city was a temporary outpost for the Texas Militia who was ordered to stop illegal trade with Mexico. The township of Eagle Pass was established in the 1940’s and in 1850 a trading post opened. In 1871, Maverick County was delineated and Eagle Pass was named the county seat. Schools and churches were built to accommodate the growing population and ranching and mercantile industries flourished. The railway was built and traversed through the city giving Eagle Pass more viability. Maverick County was named for Samuel A. Maverick, a legislature and cattleman.
Today, Eagle Pass and the surrounding Maverick County are home to freight forwarding transportation, food manufacturing, and import and retail businesses. The businesses provide employment opportunities to area residents.
EducationThe city, as well as all of Maverick County is served by the Eagle Pass Independent School District and provides public school education for children in grades Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12. The district operates and maintains 15 elementary schools, two junior high schools and two high schools. The school district is highly rated by students, parents and educational professionals. The teacher to student ratio averages 16 to 1.
There is a private catholic school in Eagle Pass offering educational opportunities to school children in grades Kindergarten to grade 12.
The educational minded resident will find several colleges and universities in Eagle Pass and the surrounding communities. The schools include Maverick County College, Sul Ross State University and South West Texas Junior College. The school s provide educational opportunities in a variety of courses to allow students to pursue professional and business careers.
For more information about the public school district, visit www.eaglepassisd.net
Real EstateAvailable real estate in Eagle Pass includes single and multi-family homes, condominiums and cooperatives and modular homes. Interested persons will also find undeveloped residential property with many lots in approved subdivisions. Prices for such real estate, including the undeveloped property is mostly affordable and ideal for families, retirees and the first time home buyer.
Homes can be found with multiple bedrooms and bathrooms and multiple levels. Homes are also a variety of architectural styles and floor plans. Real estate is a combination of existing and new construction. New home construction indicates a stable housing market along with a strong economy. Residents searching for homes in Eagle Pass will find homes located in family friendly neighborhoods.
Residents who prefer to rent rather than buy will find a variety of apartments and homes for rent at affordable rates. Apartments can be found in apartment complexes and homes will be found in family friendly neighborhoods. Available apartments are multi-bedroom and bathroom and include amenities such as off street parking, laundry facilities and fitness centers.
Anyone considering buying a house in Eagle Pass and Maverick County, within driving distance to Laughlin Air Force Base, and within the CBP Del Rio Sector, should contact Texas Heritage Real Estate. The realtors at Texas Heritage are experienced with real estate trends in the area and will assist you with finding the right home to meet your needs. The Real Estate Pros at Texas Heritage are also experienced property managers.
Parks and RecreationResidents will appreciate the recreational opportunities and facilities available in Eagle Pass. The city realizes the importance of activities that provide health benefits for residents of all ages. The Recreation Department operates and maintains more than 10 parks and recreational facilities. The parks include amenities such as picnic and barbeque areas, sports fields and courts, playgrounds and tot lots, walking trails and sitting areas and concession stands and restrooms. The city also operates several recreational centers that sponsor after school programs and programs for seniors.
For more information, visit www.eaglepasstx.us