Anthony, Texas

Anthony, Texas

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Anthony, Texas
settlement_type = Town
nickname =
motto = Gateway to Texas

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map_caption = Location of Anthony, Texas

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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Texas
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = El Paso

government_footnotes = Municipality
government_type = Mayor/Aldermen
leader_title = Mayor
leader_name = Arturo Franco
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unit_pref = Imperial
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area_magnitude =
area_total_km2 = 16.9
area_land_km2 = 16.8
area_water_km2 = 0.1
area_total_sq_mi = 6.5
area_land_sq_mi = 6.5
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0

population_as_of = 2000
population_footnotes =
population_total = 3850
population_density_km2 = 228.8
population_density_sq_mi = 592.5

timezone = Mountain (MST)
utc_offset = -7
timezone_DST = MDT
utc_offset_DST = -6
elevation_footnotes =
elevation_m = 1160
elevation_ft = 3806
latd = 31 |latm = 59 |lats = 41 |latNS = N
longd = 106 |longm = 35 |longs = 51 |longEW = W

postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 79821
area_code = 915
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 48-03432GR|2
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 1372307GR|3
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Anthony is a town in El Paso County, Texas, United States. The population was 3,850 at the 2000 census.


Anthony is located at coor dms|31|59|41|N|106|35|51|W|city (31.994626, -106.597612)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 6.5 square miles (16.9 km²), of which, 6.5 square miles (16.8 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.31%) is water. Anthony, Texas and Anthony, New Mexico, to its north, are often considered twin cities, though Anthony New Mexico is not incorporated and neither are cities.


As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 3,850 people, 684 households, and 577 families residing in the town. The population density was 592.5 people per square mile (228.7/km²). There were 722 housing units at an average density of 111.1/sq mi (42.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 7.79% White, 3.87% African American, 1.32% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Latino of any race were 82.78% of the population.

There were 684 households out of which 50.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.2% were married couples living together, 15.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.5% were non-families. 14.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.47 and the average family size was 3.84.

In the town the population was spread out with 20.7% under the age of 18, 12.7% from 18 to 24, 41.9% from 25 to 44, 18.1% from 45 to 64, and 6.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 212.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 261.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $26,295, and the median income for a family was $28,295. Males had a median income of $21,667 versus $17,273 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,568. About 22.7% of families and 25.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.4% of those under age 18 and 29.6% of those age 65 or over.

Town government

The Town of Anthony is a Mayor/Aldermen system. Currently there are five Aldermen representing the Townspeople. The mayor and aldermen are elected positions held for alternating two-year terms.

The Town of Anthony is composed of the following Government Departments:
*Town Clerk
*Water/Sewer Department
*Streets/Parks Department
*Police Department
*Municipal Court

The Town of Anthony Government Facility is located at 401 Wildcat across from the Anthony Independent School District Complex. This multi-use facility houses the following Government Department Offices:

*Office of the Mayor
*Office of the Chief of Police
*Office of the Municipal Judge
*Office of the Town Clerk
*Office of the Anthony Water/Sewer Department
*Office of the Anthony Streets/Parks Department
*The Anthony Police Department Dispatch/Records Office
*The Anthony Municipal Court Office

The Government Facility additionally houses the Anthony Municipal Court Room. This courtroom hosts the Anthony Town Hall Meetings, voting, police meetings, and other events.

The Anthony Water Treatment Plant is located at the southern end of Omar Street and provides drinking water and sewage treatment for the Town of Anthony. The majority of Anthony's drinking water comes from wells located near the Rio Grande River.

The Anthony Street/Parks Work Yard is located on 1300 Antonio Street and houses the Department's machinery, vehicles, and other equipment.


Anthony is home to four municipal parks
*Ernesto Rascon Memorial Baseball Park (Named after Anthony's only officer killed in the line of duty)
*Enrique Miramontes Park (named after a resident who was killed during the Vietnam War)
*Richard White Park
*Triangle Park

The Town of Anthony recently secured a large State Grant (approx: $250,000) to increase the size of Richard White Park. Projected improvements include soccor fields, jogging paths, nature walks, a skate park, and much more.

A large section of bare desert land on the north side of Antonio Street near the 1400-1600 block is designated to become a soccor field and Home to the Anthony Desert Rats soccor team. Projected completion is unspecified.


The Anthony Independent School District (AISD) is one of the newest districts in El Paso County.

AISD consists of three campuses and a district central office, all connected and surrounded by a single fence line. Each campus is within easy walking distance of the others and the central office is located between the elementary and middle schools.

District boundaries

The Anthony Independent School District (AISD) serves the entire municipal limit of Anthony Texas and extends into all portions of Vinton Texas west of Texas Highway 20 and south to La Union Road. [|b=50|l=en|t=420|zf=0.0|ms=ref_sd_00dec|dw=0.11865802324685776|dh=0.07583952641105769||if=gif|cx=-106.60222666012075|cy=31.944523731031353|zl=4|pz=4|bo=997:314:313:995:993|bl=998:996:994:355:354|ft=350:349:335:389:388:332:331|fl=381:403:204:380:369:379:368|g=05000US17031&-PANEL_ID=rm_result&-_pageY=512&-_lang=en&-geo_id=05000US17031&-_pageX=472&-_mapY=-20&-_mapX=213&-_latitude=&-format=&-_pan=&-ds_name=null&-_longitude=&-_change

AISD does not serve any portion of New Mexico, however AISD has a problem with out-of-district students illegally attending schools with false addresses being presented at registration. This is partially due to AISD being a significantly higher-quality school district than the surrounding districts, especially in New Mexico.


* The Administrations Building is located at Anthony, Texas.
* 840 Sixth Street
Anthony, TX 79821
915-886-2420 fax

Anthony High School

* 825 Wildcat Drive
Anthony, TX 79821
915-886-3876 fax
* School Web Site []

Anthony Middle School

* 813 Sixth Street
Anthony, TX 79821
915-886-3875 fax
* School Web Site []

Anthony Elementary School

* 610 Poplar Street
Anthony, TX 79821
915-886-3205 fax
* School Web Site []


AISD does not employ security guards nor does it maintain a school district police force.

AISD maintains a contract with the Anthony Police Department for one full-time APD officer to act as the school resource officer (SRO).

In addition, faculty and staff are trained on security issues and emergency procedures are in place in district policy.

Visitors to any AISD campus must sign in at the office.

Post Office

Anthony, NM Post Office 1190 Anthony Drive, Anthony, New Mexico 88021-9800 (1.15 Miles)



*Interstate 10 runs north/south through the municipal jurisdiction of Anthony and is the major route to and from the town.

*Texas State Highway 20 runs parallel with I-10
TX 20 along the La Tuna Federal Correctional Institution and south of it is designated Doniphan Street
TX 20 north of La Tuna Federal Correctional Institution is designated Main Street
Main Street north of
Washington Street is designated North Main
Main Street south of Washington Street is designated South Main

*North and South Desert Boulevards
Considered frontage roads to I-10
Run parallel alongside I-10 on each side
One Way roadways

*FM 1905 Begins at I-10 and runs west into New Mexico
FM 1905 is designated as from east to west: I-10 to Antonio Street to Franklin Street to South Main (TX 20) to East Washington

*Texas State Highway Spur 6 (Designated as Wildcat Street)
Connects Antonio Street near the I-10 East on/off ramp to TX 20

*Washington Street
Washington Street East of Main Street is designated East Washington
Washington Street West of Main Street is designated West Washington


*El Paso County Rural Transit
Route 10 Schedule Info: (915) 532-3474 [ Route 10 PDF]

Emergency Services


* Anthony Police Department (Primary patrol/service call response)
* El Paso County Sheriff's Office (From Vinton Station)
* El Paso County Constable (Precinct #7)


* West Valley Volunteer Fire Department
El Paso County Emergency Services District #2]


* West Valley Volunteer Fire Department (First Responder Basic EMTs, no ambulance transport)
* Life Ambulance Service, INC. (Private EMS ambulance company on contract with El Paso County

Texas Travel Center

Anthony Texas is the home for one of Texas's 12 Travel and Information Centers providing the following services for travelers entering Texas from New Mexico:

* Overnight Parking
* Covered Picnic Areas
* Texas Travel/Information (free maps, brochures, and literature)
* 24-hour Restrooms
* Vending Machines
* On-site Security
* RVs/Big Rigs welcome (no hook-ups)


Anthony Texas is home to several well known restaurants and franchise chains.

Hometown favorites

*Red Rooster Cafe- featuring a variety of Mexican and American specialities.
*Rose Garden- featuring authentic Mexican food
*Alice The Burrito Lady #2- featuring a variety of burritos, soups and Mexican plates.
*Home Style Pizzeria- handmade pizza and wings

Franchise Chains

*Subway (Inside Pilot Truck Stop)
*Subway (Inside Lowes La Feria)
*Burger King
*Wendy's (Inside Pilot Truck Stop)
*Pizza Pros
*La Cocina (Inside FINA)
*The Cookery (Inside the Flying J Truck Stop)


*Wet'n'Wild Water World- Area's only water park (open during warm weather months)
*Blockbuster Video- movie and game rentals
*Movie Gallery- movie and game rentals
*Nasty Jacks- biker styled bar with live music
*Rincon Norte- bar with pool and live mariachi music
*Brown Derby- night club with live mariachi music, live shows, pool tables
*Escandalo- night club with live mariachi music
*Welcome Inn- bar with pool tables


Anthony Texas is the home of two hotel chains.
*Best Western
*Super 8

La Tuna Federal Correctional Institution

The Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) in Anthony, Texas, is a low security facility housing male inmates. An adjacent minimum security satellite prison camp houses male inmates. A separate low security facility is associated with the FCI and houses male inmates.

La Tuna is a Community Leader and has a strong relationship with the Anthony Police Department. La Tuna assists with several ongoing Town Projects through the inmate worker programs.

La Tuna inmates helped build some of the Anthony Municipal Parks and regularly assist in the day to day maintenance of the Anthony Town Government Facility. La Tuna inmates assist Streets/Parks Department workers in a laborer capacity.

ee also

*El Paso County, Texas
*Anthony Independent School District
*Leap Year
*Rio Grande
*Anthony Police Department
*Anthony, New Mexico


External links

* [ Anthony ISD]
* [ World Wide Leap Year Birthday Club]
* [ La Tuna Federal Correctional Institution]

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