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Borden County, Texas

US county information
NameBorden County
Largest cityGail
US Area
Total Area906 sq mi (2346.5 km2)
Land Area899 sq mi (2328.4 km2)
Water Area7 sq mi (18.1 km2)
Population729 (2000)
Density03/km2 (7.8/sq mi)
Time zoneCST
Time zoneCST: -6/-5

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Borden County is a rural county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 729. Its county seat is Gail . Gail and Borden County are named for Gail Borden, Jr., businessman, publisher, surveyor, and inventor of condensed milk. Borden County is one of thirty prohibition or entirely dry counties in the state of Texas.

According to a 2007 census estimate, Borden County is the fourth least populous county in the state of Texas, behind Loving, King, and Kenedy counties, and it is the tenth least populous county in the United States.

The county is served mostly by Borden County Independent School District. The district offers pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. Borden County School is among the few public schools in Texas to receive a distinguished GreatSchools Rating of 9 out of 10.

Many of the teachers reside in board-owned housing in Gail. The school offers six-man football, basketball, baseball, and tennis. The Borden County head coach is Trey Richey. Assistant coach Fernando Baeza (born 1981) is an alumnus of the school who also teaches social studies. Baeza was the running back on the 1997 Borden County state championship six-man football team. His coaching colleague, Colt McCook, played with Baeza on the 1997 championship team. McCook, a health teacher at the school, was thereafter the quarterback on the losing 1998 Borden County team. The Borden Coyotes also won championships in 2007 and 2008. Peter Benavidez, another assistant football coach, also handles the girls' sports.

The weekly newspaper, the Borden Star, covers events for the school and county.

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