Our History

The county of Jim Hogg was named for Governor James Stephen Hogg, and is bordered by Webb, Duval, Jim Wells, Brooks, Starr, and Zapata counties. Its center lies at 27°05′ north latitude and 98°43′ west longitude. The city of Hebbronville is located in a beautiful ranching rural community in south Texas near the Rio Grande border. As a result, our community has very unique challenges and disadvantages that inhibit students from getting access to a post-secondary education and beyond.

Jim Hogg County ISD is one of the largest counties in South Texas covering a total of 1,136 square miles. In fact, Jim Hogg County ranks in the top 50 largest counties in the state of Texas out of 254.

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The first schools in the county began as a one-room school on area ranches in the 1800s. A county school board regulated schools from 1913 to 1921, when the first Hebbronville public school was built. Hebbronville's school district operated from 1921 to 1946. In 1947 the Hebbronville school district voted to become a county school district.


Hunting is the principal tourist attraction. The county is in the center of a white-tailed deer and bobwhite quail hunting area, and numerous hunters from around the state come to the county during the fall and winter.


Jim Hogg County Independent School District is a 3A district-serving students through one vertical of PK-12 schools. The three campuses include Hebbronville Elementary, Hebbronville Junior High and Hebbronville High School.

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