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El Paso, West Texas, & The Panhandle

     The El Paso metro area including Ciudad Juarez, Mexico is home to around 2.3 million people which forms the largest population center on any international border in the world.  The City of El Paso has a population of 624,365.  Located on the border between two states (Texas and New Mexico) and two countries, El Paso is a dynamic city with the military (Fort Bliss) and other government agencies, defense-related businesses and education, retail and wholesale trades, manufacturing and agriculture forming the city's economic base. The maquiladora industry, found just across the Rio Grande in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, is also a major employer.

     West Texas is a region in Texas that has more in common geographically with the Southwestern United States than it does with the rest of the state. Known for its natural beauty there are many small mountain ranges.  Major industries include livestock, petroleum and natural gas production, textiles such as cotton, grain and sugar beat farming, and because of its proximity to the Mexican border, the maquiladora industry.

     The Texas Panhandle is a region of Texas consisting of the northernmost 26 counties in the state. The panhandle is a rectangular area bordered by the state of New Mexico to the west and the state of Oklahoma to the north and east. The southern border of Swisher County is considered to be the southern boundary of the region.  The largest city in the Panhandle is Amarillo, Texas.  The counties which make up the Texas Panhandle include Armstrong County, Briscoe County, Carson County, Castro County, Childress County, Collingsworth County, Dallam County, Deaf Smith County, Donley County, Gray County, Hall County, Hansford County, Hartley County, Hemphill County, Hutchinson County, Lipscomb County, Moore County, Ochiltree County, Oldham County, Parmer County, Potter County, Randall County, Roberts County, Sherman County, Swisher County, and Wheeler County.

     For information on firms that practice in the El Paso area as well as West Texas and The Panhandle, please feel free to e-mail info@texaslawyers.com.


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     Jurisdiction refers to a court's power to hear a cause of action.  Factors that determine a court's jurisdiction include:
    1. location of parties
    2. where a transaction or incident occurred and
    3. subject matter of the cause of action

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