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  JEWISH AND KOSHER TEXAS, USA    הקהילה היהודית ומסעדות כשרות בטקסס, ארצות הברית

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JEWISH BRYAN, TEXAS:

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Bryan is a city in Brazos County, Texas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 76,201. It is the county seat of Brazos County and is located in the heart of the Brazos Valley (Southeast Central Texas). It shares its border with the city of College Station, which lies to its south. Together they are referred to as the Bryan-College Station metropolitan area, the sixteenth largest Metropolitan area in Texas containing around 190,000 people.

The city is centrally located, approximately equidistant from three of the 10 largest cities in the United States. It is 92 miles (148 km) north-northwest of Houston, 166 miles (267 km) northeast of San Antonio and 169 miles (272 km) south of Dallas. It is 104 miles (167 km) east of Austin, the state capital of Texas. 75% of the Texas and Louisiana populations (13.1 million people) live within 3.5 driving hours of Bryan.

History

The area around Bryan, Texas was part of a land grant to Moses Austin by Spain. Moses Austin's son, Stephen F. Austin helped bring settlers to the area. Among the settlers was William Joel Bryan, the nephew of Stephen F. Austin. The town of Bryan was founded in 1821. It grew quickly when the Houston and Texas Central Railroad arrived in 1860. In 1866, the county seat of Brazos County, Texas was changed from Boonville, Texas to Bryan. A short time later, in 1871, the City of Bryan became incorporated.

Timeline

  • 1820s: Area settled by members of Stephen F. Austin's colony.
  • 1859: The Houston and Texas Central Railroad is built in the area.
  • 1866: A post office was granted and Bryan replaced Boonville, Texas as the Brazos County seat.
  • 1867: The railroad that had stopped at Millican, Texas because of delays during the Civil War reached Bryan.
  • 1871: The first Bryan courthouse was built.
  • 1872: Bryan is incorporated.
  • 1876: Texas A&M College opens nearby in what became College Station, Texas.
  • 1877: The Bryan Independent School District was established.
    • 1884: Population reaches 3,000.
  • 1889: Bryan obtained electric lighting and a waterworks.
  • 1892: Bryan's fifth Brazos County Courthouse was built.
  • 1900: The International-Great Northern Railroad arrived in Bryan.
    • 1900: Population reaches 3,589.
  • 1902: Bryan's Carnegie Library was opened with a $10,000 grant from Andrew Carnegie.
  • 1910: Bryan builds an interurban railroad to College Station, Texas, which is abandoned in 1923.
    • 1910: Population reaches 4,132.
  • 1913 Bryan's first synagogue, Temple Freda, is completed.
    • 1920: Population reaches 6,307.
  • 1930s: North Oakwood merges with Bryan so Bryan and College Station, become "twin" cities.
    • 1930: Population reaches 7,814.
  • 1936: State Highway 6 is built through Bryan.
    • 1940: Population reaches 11,842.
    • 1950: Population reaches 18,072.
    • 1960: Population reaches 27,542.
    • 1970: Population reaches 33,141.
    • 1980: Population reaches 44,337.
    • 1990: Population reaches 55,002.
    • 2000: Population reaches 65,660.
  • 2006: The Texas A&M University System announces the new Texas A&M Health Science Center campus will be built in Bryan near the new Traditions Golf Course development.
  • 2009: A fire at the El Dorado Chemical Co. caused the evacuation of 70,000 residents due to the ammonium nitrate burning possibly causing minor respiratory problems.However the city only requested that "anyone who can smell smoke or see smoke to evacuate their homes and businesses" and did not enforce an evacuation except for a 500 homes in the nearby vicinity of the fire.Less than 1,000 residents chose to evacuate, taking shelter at Texas A&M University, which closed its campus for the day to ease traffic problems. City fire officials chose to let the fire burn down before tackling it as the chemicals are water reactive. The evacuation, which started at 2:30 pm CST ended at 7 pm except for a small, defined area immediately around the fire, where approximately 100 Bryan residents live. In the end, only 500 residents were under a mandatory evacuation, and 35 peoples were treated for respiratory problems from the smoke, while officials from El Dorado said there was never any danger from the smoke or fire. The warehouse, valued at just under $1 million, was destroyed.
  • 2010: Brazos County District Attorney's Office starts enforcement of a gang safety Zone. In response to an escalation in violence in and around Bryan. Major US papers and ABC nationally news covered this history making move. Cities like Houston Texas and LA.California look at using the Bryan model. The injunction declares a 3.2-mile area in Bryan. This placed about half of downtown in this area.
    • 2010: Population reaches 76,201.

Geography

Bryan is located at 3039′56″N 9622′00″W / 30.665547N 96.366745W / 30.665547; -96.366745 (30.665547, -96.366745).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 43.4 square miles (112 km2), of which, 43.3 square miles (112 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (0.21%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 65,660 people, 23,759 households, and 14,873 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,515.2 people per square mile (584.9/km2). There were 25,703 housing units at an average density of 593.1 per square mile (229.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 64.65% White, 17.72% African American, 0.40% Native American, 1.65% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 13.32% from other races, and 2.17% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any ethnicity/nationality were 27.83% of the population.

There were 23,759 households out of which 32.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.2% were married couples living together, 14.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.4% were non-families. 26.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.27.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.0% under the age of 18, 18.1% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 15.8% from 45 to 64, and 9.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 99.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,672, and the median income for a family was $41,433. Males had a median income of $29,780 versus $22,428 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,770. About 15.5% of families and 22.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.0% of those under age 18 and 11.7% of those age 65 or over. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bryan,_Texas

 
 
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