Lajitas, Texas

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Lajitas is an unincorporated community in Brewster County, Texas, United States, in proximity to the Big Bend National Park.

Climate[edit]

Lajitas has a cool semi-arid climate with very hot summers and mild winters. Average temperatures ranges from 69°F/35°F in January to 101°F/74°F in July.

Climate data for Lajitas, Texas
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Average high °F (°C)69
(21)
76
(24)
84
(29)
91
(33)
98
(37)
102
(39)
101
(38)
98
(37)
95
(35)
87
(31)
77
(25)
69
(21)
87.3
(30.8)
Average low °F (°C)35
(2)
40
(4)
46
(8)
54
(12)
63
(17)
72
(22)
74
(23)
72
(22)
68
(20)
56
(13)
43
(6)
36
(2)
54.9
(12.6)
[citation needed]

|Source 1 = www.intellicast.com/Local/History.aspx?unit=F&month=7&location=USTX9379

Government[edit]

For many years the mayor of Lajitas was Clay Henry III, a "beer-drinking" goat. After two replacements of the original Clay Henry, the trading post and stable where the mayor lived is now closed and the goat no longer resides there.[1][2] There is going to be an election later this year to elect a new mayor of Lajitas.

Education[edit]

Lajitas is zoned to schools in the Terlingua Common School District.

Historical information[edit]

This is the adopted hometown of one of the region's well known philanthropists, Elle Webb.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mayor Clay Henry III: A Word About the Mayor". Lajitas Resort & Spa. Archived from the original on 7 May 2009. Retrieved 12 June 2012. 
  2. ^ RoadsideAmerica.com staff (May 2011). "Clay Henry - Famous Beer-Drinking Dead Goat". RoadsideAmerica.com. Retrieved 12 June 2012. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 29°15′42″N 103°46′36″W / 29.26167°N 103.77667°W / 29.26167; -103.77667