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Matador, Texas

Matador was designated county seat when Motley County was organized in 1891, and was named for Dr. J.W. Mottley (named was misspelled in the law), signer of Texas Declaration of Independence who was killed at San Jacinto. The city was named for the Matador Land and Cattle Co., originally organized in 1882 by a Scottish syndicate. The area was founded and settled by cowboys of the Matador Ranch. The historic ranch house with 26 rooms was built in 1918 using native rock at a cost of $26,000. (Not open to the public.) Today, the local economy is still based on ranching (livestock) operations along with crop farming with cotton, wheat, and grain sorghum.

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Bell Park Cacti Garden

Established in honor of Hershell Bell, agronomy and range management authority; contains more than 350 specimens with 15 diff...

La Mesa Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Seagraves-Loop Museum & Art Center

Housed in 1924 Armstrong Bldg. Collections of pioneer memorabilia, furnished rooms, and street scene. Adjacent old depot hous...

Roaring Springs Ranch Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Hubbard Creek Lake Fishing Report

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT ACCURATE FISHING REPORTS: This is just to remind you that fishing reports are given with the best inten...