Tenaha, Texas

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Tenaha is a town in Shelby County, Texas, United States.wikipedia
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Shelby County, Texas

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Tenaha is a town in Shelby County, Texas, United States.
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Tenaha High School

The best known alumnus of Tenaha High School is Jim Wilkinson (James R. Wilkinson), who gave up plans to become an undertaker to go to work for Republican Congressman Dick Armey in 1992.
Tenaha High School is a public high school located in Tenaha, Texas (USA) and classified as a 2A school by the UIL.

Tenaha Independent School District

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Public education in the town of Tenaha is provided by the Tenaha Independent School District.
Tenaha Independent School District is a public school district based in Tenaha, Texas (USA).

Jim Wilkinson (communications)

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The best known alumnus of Tenaha High School is Jim Wilkinson (James R. Wilkinson), who gave up plans to become an undertaker to go to work for Republican Congressman Dick Armey in 1992.
Wilkinson was born in 1970 and grew up and went to high school in the small town of Tenaha in East Texas, and initially planned to be an undertaker.

Wayne Christian

He was born in Center but reared in nearby Tenaha, where he attended public schools and graduated as valedictorian of his 1969 class at Tenaha High School.

George Peddy

Peddy was born on a farm near Tenaha, in Shelby County in East Texas.

Bobo Barnett

Chester Eugene Barnett was born in Tenaha, Texas to John and Minnie Barnett.

Area code 936

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Texas

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Tenaha is a town in Shelby County, Texas, United States.

African Americans

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In 2009, Tenaha became a defendant in a class action lawsuit over allegations that local police regularly made improper seizures of cash, jewelry, and property from African-American and Latino motorists passing through the town.

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In 2009, Tenaha became a defendant in a class action lawsuit over allegations that local police regularly made improper seizures of cash, jewelry, and property from African-American and Latino motorists passing through the town.

Felony

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Arrested drivers were given a choice of either going to jail on money-laundering felony charges or handing over all their valuables in order to be allowed to walk free.

United States Census Bureau

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According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.0 square miles (10.3 km²), of which 4.0 square miles (10.2 km²) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) (0.50%) is water.

Census

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As of the census of 2010, there were 1,160 people, 422 households, and 287 families residing in the town.

Population density

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The population density was 268.4 people per square mile (103.6/km²).

Race and ethnicity in the United States Census

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The racial and ethnic makeup of the town was 37.6% non-Hispanic African American, 36.6% non-Hispanic White, 24.0% Hispanic or Latino of any race, and 1.9% other.

Marriage

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Of the 422 households, 36.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.2% were married couples living together, 20.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.0% were non-families.

Per capita income

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The town's per capita income was $11,600.

Poverty threshold

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About 33.6% of families and 35.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 46.4% of those under age 18 and 30.4% of those aged 65 or over.

Asset forfeiture

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Between 2006 and 2008, Tenaha Police Department used state forfeiture regulations to seize property from nearly 200 motorists.

United States Department of Justice

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In 2008, Shelby county was investigated by the Department of Justice's civil rights division over an allegation made by its former auditor that seized funds had been used for campaign materials in local elections.

Money laundering

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Texas Senate

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Texas State Senator John Whitmire stated, "If used properly, it's a good law-enforcement tool to see that crime doesn't pay. But in this instance, where people are being pulled over and their property is taken with no charges filed and no convictions, I think that's theft."