Welcome to Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service in Jim Hogg County, we’re so glad you stopped by! 

Jim Hogg County, named after Governor James Stephen Hogg, is located in South Texas approximately 60 miles east of the Mexico Border and 100 miles west of the Gulf of Mexico.

The county seat, Hebbronville sits at the top right corner of Jim Hogg County and is the junction of state highways 359, 16 and 285. Hebbronville was established in 1883 when the Texas-Mexican Railway built through the area. A local rancher, James P. Hebbron arranged for the sale of land for a new town site. Hebbronville then became the county seat with a unanimous vote.

In 1913, Hebbronville became a part of the newly established Jim Hogg County. At one time, Hebbronville was the largest shipping center for cattle and to this day, the area still stands as a major ranching community. Hebbronville holds the title as the “Vaquero Capital of Texas”.

Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service for Jim Hogg County is committed to providing education for the county in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Health, and 4-H and Youth Development.


To provide a strong educational system and develop a strong economy that will prepare its citizens and its children for the future. Extension brings the resources of the Texas A&M University System to Jim Hogg County and through field based faculty, Extension provides unbiased, research-based information, educational programs, and technical assistance in the following core service areas:

  • Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Community & Economic Development
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Nutrition, Diet, and Health
  • 4-H and Youth Development