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Appendix F:
Permanent University Fund Lands - 2004

The Permanent University Fund (PUF) provides money for the maintenance and support of the University of Texas, Texas A&M University and most of their branch campuses. The fund owns more than 2 million acres located in 22 counties.

This land was exempt from property taxation until 1930, when Texas voters approved Texas Constitution Article VII, Section 16(a). Since that time, the state has paid county taxes on the land.

In 2004, the total taxable value of PUF land and minerals was $251,021,788. The state paid $1,568,628 in county taxes on that land.

See the chart below for an alphabetical list, by county, of the value of PUF-owned land.

University of Texas - Permanent University Fund Land 2004 Values
County Acres Number of Parcels Surface Market Value Ag Use Value Non Ag Use Value Surface Taxable Value Royalty Taxable Value Total Taxable Value Total Tax Paid
Andrews 293,029.500 466$ 17,803,980 $ 1,739,880 $ 10,250 $ 1,750,130 $ 83,517,250 $ 85,267,380 $ 446,222.88*
Callahan 0.000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Cooke 166.500 2 100,550 11,800 0 11,800 31,260 43,060 217.10
Crane 65,244.800 232 2,707,140 350,060 0 350,060 45,289,200 45,639,260 306,517.06
Crockett 367,202.070 591 40,393,160 5,874,400 4,760 5,879,160 15,225,260 21,104,420 137,907.36
Culberson 46,006.658 72 1,478,960 305,780 4,320 310,100 0 310,100 2,717.87*
Dawson 163.500 2 11,440 1,800 0 1,800 0 1,800 12.72*
Ector 6,230.770 21 447,054 42,471 6,050 48,521 7,705,275 7,753,796 37,466.34
El Paso 11,322.131 30 1,918,323 29,449 830,895 860,344 0 860,344 3,718.90
Gaines 2,805.500 9 244,430 34,430 0 34,430 0 34,430 125.34
Hudspeth 493,405.000 708 24,670,250 6,414,308 0 6,414,308 0 6,414,308 43,489.01
Irion 25,353.800 53 4,183,410 542,590 0 542,590 210,670 753,260 4,252.89
Lamar 513.300 6 233,900 44,840 0 44,840 0 44,840 184.44
Loving 25,881.600 49 724,690 75,130 0 75,130 450,270 525,400 3,008.42
Martin 16,687.200 35 1,809,840 220,210 700 220,910 1,792,590 2,013,500 10,062.35*
Pecos 188,346.755 319 12,036,140 1,677,700 0 1,677,700 5,529,840 7,207,540 48,074.88*
Reagan 218,105.850 374 22,640,250 2,513,760 1,474,610 3,988,370 17,324,670 21,313,040 142,611.17*
Schleicher 61,835.000 105 17,020,290 2,051,430 0 2,051,430 2,310,770 4,362,200 30,973.46*
Terrell 61,884.000 96 5,260,140 649,800 0 649,800 3,786,000 4,435,800 19,207.03
Upton 86,429.500 141 6,482,530 267,980 0 267,980 8,950,020 9,218,000 57,990.40
Ward 80,639.356 158 4,518,050 386,000 1,975,550 2,361,550 21,518,610 23,880,160 207,158.34
Winkler 49,036.700 88 1,388,240 141,120 0 141,120 9,698,030 9,839,150 66,709.90
TOTALS 2,100,289.490 3,557 $166,072,767 $23,374,938 $4,307,135 $27,682,073 $223,339,715 $251,021,788 $1,568,627.86
* Amount paid after taking early payment discount offered by county.