Carrizo Springs, Texas was founded by settlers from Atascosa County in 1865 and is the oldest community in Dimmit County. The county was named for Philip Dimmitt, a major figure in the Texas Revolution, although the spelling differs due to a clerical error.
Average weather conditions in Carrizo Springs, TX include 227 sunny days and 22 inches of rain annually. Summers are hot, while winters are mild. These climate conditions are often classified as being a steppe climate.
The Carrizo Springs Consolidated Independent School District operates elementary, intermediate, junior high and high schools serving the students of Dimmit County. Southwest Texas Junior College is a comprehensive public college serving 11 counties. SWTJC is an open-door institution providing affordable and high-quality education.
Agriculture as well as oil and gas are major economic industries in Carrizo Springs and Dimmit County. The Eagle Ford Shale is one of the most important economic indicators in this region.
Dimmit Regional Hospital provides general medical and surgical care for inpatient, outpatient and emergency room patients. Emergency services are available 24 hours per day and seven days a week.
Outdoor opportunities are numerous with Chaparral Wildlife Management Area, Carrizo Springs Golf Course, Lake Boynton, Nueces River and more all nearby. Additionally, Asher Richardson House, El Camino Real (The Royal Highway), Wade House Museum & Library and 5th Street Brick Walkway are among the several historic sites located in Dimmit County.
The county also hosts annual events including Bullnanza, Cinco de Mayo Celebration, Fall Festival and several golf tournaments.