One Square Mile: Texas

Premieres Thursday, January 16 at 7:00 p.m.

One Square Mile: Texas(OSMTX) is a documentary television series that portrays Texas culture from the perspective of distinct square miles across the Lone Star State.  As a whole, the series is a microcosm of Texas life and a collective portrait of what it means to be Texan. The series represents the many faces and facets of Texas from the perspective of the individual while spanning the emotional, demographic and physical landscapes. This is a series about shared challenges and aspirations.  The square miles include urban, suburban and rural communities and neighborhoods from every corner of the state.  The nine square miles featured in season one were selected from several hundred suggestions submitted by Texas PBS viewers and visitors to the One Square Mile:Texas website.



Thursday, January 16 at 7:00 p.m.

El Paso

The El Paso square mile includes portions of the Segundo Barrio and Chihuahuita neighborhoods. Encompassing some of the oldest areas in El Paso, this square mile borders the Mexican city of Juarez to the south and the heart of downtown El Paso to the north.

Noted as one of the poorest zip codes in the United States, this area is currently seeing a resurgence of community pride and investment.

Thursday, January 23 at 7:00 p.m.


The Nacogdoches square mile stretches from the heart of downtown, north to the edge of Stephen F. Austin State University. 

Thursday, January 30 at 7:00 p.m. 

San Antonio 

The San Antonio square mile features the neighborhoods of King William and Lavaca just south of downtown.

Thursday, February 6 at 7:00 p.m.


Silverton is a city in Briscoe County, Texas, United States. The population was 771 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Briscoe County.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.0 square mile.

Thursday, February 13 at 7:00 p.m.


The Austin square mile runs from Ladybird Lake, north to the State Capitol and includes the heart of downtown.

Thursday, February 20 at 7:00 p.m.

Port Isabel

Port Isabel is a city in Cameron County, Texas, United States. It is part of the Brownsville–Harlingen–Raymondville and the Matamoros–Brownsvillemetropolitan areas. The population was 5,006 at the 2010 census.

Thursday February 27 at 7:00 p.m. 


Midland is a city in and the county seat of Midland County, Texas, United States, on the Southern Plains of the state's western area. At the 2010 census, the population of Midland was 111,147, and a 2011 estimate of 113,931, making it the twenty-eighth most populous city in the state of Texas. Due to the oil boom in Midland, certain officials have estimated the population to be hovering around 155,000 to 165,000. The Midland metropolitan area's, composed of Midland County, population grew 4.6 percent to 151,662 between July 1, 2011, and July 1, 2012, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. People in Midland are called Midlanders.

Thursday, March 13 at 7:00 p.m.


The square mile Montrose is one of Houston's most progressive neighborhoods. In a city that is known for being diverse, Montrose pushes the boundaries of what modern and future Texas will look like.

Thursday, March 20 at 7:00 p.m.


This square mile in downtown Dallas includes the condo scene of modern urban Texas and the cultural side of the city including Dealey Plaza and the new Perot Museum. The Dallas square mile is home to residents of public housing and a vibrant arts scene.


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