Located in the heart of South Texas’ Wild Horse Desert, the city of Bishop has been evolving steadily since its inception over a century ago. Envisioning a model community surrounded by acres of rich farmland, a young insurance salesman named F.Z. Bishop first purchased 2,300 acres from the Driscoll Ranch along the newly built St. Louis, Brownsville and Mexico railroads. Since then, Bishop has become home to over 3,000 residents, a large agricultural presence and a base of operations for the Dallas-based Celanese Chemicals, Ticona Plastics and BASF Pharmaceuticals. In addition, our strong sense of community, excellent school system and status as a leader in the manufacturing of chemical products and special materials has attracted visitors, residents and entrepreneurs alike.

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What Visitors Say

A beautiful town tucked between the mighty King Ranch and the bay of Corpus Christi.
Borchard, Nova Scotia
I love this town and more so because you provided excellent support and feedback. Thank you for such a great visit! A must!
Flygirly, Bangor, ME
Thank you for a friendly visit, gorgeous community, and excellent schools!
FWN, Rifle, CO
It’s my first time here and I was very pleased! We enjoyed our time so much we’re moving here!!!!
Utcrayons, Highland Park, NJ
Safe community with a really enjoyable festival. The Wild Horse Desert Roundup was awesome!
isaed, Syracuse, NY
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Did you know...

San Antonio, Laredo and the Mexican border towns of Matamoros, Progresso and Reynosa are all less than 2 ½ hours from Bishop, while the sparkling Texas Gulf Coast is a mere 40 minutes away.
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Community Facts

While we already know what makes our city so special, here are a few points you should know about Bishop:

Centrally Located

From exploring the 100’s of miles of pristine beaches just a short drive away or taking a weekend jaunt to the Texas Hill Country or Mexico, Bishop is centrally located to some of Texas’ most popular tourist attractions.

Wildlife Goldmine

Surrounded by acres of brushland and rugged natural beauty, Bishop enjoys a sunny, semi-tropical climate that affords residents and visitors the chance to enjoy some of the best hunting, fishing and birding in the United States year-round.

Community Pride

We love our city and are proud of it. Whether we are cheering on the Bishop Badgers on a Friday night, worshiping at one of our many churches or taking the family out to the city park, we understand that Bishop is more than just a town. It’s a community of friends and neighbors who support each other and grow with each generation.

Booming Industry

Bishop and its surrounding area are at the forefront of an industrial and economic boom. Through the expansion of the Celanese Corporation’s operations to the future addition of a Chinese manufacturing plant to shopping outlets set for construction just down the road, the area is poised to enjoy rapid increase in expansion and economic growth.