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.

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: