Big Bend
2010 Census - 1,229
2000 Census - 1,238
Iraan, Texas
Iraan Texas History:
The town developed as an oil service supply center in 1926 after the I. G. Yates well No. 1 blew. Iraan was named for Ira and Ann Yates in a contest that offered a town lot as a prize. The Ohio Oil Company built company houses, a school, drilled water wells, and hired teachers. The Iraan post office was established in 1928. By 1930, Iraan had sixty rated businesses and an estimated population of 1,600. In the 1930s V. T. Hamlin, a local newspaper man, began the "Alley Oop" comic strip, which was nationally syndicated by the Newspaper Enterprises Association. A park named for the cartoon character was dedicated in Iraan in 1965. Iraan is located just west of the Pecos River at the intersection of U.S. 190 and SH 349, 62 miles east of the Pecos County seat of Fort Stockton, 18.7 miles northwest of Sheffield, 50 miles northwest of Ozona, and 77 miles northeast of Dryden, Texas.
Pecos River & U.S. 90 Pecos High (Railroad) Bridge:
The Pecos River, one of the major tributaries of the Rio Grande River, rises on the western slope of the Santa Fe Mountain range in Mora County, New Mexico and flows south through New Mexico before entering Texas approximately 40 miles northwest of Mentone, Texas. The Pecos River is dammed on the Texas side of the border to form the Red Bluff Reservoir which is located on the New Mexico-Texas border. The river forms the boundaries between Loving and Reeves, Reeves and Ward, Ward and Pecos, Pecos and Crane, Pecos and Crockett, and Crockett and Terrell Counties. The 926 mile long river flows through Val Verde County to its mouth on the Rio Grande River in the Amistad Reservoir approximately 20 miles west of Comstock, and approximately 40 miles northeast of Del Rio, Texas. The actual confluence of the Pecos and Rio Grande Rivers is located underwater in Lake Amistad. The shoreline of Lake Amistad extends up the Pecos River Valley for over 10 miles. Two wonderful viewing areas are located 18 miles east of Langtry, Texas on the east rim of the river canyon. The roadside park located south of the highway offers the best view in the entire region. The U.S. 90 Pecos River Bridge, a railroad bridge, is one of the most photographed sites in West Texas. Pecos River towns include Barstow, Grandfalls, Imperial, Langtry, Iraan, Sheffield, Pecos, Girvin and Pandale, Texas. Southwest Paddler  Fish Stocking History    

Alley Oop Park Museum & City Owned RV Park:
The museum is open Thursday-Sat, 1pm-5pm. Closed Holidays. Admission is free. RV park is located adjacent to the park and has a few sites. Most sites are occupied by long-term park workers. There is no laundry, restrooms, or showers. A self-pay box is located onsite. This city owned park is located on Hallmark Lane. (432) 639-2301. 
Iraan Public Library:
(432) 639-2276. 120 West 5th Street.Email
Iraan Event Venues:
The Iraan Civic Center and the Iraan Scout Hut are located on Alley Oop Lane. (432) 639-2841.
Mesquite Wood BBQ:
This restaurant serves great BBQ. The BBQ is smoked in a large oil drum smoker. Dining is outside on picnic tables. Click on the above link for photos and reviews. (432) 639-6020. 406 South Drake. Reviews
City Owned Landing RV Park:
RV park amenities include 12 RV sites with full hookups, a dump station, fire pits and basic cable. No reservations. This city owned park is located on the east side of town near the airport. It is often filled with long-term tenants. The fee is $12 per night. Pay at the self-pay station. (432) 639-2301.
Rocky Top City Owned RV Park:
This parking lot type park without facilities is located around the corner from the Landing RV Park. The fee is $12 per night. Pay at the self-pay station. (432) 639-2301.