When a small post office was established in 1907 on four sections of prairie grassland by pioneer rancher W. J. Luna, he named it appropriately, Plains, Texas. That is the same year Yoakum county was formally organized, with Plains becoming the county seat.
According to the 2010 census Plains has a population of 1481.
The City services include water, sewer, garbage collection and natural gas. The city also has an Emergency Medical Service with 7 active members with Dave Wilkins as EMS director. Plains Volunteer Fire Department has approximately 20 member with Peter Redekopp acting as Fire Chief.
Plains is run by the Mayor and City Council, along with a City Administrator and City Secretary.
Plains is known for our watermelon. We grow a lot in the area! Chances are you’ve had a watermelon that was grown in the area. We have our anual “Watermelon Roundup” the Saturday of Labor day weekend.
It’s not West Texas without a good ol’ fashioned rodeo. Plains is no exception. We have our anual “Old Settlers Reunion and Rodeo” the first Saturday of August.
In Plains we value your child’s education. We have brand-new, top-of-the-line, school facilties! All to help facilte the best learning experice possible!