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IMPACT, TEXAS

Taylor County, Panhandle / Central Texas N
3 miles N of Abilene
Population 25 (1990)

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Impact had been a 20 acre poultry farm owned by a family named Perkins. An additional purchase of land swelled the would-be town to 47 acres. Dallas Perkins, owner of the land became mayor and named the town after his advertising business.

Twenty-nine signatures incorporated the town in 1960, and the first order of business was to declare liquor sales legal. With Abilene “dry” and a large population of servicemen – it looked like a growth industry.

Two liquor stores opened (no waiting) and Abilene lawyers were immediately put to work filing motions to oppose the incorporation.

The courtroom fight went all the way to the Texas Supreme Court. The court upheld both Impact’s incorporation and the town’s right to sell liquor.

The population was sixty-one in 1970, but after Abilene legalized alcohol sales in the late 70’s, the liquor stores closed and Impact just blended into the larger city.

Impact wrote a chapter of it’s own in the history of dry-wet politics in Texas.

Impact, Texas Today:

Your article on Impact, Texas is excellent. I wish to tell you about a recent development in the continuing saga of Impact.

Mr. Dallas Perkins, the founder of Impact, lost his wife a few years back and eventually went to live in a retirement center. A long lime resident of the "greater Impact area" named Jack Sharp has purchased a ten acre track from Mr Perkins which includes the main street, and the buildings on either side of Impact Drive. Sharp, pastors a church which meets in the former city hall building and he lives in the former residence of the Impact police officer. The congregation is refurbishing the old Pinkey's location which will eventually house the church.

Well, there you have it, the latest from the heart of Impact! - Sincerely, Verl Hart, Mc Murry grad and current resident of Graham, Texas, March 10, 2006

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