Megargel is a town in Archer County, Texas, United States. It is part of the Wichita Falls, Texas Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 203 at the 2010 census. The town is named for Roy C. Megargel, the president of the railroad that developed the town.
A row of abandoned shops in Megargel
Location of Megargel, Texas
Megargel is served by the Olney Independent School District.
Megargel was served by the Megargel Independent School District. The April 11, 2006 The Dallas Morning News featured the Megargel School in a front page article. The school (along with the town) has been declining for years, and is currently running out of funds. The school board has voted to consolidate with Olney ISD, the neighboring school district inOlney, Texas (about 12 miles southeast), subject to voter approval on May 13, 2006. Proponents argued that the school (which has only 63 students, including only one in seventh grade) simply cannot continue to function, and consolidation with the neighboring district (which has nearly 800 students) would provide more opportunities for educational achievement. Opponents feared that closure of the school would cause the town to disappear.
The vote was in favor of consolidation. The school and district closed after the school year ended.