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Marfa, Texas Chamber of Commerce

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In 1883, the wife of the president of the Texas and New Orleans Railroad named a small West Texas railroad water stop Marfa after a character in a Russian novel that she was reading at the time.  Although she could not have predicted it, the name Marfa works remarkably well as an acronym that captures the history and contemporary life of this unique town. Let’s begin with “M” -- Mystery Lights / Movies / Military Heritage / Mining Everyone loves a good mystery. Marfa’s “Mystery Ghost Lights” were first documented by rancher Robert Ellison in 1883. There are nearly as many theories ...
(the abandoned site is still visible ten miles east of the city). The base was also used as the training ground for many of the U.S. Army's Chemical mortar battalions . Today Marfa is a tourist destination, located between the Davis Mountains and Big Bend National Park . Attractions include the historical architecture and classic Texas town square, modern art, soaring , and the Marfa lights . Amateur etymologist Barry Popik has shown (where?) that Marfa is named after Marfa Strogoff, a character in the Jules Verne novel Michael Strogoff and its theatrical adaptation; the origin was reported in the Galveston Daily News on ...
Green Mountain Energy Company Seeking RGV Non-Profits to Apply for ...
AUSTIN, Texas – Green Mountain Energy Company, the nation’s leading competitive retail provider of cleaner energy, is seeking non-profit organizations in the Rio Grande Valley interested in hosting and owning a solar energy system in 2011. Green Mountain is donating solar array systems to qualifying non-profits through its Big Texas Sun Club ® . The company is inviting RGV-area organizations who want to be considered for future Big Texas Sun Club solar installations to apply online at by Friday, July 30, 2010.   Big Texas Sun Club The mission of the Big Texas Sun Club is to fund, build and promote solar ... market research, surveys and trends
No Winery in Marfa. Nothing Here in Marfa But The Luz | VintageTexas
This morning I stopped by Luz de Estrella Winery in Marfa,Texas, after several weeks of unsuccessful emailing and calling.  On arrival, another for sale sign at the property gate greeted us.  The area was noticeably different than that at the vineyard sights around Blue and Delores Mountains near Fort Davis. White limestone-rich desert soil surrounded us in Marfa versus the red-brown, volcanic soils in the vineyards around Fort Davis to the north. The vines in the vineyard at Luz de Estrella ( www. luzdeestrella .com ), while still alive, were starting to show neglect getting a bit gangly with shoots deflecting in all directions ... market research, surveys and trends


Economic Development - Upper Rio Grande - Texas In Focus
Desert landscapes characterize the Upper Rio Grande region. Located on the northern end of the Chihuahuan desert, the region’s open spaces fill vast areas between the Davis, Franklin, Guadalupe and Chisos mountains. Despite its dry climate and sparse population, the region has developed a unique industrial mix that relies on international trade and its strategic location between the U.S. coasts. Fort Bliss covers 1.1 million acres and hosts an active force of more than 14,000 with a supporting community population exceeding 120,000. The military has played a large role in the area’s economy since the early years of ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Presidio County Texas Community Profile
Presidio County is in the Trans-Pecos region of southwest Texas and is named for the ancient border settlement of Presidio del Norte. Presidio County is triangular in shape and is bounded on the east by Brewster County, on the north by Jeff Davis County, and on the south and west for 135 miles by the Rio Grande and Mexico. Marfa, the county seat, is 190 miles southeast of El Paso and 150 miles southwest of Odessa. Presidio County offers clean air, rugged scenery, and historic sites. Among the attractions that contribute to the county's growing tourist industry are the Marfa Lights, hunting leases, and the nearby Big ... industry trends, business articles and survey research


The Chinati Foundation is a contemporary art museum in Marfa ...
Marfa, Texas. 432.729.4362. MISSION STATEMENT. The Chinati Foundation/La .... Great Falls Region Chamber of Commerce. Participant in Vermont Council on ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Feb 10, 2010 ... Marfa National Bank. P.O. Box S. Marfa, Texas 79845. 432-729-4344 ... El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. 2401 E. Missouri Ave. ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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