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Wink, Texas

The town of Wink began in 1926 when oil was discovered in the Hendrick oil field in Winkler County. By the next year the Wink Townsite Co. began selling lots on a local ranch. The oil boom brought new people to the town causing a shortage of housing. Wink was originally named Winkler, named after C.M. Winkler, a colonel in the Confederate Army, a member of the Texas legislature, and a justice of the Court of Civil Appeal, and for whom the county was named; however, the post office said there was already a Winkler and the name was shortened to Wink. Today Wink's economy is still based on the petroleum industry as well as ranching.

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Things to do near Wink, TX

Museum of the Noncommissioned Officer

Traces history of the U.S. NCO corps with artifacts dating from the Revolutionary War....

Ascarate Park Golf Course -Delta Nine

Course Access: PublicHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: 2 days...

Railroad Bunkhouse

Constructed prior to 1900, the bunkhouse is one of the oldest buildings in Sanderson. Assessed in 2001 as being sound and wor...

Texas Travel Information Center

In West Texas at the Texas-New Mexico state line on Interstate Highway 10, one of the 12 Texas Travel Information Centers ope...

El Paso Zoo

Located near the Bridge of the Americas, gateway to the U.S. and Mexico, the zoo exhibits over 700 animals of about 200 speci...