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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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Scenic Overlook

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Sunset Country Club

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El Paso Zoo

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Tunis Creek Stagecoach Stop

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Lajitas On The Rio Grande Golf Club

Course Access: PublicHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...