Marfa was established as a railroad water stop. In 1955, the El Paisano Hotel served as the base of operations for filmmaker George Stevens while filming the movie "Giant." The Marfa Municipal Golf Course is the highest golf course in Texas at 4,882 feet above sea level. The nine-hole course offers a 360-degree view of mountains and open range (432/729-4043). Legendary soaring conditions make this an ideal location for glider rides. For information on Marfa Gliders (