Farwell is a city in and the county seat of Parmer County, Texas, United States. As of the census of 2000, there were 1,364 people. The city is located on the Texas-New Mexico border with the town of Texico, New Mexico across the border.
Grain storage in Farwell, Texas
Location of Farwell, Texas
The early years of Farwell were tied to the legenday XIT Ranch, which covered parts of twelve Texas counties prior to its closing in the 1940s.
One of the few obelisks marking the Ozark Trail (auto trail) is located at Farwell City Park. The lighted structure was unveiled in 2010 at a cost of $11,000. The Ozark Trail extended from St. Louis, Missouri, to Santa Fe,New Mexico. Other such markers are in Wellington, Dimmitt, and Tulia, Texas.
The City of Farwell is served by the Farwell Independent School District.
The Farwell Lady Blue won their first Class 2A State Championship in 2002, a 47-35 victory against Brock in front of 8,870 fans at the Frank Erwin Center at the University of Texas @ Austin. In 2001, the first year the Lady Blue had competed in Class 2A, the Lady Blue's inexperience in big games showed as it lost a two-point semifinal match-up against Salado. In 2002, the Lady Blue survived it's non-district schedule, finishing with a more-than-respectable 14-6 record. Farwell finished second in District 4-2A, losing only twice to seventh-ranked Hale Center by a combined six points.While the girls team had never traveled to Austin for the basketball tournament, the Farwell Steers (boys) advanced there in 1989. The Lady Blue cross country team has made the trip to state three seasons in a row. Farwell's girls' athletic teams were known as the Steerettes. But about 10 years ago the school decided to go with something a little more unique and changed the girls' mascot to the Lady Blue after the school's official colors. The boys' teams still go by the name of Steers.
Plaque on Ozark Trail in Farwell, TX
Monument honoring early pioneer in Farwell, TX
Parmer County courthouse in Farwell
Two water towers in Farwell
Monument commemorating the Farwell brothers for whom the town is named, founders of theXIT Ranch
Spanish poster in Farwell, evidence of growing Spanish-speaking population