Fort Bliss, Marfa, Rockport and Bandera are some small towns in Texas. Port Isabel, Bartonville, Fredericksberg and Ingleside on the Bay are some other small towns in Texas.
As of 2010, Fort Bliss, a small town near El Paso, had a population of 8,591. Marfa, a rural town with a population of 1,819 as of 2013, is known for the Mysterious Marfa Lights, an unexplained phenomenon of colored balls of light appearing in the night sky.
Fredericksberg, near both Austin and San Antonio with a population of around 10,000, was founded by German immigrants in 1846 and supported the Union during the Civil War. The smaller town of Bandera sits outside of San Antonio in the Texas Hill Country with a population near 800. Bartonville is a small town near Dallas with a population of around 1600.
Rockport, a coastal town near Corpus Christi with a population of about 9,000, attracts artists, birdwatchers and history lovers. Ingleside on the Bay, also near Corpus Christi, has a population of around 300. Further south on Texas' coast, Port Isabel, with about 5,000 permanent residents, gives access to South Padre Island and attracts tourists with shopping, birdwatching, museums and historical sites such as the Port Isabel Lighthouse.