Parras

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Parras

(pä`räs), formerly

Parras de la Fuente

(pä`räs dā lä fwān`tā), city (1990 pop. 26,160), Coahuila state, N Mexico. It is a road and rail junction located in a well-watered valley of a semiarid region. Parras, an agricultural center, has orchards and vineyards that make the city famous for wines and brandies. Cattle raising and cotton and flour milling are also important. In 1846, during the Mexican War, Parras was held by U.S. troops. French forces were defeated there (1866) in the French intervention.
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However, nest monitoring has been conducted since 1982 in the largest White-winged Dove nesting colony, Parras de la Fuente, with a size of ~3,100 ha and a dove population estimated at 5 million (CEVST 2007).
Alcalde Evaristo Madero Marcos of Parras de la Fuente, Coahuila, Mexico, participated today in the opening of the newest resort and convention center in the United States.
Tate, and the Alcalde of Parras de la Fuente, Coahuila, Mexico, Evaristo Madero Marcos in a ceremonial check in to officially open the new Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center on Lake Grapevine.