Founded in 1849, Las Cruces, New Mexico by the U.S. Army. The city is also known as the crosses and basically seen as a sister city of El Paso, Texas. It is the second-largest city in the state of New Mexico. The agricultural section of Las Cruces extends all the way to El Paso, Texas, and Dona Ana County.
The federal government's White Sands test facility and missile range is a major employer for the area. Spaceport America just opened up in Las Cruces to hopefully, offer sub-orbital spaceflights soon.
This desert climate county is very similar to El Paso, Texas weather. You never know what is going to happen.