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In Big Bend National Park, Grass is Greener for Trespassing Livestock

This summer we’ve been hitting the road and heading to the state and national parks in our area, taking a look at the stories behind these places right in our backyard. For our final stop, we head to Big Bend … Continue reading

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Wildfire in Big Bend National Park Fully Contained

The “Powerline Fire” that burned almost 1,800 acres in Big Bend National Park last week was fully contained on Friday (February 5). That fire was sparked from a downed powerline last Monday with heavy winds and dry conditions across the … Continue reading

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Boquillas Two Years On: Rebuilding A Border Economy

BOQUILLAS, Coahuila — A border crossing that’s seen as part of a template to rescue damaged, rural economies along the Rio Grande has marked its second anniversary. The symbolic importance of the crossing that links Big Bend National Park in Texas to … Continue reading

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Big Bend National Park Continues Annual Trail Closure To Protect Peregrine Falcons

The peregrine falcons are returning to Big Bend National Park for their breeding season, and the Park, as they have done in previous years, has closed a small section of the South Rim trail of the Chisos Mountains to hikers, … Continue reading

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A car battery on the lower left is wired to a a consumer size solar panel outside. The battery will replaced when the home is wired to a new solar grid. Boquillas, Coahuila (Lorne Matalon)

Solar Power Arrives In Boquillas: Key To Rural Economy Restart

BOQUILLAS, Mexico – The sealing of the border after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 crushed connected rural economies in both Mexico and the United States. Today in one swath of northern Mexico, a formal border crossing with Texas … Continue reading

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EPA Rejects Part of Texas Clean Air Plan, Proposes its Own

The EPA has rejected a Texas plan to cut emissions and improve air quality, in part because it doesn’t do enough to tackle visibility problems in the Big Bend and the Guadalupe Mountains. The federal Regional Haze Program requires states to periodically … Continue reading

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Big Bend Area Residents call for Local Fracking Ban

Some West Texas residents are starting to put pressure on local officials to keep hydraulic fracturing out of the Big Bend region. Fracking is of course widespread in the Midland-Odessa region, but there are active gas leases in counties further south toward … Continue reading

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