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After Being Closed For 9 Months, Balmorhea State Park’s Pool Is Open For Swimming

By Carlos Morales One of the state’s historic swimming holes has re-opened after nearly a year of being closed. Often dubbed the crown jewel of West Texas, the swimming hole at Balmorhea State Park is considered one of the largest … Continue reading

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Apache Corp. Donates $1 Million To Balmorhea State Park, Creates Endowment Too

By Carlos Morales A Texas oil company is doubling its donation to a popular state park. The Houston-based Apache Corporation has said they’ll give $1 million to help repair damages to the pool at Balmorhea State Park in West Texas. … Continue reading

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Activists And Researchers Are Working To Keep Tabs On Oil And Gas Emissions Near Balmorhea

By Mitch Borden Funky smelling fumes, dimmer skies, and increased health concerns have all been reported by residents in the Southwest corner of the Permian Basin as the oil and gas industry expands. Growth has been happening north of the … Continue reading

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Fundraiser for Balmorhea Pool Repairs Nears Million Dollar Goal

By Travis Bubenik, Houston Public Media A fundraiser to pay for repairs at a popular West Texas swimming hole has been extended, as organizers are hoping to reach a goal of $1 million. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation —separate … Continue reading

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Repair Work Begins At Balmorhea State Park Pool, Will Take ‘Several Months’ To Reopen

Repair work to the historic Balmorhea State Park swimming pool is officially underway. In September, contractors started the initial repair process. Officials say it’s still unclear just how long it will be until the pool reopens. 

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Apache Corporation Partners with Foundation to Cover Pool Repairs at Balmorhea

There’s new information this week on repairs for one of Texas’s most loved and missed swimming spots. Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation announced they’re partnering with energy company Apache Corporation to cover pool repairs at Balmorhea State Park.

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Closure at Balmorhea State Park Leaves Visitors, Businesses Adrift

Last month, Balmorhea State Park announced it would be closing its pool for an undetermined amount of time.  The reason: park officials say they found a crack in the pool wall and it could be unsafe for swimmers. For many, … Continue reading

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With State Park Pool Closed, Balmorhea is in For a Long, Hot Summer

The community, which depends heavily on the pool to attract tourists, is currently benefiting from the Permian Basin oil boom.

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U.T. Arlington’s C.L.E.A.R. is Researching Produced Water Recycling

The upswing of oil and gas production has spurred scientists and researchers to look at ways to diminish the potential impact of oil and gas production on water resources. In West Texas, part of the solution could mean finding effective ways to recycle … Continue reading

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Rising Concerns That New Oilfield Could Threaten Balmorhea Springs

The recent discovery of a massive oilfield in West Texas has many in the region on edge. Some are anticipating on a flow of jobs to the area but others are concerned that the drilling will spoil the desert’s beloved … Continue reading

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