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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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Trail Closure in Big Bend National Park Due to Increased Bear Activity

Big Bend National Park has temporarily closed the popular Lost Mine Trail in the park’s Chisos Mountains area due to “increased bear activity.” The park said in a press release the closure would begin Friday evening (October 14), and continue “until … Continue reading

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Texas Man Falls to his Death in Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park in Far West Texas is known for its remote and rugged terrain, with a geology found nowhere else in the state. It attracts hikers and bird-watchers to its mountain trails, as well as rafters and canoeists … Continue reading

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San Angelo Man Dies at Big Bend National Park

This story has been updated to include the identity of the victim, released by Big Bend National Park Wednesday, May 18. 37-year-old John Wayne Seale of San Angelo, Texas died last week in Big Bend National Park (BBNP) after being found unconscious. … Continue reading

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Wildfire Burns Almost 2,000 Acres in Big Bend National Park

This post is being updated continually with information as we receive it. A grassland wildfire that began in Big Bend National Park Monday afternoon has grown to almost 2,000 acres, the park said Wednesday afternoon. The fire began from a downed power … Continue reading

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It’s the Centennial Year for the National Parks

This year, 2016, is the centennial for the National Park Service. And Big Bend National Park is expecting a rise in visitors. It’s January 2nd and a rare desert rain is pouring off the roof at the Panther Junction Visitors … Continue reading

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Contractor Wanted Park Employee Removed From Reviewing Pipeline Plan

This summer, the contractor preparing an environmental report for the Trans-Pecos Pipeline company asked for a Big Bend National Park employee to be removed from his role in reviewing the pipeline plan. The request is outlined in public documents sent … Continue reading

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Friends No More! Big Bend Group Changes Name & Prepares For Dinosaurs

Friends no more! On Thursday, the Friends of Big Bend National Park announced a name change. The support group for the national park will now be called Big Bend Conservancy. This is the fundraising group for Big Bend National Park … 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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