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Land Swap Will Give Nearly 600 New Acres to Big Bend Ranch State Park

Updated Thursday, January 21, 1:45 PM Texas Parks and Wildlife Commissioners have unanimously approved a proposed land swap that will give nearly 600 new acres of public lands to Big Bend Ranch State Park in West Texas. The vote came … Continue reading

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Undrinkable: Many along Texas border still live without clean, safe water

Editor’s note: This is the first in a five-part series from the Texas Tribune exploring the challenges many borderlands residents have to overcome just to have access to drinking water. Tribune reporters spoke with residents of Las Pampas, a colonia near … Continue reading

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Big Bend Ranch State Park Cycles in the EPIC Desert Sport – 2014 Chihuahuan Desert Bike Fest

The 4th Annual Chihuahuan Desert Bike Fest begins this Thursday, February 13.  With 360+ riders pre-registered, compared to 180 pre-registered last year, the event promises to be one of the highlights in the Big Bend for 2014.  Crystal Allbright, co-owner … Continue reading

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Turkey in the Wild; Updates from Big Bend Ranch State Park

A favorite tradition for many families is spending the Thanksgiving holiday in Big Bend Ranch State Park, in the park’s headquarters at Sauceda. This year, due to the recent winter storms, the event has been cancelled, because Sauceda remains without … Continue reading

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Day 14 of Government Shutdown – Big Bend National Park still in lockdown

Day 14 of the government shutdown finds the US House farther away from agreement than they were on day two. 800,000 federal employees remain out of work, including National Parks employees. In the Big Bend area, especially, this impacts a … Continue reading

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Day 13 – Closure of Big Bend National Park . . . Discovery of Big Bend State Park

Over the course of the past 13 days, I’ve met individuals whose original destination had been Big Bend National Park and whose plans had to change because of the closure of our National Parks; individuals from other states in the … Continue reading

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Day 12 – Closure of Big Bend National Park . . . discovering Big Bend State Park

As I mentioned yesterday, there are quite a few visitors who have relocated to the Terlingua area as a result of the closure of Big Bend National Park. The West Texas Trail Walkers are among those visitors and I’ve had … Continue reading

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Day 11 – Closure of Big Bend National Park . . . discovering Big Bend State Park

Day 11 of the closure of Big Bend National Park has brought some interesting news. While I’ll still be sharing new information each day about Big Bend State Park – both the people and the places – today’s news is … Continue reading

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National Park closure increases visits to Big Bend State Park

There’s an old saying that a window doesn’t close that a door doesn’t open. In this case, that window is a proper noun . . . The Window at Big Bend National Park. The door that’s been opened to so … Continue reading

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