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Victor Valdez, the Singing Man of Boquillas, Dies

An iconic figure of the West Texas borderlands has died. Victor Valdez of Boquillas, Mexico was beloved by many for his singing that often welcomed visitors to his small town on the Rio Grande. He was a lifelong resident of … Continue reading

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Skirting The Law To Survive On The Rio Grande

CANDELARIA, Texas — The United States and Mexico are pouring money into a showcase experiment to rescue damaged economies on the Texas-Mexico border. But that experiment only involves two towns, Boquillas in Mexico and the community of visitors and National … Continue reading

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Boquillas: Tangled History Of Electricity’s Arrival

It’s been almost two years since the opening of the international border crossing into Boquillas, Mexico from Big Bend National Park. More change is set to come to the small Mexican town of about 45 families. As we’ve reported, the Mexican … Continue reading

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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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Boquillas Crossing Now Open

Update: As of August 2, the Boquillas entry crossing is now open. Water levels have dropped. Because of flooding on parts of the Rio Grande, the Boquillas entry crossing is closed as of July 31, 2013. Re-evaluation of conditions will be … Continue reading

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