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By Carlos Morales Beginning Sept. 3, Balmorhea State Park will close for extensive septic system repairs. Longstanding problems with the West Texas park’s sewerage have left visitors without access to showers in the pool bathhouses since at least last year. … Continue reading
By Mitch Borden In the middle of the Chihuahuan Desert, at the base of the Davis Mountains, the San Solomon Springs fill a pool at Balmorhea State Park. It’s considered a crown jewel of West Texas and people from all … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
The community, which depends heavily on the pool to attract tourists, is currently benefiting from the Permian Basin oil boom.