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Big Bend National Park reached a significant milestone this year. The Far West Texas destination surpassed 500,000 visitors in a calendar year — a first in the park’s 76-year history. Park Superintendent Bob Krumenaker spoke with Marfa Public Radio about … Continue reading
After vaccinating nearly 50 residents in June, the Texas National Guard returns to Big Bend National Park and Terlingua this weekend to hold a second vaccination event. Big Bend officials say this is likely the last time the state will … Continue reading
A federal rule requires states to reduce air pollution in their national parks and wilderness areas. But for the second time, Texas’ plan includes no additional emissions controls for industrial plants, which environmental groups say is necessary.
After several failed attempts, the Texas National Guard will head to Big Bend National Park and Terlingua this week to administer hundreds of COVID-19 vaccines.
Since it was first spotted earlier this month, the South Rim Fire has burned through about 1,300 acres of Big Bend National Park. The fire is now 80% contained and no longer “a threat to developed areas,” according to officials.
By Friday afternoon, park officials said the wildfire had spread across 250 acres of the Chisos Mountains, a popular destination for hikers.
Going To Big Bend National Park? Despite Gov. Abbott Lifting COVID-19 Restrictions, You’ll Still Need A Mask
Officials at Big Bend National Park say Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s rollback on the state’s mask mandate has “no impact” on park rules, and visitors are still required to wear a mask in all park buildings, as well as in … Continue reading
Officials with McDonald Observatory are working to make Far West Texas and parts of Northern Mexico an International Dark Sky Reserve. They hope the special designation will help preserve the region’s dark skies and support ongoing research at the observatory
By Carlos Morales After partially reopening in August, Big Bend National park officials are moving forward with their next stage of reopening, allowing backcountry camping and giving visitors access to nearly all trails. The latest reopening phase for the far-flung … Continue reading
By Carlos Morales Quiet and Loud is a new series exploring the way the pandemic has changed the soundscape of West Texas. One of the first places we’ll explore is the desert expanse of Big Bend National Park, where the … Continue reading