Tag Archives: Big Bend National Park
By Carlos Morales A soldier stationed at Fort Bliss in El Paso died May 18 while visiting Big Bend National Park after he slipped and fell into the Rio Grande, according to park and army officials. According to witness accounts, … Continue reading
By Carlos Morales A fire that started in Mexico and jumped the Rio Grande soon after has ignited fires on the U.S. side of the river in Big Bend National Park, causing damage to historic buildings and forcing site closures … Continue reading
By Carlos Morales After President Trump’s announcement Friday to temporarily end the partial government shutdown, federal workers across West Texas are returning to work. At Big Bend National Park that return will be gradual. The 35-day shutdown, which was the … Continue reading
By Carlos Morales Earlier today, President Donald Trump announced the federal government would reopen for three weeks while lawmakers continue negotiations over funding for a border wall continue. But before then, the partial government shutdown went on for 35 days. … Continue reading
By Mitch Borden and Carlos Morales As the partial government shutdown — now the longest in U.S. history — continues, employees at Big Bend National Park in far West Texas are in their fourth week of unemployment. While many bathrooms, trails, … Continue reading
Plan On Going to Big Bend National Park During the Government Shutdown? Here’s What You Need To Know
By Carlos Morales The government shutdown won’t stop people from visiting any of the 16 sites managed by the National Park Service, but it might create some challenges. In West Texas, the shutdown means Big Bend National Park is only … Continue reading
Big Bend National Park has confirmed the death of 69-year-old park visitor Edward Lowe, of Dallas. Park officials report Lowe sustained fatal injuries Wednesday morning while looking for a campsite about a mile from the mouth of Boquillas Canyon, when … Continue reading
Soon, the sprawling 800,000-acre Big Bend National Park will have a new superintendent to guide it and oversee new projects. Beginning next week that role will be filled by Bob Krumenaker, a veteran of the of the National Park system. … Continue reading
Texas is home to 16 sites managed by the National Parks Service. The government shut down won’t stop people from visiting these parks, but it could create some challenges.
Big Bend National Park will close several areas of the park in the coming month in order to protect the nesting habitats of Peregrine Falcons, which are listed as an endangered species in the state.