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Texas National Guard Returns To Far West Texas For Vaccine Clinic

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

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Texas’ Proposed Plan To Reduce Haze In Its National Parks Falls Short, Critics Say

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.

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State To Offer COVID-19 Vaccines In Terlingua And Big Bend National Park

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. 

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Big Bend National Park To Reopen Chisos Basin After Weeks Of Battling Wildfire

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.

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Wildfire at Big Bend National Park Forces Closure of Trails, Campsites

By Friday afternoon, park officials said the wildfire had spread across 250 acres of the Chisos Mountains, a popular destination for hikers. 

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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

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West Texas Observatory Shoots For The Stars To Preserve Dark Skies

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

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Big Bend National Park Moves Into Next Phrase of Reopening

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

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Quiet And Loud: How The Pandemic Has Changed The Sounds Of West Texas

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

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Big Bend National Park Could Soon Expand By 3,500 Acres

By Carlos Morales The wide-open expanses of Big Bend National Park could grow slightly more if a small Far West Texas ranch is absorbed into the park’s boundaries.  A donation of a few thousand acres in South Terlingua could soon … Continue reading

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