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Astronomers and community organizers have been pushing officials in Far West Texas to adopt stricter rules on outdoor lighting, part of a broader effort to establish an international dark sky “reserve.”
A growing number of residents most at risk for COVID-19 in the Big Bend area are being vaccinated, and local officials say they’re now ready to expand vaccine eligibility to include a wider swath of the population.
West Texas could see some of the region’s coldest temperatures in over thirty years this weekend which has officials urging residents to prepare and limit traveling if possible.
Sparse COVID Testing In The Big Bend Has The Region’s Only Hospital Considering Holding Drive-Thru Testing
By Carlos Morales With infrequent screening for the coronavirus in the Big Bend area, officials are attempting to gather testing supplies and the region’s lone hospital may soon set up weekly testing for residents showing symptoms associated with the virus. … Continue reading
By Marfa Public Radio In the Big Bend region, healthcare officials say there have been 32 coronavirus tests conducted so far — 23 test results have come back negative, while 9 are still pending. Local officials have largely been reluctant … Continue reading
By Joy Diaz, Texas Standard When planning a trip to a national park, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with all the ‘Best Of’ lists out there. But Emily Pennington, a journalist and travel writer with Outside Magazine, noticed something was missing … Continue reading
By Michael Marks, Texas Standard Presidio County is one of 22 in the state that still abides by open-range laws that allow cattle to roam, more or less, where they want. That means it’s perfectly legal for cattle to wander … Continue reading
By Mitch Borden U.S. Border Patrol agents monitor more than 500 miles of the southwest border that make up the agency’s Big Bend sector. But, since February the region’s agents have had to operate without permanent leadership. At least until … Continue reading
This summer we’ve been hitting the road and heading to the state and national parks in our area, taking a look at the stories behind these places right in our backyard. For our final stop, we head to Big Bend … Continue reading