Tag Archives: Far West Texas

Public Testing For The Coronavirus Returns To The Big Bend Region This Week

By Public Radio Staff For the second time this month, the state of Texas will hold mobile coronavirus testing in three communities in the Big Bend area. The upcoming public testing will be in Alpine, Presidio and Fort Davis. All … Continue reading

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After 5 Months, McDonald Observatory To Partially Reopen To The Public

By Carlos Morales After closing for nearly five months out of precaution over the coronavirus, the McDonald Observatory is now set to reopen “in a limited fashion.” Beginning Friday, the research hub will once again welcome visitors to its campus … Continue reading

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With Limited Resources, Far West Texas Is ‘Not The Place To Get Sick.’

By Carlos Morales For a while, it seemed the threat of COVID-19 in rural West Texas was something that would arrive from the outside, from visitors coming from places harder hit by the disease. So when cases began cropping up … Continue reading

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Balmorhea State Park To Expand Seven Times Its Size

By Carlos Morales Balmorhea State Park will soon stretch well beyond the walls lining its historic spring-fed pool, adding some 640 acres to the Far West Texas attraction. The expansion could include nature trails and scenic views, but won’t immediately … Continue reading

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Big Bend National Park Moves Forward With Third Phase Of Reopening

By Carlos Morales After being opened for two weeks now, Big Bend National Park officials are moving forward with the next step in their multi-tiered reopening plan. Beginning Monday, limited overnight camping will be available at the Chisos Basin campground … Continue reading

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State Officials Confirm Six New Coronavirus Cases In Brewster County

By Carlos Morales *Note: this post has been updated to reflect new cases. As Texas continues reopening, state health officials Saturday morning announced six new cases of the coronavirus in Brewster County. At first, the state announced three new cases, … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Testing Sites Returning To Far West Texas

By Carlos Morales Two weeks after their first deployment to the region, a team of Texas National Guard troops and clinicians will head back to Far West Texas to conduct mobile screenings for the coronavirus. The temporary testing locations will … Continue reading

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C3 Presents Nixes Plans For Far West Texas Festival In 2020, But Plans To Move Forward With Event

By Carlos Morales While Austin-based C3 Presents has canceled plans for a three-day festival in far West Texas for 2020, the group says it still plans “to move forward with the event.” After intense public backlash and concerns ranging from … Continue reading

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Price Per Acre for Land in Far West Texas is Down, but Sales Are Up

Land in Far West Texas had the largest decline in price per acre out of any region in the state in 2016, according to a study released by the Texas Association of Realtors. The price per acre fell from about … Continue reading

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Borderland Trump Supporters Welcome A Wall In Their Own Backyard

Along the U.S.-Mexico border, most people favor Hillary Clinton for president and oppose building a wall. But a small group of Trump supporters demonstrates zeal.

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