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In The Big Bend, Government Shutdown Hit Both Sides Of The Rio Grande

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

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Shutdown Leaves Immigration Courts, Border Agents In Limbo

By Julián Aguilar, Texas Tribune EL PASO — As the government shutdown approached its fifth week and Washington Democrats and President Donald Trump showed no signs of coming to an agreement on how to end the stalemate Tuesday, U.S. Border … Continue reading

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Despite Government Shutdown, Some Operations At Big Bend Return

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

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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

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What the Government Shutdown Means for Texas’ National Parks

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.

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