Posts Tagged Big Bend National Park
April 25th, 2013
By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA and ALBERTO TOMAS HALPERN
COAHUILA, TEXAS – A recent trip to Big Bend National Park gave a first-hand account of entering Mexico at the little village of Boquillas and the return to the United States through the new automated port of entry in the park at Boquillas Crossing.
A tent was found, sleeping …
January 24th, 2013
BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK – In August 1999, the peregrine falcon was removed from the federal endangered species list, a move prompted by the falcon’s comeback from the brink of extinction.
However, throughout Texas there are less than a dozen known nesting pairs and the falcon remains on the state’s endangered species list.
Federal endangered species policy …
March 15th, 2012
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) expressed concern about security risks posed by an unmanned border crossing at the Big Bend National Park, now under construction by the U.S. National Park Service. Hutchison’s comments on this matter and other border issues came at a hearing of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on …
October 27th, 2011
By ALBERTO TOMAS HALPERN
BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK – Park enthusiasts and travelers, get your passports ready: construction of a new border crossing facility from Big Bend National Park to Boquillas, Mexico is underway.
Once upon a time, an informal border crossing allowed U.S. and Mexican citizens to cross between the two countries from the park and …
October 25th, 2011
A ceremony was held in Big Bend National Park on Monday to announce a bilateral agreement between the United States and Mexico. The Cooperative Action for Conservation in the Big Bend/Rio Bravo Region was signed by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Mexican Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Juan Rafael Elvira Quesada as …
July 14th, 2011
By BENJAMIN WERMUND
BOQUILLAS – The informal border crossing at Boquillas, set to reopen next spring, will help bi-national preservation efforts along the Rio Grande in more ways than one, experts say.
Until the crossing in Big Bend National Park was closed in the wake of 9/11, American tourists who crossed the Rio Grande into Boquillas provided …
July 14th, 2011
By BENJAMIN WERMUND
BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK – Only a handful of endangered black bears roamed Big Bend National Park just more than 20 years ago.
The park’s population — now relatively stable at about 20 bears — was founded in the late 1980s when a female found her way across the Rio Grande from Mexico and into …
June 23rd, 2011
By STERRY BUTCHER
CHISOS BASIN – The presence of a weakened black bear and her three half-grown cubs near the Chisos Mountains Lodge last Friday put Big Bend National Park biologists on alert.
The park is home to about 20 black bears and sightings of bears around Chisos Basin are not uncommon. One sow and her 18-month …
June 16th, 2011
FAR WEST TEXAS – El Paso-based Mesa Publishing recently bought Blue Sky Productions, which publishes several Big Bend travel guides.
Blue Sky Productions publishes the Big Bend Real Estate Guide, Map of the Big Bend and Davis Mountains and Big Bend Galleries & Artists.
Mesa Publishing has published real estate magazines and other publications for El Paso …
April 8th, 2011
By ROBERT HALPERN
FAR WEST TEXAS – The two national parks in Far West Texas will close if Congress fails to reach a budget compromise by midnight Friday, but federal law enforcement personnel will remain on the job, officials said late Friday afternoon.
“All personnel in security and law enforcement will continue to do their jobs,” said …