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June 21st, 2012

Last month the Pew Hispanic Center reported that net migration from Mexico into the United States has dropped to zero, with roughly the same number of Mexican citizens heading south across the border as north.

Just a few days earlier, HR 1505, the misnamed National Security and Federal Lands Protection Act, hit the floor of …

Metal recycler setting up shop in Alpine

Metal recycler setting up shop in Alpine

January 19th, 2012


ALPINE – Junk cars, old gates, stoves, and batteries might find new use if Crown Recycling Company receives Federal Aviation Administration approval to set up shop across Highway 118 from the Alpine Casparis Municipal Airport.

“Naturally, I want to make sure we’re compliant before we get rolling,” said Crown Recycling owner and President Suan …

Tarahumara suffering from drought

December 1st, 2011


Weather has no regard for international boundaries. The drought that is choking Texas is hurting our neighbors as well.

I saw firsthand the withered maize and beans in the Sierra Madre this fall. Riding horseback with a group of Mexicans, we traced the historic Silver Route from Batopilas to Chihuahua City, a journey of …

Hudspeth County nuclear waste facility nixed

November 29th, 2011

HUDSPETH COUNTY – An Austin company has decided not to build a high-level nuclear material storage site near Fort Hancock after Hudspeth County officials said local residents would oppose the project.

Representatives of AFCI Texas LLC separately met with Hudspeth County Judge Becky Dean-Walker and two county commissioners Nov. 8 to gauge how the public would …

Firm seeks high-level nuke dump site nearby

November 17th, 2011


The Hudspeth County Herald

HUDSPETH COUNTY – Hudspeth County officials were approached this week about the possible storage of massive quantities of high-level nuclear waste at a site near Fort Hancock. If the project were to move forward, the Hudspeth County location would become the repository for some 70,000 tons of radioactive waste, including …

Rio Grande clean-up Saturday

November 10th, 2011

SOUTH PRESIDIO, BREWTER COUNTIES – Big Bend Ranch State Park and Big Bend National Park are sponsoring the second annual River Cleanup Day on Saturday.

The parks are seeking volunteers to remove litter while spending a day canoeing, rafting, or hiking along the Rio Grande.

Big Bend Ranch State Park and Big Bend National Park will supply …

TCEQ fines Village Farms

TCEQ fines Village Farms

November 3rd, 2011

PRESIDIO, JEFF DAVIS COUNTIES – Village Farms, the tomato greenhouse grower near Marfa and Fort Davis, has been fined $4,807 by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).

The state environmental agency found violations at two facilities in that it “failed to collect routine distribution water samples for coliform analysis and failed to provide public notification …

House GOP works to waive environmental laws on US borders

October 27th, 2011


WASHINGTON — In a move aimed at improving national security, House Republicans want to give the U.S. Border Patrol unprecedented authority to ignore 36 environmental laws on federal land in a 100-mile zone stretching along the Canadian and Mexican borders.

Under the GOP plan, the Border Patrol would have free rein to do such …

Boquillas border crossing to reopen, this time with a port facility

Boquillas border crossing to reopen, this time with a port facility

October 27th, 2011


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 …

Boquillas Border Crossing

Boquillas Border Crossing

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 …

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