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Day Trips: Rio Grande, Big Bend National Park
Paddling the Rio Grande
"...Kayaking the Rio Grande in Big Bend takes voyagers beyond the boundaries of everyday life...."

March 20, 2020 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips: Big Bend Fossil Discovery Center
Discover Big Bend National Park’s fossilized past at new center
"...The Fossil Discovery Exhibit tells the hidden story of Big Bend National Park. Beneath the towering peaks, rolling hills,..."

June 21, 2019 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Christmas May Still Come to National Park Service
School land board makes surprise turn-around on sale of Far West Texas wilderness.
"...adopted was the same as the Patterson proposal: the National Park Service has 90 days to come up with..."

Nov. 6, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Big Bend's Vanishing Point
Clearing the air over the queen of Texas parks
"...The matriarch of Texas parks, Big Bend National Park is renowned for its immense..."

Oct. 1, 2004 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Christmastime for Big Bend
New easement allows Big Bend visitors into Christmas Mountains Ranch
"...between the 9,269-acre stretch of arid backcountry and neighboring Big Bend National Park: This allows visitors to the park..."

April 18, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Christmas Closer for Big Bend?
General Land Office rejects private bids for Christmas Mountains.
"...Christmas Mountains Ranch in West Texas become part of Big Bend National Park by rejecting private bids for the..."

Feb. 8, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Day Trips: National Public Lands Day
National Public Lands Day puts a shine on America's best idea
"...National Public Lands Day (on Saturday, Sept. 26) puts thousands..."

Sept. 25, 2015 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Big Land, Big Stories,& One-Eyed Jacks
Western Roundup
"...extraction have been known to believe in giants, too. Big land, big dreams, big stories, big heroes, and more..."

April 18, 1997 Books Feature by Jesse Sublett

Jerry's Big Announcement
GLO to make surprise announcement about the Christmas Mountains.
"...reps Pete Gallego, D-Alpine, and Donna Howard, D-Austin, from Big Bend National Park, eco-groups Sierra Club and Environment Texas,..."

Nov. 5, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Christmas Mountains Get Open(er)
GLO allowing access to remote property from Big Bend
"...Another little motion on the biggest argument in years for the General Land Office: Land..."

April 10, 2008 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Naked City
In Austin, the national park's manager paints a dire picture
"...Lovers of Big Bend National Park may owe an apology to our..."

Jan. 30, 2004 News Feature by Lucius Lomax

Day Trips & Beyond: August Travel Updates
The latest on safe travel during the pandemic
"...but getting takeout food and eating it at a park is a two on a scale of 10 in..."

Aug. 6, 2020 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Christmas in September
General Land Office transferring Christmas Mountains to TSU
"...as he and Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson announced their big news: The Christmas Mountains are being transferred to TSU..."

Sept. 15, 2011 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Armed and Ready for Nature
Land commissioner jumps the gun on carrying firearms in national parks
"...land commissioner claims he had a gun in a national park, and no one was there to see it,..."

May 9, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Day Trips
"...around Texas for 2002 have to begin with the Big Bend...."

Jan. 3, 2003 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips
"...desert high above the parched landscape of cactus in Big Bend National Park. Tucked in the Chisos Basin and..."

May 24, 2002 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips
"...National parks in Texas tend to be overshadowed by the..."

June 14, 2002 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

God's Own Clothesline
In Search of Far Flung Adventures With Butch Hancock
"...The landscape of the Big Bend region, the part of Texas following the long,..."

May 15, 1998 Music Feature by Christopher Hess

Day Trips
"...Of course, the village on the western tip of Big Bend National Park is pretty much an invention anyway...."

Nov. 7, 2003 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips
The motto at the Big Bend Ranch State Park is 'unforgiving and unforgettable' for good reason
"...Everything about the Big Bend Ranch State Park outside of Presidio is hard...."

May 15, 2009 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Patterson Lobs Another Christmas Surprise
Public access to Christmas Mountains is still uncertain
"...Christmas Mountains should and will become a part of Big Bend National Park, Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson has kicked..."

Aug. 8, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Day Trips
"...on a lonely road near the entrance to the Big Bend National Park -- an oasis in the harsh..."

June 21, 2002 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips: Balanced Rock Trail
Hike leads to a window on the world
"...leads to one of the most spectacular views in Big Bend National Park. From the top of the ridge,..."

Dec. 13, 2019 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

The Christmas Mountains
'I'm the Realtor for the state of Texas,' Patterson says
"...even accused Patterson of selling off a chunk of Big Bend National Park. "I didn't know I had the..."

Dec. 28, 2007 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

New Documentary Shows the Beauty of the Border, and the Perils of a Barrier
The River and the Wall captures a wilderness without divisions
"...horseback, in canoes, from El Paso to Brownsville via Big Bend National Park – to show this incredible environment,..."

May 3, 2019 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Reclaiming the Land
"...definitely wouldn't want the Texas approach applied to the national park system," says Dave Simon, Southwest regional director of..."

Aug. 4, 2000 News Feature by Dan Oko

Christmas Comes Early for Texas State
General Land Office gives the gift that keeps on giving
"...four years of fighting, the rugged mountain range near Big Bend National Park is being transferred from the General..."

Sept. 23, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Day Trips
National Trails Day launched in 1993 and has become a rallying cry to get Americans outdoors
"...National Trails Day launched in 1993 and has become a..."

June 4, 2010 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips
Woodward Ranch is an oasis on the desert and a wonderland of red plume agate and beautiful gemstones
"...an oasis on the desert spreading north from the Big Bend in the Rio Grande. At the base of..."

Feb. 22, 2008 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Postmarks
Think Positive
"...incident? Why doesn't SXSW provide either backline or musician parking with shuttles? Will SXSW provide legal aid? Shouldn't they?..."

May 8, 1998 Column

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