Big Bend National Park

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2012

    Tom Dozier Wins Farmers Branch Chili Cook Off With Wet Chili

    Tom Dozier stood over the small stockpot with a glass lid and paused in anticipation. He'd been simmering the rusty red stew for three hours, but waited for a precise moment on his watch to carefully lift the lid. Several other chili-heads, myself included, leaned over the Coleman stove in anticipat ... More >>

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    September 1, 2011

    Top 100 Reasons Texas Is Twice as Awesome as Any Other State

    Merritt MartinOh, you can damn well bet this is on the list.​By now most of you dear readers are well aware of the Gawker-produced list of the 50 Worst States In America. Gawker placed their home base at 50, and the Lone Star State at 13. Sure sure, our placement could be worse, but instead of ... More >>

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    January 3, 2011

    Terlingua Cooks Spice Up a New Year's Favorite

    Pots to put peas in.​A maverick and an outlander took second and third places in Terlingua's 20th annual Black-Eyed Pea Off this weekend. About three dozen cooks entered the benefit contest, which got its start as a showdown between Desert Deli Diner owner Pam Ware and Tommy Hancock, owner of ... More >>

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    January 3, 2011

    Road Trip: Noshing My Way to Big Bend

    The scenery was pretty cool too.​According to the cheery student volunteer who gave a short lecture at Big Bend National Park the other day, the desert is delicious: Any resourceful visitor can make a meal of prickly pear pads and pigweed seeds. While the ranger-in-training assured us the fed ... More >>

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    April 29, 2010
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    April 9, 2009

    Barr None

    Nevada Barr signs her latest thriller

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    October 30, 2008

    Tanking a Home for Foster Children May Help Enrich One County Commissioner's Kid

    Commissioner Maurine Dickey tanked a land deal to house foster kids, and now her son is brokering the land's sale.

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    December 6, 2007

    West Texas Vistas

    Bend it like Warnock at the Belmont

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    July 7, 2006

    Chill Out

    I just returned from Marathon, where I was a finalist judge at the 2nd Cowboy Chili Cook Off hosted by the Chili Appreciation Society International and sponsored in part by the Gage Hotel. Most of the chilies were good, yet surprisingly the most common weakness in the least striking bowls of red was ... More >>

  • News

    November 6, 2003

    Trading Upscale

    Yuppie gentrification strikes the heart of old West Texas

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    April 17, 2003

    The Nutria Are Here

    The scourge of Louisiana has found a happy home in Dallas' man-made lakes

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    August 23, 2001

    Desert Blooms

    Jetports and elite resorts may do what border bandits and blistering heat couldn't: rob Big Bend of its rugged beauty

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    July 5, 2001

    Run Over

    Small towns in the Big Bend area brace for an onslaught of Mexican trucks rolling their way thanks to NAFTA

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    November 23, 2000

    High Spoons

    Bare breasts, a bowl of red, and bad blood among the chili brethren in the Big Bend. Texas doesn't get any better.

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    December 16, 1999

    After the fall

    Heartbroken by the loss of his son on a DISD field trip, a father fights to prevent future tragedies

  • Calendar

    June 4, 1998

    Night & Day

    June 4 - 10, 1998