Big Bend


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Big Bend

A region of southwest Texas on the Mexican border in a triangle formed by a bend in the Rio Grande. The area includes deep river canyons, desert wilderness, mountains rising to 2,387 m (7,832 ft), archaeological remains, and rare forms of plant and animal life.
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Noun1.Big Bend - a triangular area in southwestern Texas on the Mexican borderBig Bend - a triangular area in southwestern Texas on the Mexican border; formed by a bend in the Rio Grande
Lone-Star State, Texas, TX - the second largest state; located in southwestern United States on the Gulf of Mexico
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We were prospecting and it was our intention, if we found nothing, to push through to the Gila river at some point near Big Bend, where we understood there was a settlement.
Huge swaths of the Big Bend area are pipeline-free, largely because the region - with its mountains, state and national parks, and famously dark skies - is so secluded.
Sources close to the justice believe he died in his sleep of apparent natural causes after a day of quail hunting at the Cibolo Creek Ranch, a resort in the Big Bend region south of Marfa, the San Antonio Express News reported.
Cost is $20 per ticket and all proceeds go to the Big Bend Homeless Coalition's HOPE Community and the veterans housing programs.
I learn this firsthand on an RV trip to Big Bend, a national park in West Texas.
Then, drive five hours south through sun-beat scrub desert to the boundary of Big Bend National Park, proceed through towering rock spires and into the Chisos Basin, and get a good night's sleep.
Ruth (1991) and Guzman (1998) conducted research using radiotelemetry in Big Bend National Park and Big Bend Ranch State Park in Texas, but did not estimate rates of mortality or survival.
Bheki, back at work after hospital treatment in Big Bend, Swaziland, said: "I thank God for saving me."
Foster children, as well as children receiving supervision and assistance from Big Bend Community Based Care, were in dire need of funds to buy school uniforms.
One of America's most critically endangered species, the Rio Grande silvery minnow (Hybognathus amarus), began to face a brighter future on December 17, 2008, with the release of more than 430,000 hatchery-raised fish into former habitat in the Big Bend region of west Texas.
In fact, the first literature record of the feral burro in Texas of which the authors are aware is Yancey's (1997) observation of a solitary burro sighting from a helicopter over the northwestern panhandle of Big Bend Ranch State Park in southern Presidio County of Trans-Pecos Texas.
The heavy-duty Big Bend 2006 is a skid-mounted version featuring a hydraulic power unit (engine-hydraulic pump) that is being supplied detached from the machine.

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