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Experts say fossil remains discovered in the 1980s at a park in southwest Texas have been identified as a new genus and species of duckbilled dinosaur.

It’s time to blow out the candles. Big Bend National Park — home to 800,000 acres of sweeping Chihuahuan desert landscapes, imposing mountains, wiry cacti and an international boundary in the Rio Grande — is turning 75.

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The National Park Service celebrated 100 years of preserving America’s most diverse landscapes in 2016. Texas is home to 16 designated sites, including monuments, recreation areas and two national parks, that thousands of people visit every year.

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BREWSTER COUNTY — Peering from beneath the brim of his Indiana Jones-style fedora, David Keller marvels at the gently sloping mountains in Big Bend that frame everything in sight. 

Arkansas Times

An Arkansas newspaper reporter is in stable condition at an El Paso hospital after rescuers airlifted her from Texas' Big Bend Ranch State Park.

Cathy Frye, a reporter with the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, had been lost for five nights.