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Dateline: West Texas

by | Fri, Oct 17, 2008 at 12:00 am CST

If We Build It, Will They Come?

West Texas residents fight to halt the proposed La Entrada al Pacifico

The talk in West Texas this summer is La Entrada al Pacífico, and it’s either a great opportunity to develop an international trade route, or it’s a wretched plan that would ruin the pristine and unique qualities of the Big … Read More


The Mystery Everyone Loved

“She was the most famous unknown person I've ever known.”

I. The burro lady, she’s gone. II. Say you were way out in far West Texas, careening down Highway 90 between Marfa and Valentine. It’s empty out here, a big, blazing bowlful of sky, the yellow ocean of grass, those … Read More



In West Texas You Take Care of Your Own

In Presidio County, you’re a long way from anywhere. The vistas are grand; the frontier is staggering in its raw, volcanic beauty. What does that mean, though, when your child has an asthma attack, or your husband suffers chest pains? … Read More