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2008-07-28 00:00:25

By Daniel Skolfield, Odessa American, Texas Jul. 27--Dry, dusty air and scorching heat have always been powerful ingredients in the thirst for cool, refreshing water. And with all of the boats parked around Odessa homes, you'd think some people were seeing a mirage in the distant desert sand -- they're not. Instead, fun-seeking Odessans continue a historic trend that puts thousands of watercraft in an area with absolutely no recreational boating water -- specifically Ector County....

2008-07-11 09:00:32

By KARL F MOFFATT Trails: Project to focus on Dale Ball, Santa Fe Foothills and La Tierra trails The Santa Fe Conservation Trust is seeking volunteers to serve as trail stewards who can train and assist other volunteers in maintaining many of the hiking trails in and around the city. "We've got over 100-plus miles of trails, and unless we can get citizens to adopt and maintain them, we're going to lose control of them," said David Henderson, trail stewardship coordinator for Santa Fe...

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2007-05-30 03:00:00

By Whitty, Julia WE AWAKE IN OUR TENTS in the moonlight to what sounds like a dance troupe in wooden clogs practicing on rock under stunted juniper trees. It's a half-dozen Carmen mountain white-tailed deer, scraping at the ground with bootlike hooves, bending gracile necks to chew on wet soil and lick it dry. They're harvesting the minerals and moisture from our urine soaked into the parched earth of the high desert, the herd toiling through the night and into the morning in a pursuit...

2005-11-23 08:07:51

By Bernd Debusmann LAREDO, Texas (Reuters) - Heat-sensing cameras. Motion detectors. X-ray systems. Drones. Night-vision goggles. Helicopters. More than 11,000 border patrol officers, and more to be recruited. The United States is fielding an array of high-tech equipment and a small army of highly trained agents along its border with Mexico to stop people from entering the United States illegally and to throttle the flow of drugs into the world's richest market. Yet they keep...

2005-07-15 18:08:37

By Eduardo Quiros TORREON, Mexico (Reuters) - A meeting in Mexico to address a vicious drugs war and a wave of illegal immigration along the U.S.-Mexico border ended on Friday without the participation of key U.S. border governors. An all-out drugs war that has killed some 600 people south of the Rio Grande this year topped the agenda at the two-day gathering of Mexican and U.S. officials. It followed repeated calls by the United States for Mexico to crack down on violence on its border....


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Big Bend National Park
2013-03-19 15:35:15

Big Bend National Park is located in the United States in the state of Texas. This park was first established in 1933 as a Texas State Park known as Texas Canyons State Park, but was later renamed Big Bend State Park. The park attained National status in 1935 when the U.S. Congress passed legislature to acquire the park. The park was completed and opened in 1944. The history of human presence in the Big Bend area dates back to prehistoric times, when several Indian tribes inhabited the...

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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'