Friday, May 26, 2006

Dry Season

Because we're having an extended period of extremely dry weather, the region is under an Extreme Fire Danger alert.

All trails in the high Chisos area of the Big Bend National Park are closed indefinitely to smoking.

Please take caution in other areas of our region, too.

Monday, May 08, 2006

A surprise on I-10

If you're traveling east from Van Horn on I-10, take a little break at the Kent exit. As you leave the interstate, you'll see this stone shell of the old Kent School on your right. This beautiful building once held classrooms and an auditorium, and was considered the town's meeting place. The school closed in 1961. Unfortunately it burned many years later, leaving this beautiful structure behind.