Protesters outside ETP’s San Antonio headquarters connected its behavior in North Dakota with the expansion of export-based gas pipelines in the Big Bend area.
“I don’t know what else to do but fight or leave, and I don’t want to leave,” he told me. “Where am I going to go? You can’t run forever. They’re always right around the corner – Industry, industrialization. Industrialization of the Big Bend would be the saddest thing.”
On the Wednesday morning before Thanksgiving in Big Bend National Park, the poet and novelist Naomi Shihab Nye dropped off a signed copy of “The Turtle of Oman,” her recently published novel, for my daughters.
One day in 1964, three artist friends decided to go to the Big Bend to paint.
By Robert Rivard
After the last strolling couples leave the river, after the restaurant workers lock up and go home, after the apartment lights above the culinary school go dark, Scott Martin goes to work.