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?Fiesta!
« on: August 25, 2008, 09:51:24 AM »
Big Bend Ranch State Park is having a 'Fiesta' on Saturday, October 18, 2008

You are cordially invited to attend a free open house & celebration while also experiencing some of what of the 'new' Big Bend Ranch State Park has to offer. Here is a partial listing of the events & activities for all ages & ability levels:

  • Complimentary BBQ lunch & concert by cowboy singer-songwriter Dennis Jay
  • Attendance prizes, including a $500 gas grill
  • Guided hiking, Jeep, mountain biking & horseback riding tours.
  • Bird watching
  • Flint-knapping, rope-making & Dutch-oven demonstrations
  • Interpretive displays
  • Folklorico dancers & mariachi music
  • Student art show
  • Buffalo Soldiers encampment
  • Camping skills demonstration area

More information about this extravaganza will be added here soon.

For information on recent changes at the park be sure & download a copy of the summer 2008 issue of "El Solitario" the Big Bend Ranch newsletter (PDF 1.1 MB).


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Re: ?Fiesta!
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2008, 11:33:28 AM »
More info.

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Re: ?Fiesta!
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2008, 03:06:16 PM »

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Re: ?Fiesta!
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2008, 09:26:29 PM »
my wife did not like my dutch oven demonstration.
It's never too late to be what you might have been-Geroge Elliot


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Re: ?Fiesta!
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2009, 10:27:33 AM »
Big Bend Ranch is holding a Fiesta event on May 2, 2009. Check here soon for more details.

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Re: ?Fiesta!
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2009, 12:47:54 PM »
my wife did not like my dutch oven demonstration.

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I'll be the jump start for the car parked in your mind, 'Cause you left the lights on all night long.

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Re: ?Fiesta!
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2009, 10:58:16 AM »

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Re: ?Fiesta!
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2009, 09:52:05 AM »
Media Contact: Lydia Salda?a, (432) 358-4627, lydia.saldana@tpwd.state.tx.us

April 30, 2009

Big Bend Ranch Fiesta cancelled due to swine flu concerns
PRESIDIO, Texas Because of public health concerns about swine flu, all organized tours and activities connected with the Fiesta at Big Bend Ranch State Park have been cancelled. The free barbeque lunch set for Saturday, May 2 and all tours and activities set for Friday-Sunday, May 1-3 have been cancelled. However, the park remains open to the visiting public, with free admission and overnight camping Friday-Sunday.

Due to the public health emergency declared by Gov. Rick Perry throughout the state, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department leaders decided to cancel the event in accordance with health guidelines issued by state and federal health officials.

To TPWDs knowledge, there have been no reported cases of swine flu in the Big Bend area. The Fiesta cancellation is a proactive step to safeguard public health and safety. Officials are discussing how and when to reschedule the event, and that decision will be announced at a later time.

The Fiesta had been arranged to showcase expanded public access and new visitor opportunities at Big Bend Ranch State Park. More information is on the park Web page.


On the Net:

http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/big_bend_ranch/
2009-04-30

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Re: ?Fiesta!
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2009, 10:09:15 AM »
Absurd fear mongering by our government. In 2005, 3,600 Texans died of the flu.  Did they cancel the fiesta that year?  No.

Al

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« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2009, 01:19:54 PM »
Ridiculous! I live on the border and there have only been three H1N1 cases along the entire Texas border-all other cases have been far from the border. We just had the Bull Riding championships here this past Sat and Sun where thousands came from all over Tex and other states. No one was concerned about catching the virus there. I like the reaction of the Ft. Worth school district-they closed all school last week and all this week when not a single case was discovered in the district or town.  :eusa_wall:

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Re: ?Fiesta!
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2009, 11:19:44 AM »
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From Rasmussen Reports (conducted: 4/1-3/09)

    * 63% say the border with Mexico should be closed to prevent further spread of infection
    * 30% say closing the border is not necessary
    * 7% are not sure

I'm just going to blame Guv Good-hair for this one.  His base of voters are using the swine flu outbreak as an excuse to shut down the border and keep all the brown people out of the land of the free.  Fear-mongering at its finest.

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Re: ?Fiesta!
« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2009, 12:44:47 PM »
The blame falls squarely on Fed Gov and Press.  :pissed: :pissed: :pissed:
Visiting BB since 1966, nothing like being lost and finding heaven.

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Offline Ay Chihuahua!

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Re: ?Fiesta!
« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2009, 01:00:26 PM »
The blame falls squarely on Fed Gov and Press.  :pissed: :pissed: :pissed:

Are you telling us that the Federal Government and the press have the authority to pull the plug on a get-together at a Texas state park? 

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Re: ?Fiesta!
« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2009, 01:44:59 PM »
Was noting the Fed and press had blown H1N1 through the roof with no solid supporting data.
Visiting BB since 1966, nothing like being lost and finding heaven.

 


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