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I think the NPS does a fine job. I don't feel oppressed by park rules. My first choice is that the land becomes part of Big Bend.
One of the problems with the BLM - They manage more land with less funding than any other agency. Also they have historically managed land for resource exploitation. (I do not use the word "exploitation" in a negative context)
Quote from: badknees on October 15, 2007, 08:56:39 AMWhat's this all about?TIGUA INDIAN DISCLOSUREThe Ysleta del Sur Pueblo in El Paso, Texas (the Tigua Tribe) has asserted a claim to PSF tracts in Brewster County. The claim was evidenced by a 1983 federal register filing. Court records reflect that the filing (to intervene in a pending suit) was denied; however, as of this date, the State of Texas has no documentation that the claim has been resolved.The whole sale appears to be a cluster.That is pretty much a standard declaration for all real estate transactions in Brewster county
What's this all about?TIGUA INDIAN DISCLOSUREThe Ysleta del Sur Pueblo in El Paso, Texas (the Tigua Tribe) has asserted a claim to PSF tracts in Brewster County. The claim was evidenced by a 1983 federal register filing. Court records reflect that the filing (to intervene in a pending suit) was denied; however, as of this date, the State of Texas has no documentation that the claim has been resolved.The whole sale appears to be a cluster.
Federal study backs up land claim by Tigua tribe AUSTIN, Texas — A new federal study supports long-held claims by an American Indian tribe that the state of Texas stole 36 square miles of tribal territory in El Paso.The 172-page report, completed last year, was obtained by the San Antonio Express-News under a Freedom of Information Act request.Now, members of the Ysleta Pueblo del Sur, known as the Tiguas, are trying to determine what to do with the information in the study.The territory, which the tribe lost in 1871 when the Texas Legislature used it to incorporate the town of Ysleta, is now home to tens of thousands of homes and businesses."The real huge problem here is what do you do about it?" Tom Diamond, the attorney for the 1,600-member tribe, told the newspaper.The tribe says it does not plan to evict anyone, or to use the report as leverage to resolve their conflict with the state of Texas over the reopening of the tribe's Speaking Rock Casino....
Woo-Hoo! I hope this comes about!! This is great news and seems to fit so well for that area of Texas.BBH
BC-TX--Christmas Mountains,0078Board rejects bids to buy Christmas MountainsEds: APNewsNow; Will be led.AUSTIN (AP) — The School Land Board has rejected two private bids to buy about 9,200 acres of rugged West Texas state land.The move Tuesday in Austin pushes to the forefront a proposal from the National Park Service to acquire the Christmas Mountains and add them to Big Bend National Park.Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson had proposed the sale, but it was vigorously opposed by environmentalists.The board will now consider the Nation Park Service's plan.
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