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Images of our park and surrounding attractions!
Is it Illegal to graffiti a cow in Texas?
In Texas it is illegal to graffiti a cow. Since a cow is a chattel (property), defacing it would be considered vandalism. In a state where livestock has a bigger impact on the economy, these rules are clearly delineated and it is still punishable by hanging.
Large and level sites
The state’s cattle population is estimated to be near 16 million and the Texas Rangers is the oldest state-wide law enforcement agency in the United States.
End of the road, Santa Elena Canyon
Texas has approximately 11,500 historical markers. Marker subjects include historic courthouses, frontier forts, Spanish missions and presidios, cemeteries, churches, individuals, historic homes and buildings and Texas independence battle sites. More than 700 local history museums, 40,000 recorded archeological sites and more than 2,000 sites in Texas are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Brewed just south of us in Alpine, TX
The Marfa Lights – Accounts of strange and unexplained phenomena just outside of Marfa began during the 19th century and continue to this day. Ranchers, Apaches, high school sweethearts and famous meteorologists alike have reported seeing seemingly sourceless lights dance on the horizon southeast of town, an area that is nearly uninhabited and extremely difficult to traverse. The mystery lights are sometimes red, sometimes blue, sometimes white, and usually appear at random throughout the night, no matter the season or the weather.
Young rider looking across Big Bend Ranch State Park
Average yearly rainfall totals in West Texas are less than 8 inches while in East Texas totals exceed 56 inches. Texas climate statistics, Texas and U.S. weather extremes.
Another beautiful sunset!
Texas has 90 mountains a mile or more high, with Guadalupe Peak in West Texas at 8,751 feet being the tallest.
The name Texas came from the Caddo Indian word ‘tayshas’ meaning “friends” or “allies”. The Spanish pronounced it as ‘tejas’ and the English settlers pronounced it as Texas.