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Book Review: The Serengeti Rules: The Quest to Discover How Life Works and Why It Matters

The Serengeti Rules: The Quest to Discover How Life Works and Why It Matters by Sean B. Carroll is a great book about nature’s basic rules and contains many valuable insights on desert grasslands. While

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Good Results From Our One Chute Out Test

Blue Origin continues its testing of spacecraft next door to Circle Ranch in far-West Texas.

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Keeper of the Flame

Our artist pal Boyd Elder is one of the unforgettable characters of far-West Texas. NOTE: post initially appeared on TexasHighways.com and in print, the June 2016 edition

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HMI Open Gate Day – August 26 2016

HMI Open Gate: Circle Ranch Day Helping Water Flow Where it Needs to Go – August 26, 2016. Circle Ranch, Van Horn, TX

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Feathers From Wind Farms Can Meet Apaches’ Needs

A Justification for Windfarms? Windfarms are a boondoggle.  Wind farm electricity costs six times as much per kilowatt hour as conventional: If your energy bill is $10,000 per year but you are content to pay

New Drought in Far-West Texas?

“El Niño-La Niña are reciprocating patterns that create wet and dry conditions on the land, and simultaneously, conditions of abundance and famine in the marine environments. In the Galapagos Islands for example, warmer water from

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War Songs of The Plains

Obituary: Joseph Medicine Crow, Reprinted from The Economist Joseph Medicine Crow, last war chief of the Crow tribe, died on April 3rd, aged 102

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What Caused the Spread of Saltcedar and the Decline of Cottonwood Along the Rio Grande?

As this article explains, cottonwood decline was caused by river dams which ended seasonal flooding, not by an “invasion” of saltcedar. NOTE: article was originally published in the Hudspeth County Herald April 1, 2016 In

State of Texas – Resolution H.R. No. 2159

Elk are a Texas native which , before Europeans, roamed our state from north to south and east to west. For years a group of us have attempted to remove the “exotic” classification which has

Six Trends You Can’t Afford to Miss if You’re in Agriculture

NOTE: post originally appeared on SouthwestFramPress.com on November 5, 2015. Lowell Catlett doesn’t dismiss the obstacles facing agriculture today. He chooses to look beyond them. “There has never been a better time to be in