Texas Parks and Wildlife: Border wall may threaten beloved state park

Staff Writer

MISSION — Two brothers unloaded kayaks, a cooler and fishing equipment from their pickup truck last week. Josh and Jerrad Diaz wanted to arrive here early in the morning to beat the South Texas heat, which has been unforgiving this summer, but woke up late after a long night.
At least now they were about to enjoy a day on the lake in the oldest state park in the Rio Grande Valley.
The brothers carried their gear up the gravel slope toward the park’s entrance. They had just learned about President Trump’s border wall earlier in the week, which according to its current map would wipe out almost the entirety of their destination: Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park.
The Diaz brothers pulled their equipment over the levee just past the visitor’s center...To read more, please refer to our print or online edition.

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