The jewel of west texas might become a national monument.
EL PASO, Texas –
El Paso congressman Beto O’Rourke is hoping to add another national monument to the Borderland.
On Wednesday, the congressman introduced a bill to create the Franklin Mountains National Monument to protect 7,081 acres of land on the eastern slopes of the mountain.
“Castner Range is the crown jewel of West Texas. It deserves to be protected and preserved in its natural state.” wrote the congressman on his Facebook page.
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