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Negative Findings Report Cultural Resources Survey Fabens Lease 13031, University Lands El Paso County, Texas
Texas Historical Commission
On July 23, 2020, TAS Inc. conducted a cultural resource survey of a 10- acre tract intended to host a truck stop on the northwest corner of IH10 and FM 793 two miles northeast of the town of Fabens, in El Paso County, Texas. The project was sponsored by Ya Rehman, Ent, Inc. and was authorized by Texas Antiquities Permit 9518 with Jeff Turpin acting as Principal Investigator. The tract is a southwest-trending dune between two arroyos. The pavement and construction debris from an abandoned gasoline station occupy the southwestern corner. The current survey and shovel test regime found the remains of the gas station, but no new archeological evidence of any kind was discovered Consequently cultural resources present no obstacle to construction of the proposed truck stop, and justify a finding of “no effect”. However, if cultural material is encountered during the course of construction, work in that area should cease and the various regulatory agencies should be advised.
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