April 24, 2018 ~ Volume 29 ~ #17
From Terry Tempest Williams' book, The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks:
"Big Bend is no place for cynics. There is too much at stake. A bedrock pragmatism refutes sentimentality through the beauty of the unexpected. What we mistake as sentimental is in fact a generosity, a willingness to stay open and acknowledge the miraculous.
Cynicism flourishes in air-conditioned rooms. Like any true place, the desert is a risk. Back into a barrel cactus and you may get hurt. But touch its yellow flowers with petals like wax and the pain from its needles lessens. Our fear of being touched removes us from a sensate world. The distant self becomes the detached self who no longer believes in anything. Awe is the moment when ego surrenders to wonder. This is our inheritance — the beauty before us. We cry. We cry out. There is nothing sentimental about facing the desert bare. It is a terrifying beauty."
Terlingua Fire and EMS 8th annual Fireman’s Ball and silent auction. April 28, 2018. Featuring Craig Carter & the Spur of the Moment Band. Starting at 7:30 pm. Doors open at La Kiva Bar and Grill at 5 pm for food and libations. $15 per person. Incredible Silent Auction also!!
This Week at The Starlight! It's a week of double-headers and triple headers!
Monday through Thursday, Butch and Rory Hancock will play the "late show" - around 9:30. Early music 6-9. We're lucky to have not only Butch and Rory multiple times this week but Darrin Kobetich and Will Taylor & Strings Attached as well. Another stellar week at The Starlight!! And don't forget - the art of Pat O'Bryan is on display through May 13th.
Monday, April 23rd: Chris McWilliams
Tuesday, 24th: Uh Clem
Wednesday, 25th: Jeffro’s song swap with Darrin Kobetich
Thursday, 26th: Thursday Darrin Kobetich
Friday and Saturday, April 27th and 28th: Will Taylor & Strings Attached
Sunday Brunch with Darrin Kobetich
Monday, April 30th: Chet O’Keefe
Late night Monday – Thursday: Butch & Rory Hancock!
Hope to see you soon!!
This week at La Kiva
Every day - great Pizza and Steaks, 8 oz Burgers on our home made bread buns. Fish & Chips on Thursday and Friday.
Thursday, Chet O'Keefe with his guitar.
Saturday - The Fireman's Ball.
Music on the Patio by Craig Carter
Sunday - Local Music in the Cave Room
The celebration of the 5th anniversary of the Boquillas Crossing, postponed from April 14, has been re-scheduled to Saturday, May 5. There will be activities to also celebrate the Mexican victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. When the sun goes down, Grupo Los Kikos de Muzquiz will play for a public dance at the Valdez residence. Help us kick up some dust to celebrate 5 years of smooth operation of Boquillas Crossing. Message us about staying overnight. The Falcon's Roost has added 4 brand new rooms, giving them 7 in total.
We have our usual fantastic breakfasts and lunches along with specials like avocado toast, berry/banana smoothies, Mexican cokes and the best
fresh baked cakes and cookies around. We serve Big Bend Roasters coffee, because it's the best anywhere, and fresh squeezed orange juice, because you need a good start to the day!. Our lunch menu always has specials and old standards as well. We also prepare picnics! Enjoy great old Mexican music, really good WiFi and views of the Big Bend National Park. Meet locals and other visitors and discover hidden sites and road trips.
Come in and see all of our new inventory at Quicksilver trading company. Located in Bee mountain plaza next to the hardware store. Come check out our Scentsy vendor and Lots of new clothing in at our Resale boutique, mention you saw our ad in the moon and receive 20% off your clothing purchase. Don’t forget our hours are wed-fri 10-4 and Saturday 11-3, if you’d like to come in and shop during our days and hours we aren’t open give us a call we will come open up for you! (817)602-5007 Hope to see you soon!
The Terlingua Bottoms Group of AA meets every Thursday at 7:30 at the Big Bend Church in Study Butte.
WYLIE TANK ORDER - If you have water tank(s) coming on this Wylie truckload, please give us a call soon. 371-2506. Also, we might possibly have a couple of tanks to spare. And, we have the heavy duty valves on hand now.
Non Potable Water Update 4/14/18
The Property Owners Assoc. will be drilling a new well in the coming weeks to replace the failing well for non potable water sales. Thank you for your patience as we map out the best solutions to move forward on sustainable water for the ranch and it’s owners.
We still are currently selling water to property owners with restrictions .... We are also going to update the North Wells on the three mile road to be used for emergency purposes along with use for roads. Management takes these issues very seriously and appreciates all of the input. ... We will keep you up to-date on any changes.
EMERGENCY PREPARATION SUPPLIES SALES TAX HOLIDAY APRIL 28 – 30, 2018
You can purchase certain emergency preparation supplies tax free during the 2018 Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday. There is no limit on the number of qualifying items you can purchase, and you do not need to issue an exemption certificate to claim the exemption.
This year’s holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, April 28, and ends at midnight on Monday, April 30.
April Community Taize Service Focuses on The Many Faces of the ONE
Taize, an ecumenical, inter-spiritual service of reconciliation will be held at 5:30 pm on Sunday, April 29, at St. James Episcopal Church located at 510 N. 6th St at Ave A in Alpine. A soup, salad and bread supper will follow that is free and open to all.
Taize worship consists of meditative singing and periods of silence in order to reach a contemplative state. This month’s universal reconciliation service will focus on readings and chants about the many faces of the One. For more information, contact Pam Cook at 432-386-5988 or email@example.com.
Caelan Devine Ryan placed 5th out of 48 participants in the Current Issues & Events contest at the Regional UIL Academic meet in San Angelo. Fernanda Rodriguez placed 21st out of 47, Lily Dahl placed 25th out of 47, and Caelan 34th out of 47 for the Science contest. They made up a Science Team that placed 6th out of 9 teams. Caelan competing in Computer Science placing 30th out of 33. Also, participating were Grace Sullivan in Prose Interpretation and she competed and placed 7th in Headline Writing. Nicky Dahl placed 17th out of 48 in Number Sense and Josh Eby placed 21st also. We look forward to next year. These competitors include only 1 senior. Congrats Paisanos!
Hey there, it's me.. MILO! if you I'm wagging my tail, day dreaming of my next belly rub and of course, the thought of meeting YOU, my generous adopter! I'm about 1 years old, adorable Labroador Retriever and German Shepard mix. Loyalty is my middle name; I will be a faithful, loving companion let me! If you are still reading this - go ahead, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 432-294-1257.
Visit us in room 101 - Shot Time Liquors is open Monday thru Saturday, 10am-9pm for all your beer, booze, smoke, and lotto needs. Check us out on FB! We have new sales coming soon. Call, email, or stop by today! Special ordering in all departments available with notice. Cheers from Shot Time Liquors iVIVA TERLINGUA!
RED Flag Warnings
Just a reminder to keep an eye on the weather. And be very very careful with fire!
Thanks, Big Bend Gazette for details about voting in the School Bond Election! https://bigbendgazette.com/2018/04/23/5922/
Please remember to get your information to email@example.com by noon on Mondays. Thanks!
And, as always, you can read it online here: http://theterlinguamoon.blogspot.com/