Monday, November 24, 2014


Terlingua Moon

November 24, 2014   ~  VOL. 25 #47

by La Catrina

Go Big, or Go Home

On Tuesday Nov. 25, the Family Crisis Center of the Big Bend will be hosting a free community Thanksgiving lunch in the Terlingua Ghostown from 12:15 to 2:30 pm. Also at the FCCBB, on Nov. 25, the Texas Department of State Health Services will be offering flu immunizations from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, free for uninsured/underinsured and Medicaid recipients.

Everyone is Welcome to the Annual Cowhead Ranch Thanksgiving Feast.  Thanksgiving Day.  We'll have turkey and ham.  Bring a dish if possible.  Bring your dog and guitar.  Time?  Noonish to whenever.  Remembering Cowboy Chris and his sharing traditions!

Chili Pepper Thanksgiving.  Lupe and the staff would like to invite everyone to join us again this Thursday to share in a Thanksgiving meal. We will be serving turkey, ham and all the trimmings along with dessert, coffee and tea from 11:00 a.m. until the food is gone. $12.95 for adults and $8.95 for children. We wish everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving

This week at The High Sierra Bar & Grill:
It's Thanksgiving Week and that means non-stop Big Screen football plus a Thanksgiving Day special of Turkey with all the trimmings for $13.95.  On Saturday night, we'll be hosting The Flying Sombreros from 8-11 p.m.  Otherwise, the stage is set for football!  Check our Facebook page for specials and other updates. 
Just a reminder that we are almost sold out of rooms for the holidays.  Sold out for New Years and only a few remaining for other dates so have your friends and family call us ASAP if they need reservations.  We're also already booked for a few holiday parties so keep us in mind on that front, too.
Hope to see you soon!
Deanna, Herman and the High Sierra staff
What the Kids are Doing this Week

This Weekend at the Lajitas Resort
Live Music at the Thirsty Goat
Monday – Trevor Reichman
Tuesday – Bruce Salmon
Wednesday – Jon Hogan and Maria Moss
Thursday – Frank Meyer
Friday – Trevor Hickle
Saturday – Trevor Reichman
All Shows at 7PM

Viva Yoga by Sandi Turvan
Normally on Thursdays
But not this Thursday….

The Boathouse would like to thank everyone for their support and patronage since reopening last month.  We will be open 4 p.m. - Midnight, seven days a week.  The grill is open Tuesday through Sunday from 5 - 9 p.m.
We will be open on Thanksgiving Day and will be debuting a turkey stew/ ragout with a toasted cornbread/ stuffing crouton crumble.  Our regular menu will also be available in addition to a Burger Steak with mashed potatoes and gravy or Macaroni and Cheese.  Both items will include a dinner salad.
Stay tuned to our Facebook page for more information on other specials as well as music.  This week, The Flying Sombreros will be playing on Friday from 7 pm - 10 pm. 

La Posada Milagro featuring Big Bend Roasters coffee, roasted fresh right here in West Texas.  Espressos, Lattes, Cappuccinos and more! Freshly made goodies baked right here in our own kitchen.  Open daily at 7:30 serving breakfast and lunch until 2 pm Sunday thru Wednesday, till 3 pm Thurs, Friday and Saturday. Yes, we will be open on Thanksgiving so stop by.

HOWWWDEEEE!!! UPdate on the SPACE event page! CONtact c r y s t a l for deTAILS about the gathering of aRT in TerLINGua on SAT . DEC 20 2014!   VIVA eyeBALL!

The final numbers for the Green Scene fund raiser for the Community Garden are in.  The Green Scene netted $4859.49 plus a one-time donation of $1851.94 for a total of $6711.43. Thanks to everyone involved - volunteers and participants.  This money allowed us to finish the water catchment project off of the Starlight roof, plus some other projects for the garden.
Thanks again for the fabulous community support!

Terlingua Community Choir​ wants you​!  All welcome!
​E​veryone is singing melod​ies of our favorite Christmas songs.​
Rehearsals: Tuesdays 5:30 pm in the Band Room at Terlingua School   Rehearsal Dates: Nov. 25th, ​Dec​.​ 2​nd​ and Dec 9​th.​ (Come to some or all.)  Performances: Thursday, De​c.​ 11th at the Community Center   Starlight date to be scheduled.

Starlight Theatre Restaurant and saloon
Tue    11/25  -  Uh Clem
Wed   11/26  -  The Whitmores with Bonnie
Thu    11/27  -  Trevor Reichman
Fri      11/28  -  Bruce Salmon                       
Sat     11/29  -  Dan McCoy 5pm
       Butch and Rory Hancock 8pm 
Sun    11/30  -  Brunch with Frank Meyers              
Mon    12/01  - Burger Night with Trevor Hickle & Joe Sirotnak

Thank you to all who came to our grand reopening of Otra Vez.   Our many thanks goes to Jason, Will, Shawn, and their helpers for all their help; and so many thanks to Tim Callahan, Ruth Oakes and Sharon Surprenant who worked so hard for filling the inside again.  Thanks to Ted and Jeff for the wonderful music.  I also am extending many thanks to Travis and Michael for a job well done. Again so many to thank words fall short of how I feel.   Thank you   Betty

Join the Sul Ross Conservation Biology Club for a viewing of the BBC Natural World documentary, The Bat Man of Mexico! This 1hr documentary narrated by David Attenborough, tells the story of  Rodrigo Medellin, president of the  Society for Conservation Biology, and Mexican ecologist and academic known for his work in the field of bat conservation.  The Bat Man of Mexico- Since he first kept vampire bats in his bathroom as a child, Rodrigo has dedicated his life to saving them. Now Mexico's most famous export, tequila, is at stake. Rodrigo's beloved lesser long-nosed bat is crucial to the liquor - pollinating the plants the drink is made from. To save both, Rodrigo must track the bats' epic migration across Mexico - braving hurricanes, snakes, Mayan tombs and seas of cockroaches. The threats are very real for not only Rodrigo and the bats, but also for anyone with a taste for tequila! This viewing is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
What: Documentary- The Bat Man of Mexico
When: Monday, Dec. 01, 2014- 6pm
Where: Turner Range and Animal Science Building

Come celebrate at Billy and Brittany's baby shower
 This Sunday, November 30th at the High Sierra at 11am
 Potluck party, we will have a money tree
 Go to to find their registry
 Baby Joe is due in January

Becoming Fine Art and Mechanic Shop:  Lots of hand crafted gifts and art.  Featuring hand made soaps and Candles in yummy holiday scents.
 Quality Automotive and heavy equipment repair and diagnoses, call or stop by any time, we are right next to Terlingua Creek. 371-2694. Happy Thanksgiving everybody!

Ominous Reason Voter Turnout was so Low
On a warm October night toward the end of the 2014 campaign, almost every politician running for a major office here in the swing state of Colorado appeared at a candidate forum in southeast Denver. The topics discussed were pressing: a potential war with ISIS, voting rights, a still-struggling economy. But one key element was in conspicuously short supply: the media.
This was increasingly the reality in much of the country, as campaigns played out in communities where the local press corps has been thinned by layoffs and newspaper closures. What if you held an election and nobody showed up to cover it? Americans have now discovered the answer: You get an election with lots of paid ads, but with little journalism, context or objective facts.
Between 2003 and 2012, the newspaper workforce decreased by 30 percent nationally, according to the American Society of Newspaper Editors. That has included a major reduction in the number of newspaper reporters assigned to cover state and local
politics. Newspaper layoffs have ripple effects for the entire local news ecosystem, because, as the Congressional Research Service noted, television, radio and online outlets often “piggyback on reporting done by much larger newspaper staffs.” Meanwhile, recent studies from the University of Chicago and the Federal Reserve Bank suggest the closure of newspapers can ultimately depress voter turnout in local elections.

Bill Gilles, an honored 37-year veteran and resident of Study Butte, is our next guest artist at Earth and Fire in the Terlingua Ghost Town over the Thanksgiving holidays. Bill is a creative artist using multi media, recycled metal pieces and featuring leatherwork (medicine bags, purses, bracelets), as well as lapidary work. Join us for wine and refreshments as we welcome Bill’s work on Monday, Nov. 24, 4-7pm. His show will run everyday from the 24th through Dec. 2nd. Earth and Fire Imports/Gallery’s new winter hours are 9am-6pm.      We will also be featuring the new Terlingua Artist 2015 Calendar

Notice of Deadline:  The Truck-load order of
water-catchment tanks has stalled at less than half filled.
If enough orders aren't placed by December 10th, tanks will
not be ordered until Spring, 2015. You can call us for more
details, dimensions, prices, deposit terms, etc. 371-2506

Bill Ivey featured at Nov. 28 Travel Talk
Alpine Public Library’s Travel Talk for November will feature Bill Ivey, who will talk about “Sailing on Turkey’s Turquoise Coast in a “gulet.”  A gulet is a traditional Turkish sailing vessel, adapted to take tourists. The talk is on Friday November 28, at 7 pm in the library’s AEP multipurpose room. For more information, call 837-2621.

If you are interested in helping Casa Hogar Orphanage in Ojinaga, then we have an idea for you.  Whenever you order anything at, during the Christmas Season or any time throughout the year, if you’d just sign up for AmazonSmile then the Amazon folks will send the orphanage a percentage (.5%) of your purchases as a donation.  Easy, and no skin off your pocket. Only purchases made at AmazonSmile will result in donations This is an easy, no cost way of sharing the joys of the season with the 36 children at Alberge Casa Hogar.  You can help make their life better by shopping at AmazonSmile rather than shopping at just plain Amazon..  There are 36 adorable children living at the orphanage, a third under the age of 6,
all awesome and deserving. Any questions, call:  371-2226

Farmers market every Saturday 10 to 1 pm in the Community Garden.   Enjoy music with Jim Keaveney and Anna.   Stop by for greens, fresh eggs, artisan cheese, breads and baked goods.   THINK COMMUNITY EAT LOCAL!!!

>>> Taught by Sandi Turvan
 >>> Thursdays
>>> NO class on Thanksgiving,Nov. 27, though

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014


    Terlingua MOON

Vol. 25, No. 46 November 18, 2014 by Mae Western

“One kind word can warm three winter months.” —Japanese proverb

This week at the Starlight:
Tuesday, Nov. 18 Uh Clem
Wednesday, Nov. 19 Jeff Haislip
Thursday, Nov. 20 Moses
Friday, Nov. 21 Trevor Reichman & Chase Peeler @ 5pm
Bottom Dollar String Band @ 8pm
Saturday, Nov. 22 Jeff Haislip @ 5pm
The Fabulous VorTexans @ 8pm
Monday, Nov. 24 Burger Night with Bruce Salmon

This week at the High Sierra:
This week the High Sierra is packed full of action: great food, big-screen TV for Monday and Thursday night football, and music!
Monday & Thursday — $2 Coors Light can & $2 Lone Star draft
Friday, Nov. 21 Bruce Salmon AKA Brewski Sal Mineo
is back!
Saturday, Nov. 22 Bottom Dollar String Band in the house!
Dynamite group out of Austin
Sunday, Nov. 23 Open Mic 2-5pm, hosted by Jeffro
Everyone welcome!

Joee Barnes Scholarship BBQ
The Joee Barnes Scholarship BBQ was a success. Thanks to all the people who attended, and especially those who made extra contributions. Jack won horseshoes again, and Darren won cribbage. Thank you, Ken Barnes

The BBHS Junior Class will have a car wash this Saturday, Nov. 22 from 10am-2pm at the Cottonwood Store. Get your ride washed and make it rain again!

Farmer’s Market
Farmer’s Market is this Saturday from 10am to 1pm. Enjoy music with Jeffro Greasewood. 103 lbs. of produce has been harvested since Sept. 2! You can now eat local at the Ghostown restaurants! A BIG thank you to Bee Mtn. Hardware for their generous donation of seeds to the Garden effort. Stop by the market and pick some up. THINK COMMUNITY, EAT LOCAL.

After the Farmer’s Market, come celebrate with Evin: Baby Shower and Potluck Party. Little Ki is getting a baby sister in January!

Terlingua CSD
Terlingua Common School District board of trustees regular meeting is Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 4:30pm in the meeting room at Big Bend High School. At this time there is not an agenda posted on the TCSD website. The two newly elected board members are to be sworn in, but not before an unknown third board member is “appointed” by Judge Killingsworth. Statements will be given by all new board members. Please join us at the meeting.
School Board Agenda is attached as a PDF.

The new Deputy Ricos book is out! A book signing party will take place at Earth and Fire Imports/Gallery on Saturday, Nov. 29 from 3-6pm featuring Beth Garcia and her full line of books. Her latest book, “Border Ghost,” is the fourth in the Deputy Ricos series.
Join us for refreshments and meet Beth, as well as get your books signed. We are located in downtown Terlingua Ghost Town, between La Posada Milagro and the Starlight Theatre. Call 432-371-2637 for more information.

J. Griffis Smith will be speaking at La Posada Milagro in the Terlingua Ghostown Nov. 20 at 7pm. After 25 years with Texas Highways, Texas A&M Press just published a wonderful coffee table book with TONS of photos of Texas. Griff will present a slide show and answer questions and play some music, too. Please come and join us for cake and coffee and feel free to bring your own wine/beer.

Terlingua Community Choir wants you!
Everyone is singing melodies of our favorite Christmas songs. Rehearsals are Tuesdays @ 5:30pm in the Band Room at Terlingua School Rehearsal dates are Nov. 18 & 25, Dec. 2 & 9. Come to some or come to all. Performances are Thursday, Dec. 11 at the Community Center, and the Starlight date is to be scheduled.

Earth and Fire Imports/Gallery
Bill Gilles, an honored 37-year veteran and resident of Study Butte, is our next guest artist at Earth and Fire in the Terlingua Ghost Town over the Thanksgiving holidays. Bill is a creative artist using multi media, recycled metal pieces and featuring leatherwork (medicine bags, purses, bracelets), as well as lapidary work. Join us for wine and refreshments as we welcome Bill’s work on Monday, Nov. 24, 4-7pm. His show will run everyday from the 24th through Dec. 2nd. Earth and Fire Imports/Gallery’s new winter hours are 9am-6pm.
We will also be featuring the new Terlingua Artist 2015 Calendar for sale. We are combining the introduction party with Bill’s opening Nov. 24.

Turkey Shoot
The American Legion Post 653 is hosting a Turkey Shoot, Saturday, Nov. 22 @ 11am. Turkeys are provided by our friends and fellow shooters working at TXDoT. Food will be available from the Sons of the American Legion. Come and join us for some fun and get ready for hunting season. Located on Highway 118, approximately 6 miles north of Terlingua Ranch Road.

Want better delivery service all the time?
Please call Amazon at 866-216-1072 to let them know that we are serviced better by UPS. If enough people call and let them know that Brewster County is not being served well by Fed Ex, then all deliveries from Amazon will be sent exclusively from UPS. Fed Ex is currently shipping things to the post office and those of us who have PO boxes are not having them delivered to our homes. UPS always delivers to our homes.

Big Bend Citizen Alliance
The latest project of the Big Bend Citizen Alliance and local artists is the 2015 Terlingua Artists Calendar. The calendar features images from thirteen local artists, including Mark “Eyeball” Kneeskern whose images grace the cover and back page. The project’s purpose is to promote awareness of local artists and their work. Twenty-six local businesses and individuals are sponsoring the project. The initial plan was conceived by an ad hoc group of Terlingua artists and craftspeople and was designed by Lauren Stedman of Menagerie Press of Terlingua Ghosttown. It is dedicated to Mark Kneeskern. It will be available at local Terlingua businesses and at the Earth and Fire venue at ArtWalk in Alpine.
Featured artists include (not in order): Joe Rife, Voni Glaves, Pam Ware, Crystal Allbright, Bonnie Wunderlich, Ruth Jansyn, Molly Dumas, Mary Paloma Diesel, Dani Bottenfield, Lauren Stedman, Mark Kneeskern, Collie Ryan, Zoey Sexton.
The art opening for the calendar will be combined with a reception at Earth and Fire Gallery in Terlingua Ghostown for artist Bill Gilles. Join us for wine and refreshments on Monday, Nov. 24th, 4-7pm.
Resellers may contact Mindy Hamlett, BBCA president, for further information at 371-2678.

Don’t like all the rocks kicking up on the newly paved road?
Join us in filing a complaint. You may file a complaint with any TxDOT business office. A complaint is an oral or written statement regarding a matter that:
*we have the authority to resolve
*concerns a TxDOT policy, program, procedure, action or operation, or
*concerns an action or operation of a TxDOT employee or contractor
*requests or implies that we respond or take some action

You may file an oral complaint by contacting any TxDOT business office in person or by telephone toll-free at (800) 558-9368 weekdays between 8am and 5pm. You will be automatically connected to the nearest TxDOT district office according to the area code of your phone number. You may also call the TxDOT district office in your area directly.
To file a complaint with a specific TxDOT division or office, please select that division or office from the list to the left.
To submit an Internet complaint, use our Customer Complaint System.
Please include in your complaint
*your name and contact information: either a mailing address, telephone number or e-mail address;
*a statement of your complaint, including any background information or underlying facts; and
*the specific action or measure you are requesting of us.
When we receive your written or electronic complaint, we will:
*promptly assess all complaints within our jurisdiction,
*make every reasonable effort to resolve your complaint
*reply to you by letter or e-mail, advising of the actions we are taking or plan to take to resolve your complaint
*notify you of the status of your complaint at least quarterly until a resolution is provided to you.
When you call, we will try to resolve your complaint promptly. If we need to research your concern, we will either call you back or reply by letter.

Join us at the Alpine Public Library on Wednesday, Nov. 19 to celebrate International GIS DAY. GIS means “Geographic Information Systems.” See demonstrations of digital mapping techniques and learn how they can be used to solve problems or investigate geospatial patterns. Presenters include members of the Sul Ross Geology department and the Rio Grande Research Center. 10am til 5pm. See you there!

Family Leadership Institute
Twenty more spots are available for the Family Leadership Institute at the Alpine Public Library. Each space is worth $1,250, and is being paid by grants from the Permian Basin Area Foundation and two other anonymous donors. All parents are welcome. Take advantage of this opportunity and call to sign up at 837-2621. Learn how to increase your own personal success and your child’s success at school. Free breakfast and lunch, child care, and transportation are available.

Bill Ivey featured at Nov. 28 Travel Talk
Alpine Public Library’s Travel Talk for November will feature Bill Ivey, who will talk about “Sailing on Turkey’s Turquoise Coast in a “gulet.” A gulet is a traditional Turkish sailing vessel, adapted to take tourists. The talk is on Friday November 28, at 7 pm in the library’s AEP multipurpose room. For more information, call 837-2621.

Mark your calendar
Ashley Raines will be performing at the Starlight Theatre Dec. 12. To check out Raines’ music, visit

Affordable Care Act open enrollment
Open Enrollment under the Affordable Care Act began Nov.15, 2014. Members of the Enroll El Paso Coalition will conduct a series of enrollment and community outreach events throughout the enrollment period. Please take note of the contact persons in each partner agency who will be available for media interviews during the enrollment period Nov. 15, 2014 through Feb. 15, 2015.
Enroll El Paso -- Deborah Zuloaga
United Way El Paso CEO 915-533-2434 ext. 234
Project Amistad -- Roy Ortega
Community Relations Manager 915-532-3406/383-5728
Centro San Vicente -- Dr. Jose Luna, CEO or
Daniel Del Toro, Recruitment & Enrollment Manager
Enroll America -- Jose Medrano
Texas Regional Organizer 956-551-1657
Sierra Providence Health Network -- Marvin McLellan
Director of Business Development 915-747-2501
Cognosante -- Gabriel Escandon
Site Supervisor 915-242-2170
Project Vida Health Center -- BerthaTorres
Outreach Coordinator 915-533-7057 ext. 340

Alpine’s Artwalk is this weekend. For more info, visit

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Terlinugua Moon November 11, 2014

Set the Wayback Machine... to 1990.

As the Moon approaches the end of its 25th year of publication, we will be taking a look back at its storied history. This week’s Moon includes an article about the Moon from 2001 courtesy of the Big Bend Sentinel and a copy of the very first issue courtesy of the Great Oz. If you have old Moons and/or Moon anecdotes, please let us know at so we can reprint selections in the coming weeks…

A new play premieres this week in the still-new Cinnabar Theater in Terlingua.  This is the world’s first chance to see Flambé, a comedy by Big Bend playwright Zena Zeller.  Also new for this show are several cast members who have never before appeared in a Last Minute Low Budget Productions play—Troy Sergent, Teren Williams, Clay Drinkard, and Doug Scharnberg.  Veteran performers Martha Stafford, Deena Nolan, and Scott Watkins round out the cast.  Flambé is directed by Catfish Callaway.
The schedule for Flambé will be a bit different from most productions in that the first performance will be this Thursday night, November 13, at 8 p.m. But fear not: the opening gala is still on, but for the next night, Friday, November 14, at 7 p.m. followed  by an 8 p.m. curtain time.  The only matinee performance will be on Saturday, November 15, at 2 p.m.  Two additional performances will be presented the next weekend on Friday and Saturday the 21st and 22nd.

Big Meeting of the BBCA on Nov. 12, Wed. at the CrisisCenter at 6pm. Hellos at 5:30. I will be looking forward to seeing you all. Mindy

The Paisano Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution sponsors the National DAR Good Citizen Award Program in February each year. The high school staff selects a senior boy or girl based on the following qualities: dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism. The BBHS Staff has selected Roman Villanueva as the 2015 BBHS good citizen.  Congratulations, Roman!

Farmer's Markets Kick Off this Saturday!!!  10-1 pm
Enjoy Music by Trevor Hickle
Vendors selling prepared foods are required to have their  food handlers certification here is the link through
$5 per Vendor - Homemade and Homegrown Items Only
No Resale or Flea market items
No Styrofoam   *Egg cartons are the exception
For More Info: 432-386-0545
"Like" the Community Garden on FB
THINK COMMUNITY  BUY LOCAL - The Garden has 3,200 gallons of water in The Starlight tanks and 53 lbs of produce has been harvested since Sept 2nd

From the Old Farmers' Almanac  forecast for winter 2014-2015: "We expect above-normal snowfall from eastern Arizona into the Big Bend of Texas..."
NOAA predicts precipitation average and above average.  Our truck-load order of water-catchment tanks is about half filled, depending on what sizes you might want. Call 371-2506 for specs and prices. A deposit confirms/reserves your tank(s).

High Sierra
Friday - Ghost Town Porch Dawgs at 7 pm (Mark Lewis & Hank Woji)
Saturday - The Paper Moonshiners at 7 pm
Very few rooms still available over the holidays - be sure to have your family and friends make their reservations soon.

The Boathouse Restaurant and Bar
Friday - Trevor Reichman at 7 pm
Saturday - Pat O'Bryan and Friends at 7 pm
Bar opens every day at 4 and Grill at 5 (Tuesday - Sunday).  Great new cook and menu items plus our signature Habanero Margarita.  They're the talk of Brewster County.  And check us out on Facebook!  We'll keep you updated as to daily specials and events.

Tue    11/11  -  Uh Clem
Wed   11/12  - The Whitmores
Thu    11/13  -  The Paper Moon Shiners
Fri      11/14  -  Gary Gorence                         
Sat     11/15  -  Hogan & Moss
Sun    11/16  -  Brunch with Laird Considine               
Mon    11/17  - Burger Night The Ghost Town Porch Dawgs & Jana Laven

Please remember and thank our veterans today and every day…

To culminate a year of activities commemorating the 50th anniversary of The Wilderness Act, Big Bend National Park will hold a Wilderness Celebration on November 25th.
The event will exhibit activities and skills used by park staff to protect, preserve, and provide for public enjoyment of the vast undeveloped portions of the park.  Demonstrations will include mule packing, ranger horse patrol, trail building, crosscut sawing, search-and-rescue, canoeing, fossil research, leave-no-trace camping, dry-stone masonry, and other activities. The exhibition will be held in the cottonwood grove adjacent to the store at Rio Grande Village, and will be available for visitors and the public to drop by between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

I wish to thank the voters of Brewster County Commissioners’ Precinct 2 who supported me in my bid for County Commissioner in last week’s election.  Congratulations to Hugh Garrett for his successful campaign.  I am proud that the voter turnout was strong. 
My goal was and continues to be the best for Brewster County’s future.  I appreciate all the help, support and votes of which I was the beneficiary.  Please continue to stay involved and vocal in your county government. 
                                                                              Joan Johnson

“After an election tally error by Brewster County election officials was uncovered last week, it appears that Republican candidate Ruth Staton was elected county treasurer, not Democrat Della Shackelford as previously reported by the county… a meeting is taking place this evening with county election and county party officials to determine how to move forward and resolve the issue.
‘There were several other mistakes in early voting,’ Lockhart said. ‘We’re at this point trying to get that corrected.’
Despite ‘several’ mistakes, Lockhart didn’t believe any other races were affected, just the treasurer’s race.”
Reporting by the Big Bend Sentinel – see the full story at                      

 The very first Terlingua Moon, courtesy of The Great and Powerful Oz, who explains:
“I made up the Vol. & No. – it was a joke. I had no idea what I’d started. By 1991 I put in Vol. 2 and the right number.
 I didn’t go to 2 columns until June of that 1st year.”

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