Wednesday, September 2, 2015

MOOOON XTRA!!!!!!!!!

Not in Our Big Bend
As of 9:00am, Wednesday, September 2, 2015, we have a total of 132 impactful, substantive comments that have been filed in the Environmental Assessment (EA) Scoping Comment period for FERC Docket CP15-500, the proposed Presidio Crossing Project, associated with the proposed Trans-Pecos Pipeline.

In total, there are now 450 comments filed on the docket, including those submitted in the initial public comment period, and those submitted during the EA Scoping period.

We know there are more coming, based on the “in-flight” strategy.

For those of you, especially if you are a Big Bend Conservation Alliance member, who have not yet commented, the deadline is Friday, September 4, 2015 at 4:00pm Central Time. We encourage you to submit your comment ahead of this deadline, as the FERC Online system can get busy and behave unpredictably near a deadline.

In this EA Scoping comment period, FERC is addressing environmental inputs (species-specific concerns, threatened & endangered species, protected species, including plants, mammals, birds, reptiles, insects, soil disturbance, habitat fragmentation, etc.), cultural and historical impacts (archeological sites, historical sites, culturally significant sites), and socioeconomic issues (threats to tourism, ranching economy, disparate impacts on population, etc.).

Here are links to the comment resources, tutorials, and process:

Links and resources:…

FERC Commenting Video Tutorials:…

FERC Quick Comment:…

FERC e-Registration (for filing long-form comments):…

Submitting an e-File comment (for submitting long-form comments):…

If you’ve filed a comment, thank you for your support. If you’ve filed, and still have time, and feel compelled to do so, you can comment more than once. Every comment matters!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015


Vol. 26, No. 35                                
September 1, 2015                              
by MaeWestern      

Saturday Service
The Big Bend Episcopal Mission will have Holy Eucharist on Saturday, Sept. 5 at 5 pm at Santa Inez in the Ghostown. The Rev. Kay Jennings will be at the church about 3:30 if you would like to stop by to meet her before the service.

Espresso…Y Poco Mas 
located at La Posada Milagro in the Ghostown
We are back to our normal hours starting on September 5th. 
Open daily
Sunday-Wednesday we open at 7:30am-2pm Thursday-Saturday 7:30am-3pm.
Thank you all the locals who supported us this summer!!
Come and enjoy a cup of our delicious coffee on this cool mornings that we starting to have!
Remember we serve breakfast all day, till we close!!
Wifi available

This Week at the Starlight
Tue  9/1 - Uh Clem
Fri    9/4 - Eric Sommer                               
Sat   9/5 - Bruce Salmon
Mon  9/7 - Burger Night with Bruce Salmon

This Week at The Boathouse!
We are again closed except for Wednesday through Saturday this week.  
Wednesday:  Open Mic #33 hosted by Jeffro Greasewood.  8 - ???  
Friday:  Trevor Hickle at 7 p.m.
Saturday:  Marc Utter at 8 p.m.
Full bar, beautiful deck overlooking the Chisos, wonderful music and friends.  The Grille will reopen on Tuesday, September 8.  Have a great week and a safe and happy Labor Day Weekend!

This Week at High Sierra Bar & Grill 
Labor Day Weekend Line Up
Friday, September 4 - 8:00 pm Mark Utter
Saturday, September 5 - 8:00 pm Ted Arbogast
Sunday Afternoon, September 6 - 2:00 pm First Sunday Song Circle with Collie Ryan  8:00 pm - Jeff Haislip and Friends - Let’s fill Jeff’s tip jar as he is “on the road to Nashville” in September to attend the 1st Annual Radney Foster Songwriting Revival held in Nashville, TN the week of September 25th. Radney Foster personally invited Jeff Haislip to attend and High Sierra Bar & Grill is happy to sponsor him.
On behalf of Jim Ezell & CASI  we want to Thank You Terlingua, family, friends, chili cooks and El Dorado Hotel guests for a very successful fun chili cookoff and music weekend @ Ezell Flats and High Sierra Bar & Grill last weekend.
Big THANK YOU to Jason Jones for bringing the amazing film “Peeled Faces on the Amazon” to High Sierra.  We are very proud and honored to have shown Jason’s film.  It was absolutely wonderful and was enjoyed by everyone in our packed house.   Let’s do it again for all and who were unable to see the first viewing, and many who want to see it again!
Stay tuned for the next viewing on our Big Screen in the bar!!

Becoming Fine Art and Mechanic Shop
Back to school. Time for a tune up. Automotive and Diesel repair. While you are here you can browse the gallery, handmade crafts and lots of locally made art. Call for appointments: 371-2694

Courthouse Closure
The Brewster County Courthouse will be closed on Monday, September 7, 2015.

Missing From the Community Garden
Two 20 ft aluminum pipes. Please return to the garden as soon as possible. They support our beautiful backdrop/shade panels.
Thank you!

La Kiva is Hiring 
La Kiva is now seeking applicants for ALL POSITIONS. Please send letter of interest (or resume) with qualifications, position sought and contact information to
PLEASE – no drop-ins or phone calls.
We are planning a scheduled opening of late September 2015.

Electronic Recycling
BBCA (Big Bend Citizens Alliance) will once again co-sponsor an Electronics Recycling event on September 16, 2015, at the TxDOT Picnic Area at Intersection of SH118 & SH170 in Study Butte from 9 am to 3 pm. BBCA is providing the volunteers for South County. Get those electronics ready to recycle. More info soon. Here is the list of acceptable items. 
ACCEPTABLE ITEMS:                                                                                                                           
•      Computers         
•      Computer Accessories
•      Computer Monitors
•      Televisions
•      Printers
•      DVD/CD Players
•      Copiers, Fax Machines & Scanners
•      Typewriters
•      Telephones
•      Cell Phones & Chargers
•      GPS Units
•      Pagers
•      PDA & Tablets
•      Answering Machines
•      MP3 Players
•      External Hard Drives
•      Radios & Boom-box
•      Video and Camera Equipment
•      Communications Equipment
•      Video Game Systems
•      Cable Boxes/DVR
•      Circuit Boards
•      Rechargeable Batteries (boxed separately)
•      Microwaves
•      Cables, Wires,
•      Power Cords, Power Strips 

•      Yard Equipment
•      Gas Powered Equipment
•      Lead acid or non-rechargeable batteries
•      Water Coolers
•      Paper Shredders
•      Propane Tanks
•      Space Heaters
•      Household Appliances
•      Smoke Detectors
•      No CRT tubes without cases

Big Bend Library Presentation
Monthly presentations at The Big Bend Library will resume on Thursday September 24th at 6:00 p.m.
Please join us at the library for a program led by Jeff Leach entitled: Chasing Our Ancestral Microbiome.
We are not alone. And that’s a good thing. After 3.5 billion years of dominating life on earth, microbes are finally having their day. Until recently, it was not known that more than 99.9% of the genes that make up the human body are in fact microbial in origin. This important little piece of information means we are more microbe than mammal. Advances in next generation DNA sequencing and computational tools has begun to shed light on the role of microbes in common disease such as obesity, irritable bowel disease, autism, kidney stones, celiac disease, a vast array of autoimmune disease – and the list goes on. But these are early days and a lot of work needs to be done. One important area of interest is trying to understand what a balanced and healthy microbiome actually looks like at various stages in life. Increasing evidence suggest that populations in the western world have lost a third or more of the microbial diversity we once enjoyed at this simple reduction in ecological diversity may be in the base of what ails us in a modern world. In this presentation we will discuss our attempt to recapture our ancient microbiome through our work with one of the last remaining hunter-gatherer groups in Africa.
Big Bend Library is located on the campus of Terlingua Common School District.
Programs are free, open to the public, and refreshments will be served.
If you would like to help with refreshments or make a donation, please contact Glenda Luttrell @ 371-2552.
We look forward to seeing you there for this interesting and informative program!

Free Food
Harvest Native Bounty with Brad Lancaster, Drylands Educator and Desert Harvesters Co-Founder.  Saturday, September 19 - MESQUITE WORKSHOP & NATIVE-FOODS TALK.  
Workshop:  Mesquite Harvesting 1 to 5 pm, Kokernot Lodge, Alpine $10 Fee  - Register at
Free - Talk - Desert Harvesters & Native Foods 7:30 to 8:30 pm AISD Auditorium on Sul Ross Ave.

Treading West Texas Waters
On Saturday, September 12th, 7:30pm at the Crowley Theater Christopher Hillen, Joseph Cashiola, Basin PBS, and Marfa Public Radio: KRTS will host the Big Bend premier of “Treading West Texas Waters.” This 30 minute piece is aimed at exploring regional water issues and potential pathways forward with regard to topics like groundwater recharge, drought, surface water rights, new technologies and beyond.
Following the screening there will a Q&A with Hillen and three experts featured in the program. (Official announcement of panel members coming soon.) 

One Day at a Time in Terlingua
AA is not affiliated with any religious organization but is grateful to the Big Bend  Church (north of the post office) for allowing us to meet there. Thursdays, at 7:30 p.m. (Closed Discussion). Anyone who has a desire to stop drinking or remain sober is welcome. Literature is available in our local library. Carpooling may be available to Alpine AA (Wednesdays) and Al-Anon (Thursdays) meetings. Contact phone numbers are posted on the church doors.

Local Art in Alpine
Plenty of artwork to be seen in Alpine this weekend, including work by Terlingua area artists:
•Recycled, Reused, Re-purposed Art Show: Reception: 5 to 7 pm on Friday, Sept 4th at Gallery on the Square (GOTS); ongoing show
Needleworks window display
•CatchLight Art Gallery: reception for Deborah Allison’s “Do-Overs,” from 5 to 8 pm on Friday, Sept. 4; ongoing show
•Ivey’s Emporium window displays; special installation on Saturday, Sept. 5th, at the “Back Door” at Ivey’s, 5 -7pm
•Galeria Sibley: R3 artwork installed through Labor Day, Sept. 7th. 
•SRSU student art: closing reception, Francois Fine Arts Bldg. 5-8 pm
There will also be local music at various times at Galeria Sibley and Ivey’s “Back Door,” so check it out.

Adopt Whiskey
Don’t let WHISKEY’S name fool you:  No hard edges on this sweet fellow. WHISKEY is a smart, affectionate and athletic 2 year-old dog who loves walks and being off-leash. WHISKEY comes when called, is housebroken and has lived with older children and small dogs. He weighs 50 pounds. WHISKEY has been at the shelter since November 2014 and is increasingly distressed about being there. Come see this guy and give him another chance? The Alpine Animal Shelter is open M-F from 10am to 6pm (closed 1-2pm) and by appointment on the weekends, located on the east side of Alpine on Old Marathon Road. WHISKEY (and all AAS animals) is online at For more info email

Garage Sale & Flea Market
Garage Sale/Flea Market on Saturday, September 5, in the parking lot of Green Desert Living just south of the Terlingua Ranch turn-off.  We will start up at 8:00 am and end around 2:00 pm.  Vendors welcome to join us-no cost to vendors, just show up and sell, sell, sell!

Three Delicious Chili Recipes You Need to Make This Football Season:

Altman Screening, Talk & Book Signing
In conjunction with Marfa Lights Festival, on Labor Day, Monday, September 7th at 3:30pm, Marfa Live Arts screens Robert Altman’s Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean at the Crowley Theater. The cast includes: Cher, Karen Black and Kathy Bates, and takes place inside a five-&-dime store in a small Texas town. A reunion is being planned for a 1950’s James Dean fan club, and friends reminisce about a trip to Marfa to be extras in the film GIANT. 
On Sunday, September 6 at 6pm, Marfa Live Arts will host Altman’s widow, Kathryn Reed Altman and his son, cinematographer Stephen Altman for a talk and book signing of “Altman” by Kathryn Reed Altman and film critic Giulia D’Agnolo Vallan, at The Marfa Book Company. The Altman 
talk will be moderated by filmmaker Carolyn Pfeiffer, followed by a reception. Please tune into Marfa Public Radio KRTS on Friday, September 4 at 6:30pm for an interview with Kathryn Reed Altman on “West Texas Talk.”For more information about the Altman screening and book events visit: To learn more about other 2015 Marfa Lights Festival events 

Keep Alpine Beautiful
Got Mulch? The City of Alpine sure does! With the upcoming AHS Homecoming bonfire on Sept. 10, we need to get the pile of mulch by the ag barn moved (corner of North Cherry and West Del Rio). Take your truck, take your trailer, and take all the chipped wood mulch you can haul! Tell your friends! The City of Alpine will load your truck/trailer with a front-end loader on Saturday, Sept. 5 from 9-2.



Have some news you want included in the Moon? Send your submissions to the Terlingua Moon by Monday noon to be included in that week’s edition. Email to Next week’s Moon by La Catrina!


Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The Terlingua Moon
 July 7, 2015--Vol. 26, #34
Next Moon: Mae Western

2nd Annual Viva Terlingua Fest: What a great weekend!! With heartfelt gratitude, we thank all of those who helped make the Fest possible. A special round of applause goes to: Our venues and all of their hardworking employees--Boathouse, La Kiva, Starlight Theatre. The amazing musicians who shared their great talents with us, giving us moments we won't forget! The local businesses who supported the festival: Big Bend Gazette, Big Bend Holiday Hotel, Big Bend Motor Inn, Cenizo Journal, Far Out Booking, Villa Terlingua, and for the great website. Soundmen: Jeff Gavin, Trevor Hickle, Buckner Cooke. All volunteers who gave of their time and energy at each venue. We couldn't have had this festival without you! And, to all the people of the Big Bend region and beyond who showed up to support our local businesses!

A Public Hearing will be held by Judge Roy Ferguson, 394th Judicial District Court of Brewster County, Texas, on September 1, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. in the District Courtroom of the Brewster County Courthouse at 201 W. Avenue E, Alpine, Texas. The hearing purpose is to receive public comment on setting the annual compensation for the Brewster County auditor and assistant auditor. All interested parties and citizens will have an opportunity to be heard. At the conclusion of the hearing, the auditor’s compensation and the assistant auditor’s compensation shall be ordered by the District Judge. SIGNED on August 17, 2015, by the Honorable Roy B. Ferguson, District Judge, 394th Judicial District Court.

Big Bend National Park will celebrate the 99th birthday of the National Park Service by waiving its normal entrance fee of $25 on August 25th, 2015. A special interpretive program for Founders Day will also be offered Tuesday, August 25, at 5:00 PM at the Chisos Mountains Lodge restaurant patio. The program will explain the National Park Service’s upcoming Centennial and offer an Instameet with a ranger. Refreshments will be available, as well.

Boquillas del Carmen – Google translate text – don’t blame me… this is the link for the info below
With the implementation of 64 new telebachillerato schools of COBAC, the State Government extends educational opportunities to young people who are in rural communities, said the State Director of this educational system, who said that this semester reach 155 schools within this modality. The state official was interviewed during the visit made yesterday to Monclova, wherein said at the beginning of this school year 64 new spaces were opened throughout the state. Jaime Rosales Lopez said that this will give a significant growth within colleges of Bachelors, where you are given the opportunity to study people who had the means to do so. The telebachillerato schools are placed in rural communities in the municipalities, where people sometimes do not have the resources to travel to a school, so leave their studies. With the implementation of this system gives the opportunity for people to prepare and have a better future. The state director did not specify the number of telebachillerato schools that were established in the Central Desert region, only mentioned some that were established in the ejido El Oro de Monclova, Brown Solitude, deer Cuatro Cienegas and Boquillas del Carmen.These telebachillerato schools started classes on August 10, reaching a total of 155 centers across the state, which represents a significant support for education in the state. "It's a new mode that takes rural communities where there was this service, with this educational offer is greatly expanded, this thanks to the great job of managing the Governor is a great strategic ally of COBAC for expansion" he said.

La Kiva Update: "It has been a long time since I posted an update and I have been waiting until I had something of importance to say. It seemed for a long time that I was simply posting to tell you all what had gone wrong or was delayed or what new disaster had befallen us. I am delighted to say that I not only have no bad news but I have some good news. La Kiva opened for the Viva Terlingua music festival running from August 20th through the 23rd. We enjoyed four days of fabulous music that was an absolute delight. During the festival we met an amazing number of wellwishers. Thank you all." photos and much more here:

Coffee-stained drawings, intriguing photographs, free-form paintings, funky junk sculpture, and exciting screen print designs were all a part of the First Annual Terlingua Art Camp. Students were selected from a juried show in January to participate in the camp, a brainchild of Shannon Carter to honor artist extraordinaire, Mark Kneeskern. For five days, there was a whirlwind of creative activity that culminated in a show open to the community. Sharing their talents at the camp were Bailey Baker, Luna Barrett, Juliette French, Shyla Garcia, Mark Krueger, and Tanya and Taylor Ohl. After the success of the camp, Mark’s spirit will continue to light up the eyes of these students and many more young artists as the future of the camp and other art activities are firmly planted in Terlingua’s future. Camp teacher, Crystal Allbright, was honored to lead the creativity with the assistance of Zoey Sexton, Buckner Cooke, Malynda Richardson and Mary Diesel. Many thanks to the local restaurants for providing lunches: Espresso...y Poco Mas, Starlight Theater, Chili Pepper Cafe, and High Sierra Bar and Grill. Huge gratitude to the Casa de la Cultura for providing a space to create, and much appreciation for the support from parents and community members. May the eYebALL be with you!

CACTUS! This stunning palomino-colored Catahoula is a 55-lb dog with calm energy, but put a puppy in front of this guy and he’ll play, too.  He has a friendly demeanor and a gentle spirit.  He loves hanging out with people, walks well on a leash and is sure to turn heads. Can he turn yours? CACTUS is two years old. See his flyer at the Straight store, or email The Alpine Animal Shelter is open M-F from 10am to 6pm (closed 1-2pm) and by appointment on the weekends. It is located on the east side of Alpine on Old Marathon Road. CACTUS (and all AAS animals) is online at shelter_id=TX1202

This week at The Boathouse (PLEASE NOTE SPECIAL HOURS)
The Boathouse will ONLY be open Wed-Sat for the next two weeks & the grille will be closed. Full bar and music 5 - Midnight (1 a.m. Saturday). Open Mic #32 - Wednesday, August 26 from 8 until ???? Friday, August 28, Marc Utter is in the house.  7 - 10 p.m. Saturday, August 29, come join us for Pat O'Bryan & The Imaginary Blues Band, 8 - 11 p.m. We thank EVERYONE who came to The Boathouse during the Viva Terlingua Festival.  What a fantastic 4 days of incredible music, musicians and guests!

Starlight Theatre this week:
Tue. 8/25 - Uh Clem
Fri. 8/28 - Paul Sprawl & Ted Killian                              
Sat. 8/29 - Ted Arbogast
Mon. 8/31 - Burger Night with James Williams

Do you want to be a part of the Terlingua Community Garden? Gardeners, Volunteers, and Vendors for the Farmers Market are needed and welcome. Bring your chair, energy and great ideas or just get caught up with our accomplishments and our plans for the future. Join us Monday (31st) at 6 :30 in the Market Building. Contact Cassandra Perez at or Zoey at 371-2172. Check out our FB page "terlinguagreenscene" for the summer 2015 Monsoon garden project.

The recycle trailer is now in service - located behind the Emergency Response Center. Informational sign to come. Now accepting cardboard, paperboard, aluminum,tin, and #1&2 plastic. Please crush and clean as much as you can. No lids and no trash left around the trailer. Please thank commissioner Garrett when you have the opportunity.

TERLINGUA TOOL RENTAL Jimmy Taylor owner 371-2621 New items frequently, check us out. Material Lift now here.


Wednesday, August 19, 2015

MOON Update

The first annual Terlingua Art Camp has been so much fun! We are creating great art, and sharing fantastic ideas! We would like to change the reception time to 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm on Friday. Hope you can stop by and see the creations at the Casa de la Cultura in the Terlingua Ghostown.

"La Kiva will be open for the Viva Terlingua Festival!  A $15 BBQ buffet will be served along with beer and mixed drinks.  Please note during the Festival we will be able to accept cash only for the food and beverages.  (This does not apply to the wristband fees).  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  In the future when La Kiva is actually open full time we will, of course, be able to take credit cards."

A Public Hearing will be held by Judge Roy Ferguson, 394th Judicial District Court of Brewster County, Texas, on September 1, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. in the District Courtroom of the Brewster County Courthouse at 201 W. Avenue E, Alpine, Texas. The purpose of this hearing is to receive public comment on setting the annual compensation for the Brewster County auditor and assistant auditor. All interested parties and citizens will have an opportunity to be heard. At the conclusion of the hearing, the auditor’s compensation and the assistant auditor’s compensation shall be ordered by the District Judge.
SIGNED on August 17, 2015, by the Honorable Roy B. Ferguson, District Judge, 394th Judicial District Court.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

 The Terlingua Moon
August 18, 2015 ~ VOL. 26 #33

“Until we have the courage to recognize cruelty for what it is... we cannot expect things to be much better in this world... We cannot have peace among men whose hearts delight in killing any living creature. By every act that glorifies or even tolerates such moronic delight in killing we set back the progress of humanity.”
  ― Rachel Carson

The Viva Terlingua music festival is happening this coming weekend and The Boathouse is proud to be one of the Sponsors and hosting venues!  It's not too late to get a wristband if you haven't already.  Go to for more information - times of performance will be posted soon.  The Boathouse will also be offering camping during Viva Terlingua - for more information about camping call (432) 371-2219.Wednesday:  Open Mic #31 hosted by Jeffro Greasewood!  Music starts at 8 and everyone is welcome.
Viva Terlingua Festival!
Thursday, August 20
Thomas A. Griffith
Jeff Haislip
Jeffro Greasewood
Friday, August 21
Bob Livingston and Bradley Kopp
Ken Gaines
Mark Allan Atwood
Claude Butch Morgan
Saturday, August 22
Rock Bottom String Band
Matt Harlan
Patrick Green
J.W. Louis
Sunday, August 23
Bruce Salmon and Friends
Zoe Carter
Laird Considine
Him & Her (Brenda Freed & Michael D'Eath) 
Stay tuned to our FB page for additional specials throughout the week!

This week is the First Annual TERLINGUA ART CAMP held in honor of Mark "Eyeball" Kneeskern. Eight local students were selected to attend the camp and create outrageous ART! We would like to invite you to a EXHIBIT & PARTY on Friday, August 21st at 2pm at the Casa de Cultura in the Terlingua Ghostown! Come see the cool things we made during the heat of the summer!!

Across from the stables in Study Butte

1st annual Terlingua ART Camp invites YOU to an exhiBIT and PARty on Friday, August 21st from 2 - 3 pm at the Casa de Cultura in the TERLINGUA Ghostown. Eight local students were selected for the camp which is being held in honor of our friend and renaissance artist, Mark "EYEball" Kneeskern. The community is welcome to come view the ART created by young artists of the BIG Bend

Tue  8/18 - Uh Clem
Thur 8/20 - Viva Terlingua Festival
                       Crystal Albright
                       Jack Pledge
                       Rachel Laven
Fri    8/21 - Viva Terlingua Festival
                       Ashley Monical
                       The Lavens
                       Dead Pyrates Society                         
Sat   8/22 - Viva Terlingua Festival
                       Jalapeno Schwartz
                       Tim York & Michael Hawthorne
                        Paul Sprawl
                       Joe King Carrasco
Sun  8/23 - Viva Terlingua Festival
                       The Whipples
                       Nico Laven
                       Antique Sunlight
Mon  8/24 - Burger Night with The Whitmores
Tue   8/25 - Uh Clem

Wednesday, August 19, 9:00 pm - MOVIE SCREENING-"Peeled Faces on the Amazon"  In 2012, a group of guys from Austin, TX led an expedition to paddle the entire 4200 miles of the Amazon River.
Thursday, August 20, 8:00 pm Open Mic - hosted by Terlingua's Own Jeff Haislip
Friday, August 21, 8:00 pm - High Sierra proudly presents Carson McHone Band touring from Austin, TX  Carson has just released her new CD - Good Luck Man
Saturday, August 22, 3:00 pm - Jacob Jaeger
8:00 pm - Wade Hatton and the Texas Hat Band from Arlington, TX
Special Drink Specials - $1.00 Lone Star Draft and $2.00 Miller Lite Bottles
Sunday Funday Hangover Session, August 23, 2:00 pm - Featuring Jim Keaveny, Anna Oakley and Neil Trammell, plus Special Surprise Guests!
And Don't Miss VIVA TERLINGUA CASI CHILI COOKOFF August 22 and 23 - Held at Ezell Flats - hosted by Jim Ezell

Opens for Viva Terlingua!
New Location on Hwy 170 next to Rio Bravo!
Viva Terlingua Special Hours
Wednesday, Aug 19- 5-9 p.m. Sno Cones
Thursday, Aug 20- 8a.m. to 8p.m. or whenever we stop selling Sno Cones
Friday, Aug 21- 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, Aug 22- 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday, Aug 23- 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
We offer fresh doughnuts from our mobile doughnut factory in the mornings or until sold out, and then we are selling Raspas/Sno Cones!
Open each Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. unless notified otherwise.  Keep reading the moon, and like us on Facebook at Big Bend Doughnuts!  Where we keep you up to date on hours, flavors and our location!

TERLINGUA CSD is excited to welcome new Paisano staff for the 2015-2016 school year.  Our new teachers are Rachel Crockett and Dede Granado, and our new educational aide is Daniela Villa.  Registration is from 8:00 - 4:00 August 17th- 21st.  We can't wait to see our students on the first day of school Monday, August 24th. 

Please submit comments regarding the Trans-Pecos Pipeline, Environmental Assessment to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).  Deadline for filing a comment with FERC is Friday, September 4, 2015. The Environmental Assessment will take into account cumulative effects.  The pipeline requires a federal permit for crossing the Rio Grande. It is crucial to have as many people as possible comment on this next step in the environmental process.Voice your opinion! 
Go to: and use the FERC docket number CP15-500-000. Step-by-step instructions and more info at the Not In Our Big Bend blog:

:  A truck-load order of tanks has begun.  It is close to half-filled at this time.  Call 371-2506 for specs and prices if you want to reserve your tank(s) on this load.  As always - freight free and sales tax free.


FRECKLES is as sweet and bubbly as they come. She's a year-old heeler/pointer mix with fabulously pettable fur who loves to play fetch with people and dogs. When she is happy to see you (always), she wags her whole rear end.  She's waiting to show you how great she'll fit in with your family. The Alpine Animal Shelter is open M-F from 10am to 6pm (closed 1-2pm), located on the east side of Alpine on Old Marathon Road. FRECKLES (and all AAS animals) is online at
For more info, email



Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Vol 26.  No. 32 
August 11, 2015
Million sMiles

The night flows back, the mighty stillness embraces and includes me; I can see the stars again and the world of starlight. I am twenty miles or more from the nearest fellow human, but instead of loneliness I feel loveliness. Loveliness and a quiet exultation. ~ Edward Abbey

Starlight Theatre Restaurant & Saloon
Tue  8/11 - Uh Clem
Fri    8/14 - Chet O'Keefe                              
Sat   8/15 - Skirt Night!!!
Mon  8/17 - Burger Night with Jeff Haislip
Tue   8/18 - Uh Clem
Thu   8/20 - Viva Terlingua Festival begins!!!

TERLINGUA TOOL RENTAL Jimmy Taylor owner 371-2621 Block saw and trash pump coming soon. We add new items all the time, so check us out.

This week at The Boathouse!
Open Mic Wednesday hosted by Jeffro Greasewood.  This is Open Mic #30!!!  Music starts at 8 p.m. and all musician's tips for Terlingua Crisis Center Food Bank.
Friday double-header!  Our famous Friday Special served from 5:00 - 9:30.  And music from 7 - 10 with the amazing Bruce Salmon and Trevor Hickle!
Saturday - Chet O'Keefe returns to The Boat.  8 - 11 p.m.  A not-to-miss show!
We are open everyday from 5 - Midnight (1 a.m. on Saturdays).  Dinner served Tuesday - Saturday from 5:00 - 9:30.  Come down and help us Rock The Boat!!!
Stay tuned for info as to the Friday menu special.  We are also one of the venues for the Viva Terlingua festival.  If you haven't yet purchased a wristband, go to! 

High Sierra Bar & Grill

Featuring Jeff Haislip, Saturday night at 7 pm
Save the date Wednesday August 19 @9 pm. This is gonna be good!. Hosted by Jason Jones and West Hansen who were both part of this incredible expedition! The first expedition to paddle the entire 4000+ miles of the Amazon River from its most distant source high in the Peruvian Andes to the Atlantic Ocean in Brazil
You won't want to miss the August 23rd Sunday Funday Hangover show at High Sierra! Come celebrate Deanna's post birthday party! Live music with Jim Keaveny, Anna Oakley (from The Rocky Top Alien Breeding Experiment), Neil Trammell (of The Doodlin' Hogwallops fame), Moses Martinez (from the porch) and some special surprise musical guests! Opens at noon, music starts at 2PM. DRINK Specials!

LaKiva will open for Viva Terlingua!

Viva Terlingua Chili Cook Off
2 events: Saturday August 22 with a 1 pm turn in and
Sunday Aug 23 with a noon turn in.
Will be held at Ezell Flats on 170 below Ghostown at Long Draw. We are expecting 50 cooks and could use some of our great local judges. For information Call Jim Ezell at 214 392 3499 or email This is a CASI sanctioned event, open to all.

Regular Meeting of the Brewster County Commissioners Court, Monday, August 10, 2015 at 9:00 am
and Called Meeting Wednesday, August 12 

Agenda's are online here:

Saturday, September 12, St. James Episcopal Church, Ave. A and N. 6th, Alpine sponsors a community-wide workshop for people to learn about centering prayer.  Fr. Richard Rohr tells us, “Centering Prayer is simply sitting in silence, open to God's love and your love for God. This prayer is beyond thoughts, emotions, or sensations.” Registration and continental breakfast: 8:30 AM. Program: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM. Soup and salad lunch included. On-site registration available, but space is limited. Cost: $25.00* Includes latest edition of Father Thomas Keating’s Open Mind Open Heart”  and six follow-up sessions to help establish your practice. (*Scholarships are available.)

Local, state, and federal law enforcement personnel discovered the body of a suspected marijuana backpacker at Big Bend Ranch State Park on Friday, according to the Presidio County Sheriff’s Office. more here:

Not in Our Big Bend.  We really do have an opportunity to stop this. Yes, they're a powerful, wealthy force but they've not done nearly the homework they should have and they never thought they'd have to contend with a populous who has awakened from the "it can't happen here" trance. Not in Our Big Bend is trying to raise money  to help with attorney's costs and other expenses related to advocating for our land, our rights and our precious resources.
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
The best way to support now is
There is an option to donate however much or little you would like . . . . how to best file a scoping Comment with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC); how to get information/ gain awareness. THANK YOU!!!!
Check Facebook groups too!

FANCY has a big personality packed into her small frame. This Australian Cattle Dog (heeler) is one year old, happy, healthy, and friendly to dogs and humans. She weighs about 30 pounds. FANCY loves giving kisses, play, and the attention from training sessions. She is all ready to move into her new home - either as a single pet or to join new canine friends. The Alpine Animal Shelter is open M-F from 10am to 6pm (closed 1-2pm), located on the east side of Alpine on Old Marathon Road. FANCY (and all AAS animals) is on online at:
For more info, email

The new visitor center museum at Fort Davis National Historic Site will have its grand opening at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 30.
There will be a concert by the Alpine Community Band, living history presentations, mounted cavalry and Confederate re-enactment, a Victorian ladies’ style show, firing of an artillery piece and new displays in the 1876 post hospital.

Area school districts fare fine in accountability ratings
>>Alpine ISD met standard. Student achievement was 79; student progress was 36; closing performance gaps, 41; and post-secondary readiness, 79.

>> Marfa ISD is on improvement required as a district. Student achievement was 60; student progress was 32 (target was 15); closing performance gaps, 25 (target was 31); and post-secondary readiness was 71.

>> San Vicente ISD met standard. Student achievement was 89; student progress, 78; closing performance gaps, 46; post-secondary readiness, 50 (target was 12).

>> Terlingua CSD met standard. Student achievement was 65; student progress, 33; closing performance gaps, 34; and post-secondary readiness was not applicable.
Source: Texas Education Agency.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Terlingua MOON
Vol 26 No 31
August 4, 2015

by twEyeLight raVen

“To be whole. To be complete. Wildness reminds us what it means to be human, what we are connected to rather than what we are separate from.”  Terry Tempest Williams
Our Community    

Joanne Gill, wife of Archie Gill, mother of Diana Romine of Imlay City, MI and Mandy Willard, passed away due to complications caused by her ongoing battle with cancer, at the age of 72, on Friday, July 31. She is survived by her husband, two daughters, 6 grand children and one great grandchild. Per Joanne's request, no services will be held. In lieu of flowers the family has asked for donations to be made to Medical Center Hospital Friendship House in memory of Joanne Gill, P.O. Box 7239, Odessa, TX 79761.

One Day at a Time in Terlingua
AA is not affiliated with any religious organization but is grateful to the Big Bend Church (north of the PO) for allowing us to meet there. Thursdays, at 7:30 p.m. (Closed Discussion). Anyone who has a desire to stop drinking or remain sober is welcome. Carpooling may be available to Alpine AA (Wednesdays) and Al-Anon (Thursdays) meetings. Contact phone numbers are posted on the church doors.

Free used 3/4" plywood sheets, painted on one side, to anyone willing to remove them from my porch. They are nailed onto the floor joists. There is quite a bit of de-lamination on some of them, but most have undamaged area left. The porch is about 900+ square feet. Call Mary at 371-2999.

Not In Our Big Bend!  Due to the number of formal Comments filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), in opposition to the proposed Trans-Pecos Pipeline, an Environmental Assessment will be conducted.  On July 23, FERC announced the opening of the scoping process to gather input for the public and interested agencies.  Your voice can make a difference whether you filed a Comment in the first round or not.  To file a Comment, go to and select Documents and Filings.  You will need to enter Docket CP15-500-000.  You can also file a paper copy by mailing them to Kimberly Rose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Room 1A, Washington, D.C. 20426.  If you have questions you may call FERC at 202.502.8258
The deadline for filing is August 24!  For more information you may also go to or  You may also visit the Facebook pages of Not In Our Big Bend or Defend Big Bend.  Your input makes a difference!

Benefit – Songs for the Last Frontier!  To help defray costs of the legal proceedings and other work in progress against the construction of this pipeline, the Not In Our Big Bend Austin Chapter is hosting a benefit.  The benefit will be held this coming Saturday, August 8, at The Fischer Haus Cantina in Fischer, Texas.  A great lineup of musicians who have donated their time and talents will be playing from 3 – 11 p.m.  Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the gate.  Fischer is 30 minutes outside of Wimberley and Blanco, an hour from Austin and San Antonio and two hours from Kerrville.  For more information or to buy advance tickets go to www.notinourbigbend.  Thank you!

Music & The Arts    

This week at The Boathouse Restaurant & Bar
Wednesday: Open Mic #29 hosted by Jeffro Greasewood (8-10 p.m.). Everyone welcome and all musicians’ tips will once again go to the Terlingua Crisis Center’s Food Bank.
Friday: Laird Considine (7 – 10 p.m.) PLUS our Friday Night Menu Special – stay tuned!
Saturday: Uncle Pat’s Imaginary Blues Band (8-11 p.m.)
Boathouse Hours: 5 pm – Midnight daily (until 1 a.m. on Saturday). Dinner Tuesday - Saturday from 5 – 9:30 p.m.
Hope to see you soon!

Contact: Tanya Ortega, National Parks Arts Foundation 505-715-6492. NPS Media: David Elkowitz 432-477-1107
Big Bend Goes Forward with Artist-in-Residence Program. The Big Bend National Park of the National Park Service, in cooperation with the non-profit National Parks Arts Foundation (NPAF) and the Big Bend Natural History Association announced today the continuation of a successful program to host an artist for a 1-month November residency at the Park. This artist, selected by National Parks Arts Foundation’s curators and advisors, will use the November 2015 residency to create artwork inspired by the vast and wild Chihuahuan desert landscapes of Big Bend. Big Bend’s new Artist-in-Residence will also directly interact with Park visitors by speaking about their art projects and interests during on-site workshops and lectures. Artists may apply with their proposals for this residency and find additional information at
The Park is also a world biosphere reserve and is one of the few national parks in the country Gold Tier certified for Dark Sky Stargazing. Last year’s Artist-in-Residence, Pulitzer nominated playwright, screenwriter and photographer, Howard Korder (Boys Life, Boardwalk Empire) used the park’s unique space-time and the solitude afforded by the residency to multitask, taking photographs and develop ideas for a television series. The Big Bend National Park Artist-in-Residence program will be another interactive public feature to highlight and honor the upcoming Centennial of the National Parks in 2016.
NPAF is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to the promotion of the National Parks of the U.S. through creating dynamic opportunities for artworks that are based in our natural and historic heritage. NPAF founder Tanya Ortega has worked with the National Park Service in a wide variety of roles for over 30 years. But she also takes her role of curator and facilitator very seriously.
Artists always need a fertile place to get away from the everyday. What works for the professional creator works for visitors searching for special places off the beaten path too. As one of the most physically remote environments in the U.S. Park system, Big Bend has a unique role to play in counter-cultural programming. As Ortega explains, “These days we love our gadgets and technical environments and take them much too seriously. To me, places like Big Bend become the really rare, important places. They are the exception to the rule. Always have been, and they always will be.”
This project is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, Big Bend Natural History Association and other generous benefactors. All NPAF programs are made possible through the philanthropic support of donors of all sorts ranging from corporate sponsors, small business, and art patrons and citizen-lovers of the Parks. NPAF is always seeking new partners and donors for its wide-ranging artist-in-residence programs.

Of Note    

TERLINGUA TOOL RENTALS Come on down S County Road and see Jimmy Taylor for all your construction tool rentals 371-2621

As ordered by Eleazor Cano, Brewster County Judge, a Burn Ban is in effect restricting outdoor burning until further notice.  Please call 432.837.2412 if you need additional information.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED by the Commissioners Court of Brewster County that outdoor burning of trash, debris, and brush is prohibited in the unincorporated area of the county for 90 days from the date of adoption of this Order, unless the restrictions are terminated earlier based on a determination made by the Commissioners Court based on a determination that the circumstances that required the Order no longer exist. Should circumstances improve to where a determination that the Order be rescinded in the time between regularly scheduled meetings of the Commissioners Court of Brewster County, the County Judge has the authority to rescind the Order.
This Order is adopted pursuant to Local Government Code §352.081, and other applicable statutes. This Order does not prohibit outdoor burning activities related to public health and safety that are authorized by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for: (1) firefighter training; (2) public utility, natural gas pipeline or mining operations; (3) planting or harvesting of agricultural crops; or, (4) burns that are conducted by a prescribed burn manager certified under Natural Resources Code §153.048 and meet the standards of Natural Resources Code §153.047. This Order does not prohibit outdoor cooking fires but does require campfires to be contained within a fire pit or a fire ring. All cooking fires and campfires shall be extinguished completely prior to the user(s) leaving.
In accordance with Local Government Code §352.081(h), a violation of the Order is a Class C misdemeanor, punishable by a fine not to exceed $500.00.

DRAFTEX – Residential planning and design.  Jeff Gavin (830-739-6986)

Alpine Animal Shelter:  TINKER is a 5-month-old husky/ border collie puppy who is ready to listen, ready to learn, and ready to play.  His fuzzy fur is as delightful as his personality! He’s smart, adorable, fun, and great company.  TINKER loves all people, other dogs, and every adventure outside of the shelter!! He needs a home. The Alpine Animal Shelter is open M-F from 10am to 6pm (closed 1-2pm), located on the east side of Alpine on Old Marathon Road. TINKER (and all AAS animals) is on Petfinder at:
For more info, email

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