Tuesday, February 9, 2016


The Terlingua Moon
February 9, 2016 ~ VOL. 27 #6
terlinguamoon@gmail.com

By Patchouli Gulch Gal

“Many a time freedom has been rolled back - and always for the same sorry reason: fear.” - Molly Ivins
   
CHIHUAHUAN DESERT BIKE FEST
HOWDY friends and mountain bikers! The Chihuahuan Desert Bike Fest will be rolling this week from February 11th to 13th, 2016
. Three days of fabulous mountain biking - one in Big Bend National Park, one on the Lajitas Resort Trail System, and all three days in Big Bend Ranch State Park! Be sure to enjoy the local attractions, eateries, galleries and fine music while you are here! Thanks goes out to all our sponsors! The community is invited to join us for dancing and hooping to the Fabulous Vortexans on Saturday night at the Maverick RV Park in Lajitas. For more info go to http://bikefest.desertsportstx.com

SLIMFEST oNe
Far Out Booking and The Boathouse are proud to sponsor this week's Slim Fest oNe paying tribute to the late musician and Terlingua resident, Slim Richey.  The festival will take place on the Boathouse grounds Friday (February 12) and Saturday (February 13).  Advance tickets (available through Wednesday of this week) are $40 for the entire weekend of music.  Tickets at the door are $50 or $30 per night ($25 per night in advance).  Go to www.faroutbooking.com / Slim to get tickets.  The lineup is spectacular and includes Carolyn Wonderland, Butch & Rory Hancock, The Jitterbug Vipers, Ghosts Along the Brazos, Alan Munde and more.  There will also be all-star Open Mics on Thursday the 11th and Sunday the 14th at 5 p.m.  These are free of charge and welcome to all.  Come help us celebrate what would have been Slim's 78th birthday.  Thursday's Open Mic will include a Birthday Bash for Slim and a contest for best "SlimWear".  Winner gets a SlimFest T-shirt.  Viva Slim!  For more information call 830-739-6986.

STARLIGHT THEATER
Tue 2/9 - Uh Clem
Wed 2/10 - The Whitmores
Thu 2/11 - Moses Martinez
Fri 2/12 - Gary Gorrence
Sat 2/13 - Bruce Salmon & Janie Cowan
Sun 2/14 - Bruce Salmon & Janie Cowan 11am
Mon 2/15 - Elle Carpenter

QUILTS BY MARGUERITE 371-2292
Across from the stables in Study Butte

HIGH SIERRA BAR & GRILL/EL DORADO
High Sierra@the Eldorado Hotel - A special thank you to Robert Castillo and his BMX Freestyle Team. Alex Landeros and Pete Brandt for their performance on Sunday. All the children and adults loved the show! For those of you who missed the performance, we hope to have Robert and his team back soon.
This Week at High Sierra:
Welcome Dirt Fest Participants/Volunteers! Show your band - 10% off any appetizers
Fat Tuesday, February 9: Chet O'Keefe 7:00m "Laisser les bons temps rouler!"
Thursday, February 11: Jeff Haislip & Friends 7:00pm
Friday, February 12: Emy Taylor 7:00pm
Saturday, February 13: Lunchtime Treat - A Few Too Many, the Alpine trio (Grupodelapaz) 2:00pm
Saturday Night: Patrick Smith 7:00pm
Sunday, February 14: Happy Valentine's Day  Emy Taylor 7:00pm
No Cover Charge for any Performances!

SECOND SAT. FLEA MARKET
Feb 13th at corner of Hwy 118 and School Road - H2O to Go parking lot.  9am, no set up fee.  Come sell or browse - weather forecast is for a sunny day but..... WEATHER PERMITTING.

ESPRESSO...Y POCO MAS COFFEE SHOP, located in the Ghostown @ La Posada Milagro is open Daily! Sunday-Wednesday we open from 7:30am-2pm, Thursday-Saturday we open from 7:30am-3pm. Wifi is always available! We served terrific coffee, breakfast and lunch! Come see us!! We now have ready to go burritos and more, just come and grab them unless you want to wait and enjoy our peaceful patio for your own customized breakfast!!

FARMERS MARKET
February 13th Market!  Come early for locally grown eggs and fresh greens!  Homemade bread, snacks, pickles and jellies.  Hand crafted art, crafts and jewelry.  Get a bowl of something hot from India and fresh hot coffee, tea and apple juice.  Bring your cup and stay for a music jam by the Slim Fest musicians. Vendors please contact terlinguagreenscene@gmail.com

SOFTBALL SUNDAYS
The softball games will resume this Sunday, February 14th at the fields located next to the Terlingua School at 3:30. There will be extra equipment for those that need a glove. C'mon out and get in the game or cheer from the stands.

THE BOATHOUSE
Boathouse hours are 5 - Midnight with dinner served 7 days a week from 5 - 9:30.  Please note the special happenings this week, however . . . The Boathouse, in partnership with Far Out Booking, is thrilled to be hosting Slim Fest oNe - a tribute to the late musician and Terlingua resident, Slim Richey.  The festival begins on Thursday, February 11, at 5 p.m.with an All-Star Open Mic and Birthday Bash.  We will be open regular hours but want you to be aware of the special event.  On Friday and Saturday, the Boathouse will be open to local patrons from 5 - 8 p.m. for Happy Hour (5-6) and dinner and drinks.  We hope you'll understand that anyone remaining at the Boat after 8 will have to purchase a wristband for the event.  Friday night's lineup includes Uh Clem & Friends; The Jitterbug Vipers; and Butch & Rory Hancock not to mention Don's Friday Night Menu Special of Chiapas Pork with Jalapeno Cilantro Slaw served in warm tortillas and Frijoles!.  Saturday's lineup includes JoBuck Johnson; Alan Munde & Friends; Carolyn Wonderland and Ghosts Along the Brazos.  There will be a closing All-Star Open Mic on Sunday.  Everyone is welcome and it is free of charge.  Advance tickets to Slim Fest save you some money and are available online at www.faroutbooking.com but there will be tickets available at the door, too.
The Boathouse will be serving breakfast Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings from 8-11.  This is open to all.  There will be jamming on the Boathouse Deck and in the campgrounds throughout the weekend - some of the finest musicians around - and everyone is welcome to join in.
We will still have Open Mic on Wednesday (7 p.m.) and, as with last week, the Musicians' Tips will be donated to the Big Bend Trails Alliance.

ALL ENERGIES wants you to fall in love with SOLAR POWER! Let us design your system today. We also sell equipment, give consultations, and make repairs. We can fix anything but a broken heart! Call Casey at 371-2950 or email casey@allenergies.net for more information.

TERLINGUA PUBLIC LIBRARY
Please join us at the Terlingua Public Library on Thursday February 18 at 6:00 p.m., for a presentation entitled: Local Desert Land Restoration.
Tim McKenna and Kevin Elmore will educate us all on small techniques that the average landowner in our area may use to improve water retention, provide ground cover, and encourage regrowth of native plants- which benefit us and also native wildlife.
The Library is located on the campus of the Terlingua Public School, is free of charge, and open to the public.
If you would like to help with refreshments, please contact Glenda Luttrell @ 371-2552

DRAFTEX
Residential design in The Big Bend.  Call Jeff Gavin at Draftex LLC at 830.739.6986 or jeff@draftexllc.com

DB's Rustic Iron BBQ (roadside take away)
23270 FM 170, next to Easter Egg Valley Motel
Current menu with prices:
On Thursdays only around 5ish will be mesquite smoked whole chicken only until sold out @ $8 each      
Fri and Sat lunch 11am-2pm
Brisket, Ribs or Sausage plates
Includes bread, beans, tater salad, pickle/jalapeƱo/onion/2oz bbq sauce
1 meat $11.00
2 meat $12.00
3 meat $13.00
Chopped brisket sandwich $6.00($8.00 with chips)
Water -$2.00
Meat by the pound upon request. (if available)

2016 GREENSCENE Sustainability Festival needs planning volunteers! Please join us & help make this year’s festival the best ever! For more information, call Sara Colando at 371-2902 or email terlinguagreenscene@gmail.com. We’re also on Facebook!

TERLINGUA TOOL RENTALS Jimmy Taylor, owner 371-2621
 Time to build something for your Valentine

H2O TO GO
The completion of the water-catchment tank order has stalled at half-filled. If you have verbally asked to be included, please call to arrange your deposit.  Deposit checks are not cashed until your tank(s) is in your possession.  We need to have this order filled and delivered before March 5th. 371-2506

VIRGIL CLARK
It is with great sadness that I must inform you that our dear friend, Virgil Clark, 63 of Terlingua; passed yesterday evening at home. A memorial service will be held on March 27 with details to be announced later. The family has requested that no flowers be sent at this time. Other details pertaining to donations to various charities will also be provided later.  Our thoughts and prayers go to his family and his wife Sharon.

SPECIAL VALENTINE'S DINNER, Sunday February 14, at the Bad Rabbit Cafe, Terlina Ranch Lodge.  Yummy lasagna complete with salad, bread, and the famous Decadent Chocolate Cake! Music by Terlingua Tanz Lite, playing passionate tangos and sweet waltzes from around the world.
Call 371-2244 for more details.

TERLINGUA COMMUNITY GARDEN
Regular volunteer days are Mondays and Thursdays from 9:30-12:00. Monday 2/8, I will not be there, but 2/11, I will be!

THE TERLINGUA BOTTOMS GROUP OF AA meets every Thursday at 7:00 at the Big Bend Church in Study Butte.  The meetings are open to anyone who has or thinks they may have a drinking problem.


CASA HOGAR ORPHANAGE
Across the street, in Ojinaga, Mexico, is the Casa Hogar Orphanage with 36-40 children.  Some have "special needs."  Some have been removed from abusive homes. Some have been removed from addict's homes.  Some have been living on the street in the cold. Subsequent mayors of Ojinaga have always fully supported the children, ages 2-17; paying for the electricity, their rides to school and back, and especially, their psychologist, until this one.
The present mayor doesn't understand the need for a therapist to give the children the tools to cope.
Would you help?  We need $1000 as soon as possible to secure a psychologist for the coming year.
Please send a check to:  Casa Hogar Orphanage, PO Box 296, Terlingua, Texas  79852.
We are a 501(c)3, so you will get a Thank You note with a receipt for your records if you make sure we get your info too. Please consider helping.  These kids need to learn how to hug, how to trust an adult, and how to sleep peacefully.
If you have any questions or concerns, you can call me at: 371-2226.  Thank you, Cynta

MARIJUANA USE LINKED TO INSANITY!
This is a direct quote from the 1936 film "Reefer Madness"...... "It's (marijuana) first effect is sudden, violent, uncontrollable laughter.  Then come the dangerous hallucinations - time slows down, almost stands still.  Fixed ideas come next, conjuring up monstrous extravagances - followed by emotional disturbances, the total inability to direct thoughts, the loss of all power to resist physical emotions ... ending often in incurable insanity."
To learn more, plan to attend the upcoming play, based upon the movie, REEFER MADNESS - written by Joe Landy, Playscripts, Inc.  Show dates are
Friday & Saturday evenings, Feb 26 & 27, March 4 & 5 at 8:00 PM with Sunday Matinees on Feb 28 and March 6 at 2 PM.  Opening Gala on Friday Feb 26!   This is a Last Minute Low Budget Production at the Cinnabar Theater.

Do something special for your sweetie, yourself, or BOTH....the next MOTORCYCLE SAFETY RIDING COURSE is February 12-14. What better gift than to learn safe riding skills that could save your life? Sign up today at www.ridesafebigbend.com.

RANGER is a big, calm, friendly Boxer/American Bulldog mix (plus a little Aussie and Chow, according to his DNA test.)  He likes his walks and chasing a ball, but he's also very content with human & dog company. He will be a great sidekick and likes a good scratch. Ranger is 3 years old, knows a few commands, and shows smarts that he will learn more.  He has lived most of his life outdoors and cannot wait to finally be part of a family, with owners who take him on walks, play fetch, and shower him with love and attention.  Ranger’s $100 adoption fee includes spay, shots, & microchip. 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. All AAS animals are online at https://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelter_id=TX1202 For more info email heatherthemule@gmail.com


NEXT MOON BY GHOST WRITERS ON THE SLY

The Brewster County Democratic Party Executive Committee will host a candidate forum for the public to meet and hear from Brewster County candidates running in the March 1, 2016 Democratic Party Primary Election.
Date of the forum:  Saturday, February 13, 2016
Time:  2 pm
Location:  Alpine Independent School District Auditorium, 704 West Sul Ross Ave, Alpine, Texas
Moderator:  John Waters, Publisher of the Big Bend Gazette

Wildland Fire at Big Bend National Park
A wildland fire was ignited at approximately 4:45 PM on February 1st when heavy winds caused a power line to fall, igniting a fire near Panther Junction. The fire was burning in grassland and brush habitat.
Strong winds, up to forty miles per hour, pushed the fire to the east and northeast of Panther Junction during the evening of February 1st. Park and Terlingua Fire and EMS personnel responded to the fire, notified park visitors and staff, ensured visitor safety and protected park resources in the vicinity of the fire. Higher humidity, colder temperatures, and somewhat diminished winds help slow the fire during the evening hours, along with fire fighter efforts to work hot spots along the fire perimeter.
The fire was worked by up to 75 personnel. The fire burned an estimated 1792 acres, and was contained as of 6pm on February 6th. No park structures were damaged nor have any injuries occurred. Fire personnel have been released and are returning to their home units.
This fire is an example of how spring winds, dry conditions, and high fuel loads can quickly spread flame and promote burning. Visitors are asked to be careful with any heat sources, and especially open flames.
Visitors can find out more about the Powerline Fire at http://www.facebook.com/BigBendNPS, or on Twitter at https://twitter.com/BigBendNPS.
Superintendent Cindy Ott-Jones said, “Thank you to all the responders for your hard work and quick response. We wish you a safe trip home.”

The National Park Service (NPS) this week released its Fiscal Year 2015 deferred maintenance statistics for national parks. The $11.9 billion nationwide total was up from the $11.49 billion report at the end of FY2014. Big Bend National Park is one of the parks with deferred maintenance, with a total of $91,051,080 in deferred maintenance projects. Deferred maintenance is necessary work on infrastructure, such as road and bridges, visitor centers, trails, and campgrounds that has been put off for more than a year. Aging facilities, increasing use of park facilities, and insufficient maintenance funding contribute to the growing backlog. Among Big Bend’s highest priorities for deferred maintenance include the headquarters building, water systems, and wastewater systems, each built during the 50th anniversary of the NPS. Additional projects include primary park roads, the Chisos Basin campground, and historic stone cottages.
Congressional funding for the National Park Service in 2016 includes an additional $90 million for nontransportation maintenance. Congress also passed a new highway bill which will provide a $28 million increase for transportation projects in parks this year. Funding for transportation-related maintenance and construction will continue to rise, by $8 million per year for five years, until it reaches $300 million per year in 2020.
Superintendent Cindy Ott-Jones says, “We are inviting the world to discover the special places in the National Park System, like Big Bend National Park, during our centennial celebration. We need to have facilities that can accommodate guests and provide the best possible visitor experience. We hope to see additional resources for parks to improve visitor services, such as the Centennial bill that Congress is considering presently.”

Voting for the spring election will be held from 7 am to 7 pm on Tuesday, March 1.  Early voting in Terlingua will be at the Community Center from 11am to 3 pm on the 16th.

Agenda for the Brewster County Court for the meeting today at 9 am is posted at:
http://www.brewstercountytx.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Agenda-Commissioners-Court-Regular-Meeting-February-9th-2016.pdf







Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The Terlingua moon
February 2nd, 2016
Volume 27 ~ #5
             
The recycling trailer is FULL.  We will be emptying it on Wed. Feb 3rd.  Please hold off on your recycling until Feb. 4th.

On May 7, 2015, the Texas State Legislature invested Dr. Carmen Tafolla of San Antonio as the Poet Laureate of the State of Texas. Dr. Tafolla's goal is to make poetry and writing workshops accessible to all Texans, especially those audiences who have had the least opportunity to enjoy poetry in the state’s public schools.  She designed a year-long project, Planting Poet Trees, and invited schools across Texas that serve students from low-income families to apply.  An Advisory Committee assisted Dr. Tafolla in selecting the 20 schools. We are excited to announce that Terlingua High School competed and was chosen as one of the 20 campuses statewide to participate in the Planting Poet Trees program !The State Poet Laureate will visit each school to provide an inspiring motivational speech about the power of education, a poetry reading, and two writing workshops.  Through local poetry presentations, Dr. Tafolla will also share this message bilingually with the students’ teachers, administrators, parents and family members.   Finally, Wings Press in San Antonio will print an anthology of selected poetry from students in the project schools and other students from around the state. I served on the Planting Poet Trees Advisory Committee and helped to review the many applications. I was very, very proud of Terlingua! They truly deserve to be one of the 20 selected schools.  And Dr. Tafolla will visit Terlingua High School on Wednesday, February 4th, 2016, to engage teachers and students in creative expression and writing.
The State of Texas, however, does not provide one penny to the Poet Laureate. Dr. Tafolla and a group of volunteers are working to raise funds for her visits to the 20 low-income schools all over the state.
One of our major objectives is to donate 15 poetry books to each school’s library. We've raised a little over $1,700 so far, but 15 books averaged out at about $18-$20 becomes $300 x 20 = $6,000. You can see that we've got a long way to go!
If you know anyone who would like to donate money and/or poetry books in good condition to the Terlingua School Library, please ask them to go to https://www.gofundme.com/ka567scs. Or they can contact me.   Thank you for any help you can provide. We know that Terlingua students are going to have a great experience!

Chisos Basin Campground Reservation Period Extension.  The Chisos Basin family campground offers visitors the opportunity for advanced campsite reservations as part of the National Recreation Reservation System (NRRS). The NRRS reservation period for the Chisos Basin family campground, which mirrors the park’s busy season, will be extended to May 31st each year. This change will start in 2016 with the revised Chisos Basin family campground reservation period of November 15th through May 31st each year for the Chisos Basin only. Rio Grande Village family campground will remain the same with reservations possible November 15th through April 15th.Visitors can make a reservation with the NRRS at http://www.recreation.gov

"Best Little Hair House in Texas"
Services by Patricia Rose
Services provided Haircuts and Hair color
Haircuts :  Men  $15.00     Women  $20.00
Time:  Feb. 11   Thurs   7:00-10:00 pm
            Feb  12   Fri       7:00-10:00 pm
Feb   13  Sat      7:00-10:00 pm
For Appointments call 915  345-4520

The Terlingua Bottoms Group of AA meets every Thursday at 7:30 at the Big Bend Church in Study Butte.  The meetings are open to anyone who has or thinks they may have a drinking problem.

OTRA VEZ will be open every Wednesday from 9-noon as well as Saturday February 6 and 20.  Please leave your donations in good condition while we are open.  Volunteers are always welcome!  Thank you

Randoff's Big Bend BBQ @ Far Flung Outdoor Center's Oasis Lodge, WILL BE CLOSED Saturday February 6th So.. We can Get ready for Super Bowl 50 Sunday! We Are Having a Party and You're ALL INVITED!! We Will Open @ 3 PM With BBQ SANDWICHES, WINGS, NACHOS, AND OF COURSE ICE COLD BEER, SODAS AND WATER! We are even ready to start up the Lodge's New Popcorn Machine! So, Put On Your Game Face and Come Out to Enjoy Super Bowl 50 on the 70 "Screen!  YES! THERE WILL BE SPECIALS ON FOOD AND BEER DURING THE GAME!    Looking Forward To "Meatin" Y'all on Sunday, February 7th
!   ***Game Starts @ 5:30 PM*** All sales cash only

Please feel free to pass this on.  There will be a special meeting of the TCSD board this Wednesday at 6 pm.
The agenda is attached - the only item is budget amendments. The major adjustments are good news. Due to a law passed this last legislative session affecting certain school districts and having to do with compressed tax rates we will be getting about 90K more in state money than we anticipated.
Also, we had budgeted for professional services such as the cost of the monitor that TEA assigned us last year due to our Accreditation - Warned status that we have not needed due to the school's improvement to Met Standards.
Ms. Jones would like to use some of that money to purchase a couple of new vehicles. Our newest vehicle is a 2007, and the two oldest are 2003 models. Also for a new slab, I believe to replace a cracked outdoor area slab at the elementary school.
As always, please feel welcome to attend. The next regular meeting is scheduled for Wednesday the 17th.
Our school policies are now online at http://pol.tasb.org/Home/Index/226/ (this link also available on the district website). Ms. Jones and Mr. Reed spent a good deal of time working with TASB Policy Services to make sure that our policies were accurate and up to date in order to get them online.

Bad Rabbit Cafe, Terlingua Ranch Lodge
Friday and Saturday:  The Terlingua Fill-Harmonic Symphony (your favorite old country songs)

Starlight Theatre Restaurant & Saloon:
Tue 2/2 - Uh Clem
Wed 2/3 - The Whitmores
Thu 2/4 - J. Michael Combs
Fri 2/5 - Bonnie Montgomery
Sat 2/6 - The Terlingua Reggae Lizards
Sun 2/7 - Terlingua Tanz Lite Sunday Brunch:  --( tangos and waltzes from around the world)
Mon 2/8 - Muse & eye

This Week at The Boathouse!
We are open every day at 5:00 with a full bar and dinner served 7 days a week from 5 - 9:30.  Stay tuned to our Facebook page for this week's Friday Dinner Special!
Wednesday: Open Mic hosted by Jeffro Greasewood.  7 - ????  This week's Musicians' Tips are going to the Big Bend Trails Alliance, a local non-profit organization that helps create and maintain our famous West Texas Trails.  With the Chihuahuan Desert Bike Fest proceeds also going to the Trails Alliance we're hoping this lends additional support to this great cause. 
Thursday, February 4th:  Back by popular demand . . . Emy Taylor 7 - 9 p.m.
Friday, February 5th:  THEY'RE BACK!!!!  The Muse & Eye (Russell Clepper & Sarah Dial Primrose) 7 - 10 p.m.
Saturday, February 6th:  Laird Considine & Friends 8 - 11 p.m.
Mark your calendars and get your tickets for Slim Fest oNe - February 11-14th at The Boathouse.  The Boathouse is proud to be co-hosting this festival in honor of Terlingua resident and world-famous musician Slim Richey.  Slim passed away in 2015 and this festival is being held over his birthday weekend.  Headliners are Butch & Rory Hancock, Carolyn Wonderland, The Jitterbug Vipers, Ghosts Along the Brazos and Alan Munde & Friends.  For tickets go towww.faroutbooking.com.  The Boathouse will be exclusive to this event (other than Happy Hour, 5-6) on both Friday and Saturday, the 12th & 13th.  Tickets starting at only $40 for the full weekend of music.  All-star Open Mics on both Thursday (11th) and Sunday (14th) at 5:00.  Everyone welcome!

Your Community Garden and Market Saturday 10-1
Bring your cup and fill with fresh Big Bend Brewers Coffee, tea, apple juice.  Join the conversations and enjoy local music. Get your fresh homemade bread and some prickly pear jelly to top it off. Always local eggs and chard, kale, spinach, mustard, lettuce and more organically grown food that is hand-harvested by volunteers.  Find a special Valentine gift of handmade jewelry.  Local stones and crystals too. This Saturday there will be extra greens grown on the Ranch thanks to Arick and Duane.  Come early-they go fast!
If you want to sell your homemade wares or locally grown items, bring your table and chair and join us.
Musician to be announced.  Follow FB page "Terlinguacommunitygarden" for details.

Slim Richey and his wife Francie have been long-time residents of Terlingua.  Slim was also a world-famous musician dubbed as "The Most Dangerous Guitar Player in Texas."  When Slim was in town, the "Porch" and every other musical venue in town was rockin'.  Slim died in 2015 but to keep the tradition of world-class music in Terlingua alive, The Boathouse and Far Out Booking are hosting Slim Fest oNe the weekend of what would have been Slim's 78th birthday (February 11-14).  It will be a festival to beat all festivals.  Headliners:  Butch & Rory Hancock, Carolyn Wonderland, The Jitterbug Vipers, Ghosts Along the Brazos, Alan Munde & Friends and more.  Tickets start at only $40 for the entire weekend of music (in advance) or $50 at the door.  Go towww.faroutbooking.com to purchase tickets or get more information or call 830.739.6986.  Viva Slim! 

Residential design in The Big Bend.  Call Jeff Gavin / Draftex LLC at 830.739.6986 or jeff@draftexllc.com. 

1st Saturday, February 6th, Holy Eucharist at 5pm at Santa Inez in the Ghostown. Looking ahead, Ash Wednesday, February 10th at 5pm. All Welcome. Services will be led by the Rev. Kay Jennings of the Big Bend Episocpal Mission. Check out our website: www.bigbendepiscopalmission.org for more information.

from the Brewster County FB page:
Brewster County is currently under a Burn Ban until further notice. Brewster County Judge Eleazar Cano today signed a Burn Ban in effect immediately through February 9.

The High Sierra Bar and Grill @The El Dorado Hotel would like to thank everyone that cooked, judged and were just here to support our US National Open Chili Championship this past weekend!  Congratulations to all the winners especially the new US National Chili champ Tom Dozier and Show champ Suzanne Sweet both of Dallas and part of the High Sierra Cooking Team!
This week at High Sierra:
Friday Feb 5th Open mic hosted by Rossie English @5PM
Saturday night Feb 6th Emy Taylor & Russell Clepper and friends @7 PM
Super Bowl Sunday @ noon come see The fantastic Robert Castillo's BMX stunt and freestyle show at the High Sierra parking lot   This professional bicycle team are on their  way to the San Antonio Stock show and Rodeo  to perform the entire month!
Also the first Sunday song circle hosted by Collie Ryan @2 PM
Super bowl will be shown in the bar starting at 5
Russell & Clepper performs right after the game!!
Come see us!!

Congratulations to Tom Dozier the new Chili Champ and Suzanne Sweet Show Champ both of Dallas and part of the High Sierra Cooking Team!
Chili, Charity and Fun!    

MAIDED is a fun, friendly and fluffy girl who might be a cross between a Saint Bernard and a Border Collie, because she looks like a small panda bear.  She is terrifically happy and silly but she also smartly waits for a cue from her person. She is a sensitive girl who is friendly and loving with dogs, with cats, and with kids. She’s great on a leash, off the leash, in a car, at your side, in your lap…. She will make a sweet addition to a gentle family.  MAIDEN'S $100 adoption fee includes spay, shots, & microchip. The Alpine Animal Shelter is open M-F from10am to 6pm (closed 1-2pm) and by appointment on the weekends, located on the east side of Alpine on Old Marathon Road. All AAS animals are online at https://www.petfinder.com/pet- search?shelterid=TX1202  For more info email heatherthemule@gmail.comemail heatherthemule@gmail.com 

Please join us at the Terlingua Public Library on Thursday February 18 at 6:00 p.m. for a presentation entitled : Local Desert Land Restoration.
Tim McKenna and Kevin Elmore will educate us all on small techniques that the average landowner in our area may use to improve water retention, provide ground cover, and encourage regrowth of native plants- which benefit us and also native wildlife.
The Library is located on the campus of the Terlingua Public School, is free of charge, and open to the public.
If you would like to help with refreshments, please contact Glenda Luttrell @ 371-2552.

The current catchment tank order is filling fast. If you spoke with us about tanks for you, please call to arrange for a deposit on your tank(s).  Then we can carve your name in stone on the order form.  The Burrs 371-2506 or (512) 924 2506

Rustic Iron BBQ will be back at Easter Egg Valley Motel this weekend, Fri, Sat and Sun.. Come out and try some West Texas BBQ. 11am- 2 pm

Dear Terlinguoids and Studybuttians: Please refrain from the use of fancy fonts and weird spacing in your ads. Also, be mindful that others deserve consideration for space in this tiny newsletter. This week there were more than 30 news items submitted to the Moon. Several had to be re-written to fit, and that can cause errors.  In the future, editors may opt to drop your ad rather than fix it. Single space, Verdana 10 is perfect for our purpose. SCMC

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

TERLINGUA MOON 
Vol 27 No. 4 

January 26, 2016 

"Never apologize for being sensitive or emotional.  It's a sign that you have a big heart, and that you aren't afraid to let others see it.  Showing your emotions is a sign of strength."  ~Brigitte Nicole

High Sierra
JUDGES FOR COOK-OFF EVENTS NEEDED BOTH DAYS - SHOW UP 1/2 HOUR BEFORE TURN-IN TIME!
I would love to invite ​​everyone out to ​our​ fundraiser event​s​ ​the​ weekend ​of ​January 29 30 & 31st here at High Sierra Bar & Grill Terlingua .
​Saturday ​is the CASI US National Chili Championship. The High Sierra was chosen to host this event as it travels to different states every year and this year Texas was chosen and therefore we were awarded the opportunity.
​Sunday will be the annual Dutch Oven Cook-off ​
Both events are the​ biggest fundraiser for ​our​ charity BBCA/Ghost Town Charity 5013c.  ​As some of you may know, ​Herman and I help so many locals with unforeseen medical and dental bills including gas to go to Alpine or beyond for appointments.  We have helped many with tires,batteries and simple mechanical problems as well as rent utilities and propane.
Herman and Deanna

This Week at The Starlight...
Tue 1/25 - DB Rouse
Tue 1/26 - Uh Clem
Wed 1/27 - Jeff Haislip, Will Taylor & Marc Utter
Thu 1/28 - Moses Martinez
Fri 1/29 - David Martinez
Sat 1/30 - Muse & eye
hOwDy aLL! The L I G H T show will grace the Starlight Theatre walls through Sunday, January 31st! Stop by and buy ART! Proceeds will fund Art Camps and Scholarships for the talented youth of the Big Bend. Many thanks to the ARTISTS who have donated their CREATIONS...you may pick up your art during operating hours, or contact Crystal to make arrangements. iViva Mark 'EYebALL' Kneeskern!

We hope you'll come visit us soon at The Boathouse.  We open every day at 5 with a full bar and serve dinner from 5 - 9:30 every day.  Closing time is Midnight except for Saturday when we close at 1 a.m.
Wednesday:  Open Mic hosted by Jeffro Greasewood.  7 - ???  The Musicians' Tips this week go to a very special group - The Fort Davis Veterinary Services' Save-a-Raptor fund.  These good people have been taking care of injured raptors in the Big Bend region for quite some time and at their own cost.  This was brought to light this past week when a Red-Tailed Hawk was found in Terlingua Creek.  The Hawk had been shot numerous times and was rescued and taken to Ft. Davis.  Unfortunately, the Hawk did not make it but this has triggered a chorus of outcry and we, at The Boathouse, join those voices.  Besides the music, we hope to help raise awareness about this - and other - protected species. In the meantime, there is a $500 reward being offered for any information leading to the arrest of the individual or individuals responsible for mortally wounding this most recent hawk.  Call the Brewster County Sheriff's Department at 432. 837.3488.  Come lend your voice - musically, spoken word, or otherwise - to this very special Open Mic!
Thursday:  Emy Taylor is back in town and we're glad to have her on the bill!  7 - 9 p.m.
Friday:  J. Michael Combs is also back in town.  Be sure not to miss out!  7 - 10 p.m. and the Friday Dinner Special is Spicy Szechuan Shrimp Stir Fry, Egg Rolls & Rice.
Saturday:  Pat O'Bryan and His Imaginary Blues Band.

LaKiva
Wednesday.  Open Mic number 901 starting at 7:00 PM
Thursday. WORD OFF open mic.  Sign up starts at 6:00 PM.  Remember to be polite.  If you disagree with someone then sign up and have your say but keep it civilized.
Sunday.  Jam session starting at 5:00 continuing until everyone gets bored or goes home or you get kicked out when the bar closes.

What?             Slim Fest oNe
When?            Thursday, February 11 – Sunday, February 14
Where:           The Boathouse, Terlingua, Texas
Why:               To celebrate the life of Terlingua resident and internationally acclaimed guitarist/ musician Slim Richey
Who:              Carolyn Wonderland, Butch & Rory Hancock, The Ghosts Along the Brazos, The Jitterbug Vipers, Alan Munde & Friends and more!

TERLINGUA TOOL RENTALS Jimmy Taylor, owner 371-2621 Tools for all your construction needs and more.

Many Stones has Egyptian "Walking" Onion starts $1.00 a clump.

 Becoming Mechanic Shop: Hey everyone, we have moved but we are still in business. Automotive and diesel repair. Onsite and off site repairs. Give us a call at 371-2694.

Join local young artists as they display their ART for the 2nd Annual "EyEbALL" Youth Art Show! Their fantastic drawings, paintings, sculptures, photographs and other art creations will be on display at the Terlingua School Library from 3:30 - 5:30 pm on Thurs, Jan 28th. Please join us in celebrating their dedication and enthusiasm. Then head to the Word Off to continue an evening of Terlingua culture.For the last 13 years Last Minute Low Budget Productions has offered a South County Home Tour.  Every winter five stalwart homeowners (and sometimes business owners) opened their doors for tours, and local outfitters donated vans and drivers.  The response was gratifying, with people coming from North County and beyond to see how we live down here.  Over all those years the Home Tour visited around 60 residences.  The participants got to see amazing art in building, and often actual art.  They marveled at alternative building techniques and warmed to the welcoming hosts. The tour turned into a substantial fundraiser for Last Minute Low Budget Productions, helping fund every theatrical season.  Last year, however, attendance was down substantially and the decision was made not to conduct the Tour in 2016.  Last Minute Low Budget Productions wishes to thank all the wonderful people who made these last 13 Home Tours such a success.  Perhaps Tours will roll again, but in any case, it's been a great run.

MAX, a 3 year old Heeler/Border Collie mix, spent his early years working happily as a goat herder, but transitioned poorly when his family moved to town. As a working dog, MAX misses his job outside. He has all the potential to be a great pet - he doesn’t necessarily need to be run livestock on a ranch, but he doesn’t want to be a couch potato or spend his days cooped up as a yard dog. He needs an active life full of engagement & adventure (without small children). $100 adoption fee includes neuter, shots, & microchip. 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. All AAS animals are online at https://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelter_id=TX1202 For more info email heatherthemule@gmail.com

TERLINGUA GOES MAD
SOUTH BREWSTER COUNTY—In 1938 a film called Reefer Madness came out.  It was designed to terrify people about reefer, or marijuana, cigarettes.  It’s partner in this crime was jazz, still new and threatening.  In the 1950s a play of the same name spoofed the over-the-top original.
Last Minute Low Budget Productions will start off 2016 with Joe Landry’s version of that hilarious play.  Reefer Madness will open at the Cinnabar Theater on February 26 for two three-day weekends ending with a matinee on March 6.
    The Cinnabar stage becomes a mid-1950s high school where the principal has decided to stop at nothing to keep his students from dastardly POT!  The gala opening, with refreshments, will begin at 7 p.m. on the 26th.  Friday and Saturday “curtain” times are 8 p.m. with Sunday matinees beginning at 2.
Last Minute Low Budget Productions is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) community theater group that began putting on plays in the Terlingua area in 1989.  The all-volunteer cast and crew hail from the area.  All tax-exempt donations much appreciated.
Contact: Sarah Bourbon 432-386-3178

Randoff's Big Bend BBQ is having a Super Bowl 50 Party, Sunday February 7 staring @ 3:00 pm.. Game starts @ 5:30 pm. Come Watch the game and those Cool Expensive Commercials on our 70" screen! Yes! There will be Food and Beer specials during the game!! We are located at Far Flung Outdoor Center's "New" Oasis Lodge! It is the building IN THE BACK!  Food, Football and Fun!!! C'mon Getcha Some, We will Be Glad To "Meat Ya"!

BIG BEND NATURAL HISTORY ASSOCIATION PRESENTS PIONEER REUNION Dust off your sombreros and polish up your boots! Big Bend Natural History Association will present the 27 th Annual Pioneer Reunion at 1:00 PM on Saturday, February 6, 2016, in the Community Room of Park Headquarters in Panther Junction, Big Bend National Park, Texas. Cost is $15 per person and reservations are recommended as seating is limited. This year’s speakers will include: Sheriff Ronny Dodson of Brewster County, whose family members were early settlers in this country. The Sheriff might be persuaded to discuss the infamous Glenn Felts murder case, as well as some of his family’s colorful history. Dr. Jim McDonald of Alpine will be discussing the history of medical care in the county, as well as his recent attempts to build a new nursing home for the region. Roger Siglin of Alpine will be celebrating 50 years since he became a National Park Service Ranger in 1966. He was a Ranger in Big Bend National Park in 1968-69 and came back to the area after retiring as an NPS Superintendent. Ruth Staton of Study Butte is a long time area resident. Her father sold the Ghost Town of Terlingua to Rex Ivy, and Ruth and her family have a colorful history in the area. You may have heard of her as the soon to resign Brewster County Treasurer. Chisos Mountains Lodge will cater a Mexican finger food buffet, and Betty Baker will entertain us on the keyboards. Reservations can be made by calling Big Bend Natural History Association at 432-477-2236.

Terlingua Community Garden
We always welcome volunteers every Monday and Thursday in the mornings! Thank to all volunteers that have been coming to the garden!
I need a compost team; somebody to help with picking up and drop buckets off. There will be a schedule. Please contact us at terlinguacommunitygarden@gmail.com
Thank you for all of your support!

Terlingua Farmer's Market
Our musician this Saturday featuring Michael J. Combs!
Many familiar faces are returning as it warms up. Please bring your own mug and join the mingle. We now serve coffee, tea, and apple juice. We have fresh breads and fresh eggs. Please note that Cassandra will not be selling this Saturday, due to slow growing and rabbits has been eating many things!  Ghosttown 10am to 1pm  Support local revolution!

​OTRA VEZ is returning to our regular hours.  This week, and until we reach summer sizzle, we will be  open 9am to noon Wednesdays and the first and third Saturdays of the month.  Because we have an overabundance of Saturdays in January, we will  also be open the 30th.  We welcome volunteers and donations during the hours that we are open.  PLEASE do not leave donations when we are not there.  Thanks

Hey everyone, check out the resale shop next to laundromat, called Phantasee Photo/costume Cabaret. Open Thursday & Friday noon-5. Next week, new items arriving, Mardi Gras feathered mask. Coming in February, old time photos will be available, come dress as saloon girls, cowboys, cowgirls, and get you photo taken.

Confused? We are still here, and we are still ordering your catchment tanks.
The Burrs own the corporation name "El Centro Enterprises, Inc./H2O 2 Go" and we have supplied Wylie polypropylene, FDA approved potable water tanks in the area for close to 10 years. The 5/gallon bottled water division of our business is under new ownership and is now located in the Bee Mountain Hardware complex.
We are taking deposits now for a truck-load catchment tank order. Call us if you have any questions or need to know about Wylie water catchment tanks prices, sizes and specifications.  371-2506 or (512) 924-2506 or  elcentro432@gmail.com.  Thanks Everybody !

The Terlingua Bottoms Group of AA  will meet this Thursday at 7:00 at the Big Bend Church in Study Butte.  The meetings are open to anyone who has or thinks they may have a drinking problem.

2016 WORD-OFF
This years Word-Off will take place in the Cave Room at La Kiva at 7pm on Thursday the 28th of January.
There is a lot of talent in this community, and we want to hear it!
Bring your prose piece or poetry, 5 minutes or less. Sign up at 6pm, readings start at 7.
Word-off rules: All original work. 5 minutes or less. If you have something to say, get on the stage and say it.
For more info contact Rebecca Evans at 371 2510 or rsw101@hotmail.com

Pop Up Art Market!!!!
Saturday, January 30th
Bring your art and other treasures and come join us.
Set up you tables and tents out in front of the Earth and Fire Gallery and let's have a fun day. The weather is fabulous and in addition to The Farmer's Market, there is a chili cook off happening at The High Sierra. Should be lots of visitors in town. AND there will still be our regular First Saturday Art Market on Saturday, Feb 6th.

With land swap, Big Bend state park could net nearly 600 new acres
Posted: 12:00 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016
http://www.mystatesman.com/news/news/with-land-swap-big-bend-state-park-could-net-nearl/np7tx/

Residential design in The Big Bend.  Call Jeff Gavin / Draftex LLC at 830.739.6986 or jeff@draftexllc.com

U.S. State Dept. Updates Mexico Travel Warning, Jan. 19, 2016       Chihuahua: Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua City, and Copper Canyon are major cities/travel destinations in Chihuahua – Exercise caution in traveling to: the business and shopping districts in the northeast section of Ciudad Juarez and its major industrial parks, the central downtown section and major industrial parks in the city of Chihuahua, the town of Palomas, the urban area of the city of Ojinaga, and the towns of Nuevo Casas Grandes and Casas Grandes and their immediate environs. Travel to the Nuevo Casas Grandes area should be through the Palomas port of entry (POE) on U.S. Highway 11, continuing south until reaching Mexico Highway 2 west to Nuevo Casas Grandes. Travel to Ojinaga should be on the U.S. side via U.S. Highway 67 through the Presidio POE. Defer non-essential travel to other areas in the state of Chihuahua and travel between cities only on major highways and only during daylight hours. Crime and violence remain serious problems throughout the state of Chihuahua, particularly in the southern portion of the state and in the Sierra Mountains, including Copper Canyon. - See more at: http://enewspf.com/2016/01/19/u-s-state-dept-updates-mexico-travel-warning-jan-19-2016/#sthash.jKE781Qh.dpuf and
http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/alertswarnings/mexico-travel-warning.html

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

TERLINGUA MOON
19 January 2016
Vol. 27, No. 3

“In the end—I must believe it—just like a salmon, I will know how to die, and though I die, though I lose my life, nature wins. Nature endures. It is strange, and it is hard, but it’s comfort, and I’ll take it.”  Eva Saulitis

The Brewster County Commissioner’s Court has called a meeting on Friday, January 22 at 1 p.m. in the Brewster County Courthouse in Alpine.  1) a) Brewster County Treasurer’s Office: Executive Session to discuss appointment, evaluation, employment, reassignment, duties, compensation or dismissal of a public officer or employee.  B.  Reconvene in open session: Discussion and appropriate action resulting from Executive Session.

Thank you Desert Sports for sponsoring 6 Terlingua cross country runners who fantastically competed in Sunday's Big Bend 50 | Ultra run in Big Bend Ranch State Park.. Grace Sullivan placed 1st in Females 15-19, Josh Eby placed 2nd in Males 15-19, Alex Guevara placed 1st in Males 11-14, Fernanda Salgado placed 2nd in Females 11-14, and Yoali Aviles placed 3rd in Females 11-14. Other finishers were Nicky Dahl, Marcy Reed, Cruzelia Hernandez, and Michael Ryan. Caelan Devine Ryan placed 2nd in Males 11-14, Noemi Aviles was 3rd place in her age group, and Jennifer Sullivan placed 2nd in her age group. And our Desert Sports hats rock too! Thank you again you fantastic people.

Betty Reed has let friends know that she and her family arrived at her Daughter Terri’s home Tuesday evening.  Betty wanted to thank everyone for the wonderful going away party.  She wanted to thank Randy and Carla for the BBQ*, The Episcopal Church for everything they have done for her, the girls at Otra Vez for organizing the party.  Ted Arbogast, Jeff Haislip and Charlotte Teer for their music, Everyone for the wonderful food, Ruth and Larry Stanton for providing the space for the Party, my family Austin, Paul and Terri for packing me up and driving me home.  It was very sad for me to leave but I had to for medical reasons.  *
BBQ Sandwiches are served every Saturday at Noon at the Conference Room at Far Flung Adventures.

Otra Vez is now without our beloved volunteer Betty Reed, but will continue to be open on Wednesdays from 10am-1pm and 1st and 3rd Saturdays from 10am-1pm. We appreciate your donations that are in good condition and need them to be dropped off on Wednesdays only please. Also, all are welcome to volunteer, especially those with strong backs to move heavy objects.  Just stop by at any of the times listed above and sign up!

Terlingua Farmer's Market.  Every Saturday in the Ghost Town.  10am-1pm.  We have fresh bread, fresh greens, fresh herbs, and fresh eggs!  We now serve fresh organic hot coffee, tea and warm apple juice.  Bring your own mug and join the mingle!  Support local revolution!

Big Bend National Park – Temporary closure for protection of Peregrine Falcons. Certain areas within Big Bend National Park will be closed Feb 1 – May 31 in general and Feb 1 – July 15 for technical rock climbing.  Click here for full announcement.

Project Amistad/ Health Insurance.  With the enrollment deadline approaching to obtain health insurance under provisions of the Affordable Care Act, Project Amistad has scheduled a series of enrollment sessions for uninsured West Texas residents next week (see attachment). Please feel free to contact Roy Ortega, Amistad Community Relations Manager. If you have any questions.  915.532.3406 (Office) or 915.383.5728 (Cell)  www.projectamistad.org

Terlingua Public Library presents Marlys Hersey, founder of Far Out Hooping in Alpine, for an evening of fun with hoops. Please join us at the library Thursday, January 21 at 6 pm for an evening of hoopiness. Improve your health and well being; join us in using the hoop to take us through a full range of motion, loosening our spines, stretching and strengthening our muscles, improving our balance, and increasing our joy with this portable and inexpensive toy. Have a hula-hoop? Bring it. Or borrow one of Marlys’. Come dressed to move and maybe even sweat. Female, male, young, not so young, tall, short, thin, heavy: this is a program for everyone. That toy you may have enjoyed as a child can be a great means to fitness, dance, joy, a daily movement practice, and community building. Marlys Hersey is a Licensed Massage Therapist, and Hoop Love Coach of hoopdance. Terlingua Public Library is located on the campus of Terlingua Common School District. All programs are free and open to the public. Help with refreshments is always welcomed! Contact Glenda Luttrell if you would like to make a donation or bring something to share.

Interesting article about the Terlingua Bottle House from the publication A Plus.  Click here.

Music & Entertainment

Slim Fest oNe.  Many Terlingua-area residents knew Texas' Most Dangerous Guitarist, Slim Richey.  He and his wife Francie have property in Terlingua and it was their Winter Playground.  Slim died in 2015 and to honor his memory, Slim Fest oNe is happening the weekend of Slim's Birthday - February 11.  The Festival is February 11 -14th and is being held exclusively at The Boathouse.  The lineup is incredible:  Carolyn Wonderland, Butch & Rory Hancock, Ghosts Along the Brazos (together again for the festival), The Jitterbug Vipers, Alan Munde & Friends and more!
Tickets are on sale at www.faroutbooking.com (just click on Slim).  Some packages include camping options for those coming from out of town so help spread the word.  Tickets are also available at the door but you save a little dough if you get them in advance.  There is also a special package for folks participating in the Chihuahuan Desert Bike Fest.  Just stop by The Boathouse, show your Bike Fest wrist band and you get 3 nights’ camping plus entry to the festival for $60. Let's celebrate Slim in style with the great music and people he loved in his home away from home.

This week at The Boathouse!
The Boathouse is open 7 days a week with Dinner served from 5 - 9:30.  Please note, however, that the kitchen will be closed on Sunday, January 24th and Monday the 25th for renovations.  The Bar will be open our usual hours on those days (5 - Midnight).
Music this week at The Boat:
Wednesday Open Mic hosted by Jeffro Greasewood with Musicians' Tips going to the Terlingua Community Garden.  7 p.m.
Friday AND Saturday - Back by popular demand - The Bottom Dollar String Band!  7 p.m. on Friday and 8 p.m. on Saturday.  What could make Friday better?  The Friday Menu special, that's what!  Shrimp Veracruzana, Roasted Baby Asparagus, Ciabatta roll and a Bright Salad.
See you soon and have a great week!

This Week at High Sierra:
Thursday, January 21 - Bottom Dollar String Band - 7:00pm
Friday, January 22 - Patrick Smith & Friends - 7:00pm
Saturday, January 23 - Dr, Fun - 7:00pm

La Kiva
We are hosting the 2016 Word Off at La Kiva at 7:00 PM in the Cave Room on Thursday the 28th of January.
Early Warning: April the 1st.  La Kiva's birthday bash and the Alter Ego Costume Party.  A person who has an alter ego is said to lead a double life.  Wow.  What an opportunity to dress up as the other you.  More to follow.  This will be the 25th anniversary of the first Alter Ego Party at La Kiva.  Come celebrate the quarter century mark.
Second early Warning.  John and Josie are planning a mammoth 50th wedding anniversary on March the 19th, 2016.  Reserve the date.
LA KIVA. DARTS on Tuesday, Jan 19, from 5-7:30. Friendly competition, discussion of possible tournament after that.

The Starlight
Tue   1/19  -  Uh Clem
Wed  1/20  -  The Whitmores
Thu   1/21  -  Bill Bloomer
Fri     1/22  -  The Shady Rest Band                                                               
Sat    1/23  -  The Terlingua Lounge Lizards
Sun   1/24  -  Emy Taylor 11am
Mon  1/25  -  DB Rouse

Area Businesses and Help Wanted

TERLINGUA TOOL RENTALS - Jimmy Taylor, owner 371-2621 We’ve got the tools you need to build something, let’s build!

Residential design for South Brewster County.  Call Jeff/ Draftex at 830.739.6986

All Energies is also your source for new off-grid batteries. The Rolls/Surrette 6V/428Ah for $365 each (with 7 year warranty), and Sun Extender 6V/220Ah sealed AGM for $355 each when you buy four or more. Give us a call at 371-2950 or email casey@allenergies.net for more information.

Wanna be in the Show Business? The Starlight is looking for a motivated individual for the part time position of Assistant Entertainment Manager. Please contact terlinguastarlight@gmail.com for more information and to set up an interview. No experience required.

Miscellaneous

DOLLY is a 4-5 year old Dachshund who is a lot of fun to be around and to quietly cuddle with. She came in as a stray but she is well-socialized and has a wonderful disposition. DOLLY gets along with all people, dogs, and cats. She knows some commands and is always looking to obey/please. When she gets excited, she even has a little smile! DOLLY has a manageable amount of energy - she loves to be in the center of things just as much as she loves sitting and snoozing in a lap. She has been spayed, micro chipped and is up to date on all shots. 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. All AAS animals are online here. For more info email heatherthemule@gmail.com.

​The Terlingua Bottoms Group of AA meets every Thursday at 7:30 at the Big Bend Church in Study Butte.  The meetings are open to anyone who has or thinks they may have a drinking problem.

Know of a neighbor without a computer?  Print a copy of the Moon and share it with them or with local establishments who may not have it posted.  Thank you!

Please send your Moon submissions to TerlinguaMoon@gmail.com NO LATER THAN NOON ON MONDAY for that week’s edition.

Monday, January 11, 2016

I may be late with next week's Moon, so this one is early:

The Terlingua Moon
Jan. 12, 2016--Vol. 40, #2

This Week at The Boathouse!
Wednesday, 1/13 - Open Mic! Musicians' Tips going to the Terlingua Community Garden's Composting Facility project (7 - ???)
Friday, 1/15 - The Whitmores (7-10)
Saturday, 1/16 - The Terlingua Lounge Lizards (8-11)
Stay tuned to Facebook for our Friday Night Dinner Special and see you soon at The Boat!

Starlight Theater
Tue   1/12  -  Uh Clem
Wed  1/13  -  Uncle Pat's Imaginary Band
Thu   1/14  -  Moses Martinez
Fri     1/15  -  DB Rouse
                  Balltazar Circus 8pm                                                                
Sat    1/16  -  Jim Keaveny
Mon  1/18  -  Bruce Salmon
On Friday the 15th, the Starlight will host a short show by the international touring circus known as Balltazar. The proceedings will being at 8pm

Wanna be in the Show Business? The Starlight is looking for a motivated individual for the position of Assistant Entertainment Manager. Please contact terlinguastarlight@gmail.com for more information and to set up an interview. No experience required.

2016 WORD-OFF
This years Word-Off will take place in the Cave Room at La Kiva at 7pm on Thursday the 28th of January.
There is a lot of talent in this community, and we want to hear it!
Bring your prose piece or poetry, 5 minutes or less.
Sign up at 6pm, readings start at 7.
Word-off rules:
All original work.
5 minutes or less.
If you have something to say, get on the stage and say it.
For more info contact Rebecca Evans at 371 2510 or rsw101@hotmail.com

Terlingua Public Library presents Marlys Hersey, founder of Far Out Hooping in Alpine, for an evening of fun with hoops. Please join us  at the library Thursday, January 21 at 6 pm for an evening of hoopiness. Improve your health and well being; join us in using the hoop to take us through a full range of motion, loosening our spines, stretching and strengthening our muscles, improving our balance, and increasing our joy with this portable and inexpensive toy. Have a hula hoop? Bring it. Or borrow one of Marlys’. Come dressed to move and maybe even sweat. Female, male, young, not so young, tall, short, thin, heavy: this is a program for everyone. That toy you may have enjoyed as a child can be a great means to fitness, dance, joy, a daily movement practice, and community building. Marlys Hersey is a Licensed Massage Therapist, and Hoop Love Coach of hoopdance. Terlingua Public Library is located on the campus of Terlingua Common School District. All programs are free and open to the public.

There's a Money Tree at the Bad Rabbit if anyone wants to donate to Dre and Jamie for the new baby on-the-way! (Dre works at the Bad Rabbit)

MLK Weekend Centennial Celebrations Big Bend National Park
Join us as we kick off the National Park Service Centennial with a number of public events focusing on the skies at Big Bend.
Friday, January15, 2016 Astrophotography Demonstration 9:00PM, Cell Phone lot, beginning of the Basin Road Hosted by TJ Avery of Thomas J. Avery Photography  TJ Avery has captured many images of the night sky at Big Bend.  TJ will lead a mini-class in astrophotography, providing tips for using personal cameras to capture the Milky Way.   This will be open to all park visitors to celebrate Big Bend’s night skies.
Saturday, January 16, 2016 Solar Viewing 11AM-1PM, Chisos Mountain Lodge Shade Ramada Adjacent to parking lot Hosted by Phil Kelton, former Superintendent, McDonald Observatory Phil will set up his hydrogen-alpha solar telescope to offer park visitors the opportunity to view the sun.
 Sunday, January 17, 2016 Solar Viewing       11AM-1PM, Chisos Mountain Lodge Shade Ramada, adjacent to parking lot       Hosted by Phil Kelton, former Superintendent, McDonald Observatory       Phil will set up his hydrogen-alpha solar telescope to offer park visitors the opportunity to view the sun.

Come on down to your local resale shop. Open Thursday & Friday from noon-5.
 Located next to party barn. New selection weekly.  Kathy Wisdom

ACTORS NEEDED
for
Last Minute Low Budget Productions'
REEFER MADNESS by Joe Landry
Readings - Wed, 1/13 & Thurs, 1/14
6:30 at the Cinnabar Theater
No experience required!

TERLINGUA TOOL RENTALS Jimmy Taylor, owner 371-2621 Construction and more equipment for all those projects waiting on you. Rent locally


Slim Fest oNe
Many Terlingua-area residents knew Texas' Most Dangerous Guitarist, Slim Richey.  He and his wife Francie have property in Terlingua and it was their Winter Playground.  Slim died in 2015 and to honor his memory, Slim Fest oNe is happening the weekend of Slim's Birthday - February 11.  The Festival is February 11 -15th and is being held exclusively at The Boathouse.  The lineup is incredible:  Carolyn Wonderland, Butch & Rory Hancock, Ghosts Along the Brazos (together again for the festival), The Jitterbug Vipers, Alan Munde & Friends and more!  Tickets are on sale at www.faroutbooking.com (just click on Slim).  Some packages include camping options for those coming from out of town so help spread the word.  Tickets are also available at the door but you save a little dough if you get them in advance. Let's celebrate Slim in style with the great music and people he loved in his home away from home.

The Terlingua Bottoms Group of AA meets every Thursday at 7:30 at the Big Bend Church in Study Butte.  The meetings are open to anyone who has or thinks they may have a drinking problem.

Terlingua Farmer's Market
Come out to the Farmer's Market
Every Saturday 10am to 1pm
In Ghosttown
We have fresh eggs, fresh greens, fresh herbs, and fresh bread!
Homemade goodies
We now serve organic coffee, tea, and warm apple juice. Bring your own mug and join the mingle!
For more information: terlinguacommunitygarden@gmail.com

Cycletek (371-2569) is your local source for all Generac home standby/commercial backup power products.  Cycletek installs, maintains and performs any and all warranty work required on your Generac product.  Please call for estimates.  We are having a special on in-stock portables listed below.  These are out-the-door prices (including sales tax).
IX800 inverter demo-$280 with full factory warranty
IX2000 inverter demo-$450 with full factory warranty
IX2000 inverter new-$535 with factory warranty
GP1800 new in box (some assembly required)-$328 with factory warranty
Check it out...you won't be able to beat these prices on the internet, and they are here in stock locally...one of each.

Shot Time Liquors
When Chekhov saw the long winter, he saw a winter bleak and dark and bereft of hope. Yet we know that winter is just another step in the cycle of life. But standing here among the people of Terlingua and basking in the warmth of their hearths and hearts, I couldn't imagine a better fate than a long and lustrous winter. -Phil Connors (paraphrase)
 "Damn, its cold pass the bourbon!" -Jill (actual quote)
 If you like gin we have 3 new ones in stock!  As requested we have Booth's, an oak sherry cask mellowed gin from the UK, a 750ml bottle is $52.44. The second new gin is Drippings Springs, an artisan gin made in Texas a 750mL bottle is 32.48.  Last but not least is Fords, a London dry gin is $29.23 for a 750mL bottle.
 We are having the front of the building painted please watch out for the scaffolding when using the drive through, thanks. Open as long as the law allows, Mon-Sat 10AM-9PM.

Get ready. NOAA predicts below avg. temps and above avg. rainfall thru March. The timing is perfect to begin preparing the pad for your water-catchment tank(s). Droughts down here can last as long as 6-8 years, so you need to catch and conserve every drop you can.  We are beginning to fill our first truck-load of Wylie catchment tanks and accessories of 2016. You can call(432) 371-2506 or (512) 924-2506 for specs, prices and any other information you might need. Thanks to you all for your years of patronage - the Burrs.

OREO is a fun-loving if slightly timid 1-year-old male, 38-lb cross between an American Staffordshire Terrier, Alaskan Malamute, Australian Shepherd, and Siberian Husky, according to his DNA test.  That amazing mixed bag of dog breeds makes OREO a wonderful fella who is athletic, smart, and very sweet.  He gets over his initial shyness very quickly if he’s shown that someone is gentle and friendly, and then he’s ready for both play and affection. He loves to chase the ball and will easily be trained to bring it back. His early life didn't provide him much attention, but he’s very smart and wants to impress you. OREO and all Alpine Animal Shelter animals are on Petfinder at:
https://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelter_id=TX1202
The Alpine Animal Shelter is open M-F from 10-6, located at 2900 Old Marathon Highway. For more information email heatherthemule@gmail.com

Do you see Social Media as a great tool for marketing your business but think you’re not getting the MOST benefit from your posts?  Or are you disappointed that you aren’t reaching more people?  Sally Martin teaches social media marketing and can help you set up your marketing tools (Twitter/Instagram/Facebook) or if you already have these in place, how to most effectively use the tools.  Did you know you can decrease your time on Facebook by doing all of your marketing for the week at one sitting?  Classes are $80 an hour.  You can add up to 10 participants or use the class time for one on one education.  Social Media, especially in remote locations, is a WINNER of a marketing tool.  Call or email for more information or to schedule.  adventurecoachsally@gmail.com  or 325/261-9006  Available until January 20th.

Darts at La Kiva on Thursday, Jan 14, from 5-7:30. And on Tuesday, Jan 19, from 5-7:30. Friendly competition, discussion of possible tournament after that.

Join us to wish Bennie Joe Gallego the best upon his retirement after 14 years of deciated service to Brewster County.  Judge Val Clark Beard Office Complex, 203 N 7th Street, Alpine, TX at 11:30 AM January 12, 2016.







Tuesday, January 5, 2016

The Terlingua Moon
Jan. 5, 2016--Vol. 40, #1
Next Moon: Mae Western

“The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said Monday that it would not try to delay or block a large natural gas pipeline planned for the Big Bend, dealing a blow to opponents who argue that the project will damage the pristine West Texas region.” San Antonio Express News, Jan. 4, 2016.

BREWSTER COUNTY, TX (KWES) – “The body of a missing Brewster County woman was found Thursday morning. 46-year-old Lawrie Tucker's body was discovered about a mile away from where her car crashed. Brewster County deputies say her car had driven through a fence off of Adobe Walls Ranch, near Terlingua. Investigators believe Tucker walked away from her car. They found her body after following tracks from the car. Tucker was last seen Saturday, December 26. The sheriff's office believes she may have died from exposure to the elements.There was a winter storm on the day she disappeared.”

Please join us at a retirement party for BETTY REED on Jan. 7, 3-6 pm. We will celebrate Betty's long and many services to the community with a pot luck party at the big conference room at the Big Bend Motor Inn. We welcome contributions of any type, especially finger food, beverages and deserts. Sponsored by the Otra Vez volunteers and the Episcopal mission.

It's not too late to get your new calendar for the New Year! The 2016 Terlingua Artists Calendar features Maria Blosser's awesome photo for January! There are thirteen other full-color images from our local photographers, painters, sketchers, 3-D artists and jewelers. Find yours at our local vendors today. Thanks again to all the sponsors and venues for supporting Terlingua Visual Arts.

Despite the cloudy and cold conditions, the 26th Annual Black Eyed Pea Off was able to raise $2,150.00 for Last Minute, Low Budget Production's building fund. The first place trophy this year went to Brittney Lowe. Second place was Guy Goodspeed (visiting son of Deanna from El Dorado Hotel), and third place went to an Alpine cooking team, Robert and Rod. Honorable Mention goes out to the person who used curry and chicken in their black eyed pea dish.You caught the judges' attention, so work on that recipe and please enter again in the future. Thanks goes out to ALL the helpers, and to Abbe Waldman Delozier, Tony Faulk, and Charlotte Teer for heading up the fantastic music. With help from the sheriff's department and the district attorney, we "arrested" Deputy Ben and put him in the historic Terlingua jail. It took less than an hour to bail him out. A BIG thank you to all the hotels, restaurants, and outfitters who generously donated to the "hot date" raffle. Also all those cakes were wonderful and appreciated. Hope to see you all next year, with any luck!

Licensed master Electrician - Wayne Jones -- I can repair electric services and install transfer switches and generators for prices or service. Call me: 432-294-0282 I also accept credit cards. TECL 27979 I also work with a company that does solar. Contact me for info.

The Terlingua Bottoms Group of AA meets every Thursday at 7:30 at the Big Bend Church in Study Butte. The meetings are open to anyone who has or thinks they may have a drinking problem.


Act locally by becoming involved in the Big Bend Citizens Alliance (BBCA), an umbrella organization that coordinates the activities of several important community organizations and provides 501(c) coverage for them. .Some of the organizations are Community Garden, Recycling, Kids Klub and Terlingua Cares. We need new officers and committee members. If you are interested in serving as vice president or treasurer, please contact Kevin Sexton (current treasurer, 371 2172), Ruth Jansyn (current president, 371 2584) or Judy Brinkerhoff (jodbrink@comcast.net, secretary), before our next meeting: January 13 at the Crisis Center, 5:30 meet and greet and 6pm, meeting with election of officers.

Starlight Theatre this week:
Tue 1/5 - Uh Clem
Wed 1/6 - The Whitmores
Thu 1/7 - TBA
Fri 1/8 - The Wall Chargers
Sat 1/9 - Ghosts Along the Rio Grande
Mon 1/11 - Jeff Haislip

The First 2016 Second Sat. Flea Market - Jan 9th at H2O to Go/El Centro parking lot - corner of Hwy 118 & School Road. 9am - free setup. Forecast is for a nice day! Weather Permitting, come out to buy & sell!

Do you like to throw darts? La Kiva is the place to be Tuesday 1/5/16. Friendly competition from 5 to 7:30. Beat Ross and win a drink.

EXCELLENT article in the Huffington Post about the Big Bend area: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sidonie-sawyer/36-hours-in-the-desert-of_b_8908298.html [Thank you Jim Milburn!]

Big Bend Conservancy Dark Sky Weekend January 15th - 17th
in Big Bend National Park, kicking off the Centennial Celebration of the National Park Service. The weekend will include three events that are free to the public. For specific information search: ‘Dark Sky’ in www.bigbendconservancy.org.

Cycletek (371-2569) is your local source for all Generac home standby/commercial backup power products. Cycletek installs, maintains and performs any and all warranty work required on your Generac product. Please call for estimates. We have a special on in-stock portables listed below. These are out-the-door prices (including sales tax).
IX800 inverter demo-$280 with full factory warranty
IX2000 inverter demo-$450 with full factory warranty
IX2000 inverter new-$535 with factory warranty
Check it out...you won't be able to beat these prices on the internet, and they are here in stock locally...one of each.

NOODLE is an 18th month old male boxer mix with Brewster County connections. NOODLE has been in a temporary home since showing up on the street after the 4th of July (maybe scared by fireworks). He is enthusiastically affectionate and can be energetic when it comes to play with his toys. He can also be a bit of a sleepy-head, and loves his naps. He flops over with a push, like a wet noodle, hence his name: NOODLE Loves to play with other dogs and is kid-friendly. Neutered, housebroken, up to date on all shots. He will bark if strangers come to the door and is good indoors and out. NOODLE is not in a shelter but was a rescued stray who is a wonderful companion and desperately needs a loving, permanent home. For more information, please email heatherthemule@gmail.com.


This Week at The Boathouse: The Boathouse is open for dinner 7 days a week from 5 - 9:30. Join us for some of the best food, drinks and music in town. This week's line up another excellent one. Hope to see you soon!
Tuesday - Bill Bloomer (7 - 10)
Wednesday - Open Mic (7 - ????)
Friday - D.B. Rouse (7 - 10)
Saturday - Chet O'Keefe (8 - 11)
Stay tuned to Facebook for our Friday Dinner Special.

Farmers Market this Saturday January 9 Starts at 10 a.m. The greens are up and delicious. Chard, Collards, Mustard, Kale, Spinach and mixed salad greens. Lots of locally grown eggs, fresh baked breads, jams, hot pickles and jellies. All this, music and a fire! Join Us!

Terlingua Public Library presentations continue on Thursday January 21st at 6:00 p.m.!! Come join Marlys Hersey, founder and director of Far Out Hooping in Alpine, for an evening of fun with hoops! Discover how to improve your health and well being through a full range of motion, loosening your spine, stretching and strengthening muscles, and improving balance with this portable and inexpensive means of exercise. Have a hoop? Bring it!Don't have a hoola hoop? Marlys will have plenty on hand to share. Male, female, young, not as young as you use to be, tall, short, thin, or wanting to slim down a bit... this is a program sure to enlighten! That toy you enjoyed as a child is now a true fitness sensation and community building activity. Marlys Hersey is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Hoop Love Coach, and Hoola-Fit Instructor. Start you New Year moving. Don't miss the fun!
At the Terlingua Public Library, located on the campus of Terlingua Common School District. All programs are free and open to the public.
     

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Terlingua MOON
December 29, 2015
Vol. 26 No. 52
by Anonymous

Sometimes I do just get to places just when God is ready to have someone click the shutter. ~Ansel Adams

Join us Friday, January 1st for the 26th annual Black Eyed Pea Off.  Turn in your peas on the porch in the Terlingua Ghostown  at 2pm sharp, $5.00 per entry.
Two Rules:  1) Have Fun  2) NO Beans.
   There will be live music (open mic), cake walk,"Hot Date Raffle", and a surprise "arrest", utilizing the old Terlingua jailhouse.
    For a $5.00 donation at 2 pm the public will get a bowl, spoon and a piece of cornbread
    This year's proceeds will go to Last Minute, Low Budget Productions Mercury Theater building fund.
    Come have your peas with us and enjoy good luck for the year 2016!!!

Starlight Theatre Restaurant & Saloon
Tue   12/29  -  Uh Clem
Wed  12/30  -  The Ghost Vipers
Thu   12/31  -  The Fabulous VorTexans  9pm
                      DB Rouse  6pm
Fri        1/1  -  Townes Tribute w/ Butch Hancock
                                            & Jimmie Dale Gilmore               Saturday, January 2nd - Neil Trammell will be having a CD Release Party. Hogan Sullivan (7:30) and Paul Nippert (6 pm) will get things started followed by Neil and his Turquoise Troubadours. There will be a $5 cover at the door.
Sun      1/3  -  Jeffro Greasewood  11am
Mon      1/4  -  Anne & The Ghosts
                     Paul Nipper  7:30pm
                    Hogan Sullivan 6pm
Sun      1/2  -  Jeffro Greasewood  11am
Mon      1/3  -  Anne & The Ghosts

Join us this week at The Boathouse.  We will have regular hours through the holidays.  Sunday through Monday 5-Midnight.  Saturday 5 p.m. - 1 a.m.  Dinner every evening from 5 - 9:30.
This week's music:
Tuesday, Dec. 29 - The Jitterbug Vipers!!!!  7 -10
Wednesday, Dec. 30 - Open Mic hosted by Jeffro Greasewood.  Sign up and music begin at 7.  Every one is welcome.  Musicians' Tips go to the Terlingua Crisis Center earmarked for the Food Bank.
Thursday, Dec. 31 - The Ghosts of Anne Wade
Friday, January 1 - Hamp & Janet.  HAPPY NEW YEAR
Sunday, January 3 - The Wolvertons: 6:30 p.m. and   GhostTown Gospel: 8 p.m.
Hope to see you soon.  Hope your New Year is among the best yet!

This week at High Sierra:
Tuesday, December 29 - Chet O'Keefe - 7:00 pm
Wednesday, December 30 - Miner's Ghost - 7:00 pm
Thursday, December 31 - Jim Keaveney Band - 8 pm - Till
Friday, January 1 - Dr. Fun - 7:00 pm
Saturday, January 2 - Saturday Afternoon Funday Hangover - Chris Wade and Friends - 2:00 pm
Sunday, January 3 - First Sunday Song Circle with Collie Ryan - 2:00 pm
Hank Wojz - 7:00 pm
Happy New Year Everyone!

Terlingua Ranch's Bad Rabbit Cafe:
New Year's Eve, Thursday December 31:  7 to 10:30 -- dance to old country songs with Charlie and Judy
Friday and Saturday - January 1 and 2 -- 6:30 to 8:30 pm  -  more of your favorite old country with Charlie and Judy, "Terlingua Fill-Harmonic Symphony."  Cooter will return next weekend.

Family Legacy Reunion
at LaKiva Saturday January 2nd, 2016 at 8 pm
Honoring the Music Legacy of Glenn Felts
Donations Appreciated - Suggested Donation $10
Gilmore, Hancock, and Whitmore Families
Featuring
Butch (Flatlanders) and Rory Hancock
Jimmie Dale (Flatlanders) and Collin Gilmore
The Entire Whitmore Family
with Alex and Marti Whitmore, Bonnie Whitmore, Eleanor and Chris Masterson
(The Mastersons)

Earth and Fire Gallery
TWO ARTISTS TO BRING IN THE NEW YEAR:
Earth and Fire Gallery in the Terlingua Ghost Town is pleased to announce that Sam Richardson, aka SAM•U•L, is the featured artist through Jan. 1.
Among the new works SAM•U•L will be showing include paintings, drawings and mixed media on the Burro Lady, Quanah Parker, Rooster Cogburn, and “The Ascension of the ‘57 Chevy.”
Three art books will be on display during the show, including “Twelve Lessons of the Desert,” about his years as a Big Bend River Guide; and his newest work “Football, Basketball, Baseball—Drawings, Sketches and Cartoons,” about his years as a sports announcer in Austin.
SAM•U•L is a Taos, New Mexico based artist and writer who has done an annual holiday show in the Ghost Town for the past four years.
Also at Earth and Fire, please show your support for the arts at the upcoming reception for Marty Walker Anderson from 4:00 to 7:00 on December 31st.
Anderson, an accomplished artist living in Durango, Colorado, paints acrylic southwest landscapes and cowboy art. With roots in the Big Bend - she was born in Marfa - Anderson spent time as a child on a ranch upriver from Presidio. Her grandparents were original settlers in Big Bend National Park, having lived at the head of Mariscal Canyon from 1910 to 1922.

Bringing in the NEW YEAR at The MOONDANCE ,
OPEN HOUSE ALL DAY ,BREAKFAST-SUPPER ,
YOU MAY BRING SOMETHING OR JUST APPEAR AND WE'LL FEED YOU ,
MUSICIANS PLEASE BRING INSTRUMENTS AND VOICES IT'S OPEN MIC,GAMES WELCOME

Terlingua Farmer's Market
Don't let the cold weather stop you from coming out to our first Farmer's Market of 2016!  We will have a fire going to keep you warm and some hot beverages, like coffee and tea.
We have fresh greens, fresh homemade breads and handmade goodies.
We will have a special vendor: Nan Clute.  She will be selling:
DogDannaa (bandannas for dogs)
Beaded bookmarks
Create your own banners
Driftwood mobiles
Photo note cards
Ghosttown 10am to 1pm
Thank you for all of your support!

Grand opening of the Terlingua Tanning Salon.  One hour organic tans only $25, by appointment only...
                                                                                                                                                                                                    "The Best Little Hair House in Texas"
At  Delia's Terlingua Store
Services by Patricia Rose
Haircuts for women   $20.00            Haircuts for Men    $15.00
 Color for hair available
Jan.  7-   3:00-7:00 pm         Jan. 8 -   10:00-7:00 pm      Jan. 9 -  10:00 - 7:00 pm
Every one get ready for your New Year 2016  
Number to call  915 345-4520    ask for Patricia    

    Notice: The Villa de la Mina is now under new ownership and we ask that you please
respect the no trespassing sign on that private property for liability insurance reasons
as the old resort is now undergoing reconstruction. Recording cameras have been installed.
At a future date the "Villa" will reopen to the public. RPH Caretaker

The Terlingua Bottoms Group of AA meets every Thursday at 7:30 at the Big Bend Church in Study Butte.  The meetings are open to anyone who has or thinks they may have a drinking problem.

The All Energies Team would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year! We look forward to serving y’all in 2016. In stock: SHARP 150W panels for 12V solar power systems. Call 371-2950 or email casey@allenergies.net for more information. Stay warm, everybody!

SADIE MAE is a 6-year-old lab/hound mix who is as chill and affectionate as they come.  Nothing makes her happier than spending time with people and other dogs. SADIE doesn’t have the energy for rowdy games of play, but she’s delighted to mill around and wag her tail when it’s happening around her.  She has a knack for the tennis ball and appreciates games of fetch. She is great at returning affection by leaning against you. Whether she was lost or abandoned, SADIE is a dog who misses home life and a devoted owner. She hopes that she can start 2016 with a new family that loves her forever. SADIE is spayed, microchipped, and up to date on all shots. 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. All AAS animals are online at https://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelter_id=TX1202 For more info email heatherthemule@gmail.com

Within the week, H2O 2 Go will move to Bee Mountain Hardware complex - weather permitting. Right now the parking lot is a mud lake; And we hear that it is likely to snow again over the New Year's weekend.  You might call the Burrs (2506), or the hardware store (3113) before you make a special trip in to town for water.

Sorry. No paper copies this week. Please share with your neighbors. AND, if you'd like a no paying job, we have need of deliverers. Send your resume to terlinguamoon@gmail.com 
JUST kidding. Let us know if you can help in a pinch.

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