13 February 2016
Vol. 28 No 7
by tWiLight raVen
“The notion of following your passion is worth indulging. Your passion is your source of power. To really live a full life, you need to follow where it leads . . . in defiance of all things conventional perhaps. And of course it has its price. You have to know that going in. But the price you pay, in my opinion, is not worth the time of day to think about. It is so important not to knee pad around the world. You should never bow down to anything but those you love and respect. Ever for anything.” Doug Peacock
Editor’s Note: Realizing it is Valentine’s week and considered, by some, to be solely a commercial endeavor . . . a few notes. Valentine’s Day was commemorated as far back as the Middle Ages although the first known written valentines weren’t sent until the 1400s. There are myriad stories about Valentine’s Day and its origin and history.com (search for Valentine’s Day) has some interesting information. All of that aside, let’s remember – in the words of Butch Hancock – to love everybody, every day, no exceptions.
Brewster County Commissioners Court will meet Tuesday, February 14 at the Brewster County Courthouse in Alpine, Texas. For the full agenda, please see http://www.brewstercountytx.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Agenda-Commissioners-Court-Regular-Meeting-February-14-2017.pdf
Including a resolution about the Border WALL. Please come to comment!
HOWDY friends and mountain bikers! The Chihuahuan Desert Bike Fest will be rolling this week from February 16th to 18th, 2017. 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 Grupo de la Paz on Saturday night at the Maverick RV Park in Lajitas. For more info go to http://bikefest.desertsportstx.com.
3rd Annual Eyeball Student Art Contest - Muchisimas Gracias!
Thank you to all the fabulous student artists who contributed to the 3rd Annual Eyeball Art Show honoring our beloved Mark Kneeskern. The volunteer judges had the unenviable task of picking top pieces among a variety of creative and well executed work submitted by students from Terlingua School, Big Bend High School, San Vicente School, and local home school students.
Congratulations to High School winners: Sydney Ballard, Amos Duffy, Natalie Villa, & Perla Villa,
5th - 8th grade winners: Caelan Devine Ryan, Laine Hickle, Corina Leland, & Seth Wylie
K- 4th grade winners: Fallen Dayton, Kinsey Holt, Luna Hood, Sabastian Rojas
We extend a very special thank you to our judges: Sian Farris, Nancy Faubion, Melissa Forsythe, Carlton Leatherwood, and Voni & Paul Glaves. Many thanks go to Mary Paloma Pickett, Christen Orren, Anita Johnson, Martha Stafford, Betina Kearns, BBHS Art classes, Terlingua artists, and to the many folks who contributed food and support for our reception. The show will hang at the Big Bend Library through the end of the month. Please come by to check out the students' work!
The Terlingua Bottoms Group of AA meets every Thursday evening at 7:30 at the Big Bend Church. AA is for people who have, or think they might have, a problem with alcohol.
Brewster County Groundwater Conservation District will meet Thursday, February 16 at 9 a.m. at the Marathon Community Center in Marathon.
This Week at The Starlight!
Check out our Valentine’s Special! Prime Rib Au Jus with Horseradish Cream Sauce, Loaded Baked Potato, Veggies, Focaccia Bread & Chocolate Covered Strawberries only $30 per person*. Plus try our Valentine’s Cocktail Special – The Flirtini! Want to make the evening even more special? Make a reservation at the Big Bend Holiday Hotel! http://www.bigbendholidayhotel.com
This week’s musical lineup:
Monday: Sarah Burton
Tuesday: The Rice Birds (5 – 7 pm) Uh Clem (7-9)
Wednesday: J. Michael Combs
Friday: Gary Gorence
Saturday: Garner Sloan and Amanda Kitchens
Sunday Brunch: Terlingua Tanz
Monday (February 20): Jeff Haislip
* Our regular world-famous menu is also available.
Terlingua Ranch Bad Rabbit Cafe: Friday and Saturday, 6:30 to 8:30 pm: The Terlingua Fill-Harmonic Symphony. Cooter, Charlie, and Judy play your favorite old country songs . . . and this week, Jane Brown will join the "Symphony" on her fiddle!
This week at La Kiva...
We are now serving lunch 7 days a week!
Tuesday- Karaoke- looking for hosts! Come in and let us know if you're interested!
Thursday- Chet O'Keefe!
Friday- Moses and friends!
Now open every day from 11-3, and 5-midnight, 1am on Saturday
Viva La Kiva!
This week at High Sierra
Tuesday 2/14. Come spend Valentine's Day with your sweetheart listening to the amazing Sara Burton @ 6 PM.
Drink specials plus 8oz Ribeye Dinner for two with two sides and dessert all for $28.95
Thursday 2/16 we welcome Ruby Dee & The Snakehandlers @7 Pm
Friday 2/17 Sara Burton @7 PM
Saturday 2/18 Dr Fun @7 PM
Sunday 2/19 Garner Sloan @ 7 PM
TERLINGUA STORE Open 8-8 Monday-Saturday and Sunday 12-6. Beer - Ice - Soda - Snacks – Firewood.
Received new shipment and now we are over stocked with resale clothes!!! 50% OFF SALE started February 1 and will run until Valentine's Day! We will also be bringing out the Dollar Rack!!! Thanks again for your support Terlingua! 432.371.2487
Las Posada Milagro Hotel & Espresso …y poca mas Located in the Terlingua Ghost Town, the coffee shop serves the best coffee around and made to order breakfasts and lunches. Open 7 days a week, free wifi, and great views of the Chisos Mountains. Newspapers available and friendly service, too! Great place to make new friends or meet up with old ones. The rustic guesthouse has rooms and is available for wedding parties.
TEXAS INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE. Get your modes of transportation ready, dress up and come join in on the fun. Line up at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday March 2, 2017 at the High Sierra Bar & Grill. We will travel to the Ghost Town parking lot and back to High Sierra. We look forward to seeing you there!
1st Annual Community Art Show! Come one, come all to the first annual Community Art Show to be held Friday and Saturday (February 17 & 18) at the Red Patillo Community Center (behind the PO). It's free! Thirteen booths! Central art exhibit! Starts at 10 am both days and reception is 4:30 - 6:30 on Friday. Bring your friends and family, and meet & greet the artists
Terlingua Tanz will play tangos, waltzes, and other luscious music at this week's Sunday Brunch, February 19, at the Starlight. Charlie Watkins plays the accordion, Judy Eron on oboe, and this week, the one and only Jane Brown returns to Terlingua to join them with her violin!
Alpine Animal Shelter. Goose is a 1.5-year old Rhodesian Ridgeback mix. He has that very distinct reverse-ridge of hair along his back. He is a lovely and sweet large dog of 55 pounds and is wonderful with both kids and cats. He has been a family pet for most of his life already, but had to be surrendered when the family moved into housing without any yard space for him. Goose loves to run and play with other dogs, and is very easy going with people too. He will become Pet of the Week on Thursday, with a reduced adoption fee. For more information about Goose, or any dog in the Alpine Animal Shelter, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Romantic Couples Dance Class at the Cinnabar Theater. Ready to spice up your dance skills? This Valentines treat your partner to something special. The steps are fun, easy and intimate! Great course for beginners. No experience required. Join our group class Sunday, 19th at 6 pm. Couples Only. $15 per person. More classes to come in the future for couples and singles! If you are interested in private dance lessons, please contact Jeanette at 304-685-4216.
SlimFest Two – Thanks to everyone who helped make what would have been Slim Richey’s 79th Birthday such a beautiful tribute festival. Most beautiful of all? The folks who didn’t know of Slim or his music before last year’s festival and who are now discovering it as well as the music of some of his favorite musicians and friends. A couple who stumbled upon Slim Fest oNe from Michigan came back this year. This year’s festival had folks from Vermont, New Mexico, Canada, Colorado, Minnesota and California. Not to mention right here in Terlingua, Ft. Davis, Marfa, Houston, San Antonio . . . From Open Mic to Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum; Wood & Wire; Bill Kirchen; The Jitterbug Vipers and more, it was a festival to be remembered. Thanks to The Starlight Theatre as well as our sponsors: Todd Sloan & The Westbank String Shop; Charles Thompson; Joe the Carpenter; Terlingua Rentals; Alex & Marti Whitmore; La Posada Milagro, Big Bend Resort & Adventures and Anonymous. Thanks to J.P. Schwarz for serving as emcee and to KRTS, KUT and KOOP for their great interviews and shows highlighting the event. Last but not least – to the amazing volunteers! Alex Bowling, Becca Evans, Cindy Burns, Crystal Allbright, Glenda Luttrell, Kt Misener, Shawn Turvey and Resa Callahan. Friday night sold out and only 10 tickets were left for Saturday so stay tuned for information regarding Slim Fest 3! Sunday’s Gospel Brunch Open Mic was magic as was Sunday evening’s performance by Doug Scharnberg & Kris Wade. And, for those who were there for the Vipers, you may have caught Slim himself on a melodic exchange with Francie, Masumi & Wilson. Far Out!!! www.faroutbooking.com Viva Terlingua and Viva Slim.
Brewster County Clean-up Day and Electronics Recycling Event. Free to all Brewster County Residents. Saturday, February 25. 9 A.M. TO 3 P.M. TERLINGUA: Road & Bridge Yard ON FM 170. The Brewster County commissioners and the Big Bend Citizens Alliance are running a bulk and electronic recycling event at the county yard on FM 170 on February 25. Please bring the objects that you wish to recycle to the yard, 9-3. If you cannot yourself transport the items, please contact Ruth Jansyn who will connect you with someone who has volunteered to help (371-2584). If you have the time that day, please bring yourself as well as your recycle items to the county yard to assist with sorting and loading. If you have a pickup truck and time, please contact Ruth to help pickup items. Thank you all in advance. Help keep Terlingua beautiful!
ACCEPTABLE DUMP DAY ITEMS
PLAIN OLD JUNK AND MATERIALS: FURNITURE,HOUSEHOLD ITEMS, MATTRESSES, BEDDING,APPLIANCES, CARPET, LUMBER, METAL,DISCARDED BUILDING MATERIALS, PIPE, YARD WASTE, TIRES, ETC.
WHAT CANNOT BE RECEIVED
CAR BATTERIES, PETROLEUM PRODUCTS, PESTICIDES, FREE LIQUIDS, HAZARDOUS WASTE, ASBESTOS, NO COMMERCIAL TIRES OR CONSTRUCTION WASTE, ETC.
ACCEPTABLE ELECTRONICS ITEMS:
COMPUTERS, ACCESSORIES, MONITORS, TELEVISIONS, PRINTERS, DVD/CD PLAYERS, COPIERS, FAX, SCANNERS, TYPEWRITERS, TELEPHONES, CELL PHONES & CHARGERS, PDA & TABLETS, MP3 PLAYERS, HARD DRIVES, RADIOS, VIDEO AND CAMERA EQUIPMENT, VIDEO GAME SYSTEMS, CABLE BOXES, SPEAKERS, POWER CORDS, MICROWAVES
PLEASE NOTE: APPLIANCES USING FREON MUST BE CERTIFIED THE FREON HAS BEEN REMOVED AND DISPOSED OF PROPERLY; HOWEVER, WE HAVE FUNDING TO COVER FREON REMOVAL FOR THE FIRST 25 APPLIANCES RECEIVED ON CLEAN-UP DAY.
PLEASE SEPARATE TIRES, METAL, JUNK & ELECTRONICS
BREWSTER COUNTY TRUCKS WILL ACCEPT YOUR OLD JUNK AND MATERIALS
A SEPARATE TIRE TRAILER WILL BE ON HAND TO RECEIVE OLD TIRES
COUNTY TRUCKS WILL HAUL YOUR JUNK OFF TO THE LANDFILL FOR YOU
And, speaking of recycling . . . the Terlingua Recycles Center is located right behind the Terlingua EMS. We accept plastic (but not plastic bags), cardboard, tin, aluminum, and before long – glass! Thanks to Curtis Killorn for the wonderful new signage and to everyone for helping to keep the center clean and in order. Volunteers are always appreciated. For more information or to sign up for the next drive into the BBNP to off load the contents of our bins, call 830-739-6986 or send a Facebook message to Terlingua Recycles.
Desert Expression Beauty Salon Open Wednesday thru Saturday
Valentine's Day is just around the corner! Free Valentine candy with Pedicure Gift Certificate! 325.456.5983 cell or 432.371.2487 store
TERLINGUA TOOL RENTALS Jimmy Taylor, owner 371-2621 Tool for all your Construction needs, right in your neighborhood.
Draftex, LLC Design/ Drafting for South Brewster County. Come visit me at my office @ #1 Cinco Circle off South County Road next to Taylor Tool Rental. Jeff Gavin: 830-739-6986 or email@example.com.
Next Moon Editor is Terlingua Thinking Team. Please have your submissions to TerlinguaMoon@gmail.com no later than noon on Monday.
Finally – if you have a friend or neighbor without a computer, please print out a copy of the Moon and give it to them if possible. We will not be distributing hard copies of this week’s Moon.