Monday, February 13, 2017

Terlingua Moon
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
Thursday: Moses
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 heatherthemule@gmail.com


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 draftexllc@gmail.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.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017


TERLINGUA MOON
Vol. 28 No. 6  Feb. 7, 2017  By MaeWestern

"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places." -- Ernest Hemingway

West Texas Water Protectors update
The fundraiser for the West Texas Water Protectors that was going to be on Sunday, February 26 at La Kiva has been postponed. I appreciate so much the many offers to help play and support this event. Here are links where you can either donate funds or goods and services to the Water Protectors located near Marfa. They need media equipment, food, water building materials to build a shed as well as folks to visit and help them out: www.gofundme.com/Official-Two-Rivers-Camp

Do you like to go to national parks?
The cost to enter Big Bend NP is currently $12/person or $25/vehicle. But if you’re 62 or older and a US citizen or Permanent Resident, you qualify to purchase a lifetime Senior Pass that is good for all US national parks. At this time, the Senior Pass costs $10 in person at a park or $20 if processing by mail. After June, this price will increase to $80 for the lifetime senior pass and $20 for an annual pass, under the National Park Service Centennial Act recently passed by Congress. Buy your senior pass today.

Alpine Library
Chocolate, Wine, and Coffee: A Love Story, a tasting fund-raiser benefiting Alpine Public Library on Valentine’s Day, February 14, from 6 PM until 7 PM in the AEP Foundation Multipurpose Room. The tasting will include exotic chocolates paired with complementing wine for a mouth-watering experience. Samples of coffee from a variety of roasters will follow. Taste a chocolate you like? Bars will be auctioned off at the end of the evening. Tickets are $10 per person for Friends of the Alpine Public Library and $12.50 per person for nonmembers. For more information and tickets call the library at 432-837-2621.

New at the Little Burro Store
India Wilson’s famous breads, pastries, jams and jellies, hot salsa and spicy pickles are now available! There will also be a selection of her breads. The Little Burro Store is on Hwy. 118 north next to Jack Ass Flats.

Terlingua Community Garden
This past Wednesday, Terlingua Community Garden hosted the very first Taste Our Local Flavor, locally sourced dinner of chicken tortilla soup with a side of deviled eggs, quiches and biscuits with jam.  To create the full meal, 20+ people provided over 25 different ingredients that were grown or raised here in Terlingua. 4 things were sourced from the greater Texas and New Mexico region and just a couple (like salt) were from outside sources. It was a wonderful celebration of what the community can do when we put our individual resources together.  The next dinner will be in May and we would love to encourage more folks to participate. Get your creative juices flowing now! Think cabrito with a root veggie bake, prickly pear wine and peach cobbler, or quail sausage on a bed of steamed greens, squash cassarole, honey mesquite cookies and homebrewed beer.  Together we can make it happen.

Terlingua Bottoms Group
​THE TERLINGUA BOTTOMS GROUP OF AA meets every Thursday evening at 7:30 pm at the Big Bend Church.  AA is for people who have, or think they have, a problem with alcohol.

Road Cleanup Feb. 11
The  Big Bend Citizen’s Alliance is sponsoring a road cleanup on 118N from the foot of Bee Mountain.  We will meet at 9 AM at Gate 2 to collect bags, vests and plastic gloves.  All are invited; please join us there.​

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.

Community Art Show Coming Soon
​Save the date for the first 2-day community art show to be held in our own Red Patillo Community Center in Study Butte (behind the PO) on February 17-18. Entry is free, and you can greet the artists displaying and selling their work inside and out.
Join us Friday from 10 - 6:30 and Saturday from 10 - 4; enjoy some refreshments and greet the artists at a reception  on Friday afternoon from 4:30 - 6:30.
Hosted by the Terlingua Visual Arts committee of your Big Bend Citizens Alliance, a non-profit organization made up of committed individuals volunteering their efforts to support our residents. Advertising and donations supporting this group come from the Big Bend Chamber of Commerce, Brewster County Tourism Council and local business and individual sponsorship of our annual fundraising calendar. This is how we work together to enrich our community.

BIG THANKS to the community!
Once again, our community made theater happen in Terlingua!  In alphabetical order, these are the folks that put together our most recent show, Double Room, ....  Raoul Albion, Crystal Albright, John Alexander, Big Bend Casitas, Big Bend Resort and Adventures, Sarah Bourbon, Cindy Burns, Catfish Callaway, Amos Duffy, Far Flung Outdoor Center, Nancy Faubion, George Garcia, Paul and Voni Glaves, Greg and Valynda Henington, Barbara and Jim Hines, Cynthia Hood, Luna Hood, Jeff Leach, Chris Lee, Dave Long, Lisa Lowe, Sierra Lowe, Juana and Carlos Mendoza, Pablo Menduo, Billy Miller, Brittany Lowe Miller, John Parker, Jennifer Pena, Ron Sanders, Troy Sergent, Kevin and Zoe Sexton, Shawn Shields, Sandy Smith, Martha Stafford, Grace Sullivan, Elizabeth Thompson, Scott Watkins, Teren Williams, and Ollie Young.  That’s 41 folks and three businesses! Viva Terlingua!!

Porch Gathering to Honor Blair Pittman
There will be a lighthearted gathering at the Porch, Sunday, Feb 12th, at 4 pm honoring the 80th birthday of everyone’s friend, BLAIR PITTMAN.

This Week at the Starlight
The Starlight is gonna knock your socks off this week!!!
Monday: The Whitmore’s
Tuesday: Clem & Jeffro
Wednesday: J. Michael Combs
Thursday: Slim Fest Open Mic
Friday & Saturday: Exclusive to Slim Fest tWo (see info below for tickets)
Sunday: Slim Fest continues with Slim Fest musicians’ Gospel Bruch then spill onto the Porch for an afternoon of music and a memorial/ Celebration of the life of the late Blair Pittman. Timeless Tales from the Porch! Sunday evening – Slim Fest musical leftovers!
Monday: Sarah Burton

Valentine’s Day at the Starlight
Don’t forget!!! Valentine’s Day is Tuesday, February 14. Bring your special someone where, in addition to our usual stellar drink and dinner menu, we are offering a Valentine’s Day Special!
Prime Rib au jus with Horseradish Cream Sauce
Loaded Baked Potato
Veggies
Focaccia Bread AND
Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries for dessert.
All of this for only $30.00 per person! We will have special Valentine’s Day Wine and Drink specials as well.

Slim Fest tWo is here!
It’s here!! Slim Fest tWo kicks off at The Starlight on Thursday evening with music from 5 p.m. until closing. Everyone welcome! Friday and Saturday are exclusive to Slim Fest. Dinner and drink menu as usual for Slim Fest guests and cantina will be open for those not attending the festival. Tickets are $75 for the weekend and $40 per night in advance (through Wednesday) at faroutbooking.com/ Viva Slim (or find Jeff and Sha about town and give them a check payable to Far Out Booking). $90 and $50, respectively, at the door. Friday’s Lineup: Grammy-nominee Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum (Best Bluegrass Album); Wood & Wire; Katie Shore; Doug Moreland & The Flying Armadillos; with Slim’s friend Clem kicking things off at 5. Saturday’s Lineup: the night kicks off with Slim’s buddy Doug Scharnberg; then The Paper Moon Shiners; Country Fool’s Ghost; Greezy Wheels with The Jitterbug Vipers closing down the festival! On Sunday, we’ll have a Gospel Brunch with Slim Fest musicians and we’re once again open to the public. Sunday night: a little more music from Slim’s friends and family It’s going to be a great weekend honoring “the world’s most dangerous guitarist” and Terlingua resident who left us all too soon in 2015. Come honor his legacy and treat yourself to world-class music and down home friends and fare.  (Remember, 9th and 12th are open to all; 10th and 11th must have a Slim Fest ticket for anything other than the Cantina.) Viva Slim!

Terlingua Recycles
Thanks to the community for their continued recycling effort. Just a reminder that if you bring your recyclables in plastic bags please empty the plastic bags and take them with you. We can’t recycle plastic bags. With the addition of the new trailer to haul cardboard, we’ve been able to open an additional bin for aluminum. So we now have bins for: cardboard, tin, plastic, paper products, and aluminum. Glass is in the works!! If you have any questions or want more info about volunteering, call 830.739.6986.

Draftex LLC
Residential design work for south Brewster County. Contact Jeff Gavin: 830.739.6986 or draftexllc@gmail.com. Better yet: stop by the office next to Taylor Tool Rentals on South County Rd.

Historic Terlingua Buildings Tour
Last Minute Low Budget Productions is planning our first tour of historic Terlingua buildings.  On Saturday, February 11, we will be touring the Perry Mansion, overlooking the Ghostown, that Bill Ivey is turning into a rustic but modern guest house.  We will also be going to the Villa de la Mina to see Blair Pittman’s cabin and look around the old mine site.  Transportation and guides will be provided, and there will be a social hour with refreshments afterward.  We plan to do one tour at 1 p.m. and a second at 3 p.m.  To register, please use bourbon@bigbend.net or call 432-386-3178 with the number in your party and a contact phone number.  Cost will be $20 per person.  More information will be forthcoming, and some details may change.  Please let us know ASAP of your interest in joining this tour.

This Week at the Bad Rabbit
Terlingua Ranch Bad Rabbit Cafe:
Saturday: SPECIAL EARLY VALENTINE’S DINNER -- Delicious SHRIMP!!!
Friday and Saturday, 6:30 to 8:30 pm:
The Terlingua Fill-Harmonic Symphony
Cooter, Charlie, and Judy play your favorite old country songs.

This Week at La Kiva
Tuesday- Karaoke. We are looking for guest hosts- if you love to sing and want to get paid and fed for having a good time, send us an email at cavebarterlingua@gmail.com, or just come in and talk to us.
Thursday- Chet O’Keefe
Saturday- DJ Chuy on the patio! Bring your dancing shoes.
Dace Sultinov, world renowned cellist returns to La Kiva Saturday February 25th, preceded on Friday the 24th with a song swap featuring Butch Hancock, Chet O’Keefe, and Alex Whitmore. Mark your calendars!
As always we have our famous fish and chips on Thursday and Fridays, pizzas, burgers, steaks, and lots of other great food and drinks every night. Viva La Kiva!

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 starting 2-1 and running till Valentine’s Day!
We will also be bringing out the Dollar Rack!!!
Thanks again for your support Terlingua!  432.371.2487

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            432.371.2487 store

Get rid of your junk!
FEBRUARY, SATURDAY 25th 9-3 Hwy 170 County Yard
Here is your chance to get rid of that junk that will never become art!
Clean that arroyo!  Help your neighbor.
Accepted - Metal, Tires and Household goods.  Plus electronics!
Listings of recyclable electric items will be posted around town.

La Posada Milagro Hotel & Espresso ... y poco 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.

This Week at the High Sierra
Happy hour everyday from 6-7pm  $1 off all beer and $2 off all appetizers   Join us for a cold beer and a great view !  Come watch your favorite sports event on our big screen TV
Friday 2/10 -Tim Tay & Mo @ 7 PM
Saturday 2/11 - Dr Fun @7 PM

Terlingua Tool Rental
Jimmy Taylor, owner 371-2621 Rent locally, save the drive!

Memorial Gathering for Zuzu Verk
From Bill Kibler, SRSU president:
Plans are underway for a memorial service for Zuzu to be held at Sul Ross State University on Thursday, February 9th at 6:30 p.m., located at the new outdoor amphitheater between the Warnock Science Building and the Lobo Village Residence Halls. The Verk family announced that in lieu of flowers they would appreciate gifts be made to:
Zuzu Verk Memorial Scholarship Fund in Natural Resource Management
C/O SRSU Office of External Affairs
PO Box C-114
Alpine, TX 79832
432.837.8892

Meet BUBBA
Bubba is a two-year-old male Australian shepherd mix who looks bigger than his 41 pounds. Bubba is quite new to the shelter and seems very easy-going. It takes him a little time to join in play with the other dogs but he gets along with everyone. He passes the cat test too! Bubba seems largely content to do his own thing perhaps because as a stray he may have been doing his own thing for quite a while. We’re hoping someone will make him theirs!! For more information about Bubba, or any dog in the Alpine Animal Shelter, please email heatherthemule@gmail.com.



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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

The Terlingua Moon  
January 31, 2017 ~ VOL. 28 #5 
terlinguamoon@gmail.com  
by Anonymous 

May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view.” 
― Edward Abbey

A free “Your Heart, Your Life” community health education series is being hosted by the Big Bend Valley Volunteer Fire Department (BBVVFD) at 5:00pm every Wednesday from January 11th through March 22nd 2017. The BBVVFD Fire Hall is located just east of Jackass Flats off Texas Highway 118 at 321 Legion Road.  For more information email info@bigbendvalleyvfd.org, logon to http://bbvvfd.us, or call Ember at 432-371-2080.


Veterans Service Office
http://www.brewstercountytx.com/offices/brewster-county-offices/veterans-services/
    3rd Thursday 10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
     South Brewster County Emergency Response Center in Terlingua, TX.

Cynthia is offering her extra, extra gentle yoga class again! Class will be held at the Boathouse on Wednesdays at 11:00, beginning on February 8. This slower paced, hour-long class is done mostly in chairs and is designed for everyBODY. There is an emphasis on breathing, gentle movement and body awareness. This class is excellent for those of us with mobility, balance or breathing issues!

Word Off - La Kiva - Thursday, Feb 2, 7 p.m. Sign up at 6 p.m. - original only, five mins or less.


FINAL WEEKEND FOR THEATER SHOW !!
DOUBLE ROOM:  One Room, Two Stories - a Last Minute Low Budget Production, directed by Billie Miller, will have its final performances this coming weekend.  Two one-act plays, Room On Floor One by Belle E. London and Bridges ... Are When You Cross Them by Melvin Shaffer will be presented at the Cinnabar Theater at 8:00 PM on Friday and Saturday, February 3rd &4th, with a closing matinee on Sunday, February 5th at 2:00 PM. 
We are Terlingua Proud of our newest and youngest actors!!  Don't miss seeing Grace Sullivan, Amos Duffy, and Luna Hood make the Cinnabar stage their own.   Ollie Young and Scott Watkins have great "parental chemistry" while Pablo Menudo and Chris Lee help to round things out.  We are delighted to have the Lowe Sisters, Brittany & Sierra, back on stage after a too-long absence and Billy Miller does double-duty as both actor & director. 
Thanks for your support of Community Theater in Terlingua! 

There will be a Community Appreciation Party for DANNY (Big Bend Telephone), MANNY (UPS), and RAUL (West Texas Gas) at Terlingua Ranch Lodge on Friday, February 3rd at 4PM. All who hold appreciation to these men are invited to honor their great help & service! BYOB and/or snacks! They will receive tips from a tip jar & gifts. See you there!

This Week at The Starlight
It's going to be another great week of "no-better-place-to-be" than the Starlight! From the dinner menu to the full bar and special cocktails, staff and music there's none better. Check out this week's musical lineup!
Monday 1/30: Chet O'Keefe
Tuesday 1/31: Jeffro & Clem
Wednesday 2/1: Brendan Shea and DB Rouse
Thursday 2/2: Elle Carpenter
Friday 2/3: Liondsey Verrill & Ethan Azarian
Saturday 2/4: Laird & Friends
Sunday Brunch: Carol Whitney
Monday 2/6: The Whitmores
And don't forget to get your tickets now for Slim Fest tWo. February 9 - 12 (Starlight exclusive 10th and 11th) with Laurie Lewis, Tom Rozum, Wood & Wire, Greezy Wheels, The Jitterbug Vipers and more. Celebrating what would have been world-class musician and fellow Terlingua resident Slim Richey's 79th birthday. $75 in advance for the full weekend at www.faroutbooking.com.

Draftex LLC
Residential design work for south Brewster County. Contact Jeff Gavin: 830.739.6986 or draftexllc@gmail.com. Or stop by the office next to Taylor Tool Rentals on South County Rd.

Terlingua Recycles and we appreciate you! We made the largest delivery yet into the recycling center in Big Bend National Park this past week. It took Jim & Barbara Hines pulling the bins themselves plus another trailer pulled by a volunteer and two full pickup beds. It's great that the community continues to help this program grow while making our footprint smaller. 
A few little tricks will help a lot! Be sure to break down cardboard as compactly as you can. Please step on milk cartons to crush them as much as possible. Remember than tin is not the same as aluminum; there's a bin for each. We really appreciate everyone doing such a good job in cleaning/ rinsing out recyclables. Sure makes the job that much easier for the volunteers at sorting time. 
We try to do a good job of keeping things in order at The Terlingua Recycling station (located behind the Terlingua EMS) but if you ever notice something out of line, drop us a Facebook message and we'll get on it as soon as possible. As this endeavor continues to grow and gain momentum, we could use some more volunteers to help us keep up. Send us a FB message or email draftexllc@gmail.com if you have any questions. 
This past week's dream team: Jim & Barbara Hines, Dan Sholly, Alice & Dick Wildermuth and Jeff Gavin.

Join friends at the Memorial honoring Blair Pittman on his 80th birthday, Sunday, Feb. 12th, at the Porch - 4:00. We will remember the man with a heart that filled all corners of the Big Bend along with the people he loved so much. Let us gather at his favorite spot to remember the good times.

Doodle arrived at the shelter on 1/18 as a stray dog. What kind of dog is she? We’re taking suggestions! Bernese mountain and husky mix is maybe right. What we DO know is that Doodle is about a year old, sweet as pie, and a lover of all dogs and people She enjoys play group exactly as much as she loves pets and attention. She is spayed, vaccinated and up to date on all her shots. Better pictures will soon be available, and for more information about Doodle, or any dog in the Alpine Animal Shelter, please email heatherthemule@gmail.com





Less than two weeks now until Slim Fest tWo! February 9 - 12 at The Starlight Theatre. The Open Mic on the 9th is now a "controlled burn" to help make sure all those who wanted to play have a slot.  Thursday night at The Starlight remains free of charge and the restaurant and bar are open as usual. Slim Richey was a world-class musician and fellow Terlingua resident who died all too soon in 2015. Slim Fest tWo is a celebration of what would have been his 79th birthday and the line-up of musicians who will be playing the festival is out of this world in true Slim fashion. Grammy-nominated Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum, Wood & Wire, Greezy Wheels, Katie Shore (of Asleep at the Wheel); Doug Moreland & The Flying Armadillos; Country Fool's Gold, The Paper Moonshiners and, of course, Slim's own Jitterbug Vipers. We've had people buy tickets from California, New Mexico, Colorado, Michigan and, of course, all across Texas to catch these great musicians as we honor Slim's legacy and party under the stars!
The Starlight will be exclusive to Slim Fest on Friday the 10th and Saturday the 11th and tickets are available at www.faroutbooking.com (click on Viva Slim) - $75 for the entire weekend or $40 per night.  Sunday will feature an Open Mic/ Gospel Brunch and The Starlight will again be open to all - no charge for the music.
We'd also like to thank our sponsors, without whom great events like this can't happen as well as they do: Todd Sloan & The Westbank String Shop; Charles Thompson; Teren Williams and Jeff Leach of Terlingua Rentals; Big Bend Motor Inn; San Saba Cap; PrintCo Alpine; Marti & Alex Whitmore and, of course, The Starlight Theatre.
Tickets at www.faroutbooking.com - sales are capped at 200 given the venue and wanting all Slim Festivarians to have the best possible time.  Viva Terlingua! Viva Slim!

Just a quick update about Brewster County events in February. Brewster County Commissioners Court will have a called meeting on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 10:00am in the Red Patillo Community Center. Please come!  Also, on Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 9:00am-3:00pm the county will host a Clean-Up Day at the county yard on River Road. Further information will be forthcoming about acceptable materials and the event will include electronics recycling.  ~ Hugh Garrett

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.

Your pure, great-tasting, 5 gal. bottled drinking water is now available at Bee Mtn. Hardware.  
Formerly provided through H2O 2 Go, it is the same high quality supplied by the Water Factory.

 Tell your neighbors:  There is room for 4 or more tanks on the Wylie truck-load order. FDA approved potable, algae resistant, warrantied, best price, free shipping, sales-tax free. For those whose deposits we are holding, please be patient with us.  Call 2506 with any questions.

South Brewster County Trash and Recycling Day!
Saturday February 25.  9 a.m.- 3 p.m. at the County yard on #170 (next the the airfield)
Accepting electronics, metals, tires and household goods!
Plan ahead and take advantage of this service.
Thanks to our Commissioner Hugh Garrett and The Big Bend Citizens Alliance for organizing this cleanup day.  

They're adorable fluff balls who are natural acrobats (kittens)
6 months later a very vocal heat season begins, and so many times these cats are thrown outside to fend for themselves.  They do such a good job with mice, rats, birds.  Many people think that's all they need.  WRONG- they need fresh water and cat food.  They STILL keep rodent and snake populations under control.  These cats and new kittens usually die horrible deaths.  Please spay and neuter your pets.   Call me - Grace 371-2162

​TERLINGUA BOTTOMS GROUP OF AA meets regularly, Thursday evenings at 7:30 at the Big Bend Church.  Alcoholics Anonymous is for people who have, or think that they have, a problem with alcohol.

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      432.371.2487 store 

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 starting 2-1 and running till Valentine's Day! 
We will also be bringing out the Dollar Rack!!! 
Thanks again for your support Terlingua!  432.371.2487

SOUTH BREWSTER COUNTY—This Friday, Saturday, and Sunday will see the last performances of One Room, Two Stories, two one-act plays that comprise Last Minute Low Budget Productions’ first offering of 2017.  Despite a cold wind that accompanied the January 27 Opening Gala, the almost full house had a wonderful time, with lots of laughs, some of them intentional.
The two dramas take place in the same San Francisco hotel room but at different times.  Billy Miller directs and also stars with his wife, Brittany, as his wife, in Room on Floor One by Belle E. London, a suspense story.  Scott Watkins, LMLB’s president, heads a family group on vacation in Bridges …Are When You Cross Them by Melvin Shaffer, a comedy.
The dramatis personae also include Sierra Lowe, Chris Lee, Pablo Menudo, and first-time LMLB actors Ollie Young, Grace Sullivan, Amos Duffy, and Luna Hood.
Curtain time is 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday.  There will be an intermission of about 20 minutes between the two plays, a time when the concession stand usually does a lively business.
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 are much appreciated.
Contact:    Sarah Bourbon    432-386-3178

Thank you Terlingua and friends for supporting this years High Sierra Bar & Grill's West Texas Regional Chili Championship this past weekend.  Special thanks go to all of the locals that came out and judged chili, ribeye steak, Bloody Mary , beans, salsa and cocktails.  Kudo's to Our local sponsors that sponsored trophy's Tonia MacComb of Shot Time Liquors , Barbara & Carolyn of Easter Egg Motel Lajitas Resort and Steve Scharath that provided auction items !  This event's beneficiary is Last Minute Low Budget and BBCA Ghostown Charity that helps locals in need!
This weeks music. 
Friday 2/3 - Sarah Burton @7 PM
Saturday 2/4- Dr Fun @ 7 PM
Sunday 2/5 - 1st Sunday Song Circle on the patio with Collie Ryan 3-5 Pm
Super Bowl Sunday Funday!  Pregame will be on starting at noon !

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The Terlingua Moon 
January 24, 2017 ~ VOL. 28 #4 
terlinguamoon@gmail.com 
by Patcholi Gulch Gal 

CALLING ALL LOCAL ARTISTS.  
The Earth and Fire Gallery would be pleased to have you join us for Art Saturdays from 9 am to 6 pm Terlingua Time. Dates are February 11, March 11 and April 15. Hope you can make any or all of them.  The more the merrier!

MANY STONES
There will be no pottery class on Friday January 27th at Many Stones. Class will resume the following Friday.

GALA OPENING FOR NEW THEATER SHOW!!
On Friday, January 27th, 7:00 PM the Cinnabar Theater will host the Gala Opening of Last Minute Low Budget Productions newest show - Double Room - with complimentary champagne punch and appetizers.  The show will start at 8 PM, tickets are $10.00.
The show, directed by Billie Miller, is two one-act plays; Room on Floor One by Belle E. London and Bridges ... Are When You Cross Them by Melvin Shaffer.  
Additional shows will be presented on Saturday, January 28th, Friday and Saturday, February 3rd and 4th at 8:00 PM as well as Sunday 2:00 matinees on January 29th and February 5th. 
Thanks, in advance, of your support of Community Theater in Terlingua!

COMMUNITY APPRECIATION PARTY
for DANNY (Big Bend Telephone), MANNY (UPS), and RAUL (West Texas Gas) at Terlingua Ranch Lodge on Friday, February 3rd at 4PM. All who hold appreciation to these men are invited to honor their great help & service! BYOB and/or snacks! They will receive tips from a tip jar & gifts. See you there!

MEMORIAL GATHERING 
in memory of Blair Pittman - on his 80th birthday, Sunday, February 12th, 4:00, at The Porch in the Ghost Town. Come together to remember him, tell his stories and honor his life in Terlingua.

DRAFTEX LLC.
Residential design work for south Brewster County. Contact Jeff Gavin: 830.739.6986 or draftexllc@gmail.com. Or stop by the office next to Taylor Tool Rentals on South County Rd.

WHAT IS TAIZE?
Taize is a worldwide reconciliation service that originated in Taize, France. This universal service extends beyond doctrine, age, social economic status, and understanding to touch our hearts and open our minds. The Taize service consists of meditation, music, song, sacred reading, and chants.
Join us for this time of deep contemplation at 5:30 pm on Sunday, January 29, at St. James Episcopal Church located at 510 N. 6th St at Ave A in Alpine. Music will be provided by local musicians. A simple soup supper will follow. For more information, contact Pam Cook at 432-386-5988 or pscook.herenow@gmail.com

LA KIVA
Super Bowl LI (That's 51)
Sunday February 5th at 5:30 PM
New England Patriots vs 
Atlanta Falcons
Watch on La Kiva's giant screen
High Definition TV
Food Specials

STUDY BUTTE WATER SUPPLY CORPORATION 
Has an opening for Office Manager.  Applications and a job description with requirements are available at the business office, 20 Ghost Town Rd, during regular business hours, 10 AM- 3PM Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday.  Deadline for submitting applications is Friday, February 3, 2017 at 3:00 PM.

SOUP-ER DINNER
The San Vicente 8th graders are hosting a soup-er dinner Friday, Jan 27th at the Study Butte RV Park at 5PM. Come and try soups from some of the best cooks in the Big Bend. It's perfect for a winter's eve. $5.00 buys you a bowl of soup, bread, and a drink. $4.00 for each additional bowl of soup. Desserts will be for sale on site. It's a Friday afternoon, and you know you'll have to go by the Cottonwood for something anyway - come by and see us! Great soups benefitting a great group of kids.
If you would like to donate a yummy soup, we would love it! Call Nola 424-3363 or Benita 371-2468.

MEMORIAL SERVICE
This Wednesday, January 25th, a memorial service will be held for our dear friend Mozelle Jeffrey. Please gather with us at the Terlingua Ghost Town Cemetery at 5 pm. Bring seating if needed.  

YOU ARE INVITED! 
Please come to the 3rd Annual Eyeball Student Art Show. The reception for the show and competition will be held on Thursday, February 2 at the Big Bend Library from 4 - 5:30 pm. Winners will be announced and refreshments will be served. Show your support for your local student artists! 

COMMUNITY EVENT.  
Music and Art at The Texas Ranch House Too in Alpine, TX.  All procedures support the musicians and artists that help make these events possible.  Details on attending these popup events can be found  atwww.facebook.com/groups/BackRoomAlpine/  or call 432-488-8911.  Music begins at 7 PM at 101 W. Holland Ave, Alpine.

TERLINGUA COMMUNITY GARDEN
  Saturday 28 January ~ J. Michael Comb
  @ Terlingua Farmers Market, Songs & Tunes, Old & New

THIS WEEK @ HIGH SIERRA
Welcome back chili heads!  The High Sierra Bar & Grill is proud to host the West Texas Regional Chili Championship weekend.  Judges are needed @ turn in times below for all events with free beer and drinks to all judges!  All events happen in the parking lot and the outside bar serving ice cold beer will be open !
Thursday Jan 26 - DB Rouse 3-6 PM
Sarah Burton @ 7PM
Friday Jan 27 Open Bean competition $5 entry turn in @ 3, salsa $5 entry turn in @4 and Chili turn in @5
Desperado Rose Band plays in the bar @8 PM
Saturday Jan 28. Bloody Mary turn in @11 AM $5 entry and Chili turn in @ 2 PM. Open mic happening all day  
Dr Fun @7PM
Sunday Funday Jan 29 chili turn in @noon  open Cocktail Drink off @2 $10 entry ,$100 1st place $50 2nd, $25 3rd place. Ribeye steak off turn in at 3 PM $20 entry with a $500 1st place prize plus a bronze Bull!
Marc Utter & Jeff Haislip play in the bar @7 PM

THIS WEEK AT THE STARLIGHT!
Join us for dinner, drinks and a lot of good music!
Tuesday: Uh Clem & Jeffro
Wednesday: Jeff Haislip
Thursday: The Desperado Rose Band
Friday: D B. Rouse
Saturday: Jaimee Harris & Jane Ellen Bryant
Sunday Brunch: J. Michael Combs
Monday: Chet O’Keefe
The Starlight is pleased to be hosting Slim Fest tWo the weekend of February 9-12th. Tickets are $75 in advance for the weekend or $40 per night for this amazing line up honoring the late Slim Richey: Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum; Wood & Wire; Katie Shore; Greezy Wheels; The Jitterbug Vipers; Country Fool’s Gold; Doug Moreland & The Flying Armadillos; The Paper Moon Shiners and more. Tickets at www.faroutbooking.com  The Starlight will be exclusive to Slim Fest the 10th and 11th so be sure to get your tickets as we are capping sales at 200.
Come see us soon!

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

FIRE AND BEAR TRAIL CLOSURE UPDATE
With the help of our international firefighting crew, including the Diablos Crew from Mexico, the wildland fire on the Southeast Rim is now is 100% contained, with no smoke showing as of last night. There may be occasional smokes seen in the next few days and firefighters will continue to monitor the area.
The East Rim Trail is now open to hiking, and all Northeast and Southeast Rim backpacking sites are now open, except for SE 2.
Bear closures in Boot Canyon, Colima, SW2, and JC 1 remain in effect until further notice.
Thank you for your support and cooperation during this emergency!

TERLINGUA RECYCLES 
Calling all hands! Terlingua Recycles drives into Big Bend National Park this Thursday for our monthly recycling. It’s been an exceptionally busy month – the bins are at capacity and then some. All help appreciated. Hope to see you at 8 a.m. Thursday morning. Located right behind the Terlingua EMS station. 

SAVE THE DATE
Save Saturday, March 11th for the official Ghostown Chihuahua Races.  More details coming.

BOB AND BARBARA WALES lived in Terlingua for a number of years. She was librarian at the school, and he was active in civic affairs. From his daughter Cecy Wales:
RIP Bob Wales August 24, 1940-January 17, 2017 (January 18 in Japan)
It is with a heavy heart that I say goodbye to my wonderful father. He was a kind, loving, fun man, always there to support his family and loved ones. He enjoyed his early career as a top disc jockey at KSBK/JORO Radio on Okinawa, and then his later career as an attorney in El Paso, Texas. He enjoyed life and making people laugh, loved his wife Barbara and his kids and family, loved American football and the Dallas Cowboys, and loved Hawaii. I am so grateful that Martin and I had precious time together with him and Barbara this past Christmas and New Year. After having a rough couple of years with various health issues, he is now at peace and with God. We will love and miss him forever. Thank you for being my wonderful daddy.

TEAM 11720
The Big Bend High School Purobots traveled to El Paso, TX, for a First Robotics Competition.  The Purobots are proud to announce that they earned a 4th place finish out of 17 teams, setting the tone for a new year.  In February, the Purobots will be attending the championship competition at UTEP. Team 11720 would like to thank their sponsors: Cottonwood Store, Rio Bravo, Sullivan Construction, Terlingua Ranch, the Jordan and Casey Reed family, and Lajitas Golf Resort for helping us reach our goals.  
A free “YOUR HEART, YOUR LIFE” community health education series is being hosted by the Big Bend Valley Volunteer Fire Department (BBVVFD) at 5:00pm every Wednesday from January 11th through March 22nd 2017. The BBVVFD Fire Hall is located just east of Jackass Flats off Texas Highway 118 at 321 Legion Road.  For more information email info@bigbendvalleyvfd.org, logon to http://bbvvfd.us, or call Ember at 432-371-2080.

BEAR
Is a two year old lab/border collie mix with a gorgeous coat and plumey tail. He needs to be desensitized to a leash. He is approaching his 3rd month in the shelter and is looking for a special someone who will help him learn that he doesn’t need to be so scared. Leash-phobia aside, Bear is a friendly, fun-loving dog who loves to run, play and be with other dogs. He weighs ~40 pounds and appears housebroken. He was surrendered to the shelter as an outside dog. He either has had bad leash experiences or simply was never taken on a proper walk. Bear’s adoption fee includes consultation with a trainer about positive desensitization technique. For more information about Bear, or any dog in the Alpine Animal Shelter, please email heatherthemule@gmail.com

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

TERLINGUA MOON 
Vol  28 No. 3 
January 17, 2017 

There is nothing that cuts you down to size like coming to some strange and marvelous place
 where no one even stops to notice asyou stare about you.  ~Richard Adams

By Million sMiles

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

This week at La Kiva:
Tuesday- Karaoke
Thursday- Chet O'Keefe
Saturday- Bruce Salmon, Janie Cowan, and Amanda Kitchens
Great food and drinks every day, come check out our specials!

This Week at The Starlight
Monday, 1/16: Garner Sloan, Janie Cowan & Amanda Kitchens
Tuesday, 1/17: Uh Clem & Jeffro
Wednesday, 1/18: Laird & Friends
Thursday, 1/19: Moses
Friday, 1/20: Pat O'Bryan and his Imaginary Band
Saturday, 1/21: Chet O'Keefe
Sunday Brunch, 1/22: Janie Cowan, Amanda Kitchens and TBA special guest!
Monday, 1/23: Sarah Burton
The Starlight is happy to be hosting Slim Fest tWo the weekend of February 10th.

It's just 3 weeks until Slim Fest tWo - February 9-12th - at The Starlight Theatre in Terlingua. Many long time residents of the Big Bend knew Slim as a neighbor and as a world-class musician. February 11th would have been Slim's 79th birthday and we're throwing another party to celebrate the life and legacy of this incredible man. Grammy-nominated Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum; Wood & Wire who are currently taking the world by storm; dem ol' Greezy Wheels and The Jitterbug Vipers are just some of the headliners. You can find out more at www.faroutbooking.com and purchase your tickets online. They are $75 in advance for the whole weekend or $40 per night ($100 and $50 at the door). The Starlight will be exclusive to Slim Fest on the 10th and 11th and sales are capped at 200 so get yours now.

Memorial Service for Mozelle Jeffrey
Please come and share in a memorial service for our dear friend Mozelle Jeffrey, a long-time resident and active community member in Terlingua. All are welcome as we gather on Wednesday, January 25th, at 5 pm, at the Terlingua Ghost Town Cemetery. Bring seating if needed. Please share with anyone you think may want to come who may not have access to the Moon.

Come one, come all to the 3rd Annual Eyeball Student Art Show and Competition! A reception will be held on Thursday, February 2 from 4 - 5:30 pm at the Big Bend Library at the Terlingua School.  Feast your eyes on the creativity of our local youth, and share some tasty refreshments as well. Winners of the contest will be announced at the reception. Show your support for our community and learn about the annual art camp for kids.

Terlingua Community Garden - WEDNESDAYS: Harvest out of the garden every week--look for the eYeball open sign. Feature Farmers Market the LAST SATURDAY of every month.  Thats the 28th of this month, music featuring J Michael Combs, an olive oil tasting from TX Hill Country Olive co. and desert adapted seeds!  Follow the moon or our facebook page for more details.

Artists: Reminder to sign up for a booth! A Community Art Show will be held on February 17-18 at the Red Pattillo Community Center in Study Butte. Artists of all media are welcome. Contact Mary Paloma Diesel by email at spottedslinky55@gmail.com, phone 432-371-2999 or by private FB message to Terlingua Visual Arts. Hosted by the TVA committee of the Big Bend Citizens Alliance in Terlingua.

There will be a Community Appreciation Party for DANNY (Big Bend Telephone), MANNY (UPS), and RAUL (West Texas Gas) at Terlingua Ranch Lodge on Friday, February 3rd at 4PM. All who hold appreciation to these men are invited to honor their great help & service! BYOB and/or snacks! They will receive tips from a tip jar & gifts. See you there!

ATTENTION COMMUNITY!!! Obviously the population is back and we're experiencing high traffic at the Terlingua Recycling Center (just behind Terlingua EMS). We appreciate all the effort going to recycling - it's why we're here in the first place!  However, please make sure that the Recycling Center guidelines are followed as far as what we can take, where it needs to be placed, etc. Please crush (by foot if need be) any large plastic containers to allow for more space. A reminder that we can't accept any form of styrofoam (even if it says recyclable on the back i.e. meat packaging, etc.). The cardboard is a bit overwhelming so we've brought another trailer that will hold cardboard only. There will, however, be a few bags in the front of the new cardboard trailer for overfill of cans.  We try to do a good job of going by there regularly to tidy up and sort what we can in advance but if you ever notice that things need attention, please send us a message here.  Info out soon about our next drive into the BBNP's Recycling Center to sort and clear our bins. Please pass this along and thank you GREEN TEAM!

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 draftexllc@gmail.com.

We are Back in the Saddle and Open This Friday and Saturday January 20- 21st.  11:00 am -2:00pm or Till Sold Out! Traditional Pecan Smoked Brisket and Sausage Sandwiches, as well as Our Signature Queso Grande and Terlinguana Sandwiches. Ice Cold Big Bend Brews and sodas to enjoy with'em and Indoor and Outdoor Seating! C'mon By and Let's Meat!  Randoff's Big Bend BBQ

The San Vicente 8th graders are hosting a soup-er dinner Friday, Jan 27th at the Study Butte RV Park at 5PM. Come and try soups from some of the best cooks in the Big Bend. It's perfect for a winter's eve. $5.00 buys you a bowl of soup, bread, and a drink. $4.00 for each additional bowl of soup. Desserts will be for sale on site. It's a Friday afternoon, and you know you'll have to go by the Cottonwood for something anyway - come by and see us! Great soups benefiting a great group of kids. If you would like to donate a yummy soup, we would love it! Call Nola 424-3363 or Benita 371-2468.

To protect the Peregrine Falcon, and to provide the nesting falcons with areas free of human disturbance, Big Bend National Park will again temporarily close or place restrictions on the use of certain park lands. The areas closed to public entry from February 1 through May 31 are:• The Southeast Rim Trail and a portion of the Northeast Rim Trail from the Boot Canyon/Southeast Rim junction to a point just north of Campsite NE-4, AND All Southeast Rim campsites as well as Northeast (NE) campsites 4 and 5 are closed during this period.

The first show of 2017 at the Cinnabar Theater opens Friday, January 27.  The show, Stories From a Bay Area Motel, will be comprised of two one-act plays; Bridges ... Are When You Cross Them by Melvin Shaffer and Room on Floor One by Belle E. London.  This will be Billie Miller debut as director along with four "new to our stage" actors; Amos Duffy, Luna Hood, Grace Sullivan, and Ollie Young.    Several seasoned actors return to the stage as well; Chris Lee, Sierra Lowe, Pablo Menudo, Billy Miller, Brittany Lowe Miller, and Scott Watkins.  As a special intermission treat, Cynthia & Luna Hood will present an Acro Dance Performance!
Show times will be Friday and Saturday nights at 8 PM on January 27 & 28, and February 3 & 4.  There will be two Sunday 2:00 PM matinees, January 29 and February 5.  Tickets prices are $10.00. Brought to you by Last Minute Low Budget Production, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, dedicated to supporting the performing arts in south Brewster County.

The Terlingua Common School District will hold a public hearing and a regular Board Meeting at the Big Bend High School Meeting Room in Terlingua, TX on January 25, 2017 at 6:00PM. The purpose of the hearing is to discuss the school district’s Texas Academic Performance Report for the 2015-2016 school year. Public participation in the discussion is invited. The report can be accessed on the TEA website at:  https://rptsvr1.tea.texas.gov/perfreport/tapr/index.html

Congratulations to the teachers, administrators, and staff of the Terlingua Common School District.   A check of the State's web site 2015-16 Texas Academic Performance Report shows the TCSD "met requirements" for the accountability rating and "meets requirements" for the Special Education Determination Status.  A review of the details in the report shows that the district exceeded the state and district averages on most criteria.  Kudos to the teachers and staff that worked so hard to make this happen.  Terlingua - be proud! - Paul Glaves

Silence, meditation and an ancient teaching will be the order of the day on Saturday, 21, from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm at St. James Episcopal Church. All are welcome. The day begins with a continental breakfast followed by a teaching and practice of lectio divina. Lectio divina is an ancient way of reading the scriptures (or any other sacred text) and taking it in through the heart rather than the mind. There will also be two periods of Centering Prayer (a Christian method of meditation), as well as personal time for silence and solitude.
There is no fee, but donations are welcome. St. James is located at 510 N. 6th St at Ave A in Alpine. For more information, contact Pam Cook at 432-386-5988 or pscook.herenow@gmail.com

Terlingua Store
Open 8am-8pm Monday thru Friday
12-6pm Sunday
Thanks for your support!!!

Desert Expression Beauty Salon
Open Wednesday thru Saturday
Call or come by for your appointment.
423.371.2487

Word on the street is that the Big Bend Chamber of Commerce is in need of new leadership.  Seasoned web marketing technologist and Terlingua newcomer Tim Shirley says he has the background and bandwidth to build a better chamber, and that he's willing and able to shoulder the responsibility.  He can be reached at 432-360-4144, email bdaddy@wlweb.us or online at http://WLWeb.US."

Dodge is still at the shelter! He is a 4-year-old gorgeous german shepherd/pit bull mix who came into the shelter on 9/9/16. He comes when called (to his given name of “Dog” which we thought needed an upgrade) and really loves human affection. Dodge was surrendered due to a family crisis and likely was an only dog who lived in a yard. Dodge is friendly with all people and with some other dogs, but we recommend that he be an only dog - we think he’d prefer it and he has shown some selective behavior. Dodge walks well on a leash, appears housebroken, and longs for a permanent human connection.  He is a medium energy dog and weighs about 70 pounds. He’s desperate to be out of the shelter! For more information about Dodge, or any dog in the Alpine Animal Shelter, please email heatherthemule@gmail.com


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

TERLINGUA MOON
JANUARY 10TH, 2017  ~ VOL. 28, #2

By South County Mud Clowns

I don't make jokes. I just watch the government
and report the facts…. Will Rogers

FULL WOLF MOON POT LUCK JAN 12     6:00 PM @ Terrymar Pavilion Jackass Flats. Please join us for great food, Music, Visiting and Fun!!! Weather permitting our own neighborhood Peter Hostella will be bringing us tunes for listening and dancing through the evening. In Native American and early Colonial times, the Full Moon for January was called the Full Wolf Moon. It appeared when wolves howled in hunger outside the villages. Traditionally, the January Moon is also known as the Old Moon.  To some Native American tribes, this was the Snow Moon, but most applied that name to the next Full Moon, in February. Also this month, you’ll be able to see Venus shining brightly in Aquarius, high in the west at nightfall. ENJOY!!

PAM WARE ROCKS!! And so do all the folks - volunteers, participates, businesses - that made this year's New Year's Day Pea-Off such a huge success! A sincere thank you from Last Minute Low Budget Productions, this year's designated non-profit, for the most generous (and important) contribution to our Community Theater.   We couldn't do it without you all. Watch for info about our upcoming show!

Terlingua Bottoms Group of AA meets every Thursday evening at 7:30 at the Big Bend Church.  Alcoholics Anonymous is for everyone who has or thinks they have a problem with drinking.​

The Big Bend Citizens Alliance's next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 11 at the Crisis Center in the Ghost Town.  Meet & Greet at 5:30, meeting at 6pm.  Elections of 2017 officers.

Adobes for Sale - 10" x 14" adobes ready for sale, $1 each. Help with loading; you haul them. 371-2775.

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Big Bend Area visual artists are encouraged to sign up for a booth!A Community Art Show will be held on February 17-18 at the Red Pattillo Community Center in Study Butte. Artists of all media are welcome. Contact Mary Paloma Diesel by email at spottedslinky55@gmail.com, phone 432-371-2999 or by private FB message to Terlingua Visual Arts. Hosted by the TVA committee of the Big Bend Citizens Alliance in Terlingua.

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

Espresso… Y Poco Mas at La Posada Milagro Guesthouse  Located in the Terlingua Ghost Town, the coffee shop serves the best coffee around and made to order breakfasts and lunches. We are open 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m ..  We now have Hemp Milk!! We also have Soy or Almond. We are happy to pack picnics to go. Open 7 days a week, free wifi.  We are open every day, even if is cold. We have a warm stove that you can sit by and enjoy our great view of the Chisos Mountains. Newspapers available and friendly service, too!  Our guesthouse has rooms and is available for wedding parties. Office: 432.371.3044  cell:  310.991.1058 www.laposadamilagro.net

Heads up! A truckload of Wylie w├íter-catchment tanks is coming together. Call us at (432) 371-2506 or (512) 924-2506 to reserve yours or for answers to your questiions.  Thanks, the Burrs.

Terlingua Ranch Bad Rabbit Cafe: Friday and Saturday, 6:30 to 8:30 pm:  The Terlingua Fill-Harmonic Symphony  Cooter, Charlie, and Judy playing your favorite old country songs.

Terlingua Tanz will play luscious tangos and waltzes from around the world, at this week's Starlight Sunday brunch. 11am to 2 pm.

Desert Expression Beauty Salon
Open Wed-Sat 10-5 extended hours by request
Call or come by for your appointment.  432.371.2487

Terlingua Store Open 8am-8pm Mon.- Sat. & Sun. 12-6 pm
Come check out our growing inventory of beer, sodas, and snacks.
Thanks again for your support! 432.371.2487

This Week at The Starlight
Tuesday: Uh Clem and Jeffro
Wednesday: Jeff Haislip Marc Utter
Thursday; To Be Announced
Friday: Sarah Burton
Saturday: The Lounge Lizards
Sunday Brunch: Terlingua Tanz
Monday: Bruce Salmon & Janie Cowan
Thanks to everyone who spent New Year's weekend at The Starlight. We know you have good choices in town and we're grateful so many chose to spend it with us.

This week at La Kiva:
Tuesday- Karaoke! ~ Thursday- Chet O'Keefe!~ Friday- Hank Erwin!
Great drinks, pizzas,  burgers, steaks,  and specials all week.
Viva La Kiva!

This week at High Sierra Bar & Grill
 Friday 1/13 - AJ Johnson 7 PM
Saturday 1/14 - Dr Fun 7PM
Sunday Funday 1/15 - D.B.Rouse. 3-6 PM on the patio!
Come watch your favorite NFL playoff games on our
large screen TV.  Our beer is cold and our menu is amazing!

SLIM FEST!!!!!!!! Just 5 ½ weeks until Slim Fest tWo celebrating the life and legacy of Slim Richey – the world’s most dangerous guitar player! The Starlight Theatre in Terlingua, Texas is hosting this great festival February 9-12. Just some of the musicians playing will be Grammy-nominated Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum; Wood & Wire; Greezy Wheels; Katie Shore; Country Fool’s Gold; Doug Moreland & The Flying Armadillos; The Jitterbug Vipers and more. Tickets are only $75 in advance for the whole weekend or $40 at the door. Ticket sales are capped at 200 so get yours now. www.faroutbooking.com Viva Slim!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017


TERLINGUA MOON
Vol 28.  No. 1
January 3 , 2017



Those are the same stars, and that is the same moon, that look down upon your brothers and sisters, 
and which they see as they look up to them, though they are ever so far away from us, and each other.  
- Sojourner Truth

Truth is powerful and it prevails.  - Sojourner Truth

This week´s issue by    Terlingua Thinking Team! (That´s what I thought!)

 27th Annual Black-eyed Pea Off! The new year dawned with a gorgeous day for the Pea Off!!!  There was a record 41 entrees this year. 3rd place went to the three Ivey Brothers; 2nd place went to Johnny Holland and his cooking mate Renate; 1st place and trophy went to a man who has now won the event five times, Robert Hill.  He promises his mantel can hold no more trophies, and will help us judge next year (he obviously knows good peas!) A huge thank you to Mike Marks and friends (the Rafters) for an afternoon of rocking music.
   And thank yous go out to El Dorado & High Sierra, La Posada Milagro y Poco Mas, Big Bend Resort and Adventures, Holiday Hotel and the Starlight Theater, Far Flung Outdoor Center, Big Bend Stables, and Lajitas Golf Resort and Spa for their contributions to the Hot Date Raffle.Thanks also go out to the Cottonwood, BBRT, Shot Time Liquors, Earth and Fire Gallery, and Bill Wilson for additional items to raffle.
   And the CAKES!  Thank you India Wilson, Cindy Burns, Maria Blosser for helping with that. With the help of our Deputy Patrick we "arrested" Lisa Ivey and put her in the Terlingua Ghostown jail (used once a year for this event)  The crowd raised hundreds of dollars to get her freedom back. $2,685.00 was raised this year for Last Minute, Low Budget Productions. Happy New Year and good luck in 2017.

Terlingua Farmers Market!!! YES, We will be at the Farmers Market on Saturday the 7th
See you there!

Starlight Theater
Thanks to everyone who enjoyed New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day at The Starlight. What a wonderful start to the New Year. The Starlight staff wishes you and yours a blessed 2017! This week’s musical lineup:

Tuesday, January 3:                            Uh Clem
Wednesday, January 4:                       A Few Too Many
Thursday, January 5:                           Moses
Friday & Saturday January 6 & 7:       The Bonnie Whitmore Band
Sunday, January 8:                              Brunch: Jeff Gavin     
                                                            Dinner: Katie Shore

Remember, we take reservations for parties of 10 or more! What a great week – hope to see you soon.

Reminder for STUDENT Artists
Students of south Brewster County K-12, including home schoolers! Don’t delay in getting your original artwork submitted for the 3rd Annual Eyeball Art Show and Contest. Bring your work to the Big Bend Library by Thursday, January 26. Look for flyers around town for more details, or contact Bernadette Devine at bdevine@terlinguacsd.com.


WINTER PLAYS ANNOUNCED BY TERLINGUA THEATER GROUP

As the new year begins, Last Minute Low Budget Productions announces its first plays for 2017. Billy Miller will direct two one-act plays beginning on the last weekend of January and continuing through the following weekend on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. The shows will be at the Cinnabar Theater on the Old Fire House Road off 118. Room on Floor One is a mystery that takes place in a hotel in modern-day San Francisco, by Belle E. London. The other play, a comedy, is Bridges…Are When You Cross
Them by Melvin Shaffer. “We will soon be announcing the casts for the two shows,” says Director Miller. “We are still working things out, and some things may change,” he says. 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 are much appreciated. Contact: Sarah Bourbon 432-386- 3178.


The Terlingua Bottoms Group of AA meets at 7:30 every Thursday night at the Big Bend Church on Texas 118.  The meeting is open to everyone who has or thinks he has a problem with drinking.  

This week at High Sierra
Friday 1/6 - Jeff Haislip & friends 7 PM
Saturday 1/7 - Dr Fun  7 PM
Happy New Year to all of our friends and neighbors of High Sierra Bar & Grill @ The El Dorado Hotel!

This Week at La Kiva

Big thanks to all who came out and celebrated the New Year's weekend with us!
This week stop by for food from 5-10, full bar 5-midnight, 1am on Saturday. 
Steaks, Fish & Chips, Pizza, Burgers and Really Good Fries & Specials
Tuesday, 29th - Karaoke
Thursday, 5th - Music by Chet O'Keefe
Wishing everyone a safe and happy 2017, Viva La Kiva!

ATVs For Sale! Far Flung Outdoor Center is selling their ATV’s to make room for new ones.  2013 Polaris Sportsman 500’s.  $3800 each, firm.   First come, first served.  See Jesse Lujan for details. 

SHOT TIME LIQUORS
 Happy New Year from Shot Time Liquors! On Highway 170 near the intersection with 118. Locally made ice and a nice selection of alcohol and mixers. Friendly folks there!!!
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 draftexllc@gmail.com 

SLIM FEST!!!!!!!! Just 5 ½ weeks until Slim Fest tWo celebrating the life and legacy of Slim Richey – the world’s most dangerous guitar player! The Starlight Theatre in Terlingua, Texas is hosting this great festival February 9-12. Just some of the musicians playing will be Grammy-nominated Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum; Wood & Wire; Greezy Wheels; Katie Shore; Country Fool’s Gold; Doug Moreland & The Flying Armadillos; The Jitterbug Vipers and more. Tickets are only $75 in advance for the whole weekend or $40 at the door. Ticket sales are capped at 200 so get yours now. www.faroutbooking.com Viva Slim!

The Little Burro Country Store   22 miles north of Study Butte on Hwy 118. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 9am to 6pm
Sunday 10am to 4pm
 432-371-2082   Like our Facebook page for up coming events at Jackass Flats Improvement Association, Inc.   

Desert Expression Beauty Salon at Terlingua Store
will be open Wed thru Sat. Walk-ins Welcome. 325-456-5983 cell      432-371-2487 store

TERLINGUA STORE
Happy New Year Terlingua!!
Open Monday-Friday, 8am-8pm
and Sunday 12-6pm
New items arriving weekly. 

One Gift One Smile - There's still time . . .
Help the kids in the border communities of Las Norias and Jaboncillos, Coahuila Mexico
Please donate new or lightly used toys for ages 2 to 22 or wrapping paper
Place toys in the box located in the Community Room in Big Bend National Park by January 4th, 2017 OR drop them at High Sierra in the Ghostown,
or contact voni@bigbend.net 
Delivery will be on Three Kings Day January 6th
Gracias!
Contact Gama with questions

2017 Terlingua Artists Calendar
The calendar re-order is here and you can still get your copy at venues around town: The Cottonwood, Earth & Fire Gallery, Chile Pepper and Quilts, Etc. There may be a few left at other venues. When these fine specimens of local art are gone, that's it until 2018. Happy New Year from Terlingua Visual Arts!


CHAI NEEDS YOUR LOVE! Take one look into those eyes and prepare to fall in love! Chai was picked up as a stray on November 14th. She was a small dog all alone on Alpine’s streets. It only takes a few minutes to love her for who she is. Chai is a three-year old, female Chihuahua mix. She likes other dogs, cuddles and to wear her sweaters. Chai is more than ready to fall into a cushy life, and will thrive in a loving home. For more information about Chai, or any dog at the Alpine Animal Shelter, email heatherthemule@gmail.com

TERLINGUA TOOL RENTALS & STORAGE UNITS - Jimmy Taylor, owner 371-2621 Tools for all your construction projects, one 10 x 10 unit available for rent. 

Terlingua Recycles hopes one of your 2017 resolutions will be to recycle and keep our beautiful Big Bend green. Lots of beer cans being tossed along the highways and byways – won’t you toss them in the recycling bin instead? The Recycling center is located behind the Terlingua EMS center on 170. Thanks!

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Word Off - La Kiva - Feb 2, 7 p.m. Sign up at 6 p.m. - original only, five mins or less.




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