Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The Terlingua Moon
Vol. 27, No. 25 -  June 21, 2016

by Ghost Writers on the Sly

Next Moon by: Mae Western

Happy  hours every day from 5-6 and 10-11!
Tuesday- Karaoke night
Wednesday- Pasta night/open mic.  Great pasta deals, pick one of our awesome sauces.
Saturday- Hank Woji
The kitchen is closed on Sunday and Monday, and we are still hiring all positions. Come in and talk to us or send an email to

Starlight Theatre this week:
Tues  6/21   –  Uh Clem
Wed  6/22    –  Uncle Pat
Thur  6/23    –  Tim Relleva
Fri     6/24    –  The Whitmores
Sat    6/25    –  Jamiee Harris
Mon  6/27    –  Patrick Smith

High Sierra this week:
Wednesday night June 22nd, join us for dinner and a movie! That's right we will be showing a movie starting at 8:00 PM Wednesday night.  We will post our selection on our High Sierra facebook page as soon as we decide what it will be.
Saturday night June 25th, join us for the always fun, Dr. Fun! Show starts at 8:00 PM
This week we will also release our late night menu.  A small selection of items is available after 10:00 PM.  We will serve until close. If you have the late night munchies there is now a place to eat!!!

​Marfa Live Arts Hosts Benefit Picnic
On Saturday, July 2, Marfa Live Arts presents Beyond the Box, an evening of performance in three acts at the Crowley Theater, 7:30-9pm. In its second year, Marfa Live Arts’ Beyond the Box features the talent of Marfa artists and artists from the region showcasing new work. Doors of the Crowley Theater will open at 7.30pm. On Monday, July 4 th Marfa Live Arts will host their first Benefit Picnic from 2-5pm. The funds raised from this event will provide essential support for future programs. Marfa Live Arts distinguishes itself by focusing on both live performing arts events and innovative education programs, placing equal priority on both aspects. They teach playwriting, filmmaking, songwriting, and theater workshops in the schools in collaboration with Marfa ISD. - To buy a ticket or sponsor a table, go to or email

TERLINGUA TOOL RENTALS Jimmy Taylor, owner 371-2621 All the tools you need for construction & repairs, rent locally, and thank you for your business.

Water Tanks Due to a change in our cell service provider, the (512) contact number to order your Wylie tanks is not working properly. I can see that calls come in, but the messages cannot be retrieved. Please call the local number (432) 371-2506 to order your tank(s).  Also, you can email  elcentro432@gmail.comto order and leave your contact info.  Once this load is filled, we won't order more until Fall. Thanks to you all - The Burrs.

The Terlingua Common School District will hold a public meeting at 6:00 PM on June 29, 2016 in the Big Bend High School Meeting Room. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the school district's budget that will determine the tax rate that will be adopted. Public participation in the discussion is invited.

SHOT TIME LIQUORS We now have 2 new Big Bend Brewery Beer: Tejas Clara and Tejas Negra. Also have a few other summer beers: Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy, Sierra Nevada Summer Fest and Hop Hunter IPA and Shiner Prickly Pear. Limes 3 for $1. Come in to see our sales.   Don't forget; we have locally made ice at $2 a bag!!! Visit us anytime Mon thru Sat 10am to 9pm. 371-3155, like us on Facebook at Shot Time Liquorz -n- Beerz!

WATER You may review SBWSC's 2015 Consumer Confidence Report (Annual Drinking Water Quality Report) by following this link:

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 IQ2000 inverter demo-$703 with full factory warranty
-IX2000 inverter new-$535 with factory warranty
-GP1800 new in box (some assembly required)-$328 with factory warranty
Check it won't be able to beat these prices on the internet, and they are here in stock of each.  
Also note, Cycletek, LLC is suspending motorcycle and ATV service until further notice.  We will be happy to source parts for you, and we have lots of parts in stock, so you can feel free to call us for help with your parts needs.

 Alpine Animal Shelter - This bio is also a confession from his biographer. Bruno is a big boy – even in his dramatically underweight condition – and he is extremely eager to get out of his kennel. But don’t be fooled like I almost was: his kennel self is very different than his out-of-the-kennel self. Away from the shelter, Bruno is a gentle, curious galumph who would like to cover your entire face in one swipe of his enormous tongue. Bruno hasn't enjoyed much attention or consistent training but the door is wide open for someone to encourage him to be a model pet. He is neutered, microchipped and up to date on all shots. A Doberman-mixed-with-something big, he will probably weigh 100 lbs. All Alpine shelter animals are online at and for more info, email

Things to see and do article

First June Solstice Full Moon in Decades
In 2016, a full Moon, also commonly known as Strawberry Moon, coincided with the June Solstice. The 2 events haven't occurred on the same day since 1967 and will not coincide again until 2062.  'Solstice' (Latin: 'solstitium') means 'sun-stopping'. The point on the horizon where the sun appears to rise and set, stops and reverses direction after this day.
On the solstice, the sun does not rise precisely in the east, but rises to the north of east and sets to the north of west, meaning it's visible in the sky for a longer period of time.
Although the June solstice marks the first day of astronomical summer, it's more common to use meteorological definitions of seasons, making the solstice midsummer or midwinter.
Over the centuries, the June solstice has inspired countless festivals, midsummer celebrations and religious holidays. One of the world's oldest evidence of the Summer Solstice's importance in culture is Stonehenge in England, a megalithic structure which clearly marks the moment of the June Solstice.

Summer is here finally and with the high daytime temperatures is also a risk of exposure to very high Ultra Violet radiation.    We receive High UV Warnings almost daily here in the Big Bend.
A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 means high risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Protection against skin and eye damage is needed. Reduce time in the sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. If outdoors, seek shade and wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses.

Also, drink plenty of water and stay hydrated!


Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Vol. 27, No. 24  June 14, 2016  By MaeWestern

"Polish comes from the cities; wisdom from the desert." --Frank Herbert, Dune

Hairdresser in Terlingua--this week!
Hair cuts, color, shellac polish and pedicures! June 14-16. Call for your appointment. Walk-ins are welcome! 325-456-5983.

Scavenger Hunt
Hey Y’all, this is so cool and exciting! Connecting YOU to the freshest, most delicious local Products in the Tri - County Area!!
We have been thrilled to share the news of this Scavenger Hunt with all the Tourist - 25 LOCAL PARTNERS to discover locally grown and manufactured products. But....It’s not just for Visitors!!! Its for YOU too!!!! Come pick up your Scavenger Hunt Map today at the Alpine Visitor Center here on 3rd and Avenue E! We look forward to seeing you! This is Community Building at its very best.
Terlingua Community Garden is one of the destinations! Pick up your scavenger hunt chart at the Garden!

Full Moon Pot Luck
Come on out to Jackass Flats June 20th 7:30
 for FOOD, FUN and VISITING .........
Bring a dish, or music and a chair ....
The month of June’s Full Moon’s name is the Full Strawberry Moon. June’s Full Strawberry Moon got its name because the Algonquin tribes knew it as a signal to gather ripening fruit.
  It was often known as the Full Rose Moon in Europe (where strawberries aren’t native).
  Honoring the solstice can remind us just how precious each day and season is, because the truth of its passing away is also acknowledged. Gifts need to be appreciated, not taken for granted. Some will use their religious ritual to raise energy for healing, for re-aligning and redressing environmental wrongs, or for strengthening the sense of being part of nature, not set apart and individual, but interconnected in a larger whole, including the past, present and future. Such is the power of participating in the turning of the wheel of the year.

This week at the Starlight
Tues  6/14   –  Uh Clem
Wed  6/15    –  TBA
Thur  6/16    –  Moses Martinez
Fri     6/17    –  Darlington
Sat    6/18    –  The Hudsons
              Jeffro Greasewood & Miles Adams 5pm
Mon  6/20    –  Hank Woji

Otra Vez
Otra Vez in Study Butte will be having a BAG SALE this Saturday, June 18.  Come by and get some great clothes/bags/shoes for only $5 per bag!

Miss India’s Local Home-Made Goodies To Order
                  1- 432-371-2198

This week at La Kiva
Tuesday – Karaoke
Wednesday – Pasta night! Come in for our pasta special, with your choice of three sauces. Also, open mic as usual.
Friday – Hudsons
Saturday – Jeff Haislip
Happy hour is from 5-6 and 10-11 every night!
The kitchen will be closed on Sunday and Monday.
We have serving, dishwashing, and bartending positions open. If interested send an email to or just stop in and see us.

Espresso y Poco Mas
Located in the Ghostown @ La Posada Milagro Guesthouse.
Summer hours -7:30a-1:45pm
Open Daily
We have delicious ice coffee, smoothies, shakes, BLT sandwich on sourdough bread, a green salad plus and much more.
WIFI available.

This week at the High Sierra
We are releasing our new menu Wednesday June 15th just in time to kick off Summer! Come by and check it out!
Friday June 17th we will have a spaghetti special available from 4 to 10 PM
A plate of spaghetti, garlic toast, a side salad available for $ 8.95.
Also Friday night great sounds from Jeff Haislip start at 7:00 PM Come out for a great dinner and music!!!
Saturday June 18th we have the always fun, Dr. Fun in the House! Show starts around 8:00 PM.  Nothing beats a night at the High Sierra Where Great Food, Fantastic Music, and Cold Beer Meet!!!

Library Story Time
Big Bend Library will be open for children’s story time on Wednesday afternoons from 1:00-2:00 through June.  This program if free and open to all children and parents. For more information please call the school at 371-2281.

There is a part time position open at the Terlingua Trading Company in the Terlingua Ghost town.
Come by the store for an application, hours are 10-8 daily.

What do YOU think?
If you think our students are spending too much time preparing for and taking too many high-pressure tests, here’s a chance to make your voice heard.
AUSTIN - The State Board of Education (SBOE) is issuing a survey in English and Spanish to seek public input about the state’s current assessment and accountability programs and gather suggestions for future program development. The survey will be open online to all Texans through June 30.
The information gathered from the survey and the Community Conversations will be compiled into a report and presented to the SBOE for its consideration at its July 19-22 meeting. Once adopted, the report will be provided to legislative leaders and the Texas Commission on Next Generation Assessments and Accountability.
The 15-member commission, created by the Texas Legislature, is to make recommendations for statutory changes to the state’s assessment and accountability systems. The commission report is to be submitted to the governor and legislature by Sept. 1.
The survey is available in English at and in Spanish at

Send your submissions to the Terlingua Moon by Monday noon to be included in that week’s edition. Email to by noon Monday.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Vol 27. No. 23
June 7 , 2016

“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.” ~John Muir

Brewster County Commissioners Court held a called meeting on Tuesday May 31, 2016 at 9:00 A.M..  After a brief Executive Session, Commissioner’s Court voted unanimously to accept the Consent Decree and Order as presented and authorize Brewster County Judge, Eleazar Cano, to sign the Order.  The Consent Decree and Order was drafted in response to pending litigation styled as Freedom From Religion Foundation  et al. v Brewster County, Texas et al.  The Consent Decree shall not be construed as an admission of liability and is entered solely to resolve the claims brought forth in this lawsuit and to rectify claimed constitutional violations associated with the display at issue in this lawsuit.  Brewster County’s insurance carrier has agreed to pay legal fees and costs related to the suit and nominal damages ($1.00 ea.) to the two Plaintiffs..

Just wanted to give everyone a heads-up that Brewster County has plans for a Clean-Up Day (Dump Day) on Saturday, June 18 from 10am-3pm at the Brewster County Yard located on FM-170 (River Road). The Solid Waste Management Grant we received in April for the Clean-Up Day and Scrap Tire Disposal has a performance period that ends in July, so we must get it done!
The County will be using a grant-funded cargo trailer we received last year for the Scrap Tire Disposal Project to collect all your scrap tires. We will also be accepting most all waste that the Alpine Land-Fill takes. However, no hazardous materials including asbestos and batteries can be accepted, and any appliance using freon must be certified that the freon has been removed and the freon disposed of properly before the County will accept it.
Brewster County will follow-up with more information regarding the Brewster County Clean-up Day in the media and on the county website.
Hugh Garrett, Commissioner
Brewster County Precinct 2

We now have 2 new Big Bend Brewery Beer: Tejas Clara and Tejas Negra. Also have a few other summer beers: Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy, Sierra Nevada Summer Fest and Hop Hunter IPA and Shiner Prickly Pear. Come in to see our sales.  Don't forget; we have locally made ice at $2 a bag!!! Visit us anytime Mon thru Sat 10am to 9pm. 371-3155, like us on Facebook at Shot Time Liquorz -n- Beerz!

Starlight Theatre Restaurant & Saloon
Tues  6/07   –  Uh Clem
Wed  6/08    –  Jeff Haislip
Thur  6/09    –  Tim Relleva
Fri     6/10    –  Terlingua Lounge Lizards
Sat    6/11    –  Grace Askew
Mon  6/13    –  Jack Pledge

This week at La Kiva:
Karaoke on Tuesday
Open Mic on Wednesday
Jack Pledge on Saturday
The smoker is up! On Friday and Saturday we have late night happy hour from 10-11 and will be doling out free BBQ samples. Come tell us what you think! We are still hiring cooks and servers. If you are interested in being part of the team send an email to, or just stop in and see us.

This week at the High Sierra
Friday June 10th - James Williams @ 7:30
Saturday June 11th - Dr Fun @ 7:30
Sunday June 12th - Grace Askew @ 7:30
Monday June 13th - Grace Askew @ 7:30
Come enjoy cold beer and air conditioning open everyday at noon!

I,Ken Barnes, will not be putting on the Joee Barnes memorial scholarship fundraiser this year. My health and age will not allow me to do this anymore. I am so sorry, and I would like to thank everyone who has attended and helped with it for the past 19 years,    Ken Barnes

Hairdresser in Terlingua!! Next week!!
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday in Terlingua!!
Men and boys haircut $15. Ladies wash, cut and style $30. Girls wash, cut and style $20. Color and/or highlights starting at $40. Will be making a monthly trip. Call for your appointment. Walkins welcome! 325 456 5983

Many Stones has lots of eggs at $3.00 a dozen
please bring empty cartons.

TERLINGUA TOOL RENTALS Jimmy Taylor, owner 371-2621. We have most any construction tool for your projects. We also have small amounts of left-over building materials we want to sell ( sheetrock, roofing felt, rebar, lath, portland, mortar mix) Call or come by for pricing/amounts etc.

Almost Full:There are currently 25 wonderful dogs in the Alpine Shelter, reflecting wonderful variety of age, breed, gender, size and personality. There are four heeler/heeler mixes, an Australian shepherd, five pit bull terriers in a range of colors and sizes (adoptable Buck is featured in the photo), three black labs, two jack Russell terrier mixes, a min-pin, two Chihuahuas, a german shepherd, two husky mixes, a hound-catahoula mix and then Pippen, who is such a perfect mutt we can’t begin to guess at his breeding. There’s been a major adoption lull at the shelter and we’re relying on the community to spread the word, come check out a new pet, and encourage local animal rescue. All Alpine shelter animals neutered, microchipped and fully vaccinated. You meet them online at and for more info about any one of them, email
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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

The Terlingua Moon
May 31, 2016 ~ Volume 27  ~ # 22

 When one is in office one has no idea how damnable things can feel to the ordinary rank and file of the public.   ~  Winston Churchill

HEADS UP !  DUMP DAY !   Brewster County has plans for a Clean-Up Day on Saturday, June 18 from 10am-3pm at the Brewster County Yard located on FM-170 (River Road). The Solid Waste Management Grant we received in April for the Clean-Up Day and Scrap Tire Disposal has a performance period that ends in July, so we must get it done!

The County will be using a grant-funded cargo trailer we received last year for the Scrap Tire Disposal Project to collect all your scrap tires. We will also be accepting most all waste that the Alpine Land-Fill takes. However, no hazardous materials including asbestos and batteries can be accepted, and any appliance using Freon must be certified that the Freon has been removed and disposed of properly before the County will accept it.
Brewster County will follow-up with more information regarding the Brewster County Clean-up Day in the media and on the county website.

A SINCERE THANK YOU TO Judge Cano, Commissioner Hugh Garrett, Commissioner Ortega and ALL our County Commissioners

This week at La Kiva
The kitchen is closed on Tuesday and Wednesday (May 31-June 1), and again on Sunday and Monday next week (June 5-6). Other than that, come on in and enjoy a delicious burger or some pizza.
Tuesday is Karaoke, and also tutu Tuesday!
Wednesday is open mic as usual.
The wonderful Jackie Myer will be playing on Friday.
We are still hiring servers and cooks. If you are interested we want to talk to you!
 See you at La Kiva!

Fri., June 3, 6:00–8:00 p.m.: Opening Reception for
TPS 25:The International Competition 25th anniversary exhibition from the Texas Photographic Society, premiering at the Museum of the Big Bend in Alpine and featuring 60 images from the TPS International Competition. The exhibit runs through September 4, 2016.
Sat., June 4: Photography Talks and Demonstrations
Experienced area photographers share their work and techniques. classic to contemporary photography topics will be discussed. On the campus of Sul Ross State University, Warnock Science Building Room 101
10–11 a.m. Farm Worker Portraiture   with Caleb Jagger
11:00 a.m.–noon Dye Transfer Printing with Jim Bones
1:00–2:00 p.m. Traveling Light in the Backcountry with Crystal Allbright
2:00–3:00 p.m. Selected Images with James H. Evans
3:00–4:00 p.m. iPhoneography with Steve Goff
SHOOT  Sat., June, 7:00 p.m.: Hancock Hill Sunset Photo Hike
Sunday, June 5, 6:30 a.m.: Downtown Alpine Morning Photo Walk. All images captured in and around Alpine are eligible for free entry in the 6th Annual Shooting Alpine Photo Contest ($500 top prize). More contest information at All Alpine Photo Weekend events are free of charge. For more information,
call (432) 837-8143, or email

Nereida and TiVo will be closing Tivos at the end of May for their annual missionary trip to the mountains of Mexico. They will reopen in September.

Otra Vez Thrift Store in Study Butte will be closed this coming Saturday, June 4th . We will re-open with regular hours the following week.

SHOT TIME LIQUORS  Come in to see our sales.  NEW in stock. Crown Royal Honey and Crown Royal Cornerstone Blend (limited release).  Don't forget; we have locally made ice at $2 a bag!!!  Visit us anytime Mon thru Sat 10 to 9. 371-3155 or like us on Facebook!

Residential home design for South Brewster County. Jeff Gavin @ DraftexLLC. 830-739-6986  or

TERLINGUA TOOL RENTALS Jimmy Taylor, owner 371-2621 Rent locally and save those 90 mile trips.

BBNP Basin water leak found and fixed - still conserve water:
*The RV dump station in the campground is closed
*The lodge will be using paper plates to eliminate dish washing
* A continued smoking ban on Chisos trails to prevent wildfire risk
*Reduced flow rates at public water spigots
* Bring your own drinking water to the park
* Turn off water when brushing your teeth
*Turn off showers when soaping and shampooing
* Use laundry washing locations outside the park
*In private hotel rooms, flush only solid waste
* Immediately report any water leaks you see

Starlight Theatre Restaurant & Saloon
Tues  5/31   –  Uh Clem
Wed  6/01    –  Dana Louise & Amy Sue
Thur  6/02    –  Moses Martinez
Fri     6/03    –  Patrick Smith
Sat    6/04    –  Jackie Myers
Mon  6/06    –  Dr. Fun

DUSTY is a gorgeous tricolored Australian Shepherd mix with beautiful golden eyes. He's a happy 2-year-old who gets along with everyone. He walks well on a leash and loves attention, grooming, and being petted. He weighs about 40 pounds and is full grown. Dusty is neutered, vaccinated, & microchipped. The Alpine Animal Shelter is currently holding more than 30 dogs (approaching full). It 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. AAS animals are online at For more info email

COME & JOIN US THIS SUMMER FOR SOME REST AND RELAXATION Cabins are 25% off for the Months of:
 JUNE, JULY, & AUGUST.  RV SITES starting at $16 a night, and Horse Stalls $4.00 per day
New Office Hours are 9am to 5pm thru the Summer Months

Friday Nights   are Fried Fish, Mac & Cheese, Cole Slaw, Hush Puppies $9.95
Saturday Nights in June are Steak Night: 12oz Rib eye, Baked Potato, Salad $15.95
 Summer Hours: We are closed Tuesdays and Sundays we are open  from 7am to 6pm

Rain Catchment Tanks – The current load has room for 4 more tanks. Your deposit is not cashed until your tank is delivered. We won’t place another order after this one until early fall. State Sales Tax and freight free. Call us for specs, and to arrange deposit for your tank (432) 371-2506
One of these (or more) could be yours.

MEET, GREET and VISIT with (our own) Hon. Pete P. Gallego Former Congressman and Candidate for TX-23 …Monday, June 6th, 2016…at the Starlight Theatre Restaurant & Saloon…631 Ivey Road…Terlingua, Texas 79852… 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Let’s re-elect Pete.
For questions or more information, please contact
Irma Gutierrez at

Continue Education during the summer months with the very interesting subjects below:

Cone-Nose Beetle aka Kissing Bugs, are back with a vengeance. Rachel Curtis, PhD student, Hamer Lab at Texas A&M contacted me last fall. She has been trying to figure out how to contact the residents of Terlingua to get some bugs to add to A&M collection from our area.  “My main interest right now is getting as many bugs from across the state as possible.  We’re interested in what species are in different locations and habitats, how many are infected, and which strain type of the parasite infects them.  All the bugs we receive are becoming the largest collection of kissing bugs in the U.S.  So, not only for my project, but potentially for many other projects after me, these bugs will be answering questions about kissing bugs and Chagas disease in Texas for a long time.  I would be able to send out a stack of printed pamphlets, if you would be able to pass them out and/or leave them in a store or other location where residents would be able to pick them up.  We also have a Spanish version, if that would help at all.  I can send more information about how to collect the bugs and send them.”  Let’s help Rachael to help us.  Contact her at:  Rachel Curtis, PhD Student, NSF Graduate Research Fellow | CVM Merit Scholar Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences | College of Veterinary Medicine Texas A&M University | College Station, TX 77843  OR at <> (The email version of this Moon will have a link to a color brochure about these pests and dangers)

Reasearch and read about these in depth; they are some of the most fascinating creatures in our desert:
The desert tortoise is an herbivore. Grasses form the bulk of its diet, but it also eats herbs, annual wildflowers, and new growth of cacti, as well as their fruit and flowers. Rocks and soil are also ingested, perhaps as a means of maintaining intestinal digestive bacteria as a source of supplementary calcium or other minerals. As with birds, stones may also function asgastroliths, enabling more efficient digestion of plant material in the stomach.[6]
Much of the tortoise’s water intake comes from moisture in the grasses and wildflowers they consume in the spring. A largeurinary bladder can store over 40% of the tortoise's body weight in water, urea, uric acid, and nitrogenous wastes. During very dry times, they may give off waste as a white paste rather than a watery urine. During periods of adequate rainfall, they drink copiously from any pools they find, and eliminate solid urates. The tortoises can increase their body weight by up to 40% after copious drinking.[13] Adult tortoises can survive a year or more without access to water.[6] During the summer and dry seasons, they rely on the water contained within cactus fruits and mesquite grass. To maintain sufficient water, they reabsorb water in their bladders, and move to humid underground burrows in the morning to prevent water loss by evaporation.[13]
Emptying the bladder  (which usually happens if you pick one up)  is one of the defense mechanisms of this tortoise. This can leave the tortoise in a very vulnerable condition in dry areas, and it should not be alarmed, handled, or picked up in the wild unless in imminent danger. If it must be handled, and its bladder is emptied, then water should be provided to restore the fluid in its body.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

May 25, 2016

Vol. 27, No. 21

by Terlingua Thinking Team!!!

BBHS Class of 2016
Graduation Ceremony –
Friday May 27 - 7:00 p.m. -
Lajitas Pavilion – don’t miss it!

”Frontier fiesta shows the
folly of U.S.- Mexico border
– great article about
Voices from Both Sides 2016­‐fiesta-­‐shows-­‐the-­‐folly-­‐of-­‐u-­‐s-­‐mexico-­‐border-­‐controls/

Earth and Fire Gallery is proud to welcome Evin, Molly, and Megan
and their eclectic homegrown art at a special event, Saturday at 7:30 pm. 

The Three Canyons Band (Pablo Menuedo, Anna Oakley, and Ollie Young)Mediterranean Food (including Larry's famous kebabs and tasiky) and Sangria! See you there.

Starlight Theatre this week:
Tues 5/24 – Uh Clem
Wed 5/25 – The Whitmores
Thur 5/26 – Alice Wallace
Fri 5/27 – Anthony Ray Wright
Sat 5/28 – Jeff Haislip
Mon 5/30 – Bruce Salmon

-­‐ Cooter will be playing and singing at the Bad
Rabbit Restaurant every Friday and
Saturday night for your listening and
dancing enjoyment, from 7pm to 9pm.
Come on out and hear some
good Country and Western Music.

Marfa Live Arts and Fieldwork:
Marfa will present "Marfa
Sounding" over Memorial Day
weekend, May 26-29, 2016.
Curated by Jennifer Burris and
featuring composer Alvin Lucier
and cellist Charles Curtis. This
program will be a series of free
site-specific performances, sound
installations, and conversations in
locations around Marfa. exploring
the intersection of music and the
visual arts in the development of
Minimalism. Check it out on
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Cabins are 25% off for the
RV SITES starting at $16 a
night, and Horse Stalls $4.00

Friday Nights are Fried
Fish, Mac & Cheese, Cole
Slaw, Hush Puppies $9.95
Saturday Nights in June are
Steak Night: 12oz Rib eye,
Baked Potato, Salad $15.95
Sunday Summer Hours are from
7am to 6pm at the Café
Starting June 5th

Open casting call! May 31st and
June 1st: We would love to see anyone
and everyone that is interested in being
a part of the show! All positions are
paid. Hotel Paisano, Marfa, 4-8:00 p.m.
Age 18 and up, all ethnicities. Or email It’s a TV
pilot “I Love Dick” with Kevin Bacon.
Dove is a 7 year old female
Chihuahua mix who originally was
adopted from the old Alpine shelter but
whose elderly owner’s medical issues
have made it impossible for him to keep
her with him. Both Dove and her owner
are heartbroken at the situation and
hoping for a wonderful outcome from
an otherwise tragic circumstance. Dove
likes to play fetch with a ball and
though she doesn’t always give up the
ball, she loves to play. She’s good with
other dogs, is tentative but will warm up
to strangers, and only barks when
someone comes to the door. Dove is
accustomed to a lot of attention and
thrives in it. Having her ear rubbed and
her face washed with a warm cloth are
her favorite things. She is a sensitive
girl who doesn’t like even the
suggestion of disapproval - and as such
is almost always a good girl. Dove is a
wonderful companion looking for a
very special owner to treat her right.
Dove is spayed, microchipped, and up
to date on all shots. Her adoption fee is
$100. For more information email

Out here, the stuff more
precious than gold - or oil for
that matter - WILL fall from the
Yes, it will. We are at the start
of making a truck-load of Wylie
water catchment tanks (made
in Texas, U.S.A.)
Get your name on the
list. Freight free; sales-tax
free, with a 5-year guarantee.
Call or email us 371-2506 -

I would like to add a short piece
introducing my husband and me to the
community. Thanks. Study Butte RV
Park has new owners. Although we are
new residents, we have owned
property and visited the area since
1999. We are in the process of packing
and selling our house in San Antonio.
Leon is a retired Union Electrician. I
am a Registered Nurse and will be
able to continue my job as an online
nursing instructor. We are really
looking forward to becoming part of
the Big Bend Community. We'd love to
meet everyone! Come by the RV park
Sun, 5/29,11-2. Roast a wienie and
meet us. Hot dogs and all the fixings.
Benita and Leon Smith

This is Janelle Brady and I want
to share my son, Jeffrey's success
in completing his college degree.

Being born (the first child actually
born in the ghost town in 50
years) and raised in Terlingua, I
know that the entire community
had a role in his upbringing and
success, and thus I wanted to
share his most recent
accomplishment. Jeffrey received
his diploma after completing a
double major in the areas of
Mechanical Engineering and
Advanced Mathematics at UNM on
Saturday, May 15th, in
Albuquerque, New Mexico. Not
withstanding the intensity of his
chosen fields, he graduated 1 of 4
Summa Cum Laude. Jeffrey is
living in Albuquerque with his
wife, Michelle, and their two
children, Olivia (5) and Samuel (1
1/2). The whole family gathered
for the celebration and I
presented him with a photo album
of his Terlingua upbringing, with
many of the community events
which were such a part of our
lives. So many of you are in that
book and I want to extend my
gratitude and joy at having been a
part of such a special place with
all of you my friends! Please feel
free to contact me at if you
would like me to relay any
messages to Jeffrey. Sincerely,
Janelle Brady
P.S. I love seeing the photos of
the continuing Folklorico in
Terlingua - Kudos!

Jimmy Taylor, owner
Shop local, save gas & time.


While the burn ban
is now off, folks are reminded to
be careful when burning and
follow the state rules on outdoor

Due to circumstances beyond
our control, no printed copies
are being distributed of the
Moon this week. Feel free to
print and share via email!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

17 May 2016
Vol. 27, No. 20

by twEyeLight raven

He’s one of those who knows that life is just a leap of faith. Spread your arms and hold your breath and always trust your cape.” Guy Clark

Big Bend High School will be hosting the annual Fiesta Day Celebration on Friday, May 20, from 8:15 am until 12:00 noon.  The public is invited to come to view students’ art and class projects.  There will be dances, music, and performances from Kindergarten through the high school! Concessions will be available.

 Big Bend Baptist Church:  Many thanks to the Big Bend Baptist church, Ray Bullock and all of the other coordinators and volunteers for allowing the Dental Clinic to “set up shop” there. They cared for more than 65 patients!

 Voices from Both Sides! This coming Saturday, May 21, join the 4th Annual Fiesta Protesta, Voices from Both Sides, at the Lajitas Crossing.  The fiesta will begin at noon.  Live Music, Food, Free Admission Music by Cinco’s Combo and many others on both sides of the Rio Grande. “Let’s build a bridge, not a wall.” Trevor Reichman

Voni and Paul Glaves will be renewing their marriage vows after the first 50 years at 2 PM at the Voices Celebration!

 The Starlight Theatre will be closed on Saturday, May 21 for a Private Event. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
We encourage everyone to support and enjoy the local entertainment and camaraderie of “Voices from Both Sides” on the banks of the Rio Grande at Lajitas Boat Crossing on Saturday, May 21. And be sure to join us on Friday night for Michael Batdorf! The week’s musical lineup:
Tuesday 5/17   –  Uh Clem (TuTu Tuesday!)
Wednesday 5/18    –  Jeff Haislip
Thursday 5/19    –  Moses Martinez
Friday     5/20    –  Michael Batdorf
Saturday    5/21    -  Closed for Private Party
Monday 5/23    -  Terlingua Lounge Lizards

Jackass Flats: Full Moon Pot luck @ Jackass Flats Terrymar pavilion on Friday the 20th @7:30. This is the day before actual Full Moon as we will be in Lajitas for Voices with Free hot dogs delivered by Biscuit

Terlingua Ranch Restaurant:  For some Great Food and Great Country Music, come on out and Cooter will Provide the Music. You will not be disappointed.

 This week at La Kiva:  It’s pizza week! Thanks to all the community feedback we feel that we have developed the perfect pizza crust, and will be serving up pizza all week (with the exception of Sunday and Monday to give our kitchen guys a couple days off). The menu is as follows...  10” Margherita $10/ 10” Pepperoni $12/ 10” Sausage and mushroom $12/ 10” Hawaiian $14/ 10” BBQ chicken $14
Now for business as usual:
Tuesday: Karaoke
Wednesday: Open Mic
Friday: Laird and Friends

 We are still hiring! If you are interested in being a part of the La Kiva team, send us an email at OR just come in and see us. Lastly, we will be firing up the smoker and rolling out some BBQ very soon… Watch out DB, we’re coming for ya!

 SHOT TIME LIQUOR Woohoo! We now have A/C just in time for Summer!! We would like to Thank everyone for being understanding during the construction of it.   Come get stocked up for the Celebration of Voices from Both Sides. We are carrying all 7 Hacienda Sotol products. Don't forget; we have locally made ice at $2 a bag!!!  Visit us anytime Mon thru Sat 10 to 9. 371-3155 or like us on Facebook!

Water Catchment! A load of Wylie Catchment Tanks is coming together now. Call us at 2506 or email to get your name on the list.

 Big Bend National Park: Encompassing a landmass the size of Rhode Island, the park's scenic mountains, verdant deserts and river plains hold a treasure trove of birds. Spectacular summer birds include Scott's orioles, vermillion flycatchers and varied buntings. Gorgeous hummingbirds include blue-throated, rufous and Lucifer. A prized bird is the Colima warbler, a Mexican species that nests nowhere else in North America except in the park's Chisos Mountains and in the Fort Davis mountains farther north, but birders must trek the Chisos to see it. 70 miles south of Marathon; $20 per vehicle per seven days; annual pass $40. Open daily, 24 hours.

Thursday, May 19, at 6.30pm, Marfa Live Arts and CineMarfa with The Lumberyard will host a free, public screening of Viola Rusche and Hauke Harder’s documentary NO IDEAS BUT IN THINGS – The Composer Alvin Lucier (94 minutes) in the Adobe Room at The Lumberyard, 201 East Dallas. The film offers an introduction to the life and work of 85-year-old American composer Alvin Lucier and his pioneering works in electronic music in advance of his visit to Marfa for a series of performances over Memorial Day weekend.

 Bob Dylan turns 75 years old on Tuesday, May 24, and Marfa Live Arts with The Lumberyard is honoring him with a night of song and celebration in The Adobe Room at The Lumberyard starting at 8pm. In its fifth year, this annual Dylan celebration brings musicians from the community and beyond to perform their favorite Dylan songs. Musicians already on the bill include: Fran Christina, David Beebe, Tim Johnson, Max Tolleson, Cory Van Dyke and other surprise guests.

On Monday, May 23, 2016 at 6.30pm, tune into Marfa Public Radio for a West Texas Talk about the Dylan Jam. If you are a musician and would like to participate in the jam, show up with your guitar on Tuesday, or email

Travelin’ Maine(rs): While the article is too long to cut and paste, there’s a great piece about Terlingua (Travelin’ Maine(rs) to be found here:  TERLINGUA

Alpine Animal Shelter: Franklin, a 9-month-old Pit Bull/Bulldog cross who can wiggle with the best of them. Franklin is really enthusiastic about attention- whether being petted by humans or playing with other dogs. This enthusiasm can mean that he isn't always the most self-aware dog; he'd love a dog friend but might be considered pesky by mellow dogs that prefer their independence. Franklin will revel in the security of keepers who love him and do fun things all together. He has already made great progress with his leash-walking skills and not jumping up (read: more wiggles). He is neutered, microchipped, and up to date on all shots/vaccinations. 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.
AAS animals are online at
For more info email

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, May 10, 2016

Terlingua MOON
Vol. 27, No. 19
   May 10, 2016

   By MaeWestern

"Songs won't save the planet, but neither will books or speeches. Songs are sneaky things; they can slip across borders." --Pete Seeger

Brewster County Runoff Election
Notice is hereby given that the polling places listed below will be open from 7 am to 7 pm, May 24, 2016, for voting in primary runoff elections for the Democratic and Republican parties to nominate federal officers, members of the State Legislature, and state, district and county officers. On election day, voters must vote in their precinct where registered to vote.
Pct. 1: Alpine High School, 300 E Hendryx at Fighting Buck Ave., Alpine
Pct. 2: Commissioners’ Courtroom, Brewster County Courthouse, 201 W Ave E, Alpine
Pct. 3: Marathon Community Center, 2nd & Ave E, Marathon
Pct. 4: City of Alpine Council Chambers, 803 W Holland, Alpine
Pcts. 5, 6 & 7: Red Pattillo Community Center, Hwy 118, Study Butte/Terlingua
Pct. 8: Alpine Neighborhood Center, 607 W Gallego, Alpine
For early voting (May 16-May 20, 2016, 8:30 am-5 pm; extended hours May 19, 2016, 8:30 am-7 pm): Commissioners’ Courtroom, Brewster County Courthouse, 201 W Ave E, Alpine.
Applications for ballot by mail should be mailed to: Office of the County Clerk, PO Box 119, Alpine TX 79831. Applications for ballot by mail must be received no later than the close of business on May 13, 2016.

Terlingua Tool Rentals
Jimmy Taylor, owner, 371-2621. Rent locally and go build something.

Dental Clinic at Big Bend Church. A dentist will be available Thursday, May 12, through Saturday, May 14. For dental needs of the Big Bend area residents. 9 am. No appointments necessary! Have children come for dental checkups. Eye exams available as well!

Third Sunday Services
Announcing 3rd Sunday services in Lajitas at Sts. Mary and Joseph at 4 pm, starting this month, May 15 and continuing through the rest of the year -- summer, too! Air conditioning. All welcome.

Eyeglass case at entrance to La Kiva, in the dirt, May 6. Claim at Many Stones.

This week at the Starlight
Tues 5/10    Uh Clem
Wed 5/11    Alex Whitmore
Thur 5/12    Kristen Myers
Fri 5/13        Bo DePena & Hartley Hall 7pm
        Emily Curtis 6pm
Sat 5/14        Luke Redfield
Mon 5/16    Kristen Myers

DB’s Rustic Iron BBQ
New schedule--
Thursdays will be full menu from 11am-2pm and at 5pm whole smoked yard bird till sold out.
Fri-Sat, 11am-2pm brisket, ribs, sausage, tater salad, beans with fixings (and sometimes a mystery meat--turkey or pork butt, beef ribs, etc.).
If anyone or business would like catering or whole smoked meats, just give us a call at 432-210-3457 or email to and we can accommodate.

All Energies
All Energies has Suniva 275W solar panels in stock for just a dollar a watt! Made in the USA. If you preordered panels, please pick them up at our highway workshop. We recommend you bring a friend to help you load them. For more information, email or call 371-2950.

Terlingua Community Garden
The Garden needs volunteers to wrap up the season and clean up the garden, Wednesday 8 am to  11 am.
Also, Tim, Jenny, and Cassandra have started a summer crop; your help with watering is always welcome! write to us at

Flea Market
The MAY Second Sat. Flea Market - at H2O to Go Porch & parking lot - corner of Hwy. 118 & School Road - 8 am - free setup.  WEATHER PERMITTING!

This week at the High Sierra
Thursday 12th - VOICES MEETING!1 pm
Anyone who is interested in volunteering or playing on May 21st please attend!!
There will only be one more meeting before the big day!
Friday, May 13 - Patrick Smith @ 8 pm
Saturday, May 14 - Dr. Fun @ 8 pm
Come out and enjoy Great Food, Fantastic Music, and Cold Beer!!!

This week at La Kiva
The kitchen will be closed  Tuesday, May 10, and Sunday-Monday May15-16.
Tuesday: Karaoke 8 pm
Wednesday: Open Mic
Friday: Kristin Myers
In other news, we are looking to hire servers and prep cooks as soon as possible! Send an email to if interested. Attached resume is a bonus but not required.

Cowskulls or the like, in fair to good condition.  Will trade for jewelry and/or India’s jams and jellies. Please contact 371-2198.

Burn Ban Still in Effect
The Brewster County Commissioners’ Court has voted to continue the Brewster County burn ban for an additional 90 days.  The burning of trash, brush, and debris is prohibited.  Additionally, the Brewster County burn ban continues the restrictions on outdoor welding.  An online version of the signed order can be found at
If you have any questions please contact Matt Van Ostrand,
Brewster County Emergency Management, office 432-837-9876, cell 512-878-9166

Send your submissions to the Terlingua Moon by Monday noon to be included in that week’s edition. Email to by noon Monday.