Monday, March 30, 2015

           
The Terlingua Moon 
March 31, 2015 ~ VOL. 26 #13
terlinguamoon@gmail.com

 “I'm completely in favor of the separation of Church and State. My idea is that these two institutions screw us up enough on their own, so both of them together is certain death.” - George Carlin

We have vanishing mail syndrome, and we are trying to figure out what is happening.  We apologize for any missed submissions.

ONE WEEKEND ONLY!  LA FENICE
The Starlight Theatre and Lajitas Golf Resort & Spa welcome renowned Commedia del' Arte (early Italian comedic street theatre) Austin-based troupe, La Fenice. Be prepared for bawdy silliness and abundant hilarity as this seasoned band of performers brings forth their newest production, "Kill the Messenger". Friday, April 3rd Starlight Theatre 8PM and Saturday, April 4th Lajitas Flat Rock Theatre 8 PM. $10.00 admission. Adult humor.
For more information, visit http://www.lafeniceaustin.com or call Nola at 432-424-3363

HIGH SIERRA BAR & GRILL/EL DORADO
Wednesday April 1, 7:00 pm - Jeff Haislip  NO JOKING!
Friday April 3 - TBA
Saturday, April 4 7:00 pm - Jeff Haislip
Sunday, April 5 2:00 - 5:00 m - 1st Sunday Song Circle w/Collie Ryan
Monday, April 6 7:00 pm - Jeff Haislip
High Sierra is SPURS Central - Big Screen Upstairs - Call for schedule.

THE BOATHOUSE
Tuesday:  J Wagner (7 - 10)
Wednesday:  Open Mic hosted by Jeffro Greasewood
(7 – whenever!  All Musician Tips go to the Local Food Bank)
Friday:  Pat O'Bryan & Trevor Hickle (7 - 10)
Saturday:  Dan McCoy (8 - 11)
Stay tuned for our Friday Menu Special!
We are open every day from 4 pm until midnight (1 .m. on Saturdays) with a full bar.  Dinner Tuesday through Sunday from 5 until 9.  We have a great menu including the best burgers in town, Calzones, Green Chile Cheese Fries and more.  Be sure to try our signature Habanero Margaritas.
Our campground is also open with great rates and views - tell your friends!
Hope to see you soon!
Don & Terri

BECOMING FINE ART AND MECHANIC SHOP: we are still here! 371-2694

STARLIGHT THEATER
Tue    3/31 - Uh Clem
Wed   4/1   - The Whitmores
Thu    4/2   - Havilah          
Fri      4/3   - Bruce Salmon 5pm
                     La Fenice 8pm                                  
Sat     4/4 -   McMercy Family Band
Sun    4/5 -   Brunch with the McMercy Family Band      Mon   4/6  -   Burger Night with Chase, Jeffro & Miles

VIVA YOGA! TAUGHT BY SANDI TURVAN
Last yoga class is April 2nd.
Thursdays
9-10:15 all levels
10:45-noon gentle yoga
Located at desert lotus massage studio in Study Butte (next to the laundromat)

BASEBALL GAME
Thanks to everyone who came out for the game last Sunday. A special thanks to Bonnie, Sandi and Shannon for helping out with the concessions and Marcos for umpiring. We are doing it again this Sunday! The game will start at 4pm

COMMUNITY GARDEN
Farmer's Market every Saturday till the end of April
Enjoy Music this Sat. with Terlingua Tanz.  A BIG Garden THANK U TO Diego, Sandi G, and Will for yall's help with the Garden.
Bring the kiddos this Saturday to The Farmer's Market. There will be Easter crafts and bunny stories starting around noon.

FLEA MARKET
Saturday, April 4, 2015 there will be a garage/flea market in the parking lot of Green Dessert Living south of the Terlingua Ranch turnoff.   It starts around 8:00 am until about 2:00 pm. Vendors are welcome and there is NO cost to vendors. Join us and sell, sell, sell!!!!

EASTER EGG HUNT
On Saturday, April 4 2015, the American Legion Post 653 will be having an Easter egg hunt for kids.  It will start at3:00 pm.  We always have pot luck dinners on Saturdays, so please stay and enjoy some good food!!
This is open for all kids.   Hope to see ya there for fun times!!!  :)

TERLINGUA TOOL RENTALS
Jimmy Taylor, owner 432-371-2621 Rent locally, save gas and time.

LA POSADA MILAGRO
We have fresh homemade food that is cooked to order, well worth the wait!  We have also added a new dark roast coffee from Big Bend Roasters.  Have you tried our Rotisserie Chicken Salad Sandwich? WOW!  We have something to suit anyone's taste or diet concerns, so come on by and check us out. You can call in your order at 371-3044.

VINNIE’S BIG BEND DOUGHNUTS
OPEN Saturday, April 4 and Sunday, April 5 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. or until Sold Out!

BIG BEND HIGH SCHOOL
24 Big Bend High School students competed at the District UIL Academic contest in Ft. Davis on Tuesday, March 24. The students competed against the academic teams from Ft. Davis, Marfa, Balmorhea, Sierra Blanca, Valentine, and Dell City. 12 of the students advanced to the Regional level which will be held in San Angelo on April 25. The results of the District meet are as follows:
Mar Olivas - 2nd in Computer Applications; Cody Willard - 5th in Current Issues; Esmeralda Piedra - 5th in Headline Writing; Damian Villanueva - 3rd in Mathematics; Roman Villanueva - 2nd in Number Sense; Tanya Ohl - 3rd in Ready Writing; Taylor Luttrell-Williams - 1st in Social Studies; Chad Ritcheson - 2nd in Social Studies; Cody Willard - 3rd in Social Studies; Mark Krueger - 5th in Social Studies; Perla Garcia - 2nd in Spelling; Yadelin Hernandez - 5th in Spelling. The Number Sense and Social Studies teams will be competing at the Regional Meet as well. The students are coached by Summer Choate, Betina Kearns, Pam Priddy, Marcy Reed, Malynda Richardson, and Martha Stafford.

SHOT TIME LIQUOR
NEW ITEMS!  Sauza Hornitos Black is a delicious añejo sipping tequila aged in whiskey barrels.  Mike's Hard Blackberry is refreshing and fruity, and American Spirit Black Perique blend tobacco pouches are also new.  Jim Beam Black 1.75L handles are now clearance priced at $43.10.  Technically the directions posted last week on the message board to the nearest car wash were accurate.
Ash Wednesday Service February 18th at 4:30pm with Rev. Carolyn Metzler, 25 English and 25 Spanish Lenten Devotionals will be free for the taking as well.

QUILTS BY MARGUERITE 371-2292
EASTER DECORATIONS come get your bunnies and baskets and much more, go see these and many beautiful items at the new store!

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

EARTH AND FIRE IMPORTS/GALLERY
For One Day Only, on Friday, April 3rd, we're having a book signing party with Tom Alex, long time Terlingua resident.  Join us in downtown Terlingua Ghost town from 4-7pm and meet the author, along with wine and coffee, plus refreshments and lively conversations.
His new release was co-written with Robert Wirt and is titled "Around Terlingua" and will be available along with his first release, "Big Bend Nat'l Park and Vicinity"
See ya'll there!!!

REALITY SHOW
A group of producers will be in town during April and want to highlight Terlingua in a new reality show. Individuals and businesses who do not wish to take part in this production must remember that the producers will need their permission to use their image. Without a written release the producers may not use your image or shoot on your property. There is one exception to this though, the producers can place a sign outside of businesses and property they have permission to be shooting in stating that "upon entering you are agreeing to have your image used". Before you sign or agree to anything, please consider whether or not a reality show is really the best way to promote yourself, Terlingua and the way of life that we hold dear.

ALPINE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Basic Computer Education for Adults will start April 21 at APL.  These free classes meet Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6-8pm for six weeks.  Space is limited so call or stop by now for more information and to sign up!
The next APL book club title will be “American Rust” by Phillip Meyer.  The Club will meet April 30 at the library at 5:45pm and refreshments will be provided. APL has two copies on order.  You may also order it by interlibrary loan, or ask at Front Street Books.  See you there!
APL’s April HumpDay Lunch Fundraiser will be held Wednesday April 15 from 11am till 1pm.  Spaghetti lunch, drink, and dessert for $6.  All proceeds benefit the library.  Thank you for your support!
APL offers free English tutoring for adults!  If you or someone you know would like to improve his or her English skills, please stop by for information and to sign up.
APL always needs volunteer English tutors!  Please stop by or contact Paige for more information.
Please join us for the Friends of the Alpine Public Library monthly meetings!  This month we will meet on April 7 at noon at the library.  Everyone is welcome.  Please consider joining this fun and active group of volunteers and see how you can become involved! As always, please watch our website and Facebook page for updated information!

OTRA VEZ has an exercise machine, 3 sewing machines and 2 televisions.  There will be a Big Parking Lot Sale Saturday April 11

RECYCLING
We found very little trash in the BBCA cleanup. Lots of Bluebonnets. Thanks to Ruth, Kevin, Fred, Zynex, Judy, Bonnie Hill, Sarah and Mindy. It was mainly Aluminum cans this year. A fantastic day.

INVESTIGATING CREATIVITY will meet again on Wednesday at 10 am on the patio of La Posada Milagro, hope to see you there!

Want to share your favorite bluebonnet picture? Have a photo of the tallest bluebonnet?  How about the longest bloom?  Most Fun?  We're having a record year for wildflowers of all kinds.  If you send your picture to voni@bigbend.net I'll post them for all to see
at http://vonig.smugmug.com/2015-Big-Bend-Bluebonnets/

Letter to the Editor:
Thanks to Brewster County Commissioner Pallanez for bringing up for review the widely criticized county policy on payment of medical insurance for county retirees adopted in July 2014.  He provided data on present expenditures facilitating projections into the future.  Discussion at Commissioners Court Tuesday (March 24) made clear that there are several portions of that policy which need much fuller examination and consideration than occurred on adoption last year.
The Commissioners Court voted to arrange a public workshop with participation by staff of the Texas Association of Counties, the results of which would likely guide any modifications of that policy.  Reasonable provision of benefits for county employees is certainly essential in fairness and in support of retention.  The question here is what is reasonable and what might it cost in the future to sustain?  Open discussion to which this Commissioners Court seems committed should help arrive at good solutions.
LEARNING IS NOT A SPECTATOR SPORT.
Dale Christophersen

Letter to the Editor:
Who is killing the Burros?  In the last 3 weeks there have been four Burros shot and killed on Terlingua Ranch.  They do no damage and don’t hurt anything.  They are very docile and no way aggressive.  I fail to see any sport in such action.  Or is it someone who is just bloodthirsty and wants to kill a living creature?
CR Rader
Terlingua Tx


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Namaste y’all!



Tuesday, March 24, 2015

TERLINGUA MOON 
Vol 26.  No. 12
March 24, 2016
by Million sMiles

“The one thing ... that is truly ugly is the climate of hate and intimidation, created by a noisy few, which makes the decent majority reluctant to air in public their views on anything controversial. ... Where all pretend to be thinking alike, it's likely that no one is thinking at all.” ― Edward Abbey

This week at The Boathouse!
Once again we will open every day at 4 PM
Dinner served 5 to 9 PM Great menu & daily specials.
Rocking the Boat this week will be:
Tuesday, March 24 - Darrin Kobetich (7-10)
Wednesday, March 25 - Open Mic hosted by Jeffro Greasewood (7 - whenever!)
Thursday, March 26 - Laird Considine (7-10)
Friday, March 27 - Ted Arbogast (7-10)
Saturday, March 28 - The Flying Sombreros (8-11)
Sunday, March 29 - Trevor Reichman (7-10)
Tuesday, March 31 - J. Wagner (7-10)
And don't forget our signature Habanero Margarita
 or Habanero Infused Vodka.

Starlight Theatre Restaurant & Saloon
Tue    3/24   -  Uh Clem
Wed   3/25   -  Darrin Kobetich
Thu    3/26   -  The Beerdsmen          
Fri      3/27   -  Carol Whitney & Chase Peeler                                          
Sat     3/28   -  Christy Hays
Sun    3/29   -  Brunch with Jeffro Greasewood                          
Mon    3/30  -  Burger Night with Trevor Reichman

Classical Music Concert
At the Cinnabar Theater* Thursday March 26, 7pm.
Jane Brown - viola, Judy Eron - oboe, Kerry O'Hare - violin.  Works by Cremont, Templeton Strong, Taneyev. Never heard of those composers? Neither had we!  Performance will last about
1 hour with no intermission. Theater will be selling concessions. Free admission. There is limited seating at the theater, bring a folding chair in the event there is room to use it. (*Cinnabar Theater is down the dirt road just south of the hardware store.)

La Posada Milagro: Wow, the past couple of weeks was a blast!  We have free 24 hr internet access and the best coffee in the area.  Our new waffles seem to really be a hit, we offer gluten free waffles and breads also.  Need an afternoon pick me up? How about a refreshing smoothie or short and sweet double shot? Come on by and enjoy.  You can call your orders in at 371-3044.  We open at 7:30 every morning and are open till till 2 PM
Sunday thru Wednesday, till 3 Thursday thru Saturday, but you are welcome to use the internet and patio anytime.

This Saturday at The Farmer's Market
Enjoy Music with Emy Taylor
Come Celebrate The Community Garden's 7 year anniversary - Potluck, Terlingua Gold on tap, and more.  Music at 1pm!
Thank YOU  our amazing community for all your support
in our efforts of local food production.

High Sierra Bar and Grill is SPURS Central...call for schedule
Wednesday  - The Abduction Continues! AREA 118 7:00 PM
Friday, March 27 - Jenni Peal w/ Emy Taylor, 2:00 - 7:00 PM
Saturday, March 28 - Emy Taylor, Bryn Moore & Friends, at 8.
Coming Up!  Sunday, April 12 - Benefit for "Voices Across the River"  Music @ 2:00 PM  Musicians welcome. Hosts, Jeff Haislip and George Goss  Live Auction @4:00 PM
.
Softball Game this Sunday between a Terlingua team and a team made up TXDOT and Porter Construction employees. Food, beer and maybe even snow cones! Special musical guests will sing the National Anthem and perform for the 7th inning stretch. The game starts at 4pm at the fields located next to the Terlingua School.

Desert Opry:
Thurs 29  Desert Opry Players Open Jam
Sat 28  San Antonio Cactus Club Party & Full Moon
             Singer/Songwriter Campfire hosted by Alice Knight
We  have expanded the "songwriter campfire" to include singers who may not write much or  not at all but, like me, perform "copy" music.

Shot Time Liquor Wow.  What a month, huh?  We still have some liquor left. Come down and check it out. Ask about the featured sale

Earth and Fire Imports/Gallery is proud to bring back for our premier Spring showing, original oil paintings by Copper Love.  A Kerrville native now, her work covers over four decades of painting in the Big Bend area, mostly in the Big Bend National Park. Come meet and greet Copper on Saturday, March 28th at our wine and catered reception, from 4-7 PM.  Featured from March 28th through April 13th. We are located in downtown Terlingua Ghost town, open seven days a week, 9am-7pm.

Menagerie Press in the Terlingua Ghost Town is hosting Itinerant Printer Chris Fritton. Chris will visit letterpress print shops across America throughout 2015, producing unique prints at each venue culled from their idiosyncratic collections of wood type, metal type, cuts, ornaments, and polymer plates. These prints will be mailed back to followers and supporters of the project as postcards from the road. SO…  Come join Menagerie Press for a presentation by Chris, printing demonstrations, and all-round open house. There will be beer, beans and bread on the patio. Four o'clock to eight, Tuesday, April 7th. You are welcome to join in with music, food or just you. The Press is located next to the Santa Ynez Church behind the Starlight. Please no dogs.

BBCA highway cleanup is this weekend, Sat. March 28th. Come one Come all, 9am at Gate 2. We have everything you need so bring helpful hands and spirits. See you then.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Join wildlife biologist, Betty Alex, on Thurs. March 26th at the Big Bend Library on Terlingua Community School District campus for the second program in our series of monthly presentations.
Betty has worked in Big Bend for over 30 yrs. and this program will feature The Rare and Beautiful Plants in Your Own Back Yard.
Wildflowers and blooming plants have been amazingly lush this year so come learn more about what we are all seeing around us each day! This promises to be a beautiful and informative program!!
Program begins at 6:00 p.m. and refreshments and beverages will be served. See you all there!
Donations of any refreshments are always welcomed and appreciated. Please call Glenda at 371-2552 if you are able to make a contribution.

Cycletek is your local source for automatic backup/standby generator systems for your house or business.  Installations and generator start as little as $3,000.  We also have in stock this week's special Generac inverter IX800 watt $290.00 total price; Generac GP1800 $340.00 total price.  You cannot beat these prices on the internet.
We only have one of each.  371-2569.

37 POSTCARDS. A Comedy by Michael Mckeever. Directed
by Joe Sirotnak          LMLB Productions. The Cinnabar Theatre.
Joe and the LMLB Players did a truly masterful job bringing the wacky Sutton family to life, especially ‘Nana’ (played by Maria Lavender) who was the wackiest of them all. Never a dull moment, this comedy was a hoot from start to finish, and if you haven't seen it yet, you should
catch a performance before they close the show.
Friday, March 27 @ 8 PM, Saturday, @ 2 PM Matinee and  8 PM Finale
Gala Night was packed. The sound of rain on the tin roof only added to the magic. Brilliant!  Sally Forth  (Theatre Critic at Large)

Big Bend Doughnuts- Only two customers come to the doughnut stand before 8 a.m.  And you two are always welcome because we WILL be here! Big Bend Doughnuts open from 8AM to 1 p.m.
 or sold out, on Saturdays and Sundays.  If we have any leftover doughnuts at 1 PM, they will be available at the American Legion for a donation to the Big Bend Valley Volunteer Fire Department.  Big Bend Doughnuts in the brown trailer across from the Cottonwood General Store on Hwy 118 S.  Vincent Martinez (432) 371-2487.
We'll be closed on March 28 and 29th. We will reopen for Saturday and Sunday, April 4 and 5th. Thank you so much for your support.

Last yoga class is April 2nd.
Viva Yoga! Taught by Sandi Turvan
Thursdays 9-10:15 all levels
10:45-Noon gentle yoga - At desert lotus massage studio
 in Study Butte (next to the Laundromat)

Big Bend High School students participated in the Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE) at Permian High School in Odessa on Saturday, March 21.  Damian Villanueva received a regional medal in Division II competition.  Mark Krueger and Perla Villa received regional medals in Division I competition.  VASE competitors are interviewed by individual judges who award the medals based on the interview and the artwork.  There were over 450 entries this year from several area schools.

Becoming Fine Art and Mechanic Shop: repair spots are filling up quick so call to setup an appointment.  We still have some soaps left and plenty of refreshing candles. I am currently getting ready to make all natural deodorants and lip balms, so if you are interested in getting some - gimme a call 371-2694.
Investigating Creativity will resume our get togethers this week at 10 am at La Posada Milagro on Wednesday.

Who has a photo of the tallest bluebonnet?  How about the longest bloom?  Most Fun? We're sure having a record year.  If you send your picture to voni@bigbend.net I'll post them for all to see
at http://vonig.smugmug.com/2015-Big-Bend-Bluebonnets/

TERLINGUA TOOL RENTALS Come get those digging tools while the ground is workable. Jimmy Taylor owner 371-2621
 Delightful  EASTER DECORATIONS For sale at Quilts by Marguerite. Bunnies, vases, candle holders, egg trees, baskets and more. http://vonig.smugmug.com/2015-March/i-TGmgZBP/A

The Electronics Recycling Event completely filled an enclosed 6x 12 foot trailer to the top. Thanks to all those who kept their electronics out of the local  landfills. Special thanks to the volunteers who staffed the trailer, and to our Commissioner, Hugh Garrett, who facilitated it and was present both days.
We hope to have another electronics recycling event in September.

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

Alpine Public Library book club meets March 26 at 5:30pm at the library.  Adult volunteer English tutors are needed. For more
Check out our website www.alpinepubliclibrary.org

Voices From Both Sides - Saturday, May 9th, before Mother's Day this year.  We hope this is the best one yet and we need everyone's support to make this the best year ever!  Last year, Mexico gave away T-shirts and yes, we sold them.  But there is madness behind our methods.  Voices is an international music project that is a non profit organization through Big Bend Citizens Alliance
Our purpose is to bring people together and re-open the border thru music and our Bicultural CD Project.  As each year passes, this event is growing and so
we are looking for food sponsors AND we are going to have a benefit and Auction Sunday April 12th at 2 PM at the High Sierra Bar and Grill.  Music by Jeff Haislip and George Goss.  Bring your instruments if you would like to join in.  The Auction to raise money for Porta Potties and other necessities to throw this Fiesta Protesta! will begin at 4 PM.  Please come and join us and help our community remain united.

A huge thank-you to Passing Wind Ranch (Jimmie Holbrook), La KIva, Ten Bits Ranch and the community for raising over $4700 for the Terlingua Fire and EMS at the St. Paddy's Day/Rocket Fuel Party this past week. Your support is greatly appreciated!

See every sunset for what it is - a once in a lifetime event!!! "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO what a ride!"

A river cane prescribed burn will take place March 23 – 27, 2015.  Ignitions will take place between San Vicente Canyon and Mariscal Canyon.  The Solis campsites will be closed . Approximately 61 acres of river cane will be burned to allow the Rio Grande to flow more naturally.  The Diablos crew, park firefighters, and several outside resources will be called upon to makes these burns a success.  If there are any questions, contact Ed Waldron, Fire Management Officer, at 432-477-2397.

Holy Saturday  April 4 - 4:00-5:30  Mini-Easter Vigil in Terlingua Ghost Town at Santa Inez, with The Rev. Carolyn Metzler. All are welcome.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Terlingua Moon
March 17th, 2015 ~ Volume 26  ~ # 11
 by
South County
Mud Clowns

We reserve the right to make mistakes ~ The Editors

From the 2nd and 3rd Grade Terlingua Paisanas  A BIG THANK YOU to all the parents, teachers, staff, administration, community members and visitors who contributed to all of our Bake Sale fundraisers. We are going to El Paso! Thank you Terlingua!

The Terlingua Paisanos will be hosting a pancake supper fundraiser and mini track meet March 19th starting at 5:30.  Bring your appetite and come watch our student athletes run, jump, and throw.

Come out and get into the BALL GAME this Sunday! We have plenty of gloves for everyone to play. The games start at 3pm, so get there early to warm up. AND - There are rumors of a game to be played on Sunday, March 29th between Terlingua and a Lajitas/TXDOT team. More information to come...The fields are located next to the Terlingua School.

Classical Music Concert ~  at the Cinnabar Theater* Thurs. March 26, 7pm.
Jane Brown - viola, Judy Eron - oboe, Kerry O'Hare - violin.  Works by Cremont, Templeton Strong, Taneyev. Never heard of those composers? Neither had we!  Performance will last about 1 hour with no intermission. Theater will be selling concessions. Free admission. There is limited seating at the theater, bring a folding chair in the event there is room to use it. (*Cinnabar Theater is located down the dirt road just south of the hardware store.)

Must Sell: cab-over camper parked at the Study Butte RV Park (ask Dave @ main office).  Pictures are on the Brewster County Exchange group on Facebook.  Price: $500 firm. Cash only.
 In very good condition; new battery, new a/c  and new microwave.  If interested, call Joanne at 2263.  Or leave message on her answering machine

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

Thurs. March 26th: The Big Bend Library  
Join us for the second presentation in our new series of monthly programs. The topic for this month is "The Special Plants in Your Back Yard, featuring Betty Alex. Ms. Alex is a wildlife biologist who has worked for Big Bend National Park for 32 years. Big Bend Library is located on the campus of TCSD. Programs begin at 6:00 p.m., are free to the public, and include food and beverages. We look forward to seeing you there!

You can have EMERGENCY standby power for as little as $3,000 plus fuel supply.  We can match most internet pricing on portables.  Remember, by purchasing a Generac product, ALL warranty issues, parts supply, maintenance and service issues are handled here locally.

Who has a photo of the tallest bluebonnet? How about the longest bloom? We're sure having a record year.  If you send your picture to voni@bigbend.netI'll post them for all to see
at http://vonig.smugmug.com/2015-Big-Bend-Bluebonnets/ 
Check out Paul Glaves 50 inch tall find.

St. Paddy's Day Parade leaves from the old KKKK lot next to Easter Egg Motel at noon on Tuesday. Set up at 11:30 am. Then a BBQ/Shrimp Boil will take place at Passing Wind Ranch following the Parade. We ask for a $10 donation at the door. All money goes to Terlingua Fire and EMS. BYOB There will be some Rocket Fuel on hand for donations. This runs until Dark-30. The Doodlin' Hogwallops will be playing. La Kiva is donating the BBQ and Passing Wind Ranch & Ten Bits Ranch are donating the Shrimp Boil. Everyone is invited.

37 Postcards, a comedy by Michael McKeever, opens this weekend at the Cinnabar Theater.  Directed by Joe Sirotnak, this show has a great cast of actors; Bernadette Devine, Trevor Hickle, Jeannette Jurado, Miquel Jurado, Nola Lafayette, and Maria Lavender.  Three shows this weekend – Fri.,Sat.,and Sun. The Friday night opening Gala kicks off at 7 o'clock with complimentary champagne punch and hors d'oeuvres.  On Saturday &Sunday the doors will open at 7:15 for a 8:00 curtain.  The show will run the following weekend as well.  Ticket price is $10.00.  This is a Last Minute Low Budget Production at Terlingua's own community theater - on Highway 118, just before Bee Mountain Hardware.

Bad Rabbit Cafe--The Terlingua Fill-Harmonic Symphony (Cooter, Charlie, and Judy play old country music).  Friday and Saturday, March 20 and 21, 6:30 pm

Terlingua Tanz plays tangos from South America, Klezmer from Eastern Europe, and waltzes from around the world--at Starlight Sunday Brunch, March 22, 11 to 1.
Tue    3/17   -  Uh Clem
Wed   3/18   -  The Whitmores
Thu    3/19   -  Area 118           
Fri      3/20  -  Bruce Salmon & Steve Bernal         
Sat     3/21  -  J. Wagner  5pm
                     Ann & Some Ghosts  8:30pm
Sun    3/22  -  Brunch with Terlingua Tanz            
Mon    3/23  -  Burger Night with Ashley Raines

TERLINGUA TOOL RENTALS Everything for your construction projects right near your backyard. Jimmy Taylor owner 371-2621

Now in stock at All Energies: Suntech 250W solar panels for $270 each. Buy 4 or more for $250 each. 25 year warranty, made by the world’s #1 solar panel manufacturer. Available for pick-up at our new Hwy 118 location: 16 miles north of Study Butte, ⅓ mile south of the Terlingua Ranch Rd intersection. Email casey@allenergies.net or call us during the week at 371-2950 with your questions about solar power and alternative energy.

Come on Up to the House!
The Boathouse is continuing with it's Spring Break hours this week; open daily from 11-3 for lunch and 4 - midnight (1 a.m. Saturday).  Dinner is offered from 5 - 9 daily.  Our Friday menu special is Shrimp Gumbo, Hush Puppies and all the fixins.  This week's music is exceptional with, among others, Greg Harkins on Friday and Butch and Rory Hancock playing Saturday night!
Tuesday, March 17 from 7 - 10 pm:  Area 118 (Shand Walton and Jeff Haislip)
Wednesday, March 18 from 7 - whenever!  Open Mic hosted by Jeffro Greasewood.  All musicians
 tips go to the Terlingua Crisis Center/ Food Bank!
Thursday, March 19 from 7 - 10:  Frank Meyer
Friday, March 20 from 7 - 10:   Greg Harkins
Saturday, March 21 from 8 - 11:  Butch and Rory Hancock
Sunday, March 22 from 7 - 10:  The Muse & Eye (Russell Clepper and Sarah Dial Primrose)
Tuesday, March 24h from 7 - 10:  Darrin Kobetich
Have a great week everyone and see you at The Boathouse!
Don & Terri

Still hungry for news?  Visit bigbendgazette.com for detailed stories and events of interest in the
Micro-Plex (here), the Greater Big Bend and the Frontera.  Better yet, buy your copy where sold.

Submit your news to the Moon at terlinguamoon@gmail.com on Monday before 12 noon for next-day publication.

Next week’s Moon by MILLION sMILES

It is really wet outside, so we'll be late getting hard copy passed around.  Please forward this Moon on to your email lists; some of the ads are time sensitive. 
And, please try to attend the School Board Meeting tomorrow evening at 6 P.M.

Whether you have children in TCSD, or not, join with other community members to show support for our new Board of Trustees, our Superintendent, Principal and our Teachers so we can all help them make TCSD the best it can be.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Terlingua Moon, March 10, 2015

 “The really important kind of freedom involves attention and awareness and discipline, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them over and over in myriad petty, unsexy ways every day. That is real freedom.
That is being educated, and understanding how to think.
The alternative is unconsciousness, the default setting, the rat race,
the constant gnawing sense of having had, and lost, some infinite thing.”
David Foster Wallace

Our Community
Terlingua Farmer's Market this Saturday
Enjoy Music with AREA 118
Debbie with Little River Herb is headed back east so stop in and stock up on her tinctures, and salves they are on sale this weekend.

The BBHS Student Council attended the Texas Association of Student Councils-District 8 Spring Forum on March 4 in Andrews.  They attended a leadership workshop, discussed community projects with other area schools, and participated in a service project for the homeless.

Terlingua School was well represented at the Big Bend Regional History Fair in Alpine on March 5th. Five BBHS students advanced to the state competition in Austin.  Taylor Luttrell- Williams placed 1st in the historical paper category; Eduardo Gonzalez placed 1st in the interactive website category; and Cody Willard, Kaeli Wylie, and Nicky Dahl placed 1st in the group exhibit category.  Taylor won the Women in History Award. Cody, Kaeli, and Nicky won the American History Award


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


Many Stones has lots of eggs. The chicks grew up and the days are longer.  Many Stones is approximately one mile north of the intersection of 118 and 170.


Spring Softball!  Come out and get into the game this Sunday! We have plenty of gloves for everyone to play. The games start at 3pm, so get there early to warm up. The fields are located next to the Terlingua School.


Otra Vez

Please, please, please!No more donations until further notice. Our coffers are overflowing as is our storage unit. Once weather permits we will have a huge parking lot sale, but until then we'll clear out some with our Wednesdays and alternate Saturdays sales.

We wish to thank Dave Fricker for donating the gravel needed to cover our parking area, Raymond for hauling it, and Kevin for spreading it. We are grateful, especially every time it rains.


For sale:  Older gentleman lived in cab over camper in Terlingua for short time. Bought cab for $800. Working refrigerator, added new microwave, battery and a/c. Billy was placed in a nursing home and is being discharged soon to an unfurnished one room studio in Alpine. Selling cab over camper for $500 to buy furniture and other supplies needed to set up apartment. You can look at it behind Study Butte RV office. Ask for Dave or call Joanne at 371-2263. Must be picked up.


The equipment is moved in and the power is on! Come visit the All Energies team whenever the OPEN flag is out at our new highway location: 16 miles north of Study Butte, south of the Terlingua Ranch Road intersection. Or give us a call with your questions about solar power and alternative energy. We have excellent pricing on brand name equipment! Our prices are lower than Amazon and Backwoods! Email casey@allenergies.net anytime, or call us during the week at 371-2950.







Health Survey Results
Thank you to ALL who took time to participate in the survey conducted for health care needs in South Brewster County. Your comments and answers are valued and will be instrumental in pressing on in the plans to develop health care services in our area. Low turnout and lack of participation have indicated that community driven services, or facilities, would not be successful at this time. A decision to hold another survey later this year may change that course. Please feel free to call Diane Paul at 979-218-3769 to discuss ideas, thoughts, and plans in the works. In the meantime keep up the good work in taking care of each other, as well as yourselves!!!





Spring Electronics Recycling Event
South County Community Center March 11th and 12th
Get ready for the Spring Electronics Recycling Event in Study Butte March 11th 10-4 pm and
March 12th 9-noon. The City of Alpine has opened up the event to all county residents. BBCA
(Big Bend Citizens Alliance) will have volunteers staffing the trailer which will be at the
Community Center Parking Lot.
Thanks to our County Commissioner, Hugh Garrett for making this happen, as well as the City
of Alpine. Here is the ACCEPTABLE ITEMS LIST for a list of items that can be accepted. Please do not leave any items outside the trailer, and please reserve unacceptable items for Dump Days which will be scheduled later this year.
Acceptable Items
• Computers
• Computer Accessories
• Computer Monitors
• Televisions
• Printers
• DVD/CD Players
• Copiers, Fax Machines & Scanners
• Typewriters
• Telephones
• Cell Phones & Chargers
• GPS Units
• Pagers
• PDA & Tablets
• Answering Machines
• MP3 Players
• External Hard Drives
• Radios & Boom-box
• Video and Camera Equipment
• Communications Equipment
• Video Game Systems
• Cable Boxes/DVR
• Circuit Boards
• Rechargeable Batteries (boxed separately)
• Microwaves
• Cables, Wires, Power Cords, Power Strips

Not Acceptable
• Yard Equipment
• Gas Powered Equipment
• Lead acid or non-rechargeable batteries
• Water Coolers
• Paper Shredders
• Propane Tanks
• Space Heaters
• Household Appliances
• Smoke Detectors
• No CRT tubes without cases
• No light bulbs – CFL or Fluorescent tubes
• Freon - (Refrigerators & Air Conditioners)
• Wooden Speakers
• Ceramic & Glass Lamps
• Christmas Tree
• Crock Pots
• Electronic Blankets
• Exercise Equipment
• Garbage Disposals




Music & The Arts

WELCOME SPRING WITH A GOOD LAUGH!
Opening on the Spring Equinox is the new production from Last Minute Low Budget – “37 Postcards!” A comedy by Michael McKeever, the show will run Friday, Saturday and Sunday - March 20, 21, 22 with an 8 PM curtain and on Friday March 27 with an 8 PM curtain.  On Saturday, March 28, there will be two shows; one at 2 p.m. and the other at 8 p.m. All shows at the Cinnabar Theater. 
Where is that? Watch for the new sign on the highway just before the hardware store!  And remember, we love our new theater but it is smaller than our old one – only 48 seats.  So please plan to come early for the best seating.  Doors will open at 7:15 for the evening shows, for the Gala at 7 and at 1:15 for the matinee.  Opening Gala is Friday, March 20.


Happening this week at The Starlight!

Tuesday, 3/10 - Uh Clem
Wednesday, 3/11 - Niko Laven
Thursday, 3/12 - Moses Martinez           
Friday, 3/13 - The Paper Moon Shiners
Saturday, 3/14 - Gary Gorrence  5pm
    The Fabulous VorTexans  8pm
Sunday, 3/15 - Brunch with Bruce Salmon
Monday, 3/16 - Burger Night with Greg Harkins


THIS WEEK AT HIGH SIERRA:

Thursday, March 12 at 8:00 p.m. - The Lavens
Friday, March 13 from 2- 5 p.m. – Jenni Mansfield Peal
Saturday, March 14 at 8:00 p.m. – The Lavens
Sunday, March 15 at 7:00pm - AREA 118
Monday, March 16 at 7:00pm – The Abduction Continues!! AREA 118


Boathouse Restaurant & Bar

Special Spring Break hours:
March 9th – 31st we will be open from 11 a.m. until Midnight.  (1 a.m. on Saturdays)
The Grille will be open from 11 – 3 and 5 – 9 p.m.

We have an awesome lineup of music for the month, too, including the musicians for this week as well as Butch Hancock, Greg Harkins, The Muse & Eye, Johann Wagner and more.  And EVERY Wednesday night is Open Mic from 7 – 10.  

March 9:  Rachel Laven (7-10)
March 10:  Trevor Reichman (7-10)
March 11:  Open Mic hosted by Jeffro Greasewood (7-10)
March 12:  Paper Moonshiners (7-10)
March 13: Niko Laven CD Release Party (7-10)
March 14: Chet O’Keefe (8-11)

This week’s Friday Special is Fried Chicken, Mashers and Fresh Greens from the Terlingua Community Garden!  


“Assemblage” will show March 14th - 27th, at Earth & Fire Imports in Terlingua Ghost town. Local artist Lori Griffin is known for artistic compositions that include recycled materials. Collecting and "upcycling" found objects provides unique pieces. A collection of works for this year's fundraiser include: stained glass mosaic, reverse glass painting, mixed media, plus oil and acrylic paintings. Various art techniques consisting of painting three-dimensional items, including the body, are being done to create a "one of a kind" work of art. This is the 10th and final year where you can purchase a discounted piece of art to help with the relocation of abused women and children.  Anonymous donors contribute all of the art to this sale. If you have questions, please call or send a text message to 432.386.7393. Reception is March 14th from 4 to 7 PM


Investigating Creativity is taking a break for Spring Break, we will start back up in a couple of weeks so have fun everyone.










Of Note

La Posada Milagro in the Ghost Town offers fresh home-style cooking for breakfast and lunch.  We can also hook you up with lunches to take with you on all your adventures in the Big Bend.  We have the Milagro Smoothie (triple berry) and just added our new all fruit Mango Smoothie which has a hidden kick added for the authentic SouthWest flavor.  We also have gluten free options for anyone who wants it: homemade gluten free bread, Glutino english muffins, and we are currently working on a new recipe for gluten free waffles.  As always, we have the best coffee and espresso drinks available in the area.  Free Wifi is available 24/7, so even if we are not open you can still enjoy our patio and surf the net.  Do you believe in miracles? We do!  432.371-3044



TERLINGUA TOOL RENTALS Jimmy Taylor, owner 371-2621 Bet we've got what you need for your construction projects, save a round trip to Alpine.

Big Bend Doughnuts: the mobile doughnut factory in the brown trailer next to the Terlingua Store on the southwest corner of South County Road & Hwy 170 wants to thank all of our customers and let you know we will be open regularly from 7:00 a.m. till 1:00 p.m. or sold out on Saturday and Sundays.  Vincent Martinez (432) 371-2487.  Please look us up on Facebook “Big Bend Doughnuts” and like us, share us, and send us some good pics to use.  Thanks for your support.
Alpine Public Library’s wildly popular “Travel Talks” program, which features monthly guest lecturers discussing their worldly wanderings, is in need of a new host or hostess. Responsibilities of this volunteer position include recruiting speakers, preparing advertising summaries of each talk, making sure the speaker is familiar with and ready to use APL’s projector and other audiovisual equipment before the night of the event, and introducing them to the audience. The program takes place on the last Friday of every month at 7pm in the library multipurpose room. Be the face of this popular community series! Please call Paige for more information at 837-2621.


It’s time for the Second Saturday Flea Market - March 14th at the corner of Hwy. 118 and Terlingua School Rd. in the H2O parking lot.  Free setup, 8:30 a.m. ‘til whenever. Spring is in the air so do some cleaning . We love rain so, as always, weather permitting!



Send news to TerlinguaMoon@gmail.com by NOON Monday for next week’s MOON!

BREWSTER COUNTY - A financial mess for Brewster County after former County Judge, Kathy Killingsworth, used grant money to buy an emergency response vehicle back in December. Officials tell NewsWest 9 that she did it without the approval of the commissioners court.

Standard purchasing procedure requires approval from commissioners before any grant money can be used. Because proper procedure was not followed, Brewster County is now short $53,106. 

The Brewster County Treasurer, Ruth Staton, said, "The treasurer can approve the use of $500, [ed] the judge can approve $2,500, but anything over $5,000 you have to have the approval of the whole commissioners court."

Although buying an emergency vehicle is a legitimate purchase, in order for the county to be reimbursed, the court must follow the rules of the grant issued by the State Homeland Security Grant Program (SHSP). 

"There was money left over from 2013 that was closing out and that's what that money was for. They had this closing amount so they were buying an emergency vehicle for the Terlingua EMS & Fire Department," Staton said.  

The county faced another problem regarding the company they purchased the vehicle from, EchoStream Auto Group/Odyssey Automotive Specialty.

"The company (EchoStream/Odyssey) may be seeking protection under bankruptcy so the deadline for that vehicle has passed," Staton said.  

The county now must cover the complete cost of the emergency vehicle purchase, which amounts to $53,106 total.

"The grant has already been de-obligated. Which means the money is no longer there, it's been sent back. So the county is just out  $53,000," Staton said.  

The county hopes to adjust their budget without using taxpayer dollars for the expense, but in the future, they hope to prevent this from happening again.

"We did some budget cuts or I should say the commissioners court did some budget cuts and everything will be okay," Staton said.  

The county hopes to bounce back from the mistake and plans on approving a Purchasing Policy Procedure at their upcoming commissioners court meeting on Monday, March 9.





Becoming Fine Art and Mechanic Shop:
Antonio is a master mechanic with over thirty years experience.  He can diagnose and repair most of your automotive and diesel issues. If he can't fix it, he will make sure to tell you why and offer solutions for your problems. After all, time is money and nobody has either one to waste.  The gallery and studio are open in the evenings but you can stop by anytime.  We still have handcrafted soaps left and lots of yummy candles.  Stop by or call 371-2694.






Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The Terlingua Moon

March 3, 2015   ~  VOL. 26 #9


     
Calling all athletes and athletic supporters, come out and get into the game this Sunday! The games start at 3pm, so get there early to warm up. The fields are located next to the Terlingua School.         
As heard on the Ghost Town Porch


Local Entertainment Advertisements

Starlight Theater and Restaurant
Tue    3/3   -  Uh Clem
Wed   3/4   -  The Whitmores
Thu    3/5   -  Shand Walton & Jeff Haislip           
Fri      3/6   -  Trevor Reichman                                          
Sat     3/7   -  Hank Erwin  5pm
                     The Hank Woji Conspiracy  8pm
Sun    3/8   -  Brunch with Terlingua Tanz                           
Mon    3/9  -  Burger Night with Chet O'Keefe
           
This week at The Boathouse Restaurant & Bar
Wednesday, March 4:  7-10 pm Open Mic hosted by Jeffro Greasewood
Thursday, March 5:  7-10 pm Frank Meyer
Friday, March 6:  7-10 pm The Hank Woji Conspiracy
Saturday, March 7:  8-11 pm Mark Utter
Sunday, March 8: 7-10 pm The Whitmores
Monday, March 9:  7-10 Rachel Laven.  If you've not heard Rachel before, you're in for a real treat!  Note our Spring Break hours starting on March 9.
This Friday's Menu Special is Shredded Beef with Onion Jam topped with Blue Cheese Mousse on a Ciabatta Hero, French Fries and Community Garden Greens.
The Boathouse is open daily from 4 - Midnight and until 1 a.m. on Saturdays.  Grille is open Tuesday - Sundays 5-9 pm.
FOR SPRING BREAK, however, (MONDAY, MARCH 9 - SUNDAY, MARCH 22) we will open daily at 11 a.m. and close at Midnight every night other than Saturday when we will close at 1 a.m.  Lunch will be served 11 - 3 and dinner from 5 - 9 March 9 - 22.

Bad Rabbit Cafe (Terlingua Ranch Restaurant under new and delicious management!)
Friday and Saturday, March 6 and 7, 6:30 pm -- Terlingua Fill-Harmonic Symphony (Cooter, Judy, and Charlie sing old country songs)

This week at High Sierra
March 7, Saturday 8:00 pm  AREA 118
Again if you miss them ...Sunday Afternoon 2:00 pm AREA 118 

La Posada Milagro features home cooked meals, the best coffee in the Big Bend, smoothies, baked goods and free internet.  371-2694. Enjoy the food, coffee and company.

Community Information

Is your dog ready? We mean your Chihuahua, or a similarly small dog. You must know by now that the 12th annual Terlingua Chihuahua Dog Races are this coming Saturday (March 7) at the Family Crisis Center in Terlingua Ghost Town. If you haven’t been training your petite pup for the races, it’s not too late — but do it today or tomorrow. Registration starts at 10 a.m., the costume contest (always funny) is at noon, and the races follow at 1 pm. There also will be a silent auction, and all proceeds support the Family Crisis Center of the Big Bend. Come out to race your dog(s) or just to enjoy the fun and entertainment. Music by Dr Fun.  Please call Mike Drinkard with any questions:  371-3147

Otra Vez:  We'll be open Saturday, March 7, 9-12, as well as every Wednesday, 9-12.  Advance Notice:  As soon as the weather cooperates and warms up, we'll have a huge parking lot sale.  Hope springs eternal!

TERLINGUA TOOL RENTALS Make your Honey happy by getting started on her list of spring projects...rent your tools here. Jimmy Taylor, owner 371-2621

Spring Electronics Recycling Event
South County Community Center March 11th and 12th
Get ready for the Spring Electronics Recycling Event in Study Butte March 11th 10-4 pm and March 12th 9-noon. The City of Alpine has opened up the event to all county residents. BBCA (Big Bend Citizens Alliance) will have volunteers staffing the trailer which will be at the Community Center Parking Lot. Thanks to our County Commissioner, Hugh Garrett for making this happen, as well as the City of Alpine.  (Please see list in back of Moon)

Investigating Creativity will meet Wednesday at 10 am at La Posada Milagro. What inspires you to create?

SEND US to the ZOO!
The 2nd and 3rd Grade Terlingua Paisanas are holding our final Fundraiser BAKE SALE to raise money for our Field Trip to the El Paso Zoo and El Paso Exploreum! 
When: Thursday, March 5; 3:00-4:00pm
Where: The Cottonwood General Store
Please come on out and support our adventures!  Enjoy our yummy treats! Thank you Terlingua!

Next week’s submissions to the Moon should be in by noon on Monday, March 9th.  Please send to:
TerlinguaMoon@gmail.com for twEyeLight raVen


Opening on the Spring Equinox is the new production from Last Minute Low Budget - 37 Postcards!  A comedy by Michael McKeever, the show will run Friday, Saturday and Sunday - March 20, 21, 22 with an 8 PM curtain, Friday March 27 8 PM and Saturday March 28 with two shows - 2 PM & 8 PM.   All shows at the Cinnabar Theater.  Where is that?   Watch for the new sign on the highway just before the hardware store!

The Big Bend Resort & Adventures Cafe is looking for cashiering & waiter staff, please stop by our Main Lobby and pick up an application today, thank you.

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

A BIG South Brewster County THANK YOU to Dr. Gary Williams, visiting dentist from Dallas/Fort Worth, his assistants and staff, and all who helped in the coordination of the 3-day Dental Clinic held here.  Thanks to the Big Bend Baptist Church, Pastor Ray Bullock and church members who hosted, prepared food, and helped with the event. A total of 46 patients were seen during the three-day clinic.  And, thanks to Billie who gave reading glasses, at no charge, to 20 people. We greatly appreciate all that you do for our community.

Martha Stafford and Glenda Luttrell would like to say THANK YOU to everyone who attended this past Thursday's program at The Big Bend Library! Also, a huge THANKS to Tom Alex whose presentation was outstanding!
Attendance of 50 guests confirms that there is a desire in our community for programs and presentations such as these.
One person after another commented on what a wonderful library we have and how nice it was to see it utilized in such a way.  Thank you TCSD for the nod to keep the building open and staffed for the occasion.  If you would like to help out with refreshments for upcoming programs, please call Glenda @ 371-2552.  Donations and/or contributions of tasty eats are greatly appreciated and welcomed! 
Keep you eyes on The Moon for details about our next program offered on Thursday March 26th!!
Viva Library Programs!

Becoming Fine Art and Mechanic Shop.  Gifts, Art, Automotive repair and best of all we have Chloe and Lila - the pig girls!

Garage Sale/Flea Market on Saturday, March 7, in the parking lot of Green Desert Living just south of the Terlingua Ranch turn-off.  We will start up at 8:00 am and end when we need to.  Vendors are welcome to join us-no cost to vendors, just show up and sell, sell, sell!

Viva Yoga! Taught by Sandi Turvan
Thursdays
9-10:15 all levels
10:45-noon gentle yoga
 At desert lotus massage studio in Study Butte (next to the laundromat)  Sorry for the cancellation of classes last week, but this week it's on.

Shot Time Liquor
New!  We now carry Vaporfi vaping hardware. Starter kits and parts available for Vaporfi's Air, Pro, Orbit and Boom lines. Nicotine liquid is available in 15mL and 30ml bottles, 12mg and 24mg strengths, with 27 flavors.
We also now have Pimm's cup 750mL bottle for 25.06.
Sale! Seagram's Calypso Colada 4 packs are now only 4.18!

This Saturday at The Farmer's Market
 Enjoy Music with George Goss
 457 lbs has been harvested since Sept. 2nd
 8 more markets for this season
 The Community Garden turns 8 years old
 Earth Day April 22nd
 A Big Thank You to All the Ghostown restaurants
 and The Cottonwood Store for supporting
  the effort to EAT LOCAL

Here is the ACCEPTABLE ITEMS LIST for a list of items that can be accepted at the Recycling Event on March 10 and 11. Please do not leave any items outside the trailer, and please reserve unacceptable items for Dump Days which will be scheduled later this year.
Acceptable Items
• Computers , • Computer Accessories • Computer Monitors
• Televisions • Printers • DVD/CD Players
• Copiers, Fax Machines & Scanners • Typewriters
• Telephones • Cell Phones & Chargers • GPS Units
• Pagers  • PDA & Tablets  • Answering Machines
• MP3 Players  • External Hard Drives
• Radios & Boom-box • Video and Camera Equipment
• Communications Equipment • Video Game Systems
• Cable Boxes/DVR • Circuit Boards
• Rechargeable Batteries (boxed separately)
• Microwaves  Cables, Wires, Power Cords, Power Strips 

Not Acceptable
• Yard Equipment • Gas Powered Equipment
• Lead acid or non-rechargeable batteries
• Water Coolers • Paper Shredders • Propane Tanks
• Space Heaters • Household Appliances • Smoke Detectors
• No CRT tubes without cases
• No light bulbs – CFL or Fluorescent tubes
• Freon - (Refrigerators & Air Conditioners)
• Wooden Speakers • Ceramic & Glass Lamps
• Christmas Tree • Crock Pots • Electronic Blankets
• Exercise Equipment • Garbage Disposals



        

Monday, March 2, 2015

MOON Xtra
Our new Commissioner is sitting at the Fire/EMS building now, waiting to talk with you about our future hopes and needs.  He is in the office just inside the front door.

Talk with your Commissioner March 2
Hugh Garrett, Brewster County Commissioner Precinct 2, will be in the office at the South County Emergency Response Center on Monday, March 2, from 2:00-5:00pm and then attending the TFEMS Board Meeting at 6:00. Please come by and visit if you have a chance.

AND NEXT WEEK
Electronics Recycling in South County March 11-12
Get ready for the Spring Electronics Recycling Event in Study Butte March 11, 10 am to 4 pm, and March 12, 9 am to noon. The City of Alpine has opened up the event to all county residents. BBCA (Big Bend Citizens Alliance) will have volunteers staffing the trailer, which will be at the Community Center Parking Lot.
Thanks to our County Commissioner, Hugh Garrett, for making this happen, as well as the City of Alpine.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

TERLINGUA MOON 
Vol. 26, No. 8 
February 24, 2014 
By MaeWestern 
"I have already settled it for myself so flattery and criticism go down the same drain and I am quite free." -- Georgia O'Keeffe

Big Bend Library Presentation
Thursday, 6 pm at Big Bend Library: The library is beginning a series of diverse monthly programs. This month’s guest speaker is Thomas Alex, whose presentation is entitled Juan Pedro Walker’s Mapping Expedition of 1805 that will retrace the cartography party’s expedition through the Big Bend. Tom gives a great talk and I know it will be enjoyable and informative! It’s free and refreshments will be served.

Viva Yoga!
Viva Yoga! taught by Sandi Turvan, THURSDAYS 9-10:15, All levels yoga; 10:45 to noon, Gentle yoga. At Desert Lotus Massage Studio (next to the laundromat). Private classes also available. 512.466.6376 or sturvan@yahoo.com.

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

Word Off
Thank you to all who attended the 2015 Word Off and especially to all those who braved the stage; it was a great evening and a wonderful showcase of Terlingua talent. A very big thank you to KT and Becca who did a fabulous job of compering the evening. For those who missed it - http://terlinguamusic.com blog has some lovely photos and a lively report on the event.

Farmer’s Market
Farmer’s Market every Saturday 10-1 pm. Enjoy Music this Sat. with Pat O’ Bryan. Stop By for Fresh Greens, Herbs,  Carrots, Tomatoes, Eggs, Breads, and More! Time to get your Spring Garden planted. The Garden has lots of free seeds! THINK COMMUNITY  EAT LOCAL.

Tank Delivery
HEADS UP!  Your Wylie rain harvesting tank is scheduled to come March 2nd, around 3 pm.  It might be sooner than that, so stay in touch.  Make sure we have your contact phone number, special drop-off instructions and your deposit. 371-2506.

Pam Ware Featured Artist
Come join us, Saturday, Feb. 28, for an art opening featuring wine & refreshments, and original oil paintings by Terlingua local, Pam Ware. Earth and Fire Imports/Gallery, located in downtown Terlingua ghost town, will showcase Pam’s work Feb 28 through March 13.  The reception will be from 4-7pm on Saturday.  Spring hours are 9am-7pm, seven days a week, through mid April.

This week at The Boathouse!!
Open every day from 4 - Midnight; Saturdays ‘til 1 am.  Grille open Tuesday through Sunday from 5 - 9.
This week’s music scene:
Tunesday with James Williams 7 - 9
Wednesday - Open Mic hosted by Jeffro Greasewood 7 - 10
Friday - Jeff Haislip & Shand Walton 7 - 10
Saturday - Laird Considine 8 - 11
Friday’s Menu Special: Chipotle Meat Loaf, Shiner Bock Mashers,
Corn on the Cob, Fresh Mixed Community Garden Greens.
Plus our full menu (every day but Monday) and full bar.
Hope to see you soon! ~Don & Terri

Starlight Theatre Restaurant & Saloon Schedule
Tue    2/24   -  Uh Clem
Wed   2/25   -  Carol Whitney & Chase Peeler
Thu    2/26   -  Moses Martinez          
Fri    2/27   -  Katie McDowell                                         
Sat   2/28   -  The Beardsmen
Sun  3/1     -  Brunch with Doug Schamberg                          
Mon 3/2    -  Burger Night with Ali Holder & Daniel Thomas Phipps

Softball Sundays
Calling all athletes and athletic supporters, come out and get into the game this Sunday! Games start at 3pm, so get there early to warm up. Fields are located next to the Terlingua School.

Espresso y Poco Mas
La Posada Milagro has a brand new waffler so we are serving homemade waffles and have added gluten free waffles to the menu. For the best coffee in the Big Bend area and homemade meals and treats stop by. 371-3044

Becoming Art
Becoming is still taking appointments for automotive repair and service.  Gallery is open, messy but open. 371-2694

Investigating Creativity
Investigating Creativity will meet at 10 am on Wednesday at La Posada Milagro.

Talk with your Commissioner March 2
Hugh Garrett, Brewster County Commissioner Precinct 2, will be in the office at the South County Emergency Response Center on Monday, March 2, from 2:00-5:00pm and then attending the TFEMS Board Meeting at 6:00. Please come by and visit if you have a chance.

Cycletek
Cycletek is your local source for automatic backup power for those pesky power outages.  We also carry whole-house surge protectors to protect your appliances from the power surges caused from blackouts, lightning strikes, or any other source of EMP.  Generator sizes ranging from 7kw to 150kw.  We also stock portables.  Call today for a free on sight evaluation.  371-2569.  Generac has announced a price increase effective 3/1, so if you’re on the fence, call today to get it ordered.

Terlingua School Sports
The Big Bend High School girls golf team will be traveling to Alpine on Tuesday, Feb. 24 to compete in the Alpine High School Invitational Golf Tournament. On Friday, Feb. 27, the Paisanos will be participating in the Rio Grande Relays in Sanderson. Terlingua school is hosting the Jack Probst Invitational Golf Tournament in Lajitas on Tuesday, March 3.

Shot Time Liquors
New! We now carry Fireball in 50mL, 1.75each.  Also, possibly unrelated, Shot Time now has a wide selection of prophylactics including latex free, 0.50-1.50 each.

Garage Sale/Flea Market
Garage Sale/Flea Market on Saturday, March 7, in the parking lot of Green Desert Living just south of the Terlingua Ranch turn-off.  We will start up at 8:00 am and end when we need to.  Vendors are welcome to join us-no cost to vendors, just show up and sell, sell, sell!

This Week at High Sierra Bar & Grill
Friday Feb. 27 - 7:30 pm Emy & Bryn Song Swap
Sunday, March 1 - 2 pm 2nd Song Circle, “Unplugged” Collie Ryan  Host
High Sierra remains to be Sports Central...large screen TV. It’s “Round Ball”  Pro & College Games. Call the bar at 371-3282 with date and time of what you want to see.

Read the Most Coast to Coast
Kindergarten through 12th grade students at Terlingua school are preparing for a nationwide effort to “Read the Most Coast to Coast” on Friday, Feb. 27. They are among hundreds of thousands of students who will join in the fourth-annual reading celebration. Reading and library activities are planned for the students throughout the day . Many of the activities will be held at Big Bend Library, but the library will remain open for our community members.

Boquillas Port of Entry Hours
The official Boquillas Port of Entry crossing, providing access to Boquillas, Coahuila, Mexico, as well as the protected areas of Maderas del Carmen, Ocampo, and Cañon de Santa Elena, will start summer hours of operation beginning March 4, 2015. The change in hours is to accommodate the later sunset times occurring this time of year.
Pedestrians will be able to access the port between 9 am and 6 pm Wednesday through Sunday. No vehicles will be allowed to cross and there will be no commercial importation of products. The Boquillas Port of Entry is staffed by National Park Service personnel who can assist travelers with information about visiting the area.

Bike Fest Draws Crowd to Big Bend
The Big Bend drew more than 400 cyclists for the annual Chihuahuan Desert Bike Fest Feb 11-13.
According to the Big Bend Ranch State Park Superintendent Barrett Durst, the event was a hit. Rain and snow in the area made for muddy conditions on Thursday, but by Friday trails were clear as cyclists hit trails.
Events like these are a boon to the local economy.
“When you have 500-600 people coming in with their family, it’s a good shot of influx for the economy of south Brewster County,” Durst said. “It’s really good for this area down here.”
The Chihuahuan Desert Bike Fest is just one of many outdoor opportunities the big bend region has to offer.

Alpine Library Happenings
Join us this Thursday, Feb. 26 at 6 pm for TEDxAlpinePublicLibrary - exciting videos of TED talks followed by discussion and debate. Hosted by Gwin Grimes.
The Friends of the Alpine Public Library will hold a rare and interesting book sale on Sat., Feb. 28 from 10 am until 6 pm. Get great deals on rare and antique books! At the library, 805 West Ave. E.

Big Bend Education Corporation News
The Big Bend Education Corporation (BBEC) was formed to raise money to build a high school  for students from the Terlingua and San Vicente school districts. A three-member board was formed, fund raising activities were held, donation and grant money was collected, and the high school was built. Other projects were completed including the school/community library. More recently a multi-purpose track and sports area has been started. There is also an account - the Joee May Barnes Scholarship fund - which awards scholarships to some graduating seniors each year.
The board has traditionally included two members from Terlingua and one from the park. Offices are President, Vice-President, and Secretary-Treasurer. These duties often rotate among the members. Right now the vice-president position is vacant, and the secretary-treasurer position will soon be vacant.
The immediate challenge for the BBEC is to straighten things out with the state and regain its legal status, which has been suspended because some necessary paperwork was not filed when due.
Anyone interested in filling one of these board positions is invited to contact either of the current board members: Claudia Arnberger (477-1108; claudia_arnberger@nps.gov) or Ginny Carrico (371-2882). You don’t have to have kids, have kids in school, or anything like that - just an interest in the community, a concern for the welfare of both schools, and a willingness to contribute your time and energy. There will also be a meeting this Saturday, Feb. 21, at 10 am at the high school for those who are interested or would like to know more.



VETERANS and veteran caregivers
A free special presentation on a federally funded support program for Veterans “Veterans Caregiver Program” will be held at the American Legion off Hwy 118 on Feb. 23 at 4:30 pm on the patio (unless weather conditions move it indoors). For more information call 979-218-3769.

Last Minute Low Budget Productions
Last Minute Low Budget Productions’ (LMLB)“37 Postcards” by Michael McKeever. Director Joe Sirotnak has cast the entire show from park residents. The traditional Opening Gala is set for Friday, March 20, at 7 p.m., curtain at 8. Subsequent evening performances run March 21, 22, 27, and 28 with a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, March 28 (yes! Two in one day).

Electronics Recycling in South County March 11-12
Get ready for the Spring Electronics Recycling Event in Study Butte March 11, 10 am to 4 pm, and March 12, 9 am to noon. The City of Alpine has opened up the event to all county residents. BBCA (Big Bend Citizens Alliance) will have volunteers staffing the trailer, which will be at the Community Center Parking Lot.
Thanks to our County Commissioner, Hugh Garrett, for making this happen, as well as the City of Alpine. Below is the ACCEPTABLE ITEMS LIST. Please do not leave any items outside the trailer, and please reserve unacceptable items for Dump Days which will be scheduled later this year.

ACCEPTABLE ITEMS:
Computers
Computer Accessories
Computer Monitors
Televisions
Printers
DVD/CD Players
Copiers, Fax Machines & Scanners
Typewriters
Telephones
Cell Phones & Chargers
 GPS Units
Pagers
 PDA & Tablets
Answering Machines
MP3 Players
External Hard Drives
Radios & Boom-Box
Video and Camera Equipment
Communications Equipment
Video Game Systems
Cable Boxes, DVR
Circuit Boards
Rechargeable Batteries (boxed separately)
Microwaves
Cables, Wires, Power Cords, Power Strips
Water Coolers
Paper Shredders
Propane Tanks
Space Heaters
Household Appliances
Smoke Detectors
No CRT tubes without cases
No light bulbs - CFL or Fluorescent Tubes
Freon -(Refrigerators & Air Conditioners)
Wooden Speakers
Ceramic & Glass Lamps
Christmas Tree
Crock Pots
Electronic Blankets
Exercise Equipment
Garbage Disposals

NOT ACCEPTABLE:
Yard Equipment
Gas Powered Equipment
Lead Acid or Non-rechargeable Batteries


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