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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Thursday, February 19, 2015

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, February 21, at 10 am at the high school for those who are interested or would like to know more.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The Terlingua Moon 
February 17, 2015 ~ Vol. 26 #6
STARLIGHT
Tue    2/17   -  Uh Clem
Wed   2/18   -  The Whitmores
Thu    2/19   -  The Word Off            
Fri      2/20   -  Shand Walton & Jeff Haislip
Sat     2/21   -  J. Michael Combs
Sun    2/22   -  Brunch with Terlingua Tanz
Mon    2/23   -  Burger Night with The Flying Sombreros

BOATHOUSE
Tunesday Tuesday (and Mardi Gras special)!  The quiet side of Chase Peeler:  7 - 10 p.m. PLUS Mardi Gras Special .  Red Beans, Dirty Rice, Chorizo Stuffed Pork, and Quiet Dogs (Hush Puppies).
Friday:  The Ghost Town Porch Dawgs plus Friday Menu Special of Shrimp on fresh greens and spring risotto.
Saturday:  Brandi & Moses:  8 - 11 p.m.

Another lineup of great music, food, drink and people!  Come get your Mardi Gras on!  Open daily from 4 - Midnight and open until 1 a.m. Saturdays.  Grille is open Tuesday through Sunday from 5 - 9 p.m.  


HIGH SIERRA 
Friday Night Special!!! Spaghetti & Meatballs, Salad & Bread  6:00 p.m.
Saturday Night 2/21/15 - Jeff & Shand   8:00 p.m.
Sunday Afternoon 2/22/15 - Jim Keavney Band  2:00 p.m.

High Sierra is your Sports Central.  Call us with your request for whatever sports event you care to see.
 We'll do our best to have it on our big screen TV.
 


BAD RABBIT CAFÉ
The Terlingua Fill-Harmonic Symphony (Cooter, Charlie, and Judy singing old country songs) will be at the Bad Rabbit Cafe 6:30 pm on Friday and Saturday.  Delicious food under the new management.

WORDOFF - Thursday at 7 PM at the Starlight Theater. Spoken Word Open Mike. All Participants will need to sign up promptly at 6 PM.  There will be a cutoff of 25 speakers, each designated no more than 5 minutes.  Sign up will be on a first come, first served basis.

Dental Clinic at Big Bend Church.  A dentist will be available Thursday, February 26 through Saturday, February 28 for dental needs of the Big Bend area residents.  9 A.M.  No appointments necessary.  Have children come for dental checkups.

AmeriCorp kids joined locals Sunday to spruce up our Ball Park near the Terlingua School.  That was followed by two rousing games with mixed teams.  Terlinguans and Visitors.  Tall and short. Young and Old.  All mixed up and all for the fun of it.  We're planning this to be a Sunday tradition going forward, so come out this Sunday, February 22th at 3pm and get in the game.  Special thanks to Big Bend Motor Inn for their support.  AND starting Tuesday, February 24th at about 4 PM, the kids will be playing.  Hope you can show your support by stopping by to see them and join in!

The Terlingua 2nd and 3rd grade Paisanas would like to thank all the teachers and parents and students who contributed so many yummy treats for our recent bake sale. We would like to thank the Cottonwood General Store for providing a great spot for our "Send Us to the Zoo" fundraiser. Most of all, we would like to thank all the generous community members and school staff who came out to support our efforts. Thank you Terlingua!

ROOSTERS for sale
I have two, purebred Dark Cornish roosters that need a home. We do not need them and they are a very desirable breed for our desert! They are one year old - $5.00 each. We are also placing our poultry orders for this season soon. If anyone is interested in ANY breed of chicken (3 day old chicks) contact me for ordering details, no order is too small and NO shipping fee.
Robert Earl - 371-3200

QUILT SHOP  New location on Hwy 118 south of the Y. Quilts, southwest blankets, table linens, jewelry and many gift items. Hours are: 10-5 Mon-Fri, 10-4 Sat, 1:30-4 Sun.

Over 450 mountain bike riders found bliss on the trails this last weekend! From rain on the Old Ore Road in the Big Bend Nat'l Park to flower-filled fields on the Lajitas Trail System to the thrill of the IMBA Epic in the Big Bend Ranch State Park. Big Bend Trails Alliance and Desert Sports applauds gratitude to the dedicated supporters of this event...the community, the sponsors and the volunteers. Many, many thanks to the hard working staff and volunteers of the Texas Parks and Wildlife! Ride on! 

TERLINGUA TOOL RENTALS We've got what you need for those great construction projects! Jimmy Taylor, owner 371-2621

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 February 23rd at 4:30 PM on the patio (unless weather conditions move it indoors).  For more information call 979-218-3769.  Hope to see you there.

5th Annual SCRABBLE TOURNAMENT
Monday 23rd
 February, La Casa Cultura, Terlingua. 2pm – 6pm
Come and Play! If you have a board and timer bring it along.
Additional Info: Contact Emjay or Kevin 
at emjayhlms@gmail.com or 432-897-2339
 


FARMERS MARKET Every Sat. 10-1 pm
You can now get Community Garden greens at
The Cottonwood Store.  THINK COMMUNITY  EAT LOCAL In search of:  a cute little sink for a new hand wash station at the garden.  Will pick
 up. Call Zoey at 371-2172.

RAIN CATCHMENT TANKS
This water-tank load has filled, and there is already interest in a second load after this.  I need your deposit to commit your name in ink. Your check is not cashed until your tank(s) arrive.  No freight; no sales tax. We also have some valves and filter baskets on hand.  Call us 371-2506.  Thanks to everyone from the Burrs
.

REWARD for information as to who stole the 4 chairs off the porch at H2 O 2 Go.  Black vinyl and wood.  You will remain anonymous.  371-2506

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).

Monday, February 9, 2015

The Terlingua Moon

February 10, 2014 ~ VOL. 26 #6

by Patchouli Gulch Gal
            
“Jeb Bush looks like he’s running for president. So now we know what the Bush family means by ‘no child left behind.’” – Senator Diane Feinstein

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CHIHUAHUAN DESERT BIKE FEST
Cyclists will roll into Big Bend for a mountain bike celebration brought to you by Desert Sports and Texas Parks & Wildlife. Rides on Thurs 2/12 - Sat 2/14  benefit the Big Bend Trails Alliance and include Big Bend National Park, Lajitas Trail System and Big Bend Ranch State Park. Kid's rides are free! Saturday evening music by the FABULOUS VORTEXANS! We invite the community to dance with us at the Lajitas Maverick RV Park Clubhouse.
More info: www.desertsportstx.com

STARLIGHT THEATER
Tue    2/10 - Uh Clem
Wed   2/11 - J. Michael Combs
Thu    2/12 - Moses Martinez            
Fri      2/13 - Ann & Some Ghosts                          
Sat     2/14 - Bruce Salmon Trio w/ Michelle Alany
Sun    2/15 - Brunch with Lisa Kettyle                      
Mon   2/16 - Burger Night with Ted Arborgast                   
HIGH SIERRA BAR & GRILL/EL DORADO
This week's highlights!                                      Friday, February 13 - Michael Combs hosts the Terlingua Traditional Fiddlers Gathering 7 - 10 pm Saturday:  Valentine's Special - music with Ann & Some Ghosts 8 - 11 (Ann Elizabeth Wade, Kristopher Wade & Jacob Jaeger).
Sunday:  Terlingua Traditional Fiddlers Gathering - 2 until 5 pm                                                             
 High Sierra is your Sports Central.  Call us with your request for whatever sports event you care to see.  We'll do our best to have it on our big screen TV.  The El Dorado Hotel only has a few rooms available for March.  Texas Spring Breaks are spread over a two week period this year so have your family and friends call soon! 800.371-3588

LA POSADA MILAGRO
La Posada Milagro: offering fresh home cooked meals and coffee drinks.  You know you can call in your order at 371-3044. With the weather getting warmer you'll be craving our fruit smoothies!

BIG BEND RIVER TOURS
has water containers, tents, water dispensers and canoes for sale.  Please come by the office.

BASEBALL FIELD CLEANUP AND GAME
On Sunday February 15th, AmeriCorps will be assisting in the cleanup of the baseball fields located at the Terlingua School. The cleanup will begin at 9am. A game will then take place at 4pm between AmeriCorps and a Terlingua team. We need a team! Please contact Bonnie Hill at 371-3078 or Buckner at 371-3339 or stop by the Starlight for more information.  Volunteers and tools are needed. Lunch will be provided for the workers.

COMMUNITY GARDEN
Farmer's Market Every Saturday 10-1 pm
Enjoy Music this Sat. with J. Michael Combs and the Fiddle Circle
Pepper and Tomato Plants are  now available from the greenhouse
It's Time to Plant Summer Squash and Cucumbers
STOP In and get some free seeds!!!
The Garden is at PEAK Production now
We harvested 40 lbs. last week- half way through the market season and 319 lbs. produced so far our goal is 500 lbs. by the end of April
Next Saturday at Noon
Learn How To Make Infusing Bitter with Debbie
Bitters are great for helping with digestion, and they are also immune building
We Need:  Lots of 5 gallon pails with handles, contact Zoey 371-2172

THE BOATHOUSE
Tunesday Tuesday with Carol Whitney 7-10
Wednesday Open Mic hosted by Jeffro Greasewood 7 -10 (everyone welcome!)
Thursday music with J. Michael Combs 7 - 10
Friday!  Music with Lisa Kettlye & Katie Sachs (7-10) plus our Friday menu special:  Spaghetti with Meat Marinara or Vegetarian Marinara, Garlic Bread & Super Salad
Saturday - Music with Ted Arbogast & Chase Peeler and Valentine’s Day Menu Special:  Shrimp Shellacked with Ginger Chile Paint appeteaser/ Caesar Salad/ Stuffed Texas Quail or Chorizo Stuffed Pork Tenderloin with Mango Jalapeno Sauce/ Balsamic Asparagus topped off with a desert of Pots de Crème & Champagne - $34
Sunday Terlingua Traditional Fiddler's Gathering 6-9.  We are open 4 pm - Midnight, Sunday through Friday.  Saturday 4 pm - 1 am.  Grill is open Tuesday through Sunday from 5 - 9 pm.     Hope to see you soon! Don & Terri

RUMOR HAS IT
There are two unmarked DPS troopers working in our area. Y’all be safe now.

5TH ANNUAL TERLINGUA SCRABBLE TOURNAMENT
To take place at 2.00 pm on Monday February 23rd at the 'Casa de la Cultura'. Open to all interested.

H2O TO GO
The truck load of catchment tanks has room for a few more. Delivery - freight and sales tax free, within days of the load filling.  To get your name on the list, call 371 2506

SHOT TIME LIQUOR
New! Captain Morgan White rum with Grapefruit or Pineapple! The grapefruit has a smooth, not bitter finish that is not too sweet.  The pineapple has a clean pineapple taste and also is lightly sweet.  750ml bottle is just 23.25 tax included.  Stumped on what to get your sweetheart for Valentine's Day?  How about a Nooner?  Sierra Nevada's new seasonal offering is Nooner Pilsner, only 8.82!
Don’t forget Shot Time has Texas Lotto.  Estimated jackpot for the Powerball drawing on Wednesday the 11th is 450 Million.

TERLINGUA TRADITIONAL FIDDLERS GATHERING
Friday, 13 Feb:   High Sierra Bar & Grill   6-10p Saturday, 14 Feb (Valentine's Day): Terlingua Farmers Market 9a-1p and Pot Luck Jam Circle @BJ's Campground   6p- 10p                                     Sunday, 15 Feb: La Posada Milagro 9:30a-1p     Fiddlers Jam, Tune & Traditional Song Circle High Sierra Bar & Grill 2p-5p                                       TTFG Grand Finale, Boat House 6p-10p                      If you can host a fiddler, contribute firewood, want to help w food or $, or for info about rain locations, call J. Michael Combs @ 505-720-7914

SANTA INEZ IN THE TERLINGUA GHOST TOWN
Saturday, February 14th from 11am-1pm, Blessing of Otra Vez and Reception with Bishop Michael Vono of the Diocese of the Rio Grande. He was influential in giving the $13,000 grant that made the expansion possible. Please come to celebrate and enjoy some food and drink. Eucharist at Santa Inez in the Ghost Town at 3pm with special recognition to Father Mel of Redford.
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. All are welcome.

BETH GARCIA
My novel, "Border Ghosts" won Best Police/Crime Fiction of 2015 from the Texas Association of Authors. (The contest was for books published in 2014.) I'd like for my fellow Terlinguans to know about it. You can read a little more on my blog: http://www.elizabethagarciaauthor.com/blog/february-03rd-2015 Thanks!

BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK NEWS RELEASE
http://www.nps.gov/bibe/parknews/2015bugetincrease.htm

LAST MINUTE LOW BUDGET PRODUCTIONS extends a standing ovation to all those who made The 14th Annual Home Tour a huge success.  Many thanks to Resa and Tim Callahan, Ed Sullivan, Mimi Webb-Miller and Sandy Smith for opening your lovely homes to us.
Our gratitude goes out to Anita Johnson & Big Bend Library for providing a "reservation center; KVLF/KALP and KRTS for promoting the event on air; The Big Bend Gazette, The Alpine Avalanche, and The Big Bend Sentinel for publicity. A big shout out to William Hennessey and Dean Griffiths & Far Flung Outdoor Center, and John Parker & Big Bend River Tours for providing our transportation.  A hearty thanks to Mimi Webb-Miller & Noami Aviles at Espresso y Poco Mas for turning over your wonderful spot for our receptions.  All proceeds from the Home Tour go to Last Minute Low Budget Productions so that we can continue to bring quality live theater to South Brewster County. 

TERLINGUA SCHOOL DISTRICT MEETING
Wednesday evening, February 11th, at 5:00pm in the BB High school conference room.
To: PARENTS, TEACHERS, RESIDENTS OF BREWSTER COUNTY AND THE TERLINGUA SCHOOL DISTRICT. There is an urgency that the public make firm plans to attend the next school board meeting.  It might just be the most important one ever held at TCSD.  No matter if you have never come before. No matter if you do not plan to attend another. Especially if you have felt intimidated into not attending in the past. No matter whether you have children in this school, or your children are past school age, even if you have no children at all and especially if you have transferred your children out of this school, or are homeschooling.

TERLINGUA TOOL RENTALS
Come check out our large inventory, we may have just what you need for your spring projects. Jimmy Taylor, owner 371-2621

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.

SECOND SAT. FLEA MARKET is on Valentines Day this year! -  Get those Teddy bears out of the closet and come set up for free at H2O to Go/El Centro parking lot and porch at the corner of Hwy. 118 and School Road - 8am till whenever.   Weather Permitting!

PIPELINE MAY NEED PRESIDENTIAL PERMIT: ALPINE AVALANCHE 2/5
http://www.alpineavalanche.com/news/article_c29c78ac-acac-11e4-bc4a-d75dceaa26ff.html



SPECIAL REPORT: BORDER BAIT ZONES: KMID - RABIES PACKET DROPS ALONG THE BORDER OUT OF CASPARIS AND OTHER AIRPORTS
http://www.permianbasin360.com/story/d/story/special-report-border-bait-zones/18551/OqN9Lu_QEUeKHJC3zfhWxg

VACCINATIONS – EL PASO TIMES 2/5/15 http://www.elpasotimes.com/news/ci_27461750/el-paso-area-report-high-rates-vaccination

ALPINE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Join us for the return of APL’s book club, hosted by volunteer Leigh Kirby!  The first meeting will be Thursday, March 26 at 5:30pm at the library.  The book selection is “The Husband’s Secret” by Liane Moriarty.  APL has one copy for checkout, or order your own from smile.amazon.com – APL will receive a small percentage of your purchase price!  Available as hardback, paperback, or e-book.  Refreshments will be served.  APL’s book club will meet on the last Thursday of every month.

RECYCLING
Thanks to all who recycled properly, we were able to unload the trailer in record time.  Also thanks to Susan and Dan Carlson, John Calomeni, Todd Bureau, Zbynek Najser, Annabelle Rivard, and Sue and Joe Rife, for emptying the trailer; it is now open again for more recycling.

BAD RABBIT CAFE
(Terlingua Ranch Restaurant under new and delicious management!)
Friday, February 13, 6:30 pm -- Terlingua Fill-Harmonic Symphony (Cooter, Judy, and Charlie sing old country songs).  Special for Valentine's Day!  Saturday, February 14, starting at 6 p.m.  A unique evening of fun, food, and friendship at the Bad Rabbit Cafe on Terlingua Ranch.  The menu includes Betty's luscious lasagna.  Music by TERLINGUA TANZ -- passionate tangos, lilting waltzes -- come listen, come eat, come dance!

INVESTIGATING CREATIVITY
We will be meeting at 10 am on Wednesday at La Posada Milagro Coffee House for our second get together.  It is an open invitation for anyone interested in connecting to the creative force that is definitely surrounding us out here in Paradise.

BECOMING FINE ART AND MECHANIC SHOP
Get your car fixed and enjoy the gallery.  Gifts for Valentine's Day 371-2694

MOON
There have been several disparaging comments about the moon in the last few months.  This editor would like to suggest that these folks start their own paper if THE TERLINGUA MOON is not to their liking.

NEXT MOON BY GHOST WRITERS on the SLY  

Namaste y’all!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

To: PARENTS, TEACHERS, RESIDENTS OF BREWSTER COUNTY AND THE TERLINGUA SCHOOL DISTRICT. There is an urgency that the public make firm plans to attend the next school board meeting. It might just be the most important one ever held at TCSD. No matter if you have never come before; no matter if you do not plan to attend another. Especially if you have felt intimidated into not attending in the past. No matter whether you have children in this school, or your children are past school age. And, even if you have no children at all. And, especially if you have transferred your children out of this school, or are homeschooling. Wed. evening, February 11th, at 5:p.m. in the BB High school conference room.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

TERLINGUA MOON
Vol 26.  No. 5
February 3, 2015

"Aerial surveillance of a supposedly free citizenry is an affront to us all, and one more significant step toward an authoritarian police state. There are far better ways to prevent crime than by sending Big Brother aloft to keep his beady 450-watt eye on us dues-paying citizens."
~Edward Abbey

by     Million sMiles

Rockin' the Boat this week:
Tunesday with J. Michael Combs:  7-10
Open Mic Wednesday: 7-10*
Friday, February7-10:  Jeff Haislip & Shand Walton.  Green Chile Stew & Borracho Beans. 
Saturday, February 7, 8-11 PM:  Bruce Salmon  *In memoriam, The Boathouse is dedicating this week's Open Mic to Glenn Felts.  Laird Considine will be the honorary host. All musicians are welcome - we'll go past 10 PM if need be so get here early to sign up! In addition, James will do his version of the Brisket Calzone for which La Kiva was famous.
The Boathouse is open 7 days a week from 4 - Midnight (Saturday until 1 a.m.).  Our Grille is open Tuesday through Sunday from 5-9 p.m.

This week at The High Sierra Bar & Grille
Saturday, February 7th, 7-10 PM:  Hank Woji & Chase Peeler
Sunday, Feb 8 2-5 "Song Circle . .    acoustic/unplugged" Please join us!...ALL INVITED!!!  Hosted by Jeff Haislip and Collie Ryan

Starlight Theatre Entertainment Line Up
Tue    2/3   -  Uh Clem
Wed   2/4   -  The Whitmores
Thu    2/5   -  Carol Whitney            
Fri      2/6   -  Bruce Salmon                                          
Sat     2/7   -  Jeff Haislip
Sun    2/8   -  Brunch with Jeffro Greaswood                             
Mon   2/9   -  Burger Night with Tim Relleva

Farmer's Market Every Saturday 10-1
Enjoy Music this Sat. with Mo and Brandi
You can now enjoy garden greens at Espresso Y Poco Mas and The Boathouse
THINK COMMUNITY  EAT LOCAL

TERLINGUA TOOL RENTALS Just a small drive down S County Road instead of a round-trip to Alpine, rent locally. Jimmy Taylor, owner 371-2621
              
TERlingua Community Garden
A BIG Garden Thank U to Tim, John, and Tex for finishing our North wall wind block
Yep we are fully blocked from the winter winds now Folks! YIPPEE!!!

Becoming Fine Art and Mechanic Shop: Mechanic shop is open all day, gallery in the evenings.  We have gifts for Valentine's Day, SWEET, you don't even have to go out of town.

La Posada Milagro still has a job opening.       J. Michael Combs on the patio Sunday Mornings, awesome! We have fresh baked Gluten free bread available for any of our sandwiches. We offer fresh squeezed orange juice, yummy Milagro smoothies, iced coffee and espresso drinks.

BAKE SALE!  Thursday, February 5th at the Cottonwood   3:00-4:00 PM
Please help the 2nd & 3rd Graders go to the El Paso Zoo! We are raising money to cover meals and entrance fees for our field trip. Thank you!

Special thanks go out to all of the cooks who participated, worked, cooked, and/ or donated items for the 4th Annual Chili Cook-Off!!!  Jim Ezell, CASI Director served as our head judge and presented CASI checks totaling over $25,000.00 at Saturday's awards presentation..  The recipients this year are the Terlingua Fire & EMT, Terlingua School, Brewster County Sheriff's Department, Big Bend Citizens Alliance/Ghostown Charities and the Big Bend Chamber of Commerce. Helping our community through Chili, Charity and Fun!

Investigating Creativity - meeting the first time this Wednesday at 10 am on the patio of La Posada.  Everyone is welcome to come.
Let's see what we can get started.

First-Ever Annual Terlingua Traditional Fiddlers Gathering
 The week & weekend of Valentines Day will see a convergence of fiddlers in Terlingua, from Louisiana, Texas, & New Mexico. A chance for less-celebrated styles of traditional dance music, and  more familiar southern, old-time tunes. On a share, free basis. This is a shout-out to Terlingua Can you host a fiddler who's traveled from afar? offer dry camping, donate a few sticks of firewood for the campfire, offer to loan a canoe to a fiddler's family? Some will be wee folk.
Share and cherish our communities!

Bad Rabbit Cafe (Terlingua Ranch Restaurant under new and delicious management!)
Friday, February 6, 7 PM Terlingua Fill-Harmonic Symphony (Cooter, Judy, and Charlie sing old country songs)  AND plan for a very special Valentines Day!

Garage Sale/Flea Market on Saturday, Feb. 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!

The Inaugural School-wide Art Contest for the Terlingua and San Vicente Schools was a  GREAT Event  81 students participated this year
Winners are Perla Villa, Bailey Baker, Shyla Garcia, Arely Leyva,  Mark Krueger, Luna Barrett,, Juliette French, Angel Hernandez,   
Zach Eby and Taylor Ohl.
Thank You to our wonderful panel of judges Voni Glaves, Joe and Sue Rife, Sharron Reed Gavin , Buckner Cooke Mary Jane Holmes, and Zbynek Najser  and to ALL that donated snacks, Terlingua Tanz for the wonderful music
and all the community members that came out to show support for the arts and our young artists
We will DO IT again Next Year

W.R.Balch,  featured guest artist for the month of February at Earth and Fire Imports/Gallery, located in downtown Terlingua ghost town.
  Opening Saturday, February 7th, 3-6PM.  Bill's paintings capture the bold colors and majestic beauty of the Big Bend.  Michele Billings' oil paintings are being held over till April.  NEW HOURS are THURS-MON, 9-6.

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.

Shot Time Liquor - Hey Lovers! Valentine's Day is coming, Special wines and spirits to help you woo the one you love.  Don't forget our Risque room! Come check it out!

Desert Opry News Release
THUR the 5th       Open Stage
SAT the 7th House concert Campfire Guest Artist Jack Knight  
    
1st of several Town Meetings/ Health Care
The first meeting to discuss the results of the Health Needs Survey for South Brewster County  will be held in StudyButte on Feb. 14th at 3PM at the Community Center in Study Butte. 979-218-3769 for  questions. Hope to see you there!

.Rio Grande Electric Cooperative, Inc.
SCHOLARSHIP MONEY IS AVAILABLE through the RGEC “My Co-op Rocks” Student Video Contest. Ages 14-18, whose parents/legal guardians are members of RGEC. A 3-minute video could win one of two (2) $1,500 scholarships! Entry deadline is April 17, 2015. Visit  www.riogrande.coop and click on Extras  for complete rules and entry forms.

ATTENTION CRITICAL CARE MEMBERS: If you rely on electrically-powered medical equipment, please update the Critical Care Medical Form contained in RGEC’s February Magazine. The form is also available on our website, www.riogrande.coop

Need Water Tanks?  Call 371-2506 the Burrs

Letter to the Editor:  From a reader: RIDICULOUS?   OUTRAGEOUS!!! Lajitas -- until this action is dropped, the only time I will spend in Lajitas will be when I am passing through on my way to Presidio. . . . . . . .      Thank you to Ken Barnes.(EDITED for Space)

Send news to terlinguamoon@gmail.com by Noon Monday for next week's MOON.
Next MOON - PATCHOULI GULCH GAL

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Terlingua Moon
January 27th, 2015  ~  Vol.26 ~  #4
by
South County
Mud Clowns

Get ready for Lasting Expressions: Seven Artists, Seven Expressions. The art show features seven Terlingua artists and will be held during the 4th Annual High Sierra Chili Cook-off this Saturday, Jan. 31st, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the "shop." Bring your friends and visit with your artist friends. 

The Electronic recycling event in Alpine is Wed through Friday March 11th through the 13 from 9-6 at the Old Fire Station on the corner of North 8th St. and West Ave. E.  Also on Sat. March 14 from 9-3.  Attached is the flyer explaining what is acceptable and not.  If you cannot open the attachment please email  rifephotography@gmail.com and I will forward it to you.  Thanks, Sue Rife

Morning Prayer Service at Santa Inez, part of the Big Bend Episcopal Mission, in the Terlingua Ghostown. February 1st, Sunday @ 9am  All are welcome.

February 1, Sunday Brunch at the Starlight, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Terlingua Tanz plays tangos from South America, Klezmer from Eastern Europe, and waltzes from Mexico, Scandinavia, and all over! 

Bad Rabbit Cafe (Terlingua Ranch Restaurant under new and delicious management!)
Friday, January 30, 7 to 9 pm Terlingua Fill-Harmonic Symphony (Cooter, Judy, and Charlie sing old country songs)

Super Bowl party at the American Legion Post 653. Sunday February 1, 2015. Game starts at 5:30, I think, but we'll be here partying from 12:00 till then. A "pot luck" would be fun so if you want to bring some chips and dip, appetizers or any dish would be great!!! Hope to see you all there for a good time! It's also Alex Hilliard birthday so at least come up to wish him a "happy birthday"!!!!

HELP WANTED  TERLINGUA TRADING COMPANY
Part time help wanted for Spring Break.  
Call 432-371-2341.

Singer/Songwriter Autoharpist comes to Terlingua!
Award winning Singer/Songwriter Autoharpist, Eileen Kozloff, will be performing in Terlingua and Lajitas with local artist Hank Woji. Steeped in the old time folk tradition of The Carter Family and The Weavers, Eileen is a Pennsylvania native who now resides in Sarasota, FL., and tours internationally. The duo of Woji & Kozloff has been performing extensively throughout Florida and the Northeast for the last 2 years and are now bringing their act to the Big Bend for the first time! The Mini-Tour starts at The Thirsty Goat, in Lajitas, on Friday & Saturday Jan 30th & 31st followed by performances at The Starlight Theatre on Monday Feb 2nd, The Boathouse on Friday Feb 6th and The High Sierra on Saturday Feb 7th. - “Kozloff's approach is emotive, clear and controlled, reminiscent of the best of the revivialists, such as Joan Baez or Anne Hills ....She gives a heartfelt performance with ravishing, wide ranging vocals." - Old-Time Herald

La Posada Milagro has a job opening! Come talk to Noemi or give us a call at 371-3044. This week we have Migas on the menu, soooooo good.  Gluten free options are now available.  Fantastic home-made cookies, brownies, and cakes.  Do you believe in miracles? We do!

TERLINGUA TOOL RENTAL New item in inventory an electric sewer snake. Rent locally. Jimmy Taylor, owner 371-2621371-2621

Any art not picked up from the S.P.A.C.E. show will be stored by Crystal at Desert Sports. Please stop and pick up your art. This Wed. Jan 28th 4-8pm in the Big Bend School Library. Come and support our young artists.  8 students will be chosen from the San Vicente and Terlingua Schools to attend the week long Art Camp taught by Crystal Allbright.  Winner will be announced that night.

This Saturday at the Farmer's Market Enjoy Hot Tea around the Campfire with music by Gypsy Chris
Welcome Americorp 2015 this is our 5th year to host these amazing volunteers. They will be setting poles for the summer shade, building a rock gabion in Dirty Woman Draw to help with erosion, and reworking our compost system. 255 lbs of produce has been harvested since Sept 2nd
THINK COMMUNITY EAT LOCAL

Becoming Fine Art and Mechanic Shop: gallery is open in the evenings, studio is always open, Mechanic Shop never stops, Gotta love the life! Do you believe in magic? We do!  371-2694

Starlight Theatre Restaurant & Saloon
Tue    1/27  -  Uh Clem
Wed   1/28  -  The Whitmores
Thu    1/29  -  Moses Martinez            
Fri      1/30  -  Bruce Salmon     
Sat     1/31  -  Marc Utter                                 
Mon    2/2   -  Burger Night with Woji & Kozloff

Front Street Books is hosting a book signing in Alpine Saturday, January 31, at 1 pm. for the new Arcadia Publishing Images of America book,  Around Terlingua by Thomas Alex and Robert Wirt.  It is a pictorial history containing many vintage photographs. Some of the images are family photos that have never before been in print.

The Boathouse has an exciting schedule this week! We are open Sunday through Friday from 4 - Midnight; Saturdays until 1 a.m. Grille is open Tuesday through Sunday from 5 - 9 pm Tunesday with Ralph (7 - 10 pm) Wednesday  Open Mic with Jeffro Greasewood (7 - 10) Thursday - Mark Utter (7 - 10)  Friday - Woji & Kozlof (7 - 10)
Saturday - The Whitmores (8 - 11)
Friday menu special is Spicy shrimp served over Parmesan Polenta cales, green veggies & slaw - $14.95 Hope you'll join us!         Don & Teri

A shout out to all artists in the area or anyone interested in being creative. We are looking into getting a group going to INVESTIGATE CREATIVITY, what is it and how to connect to it.  We are looking to have a get together to discuss, investigate, follow and tap into the creative forces that surround us.  If interested in participating give me a call at 371-2694 for more information.  Gatherings will be held at La Posada time and dates will be announced soon.

Dental Clinic at Big Bend Church.  A dentist will be available Thursday, February 26 through Saturday, February 28 for dental needs of the Big Bend area residents.  9 A.M.  No appointments necessary.  Have children come for dental checkups.

Watch this space, for more info about  the first annual  Terlingua Traditional Fiddlers Gathering  13, 14 y 15 feb, terlingua ghost town
                      *********  free   ********

This week at the High Sierra 47th Annual Chili Cook-Off and Dutch Oven Competition - Friday the 30th and Saturday the 31st.  Cook-off begins with the Beans competition at 3 p.m Friday followed by Salsa and Chili with Cooks Party at the High Sierra bar where Winners will be announced.  On Saturday the 31st, Bloody Mary contest at 10 a.m., followed by Chili at 2 and The Glenn Felts Memorial Dutch Oven Meat / Entree Competition at 4 p.m.  $25 entry with Grand Prize of $400 plus a Collie Ryan Mandala!  Also on Saturday, Open Mic with Jeff Haislip at 1 pm on the outdoor deck.  Sunday, February 1 - Super Bowl Party at High Sierra Sports Central at 5:30.  Specials on Chili Dogs and Chili Pie!  Come see the New England Patriots take on the Seattle Seahawks.  Big Screen T.V. downstairs for the big game!

Patio Sale
Over 1,000 items
Jan 31st and Feb 1st (Saturday and Sunday)
Location: Rock house on west side of Hwy 118, North of the cottonwood grocery.
Look for the signs! Call if you're lost penguin 404 791 7239

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

Garage Sale/Flea Market on Saturday, Feb. 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!

WYLIE WATER CATCHMENT TANKs
ORDER NOW at HALF A LOAD.  Call the Burrs (2506) for specs, prices, deposit amount, etc.  – and to reserve yours. Once the truckload is filled, it takes only a matter of days to get your tank.

Still hungry for news?  Visit the sites below for detailed stories and events of interest in the
Micro-Plex (here), the Greater Big Bend and the Frontera :   bigbendgazette.com
               marfapublicradio.org


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

Next week’s Moon by MILLION sMILES

AND NOW, FOR THE OUTRAGEOUS !!!
(Ken, please let your neighbors know if we can help – this is ridiculous)
In case you have not heard. A suit has been filed against me, Ken Barnes, in Dallas County, Texas, by Lajitas Resorts, (Lajitas Capital Partners,LLC). The suit claims I did not have a right to donate fossils that came off Lajitas property to The Shuler Museum of Paleontology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas,Texas. I was given possession of those fossils for scientific paleontolcgic purposes by both previous owners of Lajitas, Walter Mischer in the early 1990s and Steve Smith in 2000. All of the fossils in question were in my possession before Steve Smith filed bankrupt at his Lajitas Resort, in fact most of them were in my possession before Mr. Mischer sold to Mr. Smith. I had two small Labs and Museums off of Lajitas property starting in 1986 in Study Butte and later on my own property in Terlingua. Mr. Smith built me a museum building on Lajitas property, (that I designed), in 2002 that I called Mosasaur Ranch Museum. I named it after property I owned and called Mosasaur Ranch in Terlingua where I had found several Mosasaurs. I used all of these facilities for educational purposes for school groups, Elderhostel groups and the general public. The labs were used for the tedious work of preparing and study of the fossils. I had a huge collection of Dinosaur fossils that were donated to the University of Texas Vertebrate Paleontology Lab in Austin by myself and the Gaddis family several years back. The agreement with UT Austin was that I stayed in possession of those fossils as long as I had a museum. The ____ head manager at Lajitas Resort ran me out of my museum because I would not give them the mosasaur, not a dinosaur, fossils they had no claim to so all of the dinosaur fossils had to go to UT Austin. The Mosasaur fossils had already been donated and delivered to The Shuler Museum at SMU in Dallas.------- LONG STORY SHORT IS WE HAVE A GREAT BUNCH OF OWNERS AND MANAGERS AT LAJITAS, -------- OR DO WE??
 Ken Barnes, Terlingua, Texas   

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.