The Terlingua Moon
March 31, 2015 ~ VOL. 26 #13
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.
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
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.
9-10:15 all levels
10:45-noon gentle yoga
Located at desert lotus massage studio in Study Butte (next to the laundromat)
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
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.
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!!!
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org I'll post them for all to see
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.
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?
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