Monday, January 14, 2019

Terlingua MOON
January 15, 2019
Vol.  30   No. 3
by Million sMiles

"The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution."   `Bertrand Russell
Commissioner’s Court Meeting
Wed., January 16, 2019   9AM
Agenda at this link:
Courthouse will be closed January 21st
in observance of Martin Luther King Day

2018-2019 BOARD MEETING DATES @ 6:00pm
at JW “Red” Patillo South Brewster County Community Center 

Word Off 2019 is around the corner!
The theme is River Tales: words about water flowing, lack of water, 
oceans present and oceans past, desert oases, rain, floods, a cool glass 
of H20, twist it however you like....
(we're trying a theme this year, but don't let it limit you in the least)
All are welcome! Bring your stories, poetry, memories, and yarns. Or 
just bring some friends and their mothers and come listen!
Tuesday, February 5, at 7pm (sign-up at 6) @ Cinnabar Theater.
Beer-flavored beverages will be available.

with KATHY AND ED !!! 
Confirm time with the Burro 371-2082

Earth and Fire Gallery
join us, Saturday, January 19th in the Ghostown of Terlingua from 5 to 8 
pm for beverages, food and the incredible art of our Guest Frona Fern 
Farley!  Mixed media, Fabulous Knitted items and Children's Books

The Terlingua Bottoms Group of AA meets every Thursday at 7:30 at the Big Bend Church in Study Butte.  The meetings are open to anyone who has or thinks they may have a drinking problem.

This Week (and all month) at The Starlight
If you haven't yet caught Big & Bright - the photo exhibit of the dark skies of the Big Bend, presented by the Dark Sky Stewards of Big Bend Ranch State Park - be sure to do so. The show runs through February but it is definitely a not-to-miss exhibit.
The Starlight's doors open every day at 5 with dinner 5-10 pm, full bar until Midnight (1 a.m. on Saturday) and a world famous menu - food and cocktails! We take reservations for parties of 10 or more by emailing: You can find us on FB or Instagram @terlinguastar.
This week's music:
Monday: Trevor Reichman
Tuesday: The Goats of Clay Henry
Wednesday: Jim Keaveny 
Thursday: Laird Considine & Chris Baker
Friday: Bruce Salmon
Saturday: TERLINGUA BURLESQUE @ 10 pm.  Brendan Flippo 6-9.
Sunday: Trio
Monday: Bruce Salmon

West Texas CASI Chili Cookoff  hosted by High Sierra Bar and Grill with Steak off on Sunday 28 turn in at 200pm win 500 dollars cash and bronze trophy chili turn in at 1200 pm Friday Turn In 3pm Saturday Turn In 12 pm Sunday Turn In 12 pm Cook’s party Friday Night at 6 pm... Live Entertainment all 3 days! Plenty of Dry Camping! Lots and Lots of fun!

Hi Moon readers.  I'm offering 100% organic premium hemp extract infused coconut oil available in a 1200-mg 1 ounce bottle for $120.  It's traceable by small batch to its farm beginnings on an organic hemp farm in Colorado (hopefully that will change one day soon to include hemp grown on Texas farms, too!) and it goes through 3rd-party testing to ensure quality.  Lab results including CBDa, CBD, and more are available.  If you're interested or have questions, email or call Shawna at 512-914-0482.  Thanks!

Terlingua Burlesque Show
Need something fun to do? Come see us at the Starlight Theatre at 10 pm on January 19th! Gentlemen, don't be shy, it's SKIRT NIGHT! Prizes for best dressed/best showman. Adults 18 and over only. No tickets necessary.

Desert Lotus Healing Arts Massage Therapy and Rolfing 
Did you know we are offering hydrating facial treatments now? The Desert Sunrise Facial is the answer to dry winter skin. The steam, the facial massage with precious oils, the hydrating mask and hand and feet pampering all work in harmony to leave you feeling as fresh and new as the desert waking up. It’s available for $60 for first time facial clients. 
This week chair massage returns to the Terlingua Trading Company Tuesday 15th from 5-8.
January and February are beautiful, relaxed months in the Big Bend- the perfect time to put those gift certificates to use! 
Call or text us to set up your appointment, you much loved human, you! (432)386-0305

Calling Student Artists!!!
5th Annual Eyeball Art Student Art Show & Contest
In memory of beloved Terlingua artist, Mark “Eyeball” Kneersken
For south Brewster County students, Kindergarten-12th grade
Painting, drawing, sculpture, video of performance, multi-media, textiles, found art…..
m^kE  ^Rt !
Art due at Big Bend Library at TCSD by 3:00 p.m. Friday, January 25th, 2019
Reception and Announcement of winners, Thursday, January 31, 2019   4-5:30 pm at Big Bend Library
For questions or more info email Ms. Devine at

Women’s March Saturday, January 19
Meet at the Alpine Civic Center (100 N 13th St. - corner of Holland and 13th) at 11 am and march to the Court House. Rally to follow. All are welcome. 

Seeking bookkeeper to assist the Treasurer of the Big Bend Citizens Alliance.
The BBCA will be able to pay an hourly wage, appx 5 hrs/month.  Training provided.
Info Zoey 371-2172 or

Terlingua Poo
Residential septic installation - free estimates. TCEQ Lic. #32801 or 512-417-6115

Flack Electrical Services
Joshua Flack, Owner/Master Electrician TECL #31064 ME #337791 Licensed, bonded and insured

Dig Terlingua
Backhoe Ditching, Digging, Dozer & Dump Truck with Operator for Hire - Hauling road base, gravel, sand, etc.  Septic System Site Evaluations – TCEQ #34046

La Kiva
Every day, our excellent Pizzas, Steaks, Burgers and the rest of the menu, and on Thursday and Friday Fish 'n Chips.  Wednesday, as usual Open Mic with Tim Relleva hosting.
Thursday, Chet O'Keefe with his wonderful guitar music.
Friday, Tim Relleva with Rock 'n Roll and his wonderful guitar and later in the evening, Karaoke with Clayton.
Saturday, 6 to 8 a newcomer to La Kiva, D.B. Rouse, Terlingua's Kazoo Artist then Karaoke with Clayton.

Espresso ... y poco mas! 
We hope you'll  come see us for the best coffee and cooked to order food in town.  We serve Big Bend Roasters coffee anyway you like it.    Get your fresh squeezed orange juice, super sandwiches or eggs anyway you want them.  We often have lunch specials so call ahead and ask us. 7:30 am until 2 pm.
Enjoy our free wifi while taking in the views of the Chisos.  We're a great meeting place and our local patrons and guests can be a great source of information about the area.  Order a picnic to go!
Taqueria El Milagro
Thanks for your continuing patronage!  We're still working on new items and getting it right thanks to you!  To go orders from the best taco stand in Terlingua! Open Thursday( 5pm- 9pm), Friday, Saturday ( 5-10PM ), and  on Sunday ( 5PM to 9PM).   Great menu and specials not to mention a great gathering place.

All Energies is an authorized dealer of Crown batteries. Crown offers a full line of competitively priced deep cycle batteries. We have two 220 Ah 6 volt deep cycle batteries in stock, with a 3 year manufacturer warranty. Call 371-2950 or email for more information.

 Weekend of Art     Jan 19-21 weekend - we will have workshops for making recycled art:  Hubcap, Mosaics, and Rock Art.  In addition a new piece of artwork will be celebrated.  A Sculpture made by Giulio Bloise and John Sufficool called Sisters. The sculpture is symbolic and we invite the public to join us to learn more.  The ceremony is free and we will present the sculpture and its purpose on Sunday Jan 20th, 1 pm at Emergo Arts Boutique.    
Hubcap Art with Sharon Zigrossi of Dallas
Glass Mosaics with Terry Biegler of Fort Davis
Rock Art with Kathleen Griffith of Alpine
Basic Skills Assemblage -online

Hubcap Art with Sharon Zigrossi of Dallas
Sharon takes a discarded hub cap and makes a unique work of art! Her inspiration - her garden. For 9 years she has been capturing the essence of flowers in an imaginative way. She will be sharing her techniques to help you create your own masterpieces.  No experience
needed. All materials included: $80 or $120
Location for workshop: Emergo Arts Boutique - Alpine, TX.
Days: Jan 19- 10 AM (5 hours). You can add to it 20th 10 AM.
To view her work:

Rock Art with Kathleen Griffith of Alpine
This workshop will take place at the beautiful Chinati Mountain Retreat. When: Jan 20th - 4 PM. Caravan will leave Alpine around 2 PM. It is all inclusive: 3 meals, overnight lodging, & all supplies $62 or $90 . If you are local you can attend a day only workshop:  Jan 21th --Day only
$35 Kathleen will teach patterns: Plants/flowers, Animals, Indian symbols-southwest designs, and Abstract. Bonus- there will be a lunar eclipse and there is no better place to view it.  To view location

Glass Mosaics with Terry Biegler of Fort Davis
Terry will be teaching glass plate mosaic at Catchlight Gallery - Alpine Texas. When? Jan 19 afternoon. Begins around 3 PM. Any additional touches will be done the next day. Cost is $50.

"Sisters" will have an unveiling so to speak on Jan 20th at 1:00 PM
at Emergo Arts Boutique. Emergo is located at 301 E Holland Ave. Alpine, Texas.  Available onsite will be Hubcap artwork by Sharon Zigrossi and boutique items. You can purchase a lock of color before or at unveiling to add to the sculpture by Giulio Bloise and John Sufficool. The sculpture is to help promote the arts in Alpine, Texas and is hosted by The Back Room and Big Bend Arts Council. (See links below). We encourage everyone to take a selfie or pic and #SisterLocks in #Alpine #Texas. After all we are #Promotingthearts
Back Room Group

 Taizé, an ecumenical, contemplative service will be held at 5:30 pm on Sunday, January 20, at St. James Episcopal Church located at 510 N. 6th St at Ave A in Alpine. A soup, salad and bread supper will follow that is free and open to all.
 Taizé worship consists of meditative singing and periods of silence. This month’s universal reconciliation service will focus on readings and chants exploring the theme: Begin Again. For more information, contact

Anyone interested in creating a spacey installation for the Glen Felts Memorial Alien Abduction fest Feb 23/24, we’d love to hear from you!
Drop a line to me, Asheley Baker or The Goat Pens to get involved!

We've been informed by the park superintendent, Bob Krumenaker, that trash is being picked up in the Chisos Basin by Forever Resorts, the folks who run concessions. Thank you to them! We are also in talks with other groups in the Big Bend region, @basecampterlingua and the Brewster County Tourism Council, to organize volunteer groups to help pick up trash throughout the park. The superintendent is confident that a plan will be approved by the acting Secretary of the Interior to take unused park entry fees to pay for trash pick up and custodial services. That decision should be coming soon! Thank you to our awesome Big Bend Community for making sure our Park remains open and clean for visitors! 
It's always a good plan to pack out everything you bring in and help pick up trash while you visit Big Bend.  We will continue to keep you posted.
Additionally, because the park is not collecting entrance fees, we are encouraging people to make donations to The Big Bend conservancy at

Canyon Brew @ Far Flung – Start your day with a Jalapeno & Cheese Sausage Kolache!  We also offer Toasted Bagels, Espresso, Candy Bar Lattes, Cappuccino, Macchiato & Chai Lattes.  Don’t forget – bring your own Mug and save a Buck!  Opening every day at 7am with Quick Service!   

Chloe is ready to find her forever. She is thriving in her foster home, super sweet, loving and just an amazing catch! Chloe is a three year old, 45-ish pound pit bull mix who is ready to melt your heart. 
Chloe loves praise, treats and belly rubs. She is housetrained and walks perfectly on a leash. Chloe is fully vaccinated, spayed and micro-chipped. For more information, please email Photo attached. 

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

January 8, 2019 Vol. 30 No. 2 

Edited by Cactus Jane

“And if I loved you Wednesday,
Well, what is that to you?
I do not love you Thursday—
So much is true.
And why you come complaining
Is more than I can see.
I loved you Wednesday—yes—but what
Is that to me?”
~Edna St. Vincent Millay

BALL ROOM DANCING LESSONS. At the Cactus Farm with Kathy and Ed!! Tues. nights, 6:00. All welcome. Confirm time with the Burro (432) 371-2082.

BIG BEND CITIZENS' ALLIANCE meets Thursday January 10th at 6:00 p.m. at the Red Pattillo Community Center in Study Butte (behind the Post Office). Meet and greet at 5:30 p.m. BBCA is a public charity supporting Terlingua Community Garden, Kids Klub, Terlingua Recycles, Voices from Both Sides, Terlingua Visual Arts, Ghost Town Charities, and Terlingua Dark Sky Alliance. All are welcome to attend this public meeting. Please follow "BBCA Terlingua" on Facebook. For more info, email See you there!

WELDING CLASSES. Nehemiah's Outcry forging classes will continue on January 28th and 29th. Questions? Feel free to email, or call Ray at 432-837-3737.

THIS YEAR'S BLACKEYED PEA OFF was dedicated to Bill Bourbon, longtime participant, dearly missed, and honorary winner. Fun was had on Jan. 1st, as all ate black-eyed peas for good luck. First place went to Doug Christian of Terlingua; 2nd place to Abby Love, Austin, TX; and 3rd place was a tie between Cade Furlow (who's cooking team placed, last year) of O'donald, TX and Terlingua local Jennifer Hensen. A total of $2.552.00 (and counting) was raised for non-profit theater group, Last Minute, Low Budget Productions by our generous community. Music provided by Just Us Girls was magical, harmonic, nostalgia, one note at a time...goosebumps and tears of joy swept through dancers, audience, and even the band! The "hot date raffle" was a HUGE success, thanks to contributions from Lajitas Golf Resort, Chisos Mountain Lodge and Big Bend Resorts, the Starlight Theater and Big Bend Holiday Hotel, High Sierra Bar and Grill, Far Flung Outdoor Center, Big Bend Stables, and the Cottonwood General Store. Thank You, thank you, THANK YOU!!!! From Pam Ware.

WORD OFF 2019 IS AROUND THE CORNER! Bring your stories, poetry, memories, and yarns. Or bring your friends and their mothers and come listen! The prompt is River Tales: words about water flowing, lack of water, oceans present, oceans past, desert oases, rain, floods, a cool glass of H20; twist it however you like ... Or just do your own thang! We're trying a theme, but don't let it limit your flow!! All words are welcome! Tuesday February 5 at 7:00 p.m. @ Cinnabar Theater, sign-up at 6. Beer- flavored beverages will be available.

CALLING ALL WRITERS, RAMBLERS, reciters and relaters! Terlingua Word Off presents: River Tales Poetry, Prose and Parables Inspired by Water Flowing Tuesday February 5, 2018
LLAMANDO A TODOS LOS ESCRITORES, ramblers, recitadores y relatadores! Terlingua Word OFF presenta: River Tales CUENTOS/HISTORIAS DEL RIO poesía, prosa y parábolas inspirado en el flujo DEL agua martes 5 de febrero de 2018 Teatro Cinnabar!

TERLINGUA WRITERS CIRCLE. A Constructive Space for the Written & Spoken Word. Got a story to suss out? A tale that needs telling? Poetry need polishing? Oration needs inspiration? Creations need criticism? Come workshop your written and spoken words with like-minded folx. Every Saturday @ 1pm @ La Posada Milagra!

JOIN IN SUPPORTING BUSINESSES AND TOURISM!! Big Bend Chamber of Commerce is looking to fill a vacant seat on the Board of Directors and for volunteers to assist or chair the Events Committee. Join the fun and support local business owners. Email if interested. Big Bend Chamber of Commerce Socials are starting in January 2019 and will be hosted quarterly. The Chamber is calling for venue hosts, musicians, and food and beverage sponsors. The socials will highlight topics relevant to responsible economic growth in Big Bend. For example, there may be a brief presentation followed by Q & A on how we can work together to preserve of our dark sky community. The socials will be fun networking opportunities to meet members, mingle, and highlight different business, services, and musicians in town. Socials are free and open to the public. Donations welcome. To secure a social at your venue or be a food/beverage sponsor email: . The next 2018-2019 board meeting takes place Feb. 7 at 6:00 p.m. at the Patillo South Brewster County Community Center (behind the bank).

TERLINGUA BOTTOMS GROUP OF AA meets every Thursday at 7:30 at the Big Bend Church in Study Butte. Meetings are open to anyone who has or thinks they may have a drinking problem.

CRAFTY GALS will be meeting on January 8th and 22nd from 6:30-8:30 at Big Bend Church. We have everything from knitters, quilters, artist, jewelry making to you name it! Come join the fun and see what everyone is working on or just come and socialize. We’d love to have you!

CANYON BREW AT FAR FLUNG. Open 7 a.m. every day! Start your day with the best homemade muffins & organic coffee in Big Bend! We also offer sausage kolaches, bagels, espresso, candy
bar lattes, cappuccino, macchiato & chai. Purchase a Canyon Brew Tumbler and get your first drink FREE – keep bringing it back for $1 off. Winter hours – 7 a.m. to 11a.m. and as always – quick service!

EARTH AND FIRE GALLERY. SAVE SATURDAY THE 19TH FOR THE PARTY! Frona Fern Farrelly started her journey in the northeastern United States...Baltimore, Md. to be exact. She was drawing, painting and creating since she could hold a pencil and paintbrush. She studied at University of Md. and Loyola College and got degrees in art and teaching. After traveling to fuel her inspiration and see other parts of the world, she married in London. Moving back to the states, they settled in Texas and she continued her education studying in Paris through International Studies Abroad...painting and art history, Florence, Italy at the Academia D'Arte...techniques of the great masters, Ireland at various workshops and Edinburgh at the Academy of Realist Art. Frona, her husband and cats moved to Florida for 7 years where she was fortunate to live near the Southern Atelier in Sarasota. She took classes there and also studied privately. Now back in Texas...for good!!...they have settled in Terlingua where she is letting all she has learned and been exposed to culminate and emerge with her own unique interpretation that is truly Frona. "I am happy to call Terlingua my home. There is a strong creative energy that draws and keeps so many artists here. I am deeply inspired and love being surrounded by these magical mountains and creative community. I look forward to many happy and rewarding years as a productive artist." Frona Fern Farrelly also writes, illustrates and publishes her own children's books. They are available on Amazon and Barnes and Nobles but ask her about them directly and she can personalize them for you.

ESPRESSO ... Y POCO MAS! As you settle into the new year, we hope you'll come see us for the best coffee and cooked to order food in town. We serve Big Bend Roasters coffee anyway you like it. Get your fresh squeezed orange juice, super sandwiches or eggs anyway you want them. We often have lunch specials so call ahead and ask us. 7:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Enjoy free wifi while taking in the views of the Chisos. We're a great meeting place and our local patrons and guests can be a great source of information about the area. Order a picnic to go!  Located in the Ghost Town.

TAQUERIA EL MILAGRO. We hope you'll stop in and join us during the new year as we add and perfect our menu. To go orders from the best taco stand in Terlingua!  Open Thursday 5 p.m.- 9 p.m.,
Friday and Saturday 5-10 p.m., and Sunday 5-9 p.m. Great menu and specials and a great gathering place. Located in the Ghost Town.

THIS WEEK AT THE STARLIGHT. Be sure not to miss "Big & Bright - Dark Sky Stewards of Big Bend Ranch State Park," with photographs by Thomas Avery, Jen Pena, Jacob Roodvoets, and Katy Baldock on exhibit through February 24th.
Monday, 7th: Brendan Flippo

Tuesday, 8th: The Goats of Clay Henry
Wednesday, 9th: The Whitmores
Thursday & Friday, 10th/ 11th: Darrin Kobetich
Saturday, 12th: Little Mazarn & Longriver

Sunday, 13th: The Trio of Rob Dean, Tim Callahan, & Jeff Gavin Monday, 14th: Trevor Reichman
The Starlight opens every day at 5. Dinner 5-10. Full bar until Midnight (1 a.m. on Saturday). Music 6'ish. Reservations for 10 or more:

SLIM FOUR! FEBRUARY 7-10 AT THE STARLIGHT THEATRE. Starlight will be exclusive to Slim fOUr ticket holders on the 8th and 9th. $55 per night or $100 for the entire weekend. See Alan Munde, the sweet voice and fiddle of Asleep at the Wheel's Katie Shore along with The Wheel's Connor Forsyth (The Spare Tire), the incredible Guy Forsyth's Blues Band as well as The Bill Kirchen Trio, a rare sighting of The Cary Swinney Trio (consisting of Cary, Richard Bowden and Michael O'Connor); The Emily Gimble Band; the Paper Moon Shiners and more. Slim's wife, Francie Meaux and the Jitterbug Vipers along with special Ghost appearances from Greg HarkinsBeth GaligerTodd Sloan, and many more. Go to for ticket link. Ticket sales will cap at 175. Terlingua was Slim and Francie's anytime-they-could-get-here playground. No better way to celebrate what would have been this amazing legend's 81st birthday. Questions? If you can't find the answers (including accommodations) on the website, call 830.739.6986 or email (There's also a FB page - Slimfest). Hope to see you in February - viva Slim!

A MESSAGE FROM JON BLACKMON: “... I am closing down all my websites (89 of them are related to Terlingua). Doctor bills have bankrupted me and I can't afford the $360 every six months to keep them active. The Chamber of Commerce is one that will be out of commission, as well as most of the businesses in town and of course my favorite,”

MARGARETE’S MISSING WATER. From Dani Bottenfield: To whom it may concern. Someone went to Margarete's Quilt shop and drained 11K gallons of water from all her tanks onto the ground.
This lovely lady has been in this community a very long time and she will now have to purchase water to replace what was lost. It is vandalism pure and simple. I hope you are proud.

I CAN HELP WITH YOUR ELECTRICAL NEEDS.  Service change outs.  Transfer switch and generator install.  Install and change out ceiling fans and lights.  Wire shops and garages.  For estimate or service call 432-294-0282. Wayne Jones TECL 27979.

BREWSTER COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COURT meets Wed. Jan. 9 at 9:00 a.m. for their regular meeting at the county courthouse in Alpine.  See Agenda Commissioners Court Regular Meeting January 9, 2019 for details.

DOG OF THE WEEK. Meet DAISY PANCAKE! Daisy Pancake's favorite thing to do is cuddle on the couch. She is approximately 1 year old, house trained, plays well with other dogs and gets along with cats. Daisy came to her foster family as a shy girl but is gaining confidence daily. She recently discovered her love for toys and is learning to play fetch. Daisy is spayed, micro chipped and fully vaccinated. This pretty lady is being fostered in Brewster County. For more information, please email

Guest Cartoon of the week: 
The Peccary Order presents: "Overheard in Terlingua"