Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The Terlingua
Vernal Equinox Moon
21 March 2017 --Vol. 28, #12
This week’s Moon brought to you by Ghost Writers on the Sly

LA KIVA
No submittal by La Kiva. Call 371-2250 for information on hours and entertainment.

STARLIGHT THEATER this week
Monday 20th - 5:30 pm Trevor Reichman 7pm Rebecca Wurdaski
Tuesday 21st - 5pm Jeffro, 7pm Uh Clem
Wednesday 22nd - Darrin Kobetich (Sarah Burton in the Cantina)
Thursday 23rd - John Lilly (Marc Utter & Jeff Haislip in the Cantina)
Friday 24th - Trevor Reichman
Saturday 25th - Eric Sommer
Sunday Brunch 26th - Terlingua Tanz
Monday 27th - Pat O'Bryan

High Sierra Bar & Grill @ The Eldorado Hotel welcomes Uncle's Around the Bend dirt bike crew this week.
Friday 3/24 John Lily @ 7 PM
Saturday 3/25 Dr Fun @ 7 PM on the balcony

Terlingua Ranch Bad Rabbit Cafe: 
Friday and Saturday, 6:30 to 8:30 pm - The Terlingua Fill-Harmonic Symphony, Cooter, Charlie, and Judy play your favorite old country songs

Terlingua Community Garden has 2 opportunities this week to learn about compost. Preparations to begin the user friendly compost upgrade on Wednesday the 22nd, all day, food and cold drinks provided! The last Saturday Farmer's Market will feature "Ideas on composting: exploring traditional, worms and anaerobic fermentation." All participation levels welcomed.

Whole lot of art going on! Make your spring break a cultural experience. Asheley Baker exhibit through March at the Starlight. At Earth & Fire Gallery in the ghost town, Lori Griffin showing now. Reception March 21 from 4-7 pm. Followed by Zbnek Najser opening April 1 through the 15th. Permanent exhibits there by Voni Glaves, Larry Short, Enrique Salazar, Michelle Billings, and Dani Bottenfield. Terlingua Gallery, on Hwy 118 at Bee Mountain, is also open for viewing the work of Bonnie Wunderlich

EARTH AND FIRE GALLERY Story Painting.  Art Show at Earth and Fire Gallery in Terlingua, TX.  Artist - Lori Griffin.  Free and open to the Public. March 15-31.
Artist Lori Griffin is often asked is there a story for every art piece made.  Her reply is yes and that the inspiration is often quite personal.  One of her signatures is hidden images that await to be discovered.  "It is very meaningful when the viewer has an emotional reaction with the art."  Lori tries to push limits: either the topic, the medium itself, her experience, or the process. This creates challenge and does not allow her to become comfortable and this in turn helps create strong soulful art.  She is always willing to share the inspiration behind the piece to allow a connection with anyone who might be interested in collecting her art.  The art stories range from sacred to fairytales; often include both fact and fiction.  Want a private showing or have Questions - 432-301-9663.

LA POSADA MILAGRO - ESPRESSO Y POCO MAS
Located in the Terlingua Ghost Town, the coffee shop serves the best coffee around and made to order breakfasts and lunches.  Open 7 days a week, free Wi-Fi, and great views of the Chisos Mountains. Newspapers available and friendly service, too!  Great place to make new friends or meet up with old ones. The rustic guesthouse has rooms and is available for wedding parties.

DRAFTEX, LLC – Residential design work for south Brewster County. Contact Jeff Gavin: 830.739.6986 or draftexllc@gmail.com. Better yet: stop by the office next to Taylor Tool Rentals on South County Rd.

MANY STONES POTTERY CLASS Persons no longer attending the pottery class are asked to return the buckets and tools to Many Stones or the Crisis Center so other pottery class students may use them. Thank you.

TERLINGUA RECYCLES - It’s that time again! Helping Hands appreciated! This Thursday, March 23rd, the Terlingua Recycling Team will be taking the bins from the Terlingua Recycling Center (located behind the Terlingua EMS station) into BBNP's center. We typically leave the center by 8 a.m. and return around 1 p.m.  You're welcome to ride with one of the other volunteers or drive yourself. Thanks to all for your efforts to keep the area clean and items sorted correctly. Just a friendly reminder that tin and aluminum go in separate bins and we don't yet have the capacity to recycle glass. Hopefully soon but not yet so please don't leave bottles and please don't leave the plastic bags that you bring your recyclable items in. If you need more info, call 830.739.6986 or send a Facebook message to Terlingua Recycles. Thanks for helping to keep Terlingua GREEN!

TERLINGUA STORE 
Open 9-8 Monday-Saturday and Sunday 12-6
Beer - Ice - Soda - Snacks – Firewood - Resale Clothes and now Wine!!!!!!  Come in and see our growing selection of groceries, beer and more!!!
Thanks again for your support Terlingua!  432.371.2487

Cycletek has 12 generators in stock of various sizes at the best prices we have ever been able to arrange. Also, if purchased before 3/24, Generac will give a free power washer. Cycletek will give a free 10 year warranty to the first purchaser. Call us for prices and installation estimates. 432-371-2569.

Desert Expressions Beauty Salon
Spring is here! And that means flip flops and sandals!! Get those winter feet ready for the season! Spring special! FREE GIFT with your pedicure!!!
Call or come by for your appointment!!!
325-456-5983
432-371-2487

Monthly Community Taize Service this Sunday.  
The next monthly community Taize service will be held at 5:30 pm on Sunday, March 26, at St. James Episcopal Church located at 510 N. 6th St at Ave A in Alpine. A simple soup supper will follow that is free and open to all.   Taize worship is an ecumenical, inter-spiritual service consisting of meditative singing and periods of silence in order to reach a contemplative state. This universal reconciliation service extends beyond doctrine, age, social economic status, and understanding to touch our hearts and open our minds. Locally, Taize includes meditation, live music performed by local musicians, sacred readings, and chants. For more information, contact Pamela Cook at 432-386-5988  or pscook.herenow@gmail.com.

Help Wanted We are looking for someone to do day labor.  We are dismantling a couple of travel trailers, bagging insulation, digging holes, etc. and need some help. Call 371-2795 or 386-7806.
We are about 5 miles from Terlingua Ranch office and restaurant.  Thanks.

Brewster County Groundwater Conservation District Regular Meeting – Thursday, March 23, 2017, 9:00 a.m. at the Val Clark Beard County Office Building Conference Room, 203 N. 7th Street, Alpine, TX. Discussions will act on: District Rules / Conference with Attorney and Consultants; Setting Date for Rules Workshop; Estimate of Agricultural Irrigation Water Use in Brewster County; General Manager’s Report (Drilling Log and Correspondence); Bank Reconciliation, Payment of Bills, Budget Line Items; Meeting Place and agenda items for April. There will be opportunity for public comment

Prescribed Burn at Big Bend National Park 
From April 4th to 8th, 2017, Big Bend National Park plans to conduct prescribed burns along the Rio Grande.The park will be using prescribed fire to help restore the riparian areas between Talley and Gravel Pit, which includes Mariscal and San Vicente Canyons. During this time, access to Talley, La Clocha, and Gravel Pit campsites will be temporarily restricted.

The Border Patrol Is Setting Itself Up to Hire Some Bad Hombres: Mother Jones 3/13
 "Former CBP employees and policy experts are sounding the alarms about Trump's new plans—and the government's ability to vet the thousands of new hires."
http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/03/donald-trump-border-patrol-corruption-use-force

Marley was adopted recently and though his adopter’s severe allergies made it an impossible match, we did get to learn how exemplary Marley is in a home! He is house trained, a wonderful leash walker, knows how to sit, doesn’t bark, has terrific house manners, loads up in the car, and will follow you all around the house. Marley is a little shy but absolutely friendly. Adoption fees include spay/neuter, all vaccines, and a microchip. Best of all, adopting from the shelter rescues a homeless pet from our community and provides them the family that they need! For more information about Marley or any pet in the Alpine shelter, email heatherthemule@gmail.com






Charles “ Laddie “ Moreau Pickett, 74  passed away  peacefully on Monday February 27, 2017, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown, Oh., with his family by his side .
Charles was born February 9, 1943, in Phoenix, Az. son of Lawrence Jackson and Elizabeth Ann Miller Pickett. He leaves to cherish his memory his daughter Lara Kathleen Pickett ( Ken ) Wanamaker of Boardman, Oh., his grandchildren John and  Dean Markovitch of Boardman, Oh., and Roxane Pickett Rose of Prescott, Az. He also leaves his sister Lauren Stedman of Terlingua, Tx.  A service is planned for May 6, 2017 in the Sandia Mountains at the 10K Trailhead in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Family and friends may visit.  A private family service was held Saturday in Youngstown with Deacon Paul Lisko from St. Charles Church. Arrangements handled by the Fox Funeral Home 4700 Market St. Boardman, Ohio 44512.  Family and friends may visit www.foxfuneralhome.org to view the complete obituary and send condolences.
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Moon XtRa! Please join us for the grand opening of the Terlingua CSD track this Thursday!
The fun starts at 3:30 with a junior high track meet followed by high school and community races and then the annual pancake supper from 5 pm to 7 pm.
Thank you for your patience with this whole project. We are very excited about creating and maintaining this new addition to our school. We look forward to our students, staff, and community utilizing the track for fitness. The Big Bend Education Corporation has been responsible for providing the vast majority of the funding for the track. Special thanks to: Anne Roberts, Marcos Paredes, Tommye Linan, and all past members of BBEC.

Monday, March 13, 2017

The Terlingua Moon
March 14, 2017 ~ VOL. 28 #11
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By Patchouli Gulch Gal

 “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope” - Martin Luther King, Jr.  

DRAFTEX LLC.
Residential design work for south Brewster County, contact Jeff Gavin: 830-739-6986 or drafttexllc@gmail.com or stop by the office next to Taylor Tool Rentals on South County Rd.

THIS WEEK AT LA KIVA
Tuesday is karaoke night, come sing the madness away!
Wednesday- open mic
Thursday- Chet O'Keefe
Friday- St. Patricks day! Chuy's gonna be spinning some south of the Irish border tunes. The parade will start and end here, so it's just that much more convenient to get your Irish on. Check out our related food specials while you're in for that.
Saturday - Hogan & Moss and the Old weird America Band 8pm
Sunday brunch by India and William, with music by the Terlingua Tanz, Charlie Watkins plays the accordion, Judy Eron on oboe.
Lunch 11-2 every day, dinner 5-10. Full bar till midnight, 1am on Saturday.
We will get through the 100 days of March together, stay strong Terlingua!

DESERT EXPRESSION BEAUTY SALON
Open Wednesday thru Saturday
Pedicure season is here! Come make your feet sandal ready!! Only$40!! Treat yourself!!! Call or come by for your appointment!!
Spring break is super busy so call early for your appointment! Thanks for your support!
325.456.5983 cell, 432.371.2487 store

TERLINGUA STORE
22970 FM 170
Come check out our new beer selection!!!
Beer - ice - soda - snacks - firewood - and more!
Monday-Saturday 8am-8pm and Sunday 12pm-6pm
Thanks again for your support Terlingua!  432.371.2487

TERLINGUA TOOL RENTALS
Jimmy Taylor, owner 371-2621. Tools for most all construction needs Also now doing small engine repairs. Give us a call.

THIS WEEK @ HIGH SIERRA
Friday March 17. Happy St Patrick's Day with Manzy Lowry on the outside patio 3 PM
Saturday March 18 Dr. Fun @ 8 PM
Sunday March 19 Greg Butera Hangover show
@ 3 PM

THIS WEEK AT THE STARLIGHT!
​Monday - Sarah Burton
Tuesday - 5pm Jeffro, 7pm Uh Clem
Wednesday - Moses & Friends
Thursday - Greg Butera Band
Friday - Dave Martinez (Come spend St. Patrick's Day with us!)
Saturday - Butch Hancock
Sunday Brunch - Brendan Flippo, 6pm Utter Haislip
Monday - 6pm Trevor Reichman, 7:30pm  Rebecca Wurdaski
We know you may have a wait over Spring Break so we're happy to feature Live Music in the Cantina most nights from 6-9pm PLUS the beautiful view of the Chisos. The Terlingua Trading Company is next door and they are open until 8 p.m.  We guarantee that once you're inside, it will be well worth the wait! Don't forget to share your photos with us - Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, #terlinguastarlight, #terlinguaspringbreak or email them to terlinguastarlight@gmail.com.Enjoy your visit to the historic Ghost Town and, to our local friends, thanks for your patience and continued patronage!  See you soon!

QUILTS BY MARGUERITE
Quilts of all sizes, pillows, tote bags, wall art, jewelry, place mats, blankets AND the cutest EASTER decorations ever. Stop by, you will be surprised at all the goodies in this store! 371-2292 Across from the stables in Study Butte

ANNUAL ROCKET FUEL PARTY
Passing Wind Ranch, Sunday, March 19, 1 pm till Sunset - It's that time again! The Annual Rocket fuel Party with all proceeds going to the Terlingua Fire & EMS. $20 cover. The Rocketfuel will be flowing with live music on the pirate ship celebrating the life of Jimmy Holbrook. All Costumes welcome this year... Terlingua bring your best!!!   Celebrating the life of Jimmy Holbrook

TERLINGUA RANCH BAD RABBIT CAFE:
Friday and Saturday, 6:30 to 8:30 pm: The Terlingua Fill-Harmonic Symphony. Cooter, Charlie, and Judy play your favorite old country songs

FREE FURNITURE - One very long dresser with large hexagonal mirror and matching night stand.  Also smaller oak dresser.  Office chair and computer desk.  5 miles from Terlingua Ranch Lodge.  Call 371-2795 or 386-0354.

A NEW CELEBRATION CALLED FESTIVAL ARTESAL DE BOQUILLAS is planned for March 17 and 18 at the visitor center in Boquillas. Come one! Come all!  There will be music and crafts from all over the state of Coahuila as well as wine tasting and artisan beers and a variety of Food. The people of Boquillas would love to have musicians and artists from Terlingua join in. Please plan to come and share your talents! Contact boquillascommunity@gmail.com if you have any questions.

LAS POSADA MILAGRO HOTEL & ESPRESSO …Y POCA MAS
Located in the Terlingua Ghost Town, the coffee shop serves the best coffee around and made to order breakfasts and lunches.  Open 7 days a week, free WiFi, and great views of the Chisos Mountains.
Newspapers available and friendly service, too!  Great place to make new friends or meet up with old ones. The rustic guesthouse has rooms and is available for wedding parties.
Make us a part of your Spring break plans!!!

TERLINGUA AUTO SERVICE
Is no longer accepting used motor oil, and we have not been for a long while.  It is illegal to drop oil off when we are closed.  Dumping of used oil is classified as "illegal dumping of hazardous material" and is punishable by severe fines and penalties.  Whomever sells you the oil is required to accept the used oil back in equivalences.  We have no way to dispose of the excess oil and are being forced to enact strict compliance from the area in general.

BILL BOURBON HONOR FUND
Vietnam veteran Bill Bourbon has been invited to participate in an Honor Flight Network trip to Washington D.C. in May to visit the nation’s war memorials.  The non-profit organization provides charter air transport and pays all expenses for veterans from all over the country.  They have flown more than 160,000 veterans to see how the nation and its citizens have honored them in stone.  Almost 100 veterans will be aboard for this emotional trip.  Bill must have a “guardian” to help him out, and that will be his wife, Sarah.  Her expenses, however, will not be covered and will be at least $1600.  If you would like to help make Bill’s trip possible, please donate to the Bourbon Honor Flight account that has been set up at West Texas National Bank.

CYCLETEK
Is offering a one-time deal on affordable emergency standby Generac power equipment.  All listed generators are free-freight to Cycletek location.  The first 2 orders on qualifying units (22kw, 16kw & 11kw) in stock will be offered a 10-year warranty (all parts, labor, travel) for $200 extra.  Call for additional promo items offered by Generac.  Price is for in-stock items only, to be delivered to Cycletek next week.
9kw w/16 circuit 100 amp transfer, $2,500 (1 in stock)
11kw w/200 amp SE transfer, $3,100 (1 in stock)
16 kw w/200 amp SE transfer, $3,800 (2 in stock)
22 kw w/200 amp SE transfer, $4,600 (4 in stock)
These prices do not include sales tax or connection/interface fees.  Call for a free estimate (within 30 mile driving distance one-way) to get an accurate installation quote.  This offer is good for a one-time stocking shipment being delivered next week. Ralph Delmar, CYCLETEK,  LLC, P.O. Box 570, Terlingua,TX 79852, 432-371-2569

BREWSTER COUNTY OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
The Daughters of the American Revolution and the Alpine American Legion are looking for Vietnam Veterans to say WELCOME HOME and THANK YOU. Vets, you and your families are invited to come to the American Legion Hall in Aline on March 31st at 4:00  for a special commemoration honoring your service, valor, and sacrifice.   Bring your friends! This is our chance at long last to say Welcome Home to our Vietnam Veterans and is open to all Vietnam era veterans that served from November, 1955 to May, 1975.  It will be a great way for our community to learn about our Vietnam heroes and say thank you Vietnam Vets, on the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.   Come to the American Legion Hall on March 31st to be individually recognized and honored, as we celebrate Vietnam Veterans Day.  Families and friends, come and show your thanks, and show your patriotism at this event that you and your families will remember forever.   A Fish Fry fundraiser for Boy Scouts Troop #141 will follow the ceremony, plates are $10.  Details can be found on Facebook at Comanche Springs Chapter – NSDAR, or call 432-345-2189, 432-837-0044, or 432-294-1600.

Cary Morin will be appearing at Starlight Theatre in Terlingua on Thursday April 13 and Friday April 14.  Cary is touring in support of his new release, Cradle to the Grave, which came out January 13th. This album completes a three-album project of acoustic recordings by Cary, who's been acclaimed as "one of the best acoustic pickers on the scene today".
"Nothing Compares 2 U" Cover:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mFL0rszY-w
Original song, "Lay Baby Lay":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXSavyPgR6k

BAILEY
Bailey is an 18 month old lab mix who was taken in by a big-hearted dog lover but whose need to find her permanent home has become urgent. Bailey loves people, snuggles, car rides, her bones, most other dogs and having her hair brushed. Her joy for life is infectious but she needs outlets for her energy and a human to a good friend. Bailey knows basic commands, walks well on a leash, is perfectly house trained and does fine in a crate when left alone. Bailey is looking for an adopter or a foster through 4/12/17. She can travel to the right home and trial adoptions are a possibility. For more information email mmwestttx@yahoo.com or call 432-294-1257

BREWSTER COUNTY COMMISIONERS AGENDA 3/14/17
http://www.brewstercountytx.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Agenda-Commissioners-Court-Regular-Meeting-March-14-2017.pdf

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Monday, March 6, 2017

TERLINGUA MOON
Vol 28  No. 10
March 7 , 2017

       by Million sMiles

There were some things that only time could cure.
Evil men could be destroyed, but nothing could be done with good men who were deluded.. ~ Arthur C. Clark

 Big Bend Church has recently been gifted with a new electronic piano. Instead of having the old piano just setting around collecting cobwebs and not making music, BBC would like to donate the old piano to anyone who wishes to come take it away. Call BBC at 371-2243 to make arrangements.
The 2nd Friday of each month is Friday Fun Night for all area youth ages 13 and up - from the Ranch to the Park! We meet from 5-8 and supper is provided. Come join us for a time of fun and fellowship!
Service Times at BBC: Sunday School - 10:00,  Worship Hour - 11:00,  Midweek Connection 4:30-5:00 a light supper is provided, 5-6 Bible Study.
Come one - come all - everyone is welcome!

Annual Rocket Fuel Party   Passing Wind Ranch, Sunday, March 19         1 pm till Sunset - It's that time again! The Annual Rocket fuel Party with all proceeds going to the Terlingua Fire & EMS. $20 cover. The Rocketfuel will be flowing with live music on the pirate ship celebrating the life of Jimmy Holbrook. All Costumes welcome this year... Terlingua bring your best!!!   Celebrating the life of Jimmy Holbrook

BBVVFD Meeting Notice
The Big Bend Valley Volunteer Fire Department (BBVVFD) will hold its next regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday 8 March 2017 at 5:00pm CDT at the BBVVFD Fire Hall at 321 Legion Road, just east of Terlingua American Legion Post 653, and just off Texas Highway 118 at Jackass Flats.  This meeting is open to the public, the location is easy to find, and parking is never a problem.  Help protect the people and properties of the Big Bend Valley and Terlingua Ranch:  If you are a US citizen, resident of Brewster County, at least 18 years of age and in good health, the BBVVFD invites you to attend and learn what it takes to become a trained volunteer wildland firefighter!

TERLINGUA TOOL RENTALS Jimmy Taylor owner, 371-2621 Tools for all your construction needs right on S County Road  New Services: small engine repair, call and bring over

A new Celebration called Festival Artesal de Boquillas is planned for March 17 and 18 at  the visitor center in Boquillas.  There will be music and crafts from all over the state of Coahuila as well as wine tasting and artisan beers and a variety of Food. The people of Boquillas would love to have musicians and artists from Terlingua join in. Please plan to come and share your talents! Contact boquillascommunity@gmail.com if you have any questions.

​The Terlingua Bottoms Group of AA meets every Thursday evening at 7:30 at the Big Bend Church.  Alcoholics Anonymous is for people who have, or think that they have a problem with alcohol.

Terlingua Tanz accompanies your meal with tangos, waltzes, and other luscious music at La Kiva's Sunday Lunch, March 12, 11 to 2.  Charlie Watkins plays the accordion, Judy Eron on oboe.

Terlingua Ranch Bad Rabbit Cafe:  Friday and Saturday, 6:30 to 8:30 pm:
  The Terlingua Fill-Harmonic Symphony - Cooter, Charlie, and Judy play your favorite old country songs

This Week at The Starlight
It's a big week in the Big Bend and it's a big week at The Starlight! Here's this week's lineup on the music front!
Monday: Alex Culbreth & Alison Self
Tuesday: Jeffro (5-7) and Uh Clem around 7
Wednesday: The Whitmores
Thursday: Grupo de la Paz
Friday: Dana Louise
Saturday: Dana Louise
Sunday Brunch: Trevor Reichman
Sunday Night: Mo Zepplin
Monday: Sarah Burton
Hope to see you soon and March on!

Ring's pottery class held Fridays from one to five at Many Stones - sponsored by the Presidio-Brewster County Indigent Healthcare Program - Would like to thank Terlingua Cares for it's contribution to the class.

Draftex LLC - Residential design work for south Brewster County. Contact Jeff Gavin: 830.739.6986 or draftexllc@gmail.com. Better yet: stop by the office next to Taylor Tool Rentals on S County Rd.

Milestones: An Art Installation by Curtis Killorn
An interactive art installation, commemorating one’s significant moments in time. Sign Posts which have been broken and have fallen along the way, now to be celebrated, the significants of these rusted memories.
March 16 – March 19 at Campfire Creations
Daily viewing/participating Nightly reception till sundown
For further information contact:
On Facebook: "Milestones. An Art Installation by Curtis Killorn”  curtiskillorn@gmail.com • 719-338-5885

Desert Chihuahuan Challenge Dog Races March 11, Family Crisis Center Ghostown
The Family Crisis Center of the Big Bend in Terlingua will be having the annual Chihuahua Dog Races fund raising event in the Ghostown on Saturday March 11. All small dogs are welcome to participate. Race classes are Chihuahua and Mestizo. Prizes for winners and placers in categories of costume, racing, and money raising (best prizes are for money raising so you don’t have to be fast to win).
 Registration 10:00 – 12:30,… dog costume contest 12:30 – 1:00,…. dog races begin at 1:00PM; music by Dr. Fun, BBQ sandwiches, hot dogs, etc. Be there, no excuses; if your dog doesn’t race, the other dogs will say your dog is chicken.

Meet Bandit! Bandit was adopted from the Alpine Shelter in 2005 and has been living in Marfa. His owner died last year and neighbors were taking care of him in his backyard but thankfully now he is in the shelter so he can find a proper home. Bandit is male, at least 12 years old, and has always lived outside, but his forays into indoor living have been quite successful. Bandit gets exerted easily so he needs a low activity home. He’s ridiculously cute, is very friendly with people, likes both dogs and cats, has great leash skills, gets really excited about wet food, and doesn’t bark. Irresistible, right? For more information about Bandit or any animal in the Alpine Shelter, please email heatherthemule@gmail.com




Las Posada Milagro Hotel & Espresso …y poca mas
Located in the Terlingua Ghost Town, the coffee shop serves the best coffee around and made to order breakfasts and lunches.  Open 7 days a week, free wifi, and great views of the Chisos Mountains.
Newspapers available and friendly service, too!  Great place to make new friends or meet up with old ones.  The rustic  guesthouse has rooms and is available for wedding parties.

 USDA RURAL DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY FACILITIES LOAN AND GRANT PROGRAM ASSISTS STUDY BUTTE WATER SUPPLY CORPORATION
 John Perkins, Area Director, USDA Rural Development
Jenny Tavarez, Office of U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23)
Dr. Sam Bottenfield, President, Study Butte WSC
Daila McAnally, Area Specialist, USDA Rural Development
USDA Funding Announcement Study Butte Water Supply Corporation
Community Facilities Loan and Grant
 “Red” Pattillo Community Center
 Tuesday, March 14, 2017 @ 10:30 a.m.

Congratulations to Big Bend High School Art students who brought home regional medals from the Visual Arts Scholastic Event in Odessa on February 25. They are Damian Villanueva, Perla Villa, Esmeralda Piedra, Eduardo Gonzalez, Amos Duffy, and Alex Galindo.  Perla won two regional  medals for her art.

Big Bend High School students Kaeli Wylie, Don Trussell, and Eduardo Gonzalez advanced in the Big Bend Regional History Fair held at Sul Ross on March 2.  They will be competing at the State History Fair in Austin in April.  Kaeli and Don also won the Texas History Award for their Alamo exhibit.

Congratulations Middle School History Students!
Bravo to our local San Vicente 8th graders who qualified to compete in the Texas State History Fair in Austin next month. Laine Hickle won second place Junior Division/Individual Exhibit for her work on Ann Richards, and Caelan Devine Ryan won first place in Junior Division/Individual Exhibit and the African-American History Award for his work on Ruby Bridges. Great job, students! Keep up the fine work.

The truckload of Wylie water tanks is on the way.
IMPORTANT:  CALL AND CONFIRM YOURS & where
it is to be dropped.  There is still 1 unclaimed 1,750 gallon
on the load.  (432) 371-2506 or (512) 924-2506  OR elcentro432@gmail.com

This week at High Sierra
Friday 3/10 - Sara Burton 7PM
Saturday 3/11 - Dr Fun 7 Pm
Sunday 3/12 - Dana Louise 7 PM
Come enjoy great menu items and cold beer with the best view !

Big BAG SALE at OTRA VEZ this Wed., March 8th.
Other sale items throughout the store.
FREE, 5/gal. bucket of roofing adhesive

Learn Country Western Dance Steps
The month of March at the Cinnabar Theater all classes will be focused on learning fun and easy country moves. No experience required. Both singles and couples are welcome. Class held every Sunday at 6pm.

Earth and Fire Gallery invites all local Artists to our Gallery Saturday, March 11 ALL day or whenever you like.  The more the merrier!

Earth and Fire Gallery invites you to help us celebrate our latest guest artist, J Marie. We'll be open late Saturday, from 6 pm till ??? . You don't want to miss her brand new Light The Ruins exhibit!

This week at La Kiva:
Tuesday- Karaoke
Wednesday- Open Mic
Thursday- Chet O'Keefe
Saturday- Trevor Reichman
Lunch Mon-Sat 11-2, and Brunch on Sunday by India and William
Dinner 5-10, full bar till Midnight, 1am on Saturday!
Viva La Kiva!


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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The TERLINGUA MOON 
by South County Mud Clowns
February 28th, 2017 Vol. 28 # 9

In one case out of a hundred a point is excessively discussed because it is obscure; in the ninety-nine remaining it is obscure because it is excessively discussed. 
~Edgar Allan Poe


Boss is a one-year-old male pit bull mix who wandered up to a home in Marathon as a stray.  The homeowners loved him but had plenty of dogs already, so he's at the Alpine animal shelter waiting for a loving adopter who does have room for him in their life.  He is a sweet and playful dog, and while he's sometimes a little nervous about meeting new dogs, his favorite dog playmates seem to be littler than him....  Boss has shown respect for cats when walked through the cat area on a leash.  Most of all though, Boss ADORES human company and comes running when called.  For more information about Boss or any animal in the Alpine animal shelter, email heatherthemule@gmail.com

The internationally-acclaimed singer/ songwriter Johnsmith will be at The Starlight Theatre this Saturday, March 4. Johnsmith is one of those artists so often under-recognized - he possesses a genius that cannot be denied, ignored or overlooked. For the past thirty-plus years, he has been sharing his music all across American and abroad. He has become a favorite at festivals, clubs and house concerts alike. In addition to being a Kerrville New Folk Winner, Johnsmith has released seven solo CDs to rave reviews, leads musical tours to Ireland, teaches songwriting, and more. You can find out more about his music at www.johnsmithmusic.com or contact jeffandsha@faroutbooking.com.

Notice of Public Meetings
The Texas Parks and Wildlife will hold two public meetings addressing the development of Chinati Mountains State Natural Area.    The meetings will be held on:    Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at the Presidio County Courthouse, 340 North Highland Ave. Marfa, Texas 79843; and  Thursday, March 16, 2017 at the Presidio Activity Center, 1200 E. O’Reilly Street, Presidio Texas, 79845. Meetings will take place from 6:30 to 8:30pm. Submit written comments either in person, by mail,or email  to:
Justin Fleury, Lead Park Planner
Austin Headquarters   4200 Smith School Road
Austin, TX 78744 justin.fleury@tpwd.texas.gov
Nathanael Gold, Complex Manager
Big Bend Ranch State Park
21800 FM 170 - Terlingua, TX 79852
nathanael.gold@tpwd.texas.gov

* The Wylie Water Tank order will be turned in the first week of March, and usually is on the road right away. There will be one extra tank; call (512) 924-2506 or 371-2506 if you want to reserve that tank for yourself. *

Santa Inez, in the Terlingua Ghostown, will be having Ash Wednesday service at 5:30pm on March 1st. All Welcome.
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TEXAS INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE
March 2, 2017 5:30 PM
Come celebrate the 181 anniversary of state
Texas Independence from Mexico with the annual impromptu parade between the High Sierra and The Porch celebrating the sacrifices of those who won our freedom that has been so easily forgotten by native Texans and unknown by the naturalized and visitors. The parade is scheduled to begin around 5:30 P.M. (but is notoriously late) at Herman’s Garage of Classic Cars. The route will leave for the porch, circle around to the High Sierra, then turn around back to Herman’s. Gathering for the parade will be at any time necessary for the preparation of your “float” to make the 5:30 start. For the first time, this year there will be a trophy awarded for the best float by High Sierra and ONE F*R*E*E B*E*E*R donated by Penni & Rush Warren. Woohoo! Please try to attend with a float, or just as a spectator. What the hell, what else do you have to do?

This week at The Starlight
Besides our world-famous menu (dinner and cocktails), and the best view of the Chisos from our Porch, we have an amazing musical line up this coming week. Trevor Reichman is back in town, the internationally-acclaimed Johnsmith will be in the house as will Alex Culbreth.  Monday, February 27: Trevor Reichman
Tuesday, February 28: Jeffro at 5 and Uh Clem at 7. And get your Mardi Gras on!
Wednesday, March 1: Carol Whitney
Thursday, March 2: Moses  Friday, March 3: Chet O'Keefe  Saturday, March 4: Johnsmith
Sunday Brunch, March 5: Taylor & Tim
Monday, March 6: Alex Culbreth with Alison Self
The art work of Asheley Baker will be on display through March 30th. Come check out this insanely talented young woman's art.

There is a new celebration called Festival Artesal de Boquillas planned for March 17 and 18.  It will be held in the visitor center in Boquillas.  There will be music and crafts from all over the state of Coahuila as well as wine tasting and artisan beers and a variety of Food. The people of Boquillas would love to have musicians and artists from Terlingua join in. Please plan to come and share your talents!  Contact:   boquillascommunity@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Beloved Wife, Mother, Neighbor, Friend and Teacher, Bernadette Lafever died last Friday at home with loved ones close. All our love and hopes for healing go out to Tim and Quinton.  A gathering will be planned at a later time.

Terlingua Ranch Bad Rabbit CafĂ© Friday and Saturday, 6:30 to 8:30 pm:                   The Terlingua Fill-Harmonic Symphony  Cooter, Charlie, and Judy play your favorite old country songs

This week at High Sierra This week at High Sierra!
Thursday March 2nd - Come celebrate Texas Independence Day. Parade starts @5 then Haislip and Utter will entertain afterwards!
Friday March 3rd - Peter Herrera from Del Rio !  7 Pm
Saturday March 4th - Dr Fun @ 7 PM
We have happy hour everyday @6 Pm $1 off all appetizers, beer and wine!

The Big Bend Citizens' Alliance will hold a regular meeting on Wednesday, March 8th at the Casa de la Cultura (Crisis Center) in the Terlingua Ghost Town. Meet and greet at 5:30 PM, and our meeting will begin at 6PM. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supporting the Terlingua Community Garden, Kids Klub, Terlingua Recycles, Terlingua Cares, Voices from Both Sides, Terlingua Visual Arts, and Ghost Town Charities. All are welcome to attend this public meeting and don't forget to follow "BBCA Terlingua" on Facebook. For more information, email secretary.bbca@gmail.com with your questions.

This week at La Kiva:  
This week at La Kiva:
Tuesday- Karaoke
Thursday- the amazing Chet O'Keefe
Friday- Welcome back Hank Woji!
Saturday-  Peter Herrera will be servin' up some country and tejano.   We are open for lunch every day starting at 11! Dinner starts at 5. Brunch by India and William on Sunday.   Viva La Kiva!

Draftex LLC - Residential design work for south Brewster County. Contact Jeff  Gavin:   830.739.6986 or draftexllc@gmail.com. Better yet: stop by the office next to Taylor Tool Rentals on South County Rd.

The 7th Annual Terlingua Scrabble Tournament will be held at the Casa de la Cultura on Tuesday 7th March starting at 2:00 pm. Everyone welcome. Bring yourself and a scrabble board if you have one. There may be prizes for winners.

Las Posada Milagro Hotel & Espresso y poca mas
Located in the Terlingua Ghost Town, the coffee shop serves the best coffee around and made to order breakfasts and lunches.  Open 7 days a week, free wifi, and great views of the Chisos Mountains.
Newspapers available and friendly service, too!  Great place to make new friends or meet up with old ones. The rustic  guesthouse has rooms and is available for wedding parties.

Desert Expression Beauty Salon
Open Wednesday thru Saturday - Pedicure season is here! Come make your feet sandal ready!! Only $40!! Treat yourself!! Call or come by for your appointment!!
    325.456.5983 cell        432.371.2487 store

TERLINGUA STORE Beer, Ice, Soda, Snacks, Firewood
Store will be closed on Sun. and Mon., March 5-6.
Sorry for the inconvenience. We will resume regular hours next week. Monday-Saturday 8am – 8pm. Sunday 12pm-6pm Thanks again for your support Terlingua!  432.371.2487

*On the subject of water and rain harvesting, below are some commonly asked questions regarding rain catchment and the law:
Are there any tax incentives for installing a rainwater harvesting system?

Under Texas Constitution, Article 8, §1-m, the Texas Legislature may authorize a taxing unit to grant an exemption from property tax for property on which a water conservation initiative has been implemented. In Texas Tax Code §11.32, the Texas Legislature allows governmental taxing units the option to exempt from taxation part or all of the assessed value of property on which water conservation initiatives are made. The taxing entity designates by ordinance or law the eligible water conservation initiatives, which may include rainwater harvesting systems. Individuals planning to install rainwater harvesting systems should check with their respective county appraisal districts for guidance on exemption from county property taxes.

In addition, Texas Tax Code §151.355 exempts rainwater harvesting equipment and supplies from state sales tax.

It is a fallacy that there is an over-abundance of water available for our use in the state. The population of Texas is expected to double over the next 50 years and existing surface water and groundwater resources are being depleted. Already, there are places in Texas that are experiencing shortages because demands are greater than available supplies. Rainwater harvesting provides us an opportunity to conserve and extend our existing resources.

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And on another serious subject

Sec. 365.012. ILLEGAL DUMPING

Did you know?
If you dump your trash in a dumpster you don’t pay for, it may me illegal.  Dumping in a private dumpster that is contracted to a residence, a business or is shared by payers   5- 500 lbs is a Class B misdemeanor.

Littering is against the law and you can be fined up to $500 for trash weighing more than 5 pounds or amounting to 5 gallons and less than 500 pounds.  You may have to also serve jail time not more than 30 days.  In certain situations, if you have been previously convicted for illegal dumping, your vehicle might be confiscated, as well.
Penal Code 31.04 HSC 365.012 The unauthorized use of another persons dumpster, including the unauthorized use of a business dumpster is a crime.

 However: Repeat the offense, and you could face a fine of up to $2,000 and 180 days in jail.

It gets worse.
In Texas, failing to cover your pickup-truck load is against the law and carries a fine of up to $200 for the first offense and $500 for repeat offenders.

Any law enforcement officer in Texas can enforce these laws.

Any person who without authorization dumps garbage or trash, or assists in the unauthorized dumping of garbage or trash, in a dumpster or other solid waste container which is located on the property of another person and leased or otherwise owned or maintained by another

And, then there is this:

If you have lived in South County less than five years you might not know that extreme heat, electrical outages, water, rain scarcity and dirt roads are part of the norm here. Some folks adapt as best they can and stay for decades.

However; fast drivers on our dirt and gravel roads cause a preventable hardship for us all.  Besides driving 30 mph or more is not legal on County unimproved roads and the danger of head-on collisions at even lower speeds is an ever present danger.  When you encounter near impassible washboard roads, honestly ask yourself if YOU are contributing to the problem. Plowing through on a mud road after a rain is the worst.  Please consider that not everyone can afford to have their vehicle beaten to bits by thoughtless, fast drivers. And please consider the almost impossible job the County and Ranch maintenance workers have to deal with.
PLEASE < 20 MPH

Send news to the MOON at terlinguamoon@gmail.com by NOON Monday

“Believe only half of what you see and nothing that you hear.”
― Edgar Allan Poe

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Terlingua Moon
Vol. 28 No. 8
Februrary 21, 2017

“Whenever I get fed up with life, I love to go wandering in nature.”  ~Andrea Arnold

TERLINGUA TOOL RENTALS Jimmy Taylor, owner 371-2621 We have the tools you need for most any construction project, save yourself a drive and rent locally.

As of 2/17/17, there is still space for at least 2 more water-catchment tanks on the Wylie truckload. It won't ship until the load is full so that none of us have to pay high freight costs.  Touch base with us to confirm that we have received your deposit and that we have reliable contact information for you. When the load fills, shipment happens pretty fast.  371-2506 or (512) 924-2506 or elcentro432@gmail.com

This Week at The Starlight
Tuesday - 5:00 Jeffro, 7:00 Uh Clem
Wednesday - J. Michael Combs
Thursday - The Whitmore's
Friday - Pat O'Bryan and his Imaginary Band
Saturday - Marc Utter & Jeff Haislip Song Swap
Sunday Brunch - Come say adios to our good friend J. Michael Combs.  He's brought a month full of joy in spirit and music.
Monday - The return of Trevor Reichman and 5-7 p.m. Artist's Reception for Asheley Baker. Her work will be on display from February 27 - March 26th.
Also an advance heads up to put Saturday night, March 3rd on your Calendar as the Starlight Theatre welcomes internationally acclaimed singer songwriter Johnsmith to Ghostown.  You can get a sample of his music at his website http://johnsmithmusic.com/

Finally, we have some sad news. Sometime late Saturday/ early Sunday, someone destroyed 4 of the ruins near Ghost Town. We are offering a $2000 reward (and climbing) for the arrest and conviction of whomever perpetrated this criminal act. Please call the Brewster County Sheriff's Department at  432-837-3488 with information.

Garage Sale at the South County Music Corral; Friday, February 24 through Sunday, February 26. Friday & Saturday 9am..ish to 4pm...ish and Sunday morning. Music on Saturday!! Located on Terlingua Ranch Road one mile on the right. Look for the Clown on the post.  Lots of stuff...Books, Clothing, Misc kitchen, Tools, Propane Grill, Brand New pool table top, misc. collectables, prints, Much More! Still going through stuff...no telling what we will come up with!

Helping Hands (and Truck) needed!! This Thursday, February 23rd, the Terlingua Recycling Team will be taking the bins from the Terlingua Recycling center into BBNP's center. The folks who usually pull the bins with their truck can't help out this week and we are in need of someone with a 3/4 ton truck. Thanks to Curtis Killorn for the beautiful new sign at the center and thank you for your efforts to keep the area clean and items sorted correctly. If you can help us this Thursday, please call 830.739.6986 or send a Facebook message to Terlingua Recycles.

Salsa Class For Beginners at the Cinnabar Theater
Get your feet and hips moving! Both couples and singles are welcome. The steps are fun, easy and flirty. Great course for beginners. No experience required. Join our group class Sunday, 26th at 3 pm. $15 per person. If you are interested in private dance lessons, please contact Jeanette at 304-685-4216. Last week was a lot of fun. A big thanks to Catfish and Sara for allowing use of the theater.

Now Open  6:30 am to 11 am  Canyon Brew Coffee at Far Flung - Epresso, Hot Tea, Mahiato, Chai, Capuccino, Snacks, Latte and Hot Chocolate  Fuel your Adventure!

TEXAS INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE  March 2, 2017 5:30 PM
Come celebrate the 181st anniversary of Texas Independence from Mexico with the annual impromptu parade between the High Sierra and The Porch celebrating the sacrifices of those who won our freedom that has been so easily forgotten by native Texans and unknown by the naturalized and visitors. The parade is scheduled to begin around 5:30 P.M. (but is notoriously late) at Herman’s Garage of Classic Cars. The route will leave for the porch, circle around to the High Sierra, then turn around back to Herman’s. Gathering for the parade will be at any time necessary for the preparation of your “float” to make the 5:30 start. For the first time, this year there will be a trophy awarded for the best float by High Sierra and ONE F*R*E*E B*E*E*R donated by Penni & Rush Warren. Woohoo! Please try to attend with a float, or just as a spectator. What the hell, what else do you have to do

The 7th annual Chihuahuan Desert Bike Fest hosted over 500 riders and led dozens of guided rides, all to benefit the Big Bend Trails Alliance. 95 riders tackled the 60 mile IMBA epic in one day. Many thanks to Desert Sports, Big Bend Ranch State Park, Big Bend National Park and Lajitas Resort for their coordinated efforts to make this event a giant success! Much gratitude to the fabulous volunteers and to the local sponsoring eateries: Starlight Theater, Big Bend Resort Cafe, Chili Pepper,  Espresso Y Poco Mas, High Sierra Bar & Grill, La Kiva, Long Draw Pizza, and Tivo's Restaurant!

The WingSandWaves show will grace the Starlight Theatre walls through Wed, Feb 22nd! Stop by and buy ART! Proceeds will fund Art Camps and Scholarships for the talented youth of the Big Bend. Many thanks to the ARTISTS who have donated their CREATIONS. Patrons who purchased art and artists who still have art on the walls may pick up art on Thursday afternoon at the stage door of the Starlight, OR contact studio@crystalallbright.com to make arrangements. iViva Mark 'EYebALL' Kneeskern!

This week at La Kiva
We are now serving Lunch from 11am to 2pm  seven days a week with bar service continuing until Dinner service which starts at 5pm.
Friday the 24th at 7 pm - Acoustic Songwriter Song Swap in the La Kiva Cave Room  -  BUTCH HANCOCK, CHET O"KEEFE and ALEX WHITMORE.  Come listen to some great songs in an intimate, acoustic environment.
Saturday the 25th at 7pm - a return concert by DACE SULTANOV, Cellist, with her accompanist AILEEN HUMMEL,  We are expecting a big crowd so come early.  There will be a $10 cover charge for the performance.
Come and enjoy the good food, good drinks and have a good time.

This week @ High Sierra
Friday 2/24 - Patrick Smith
Saturday 2/25 - Dr Fun on the Balcony
Come watch your favorite sports event and dine on our beautiful balcony
overlooking the beautiful Big Bend and Chisos mountains!

The Last Saturday Farmer's Market for February will feature a presentation on "Getting water to the root zone, examples of below ground watering systems." Expand your knowledge of how to implement minimal water usage in your garden and quash your fears of keeping your landscape thriving while you travel for the summer. Saturday, Feb 25th, 10 to 1

 Big Bend Valley Volunteer Fire Department (BBVVFD) volunteers Michael “Tanner” Adamson and Tim “BDaddy” Shirley completed their basic training as wildland firefighters at the 19th annual Fort Davis Mile-High Wildfire Academy sponsored by the Texas A&M Forest Service (TFS) and hosted by the Fort Davis Volunteer Fire Department last week.
Officially entitled “S-130/190 L180 ICS 100 Basic Wildland”, the course ran from Thursday February 9th through Sunday February 12th.  It encompassed both S-190 Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior and S-130 Firefighter Training and included classroom education with written examinations as well as field exercises with full personal protective equipment (PPE) such as firefighting equipment orientation, fireline construction and fire shelter deployment.
The Wildfire Academy was orchestrated by TFS Regional Fire Coordinator Robert Poenisch.  Lead instructors for the course were TFS Assistant Chief Regional Fire Coordinator Jeff Meiner and TFS Task Force Coordinator Terry Jones, supported by TFS Resource Specialist Kevin Daly and other members of the TFS Trans-Pecos Task Force.  Training facilities and participant meals were provided by the 32-member Fort Davis Volunteer Fire Department.
The Big Bend Valley Volunteer Fire Department was founded by Hampton “Lee” Penland, who serves as its Fire Chief.  The BBVVFD Fire Hall is located just off Texas Highway 118 at Jackass Flats, about 60 miles south of Alpine and 20 miles north of Terlingua/Study Butte, south of the Cowboy Mining Company, north of Terlingua Ranch Lodge, east of American Legion Post 653 and west of WLWeb.US at 321 Legion Road.
The Big Bend Valley Volunteer Fire Department is funded solely by donations and welcomes any and all contributions.  The BBVVFD is also recruiting volunteers and invites all those interested in protecting the people and property of the Big Bend Valley region to attend their regularly scheduled meetings held on the second Wednesday of every month at 5:00pm CDT.  Learn more by logging onto their website at https://BigBendValleyVFD.org or http://BBVVFD.US.

Dory is a 10-month old jack russell terrier mix. She arrived at the shelter on Feb 4 very fearful and timid. We think she may have had some kind of trauma, and she requires an adopter who understands the patient but rewarding work required to help fearful dogs live a normal life. Dory looks forward to a second chance at a life in which she's much loved and treated like a queen. Shelter animal adoption fees include spay/neuter, all vaccines, and a microchip. Best of all, adopting from the shelter rescues a homeless pet from our community and provides them the family that they need! For more information about Dory or any animal in the Alpine animal shelter, email heatherthemule@gmail.com


The Brewster County commissioners and the Big Bend Citizens Alliance are running a bulk and electronic recycling event at the county yard on FM 170 on February 25. Please bring the objects that you wish to recycle to the yard, 9-3. (To the immediate west of the little airport & hangers (Fulcher airport, across from the house with the palms).​ )
If you cannot yourself transport the items, please contact Ruth Jansyn who will connect you with someone who has volunteered to help (371-2584). If you have the time that day, please bring yourself as well as your recycle items to the county yard to assist with sorting and loading. If you have a pickup truck and time, please contact Ruth to help pickup items. Thank you all in advance.  Help keep Terlingua beautiful!
FREE TO ALL BREWSTER COUNTY RESIDENTS

ACCEPTABLE DUMP DAY ITEMS
PLAIN OLD JUNK AND MATERIALS: FURNITURE,
HOUSEHOLD ITEMS, MATTRESSES, BEDDING,
APPLIANCES, CARPET, LUMBER, METAL,
DISCARDED BUILDING MATERIALS, PIPE, YARD
WASTE, TIRES, ETC.

WHAT CANNOT BE RECEIVED
CAR BATTERIES, PETROLEUM PRODUCTS,
PESTICIDES, FREE LIQUIDS, HAZARDOUS WASTE,
ASBESTOS, NO COMMERCIAL TIRES OR CONSTRUCTION WASTE, ETC.

ACCEPTABLE ELECTRONICS ITEMS:
COMPUTERS, ACCESSORIES, MONITORS, TELEVISIONS, PRINTERS, DVD/CD PLAYERS, COPIERS, FAX, SCANNERS, TYPEWRITERS, TELEPHONES, CELL PHONES & CHARGERS, PDA & TABLETS, MP3 PLAYERS, HARD DRIVES, RADIOS, VIDEO AND CAMERA EQUIPMENT, VIDEO GAME SYSTEMS, CABLE BOXES, SPEAKERS, POWER CORDS, MICROWAVES


PLEASE NOTE
APPLIANCES USING FREON MUST BE CERTIFIED  THE FREON HAS BEEN REMOVED AND DISPOSED OF PROPERLY; HOWEVER, WE HAVE FUNDING TO COVER FREON REMOVAL FOR THE FIRST 25 APPLIANCES RECEIVED ON CLEAN-UP DAY
PLEASE SEPARATE TIRES, METAL, JUNK & ELECTRONICS
BREWSTER COUNTY TRUCKS WILL ACCEPT YOUR OLD JUNK AND MATERIALS
A SEPARATE TIRE TRAILER WILL BE ON HAND TO RECEIVE OLD TIRES
COUNTY TRUCKS WILL HAUL YOUR JUNK OFF TO THE LANDFILL FOR YOU

Taize is an ecumenical, inter-spiritual community in France that attracts over 100,000 young people annually to participate in communal works and Taize worship. Taize worship is a prayer service consisting of meditative singing and periods of silence in order to reach a contemplative state. This universal reconciliation service extends beyond doctrine, age, social economic status, and understanding to touch our hearts and open our minds. Locally, this monthly service includes meditation, live music performed by local musicians, sacred readings, and chants.  Join us for this time of deep contemplation at 5:30 pm on Sunday, February 26, at St. James Episcopal Church located at 510 N. 6th St at Ave A in Alpine. A simple soup supper will follow that is free and open to all. For more information, contact Pam Cook at 432-386-5988 or pscook.herenow@gmail.com

Letters, We get Letters:
How dare the rest of the United States of America expect Texas to give up access for cattle, irrigation, wildlife and or recreational use of the Rio Grande river.  Building a WALL down that border would cut Texans off from a much needed water source.  And landowners will give up use of a lot of land (that they pay taxes on) in order to build the WALL out of the flood plain. Name one WALL throughout the history of mankind that worked for more than a very short period of time.  Even WALLS where people were shot at (is this where we are headed?) for trying to cross, were breached regularly.  Saying a WALL will cut off 99.9% of all traffic is a bold face lie, Mr. President...(the Emperor has no clothes!)   And what about the Canadian border???  Talk about porous...1 in 36 people in Canada are Muslims...over 1 million.  You can not say that about Mexico.  Isn't it truly a case of "Mexiphobia"?  Don't people realize Mexico won't pay for this, we the consumer will pay for the construction, whether it's higher priced food (tomatoes, avocados,etc.), or cars, or whatever, the added tax will be passed on to we the people, the majority of whom don't wish to see this WALL to begin with. The billions of wasted dollars (not pesos) spent on a "band-aid"" for the problem, could and should be spent on education, on all levels and on both sides of the border.  Congress needs to step up and pass a comprehensive work program for much needed laborers, and safe passage from country to country.
  The bottom line, the terrorist's acts that have taken place here in America have been caused by people in our country legally or where folks from right here in the USA.  Now balance that with the cost of the WALL...
   Remember, those Saudi Arabians on 9/11 flew out of Boston, not San Antonio or El Paso...let's stop this madness!   Please contact your elected officials and make your voice heard.  For an area whose only industry is tourism, this eyesore will hurt business, affecting everyone.
Concerned Big Bend resident for over 30 years,       Pam Ware

No Ban NO Wall March in Presidio Saturday, February 25
At 11:00 am, we will meet at the entrance of Presidio, under the flags and Presidio sign as you come into town. We will march down hwy 67 toward the international bridge (on the sidewalks) and then march up O'Reilly street to Presidio City Hall, where we will join together as a community and in peace and friendship to show solidarity against the immigrant ban and the proposed wall in the Big Bend ! Join us , all are welcome!!


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We appreciate all of you who help us get the word out.

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Next UP South County MudClowns

Monday, February 13, 2017

Terlingua Moon
13 February 2016
Vol. 28 No 7
by tWiLight raVen

 “The notion of following your passion is worth indulging. Your passion is your source of power. To really live a full life, you need to follow where it leads . . . in defiance of all things conventional perhaps. And of course it has its price. You have to know that going in. But the price you pay, in my opinion, is not worth the time of day to think about. It is so important not to knee pad around the world. You should never bow down to anything but those you love and respect. Ever for anything.” Doug Peacock

 Editor’s Note: Realizing it is Valentine’s week and considered, by some, to be solely a commercial endeavor . . . a few notes. Valentine’s Day was commemorated as far back as the Middle Ages although the first known written valentines weren’t sent until the 1400s. There are myriad stories about Valentine’s Day and its origin and history.com (search for Valentine’s Day) has some interesting information. All of that aside, let’s remember – in the words of Butch Hancock – to love everybody, every day, no exceptions.

 Brewster County Commissioners Court will meet Tuesday, February 14 at the Brewster County Courthouse in Alpine, Texas. For the full agenda, please see http://www.brewstercountytx.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Agenda-Commissioners-Court-Regular-Meeting-February-14-2017.pdf
Including a resolution about the Border WALL.  Please come to comment!

 HOWDY friends and mountain bikers! The Chihuahuan Desert Bike Fest will be rolling this week from February 16th to 18th, 2017. Three days of fabulous mountain biking - one in Big Bend National Park, one on the Lajitas Resort Trail System, and all three days in Big Bend Ranch State Park! Be sure to enjoy the local attractions, eateries, galleries and fine music while you are here! Thanks goes out to all our sponsors! The community is invited to join us for dancing and hooping to Grupo de la Paz on Saturday night at the Maverick RV Park in Lajitas. For more info go to http://bikefest.desertsportstx.com.

 3rd Annual Eyeball Student Art Contest - Muchisimas Gracias!
Thank you to all the fabulous student artists who contributed to the 3rd Annual Eyeball Art Show honoring our beloved Mark Kneeskern. The volunteer judges had the unenviable task of picking top pieces among a variety of creative and well executed work submitted by students from Terlingua School, Big Bend High School, San Vicente School, and local home school students.
Congratulations to High School winners: Sydney Ballard, Amos Duffy, Natalie Villa, &  Perla Villa,
5th - 8th grade winners: Caelan Devine Ryan, Laine Hickle, Corina Leland, & Seth Wylie
K- 4th grade winners: Fallen Dayton, Kinsey Holt, Luna Hood, Sabastian Rojas
We extend a very special thank you to our judges: Sian Farris, Nancy Faubion, Melissa Forsythe, Carlton Leatherwood, and Voni & Paul Glaves. Many thanks go to Mary Paloma Pickett, Christen Orren, Anita Johnson, Martha Stafford, Betina Kearns, BBHS Art classes, Terlingua artists, and to the many folks who contributed food and support for our reception. The show will hang at the Big Bend Library through the end of the month. Please come by to check out the students' work!

The Terlingua Bottoms Group of AA meets every Thursday evening at 7:30 at the Big Bend Church.  AA is for people who have, or think they might have, a problem with alcohol.

Brewster County Groundwater Conservation District will meet Thursday, February 16 at 9 a.m. at the Marathon Community Center in Marathon.

This Week at The Starlight!
Check out our Valentine’s Special! Prime Rib Au Jus with Horseradish Cream Sauce, Loaded Baked Potato, Veggies, Focaccia Bread & Chocolate Covered Strawberries only $30 per person*. Plus try our Valentine’s Cocktail Special – The Flirtini!  Want to make the evening even more special? Make a reservation at the Big Bend Holiday Hotel! http://www.bigbendholidayhotel.com
This week’s musical lineup:
Monday: Sarah Burton
Tuesday: The Rice Birds (5 – 7 pm) Uh Clem (7-9)
Wednesday: J. Michael Combs
Thursday: Moses
Friday: Gary Gorence
Saturday: Garner Sloan and Amanda Kitchens
Sunday Brunch: Terlingua Tanz
Monday (February 20): Jeff Haislip
*  Our regular world-famous menu is also available.

Terlingua Ranch Bad Rabbit Cafe: Friday and Saturday, 6:30 to 8:30 pm: The Terlingua Fill-Harmonic Symphony. Cooter, Charlie, and Judy play your favorite old country songs . . . and this week, Jane Brown will join the "Symphony" on her fiddle!

This week at La Kiva...
We are now serving lunch 7 days a week!
Tuesday- Karaoke- looking for hosts! Come in and let us know if you're interested!
Thursday- Chet O'Keefe!
Friday- Moses and friends!
Now open every day from 11-3, and 5-midnight, 1am on Saturday
Viva La Kiva!

This week at High Sierra
Tuesday 2/14. Come spend Valentine's Day with your sweetheart listening to the amazing Sara Burton @ 6 PM.
Drink specials plus 8oz Ribeye Dinner for two with two sides and dessert all for $28.95
Thursday 2/16 we welcome Ruby Dee & The Snakehandlers @7 Pm
Friday 2/17 Sara Burton @7 PM
Saturday 2/18 Dr Fun @7 PM
Sunday 2/19 Garner Sloan @ 7 PM

TERLINGUA STORE  Open 8-8 Monday-Saturday and Sunday 12-6.  Beer - Ice - Soda - Snacks – Firewood.
Received new shipment and now we are over stocked with resale clothes!!! 50% OFF SALE started February 1 and will run until Valentine's Day! We will also be bringing out the Dollar Rack!!!  Thanks again for your support Terlingua!  432.371.2487

Las Posada Milagro Hotel & Espresso …y poca mas  Located in the Terlingua Ghost Town, the coffee shop serves the best coffee around and made to order breakfasts and lunches.  Open 7 days a week, free wifi, and great views of the Chisos Mountains. Newspapers available and friendly service, too!  Great place to make new friends or meet up with old ones. The rustic guesthouse has rooms and is available for wedding parties.

TEXAS INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE. Get your modes of transportation ready, dress up and come join in on the fun. Line up at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday March 2, 2017 at the High Sierra Bar & Grill. We will travel to the Ghost Town parking lot and back to High Sierra. We look forward to seeing you there!

1st Annual Community Art Show! Come one, come all to the first annual Community Art Show to be held Friday and Saturday (February 17 & 18) at the Red Patillo Community Center (behind the PO). It's free! Thirteen booths! Central art exhibit! Starts at 10 am both days and reception is 4:30 - 6:30 on Friday. Bring your friends and family, and meet & greet the artists

Terlingua Tanz will play tangos, waltzes, and other luscious music at this week's Sunday Brunch, February 19, at the Starlight.  Charlie Watkins plays the accordion, Judy Eron on oboe, and this week, the one and only Jane Brown returns to Terlingua to join them with her violin!

Alpine Animal Shelter. Goose is a 1.5-year old Rhodesian Ridgeback mix. He has that very distinct reverse-ridge of hair along his back. He is a lovely and sweet large dog of 55 pounds and is wonderful with both kids and cats. He has been a family pet for most of his life already, but had to be surrendered when the family moved into housing without any yard space for him. Goose loves to run and play with other dogs, and is very easy going with people too. He will become Pet of the Week on Thursday, with a reduced adoption fee. For more information about Goose, or any dog in the Alpine Animal Shelter, please email heatherthemule@gmail.com


Romantic Couples Dance Class at the Cinnabar Theater.  Ready to spice up your dance skills? This Valentines treat your partner to something special. The steps are fun, easy and intimate! Great course for beginners. No experience required. Join our group class Sunday, 19th at 6 pm. Couples Only. $15 per person. More classes to come in the future for couples and singles! If you are interested in private dance lessons, please contact Jeanette at 304-685-4216.

 SlimFest Two – Thanks to everyone who helped make what would have been Slim Richey’s 79th Birthday such a beautiful tribute festival. Most beautiful of all? The folks who didn’t know of Slim or his music before last year’s festival and who are now discovering it as well as the music of some of his favorite musicians and friends. A couple who stumbled upon Slim Fest oNe from Michigan came back this year. This year’s festival had folks from Vermont, New Mexico, Canada, Colorado, Minnesota and California. Not to mention right here in Terlingua, Ft. Davis, Marfa, Houston, San Antonio . . . From Open Mic to Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum; Wood & Wire; Bill Kirchen; The Jitterbug Vipers and more, it was a festival to be remembered. Thanks to The Starlight Theatre as well as our sponsors: Todd Sloan & The Westbank String Shop; Charles Thompson; Joe the Carpenter; Terlingua Rentals; Alex & Marti Whitmore; La Posada Milagro, Big Bend Resort & Adventures and Anonymous. Thanks to J.P. Schwarz for serving as emcee and to KRTS, KUT and KOOP for their great interviews and shows highlighting the event. Last but not least – to the amazing volunteers! Alex Bowling, Becca Evans, Cindy Burns, Crystal Allbright, Glenda Luttrell, Kt Misener, Shawn Turvey and Resa Callahan. Friday night sold out and only 10 tickets were left for Saturday so stay tuned for information regarding Slim Fest 3! Sunday’s Gospel Brunch Open Mic was magic as was Sunday evening’s performance by Doug Scharnberg & Kris Wade. And, for those who were there for the Vipers, you may have caught Slim himself on a melodic exchange with Francie, Masumi & Wilson. Far Out!!!  www.faroutbooking.com Viva Terlingua and Viva Slim.

Brewster County Clean-up Day and Electronics Recycling Event. Free to all Brewster County Residents. Saturday, February 25. 9 A.M. TO 3 P.M. TERLINGUA: Road & Bridge Yard ON FM 170. The Brewster County commissioners and the Big Bend Citizens Alliance are running a bulk and electronic recycling event at the county yard on FM 170 on February 25. Please bring the objects that you wish to recycle to the yard, 9-3. If you cannot yourself transport the items, please contact Ruth Jansyn who will connect you with someone who has volunteered to help (371-2584). If you have the time that day, please bring yourself as well as your recycle items to the county yard to assist with sorting and loading. If you have a pickup truck and time, please contact Ruth to help pickup items. Thank you all in advance.  Help keep Terlingua beautiful!
ACCEPTABLE DUMP DAY ITEMS
PLAIN OLD JUNK AND MATERIALS: FURNITURE,HOUSEHOLD ITEMS, MATTRESSES, BEDDING,APPLIANCES, CARPET, LUMBER, METAL,DISCARDED BUILDING MATERIALS, PIPE, YARD WASTE, TIRES, ETC.
WHAT CANNOT BE RECEIVED
CAR BATTERIES, PETROLEUM PRODUCTS, PESTICIDES, FREE LIQUIDS, HAZARDOUS WASTE, ASBESTOS, NO COMMERCIAL TIRES OR CONSTRUCTION WASTE, ETC.
ACCEPTABLE ELECTRONICS ITEMS:
COMPUTERS, ACCESSORIES, MONITORS, TELEVISIONS, PRINTERS, DVD/CD PLAYERS, COPIERS, FAX, SCANNERS, TYPEWRITERS, TELEPHONES, CELL PHONES & CHARGERS, PDA & TABLETS, MP3 PLAYERS, HARD DRIVES, RADIOS, VIDEO AND CAMERA EQUIPMENT, VIDEO GAME SYSTEMS, CABLE BOXES, SPEAKERS, POWER CORDS, MICROWAVES
PLEASE NOTE: APPLIANCES USING FREON MUST BE CERTIFIED THE FREON HAS BEEN REMOVED AND DISPOSED OF PROPERLY; HOWEVER, WE HAVE FUNDING TO COVER FREON REMOVAL FOR THE FIRST 25 APPLIANCES RECEIVED ON CLEAN-UP DAY.
PLEASE SEPARATE TIRES, METAL, JUNK & ELECTRONICS
BREWSTER COUNTY TRUCKS WILL ACCEPT YOUR OLD JUNK AND MATERIALS
A SEPARATE TIRE TRAILER WILL BE ON HAND TO RECEIVE OLD TIRES
COUNTY TRUCKS WILL HAUL YOUR JUNK OFF TO THE LANDFILL FOR YOU

 And, speaking of recycling . . . the Terlingua Recycles Center is located right behind the Terlingua EMS. We accept plastic (but not plastic bags), cardboard, tin, aluminum, and before long – glass! Thanks to Curtis Killorn for the wonderful new signage and to everyone for helping to keep the center clean and in order. Volunteers are always appreciated. For more information or to sign up for the next drive into the BBNP to off load the contents of our bins, call 830-739-6986 or send a Facebook message to Terlingua Recycles.

Desert Expression Beauty Salon  Open Wednesday thru Saturday
Valentine's Day is just around the corner! Free Valentine candy with Pedicure Gift Certificate!   325.456.5983 cell or 432.371.2487 store

TERLINGUA TOOL RENTALS  Jimmy Taylor, owner 371-2621 Tool for all your Construction needs, right in your neighborhood.

Draftex, LLC  Design/ Drafting for South Brewster County.  Come visit me at my office @ #1 Cinco Circle off South County Road next to Taylor Tool Rental.  Jeff Gavin: 830-739-6986 or draftexllc@gmail.com.

 Next Moon Editor is Terlingua Thinking Team. Please have your submissions to TerlinguaMoon@gmail.com no later than noon on Monday.

 Finally – if you have a friend or neighbor without a computer, please print out a copy of the Moon and give it to them if possible.  We will not be distributing hard copies of this week’s Moon.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017


TERLINGUA MOON
Vol. 28 No. 6  Feb. 7, 2017  By MaeWestern

"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places." -- Ernest Hemingway

West Texas Water Protectors update
The fundraiser for the West Texas Water Protectors that was going to be on Sunday, February 26 at La Kiva has been postponed. I appreciate so much the many offers to help play and support this event. Here are links where you can either donate funds or goods and services to the Water Protectors located near Marfa. They need media equipment, food, water building materials to build a shed as well as folks to visit and help them out: www.gofundme.com/Official-Two-Rivers-Camp

Do you like to go to national parks?
The cost to enter Big Bend NP is currently $12/person or $25/vehicle. But if you’re 62 or older and a US citizen or Permanent Resident, you qualify to purchase a lifetime Senior Pass that is good for all US national parks. At this time, the Senior Pass costs $10 in person at a park or $20 if processing by mail. After June, this price will increase to $80 for the lifetime senior pass and $20 for an annual pass, under the National Park Service Centennial Act recently passed by Congress. Buy your senior pass today.

Alpine Library
Chocolate, Wine, and Coffee: A Love Story, a tasting fund-raiser benefiting Alpine Public Library on Valentine’s Day, February 14, from 6 PM until 7 PM in the AEP Foundation Multipurpose Room. The tasting will include exotic chocolates paired with complementing wine for a mouth-watering experience. Samples of coffee from a variety of roasters will follow. Taste a chocolate you like? Bars will be auctioned off at the end of the evening. Tickets are $10 per person for Friends of the Alpine Public Library and $12.50 per person for nonmembers. For more information and tickets call the library at 432-837-2621.

New at the Little Burro Store
India Wilson’s famous breads, pastries, jams and jellies, hot salsa and spicy pickles are now available! There will also be a selection of her breads. The Little Burro Store is on Hwy. 118 north next to Jack Ass Flats.

Terlingua Community Garden
This past Wednesday, Terlingua Community Garden hosted the very first Taste Our Local Flavor, locally sourced dinner of chicken tortilla soup with a side of deviled eggs, quiches and biscuits with jam.  To create the full meal, 20+ people provided over 25 different ingredients that were grown or raised here in Terlingua. 4 things were sourced from the greater Texas and New Mexico region and just a couple (like salt) were from outside sources. It was a wonderful celebration of what the community can do when we put our individual resources together.  The next dinner will be in May and we would love to encourage more folks to participate. Get your creative juices flowing now! Think cabrito with a root veggie bake, prickly pear wine and peach cobbler, or quail sausage on a bed of steamed greens, squash cassarole, honey mesquite cookies and homebrewed beer.  Together we can make it happen.

Terlingua Bottoms Group
​THE TERLINGUA BOTTOMS GROUP OF AA meets every Thursday evening at 7:30 pm at the Big Bend Church.  AA is for people who have, or think they have, a problem with alcohol.

Road Cleanup Feb. 11
The  Big Bend Citizen’s Alliance is sponsoring a road cleanup on 118N from the foot of Bee Mountain.  We will meet at 9 AM at Gate 2 to collect bags, vests and plastic gloves.  All are invited; please join us there.​

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.

Community Art Show Coming Soon
​Save the date for the first 2-day community art show to be held in our own Red Patillo Community Center in Study Butte (behind the PO) on February 17-18. Entry is free, and you can greet the artists displaying and selling their work inside and out.
Join us Friday from 10 - 6:30 and Saturday from 10 - 4; enjoy some refreshments and greet the artists at a reception  on Friday afternoon from 4:30 - 6:30.
Hosted by the Terlingua Visual Arts committee of your Big Bend Citizens Alliance, a non-profit organization made up of committed individuals volunteering their efforts to support our residents. Advertising and donations supporting this group come from the Big Bend Chamber of Commerce, Brewster County Tourism Council and local business and individual sponsorship of our annual fundraising calendar. This is how we work together to enrich our community.

BIG THANKS to the community!
Once again, our community made theater happen in Terlingua!  In alphabetical order, these are the folks that put together our most recent show, Double Room, ....  Raoul Albion, Crystal Albright, John Alexander, Big Bend Casitas, Big Bend Resort and Adventures, Sarah Bourbon, Cindy Burns, Catfish Callaway, Amos Duffy, Far Flung Outdoor Center, Nancy Faubion, George Garcia, Paul and Voni Glaves, Greg and Valynda Henington, Barbara and Jim Hines, Cynthia Hood, Luna Hood, Jeff Leach, Chris Lee, Dave Long, Lisa Lowe, Sierra Lowe, Juana and Carlos Mendoza, Pablo Menduo, Billy Miller, Brittany Lowe Miller, John Parker, Jennifer Pena, Ron Sanders, Troy Sergent, Kevin and Zoe Sexton, Shawn Shields, Sandy Smith, Martha Stafford, Grace Sullivan, Elizabeth Thompson, Scott Watkins, Teren Williams, and Ollie Young.  That’s 41 folks and three businesses! Viva Terlingua!!

Porch Gathering to Honor Blair Pittman
There will be a lighthearted gathering at the Porch, Sunday, Feb 12th, at 4 pm honoring the 80th birthday of everyone’s friend, BLAIR PITTMAN.

This Week at the Starlight
The Starlight is gonna knock your socks off this week!!!
Monday: The Whitmore’s
Tuesday: Clem & Jeffro
Wednesday: J. Michael Combs
Thursday: Slim Fest Open Mic
Friday & Saturday: Exclusive to Slim Fest tWo (see info below for tickets)
Sunday: Slim Fest continues with Slim Fest musicians’ Gospel Bruch then spill onto the Porch for an afternoon of music and a memorial/ Celebration of the life of the late Blair Pittman. Timeless Tales from the Porch! Sunday evening – Slim Fest musical leftovers!
Monday: Sarah Burton

Valentine’s Day at the Starlight
Don’t forget!!! Valentine’s Day is Tuesday, February 14. Bring your special someone where, in addition to our usual stellar drink and dinner menu, we are offering a Valentine’s Day Special!
Prime Rib au jus with Horseradish Cream Sauce
Loaded Baked Potato
Veggies
Focaccia Bread AND
Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries for dessert.
All of this for only $30.00 per person! We will have special Valentine’s Day Wine and Drink specials as well.

Slim Fest tWo is here!
It’s here!! Slim Fest tWo kicks off at The Starlight on Thursday evening with music from 5 p.m. until closing. Everyone welcome! Friday and Saturday are exclusive to Slim Fest. Dinner and drink menu as usual for Slim Fest guests and cantina will be open for those not attending the festival. Tickets are $75 for the weekend and $40 per night in advance (through Wednesday) at faroutbooking.com/ Viva Slim (or find Jeff and Sha about town and give them a check payable to Far Out Booking). $90 and $50, respectively, at the door. Friday’s Lineup: Grammy-nominee Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum (Best Bluegrass Album); Wood & Wire; Katie Shore; Doug Moreland & The Flying Armadillos; with Slim’s friend Clem kicking things off at 5. Saturday’s Lineup: the night kicks off with Slim’s buddy Doug Scharnberg; then The Paper Moon Shiners; Country Fool’s Ghost; Greezy Wheels with The Jitterbug Vipers closing down the festival! On Sunday, we’ll have a Gospel Brunch with Slim Fest musicians and we’re once again open to the public. Sunday night: a little more music from Slim’s friends and family It’s going to be a great weekend honoring “the world’s most dangerous guitarist” and Terlingua resident who left us all too soon in 2015. Come honor his legacy and treat yourself to world-class music and down home friends and fare.  (Remember, 9th and 12th are open to all; 10th and 11th must have a Slim Fest ticket for anything other than the Cantina.) Viva Slim!

Terlingua Recycles
Thanks to the community for their continued recycling effort. Just a reminder that if you bring your recyclables in plastic bags please empty the plastic bags and take them with you. We can’t recycle plastic bags. With the addition of the new trailer to haul cardboard, we’ve been able to open an additional bin for aluminum. So we now have bins for: cardboard, tin, plastic, paper products, and aluminum. Glass is in the works!! If you have any questions or want more info about volunteering, call 830.739.6986.

Draftex LLC
Residential design work for south Brewster County. Contact Jeff Gavin: 830.739.6986 or draftexllc@gmail.com. Better yet: stop by the office next to Taylor Tool Rentals on South County Rd.

Historic Terlingua Buildings Tour
Last Minute Low Budget Productions is planning our first tour of historic Terlingua buildings.  On Saturday, February 11, we will be touring the Perry Mansion, overlooking the Ghostown, that Bill Ivey is turning into a rustic but modern guest house.  We will also be going to the Villa de la Mina to see Blair Pittman’s cabin and look around the old mine site.  Transportation and guides will be provided, and there will be a social hour with refreshments afterward.  We plan to do one tour at 1 p.m. and a second at 3 p.m.  To register, please use bourbon@bigbend.net or call 432-386-3178 with the number in your party and a contact phone number.  Cost will be $20 per person.  More information will be forthcoming, and some details may change.  Please let us know ASAP of your interest in joining this tour.

This Week at the Bad Rabbit
Terlingua Ranch Bad Rabbit Cafe:
Saturday: SPECIAL EARLY VALENTINE’S DINNER -- Delicious SHRIMP!!!
Friday and Saturday, 6:30 to 8:30 pm:
The Terlingua Fill-Harmonic Symphony
Cooter, Charlie, and Judy play your favorite old country songs.

This Week at La Kiva
Tuesday- Karaoke. We are looking for guest hosts- if you love to sing and want to get paid and fed for having a good time, send us an email at cavebarterlingua@gmail.com, or just come in and talk to us.
Thursday- Chet O’Keefe
Saturday- DJ Chuy on the patio! Bring your dancing shoes.
Dace Sultinov, world renowned cellist returns to La Kiva Saturday February 25th, preceded on Friday the 24th with a song swap featuring Butch Hancock, Chet O’Keefe, and Alex Whitmore. Mark your calendars!
As always we have our famous fish and chips on Thursday and Fridays, pizzas, burgers, steaks, and lots of other great food and drinks every night. Viva La Kiva!

Terlingua Store
Open 8-8 Monday-Saturday and Sunday 12-6
Beer - Ice - Soda - Snacks - Firewood
Received new shipment and now we are over stocked with resale clothes!!!
50% OFF SALE starting 2-1 and running till Valentine’s Day!
We will also be bringing out the Dollar Rack!!!
Thanks again for your support Terlingua!  432.371.2487

Desert Expression Beauty Salon
Open Wednesday thru Saturday
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner!
Free valentine candy with Pedicure Gift Certificate!
325.456.5983 cell            432.371.2487 store

Get rid of your junk!
FEBRUARY, SATURDAY 25th 9-3 Hwy 170 County Yard
Here is your chance to get rid of that junk that will never become art!
Clean that arroyo!  Help your neighbor.
Accepted - Metal, Tires and Household goods.  Plus electronics!
Listings of recyclable electric items will be posted around town.

La Posada Milagro Hotel & Espresso ... y poco mas
Located in the Terlingua Ghost Town, the coffee shop serves the best coffee around and made to order breakfasts and lunches.  Open 7 days a week, free wifi, and great views of the Chisos Mountains.  Newspapers available and friendly service, too!  Great place to make new friends or meet up with old ones.  The rustic  guesthouse has rooms and is available for wedding parties.

This Week at the High Sierra
Happy hour everyday from 6-7pm  $1 off all beer and $2 off all appetizers   Join us for a cold beer and a great view !  Come watch your favorite sports event on our big screen TV
Friday 2/10 -Tim Tay & Mo @ 7 PM
Saturday 2/11 - Dr Fun @7 PM

Terlingua Tool Rental
Jimmy Taylor, owner 371-2621 Rent locally, save the drive!

Memorial Gathering for Zuzu Verk
From Bill Kibler, SRSU president:
Plans are underway for a memorial service for Zuzu to be held at Sul Ross State University on Thursday, February 9th at 6:30 p.m., located at the new outdoor amphitheater between the Warnock Science Building and the Lobo Village Residence Halls. The Verk family announced that in lieu of flowers they would appreciate gifts be made to:
Zuzu Verk Memorial Scholarship Fund in Natural Resource Management
C/O SRSU Office of External Affairs
PO Box C-114
Alpine, TX 79832
432.837.8892

Meet BUBBA
Bubba is a two-year-old male Australian shepherd mix who looks bigger than his 41 pounds. Bubba is quite new to the shelter and seems very easy-going. It takes him a little time to join in play with the other dogs but he gets along with everyone. He passes the cat test too! Bubba seems largely content to do his own thing perhaps because as a stray he may have been doing his own thing for quite a while. We’re hoping someone will make him theirs!! For more information about Bubba, or any dog in the Alpine Animal Shelter, please email heatherthemule@gmail.com.



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