Tuesday, May 3, 2016

The Terlingua Moon

3 May 2016--Vol. 27, #18

by Ghost Writers on the Sly

Big Bend Church -- Have you seen the new sign at Big Bend Church? It’s awesome! On May 8, the community is invited to come & hear the story of the sign at 11:00 AM. We will honor mothers that day & hope all will come to hear the story from our heart to yours.

Lajitas Church -- 1st Saturday in May at 5pm will be the last service held at Santa Inez, the Ghostown Church, until the 1st Saturday in September. The Rev. Kay Jennings, from St. James in Alpine, will be down for the service. All are Welcome.

Sul Ross Plant Sale!!!  Fri, May 6, 9am-6pm & Sat, May 7, 9am – 1pm.  Behind the Warnock Science Building at Sul Ross, Alpine. There will be a selection of NATIVE plants, all grown at Sul Ross from local seed or cuttings.  Some non-native house plants & arid adapted plants also.  Sorry but NO DEBIT or CREDIT CARDS.  CASH & CHECKS only. Call Karen Little at 432-837-8242 or email @ klittle@sulross.edu.

Just in time for World Labyrinth Day on Saturday, May 7th, our labyrinth is now ready for walking. It's located on the property of the Chisos Mining Co. Motel. Park in the motel parking lot along the east side, opposite motel guest parking. Our labyrinth is free & open to the public. Enjoy a walking meditation on our narrow circular path that helps remind you to keep balance & concentration. Ours is an 11 circuit, medieval Chartres replica. It's free to participate & everyone is welcome. Love & light.  Please bring: 1. A respectful attitude; 2. Drinking water; 3. Outdoor chair; 4. Camera.  Remember take only photos, leave only footprints. The labyrinth is open sunrise to sunset. For more information, visit our Facebook page: “Labyrinth at Easter Egg Valley.”

Cinco de Mayo celebration, Thursday 7pm-8pm at the Party Barn. Nueva Generacion folklorico dancers will perform & there will be a delicious spread of Mexican food available. Donations appreciated.

Terlingua Community Garden --Dear Community!   Thank You All for your support of the Community Garden & the Farmers Market!  It was another good season.   We intend to do summer gardening. We will complete our watering & compost systems to prepare for the fall

Starlight Theatre this week:
Tues  5/3    –  Uh Clem
Wed  5/4    –  Uncle Pat's Imaginary Band
Thur  5/5    –  Moses Martinez
Fri     5/6    –  Bruce Salmon  
Sat    5/7    –  Clyde
Sun   5/8    –  Jeffro Greasewood 11am
Mon  5/9    –  Trevor Reichman & Dr.(?) Chase Peeler

Parks are GOOD for the Local Economy!  A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that in 2015 over 437,000 visitors to Big Bend National Park & Fort Davis National Historic Site spent more than $36 million in communities near the parks.  That spending supported 552 jobs in the local area. For specifics about each NPS area, nationwide, go to https://www.nps.gov/subjects/socialscience/vse.htm Click on the Park Economies tab & choose a specific park for economic details.

Outdoor space need help?  South County Xeriscapes specializes in: Rock accents, fire pits, pillars, retaining walls, etc. Landscaping, Driveways, Pathways & trails, Outdoor lighting & sound, Drip irrigation, & anything else you can dream up! Call Aaron & Brittany Stech! (432) 424-3666 or (432) 386-0012.

The recycling trailer is now empty & open.  Special thanks to Jeff Gavin (Jeffro) for volunteering to take over Terlingua Recycles; thanks also for going to Alpine & emptying the trailer along with Jim & Barbara Hines, Sue & Joe Rife, & Commissioner Hugh Garrett (who enabled us to acquire our new trailer for Terlingua Recycles, & he also helped us unload it in Alpine).  Thanks to the City of Alpine's recycling, & always a thanks to the Big Bend National Park for letting us empty our trailer at their recycling center.  In the Spring the Park gets so overwhelmed with their own recycling that we just have to make the trip to Alpine once a year.

Many Stones has several new guitars starting at $100.00, many new knives & LOTS of eggs.

Maple!  Maple arrived at the shelter as a stray puppy & he didn’t quite know what to make of things, but he is coming around quickly! Maple is a little shy but his curiosity is getting the better of his shyness. His background & his genetics are both a mystery, adding to the intrigue! Maple likes snuggles, romping with other doggies, & is getting the hang of leash walking. We definitely see a precocious personality springing forth! Maple is being socialized with other dogs & people & hoping for a quick transfer to his new loving home. He is neutered, microchipped, & up to date on all shots. The Alpine Animal Shelter is open M-F from 10am-6pm (closed 1-2pm) & by appointment on the weekends, located on the east side of Alpine on Old Marathon Road. AAS animals are online at https://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelter_id=TX1202  For more info email heatherthemule@gmail.com





We are ready to finish filling a Wylie water-catchment tank order - freight free.   Call us 371-2506

La Kiva   Big week coming up here at the cave bar.
Tuesday: The Red Elvises will be rocking the patio.
Wednesday: Open mic with Dr. Fun
Thursday: Celebrate Cinco De Mayo with Groupo De La Paz supplying the tunes. Try one of our new signature jalapeno cilantro Margaritas!
Friday: Clyde (!!!)
Saturday: Hogan & Moss
Kitchen is open Tuesday through Saturday with limited menu options.

SHOT TIME LIQUOR Sale!!  Gas Monkey (Tequila infused with natural cinnamon flavor) 1L -$37.17. We now carry Pisco Porton Rum, Blanton’s Bourbon & all 7 flavors of Hacienda Sotol.  Don't forget; we have locally made ice at $2 a bag!!!  Visit us anytime Mon thru Sat 10 to 9. 371-3155 shottimeliquors.com or like us on Facebook!

TERLINGUA TOOL RENTALS Jimmy Taylor, owner 371-2621 We’ve got what you need to build something!

First Saturday FLEA MARKET!!   May 7th -  From 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. ? In the parking lot of Green Desert Living - Just South of Terlingua Ranch Road on Hwy. 118.

Next up:  Mae Western

     

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

TERLINGUA MOON
Vol. 27, No. 17
April 26, 2016
By Maewestern

"There is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete. If you're alive, it isn't." -- Lauren Bacall

Recycling Run
The recycling trailer will be emptied on Wed. the 27th of April in Alpine.  Anyone feeling like helping us out please meet us at the trailer (next to DPS) at 9:30 am.  Please email Sue or Joe at rifephotography@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Terlingua Community Garden
We are wrapping up for the summer.
Thank you to all volunteers that helped this year.
Our volunteers have contributed 277 hours in the garden. That does not include the hours that volunteers worked outside of garden!!
Please check our Facebook page for Special announcements made last Friday at Earth Day Potluck
Last Farmers Market this Saturday!!

This (Last) Week at the Boat
Wednesday - Open Mic w/ Jeffro Greasewood
Tips to Voices from Both Sides
Thursday – Girls Night Out
Friday - Trevor Reichman
Saturday – Jeffro is flipping burgers and dogs at 5pm, side dishes          welcome.  Reminder: What goes on in the parking lot stays in the parking lot!
A music extravaganza follows with Open Stage at 7pm.  Anticipated suspects to include Chase Peeler, Jeffro Greasewood, Mark Lewis, Charlotte Teer, Jeff Haislip, Marc Utter, Trevor Hickle, Laird Considine, Bryn Moore, Moses Martinez, Crystal Albright and more, followed by Jacob Jaeger & James Gwyn @ 10pm.
The past 18 months have been a BLAST! Thank you, Terlingua, for your support and patronage. Our crew, quite simply, made the Boathouse the place to be. From the front of the house to the magic happening in the kitchen we couldn’t have had a better group of folks.
Thanks to Far Out Booking for doing a fabulous job of making the music happen every week, taking great photos and making visually grabbing cover shots and info.
Come help us party it down, rock the Boat till closing.
Our future plans? Stay Tuned!

High Sierra Bar & Grill
Special thanks to everyone that attended our fundraiser for “Voices from Both Sides !” The event will take place May 21 in Lajitas.  It’s sure to be an epic event.
This week at High Sierra:
Friday - Webster, Anna and friends jam at 7 PM
Saturday - Dr Fun on the patio @ 7 PM
Sunday - Collie Ryan hosts 1st Sunday of the month song circle at 3 PM, then James Williams @ 7 PM
Don’t forget to check Spurs NBA basketball schedule for round 2 of the playoffs.  We will be serving up cold beer and great food!

This week at La Kiva...
We are offering a limited menu of food offerings changing daily, BUT the kitchen will be closed again on Sunday and Monday (May 1 and 2) for further development.
Tuesday: Karaoke
Thursday: Trevor Reichman
Friday: The Blan Scott Band
Tuesday, May 3: THE RED ELVISES return to La Kiva!

DB’s Rustic Iron BBQ
DB’s Rustic Iron BBQ Is back up and running after a few weeks away on other projects.
Thursdays at 5 pm whole smoked yard bird till sold out.
Fri- Sunday -11am-2pm-brisket, ribs, sausage, tater salad, beans with fixings (and sometimes a mystery meat)..see ya there!

Bad Rabbit
Terlingua Ranch, Bad Rabbit Restaurant: For a special meal and some good country music, Cooter from 7 to 9 pm, April 29 & 30.

TANK ALERT!
They are on the way, possibly late this week. We ordered one extra that will be up for grabs, a 1,750 gallon.
Call us for your specific drop-off details.  371-2506 or (512) 924 - 2506 or email elcentro432@gmail.com.

Regional UIL Results
Big Bend High School student Taylor Luttrell-Williams won 1st place in Social Studies competition at the UIL Regional Meet in San Angelo. He will compete at the UIL State Meet in Austin in May. Teammate Chad Ritcheson placed 7th in the Social Studies competition and 7th in the Science competition.

BBHS Track
Freddy Garcia advanced from the Area Track Meet in Van Horn with a long jump distance of 20’ 7”. The girls’ 400 meter relay also advanced. The relay team consists of Tanya Ohl, Grace Sullivan, Yoali Aviles, Natalie Villa and Lucero Rodriguez. The students will be competing at the Regional Track Meet in San Angelo on Friday, April 29.

Terlingua Common School District
TCSD school board’s budget workshop will be held May 18 at 4PM in the meeting room at Big Bend High School. This will be followed by the regular board meeting at 6PM.

Shot Time Liquor
We are now carrying 3 other Hacienda Sotol products:
H5 Extra Añejo (this fascinating spirit is fermented with champagne yeast and aged in new french white oak barrels for at least 5 years, providing an extraordinary richness in its fine and unique scent and taste)
Platinum (provides the most genuine taste of this exquisite wild harvested agavacea only found in the Chihuahuan Desert)
Crema de Sotol (wild harvested Sotol blended with Mexican cream and natural Pecan flavors, an extraordinarily smooth drink with a sophisticated natural complexity)
Add first three ingredients into an ice-filled shaker. Shake and strain into salt-rimmed rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with lime slice.
Don’t forget; we have locally made ice at $2 a bag!!!  Visit us anytime Mon thru Sat 10 to 9. 371-3155, shottimeliquors.com or like us on Facebook!
Enjoy a signature Habanero Margarita on one of our outdoor patios and watch the weather change.

All Energies
All Energies would like to thank everyone who pre-ordered solar panels last week. The order will ship out to Terlingua this week. We will notify you when they are delivered. If you missed the boat on this order of panels, please contact Sara or Casey at allenergies.net@gmail.com (or call 371-2950) to get on the next order. We are looking to buy more SUNIVA 275W panels before our supplier runs out. These are made in the USA panels for just $0.90 per watt. If you have any questions about these panels, or solar power in general, please call, email, or stop by the shop today!

Paisano Farm Stand
IPaisano Farm Stand is now operating from the office of the All Energies building on Hwy 118.  We have fresh eggs available from our free range hens.  We also have free coffee and conversation.  Please stop by whenever the flag is out!

Journey into Big Bend, Bullock Museum Exhibit
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the formation of the National Park Service, the Bullock Museum shines the spotlight on the Big Bend region with stunning photography, personal artifacts, and reflections from eight individuals who have protected, explored, adventured, and come to love this vast and valued ecosystem.
More at https://www.thestoryoftexas.com/visit/exhibits/big-bend

Pippin



​You can’t keep a good dog down! Life has thrown 2-year old Pippin some serious curveballs but his spirit has prevailed. Pippin was living on the street when he showed up in the yard of a dog-lover, who brought him to the shelter. It was a move that saved his life, as Pippin was just beginning to suffer from Parvo. Even heading into illness, his good-natured and playful self shone through and a whole team of folks have restored Pippin to perfect health. Pippin is now ready for an easier time of things! He gets along great with other dogs, comes when called, walks well on a leash, gently hops into your lap and has an “up for anything & everything” vibe. He is a purebred mutt. He is neutered, microchipped, and up to date on all shots. The Alpine Animal Shelter is open M-F from 10am to 6pm (closed 1-2pm) and by appointment on the weekends, located on the east side of Alpine on Old Marathon Road. AAS animals are online at https://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelter_id=TX1202 For more info email heatherthemule@gmail.com

Marfa High School One-Act Plays
Marfa Live Arts 5th annual Playwriting Workshop at Marfa High School has concluded and now the organization will present four student one-act plays at the Crowley Theater on Tuesday, May 3 at 7.30 pm (doors at 7pm). From April 18 through April 22 nearly 80 plays were written during the writing workshop by students and submitted for consideration for final selection. One winning play and one honorable mention was chosen from each grade and will
be presented to the public with actors from the community.



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Thursday, April 21, 2016

MOON XTRA!
This is THIS EVENING folks!!! (somehow we missed this week's Moon! )
Please join Big Bend Public Library on Thursday April 21st as we welcome Gean Kearns, B.S. M.A.G., who will be presenting his new book- The Davis Gang.
Mr. Kearn's Grandparents, Aunts, and Uncle were bank robbers in the 1920's and 1930's They all knew Bonnie and Clyde and his Aunt Modie was once in The Bonnie and Clyde Gang. Come follow this bank robbing gang of four sisters, headed up by his Grandmother, and well known by J. Edgar Hoover and the F.B.I.
The program begins at 6:00 p.m. and the library is located on the campus of the Terlingua Common School District.
As always, our programs are open to the public and free of charge.
See you there!
** If you are interesting in assisting with or making a contribution to refreshments, please contact Glenda Luttrell @ 371-2552

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

TERLINGUA MOON
Vol 27.  No. 16
April 19, 2016

A few minutes ago every tree was excited, bowing to the roaring storm, waving, swirling, tossing their branches in glorious enthusiasm like worship. But though to the outer ear these trees are now silent, their songs never cease.  ~John Muir    

          by      Million sMiles

If you want Good Food and you enjoy real country music, come out to the Bad Rabbit Restaurant at Terlingua Ranch Lodge and spend every Friday and Saturday night with Cooter. Music from 7 to 9pm. Hope to see you there.

The Rev. Paul Moore from Silver City, NM will be leading Mass in Spanish at Santa Inez in the Ghostown on April 24th, Sunday, at 9am. All Welcome.

Earth and Fire Gallery
Steve Krivoy of Terlingua Ranch is the featured artist from now through the end of the month.  You know there's always something new at the Gallery.

Terlingua Community Garden
Summer days are approaching, a group of people are attempting to grow something in the garden. Come and join us, we will take turns with watering! Volunteers still wanted every Mondays and Thursdays. We are looking for a head manager and assistant manager, please contact me :)
terlinguacommunitygarden@gmail.com

Dia de La Tierra/ Earth Day
It is a potluck!! This Friday, April 22, at 6pm in the community garden Totally family fun friendly Good food, good music
Free seeds!

Terlingua Farmers Market
Only two Saturdays left!  Come and get your fresh eggs, vegetables , and breads! We still serve coffee and tea10-1pm

Our next Terlingua Common School District Board Meeting is this Wednesday at  6 pm at the high school. The agenda is posted at the post office.

Recycling is closed.  We are having troubles finding a place to empty the trailer.  The trailer will remain closed (even after we empty it) unless someone takes over being in charge.  Please contact Sue or Joe Rife at rifephotography@gmail.com

The truck-load order of Wylie water tanks has stalled at just over half-filled. I know it will take 3 more, for sure.  This will be the last load we'll make unless we get a wet summer. Call or email to reserve yours.  371-2506 or elcentro432@gmail.com

Starlight Theatre Restaurant & Saloon
Tue   4/19   -  Uh Clem
Wed  4/20   -  Jeff Haislip
Thu   4/21   -  Marc Utter
Fri     4/22   -  Moses Martinez                                    
Sat    4/23   -  Kill CountryMon  4/25   -
Mon 4/25 - Patrick Smith

As many of you have heard, The Boathouse is closing April 30.  Mark your calendars now: the next two Open Mics (Wednesdays) at 7 p.m. will be sensational.  Some amazing folks are coming to town . . . some amazing folks live here. Musicians' tips will be going to the Terlingua Community Garden in honor of Earth Day and the good people who show us how our gardens can grow.
EVERY night there's fabulous food (5 - 9:30) but better get your fill while you still can. Next Friday (22nd) will be our last night to cook but we'll be phasing things off the menu this week as we deplete fresh ingredients. Burgers, at a minimum, will be available through next Friday night. Same goes for our signature Habanero Margaritas and Habanero-infused Sotol.
The rest of the music for the month looks like this:
Friday, April 22: Laird Considine and Friends from 7-10
Saturday, April 23: Paul Sprawl from 8-11
Friday, April 29th: Trevor Reichman from 7-10
and,
Saturday, April 30, there's going to be a BLOW OUT BASH to beat all BLOW OUT BASHES. Some of the best musicians on the planet from right here in Terlingua and a few of the best who love Terlingua and call it their second home - like Jacob Jaeger and James Gwyn for starters.
Come early, come often, come rock da Boat as often as you can these next 10 days.

This Week at High Sierra:
Spur Fans - Basketball Playoff Games on Big Screen - upstairs! Call for schedule.
Thursday, April 21 -  Dr. Fun - 7:30pm
Friday, April 22 - Croweko (Cade, Christy, Benny & Angie) 8:00 pm.- The Party is On! Happy Birthday Herman and "Meathead"  Come help us Celebrate!
Saturday, April 23 - Patrick Smith and Friends 8:00 pm
Sunday, April 24 - Benefit for "Voices"  Silent Auction and Music with Jeff Haislip and George Goss - Starts @ 2:00
High Sierra Special - Pulled Pork Sandwich, served with Greens Beans and Potato Salad - $9.00 - ($1.00 from each special sold will be donated to Voices!)

This week at La Kiva:
-Fresh mint mojitos on special until they're gone; try one with tequila if that's more your bag, it's delicious!
-We will be doing Karaoke again on Tuesday, and open mic on Wednesday.
-Come out on Saturday for the WHITE TRASH BASH. We have some really great prizes for the trashiest looks, and will be serving up killer drink specials all night long.

National Park Week, April 16-24
Big Bend National Park and Fort Davis National Historic Site join parks, programs, and partners across the country in encouraging all Americans to  “Find Your Park”
All National Park Service entrance fees will be waived for the entire week.  Big Bend National Park kicked off National Park Week on April 16 with National Junior Ranger Day with a special guided walk and Junior Ranger touch table. In addition to other scheduled programs, an Instameet will be held at 2 pm, Saturday,
, on the Chisos Mountains Lodge patio. Light refreshments will be available. Two “Walk for Your Health” activities are planned for Park Rx (Prescription) Day on Sunday, April 24.
Soldiers and Ladies of the 1800s will bring Fort Davis National Historic Site alive on the weekends of National Park Week. Guided tours will be offered daily during the week.
The Junior Ranger program is also available for kids of all ages.
Superintendent Cindy Ott-Jones, Big Bend National Park, and Acting Superintendent David Elkowitz, Fort Davis National Historic Site, welcome everyone to celebrate.

Link to KSRU Radio! http://ksru.sulross.edu:8001/listen.m3u
facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/ksruradio/
or twitter:   https://twitter.com/ksru_radio

SHOT TIME LIQUOR
We are now carrying 3 other Hacienda Sotol products:
 H5 Extra Añejo (this fascinating spirit is fermented with champagne yeast and aged in new french white oak barrels for at least 5 years, providing an extraordinary richness in its fine and unique scent and taste)
 Platinum (provides the most genuine taste of this exquisite wild harvested agavacea only found in the Chihuahuan Desert)
 Crema de Sotol (wild harvested Sotol blended with Mexican cream and natural Pecan flavors, an extraordinarily smooth drink with a sophisticated natural complexity)
 Add first three ingredients into an ice- filled shaker. Shake and strain into salt-rimmed rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with lime slice.
Don't forget; we have locally made ice at $2 a bag!!!  Visit us anytime Mon thru Sat 10 to 9. 371-3155 shottimeliquors.com or like us on Facebook!

News from our Precinct 2 Commissioner, Hugh Garrett:
If you were unable to attend the Commissioners Court Meeting in Study Butte on March 29th, I hope you have had an opportunity to talk with your neighbors about some of the items addressed. We learned  the Rio Grande Electric Co-op is committed to building a substation in Study Butte and has already contracted with LCRA to plan and construct a new transmission line that will effectively provide reliable electricity for South County. Unfortunately, we also learned that the timeline is five years for approval and construction of the project. The BBCA approached the County regarding taking over the Canyon View Ballparks as a county park and this is under review. And we talked about future clean-up and electronics recycling days and I will keep you updated on these opportunities.
One item not on the agenda that has been brought to my attention by several constituents concerns the sale of property in South County. Any sale of property in Brewster County must be in compliance with the Subdivision Regulations of Brewster County, Texas and the EDAP Model Subdivision Rules. The bottom line is that if you’re dividing your property into two or more tracts less than 10 acres, you must comply with the Regulations and get a plat approved by Commissions Court. If the property is for residential purposes, then the EDAP Rules must be followed. Any tract less than 5 acres is assumed to be for residential purposes. Your surveyor is aware of the requirements. Additionally, former Brewster County Judge Val Beard developed a response to FAQ regarding subdivisions that you can finds on the Brewster County website at www.brewstercountytx.com. Click on “Permits, Procedures, Policies” at the top of the page, then go to “Subdivision Regulations” and click on the link for FAQ.
Congratulations to TFEMS for another successful Firemen’s Ball and finishing the night with Radio La Chusma at the Starlight was way cool. My contact information is on the Brewster County website. Thanks for allowing me the opportunity to serve.

What a gorgeous looking German Shepherd mix Lobo is!  Still only a year old, Lobo is nearly full-grown but will probably get a little heavier than his current 80-ish pounds. He is still a puppy- albeit a giant puppy.  He seems really excited about playing with toys but behaves like he doesn't have much experience with them. He walks pretty well on a leash and shows readiness to learn 'sit' and 'come here.'  He's a curious guy, but Lobo hasn’t yet had much human guidance. He needs his keeper to set and enforce the rules, and to teach him how great it feels to be told that he's a “good dog.” With a savvy owner, Lobo will keep turning heads! Lobo is neutered, microchipped, and up to date on all shots. The Alpine Animal Shelter is open M-F from 10am to 6pm (closed 1-2pm) and by appointment on the weekends, located on the east side of Alpine on Old Marathon Road. AAS animals are online at https://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelter_id=TX1202 For more info email heatherthemule@gmail.com​



Otra Vez
We're open Wednesday and Saturday from 9 - 12 and welcome gently used clothes and house hold supplies.  This week: half-price sale on kitchen utensils.

The Texas Bighorn Society gave a $10,000 donation with private funds to Big Bend Ranch State Park to locate a viewing area for the Ranch's bighorns on State Highway FM 170 west of The Big Hill, about 1/2 way on the west side downgrade. A free high power telescope is mounted under the shelter for close-up viewing.More at  http://www.austin360.com/news/lifestyles/recreation/experts-work-to-re-establish-bighorn-sheep-populat/nqq8L/

Winter Texans went home and Many Stones has lots of eggs! New shipment of minerals and a few new plants.

A huge thank you to The Boathouse and Terlingua Rentals for the tremendous $800 donation to Big Bend Library through the Open Mic Musicians.  We'll be purchasing new young adult and adult fiction for the library. We are blessed beyond measure to have such a talented and caring group of musicians to donate their time and music and a very generous community to support those efforts.

La Fenice, acclaimed Commedia dell' Arte troupe from Austin, will be returning to Terlingua for two performances only! Come "down south" to the Cinnabar Theatre in Study Butte (on Hwy 118, just north of the post office) at 8PM on Friday and/or Saturday nights  to see Fenice's new show, Siege of the Dark Nebula. $10.00 requested donation at the door.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The Terlingua Moon
Volume 27  ~  #15
April 12th 2016

By South County Mud Clowns

Be careful who you trust; the devil was once an angel.


Terlingua CSD is accepting sealed bids for a CAR FOR SALE:  a 4-door 2004 FORD Crown Victoria L; 124,234 mi., gasoline engine. May be inspected at the school at: 550 Roadrunner Circle Terlingua, TX, 79852. Please check in at our main office School.  Sealed bids may be mailed or hand delivered to:  Jeanette Hall    P.O. Box 256  -   550 Roadrunner Cr. Terlingua, TX 79852
Bids must be physically in the TCSD office no later than 4:00PM on Thurs. April 28, 2016 to be opened Fri., April 29. The highest a cceptable bidder notified by mail or phone. Terlingua CSD reserves the right to reject any and all bids for cause.

Big Bend High School hosted the 2016 District 9A golf tournament in Lajitas on 4/5.  The Paisano golfers competed against players from Ft. Davis, Balmorhea, Sierra Blanca, Valentine, Marfa, and Dell City.  The Paisanas backed up their 2015 District Championship with another District Championship this year to represent District 9A in San Angelo at the Regional Tournament.  The team consists of Perla Garcia, Arely Leyva, Luisana Rodriguez, Tanya Ohl, and Grace Sullivan.  Paisano golfer, Hugo Villa, will be representing BBHS as an individual medalist on the boy's side. The golf team would like to thank all of our parent volunteers and a special thank you to Keith Gibson and the staff at Black Jack's Crossing for welcoming area golfers and their parents and sharing their wonderful course in Lajitas.

See there ??  It did rain, and will again. There is space for at least 3 more water tanks on the load.  Call 2506 to make sure that 1 (or more) is yours.

Christmas Mountains Research Symposium - May 23-25, Terlingua Ranch Headquarters  The objective is to increase public and scientific understanding of the ecology, geology, culture and history of the Chihuahuan Desert ecosystem in the Big Bend region of Texas and Mexico. More at    bio.txstate.edu/seminarsevents/Research-Symposium.html

TERLINGUA TOOL RENTALS Jimmy Taylor, owner 371-2621 We’ve  got what you need to “Build Something” Continue to rent locally, we appreciate your business.

SHOT TIME LIQUOR Sale!! Gas Monkey (Tequila infused with natural cinnamon flavor) 1L  $37.17. This Cinnamon Tequila is smooth (it really doesn’t burn) and  delish ! Try the Monkeyrita:  1.5 oz. Gas Monkey Cinnamon Tequila; 2.5 oz. agave nectar fresh lime juice; lime slice and salt. Add first 3 ingredients and ice into a shaker. Shake and strain into salt-rimmed rocks glass. Garnish with lime slice. We have locally made ice at $2 a bag.  We’re open Mon thru Sat 10 to 9. 371-3155  shottimeliquors.com or like us on FB

Terlingua Community Garden
Please join us for Dia de la Tierra celebration and potluck on April 22, at 6-8. We will have music, food, free seeds, children's corner. Volunteers always needed; Mondays, Thurs. &Fri. Summer growers wanted. Terlingua Farmer's Market for Sat. 16th
3 more markets! Music by Robert Kuhn. Malynda with Terlingua Medics will be there for free blood pressure and blood glucose tests. local items for sale in the garden; FB us at Terlingua Community Garden.Green Scene meeting after the market.

The Boathouse Restaurant and Bar will be serving Don's great food this week Monday - Saturday from 5pm to 9:30pm.
Music this week at the Boathouse:
Wed. Open Mic with Jeffro Greasewood tips benefiting Terlingua food bank. 7 -?
Fri. - Bryn Moore & Jeffro Greasewood with Charlotte Teer 7-10  - 
Sat. Going away potluck for Laura Olmer 11am -?
Sat. night The Beardsmen - 8-? &

Starlight Theatre, Restaurant & Saloon
Tue 4/12 - Uh Clem
Wed 4/13 - Patrick Smith
Thu 4/14 - Uncle Pat's Imaginary Band
Fri 4/15 - Paul Sprawl 8pm
Jeff Haislip 5pm
Sat 4/16 - The Lonesome Heroes
Mon 4/18 - Tim Relleva

Earth and Fire Gallery
Opening Reception for Steve Krivoy -Sunday FunDay from 11 to 2!

The softball games are back on at the fields located next to the Terlingua School at 3:30. There will be extra equipment for those that need a glove. C'mon out and get in the game or cheer from the stands.

Big Bend High School Student Council will be holding a school carnival on Wed., April 20, at the elementary school from 3:30-5:30 pm.  The public is invited.  There will be games, concessions, & a bouncy house.

Terlingua Fair Housing Alliance (see Facebook) will meet on Thurs., April 14 at 6:00 pm at Big Bend Library to  discuss the shortage of affordable long term rental property in the community and how best to go about solving the problem. Please join us to share and discuss ideas. (Year- round and permanent locals most certainly need to attend and voice your thoughts, pro and con about this project. There is A LOT to think about. op-ed.)

At Otra Vez We're continuing our two day a week schedule  with a new incentive: $3.00 bag sale for the next few weeks.  We're slowly putting out spring clothes.  See you soon.

​If you have stopped drinking or would like to do so, AA can help you.  We meet at the Big Bend Baptist Church on HWy 118 N on Thursdays from  7:30 p.m.

Volunteers Needed for Photography Project (must be a Terlingua resident to participate) This is an invitation to those of you who may want to participate in the “Residents of Terlingua Photo Shoot”  See page 2 for details.

Terlingua Fire and EMS wants to thank this wonderful and generous community for their support at this year's 6th annual Fireman's Ball.  Support like this is what keeps our community strong.    A special "thank you" to the sponsors who enabled the event to take place; the Boathouse, Big Bend Telephone, Rio Grande Electric, Morrison's True Value, Lajitas Golf Resort, Big Bend Brewing Co., Big Bend Resort and Adventures, The Cottonwood General Store, Ivey & Ivey Properties and the Starlight Theater, and Big Bend Casitas & Far Flung Outdoor Center.    We are so grateful for ALL of the silent auction donations, far too many to name here.  As well as ALL of the volunteers and the Boathouse staff that pulled it off.    Music with Craig Carter and his Spur of the Moment Band delivered as promised, dancing under the desert stars.    Opening act by Trevor Hickle & Pat O'bryan got things off to a great start.
   Hats off and a salute to the TFD&EMS volunteers and the behind the scene people for their countless hours donated to the cause of keeping our community safe.

Randoff' Big Bend BBQ We are serving BBQ Plates! Brisket,Sausage,Beans and Potato Salad! Open Every Saturday 11 am - 2 pm or Sold Out! We are located @ Far Flung in the Back! Watch for the Signs!

Big Bend Public Library Presents, Thurs. April 21st Gean Kearns, B.S. M.A.G., who will be presenting his new book- The Davis Gang. Mr. Kearn's Grandparents, Aunts, and Uncle were bank robbers in the 1920's and 30's They all knew Bonnie and Clyde and his Aunt Modie was once in The Bonnie and Clyde Gang. Come follow this bank robbing gang of four sisters, headed up by his Grandmother, and well known by J. Edgar Hoover and the F.B.I. The program begins at 6 p.m. at the Terlingua School complex.  programs are open to the public and free of charge. If you want to help with set-up or refreshments, contact Glenda Luttrell @ 371-2552

This Week at High Sierra:
Friday and Saturday, April 15 and 16 -, 7:30pm - Travis Parker Band
Sunday, April 17 - 3:00pm - Sunday Funday w. Jeff Haislip
Monday, April 18 - 8:00pm - James Williams

All Energies is looking for customers to preorder some 260W solar panels. Only $0.90 per watt if you preorder these Made in USA SolarWorld units. Please email casey@allenergies.net or call 371-2950 for more information. Cash, check or credit cards accepted.

BBNP is offering free admission the entire week of April 16 – 24.

From page 1
. . . a project reminiscent of Richard Avedon’s project “In the American West” (Here’s the link to find out more about Richard Avedon: wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Avedon).Avedon’s project took about 5 years to complete and was funded by Mr. Amon Carter (as in the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth). This project is limited to one or two days and that number is dependent on the weather. More importantly, it is self-funded. 
Weather permitting, we will set up somewhere in the Ghost Town. We are open to suggestions as to specific settings where we could set up our equipment. The subjects must be photographed in shade, and we will be shooting in the late afternoon with specific times provided at a later date. Check the “Our Terlingua” Facebook page for details. If the wind isn’t blowing, we will have a white backdrop as part of the set up. This shoot will take place late in the afternoon of May 7th and/or 8th. We will take 4 to 5 imagesof each individual. The primary goal of this project is to produce a body of work about individuals who live and work in Terlingua and to share that imagery with those that have not experienced this unique environment. This  project is NOT designed to exploit the residents of Terlingua in any way.  I have two goals. First, I would like to create a collection that may be displayed in a gallery, art center or museum. Second, a fine art photo book about the Big Bend area is also a possibility. It is likely I will return to continue the project for historical purposes in November. I am generally in the area twice a year shooting landscapes.
We won’t give any direction as to how we want you to look. Wear the clothes you would normally wear and pose in any manner you choose. If you want to jump up in the air, feel free to do so. If you want your back to the camera, you can do that. If you play a guitar, strum all you like. For your participation, you will receive a 10” X 15” black and white print centered on a 13” X 19” sheet of archival fine art paper. The portrait you will receive is signed, dated and titled (your name) and there is no charge for either participating or receiving the print (not even postage). The photographer and associate will determine which image will be used for the project from the images taken of you during the session, and that image will be the one you will receive via mail. You will need to sign a consent form and provide a mailing address. If you are under the age of 18, you will need a parent to sign your consent form. We would also like to know something about how you got to Terlingua, why you stay, and any other information you would like to share.More information will be made available as we get closer to the date via the Our Terlingua Facebook page. If you have any questions/concerns please feel free to email me at tvcockerham@yahoo.com.
Thanks in advance for those of you that decide to participate.
Terry Cockerham, Freelance Photographer, Irving, TX
Terry Cockerham Light & Bytes, Inc. 7777 Forest Lane Bldg C, A94, PMB 154 Dallas, TX 75230 O: 972-566-6782 C: 972-489-4601 Email: tvcockerham@yahoo.com web:www.lightandbytesphoto.com;www.terrycockerhamphotography.com; Facebook at Light & Bytes, Inc. - Terry Cockerham

Elsa is an Australian Cattle Dog mix who is quite a listener - she looks to humans for direction, and is ready to bond by having adventures together.  Elsa is a 30 to 35-lb youngish dog, with perky, mismatched ears (they may be on their way to standing up!). An intelligent breed, she'll do best in a home that interacts with her and gives her exercise (normal-dog daily heaven of a walk/run/hike/bike with her person and possibly some other dog pals.) She's alert and ready for fun, but also deeply satisfied sitting close and getting a chest or ear rub. Elsa is spayed, microchipped, and up to date on all shots.The Alpine Animal Shelter is open M-F from 10am to 6pm (closed 1-2pm) and by appointment on the weekends, located on the east side of Alpine on Old Marathon Road. AAS animals are online athttps://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelter_id=TX1202 For more info email heatherthemule@gmail.com

Marfa Live Arts Brings Mexican-American Story
to the Crowley Stage on Tuesday
Marfa Live Arts’ 2016 playwright-in-residence Raul Garza presents his play Confessions of a
Mexpatriate on Tuesday, April 19, at the Crowley Theater at 7.30pm (doors at 7pm.) Actor and comedian Mical Trejo will perform the show with musician Davíd Garza playing live score.
Confessions of a Mexpatriate follows the journey of amuel, a modern-day, media-minded Mexican-American who travels to Mexico to try to unplug from his American side and connect with his roots in the land of his ancestors. His account of what happens is both funny and fearful—and may say as much about the land he left behind as the one he has entered. This will be Mical Trejo’s seventh time on stage bringing Garza’s character Samuel to life with past
performances in the US and Mexico in Austin, Chicago, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and San Miguel. Trejo is active in the theater scene in Austin with St. Edwards University, Latino Comedy Project, and Hyde Park Theatre.
Playwright Garza, a National Latino Playwriting Awardee, found his inspiration for the play during a four-week writing residency in Oaxaca, Mexico. He says, “When a lot of Mexican Americans go to Mexico, I think they see the layers separate. Here in the U.S., it’s like you’re this mezcla of both culturas. When you go down there you can really separate this and say, ‘This is the American side of your brain; this is the Mexican side.’ You see where they conflict and where they complement.”
During his time in Marfa Raul will also teach Marfa Live Arts 6th Annual Playwriting Workshop with Marfa High School students April 18-22. His work with Marfa Live Arts in collaboration with Marfa Independent School District is the primary reason Garza will be in Marfa. He will work one-on-one with students in their English classes helping them write their own plays. He says of his upcoming work with the youth in Marfa, “I’m looking forward to experiencing the empowerment that comes with telling your unique story in your own voice. I can’t wait to see the students discover this for themselves.” Plays written by Marfa students during the Playwriting Workshop
will be performed by area actors and staged at the Crowley Theater on Tuesday, May 3, 2016.
On April 18, 2016 at 6:30pm, tune into Marfa Public Radio for a West Texas Talk interview with playwright Raul Garza, actor Mical Trejo, and musician Davíd Garza. Next month, listen for a live interview with Marfa High School student playwrights on May 2, 2016 at 6:30pm.
Confessions of A Mexpatriate will be free and open to the community.

Kyle Petty's Victory Junction Charity Ride will be in the Big Bend on May 2nd and 3rd. 200 riders expected. They are staying at Lajitas. Route from Lajitas to San Antonio as they leave on the 4th is unknown. I'm sure we'll all provide them with our Big Bend hospitality to ensure the ride is successful. Link to Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KPCharityRide/


NEXT WEEK’S MOON by  Million sMiles
     

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

TERLINGUA MOON
Vol. 27 No. 14

by Terlingua Thinking Team!!!
April 5, 2016

Onward through the fog. – Oat Willie

BBHS students advance to regional meet! 12 Big Bend HS students have advanced to the Regional UIL Academic Meet in San Angelo following the District Meet in Ft. Davis on March 24. Nicky Dahl, Amos Duffy, Josh Eby, Eduardo Gonzalez, Cruz Hernandez, Mark Krueger, Taylor Luttrell-Williams, Tanya Ohl, Chad Ritcheson, Ulises Rodriguez, Natalie Villa, and Damian Villanueva will compete at Angelo State University on April 23 in science, number sense, social studies, mathematics, and ready writing. Alex Galindo and Chelsea Willingham are alternates. Coaches are Summer Choate, Betina Kearns, Marcy Reed, and Martha Stafford. Good luck, y’all's

Firemans Ball! The 6th annual Firemans Ball will be held this year on Saturday, April 9th. Join us at the Boatman's Bar and Grill in the Terlingua Ghost town for food and libations starting at 5pm. Music will start at 7:30 with Trevor Hickle and Pat O"Bryan. And then 9:00 - midnight we'll have Craig Carter and the Spur of the Moment Band.
There will also be a silent art, etc. auction and an exciting raffle. A donation of $15.00 per person will enable you to join us for dancing under the stars. Firefighters dance for free.

Boquillas! Come Join us Sunday, April 10th for the 3rd anniversary of the
opening of Boquillas Crossing. We'll have free food, fun, and welcome all at the Plaza.
Musicians please bring instruments!

At La Kiva this week...
Tuesday: Karaoke
Thursday: Paul Sprawl
Friday: Trevor Reichman
Sunday: Lip Bone Redding
Open at 5 every day, come enjoy a
mango margarita on the patio!

TERLINGUA RANCH
-­‐ Cooter will be playing and singing at the Bad Rabbit Restaurant every Friday and
Saturday night for your listening and dancing enjoyment, from 7pm to 9pm.
Come on out and hear some good Country and Western Music.
Also please come to our STAR PARTY, Fri 4/8. Host is Steve Krivoy. Starts at
8pm ... Meet us at the Airstrip!
In April the Bad Rabbit Cafe will have a Fried Fish Special for $9.95 every Friday
night. Come join us! See you there!

Terlingua Community Garden
Mark your calendar; April 22 at 6 pm is Earth Day and Thank You Party!
Potluck and Musicians wanted! Come by and learn how to save seeds. We
have calendula, romaine lettuce, and arugula seeds.
We still have items for sale; please view our Facebook page.
Volunteers still welcome on Mondays and Thursdays from early morning to
noon-ish. We are looking for a Manager and Assistant Manager for
this fall. Come and learn more. telringuacommunitygarden@gmail.com


This week at The Boathouse!
Open every day 5-Midnight. Dinner 5 - 9:30 every day.
Open Mic Wednesday hosted by Jeffro Greasewood. 7 - 10 or when the music stops. Musicians' Tips going to The Terlingua Food Bank.
Friday: 7 - 10 p.m. Darrin Kobetich
Saturday: EXCLUSIVE to the 6th Annual Fireman's Ball - $15 will get you all kinds of fun while raising money for our local firefighters! One of the best events of the year! Craig Carter Band goes on at 9. Trevor Hickle & Pat O'Bryan at 7:30
Hope to see you soon and stay tuned for Don's Friday Night Menu Special!

Terlingua Farmer's Market
Every Saturday through this month! Many amazing vendors!!!
Fresh breads, fresh greens, fresh eggs, and fresh coffee!!
Come by and check big items for sale also. Support Local!

At the Starlight this week . . .
Tuesday 4/5 - Uh Clem
Wed 4/6 - Darrin Kobetich
Thurs 4/7- Moses Martinez
Friday 4/8 - Bruce Salmon
Sat 4/9 - Radio La Chusma – 9pm
Carol Whitney 5pm
Sun 4/10 - Brandi Humberson 11am
Mon 4/11 - Jeffro Greasewood

FUNDRAISER FOR LA FIESTA PROTESTA
There will be a fundraiser at the High Sierra Bar & Grill on April 24 for the Voices From Both Sides Fiesta Protesta which will be held on May 21 this year. We plan on feeding thousands of people. If anyone has any donation items for the fundraiser please contact Deanna Castillo @ 432-371-2111 or Carmen Rhoades @ 432-394-6405.

HIGH SIERRA - Join us for cold beer and a great view everyday from Noon to midnight. Kitchen closes at 10 pm. This week:
Thursday, 4/7 - 7 pm - Jeff Haislip
Friday, 4/8 - 7 pm - Dr. Fun on the upstairs patio
Saturday, 4/9 - 7 PM - Patrick Smith & friends
Sunday, 4/10 - 3 PM - Jeff Haislip on the outside patio.

SHOT TIME LIQUOR - Sale!!
Gas Monkey (Tequila infused with natural cinnamon flavor) 1L at $37.17. Don't forget; we have locally made ice at $2/bag!!! Visit us anytime Mon thru Sat 10 to 9.
371-3155 shottimeliquors.com or like us on Facebook!

Rustic Iron BBQ will be closed again this week for some private events. We will resume normal schedule after completion these events. Thank you for your patronage and patience. DB

Second Sat. Flea Market It's time for a spring cleaning! Sat 4/9, 8am at the H2O parking lot at the corner of Hwy 118 and school road. Free set up; come buy or sell. WEATHER PERMITTING!

PANCAKES, PEOPLE! Terlingua Paisano Athletics would like to invite community members and Big Bend area visitors to our annual pancake supper and mini track meet on Wednesday April 6th. We will be serving pancakes at the Big Bend High School track from 5:00 to 7:00. Please, come and enjoy!

STUDY BUTTE SUBSTATION?
“Larry Powell, director of engineering for Rio Grande Electric Cooperative of Brackettville, told the semi-annual South County meeting of the commissioners that all power now
comes from a single line from Persimmon Gap on U.S. Highway 385 in Big Bend National Park, extending to Lajitas. By putting a substation in South County, the co-op could increase
capacity of the system for future expansion and provide more reliable electric service by putting the station closer to its customers. Powell said that the co-op is looking at land at the corner of Bee Road and Terlingua Spring Road. The substation could boost the power on the far end of
the 163-mile power line”  according to this article.
http://www.alpineavalanche.com/news/article_46cbf42a-f6be-11e5-af15-875c49df295b.html

TENT CAMPING BEHIND STUDY BUTTE STORE “Wi-Fi tents, call (XXX) XXX–XX31.” by SAMANTHA CANAVA, Contributing Reporter , Yale Daily News, 4/1/16
Nora and Jeff’s $26/night, patch-of-dirt Airbnb rental is a four-song drive from the Big Bend National Park entrance in Terlingua, Texas. More at:

http://yaledailynews.com/blog/2016/04/01/wi-fi-tents-call-xxx-xxx-xx31/


Goodbye sweet Marie.
"In marriage, Marie found happiness winning the heart of Texas singer/songwriter/actor/folklorist Allen Wayne Damron. When she was not busy being a writer and Allen's business
manager, she worked in a local "ghosttown" resort as the hotel operator, concierge, and town air traffic controller. Marie was the one to call at any time of the day or night when stray cows wandered onto the runway, preventing planes from taking off or landing. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsobserver/obituary.aspx?page=lifestorypid=178626403#sthash.jR8F5mYW.dpuf

THE PLAY THAT IS LIFE - Hey folks, Chris Lee here!
Wanted to first thank everyone who supports communityvtheatre, whether it is participating in, helping build, continually funding, or coming to the shows and enjoying an evening or two. Our last one, Reefer Madness, seems like it was a hit - thanks to you! As an actor in that play, I learned something that truly touched my heart this time around and wanted to share. This Community theatre has brought a lot of joy and laughs to us, and I for one hope to keep it alive as those who have before us (and still are). I realize that the only way to keep it alive is to start
infusing new blood in every area of it. So we are setting the stage and putting the intention out there to anyone who wishes to step on board with some of the old who can help and teach the new. And KEEP community theatre alive in Terlingua and South Brewster county!
You can contact me at gypsthreethousand@gmail.com. or find one of the theatre folks. Thanks and may we all continue to create and be blessed in the play that is life.

Please join Big Bend Public Library on Thursday April 21st as we welcome Gean Kearns, B.S. M.A.G., who will be presenting his new book- The Davis Gang.
Mr. Kearn's Grandpare
nts, Aunts, and Uncle were bank robbers in the 1920's and 1930's They all knew Bonnie and Clyde and his Aunt Modie was once in The Bonnie and Clyde Gang. Come follow this bank robbing gang of four sisters, headed up by his Grandmother, and well known by J. Edgar Hoover and the F.B.I.
The program begins at 6:00 p.m. and the library is located on the campus of the Terlingua Common School District.
As always, our programs are open to the public and free of charge.
See you there!


Bambie is a sweetheart who prefers the company of humans to other dogs. She may happily cohabitate with another calm pup, but her joy in life is her human. Bambie is identified as a heeler mix and that is absolutely a heeler quality. Her personality also reveals great intelligence and a capability to be independent. Bambie is 3 years old and weighs 55 pounds. She requires only moderate activity but a lot of human love and affection. Bambie is spayed, microchipped, and up to date on all shots. The Alpine Animal Shelter is open M-F from 10am to 6pm (closed 1-2pm) and by appointment on the weekends, located on the east side of Alpine on Old Marathon Road. AAS animals are online at https://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelter_id=TX1202 For more info email heatherthemule@gmail.com





Once more, there will be no paper distribution of the MOON.  Please share with your neighbors.  And remember the kind folks at West Texas National Bank will run a copy for you if you like. Always looking for volunteers to distribute the MOON to local businesses.

The Terlingua Moon is published every Tuesday.
If you have news to share send it to us at terlinguamoon@gmail.com by NOON on Monday.
You can always find us online at http://theterlinguamoon.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

TERLINGUA MOON/ 28 March 2016/ Vol. 27, No. 13

By TwEyelight raven

"I did not want to live out my life in the strenuous effort to hold a ghost world together. It was plain as the stars that time herself moved in grand tidal sweeps rather than the tick-tocks we suffocate within, and that I must reshape myself to fully inhabit the earth rather than dawdle in the sump of my foibles." Jim Harrison 12/11/37 – 3/26/16

PLEASE NOTE!!! THIS MORNING TUESDAY 3/29!!!  County Commissioners' Court Meeting here, in South Brewster County at the Red Pattillo Community Center, just west of the Post Office.  Meeting starts at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, March  29th. Several sources have reported that Rio Grande Electric will present a proposal for a future project AND request to transfer ownership of the Baseball Park.
http://www.brewstercountytx.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Called-Commissioners-Court-Meeting-March-29-2016.pdf

Terlingua Community Garden
We have old bathtubs, a scale, a tiller and wet goat manure for sale by donations. Please check our Terlingua community garden Facebook page for pictures.
Watering help wanted
Seeds are ready to save, come by and learn how to save your own seeds.
We are in the garden every Monday and Thursday from early to noonisH.
Thank you for your support, y'all!

Terlingua Farmer's Market 
Every Saturday in the Ghost town from 10am to 1pm.  Fresh greens, fresh eggs, fresh breads, and fresh coffee and Homemade goodies Come and Join the fun! For more information, please write to terlinguacommunitygarden@gmail.com

Water Tanks Arriving Wednesday Afternoon.  Call Carolyn for ETA (512) 924-2506

Santa Inez Church in Terlingua Ghostown Church will meet for its 1st Saturday of the Month Service on April 2nd at 6pm instead of the usual 5pm. All Welcome.

This Week at The Boathouse
Tuesday, March 29:  J. Wagner 7-10
Wednesday, March 30: Open Mic hosted by Jeffro Greasewood with musicians’ tips going to Big Bend Library
Friday, April 1: Trevor Reichman 6-8 p.m. followed by The Vortexans playing for the Costume Party.  $50 prize for 1st place. 8- 12. 
Saturday, April 2:  Returning again!  Daisy O’Connor
This Week at The Starlight
Tue 3/29 - Uh Clem
Wed 3/30 - The Whitmores
Thu 3/31 - Jeff Haislip
Fri 4/1 - Daisy O'Conner
Sat 4/2 - The Terlingua Lounge Lizards
Sun 4/3 - Daisy O'Connor 11am
Mon 4/4 - Trevor Reichman
There will be a film crew in the area from Estonia on Saturday April 2nd. They have permission to film in the Ghost Town for their piece on Texas music.

This week at La Kiva
We had planned the Alter Ego party but to avoid clashing with other events in town we are going to reschedule it.  More news to follow.
Tuesday 29th March.  Karaoke.  Meg will host Karaoke.
Wednesday 30th March.  Open Mic with Cactus Jack 
Saturday 2nd April. Laird Considine and friends.
We've entered the final stretch and the ANSUL System (Kitchen fire suppression system) is being installed as I write this.  This morning I had Ohm Electric, the ANSUL guys, Porter Construction, India and William, Rusty and four deliveries all needing to be in the kitchen.  It sounds like we are getting close to having a working kitchen.

Walley (Queen Walinda/LaNetta Barnes) is back in town and wants to send a personal invite to all her friends to join her at LaKiva's Alter Ego Party.......the place where a celebration of her birthday became an annual event...!  Submitted by LaNetta Barnes.  Stay tuned for La Kiva’s announcement about rescheduling the Alter Ego party!

This week at High Sierra:
Friday April 1st - Jeff Haislip @ 7PM
Saturday April 2nd - Dr. Fun @ 7PM on the balcony
Sunday April 3rd - Collie Ryan hosts the 1st Sunday song circle @ 3PM 
Sunday April 3rd - Peter III returns to play great country dance tunes @ 7 PM
Monday April 4th - James Williams @ 7 PM

The Fire Management Office at Big Bend National Park, in conjunction with the park's Science and Resource Management Division, is planning an upcoming river cane prescribed burn. The burn will take place during the week of April 4, 2016. Ignitions will take place between Solis and Gravel Pit. Approximately seven miles of river cane will be burned, for a total of approximately 100 acres. This burn will facilitate the removal of exotic river cane and restore the Rio Grande to a more natural flow. Burning should be completed by April 9th, depending on weather and fuel conditions. River traffic may need to be escorted through the burn area, and although there could be delays, we do not anticipate closing river traffic. Members of the Diablos International Fire Crew, Big Bend firefighters, rangers, and several outside resources will be called upon to make the burn a success.  Additionally, representatives from Las Madera del Carmen and the World Wildlife Fund will be observing the fire operations in order to foster ongoing international coordination and cooperation on this project. For more information call Ed Waldron 432-477-2397.

The Alpine Public Library is looking for the person who rescues recycled books at the Alpine recycling center. We are happy to box up books we can't or haven't sold and save them for you. All you have to do is pick them up from Re-Reads in the library.  Please call or text Kathy at 432-386-3551 or e-mail: borkedit@sbcglobal.net.

OTRA VEZ, we hope to clear out enough space for our early summer collection by having a $5/ bag sale this Wednesday and Saturday.  We plan to be open Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout the month of April.  As our snow bird volunteers will be taking off during April and early May we hope that our faithful customers will see fit to take their place by volunteering until we close for the summer. Again, we treasure your donations as long as they are clean and usable.  Please, as much as possible, bring them during our working hours: Wednesday and Saturday, 9-12.  Thank you.

Garage Sale/Flea Market on Saturday, April 2 in the parking lot of Green Desert Living just south of the Terlingua Ranch turn-off. Begins 8:30 and ends at 2:00 pm.  Vendors are welcome to join us- no cost to vendors, just show up and sell, sell, sell!  Plants, collectibles, tools, furniture, etc. We usually have 3-4 vendors. 
Join us Saturday at The Earth & Fire Gallery for the April art market followed by a reception for our featured artist, Ruth Jansyn, 6-8:00. 

Spring savings at All Energies! The XW60 solar charge controller by Schneider Electric features a 5 year warranty, fanless cooling for quiet & trouble free operation, Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT), and has a 60 amp capacity. This charge controller will work for 12, 24, or 48 volt systems, has an information display with data logging, and also includes a Battery Temperature Sensor for only $584 (tax included). For more information on this and other great Solar Power products, please email Casey@allenergies.net or call 371-2950.
Terlingua Tool Rentals!  Jimmy Taylor, owner 432-371-2621. We have the tools you need for most all construction needs. Rent locally.
Residential/ Commercial Design for South Brewster County.  Call Jeff Gavin at 830-739-6986 or email draftexllc@gmail.com.

Shot Time Liquor Sale!!  We now have on the shelves: Gas Monkey (Tequila infused with natural cinnamon flavor) 1L at $37.17 & Korbel Brandy 750ml at $15.78.  Don't forget; we have locally made ice at $2 a bag!!!  Visit us anytime Mon thru Sat 10 to 9. 371-3155 shottimeliquors.com or like us on Facebook.

Lost Your Jacket? A woman's fleece jacket was left at the Cinnabar Theater during the run of Reefer Madness.  Yours? Call Elizabeth at 432-371-2302.  Or watch for her wearing it around town.

Alpine Animal Shelter:  Harper and Hudson are young Jack Russell terrier mixes (littermates) who came into the shelter as strays. Both are pretty unsure about things but Hudson has more confidence than Harper. They need an owner willing to put real effort into giving them (if adopted together, or individually) lots of good, trust-building experiences. Hudson and Harper both take a lot of comfort in each other if your heart and home can keep these siblings together. Both are less than a year old and about 20 pounds. Harper and Hudson have been spayed/neutered, microchipped, and up to date on all shots. The Alpine Animal Shelter is open M-F from 10am to 6pm (closed 1-2pm) and by appointment on the weekends, located on the east side of Alpine on Old Marathon Road. AAS animals are online at https://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelter_id=TX1202 For more info email heatherthemule@gmail.com

AA - For those who have quite drinking or wish to do so, Alcoholics Anonymous meets Thursday evenings at the Big Bend Baptist Church at 7:30. 

Lajitas Resort & Spa is hiring for the following positions:  Some of these positions are open now, some open later in the month and next month.  These positions are either full or part time, year round or seasonal.  Full-time employees are offered benefits.  We check references, conduct pre-employment background checks and pre-hire drug testing.  Bartender - FT & Seasonal; Front Desk Clerks - FT & Seasonal; Front Desk Supervisor - FT- year round / Salary; Landscape Supervisor - FT- year round / Salary; Porter/Hotel Steward - FT & Seasonal; Retail Clerk - FT & Seasonal; Servers/Bartenders - FT & Seasonal; Zip Line Guide - FT and Seasonal and Zip Line Office Retail Clerk - FT- year round. Contact Laura Gold (lgold@lajitasgolfresort.com) or 432-424-5157 or come by Town Hall for an application.

Hi there good folks!  With the influx of submissions for The Moon, we’d like to ask that you draft your submissions as you’d like them to be read.  There’s a lot to edit to begin with but trying to align an event with the sender is getting a bit difficult!  Please don’t forget to submit your information to TerlinguaMoon@gmail.com  no later than noon on Mondays for that week’s edition.  Also, we can’t cut and paste from PDF files or other web-based documents so be sure that anything you want published gets to us in a format we can use, preferably in the “body” of your email!

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.