The Terlingua Moon
May 25, 2015 ~ VOL. 39 #21
Sometimes the questions are complicated
and the answers are simple. Dr Seuss
by La Catrina
This Week At High Sierra
Open Everyday from Noon till 10:00, Bar closes at Midnight except Saturdays, then 1:00 am
We have a New Menu...Some Old Favorites and New Items! It's Really Good!
Basketball Playoff Games Continue...Big Screen TV Downstairs
Rockets vs Warriors....Call for Days and Times
Coming Events: Belmont Stakes, Saturday, June 6,,,Big Screen TV, First Sunday Song Circle w/Collie Ryan, Sunday June 7, 2:00 - till
The Starlight Theater
Tue 5/26 - Uh Clem 6:30
Wed 5/27 - Adam Klein
Thu 5/28 - Moses Martinez
Fri 5/29 - Marc Utter
Sat 5/30 - Ted Arbogast
Mon 6/1 - Burger Night with Hank Woji
One Day at a Time in Terlingua
AA is not affiliated with any religious organization but is grateful to the Big Bend Church (north of the post office) for allowing us to meet there. Thursdays, at 7:30 p.m. (Closed Discussion). Anyone who has a desire to stop drinking or remain sober is welcome. Literature is available in our local library. Carpooling may be available to Alpine AA (Wednesdays) and Al-Anon (Thursdays) meetings. Contact phone numbers are posted on the church doors.
The agenda for the May 26th, 2015 meeting of the Brewster County Commissioners Court has been posted. The meeting will be held at 9:00 a.m.
Attached you will find the agenda, thank you have a great weekend!
Brewster County Judge's Office
The Terlingua CSD (Common School District) is in need of some exercise equipment, specifically weights. The BCSO is seeking donations of used equipment to the school district as long as it is in good condition. If you have extra equipment and want to donate it, we will be happy to take it from you. You can bring it by our office or call us to pick it up. We would like to have the equipment in place for the coming school year. We will take all equipment donated to the school at a later date. For more information please call 432-837-3488.
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4.0 Earthquake - Sierra Del Carmen on the 15th - anybody feel it?: Trembles at the boundaries of Texas and Ciudad Acuna[Tremor] By Francisco Liñán D.15/05/2015
Coins, Coah.- An earthquake measuring 4.0 degrees on the Richter scale was reported today by the United States Geological Survey with epicenter at 159 kilometers west of Ciudad Acuna, Coahuila. According to US authorities, the tremor occurred at 5:41pm at 84 kilometers south of Sanderson, Texas, but in the territory of Coahuila. Sanderson, Texas has a population of one thousand inhabitants, who did not report any icomotion. No reports were presented and the population the area where the epicenter was located is located in a mountainous region of Coahuila, near the area of the Big Bend and Boquillas del Carmen National Park. The latest quake occurred 10 years ago in an area 39 kilometers from Eagle Pass, Texas, with a magnitude of 3.9 degrees on the Richter scale.
Blown away from Many Stones 1,500 gallon water tank.
Let me know if you find it PLEASE.
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State park to remove Contrabando movie set: Big Bend Now 5/21 by Sasha von Oldershausen. BIG BEND RANCH STATE PARK – It was the site of the Brooks & Dunn music video, “Hey Maria,” and Sissy Spacek, James Garner and Sam Shepard also walked amidst the adobe buildings in the TV mini-series “Streets of Laredo.” The “Contrabando” movie set in Big Bend Ranch State Park may not have a particularly illustrious history, but it does have a storied one.
Now, Big Bend Ranch State Park has announced plans to remove many of the structures associated with the movie set due to safety concerns. At a Presidio city council meeting last week, representatives from the park made their case for removing the structures, which would include the side building to the church that was previously demolished, “Maria’s House,” and the jailhouse.
Though the state park technically owns the land on which the movie set resides, park representatives anticipated some negative feedback from the public.
Only the “cantina” and the composting toilet would remain, which according to David Long, the superintendent of the Barton Warnock Visitors Center at the state park, are the only structures built to last.
“Those other buildings are 20 years old and they were never meant to left up,” Long said.
According to park representatives, many of the buildings have sustained substantial damage from the 2008 flood.
Long said, “It washed away the adobe at the base and the bottom of the building dissolved completely. The only thing holding up a couple of the walls is the stucco on the walls.”
He added, “It’s a dangerous situation. We boarded up the buildings several times and people would keep pulling down the boards several times to gain entry. It’s a safety hazard.”
Prior to the flood, Long said the park took pains to upkeep the structures, which included re-plastering the buildings.
“But we realized it wasn’t feasible to sink any more money into it,” he said. Long speculated that it would cost something close to $250,000 to do a full restoration of the site that would uphold the state park’s building codes.
“I know there might be some hard feelings, but the movie set was never meant to be permanent,” he added.
I can repair electric services and install transfer switches and generators for prices or service give me a call 432-294-0282 TECL 27979 I also accept credit cards
I also work with a company that does solar contact me for info, licensed master Electrician, Wayne Jones
Highland Automotive in Alpine is under new management. Andon Smith, the son of the original owner and an experienced dealer certified technician, now runs the shop and offers these services:
On road: towing, vehicle unlock, tire changes, gas delivery, battery boost.
- Diagnostics for electrical, mechanical, gas and diesel, including computer diagnostics for all makes and models
- Brakes safety system, suspension SRS safety system
- Engine major & minor repair or replacement
- Transmission major & minor repair, rebuild, replacement
- Tire pressure monitoring system service & reset
- Tires: flats, rotation, balance
The Smith family welcomes and appreciates your business. Phone: 432-837-2523. Location: 104 S. Harmon in Alpine.
And now by By Alicia Neaves, NewsWest 9
PRESIDIO/OJINAGA - A travel advisory released by the U.S. Department of State pinpoints a town across the border from West Texas as a place you might want to avoid.
Now, city leaders and residents on both sides of the border are concerned that this travel advisory is hurting their tourism in what they say is possibly the safest part of the Texas/Mexico border.
In the travel advisory issued May 5, for the State of Chihuahua, it says to exercise caution when traveling to the urban area of Ojinaga, the sister city of Presidio. Something officials tell NewsWest 9 is not only untrue but damaging to their economies.
“Presidio and Ojinaga depend on tourism to stay alive,” said Miguel Hernandez, owner of Don Jose Bakery in Presidio.
“If you talk to anybody that has visited the border here in Presidio or Big Bend National Park, they'll tell you that these are some of the safest places in the whole state of Texas,” said John Ferguson, Mayor of the City of Presidio.
The U.S. Department of State says it warns U.S. citizens about the risk of traveling to certain places in Mexico due to threats to safety and security posed by organized criminal groups in the country.
All Energies would like to thank everyone who came to our Free Solar Power Class! We had a great time, and we hope you did too. Also, we are trying to put together a large order of Suntech 250 Watt panels. Please email casey@allenergies or call 371-2950 to pre-order panels with a 10% discount. Thanks again!
Big Bend National Park will increase its entrance and backcountry camping fees starting on June 1, 2015.
Officials say the increase is to help fund important maintenance and improvement projects within the park.
"This modest increase in fees will allow us to continue to protect, preserve, and share the special places here at Big Bend National Park with current visitors and future generations," said Big Bend National Park Superintendent Cindy Ott-Jones." After carefully considering the impact of a fee increase on visitors and community members, we came to the conclusion that this is the right course of action to improve facilities and services important to visitors."
Any additional revenue from this fee increase will support improvements such as park roads and facilities as Big Bend National park approaches the National Park Service Centennial in 2016 and beyond.
The new fees are as follow:
Entrance Fee Annual Pass $50 (effective January 2016)
Per Vehicle $25
Per Person $12
Per Motorcycle $20
Backcountry Fee $12
Un Llamado de Arte para El Calendario de Artistas 2016 de Terlingua
El proyecto del Calendario de Artistas está coordinado bajo la sombrilla de sin fines de lucro de Big Bend Citizens Alliance. Con el apoyo de la Alliance, seremos capaces de recaudar fondos a través de patrocinios y las ventas de los calendarios, como hicimos con el calendario en 2015. Los fondos no pueden ser utilizados para pagar los artistas, pero pueden ser utilizados para promover el arte en general en la comunidad. Por ejemplo, con los fondos recaudados seremos capaces de comprar algunos sistemas de visualización y unidades para exhibiciones locales.
Este año, someter para consideración está abierto a cualquier artista que vive en la zona de Terlingua por mayor parte del año. Las imágines digitales del arte visual en cualquier género podrán ser sometidas a consideración para ser incluidas en el calendario. Un comité se ha formado para administrar el proyecto y seleccionar las obras sometidas por los participantes. Lauren Stedman de Menagerie Press es nuestra diseñadora, y Printco en Alpine se imprimirá el calendario.
Si usted está interesado en la presentación de su obra de arte, por favor póngase en contacto con Mary Paloma Diesel al 432-371-2999 o email@example.com. Ella le enviará más información sobre los requisitos necesarios para participar. La fecha para solicitor dicha información es el 31 de mayo. El último día para someter aún no ha sido determinado.***
Big Bend Doughnuts across from the Cottonwood General Store is Open 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. or sold out, Memorial Day, Saturday, May 23 and Sunday, May 24. We know a lot of you are having family come visit for the holiday! Please include us in your plans with grandkids! Thank you for sell out Sundays! Watch for our new Summer Hours & Snow Cones are coming soon!
Bee Update: Recent rains & hail storms have continued the nectar flow for the bees. If a colony becomes established on your place, it can affect an area two square miles around you with additional bees. Please contact if you need a hive removed from a residence or commercial location. Alpine Apiaries accepts credit cards, checks, and payment plans. Identify yourself as a senior citizen or veteran and get our discount. Local references furnished upon request. Call Alpine Apiaries Bee Hotline at 432-371-2748. Appreciate all the love and support these past few weeks. We have rehomed more than 15 bee swarms and hives. Gratitude to all for looking out for the bees. Sponsored by the College of the Melissae, www.collegeofthemelissae.com. A great online source for the sacred ways of natural beekeeping education.
Katherine Ottmers 432-371-2748
Summer Painting Group
If you’d like to get together weekly to Plein Aire paint in June, email me. Luisaharris15@gmail.com
The Junior Class sends a huge thank you to Lajitas Golf Resort for providing the wonderful dinner at the Pavilion and the great space at the Maverick Ranch RV Park for the 2015 Prom for the students at Big Bend High School. Amanda Willard, Ben Holderness, Tim Garrison, Sandy Price, and John Price went out of their way to help us make it a successful and memorable evening. It was a great event for us all and we truly appreciate it.
***A Call for Art Artists Calendar 2016 Terlingua The project is coordinated Calendar Artists under the umbrella of nonprofit Big Bend Citizens Alliance. With the support of the Alliance, we will be able to raise funds through sponsorships and sales of calendars, like we did with the calendar in 2015. The funds can not be used to pay the artists, but they can be used to promote art generally in the community. For example, the funds raised will we be able to buy some display systems and units for local exhibitions. This year, submit for consideration is open to any artist who lives in Terlingua area for most of the year. The digital images of visual art in any genre will be submitted for consideration for inclusion in the calendar. A committee has been formed to manage the project and select the works submitted by the participants. Lauren Stedman Press Menagerie is our designer and Alpine Printco calendar prints. If you are interested in presenting your artwork, please contact Mary at 432-371-2999 or Diesel Paloma firstname.lastname@example.org. She will send you more information on the requirements needed to participate. The date for the information solicitor is 31 May. The last day to file has not yet been determined.