TERLINGUA MOONVol. 26, No. 8
Big Bend Library Presentation
Thursday, 6 pm at Big Bend Library: The library is beginning a series of diverse monthly programs. This month’s guest speaker is Thomas Alex, whose presentation is entitled Juan Pedro Walker’s Mapping Expedition of 1805 that will retrace the cartography party’s expedition through the Big Bend. Tom gives a great talk and I know it will be enjoyable and informative! It’s free and refreshments will be served.
Viva Yoga! taught by Sandi Turvan, THURSDAYS 9-10:15, All levels yoga; 10:45 to noon, Gentle yoga. At Desert Lotus Massage Studio (next to the laundromat). Private classes also available. 512.466.6376 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 pm. (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.
Thank you to all who attended the 2015 Word Off and especially to all those who braved the stage; it was a great evening and a wonderful showcase of Terlingua talent. A very big thank you to KT and Becca who did a fabulous job of compering the evening. For those who missed it - http://terlinguamusic.com blog has some lovely photos and a lively report on the event.
Farmer’s Market every Saturday 10-1 pm. Enjoy Music this Sat. with Pat O’ Bryan. Stop By for Fresh Greens, Herbs, Carrots, Tomatoes, Eggs, Breads, and More! Time to get your Spring Garden planted. The Garden has lots of free seeds! THINK COMMUNITY EAT LOCAL.
HEADS UP! Your Wylie rain harvesting tank is scheduled to come March 2nd, around 3 pm. It might be sooner than that, so stay in touch. Make sure we have your contact phone number, special drop-off instructions and your deposit. 371-2506.
Pam Ware Featured Artist
Come join us, Saturday, Feb. 28, for an art opening featuring wine & refreshments, and original oil paintings by Terlingua local, Pam Ware. Earth and Fire Imports/Gallery, located in downtown Terlingua ghost town, will showcase Pam’s work Feb 28 through March 13. The reception will be from 4-7pm on Saturday. Spring hours are 9am-7pm, seven days a week, through mid April.
This week at The Boathouse!!
Open every day from 4 - Midnight; Saturdays ‘til 1 am. Grille open Tuesday through Sunday from 5 - 9.
This week’s music scene:
Tunesday with James Williams 7 - 9
Wednesday - Open Mic hosted by Jeffro Greasewood 7 - 10
Friday - Jeff Haislip & Shand Walton 7 - 10
Saturday - Laird Considine 8 - 11
Friday’s Menu Special: Chipotle Meat Loaf, Shiner Bock Mashers,
Corn on the Cob, Fresh Mixed Community Garden Greens.
Plus our full menu (every day but Monday) and full bar.
Hope to see you soon! ~Don & Terri
Starlight Theatre Restaurant & Saloon Schedule
Tue 2/24 - Uh Clem
Wed 2/25 - Carol Whitney & Chase Peeler
Thu 2/26 - Moses Martinez
Fri 2/27 - Katie McDowell
Sat 2/28 - The Beardsmen
Sun 3/1 - Brunch with Doug Schamberg
Mon 3/2 - Burger Night with Ali Holder & Daniel Thomas Phipps
Calling all athletes and athletic supporters, come out and get into the game this Sunday! Games start at 3pm, so get there early to warm up. Fields are located next to the Terlingua School.
Espresso y Poco Mas
La Posada Milagro has a brand new waffler so we are serving homemade waffles and have added gluten free waffles to the menu. For the best coffee in the Big Bend area and homemade meals and treats stop by. 371-3044
Becoming is still taking appointments for automotive repair and service. Gallery is open, messy but open. 371-2694
Investigating Creativity will meet at 10 am on Wednesday at La Posada Milagro.
Talk with your Commissioner March 2
Hugh Garrett, Brewster County Commissioner Precinct 2, will be in the office at the South County Emergency Response Center on Monday, March 2, from 2:00-5:00pm and then attending the TFEMS Board Meeting at 6:00. Please come by and visit if you have a chance.
Cycletek is your local source for automatic backup power for those pesky power outages. We also carry whole-house surge protectors to protect your appliances from the power surges caused from blackouts, lightning strikes, or any other source of EMP. Generator sizes ranging from 7kw to 150kw. We also stock portables. Call today for a free on sight evaluation. 371-2569. Generac has announced a price increase effective 3/1, so if you’re on the fence, call today to get it ordered.
Terlingua School Sports
The Big Bend High School girls golf team will be traveling to Alpine on Tuesday, Feb. 24 to compete in the Alpine High School Invitational Golf Tournament. On Friday, Feb. 27, the Paisanos will be participating in the Rio Grande Relays in Sanderson. Terlingua school is hosting the Jack Probst Invitational Golf Tournament in Lajitas on Tuesday, March 3.
Shot Time Liquors
New! We now carry Fireball in 50mL, 1.75each. Also, possibly unrelated, Shot Time now has a wide selection of prophylactics including latex free, 0.50-1.50 each.
Garage Sale/Flea Market
Garage Sale/Flea Market on Saturday, March 7, in the parking lot of Green Desert Living just south of the Terlingua Ranch turn-off. We will start up at 8:00 am and end when we need to. Vendors are welcome to join us-no cost to vendors, just show up and sell, sell, sell!
This Week at High Sierra Bar & Grill
Friday Feb. 27 - 7:30 pm Emy & Bryn Song Swap
Sunday, March 1 - 2 pm 2nd Song Circle, “Unplugged” Collie Ryan Host
High Sierra remains to be Sports Central...large screen TV. It’s “Round Ball” Pro & College Games. Call the bar at 371-3282 with date and time of what you want to see.
Read the Most Coast to Coast
Kindergarten through 12th grade students at Terlingua school are preparing for a nationwide effort to “Read the Most Coast to Coast” on Friday, Feb. 27. They are among hundreds of thousands of students who will join in the fourth-annual reading celebration. Reading and library activities are planned for the students throughout the day . Many of the activities will be held at Big Bend Library, but the library will remain open for our community members.
Boquillas Port of Entry Hours
The official Boquillas Port of Entry crossing, providing access to Boquillas, Coahuila, Mexico, as well as the protected areas of Maderas del Carmen, Ocampo, and Cañon de Santa Elena, will start summer hours of operation beginning March 4, 2015. The change in hours is to accommodate the later sunset times occurring this time of year.
Pedestrians will be able to access the port between 9 am and 6 pm Wednesday through Sunday. No vehicles will be allowed to cross and there will be no commercial importation of products. The Boquillas Port of Entry is staffed by National Park Service personnel who can assist travelers with information about visiting the area.
Bike Fest Draws Crowd to Big Bend
The Big Bend drew more than 400 cyclists for the annual Chihuahuan Desert Bike Fest Feb 11-13.
According to the Big Bend Ranch State Park Superintendent Barrett Durst, the event was a hit. Rain and snow in the area made for muddy conditions on Thursday, but by Friday trails were clear as cyclists hit trails.
Events like these are a boon to the local economy.
“When you have 500-600 people coming in with their family, it’s a good shot of influx for the economy of south Brewster County,” Durst said. “It’s really good for this area down here.”
The Chihuahuan Desert Bike Fest is just one of many outdoor opportunities the big bend region has to offer.
Alpine Library Happenings
Join us this Thursday, Feb. 26 at 6 pm for TEDxAlpinePublicLibrary - exciting videos of TED talks followed by discussion and debate. Hosted by Gwin Grimes.
The Friends of the Alpine Public Library will hold a rare and interesting book sale on Sat., Feb. 28 from 10 am until 6 pm. Get great deals on rare and antique books! At the library, 805 West Ave. E.
Big Bend Education Corporation News
The Big Bend Education Corporation (BBEC) was formed to raise money to build a high school for students from the Terlingua and San Vicente school districts. A three-member board was formed, fund raising activities were held, donation and grant money was collected, and the high school was built. Other projects were completed including the school/community library. More recently a multi-purpose track and sports area has been started. There is also an account - the Joee May Barnes Scholarship fund - which awards scholarships to some graduating seniors each year.
The board has traditionally included two members from Terlingua and one from the park. Offices are President, Vice-President, and Secretary-Treasurer. These duties often rotate among the members. Right now the vice-president position is vacant, and the secretary-treasurer position will soon be vacant.
The immediate challenge for the BBEC is to straighten things out with the state and regain its legal status, which has been suspended because some necessary paperwork was not filed when due.
Anyone interested in filling one of these board positions is invited to contact either of the current board members: Claudia Arnberger (477-1108; email@example.com) or Ginny Carrico (371-2882). You don’t have to have kids, have kids in school, or anything like that - just an interest in the community, a concern for the welfare of both schools, and a willingness to contribute your time and energy. There will also be a meeting this Saturday, Feb. 21, at 10 am at the high school for those who are interested or would like to know more.
VETERANS and veteran caregivers
A free special presentation on a federally funded support program for Veterans “Veterans Caregiver Program” will be held at the American Legion off Hwy 118 on Feb. 23 at 4:30 pm on the patio (unless weather conditions move it indoors). For more information call 979-218-3769.
Last Minute Low Budget Productions
Last Minute Low Budget Productions’ (LMLB)“37 Postcards” by Michael McKeever. Director Joe Sirotnak has cast the entire show from park residents. The traditional Opening Gala is set for Friday, March 20, at 7 p.m., curtain at 8. Subsequent evening performances run March 21, 22, 27, and 28 with a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, March 28 (yes! Two in one day).
Electronics Recycling in South County March 11-12
Get ready for the Spring Electronics Recycling Event in Study Butte March 11, 10 am to 4 pm, and March 12, 9 am to noon. The City of Alpine has opened up the event to all county residents. BBCA (Big Bend Citizens Alliance) will have volunteers staffing the trailer, which will be at the Community Center Parking Lot.
Thanks to our County Commissioner, Hugh Garrett, for making this happen, as well as the City of Alpine. Below is the ACCEPTABLE ITEMS LIST. Please do not leave any items outside the trailer, and please reserve unacceptable items for Dump Days which will be scheduled later this year.
Copiers, Fax Machines & Scanners
Cell Phones & Chargers
PDA & Tablets
External Hard Drives
Radios & Boom-Box
Video and Camera Equipment
Video Game Systems
Cable Boxes, DVR
Rechargeable Batteries (boxed separately)
Cables, Wires, Power Cords, Power Strips
No CRT tubes without cases
No light bulbs - CFL or Fluorescent Tubes
Freon -(Refrigerators & Air Conditioners)
Ceramic & Glass Lamps
Gas Powered Equipment
Lead Acid or Non-rechargeable Batteries
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