Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Terlingua Moon
January 27th, 2015  ~  Vol.26 ~  #4
South County
Mud Clowns

Get ready for Lasting Expressions: Seven Artists, Seven Expressions. The art show features seven Terlingua artists and will be held during the 4th Annual High Sierra Chili Cook-off this Saturday, Jan. 31st, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the "shop." Bring your friends and visit with your artist friends. 

The Electronic recycling event in Alpine is Wed through Friday March 11th through the 13 from 9-6 at the Old Fire Station on the corner of North 8th St. and West Ave. E.  Also on Sat. March 14 from 9-3.  Attached is the flyer explaining what is acceptable and not.  If you cannot open the attachment please email  rifephotography@gmail.com and I will forward it to you.  Thanks, Sue Rife

Morning Prayer Service at Santa Inez, part of the Big Bend Episcopal Mission, in the Terlingua Ghostown. February 1st, Sunday @ 9am  All are welcome.

February 1, Sunday Brunch at the Starlight, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Terlingua Tanz plays tangos from South America, Klezmer from Eastern Europe, and waltzes from Mexico, Scandinavia, and all over! 

Bad Rabbit Cafe (Terlingua Ranch Restaurant under new and delicious management!)
Friday, January 30, 7 to 9 pm Terlingua Fill-Harmonic Symphony (Cooter, Judy, and Charlie sing old country songs)

Super Bowl party at the American Legion Post 653. Sunday February 1, 2015. Game starts at 5:30, I think, but we'll be here partying from 12:00 till then. A "pot luck" would be fun so if you want to bring some chips and dip, appetizers or any dish would be great!!! Hope to see you all there for a good time! It's also Alex Hilliard birthday so at least come up to wish him a "happy birthday"!!!!

Part time help wanted for Spring Break.  
Call 432-371-2341.

Singer/Songwriter Autoharpist comes to Terlingua!
Award winning Singer/Songwriter Autoharpist, Eileen Kozloff, will be performing in Terlingua and Lajitas with local artist Hank Woji. Steeped in the old time folk tradition of The Carter Family and The Weavers, Eileen is a Pennsylvania native who now resides in Sarasota, FL., and tours internationally. The duo of Woji & Kozloff has been performing extensively throughout Florida and the Northeast for the last 2 years and are now bringing their act to the Big Bend for the first time! The Mini-Tour starts at The Thirsty Goat, in Lajitas, on Friday & Saturday Jan 30th & 31st followed by performances at The Starlight Theatre on Monday Feb 2nd, The Boathouse on Friday Feb 6th and The High Sierra on Saturday Feb 7th. - “Kozloff's approach is emotive, clear and controlled, reminiscent of the best of the revivialists, such as Joan Baez or Anne Hills ....She gives a heartfelt performance with ravishing, wide ranging vocals." - Old-Time Herald

La Posada Milagro has a job opening! Come talk to Noemi or give us a call at 371-3044. This week we have Migas on the menu, soooooo good.  Gluten free options are now available.  Fantastic home-made cookies, brownies, and cakes.  Do you believe in miracles? We do!

TERLINGUA TOOL RENTAL New item in inventory an electric sewer snake. Rent locally. Jimmy Taylor, owner 371-2621371-2621

Any art not picked up from the S.P.A.C.E. show will be stored by Crystal at Desert Sports. Please stop and pick up your art. This Wed. Jan 28th 4-8pm in the Big Bend School Library. Come and support our young artists.  8 students will be chosen from the San Vicente and Terlingua Schools to attend the week long Art Camp taught by Crystal Allbright.  Winner will be announced that night.

This Saturday at the Farmer's Market Enjoy Hot Tea around the Campfire with music by Gypsy Chris
Welcome Americorp 2015 this is our 5th year to host these amazing volunteers. They will be setting poles for the summer shade, building a rock gabion in Dirty Woman Draw to help with erosion, and reworking our compost system. 255 lbs of produce has been harvested since Sept 2nd

Becoming Fine Art and Mechanic Shop: gallery is open in the evenings, studio is always open, Mechanic Shop never stops, Gotta love the life! Do you believe in magic? We do!  371-2694

Starlight Theatre Restaurant & Saloon
Tue    1/27  -  Uh Clem
Wed   1/28  -  The Whitmores
Thu    1/29  -  Moses Martinez            
Fri      1/30  -  Bruce Salmon     
Sat     1/31  -  Marc Utter                                 
Mon    2/2   -  Burger Night with Woji & Kozloff

Front Street Books is hosting a book signing in Alpine Saturday, January 31, at 1 pm. for the new Arcadia Publishing Images of America book,  Around Terlingua by Thomas Alex and Robert Wirt.  It is a pictorial history containing many vintage photographs. Some of the images are family photos that have never before been in print.

The Boathouse has an exciting schedule this week! We are open Sunday through Friday from 4 - Midnight; Saturdays until 1 a.m. Grille is open Tuesday through Sunday from 5 - 9 pm Tunesday with Ralph (7 - 10 pm) Wednesday  Open Mic with Jeffro Greasewood (7 - 10) Thursday - Mark Utter (7 - 10)  Friday - Woji & Kozlof (7 - 10)
Saturday - The Whitmores (8 - 11)
Friday menu special is Spicy shrimp served over Parmesan Polenta cales, green veggies & slaw - $14.95 Hope you'll join us!         Don & Teri

A shout out to all artists in the area or anyone interested in being creative. We are looking into getting a group going to INVESTIGATE CREATIVITY, what is it and how to connect to it.  We are looking to have a get together to discuss, investigate, follow and tap into the creative forces that surround us.  If interested in participating give me a call at 371-2694 for more information.  Gatherings will be held at La Posada time and dates will be announced soon.

Dental Clinic at Big Bend Church.  A dentist will be available Thursday, February 26 through Saturday, February 28 for dental needs of the Big Bend area residents.  9 A.M.  No appointments necessary.  Have children come for dental checkups.

Watch this space, for more info about  the first annual  Terlingua Traditional Fiddlers Gathering  13, 14 y 15 feb, terlingua ghost town
                      *********  free   ********

This week at the High Sierra 47th Annual Chili Cook-Off and Dutch Oven Competition - Friday the 30th and Saturday the 31st.  Cook-off begins with the Beans competition at 3 p.m Friday followed by Salsa and Chili with Cooks Party at the High Sierra bar where Winners will be announced.  On Saturday the 31st, Bloody Mary contest at 10 a.m., followed by Chili at 2 and The Glenn Felts Memorial Dutch Oven Meat / Entree Competition at 4 p.m.  $25 entry with Grand Prize of $400 plus a Collie Ryan Mandala!  Also on Saturday, Open Mic with Jeff Haislip at 1 pm on the outdoor deck.  Sunday, February 1 - Super Bowl Party at High Sierra Sports Central at 5:30.  Specials on Chili Dogs and Chili Pie!  Come see the New England Patriots take on the Seattle Seahawks.  Big Screen T.V. downstairs for the big game!

Patio Sale
Over 1,000 items
Jan 31st and Feb 1st (Saturday and Sunday)
Location: Rock house on west side of Hwy 118, North of the cottonwood grocery.
Look for the signs! Call if you're lost penguin 404 791 7239

Viva Yoga taught by Sandi Turvan
Thursdays   All levels 9 - 10:15
Gentle yoga 10:45 - noon
At Desert Lotus Massage Studio (next to the laundromat)
Private classes also available   512.466.6376 or sturvan@yahoo.com

Garage Sale/Flea Market on Saturday, Feb. 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!

ORDER NOW at HALF A LOAD.  Call the Burrs (2506) for specs, prices, deposit amount, etc.  – and to reserve yours. Once the truckload is filled, it takes only a matter of days to get your tank.

Still hungry for news?  Visit the sites below for detailed stories and events of interest in the
Micro-Plex (here), the Greater Big Bend and the Frontera :   bigbendgazette.com

Submit your news to the Moon at terlinguamoon@gmail.com on Monday and before 12 noon for next-day publication.

Next week’s Moon by MILLION sMILES

(Ken, please let your neighbors know if we can help – this is ridiculous)
In case you have not heard. A suit has been filed against me, Ken Barnes, in Dallas County, Texas, by Lajitas Resorts, (Lajitas Capital Partners,LLC). The suit claims I did not have a right to donate fossils that came off Lajitas property to The Shuler Museum of Paleontology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas,Texas. I was given possession of those fossils for scientific paleontolcgic purposes by both previous owners of Lajitas, Walter Mischer in the early 1990s and Steve Smith in 2000. All of the fossils in question were in my possession before Steve Smith filed bankrupt at his Lajitas Resort, in fact most of them were in my possession before Mr. Mischer sold to Mr. Smith. I had two small Labs and Museums off of Lajitas property starting in 1986 in Study Butte and later on my own property in Terlingua. Mr. Smith built me a museum building on Lajitas property, (that I designed), in 2002 that I called Mosasaur Ranch Museum. I named it after property I owned and called Mosasaur Ranch in Terlingua where I had found several Mosasaurs. I used all of these facilities for educational purposes for school groups, Elderhostel groups and the general public. The labs were used for the tedious work of preparing and study of the fossils. I had a huge collection of Dinosaur fossils that were donated to the University of Texas Vertebrate Paleontology Lab in Austin by myself and the Gaddis family several years back. The agreement with UT Austin was that I stayed in possession of those fossils as long as I had a museum. The ____ head manager at Lajitas Resort ran me out of my museum because I would not give them the mosasaur, not a dinosaur, fossils they had no claim to so all of the dinosaur fossils had to go to UT Austin. The Mosasaur fossils had already been donated and delivered to The Shuler Museum at SMU in Dallas.------- LONG STORY SHORT IS WE HAVE A GREAT BUNCH OF OWNERS AND MANAGERS AT LAJITAS, -------- OR DO WE??
 Ken Barnes, Terlingua, Texas   

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.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Terlingua Moon 
Vol. 26.  No. 3
January 20, 2015

“Conversations are efforts toward good relations. They are an elementary form of reciprocity. They are the exercise of our love for each other. They are the enemies of our loneliness, our doubt, our anxiety, and our tendencies to abdicate. To continue to be in good conversation over our enormous and terrifying problems is to be calling out to each other in the night. If we attend with imagination and devotion to our conversations, we will find what we need; and someone among us will act—it does not matter whom—and we will survive.”   Barry Lopez

Music & The Arts!

2015 Terlingua Word Off
Get your pens at the ready! The 2015 Terlingua Word will take place on Thursday 19th February at The Starlight Theatre. Kick off is at 7pm.
All participants will need to sign up promptly at 6pm. Due to time constraints, there will be a cut off of 25 speakers, each designated no more than 5 minutes. Sign up will be on a first come, first served basis.
For further details and/or questions please contact Emjay by email at emjayhlms@gmail.com or by phone 432-897-2339.

Bad Rabbit Cafe
(Terlingua Ranch Restaurant under new and delicious management!)
Friday, January 23, 7 to 9 pm
Terlingua Fill-Harmonic Symphony (Cooter, Judy, and Charlie sing old country songs)

Boathouse Restaurant & Bar
We are open every day from 4 - midnight; Saturdays until 1 a.m.  Full bar every day - 4 until closing; Grille open Tuesdays - Sunday from 5 - 9 pm
This week's music!
Tunesday - James Williams/ 7 - 9 pm
Wednesday - Open Mic with Jeffro Greasewood/ 7 - 10  Everyone welcome!
Friday - Ted Arbogast/ 7 - 10 pm
Saturday - The Flying Sombreros 7-10 pm Tunesday and Open Mic will be permanent fixtures on The Boathouse schedule going forward.  Tunesday will feature a select artist, Open Mic open to all!New menu item - Redbeard's Spicy Italian Calzone!  Friday's special is our famous Fried Chicken - $13.95.  Join us early as we've sold out of our specials the past 3 weeks, including our last Friday Chicken Special!
Music & The Arts Cont’d
Join us at Earth and Fire Imports/Gallery for a TWO-day art festival.  ALL ARTISTS may join in and set up out front Sat. or Sun. or both. No booth fees or reservations needed.  Area motels will be offering discounts, and local bars will feature live music.  This is an annual event, we hope you all will join in.

The Gallery is  also pleased to announce that there's a new artist in town; Michele Billings.  Michele is from Maine and she's spending her winter with us in Terlingua.  She has a vast number of landscape oil paintings of the Big Bend and river area.  Michele is now showing her work at the Gallery and is the guest artist for January.
Our hours of operation for January and February are Thursday - Monday, 9am-6pm.  Come by for a meet the artist reception on Saturday, January 25th.  Coffee and wine, as well as refreshments will be available 3-6 p.m.

High Sierra Bar & Grille - High Sierra is your Sports Central in Terlingua!
Sunday, January 25 - Join us at Noon for a Competition Chili Cooking Seminar, Hosted by Barbara Taylor.  There will be a tasting after the seminar.  Call 432 371-2111 for more information!Save the Dates!
Friday, January, 30th -  4th Chili Cookoff and The Glenn Felts Memorial Dutch Oven Competition.
Saturday, January 31st "Lasting Expressions - Seven Artists/ Seven Expressions" Art Show.
Sunday, February 1st - Super Bowl XLIX Party!  Patriots vs Seahawks.  Game begins at 5:30 but join us early and stay late!  Spring Break is just around the corner!  Be sure to have your friends and family make their hotel reservations early!  432.371.2111

Starlight Theatre
Open 7 days a week from 5 – Midnight.  Saturdays until 1.  Kitchen closes at 10.  Also open for Sunday brunch from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Music this week:
Tue    1/20  -  Uh Clem
Wed   1/21  -  J. Michael Combs
Thu    1/22  -  Tim Relleva            
Fri      1/23  -  Jeff Haislip & Shand Walton                                        
Sat     1/24  -  The VorTexans                                
Mon    1/26  -  Burger Night with Frank Meyers

Our Community
MARK your Calendar for Wed. Jan 28th at 6pm
The Terlingua & San Vicente Schools Art Show will be held at the Terlingua School Library.  Live Music, Appetizers, Punch, Performance Art and More.  Come OUT and support our young artist community.  Winners will attend the weeklong art camp taught by local artist and teacher Crystal Allbright.  The art camp is funded by the sales of EyeBall's  S.P.A.C.E. art show.

Becoming Fine Art and Mechanic Shop: Need your car or heavy machinery fixed, we can handle that.  Honest pricing and dependable service.  Our Art Gallery is still open in the evenings.  Even if the open sign is not on, you can always knock on the door.  We live onsite, so we are always here.  Give us a call at 371-2694.

Farmer's Market Every Saturday 10-1 pm. Enjoy Music this Sat. with J. Michael Combs. Debbie with Little River Herbs is BACK.  Stop in to pick up your Fire Cider Recipe, Greens, Herbs, Artisan Cheeses, Fresh Breads, Baked items, Jewelry, Art, Warm hats, Salves, Tinctures, Native Plants and More.  THINK COMMUNITY  EAT LOCAL.

Viva Yoga!
Classes are cancelled this week (Jan 22), but will resume Thursday, Jan 29

The 14th Annual Terlingua Home Tour is scheduled for this Sunday, Jan. 25. This year we will be visiting the homes of Resa and Tim Callahan, Sandy Smith, Mimi Webb-Miller and Ed Sullivan. There will be two tours - the first at 12:00 and the 2nd at 3:00. Each tour is followed by a reception at Espresso y Poco Mas. Tickets are $30. Reservations may be made by calling Big Bend Library at 371-2639 or in the evening 371-2399.  All proceeds go to Last Minute Low Budget Productions.

La Posada Milagro is now serving GLUTEN FREE alternatives on most of our menu selections, we have corn tortillas and fresh homemade bread for anyone who is hungry for a good old fashioned homemade meal but can't eat wheat. Finally a place to eat out again!  We also have the best coffee, espresso, and cappuccinos in the Big Bend area.  We have free Wi-Fi, so come surf the net and enjoy the food and company.

A gathering of friends and family of Cowboy Chris of the Cowhead Ranch will be held Wednesday, January 21 to scatter his ashes on the place he loved.  Join us at Noon or remember him wherever you are.

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 numbers are posted on the church doors.

To all who participated in Health Needs Survey:  As announced in the Terlingua Moon, the South Brewster Co. Health Needs Survey  was conducted from Nov. until Jan. 15th. The survey certainly served its purpose. Great input from the community about what it wants for health care! If you did not get the chance to participate in this first of many steps in getting more health care down south, be assured you can voice more on the subject as we will be having several town meetings to discuss these results for taking the next steps to take care of our people! For more information, please contact Diane Paul at 979-218-3769.

A Wylie Water Catchment Tank order is coming together now.  Please call 2506 for specs, prices and deposit information - and to get your name on the list.

TERLINGUA TOOL RENTALS   New this week: electric sewer snake. Always something at our place to help you at yours. Jimmy Taylor, owner 371-2621

A terrific article ran in this week’s Houston Chronicle about Big Bend Ranch State Park.  You can read the full story here:  http://www.chron.com/life/travel/texas/article/Big-Bend-Ranch-State-Park-opened-to-the-public-24-6025383.php#photo-1491952

According to the AP, skunks are now the main target in a vaccine bait air-drop program credited with eliminating rabies strains that infect coyotes and gray foxes in Texas, Brewster County is included in a drop scheduled for later this month.  This involves dropping doses, in fishmeal-coated packets, for wildlife to eat.  Allegedly, the packets won't harm pets and proved safe in tests involving more than 60 species of animals. People should avoid the bait because wild animals are less likely to eat packets that carry a human scent.  The vaccinations will be dropped in South Texas later this month with flights out of Del Rio, Alpine and Zapata. Parts of 18 counties will be covered including Brewster and Presidio.  For more information, contact Texas Parks & Wildlife in Austin.

February 1 - May 31, the following areas will be closed to public entry:
The SE Rim Trail and a portion of the NE Rim Trail from Boot Canyon/SE Rim junction to just north of Campsite NE-4.
All SE Rim campsites as well as NE campsites 4 and 5 are closed during this period.
Technical rock climbing on rock faces within ¼ mile of known peregrine eyries, as posted, will not be allowed February 1 - July 15.  The park does not plan to close any other areas, but restrictions may be modified if Peregrine behavior or nesting sites do not follow traditional trends.

The trial for the man accused of killing Glenn Felts, owner of La Kiva in Terlingua bar been set.  Tony Flint will stand before a judge in Sierra Blanca on April 27 for the murder, according to District Attorney Rod Ponton.

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

January 14, 2015
   ~  VOL. 26 #2 Your Attendance is Critical 
This month's Terlingua Common School Board meeting will be held one week earlier than is the normal schedule. TCSD's bills are paid at regular, monthly meetings, and January 21st would have made some bill payments near past due on that date. This Wednesday's meeting - Jan. 14th - will be held at 5:30 p.m., at the Big Bend High School. This is the first meeting of the year, and with a fresh new Board of Trustees. Now is the perfect time to begin anew and start fresh. Hopefully, this new year will see more PARENTS, TEACHERS and COMMUNITY MEMBERS attending on a regular basis. The participation of you ALL is critical toward the goal of making TCSD the best it can be. You do not have to have children enrolled in school to get involved. You only need the desire to see excellence in learning and administration of YOUR school district. Please plan to be there. The Starlight Theater and Restaurant Tue 1/13 - Uh Clem Wed 1/14 - J. Michael Combs Thu 1/15 - Moses Martinez Fri 1/16 - Shand Walton & Jeff Haislip Sat 1/17 - DB Rouse Sun 1/18 - Brunch with Pat O' Bryan Mon 1/19 - Burger Night with James Williams Remember, The High Sierra, is your place for Sports Central! Monday and Thursday Night Football! And football on Friday and Sunday, too! Wednesday, January 14 Music Jeff Haislip and Shand 7:00pm Great food, good people, coldest beer in town! Becoming Fine Art and Mechanic Shop - come to get your car fixed and enjoy the art! Gifts, jewelry and more. Give us a call 371-2694 La Posada Milagro is seeking help. If you are interested in a great job, fun atmosphere, and are highly motivated come talk to Noemi or give us a call 371-3044. We are now serving fresh homemade waffles and as always the best coffee in town. Viva Yoga Thursdays 9-10:15 all levels 10:45-noon gentle Taught by Sandi Turvan At desert lotus healing arts center By the laundromat in study butte $10/class This is a shout out to all the Big Bend area artists. Come join us for two days of art festivities in the downtown Terlingua Ghost town, in front of Earth and Fire Imports/Gallery, in conjunction with Ivey and Ivey Properties. No charge for booth space. This takes place Sat. & Sun., January 24th and 25th, 9:00am - 6:00pm. You can set up Saturday or Sunday, or both, no reservations needed. For more information call 432-371-2637, Friday - Monday. Unofficial: Brewster County Tax Rollback passes by a 7 to 1 Margin http://bigbendgazette.com/2015/01/13/unofficial-brewster-county-tax-rollback-passes-by-a-7-to-1-margin/ We got the petition to require the election, the election had low turnout but was nevertheless a huge success, and I think we've got one more task to ensure that the rollback is a complete success. Can you help with educating your friends and neighbors about the fact that all the OTHER property taxes we pay - to the cities, the school districts and the hospital district - have not changed and are all still due by the end of the month? I feel like I'd be really remiss if I didn't point that out. Yes, we'll all get new property tax bills. Yes the county component of those bills will be lower and we'll have an extended delinquency date on those (probably early May), but failing to pay the OTHER property taxes on time could result in penalties and interest that are actually more than what we've saved on our county taxes. I don't want my neighbors to get hurt by the expectation of lowered bills and later deadlines. (Julianne Braun, the might and muscle behind this effort) EXTRA!!! From Boquillas del Carmen, Canoe trips now available From the crossing to the mouth of Boquillas canyon Minimum 2 people, $65 per person (12 person maximum) Full trip: 4 hours: with All included, ferry, food, transportation, river trip with trained local guides Book through visitboquillas.org Or on Facebook: Visitboquillas or at location. Additionally, trips for out of town guests can go through Far Flung Outdoor Center H2) to go Water Folks Those of you who may be coming all the way into town for your 5 gal. bottled water. We are completely out of water. Please bear with us. The truck from The Water Factory has not risked the drive from Ft. Stockton to South County due to icy roads earlier in the days. They will try to come down here Thursday 15th or Friday 16th. Please call us (2506) before you come to pick up water; we'll let you know the status of the load. We really appreciate your patience. 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. Farmer's Market Every Saturday 10-1pm Enjoy Music with Shand Walton and Frank 10-noon At noon the 2nd workshop of the season Chickens in The Desert with Jac in the kitchen at The Crisis Center Change your chair from a trap to a tool CHAIRS classes at the Alpine Public Library, with instructor Cathy Wright February 3, 10, and 24, 2015 from 6-7pm In these classes you will learn short processes (lessons) designed to give you more options to sit in a dynamic way and to improve your coordination as you go from standing to sitting and the reverse. Movements learned in these processes emphasize the transmission of force throughout the skeleton, which is essential for bone strength. A $10 donation to the library is suggested for each class. For more information, and to sign up, please call the library at 837-2621. TERLINGUA TOOL RENTALS Happy New Year to our customers and neighbors.. Call or come by for your rental needs. Jimmy Taylor, owner 371-2621 Learn Spanish! Every Tuesday at 5:30 PM at the American Legion Post 653 on SH 118. For more information, call 432 371 3070 New, in the box, bamboo plank flooring from Home Depot for sale. Eight boxes, approximately 189 sq. foot total. No trim pieces. May be nailed or glued to sub-flooring. You pick up, all for $350. Cash only. Call Mary at 371-2999. Here's the link to the site ad: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Home-Decorators-Collection-Horizontal-Toast-5-8-in-Thick-x-3-3-4-in-Wide-x-37-3-4-in-Length-Solid-Bamboo-Flooring-23-59-sq-ft-case-BAFL24TO/100497046

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

TERLINGUA MOON Vol. 26, No. 1 January 6, 2015 By MaeWestern 

"People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy." --Anton Chekhov 

Vote next Tuesday!
The special tax roll back election is Tuesday, Jan. 13, from 7 am-7 pm at 
the Red Patillo Community Center in Study Butte/Terlingua. If you can’t 
make it next Tuesday, early voting is going on now at the Brewster 
County Courthouse in Alpine and will continue through Friday, Jan. 9, 
during office hours. (This is the only location for early voting.) Those
 who signed the petition last fall got this ball rolling. Now it’s time 
to do something about it and make your voice heard. VOTE!

Let’s hope power is restored by the time you read this:
(Jan. 4) This is Dan Laws to all our members in Brewster County. We have 
received calls from members stating that someone has told them that 
power will be restored this afternoon. Unfortunately, that is not true. I
 hate that people will start rumors like that. We are still estimating 
that it will be Tuesday, January 6, before power will be restored.
 I was on location today and can report there are five crews working to 
restore power. In the morning there will be 7 crews working. The 
pictures below were taken today so you can see what the conditions are 
on location. As I am sure some are aware AEP has several lines down, 
including the line from our Switching station to Alpine. Oncor, in the 
Midland Odessa area has lines down and Texas New Mexico serving in and 
around Fort Stockton has lines down. In my travels today I have seen 
contractor crews working for AEP and Texas New Mexico making line 
repairs to their facilities.
     I mention that simply to make the point that RGEC and its members are not the only ones that have been affected by this winter storm. RGEC is not the only electric utility 
that has lost lines during this storm and RGEC is not the only electric 
utility still making repairs. We have had a number of members affected 
by this line make all kinds of crazy accusations when they call in to 
ask for a status update. They say things like they have been by RGEC’s 
transmission line and no one is working on the line. folks that say that
 either don’t see well, don’t really know where the transmission line 
is, or are simply being less than truthful. The pictures below were all 
taken today.
     Muddy conditions pose the greatest problem for us 
right now. We have two dozers on location to pull trucks up and down the
 line and clear right of way, but it makes for slow going. While on 
location, the contractor working for AEP asked the rancher where we are 
replacing poles if he would use his maintainer to pull them through the 
mud. Please know that we are all having problems.
     I don’t want 
anyone to be misled. We will restore power as quickly as possible, but I
 would be careless to tell it will happen sooner than Tuesday afternoon.
 The good news is we may catch a break and it will happen sooner, but 
the reverse is true also, a worsening of the conditions could delay 
resolving this problem.

Weather or not, we had a party New Year’s Day!
The 25th Annual Blackeyed Pea Off went off despite the odds, complete with a
 little sunshine and a beautiful rainbow there at the end. This year’s 
winners were: 1st) Paula Osborne from Gulala, CA, and her partner Pat 
Hudspeth of Cheyenne, WY; 2nd) Stephanie Shiflit, newly of Terlingua; 
and 3rd) Herman Everett (last year’s winner), owner of the El Dorado 
Hotel and High Sierra Bar and Grill. There were 31 entries this year.
Honorable Mention goes to David Tinsley (all 12 of you!). Close to 
$2,000 was raised for Last Minute Low Budget Productions, and what great
 helpers they were in pulling this off.
Thank you to the musicians, too many to name here, but high energy music went all 
afternoon long. Special guest Tommy X Hancock and Pam Ware had their 
Tie-Off, with Pam winning 71-40.
 A BIG shout out goes to the 
area hotels, restaurants, and outfitters for another successful “Hot 
Date Raffle.” And thank you, Deputy Patrick, for being a good sport and 
letting us arrest and throw him in the historic Terlingua Ghost Town 
Jail. Bail was met promptly and all got to start their new year off with
 good luck!

Happy New Year to our 
customers and neighbors. There is something new in a line very 
frequently for those jobs you need to get done. Call or come by for your
 rental needs. Jimmy Taylor, owner 371-2621.

Got space?
Seeking a plot near Ghostown to park a 32 feet Avion trailer for nightly 
rental. Access to water and sewage would be great, but we can work 
around. Thanks. Jeff Leach (jeff@humanfoodproject.com)

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Saturday, January 3, 2015

      Update from Rio Grande Electric Cooperative, Inc.
"Dan Laws here with a status update. RGEC crews are scattering new poles
and materials along the transmission line where poles are broken. Two
contractor crews will arrive soon to begin setting the new poles. Two
additional crews will arrive this afternoon to assist setting poles and
stringing wire. While all this sounds good, the ground is beginning to
thaw making it difficult for trucks to move up and down the right of
way. Accordingly, we have one dozer on location and another in route to
help pull the trucks through the mud. At this point I am reluctant to
change my predication as to when power will be restored. Although we
have a lot of downed line scattered throughout west Texas, Brewster
County is our number one priority, because of the number of consumers

And earlier:
"To all of our members in Brewster County, this is Dan Laws.
Accumulations of ice on the transmission line that serves the county
have become significant enough that the poles and line have begun to
fall. At this point it looks like there are thirty poles on the ground.
The cascade effect began when a truck hit the line on highway 67, just
north of US 90. The line was hanging low due the accumulation of ice.
When the truck snagged the line it started a domino effect and pole
after pole began to fall.
The upshot of this event is that power will not likely be restored until
Monday or Tuesday of next week. We will do everything humanly possible
to shorten that time frame, but conditions are bad. Once the
temperatures warm then we will have mud to contend with."

Monday, December 29, 2014


The  Terlingua Moon  

December 30, 2014  

Vol. 25, No. 52  

Diane Paul, Terlingua Ranch property owner, along with other health care professionals, is conducting a survey for South Brewster County about health care needs in our area. The 4-question survey is below. She will be at the Cottonwood Store in Study Butte to personally conduct this survey on Jan. 6 from 2-6pm, and Jan. 10, from 11am-3pm. The survey is also at: Needful Things Country Store, The American Legion off Hwy 118, General Store at Lajitas, and Terlingua Ranch Office. Her ph.# is 979-218-3769. If you have any other suggestions to promote this survey, please let her know.
If you are interested in seeing more health care services in this area, please fill out this survey, place it in a sealed envelope and leave it at one of the places named above. Deadline: Jan. 15, 2015. Thank you for your time.
1. Do you think the current level of medical care is lacking in our area? Comments welcomed.
2. How many times per yr. do you average needing to see a health care provider of any kind?
3. What type of health care services do you think are most needed, if any? {Dental,OB-GYN, Specialists,Lab testing,
4. Please circle one of the 3 areas that you live in, or write it in. 1.Study butte/Big Bend Nat. Park 2.Ghost Town/Lajitas 3.Terlingua Ranch/Hwy 118
If you are interested in meeting to discuss, donate time or money, to help get South Brewster County health careservices, please give your name and contact information on the survey. Otherwise, you may remain anonymous.

Flu Shots - John Alexander PA has a limited number of flu shots for ages 8 and older. $20.00. You may go to this web site http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/flu.pdf to find out who the recommended recipients are. Please call 432.424.3535 and leave a message/callback information. Prefer land lines due to the rural call drop problems down here. Will try to schedule for needs.

The 25th Annual Blackeyed Pea Off This is an annual event you don't want to miss! Held on Thursday, January 1st, 2015, in the Terlingua Ghostown. Turn in time is 2pm sharp, on the Terlingua Porch. There's a $5.00 fee per entry. You can cook on-site or off. We have two rules: 1)Have Fun 2) No Beans! For a donation of $5.00, you get a bowl, spoon and cornbread, starting at 2pm (after the peas are turned in to the judges) you can get your "good luck" dose of peas. There will be an open mike, cake walk (this is a call out for cakes!), "hot date" raffle, and a surprise arrest. Proceeds will benefit Last Minute, Low Budget Productions. This year there will be a special guest Co-host, Tommy X Hancock. The very first Blackeyed Pea Off was a contest between Pam Ware, long time local, and Tommy X Hancock, which ended in a tie. We are, 25 years later, having the tie-breaker contest on the side. The public will have a chance to vote (for a $1 a vote) between Pot A or Pot B (you won't know whose is whose).  At 4pm cut-off, we'll settle this once and for all! We would also like to note that this year's event is dedicated to the memory of David Tinsley, long time contestant of the Blackeyed Pea Off.Come join us and start your year out with a fantastic party and get your "good luck" peas.

There will be a David Tinsley Memorial Service at the Ghostown cemetery, 2 pm, Wednesday, Dec. 31 with a gathering on the porch afterwards.

January 4, Sunday Brunch at the Starlight, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Terlingua Tanz plays tangos from South America, Klezmer from Eastern Europe, and waltzes from Mexico, Scandinavia, and all over!
Shot Time Liquors -- Happy New Year! Come and get your New Year's libations! Bubbly choices include Rising Star made here in Texas. Also available: Gruet, Korbel and Wycliff Brut. Monster Energy all flavors now on sale! Patron Incendio available in 375mL for $18.00 incl. tax.

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. Thurs. 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

Farmer's Market Every Saturday 10-1 pm Enjoy Music this week with Jeff Haislip. Stop in for Greens, Fresh Breads, Baked items,Local Eggs, Native plants, Jewelry, Warm Hats, Art and More!!! We have a Kid's Crafts Table Too. THINK COMMUNITY EAT LOCAL

Remember, The High Sierra, is your Sports Central! Monday and Thursday Night Football! Football on Friday and Sunday, too!
Tuesday, December 30: Ted Arbogast
Wednesday / New Years Eve: Ken Baucham
Saturday, January 3: Ghost Vipers
Great food, good people, coldest beer in town!\We appreciated your business in 2014 and look forward to seeing you in 2015.

Mark's party was a true celebration of Art and Music Over $6,000 was raised for the summer art camp to be taught by local artist Crystal Allbright. The Terlingua and San Vicente Schools will have an art contest Wed. Jan 26th at 6 pm at the Terlingua school library.Winners of the contest will attend the week long art camp. EyEBall's S.P.A.C.E. Show will hang till January 19th at The Starlight. Next year we will do it again!!!

Tue 12/30 Uh Clem @5pm --Slim Richey & The Jitterbug Vipers @8pm
Wed 12/31 Geg Harkins @5pm --
Wed 12/31 Geg Harkins @5pm --The Fabulous VorTexans @8pm
Thu 1/1 Moses Martinez @5pm --
Thu 1/1 Moses Martinez @5pm --Townes Tribute Hosted by Butch Hancock @7pm
Fri 1/2 Ghosts Along the Brazos
Fri 1/2 Ghosts Along the Brazos
Sat 1/3 The Flying Sombreros
Sun 1/4 Brunch with Terlingua Tanz
Mon 1/5 Burger Night with James Williams

La Posada Milagro wants to thank everyone for making 2014 a fantastic year!  Our baked goods section will expand to include gluten free options and more regular goodies.  We are looking forward to seeing everyone in 2015 so stay safe and come by for some fresh hot coffee!

Becoming Mechanic Shop still has spots open to get your cars and trucks tuned up for the New Year.  We want to thank this amazing community for all of your love and support in 2014.  You have made us feel right at home. Love and laughter to all in 2015. Call or stop by 371-2694

Check out what's happening at The Boathouse this week!
New Year's Eve (Wednesday) - Jukebox Dance Party - Come early & stay late!
New Year's Day (Thursday) - The Ghost Vipers - 7pm
Friday, January 2 - Emilie Clepper
Saturday, January 3 - The Whitmores
We open every day at 4; Grille opens at 5 pm (Grille closed on Mondays). Check our Facebook page on Wed. for Friday's menu special. Come ring in the New Year with us and thank you for your support in launching the new Boathouse in 2014. See you soon! Don & Terri

No yoga classes this week. Happy new year!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Vol 25.  No. 51 
Christmas Eve 2014


Have yourself a Merry little Christmas!

“Terlingua Lowbrow,” featuring the art and books of Sam Richardson (aka SAM-U-L) will open at Earth and Fire Imports Friday, Dec. 26. This year’s exhibit will feature The Burro Lady, Border Healing Woman, Southwest Iconography and The Ascension of the ‘57 Chevy among others. Opening reception at 4 p.m. the 26th. C’mon down!

THURS       JAN 7     OPEN STAGE 7 - 10 PM
THURS       JAN 21     OPEN STAGE 7 - 10 PM

I would like to thank the local recyclers  for doing such a good job. And many kudos for the recyclers in south county. Muchas gracias, Mindy

Santa Inez, Terlingua Ghostown Church, will hold Christmas Eve services starting with Caroling led by Ted Arbogast at 4:30pm and the service following at 5pm with Priest Carolyn Metzler. Please come and enjoy. Part of the Big Bend Episcopal Mission.

My name is Diane Paul, and I live on the Terlingua Ranch as a property owner for 8 yr. I work out of town, although, I get back and forth each week. I am conducting a survey, along with some other health care professionals, for South Brewster County about health care needs in our area, or lack of. It is a 4 question survey, short and precise, about some of the most important needs we have regarding available health care. I would like to post an announcement in the Moon of 2 dates, and times, that I will be at the Cottonwood Store in Study Butte to personally conduct this survey, as it will end Jan. 15. I also have placed the survey at 4 local establishments in a large brown envelope for our communities to get involved. Those places are; 1. Needful Things Country Store,  2. The American Legion off Hwy 118, 3. General Store at Lajitas, and 4. Terlingua Ranch Office. The dates I will be at the Cottonwood Store, will be, Jan. 6, on Tues. from 2-6pm, and Jan. 10, from 11am-3pm. My ph. # is 979-218-3769. If you have any other suggestions in promoting this survey, please let me know. 

The recycling trailer has been emptied and is now accepting more.  Thanks to Todd, Barb, and Liam Bureau, Sue and Dan Carlson, John Calomeni, Sue and Joe Rife, and the National Park for their help.  PLEASE.... no hard plastic, no batteries of any kind, no plastic sacks, Styrofoam, oil containers (not even vegetable ones), or spray cans.  We had to return with two large sacks of TRASH.....trash is not recycling.  However, thanks to the rest of you who make our volunteer job easier

Many Stones has LOTS of nice Christmas jewelry, 100 different knives, plants and some new guitars for sale. Thank you and top of the season to you and yours!

Found: Bifocal lens in my car park by my kitchen. Ring

Re-opening of Quicksilver Trading Co.  located at Bee Mountain Plaza.
Clothing, Beads, Incense, Western Decor, Furniture, Jewelry, Cards. Mexican Pottery, India's canned goods and jewelry
Looking for consignments and to buy outright

2015 calendars featuring the work of local artists are nearly sold out! There are some calendars left at two venues in town: High Sierra Bar and Grill and the gift shop in the lobby of Forever Resorts (motor inn). These calendars make great gifts, and are a wonderful tribute to our fellow artist Mark Kneeskern, whose life was celebrated this past weekend by friends and family from near and far. Many thanks go out to the artists who donated images, and especially to Lauren Stedman for her design, Ruth Jansyn for her support, and Mindy Hamlett for handling distribution. Thanks also to George Womack for images of his collection of Mark's work. Any profit on the sales will be used for promoting local artists and their work.

The High Sierra will be open all week, business as usual hours to ensure all visitors and local residents can get the same great food, drink and other accommodations as always.  We will serve as "Sports Central" through Sunday with music on Monday, December 29 with Rocky Top Alien Experiment and on Tuesday, December 30th - Ted Arbogast.
We hope you have a wonderful Christmas week and see you soon!

This week at The Boathouse!
We will be open regular hours on Christmas Eve but will be serving appetizers only - no full meals but full bar as always.
We will be closed on Christmas Day.
Our Friday menu special is Red Beard's famous Calzones, Borracho Beans and Slaw - $12.95.  Laird Considine will provide the music.
On Saturday the 27th, the one and only Trevor Reichman will be playing! 
Hope you can join us!  Have a safe and joyous holiday.  Don & Terri

Starlight Theater
Tue    12/23   -  Uh Clem
Thu    12/25   -  Trevor Reichman              
Fri      12/26   -  Jeff Haislip 5pm
                         Jim Keavney 8pm                    
Sat     12/27   -  Hogan & Moss 5pm 
                          Tim Beck 10pm            
Mon    12/29   - Burger Night with Greg Harkins

Yoga is on Wednesday this week! Same time, same place.

Farmers market every Saturday 10 to 1 pm in the Community Garden
 Enjoy music with James Williams
 Stop by for greens, fresh eggs, artisan cheese, breads and baked goods

Part time local Charles Gaushell passed away on Wednesday, December 17th. Charles was a graduate of LSU, a police detective in Los Angeles during the 1960's and Chief of Police in Monroe Louisiana. Locally, he drove shuttles at Far Flung and worked as a jeep tour guide for Ten Bits Ranch. Most people will remember him for always standing next to the vulture statue at the end of the bar at La Kiva during happy hour. He was one of the greatest storytellers this community has ever seen. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Anne.

TERLINGUA TOOL RENTALS  We will be open this week, except for Christmas Day. Come by to get the tools you need for your construction projects. Jim Taylor, owner 371-2621

On behalf of the Barton Warnock Visitor Center
On Tuesday, December 16, The Barton Warnock Center had a truly spectacular Christmas program thanks to the efforts of this wonderful community. Due to being short-staffed and not having our usual contingent of volunteers we felt that we would not be able to have the program at all. However, Resa Callahan and Glenda Luttrell stepped up and volunteered to coordinate everything. They worked with the other choir members and Terlingua CSD staff to put together the program, lined up a Santa Claus, got donations from the community, put a team of cookie bakers together, bought all the refreshments, and got flyers printed and posted. They had lots of help from many people who gave their time and enthusiasm to “saving Christmas”, and we owe you all a big Thank You!
Special thanks go to the Cottonwood Store, Harper Hardware in Presidio, Lajitas Resort, Big Bend Resort and Adventures, Chili Pepper Café, and Quicksilver Bank for all their contributions! We had a record turnout of over 150 people. The Community Choir and the Terlingua School Roadrunner Band put on wonderful performances (thank you Ted!), and there were memorable and beautiful songs, dances, and readings from many students and community members. And, GREAT NEWS! Resa and Glenda have agreed to do it again next year! Thank you all, and Merry Christmas indeed!
The staff at Barton Warnock Visitor Center.

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