Tuesday, January 16, 2018

TERLINGUA MOON
January 16, 2018 ~ Volume  29 ~ #3

Our lives begin to end the day we remain silent about things that matter.  MLK

This Week at The Starlight!
BRUNCH IS BACK! That's right, beginning Sunday, January 21, we will be open for Brunch from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Then we open our doors again at 5 for dinner and drinks! This week's musical line up is:
Tuesday, 1/16: Ralph White from 5-7 and Uh Clem's Great Question from 7-9
Wednesday, 1/17: D.B. Rouse
Thursday, 1/18: Utter Haislip
Friday, 1/19: Sarah Burton
Saturday, 1/20: Laird Considine
Sunday, 1/21: Brunch from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. with Terlingua Tanz.
Our doors open every day of the week at 5 p.m.  Dinner 5 - 10 p.m. and full bar until midnight (1 a.m. on Saturday). And now, open on Sundays for Brunch as well. Need reservations for parties of 10 or more? email terlinguastarlight@gmail.com.   Hope to see you soon!

La Kiva is now hiring.
La Kiva needs a dishwasher three evenings a week.
Two kitchen cleaners to work one day a week.
One prep cook five days a week.
Apply in person at La Kiva.
Fish and Chips Thursday and Friday
Thursday Chet OKeefe and his amazing guitar.
Friday Karaoke.

Espresso ... y poco mas!   
Hours:  7:30 a.m until 2 p.m. daily.
Hope you'll let us be a part of your new year.  We offer the best coffee in the area, which is Big Bend Roasters from Marfa.  Whether you like French press, lattes, espressos or flavored coffees, we make them all. Everything at the coffee shop is made fresh.  Give our meatloaf sandwich or Rueben a try and our breakfasts
are the best you'll find.
The Chisos and Ghost town views from the coffee shop are great and we throw in free wifi and some comfortable seating so come stay awhile!

This week at the High Sierra
Wednesday  Karaoke 800 pm
Friday Jeff Haislip and Mark Utter  730 Pm
Saturday 4-7pm  DB Rouse  730+ Dr Fun
Come join us
Coming up January 25-28 West Texas Regional Chili Championship,  If you would like to judge chili stop by and ask for details
Hiring Servers and Bussers,
Please see John at High Sierra/El Dorado

Flea Market Saturday Jan. 20th         10am - 2pm
At the Jackass Flats Pavilion      NO table fee!
Come visit, trade, buy and sell!

Terlingua Ranch Bad Rabbit Cafe
Every Friday and Saturday evening
The Terlingua Fill-Harmonic Symphony
 Cooter, Charlie, and Judy play your favorite old country songs

Canyon Brew @ FFOC – Introducing Candy Lattes!  Your Choice:  Milky Way, Snickers or Almond Joy. Don’t forget we have the Best Homemade Muffins & Organic Coffee in Big Bend!  We also offer Toasted Bagels, Espresso, Cappuccino, Macchiato, Chai & Cold Brew.  Don’t forget – bring your own Mug and save a Buck!!  Open at 7am.

Terlingua Recycling Center is located behind the Terlingua EMS station. Bins are clearly marked. We're always looking for a few more volunteers, too. Send us a Facebook message or call 830.739.6986.

Carpenter needed by local resident to replace existing flooring in mobile home located 20 miles north of Study Butte.  Approximately 900 square feet, remove existing laminate and carpet, replace sub-floor if needed and install engineered hardwood.  Contact Charles at 432-371-3079(landline, not texts).  Will pay for completed project, not by the hour.

Call for STUDENT Artists
Students of south Brewster County K-12, including home schoolers! Get ready for the 4th Annual Eyeball Art Show and Contest - coming up soon. Don’t delay; the deadline is less than a month away! Here are the guidelines:
Each student may contribute one piece of art in any medium: drawing, painting, video, sculpture, music poetry… create your own media! Recycled art welcome.
Submission deadline is Friday, January 26, 2018 at the Big Bend Library.
Winners will be announced at the reception to be held Thursday, February 1, at Big Bend Library from 4 - 5:30 pm. The reception is open to the public and refreshments will be served.
Prizes include student art supplies and Art Camp with artist Crystal Allbright.
The Terlingua Visual Arts committee of your Big Bend Citizens Alliance is promoting the event. We encourage the community to support this effort which is funded by the Mark Kneeskern student art fund. Your school coordinator is Bernadette Devine. If you have questions, please contact her at bdevine@terlinguacsd.com.
Draftex LLC - Residential design work for south Brewster County. Contact Jeff Gavin: 830.739.6986 or draftexllc@gmail.com.

TERLINGUA STORE
9-8 Mon-Sat 12-6 Sun
Our Resale inventory is ready to keep you warm!
Boots, coats, sweaters and lots more!
Beer, Wine, Snacks, Sodas, And don’t forget your Firewood!

DESERT EXPRESSION BEAUTY SALON
Inside the Terlingua Store
Open Wednesday-Saturday
Call or come by for an appointment.
432-371-2487 Store
325-456-5983 Cell

Singaround... an unplugged sharing of music and song begins Sunday, January 21 in the cozy cave room at La Kiva. Bring your voice and/or an acoustic instrument from 5-7 pm.  June and Mary plan to host this event every 1st and 3rd Sunday.

St. James is hosting a half-day silent retreat in Murray Hall in Alpine on Saturday, January 20. All are invited. Having an established Centering Prayer practice is not required. Instruction will be provided. Check-in and a continental breakfast begin at 8:30 AM. Silence begins at 9 and ends at 12 noon. There is no charge for the retreat, but donations are always appreciated. If you have any questions, please contact Pam Cook at 386-5988.

Slim Fest thRee!   Hey friends of the Moon and all things Big Bend. Let us clue you in on an amazing deal happening February 8-11th at The Starlight Theatre. $40/ night or $75/ weekend (advance sales) is all it will take to stand exclusively in the funky confines of the Starlight Theater with 175 of your favorite Slim Richey-loving friends to see the infamous Carolyn Wonderland; Guy Forsyth’s Hot Nut Riveters, The Alan Munde Band, Dana Louise & The Glorious Birds; the chain’s-on-fire, boot scooting sounds of Doug Moreland and his Flying Armadillos and last, for the reason there might not be a Starlight after their gig as they could easily burn the place down, The Jitterbug Vipers and Slim’s All Star Jam.  What!!!???!!!!
On top of that, and all are welcome - no cover - the festival will open Thursday night (Feb. 8th) with Amy Sue Berlin and Jacob Alan Jaeger. Also, no cover, on Sunday the 11th, The Alan Munde Band will be hosting the GawdSpell Brunch at The Starlight and Sunday evening is an open-to-all Open Mic.
Go to www.faroutbooking.com for the ticket link for Slim Fest thRee. Ticket sales will cap at 175 but all sponsorships are sold out.
Terlingua was Slim and Francie’s anytime-they-could-get-here playground. No better way to celebrate what would have been this amazing legend’s 80th birthday. Questions? Buy tix, check out accommodations and things to do during the day on the website or call  830.739.6986.
Hope to see you in February - viva Slim!

The Terlingua Bottoms Group of AA meets every Thursday at 7:30 at the Big Bend Church in Study Butte.  The meetings are open to anyone who has or thinks they may have a drinking problem.

Big Bend National Park, TX – On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at approximately 12:15 p.m.,
Big Bend National Park authorities received a report through a commercial river operator of a body on
shore, downstream of the Gravel Pit river access, along the Rio Grande within Big Bend National Park.
Park Rangers responded and located the body of an unidentified male. The investigation is ongoing.
No additional information is available at this time.



Lovely, boisterous, teddy bear Bruno! This three-year-old chocolate pit bull is a kid at heart - for life! He loves toys and all people too. He’s wonderfully wiggly and very well-behaved. Bruno weighs 60 pounds, is house trained, takes treats nicely and walks well on a leash. For more information about any pet in the Alpine Shelter, email heatherthemule@gmail.com





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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

TERLINGUA MOON
Vol. 29 No. 2   January 8, 2018   By MaeWestern

"A true Genius admits that they know nothing."  ~Albert Einstein


Canyon Brew
Canyon Brew @ FFOC – Start your day with the Best Homemade Muffins & Organic Coffee in Big Bend!  We also offer Toasted Bagels, Espresso, Candy Bar Lattes, Cappuccino, Macchiato & Chai.  Don’t forget – bring your own Mug and save a Buck!!  Opening at 7am.


Campground Closure at BBNP
Big Bend National Park will be working on deferred maintenance projects in the Cottonwood campground this winter.  The park will replace an out of date irrigation system with a modern system and restore the landscape to facilitate proper irrigation of the low lying areas.  The planned work will occupy the entirety of the campground and temporary closures will be enacted.
Closures are planned January 29th through February 28th, 2018 for the Cottonwood campground, including group sites.  Pedestrian access to the Cottonwood campground and river access adjacent to the campground will also be unavailable.  Visitors will still be able to visit the area including Castolon, Dorgan House Trail, Santa Elena Canyon Overlook, and Santa Elena Canyon Trail.
The park reminds visitors that additional camp sites are available in the park at Rio Grande Village and the Chisos Basin and outside the park at Stillwell’s Ranch and RV park north of the park, and within Terlingua and Study Butte just west of the park.  VisitBigBend.com provides additional information on the facilities outside of the park.
These projects will help in reducing the near $90 million dollars of deferred maintenance projects at Big Bend National Park, and will directly benefit visitors by providing a well-maintained campground. The park appreciates the patience and understanding of our visitors during this important upgrade to the Cottonwood campground.
Contact: Jennette Jurado at 432-294-2382, or Heather Rickleff at heather_rickleff@nps.gov


THANK YOU, PAM WARE!!
Last Minute Low Budget Productions (your local community theater) would like to extend a huge thanks to Pam Ware for gifting us the proceeds from the recent Black Eye Pea Off.  Thanks too to all the competitors, participates and businesses that made this happen.  It was a grand event.  As to the proceeds - the Board of Directors has its fingers crossed that we will be putting in a septic system for a real toilet!!   Yee-ha; goodbye porta-potty!

Ann Mathieu
Aug. 10, 1933 - Jan. 05, 2018  ANN MATHIEU, formerly a resident of Lajitas, passed on peacefully in her sleep, after a short hospital stay near her Winchendon, Mass. home.


Shot Time Liquors
Liquor at the “Y”!  Shot Time Liquors is open Monday through Saturday 10 am-9pm.  Prices slashed in a limited time sale - Hacienda Crema de Sotol, Fulton’s Pumpkin Pie Cream liqueur, and Evan Williams 1.75L Egg Nog are all reduced 15% or more!  Check out our glass art and housewares selection while you find the libation right for you.  Happy New Year from us @Shot Time Liquors. 432-371-3155

The Terlingua Bottoms Group
The Terlingua Bottoms Group of AA meets every Thursday at 7:30 at the Big Bend Church in Study Butte.  The meetings are open to anyone who has or thinks they may have a drinking problem.

This Week at The Starlight
Wow! Wow! Wow! Thanks to everyone who rang in the New Year with us and kept coming back this week. What a wonderful first week! From Bob Livingston and Bradley Kopp on New Year’s Eve, Butch Hancock and all the other musicians from the Annual Townes Van Zandt Tribute to all the great musicians and guests this past week, Happy 2018!!!
Dinner and drinks this week will again be out of this world and the musical line up is a spectacular wrangling of some of our finest local talent:
Monday, 8th: Chet O’Keefe
Tuesday, 9th:  Uh Clem’s “Great Question”
Wednesday, 10th: Porch Dawgs
Thursday, 11th: Tim Relleva (yes, that’s right, Tim Relleva)
Friday, 12th: Chet O’Keefe
Saturday, 13th: Pat O’Bryan
Sunday AND Monday, the 14th & 15th: Bruce Salmon
If you haven’t purchased your tickets for Slim Fest thRee yet – The Starlight will be exclusive to ticket holders on February 9th and 10th. $75/ weekend or $40/ night. Honoring the late great Slim Richey on what should have been his 80th birthday! Carolyn Wonderland, Guy Forsyth’s Hot Nut Riveters, The Alan Munde Band, Dana Louise & The Glorious Birds, Doug Moreland & The Flying Armadillos, The Jitterbug Vipers and Slim’s All Star Jam and more. The festival officially opens on Thursday with Amy Sue Berlin and Jacob Alan Jaeger. It closes on Sunday, first with Gospel Brunch with The Alan Munde Band and then an Open Mic that evening – Thursday and Sunday are open to everyone, no cover.  Tickets at www.faroutbooking.com and ticket sales are capped at 175 this year.
Have a great week everyone!

Draftex LLC
Design work for south Brewster County. Contact Jeff Gavin: 830.739.6986 or draftexllc@gmail.com.

Slim Fest thRee!
Hey friends of the Moon and all things Big Bend. Let us clue you in on an amazing deal happening February 8-11th at The Starlight Theatre. $40/ night or $75/ weekend (advance sales) is all it will take to stand exclusively in the funky confines of the Starlight Theater with 175 of your favorite Slim Richey-loving friends to see the infamous Carolyn Wonderland; Guy Forsyth’s Hot Nut Riveters, The Alan Munde Band, Dana Louise & The Glorious Birds; the chain’s-on-fire, boot scooting sounds of Doug Moreland and his Flying Armadillos and last, for the reason there might not be a Starlight after their gig as they could easily burn the place down, The Jitterbug Vipers and Slim’s All Star Jam.  What!!!???!!!!
On top of that, and all are welcome - no cover - the festival will open Thursday night (Feb. 8th) with Amy Sue Berlin and Jacob Alan Jaeger. Also, no cover, on Sunday the 11th, The Alan Munde Band will be hosting the GawdSpell Brunch at The Starlight and Sunday evening is an open-to-all Open Mic.
Go to www.faroutbooking.com for the ticket link for Slim Fest thRee. Ticket sales will cap at 175 but all sponsorships are sold out.
Terlingua was Slim and Francie’s anytime-they-could-get-here playground. No better way to celebrate what would have been this amazing legend’s 80th birthday. Questions? Buy tix, check out accommodations and things to do during the day on the website or call  830.739.6986.
Hope to see you in February - viva Slim!

Blackeyed Pea Off
Weather or not, this year’s Blackeyed Pea Off was yet another fun filled day, celebrating “good luck” in the coming year.
This year’s winner was long-time participant, having entered many times in the past, Mike Taylor.  Second place was Rustin Furlow of Terlingua.  And third was his brother, Cade Furlow, from O’Donnell Texas.
We raised $2,000.00 (one 5 dollar bill at a time) for Last Minute, Low Budget Productions.  This will probably go towards the new “porcelain bush”. 
Many thanks to the Hot Date Raffle donors, helpful volunteers, and our generous community for another successful Blackeyed Pea Off!!!

This week at the High Sierra
Wednesday  Karaoke night 730
Friday           Jeff Haislip and Mark Utter 730
Saturday       Dr Fun 730
Coming up: Regional Chili Cookoff at High Sierra, Jan 25-28!

Terlingua Community Garden
The Terlingua Community Garden provides financial support to the Terlingua Common School District for a “Learning Garden”.  Follow our Facebook page for information and updates.  Contact us If you are interested in becoming involved in our gardens.

La Kiva is Now Hiring
La Kiva needs a dishwasher three evenings a week.
Two kitchen cleaners to work one day a week.
One prep cook five days a week.
Apply in person at La Kiva.

This Week at La Kiva
Fish and Chips Thursday and Friday
Thursday Chet OKeefe and his amazing guitar.
Friday Karaoke.
432-371-2250

Espresso ... y poco mas! 
Hours:  7:30 a.m until 2 p.m. daily.
Hope you’ll let us be a part of your new year.  We offer the best coffee in the area, which is Big Bend Roasters from Marfa.  Whether you like French press, lattes, espressos or flavored coffees, we make them all.
Everything at the coffee shop is made fresh.  Give our meatloaf sandwich or Rueben a try and our breakfasts are the best you’ll find.
The Chisos and Ghost town views from the coffee shop are great and we throw in free wifi and some comfortable seating so come stay a while!

Call for STUDENT Artists!
Students of South Brewster County K-12, including home schoolers! Get ready for the 4th Annual Eyeball Art Show and Contest – coming up soon. Don’t delay; the deadline is less than a month away! Here are the guidelines:
*Each student may contribute one piece of art in any medium: drawing, painting, video, sculpture, music, poetry … creat your own media! Recycled art is welcome.
*Submission deadline is Friday, January 26, 2018 at the Big Bend Library.
*Winners will be announced at the reception to be held Thursday, February 1, at Big Bend Library from 4-5:30 pm. The reception is ope to the public and refreshments will be served.
*Prizes include student art supplies and Art Camp with artist Crystal Allbright.
The Terlingua Visual Arts committee of your Big Bend Citizens Alliance is promoting the event. We Encourage the community to support this effort which is funded by the Mark Kneeskern student art fund. Your school coordinator is Bernadette Devine. If you have questions, please contact her at bdevine@terlinguacsd.com

Meet Roxy
Roxy is a 2 year old female Heinz 57 mixed breed. We think she looks like a Boxer-Boston Terrier mix. She’s small - full grown at only 38 pounds. Roxy loves children and could take or leave other dogs. She loves kids and walks sweetly on a leash. She is a big people-pleaser and loves ear scratches and belly rubs. For more information about any pet in the Alpine Shelter, email heatherthemule@gmail.com

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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

The Terlingua  Moon

2 January 2018 --Vol. 29, #1

This week’s Moon brought to you by Ghost Writers on the Sly.



From Beechie:  Attention friends and customers there are some rumors going around that I have closed down shop. This is not true. I am still doing state inspections, flats and towing. I also have interstate batteries and new/used tires. Thank you for allowing me to serve you for the last 24 years. Beechie

Recycle Pickup Service, sign up now to lock in the lowest rates.  No need to sort, use your own bin, monthly or biweekly pickup. Accepting plastic, aluminum, tin, paper products, glass and kitchen scraps (in a bucket with lid). Low, low prices based on volume and distance. Call Jenny Schooler, 432-294-0073 for more details and signup.


Brady is a 10-year-old, female hound mix who still has a lot of pep in her step! Brady is a friendly, happy girl who loves to putter around the yard and go on walks in between cuddle sessions, naps and keeping you company. Brady has a super cute little smile, is friendly with kids and is eager to be a great companion. For more information about any pet in the Alpine Shelter, email heatherthemule@gmail.com



 A big THANK YOU to the members and supporters of the "Tantalizing Terlingua Burlesque Show" for their generous donation to the Community Garden!

Terlingua Recycles! It's that time again and boy do we need it! The bins are full and we're ready to rock and roll into the park. Meet at Terlingua Recycling Center/ Terlingua EMS at 8 am Thurs., 1/4/18. Ride into BBNP with one of the other volunteers or bring your own vehicle. We're usually back between 12 and 1. If you have any questions or need more info call 830.739.6986 or send us a FB message. Let's make 2018 GREEN!

This Week at The Starlight!
Happy 2018 to you and yours. We’re glad so many of you could spend New Year’s Eve with us – what a great night! Thanks to Bob Livingston and Bradley Kopp for making it one of the best in memory. Check out this week’s entertainment –
Tuesday: D.B. Rouse 6-9 pm; Don Sharlow & Paul
Kilberg 9 – closing!
Wednesday: Jeffro’s Song Swap with Hank Woji
Thursday: The Whitmores 6-9; Little Mazarn 9 – closing!
Friday: Jacob Alan Jaeger
Saturday: Christi Hays Duo
Sunday: Christi Hays
Monday: Chet O’Keefe
We take reservations for parties of 10 or more, just email terlinguastarlight@gmail.com. Follow us on twitter (@terlinguastar) and Facebook. We want to hear from you and see your photos! Come join us for dinner and drinks any night of the week – doors open at 5 with dinner 5-10; full bar until Midnight (1 a.m. Saturday). Located in the heart of Ghost Town!
Here's to a fabulous 2018!!!!

Espresso ... y poco mas!   Happy 2018!
Hours:  7:30 a.m until 2 p.m. daily.
We wish you a wonderful new year and hope you'll spend part of it with us.
We serve Big Bend Roasters coffee which is from Marfa and some of the best coffee found anywhere.
Whether you like French press coffee or lattes, we make it all.  We make the best fresh burritos,waffles,  meatloaf sandwiches, rubens, salads and homemade pastries.
We have daily specials, too!  Everything is cooked to order and the freshest you'll find anywhere.  Come enjoy the views, the local newspapers, the free Wi-Fi - all located in the Ghostown.

The Terlingua Bottoms Group of AA meets every Thursday at 7:30 at the Big Bend Church in Study Butte.  The meetings are open to anyone who has or thinks they may have a drinking problem.

Highland Motel in Alpine, TX
 I just wanted to tell the Terlingua area community that we offer a rate of $50.00 per night for Terlingua residents.  This price includes tax.  My family has roots in the Terlingua area since the 1880's and consider ourselves part of the Terlingua community.  A lady from South County suggested I inform the community that this price was available to them on their travels to Alpine and beyond.

Free concert at the Paisano hotel
in Marfa, on Jan 6th. Award winning Nashville artist Gareth Laffely! Hope you all can come. Part of "Their Last Ride" Documentary Film.  More info at thunderinghooves.com

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

A NUTTY mOOn xTrA

The pecan guy was here today and sold all he brought, so his partner is bringing bulk shelled pecans, bags and scales down here.
 
They plan to be at the Crisis Center and GT Porch vicinity on Thursday at 10 a.m. 'til ???
Or - people can call CeeBee at 371-2506 or my cell (512) 924-2506 in case that plan changes.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

The Terlingua Moon
December 26, 2017 ~ VOL. 28 #52
terlinguamoon@gmail.com

“New Year’s most glorious light is sweet hope!” ― Mehmet Murat Ildan












TERLINGUA RANCH NEW YEARS EVE PARTY
At the Bunkhouse Music by: EMILIE CLEPPER.    Doors open at 7:00pm, draft Lone Star beer & wine $2.00, complimentary party favors and champagne toast at midnight.  Live music from 8:30pm to 12:30am (café open from 7am –7pm New Year’s Eve)
steak and shrimp special $17.95

TERLINGUA RANCH NEW YEARS DAY 2017
Fried Catfish Special with Black Eyed Peas & Fried Cabbage
Adults $11.95 Kids 7.95 ~Happy Holidays from All of Us at The Terlingua Ranch Lodge~

EARTH AND FIRE GALLERY welcomes back Sam Richardson with his Terlingua de Colores, new works by Sam U L.  Opening reception is December 26 at 4 pm.
Show runs through January 1st, 2018.

RUSTIC IRON BBQ
Will be open Dec 27/28/29 and closed on Dec.30-31 and reopen on Jan. 3rd 2018. We want thank everyone for your support and patronage.  Wishing all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2018.

THE TERLINGUA BOTTOMS GROUP OF AA meets every Thursday at 7:30 at the Big Bend Church in Study Butte.  The meetings are open to anyone who has or thinks they may have a drinking problem.

BLACKEYED PEA OFF
It's time for another Blackeyed Pea Off, Monday, January 1st, 2018 on the porch in the Terlingua Ghostown.  $5.00 entry fee for Peas, with turn in time at 2:00 sharp.
Two Rules:  1. Have Fun    2. No Beans!
AFTER 2:00, for a $5.00 (or more) donation, you get a bowl, spoon and cornbread, with a chance to taste peas for good luck.  All proceeds go to our theater group, Last Minute, Low Budget Productions.
Live music provided by The Rafters.  There will also be a bake sale, as well as the Hot Date Raffle.  A surprise "arrest" is in the works...
Come join us once again to insure Good Luck for 2018

DRAFTEX LLC - Design work for South Brewster County. Jeff Gavin: 830.739.6986 or draftexllc@gmail.com.

LONG DRAW PIZZA will be closed until after January 1st.

LAS POSADA MILAGRO HOTEL & ESPRESSO …Y POCA MAS
Hours:  7:30 am until 2 pmdaily.
Happy Holidays!  We hope you spend some time with us especially if you're tired of cooking!  We make everything fresh and delicious so you can relax!
We serve Big Bend Roasters coffee which is from Marfa and some of the best coffee found anywhere.
Whether you like French press coffee or lattes, we make it all.
Come enjoy the views, the local newspapers, the free WIFI - all located in the Ghost town.  Hope to share some holiday time with you!

THIS WEEK @ HIGH SIERRA
Friday - Patrick Smith
Saturday, Sunday - The Rafters and Dr. Fun

THIS WEEK AT THE STARLIGHT!
Thanks to everyone who spent their Christmas at The Starlight! Be sure to make your New Year's Eve plans to be here for Bob Livingston with Bradley Kopp. No cover, balloon drop and champagne toast at midnight and the absolute best New Year's Eve Party in town!
Now, another Butch of a week!
Tuesday, 12/26: Uh Clem’s “Great Question” (and late night with Butch & Rory Hancock)
Wednesday, 12/27: Greg Harkins (and late night with Butch & Rory Hancock)
Thursday, 12/28: Crystal & Kt (and late night with Butch & Rory Hancock)
Friday, 12/29: Butch and Rory Hancock
Saturday, 12/30: The Ghost Vipers
Sunday, 12/31: New Year’s Eve! Bob Livingston with Bradley Kopp
Monday, 1/1/18: Townes Van Zandt Tribute hosted by Butch & Rory Hancock
The Starlight staff wishes you the most beautiful of new years
          - good health, a world of joy and peace on earth.
And remember that the Annual Black-eyed Pea-off takes place in the Ghost Town at 2 p.m. New Year's Day, before the Townes Tribute.)

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

FULL WOLF MOON POT LUCK
JAN 1, 2018!!!! at 5:30 PM Jackass Flats Improvement Association, Inc.
PETER HOSTELLER is back with his key board and dance music to celebrate the NEW YEAR !!!
So put on your dancin shoes and come on out!   Bring a dish and a chair for an evening of fun!!

WORDOFF
Save the Date!  Friday, February 2 at 7 pm for the Word Off 2018.
Original Works of poetry and prose
Sign-up starts at 6 pm in the Cave Room at La Kiva
Bring your five minute piece to perform!
All welcome.  Rude behavior not tolerated.

TERLINGUA RANCH BAD RABBIT CAFE
Every Friday and Saturday evening
The Terlingua Fill-Harmonic Symphony
Cooter, Charlie, and Judy play your favorite old country songs

TERLINGUA RECYCLES!
Thanks to everyone who helped make the Terlingua recycling effort a success in 2017. We'd love a few New Year's resolutions to include volunteering with us in 2018! There won't be a run into the Park this week given the holidays but we'll no doubt need to make a special run sometime in early January - stay tuned. For more info or to volunteer, send us a Facebook message or call 830-739-6986.

TERLINGUA BOTTOMS GROUP OF AA Meets every Thursday at 7:30 at the Big Bend Church in Study Butte.  The meetings are open to anyone who has or thinks they may have a drinking problem.

PECAN MAN is in town again, and he brought bags of fresh-from-the-sheller, halves and piece by the one-pound bag for $8 each.  These are delicious, this year's crop; if you got some last year, you know.  Locals call 2506, (the Burrs) and we will reserve yours for you.  Or email elcentro432@gmail.com

WYLIE WATER TANK LOAD has room for one more - a 1,750 gallon or larger. We want to finish the load the first week in January. Call us for specs, and prices.  Local # 2506

PEANUT is a large 1yo male Pitbull who is ready for a terrific home. Peanut is an effervescent dog who is overflowing with love and enthusiasm. He loves attention and to play with his toys. With training and a solid keeper, he will be a great pet. For more information about any pet in the Alpine Shelter, email heatherthemule@gmail.com





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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

TERLINGUA MOON

December 19, 2017
Vol.  28   No.  51

by Million sMiles

"Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story. . .  " ~Max Ehrmann

This Week at The Starlight
It's hard to believe that Christmas, and then New Year's, are upon us. We're grateful to all of our guests and visitors - from near and far - for spending this holiday season with us. So that you can plan in advance, we're going to give you a bit of our schedule for the next few weeks. PLEASE NOTE, HOWEVER, THAT WE ARE CLOSED THIS TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19, FOR OUR EMPLOYEE HOLIDAY PARTY!!!
Monday: Trevor Reichman with Chase Peeler
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Jeffro's Song Swap with special guest Elli Perry
Thursday: Darrin Kobetich
Friday: Chet O'Keefe
Saturday: Pat O'Bryan
Sunday (Christmas Eve): Laird & Friends
Monday (Christmas): The lovely Sarah Burton

The art work of Laura Omer and Mary Diesel will be up through December so be sure to check it out next time you're here!
New Year's Eve is going to rock and roll as Bob Livingston with Bradly Kopp take us into 2018. There's no cover and no better show in town. And, of course we'll have our traditional balloon drop and New Year's toast! Then on Monday, New Year's Day, join us for the Annual Townes Van Zandt Tribute and Open Mic hosted by Butch and Rory Hancock. Doors open at 5 but spend the afternoon in the Ghost Town at the Annual Black Eyed Pea Off before joining us for one of our favorite nights of the year. We are happy to take dinner reservations for parties of 10 or more; email terlinguastarlight@gmail.com.  Here's hoping that you and yours have a most beautiful holiday season.

Terlingua Ranch Bad Rabbit Cafe
Every Friday and Saturday evening
The Terlingua Fill-Harmonic Symphony
    Cooter, Charlie, and Judy play your favorite 
         old country songs

TERLINGUA RANCH NEW YEARS EVE PARTY At the Bunkhouse
MUSIC BY:  EMILIE CLEPPER  DOORS OPEN AT 7:00PM
DRAFT LONESTAR BEER & WINE $2.00
COMPLIMENTARY PARTY FAVORS
AND CHAMPAGNE TOAST AT MIDNIGHT
LIVE MUSIC FROM 8:30PM to 12:30AM
( CAFÉ OPEN FROM 7AM –7PM NEW YEARS EVE )
Steak and Shrimp Special $17.95NEW YEARS DAY 2017
Fried Catfish Special with Black Eyed Peas & Fried Cabbage
Adults $11.95 Kids 7.95  ~Happy Holidays from All of Us at
The Terlingua Ranch Lodge~

Black Eyed Pea off New Year's Day
Terlingua Ghostown Porch
Entry fee for peas:  $5
Turn in time is 2 PM
After 2 pm for a $5 donation (or more) you get a bowl, spoon, and a piece of cornbread.
(AND lots of Good Luck)
Live Music featuring the Rafters
and our Hot Date Raffle
Also, a Surprise Arrest at the Jail
Benefiting our Last Minute Low Budget Productions

Big Bend Church is having Christmas Eve service on Sunday, Dec. 24th at 11:00.
No services on Dec. 25th.
Big Bend Church will have New Year’s Eve service on Sunday, Dec. 31st at 11:00.

Espresso ... y poco mas! 
Hours:  7:30 a.m until 2 p.m. daily.
We serve  Big Bend Roasters coffee which is from Marfa and some of the best coffee found anywhere. Whether you like French press coffee or lattes, we make it all.
We make the best fresh burritos,waffles,  meatloaf sandwiches, rubens, salads and homemade pastries.
We have daily specials, too!  Everything is cooked to order and the freshest you'll find any where.
Come enjoy the views, the local newspapers, the free wifi - all located in the Ghost town.  We are open everyday and will be open on Christmas.  Hope to share some holiday time with you!

Recycling Pickup Service, 
Coming Soon in January 2018
Have you ever had an overflow of plastic jugs because the bins at the recycle trailer were full or maybe you would just like to save money on your garbage collection? You want to do your part but would also like ease and convenience, we get it! A new service to pickup your recycling on a regular basis, from your designated pickup point, and deposit it at a recycling center will begin in just a few weeks. Don’t burn all those cardboard boxes that Santa brought, talk to your friends and neighbors today about this upcoming pickup service. Higher participation creates lower rates. More details and sign-up next week.

The Terlingua Bottoms Group of AA meets every Thursday at 7:30 at the Big Bend Church in Study Butte.  The meetings are open to anyone who has or thinks they may have a drinking problem.

Come by the Cottonwood General Store and check out all the Holiday Goodies the elves have been stocking the shelves with. We would like to wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas. We will be open 7am to 9pm on Sun Dec 24th and 12 noon to 8pm on Mon Dec 25th.

No Recycling Run this Thursday
Terlingua Recycles got a message from the recycling center in the park this morning that we won't be able to bring in our recyclables until after the first of the year. Those of you who said you'd help volunteer Thursday morning, we won't be making our special run after all. That said, we're sure going to need some help the next few weeks to keep things in good order around the recycling center here in Terlingua. If you're one of our awesome regular volunteers, please keep an eye out. We'll need all hands on deck in early January so, if you're not already a volunteer and would like to help out, please send a Facebook message to Terlingua Recycles or call 830.739.6986 for more info. What a great New Year's resolution!! Thanks!!

Draftex LLC - Design work for south Brewster County. Contact Jeff Gavin: 830.739.6986 or draftexllc@gmail.com.

Gypsy is a 3-year old Australian Shepherd who is new to the shelter and would like her stay there to be brief, please. She’s a wonderful dog with a temperament consistent with the breed. She is spayed, chipped and fully vaccinated, so she is ready to trot out the door. For more information about any pet in the Alpine Shelter, email heatherthemule@gmail.com



Happy Holidays from Shot Time Liquors!   Reminder!!!...We will be closed on the following 2 Mondays - Christmas and New Year!  Shop for those last minute gifts, stock stuffers and holiday Cheer items early!  We have Evan Williams Eggnog, Fulton’s Harvest Pumpkin Pie, and Smirnoff Peppermint vodka(scratch n sniff bottle)!  Come on in and like us on Facebook.   Ask about our sale items and marked for clearance damaged items.  We will be open both Tuesdays at our usual time!  M-S 10 am-9 pm (closed every Sunday as well as 12/25 and 1/1).  VIVA TERLINGUA y Feliz Navidad

The Big Bend Citizens' Alliance has rescheduled their regular meeting for FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29TH at the Casa de la Cultura (Crisis Center) in the Terlingua Ghost Town. Meet and greet at 5:30 PM, and our meeting will begin at 6PM. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supporting the Terlingua Community Garden, Kids Klub, Terlingua Recycles, Terlingua Cares, Voices from Both Sides, Terlingua Visual Arts, and Ghost Town Charities. All are welcome to attend this public meeting. Let's hope the weather cooperates this time! Please follow "BBCA Terlingua" on Facebook. For more information, email secretary.bbca@gmail.com with your questions.

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

TERLINGUA MOON
Dec 12, 2017
by Terlingua Thinking Team!!!

 “Each person must live their life as a model for others.¨ - Rosa Parks

 A copy of Chase Peeler’s 2017 Ph.D. dissertation about Terlingua music, “On the Porch: Music and Community in Terlingua, Texas,” is now on file at the school library and is available for anyone in the community who would like to read it. A digital version is also available by emailing me at chase.peeler@colorado.edu, or by following the link below:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/kwipq2zb0n0x6wr/AAA9F98h0_kqQ4YAE0veZIWfa?dl=0
Many thanks to everyone who contributed!

 OO, La La! Got Burlesque? Come see what the fuss is all about this Friday and Saturday night (Dec 15 and 16) at 7:30 pm both nights at LMLB- Cinnabar Theatre in Study Butte. The show is a benefit for the Terlingua Community Garden via your donations! Adults only, 18 and up! First come, first serve as seating is limited. And don't be shy, join in the fun ~ SKIRT NIGHT both nights with prizes for best dressed! See you there! Dress warm!

This week at the Starlight
Wednesday, 12/13: Jeffro’s Song Swap with Alex Whitmore
Thursday: 12/14: Michael Shay (Band)
Friday, 12/15: 6-7 pm, Butch & Rory Hancock. 7 pm,  Jaimee Harris & Her Band of Friends with Special Guest, Jane Ellen Bryant.
Saturday, 12/16: 6-8 pm, Butch & Rory Hancock. 8 pm,  Jaimee Harris & Her Band of Friends with Special Guest, Jane Ellen Bryant.
Sunday, 12/17: 6 pm The Terlingua Christmas Choir!!! 8 p.m. The Band of Joy (Movie) Starring Robert Plant, Patti Griffith, Darrell Scott, Buddy Miller, and Dennis Crouch
Monday, 12/18: Trevor Reichman
And, next week, it’s Christmas! We will be open Christmas Day our usual hours. Dinner 5 – 10 p.m. and full bar until Midnight, with special Christmas Menu to be announced (our regular menu is always available).
Make your plans now for New Year's! New Year’s Eve: Bob Livingston with Bradley Kopp (9 p.m. – Midnight) and NO COVER. Dinner, Drinks and rock in 2018!  For reservations of parties of 10 or more, email terlinguastarlight@gmail.com.  And . . . New Year's Day . . . the Annual Townes Van Zandt Tribute hosted by Butch & Rory Hancock. Doors open at 5.
Ongoing through December, the art of Laura Omer and Mary Diesel.  Hope to see you soon!

Holiday Market Saturday December 16 
Terlingua Community Garden 10 -1
Vendors contact Jack Knight

Espresso ... y poco mas! 
Hours:  7:30 a.m until 2 p.m. daily.
We serve Big Bend Roasters coffee which is from Marfa and some of the best coffee found anywhere.
Whether you like French press coffee or lattes, we make it all.
We make the best fresh burritos, waffles, meatloaf sandwiches, rubens, salads and homemade pastries. We have daily specials, too!  Everything is cooked to order and the freshest you'll find any where.
Come enjoy the views, the local newspapers, the free wifi - all located in the Ghost town.  We look forward to seeing you through the holidays!

 High Sierra
Wednesday Karaoke 7 pm
Friday Jeff Haislip and Mark Utter 7:30 pm
Saturday Dr Fun 7:30 pm
Come out and have some fun and enjoy good food good music and good company

The Big Bend Church - Baptist - will have services Christmas Day @ 11:00

These are the certified Democratic Primary candidates for Precinct 2 County Commissioner – Calvin Glover, Dave Lambrix, and Sara Allen Colando. The incumbents are unopposed in the Democratic Primary for these races – County Clerk, County Judge, Justices of the Peace for Precinct 2 and 3 – Berta Rios-Martinez, Eleazar R. Cano, Susana M. Gonzales, and Jim Burr, respectively. Julie Morton is running unopposed in the Democratic Primary for County Treasurer. According to Mary Bell Lockhart. Mike Davidson has been declared ineligible to run for the office of Precinct 2 County Commissioner in 2018, because his voter registration address, on record for a number of years, was an address in Alpine in Commissioner Precinct 4.  The voter registration record had not been updated to his address located in Precinct 2 before he filed to run for the office.

TERLINGUA STORE
Open 9-8 daily 12-6 on Sundays.
Stop by for your beer, wine, ice, snacks, firewood, and more!!
Handmade fresheners for your home, auto, and RV! New scents!! Vaquero Leather, Lovespell leather and more!
Great new resale clothing for fall!! 432-371-2487

Becoming Mechanic Services 432 371 2694 1 432 294 0128 Remember the old saying: Cheap, Fast, Good - pick two. Are your expectations realistic? What is your #1 priority? If you are hoping for that '80's Chevy, (2000s any make or model) with over 150K to "run like new," you might want to evaluate your expectations a little bit.

The Terlingua Bottoms Group of AA meets every Thursday at 7:30 at the Big Bend Church in Study Butte.  The meetings are open to anyone who has or thinks they may have a drinking problem.

The River and the WALL
A team of diverse adventurers will embark on an epic 1,200-mile journey down the Rio Grande River and the U.S.-Mexico border to experience the vast landscapes of the borderlands region before construction of a wall. During the horse, mountain bike, and canoe powered journey, they will encounter personal stories from both sides of the border, examine immigration viewpoints across the political spectrum, and explore the impacts to wildlife, landowners, and all who call the borderlands home in the feature documentary THE RIVER AND THE WALL.
The horseback riding portion will be through the southern Trans Pecos mountain region that extends from Presidio, TX to the east side of Big Bend National Park (La Linda). The team is expected to make it to the Terlingua Ghostown onDecember 15th , riding up to the Starlight Theater/Porch at some point in the late afternoon (5 PM ish). Up to this point they will have been in the back country for a couple of weeks ready to see some happy and familiar faces. Come out to the Starlight for beer, laughs and shenanigans but most of all a good ole fun Terlingua night.
We hope to see all of yall on December 15th with a howdy in hand! If there are any changes with the dates and time we will update closer to the date.
Invite everyone and anyone and send off the team properly as they continue their journey the following day.
If you would like to know more about the journey itself click the website provided underneath and follow us on social media to get updates of the trip!

 ADOPTABLE DOGGIE! Happy is… you guessed it… very happy. Happy is a young black lab mix who needs an active keeper to spend lots of time tiring him out and helping him learn that he can have it all, just not all at once. Happy has tons of energy, smarts and potential for someone looking to share an adventure-filled experience! For more information about any pet in the Alpine Shelter, email heatherthemule@gmail.com

There is space on the Wylie water tank load for at least a couple more. We do not
cash your deposit until your tank is delivered and in your possession.  Delivery is
freight-free and no sales tax. The load is ordered and shipped pretty quickly once
a truckload has filled.  Call 371-2506 so we can get you on the list. We
can also answer your questions about the sizes, prices and spec.
Be sure to tell your neighbors.  or contact elcentro432@gmail.com


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