Monday, April 23, 2018

TERLINGUA MOON
April 24, 2018 ~ Volume  29 ~ #17
By Million sMiles



From Terry Tempest Williams' book, The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks:
"Big Bend is no place for cynics. There is too much at stake. A bedrock pragmatism refutes sentimentality through the beauty of the unexpected. What we mistake as sentimental is in fact a generosity, a willingness to stay open and acknowledge the miraculous.
Cynicism flourishes in air-conditioned rooms. Like any true place, the desert is a risk. Back into a barrel cactus and you may get hurt. But touch its yellow flowers with petals like wax and the pain from its needles lessens. Our fear of being touched removes us from a sensate world. The distant self becomes the detached self who no longer believes in anything. Awe is the moment when ego surrenders to wonder. This is our inheritance — the beauty before us. We cry. We cry out. There is nothing sentimental about facing the desert bare. It is a terrifying beauty."

Terlingua Fire and EMS 8th annual Fireman’s Ball and silent auction. April 28, 2018. Featuring Craig Carter & the Spur of the Moment Band. Starting at 7:30 pm. Doors open at La Kiva Bar and Grill at 5 pm for food and libations. $15 per person. Incredible Silent Auction also!!

This Week at The Starlight! It's a week of double-headers and triple headers!
Monday through Thursday, Butch and Rory Hancock will play the "late show" - around 9:30. Early music 6-9. We're lucky to have not only Butch and Rory multiple times this week but Darrin Kobetich and Will Taylor & Strings Attached as well. Another stellar week at The Starlight!! And don't forget - the art of Pat O'Bryan is on display through May 13th.
Monday, April 23rd: Chris McWilliams
Tuesday, 24th: Uh Clem
Wednesday, 25th: Jeffro’s song swap with Darrin Kobetich
Thursday, 26th: Thursday Darrin Kobetich
Friday and Saturday, April 27th and 28th: Will Taylor & Strings Attached
Sunday Brunch with Darrin Kobetich
Monday, April 30th:  Chet O’Keefe
Late night Monday – Thursday: Butch & Rory Hancock!
Hope to see you soon!!

This week at La Kiva
Every day - great Pizza and Steaks, 8 oz Burgers on our home made bread buns.  Fish & Chips on Thursday and Friday.
Thursday, Chet O'Keefe with his guitar.
Friday, Karaoke
Saturday - The Fireman's Ball.
Music on the Patio by Craig Carter
Sunday - Local Music in the Cave Room

Visit Boquillas
The celebration of the 5th anniversary of the Boquillas Crossing, postponed from April 14, has been re-scheduled to Saturday, May 5. There will be activities to also celebrate the Mexican victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862.  When the sun goes down, Grupo Los Kikos de Muzquiz will play for a public dance at the Valdez residence. Help us kick up some dust to celebrate 5 years of smooth operation of Boquillas Crossing. Message us about staying overnight. The Falcon's Roost has added 4 brand new rooms, giving them 7 in total.

Espresso ... y poco mas
We have our usual fantastic breakfasts and lunches along with specials like avocado toast, berry/banana smoothies, Mexican cokes and the best
fresh baked cakes and cookies around. We serve  Big Bend Roasters coffee, because it's the best anywhere,  and fresh squeezed orange juice, because you need a good start to the day!.   Our lunch menu always has specials and old standards as well.  We also prepare picnics!   Enjoy great old Mexican music, really good WiFi and views of the Big Bend National Park.  Meet locals and other visitors and discover hidden sites and road trips.

Come in and see all of our new inventory at Quicksilver trading company. Located in Bee mountain plaza next to the hardware store. Come check out our Scentsy vendor and Lots of new clothing in at our Resale boutique, mention you saw our ad in the moon and receive 20% off your clothing purchase. Don’t forget our hours are wed-fri 10-4 and Saturday 11-3, if you’d like to come in and shop during our days and hours we aren’t open give us a call we will come open up for you! (817)602-5007 Hope to see you soon! 
 
The Terlingua Bottoms Group of AA meets every Thursday at 7:30 at the Big Bend Church in Study Butte.

WYLIE TANK ORDER - If you have water tank(s) coming on this Wylie truckload, please give us a call soon. 371-2506.    Also, we might possibly have a couple of tanks to spare. And, we have the heavy duty valves on hand now.

Non Potable Water Update 4/14/18
The Property Owners Assoc. will be drilling a new well in the coming weeks to replace the failing well for non potable water sales. Thank you for your patience as we map out the best solutions to move forward on sustainable water for the ranch and it’s owners.
We still are currently selling water to property owners with restrictions .... We are also going to update the North Wells on the three mile road to be used for emergency purposes along with use for roads. Management takes these issues very seriously and appreciates all of the input. ... We will keep you up to-date on any changes.

EMERGENCY PREPARATION SUPPLIES SALES TAX HOLIDAY APRIL 28 – 30, 2018
You can purchase certain emergency preparation supplies tax free during the 2018 Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday. There is no limit on the number of qualifying items you can purchase, and you do not need to issue an exemption certificate to claim the exemption.
This year’s holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, April 28, and ends at midnight on Monday, April 30.

April Community Taize Service Focuses on The Many Faces of the ONE
Taize, an ecumenical, inter-spiritual service of reconciliation will be held at 5:30 pm on Sunday, April 29, at St. James Episcopal Church located at 510 N. 6th St at Ave A in Alpine. A soup, salad and bread supper will follow that is free and open to all.
Taize worship consists of meditative singing and periods of silence in order to reach a contemplative state. This month’s universal reconciliation service will focus on readings and chants about the many faces of the One. For more information, contact Pam Cook at 432-386-5988 or pscook.herenow@gmail.com.

Caelan Devine Ryan placed 5th out of 48 participants in the Current Issues & Events contest at the Regional UIL Academic meet in San Angelo. Fernanda Rodriguez placed 21st out of 47, Lily Dahl placed 25th out of 47, and Caelan 34th out of 47 for the Science contest. They made up a Science Team that placed 6th out of 9 teams. Caelan competing in Computer Science placing 30th out of 33. Also, participating were Grace Sullivan in Prose Interpretation and she competed and placed 7th in Headline Writing. Nicky Dahl placed 17th out of 48 in Number Sense and Josh Eby placed 21st also. We look forward to next year. These competitors include only 1 senior. Congrats Paisanos!

Hey there, it's me.. MILO! if you I'm wagging my tail, day dreaming of my next belly rub and of course, the thought of meeting YOU, my generous adopter! I'm about 1 years old, adorable Labroador Retriever and German Shepard mix.  Loyalty is my middle name; I will be a faithful, loving companion let me! If you are still reading this - go ahead, email mmwesttx@yahoo.com or call 432-294-1257.



Visit us in room 101 - Shot Time Liquors is open Monday thru Saturday, 10am-9pm for all your beer, booze, smoke, and lotto needs.  Check us out on FB!  We have new sales coming soon. Call, email, or stop by today!  Special ordering in all departments available with notice.  Cheers from Shot Time Liquors iVIVA TERLINGUA!

RED Flag Warnings
Just a reminder to keep an eye on the weather.  And be very very careful with fire! 


Thanks, Big Bend Gazette for details about voting in the School Bond Election!  https://bigbendgazette.com/2018/04/23/5922/




Please remember to get your information to terlinguamoon@gmail.com by noon on Mondays. Thanks! 

And, as always, you can read it online here:  http://theterlinguamoon.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

TERLINGUA MOON
April 17, 2018 ~ Volume  29 ~ #16

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

by Million sMiles

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

Celebrate International Dark Sky Week at Barton Warnock Center in Lajitas. The celebration on April 21, 2018 beginning at 6:30 pm at the Barton Warnock Visitor Center in Lajitas, Texas is FREE and open to the public. Funding and support for the event comes from the Compadres del Rancho Grande, the friends of Big Bend Ranch State Park.
 Contact: Amber Harrison, Interpretive Ranger, Barton Warnock Visitor Center, 432-424-3327.

High Sierra
Thursday Open mike with Dr Fun at 730p
Friday Jeff Haislip and Mark Utter at 730p
Saturday Dr Fun at 730p
HAPPY BIRTHDAY HERMAN EVERETT AND TIM KEANE, COME AND CELEBRATE WITH US SATURDAY NIGHT AT 600 PM

La Kiva
Thursday, April 19th.  Again we have Chet O'Keefe (and the Extraterrestrial Chupacabra Conjunto) great guitar music.
Friday, April 20th.  Tim Relleva, another great guitarist, followed by Karaoke until closing.
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday:  Beer drinkers' special.  Stadium (or Yankee) Natchos - $5.
Thursday & Friday:  the best Fish & Chips outside England. Always our home baked bread buns, great burgers and excellent steaks and locally baked cakes and cheesecakes.

Terlingua Fire and EMS 8th annual Fireman’s Ball and silent auction. April 28, 2018. Featuring Craig Carter & the Spur of the Moment Band. Starting at 7:30 pm. Doors open at La Kiva Bar and Grill at 5 pm for food and libations. $15 per person. Incredible Silent Auction also!!

This Week at The Starlight!
Monday, April 16th: Stephanie Nilles and Thomas Deakin
Tuesday: Uh Clem's Great Question
Wednesday: Brendan Flippo
Thursday: The Whitmore's
Friday: Scott Walker
Saturday: Brendan Flippo
Sunday Brunch (11-2): Jerome (Doors reopen at 5 for Dinner & Drinks)
Monday: TBA (check our website or FB page for more info)  Be sure to mark your calendars now for two evenings of very special musical guests: Will Taylor & Strings Attached - Fri and Sat, April 27 & 28.
Have a wonderful week!

FLEA MARKET @JACKASS FLATS PAVILION SAT APRIL 21 10:00 till ????
ALSO GUEST PERFORMANCE BY BOBBY HITT !!!! Visiting our neighborhood !!
Bring your stuff to trade on and lunch, will be a GREAT TIME !!!
All kinds of stuff this week general items, knives ,furniture, tools ,who knows what !! No table fee ,only thing required FUN !!        Musicians always welcome !!

Earth and Fire Gallery
Our guest artist, Deb Taylor, local resident of Terlingua is having a very successful showing at our Gallery this month. If you have not visited with us, you still have until April 30. Her collection, as a Fiber-Artist with naturally dyes fabrics from local botanicals include shirts for men and women, wall-hanging and weavings, fabric travel journals filled with hand-dyed papers, objects of desire and curiosity !!
Gallery is open 7 days a week, 9 am to 6 pm

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.

Over 80 loads delivered by residents to the South Brewster County Road & Bridge Yard on Saturday will soon be removed from South County, except for the items that were recycled on the spot. Thanks to everyone for separating trash, metal, and tires so that Brewster County can most efficiently and economically offer this service. The R & B Crew and I want to thank everyone for pitching in and helping your neighbors. It was a really nice day and so were all of you. And we'll take a look at your suggestions for improving this service.    Regards,
Hugh Garrett

Espresso ... y poco mas
We have our usual fantastic breakfasts and lunches along with specials like avocado toast, berry/banana smoothies, Mexican cokes and the best
fresh baked cakes and cookies around. We serve  Big Bend Roasters coffee, because it's the best anywhere,  and fresh squeezed orange juice, because you need a good start to the day!.   Our lunch menu always has specials and old standards as well.  We also prepare picnics!
Enjoy great old Mexican music, really good WiFi and views of the Big Bend National Park.
Meet locals and other visitors and discover hidden sites and road trips.

Big Bend National Park Implements Fire Prevention Measures
Due to prolonged extreme fire danger, Big Bend National Park is implementing a ban on smoking in the Chisos Basin Campground. The park already prohibits smoking on all Chisos Mountains trails, including popular day hikes such as the Lost Mine and Window Trails. Smoking will only be allowed at designated smoking areas (areas with outside cigarette/ash receptacles).
Additionally, all types of fires are now also prohibited along the Rio Grande corridor within the park. A ban on charcoal fires was implemented in the park last month.
These measures will remain in effect until fire danger abates significantly.
Since January, precipitation has been well below normal, and the park is continuing to experience dry
conditions with no foreseeable change. These factors result in extremely dry vegetation that is highly
susceptible to even the smallest spark. A fire would spread rapidly, be difficult to suppress, and pose
extreme risks to park visitors and staff.
Visitors can help Big Bend prevent fires by using pull-outs along roadways rather than parking on
vegetation, using extreme caution while handling any type of flame (camp stoves, lighters, etc.), and
properly disposing of cigarette butts where smoking is allowed.
Smoking will only be allowed at designated smoking areas (buildings with ash tray) for these two areas.

Artists .... time for a fun installation, "Wots in the Box?".  First time ever!! ... A daring way for a patron of the arts to get a new piece of art. Artists put art in a  box.  Artwork is described by artist, however the work is purchased unseen. The art is purchased for either 25, 50, or 100 dollars. Original works ... so this is a great way for Patrons to begin or continue to collect art. We will have several pieces from local artists that are debuting  in this installation.  This is the perfect opportunity to move inventory, an odd piece, or try something new. No, the art does not need to be recycled art! However, the installation will be in the window at Gallery on the Square during the R3 show.  Call of art with details are can be found on facebook at:https://www.facebook.com/events/366183217198912/  or simply send an email request to thebackroomgroup@gmail.com. Important Dates:
Entries due:        April 22-24
Show Dates:       April 26 ~ June 19
Reception:          Friday, May 4-   5pm to 7pm
Gallery On The Square, 115 West Holland Ave, Alpine

Sadie Sue is a sweet girl who was rescued off highway 118 and is in search of her forever home. She is approximately 2 years old, mixed breed and 100% well behaved.  Although she can be a bit shy, Sadie is wonderful with other dogs and loves going for walks. She is currently being fostered in Alpine at the Holland Hotel. Sadie is good with children but may require a cat-free home. She is spayed, micro chipped and fully vaccinated. All is she is missing is her faithful keeper! For more information email mmwesttx@yahoo.com or call 432-294-1257.



Check below for voting info for the Democrat Primary coming up:






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Thursday, April 12, 2018

2 XTRAs 

The Terlingua School board meeting this week, Wednesday, April 18th, will be at 4:00 PM in the Big Bend Library. We will start off with a public hearing on school shootings and school safety. Please come and participate.


AND

The Boquillas del Carmen community is in mourning for the passing of a much loved neighbor, Jose Luis Moran (Guicho), who now rests in peace.

For this reason, the celebration of the 5th anniversary of the re-opening of Boquillas Crossing, scheduled for this coming Saturday, April 14, has been temporarily postponed.

All of us at Boquillas International Ferry and Boquillas Adventures offer our sympathies and condolences to the family and the entire community.

The new date and details of this landmark celebration will be announced soon. Please share this post.

Ernesto Hernandez
Mike Davidson

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The Terlingua Moon  
10 April 2018 --Vol. 29, #15

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



Some local establishments did not submit schedules for entertainment this week. Contact them directly for nightly entertainment…



You don't want to miss the Whitmores at Sunday Brunch at the Starlight 11 to 2!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND LET'S COME TOGETHER FOR COLLIE!!! Most area residents know that our beloved neighbor, Collie Ryan, fell and broke her hip recently and was hospitalized. We're hosting a benefit in her honor and hope you'll join us. More details soon. For now, just make your plans to be here! And keep Collie in your loving thoughts and prayers. All of us at The Starlight wish her a speedy recovery but we know it's going to take a caring village to help her along the way. Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Open Mike 6 til closing at the Starlight Theatre. Doors open at 5 pm. Dinner 5-10 pm.

Catfish needs a car
Let’s get Catfish mobile! Donations for new wheels for Catfish have rolled in and now the issue is wrangling drivers to get it to Terlingua. Contact Marcos Paredes, who is coordinating this project!! Check Facebook for daily and hourly updates on this also!

BREWSTER COUNTY CLEAN-UP DAY
Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 9 am to 3 pm. 3 collection sites. Alpine Landfill, Marathon, and Terlingua road & Bridge Yard on FM 170. ACCEPTABLE CLEAN-UP DAY ITEMS: PLAIN OLD JUNK AND MATERIALS TO INCLUDE FURNITURE, MATTRESSES, BEDDING, CARPET, APPLIANCES, AND OTHER HOUSEHOLD ITEMS. NON-COMMERCIAL LUMBER. METAL, DISCARDED BUILDING MATERIALS, PIPE, YARD WASTE, AND SCRAP TIRES, ETC.

WHAT CANNOT BE RECEIVED: NO COMMERCIAL SCRAP TIRES OR COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS AND WASTE.NO HOUSEHOLD GARBAGE OR HAZARDOUS WASTE TO INCLUDE CAR BATTERIES, PETROLEUM PRODUCTS, PAINT, PESTICIDES, FREE LIQUIDS, AND ASBESTOS, ETC.

PLEASE NOTE! PLEASE SEPARATE SCRAP TIRES AND RECYCLABLE METALS FROM OTHER ITEMS.APPLIANCES USING FREON MUST BE CERTIFIED THAT THE FREON HAS BEEN REMOVED AND DISPOSED OF PROPERLY. YOU CAN HAVE THIS COMPLETED AT THE ALPINE LANDFILL FOR $75.

BREWSTER COUNTY VETERANS SERVICES Dennis Yancy, Veterans Services Officer for Brewster County will be at the Family Crisis Center every third Thursday of the month from 1200 to 1500 hours and will be at the American Legion from 1600 until 1700.

Because recycling matters! We sure could use your help! We're faced with the great problem of more and more people recycling but we still have the same number of volunteers. If you need more info, call 830.739.6986 or send us a message on our FB page: Terlingua Recycles. Thanks!

BREWSTER COUNTY RED FLAG WARNING!
From one day to the next, from one hour to the next, the weather changes and the wind shifts. We are still experiencing very dry conditions with low humidity. There are a lot of flashy fuels in the environment that can fuel a wildfire.  Please be aware of any exposed fires under your control and please keep them under your control!

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

Espresso ... y poco mas
We have our usual fantastic breakfasts and lunches along with specials like avocado toast, berry/banana smoothies, Mexican cokes and the best Fresh baked cakes and cookies around. We serve  Big Bend Roasters coffee, because it's the best anywhere,  and fresh squeezed orange juice.   We also prepare picnics!
Enjoy great old Mexican music, really good WiFi and views of the Big Bend National Park.
Meet locals and other visitors and discover hidden sites and road trips.

Big Bend High School Athletics - Congratulations to Yoali Aviles, for advancing  to the Regional track meet at Angelo State University in the triple jump.  Both the girls and boys Big Bend High School golf team won the 9A district championship held in Alpine on 4/6/18.  The boys team are Hugo Villa, David Aranda, Kendry Perez, and Joshua Eby, and the girls are Fernanda Salgado, Anahy Valenzuela, Jakeline Hernandez, and Natalie Villa.  They will be travelling to San Angelo to represent the district at the Regional Tournament. Viva Paisanos!!

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.

Shot Time Liquors is open Monday thru Saturday10am-9pm for all your beer, booze, smoke, local made honey, and lotto needs.  Check us out on FB!  We have new gift sets of J.D. Honey and Sotol Anejo.  Call, email, or stop by today!   Special ordering in all departments available with notice.  Cheers from Shot Time Liquors iVIVA 79852!

Earth & Fire Gallery - Deb Taylor,  full-time resident of Terlingua is our guest artist for the month of April. She is a Fiber Artist and slow-stitcher with Eco Dyed Textiles. She gathers desert botanicals, layers and bundles them into natural fabrics, soaks and solar dyes them into unique, one-of-a-kind pieces of fabric. Her artworks include small weavings, wall hangings, t-shirts, fabric travel journals and random objects of desire. Gallery open 7 days a week 9 am - 6 pm.

Skywarn Class – Alpine, Tx, Tuesday April 10, 6:30-8:30 pm, Sul Ross Rurner Range and Animal Scicence Bldg, Room 130.

Free Art Installation at West Texas National Bank in Alpine TX. What a wonderful opportunity to display at our local Bank. Thank you for supporting the local artists - shout out to West Texas National Bank!!! 13 pieces can be viewed at the Bank. To purchase any of the pieces ..just give me a ring at 432-301-9663. Info is on the tag. What kind of art? Mixed Media, Recycled Abstract Art. How long will the viewing be? This is an April viewing. (note Facebook only allows a 2 week end date but it goes on till end of April so I will make additional events to cover dates) Prices vary beginning at $100 ....But is does not cost anything to go see and enjoy it. I hope it makes you smile. I paint with love..... Happy to speak with you about the paintings .... how it was done, why I painted it, the story behind it ..... just give me a call . 432-301-9663  Lori Griffin

Terlingua Fire and EMS 8th annual Fireman’s Ball and silent auction. April 28, 2018. Featuring Craig Carter & the Spur of the Moment Band. Starting at 7:30 pm. Doors open at La Kiva Bar and Grill at 5 pm for food and libations. $15 per person. Incredible Silent Auction also!!

Chloe is a healthy, loving 10-year old poodle mix who can’t wait to find her forever home! She is quiet, mild-mannered and loves taking walks. Chloe is house trained and gets along well with other cats and dogs. For more information about any pet in the Alpine Shelter, please email admin@alpinehumanesociety.org.




Life on the US-Mexico border is fluid for many wildlife species
By: Zach Fitzner on 04.10.2018
https://www.earth.com/news/us-mexico-border-wildlife/
Big Bend National Park in Texas shares a border with Mexico for 118 miles says the National Park Service website.  On the same website, under the heading of ‘Safety Advice’ is a recommendation:

“People in distress may ask for food, water, or other assistance. It is recommended that you do not make contact with them, but note the location, and immediately notify park rangers. Lack of water is a life-threatening emergency in the desert.”
It’s clear from the context that this refers to illegal immigrants from Mexico.  Elsewhere on the website, the subject of border merchants is broached. On the U.S. side of the border, tourist items such as walking sticks and bracelets are left for sale by Mexican merchants.  The website says buying these items encourages illegal crossing of the river which may lead to incarceration.

According to NPR, The Big Bend Sector of the border has had the lowest apprehension rate of illegal crossers annually for the last 44 years.  The inhospitable terrain might be the reason why. Unlike in the Sonoran desert, the terrain of Big Bend might keep many from even trying to cross into the US, outside of border merchants.

In Big Bend, the Rio Grande River which already forms a natural border between US and Mexico is also of supreme importance to wildlife.  A potential border wall could kill animals searching for a drink in the arid Chihuahuan Desert. Black Bears, Mountain Lions, Big Horn Sheep, Coyotes, and Coati all live in the park.  Wildlife doesn’t respect borders and needs freedom to move for survival, especially in demanding desert regions.

Bordering Big Bend National Park on the Mexico side are Cañón de Santa Elena Flora and Fauna Protection Area and Maderas Del Carmen Biosphere Reserve, both of which are sister parks to Big Bend.  As sister parks, the managing agencies of the parks in the US and Mexico work together on things such as wildlife monitoring on both sides of the border. All together, the two Mexican protected areas and the one in the US make up The Big Bend Conservation Corridor Initiative, protecting more than 3 million acres, an area Wikipedia notes, as large as the US state of Connecticut.  As the name corridor implies, the area has been set aside partially to enable migration of wildlife north to south through the border region.

At the turn of the last century, Black Bears were said to be common in the Chisos Mountains of Big Bend National Park.  Ranchers, hunters and federal predator control agents put an end to Black Bears in the Big Bend region. By 1944 when Big Bend National Park was established, there were virtually no Black Bears at all.

In the 1980s bears made a comeback in Big Bend, journeying across the deserts of Mexico, swimming the Rio Grande a female from Sierra Del Carmen crossed even more desert in Texas to re-establish her species in the Chisos Mountains of Big Bend once again.  Without the corridor left intact between the US and Mexico, Black Bears could never have come back to Big Bend.

So far, the president and his cabinet have said that Big Bend won’t be a place where an actual border wall will be built.

All along the border, parks and preserves in the US partner with those in Mexico to protect the land and wildlife common to both.  Chiricahua National Monument, Saguaro National Park, Coronado National Memorial all in Arizona have sister Parks in Mexico. White Sands National Monument in New Mexico partners with Cuatrocienagas Biosphere Reserve to develop shared inventory and monitoring programs.  Besides Big Bend in Texas, Padre Island National Seashore also partners with a Biosphere Reserve and a National Park in Mexico.......

Celebrate International Dark Sky Week at Barton Warnock Center in Lajitas. The celebration on April 21, 2018 beginning at 6:30 pm at the Barton Warnock Visitor Center in Lajitas, Texas is FREE and open to the public. Funding and support for the event comes from the Compadres del Rancho Grande, the friends of Big Bend Ranch State Park.
 Contact: Amber Harrison, Interpretive Ranger, Barton Warnock Visitor Center, 432-424-3327.

Monday, April 2, 2018

The Terlingua Moon
April 3, 2018 ~ VOL. 29 #14
terlinguamoon@gmail.com

“Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.”
- Franklin D. Roosevelt








BIG BEND CITIZENS’ ALLIANCE
The Big Bend Citizens' Alliance will hold a regular meeting on THURSDAY, APRIL 5TH at the Red Pattillo Community Center in Study Butte (behind the Post Office). Meet and greet at 5:30 PM, and our meeting will begin at 6PM. We are a public charity supporting the Terlingua Community Garden, Kids Klub, Terlingua Recycles, Voices from Both Sides, Terlingua Visual Arts, and Ghost Town Charities. All are welcome to attend this public meeting. Please follow "BBCA Terlingua" on Facebook. For more information, email secretary.bbca@gmail.com with your questions. See you there!

TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE 
Will be at the Alpine American Legion on 2 pm on 9 April. Anyone interested in a career with Parks and Wildlife can talk to a Ranger recruiter at the Legion.
Dennis Yancy, Veterans Service Officer Brewster County, Texas Email: vetaff@co.brewster.tx.co Office: 432-837-6219

BIG BEND NATIONALPARK
As of 3/38/18 - Due to unexpected circumstances, the recycle center will be closed until further notice. 

TERLINGUA RECYCLES! 
The trailer/ recycling bins are closed until Thursday afternoon. Please do not add to the already overflowing situation. If you'd like to help, we will be taking the trailer to the recycling center Thursday at 8 a.m. Meet at the Terlingua Recycling Center behind the Terlingua EMS station.

ALPINE RECYCLING
Sadly, the Hal Flanders Recycling Center has experienced a lot of illegal dumping lately. As we are short-staffed we cannot keep up with the messes being made. Stay tuned to this page for updated hours. As of today, March 28, 2018, the recycling center will be open daily Monday through Friday 9 am to 5 pm. We will be closed Saturdays except during the 3rd Saturday Loader Days. If interested in volunteering on Saturdays, please call 837-3281.

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

Earth and Fire Gallery
New Artist in town...Deb Taylor is a full-time resident of Terlingua and will be our guest artist for the month of April. She is a Fiber Artist and slow-stitcher with Eco Dyed Textiles. She gathers desert botanicals, layers and bundles them into natural fabrics, soaks and solar dyes them into beautiful pieces of fabric. Her artworks include small weavings, wall hangings, t-shirts, fabric books  and random objects of desire. Please join us for her Opening Reception April 7th ~ 6:30 PM with snacks and free wine ~SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL ARTISTS~


IN MEMORY OF RUTH JANSYN
Thanks to the volunteers who helped raise money from the sale of Ruth Jansyn's photographs yesterday: Jai McDonald, Mindy Hamlett, Judy Brinkerhoff, Lauren Stedman, and George Womack. Also thanks to the patrons who came to remember Ruth and purchase her work. Proceeds from the sale will go to benefit the Terlingua School dance group and visual art projects.

LAS POSADA MILAGRO HOTEL & ESPRESSO …Y POCA MAS
We have our usual fantastic breakfasts and lunches along with specials like avocado toast, berry/banana smoothies, Mexican cokes and the best fresh baked cakes and cookies around.  Wonderful Big Bend Roasters coffee and fresh squeezed orange juice.   We also prepare picnics!  Enjoy great old Mexican music, really good Wi-Fi and views of the Big Bend National Park. Meet locals and other visitors and discover hidden sites and road trips. 

THIS WEEK @ HIGH SIERRA
Tuesday Movie Night
Thursday Open Mike 730p
Friday Jeff Haislip and Mark Utter 730p
Saturday Dr. Fun 730p

THIS WEEK AT THE STARLIGHT!
Many thanks to everyone who spent their Easter Sunday with us, whether brunch or dinner! And to the McMercy Family band for joining us for their 10th Anniversary Starlight Easter. Here's this week's lineup:
Monday: Brandon Luedtke
Tuesday: Uh Clem and Artist’s Reception 5-7 for Pat O'Bryan
Wednesday: Jeffro's Song Swap with Brandon Luedtke (followed by Brandon & Honey Baby)
Thursday: The Whitmore's
Friday: Laird & Friends
Saturday: Utter Haislip
Sunday Brunch: Jerome
Monday: Chet O'Keefe
Have a terrific week! And remember we take reservations for parties of 10 or more: terlinguastarlight@gmail.com

The Starlight Theatre will host a photography and art exhibit and opening featuring new works by Pat O'Bryan.  The opening is April 3, 2018, from 5 PM until the bar closes.
There will be wine, snacks, live music, and celebration.























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.

SHOT TIME LIQUORS    Visit us in room 101 - Shot Time Liquors is open Monday thru Saturday 10am-9pm for all your beer, booze, smoke, and lotto needs.  Check us out on
FB!  We have new sales coming soon. Call, email, or stop by today!  Special
ordering in all departments available with notice.  Cheers from Shot Time
Liquors iVIVA TERLINGUA!

POATRI WEBSITE:
We are working diligently to getting the well back up to full operation. In the interim we have initiated some water management steps so we can continue to service our ranch owners. We are issuing water management cards to everyone who comes to the office to buy water. Each household is allowed 300 gallons per week. We are limiting sales to 1700 gallons per day. First come first serve.
WYLIE WATER TANK LOAD 
Folks!  IT WILL RAIN. The Wylie water-catchment, tank order is about 1/2 filled.
They are freight-free if we order a full load of at least 8 tanks. Cost per gallon ratio, these are the best bang for the buck, plus, they are State sales tax free.  Wylie, a Texas based company since the 1930s, is the gold standard of heavy-duty, warrantied, agricultural products.  Call the Burrs to reserve yours 371-2506 or leave contact info on our answering machine and we'll get back to you.

TERLINGUA STORE
OPEN 9-8pm Monday-Saturday 
Sunday 12-6pm
RESALE BOUTIQUE!!!! 
Crazy new selection of resale clothing and more arriving daily!!! Costume jewelry! Cheap sunglasses and more!
BEER•ICE•FIREWOOD•SNACKS•CAMPING

DESERT EXPRESSION BEAUTY SALON 
Salon hours 10-6 Wednesday - Friday
Call or come by for your appointment. 
325.456.5983 Cell
432.371.2487 Store 

AGENDA COMMISIONERS COURT APRIL 4, 2018

PRESIDIO COUNTY HEALTH SERVICES AWARDED $330,000.00  IN FEDERAL GRANT FUNDING

APRIL IS KEEP ALPINE BEAUTIFUL MONTH


IN BIG BEND, A BORDER WALL COULD DIVERT BEARS, BIGHORN SHEEP FROM A COMEBACK TRAIL: ARIZONA CENTRAL 3/29

BRYCE is a 1.5 year old Weimaraner mix who is full of life! He is fully house trained and an expert leash walker. Bryce loves to play and is great with dogs and kids. Bryce is neutered, microchipped and fully vaccinated. For more information about any pet in the Alpine Shelter, please email admin@alpinehumanesociety.org.



NEXT WEEKS MOON BY GHOST WRITERS ON THE SLY.



Tuesday, March 27, 2018

TERLINGUA MOON
March 27, 2018 ~ Volume  29 ~ #13

by Million sMiles

Just living is not enough . . . You must have sunshine, freedom and little flower.       ~  Hans Christian Anderson

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

Starlight Theater     It's going to be a wonderful week leading up to Easter and Passover we'll continue to celebrate the arrival of Spring! Be sure to make your plans now for Easter Brunch with us. Reservations are accepted for parties of 10 or more by emailing terlinguastarlight@gmail.com. And, don't forget, The McMercy Family Band will be here Saturday night for their 10th Annual Easter Weekend performance! Our musical line up for this week is:
Monday, 3/26: Bruce Salmon
Tuesday, 3/27: Uh Clem
Wednesday, 3/28: Bill Bloomer
Thursday, 3/29: Trevor Reichman
Friday, 3/30: Pat O'Bryan
Saturday, 3/31: The McMercy Family Band (with opening set by Trevor Reichman) Come early - stay late!!
EASTER SUNDAY BRUNCH 11-2!!! The Terlingua Cats
Monday, 4/2: Brandon Luedtke
Hope to see you soon and for those traveling to the area - be safe and happy trails!

This week at La Kiva
Thursday, 29th March - Chet O'Keefe
Friday, 30th March - 8pm - Karaoke
Saturday, 31st March - 6 to 9 - The Whitmores, Alex & Marti
Sunday, 1st of April-of course, the ALTER EGO PARTY.
Dress up and come as you Really Want to Be.
Drinks specials and plenty of our Really Good Food
Prizes for the Most Spectacular Personalities.
Alex and Marti Whitmore Saturday evening at 6 pm.

Espresso ... y poco mas!   The Ghost Town's best coffee and freshest food!
We will continue to open at 7 a.m. all this week and hope to see you here.  Get the best coffee, lattes, espressos or flavored coffees
in the area along with great breakfasts, lunches and daily specials.

High Sierra Bar and Grill Come enjoy the views of the Chisos and all the Ghost Town has to offer along with free wifi, comfortable seating, and friendly service.
If you're in a real hurry, call ahead for take out orders.
Tuesday March 27 7pm  Movie night
Thursday March 29 8pm Open Mike night with Dr Fun
Friday March 30 Jeff Haislip and Mark Utter special guest Neil Tremill 800 pm
Saturday March 31 Dr Fun 800 pm
also now hiring
Servers
bartenders
maintenance

Good Friday/Easter Sunday Services at Santa Inez in the Ghostown
Visiting Priest Mike Wallens, from St. Paul's in Marfa, will be down for Good Friday service at 5pm and Easter Sunday service at 5pm. All Welcome.
Originally from Chicago, Father Mike was raised in the Jewish tradition. He took a detour along the way and has been an Episcopal priest since 1978. Father Mike has served in seven Episcopal schools in four states, the most recent being Canterbury Episcopal School in DeSoto, Texas. Fr. Mike has also served in diocesan staff positions in Chicago and served in long-time supply and Interim positions in many churches. In addition, he served as chaplain at Kennedy Airport, worked with youth in juvenile detention and various specialty camps. Additionally he has served as spiritual director, and provided spiritual mentoring for those who feel called to ordained ministry. Father Mike met his wife Susan in college and they have been married for 44 years. Susan has a Masters degree in learning differences. She has worked one on one with students from kindergarten to college. They have two grown sons who currently live in Austin, and have two dogs named Waffles and Obadiah to fill their empty nest. Father Mike enjoys serving our Lord and is looking forward to being in beautiful West Texas.

Easter Sunday at Big Bend Church we will be having a pancake and sausage breakfast from 8:30-9-30. This will be followed by Sunday School at 10:00 and Worship at 11:00. We pray you will come and celebrate with us this most special day - The Resurrection of our Savior - Jesus Christ!

This Sunday is the next "Singaround" at the La Kiva Cave Room, from 5 - 7 pm. Bring your voices and acoustics to share with our circle of unplugged singers and players. June Rapp and Mary Diesel are hosting two more sessions - this Sunday and April 15th.
After that, Kathleen and Peter of the La Kiva staff say they want to continue the venue every Sunday. Check with them to make sure it's happening, and may the circle be unbroken!

The Starlight Theatre will host a photography and art exhibit and opening featuring new works by Pat O'Bryan.
The opening is April 3, 2018, from 5 PM until the bar closes.
There will be wine, snacks, live music, and celebration.

Brewster County CleanUp Day!
SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2018, 9 A.M. TO 3 P.M.
3 COLLECTION SITES
ALPINE LANDFILL:  9 MILES EAST OF ALPINE ON US 90
MARATHON: ALBERT ROAD OLD LANDFILL SITE
TERLINGUA: ROAD & BRIDGE YARD FM 170
FREE TO ALL BREWSTER COUNTY RESIDENTS

Big Bend High School Competes in Academic District UIL Competition
On March 20th, 16 students from Terlingua competed against other students from Ft. Davis, Marfa, Dell City, Sierra Blanca, Valentine, and Balmorhea. The following students advanced to Regionals:
Caelan Devine Ryan, Savanna Carter, Fernanda Rodriguez, Lily Dahl, Grace Sullivan, Josh Eby, Kendry Perez, and Nicky Dahl. These students will travel to San Angelo State University to compete April 13th and 14th.
Current Issues Team: 1st out of 5: Caelan, Savanna, and Kendry
Current Issues: Caelan 1st out of 18
Headline Writing: Grace 2nd out of 9
Mathematics: Lily 4th out of 17
Computer Science: Caelan 2nd out of 10
Accounting: Taylor Ohl 4th out of 8, Malana Yankton 5th
Calculator Applicatons Team: 2nd out of 4: Josh, Yoali Aviles, and Yadriana Villanueva
Calculator Applications: Josh 5th out of 17
Science Team: 1st out of 5: Lily, Fernanda, Caelan, and Savanna
Science: Top Score Physics: Lily, Alternate Top Score Biology: Fernanda, Alternate Top Score Chemistry: Fernanda, Overall: Lily 2nd out of 24, Fernanda 3rd
Number Sense Team: 2nd out of 5: Nicky, Josh, Natalie Villa, and Anahy Valenzuela
Number Sense: Nicky 2nd out of 19, Josh 3rd
Prose Interpretation: Grace 3rd out of 8
Way to go Paisanos!!!

IN MEMORY OF RUTH JANSYN: Besides a legacy of service to our community, Ruth left a large body of her photography of the Big Bend. On Saturday, March 31, from 4 - 7 pm, Terlingua Visual Arts will hold a sale of her framed and matted works. The sale will be held in front of the Forever Resorts conference rooms (near the Motor Inn laundromat). All proceeds will be donated to local groups in which Ruth was involved. Please take this last opportunity to have one or more of Ruth's creations and support your community.

FULL BLUE MOON POT LUCK! Mar. 31st, 7:00 p.m. at Terrymar Pavilion!
Music hosts for acoustic jam, Haislip, Utter and friends. T-shirts for "Voices" event will be available for purchase, tips and donations will go towards production of "Voices " event this year! At the time of this Moon, the ground begins to soften enough for earthworm casts to reappear, inviting the return of robins and migrating birds—a true sign of spring.

Egg Hunt at the Terlingua Community Garden! Join us for a Spring Egg Hunt this Sunday, April 1st at 11AM. Parents are encouraged to bring a dozen or so eggs to hide in the Garden, then we’ll let the kids search them out! For more information, call Sara at 371-2902.

Earth and Fire Gallery
New Artist in town...Deb Taylor is a full-time resident of Terlingua and will be our guest artist for the month of April. She is a Fiber Artist and slow-stitcher with Eco Dyed Textiles. She gathers desert botanicals, layers and bundles them into natural fabrics, soaks and solar dyes them into beautiful pieces of fabric. Her artworks include small weavings, wall hangings, t-shirts, fabric books  and random objects of desire. Please join us for her Opening Reception April 7th ~ 6:30 PM with snacks and free wine ~SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL ARTISTS~

Quicksilver Trading Company
Come see us this week for 20% off your clothing purchase. Making room for more inventory! We also have some new American West bandana series purses and wallets in. New stuff in weekly, so be sure and keep up with our new stuff! Don’t forget our new hours are wed-fri 10-4 and sat 11-3 we can also open up for you by appointment on the days we aren’t open. Give us a call at (817)602-5007 we are located in bee mountain plaza just down from the hardware store :)

Visit us in room 101 - Shot Time Liquors is open Monday thru Saturday 10am-9pm for all your beer, booze, smoke, and lotto needs.  Check us out on Facebook.  Call, email, or stop by today!  Special ordering in all departments available with notice.  Cheers from Shot Time Liquors iVIVA TERLINGUA!

All Energies has a limited number of 280W solar panels in stock. No waiting! Call 371-2950 or email casey@allenergies.net to get your solar panels for just $255 each.

April 10, 2018 will mark 5 years since the opening of the Boquillas Port of entry. In celebration, Boquillas International Ferry is bringing in a band from Muzquiz on Saturday April 14. This will be a night time event, so make your plans to come and enjoy this festive occasion. Other events and activities will take place throughout the day;  stay tuned for updates
.
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.

It’s that time again, all jars and bottles need a new home or homes.. first come first serve. Can pick up at DB’s Rustic Iron BBQ.       Tks-DB

Commissioners’ Court in Marathon April 28 at 10 AM
https://dochub.com/terlinguamoon/3qWbpL/agenda-commissioners-court-special-meeting-march-28th-2018

TERLINGUA RECYCLES . There will NOT be a trip this Thursday 3/29/18 into the BBNP Recycling Center. We forgot about Easter/ Passover Weekend SO the next run will be the following week - 4/5/18.  Please don't meet us at the Terlingua Recycles station behind the Terlingua EMS station at 8 a.m. on the 29th unless you'd like to help us compress plastic cartons, cardboard, etc. With the continuous influx of visitors and new residents, we really need to be mindful of Stop. Drop. and Roll. i.e. STOP - if a bin is full; DROP - is there anything you can do about it if bins at capacity (hint: take it with you and come back the following week) ?; ROLL - pack tighter and add your items if room permits, or roll away until the next Tuesday or Wednesday, before the next (THURSDAY) haul into the park. .We would LOVE your assistance the following Thursday as we take an already to-capacity haul. Thanks and happy GREEN Spring. If you've got questions about recycling, where volunteers are needed, who's on first etc., please call 830.739.6986. Thanks!!!

TERLINGUA STORE
OPEN 9-8pm Monday-Saturday
Sunday 12-6pm
RESALE BOUTIQUE!!!!
Crazy new selection of resale clothing and more arriving daily!!!  Costume jewelry!
Cheap sunglasses and more!
BEER•ICE•FIREWOOD•SNACKS•CAMPING

DESERT EXPRESSION BEAUTY SALON 
Salon hours 10-6 Wednesday - Friday
Saturday 10-3
Call or come by for your appointment.
325.456.5983 Cell   432.371.2487 Store

Bend Sierra Club Meeting
Thursday, March 29 at 6pm
 SRSU Warnock Science Building
Room 101
Explore, Enjoy, and Protect the Planet
Join Us!

Casper is a 4 year old yellow lab mix who loves to take walks, eat his treats, and get snuggled! He gets along with other dogs and welcomes all new friends. For more information about any pet in the Alpine Shelter, email heatherthemule@gmail.com



Please remember to get your information to terlinguamoon@gmail.com by noon on Mondays. Thanks!


And, as always, you can read it online here:  http://theterlinguamoon.blogspot.com/




Tuesday, March 20, 2018

TERLINGUA MOON
March 20, 2018
Vol. 29 No. 12
Edited by Cactus Jane


As long as we are not chased from our words we have nothing to fear. As long as our utterances keep their sound we have a voice. As long as our words keep their sense we have a soul. — Edmond Jabes

Welcome to the Moon. Thanks for landing, share freely.

FROM ELENA HARRIS: Howdy folks, anyone remember Jo Momma and Zero Kempf my grandparents, from the good old days? Well I'm back in the ghost town, at their old home on Kempf Rd and wanted to put it out there that I am the person living there and am starting to get the RV park/campground going again "jomommas." Right now we can handle couples RVing or camping nightly. Power is on but waiting on water. Just saying hi.

IN MEMORY OF RUTH JANSYN: Besides a legacy of service to our community, Ruth left a large body of her photography of the Big Bend. On Saturday, March 31, from 4 - 7 pm, Terlingua Visual Arts will hold a sale of her framed and matted works. The sale will be held in front of the Forever Resorts conference rooms (near the Motor Inn laundromat). All proceeds will be donated to local groups in which Ruth was involved. Please take this last opportunity to have one or more of Ruth's creations and support your community.

RENOWNED COSMOLOGIST STEPHEN HAWKING passed away peacefully at his Cambridge, United Kingdom home March 14, at the age of 76. He once wrote, “There could be whole antiworlds and antipeople made out of antiparticles. However, if you meet your antiself, don’t shake hands! You would both vanish in a great flash of light.”

BURN BAN IS ON COUNTY WIDE. Outdoor burning of trash, debris, and brush is PROHIBITED including Terlingua. Go to the end of this MOON for the order.

NOTICE FROM BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK. Charcoal ban in effect until further notice. There is a park-wide ban on charcoal use due to high fire danger. The use of propane cook stoves, gas grills, or similar, is allowed. Please use extreme caution with any heat source.

BREWSTER COUNTY NEW MAIN PHONE NUMBER is (432) 837-6200.  Skip to the bottom for extension numbers.

COMMISSIONERS COURT REGULAR MEETING Wed. March 21 at 9 a.m. See agenda here:  http://www.brewstercountytx.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Agenda-March-21-2018.pdf

FROM BREWSTER COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE. BCSO would like to work with interested homeowners to assist in crime prevention and prosecution. Over the next few days, BCSO will implement a program to sign-up property owners and businesses who have security cameras on their property, so the Sheriff's Office will have their contact information. This program will allow law enforcement to contact individuals with cameras in an area where a crime has been committed, and possibly utilize the footage to further the investigation. A simple contact form will be provided to anyone interested. This information will not be disclosed to anyone outside of law enforcement and does not grant access to the security cameras without the property owner’s authorization. Similar programs have been very successful in deterring and solving crimes across the country. If you are interested in taking part in this program, BCSO will provide more information in the coming days. Participation is not required.  (432)837-3488.

 LAST MINUTE LOW BUDGET PRODUCTIONS. This week the Board of Directors welcomed new member, Nancy Faubion. LMLBP is nearly moved into its storage building, with most costumes in garment bags. The bent-over sign has been taken down, soon to be re-erected and well-braced. Work is being done to seal off access from critters, as well as add foundation slabs for two donated swamp coolers. All of the above-mentioned work is being done by Antonio Guerrero. LMLBP is moving forward with plans to put in a septic system and build a restroom, as funds allow. LMLBP is always looking for directors and actors. The facility is there to be used! The Cinnabar is available for performances, recitals, concerts, classes, anything that needs a stage with a lot of lights and seating for about 60 people.  If you know of a need like that, please be in touch with LMLBP.
Thank you for your support!

 NOTICE OF UPCOMING BREWSTER COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY CONVENTION. Anyone who currently considers themselves a Democrat can attend, who did NOT vote in the Republican Party’s Primary on March 6.  At the convention, delegates are selected who will go to the State Convention representing Brewster County Democrats. The convention votes on policy proposals they’d like the Texas Democratic Party to adopt.

 ROOF CONTRACTOR COMING TO TERLINGUA. Terry Anderson's got roof problems with his flat metal roof and found a source to solve his problems. He's having a contractor come to Terlingua. Sunbelt Roofing and Insulation is coming down in the next few weeks and wants to let anyone else having problems know they're here. It would be good to let neighbors know they’ll be in our area for Roof Evaluation’s & Estimates for services - if needed. Contact Terry for more information – tviaglobus@bigbend.net.

BIG BEND RESORT ADVENTURES IS LOOKING FOR HELP in the Maintenance Dept., Restaurant and Store. Please stop by BBRA Front Desk and pick up an application. Also, please check out our daily lunch specials.

MYTHICAL ART & MUSIC, March 15 - April 1, Earth and Fire Gallery Terlingua Ghost Town. Artist Lori Griffin pushes perception beyond the familiar into a zone of dreams, colors, and imagination. Featuring - Whimsical, Mystical & Dreamland Art. Over 20 new pieces, including miniature landscapes of Big Bend, Whimsical horses, and Goddesses.
Music this weekend!  Come enjoy the tunes of local songwriters!
Sat. March 24, 7 p.m. Musician Chet O’Keefe
Sun. March 25, 7 p.m. Musician Tom Griffith   FREE to attend.  BYOB & Chair

GIANT MOVING SALE! Sat. March 24, 9 a.m. to Noon. At Brewster County Storage behind Many Stones in Study Butte. TV, vacuum, home furnishings, kitchenware, small appliances, king bedding, tools - power, hand and garden, ladders, coolers, shop vac, building materials.

TERLINGUA FEAST LIVES! Terlingua Feast Dinner Club will soon be announcing a special location - which will change with each feast - where 40-50 guests will gather for a meal to celebrate food and the people who created the meal. Guests will pay a charge to cover chef/meal costs. The first guest chef, Katy, is a recent transplant from Marfa. Get ready Terlingua for this one-of-a-kind night.

VOICES FROM BOTH SIDES. May 12, 2018 will be the next Fiesta Protesta and this year we will be having a community picnic on both sides of the border. Bring food drinks & shade to share with others. Un día de campo con la comunidad! More details to come!

 THIS TUESDAY - CRAFTY GALS WILL MEET from 6:30-8:30 in the Fellowship Hall at Big Bend Church. We meet the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month. Bring a craft, learn a new one, or just come and chat but join the fun!

WEEKEND LONG CONCERT. Craig Carter at The Goat Pens
Mar. 23, 6 p.m. to Mar 24, 11:55 p.m.
1 Cigar Springs Rd. Terlingua, TX 79852. Let’s make this a huge yearly event! Craig Carter, Austin Ausley and more playing a concert at The Goat Pens. Bring your tents, RV, or vehicle right onto the venue and stay for the night or the whole weekend! Choose from 20+ acres of scenic and secluded campgrounds to set up your campsite. Call 432-371-2242 for tickets, directions or any questions. (just leave message if no answer and you’ll hear back). Directions: https://g.co/kgs/Se3nDw.
Book campsites anytime of the year at: https://www.hipcamp.com/texas/goat-pens-cigar-springs-ranch/the-goat-pens. Craig Carter plays Saturday but you’re welcome all weekend! $25 for the Saturday concert or $50/tent for a 3-day camping pass Friday-Sunday including concert admission. Bathrooms on site, BYOB. Bring chairs if you’d like a seat. Bonfires allowed. Pets allowed on leash
LET’S HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND AND MAKE THIS ONE TO REMEMBER!

FULL BLUE MOON POT LUCK! Mar. 31st, 7:00 p.m. at Terrymar Pavilion!
Music hosts for acoustic jam, Haislip, Utter and friends. T-shirts for "Voices" event will be available for purchase, tips and donations will go towards production of "Voices " event this year! At the time of this Moon, the ground begins to soften enough for earthworm casts to reappear, inviting the return of robins and migrating birds—a true sign of spring.

 TERLINGUA RANCH BAD RABBIT CAFE. Every Friday and Saturday evening, about 6 to 8:30 p.m., the Terlingua Fill-Harmonic Symphony – Cooter, Charlie, and Judy, play your favorite old country songs.

THIS WEEK AT LA KIVA!
Thursday, March 22nd:   Chet O'Keefe
Friday, March 23rd:  Karaoke
Saturday, March 24th:  The Last Call Band

THIS WEEK AT THE STARLIGHT! It's gonna be BUTCHIN’ – Butchin’ & Rorying! Butch and Rory Hancock every evening (Monday – Friday at 9:30)! And a musical line up that can’t be beat. But first, be sure to make your plans for Easter Brunch. 11-2 with music by Terlingua Cats. As always, we take reservations for parties of 10 or more at terlinguastarlight@gmail.com. Finally, it’s the last two weeks of Random Facets: The Art of Crystal Allbright. Be sure to check out the gallery again as she’s replaced many of the pieces that sold. Now for this week’s music:
Monday (3/19): Sarah Burton 6-9 p.m.  Butch and Rory 9:30
Tuesday: Uh Clem’s Great Question at 6. Butch and Rory 9:30
Wednesday:   Daisy O’Connor 6-9 p.m.  Butch and Rory 9:30
Thursday: Eric Sommer 6-9.  Butch and Rory 9:30
Friday: Hank Erwin & Garner Sloan 6-9. Butch and Rory 9:30
Saturday: Garner Sloan & Hank Erwin Song Swap 6-9
Sunday Brunch: Brendan Flippo 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Monday (3/26): Bruce Salmon 6-9

Terlingua Tanz will play tangos, waltzes, Klezmer, and other luscious music at this week's luscious Sunday Brunch, March 25, at the Starlight.  Charlie Watkins plays the accordion with Judy Eron on oboe.

THIS WEEK AT THE HIGH SIERRA. Tuesday March 20, Clint Eastwood on the projector
No Karaoke this week will return in 4 weeks
Thursday March 22 Open Mike, calling all musicians come and share your music with us 730 p
Friday March 23 Jeff Haislip and Mark Utter  730 p
Saturday March 24  700 pm Memorial for T Treybig come share your thoughts and memories
Saturday March 24 800 pm Dr Fun

ESPRESSO ... Y POCO MAS! will be opening at 7 a.m. all month and closing at 2 - seven days a week through the month of March. We offer the best coffee in the area – Big Bend Roasters from Marfa. Whether you like French press, lattes, espressos or flavored coffees, we make them all. Everything 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 are great and we throw in free Wi-Fi and comfortable seating – so come stay a while!

FATHER MIKE WALLENS OF MARFA will be holding Good Friday service on March 30th at 5pm at Santa Inez, the Ghost Town Church. He will also be celebrating there Easter Sunday, April 1st, at 5p.m. All are welcome.

COMMUNITY TAIZE SERVICE FOCUSES ON A GOOD LIFE; A GOOD DEATH. Taize, an ecumenical, inter-spiritual service of reconciliation will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 25, at St. James Episcopal Church located at 510 N. 6th St at Ave A in Alpine. A soup, salad and bread supper will follow that is free and open to all.

BIG BEND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT COUNCIL WILL BE HOSTING a school carnival on Wednesday, March 28th, from 4:00-6:30 p.m.  There will be games, concessions, and a bouncy house. We will also be holding a short ceremony to celebrate the new improvements to our playground thanks to Big Bend Education Corporation and BBHS Student Council. The public is invited.

ALL ENERGIES HAS a limited number of 280W solar panels in stock. No waiting! Call 371-2950 or email casey@allenergies.net to get your solar panels for just $255 each.

EGG HUNT AT THE TERLINGUA COMMUNITY GARDEN! Join us for a Spring egg hunt this Sunday, April 1st at 11a.m. Parents are encouraged to bring a dozen or so eggs to hide in the Garden, then we’ll let the kids search them out! For more information, call Sara Colando at (432) 371-2902.

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.

HAVE COMPUTER PROBLEMS? SYSTEM PROBLEMS? Data-Nerd is a Microsoft Certified Network Engineer available to repair laptops to troubleshoot your systems from home use to small business and enterprise levels. Specialized in Linus and Microsoft, virus and malware removal plus data recovery. Reasonable prices and can provide referances. Call or text Data-Nerd, Jay Masterson, at 512-867-5796 or email:jaypmcell@gmail.com.

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


PET OF THE WEEK. Roxy is a 2-year old boxer mix who weighs less than 40 pounds. She is terrific on a leash, loves toys and treats, and gets along with most other dogs though she would be delighted to have her keepers and her stuff all to herself. Roxy has been in the shelter for almost 3 months and can’t wait to soak up love and attention in a wonderful home. For more information about any pet in the Alpine Shelter, email heatherthemule@gmail.com.