Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Terlingua Moon

December 16, 2014 ~ VOL. 25 #49

 by Patchouli Gulch Gal

A private service will be held on Tuesday, December 16, for the family of Markus Irwin.  Thank you for your understanding.
We won't have music on Friday so that musicians can participate in the Open Mic hosted by Tim Relleva at the Starlight, celebrating the life of our beloved Mark eYeBall Kneeskern.
Music on Saturday by Cody Wayne Robbins.  Martin has been preparing amazing food in the kitchen and we have the coldest beer in town.  Join us, won't you?

"CHRISTMAS ON THE BORDER" Come celebrate at the Barton Warnock Visitor Center Tuesday, December 16th at 6:30pm.  There will be music and singing and a special visitor bringing treats for the children.  All are welcome.

"Terlingua, I sent the art piece that I will donate to Shannon to do whatever she wishes with. It is 2 larger piece of sandstone rock (1 a base and the other will be mounted into it). The theme is S.P.A.C.E. Well I have made my Mark and I am leaving S.P.A.C.E for you all to leave your MARK. I sent a dremel tool, bits, and chisels down, feel free to bring your own tools also. Be looking for its arrival in the secret garden at the starlight. it is a free for all art project, carve it, draw it, just get down there and let the artist in you rock on... if you have questions, ask Brian, Buckner, or myself. The only thing I ask is to be gentle with the hammering on it (use finesse and patience), for it is sandstone, not limestone, it is a softer rock." 

Need a pick me up?  Espresso drinks or a smoothie might just be the answer!  Did you know we are now offering homemade waffles and some gluten free baked goods?  Yum!

Always wanted to work for an influential media source like the Terlingua Moon?  Here's your chance.  We need smiling faces to deliver the MOON to 24 locations around the Ghostown.  Once a week on Tuesday, it takes about 45 minutes because you get to meet so many fascinating people along your route.  The pay is the usual big THANKS.  Email us at terlinguamoon@gmail.com if you'd like to help.

Farmer's Market every Saturday 10-1 pm
Enjoy music with Trevor Reichman 10-noon
At noon the 1st workshop of the season
Hand-woven Baskets 101 with Resa
Kid's crafts and Storytelling with Glenda
Stop in for Greens, Fresh baked breads, Artisan cheeses, books, locally roasted coffee, baked items, creosote salve, lemonade stand, warm hats, jewelry, art, and MORE
*Bring by a t-shirt, skirt, or jeans to get your I Luv EyeBall stencil for his celebration this Friday and Saturday at The Starlight*

This Saturday the Community Garden gives thanks to our wonderful community that has supported our efforts from the start Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Stop in for Greens and pay what you can, or what you think it's worth.  167 lbs. of produce has been harvested since Sept. 2nd.  Every Friday at Espresso y Poco Mas stop in for The Community Garden Mixed green salad with Cilantro PecanPesto vinaigrette

Tue    12/16   -  Uh Clem
Wed   12/17   -  The Whitmores
Thu    12/18   -  Closed for Private Party             
Fri      12/19   -  Eyeball Open Mic Hosted by Tim Relleva                   
Sat     12/20   -  SPACE Art Show             
Mon    12/22   - Burger Night with Ted Arbogast
The Space Art Show dedicated to the memory of Mark "Eyeball" Knesskern will be taking place at the Starlight on Saturday night December 20th. If you would like to add your own work to the show you may drop off your art at the Starlight from 1 - 4 pm Wed, Oct 17th and 10 - noon Thur, Oct 18th.
All the proceeds from the sale of Eyeballs art will fund a week long art camp for winners of the Terlingua school art contest to be held Wed, Jan 28th in the school library at 6pm.

THE BOATHOUSE is proud to announce the addition of The Fiddlers Circle on Tuesday night from 6-8 pm.  Everyone is welcome.
Music on Friday night is Hogan & Moss but we encourage folks to participate in the Open Mic at The Starlight starting at 6 and hosted by Tim Relleva.  It's the kickoff for the Celebration of Life of the town's beloved Mark eYeBall Kneeskern.  Check out Mark's art work inside the Boathouse, too, when you work your way down from The Starlight!
Saturday night we'll have Ted Arbogast for your listening pleasure.  Stay tuned to Facebook for our Friday Night Menu special and get there early!  We've sold out of the special the last two weeks. The Boathouse is open 7 days a week at 4pm.  Grill is open Tuesday through Sunday at 5.  We have a full bar, great selection of beer and wine and wonderful staff.  Hope you'll join us soon! Don & Terri 

Come on by and check out all our new items! Take a bottle of pie for Christmas! Pie Hole Whiskey is only 18.33 and available in apple, cherry, and pecan!  Wycliff  Brut is now available for your mimosa needs a steal at 5.57. We also have Pennsylvania Dutch Egg Nog for only 11.60 and Parrot Bay Orange Dream 1.75L is now 13.23
We are required by Texas law to be closed on Christmas and New Year's Day, please plan accordingly.

This is my last piece as a co-organizer of the Word-Off, and it will not be spoken at the mic.
For twenty years, off and on, I have had the privilege of working with Tom Gaffaney, Betty Moore, Sam Richardson, and others who have given their time and talent to organizing and producing the annual Word-Off event in Terlingua. Each year we are not sure it will happen or how. It does. The local venues give us space and time to do it, the community comes out to support it, and the writers? Well, some are excited, some are anxious, and some just can't help themselves. (Some don't even show up, but I believe they are "doing" the Word-Off in their own way if they don't.)
To get to the point, Tom, Betty and I are _____. (Choose from one or more of the options below):
1. Turning it over to someone (or two, or three) who would like to try their hands at bringing fresh energy and a new approach to the event.
2. Letting it go. Letting the memories live their own lives while other events create their own.
3. Feeling grateful for the opportunity to do something long and worth-while, but ready to say fair thee well to the event, which like an old friend who visits once a year has brought us together so many times.
Please consider whether or not it may be your turn. Talk to us if you want our opinions about what the spirit of the Word-Off has been, and what we've hoped it would be. Or blaze your own metaphorical trail. And thanks for having given me the chance to do my part. (Did I stay within my five minutes?)

BIG BEND ART STUDIO has reopened, celebrating 35 years since 1980. Alice Knight's creativity in art, crafts, and music is again available at FM Hwy 170 and Terlingua Creek Bridge.
For one dollar, the "Desert Opry" Cantina offers fresh, hot, single-serve choices from Keurig, Starbucks, Green Mountain, Donut Shop, and Celestial, along with snacks, cold sodas, juices and water.
The "Desert Opry" Stage will feature both local and regional singers-songwriters in a house concert format and the "Desert Opry Players" house band. All events are BYOB, including regular campfire circles.
Beads are featured in the "Treasure Trove" available in strand or loose, with supplies, tools, findings and a place to create jewelry products.
The "Shelf Room" includes Alice's pottery, mixed media creations, framed and matted prints, and southwestern theme textiles. Also, cactus and succulents are being grown for sale and organic gardening is underway again.  Since the October 1st reopening, Jack Knight reports visitors including travelers from Europe, Canada, Mexico, and all over the US, as well as local folks from Presidio, Marfa, Alpine, BBNP and South Brewster County.

 CHAIRS classes at the Alpine Public Library, with instructor Cathy Wright
Jan 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2015 from 6-7pm
 In these classes you will learn short processes (lessons) designed to give you more options to sit in a dynamic way and to improve your coordination as you go from standing to sitting and the reverse.  Movements learned in these processes emphasize the transmission of force throughout the skeleton, which is essential for bone strength.
A $10 donation to the library is suggested for each class.  For more information, and to sign up, please call the library at 837-2621.

AA is not affiliated with any religious organization but is grateful to the Big Bend Church (north of the post office) for allowing us to meet there. Thursdays, at 7:30 p.m.  . Anyone who has a desire to stop drinking or remain sober is welcome. Literature is available in our local library. Carpooling may be available to Alpine AA (Wednesdays) and Al-Anon (Thursdays) meetings. Contact phone numbers are posted on the church doors.

We are still here!  Gas prices are the lowest they have been in years, time to hit the road, but first get your car tuned up and ready to go!  We have Christmas gifts.  We also have a propane 5 burner stove, a tread mill and other garage sale items to clear out.  Stop by or call 371-2694

NEXT MOON BY RAVEN & COYOTE     Namaste y’all!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The Terlingua Moon

December 9, 2014  ~ Vol. 25, # 48

South County Mud Clowns

Tears from the Moon, to the River to the Sea.
Our hearts go out to the family, loved ones, and the many friends of 
Doug and Markus, forever lost to us all 
in an incomprehensible, and sudden tragedy.

Saturday morning, December 6th, two long-time locals and beloved friends and family were killed in a car crash. Their vehicle was struck by a Jeep that had run a stop sign; a third vehicle, an 18-wheeler, was involved in the wreck, as well.  Doug Irwin and his son Markus Irwin were killed instantly, as was the driver of the Jeep.
From Beth Garcia: “ There was a period of five years, from June of 2003 until June of 2008 when I had the privilege to work with Terlingua’s kids. Markus was one of the kids who made it magic. Every. Single. Day. He had a grin that was infectious and an innocence that was everything wonderful about children.  Markus was the most resilient child you can imagine. No matter what happened in his life, he would pick himself up and continue on. He was a child who intended to live with his attention turned towards the good.   Following the tradition of young Markus Irwin, I will pick myself up and continue to move forward in my life. May you rest in true peace, beautiful child.”  He truly was a very unique child and young man.
Doug Irwin was a dedicated father to son Markus, and a dedicated husband to his wife Debbie.  He was also a gifted guitar player and singer, and a natural comedian.
We are told that father and son are to be cremated, and ashes
scattered at the river Tuesday, December 16th around 1p.m.;
we do not know the exact location, however. Herman  Everett
is Markus’ Godfather, and relative of Doug and Markus’ family.
Herman will likely know of plans as they develop. This editor
presumes to speak  for all who loved Doug and Markus, that our
 hearts  are crushed with the loss of these  two. Our love and
support goes out to Doug’s wife, Markus’ Step-Mother Deb.
To Markus’  Mother Carissa, Grandmother Mona and Uncle Scott
 and his family; to Markus’ closest, life-long friend Patrick.  And,
 to Herman and all the hundreds of relatives, and friends that
will  grieve the loss of Doug and Markus. Condolences may be
sent to to: Debbie Irwin 608 Holbert St. Big Spring, TX 79720.
Carissa Allen 1301 E. VFW Lane, Odessa TX 79764

Markus Patrick Irwin born July 26th, 1999, Douglas Patrick Irwin born March17th, 1971.
Dear Friends -
It is with heavy hearts that we announce that Terlingua funeral arrangements for Doug Irwin and Deanna & Herman's beloved godson, Markus Irwin, will be held Tuesday Dec. 16 around 1 PM @ Big Bend Church (in Study Butte by Bee Mountain). Following the ceremony, we will proceed to the Rio Grande by Lajitas to spread the ashes. The Irwin family will receive friends afterwards at the High Sierra Bar & Grill in the Terlingua/ Ghost Town where we will provide a buffet for everyone. If anyone has any questions, please call or text Deanna at 830 469 2201.    

Starlight Theatre Restaurant & Saloon
Tue 12/9 - Christmas Songs by the
                Community Choir 6:30pm;
                        and Uh Clem 8pm
Thu  12/11  - Jeff Haislip
Fri   12/12  -  Ashley Raines                       
Sat  12/13- Trevor Reichman
                        & Chase Peeler                   
Sun 12/14  -  Brunch with Doug Schamberg  Mon 12/15  - Burger Night with Laird Considine

This week at the High Sierra
Monday Night Football!  Atlanta Falcons vs Green Bay Packers - 7:30 pm
Thursday Night Football!  Arizona Cardinals vs St. Louis Rams - 7:30 pm
This weekend's music:
Friday @ 7 pm - The Whitmores
Saturday @ 7pm - Moses Martinez
Sunday:  2-5 pm  Open Mic with Jeffro Greasewood
Great food every day from Noon - 9 pm !

At the Boathouse Restaurant & Bar this week we'll have Ted Arbogast on Friday night from 7-10 and Laird Considine on Saturday 7-10 pm.  Please check (and "Like" if you haven't already) our Facebook page for more information about our Friday special.  Open every day at 4:00 p.m.  Grill opens at 5:00 pm Tuesday through Sunday!
Hope to see you!  Don & Teri

ANNUAL SALE  Dec.13 & Dec.14 10:00-8:00
20% off MERCHANDISE 10% off BOOKS

The recycling run will be on TUESDAY  Dec 16th, leaving the recycling trailer (next to H2O to Go) at 11:30am, meeting at the National Parks recycling center at12:30pm.  Please no batteries, oil, or grease containers, including large cooking oil jugs.  Any questions, please contact Sue or Joe at rifephotography@gmail.com

The Needful Things Country Store (on 118 at Terlingua Ranch Road) is one grand solution to having good healthy food: The tentative menu for Dec.  organic produce is up.  You can view it here. http://www.theneedfulthingscountrystore.com/organic-produce     Order by December 10th.

Come share Christmas joy and holiday music! These are the 2014 Band/Choir scheduled holiday events:  Terlingua Community Choir @ STARLIGHT THEATER Tuesday Dec. 9th 6:30 - Tree Lighting and Santa for the kids! Big Bend High School Band & Terlingua Choir Annual Christmas Concert  @ TERLINGUA COMMUNITY CENTER Thursday Dec. 11th 6:30 BBHS Band & Terlingua Community Choir & Holiday Readings, Dancers and Santa & goodies & cookies & hot chocolate... oh my! @ BARTON WARNOCK CENTER in Lajitas Tues. Dec. 16th 6:30.

To ALL who have offered your help NOW is the Time!  Help Shannon move to the new land Thurs. Dec. 18th 10am. Bring trucks, trailers, & power tools.  Meet at The Porch to carpool out to the Gulch.

Christmas Eve at the Adobe.  Everyone is welcome to share Christmas Eve at the Adobe.  Bring a treat and/or a talent to share or just show up.  Bring a friend.  Or just come share with us. Starting about 6 PM.  We'll have turkey and ham. And maybe even Lefse. Located 25 miles north of Study Butte on 118.  Look for the rustic windmill and the Red Water tank on the west side of the road.

Guest Room for Rent: New futon bed, shower and sink, microwave and small fridge. Chem toilet only. No smoking, no pets. $60/night; $250/week or $300/month (plus $100 deposit on monthly rental). Monthly rental includes up to $50 toward electric bill. Monthly renters must provide references. Located in Gate 4. Call Mary at 371-2999. Available starting December 15.

December Otra Vez open from 9:00 AM till Noon.  December 6th, 10th, 17th, 20th, 22nd, 23rd and 27th. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all.

December 13th - Second Saturday Flea MKT. at H2O to Go parking lot and porch, corner of Hwy 118 and School Rd.  9am until ?, no setup fee - bring your Christmas stuff! HO HO HO WEATHER PERMITTING

Becoming Mechanic Shop - Car Problems?  Yep, we can fix it! 371-2694 Becoming Fine Art - we have local made gifts, soaps and candles, open in the evening now.

This week we have NOS Energy Drink on sale for 2.00 tax included, was 3.25! Parrot Bay Orange Pineapple Dream closeout priced at 14.25!  All five varieties of  Goose Island 6 packs are now 5.50 out the door.  Come on by and check out all our new items.

SOUTH BREWSTER COUNTY—LMLB will be hosting an open house at the new Cinnabar Theater this Sunday, December 14, from 6-8 pm. If you haven't yet made it to one of our plays here, please stop by to see our great new theater, find out what we've got coming up, enjoy some refreshments, and do a little holiday socializing. (West of 118 and south of Bee Mountain Plaza.)

La Posada Milagro: Breakfast burritos, french toast, and a full breakfast served daily from 7:30 am.  Have you tried our Terlingua Reuben Sanwhich - YUMMY!  You can always call your order in 371-3044.

We seriously hope that no news has been inadvertently left out this week.  This Moon was a particularly difficult one to think through and write. 

Next weeks’s MOON by Patchouli Gulch Gal
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to be distributed next day TUESDAY.


SATURDAY:  The family would appreciate the honor of you joining with them to celebrate the life of Markus Patrick Irwin.  Services will be held this Saturday, December 13th, 10:00 a.m. at the Ghost Town Cemetery.

And Today, a Memorial was held for Markus and Doug in Big Spring.  A friend who lives in Big Spring called this editor to say that the Acres West Funeral Chapel was filled to beyond standing room only -  and spilled to the outside . Many, many of Markus' school friends were among those in attendance. The following is the Obit and Services announcement per the Big Spring Herald. 
December 10, 2014
Douglas Patrick Irwin, age 43, of Big Spring, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, due to a car accident in Andrews County, Texas.
He was born in Fort Stockton, Texas, on March 17, 1971, to Billy Gene Irwin and Velma Correne Stidham. He worked as an oilfield mechanic for Best Services.
Doug was a feisty redneck and a hard working man who was often seen wearing a hard hat. A country boy, he loved wearing boots and cowboy hats and played guitar, singing old country songs. Doug is survived by his wife of six years, Georganna (King) Irwin of Big Spring; son, Dallas Irwin of Florida; daughter,Tonya Hunter of Odessa; brothers, Billy Gene Irwin Jr. of Larose, La., and Bruce Irwin of Worcester, Mass.; and one granddaughter, Payton Hunter of Odessa.

Tragically, his son, Markus Irwin, was with Douglas in the car accident and both Doug and Markus lost their lives.
Markus Patrick “Boo” Irwin was born in Odessa on July 26, 1999, to Doug and Michelle Carrisa Allen. He was a student, a sophomore at Coahoma High School.
Markus is survived by his mother, Carissa Allen and husband Richard of Terlingua; sister, Katherine Monica McLain of San Angelo; brother, Dallas William Irwin of Florida; grandmother, Mona McAuley of Terlingua; step-mom, Georganna Irwin of Big Spring; uncle, Scott Turner and wife Jennifer and their daughter Jessica, all of Fort Davis; uncles, Billy Irwin and Bruce Irwin and Bruce’s daughter Jennifer; cousins, Scott and Leticia Walters and their children, Matthew, Dillon, Ashe, and Whitney; aunt, Alecia Deaver of Odessa and her children, Brad, Robert, Aidan, and Kerry; best friend, Patrick Orona; and many other extended family members.
Memorial services for Doug and Markus will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, at Acres West Funeral Chapel, officiated by Chaplain Larry Hood.

ALSO: Tuesday, December 16th at 1 p.m. - The remaining ashes of  father and son are to be scattered at the river Tuesday, December 16th around 1p.m.; we do not know the exact location, however. Herman Everett is Markus’ Godfather, and relative of Doug and Markus’ extended family. Herman will likely know of plans as they develop.


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Vol 25.  No. 48
December 1, 2014

Million sMiles

“One final paragraph of advice: do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am - a reluctant enthusiast....a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can. While it’s still here. So get out there and hunt and fish and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, climb the mountains, bag the peaks, run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, the lovely, mysterious, and awesome space. Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to the body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this much; I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those desk-bound men and women with their hearts in a safe deposit box, and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you this; You will outlive the b##t##ds.” ― Edward Abbey

The Boathouse is open every day of the week from 4 - midnight and on Saturdays until 1:00 a.m.  Our grill, featuring great burgers, grilled chicken breast salad and more, is open Tuesday through Sunday from 5 - 9 pm.  We have a full bar - come try our signature Habanero Margarita!  We also  have some fantastic music coming up this week - Friday @ 7 pm, Ambushed by Angels and on Saturday @ 7, Pat O'Bryan lays down some of the best blooze on the planet.  We're located in the heart of Ghost Town.

This week at The High Sierra Bar & Grill:
Friday - Laird Considine 7 - 10 pm
Saturday - Ambushed by Angels 7:30 - 10:30
Sunday - Open Mic 2 - 5 pm, hosted by Jeffro Greasewood
Please note that on Tuesday, December 2, the High Sierra will be closing at 4:00 pm for a Private Party.  We'll reopen on Wednesday at our usual times. Thanks!
We now have a waiting list for rooms at The El Dorado Hotel over the New Years Holiday but are taking names.  Other dates for the year are selling out fast so let your friends and family know to make reservations well ahead of time.  Our telephone number is 432.371.3588. Stay tuned to our Facebook page for other specials throughout the week!

December 7, Starlight Sunday Brunch
Music by Terlingua Tanz.  We play music from around the world--tangos from South America, Klezmer from Eastern Europe, waltzes from Mexico, Scandinavia, Italy, etc.  "Tanz" means dance in German.  Jane Brown on violin, Tim Callahan on guitar, Judy Eron on oboe, and Charlie Watkins on accordion.

La Posada Milagro has fresh homemade meatloaf and fresh chicken salad sandwiches - so good.  Hot fresh coffee and all sorts of espresso drinks and a large assortment of hot teas.
Open every single day of the week
at 7:30 in the morning.

Tue    12/2  -  Uh Clem
Wed   12/3  -  Laird Considine
Thu    12/4  -  Moses Martinez
Fri      12/5  -  The Paper Moon Shiners                      
Sat     12/6  -  Frank Meyers 5pm
                       The VorTexans 8pm
Sun    12/7  -  Brunch with the Terlingua Tangos            
Mon    12/8  - Burger Night with The Paper Moon Shiners

Farmers’ Market
Every Saturday 10 am – 1 pm
Enjoy music with Mo & Brandi

Jo's Bad Rabbit Cafe located on Terlingua Ranch above Lodge area.
MONDAY-11 a.m.-8 p.m-Burger Mania buy any burger on our menu amd get another just like it for 1/2 price. Served with fries or chips'
"42" Players, we have a game every Monday from 4:30-7:30, come out and join in the fun.

    MEETING 6-8 P.M.
      2 FOR $20 NIGHT
(fajitas for 2, 2 mexican dinners or any 2 of our Country Cookin Menu items for only $20

 Jimmy Taylor, owner. 371-2621
Enjoy the cooler weather getting some work done for the holidays. We have most anything you'd need for your projects. Newest item in stock is a brand new flooring nailer. Patio rocks for sale also. Come down S County Road and save those trips to Alpine.

My boyfriend, Richie, and myself, Jeanette, left West Virginia on a road-trip in search of a place for the winter. After seeing this beautiful landscape and meeting such a friendly community, we have decided to make Terlingua our home for the winter. We are a young, fun couple and practicing minimalist, so no place is too small. If you have anything that might be the slightest interest to us, don't hesitate to call at 304-685-4216. Thanks,
Richie and Jeanette

The STARLIGHT THEATER  is hosting this galaxy of an event on December 20th! Half of the dance floor will be dedicated to the fabulousness of
Mark EYEBALL Kneeskern.
There will be indoor panels for hanging & outdoor space for displaying YOUR spatial creations.
The show will be up for at LEAST a MONTH!
We need your READY 2 HANG work by NOON on THU . DEC . 18!
Contact Crystal at studio@crystalallbright.com for more details.


The STARLIGHT will be holding an open mic dedicated to Mark on December 19th hosted by Tim Relleva.
Music will start around 6ish.
Contact Buckner at terlinguastarlight@gmail for more info.

Becoming Fine Art and Mechanic Shop:  Antonio can fix anything!  Automotive and diesel service, here or there!  Quality service and reasonable prices.  371-2694
The art gallery has lots of stuff to sell, check it out!

One Day at a Time in Terlingua
AA is not affiliated with any religious organization but is grateful to the Big Bend  Church (north of the post office) for allowing us to meet there. Thursdays, at 7:30 p.m. . Anyone who has a desire to stop drinking or remain sober is welcome. Literature is available in our local library. Carpooling may be available to Alpine AA (Wednesdays) and Al-Anon (Thursdays) meetings. Contact phone numbers are posted on the church doors.

Big Bend National Park NEWS Release
Fatality at Big Bend National Park
A 55-year-old man from San Antonio died Saturday, Nov. 29, while hiking the Window Trail in Big Bend National Park, park officials announced.The man’s identity has not been released, pending notification of relatives.
An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death. “We are truly saddened by this tragic death,” said Superintendent Cindy
Ott-Jones, “and offer our condolences to the family and friends.”

The Friends of the Alpine Public Library will again host their "Treasures, Old and New" booth this weekend at Mountain Country Christmas.
There will be premium pecans, delicious Bookworm coffee,one of a kind handmade items, Christmas décor and vintage treasures.
New this year, is a delightful handmade library mouse ornament and a drawing for a very special, limited edition mouse. Be sure and come by the Friends' booth for some fun shopping
while helping support our award winning Alpine Public Library.

EPA rejects Texas plan for cleaning air at Big Bend  "  http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/EPA-rejects-Texas-plan-for-cleaning-air-at-Big-5914562.php

Send news to terlinguamoon@gmail.com by Noon Monday for next week's MOON.

Next week's MOON brought to you by the South County Mud Clowns

Monday, November 24, 2014


Terlingua Moon

November 24, 2014   ~  VOL. 25 #47

by La Catrina

Go Big, or Go Home

On Tuesday Nov. 25, the Family Crisis Center of the Big Bend will be hosting a free community Thanksgiving lunch in the Terlingua Ghostown from 12:15 to 2:30 pm. Also at the FCCBB, on Nov. 25, the Texas Department of State Health Services will be offering flu immunizations from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, free for uninsured/underinsured and Medicaid recipients.

Everyone is Welcome to the Annual Cowhead Ranch Thanksgiving Feast.  Thanksgiving Day.  We'll have turkey and ham.  Bring a dish if possible.  Bring your dog and guitar.  Time?  Noonish to whenever.  Remembering Cowboy Chris and his sharing traditions!

Chili Pepper Thanksgiving.  Lupe and the staff would like to invite everyone to join us again this Thursday to share in a Thanksgiving meal. We will be serving turkey, ham and all the trimmings along with dessert, coffee and tea from 11:00 a.m. until the food is gone. $12.95 for adults and $8.95 for children. We wish everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving

This week at The High Sierra Bar & Grill:
It's Thanksgiving Week and that means non-stop Big Screen football plus a Thanksgiving Day special of Turkey with all the trimmings for $13.95.  On Saturday night, we'll be hosting The Flying Sombreros from 8-11 p.m.  Otherwise, the stage is set for football!  Check our Facebook page for specials and other updates. 
Just a reminder that we are almost sold out of rooms for the holidays.  Sold out for New Years and only a few remaining for other dates so have your friends and family call us ASAP if they need reservations.  We're also already booked for a few holiday parties so keep us in mind on that front, too.
Hope to see you soon!
Deanna, Herman and the High Sierra staff
What the Kids are Doing this Week

This Weekend at the Lajitas Resort
Live Music at the Thirsty Goat
Monday – Trevor Reichman
Tuesday – Bruce Salmon
Wednesday – Jon Hogan and Maria Moss
Thursday – Frank Meyer
Friday – Trevor Hickle
Saturday – Trevor Reichman
All Shows at 7PM

Viva Yoga by Sandi Turvan
Normally on Thursdays
But not this Thursday….

The Boathouse would like to thank everyone for their support and patronage since reopening last month.  We will be open 4 p.m. - Midnight, seven days a week.  The grill is open Tuesday through Sunday from 5 - 9 p.m.
We will be open on Thanksgiving Day and will be debuting a turkey stew/ ragout with a toasted cornbread/ stuffing crouton crumble.  Our regular menu will also be available in addition to a Burger Steak with mashed potatoes and gravy or Macaroni and Cheese.  Both items will include a dinner salad.
Stay tuned to our Facebook page for more information on other specials as well as music.  This week, The Flying Sombreros will be playing on Friday from 7 pm - 10 pm. 

La Posada Milagro featuring Big Bend Roasters coffee, roasted fresh right here in West Texas.  Espressos, Lattes, Cappuccinos and more! Freshly made goodies baked right here in our own kitchen.  Open daily at 7:30 serving breakfast and lunch until 2 pm Sunday thru Wednesday, till 3 pm Thurs, Friday and Saturday. Yes, we will be open on Thanksgiving so stop by.

HOWWWDEEEE!!! UPdate on the SPACE event page! CONtact c r y s t a l for deTAILS about the gathering of aRT in TerLINGua on SAT . DEC 20 2014! studio@crystalallbright.com   VIVA eyeBALL!

The final numbers for the Green Scene fund raiser for the Community Garden are in.  The Green Scene netted $4859.49 plus a one-time donation of $1851.94 for a total of $6711.43. Thanks to everyone involved - volunteers and participants.  This money allowed us to finish the water catchment project off of the Starlight roof, plus some other projects for the garden.
Thanks again for the fabulous community support!

Terlingua Community Choir​ wants you​!  All welcome!
​E​veryone is singing melod​ies of our favorite Christmas songs.​
Rehearsals: Tuesdays 5:30 pm in the Band Room at Terlingua School   Rehearsal Dates: Nov. 25th, ​Dec​.​ 2​nd​ and Dec 9​th.​ (Come to some or all.)  Performances: Thursday, De​c.​ 11th at the Community Center   Starlight date to be scheduled.

Starlight Theatre Restaurant and saloon
Tue    11/25  -  Uh Clem
Wed   11/26  -  The Whitmores with Bonnie
Thu    11/27  -  Trevor Reichman
Fri      11/28  -  Bruce Salmon                       
Sat     11/29  -  Dan McCoy 5pm
       Butch and Rory Hancock 8pm 
Sun    11/30  -  Brunch with Frank Meyers              
Mon    12/01  - Burger Night with Trevor Hickle & Joe Sirotnak

Thank you to all who came to our grand reopening of Otra Vez.   Our many thanks goes to Jason, Will, Shawn, and their helpers for all their help; and so many thanks to Tim Callahan, Ruth Oakes and Sharon Surprenant who worked so hard for filling the inside again.  Thanks to Ted and Jeff for the wonderful music.  I also am extending many thanks to Travis and Michael for a job well done. Again so many to thank words fall short of how I feel.   Thank you   Betty

Join the Sul Ross Conservation Biology Club for a viewing of the BBC Natural World documentary, The Bat Man of Mexico! This 1hr documentary narrated by David Attenborough, tells the story of  Rodrigo Medellin, president of the  Society for Conservation Biology, and Mexican ecologist and academic known for his work in the field of bat conservation.  The Bat Man of Mexico- Since he first kept vampire bats in his bathroom as a child, Rodrigo has dedicated his life to saving them. Now Mexico's most famous export, tequila, is at stake. Rodrigo's beloved lesser long-nosed bat is crucial to the liquor - pollinating the plants the drink is made from. To save both, Rodrigo must track the bats' epic migration across Mexico - braving hurricanes, snakes, Mayan tombs and seas of cockroaches. The threats are very real for not only Rodrigo and the bats, but also for anyone with a taste for tequila! This viewing is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
What: Documentary- The Bat Man of Mexico
When: Monday, Dec. 01, 2014- 6pm
Where: Turner Range and Animal Science Building

Come celebrate at Billy and Brittany's baby shower
 This Sunday, November 30th at the High Sierra at 11am
 Potluck party, we will have a money tree
 Go to Babylist.com to find their registry
 Baby Joe is due in January

Becoming Fine Art and Mechanic Shop:  Lots of hand crafted gifts and art.  Featuring hand made soaps and Candles in yummy holiday scents.
 Quality Automotive and heavy equipment repair and diagnoses, call or stop by any time, we are right next to Terlingua Creek. 371-2694. Happy Thanksgiving everybody!

Ominous Reason Voter Turnout was so Low
On a warm October night toward the end of the 2014 campaign, almost every politician running for a major office here in the swing state of Colorado appeared at a candidate forum in southeast Denver. The topics discussed were pressing: a potential war with ISIS, voting rights, a still-struggling economy. But one key element was in conspicuously short supply: the media.
This was increasingly the reality in much of the country, as campaigns played out in communities where the local press corps has been thinned by layoffs and newspaper closures. What if you held an election and nobody showed up to cover it? Americans have now discovered the answer: You get an election with lots of paid ads, but with little journalism, context or objective facts.
Between 2003 and 2012, the newspaper workforce decreased by 30 percent nationally, according to the American Society of Newspaper Editors. That has included a major reduction in the number of newspaper reporters assigned to cover state and local
politics. Newspaper layoffs have ripple effects for the entire local news ecosystem, because, as the Congressional Research Service noted, television, radio and online outlets often “piggyback on reporting done by much larger newspaper staffs.” Meanwhile, recent studies from the University of Chicago and the Federal Reserve Bank suggest the closure of newspapers can ultimately depress voter turnout in local elections.  Salon.com

Bill Gilles, an honored 37-year veteran and resident of Study Butte, is our next guest artist at Earth and Fire in the Terlingua Ghost Town over the Thanksgiving holidays. Bill is a creative artist using multi media, recycled metal pieces and featuring leatherwork (medicine bags, purses, bracelets), as well as lapidary work. Join us for wine and refreshments as we welcome Bill’s work on Monday, Nov. 24, 4-7pm. His show will run everyday from the 24th through Dec. 2nd. Earth and Fire Imports/Gallery’s new winter hours are 9am-6pm.      We will also be featuring the new Terlingua Artist 2015 Calendar

Notice of Deadline:  The Truck-load order of
water-catchment tanks has stalled at less than half filled.
If enough orders aren't placed by December 10th, tanks will
not be ordered until Spring, 2015. You can call us for more
details, dimensions, prices, deposit terms, etc. 371-2506

Bill Ivey featured at Nov. 28 Travel Talk
Alpine Public Library’s Travel Talk for November will feature Bill Ivey, who will talk about “Sailing on Turkey’s Turquoise Coast in a “gulet.”  A gulet is a traditional Turkish sailing vessel, adapted to take tourists. The talk is on Friday November 28, at 7 pm in the library’s AEP multipurpose room. For more information, call 837-2621.

If you are interested in helping Casa Hogar Orphanage in Ojinaga, then we have an idea for you.  Whenever you order anything at Amazon.com, during the Christmas Season or any time throughout the year, if you’d just sign up for AmazonSmile then the Amazon folks will send the orphanage a percentage (.5%) of your purchases as a donation.  Easy, and no skin off your pocket. https://org.amazon.com/ Only purchases made at AmazonSmile will result in donations This is an easy, no cost way of sharing the joys of the season with the 36 children at Alberge Casa Hogar.  You can help make their life better by shopping at AmazonSmile rather than shopping at just plain Amazon..  There are 36 adorable children living at the orphanage, a third under the age of 6,
all awesome and deserving. Any questions, call:  371-2226

Farmers market every Saturday 10 to 1 pm in the Community Garden.   Enjoy music with Jim Keaveney and Anna.   Stop by for greens, fresh eggs, artisan cheese, breads and baked goods.   THINK COMMUNITY EAT LOCAL!!!

>>> Taught by Sandi Turvan
 >>> Thursdays
>>> NO class on Thanksgiving,Nov. 27, though

Have some news you want included in the Moon? Send your submissions to the Terlingua Moon by Monday noon to be included in that week’s edition. Email to terlinguamoon@gmail.com.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014


    Terlingua MOON

Vol. 25, No. 46 November 18, 2014 by Mae Western

“One kind word can warm three winter months.” —Japanese proverb

This week at the Starlight:
Tuesday, Nov. 18 Uh Clem
Wednesday, Nov. 19 Jeff Haislip
Thursday, Nov. 20 Moses
Friday, Nov. 21 Trevor Reichman & Chase Peeler @ 5pm
Bottom Dollar String Band @ 8pm
Saturday, Nov. 22 Jeff Haislip @ 5pm
The Fabulous VorTexans @ 8pm
Monday, Nov. 24 Burger Night with Bruce Salmon

This week at the High Sierra:
This week the High Sierra is packed full of action: great food, big-screen TV for Monday and Thursday night football, and music!
Monday & Thursday — $2 Coors Light can & $2 Lone Star draft
Friday, Nov. 21 Bruce Salmon AKA Brewski Sal Mineo
is back!
Saturday, Nov. 22 Bottom Dollar String Band in the house!
Dynamite group out of Austin
Sunday, Nov. 23 Open Mic 2-5pm, hosted by Jeffro
Everyone welcome!

Joee Barnes Scholarship BBQ
The Joee Barnes Scholarship BBQ was a success. Thanks to all the people who attended, and especially those who made extra contributions. Jack won horseshoes again, and Darren won cribbage. Thank you, Ken Barnes

The BBHS Junior Class will have a car wash this Saturday, Nov. 22 from 10am-2pm at the Cottonwood Store. Get your ride washed and make it rain again!

Farmer’s Market
Farmer’s Market is this Saturday from 10am to 1pm. Enjoy music with Jeffro Greasewood. 103 lbs. of produce has been harvested since Sept. 2! You can now eat local at the Ghostown restaurants! A BIG thank you to Bee Mtn. Hardware for their generous donation of seeds to the Garden effort. Stop by the market and pick some up. THINK COMMUNITY, EAT LOCAL.

After the Farmer’s Market, come celebrate with Evin: Baby Shower and Potluck Party. Little Ki is getting a baby sister in January!

Terlingua CSD
Terlingua Common School District board of trustees regular meeting is Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 4:30pm in the meeting room at Big Bend High School. At this time there is not an agenda posted on the TCSD website. The two newly elected board members are to be sworn in, but not before an unknown third board member is “appointed” by Judge Killingsworth. Statements will be given by all new board members. Please join us at the meeting.
School Board Agenda is attached as a PDF.

The new Deputy Ricos book is out! A book signing party will take place at Earth and Fire Imports/Gallery on Saturday, Nov. 29 from 3-6pm featuring Beth Garcia and her full line of books. Her latest book, “Border Ghost,” is the fourth in the Deputy Ricos series.
Join us for refreshments and meet Beth, as well as get your books signed. We are located in downtown Terlingua Ghost Town, between La Posada Milagro and the Starlight Theatre. Call 432-371-2637 for more information.

J. Griffis Smith will be speaking at La Posada Milagro in the Terlingua Ghostown Nov. 20 at 7pm. After 25 years with Texas Highways, Texas A&M Press just published a wonderful coffee table book with TONS of photos of Texas. Griff will present a slide show and answer questions and play some music, too. Please come and join us for cake and coffee and feel free to bring your own wine/beer.

Terlingua Community Choir wants you!
Everyone is singing melodies of our favorite Christmas songs. Rehearsals are Tuesdays @ 5:30pm in the Band Room at Terlingua School Rehearsal dates are Nov. 18 & 25, Dec. 2 & 9. Come to some or come to all. Performances are Thursday, Dec. 11 at the Community Center, and the Starlight date is to be scheduled.

Earth and Fire Imports/Gallery
Bill Gilles, an honored 37-year veteran and resident of Study Butte, is our next guest artist at Earth and Fire in the Terlingua Ghost Town over the Thanksgiving holidays. Bill is a creative artist using multi media, recycled metal pieces and featuring leatherwork (medicine bags, purses, bracelets), as well as lapidary work. Join us for wine and refreshments as we welcome Bill’s work on Monday, Nov. 24, 4-7pm. His show will run everyday from the 24th through Dec. 2nd. Earth and Fire Imports/Gallery’s new winter hours are 9am-6pm.
We will also be featuring the new Terlingua Artist 2015 Calendar for sale. We are combining the introduction party with Bill’s opening Nov. 24.

Turkey Shoot
The American Legion Post 653 is hosting a Turkey Shoot, Saturday, Nov. 22 @ 11am. Turkeys are provided by our friends and fellow shooters working at TXDoT. Food will be available from the Sons of the American Legion. Come and join us for some fun and get ready for hunting season. Located on Highway 118, approximately 6 miles north of Terlingua Ranch Road.

Want better delivery service all the time?
Please call Amazon at 866-216-1072 to let them know that we are serviced better by UPS. If enough people call and let them know that Brewster County is not being served well by Fed Ex, then all deliveries from Amazon will be sent exclusively from UPS. Fed Ex is currently shipping things to the post office and those of us who have PO boxes are not having them delivered to our homes. UPS always delivers to our homes.

Big Bend Citizen Alliance
The latest project of the Big Bend Citizen Alliance and local artists is the 2015 Terlingua Artists Calendar. The calendar features images from thirteen local artists, including Mark “Eyeball” Kneeskern whose images grace the cover and back page. The project’s purpose is to promote awareness of local artists and their work. Twenty-six local businesses and individuals are sponsoring the project. The initial plan was conceived by an ad hoc group of Terlingua artists and craftspeople and was designed by Lauren Stedman of Menagerie Press of Terlingua Ghosttown. It is dedicated to Mark Kneeskern. It will be available at local Terlingua businesses and at the Earth and Fire venue at ArtWalk in Alpine.
Featured artists include (not in order): Joe Rife, Voni Glaves, Pam Ware, Crystal Allbright, Bonnie Wunderlich, Ruth Jansyn, Molly Dumas, Mary Paloma Diesel, Dani Bottenfield, Lauren Stedman, Mark Kneeskern, Collie Ryan, Zoey Sexton.
The art opening for the calendar will be combined with a reception at Earth and Fire Gallery in Terlingua Ghostown for artist Bill Gilles. Join us for wine and refreshments on Monday, Nov. 24th, 4-7pm.
Resellers may contact Mindy Hamlett, BBCA president, for further information at 371-2678.

Don’t like all the rocks kicking up on the newly paved road?
Join us in filing a complaint. You may file a complaint with any TxDOT business office. A complaint is an oral or written statement regarding a matter that:
*we have the authority to resolve
*concerns a TxDOT policy, program, procedure, action or operation, or
*concerns an action or operation of a TxDOT employee or contractor
*requests or implies that we respond or take some action

You may file an oral complaint by contacting any TxDOT business office in person or by telephone toll-free at (800) 558-9368 weekdays between 8am and 5pm. You will be automatically connected to the nearest TxDOT district office according to the area code of your phone number. You may also call the TxDOT district office in your area directly.
To file a complaint with a specific TxDOT division or office, please select that division or office from the list to the left.
To submit an Internet complaint, use our Customer Complaint System.
Please include in your complaint
*your name and contact information: either a mailing address, telephone number or e-mail address;
*a statement of your complaint, including any background information or underlying facts; and
*the specific action or measure you are requesting of us.
When we receive your written or electronic complaint, we will:
*promptly assess all complaints within our jurisdiction,
*make every reasonable effort to resolve your complaint
*reply to you by letter or e-mail, advising of the actions we are taking or plan to take to resolve your complaint
*notify you of the status of your complaint at least quarterly until a resolution is provided to you.
When you call, we will try to resolve your complaint promptly. If we need to research your concern, we will either call you back or reply by letter.

Join us at the Alpine Public Library on Wednesday, Nov. 19 to celebrate International GIS DAY. GIS means “Geographic Information Systems.” See demonstrations of digital mapping techniques and learn how they can be used to solve problems or investigate geospatial patterns. Presenters include members of the Sul Ross Geology department and the Rio Grande Research Center. 10am til 5pm. See you there!

Family Leadership Institute
Twenty more spots are available for the Family Leadership Institute at the Alpine Public Library. Each space is worth $1,250, and is being paid by grants from the Permian Basin Area Foundation and two other anonymous donors. All parents are welcome. Take advantage of this opportunity and call to sign up at 837-2621. Learn how to increase your own personal success and your child’s success at school. Free breakfast and lunch, child care, and transportation are available.

Bill Ivey featured at Nov. 28 Travel Talk
Alpine Public Library’s Travel Talk for November will feature Bill Ivey, who will talk about “Sailing on Turkey’s Turquoise Coast in a “gulet.” A gulet is a traditional Turkish sailing vessel, adapted to take tourists. The talk is on Friday November 28, at 7 pm in the library’s AEP multipurpose room. For more information, call 837-2621.

Mark your calendar
Ashley Raines will be performing at the Starlight Theatre Dec. 12. To check out Raines’ music, visit www.ashleyrainesmusic.com.

Affordable Care Act open enrollment
Open Enrollment under the Affordable Care Act began Nov.15, 2014. Members of the Enroll El Paso Coalition will conduct a series of enrollment and community outreach events throughout the enrollment period. Please take note of the contact persons in each partner agency who will be available for media interviews during the enrollment period Nov. 15, 2014 through Feb. 15, 2015.
Enroll El Paso -- Deborah Zuloaga
United Way El Paso CEO 915-533-2434 ext. 234
Project Amistad -- Roy Ortega
Community Relations Manager 915-532-3406/383-5728
Centro San Vicente -- Dr. Jose Luna, CEO or
Daniel Del Toro, Recruitment & Enrollment Manager
Enroll America -- Jose Medrano
Texas Regional Organizer 956-551-1657
Sierra Providence Health Network -- Marvin McLellan
Director of Business Development 915-747-2501
Cognosante -- Gabriel Escandon
Site Supervisor 915-242-2170
Project Vida Health Center -- BerthaTorres
Outreach Coordinator 915-533-7057 ext. 340

Alpine’s Artwalk is this weekend. For more info, visit www.alpineartwalk.com.

Have some news you want included in the Moon? Send your submissions to the Terlingua Moon by Monday noon to be included in that week’s edition. Email to terlinguamoon@gmail.com.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Terlinugua Moon November 11, 2014

Set the Wayback Machine... to 1990.

As the Moon approaches the end of its 25th year of publication, we will be taking a look back at its storied history. This week’s Moon includes an article about the Moon from 2001 courtesy of the Big Bend Sentinel and a copy of the very first issue courtesy of the Great Oz. If you have old Moons and/or Moon anecdotes, please let us know at terlinguamoon@gmail.com so we can reprint selections in the coming weeks…

A new play premieres this week in the still-new Cinnabar Theater in Terlingua.  This is the world’s first chance to see Flambé, a comedy by Big Bend playwright Zena Zeller.  Also new for this show are several cast members who have never before appeared in a Last Minute Low Budget Productions play—Troy Sergent, Teren Williams, Clay Drinkard, and Doug Scharnberg.  Veteran performers Martha Stafford, Deena Nolan, and Scott Watkins round out the cast.  Flambé is directed by Catfish Callaway.
The schedule for Flambé will be a bit different from most productions in that the first performance will be this Thursday night, November 13, at 8 p.m. But fear not: the opening gala is still on, but for the next night, Friday, November 14, at 7 p.m. followed  by an 8 p.m. curtain time.  The only matinee performance will be on Saturday, November 15, at 2 p.m.  Two additional performances will be presented the next weekend on Friday and Saturday the 21st and 22nd.

Big Meeting of the BBCA on Nov. 12, Wed. at the CrisisCenter at 6pm. Hellos at 5:30. I will be looking forward to seeing you all. Mindy

The Paisano Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution sponsors the National DAR Good Citizen Award Program in February each year. The high school staff selects a senior boy or girl based on the following qualities: dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism. The BBHS Staff has selected Roman Villanueva as the 2015 BBHS good citizen.  Congratulations, Roman!

Farmer's Markets Kick Off this Saturday!!!  10-1 pm
Enjoy Music by Trevor Hickle
Vendors selling prepared foods are required to have their  food handlers certification here is the link through Texascottagefoodlaw.com http://texasfoodsafetytraining.com/
$5 per Vendor - Homemade and Homegrown Items Only
No Resale or Flea market items
No Styrofoam   *Egg cartons are the exception
For More Info: 432-386-0545 lalunatreelady@yahoo.com
"Like" the Community Garden on FB
THINK COMMUNITY  BUY LOCAL - The Garden has 3,200 gallons of water in The Starlight tanks and 53 lbs of produce has been harvested since Sept 2nd

From the Old Farmers' Almanac  forecast for winter 2014-2015: "We expect above-normal snowfall from eastern Arizona into the Big Bend of Texas..."
NOAA predicts precipitation average and above average.  Our truck-load order of water-catchment tanks is about half filled, depending on what sizes you might want. Call 371-2506 for specs and prices. A deposit confirms/reserves your tank(s).

High Sierra
Friday - Ghost Town Porch Dawgs at 7 pm (Mark Lewis & Hank Woji)
Saturday - The Paper Moonshiners at 7 pm
Very few rooms still available over the holidays - be sure to have your family and friends make their reservations soon.

The Boathouse Restaurant and Bar
Friday - Trevor Reichman at 7 pm
Saturday - Pat O'Bryan and Friends at 7 pm
Bar opens every day at 4 and Grill at 5 (Tuesday - Sunday).  Great new cook and menu items plus our signature Habanero Margarita.  They're the talk of Brewster County.  And check us out on Facebook!  We'll keep you updated as to daily specials and events.

Tue    11/11  -  Uh Clem
Wed   11/12  - The Whitmores
Thu    11/13  -  The Paper Moon Shiners
Fri      11/14  -  Gary Gorence                         
Sat     11/15  -  Hogan & Moss
Sun    11/16  -  Brunch with Laird Considine               
Mon    11/17  - Burger Night The Ghost Town Porch Dawgs & Jana Laven

Please remember and thank our veterans today and every day…

To culminate a year of activities commemorating the 50th anniversary of The Wilderness Act, Big Bend National Park will hold a Wilderness Celebration on November 25th.
The event will exhibit activities and skills used by park staff to protect, preserve, and provide for public enjoyment of the vast undeveloped portions of the park.  Demonstrations will include mule packing, ranger horse patrol, trail building, crosscut sawing, search-and-rescue, canoeing, fossil research, leave-no-trace camping, dry-stone masonry, and other activities. The exhibition will be held in the cottonwood grove adjacent to the store at Rio Grande Village, and will be available for visitors and the public to drop by between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

I wish to thank the voters of Brewster County Commissioners’ Precinct 2 who supported me in my bid for County Commissioner in last week’s election.  Congratulations to Hugh Garrett for his successful campaign.  I am proud that the voter turnout was strong. 
My goal was and continues to be the best for Brewster County’s future.  I appreciate all the help, support and votes of which I was the beneficiary.  Please continue to stay involved and vocal in your county government. 
                                                                              Joan Johnson

“After an election tally error by Brewster County election officials was uncovered last week, it appears that Republican candidate Ruth Staton was elected county treasurer, not Democrat Della Shackelford as previously reported by the county… a meeting is taking place this evening with county election and county party officials to determine how to move forward and resolve the issue.
‘There were several other mistakes in early voting,’ Lockhart said. ‘We’re at this point trying to get that corrected.’
Despite ‘several’ mistakes, Lockhart didn’t believe any other races were affected, just the treasurer’s race.”
Reporting by the Big Bend Sentinel – see the full story at http://bigbendnow.com/2014/11/brewster-county-election-error-may-overturn-county-treasurer-race/                      

 The very first Terlingua Moon, courtesy of The Great and Powerful Oz, who explains:
“I made up the Vol. & No. – it was a joke. I had no idea what I’d started. By 1991 I put in Vol. 2 and the right number.
 I didn’t go to 2 columns until June of that 1st year.”

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