Wednesday, May 25, 2016

May 25, 2016

Vol. 27, No. 21

by Terlingua Thinking Team!!!

BBHS Class of 2016
Graduation Ceremony –
Friday May 27 - 7:00 p.m. -
Lajitas Pavilion – don’t miss it!

”Frontier fiesta shows the
folly of U.S.- Mexico border
– great article about
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Earth and Fire Gallery is proud to welcome Evin, Molly, and Megan
and their eclectic homegrown art at a special event, Saturday at 7:30 pm. 

The Three Canyons Band (Pablo Menuedo, Anna Oakley, and Ollie Young)Mediterranean Food (including Larry's famous kebabs and tasiky) and Sangria! See you there.

Starlight Theatre this week:
Tues 5/24 – Uh Clem
Wed 5/25 – The Whitmores
Thur 5/26 – Alice Wallace
Fri 5/27 – Anthony Ray Wright
Sat 5/28 – Jeff Haislip
Mon 5/30 – Bruce Salmon

-­‐ Cooter will be playing and singing at the Bad
Rabbit Restaurant every Friday and
Saturday night for your listening and
dancing enjoyment, from 7pm to 9pm.
Come on out and hear some
good Country and Western Music.

Marfa Live Arts and Fieldwork:
Marfa will present "Marfa
Sounding" over Memorial Day
weekend, May 26-29, 2016.
Curated by Jennifer Burris and
featuring composer Alvin Lucier
and cellist Charles Curtis. This
program will be a series of free
site-specific performances, sound
installations, and conversations in
locations around Marfa. exploring
the intersection of music and the
visual arts in the development of
Minimalism. Check it out on
Facebook or

Cabins are 25% off for the
RV SITES starting at $16 a
night, and Horse Stalls $4.00

Friday Nights are Fried
Fish, Mac & Cheese, Cole
Slaw, Hush Puppies $9.95
Saturday Nights in June are
Steak Night: 12oz Rib eye,
Baked Potato, Salad $15.95
Sunday Summer Hours are from
7am to 6pm at the Café
Starting June 5th

Open casting call! May 31st and
June 1st: We would love to see anyone
and everyone that is interested in being
a part of the show! All positions are
paid. Hotel Paisano, Marfa, 4-8:00 p.m.
Age 18 and up, all ethnicities. Or email It’s a TV
pilot “I Love Dick” with Kevin Bacon.
Dove is a 7 year old female
Chihuahua mix who originally was
adopted from the old Alpine shelter but
whose elderly owner’s medical issues
have made it impossible for him to keep
her with him. Both Dove and her owner
are heartbroken at the situation and
hoping for a wonderful outcome from
an otherwise tragic circumstance. Dove
likes to play fetch with a ball and
though she doesn’t always give up the
ball, she loves to play. She’s good with
other dogs, is tentative but will warm up
to strangers, and only barks when
someone comes to the door. Dove is
accustomed to a lot of attention and
thrives in it. Having her ear rubbed and
her face washed with a warm cloth are
her favorite things. She is a sensitive
girl who doesn’t like even the
suggestion of disapproval - and as such
is almost always a good girl. Dove is a
wonderful companion looking for a
very special owner to treat her right.
Dove is spayed, microchipped, and up
to date on all shots. Her adoption fee is
$100. For more information email

Out here, the stuff more
precious than gold - or oil for
that matter - WILL fall from the
Yes, it will. We are at the start
of making a truck-load of Wylie
water catchment tanks (made
in Texas, U.S.A.)
Get your name on the
list. Freight free; sales-tax
free, with a 5-year guarantee.
Call or email us 371-2506 -

I would like to add a short piece
introducing my husband and me to the
community. Thanks. Study Butte RV
Park has new owners. Although we are
new residents, we have owned
property and visited the area since
1999. We are in the process of packing
and selling our house in San Antonio.
Leon is a retired Union Electrician. I
am a Registered Nurse and will be
able to continue my job as an online
nursing instructor. We are really
looking forward to becoming part of
the Big Bend Community. We'd love to
meet everyone! Come by the RV park
Sun, 5/29,11-2. Roast a wienie and
meet us. Hot dogs and all the fixings.
Benita and Leon Smith

This is Janelle Brady and I want
to share my son, Jeffrey's success
in completing his college degree.

Being born (the first child actually
born in the ghost town in 50
years) and raised in Terlingua, I
know that the entire community
had a role in his upbringing and
success, and thus I wanted to
share his most recent
accomplishment. Jeffrey received
his diploma after completing a
double major in the areas of
Mechanical Engineering and
Advanced Mathematics at UNM on
Saturday, May 15th, in
Albuquerque, New Mexico. Not
withstanding the intensity of his
chosen fields, he graduated 1 of 4
Summa Cum Laude. Jeffrey is
living in Albuquerque with his
wife, Michelle, and their two
children, Olivia (5) and Samuel (1
1/2). The whole family gathered
for the celebration and I
presented him with a photo album
of his Terlingua upbringing, with
many of the community events
which were such a part of our
lives. So many of you are in that
book and I want to extend my
gratitude and joy at having been a
part of such a special place with
all of you my friends! Please feel
free to contact me at if you
would like me to relay any
messages to Jeffrey. Sincerely,
Janelle Brady
P.S. I love seeing the photos of
the continuing Folklorico in
Terlingua - Kudos!

Jimmy Taylor, owner
Shop local, save gas & time.


While the burn ban
is now off, folks are reminded to
be careful when burning and
follow the state rules on outdoor

Due to circumstances beyond
our control, no printed copies
are being distributed of the
Moon this week. Feel free to
print and share via email!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

17 May 2016
Vol. 27, No. 20

by twEyeLight raven

He’s one of those who knows that life is just a leap of faith. Spread your arms and hold your breath and always trust your cape.” Guy Clark

Big Bend High School will be hosting the annual Fiesta Day Celebration on Friday, May 20, from 8:15 am until 12:00 noon.  The public is invited to come to view students’ art and class projects.  There will be dances, music, and performances from Kindergarten through the high school! Concessions will be available.

 Big Bend Baptist Church:  Many thanks to the Big Bend Baptist church, Ray Bullock and all of the other coordinators and volunteers for allowing the Dental Clinic to “set up shop” there. They cared for more than 65 patients!

 Voices from Both Sides! This coming Saturday, May 21, join the 4th Annual Fiesta Protesta, Voices from Both Sides, at the Lajitas Crossing.  The fiesta will begin at noon.  Live Music, Food, Free Admission Music by Cinco’s Combo and many others on both sides of the Rio Grande. “Let’s build a bridge, not a wall.” Trevor Reichman

Voni and Paul Glaves will be renewing their marriage vows after the first 50 years at 2 PM at the Voices Celebration!

 The Starlight Theatre will be closed on Saturday, May 21 for a Private Event. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
We encourage everyone to support and enjoy the local entertainment and camaraderie of “Voices from Both Sides” on the banks of the Rio Grande at Lajitas Boat Crossing on Saturday, May 21. And be sure to join us on Friday night for Michael Batdorf! The week’s musical lineup:
Tuesday 5/17   –  Uh Clem (TuTu Tuesday!)
Wednesday 5/18    –  Jeff Haislip
Thursday 5/19    –  Moses Martinez
Friday     5/20    –  Michael Batdorf
Saturday    5/21    -  Closed for Private Party
Monday 5/23    -  Terlingua Lounge Lizards

Jackass Flats: Full Moon Pot luck @ Jackass Flats Terrymar pavilion on Friday the 20th @7:30. This is the day before actual Full Moon as we will be in Lajitas for Voices with Free hot dogs delivered by Biscuit

Terlingua Ranch Restaurant:  For some Great Food and Great Country Music, come on out and Cooter will Provide the Music. You will not be disappointed.

 This week at La Kiva:  It’s pizza week! Thanks to all the community feedback we feel that we have developed the perfect pizza crust, and will be serving up pizza all week (with the exception of Sunday and Monday to give our kitchen guys a couple days off). The menu is as follows...  10” Margherita $10/ 10” Pepperoni $12/ 10” Sausage and mushroom $12/ 10” Hawaiian $14/ 10” BBQ chicken $14
Now for business as usual:
Tuesday: Karaoke
Wednesday: Open Mic
Friday: Laird and Friends

 We are still hiring! If you are interested in being a part of the La Kiva team, send us an email at OR just come in and see us. Lastly, we will be firing up the smoker and rolling out some BBQ very soon… Watch out DB, we’re coming for ya!

 SHOT TIME LIQUOR Woohoo! We now have A/C just in time for Summer!! We would like to Thank everyone for being understanding during the construction of it.   Come get stocked up for the Celebration of Voices from Both Sides. We are carrying all 7 Hacienda Sotol products. Don't forget; we have locally made ice at $2 a bag!!!  Visit us anytime Mon thru Sat 10 to 9. 371-3155 or like us on Facebook!

Water Catchment! A load of Wylie Catchment Tanks is coming together now. Call us at 2506 or email to get your name on the list.

 Big Bend National Park: Encompassing a landmass the size of Rhode Island, the park's scenic mountains, verdant deserts and river plains hold a treasure trove of birds. Spectacular summer birds include Scott's orioles, vermillion flycatchers and varied buntings. Gorgeous hummingbirds include blue-throated, rufous and Lucifer. A prized bird is the Colima warbler, a Mexican species that nests nowhere else in North America except in the park's Chisos Mountains and in the Fort Davis mountains farther north, but birders must trek the Chisos to see it. 70 miles south of Marathon; $20 per vehicle per seven days; annual pass $40. Open daily, 24 hours.

Thursday, May 19, at 6.30pm, Marfa Live Arts and CineMarfa with The Lumberyard will host a free, public screening of Viola Rusche and Hauke Harder’s documentary NO IDEAS BUT IN THINGS – The Composer Alvin Lucier (94 minutes) in the Adobe Room at The Lumberyard, 201 East Dallas. The film offers an introduction to the life and work of 85-year-old American composer Alvin Lucier and his pioneering works in electronic music in advance of his visit to Marfa for a series of performances over Memorial Day weekend.

 Bob Dylan turns 75 years old on Tuesday, May 24, and Marfa Live Arts with The Lumberyard is honoring him with a night of song and celebration in The Adobe Room at The Lumberyard starting at 8pm. In its fifth year, this annual Dylan celebration brings musicians from the community and beyond to perform their favorite Dylan songs. Musicians already on the bill include: Fran Christina, David Beebe, Tim Johnson, Max Tolleson, Cory Van Dyke and other surprise guests.

On Monday, May 23, 2016 at 6.30pm, tune into Marfa Public Radio for a West Texas Talk about the Dylan Jam. If you are a musician and would like to participate in the jam, show up with your guitar on Tuesday, or email

Travelin’ Maine(rs): While the article is too long to cut and paste, there’s a great piece about Terlingua (Travelin’ Maine(rs) to be found here:  TERLINGUA

Alpine Animal Shelter: Franklin, a 9-month-old Pit Bull/Bulldog cross who can wiggle with the best of them. Franklin is really enthusiastic about attention- whether being petted by humans or playing with other dogs. This enthusiasm can mean that he isn't always the most self-aware dog; he'd love a dog friend but might be considered pesky by mellow dogs that prefer their independence. Franklin will revel in the security of keepers who love him and do fun things all together. He has already made great progress with his leash-walking skills and not jumping up (read: more wiggles). He is neutered, microchipped, and up to date on all shots/vaccinations. The Alpine Animal Shelter is open M-F from 10am to 6pm (closed 1-2pm) and by appointment on the weekends, located on the east side of Alpine on Old Marathon Road.
AAS animals are online at
For more info email

Finally – if you have a friend or neighbor without a computer, please print out a copy of the Moon and give it to them if possible.  We will not be distributing hard copies of this week’s Moon.


Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Terlingua MOON
Vol. 27, No. 19
   May 10, 2016

   By MaeWestern

"Songs won't save the planet, but neither will books or speeches. Songs are sneaky things; they can slip across borders." --Pete Seeger

Brewster County Runoff Election
Notice is hereby given that the polling places listed below will be open from 7 am to 7 pm, May 24, 2016, for voting in primary runoff elections for the Democratic and Republican parties to nominate federal officers, members of the State Legislature, and state, district and county officers. On election day, voters must vote in their precinct where registered to vote.
Pct. 1: Alpine High School, 300 E Hendryx at Fighting Buck Ave., Alpine
Pct. 2: Commissioners’ Courtroom, Brewster County Courthouse, 201 W Ave E, Alpine
Pct. 3: Marathon Community Center, 2nd & Ave E, Marathon
Pct. 4: City of Alpine Council Chambers, 803 W Holland, Alpine
Pcts. 5, 6 & 7: Red Pattillo Community Center, Hwy 118, Study Butte/Terlingua
Pct. 8: Alpine Neighborhood Center, 607 W Gallego, Alpine
For early voting (May 16-May 20, 2016, 8:30 am-5 pm; extended hours May 19, 2016, 8:30 am-7 pm): Commissioners’ Courtroom, Brewster County Courthouse, 201 W Ave E, Alpine.
Applications for ballot by mail should be mailed to: Office of the County Clerk, PO Box 119, Alpine TX 79831. Applications for ballot by mail must be received no later than the close of business on May 13, 2016.

Terlingua Tool Rentals
Jimmy Taylor, owner, 371-2621. Rent locally and go build something.

Dental Clinic at Big Bend Church. A dentist will be available Thursday, May 12, through Saturday, May 14. For dental needs of the Big Bend area residents. 9 am. No appointments necessary! Have children come for dental checkups. Eye exams available as well!

Third Sunday Services
Announcing 3rd Sunday services in Lajitas at Sts. Mary and Joseph at 4 pm, starting this month, May 15 and continuing through the rest of the year -- summer, too! Air conditioning. All welcome.

Eyeglass case at entrance to La Kiva, in the dirt, May 6. Claim at Many Stones.

This week at the Starlight
Tues 5/10    Uh Clem
Wed 5/11    Alex Whitmore
Thur 5/12    Kristen Myers
Fri 5/13        Bo DePena & Hartley Hall 7pm
        Emily Curtis 6pm
Sat 5/14        Luke Redfield
Mon 5/16    Kristen Myers

DB’s Rustic Iron BBQ
New schedule--
Thursdays will be full menu from 11am-2pm and at 5pm whole smoked yard bird till sold out.
Fri-Sat, 11am-2pm brisket, ribs, sausage, tater salad, beans with fixings (and sometimes a mystery meat--turkey or pork butt, beef ribs, etc.).
If anyone or business would like catering or whole smoked meats, just give us a call at 432-210-3457 or email to and we can accommodate.

All Energies
All Energies has Suniva 275W solar panels in stock for just a dollar a watt! Made in the USA. If you preordered panels, please pick them up at our highway workshop. We recommend you bring a friend to help you load them. For more information, email or call 371-2950.

Terlingua Community Garden
The Garden needs volunteers to wrap up the season and clean up the garden, Wednesday 8 am to  11 am.
Also, Tim, Jenny, and Cassandra have started a summer crop; your help with watering is always welcome! write to us at

Flea Market
The MAY Second Sat. Flea Market - at H2O to Go Porch & parking lot - corner of Hwy. 118 & School Road - 8 am - free setup.  WEATHER PERMITTING!

This week at the High Sierra
Thursday 12th - VOICES MEETING!1 pm
Anyone who is interested in volunteering or playing on May 21st please attend!!
There will only be one more meeting before the big day!
Friday, May 13 - Patrick Smith @ 8 pm
Saturday, May 14 - Dr. Fun @ 8 pm
Come out and enjoy Great Food, Fantastic Music, and Cold Beer!!!

This week at La Kiva
The kitchen will be closed  Tuesday, May 10, and Sunday-Monday May15-16.
Tuesday: Karaoke 8 pm
Wednesday: Open Mic
Friday: Kristin Myers
In other news, we are looking to hire servers and prep cooks as soon as possible! Send an email to if interested. Attached resume is a bonus but not required.

Cowskulls or the like, in fair to good condition.  Will trade for jewelry and/or India’s jams and jellies. Please contact 371-2198.

Burn Ban Still in Effect
The Brewster County Commissioners’ Court has voted to continue the Brewster County burn ban for an additional 90 days.  The burning of trash, brush, and debris is prohibited.  Additionally, the Brewster County burn ban continues the restrictions on outdoor welding.  An online version of the signed order can be found at
If you have any questions please contact Matt Van Ostrand,
Brewster County Emergency Management, office 432-837-9876, cell 512-878-9166

Send your submissions to the Terlingua Moon by Monday noon to be included in that week’s edition. Email to by noon Monday.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

The Terlingua Moon

3 May 2016--Vol. 27, #18

by Ghost Writers on the Sly

Big Bend Church -- Have you seen the new sign at Big Bend Church? It’s awesome! On May 8, the community is invited to come & hear the story of the sign at 11:00 AM. We will honor mothers that day & hope all will come to hear the story from our heart to yours.

Lajitas Church -- 1st Saturday in May at 5pm will be the last service held at Santa Inez, the Ghostown Church, until the 1st Saturday in September. The Rev. Kay Jennings, from St. James in Alpine, will be down for the service. All are Welcome.

Sul Ross Plant Sale!!!  Fri, May 6, 9am-6pm & Sat, May 7, 9am – 1pm.  Behind the Warnock Science Building at Sul Ross, Alpine. There will be a selection of NATIVE plants, all grown at Sul Ross from local seed or cuttings.  Some non-native house plants & arid adapted plants also.  Sorry but NO DEBIT or CREDIT CARDS.  CASH & CHECKS only. Call Karen Little at 432-837-8242 or email @

Just in time for World Labyrinth Day on Saturday, May 7th, our labyrinth is now ready for walking. It's located on the property of the Chisos Mining Co. Motel. Park in the motel parking lot along the east side, opposite motel guest parking. Our labyrinth is free & open to the public. Enjoy a walking meditation on our narrow circular path that helps remind you to keep balance & concentration. Ours is an 11 circuit, medieval Chartres replica. It's free to participate & everyone is welcome. Love & light.  Please bring: 1. A respectful attitude; 2. Drinking water; 3. Outdoor chair; 4. Camera.  Remember take only photos, leave only footprints. The labyrinth is open sunrise to sunset. For more information, visit our Facebook page: “Labyrinth at Easter Egg Valley.”

Cinco de Mayo celebration, Thursday 7pm-8pm at the Party Barn. Nueva Generacion folklorico dancers will perform & there will be a delicious spread of Mexican food available. Donations appreciated.

Terlingua Community Garden --Dear Community!   Thank You All for your support of the Community Garden & the Farmers Market!  It was another good season.   We intend to do summer gardening. We will complete our watering & compost systems to prepare for the fall

Starlight Theatre this week:
Tues  5/3    –  Uh Clem
Wed  5/4    –  Uncle Pat's Imaginary Band
Thur  5/5    –  Moses Martinez
Fri     5/6    –  Bruce Salmon  
Sat    5/7    –  Clyde
Sun   5/8    –  Jeffro Greasewood 11am
Mon  5/9    –  Trevor Reichman & Dr.(?) Chase Peeler

Parks are GOOD for the Local Economy!  A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that in 2015 over 437,000 visitors to Big Bend National Park & Fort Davis National Historic Site spent more than $36 million in communities near the parks.  That spending supported 552 jobs in the local area. For specifics about each NPS area, nationwide, go to Click on the Park Economies tab & choose a specific park for economic details.

Outdoor space need help?  South County Xeriscapes specializes in: Rock accents, fire pits, pillars, retaining walls, etc. Landscaping, Driveways, Pathways & trails, Outdoor lighting & sound, Drip irrigation, & anything else you can dream up! Call Aaron & Brittany Stech! (432) 424-3666 or (432) 386-0012.

The recycling trailer is now empty & open.  Special thanks to Jeff Gavin (Jeffro) for volunteering to take over Terlingua Recycles; thanks also for going to Alpine & emptying the trailer along with Jim & Barbara Hines, Sue & Joe Rife, & Commissioner Hugh Garrett (who enabled us to acquire our new trailer for Terlingua Recycles, & he also helped us unload it in Alpine).  Thanks to the City of Alpine's recycling, & always a thanks to the Big Bend National Park for letting us empty our trailer at their recycling center.  In the Spring the Park gets so overwhelmed with their own recycling that we just have to make the trip to Alpine once a year.

Many Stones has several new guitars starting at $100.00, many new knives & LOTS of eggs.

Maple!  Maple arrived at the shelter as a stray puppy & he didn’t quite know what to make of things, but he is coming around quickly! Maple is a little shy but his curiosity is getting the better of his shyness. His background & his genetics are both a mystery, adding to the intrigue! Maple likes snuggles, romping with other doggies, & is getting the hang of leash walking. We definitely see a precocious personality springing forth! Maple is being socialized with other dogs & people & hoping for a quick transfer to his new loving home. He is neutered, microchipped, & up to date on all shots. The Alpine Animal Shelter is open M-F from 10am-6pm (closed 1-2pm) & by appointment on the weekends, located on the east side of Alpine on Old Marathon Road. AAS animals are online at  For more info email

We are ready to finish filling a Wylie water-catchment tank order - freight free.   Call us 371-2506

La Kiva   Big week coming up here at the cave bar.
Tuesday: The Red Elvises will be rocking the patio.
Wednesday: Open mic with Dr. Fun
Thursday: Celebrate Cinco De Mayo with Groupo De La Paz supplying the tunes. Try one of our new signature jalapeno cilantro Margaritas!
Friday: Clyde (!!!)
Saturday: Hogan & Moss
Kitchen is open Tuesday through Saturday with limited menu options.

SHOT TIME LIQUOR Sale!!  Gas Monkey (Tequila infused with natural cinnamon flavor) 1L -$37.17. We now carry Pisco Porton Rum, Blanton’s Bourbon & all 7 flavors of Hacienda Sotol.  Don't forget; we have locally made ice at $2 a bag!!!  Visit us anytime Mon thru Sat 10 to 9. 371-3155 or like us on Facebook!

TERLINGUA TOOL RENTALS Jimmy Taylor, owner 371-2621 We’ve got what you need to build something!

First Saturday FLEA MARKET!!   May 7th -  From 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. ? In the parking lot of Green Desert Living - Just South of Terlingua Ranch Road on Hwy. 118.

Next up:  Mae Western


Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Vol. 27, No. 17
April 26, 2016
By Maewestern

"There is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete. If you're alive, it isn't." -- Lauren Bacall

Recycling Run
The recycling trailer will be emptied on Wed. the 27th of April in Alpine.  Anyone feeling like helping us out please meet us at the trailer (next to DPS) at 9:30 am.  Please email Sue or Joe at if you have any questions.

Terlingua Community Garden
We are wrapping up for the summer.
Thank you to all volunteers that helped this year.
Our volunteers have contributed 277 hours in the garden. That does not include the hours that volunteers worked outside of garden!!
Please check our Facebook page for Special announcements made last Friday at Earth Day Potluck
Last Farmers Market this Saturday!!

This (Last) Week at the Boat
Wednesday - Open Mic w/ Jeffro Greasewood
Tips to Voices from Both Sides
Thursday – Girls Night Out
Friday - Trevor Reichman
Saturday – Jeffro is flipping burgers and dogs at 5pm, side dishes          welcome.  Reminder: What goes on in the parking lot stays in the parking lot!
A music extravaganza follows with Open Stage at 7pm.  Anticipated suspects to include Chase Peeler, Jeffro Greasewood, Mark Lewis, Charlotte Teer, Jeff Haislip, Marc Utter, Trevor Hickle, Laird Considine, Bryn Moore, Moses Martinez, Crystal Albright and more, followed by Jacob Jaeger & James Gwyn @ 10pm.
The past 18 months have been a BLAST! Thank you, Terlingua, for your support and patronage. Our crew, quite simply, made the Boathouse the place to be. From the front of the house to the magic happening in the kitchen we couldn’t have had a better group of folks.
Thanks to Far Out Booking for doing a fabulous job of making the music happen every week, taking great photos and making visually grabbing cover shots and info.
Come help us party it down, rock the Boat till closing.
Our future plans? Stay Tuned!

High Sierra Bar & Grill
Special thanks to everyone that attended our fundraiser for “Voices from Both Sides !” The event will take place May 21 in Lajitas.  It’s sure to be an epic event.
This week at High Sierra:
Friday - Webster, Anna and friends jam at 7 PM
Saturday - Dr Fun on the patio @ 7 PM
Sunday - Collie Ryan hosts 1st Sunday of the month song circle at 3 PM, then James Williams @ 7 PM
Don’t forget to check Spurs NBA basketball schedule for round 2 of the playoffs.  We will be serving up cold beer and great food!

This week at La Kiva...
We are offering a limited menu of food offerings changing daily, BUT the kitchen will be closed again on Sunday and Monday (May 1 and 2) for further development.
Tuesday: Karaoke
Thursday: Trevor Reichman
Friday: The Blan Scott Band
Tuesday, May 3: THE RED ELVISES return to La Kiva!

DB’s Rustic Iron BBQ
DB’s Rustic Iron BBQ Is back up and running after a few weeks away on other projects.
Thursdays at 5 pm whole smoked yard bird till sold out.
Fri- Sunday -11am-2pm-brisket, ribs, sausage, tater salad, beans with fixings (and sometimes a mystery meat)..see ya there!

Bad Rabbit
Terlingua Ranch, Bad Rabbit Restaurant: For a special meal and some good country music, Cooter from 7 to 9 pm, April 29 & 30.

They are on the way, possibly late this week. We ordered one extra that will be up for grabs, a 1,750 gallon.
Call us for your specific drop-off details.  371-2506 or (512) 924 - 2506 or email

Regional UIL Results
Big Bend High School student Taylor Luttrell-Williams won 1st place in Social Studies competition at the UIL Regional Meet in San Angelo. He will compete at the UIL State Meet in Austin in May. Teammate Chad Ritcheson placed 7th in the Social Studies competition and 7th in the Science competition.

BBHS Track
Freddy Garcia advanced from the Area Track Meet in Van Horn with a long jump distance of 20’ 7”. The girls’ 400 meter relay also advanced. The relay team consists of Tanya Ohl, Grace Sullivan, Yoali Aviles, Natalie Villa and Lucero Rodriguez. The students will be competing at the Regional Track Meet in San Angelo on Friday, April 29.

Terlingua Common School District
TCSD school board’s budget workshop will be held May 18 at 4PM in the meeting room at Big Bend High School. This will be followed by the regular board meeting at 6PM.

Shot Time Liquor
We are now carrying 3 other Hacienda Sotol products:
H5 Extra Añejo (this fascinating spirit is fermented with champagne yeast and aged in new french white oak barrels for at least 5 years, providing an extraordinary richness in its fine and unique scent and taste)
Platinum (provides the most genuine taste of this exquisite wild harvested agavacea only found in the Chihuahuan Desert)
Crema de Sotol (wild harvested Sotol blended with Mexican cream and natural Pecan flavors, an extraordinarily smooth drink with a sophisticated natural complexity)
Add first three ingredients into an ice-filled shaker. Shake and strain into salt-rimmed rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with lime slice.
Don’t forget; we have locally made ice at $2 a bag!!!  Visit us anytime Mon thru Sat 10 to 9. 371-3155, or like us on Facebook!
Enjoy a signature Habanero Margarita on one of our outdoor patios and watch the weather change.

All Energies
All Energies would like to thank everyone who pre-ordered solar panels last week. The order will ship out to Terlingua this week. We will notify you when they are delivered. If you missed the boat on this order of panels, please contact Sara or Casey at (or call 371-2950) to get on the next order. We are looking to buy more SUNIVA 275W panels before our supplier runs out. These are made in the USA panels for just $0.90 per watt. If you have any questions about these panels, or solar power in general, please call, email, or stop by the shop today!

Paisano Farm Stand
IPaisano Farm Stand is now operating from the office of the All Energies building on Hwy 118.  We have fresh eggs available from our free range hens.  We also have free coffee and conversation.  Please stop by whenever the flag is out!

Journey into Big Bend, Bullock Museum Exhibit
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the formation of the National Park Service, the Bullock Museum shines the spotlight on the Big Bend region with stunning photography, personal artifacts, and reflections from eight individuals who have protected, explored, adventured, and come to love this vast and valued ecosystem.
More at


​You can’t keep a good dog down! Life has thrown 2-year old Pippin some serious curveballs but his spirit has prevailed. Pippin was living on the street when he showed up in the yard of a dog-lover, who brought him to the shelter. It was a move that saved his life, as Pippin was just beginning to suffer from Parvo. Even heading into illness, his good-natured and playful self shone through and a whole team of folks have restored Pippin to perfect health. Pippin is now ready for an easier time of things! He gets along great with other dogs, comes when called, walks well on a leash, gently hops into your lap and has an “up for anything & everything” vibe. He is a purebred mutt. He is neutered, microchipped, and up to date on all shots. The Alpine Animal Shelter is open M-F from 10am to 6pm (closed 1-2pm) and by appointment on the weekends, located on the east side of Alpine on Old Marathon Road. AAS animals are online at For more info email

Marfa High School One-Act Plays
Marfa Live Arts 5th annual Playwriting Workshop at Marfa High School has concluded and now the organization will present four student one-act plays at the Crowley Theater on Tuesday, May 3 at 7.30 pm (doors at 7pm). From April 18 through April 22 nearly 80 plays were written during the writing workshop by students and submitted for consideration for final selection. One winning play and one honorable mention was chosen from each grade and will
be presented to the public with actors from the community.

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Thursday, April 21, 2016

This is THIS EVENING folks!!! (somehow we missed this week's Moon! )
Please join Big Bend Public Library on Thursday April 21st as we welcome Gean Kearns, B.S. M.A.G., who will be presenting his new book- The Davis Gang.
Mr. Kearn's Grandparents, Aunts, and Uncle were bank robbers in the 1920's and 1930's They all knew Bonnie and Clyde and his Aunt Modie was once in The Bonnie and Clyde Gang. Come follow this bank robbing gang of four sisters, headed up by his Grandmother, and well known by J. Edgar Hoover and the F.B.I.
The program begins at 6:00 p.m. and the library is located on the campus of the Terlingua Common School District.
As always, our programs are open to the public and free of charge.
See you there!
** If you are interesting in assisting with or making a contribution to refreshments, please contact Glenda Luttrell @ 371-2552

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Vol 27.  No. 16
April 19, 2016

A few minutes ago every tree was excited, bowing to the roaring storm, waving, swirling, tossing their branches in glorious enthusiasm like worship. But though to the outer ear these trees are now silent, their songs never cease.  ~John Muir    

          by      Million sMiles

If you want Good Food and you enjoy real country music, come out to the Bad Rabbit Restaurant at Terlingua Ranch Lodge and spend every Friday and Saturday night with Cooter. Music from 7 to 9pm. Hope to see you there.

The Rev. Paul Moore from Silver City, NM will be leading Mass in Spanish at Santa Inez in the Ghostown on April 24th, Sunday, at 9am. All Welcome.

Earth and Fire Gallery
Steve Krivoy of Terlingua Ranch is the featured artist from now through the end of the month.  You know there's always something new at the Gallery.

Terlingua Community Garden
Summer days are approaching, a group of people are attempting to grow something in the garden. Come and join us, we will take turns with watering! Volunteers still wanted every Mondays and Thursdays. We are looking for a head manager and assistant manager, please contact me :)

Dia de La Tierra/ Earth Day
It is a potluck!! This Friday, April 22, at 6pm in the community garden Totally family fun friendly Good food, good music
Free seeds!

Terlingua Farmers Market
Only two Saturdays left!  Come and get your fresh eggs, vegetables , and breads! We still serve coffee and tea10-1pm

Our next Terlingua Common School District Board Meeting is this Wednesday at  6 pm at the high school. The agenda is posted at the post office.

Recycling is closed.  We are having troubles finding a place to empty the trailer.  The trailer will remain closed (even after we empty it) unless someone takes over being in charge.  Please contact Sue or Joe Rife at

The truck-load order of Wylie water tanks has stalled at just over half-filled. I know it will take 3 more, for sure.  This will be the last load we'll make unless we get a wet summer. Call or email to reserve yours.  371-2506 or

Starlight Theatre Restaurant & Saloon
Tue   4/19   -  Uh Clem
Wed  4/20   -  Jeff Haislip
Thu   4/21   -  Marc Utter
Fri     4/22   -  Moses Martinez                                    
Sat    4/23   -  Kill CountryMon  4/25   -
Mon 4/25 - Patrick Smith

As many of you have heard, The Boathouse is closing April 30.  Mark your calendars now: the next two Open Mics (Wednesdays) at 7 p.m. will be sensational.  Some amazing folks are coming to town . . . some amazing folks live here. Musicians' tips will be going to the Terlingua Community Garden in honor of Earth Day and the good people who show us how our gardens can grow.
EVERY night there's fabulous food (5 - 9:30) but better get your fill while you still can. Next Friday (22nd) will be our last night to cook but we'll be phasing things off the menu this week as we deplete fresh ingredients. Burgers, at a minimum, will be available through next Friday night. Same goes for our signature Habanero Margaritas and Habanero-infused Sotol.
The rest of the music for the month looks like this:
Friday, April 22: Laird Considine and Friends from 7-10
Saturday, April 23: Paul Sprawl from 8-11
Friday, April 29th: Trevor Reichman from 7-10
Saturday, April 30, there's going to be a BLOW OUT BASH to beat all BLOW OUT BASHES. Some of the best musicians on the planet from right here in Terlingua and a few of the best who love Terlingua and call it their second home - like Jacob Jaeger and James Gwyn for starters.
Come early, come often, come rock da Boat as often as you can these next 10 days.

This Week at High Sierra:
Spur Fans - Basketball Playoff Games on Big Screen - upstairs! Call for schedule.
Thursday, April 21 -  Dr. Fun - 7:30pm
Friday, April 22 - Croweko (Cade, Christy, Benny & Angie) 8:00 pm.- The Party is On! Happy Birthday Herman and "Meathead"  Come help us Celebrate!
Saturday, April 23 - Patrick Smith and Friends 8:00 pm
Sunday, April 24 - Benefit for "Voices"  Silent Auction and Music with Jeff Haislip and George Goss - Starts @ 2:00
High Sierra Special - Pulled Pork Sandwich, served with Greens Beans and Potato Salad - $9.00 - ($1.00 from each special sold will be donated to Voices!)

This week at La Kiva:
-Fresh mint mojitos on special until they're gone; try one with tequila if that's more your bag, it's delicious!
-We will be doing Karaoke again on Tuesday, and open mic on Wednesday.
-Come out on Saturday for the WHITE TRASH BASH. We have some really great prizes for the trashiest looks, and will be serving up killer drink specials all night long.

National Park Week, April 16-24
Big Bend National Park and Fort Davis National Historic Site join parks, programs, and partners across the country in encouraging all Americans to  “Find Your Park”
All National Park Service entrance fees will be waived for the entire week.  Big Bend National Park kicked off National Park Week on April 16 with National Junior Ranger Day with a special guided walk and Junior Ranger touch table. In addition to other scheduled programs, an Instameet will be held at 2 pm, Saturday,
, on the Chisos Mountains Lodge patio. Light refreshments will be available. Two “Walk for Your Health” activities are planned for Park Rx (Prescription) Day on Sunday, April 24.
Soldiers and Ladies of the 1800s will bring Fort Davis National Historic Site alive on the weekends of National Park Week. Guided tours will be offered daily during the week.
The Junior Ranger program is also available for kids of all ages.
Superintendent Cindy Ott-Jones, Big Bend National Park, and Acting Superintendent David Elkowitz, Fort Davis National Historic Site, welcome everyone to celebrate.

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We are now carrying 3 other Hacienda Sotol products:
 H5 Extra Añejo (this fascinating spirit is fermented with champagne yeast and aged in new french white oak barrels for at least 5 years, providing an extraordinary richness in its fine and unique scent and taste)
 Platinum (provides the most genuine taste of this exquisite wild harvested agavacea only found in the Chihuahuan Desert)
 Crema de Sotol (wild harvested Sotol blended with Mexican cream and natural Pecan flavors, an extraordinarily smooth drink with a sophisticated natural complexity)
 Add first three ingredients into an ice- filled shaker. Shake and strain into salt-rimmed rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with lime slice.
Don't forget; we have locally made ice at $2 a bag!!!  Visit us anytime Mon thru Sat 10 to 9. 371-3155 or like us on Facebook!

News from our Precinct 2 Commissioner, Hugh Garrett:
If you were unable to attend the Commissioners Court Meeting in Study Butte on March 29th, I hope you have had an opportunity to talk with your neighbors about some of the items addressed. We learned  the Rio Grande Electric Co-op is committed to building a substation in Study Butte and has already contracted with LCRA to plan and construct a new transmission line that will effectively provide reliable electricity for South County. Unfortunately, we also learned that the timeline is five years for approval and construction of the project. The BBCA approached the County regarding taking over the Canyon View Ballparks as a county park and this is under review. And we talked about future clean-up and electronics recycling days and I will keep you updated on these opportunities.
One item not on the agenda that has been brought to my attention by several constituents concerns the sale of property in South County. Any sale of property in Brewster County must be in compliance with the Subdivision Regulations of Brewster County, Texas and the EDAP Model Subdivision Rules. The bottom line is that if you’re dividing your property into two or more tracts less than 10 acres, you must comply with the Regulations and get a plat approved by Commissions Court. If the property is for residential purposes, then the EDAP Rules must be followed. Any tract less than 5 acres is assumed to be for residential purposes. Your surveyor is aware of the requirements. Additionally, former Brewster County Judge Val Beard developed a response to FAQ regarding subdivisions that you can finds on the Brewster County website at Click on “Permits, Procedures, Policies” at the top of the page, then go to “Subdivision Regulations” and click on the link for FAQ.
Congratulations to TFEMS for another successful Firemen’s Ball and finishing the night with Radio La Chusma at the Starlight was way cool. My contact information is on the Brewster County website. Thanks for allowing me the opportunity to serve.

What a gorgeous looking German Shepherd mix Lobo is!  Still only a year old, Lobo is nearly full-grown but will probably get a little heavier than his current 80-ish pounds. He is still a puppy- albeit a giant puppy.  He seems really excited about playing with toys but behaves like he doesn't have much experience with them. He walks pretty well on a leash and shows readiness to learn 'sit' and 'come here.'  He's a curious guy, but Lobo hasn’t yet had much human guidance. He needs his keeper to set and enforce the rules, and to teach him how great it feels to be told that he's a “good dog.” With a savvy owner, Lobo will keep turning heads! Lobo is neutered, microchipped, and up to date on all shots. The Alpine Animal Shelter is open M-F from 10am to 6pm (closed 1-2pm) and by appointment on the weekends, located on the east side of Alpine on Old Marathon Road. AAS animals are online at For more info email​

Otra Vez
We're open Wednesday and Saturday from 9 - 12 and welcome gently used clothes and house hold supplies.  This week: half-price sale on kitchen utensils.

The Texas Bighorn Society gave a $10,000 donation with private funds to Big Bend Ranch State Park to locate a viewing area for the Ranch's bighorns on State Highway FM 170 west of The Big Hill, about 1/2 way on the west side downgrade. A free high power telescope is mounted under the shelter for close-up viewing.More at

Winter Texans went home and Many Stones has lots of eggs! New shipment of minerals and a few new plants.

A huge thank you to The Boathouse and Terlingua Rentals for the tremendous $800 donation to Big Bend Library through the Open Mic Musicians.  We'll be purchasing new young adult and adult fiction for the library. We are blessed beyond measure to have such a talented and caring group of musicians to donate their time and music and a very generous community to support those efforts.

La Fenice, acclaimed Commedia dell' Arte troupe from Austin, will be returning to Terlingua for two performances only! Come "down south" to the Cinnabar Theatre in Study Butte (on Hwy 118, just north of the post office) at 8PM on Friday and/or Saturday nights  to see Fenice's new show, Siege of the Dark Nebula. $10.00 requested donation at the door.

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