November 24, 2014 ~ VOL. 25 #47by 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.
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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!
Everyone is singing melodies of our favorite Christmas songs.
Rehearsals: Tuesdays 5:30 pm in the Band Room at Terlingua School Rehearsal Dates: Nov. 25th, Dec. 2nd and Dec 9th. (Come to some or all.) Performances: Thursday, Dec. 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
>>> NO class on Thanksgiving,Nov. 27, though
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