Monday, April 13, 2015

The Terlingua Moon
April 13, 2015   ~  VOL. 26 #16
by
La Catrina
         
The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.    Mark Twain

Blair Pittman, who recently suffered a stroke, “is doing pretty darn well,” according to his wife, Jean Hardy-Pittman.
The former long-time resident of Terlingua, who now lives in Alpine, and author of the popular “Tales From the Terlingua Porch” books will be in intensive rehab therapies in El Paso for some time, she said.
But “he is very lucky,” Jean added.
His stroke was a hemorrhage, not a clot (embolism), and though it was a large bleed area,” she said last week, “it did not get into the ventricles which would have potentially caused much more damage.”
And she was optimistic: “He might come out of this stronger than before.”



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The Starlight Theater
Tue    4/14   -  Uh Clem
Wed   4/15   -  The Whitmore
Thu    4/16   -  TBA           
Fri      4/17   -  Sarah Burton                                                                    
Mon   4/20   -  Burger Night with Jeff Haislip

This week at The Boathouse!
We're happy to say that The Boathouse will be the home of this year's Fireman's Ball Benefit.  For more information on that event, check out the posters around town (and this edition of The Moon).
Here's our all-star lineup for the week!
Wednesday:  Open Mic hosted by Jeffro Greasewood.  7 p.m.
Friday:  Paul Sprawl.  7 - 10. 
Saturday:  Fireman's Ball with Craig Carter and the Spur of the Moment Band.  Music is from 8-12.
Since we began the Open Mic in February, the musicians' tips have been donated to the Crisis Center of the Big Bend, earmarked for the Terlingua Food Bank.  Last week, The Boathouse presented a check to the center in the amount of $1,200.
Stay tuned to FB for our Friday Menu Special - it's going to be a good one!  Also, please note that due to the Fireman's Ball on Saturday, and while we will still be open regular hours (4 p.m. - 1 a.m.) we will be offering a limited menu of either a Beef BBQ Sandwich or our Grilled Chicken Sandwich with chips, pickles, etc.  Both are $9.  These items will be available from 5 - 7:30.   Craig Carter and the Spur of the Moment band will play from 8 -12.  In addition to our full bar inside, we will have an additional beer bar outside staffed by none other than the fabulous Maria Blosser and Kymi Flippo.
We are open 7 days a week from 4 - Midnight (1 a.m. on Saturdays).  Dinner served every night except Monday from 5-9 (with the exception of this Saturday, 5 - 7:30).  Hope to see you soon.  Have a great week!   Don & Terri

Espresso…Y Poco Mas located in the Ghostown @ La Posada Milagro.  Come join us  for a delicious cup of coffee and delicious breakfast all made fresh as you order!!!
We are open every day at 7:30 am. Remember we close at 2pm on Sunday-Wednesday and at 3pm on Thursday-Saturday.   We extended our Wireless Internet so now you will see the Espressoypocomas WiFi address.

Community Information

Russ Strutt, a singer/musician and part-time local, passed away in Canada - we think it was yesterday. It has been relayed that he died of a heart attack, which is not confirmed. More details when they become available. This contributor will always remember Russ by his appearances at Long Draw Pizza and his song "Big Bender". Our hearts and thoughts of comfort go out to his family and loved ones.

FIREMAN'S BALL
  Come join us this Saturday, April 18th for the 5th Annual Terlingua Fireman's Ball. Hosted this year by THE BOATHOUSE & located in the Terlingua Ghostown.  There will be a full "cash bar" and dancing from 8pm-midnight with Craig Carter and the Spur of the Moment Band.  Attire is semi-formal with GOOD dancing shoes.
   Tickets, at the door, are $15 or $25 a couple, and will benefit Terlingua Fire & EMS.  There will also be a silent auction (art works, resort and hotel gift certificates, etc.), as well as a spectacular raffle.  Raffle tickets are available now from TF&EMS reps.  For more information, call 371-2635.
ALL firefighters dance for FREE!

Special Junior Ranger Day Event!
 Join us at Panther Junction on Saturday April 18 for special Junior Ranger programs- all children are invited to attend all or part of the day's programs. Come out to Big Bend, become a Junior Ranger, and Find Your Park!

Big Bend Ranchers, Landowners Will Fight Planned Pipeline,  San Antonio Express-News, John MacCormick staff writer, 4/12/2015  http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/texas/article/Big-Bend-ranchers-landowners-will-fight-planned-6194919.php

The Terlingua Artists of the Big Bend Citizens Alliance are now working on plans for a 2016 calendar  and would like to include images from as many different Terlingua based artists as possible.  Please contact us as soon as you can to discuss our requirements: Ruth at 2584, Mary D at 2999 and Lauren at 3261.

This Saturday at The Farmer's Market at Noon
 Learn How To Make  Organic Gummy Candies with Jadi
 The Last Workshop for this season

The Truth behind the Reality Show
  The producers of the reality show currently in production here have sent out several versions of the synopsis of their intended "documentary". You may go to terlinguamusic.com to check out the one they sent to a local resident, as well as the response to their request. Below you will find a slightly different version sent to John Waters of the Big Bend Gazette...
THE BADLANDS
Hundreds of miles from the nearest city sits a small town in the middle of the Chihuahuan Desert populated by people who have given up modern comforts and financial stability for something that money cannot buy - freedom. Terlingua is effectively closed off to outsiders; strangers are eyed with suspicion. THE BADLANDS is an 8-part documentary series that brings this world to our viewers through an intimate look at the people who live here and the businesses that make the town function, all set against the backdrop of a murder trial that has torn the community apart.
Closed off to outsiders? Strangers are eyed with suspicion? Does that sound like Terlingua's tourist economy?
One would hope that those who have signed on to be a part of this production were unaware that the true intent of these producers and this reality show is to exploit a local tragedy and effectively damage the very nature of our livelihood.

Jeffro Greasewood presented a check for $1,200 to the Family Crisis Center of the Big Bend last week. This money was collected as musician's tips at each open mic and was donated in support of Terlingua food distribution.
We'd like to give a big thanks to all the musicians who gave their time and talent on Wednesday's Open Mic in support of this ongoing effort.  Next project: Voices from Both Sides.

Vinnie’s Big Bend Doughnuts- across from the Cottonwood General Store, Open  8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, 18th, and Sunday the 19th of April.  Closed on April 25th and April 26th. Go to our Facebook page for more info “Big Bend Doughnuts.”  Let us know if you would like doughnuts and snow cones this summer!  Thank you for your support!

 Bee Swarm Rescue
Alpine Apiaries, local fourth generation professional beekeeper, anticipates increased swarm activity based on this year’s stunning wildflower event.  Please do not exterminate or kill the bees.  There is a better way!  Call the Bee Swarm Rescue Hotline here in Big Bend!  (432) 371-2748 or (432) 371-3170, Sponsored by the College of the Melissae.

TERLINGUA TOOL RENTALS We have a temporary phone # for a few days, please call Bryan at 371-2287 or 713-907-5259 for your rental needs. Thank you for you business and continued support. Jimmy Taylor, owner. You may reach me from my cell phone also 432-386-6450.

April 14 PLANNED POWER INTERRUPTION: A power interruption will take place April 14 from approximately 11 p.m. - 12 a.m. This will affect members in the general areas of South Brewster County, and Big Bend National Park. This outage is necessary in order to conduct maintenance and repairs. RGEC appreciates your patience and understanding. If you have any questions/concerns, please call 830-563-2444 or 800-749-1509.

The Hal Flanders Recycling Center is temporarily not accepting glass. For the first time in many months, the glass crusher is down. We are waiting on parts to fix the machine and hope to get them in as soon as possible. The parts must be custom built and it could take a month or longer to be up and running again. We do not have the room to store glass, so please do NOT bring your bottles and jars until further notice. Sorry for the inconvenience. Thank you for your patience.

Investigating Creativity will meet Wednesday 10 am at Becoming Fine Art.  We will be discussing new projects and new ideas for projects.  Coffee, espresso and if I am energetic enough maybe some homemade goodies.  Hope to see you there. 

And remember, folks, all of the tips collected at Open Mic at the Boathouse, starting last Wednesday and through the date of the event, will be donated to Voices. Thanks to you and Collie, Jeff, for the great work you are doing to help show the world our love for and closeness to our neighbors, friends and family in Mexico. Terlingua rocks!

While Supplies Last at All Energies: Only Nine SUNTECH 250W Solar Panels Left! Just $270 each, or $250 each when you buy four or more! 25 year warranty, made by the world’s #1 solar panel manufacturer. Tired of throwing away food after power outages? Call & ask about our prefab solar generators -- solar power backup for your fridge or other vital appliances! Visit us at our new Hwy 118 location: 16 miles north of Study Butte, just south of the Terlingua Ranch Rd intersection. Email casey@allenergies.net or call us during the week at 371-2950 with your questions about solar power and alternative energy!

Cycletek is your local source for automatic backup/standby generator systems for your house or business.  Installations and generator start as little as $3,000.  We also have in stock this week's special Generac inverter IX800 watt $290.00 total price; Generac GP1800 $340.00 total price.  You cannot beat these prices on the internet.  We only have one of each.  We have on the way the GP3250 and the IX2000 to be sold at prices lower than any other advertised price. Large selection of motorcycle tires to be sold at less than dealer cost.  371-2569.

Jeff Haislip writes:  "What a great time, what a great community! Playing with Charlotte Teer, Chris Baker & Patrick Smith was a magical moment for me. Thank you to all the musicians for their efforts & to everyone who participated. What huge hearts you all have. It struck me as funny that at a time when there was so much talk of a reality TV show being in town or run out of town (depending on how one sees it) that the REALITY is that in our community we are building a bridge with our neighbors in Mexico. Viva Terlingua!! I love you all!"   More from Pat O'Bryan at http://terlinguamusic.com/voices-from-both-sides-benefit-2015/

The Alpine, Texas, Public Library is searching for a full-time Executive Director, responsible for all operations of the library. The library is a 501(c)(3) organization and TLA-accredited. It serves the city of Alpine and Brewster County.  Projected salary range is $28,000–$38,000 annually, depending on qualifications and experience.  
The ideal candidate will have
1.     at least a bachelor’s degree
2.     an understanding of public library management, operations, and organization
3.     strong proposal-writing and fundraising skills, with a proven record of success
4.     strong computer skills, including familiarity with library and grant related computer software and experience with hardware maintenance.
Applications are being accepted now. The position will be available May 1 but will remain open until a suitable candidate is hired. 
Interested persons are asked to submit a cover letter, résumé, and three references.
Contact Linda Bryant, president, Alpine Public Library Board of Directors, with questions:
cell: 432/294-4289; home: 432/364-2356 (leave a message); president@alpinepubliclibrary..org

Terlingua CSD is accepting sealed bids on a bus for sale. The vehicle is a 15 passenger 2002 school bus with 43,100 miles on a diesel engine. The bus may be inspected at Terlingua CSD at 550 Roadrunner Circle Terlingua, TX, 79852. Please check in at our main office located in Big Bend High School.  Sealed bids may be mailed or hand delivered to:
Jeanette Hall
P.O. Box 256
Terlingua, TX 79852
Or
Jeanette Hall
550 Roadrunner Circle
Terlingua, TX 79852
Bids must be physically in the TCSD office no later than 4:00PM on Thursday, April 30, 2015. Bids will be opened on Friday, May 1, 2015 and the highest acceptable bidder notified by mail or phone. Terlingua CSD reserves the right to reject any and all bids for cause.


Big Bend Library Program
Don’t miss this program on Thursday, April 23 at 6 pm in the Big Bend Library. Paul and Voni Glaves have been avid motorcycle travelers since the 1970s. They have ridden BMW motorcycles in all 50 states, all of the Canadian provinces and territories reachable by road, and in several foreign countries. Fresh from retirement - she as a teacher, he as a Community Development Director - they were considering rejoining the workforce to become motorcycle tour guides. As a result they accompanied Ayres Adventures on three different motorcycle tours, for almost two months, in southern Africa. They rode in South Africa, Swaziland, Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe. Always avid photographers, they took a few thousand photos while in Africa. They have distilled them down to one hundred or so to help them illustrate and explain the adventure. This is our first travel program in our series and you won't want to miss it !!
Anyone interested in assisting with refreshments, please contact Glenda @ 371-2552. Thanks so much!

There will be a Benefit BBQ party May 3rd, 2015; at the new South County Music Corral on Terlingua Ranch Road; formerly Susi's Snak Shack.  Plan to attend the bash, and help us get started in our new venue. There will be food and music all day (Hint - migas in the morning; BBQ in the afternoon.)  More details next week.

Farmer’s Almanac Prognostication for April 2015
12th-15th. Fair, then squally for Rockies. Cloudy Southern Plains.
16th-19th. Clearing.
20th-23rd. Showers for Rockies, Plains.
24th-27th. Fair.
28th-30th. Gusty winds and showery across the Southern Plains; stormy Texas, Arkansas.

Please send all notices to Terlinguamoon@gmail.com
Before Monday, noon, of the target 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

TERLINGUA MOON 


Vol. 26, No. 15 
     April 7, 2015 
     By MaeWestern

“You can’t teach an old dogma new tricks.” –Dorothy Parker

Itinerant Printer Chris Fritton
Menagerie Press in the Terlingua Ghost Town is hosting Itinerant Printer Chris Fritton. Chris will visit letterpress print shops across America throughout 2015, producing unique prints at each venue culled from their idiosyncratic collections of wood type, metal type, cuts, ornaments, and polymer plates. These prints will be mailed back to followers and supporters of the project as postcards from the road. SO…  Come join Menagerie Press for a presentation by Chris, printing demonstrations, and all-round open house. There will be beer, beans and bread on the patio. 4-8 pm, Tuesday, April 7. You are welcome to join in with music, food or just you. The Press is located next to the Santa Ynez Church behind the Starlight. Please no dogs.

This week at the Boathouse
All kinds of good things to look forward to at The Boathouse this week! Dinner, Tuesday through Sunday from 5- 9pm.  This week’s Friday Special is Chicken Fried Steak with all the fixings, including fresh Greens from the Terlingua Community Garden! We are open Sunday through Friday from 4 - Midnight with a full bar.  Saturday 4 pm-1 am.
The musical lineup this week is:
Tunesday Tuesday:  Emy Taylor 7 - 9 p.m.
Wednesday:  Open Mic hosted by Jeffro Greasewood 7 - ?????
Friday:  Brandi & Moses 7 - 9 p.m.
Saturday:  Ted Arbogast, Chase Peeler & Special Guest 8 - 11
Remember, too, that our campground is open.  Extremely reasonable rates which include a great shower!  Tell your family and friends. Hope to see you soon!  Don & Terri

This week at the Starlight
Tue    4/7     -  Uh Clem
Thu    4/9     -  Moses Martinez          
Fri      4/10   -  Pablo Menudo                                         
Sat     4/11   -  Bruce Salmon & Ginny Mac
Sun    4/12   -  Brunch with Dan McCoy                         
Mon    4/13   -  Burger Night with Trevor Reichman

This week at the High Sierra
Friday April 10  8 pm - Jeff Haislip
SUNDAY APRIL 12 - BENEFIT FOR VOICES ON BOTH SIDES - George Goss & Jeff Haislip Host
  2 pm MUSIC BEGINS - MUSICIANS INVITED TO JOIN
  4 pm LIVE AUCTION - George Goss

Cycletek
Cycletek is your local source for automatic backup power for those pesky power outages.  We also carry whole-house surge protectors to protect your appliances from the power surges caused from blackouts, lightning strikes, or any other source of EMP.  Generator sizes ranging from 7kw to 150kw.  We also have a few portables in stock at prices less than you can find them on the internet.  371-2569.

TERLINGUA TOOL RENTALS
Jimmy Taylor, owner 371-2621, Call or come by to find your construction needs.

Repair Services
I can repair electric services and install transfer switches and generators for prices or service. Call 432-294-0282. TECL 27979. I also accept credit cards and work with a company that does solar, contact me for info: license master electrician, Wayne Jones.

Second Saturday Flea Market
Spring cleaning is in the air!  Second Sat. Flea Market is April 11 at H2O to Go parking lot at the corner of Hwy 118 and School Road.  Starts about 8:30 am, free setup.  WEATHER PERMITTING!

Water Tanks
A water catchment tank order is approximately half filled.  Remember, our ‘normal’ rainy months are yet to come (whatever normal is now).  We are hoping to complete the order before the first of May. Call 2506 to reserve yours. Thanks to everyone.

Softball Sundays
Thanks to everyone who came out for the game last Sunday. We are doing it again this Sunday! The game will start at 4 pm at the fields located next to the Terlingua School.

Voices From Both Sides Benefit
Benefit and live auction: Sunday Funday, April 12, at the High Sierra Bar & Grill. Music starts at 2 pm. Hosted by Jeff Haislip and George Goss. Auction starts at 4 pm. Help support our community non-profit international music project!

Vinnie’s Big Bend Doughnuts
Open Saturday, 11, and Sunday, 12th from 8 am to 1 pm or sold out.  Bring your own coffee cup for $1 fill up to 14 oz.  Thank you for your patronage!

Swarms!  Bee Swarm Rescue
Local fourth generation professional beekeeper anticipates increased swarm activity based on this year’s stunning wildflower event.  Please do not exterminate or kill the bees.  There is a better way!  Call the Bee Swarm Rescue Hotline here in Big Bend!  (432) 371-2748 or (432) 371-3170, Sponsored by the College of the Melissae.

Christmas Mtns. Research Symposium
Online registration and abstract submission for the 2015 Christmas Mountains Research Symposium, scheduled for May 25-27 at Terlingua Ranch Headquarters in Brewster County, is now operational. You may access the registration and submission sites directly through the home page: http://www.bio.txstate.edu/seminars-and-events/Research-Symposium.html
Registration payments may be made by most major credit cards. Please feel free to share this with anyone you feel may be interested. Direct any questions to the symposium organizers, Dave Lemke (david.lemke@txstate.edu) or Michael Huston (hustonma@txstate.edu).

Operation Strong Safety
Even though the Big Bend sector accounts for only 3 percent of methamphetamine, 2 percent of marijuana, 1 percent of heroin and 0 percent of cocaine seized by law enforcement from January 2013 through May 2014, bills in Congress target the Border Patrol’s Big Bend sector with substantial additional security forces/facilities. Read more in an article by Fort Stockton Pioneer’s Bob Beal at www.fortstocktonpioneer.com/community/article_7e0f1b1e-d88e-9d5f-c311f8fedb57.html.

Alpine Animal Shelter
Like many of the 30 dogs at the Alpine Animal Shelter (AAS), SYDNEY makes you wonder, “why is she still here?”  The answer is ONLY that the shelter gets very little traffic!.... SYDNEY is a smart, healthy, attentive and affectionate female heeler mix, ~45 lbs, 2 1/2 years old, short-haired and light colored (red spots on white). She has that heeler focus and stay-by-your-sidedness. She comes when called, walks well on a leash, is house trained, fetches a ball, adores human affection, and is friendly with kids, dogs of all ages, and cats.... She needs a hero to spring her free and would love that hero to give her an active life. Is it you? AAS is open M-F from 10am to 6pm, located on the east side of Alpine on Old Marathon Road. Come see SYDNEY or the other great dogs there! SYDNEY (and all the dogs at AAS) are on Petfinder at: https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/31423869. For more info, email heatherthemule@gmail.com.

Big Bend Library Program
Don’t miss this program on Thursday, April 23 at 6 pm in the Big Bend Library. Paul and Voni Glaves have been avid motorcycle travelers since the 1970s.  They have ridden BMW motorcycles in all 50 states, all of the Canadian provinces and territories reachable by road, and in several foreign countries.  Fresh from retirement - she as a teacher, he as a Community Development Director - they were considering rejoining the workforce to become motorcycle tour guides. As a result they accompanied Ayres Adventures on three different motorcycle tours, for almost two months, in southern Africa. They rode in South Africa, Swaziland, Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe.  Always avid photographers, they took a few thousand photos while in Africa. They have distilled them down to one hundred or so to help them illustrate and explain the adventure.

No Fee Weekend April 18-19 at BBNP
Big Bend National Park joins parks, programs, and partners across the country to encourage everyone to find their park and share their stories online at FindYourPark.com.  Launched by the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation, Find Your Park is a public awareness and education campaign celebrating the milestone centennial anniversary of the National Park Service in 2016 and setting the stage for its second century of service.
Big Bend National Park will kick off National Parks Week with National Junior Ranger Day on April 18 by providing special junior ranger programs and a junior ranger touch table.  In addition, April 18 and 19 are a fee free weekend for park visitors.  Continuing our National Parks Week celebration, the park will be offering a special Texas Gift to the Nation evening program on April 22  for Earth Day.  A second special program, “Big Bend Top Ten,” will be offered April 25.  In addition, daily interpretive offerings will be available the entire week.

Bluebonnets EVERYWHERE!
Want to share your favorite bluebonnet picture? Have a photo of the tallest bluebonnet?  How about the longest bloom?  Most Fun?  We’re having a record year for wildflowers of all kinds.  If you send your picture to voni@bigbend.net I’ll post them for all to see

Moving Forward Together / Avanzando Juntos
The management team of Big Bend National Park invites you to the upcoming celebration of the Binational Event “Moving Forward Together/Avanzando Juntos” to be held April 10 at the Boquillas Port of Entry. The celebration of the two-year anniversary of the opening of the Boquillas Port of Entry begins with a ceremony at 9:30 am. Due to the limited size of the site, private vehicle parking is not available, Shuttle service to the event will be provided from the Rio Grand Village Store parking lot beginning at 8:30 am. Following the event, return shuttle service will also be provided. For questions, call David Elkowitz, 432-477-1107.

Trial date set in Felts murder case
A trial date has been set in the case against a man accused of killing a well-known Terlingua bar owner. Justin Low, the defense lawyer for Tony Flint, said the trial date is scheduled for April 27 in Sierra Blanca. A request for venue change had previously been requested. Flint was originally charged Feb. 5, 2014, with first-degree murder in connection with the death of La Kiva bar owner Glenn Felts. Flint was released Feb. 25 on a $200,000 bond. Part of his bond includes not being allowed within 30 miles of the Texas-Mexico border—barring him from Terlingua completely—and would have to stay in Brewster County or adjacent counties.

Nine Illegals Apprehended in Brewster County
Nine undocumented Mexican Nationals were apprehended by the Brewster County Sheriff’s Office April 1. According to the Brewster County Sheriff’s Office Facebook Page, the Mexican Nationals were apprehended in the Black Gap area of Brewster County. According to the report, the U.S. Border Patrol lost sign of the group. But after wandering around in the desert for several hours, they were spotted by area residents who notified the Sheriff’s Office. Deputies responded to the scene and the group of nine were found. According to the post, it appeared that some of the males may be involved in gang activities.
Officials say large groups of illegal border crossers have been seen in the areas of Brewster, Presidio, Terrell and Culberson County. The case is still under investigation.

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. Next week’s Moon by La Catrina!

Monday, March 30, 2015

The Terlingua Moon
March 31, 2015 ~ VOL. 26 #13
terlinguamoon@gmail.com

 “I'm completely in favor of the separation of Church and State. My idea is that these two institutions screw us up enough on their own, so both of them together is certain death.” - George Carlin

We have vanishing mail syndrome, and we are trying to figure out what is happening.  We apologize for any missed submissions.

ONE WEEKEND ONLY!  LA FENICE
The Starlight Theatre and Lajitas Golf Resort & Spa welcome renowned Commedia del' Arte (early Italian comedic street theatre) Austin-based troupe, La Fenice. Be prepared for bawdy silliness and abundant hilarity as this seasoned band of performers brings forth their newest production, "Kill the Messenger". Friday, April 3rd Starlight Theatre 8PM and Saturday, April 4th Lajitas Flat Rock Theatre 8 PM. $10.00 admission. Adult humor.
For more information, visit http://www.lafeniceaustin.com or call Nola at 432-424-3363

HIGH SIERRA BAR & GRILL/EL DORADO
Wednesday April 1, 7:00 pm - Jeff Haislip  NO JOKING!
Friday April 3 - TBA
Saturday, April 4 7:00 pm - Jeff Haislip
Sunday, April 5 2:00 - 5:00 m - 1st Sunday Song Circle w/Collie Ryan
Monday, April 6 7:00 pm - Jeff Haislip
High Sierra is SPURS Central - Big Screen Upstairs - Call for schedule.

THE BOATHOUSE
Tuesday:  J Wagner (7 - 10)
Wednesday:  Open Mic hosted by Jeffro Greasewood
(7 – whenever!  All Musician Tips go to the Local Food Bank)
Friday:  Pat O'Bryan & Trevor Hickle (7 - 10)
Saturday:  Dan McCoy (8 - 11)
Stay tuned for our Friday Menu Special!
We are open every day from 4 pm until midnight (1 .m. on Saturdays) with a full bar.  Dinner Tuesday through Sunday from 5 until 9.  We have a great menu including the best burgers in town, Calzones, Green Chile Cheese Fries and more.  Be sure to try our signature Habanero Margaritas.
Our campground is also open with great rates and views - tell your friends!
Hope to see you soon!
Don & Terri

BECOMING FINE ART AND MECHANIC SHOP: we are still here! 371-2694

STARLIGHT THEATER
Tue    3/31 - Uh Clem
Wed   4/1   - The Whitmores
Thu    4/2   - Havilah          
Fri      4/3   - Bruce Salmon 5pm
                     La Fenice 8pm                                  
Sat     4/4 -   McMercy Family Band
Sun    4/5 -   Brunch with the McMercy Family Band      Mon   4/6  -   Burger Night with Chase, Jeffro & Miles

VIVA YOGA! TAUGHT BY SANDI TURVAN
Last yoga class is April 2nd.
Thursdays
9-10:15 all levels
10:45-noon gentle yoga
Located at desert lotus massage studio in Study Butte (next to the laundromat)

BASEBALL GAME
Thanks to everyone who came out for the game last Sunday. A special thanks to Bonnie, Sandi and Shannon for helping out with the concessions and Marcos for umpiring. We are doing it again this Sunday! The game will start at 4pm

COMMUNITY GARDEN
Farmer's Market every Saturday till the end of April
Enjoy Music this Sat. with Terlingua Tanz.  A BIG Garden THANK U TO Diego, Sandi G, and Will for yall's help with the Garden.
Bring the kiddos this Saturday to The Farmer's Market. There will be Easter crafts and bunny stories starting around noon.

FLEA MARKET
Saturday, April 4, 2015 there will be a garage/flea market in the parking lot of Green Dessert Living south of the Terlingua Ranch turnoff.   It starts around 8:00 am until about 2:00 pm. Vendors are welcome and there is NO cost to vendors. Join us and sell, sell, sell!!!!

EASTER EGG HUNT
On Saturday, April 4 2015, the American Legion Post 653 will be having an Easter egg hunt for kids.  It will start at3:00 pm.  We always have pot luck dinners on Saturdays, so please stay and enjoy some good food!!
This is open for all kids.   Hope to see ya there for fun times!!!  :)

TERLINGUA TOOL RENTALS
Jimmy Taylor, owner 432-371-2621 Rent locally, save gas and time.

LA POSADA MILAGRO
We have fresh homemade food that is cooked to order, well worth the wait!  We have also added a new dark roast coffee from Big Bend Roasters.  Have you tried our Rotisserie Chicken Salad Sandwich? WOW!  We have something to suit anyone's taste or diet concerns, so come on by and check us out. You can call in your order at 371-3044.

VINNIE’S BIG BEND DOUGHNUTS
OPEN Saturday, April 4 and Sunday, April 5 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. or until Sold Out!

BIG BEND HIGH SCHOOL
24 Big Bend High School students competed at the District UIL Academic contest in Ft. Davis on Tuesday, March 24. The students competed against the academic teams from Ft. Davis, Marfa, Balmorhea, Sierra Blanca, Valentine, and Dell City. 12 of the students advanced to the Regional level which will be held in San Angelo on April 25. The results of the District meet are as follows:
Mar Olivas - 2nd in Computer Applications; Cody Willard - 5th in Current Issues; Esmeralda Piedra - 5th in Headline Writing; Damian Villanueva - 3rd in Mathematics; Roman Villanueva - 2nd in Number Sense; Tanya Ohl - 3rd in Ready Writing; Taylor Luttrell-Williams - 1st in Social Studies; Chad Ritcheson - 2nd in Social Studies; Cody Willard - 3rd in Social Studies; Mark Krueger - 5th in Social Studies; Perla Garcia - 2nd in Spelling; Yadelin Hernandez - 5th in Spelling. The Number Sense and Social Studies teams will be competing at the Regional Meet as well. The students are coached by Summer Choate, Betina Kearns, Pam Priddy, Marcy Reed, Malynda Richardson, and Martha Stafford.

SHOT TIME LIQUOR
NEW ITEMS!  Sauza Hornitos Black is a delicious añejo sipping tequila aged in whiskey barrels.  Mike's Hard Blackberry is refreshing and fruity, and American Spirit Black Perique blend tobacco pouches are also new.  Jim Beam Black 1.75L handles are now clearance priced at $43.10.  Technically the directions posted last week on the message board to the nearest car wash were accurate.
Ash Wednesday Service February 18th at 4:30pm with Rev. Carolyn Metzler, 25 English and 25 Spanish Lenten Devotionals will be free for the taking as well.

QUILTS BY MARGUERITE 371-2292
EASTER DECORATIONS come get your bunnies and baskets and much more, go see these and many beautiful items at the new store!

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. (Closed Discussion). 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.

EARTH AND FIRE IMPORTS/GALLERY
For One Day Only, on Friday, April 3rd, we're having a book signing party with Tom Alex, long time Terlingua resident.  Join us in downtown Terlingua Ghost town from 4-7pm and meet the author, along with wine and coffee, plus refreshments and lively conversations.
His new release was co-written with Robert Wirt and is titled "Around Terlingua" and will be available along with his first release, "Big Bend Nat'l Park and Vicinity"
See ya'll there!!!

REALITY SHOW
A group of producers will be in town during April and want to highlight Terlingua in a new reality show. Individuals and businesses who do not wish to take part in this production must remember that the producers will need their permission to use their image. Without a written release the producers may not use your image or shoot on your property. There is one exception to this though, the producers can place a sign outside of businesses and property they have permission to be shooting in stating that "upon entering you are agreeing to have your image used". Before you sign or agree to anything, please consider whether or not a reality show is really the best way to promote yourself, Terlingua and the way of life that we hold dear.

ALPINE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Basic Computer Education for Adults will start April 21 at APL.  These free classes meet Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6-8pm for six weeks.  Space is limited so call or stop by now for more information and to sign up!
The next APL book club title will be “American Rust” by Phillip Meyer.  The Club will meet April 30 at the library at 5:45pm and refreshments will be provided. APL has two copies on order.  You may also order it by interlibrary loan, or ask at Front Street Books.  See you there!
APL’s April HumpDay Lunch Fundraiser will be held Wednesday April 15 from 11am till 1pm.  Spaghetti lunch, drink, and dessert for $6.  All proceeds benefit the library.  Thank you for your support!
APL offers free English tutoring for adults!  If you or someone you know would like to improve his or her English skills, please stop by for information and to sign up.
APL always needs volunteer English tutors!  Please stop by or contact Paige for more information.
Please join us for the Friends of the Alpine Public Library monthly meetings!  This month we will meet on April 7 at noon at the library.  Everyone is welcome.  Please consider joining this fun and active group of volunteers and see how you can become involved! As always, please watch our website and Facebook page for updated information!

OTRA VEZ has an exercise machine, 3 sewing machines and 2 televisions.  There will be a Big Parking Lot Sale Saturday April 11

RECYCLING
We found very little trash in the BBCA cleanup. Lots of Bluebonnets. Thanks to Ruth, Kevin, Fred, Zynex, Judy, Bonnie Hill, Sarah and Mindy. It was mainly Aluminum cans this year. A fantastic day.

INVESTIGATING CREATIVITY will meet again on Wednesday at 10 am on the patio of La Posada Milagro, hope to see you there!

Want to share your favorite bluebonnet picture? Have a photo of the tallest bluebonnet?  How about the longest bloom?  Most Fun?  We're having a record year for wildflowers of all kinds.  If you send your picture to voni@bigbend.net I'll post them for all to see
at http://vonig.smugmug.com/2015-Big-Bend-Bluebonnets/

Letter to the Editor:
Thanks to Brewster County Commissioner Pallanez for bringing up for review the widely criticized county policy on payment of medical insurance for county retirees adopted in July 2014.  He provided data on present expenditures facilitating projections into the future.  Discussion at Commissioners Court Tuesday (March 24) made clear that there are several portions of that policy which need much fuller examination and consideration than occurred on adoption last year.
The Commissioners Court voted to arrange a public workshop with participation by staff of the Texas Association of Counties, the results of which would likely guide any modifications of that policy.  Reasonable provision of benefits for county employees is certainly essential in fairness and in support of retention.  The question here is what is reasonable and what might it cost in the future to sustain?  Open discussion to which this Commissioners Court seems committed should help arrive at good solutions.
LEARNING IS NOT A SPECTATOR SPORT.
Dale Christophersen

Letter to the Editor:
Who is killing the Burros?  In the last 3 weeks there have been four Burros shot and killed on Terlingua Ranch.  They do no damage and don’t hurt anything.  They are very docile and no way aggressive.  I fail to see any sport in such action.  Or is it someone who is just bloodthirsty and wants to kill a living creature?
CR Rader
Terlingua Tx


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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

TERLINGUA MOON 
Vol 26.  No. 12
March 24, 2016
by Million sMiles

“The one thing ... that is truly ugly is the climate of hate and intimidation, created by a noisy few, which makes the decent majority reluctant to air in public their views on anything controversial. ... Where all pretend to be thinking alike, it's likely that no one is thinking at all.” ― Edward Abbey

This week at The Boathouse!
Once again we will open every day at 4 PM
Dinner served 5 to 9 PM Great menu & daily specials.
Rocking the Boat this week will be:
Tuesday, March 24 - Darrin Kobetich (7-10)
Wednesday, March 25 - Open Mic hosted by Jeffro Greasewood (7 - whenever!)
Thursday, March 26 - Laird Considine (7-10)
Friday, March 27 - Ted Arbogast (7-10)
Saturday, March 28 - The Flying Sombreros (8-11)
Sunday, March 29 - Trevor Reichman (7-10)
Tuesday, March 31 - J. Wagner (7-10)
And don't forget our signature Habanero Margarita
 or Habanero Infused Vodka.

Starlight Theatre Restaurant & Saloon
Tue    3/24   -  Uh Clem
Wed   3/25   -  Darrin Kobetich
Thu    3/26   -  The Beerdsmen          
Fri      3/27   -  Carol Whitney & Chase Peeler                                          
Sat     3/28   -  Christy Hays
Sun    3/29   -  Brunch with Jeffro Greasewood                          
Mon    3/30  -  Burger Night with Trevor Reichman

Classical Music Concert
At the Cinnabar Theater* Thursday March 26, 7pm.
Jane Brown - viola, Judy Eron - oboe, Kerry O'Hare - violin.  Works by Cremont, Templeton Strong, Taneyev. Never heard of those composers? Neither had we!  Performance will last about
1 hour with no intermission. Theater will be selling concessions. Free admission. There is limited seating at the theater, bring a folding chair in the event there is room to use it. (*Cinnabar Theater is down the dirt road just south of the hardware store.)

La Posada Milagro: Wow, the past couple of weeks was a blast!  We have free 24 hr internet access and the best coffee in the area.  Our new waffles seem to really be a hit, we offer gluten free waffles and breads also.  Need an afternoon pick me up? How about a refreshing smoothie or short and sweet double shot? Come on by and enjoy.  You can call your orders in at 371-3044.  We open at 7:30 every morning and are open till till 2 PM
Sunday thru Wednesday, till 3 Thursday thru Saturday, but you are welcome to use the internet and patio anytime.

This Saturday at The Farmer's Market
Enjoy Music with Emy Taylor
Come Celebrate The Community Garden's 7 year anniversary - Potluck, Terlingua Gold on tap, and more.  Music at 1pm!
Thank YOU  our amazing community for all your support
in our efforts of local food production.

High Sierra Bar and Grill is SPURS Central...call for schedule
Wednesday  - The Abduction Continues! AREA 118 7:00 PM
Friday, March 27 - Jenni Peal w/ Emy Taylor, 2:00 - 7:00 PM
Saturday, March 28 - Emy Taylor, Bryn Moore & Friends, at 8.
Coming Up!  Sunday, April 12 - Benefit for "Voices Across the River"  Music @ 2:00 PM  Musicians welcome. Hosts, Jeff Haislip and George Goss  Live Auction @4:00 PM
.
Softball Game this Sunday between a Terlingua team and a team made up TXDOT and Porter Construction employees. Food, beer and maybe even snow cones! Special musical guests will sing the National Anthem and perform for the 7th inning stretch. The game starts at 4pm at the fields located next to the Terlingua School.

Desert Opry:
Thurs 29  Desert Opry Players Open Jam
Sat 28  San Antonio Cactus Club Party & Full Moon
             Singer/Songwriter Campfire hosted by Alice Knight
We  have expanded the "songwriter campfire" to include singers who may not write much or  not at all but, like me, perform "copy" music.

Shot Time Liquor Wow.  What a month, huh?  We still have some liquor left. Come down and check it out. Ask about the featured sale

Earth and Fire Imports/Gallery is proud to bring back for our premier Spring showing, original oil paintings by Copper Love.  A Kerrville native now, her work covers over four decades of painting in the Big Bend area, mostly in the Big Bend National Park. Come meet and greet Copper on Saturday, March 28th at our wine and catered reception, from 4-7 PM.  Featured from March 28th through April 13th. We are located in downtown Terlingua Ghost town, open seven days a week, 9am-7pm.

Menagerie Press in the Terlingua Ghost Town is hosting Itinerant Printer Chris Fritton. Chris will visit letterpress print shops across America throughout 2015, producing unique prints at each venue culled from their idiosyncratic collections of wood type, metal type, cuts, ornaments, and polymer plates. These prints will be mailed back to followers and supporters of the project as postcards from the road. SO…  Come join Menagerie Press for a presentation by Chris, printing demonstrations, and all-round open house. There will be beer, beans and bread on the patio. Four o'clock to eight, Tuesday, April 7th. You are welcome to join in with music, food or just you. The Press is located next to the Santa Ynez Church behind the Starlight. Please no dogs.

BBCA highway cleanup is this weekend, Sat. March 28th. Come one Come all, 9am at Gate 2. We have everything you need so bring helpful hands and spirits. See you then.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Join wildlife biologist, Betty Alex, on Thurs. March 26th at the Big Bend Library on Terlingua Community School District campus for the second program in our series of monthly presentations.
Betty has worked in Big Bend for over 30 yrs. and this program will feature The Rare and Beautiful Plants in Your Own Back Yard.
Wildflowers and blooming plants have been amazingly lush this year so come learn more about what we are all seeing around us each day! This promises to be a beautiful and informative program!!
Program begins at 6:00 p.m. and refreshments and beverages will be served. See you all there!
Donations of any refreshments are always welcomed and appreciated. Please call Glenda at 371-2552 if you are able to make a contribution.

Cycletek is your local source for automatic backup/standby generator systems for your house or business.  Installations and generator start as little as $3,000.  We also have in stock this week's special Generac inverter IX800 watt $290.00 total price; Generac GP1800 $340.00 total price.  You cannot beat these prices on the internet.
We only have one of each.  371-2569.

37 POSTCARDS. A Comedy by Michael Mckeever. Directed
by Joe Sirotnak          LMLB Productions. The Cinnabar Theatre.
Joe and the LMLB Players did a truly masterful job bringing the wacky Sutton family to life, especially ‘Nana’ (played by Maria Lavender) who was the wackiest of them all. Never a dull moment, this comedy was a hoot from start to finish, and if you haven't seen it yet, you should
catch a performance before they close the show.
Friday, March 27 @ 8 PM, Saturday, @ 2 PM Matinee and  8 PM Finale
Gala Night was packed. The sound of rain on the tin roof only added to the magic. Brilliant!  Sally Forth  (Theatre Critic at Large)

Big Bend Doughnuts- Only two customers come to the doughnut stand before 8 a.m.  And you two are always welcome because we WILL be here! Big Bend Doughnuts open from 8AM to 1 p.m.
 or sold out, on Saturdays and Sundays.  If we have any leftover doughnuts at 1 PM, they will be available at the American Legion for a donation to the Big Bend Valley Volunteer Fire Department.  Big Bend Doughnuts in the brown trailer across from the Cottonwood General Store on Hwy 118 S.  Vincent Martinez (432) 371-2487.
We'll be closed on March 28 and 29th. We will reopen for Saturday and Sunday, April 4 and 5th. Thank you so much for your support.

Last yoga class is April 2nd.
Viva Yoga! Taught by Sandi Turvan
Thursdays 9-10:15 all levels
10:45-Noon gentle yoga - At desert lotus massage studio
 in Study Butte (next to the Laundromat)

Big Bend High School students participated in the Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE) at Permian High School in Odessa on Saturday, March 21.  Damian Villanueva received a regional medal in Division II competition.  Mark Krueger and Perla Villa received regional medals in Division I competition.  VASE competitors are interviewed by individual judges who award the medals based on the interview and the artwork.  There were over 450 entries this year from several area schools.

Becoming Fine Art and Mechanic Shop: repair spots are filling up quick so call to setup an appointment.  We still have some soaps left and plenty of refreshing candles. I am currently getting ready to make all natural deodorants and lip balms, so if you are interested in getting some - gimme a call 371-2694.
Investigating Creativity will resume our get togethers this week at 10 am at La Posada Milagro on Wednesday.

Who has a photo of the tallest bluebonnet?  How about the longest bloom?  Most Fun? We're sure having a record year.  If you send your picture to voni@bigbend.net I'll post them for all to see
at http://vonig.smugmug.com/2015-Big-Bend-Bluebonnets/

TERLINGUA TOOL RENTALS Come get those digging tools while the ground is workable. Jimmy Taylor owner 371-2621
 Delightful  EASTER DECORATIONS For sale at Quilts by Marguerite. Bunnies, vases, candle holders, egg trees, baskets and more. http://vonig.smugmug.com/2015-March/i-TGmgZBP/A

The Electronics Recycling Event completely filled an enclosed 6x 12 foot trailer to the top. Thanks to all those who kept their electronics out of the local  landfills. Special thanks to the volunteers who staffed the trailer, and to our Commissioner, Hugh Garrett, who facilitated it and was present both days.
We hope to have another electronics recycling event in September.

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. (Closed Discussion). 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.

Alpine Public Library book club meets March 26 at 5:30pm at the library.  Adult volunteer English tutors are needed. For more
Check out our website www.alpinepubliclibrary.org

Voices From Both Sides - Saturday, May 9th, before Mother's Day this year.  We hope this is the best one yet and we need everyone's support to make this the best year ever!  Last year, Mexico gave away T-shirts and yes, we sold them.  But there is madness behind our methods.  Voices is an international music project that is a non profit organization through Big Bend Citizens Alliance
Our purpose is to bring people together and re-open the border thru music and our Bicultural CD Project.  As each year passes, this event is growing and so
we are looking for food sponsors AND we are going to have a benefit and Auction Sunday April 12th at 2 PM at the High Sierra Bar and Grill.  Music by Jeff Haislip and George Goss.  Bring your instruments if you would like to join in.  The Auction to raise money for Porta Potties and other necessities to throw this Fiesta Protesta! will begin at 4 PM.  Please come and join us and help our community remain united.

A huge thank-you to Passing Wind Ranch (Jimmie Holbrook), La KIva, Ten Bits Ranch and the community for raising over $4700 for the Terlingua Fire and EMS at the St. Paddy's Day/Rocket Fuel Party this past week. Your support is greatly appreciated!

See every sunset for what it is - a once in a lifetime event!!! "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO what a ride!"

A river cane prescribed burn will take place March 23 – 27, 2015.  Ignitions will take place between San Vicente Canyon and Mariscal Canyon.  The Solis campsites will be closed . Approximately 61 acres of river cane will be burned to allow the Rio Grande to flow more naturally.  The Diablos crew, park firefighters, and several outside resources will be called upon to makes these burns a success.  If there are any questions, contact Ed Waldron, Fire Management Officer, at 432-477-2397.

Holy Saturday  April 4 - 4:00-5:30  Mini-Easter Vigil in Terlingua Ghost Town at Santa Inez, with The Rev. Carolyn Metzler. All are welcome.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Terlingua Moon
March 17th, 2015 ~ Volume 26  ~ # 11
 by
South County
Mud Clowns

We reserve the right to make mistakes ~ The Editors

From the 2nd and 3rd Grade Terlingua Paisanas  A BIG THANK YOU to all the parents, teachers, staff, administration, community members and visitors who contributed to all of our Bake Sale fundraisers. We are going to El Paso! Thank you Terlingua!

The Terlingua Paisanos will be hosting a pancake supper fundraiser and mini track meet March 19th starting at 5:30.  Bring your appetite and come watch our student athletes run, jump, and throw.

Come out and get into the BALL GAME this Sunday! We have plenty of gloves for everyone to play. The games start at 3pm, so get there early to warm up. AND - There are rumors of a game to be played on Sunday, March 29th between Terlingua and a Lajitas/TXDOT team. More information to come...The fields are located next to the Terlingua School.

Classical Music Concert ~  at the Cinnabar Theater* Thurs. March 26, 7pm.
Jane Brown - viola, Judy Eron - oboe, Kerry O'Hare - violin.  Works by Cremont, Templeton Strong, Taneyev. Never heard of those composers? Neither had we!  Performance will last about 1 hour with no intermission. Theater will be selling concessions. Free admission. There is limited seating at the theater, bring a folding chair in the event there is room to use it. (*Cinnabar Theater is located down the dirt road just south of the hardware store.)

Must Sell: cab-over camper parked at the Study Butte RV Park (ask Dave @ main office).  Pictures are on the Brewster County Exchange group on Facebook.  Price: $500 firm. Cash only.
 In very good condition; new battery, new a/c  and new microwave.  If interested, call Joanne at 2263.  Or leave message on her answering machine

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.  Thurs., 7:30 p.m. (Closed Discussion).  Anyone with a desire to stop drinking or remain sober is welcome. Literature is available in our local library. Carpooling may be available to Alpine AA (Wed.) and Al-Anon (Thurs.) meetings. Contact phone numbers are posted on the church doors.

Thurs. March 26th: The Big Bend Library  
Join us for the second presentation in our new series of monthly programs. The topic for this month is "The Special Plants in Your Back Yard, featuring Betty Alex. Ms. Alex is a wildlife biologist who has worked for Big Bend National Park for 32 years. Big Bend Library is located on the campus of TCSD. Programs begin at 6:00 p.m., are free to the public, and include food and beverages. We look forward to seeing you there!

You can have EMERGENCY standby power for as little as $3,000 plus fuel supply.  We can match most internet pricing on portables.  Remember, by purchasing a Generac product, ALL warranty issues, parts supply, maintenance and service issues are handled here locally.

Who has a photo of the tallest bluebonnet? How about the longest bloom? We're sure having a record year.  If you send your picture to voni@bigbend.netI'll post them for all to see
at http://vonig.smugmug.com/2015-Big-Bend-Bluebonnets/ 
Check out Paul Glaves 50 inch tall find.

St. Paddy's Day Parade leaves from the old KKKK lot next to Easter Egg Motel at noon on Tuesday. Set up at 11:30 am. Then a BBQ/Shrimp Boil will take place at Passing Wind Ranch following the Parade. We ask for a $10 donation at the door. All money goes to Terlingua Fire and EMS. BYOB There will be some Rocket Fuel on hand for donations. This runs until Dark-30. The Doodlin' Hogwallops will be playing. La Kiva is donating the BBQ and Passing Wind Ranch & Ten Bits Ranch are donating the Shrimp Boil. Everyone is invited.

37 Postcards, a comedy by Michael McKeever, opens this weekend at the Cinnabar Theater.  Directed by Joe Sirotnak, this show has a great cast of actors; Bernadette Devine, Trevor Hickle, Jeannette Jurado, Miquel Jurado, Nola Lafayette, and Maria Lavender.  Three shows this weekend – Fri.,Sat.,and Sun. The Friday night opening Gala kicks off at 7 o'clock with complimentary champagne punch and hors d'oeuvres.  On Saturday &Sunday the doors will open at 7:15 for a 8:00 curtain.  The show will run the following weekend as well.  Ticket price is $10.00.  This is a Last Minute Low Budget Production at Terlingua's own community theater - on Highway 118, just before Bee Mountain Hardware.

Bad Rabbit Cafe--The Terlingua Fill-Harmonic Symphony (Cooter, Charlie, and Judy play old country music).  Friday and Saturday, March 20 and 21, 6:30 pm

Terlingua Tanz plays tangos from South America, Klezmer from Eastern Europe, and waltzes from around the world--at Starlight Sunday Brunch, March 22, 11 to 1.
Tue    3/17   -  Uh Clem
Wed   3/18   -  The Whitmores
Thu    3/19   -  Area 118           
Fri      3/20  -  Bruce Salmon & Steve Bernal         
Sat     3/21  -  J. Wagner  5pm
                     Ann & Some Ghosts  8:30pm
Sun    3/22  -  Brunch with Terlingua Tanz            
Mon    3/23  -  Burger Night with Ashley Raines

TERLINGUA TOOL RENTALS Everything for your construction projects right near your backyard. Jimmy Taylor owner 371-2621

Now in stock at All Energies: Suntech 250W solar panels for $270 each. Buy 4 or more for $250 each. 25 year warranty, made by the world’s #1 solar panel manufacturer. Available for pick-up at our new Hwy 118 location: 16 miles north of Study Butte, ⅓ mile south of the Terlingua Ranch Rd intersection. Email casey@allenergies.net or call us during the week at 371-2950 with your questions about solar power and alternative energy.

Come on Up to the House!
The Boathouse is continuing with it's Spring Break hours this week; open daily from 11-3 for lunch and 4 - midnight (1 a.m. Saturday).  Dinner is offered from 5 - 9 daily.  Our Friday menu special is Shrimp Gumbo, Hush Puppies and all the fixins.  This week's music is exceptional with, among others, Greg Harkins on Friday and Butch and Rory Hancock playing Saturday night!
Tuesday, March 17 from 7 - 10 pm:  Area 118 (Shand Walton and Jeff Haislip)
Wednesday, March 18 from 7 - whenever!  Open Mic hosted by Jeffro Greasewood.  All musicians
 tips go to the Terlingua Crisis Center/ Food Bank!
Thursday, March 19 from 7 - 10:  Frank Meyer
Friday, March 20 from 7 - 10:   Greg Harkins
Saturday, March 21 from 8 - 11:  Butch and Rory Hancock
Sunday, March 22 from 7 - 10:  The Muse & Eye (Russell Clepper and Sarah Dial Primrose)
Tuesday, March 24h from 7 - 10:  Darrin Kobetich
Have a great week everyone and see you at The Boathouse!
Don & Terri

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Micro-Plex (here), the Greater Big Bend and the Frontera.  Better yet, buy your copy where sold.

Submit your news to the Moon at terlinguamoon@gmail.com on Monday before 12 noon for next-day publication.

Next week’s Moon by MILLION sMILES

It is really wet outside, so we'll be late getting hard copy passed around.  Please forward this Moon on to your email lists; some of the ads are time sensitive. 
And, please try to attend the School Board Meeting tomorrow evening at 6 P.M.

Whether you have children in TCSD, or not, join with other community members to show support for our new Board of Trustees, our Superintendent, Principal and our Teachers so we can all help them make TCSD the best it can be.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Terlingua Moon, March 10, 2015

 “The really important kind of freedom involves attention and awareness and discipline, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them over and over in myriad petty, unsexy ways every day. That is real freedom.
That is being educated, and understanding how to think.
The alternative is unconsciousness, the default setting, the rat race,
the constant gnawing sense of having had, and lost, some infinite thing.”
David Foster Wallace

Our Community
Terlingua Farmer's Market this Saturday
Enjoy Music with AREA 118
Debbie with Little River Herb is headed back east so stop in and stock up on her tinctures, and salves they are on sale this weekend.

The BBHS Student Council attended the Texas Association of Student Councils-District 8 Spring Forum on March 4 in Andrews.  They attended a leadership workshop, discussed community projects with other area schools, and participated in a service project for the homeless.

Terlingua School was well represented at the Big Bend Regional History Fair in Alpine on March 5th. Five BBHS students advanced to the state competition in Austin.  Taylor Luttrell- Williams placed 1st in the historical paper category; Eduardo Gonzalez placed 1st in the interactive website category; and Cody Willard, Kaeli Wylie, and Nicky Dahl placed 1st in the group exhibit category.  Taylor won the Women in History Award. Cody, Kaeli, and Nicky won the American History Award


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. (Closed Discussion). 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.


Many Stones has lots of eggs. The chicks grew up and the days are longer.  Many Stones is approximately one mile north of the intersection of 118 and 170.


Spring Softball!  Come out and get into the game this Sunday! We have plenty of gloves for everyone to play. The games start at 3pm, so get there early to warm up. The fields are located next to the Terlingua School.


Otra Vez

Please, please, please!No more donations until further notice. Our coffers are overflowing as is our storage unit. Once weather permits we will have a huge parking lot sale, but until then we'll clear out some with our Wednesdays and alternate Saturdays sales.

We wish to thank Dave Fricker for donating the gravel needed to cover our parking area, Raymond for hauling it, and Kevin for spreading it. We are grateful, especially every time it rains.


For sale:  Older gentleman lived in cab over camper in Terlingua for short time. Bought cab for $800. Working refrigerator, added new microwave, battery and a/c. Billy was placed in a nursing home and is being discharged soon to an unfurnished one room studio in Alpine. Selling cab over camper for $500 to buy furniture and other supplies needed to set up apartment. You can look at it behind Study Butte RV office. Ask for Dave or call Joanne at 371-2263. Must be picked up.


The equipment is moved in and the power is on! Come visit the All Energies team whenever the OPEN flag is out at our new highway location: 16 miles north of Study Butte, south of the Terlingua Ranch Road intersection. Or give us a call with your questions about solar power and alternative energy. We have excellent pricing on brand name equipment! Our prices are lower than Amazon and Backwoods! Email casey@allenergies.net anytime, or call us during the week at 371-2950.







Health Survey Results
Thank you to ALL who took time to participate in the survey conducted for health care needs in South Brewster County. Your comments and answers are valued and will be instrumental in pressing on in the plans to develop health care services in our area. Low turnout and lack of participation have indicated that community driven services, or facilities, would not be successful at this time. A decision to hold another survey later this year may change that course. Please feel free to call Diane Paul at 979-218-3769 to discuss ideas, thoughts, and plans in the works. In the meantime keep up the good work in taking care of each other, as well as yourselves!!!





Spring Electronics Recycling Event
South County Community Center March 11th and 12th
Get ready for the Spring Electronics Recycling Event in Study Butte March 11th 10-4 pm and
March 12th 9-noon. The City of Alpine has opened up the event to all county residents. BBCA
(Big Bend Citizens Alliance) will have volunteers staffing the trailer which will be at the
Community Center Parking Lot.
Thanks to our County Commissioner, Hugh Garrett for making this happen, as well as the City
of Alpine. Here is the ACCEPTABLE ITEMS LIST for a list of items that can be accepted. Please do not leave any items outside the trailer, and please reserve unacceptable items for Dump Days which will be scheduled later this year.
Acceptable Items
• Computers
• Computer Accessories
• Computer Monitors
• Televisions
• Printers
• DVD/CD Players
• Copiers, Fax Machines & Scanners
• Typewriters
• Telephones
• Cell Phones & Chargers
• GPS Units
• Pagers
• PDA & Tablets
• Answering Machines
• MP3 Players
• External Hard Drives
• Radios & Boom-box
• Video and Camera Equipment
• Communications Equipment
• Video Game Systems
• Cable Boxes/DVR
• Circuit Boards
• Rechargeable Batteries (boxed separately)
• Microwaves
• Cables, Wires, Power Cords, Power Strips

Not Acceptable
• Yard Equipment
• Gas Powered Equipment
• Lead acid or non-rechargeable batteries
• Water Coolers
• Paper Shredders
• Propane Tanks
• Space Heaters
• Household Appliances
• Smoke Detectors
• No CRT tubes without cases
• No light bulbs – CFL or Fluorescent tubes
• Freon - (Refrigerators & Air Conditioners)
• Wooden Speakers
• Ceramic & Glass Lamps
• Christmas Tree
• Crock Pots
• Electronic Blankets
• Exercise Equipment
• Garbage Disposals




Music & The Arts

WELCOME SPRING WITH A GOOD LAUGH!
Opening on the Spring Equinox is the new production from Last Minute Low Budget – “37 Postcards!” A comedy by Michael McKeever, the show will run Friday, Saturday and Sunday - March 20, 21, 22 with an 8 PM curtain and on Friday March 27 with an 8 PM curtain.  On Saturday, March 28, there will be two shows; one at 2 p.m. and the other at 8 p.m. All shows at the Cinnabar Theater. 
Where is that? Watch for the new sign on the highway just before the hardware store!  And remember, we love our new theater but it is smaller than our old one – only 48 seats.  So please plan to come early for the best seating.  Doors will open at 7:15 for the evening shows, for the Gala at 7 and at 1:15 for the matinee.  Opening Gala is Friday, March 20.


Happening this week at The Starlight!

Tuesday, 3/10 - Uh Clem
Wednesday, 3/11 - Niko Laven
Thursday, 3/12 - Moses Martinez           
Friday, 3/13 - The Paper Moon Shiners
Saturday, 3/14 - Gary Gorrence  5pm
    The Fabulous VorTexans  8pm
Sunday, 3/15 - Brunch with Bruce Salmon
Monday, 3/16 - Burger Night with Greg Harkins


THIS WEEK AT HIGH SIERRA:

Thursday, March 12 at 8:00 p.m. - The Lavens
Friday, March 13 from 2- 5 p.m. – Jenni Mansfield Peal
Saturday, March 14 at 8:00 p.m. – The Lavens
Sunday, March 15 at 7:00pm - AREA 118
Monday, March 16 at 7:00pm – The Abduction Continues!! AREA 118


Boathouse Restaurant & Bar

Special Spring Break hours:
March 9th – 31st we will be open from 11 a.m. until Midnight.  (1 a.m. on Saturdays)
The Grille will be open from 11 – 3 and 5 – 9 p.m.

We have an awesome lineup of music for the month, too, including the musicians for this week as well as Butch Hancock, Greg Harkins, The Muse & Eye, Johann Wagner and more.  And EVERY Wednesday night is Open Mic from 7 – 10.  

March 9:  Rachel Laven (7-10)
March 10:  Trevor Reichman (7-10)
March 11:  Open Mic hosted by Jeffro Greasewood (7-10)
March 12:  Paper Moonshiners (7-10)
March 13: Niko Laven CD Release Party (7-10)
March 14: Chet O’Keefe (8-11)

This week’s Friday Special is Fried Chicken, Mashers and Fresh Greens from the Terlingua Community Garden!  


“Assemblage” will show March 14th - 27th, at Earth & Fire Imports in Terlingua Ghost town. Local artist Lori Griffin is known for artistic compositions that include recycled materials. Collecting and "upcycling" found objects provides unique pieces. A collection of works for this year's fundraiser include: stained glass mosaic, reverse glass painting, mixed media, plus oil and acrylic paintings. Various art techniques consisting of painting three-dimensional items, including the body, are being done to create a "one of a kind" work of art. This is the 10th and final year where you can purchase a discounted piece of art to help with the relocation of abused women and children.  Anonymous donors contribute all of the art to this sale. If you have questions, please call or send a text message to 432.386.7393. Reception is March 14th from 4 to 7 PM


Investigating Creativity is taking a break for Spring Break, we will start back up in a couple of weeks so have fun everyone.










Of Note

La Posada Milagro in the Ghost Town offers fresh home-style cooking for breakfast and lunch.  We can also hook you up with lunches to take with you on all your adventures in the Big Bend.  We have the Milagro Smoothie (triple berry) and just added our new all fruit Mango Smoothie which has a hidden kick added for the authentic SouthWest flavor.  We also have gluten free options for anyone who wants it: homemade gluten free bread, Glutino english muffins, and we are currently working on a new recipe for gluten free waffles.  As always, we have the best coffee and espresso drinks available in the area.  Free Wifi is available 24/7, so even if we are not open you can still enjoy our patio and surf the net.  Do you believe in miracles? We do!  432.371-3044



TERLINGUA TOOL RENTALS Jimmy Taylor, owner 371-2621 Bet we've got what you need for your construction projects, save a round trip to Alpine.

Big Bend Doughnuts: the mobile doughnut factory in the brown trailer next to the Terlingua Store on the southwest corner of South County Road & Hwy 170 wants to thank all of our customers and let you know we will be open regularly from 7:00 a.m. till 1:00 p.m. or sold out on Saturday and Sundays.  Vincent Martinez (432) 371-2487.  Please look us up on Facebook “Big Bend Doughnuts” and like us, share us, and send us some good pics to use.  Thanks for your support.
Alpine Public Library’s wildly popular “Travel Talks” program, which features monthly guest lecturers discussing their worldly wanderings, is in need of a new host or hostess. Responsibilities of this volunteer position include recruiting speakers, preparing advertising summaries of each talk, making sure the speaker is familiar with and ready to use APL’s projector and other audiovisual equipment before the night of the event, and introducing them to the audience. The program takes place on the last Friday of every month at 7pm in the library multipurpose room. Be the face of this popular community series! Please call Paige for more information at 837-2621.


It’s time for the Second Saturday Flea Market - March 14th at the corner of Hwy. 118 and Terlingua School Rd. in the H2O parking lot.  Free setup, 8:30 a.m. ‘til whenever. Spring is in the air so do some cleaning . We love rain so, as always, weather permitting!



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BREWSTER COUNTY - A financial mess for Brewster County after former County Judge, Kathy Killingsworth, used grant money to buy an emergency response vehicle back in December. Officials tell NewsWest 9 that she did it without the approval of the commissioners court.

Standard purchasing procedure requires approval from commissioners before any grant money can be used. Because proper procedure was not followed, Brewster County is now short $53,106. 

The Brewster County Treasurer, Ruth Staton, said, "The treasurer can approve the use of $500, [ed] the judge can approve $2,500, but anything over $5,000 you have to have the approval of the whole commissioners court."

Although buying an emergency vehicle is a legitimate purchase, in order for the county to be reimbursed, the court must follow the rules of the grant issued by the State Homeland Security Grant Program (SHSP). 

"There was money left over from 2013 that was closing out and that's what that money was for. They had this closing amount so they were buying an emergency vehicle for the Terlingua EMS & Fire Department," Staton said.  

The county faced another problem regarding the company they purchased the vehicle from, EchoStream Auto Group/Odyssey Automotive Specialty.

"The company (EchoStream/Odyssey) may be seeking protection under bankruptcy so the deadline for that vehicle has passed," Staton said.  

The county now must cover the complete cost of the emergency vehicle purchase, which amounts to $53,106 total.

"The grant has already been de-obligated. Which means the money is no longer there, it's been sent back. So the county is just out  $53,000," Staton said.  

The county hopes to adjust their budget without using taxpayer dollars for the expense, but in the future, they hope to prevent this from happening again.

"We did some budget cuts or I should say the commissioners court did some budget cuts and everything will be okay," Staton said.  

The county hopes to bounce back from the mistake and plans on approving a Purchasing Policy Procedure at their upcoming commissioners court meeting on Monday, March 9.





Becoming Fine Art and Mechanic Shop:
Antonio is a master mechanic with over thirty years experience.  He can diagnose and repair most of your automotive and diesel issues. If he can't fix it, he will make sure to tell you why and offer solutions for your problems. After all, time is money and nobody has either one to waste.  The gallery and studio are open in the evenings but you can stop by anytime.  We still have handcrafted soaps left and lots of yummy candles.  Stop by or call 371-2694.