Tuesday, January 17, 2017

TERLINGUA MOON 
Vol  28 No. 3 
January 17, 2017 

There is nothing that cuts you down to size like coming to some strange and marvelous place
 where no one even stops to notice asyou stare about you.  ~Richard Adams

By Million sMiles

Terlingua Ranch Bad Rabbit Cafe:
Friday and Saturday, 6:30 to 8:30 pm:  The Terlingua Fill-Harmonic Symphony
    Cooter, Charlie, and Judy play your favorite old country songs

This week at La Kiva:
Tuesday- Karaoke
Thursday- Chet O'Keefe
Saturday- Bruce Salmon, Janie Cowan, and Amanda Kitchens
Great food and drinks every day, come check out our specials!

This Week at The Starlight
Monday, 1/16: Garner Sloan, Janie Cowan & Amanda Kitchens
Tuesday, 1/17: Uh Clem & Jeffro
Wednesday, 1/18: Laird & Friends
Thursday, 1/19: Moses
Friday, 1/20: Pat O'Bryan and his Imaginary Band
Saturday, 1/21: Chet O'Keefe
Sunday Brunch, 1/22: Janie Cowan, Amanda Kitchens and TBA special guest!
Monday, 1/23: Sarah Burton
The Starlight is happy to be hosting Slim Fest tWo the weekend of February 10th.

It's just 3 weeks until Slim Fest tWo - February 9-12th - at The Starlight Theatre in Terlingua. Many long time residents of the Big Bend knew Slim as a neighbor and as a world-class musician. February 11th would have been Slim's 79th birthday and we're throwing another party to celebrate the life and legacy of this incredible man. Grammy-nominated Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum; Wood & Wire who are currently taking the world by storm; dem ol' Greezy Wheels and The Jitterbug Vipers are just some of the headliners. You can find out more at www.faroutbooking.com and purchase your tickets online. They are $75 in advance for the whole weekend or $40 per night ($100 and $50 at the door). The Starlight will be exclusive to Slim Fest on the 10th and 11th and sales are capped at 200 so get yours now.

Memorial Service for Mozelle Jeffrey
Please come and share in a memorial service for our dear friend Mozelle Jeffrey, a long-time resident and active community member in Terlingua. All are welcome as we gather on Wednesday, January 25th, at 5 pm, at the Terlingua Ghost Town Cemetery. Bring seating if needed. Please share with anyone you think may want to come who may not have access to the Moon.

Come one, come all to the 3rd Annual Eyeball Student Art Show and Competition! A reception will be held on Thursday, February 2 from 4 - 5:30 pm at the Big Bend Library at the Terlingua School.  Feast your eyes on the creativity of our local youth, and share some tasty refreshments as well. Winners of the contest will be announced at the reception. Show your support for our community and learn about the annual art camp for kids.

Terlingua Community Garden - WEDNESDAYS: Harvest out of the garden every week--look for the eYeball open sign. Feature Farmers Market the LAST SATURDAY of every month.  Thats the 28th of this month, music featuring J Michael Combs, an olive oil tasting from TX Hill Country Olive co. and desert adapted seeds!  Follow the moon or our facebook page for more details.

Artists: Reminder to sign up for a booth! A Community Art Show will be held on February 17-18 at the Red Pattillo Community Center in Study Butte. Artists of all media are welcome. Contact Mary Paloma Diesel by email at spottedslinky55@gmail.com, phone 432-371-2999 or by private FB message to Terlingua Visual Arts. Hosted by the TVA committee of the Big Bend Citizens Alliance in Terlingua.

There will be a Community Appreciation Party for DANNY (Big Bend Telephone), MANNY (UPS), and RAUL (West Texas Gas) at Terlingua Ranch Lodge on Friday, February 3rd at 4PM. All who hold appreciation to these men are invited to honor their great help & service! BYOB and/or snacks! They will receive tips from a tip jar & gifts. See you there!

ATTENTION COMMUNITY!!! Obviously the population is back and we're experiencing high traffic at the Terlingua Recycling Center (just behind Terlingua EMS). We appreciate all the effort going to recycling - it's why we're here in the first place!  However, please make sure that the Recycling Center guidelines are followed as far as what we can take, where it needs to be placed, etc. Please crush (by foot if need be) any large plastic containers to allow for more space. A reminder that we can't accept any form of styrofoam (even if it says recyclable on the back i.e. meat packaging, etc.). The cardboard is a bit overwhelming so we've brought another trailer that will hold cardboard only. There will, however, be a few bags in the front of the new cardboard trailer for overfill of cans.  We try to do a good job of going by there regularly to tidy up and sort what we can in advance but if you ever notice that things need attention, please send us a message here.  Info out soon about our next drive into the BBNP's Recycling Center to sort and clear our bins. Please pass this along and thank you GREEN TEAM!

Draftex, LLC – Design/ Drafting for South Brewster County.  Come visit me at my office @ #1 Cinco Circle off South County Road next to Taylor Tool Rental.  Jeff Gavin: 830-739-6986 or draftexllc@gmail.com.

We are Back in the Saddle and Open This Friday and Saturday January 20- 21st.  11:00 am -2:00pm or Till Sold Out! Traditional Pecan Smoked Brisket and Sausage Sandwiches, as well as Our Signature Queso Grande and Terlinguana Sandwiches. Ice Cold Big Bend Brews and sodas to enjoy with'em and Indoor and Outdoor Seating! C'mon By and Let's Meat!  Randoff's Big Bend BBQ

The San Vicente 8th graders are hosting a soup-er dinner Friday, Jan 27th at the Study Butte RV Park at 5PM. Come and try soups from some of the best cooks in the Big Bend. It's perfect for a winter's eve. $5.00 buys you a bowl of soup, bread, and a drink. $4.00 for each additional bowl of soup. Desserts will be for sale on site. It's a Friday afternoon, and you know you'll have to go by the Cottonwood for something anyway - come by and see us! Great soups benefiting a great group of kids. If you would like to donate a yummy soup, we would love it! Call Nola 424-3363 or Benita 371-2468.

To protect the Peregrine Falcon, and to provide the nesting falcons with areas free of human disturbance, Big Bend National Park will again temporarily close or place restrictions on the use of certain park lands. The areas closed to public entry from February 1 through May 31 are:• The Southeast Rim Trail and a portion of the Northeast Rim Trail from the Boot Canyon/Southeast Rim junction to a point just north of Campsite NE-4, AND All Southeast Rim campsites as well as Northeast (NE) campsites 4 and 5 are closed during this period.

The first show of 2017 at the Cinnabar Theater opens Friday, January 27.  The show, Stories From a Bay Area Motel, will be comprised of two one-act plays; Bridges ... Are When You Cross Them by Melvin Shaffer and Room on Floor One by Belle E. London.  This will be Billie Miller debut as director along with four "new to our stage" actors; Amos Duffy, Luna Hood, Grace Sullivan, and Ollie Young.    Several seasoned actors return to the stage as well; Chris Lee, Sierra Lowe, Pablo Menudo, Billy Miller, Brittany Lowe Miller, and Scott Watkins.  As a special intermission treat, Cynthia & Luna Hood will present an Acro Dance Performance!
Show times will be Friday and Saturday nights at 8 PM on January 27 & 28, and February 3 & 4.  There will be two Sunday 2:00 PM matinees, January 29 and February 5.  Tickets prices are $10.00. Brought to you by Last Minute Low Budget Production, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, dedicated to supporting the performing arts in south Brewster County.

The Terlingua Common School District will hold a public hearing and a regular Board Meeting at the Big Bend High School Meeting Room in Terlingua, TX on January 25, 2017 at 6:00PM. The purpose of the hearing is to discuss the school district’s Texas Academic Performance Report for the 2015-2016 school year. Public participation in the discussion is invited. The report can be accessed on the TEA website at:  https://rptsvr1.tea.texas.gov/perfreport/tapr/index.html

Congratulations to the teachers, administrators, and staff of the Terlingua Common School District.   A check of the State's web site 2015-16 Texas Academic Performance Report shows the TCSD "met requirements" for the accountability rating and "meets requirements" for the Special Education Determination Status.  A review of the details in the report shows that the district exceeded the state and district averages on most criteria.  Kudos to the teachers and staff that worked so hard to make this happen.  Terlingua - be proud! - Paul Glaves

Silence, meditation and an ancient teaching will be the order of the day on Saturday, 21, from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm at St. James Episcopal Church. All are welcome. The day begins with a continental breakfast followed by a teaching and practice of lectio divina. Lectio divina is an ancient way of reading the scriptures (or any other sacred text) and taking it in through the heart rather than the mind. There will also be two periods of Centering Prayer (a Christian method of meditation), as well as personal time for silence and solitude.
There is no fee, but donations are welcome. St. James is located at 510 N. 6th St at Ave A in Alpine. For more information, contact Pam Cook at 432-386-5988 or pscook.herenow@gmail.com

Terlingua Store
Open 8am-8pm Monday thru Friday
12-6pm Sunday
Thanks for your support!!!

Desert Expression Beauty Salon
Open Wednesday thru Saturday
Call or come by for your appointment.
423.371.2487

Word on the street is that the Big Bend Chamber of Commerce is in need of new leadership.  Seasoned web marketing technologist and Terlingua newcomer Tim Shirley says he has the background and bandwidth to build a better chamber, and that he's willing and able to shoulder the responsibility.  He can be reached at 432-360-4144, email bdaddy@wlweb.us or online at http://WLWeb.US."

Dodge is still at the shelter! He is a 4-year-old gorgeous german shepherd/pit bull mix who came into the shelter on 9/9/16. He comes when called (to his given name of “Dog” which we thought needed an upgrade) and really loves human affection. Dodge was surrendered due to a family crisis and likely was an only dog who lived in a yard. Dodge is friendly with all people and with some other dogs, but we recommend that he be an only dog - we think he’d prefer it and he has shown some selective behavior. Dodge walks well on a leash, appears housebroken, and longs for a permanent human connection.  He is a medium energy dog and weighs about 70 pounds. He’s desperate to be out of the shelter! For more information about Dodge, or any dog in the Alpine Animal Shelter, please email heatherthemule@gmail.com


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

TERLINGUA MOON
JANUARY 10TH, 2017  ~ VOL. 28, #2

By South County Mud Clowns

I don't make jokes. I just watch the government
and report the facts…. Will Rogers

FULL WOLF MOON POT LUCK JAN 12     6:00 PM @ Terrymar Pavilion Jackass Flats. Please join us for great food, Music, Visiting and Fun!!! Weather permitting our own neighborhood Peter Hostella will be bringing us tunes for listening and dancing through the evening. In Native American and early Colonial times, the Full Moon for January was called the Full Wolf Moon. It appeared when wolves howled in hunger outside the villages. Traditionally, the January Moon is also known as the Old Moon.  To some Native American tribes, this was the Snow Moon, but most applied that name to the next Full Moon, in February. Also this month, you’ll be able to see Venus shining brightly in Aquarius, high in the west at nightfall. ENJOY!!

PAM WARE ROCKS!! And so do all the folks - volunteers, participates, businesses - that made this year's New Year's Day Pea-Off such a huge success! A sincere thank you from Last Minute Low Budget Productions, this year's designated non-profit, for the most generous (and important) contribution to our Community Theater.   We couldn't do it without you all. Watch for info about our upcoming show!

Terlingua Bottoms Group of AA meets every Thursday evening at 7:30 at the Big Bend Church.  Alcoholics Anonymous is for everyone who has or thinks they have a problem with drinking.​

The Big Bend Citizens Alliance's next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 11 at the Crisis Center in the Ghost Town.  Meet & Greet at 5:30, meeting at 6pm.  Elections of 2017 officers.

Adobes for Sale - 10" x 14" adobes ready for sale, $1 each. Help with loading; you haul them. 371-2775.

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Big Bend Area visual artists are encouraged to sign up for a booth!A Community Art Show will be held on February 17-18 at the Red Pattillo Community Center in Study Butte. Artists of all media are welcome. Contact Mary Paloma Diesel by email at spottedslinky55@gmail.com, phone 432-371-2999 or by private FB message to Terlingua Visual Arts. Hosted by the TVA committee of the Big Bend Citizens Alliance in Terlingua.

TERLINGUA TOOL RENTALS Jimmy Taylor, owner 371-2621 Tools for all your construction needs. Rent locally

Espresso… Y Poco Mas at La Posada Milagro Guesthouse  Located in the Terlingua Ghost Town, the coffee shop serves the best coffee around and made to order breakfasts and lunches. We are open 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m ..  We now have Hemp Milk!! We also have Soy or Almond. We are happy to pack picnics to go. Open 7 days a week, free wifi.  We are open every day, even if is cold. We have a warm stove that you can sit by and enjoy our great view of the Chisos Mountains. Newspapers available and friendly service, too!  Our guesthouse has rooms and is available for wedding parties. Office: 432.371.3044  cell:  310.991.1058 www.laposadamilagro.net

Heads up! A truckload of Wylie wáter-catchment tanks is coming together. Call us at (432) 371-2506 or (512) 924-2506 to reserve yours or for answers to your questiions.  Thanks, the Burrs.

Terlingua Ranch Bad Rabbit Cafe: Friday and Saturday, 6:30 to 8:30 pm:  The Terlingua Fill-Harmonic Symphony  Cooter, Charlie, and Judy playing your favorite old country songs.

Terlingua Tanz will play luscious tangos and waltzes from around the world, at this week's Starlight Sunday brunch. 11am to 2 pm.

Desert Expression Beauty Salon
Open Wed-Sat 10-5 extended hours by request
Call or come by for your appointment.  432.371.2487

Terlingua Store Open 8am-8pm Mon.- Sat. & Sun. 12-6 pm
Come check out our growing inventory of beer, sodas, and snacks.
Thanks again for your support! 432.371.2487

This Week at The Starlight
Tuesday: Uh Clem and Jeffro
Wednesday: Jeff Haislip Marc Utter
Thursday; To Be Announced
Friday: Sarah Burton
Saturday: The Lounge Lizards
Sunday Brunch: Terlingua Tanz
Monday: Bruce Salmon & Janie Cowan
Thanks to everyone who spent New Year's weekend at The Starlight. We know you have good choices in town and we're grateful so many chose to spend it with us.

This week at La Kiva:
Tuesday- Karaoke! ~ Thursday- Chet O'Keefe!~ Friday- Hank Erwin!
Great drinks, pizzas,  burgers, steaks,  and specials all week.
Viva La Kiva!

This week at High Sierra Bar & Grill
 Friday 1/13 - AJ Johnson 7 PM
Saturday 1/14 - Dr Fun 7PM
Sunday Funday 1/15 - D.B.Rouse. 3-6 PM on the patio!
Come watch your favorite NFL playoff games on our
large screen TV.  Our beer is cold and our menu is amazing!

SLIM FEST!!!!!!!! Just 5 ½ weeks until Slim Fest tWo celebrating the life and legacy of Slim Richey – the world’s most dangerous guitar player! The Starlight Theatre in Terlingua, Texas is hosting this great festival February 9-12. Just some of the musicians playing will be Grammy-nominated Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum; Wood & Wire; Greezy Wheels; Katie Shore; Country Fool’s Gold; Doug Moreland & The Flying Armadillos; The Jitterbug Vipers and more. Tickets are only $75 in advance for the whole weekend or $40 at the door. Ticket sales are capped at 200 so get yours now. www.faroutbooking.com Viva Slim!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017


TERLINGUA MOON
Vol 28.  No. 1
January 3 , 2017



Those are the same stars, and that is the same moon, that look down upon your brothers and sisters, 
and which they see as they look up to them, though they are ever so far away from us, and each other.  
- Sojourner Truth

Truth is powerful and it prevails.  - Sojourner Truth

This week´s issue by    Terlingua Thinking Team! (That´s what I thought!)

 27th Annual Black-eyed Pea Off! The new year dawned with a gorgeous day for the Pea Off!!!  There was a record 41 entrees this year. 3rd place went to the three Ivey Brothers; 2nd place went to Johnny Holland and his cooking mate Renate; 1st place and trophy went to a man who has now won the event five times, Robert Hill.  He promises his mantel can hold no more trophies, and will help us judge next year (he obviously knows good peas!) A huge thank you to Mike Marks and friends (the Rafters) for an afternoon of rocking music.
   And thank yous go out to El Dorado & High Sierra, La Posada Milagro y Poco Mas, Big Bend Resort and Adventures, Holiday Hotel and the Starlight Theater, Far Flung Outdoor Center, Big Bend Stables, and Lajitas Golf Resort and Spa for their contributions to the Hot Date Raffle.Thanks also go out to the Cottonwood, BBRT, Shot Time Liquors, Earth and Fire Gallery, and Bill Wilson for additional items to raffle.
   And the CAKES!  Thank you India Wilson, Cindy Burns, Maria Blosser for helping with that. With the help of our Deputy Patrick we "arrested" Lisa Ivey and put her in the Terlingua Ghostown jail (used once a year for this event)  The crowd raised hundreds of dollars to get her freedom back. $2,685.00 was raised this year for Last Minute, Low Budget Productions. Happy New Year and good luck in 2017.

Terlingua Farmers Market!!! YES, We will be at the Farmers Market on Saturday the 7th
See you there!

Starlight Theater
Thanks to everyone who enjoyed New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day at The Starlight. What a wonderful start to the New Year. The Starlight staff wishes you and yours a blessed 2017! This week’s musical lineup:

Tuesday, January 3:                            Uh Clem
Wednesday, January 4:                       A Few Too Many
Thursday, January 5:                           Moses
Friday & Saturday January 6 & 7:       The Bonnie Whitmore Band
Sunday, January 8:                              Brunch: Jeff Gavin     
                                                            Dinner: Katie Shore

Remember, we take reservations for parties of 10 or more! What a great week – hope to see you soon.

Reminder for STUDENT Artists
Students of south Brewster County K-12, including home schoolers! Don’t delay in getting your original artwork submitted for the 3rd Annual Eyeball Art Show and Contest. Bring your work to the Big Bend Library by Thursday, January 26. Look for flyers around town for more details, or contact Bernadette Devine at bdevine@terlinguacsd.com.


WINTER PLAYS ANNOUNCED BY TERLINGUA THEATER GROUP

As the new year begins, Last Minute Low Budget Productions announces its first plays for 2017. Billy Miller will direct two one-act plays beginning on the last weekend of January and continuing through the following weekend on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. The shows will be at the Cinnabar Theater on the Old Fire House Road off 118. Room on Floor One is a mystery that takes place in a hotel in modern-day San Francisco, by Belle E. London. The other play, a comedy, is Bridges…Are When You Cross
Them by Melvin Shaffer. “We will soon be announcing the casts for the two shows,” says Director Miller. “We are still working things out, and some things may change,” he says. Last Minute Low Budget Productions is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) community theater group that began putting on plays in the Terlingua area in 1989. The all-volunteer cast and crew hail from the area. All tax-exempt donations are much appreciated. Contact: Sarah Bourbon 432-386- 3178.


The Terlingua Bottoms Group of AA meets at 7:30 every Thursday night at the Big Bend Church on Texas 118.  The meeting is open to everyone who has or thinks he has a problem with drinking.  

This week at High Sierra
Friday 1/6 - Jeff Haislip & friends 7 PM
Saturday 1/7 - Dr Fun  7 PM
Happy New Year to all of our friends and neighbors of High Sierra Bar & Grill @ The El Dorado Hotel!

This Week at La Kiva

Big thanks to all who came out and celebrated the New Year's weekend with us!
This week stop by for food from 5-10, full bar 5-midnight, 1am on Saturday. 
Steaks, Fish & Chips, Pizza, Burgers and Really Good Fries & Specials
Tuesday, 29th - Karaoke
Thursday, 5th - Music by Chet O'Keefe
Wishing everyone a safe and happy 2017, Viva La Kiva!

ATVs For Sale! Far Flung Outdoor Center is selling their ATV’s to make room for new ones.  2013 Polaris Sportsman 500’s.  $3800 each, firm.   First come, first served.  See Jesse Lujan for details. 

SHOT TIME LIQUORS
 Happy New Year from Shot Time Liquors! On Highway 170 near the intersection with 118. Locally made ice and a nice selection of alcohol and mixers. Friendly folks there!!!
Draftex, LLC – Design/ Drafting for South Brewster County.  Come visit me at my office @ #1 Cinco Circle off South County Road next to Taylor Tool Rental.  Jeff Gavin: 830-739-6986 or draftexllc@gmail.com 

SLIM FEST!!!!!!!! Just 5 ½ weeks until Slim Fest tWo celebrating the life and legacy of Slim Richey – the world’s most dangerous guitar player! The Starlight Theatre in Terlingua, Texas is hosting this great festival February 9-12. Just some of the musicians playing will be Grammy-nominated Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum; Wood & Wire; Greezy Wheels; Katie Shore; Country Fool’s Gold; Doug Moreland & The Flying Armadillos; The Jitterbug Vipers and more. Tickets are only $75 in advance for the whole weekend or $40 at the door. Ticket sales are capped at 200 so get yours now. www.faroutbooking.com Viva Slim!

The Little Burro Country Store   22 miles north of Study Butte on Hwy 118. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 9am to 6pm
Sunday 10am to 4pm
 432-371-2082   Like our Facebook page for up coming events at Jackass Flats Improvement Association, Inc.   

Desert Expression Beauty Salon at Terlingua Store
will be open Wed thru Sat. Walk-ins Welcome. 325-456-5983 cell      432-371-2487 store

TERLINGUA STORE
Happy New Year Terlingua!!
Open Monday-Friday, 8am-8pm
and Sunday 12-6pm
New items arriving weekly. 

One Gift One Smile - There's still time . . .
Help the kids in the border communities of Las Norias and Jaboncillos, Coahuila Mexico
Please donate new or lightly used toys for ages 2 to 22 or wrapping paper
Place toys in the box located in the Community Room in Big Bend National Park by January 4th, 2017 OR drop them at High Sierra in the Ghostown,
or contact voni@bigbend.net 
Delivery will be on Three Kings Day January 6th
Gracias!
Contact Gama with questions

2017 Terlingua Artists Calendar
The calendar re-order is here and you can still get your copy at venues around town: The Cottonwood, Earth & Fire Gallery, Chile Pepper and Quilts, Etc. There may be a few left at other venues. When these fine specimens of local art are gone, that's it until 2018. Happy New Year from Terlingua Visual Arts!


CHAI NEEDS YOUR LOVE! Take one look into those eyes and prepare to fall in love! Chai was picked up as a stray on November 14th. She was a small dog all alone on Alpine’s streets. It only takes a few minutes to love her for who she is. Chai is a three-year old, female Chihuahua mix. She likes other dogs, cuddles and to wear her sweaters. Chai is more than ready to fall into a cushy life, and will thrive in a loving home. For more information about Chai, or any dog at the Alpine Animal Shelter, email heatherthemule@gmail.com

TERLINGUA TOOL RENTALS & STORAGE UNITS - Jimmy Taylor, owner 371-2621 Tools for all your construction projects, one 10 x 10 unit available for rent. 

Terlingua Recycles hopes one of your 2017 resolutions will be to recycle and keep our beautiful Big Bend green. Lots of beer cans being tossed along the highways and byways – won’t you toss them in the recycling bin instead? The Recycling center is located behind the Terlingua EMS center on 170. Thanks!

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Word Off - La Kiva - Feb 2, 7 p.m. Sign up at 6 p.m. - original only, five mins or less.




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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Terlingua Moon 

26 December 2016 

Vol. 27 No 52 


by twEyeLight raVen

Next Moon Editor is Terlingua Thinking Team. Please have your submissions to TerlinguaMoon@gmail.com no later than noon on Mondays.

“A human being is part of a whole, called by us the Universe, a part limited in time and space. He expresses himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest as a kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” Albert Einstein

One Gift One Smile
Help the kids in the border communities of Las Norias and Jaboncillos, Coahuila Mexico. Please donate new or lightly used toys for ages 2 to 22. Place toys in the box located in the Community Room in Big Bend National Park by January 4th, 2017 or contact voni@bigbend.net for Terlingua location. Delivery will be on Three Kings Day January 6th. Gracias! Contact Gama boquillascommunity@gmail.com if interested in assisting with delivering the toys! Or voni@bigbend.net in Terlingua to pick up donations.

27th Annual Black-Eyed Pea-Off!
Come join us for the 27th annual Black-Eyed Pea-Off, Sunday, January 1st, 2017. Turn in time is 2pm on the Terlingua Ghost Town porch, with a $5.00 entry fee for peas.  There will be a trophy for first place. AFTER 2pm, peas will be available to the public, with cornbread, for a $5.00 donation to Last Minute, Low Budget Production. Open mic and our famous "Hot Date" raffle all afternoon.  Start your year out with a bowl of good luck!!!

The Terlingua Bottoms Group of AA meets every Thursday evening at 7:30 at the Big Bend Church.  AA is for people who have, or think they might have, a problem with alcohol.

OTRA VEZ: Gigantic after Christmas bag sale, Wednesday December 28.  See you then.

Happy New Year from the Terlingua Store!!  We will be open Monday thru Saturday from 8am-8pm and on Sunday from 12pm-6pm. Thanks for your support. See you next year!

The Starlight Theatre *  December 26 – January 1st
Monday: Greg Harkins
Tuesday:  A Few Too Many
Wednesday:  Sarah Burton
Thursday: Ghosts of the Ghosts
Friday, 12/20: The Jitterbug Vipers
Saturday, New Year’s Eve!
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.  D.B. Rouse
9:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. The Bottom Dollar String Band (Champagne Toast at Midnight!)
Sunday, New Year’s Day
Brunch: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Annual Townes Van Zandt Tribute hosted by Butch Hancock: 7:30 – Closing
(Open for Dinner and drinks @ 5 p.m.)

La Kiva
Hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas, we're here to help you keep the holiday cheer going with a seriously great lineup for the week! 
Tuesday- Karaoke (8pm)
Wednesday- Chet O'Keefe
Thursday- Hogan & Moss
Friday- The Family Legacy Reunion Show! Featuring Butch and Rory Hancock, Jimmy Dale and Colin Gilmore, the entire Whitmore family, AND the Mastersons! Suggested $10 donation at the door, it all goes to the musicians.
Saturday and Sunday- We will be ringing in the new year with the JITTERBUG VIPERS.
Don't miss all the great action this week in the cave bar, viva La Kiva!

This week at the High Sierra:
Friday 12/30 - Jeff Haislip @ 7 PM
Saturday 12/31 - come celebrate your New Year’s Eve with a special reunion of The Rafters Band featuring Mike Kasper, Mike Marks and Brent Parsons!
Come watch your favorite sports team on our big screen tv and enjoy our cold beer and awesome menu!

Espresso . . . y Poco Mas Coffee Shop in the Ghostown @ La Posada Milagro Guesthouse
We hope you had a wonderful Christmas and we wish you a prosperous New Year! We are open daily and we have regular hours for New Year’s. We have the best food and coffee in town, come see us! WiFi available. 432.371.3044. Sunday thru Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Friday and Saturday 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Strike a pose and show your JAZZ HANDS! Lo and Behold Photography’s photo booth will be in front of La Posada Milagro at 10 a.m. on New Year’s Day.  Hop in the vintage trailer for three fun photos and receive two identical strips to keep as a memento of 2017 New Year’s Day.

The Bad Rabbit @ Terlingua Ranch.  NEW YEARS EVE CELEBRATION Live: GEORGE GOSS AND the JIM KEAVENY BAND. Hand Cut Ribeye Dinner $15.95, OR Ribeye and Shrimp Dinner $19.95. Champagne Toast at Midnight. Join us from 6pm - 10pm for Dinner and 7:30 to Midnight for Music  ~Happy Holidays from All of Us at The Terlingua Ranch Lodge.

Earth and Fire Gallery in the Ghost Town. Sam Richardson, aka SAM-U-L, will be guest artist at Earth and Fire Gallery in the Ghost Town from Dec. 26 through Jan. 1. His show is called “Terlingua Rising” this year and features new works in the genre he calls Southwestern Pop. Opening reception at the gallery 4 pm, Dec. 26. Among the works are “Nuestro Señora de los Perpetual Burros,” and “San Coyota, Patroness of Bag Ladies.”

Terlingua Gallery
After 10 years of construction , Terlingua Gallery is finally opening. Located at the crest of Hwy 118 on Bee Mountain, east side - facing the Chisos, the art gallery features paintings by Bonnie Wunderlich.  The gallery has an old traditional interior with vibrant contemporary paintings and prints. OPENING THE DAY AFTER CHRISTMAS.  Gala to be held in the spring.      

Happy New Year Terlingua! The Desert Expression Beauty Salon will be open Wednesday thru Saturday.
Please call 432-371-2487 or come by for your appointment. (Cell phone is temporarily out of order, sorry for the inconvenience)

Alpine Animal Shelter. Whistler is an awesome 3-year-old schnauzer who was picked up on 12/9 as a stray, and he was a matted, dirty mess, indicating that he'd been out on his own, lost, for quite a while. But he cleaned up beautifully and was so happy for a bath and a grooming that he did a happy schnauzer dance. Despite having fallen on tough times, Whistler is a friendly, happy guy who loves attention and plays well with other dogs. He will be ready to go to a loving adopter as soon as he is neutered, and applications are being accepted now. For more information about Whistler, or any dog at the Alpine Animal Shelter, email heatherthemule@gmail.com.

Terlingua School District – Track UpdateWe have just finished repairing and surfacing the track. The sealant needs to cure until January 9, 2016. We are required to keep all foot traffic off the track until then.  Another crew will be out to complete the striping. Thank you for your patience with this whole project. We are very excited about creating and maintaining this new addition to our school. The maintenance requires that no wheeled vehicles including bicycles are allowed on the track. This will ensure the longevity of the track. We will have a grand opening when the striping is complete, and look forward to our students, staff, and community utilizing the track for fitness. The Big Bend Education Corporation has been responsible for providing the vast majority of the funding for the track. Special thanks to:  Anne Roberts, Marcos Paredes, Tommye Linan, and all past members of BBEC.

GRAND OPENING OF FOSSIL DISCOVERY EXHIBIT.  On January 14th, 2017, Big Bend Conservancy and Big Bend National Park will host a grand opening ceremony for the Fossil Discovery Exhibit. Replacing the previous Fossil Bone Exhibit, the Fossil Discovery Exhibit is a multi-room building where visitors can learn more about the 130 million years of geologic time represented in the park.  Specimens from Big Bend’s remarkable fossil record and full-color artwork help illustrate the fascinating story of Big Bend’s ancient life and changes to the ecosystems from ancient sea beds to volcanic savannahs. The Fossil Discovery Exhibit is the most significant addition to Big Bend National Park’s exhibits in the past 50 years.  The grand opening of this facility will include a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:00 AM, as well as games and giveaways for children.  Parking at the facility is limited, and visitors are asked to use a shuttle system that will be set up from the Chisos Basin.  Details regarding this free shuttle service will be posted on www.facebook.com/groups/bigbendfriends/, and www.nps.gov/bibe.

NEW GRANTS FOR WORK IN BIG BEND NATIONAL PARKOn December 15, 2016, Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell announced more than $350,000 in funding to engage youth and veterans in hands-on conservation projects in public lands.  The Texas Conservation Corps will receive $39,000 of these funds to work within Big Bend National Park. Over the summer of 2017, Big Bend National Park’s trail crew will partner with the Texas Conservation Corps to work on part of the maintenance backlog along the popular Window Trail within the Chisos Mountains.  Specifically, they aim to replace many of the cross-trail structures to improve tread and reduce erosion, making the trail more sustainable. The Window Trail was built in the 1930's by the Civilian Conservation Corps.  Over a five-mile round-trip distance, it brings visitors down to a canyon, sculpted as rains have slowly drained along this path.  This remains one of the most popular trails for its scenery and opportunity to see wildlife.

Slim Fest tWo
Don’t miss out - just 6 weeks until Slim Fest tWo! We’ve got festival folks coming from New Mexico, California, Oregon, New England and several points in between and a musical lineup that will knock your socks off including Grammy-award nominee, Best Bluegrass Album, Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum. Ticket sales are capped at 200 so be sure to lock yours in! Here’s the scoop: February 9-12 at The Starlight Theatre. $75 for the weekend (advance) or $40 per night (advance sales) is all it will take to stand exclusively in the funky confines of the Starlight Theater with a hundred of your favorite Slim Richey-loving friends to see the infamous Joe Buck Johnson, the sweet voice and fiddle of Asleep at the Wheel’s Katie Shore, the incredible Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum, the chain’s-on-fire, boot-scooting sounds of Doug Moreland and his Flying Armadillos, and last, for the reason there might not be a Saturday night as they could easily burn the Starlight down, the smokin’ bluegrass of Wood & Wire. Saturday night brings you Uh Clem (the person responsible for first getting Slim & Francie to the Big Bend all those moons ago), the more-than-just-good music of The Paper Moon Shiners, a hang-on-let’s-spin set from Country Fool’s Gold, a blast from the past and always-present dem ol’ Greezy Wheels. How could this be topped?  Slim’s wife, Francie Meaux and the Jitterbug Vipers, along with special Ghost appearances from Greg Harkins, Beth Galiger, Todd Sloan, and many more. Go to www.faroutbooking.com for the ticket link for Slim Fest tWo. There are two sponsorship’s remaining: $500 or $300 - reserved table (for 4 or two), weekend tix, t-shirts and announcing the musician of your choice (some already taken). Terlingua was Slim and Francie’s anytime-they-could-get-here playground. No better way to celebrate what would have been this amazing legend’s 79th birthday. Questions? If you can, find the answers (including accommodations) on the website, or call 830.739.6986. Hope to see you in February! Viva Slim!

Draftex, LLC
Design/ Drafting for South Brewster County.  Come visit me at my office @ #1 Cinco Circle off South County Road next to Taylor Tool Rental.  Jeff Gavin: 830-739-6986 or draftexllc@gmail.com.

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, December 20, 2016

Please print out and share this week's MOON.
Thanks and have a blessed and safe holiday season!  ---from your MOON editors

TERLINGUA MOON 
Vol. 27 No. 51  December 20, 2016       By MaeWestern

“A good holiday is one spent among people whose notions of time is vaguer than yours.”  —John B. Priestly

Terlingua Auto Service
Now seeking a full-time tire repair technician. Must be able to speak, read, and write English. Full time position: Monday thru Friday - no nights or weekends. Must be responsible and motivated. We are willing to train the right person, but experience would be great. Stop by the shop or call us at 432-371-2223. We wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

ACTORS NEEDED FOR AN UPCOMING SHOW! 
Last Minute Low Budget Productions will be staging a show of one-act plays this winter. Actors Needed! Readings will be at the Cinnabar Theater (Hwy. 118 N, on the left, just before Bee Mt. Hardware) on Thurs. 12/22 and Fri. 12/23 at 7 pm. No prior acting experience needed - and these are one-acts, with only a small amount of lines to learn so it’s a great way to begin your acting career! Questions? Need more details? Real interested but can’t make these dates? Don’t want to act but would love to help with the production? Call Billy Miller at 432-371-3072.

Terlingua Bottoms
The Terlingua Bottoms group of AA meets every Thursday evening at 7:30 at the Big Bend Church. Alcoholics Anonymous is for people who have or think they might have a problem with alcohol.

Christmas Day hours at Cottonwood
The Cottonwood would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas. The only alteration to our schedule will be Sunday, Dec 25th : open 12 noon to 6 pm. Otherwise we will be here our normal hours as always 7 am to 9 pm. And many thanks for your patronage!

This Week at The Starlight!    All of us at The Starlight want to wish our neighbors and friends - old and new - the happiest of holidays.
Stay safe this week whether you’re traveling to or fro.
Tuesday, 12/20: Uh Clem & Jeffro
Wednesday, 12/21: WINTER SOLSTICE!!!! Pat O’Bryan with his Imaginary Band
Thursday, 12/22: Ted Arbogast
Friday, 12/23: Paul Sprawl with Leralee Whittle
Saturday, 12/24: CHRISTMAS EVE with Butch Hancock!
Sunday, 12/25: MERRY CHRISTMAS! Chet O’Keefe (we will be closed for Brunch but open for dinner from 5 - 10 p.m. and full bar until Midnight!)
Monday, 12/26: A Starlight favorite -- Greg Harkins!
and wait ‘til you see our lineup for next week!
Remember that we take reservations for parties of 10 or more
be sure to call in advance to arrange your holiday gathering.

Draftex, LLC
Design/ Drafting for South Brewster County.  Come visit me at my office @ #1 Cinco Circle off South County Road next to Taylor Tool Rental.  Jeff Gavin: 830-739-6986 or draftexllc@gmail.com.

LITTLE BURRO COUNTRY STORE         9-6 Mon. through Sat. and 10-4  Sundays
IN BETWEEN CONVENIENCE
Grab & Go to regular Groceries
NOW HARDWARE AND PLUMBING, NAILS AND SCREWS to PVC AND FITTINGS.
JACKASS FLATS   Hwy 118 / Legion Rd    432.371.2082

Slim Fest tWo
Hey, friends of the Moon and all things Big Bend! Let us clue you in on an amazing deal happening February 9-12 at The Starlight Theatre. $40 (advance sales) is all it will take to stand exclusively in the funky confines of the Starlight Theater with a hundred of your favorite Slim Richey-loving friends to see the infamous Joe Buck Johnson, the sweet voice and fiddle of Asleep at the Wheel’s Katie Shore, the incredible 2016 Grammy-nominated talent of Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum, the chain’s-on-fire, boot-scooting sounds of Doug Moreland and his Flying Armadillos, and last, for the reason there might not be a Saturday night as they could easily burn the Starlight down, the smokin’ bluegrass of Wood & Wire. What!!! only $40?
Yep, but as long as you’re in The Bend - live here or make the trip out - you might as well throw down three more tens and a five for the one and only Uh Clem, the more-than-just-good music of The Paper Moon Shiners, a hang-on-let’s-spin set from Country Fool’s Gold, a blast from the past and always-present dem ol’ Greezy Wheels. How could this be topped?  Slim’s wife, Francie Meaux and the Jitterbug Vipers, along with special Ghost appearances from Greg Harkins, Beth Galiger, Todd Sloan, and many more.
If you do both nights (really, why wouldn’t you?) the whole weekend is only $75 in advance. Go to www.faroutbooking.com for the ticket link for Slim Fest tWo. Ticket sales will cap at 200. We also have a couple of sponsorships left. $500 or $300 - reserved table, weekend tix, t-shirts and announcing the musician of your choice (some already taken).
Terlingua was Slim and Francie’s anytime-they-could-get-here playground. No better way to celebrate what would have been this amazing legend’s 79th birthday. Questions? If you can, find the answers (including accommodations) on the website, or call 830.739.6986.
Hope to see you in February! Viva Slim!

Christmas at the Chisos Lodge
Christmas Buffet (baked ham, pot roast, shrimp boil and many sides, choice of dessert and non-alcoholic drink options) is $22.95 per person, $ for children 5-12). Also serving Chicken Wings $11.95; Chicken Fried Steak $12.95; Black Bean Burger $17.95; Trout $6.95; and Assorted Desserts $6.95. Buffet and service will run from 11 am through 9 pm in the Chisos Basin Dining Room, Big Bend National Park.

Terlingua Ranch Bad Rabbit Cafe
Friday night and Saturday Christmas Eve, 6:30 to 8:30 pm.
The Terlingua Fill-Harmonic Symphony: Cooter, Charlie, and Judy play your favorite old country songs mingled with all sorts of Christmas songs.

La Posada Milagro Hotel & Espresso …y poca mas
Merry Christmas everyone! Regular hours this week with the exception of Christmas Day when we are open 7:30 until 11 am when we go home and do some family celebrating.
Located in the Terlingua Ghost Town, the coffee shop serves the best coffee around and made-to-order breakfasts and lunches. We are open 7:30 am until 3 pm. Stop in to see what specials we have. They change all the time! Warm up around the outdoor wood stove, kick back and enjoy some time with us this holiday week.
We are happy to pack picnics to go. Open 7 days a week, free wifi, and great views of the Chisos Mountains. Newspapers available and friendly service, too! The rough luxe guesthouse has rooms and is available for wedding parties.

Christmas gifts for sale!
The San Vicente 8th Grade class has hand-made a series of delicious gifts that are perfect for anyone on your shopping list: coworkers, relatives, neighbors, delivery folks. We have 6 different flavors of our popular “Cookies in a Jar” gifts including: Chocolate Chip, Christmas M&M, White Chocolate Macadamia, Red, White, and Chocolate (featuring Craisins, white chocolate chips, and milk chocolate chips), Gingerbread, and Oatmeal Raisin. Each jar makes about 2 dozen cookies and are only $10,00. All jars include a blank “To/From” card and a recipe card. Call Trevor and Nola at 424-3363, and if you’re in BBNP, Terlingua, Study Butte, or Lajitas, we can deliver to you!
We also have a wide variety of gift toppers and stocking stuffers like chocolate sleds, reindeer cocoa cones, and Hershey’s Miniature bundles - all $5.00 and under.
We will be set up at the Cottonwood, Lajitas General Store, the Farmers’ Market, and the Ghost Town porch throughout this week. Hurry before we run out!

Call for STUDENT Artists
Students of south Brewster County K-12, including home schoolers! Get ready for the 3rd Annual Eyeball Art Show and Contest - “Wings and Waves” - coming up soon. Don’t delay; the deadline is only a month away! Here are the guidelines:
- Each student may contribute one piece of art in any medium: drawing, painting, video, sculpture, music poetry… create your own media! Recycled art welcome.
- Use the Wings and Waves theme for inspiration or create your own!
- Submission deadline is Thursday, January 26 at the Big Bend Library.
- Winners will be announced at the reception to be held Thursday, February 2, at Big Bend Library from 4-5:30 pm. The reception is open to the public and refreshments will be served.
- Prizes include student art supplies and Art Camp with artist Crystal Allbright.
The Terlingua Visual Arts committee of your Big Bend Citizens Alliance is promoting the event. We encourage the community to support this effort which is funded by the Kneeskern fundraising art show now exhibited at The Starlight Theatre. Your school coordinator is Bernadette Devine. If you have questions, please contact her at bdevine@terlinguacsd.com, or Mary Diesel at spottedslinky55@gmail.com.

All Energies is now offering a line of Dr Gigabyte’s remote monitoring devices. With these devices you can monitor your Water Tank level, your Solar System voltage, see if your refrigerator is still cold, and even see if there is a power outage … no matter where you are in the world, all from your tablet or smartphone! All you need is an internet connection. Contact All Energies at 371-2950 or email casey@allenergies.net for more information.

Latitudes of Gratitude to all the fine folks that helped with the Mark EyEbALL Knesskern show at the Starlight Theatre.
WingSandWaves will be on display through January 30, so there is still time to buy art and support local youth ART programs. ChEERs! —crystal allbright

This week at the High Sierra! Merry Christmas week from the staff of High Sierra Bar & Grill @ The El Dorado Hotel 
Friday 12/23 - Sara Burton @ 7 pm
Saturday 12/24 - Dr Fun @ 7 pm
Come watch your favorite sports games any day of the week!  Our upstairs television with the sports ticket is available first come first serve!

Request for bids from our local talented builders
The Terlingua Community Garden is seeking bids for a new storage/growing/composting shed attached to the west side of the market building.
We picture a simple steel post structure with a metal roof and guttering for water catchment.  The roof will need to have some fiberglass panels for light.
Also needed will be some dirt excavation.
We do have a limited budget so keep that in mind!
For details, contact Zoey at 371-2172.

Desert Expression Beauty Salon
Desert Expression Beauty Salon will be open Wednesday thru Saturday this week. 9-6. Spaces are filling fast, so don’t wait till the last minute. Thank you for all of your continued support. Wishing you a safe and happy holiday!!  -Kaci Kothmann
P.S. Don’t forget gift certificates!

Terlingua Store    Merry Merry Terlingua! 
TERLINGUA STORE will be open through out the holiday season! Come in all day on Christmas Eve for a free cup of coffee or hot chocolate!
Store hours are 8-8 Monday thru Saturday and 12-6 Sunday.
Terlingua Store wishes you a safe and happy holiday! Thanks for your support!!

Christmas Eve Carol Sing
Christmas Eve Carol Sing at 4 pm at Santa Inez, Terlingua Ghost town. Eucharist service to follow at 5 pm with Vicar Kay Jennings from the Big Bend Episcopal Mission. All Welcome!

Happy Holidays from Shot Time Liquors!   
Reminder!!!...We will be closed on the Monday after Christmas and New Year! Shop for those last-minute gifts, stocking stuffers and holiday Cheer items early! We have Evan Williams Eggnog and Fulton’s Harvest Pumpkin Pie. We also have a large supply of champagne. We will be open Tuesday at our usual time!

This week at La Kiva!
La Kiva is open every day (even during the holidays)!
The kitchen hours are 5-10 pm, and the bar 5 pm-12 am, 1 am on Saturday.
Stop by on Tuesday for Karaoke or Thursday for the musical stylings of Chet O’Keefe.
We are hiring front of house staff! Come in and ask for an application if you’re interested.  Viva La Kiva!

Sam Richardson, aka SAM-U-L, will be guest artist at Earth and Fire Gallery in the Ghost Town from Dec. 26 through Jan. 1. His show is called “Terlingua Rising” this year and features new works in the genre he calls Southwestern Pop. Opening reception at the gallery 4 pm, Dec. 26. Among the works are “Nuestro Señora de los Perpetual Burros,” and “San Coyota, Patroness of Bag Ladies.”

Congratulations!
Congratulations to Brandy Anne Valarie Marie Elizabeth Dawn Dawson, Terlingua, who received her BA in Art from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin Saturday, Dec. 10, and commencement exercises at the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center.

From the Office of Emergency Management
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy and Safe New Years!

Burn Ban
According to Brewster County Emergency Management Coordinator, Dave Lambrix, an immediate emergency burn ban has been issued for all of Brewster County.
The burn ban was ordered by Brewster County Judge Eleazar Cano after a transformer fell causing a small wildfire that destroyed an abandoned structure.
All outdoor burning is prohibited.

Meet Marley!
Marley is a slender, young adult black lab mix who was surrendered to the shelter. He is mild-mannered and gets along with everyone - big or little, male or female, confident or submissive. Marley walks very well on a leash though you can tell it’s new to him. He likes to put his paws in the doggie pool and may discover he’s a full-fledged water dog. Marley is quiet and well-behaved in his kennel. He appears to be totally housebroken. In the security of a loving home, Marley will continue to shine! For more information about Marley, or any dog at the Alpine Animal Shelter, email heatherthemule@gmail.com.




Monday, December 19, 2016

In case you'v e missed this talented local group

One more chance before Christmas.
Nueva Generacio, our local Folklorica group, will be performing at the Party Barn at 6 pm.  They deserve our support for all the beauty they bring to us!


Tuesday, December 13, 2016

The Terlingua Moon
13 September 2016 --Vol. 27, #49

By Ghost Writers on the Sly

LA KIVA
Tuesday –Karaoke starts at 8, plenty of time to drink your singing pants on.
Wednesday- we feature the musical stylings of Chet O’Keefe
Thursday- We’re psyched to have Ravenna Sun back at the cave bar!  Catch the acoustic show at 7pm- fish and chips food special
Friday- Sarah Burton is playing- fish and chips food special
Saturday- things are getting festive around here with an UGLY SWEATER PARTY. Prizes for the best ones! Music by Ravenna Sun (full band, live and electric! starts at 8)   Viva la kiva! See you in the cave bar!

Terlingua Ranch BAD RABBIT CAFE Friday and Saturday night, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
The Terlingua Fill-Harmonic Symphony:  Cooter, Charlie, and Judy play your favorite old country songs.

STARLIGHT THEATER this week
Monday, December 12 - Bruce Salmon
Tuesday, 13th: Uh Clem and the Terlingua Community Choir holiday carols
Wednesday, 14th: The Whitmore's
Thursday, 15th: Moses
Friday, 16th: Ravenna Sun
Saturday, 17th: Mystery Loves Company
Sunday, 18th (Brunch): Tim & Taylor Brunch
Monday, 19th: Trevor Reichman
The holiday season is upon us . . . Winter Solstice is December 21, Hanukkah begins December 24, Christmas is December 25. We take reservations for 10 or more so give us a call. 432-371-3400. And, yes, we are open Christmas Day! In fact, we are open 365. Dinner 5-10 p.m. and our fabulous bar from 5 - Midnight (Sunday thru Friday) and 1 a.m. on Saturday. Don't forget Sunday Brunch - 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Last but not least, Slim Fest tWo is only two months away! Grammy-nominated Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum; Wood & Wire; Greezy Wheels; Country Fool's Gold and Katie Shore are just a few of the great musicians in the lineup. Tickets are $75 for the weekend or $40 per night (in advance). The Starlight will be exclusive to Slim Fest and we are capping sales so go to
www.faroutbooking.com now to get your tickets!

WingSandWaveS - the annual art show and festival honoring Mark eYebAll Dean Kneeskern was a tremendous success and 'great fun' would be an understatement. Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate, purchase art, perform, donate art . . . all funds raised from the donated pieces as well as Mark's art will go to support more art programs for the youth in the area.  And a huge thank you to Crystal Allbright, Kt Misener and so many more for making it such an amazing event. Viva eYebAll!

THE TERLINGUA BOTTOMS group of AA meets Thursday evening at 7:30 at the Big Bend Church.  AA meetings are for people who have or think they might have a problem with drinking.

CHRISTMAS EVENTS:
Santa Claus is coming to town! Join us at the Barton Warnock Visitor Center for "Christmas on the Border" Wednesday, December 14 at 6:30pm.  There will be singing, School band, Folklorico Dancers, Refreshments and did we mention Santa?

Community Christmas Program on Thursday December 15th at the Party Barn starting at 6pm. Sophomore Class will be selling homemade pork tamales, arroz con leche, sodas, bottled water, hot chocolate, and asst. desserts. Everything is $1. Folklorico dancers, school band, and community choir will be performing. La Nueva Generacion Folklorico dancers will hold their 2nd Annual Posada event on Monday, December 19th at the Party Barn starting at 6pm. Delicious food will be provided, donations appreciated.

The San Vicente 8th Graders are having a "Tastes of Texas BBQ Dinner" on Thursday, December 15th at 6PM at the Panther Junction Community Room. The dinner features all of our favorite recipes from all of our favorite restaurants in Texas. Christmas gifts will be available for purchase, if you need any last-minute items on your list! Proceeds go to the 8th Grade Class trip to New York. Join us!

At the FARMERS MARKET this Saturday, Ashley has brewed up some egg nog with Chet O'Keefe on the mic. Kelon will help you collect fresh parsley, rosemary, cilantro, onions, radishes and greens for your holiday meal.  COMING SOON: Taste our Local Flavor: locally sourced dinner. Were you able to put back extra jars of tomatoes or peppers this year? Did you manage to get the carrots in early? Whatever you can contribute, big or small, will add to our local flavor!
 E-Mail: terlinguacommunitygarden@gmail.com for all the details.

EARTH AND FIRE GALLERY is celebrating their 5th Year Anniversary all day Saturday, December 17th.
Food and Liquid refreshments, Storewide discounts, and ART of all types featured in an Artist's Fair.  20+ Vendors, unlimited fun, Campfire and Comradery!!! For information, call 371-2637 or 371-3156

ALSO, Sam Richardson, aka SAM-U-L, will be guest artist at Earth and Fire Gallery in the Ghost Town from Dec. 26 through Jan. 1. His show is called “Terlingua Rising” this year and features new works in the genre he calls Southwestern Pop. Opening reception at the gallery 4 p.m., Dec. 26. Among the works are “Nuestro Señora de los Perpetual Burros,” and “San Coyota, Patroness of Bag Ladies.”

LA POSADA MILAGRO - ESPRESSO Y POCO MAS
Located in the Terlingua Ghost Town, the coffee shop serves the best coffee around and made to order breakfasts and lunches. We are open 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Stop in to see what specials we have.  They change all the time!  Warm up around the outdoor wood stove. We are happy to pack picnics to go. Open 7 days a week, free Wi-Fi, and great views of the Chisos Mountains.  Newspapers available and friendly service, too!  The rough luxe guesthouse has rooms and is available for wedding parties. We also want to wish all our friends and patrons a very Merry Christmas!!!

WANT TO USE US?
Community Theater - The Board of Directors (Last Minute Low Budget Productions)would be pleased to see our beloved, little theater space used by the community, musicians, actors, writers with an itch to read, dancers, etc. The space seats approximately 60 and can be made available for little to no cost. .  The Board will use some discretion on productions in our theater, but pleased note the word "some".  If you've seen our productions you'll know we're pretty open.  But we do aim to keep things in the realm of tasteful.
Interested?  Want details?  Call Sarah Bourbon at 432-371-2202.

TERLINGUA RECYCLES
It's that time again!!! Could use a few volunteers this Thursday (15th) as we transport the Terlingua Recycling Bins into the Recycling Center in Big Bend National Park. We meet at the Recycling station behind Terlingua EMS at 8 and take off shortly thereafter. Once at the Park's recycling center we help sort our recyclables as well as the Park's and we're back to Terlingua around 1. Drive in your own vehicle or hop in with one of us. Happy to have as many hands on deck as we can. More info? PM Terlingua Recycles Facebook page or call 830-739-6986.

DRAFTEX, LLC – Design/ Drafting for South Brewster County.  Come visit me at my office @ #1 Cinco Circle off South County Road next to Taylor Tool Rental.  Jeff Gavin: 830-739-6986 or draftexllc@gmail.com.

DESERT EXPRESSION  229-70 FM 170
Terlingua, TX 79852  Beauty Salon is now open every week!! Tuesday thru Saturday, 10-5. Open late by appointment. Call or come by for haircuts, color, nails and more!!! Walk-ins welcome!
325-456-5983. Located next to the Terlingua Store.

TERLINGUA STORE is staying busy! Thank you for your continued support!! We are open from 8am-8pm and on Sunday from 12-6. Come in and see our growing selection of beer and grocery. Thanks again for all your support!!!

CHILI: Chili is a sweet, calm and friendly Rottweiler mix puppy (maybe part Bernese Mountain Dog... he looks just like one) who just loves being petted and human affection. He's also very friendly with other dogs, happily meeting each one in play group before a quick round of chase. He's submissive and he loves to make friends of all kinds! He is ready to go home with an adoring family. Chili is 65 pounds and is about 8 months old. $100 adoption fee includes neuter plus microchip and current vaccinations. For more information about Chili, or any dog at the Alpine Animal Shelter, email heatherthemule@gmail.com