Monday, May 20, 2024

Terlingua Moon, Volume 35, No. 21, May 21, 2024

Terlingua Moon
Volume 35, No. 21
May 21, 2024 by FreeBird


 


“It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.”
--Aesop

 

 


COMMISSIONER’S COURT MEETING – scheduled for May 21st, 2024 has been CANCELLED.

TERLINGUA CSD ELEMENTARY ARTIST COHORT ‑‑ If any local artists are interested in volunteering with the Terlingua CSD Elementary Artist Cohort, please email swelland@terlinguacsd.com or kacikothmann@yahoo.com for more information or simply request to join the Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/share/pedskRNjwv31UXjE/?mibextid=adzO7l.

TERLINGUA YOUTH BASEBALL ‑‑ Come on out and cheer on the Terlingua Youth Baseball teams with Coach Dodd, at the baseball field by the track & high school.  It's free and fun; these kids deserve a community show up...let's go!!!!

Small concessions stand with food and drinks.

Please bring small change only!!

Update to Game Dates: 5/18, 5/25, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22 (may involve parents vs players for final game!!)

Game times will be as follows:

Littles 8:00am-9:30am

Bigs 10:00am-11:30am

Littles 12:00noon-1:30pm

Bigs 2:00pm-3:30pm

ATTENTION EVERYONE! ‑‑ We're thrilled to announce that Kristan Vanlerberghe has joined the Bad Rabbit Cafe team as our new Manager!  Known affectionately as 'Chef Tan,' she's already diving into action, working to enhance our staff support and ensure an even better experience for all our customers.  While the cafe will be closed this Wednesday and Thursday for some exciting changes, we can't wait to welcome you back with Chef Tan at the helm!  Stay tuned for more updates and delicious surprises coming your way soon.

CRISIS CENTER OF THE BIG BEND ‑‑ Food Order has been placed.  Shout out to all volunteers - truck should be in on May 23 around noon.  Distribution will be on the 24th.  Please note - new rules on distribution.  Food boxes will only be available for pick up on the distribution day.  We will no longer be able to distribute throughout the month.  Emergency food will still be available however - for actual emergencies.  For more information please call 432-371-3147.

BUILD IT AND RAIN WILL COME! :-) ‑‑ Water Catchment Tanks - Available sizes:  100 to 5000 gallon.  Tanks are Tax Exempt and come with a 10-year warranty.  We also sell larger, metal Pioneer tanks (up to 27,000 gallons) which come with a 20-year warranty.  Valves, pumps and filters also available.  Delivery and installation available.  Delivery of water available (minimum 1000 gallons).  Located near the Terlingua Ranch Lodge.  Call Mark or Michelle: 432-371-3094 (office) or 806-781-7814 (cell).

MILKY WAY TREATS ‑‑ ice cream will be open this Saturday - Monday, 4pm-9pm. Come by and chill out, have a cold treat and check out our view!  We’re located next to The Boathouse in the Ghost Town.  Gracias, Terlingua!

EARTH AND FIRE ART GALLERY ‑‑ It's May!!  Jen Pena is a local photographer and her work captures beautiful images of the Big Bend Night Sky, Lightning and more.  Come on down to the Ghost Town and check it out for yourself.  Artist Reception will be Saturday, May 25th, 5-8pm.

SATURDAY COMMUNITY MARKET ‑‑ Come see us at the Saturday Community Market from 10:00-1:00.  Yes, we're gonna be here all summer, just like we were last year.  It was fun, so we're looking forward to doing it all again this summer.  Located at the Community Garden in the Ghost Town, we're here every Saturday with happy vendors offering an array of locally produced goods and other items.

Fresh eggs, gorgeous sourdough bread, local art, handcrafted textile goods, goat milk soap, all natural lip balms and skin care products, essential oil perfumes, leather goods, handcrafted, creative jewelry, block printed textiles and vintage goods, both curated and up-cycled, practical and artistic items made of reclaimed steel and more -- you never know just what or who you'll find here.  Indeed, lately, chess players have been meeting up for a game or two or three or...

We welcome new vendors.  Flea market items are also welcome.  After all, reusing and up-cycling already existing items is smart and green.  We ask a $10 donation to the Community Garden to set up, helping us to continue to improve this space and experience for all of us.  For more information, text or call 432.213.1863, email SherriTheWriter@aol.com or pop in to the market for a chat.  Prepared food vendors must display current food handling license.  (A quick, easy and affordable online course can provide that).

Please help keep our market space safe and comfortable for all, two-legged and four, by keeping all dogs leashed and under control. We look forward to seeing you there.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETING ‑‑ if you have, or think you might have, a drinking problem, we meet at 7:30 Thursday evening at the Big Bend Church, just north of the post office.

ESPRESSO … y POCO MAS ‑‑ Enjoy your holiday weekend with us.  Cooked to order breakfast and lunch menu along with freshly baked rolls and pastries.

·        A local favorite.  

·        Newspapers, strong wifi and spectacular views.  

·        A great place for food and conversation. 

·        Located in the ghost town.

Call 432 371 3044 for to go orders. 

TAQUERIA EL MILAGRO ‑‑ Street tacos and more!  Stop by over the holiday weekend!  Great Mexican dishes from authentic recipes.  Steaks, as well as huge sides.  Wednesday through Sunday -3 pm until 9 pm.  Call  432 371-2060 for takeout via our drive-through window.  Fun seating with beautiful views for dining in and BYOB! 



EXTREME DESERT DISC GOLF ‑‑ UDisc App is how the majority of players search and find disc golf courses. I am speechless to see where we are ranked. Among the many thousands of Disc Golf Courses World Wide.........

SEARCH:  "Best Courses Anywhere," here are the results....

1.      Caliber DGC,Sandpoint, Idaho

2.      Extreme Desert Disc Golf  Terlingua, Texas

3.      Buck Snort, Pine, Colorado

4.      Rocky Hills, Ovalo, Texas

5.      Maple Hill, Leicaster, Massachusetts

6.      Hill Crest Farm Disc Golf, Bonshaw, PE Canada (#1 In Canada)

7.      Kumm Disc Golf, Ober Sankt Thomas, Austria

8.      Crater Lakes Disc Golf Park, Mount Gambier, Australia

9.      Persimmon Ridge DGC, Greenbrier, Arkansas

10.   Sugaree, Newland, North Carolina

Very thankful, and proud of this ranking!!!  Hard work does pay off if you don't give up...

FOR MY BIRDING FRIENDS



Blackburnian Warbler on Terlingua Ranch
May 19, 2024

 

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Monday, May 13, 2024

 TERLINGUA MOON


Vol 35 No 20

May 14 2024

A Million sMiles


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You meet saints everywhere. They can be anywhere. They are people behaving decently in an indecent society. ~ Kurt Vonnegut


BBCA Terlingua has some very important projects helping the community of Big Bend! To find out how to get more involved in our community go to https://bigbendcitizensalliance.org/


ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meeting: if you have, or think you might have, a drinking problem, we meet at 7:30 Thursday evening at the Big Bend Church, just north of the post office.


MILKY WAY TREATS: we’ve closed the Saturday morning bakery cart until the fall (Sept or Oct). It was a wonderful season, thank you Terlingua! The ice cream trailer will be open for the summer - except for a couple of random weekends where I’ll be taking a break. This  weekend, May 18-20, I’ll be out of town at a wedding so I’ll close the ice cream trailer. But I’ll be back open for Memorial weekend! Gracias!!


Plan to come celebrate Uh Clem’s  birthday May 17 @ the Starlight Theatre,  6 to 9 pm.  Wear your best tie dye and bring stories.  Ghostown, Terlingua.


Paisano Post from Terlingua School 

The community is invited to come and celebrate Fiesta Day on Friday, May 17th. Performances and displays will be in the gym. This event showcases our student work and talents. Viva Fiesta! After school, the Student Council will host a Spring Carnival. Come for fun and food and help support our student activities.


Santa Inez- Terlingua Ghostown Church

Wednesday, May 15th at 5:30pm

Last Bible Study of the season before the Summer hiatus. Come check it out. Next Wednesday, May 22nd at 5:30pm will be our Hymn Sing music service. 


Espresso ... y poco mas

Cooked to order breakfast  and lumch menu along with freshly baked rolls and pastries.  A local favorite. Newspapers,  strong wifi and spectacular views.. A great place for food and conversation.  Call 432 371 3044 for to go orders.  Located in the ghost town.


Taqueria El Milagro

Street tacos and more! Great Mexican dishes from authentic recipes  Steaks as well as  huge sides.Wednesday through Sunday -3 pm until 9 pm.  Call  432 371-2060  for take out via our drive through window.  Fun seating with beautiful views for dining in and BYOB!  


Massage Therapy for Local Residents - Summer Hours/Location - $1/minute Every Mon-Tues-Thurs: 3-8pm @ Jackassflats Arena Lounge (behind Little Burro store). Schedule by Text (731) 699-0509 or Fb Messenger (Kate Healy). AC is available at this location. All Tips above 10% go into a Massage Scholarship Fund for Locals.  Travel Massage Avail Fridays for $2/min. Please inquire if in need. Kate Healy Dykes, LMT - Tx Lic #135433 www.magicmesamassage.com


The Family Crisis Center of the Big Bend is need of the following items for our clients:

- shampoo

- conditioner

- body wash

- bar soap

- toothpaste (for adults)

- lotion

- deodorant (spray, if possible) 

If you can help, we would definitely appreciate it! Thank you for your continued support of our services and mission to "strengthen our communities by empowering its individuals”


ORDER PROHIBITING OUTDOOR BURNING in effect.

For prescribed Burns, please call: Dispatch 432-837-5541


CowHead Ranch 

Saturday, June 1 at 6 PM 

Barbecue fundraiser 

Come out for food family and fun 

SACK races, face painting, dartboard competition, s’mores 

51161 Highway 118 Alpine Texas 

All proceeds will go toward revamping Cow Head Ranch 

$15 a plate for ribs and sides 

four dollars sausage on a stick 

three dollars potato salad 

individual three dollars black beans

 individual four dollars s’mores

 $15 entry for darts ~ winner gets prize 

Beer sales from the American Legion 

Serenity management Marcos and Desiree Carly 281-777-1909 Cell 432-371-2833 serenity.management@outlook.com


Every Thursday at Creative Arts (formerly Talent Studio) Alpine

6:45 to 9 Life Drawing.

Our Next Show:  "Animals:  Real & Imaginary"

Gallery On The Square       Entry deadline:  June 4th

Come see us at the Saturday Community Market from 10:00-1:00.  Located at the Community Garden in the Ghost Town, we're there every Saturday with happy vendors offering an array of locally produced goods and other items. 

Fresh eggs, gorgeous sour dough bread, local art, handcrafted textile goods, goat milk soap, all natural lip balms and skin care products, essential oil perfumes, Zoey's leather goods, handcrafted, creative jewelry, block printed textiles and vintage goods, both curated and upcycled, practical and artistic items made of reclaimed steel, Sandy's super cute pop-up shop and more -- you never know just what or who you'll find here. Indeed, lately, chess players have been meeting up for a game or two or three or...

We welcome new vendors. Flea market items are also welcome. After all, reusing and up-cycling already existing items is smart and green. We ask a $10 donation to the Community Garden to set up, helping us to continue to improve this space and experience for all of us. For more information, text or call 432.213.1863, email SherriTheWriter@aol.com or pop in to the market for a chat. Prepared food vendors must display current food handling licence. (A quick, easy and affordable online course can provide that).

Please help keep our market space safe and comfortable for all, two-legged and four, by keeping all dogs leashed and under control. We look forward to seeing you there.


Thanks to Missy Walker for sharing some of the great music from Voices From Both Sides 2024  https://youtu.be/fpv6wKGkhB0?si=AbTZfvtV5fSmdaJW


Regular Brewster County Commissioners Court meeting

 May 14, 2024 at 9:30 AM Brewster County courthouse in Alpine 

Agenda at this link:  

https://www.co.brewster.tx.us/upload/page/0072/Regular%20Commissioners%20Court%20May%2014%202024.pdf


Rio Grande Electric 

TIME-OF-USE RATES BEGIN May 9

Shifting high energy usage activities to off-peak times (before 3 and after 7p.m. weekdays) can help create savings when Time-Of-Use rates are in effect.


MORE WATER CATCHMENT TANKS JUST ARRIVED! 

Available sizes:

100 to 5000 gallon

Tanks are Tax Exempt and come with a 10 year warrantee.

We also sell larger, metal Pioneer tanks (up to 27,000 gallons) which come with a 20 year warrantee.

Valves, pumps and filters also available.

Delivery and installation available.

Delivery of water available (minimum 1000 gallons).

ALSO AVAILABLE FOR A LIMITED TIME: 300 gallon non-potable/non-food grade water totes - $100 each

Located near the Terlingua Ranch Lodge.Call 

Mark or Michelle: 432-371-3094 (office) or 806-781-7814 (cell)



Some Upcoming Shows/Events in Terlingua


EVERY DAY is Dark Skies Day in Terlingua! Make sure you are keeping your lights in Dark Skies Initiative compliance! In memory of Jeff Haislip. 


Open Mic at The Boathouse every Wednesday at 8PM 


Happy Hour & Reverse Happy Hour specials every night from 5pm-6pm, then again from 10pm-11pm - Starlight


Wing Wednesday and Chess Club every Wednesday at Long Draw Pizza


Wed. and Sat. 9 am to noon - Otra Vez thrift store open


Saturday Community Market from 10:00-1:00 - Community Garden


Weekly AA Meetings Thursdays at Big Bend Church 730PM


Free Mimosas at Venga every weekend


As it happens - Mostly Sunday and Wednesday afternoons on The Porch - pickers' jam - Just show up, start playing, and maybe more will come!


Thursdays at St. Inez Church - Terlingua Taize singing group led by June Rapp


Karaoke every Thursday at 8:30Pm - La Kiva


5/13 - Sierra Turko and NanyByrd - Starlight 

5/15 - Open Mic with NaniByrd - Boathouse 

5/16 - Blind Squirrel - Boathouse  

5/16 - Cinco De Mayhem - Ghost Town 

5/16 - Matt Nestor - Starlight 

5/17 - Jim Keaveney - Boathouse 

5/17 - Uh Clem Birthday Bash - Starlight 

5/18 - Caleb Wilbourn - Boathouse 

5/18 - Gary Gorence - Starlight 

5/19 - TBD - Boathouse 

5/20 -  Blind Squirrel - Starlight 

5/22 - Open Mic with Tony Drewry - Boathouse 

5/23 - Nash Daniels - Starlight 

5/23 - Caleb Wilbourn - Boathouse 

5/24 - Bill Palmer - Boathouse 

5/24 - Jerome Ephraim - Starlight

5/25 - Bill Palmer - - Starlight

5/25 - Tony Drewry - Boathouse 

5/26 - NaniByrd - Boathouse 

5/27 - Marc Utter - Starlight 

5/29 - Open Mic with Rory Hancock - Boathouse 

5/30 - Mitchell Crane Duo - Starlight 

5/30 - Rory Hancock Band - Boathouse 

5/31 - Chris Beall - Starlight 

5/31 - Bronson Louis - Boathouse 


Thanks to David Kowal, Shawn Turvey, DB's Rustic Iron BBQ, Long Draw Pizza, La Kiva Restaurant & Bar, The Boathouse Bar & Bungalows, Terlingua Moon, and others for helping out with this list.


Stable Aurora Red arc       Photograph by Voni Glaves





89 year old Ron Chester was stopped by the police around 2 a.m. and was asked where he was going at that time of night.

Ron replied, "I'm on my way to a lecture about alcohol abuse and the effects it has on the human body, as well as smoking and staying out late."

The officer asked, "Really? Who's giving that lecture at this time of night?"

Ron replied, "That would be my wife. 

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

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7 May  2024 --Vol. 35 #19


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Saturday, May 11, 2024

VOICES FROM BOTH SIDES – VOCES DE AMBOS LADOS

 VOICES FROM BOTH SIDES is this coming Saturday beginning with the traditional blessing by Michael Wallen at 10AM. PLEASE join us at 9AM on Wednesday morning for a volunteer work day to prep the banks of the Río at Lajitas Crossing for the gathering. If you have any questions, send us a message! See you at the Río!

 Big Bend Citizens Alliance

The BBCA will hold a regular meeting on Wednesday, May 8th 2024 at the Red Pattillo Community Center, 201 Rex Ivey Rd, Study Butte. Meet & greet at 5:30 PM; Meeting will begin at 6:00 PM. We are a 501(c)(3) public charity supporting the Canyon View Community Park, Terlingua Cares, Terlingua Community Garden, Terlingua Recycles, Terlingua Visual Arts, Voices From Both Sides, Terlingua Dark Sky Alliance, and the South County Library Project. All are welcome to attend this public meeting. Included on the agenda will be suggested changes to the organization's bylaws. For more information, agenda, & minutes, please email secretary.bbca@gmail.com or text 244-7656.

 

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE SELECTS NEW SUPERINTENDENT OF BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK

The National Park Service has selected Anjna O'Connor as superintendent of Big Bend National Park.  O'Connor will begin her new assignment on May 19.

To view the full news release, please visit the Big Bend National Park news release page.

Boquillas Crossing will change over to Summer schedule beginning Friday May 3. Sunday April 28 is the last day of the fall/winter schedule Wednesday through Sunday. The crossing will open again on Friday May 3, and through October the open days will be Friday-Monday 9am-4pm. Please spread the news!

 Taqueria El Milagro

Great place to get your street tacos and more! All dishes from authentic recipes as well as huge side dishes. Stop in for a snack or a big dinner.  Steaks and more. Wednesday through Sunday -3 pm until 9 pm.  Call  432 371-2060  for take-out via our drive through window.  Fun seating with beautiful views for dining in and BYOB!  

 Espresso ... y poco mas

Terlingua's finest breakfast and lunch stop.  A cooked to order menu along with freshly baked rolls and pastries.  Newspapers, strong wifi and spectacular views.. A great place for food and conversation.  Call 432 371 3044 for to go orders.  Located in the ghost town.

 Come see us at the Saturday Community Market from 10:00-1:00.  Located at the Community Garden in the Ghost Town, we're there every Saturday with happy vendors offering an array of locally produced goods and other items.

Fresh eggs, gorgeous sour dough bread, local art, handcrafted textile goods, goat milk soap, all natural lip balms and skin care products, essential oil perfumes, Zoey's leather goods, handcrafted, creative jewelry, block printed textiles and vintage goods, both curated and upcycled, practical and artistic items made of reclaimed steel, Sandy's super cute pop-up shop and more -- you never know just what or who you'll find here. Indeed, lately, chess players have been meeting up for a game or two or three or...

We welcome new vendors. Flea market items are also welcome. After all, reusing and up-cycling already existing items is smart and green. We ask a $10 donation to the Community Garden to set up, helping us to continue to improve this space and experience for all of us. For more information, text or call 432.213.1863, email SherriTheWriter@aol.com or pop in to the market for a chat. Prepared food vendors must display current food handling licence. (A quick, easy and affordable online course can provide that). Please help keep our market space safe and comfortable for all, two-legged and four, by keeping all dogs leashed and under control. We look forward to seeing you there.

 Massage Therapy for Local Residents - Summer Hours/Location - $1/minute Every Mon-Tues-Thurs: 3-8pm @ Jackassflats Arena Lounge (behind Little Burro store). Schedule by Text (731) 699-0509 or Fb Messenger (Kate Healy). AC is available at this location. All Tips above 10% go into a Massage Scholarship Fund for Locals.  Please inquire if in need. Kate Healy Dykes, LMT - Tx Lic #135433 www.magicmesamassage.com

 We are so lucky to live in a place with such talented musicians and I'm super excited to have one of our very best. Scott Walker, come and play a show at my place next Tuesday. It will be a fun evening of great music, a make it yourself potluck nacho bar and I'm sure a little jam circling afterwords. If you've never been to a show at my place, I try to make this about really listening to the music and the stories behind it, so we try to keep the conversations to a minimum while the artists are playing and let's show our appreciation for being entertained by bringing a few bucks to support our local talent. I freaking love living here and I'm always happy to share my place with my friends in this incredible community. ¡Viva Terlingua! Here's a map to my place https://maps.app.goo.gl/iVNGESaFDdjqefCP9

-Mike Minnick

 

Lots of fun in Alpine this week including the big Cinco de Mayo celebration on Historic Murphy Street!  And get your tickets to see Craig Carter on Friday May 10th at the BBQ & Boots Fundraiser for the Family Crisis Center.

Find details on all these events at https://visitalpinetx.com/events-calendar/

  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meeting: if you have, or think you might have, a drinking problem, we meet at 7:30 Thursday evening at the Big Bend Church, just north of the post office.