Last Minute Low Budget Productions is once again sponsoring a Spring Celebration of the Performing Arts to highlight the very talented Terlingua school students.  This Thursday, April 4, the celebration will kick off at 6:00 pm at the Theater Behind the Store with the performance of "This Way to Heaven" by the Big Bend High School One Act Play students.  This will be followed by the Roadrunner Band.  A concession stand will be available.

WOW!!! What a Party,
Terlingua Friends, you really out did yourselves with the Benefit, Candice wanted to thank you 1 & All.
You gave her so much love, kindness and generosity.
Her heart was filled with Love and Joy!  We all know what the dates stand for, but it's the little DASH in between that means the most.
Candice Davis 9/24/52 ~ 3/22/12
Candice will be cremated and her ashes will be returned to the place she loved, Terlingua. There is no service planed at this time but should things change we will place it in the MOON.

Gracias to all who participated in Funky Junk! White Trash freaks impressed me with their spirited characters.  The Rust was spun into Gold and is still on display at the Starlight Theatre until mid April.  Please stop by and check it touching the art unless you've had your tetanus shot in the last ten years...ha ha. Starlight Crew was great as usual.  Diego and staff made the most tempting snacks...the peanut butter/jelly/dorito sandwiches were my favorite, but spicy pigs in a blanket were close behind.  Where were the pickled pigs' feet???  Make sure you go to the Starlight's back garden to see the TURBO CHOPPER... aka Suicide Machine... part of the sale of this MonsterMobile will go to the Community Garden.

OTRA VEZ will NOT be open next Saturday, April 7 (Green Scene day), but we will still be staging on Wednesday, April 4.  We plan to be open on April 14 and 28, and will be staging on Wednesdays.  Thanks

Do your Spring Cleaning and get your unneeded treasures to the Flea Market on Saturday April 14th!!! Starts at 9 am (weather permitting) - Parking lot of H2O on the corner of Hwy. 118 and Road Runner Circle - no set up fee.  There will be house plants, plant pots, cactus – who knows what all!  Be there and bring your goods and your friends!

The Big Bend*Lajitas Stables has a position open for Receptionist & Office Assistance.  Call Gay at 371-3064 for details.
La Kiva Annual Alter-Ego Party!
April 3rd, Tuesday 5-midnight
Come dressed as your favorite other personality and win cash and prizes!  Music by IGOR and the RED ELVISES !!! This is one BIG party!  No cover charge!

This week at the High Sierra Bar & Grill:
Friday, April 6th, Singer/songwriter, Laird Considine will be performing from 7-10 PM
Saturday, April 7th, The Pirates of Terlingua Creek will be performing from 8-11 PM
Sunday, April 8th is Easter Sunday.  Happy Easter! The Hang Over Jam Session will be cancelled.  Singer/songwriter Brynn Moore will be performing a brunch show in the afternoon.

Starlight Schedule:
Monday - 4/2 - Russell Clepper performs, plus 2-4-1 Burgers! 
Tuesday - 4/3 - Uh Clem plays for us
Wednesday - 4/4 - The Whitmores
Thursday - 4/5 - Trevor Reichman
Friday - 4/6 - Winovino - Vaudeville Gypsy Cabaret from Austin! AND, don’t miss the aerial silk performance by Sandi Turvan at 8:00 and again at 10:00!
Saturday - 4/7 - The Green Scene! 
     5:00pm -  Open Mic with Chris Lee
     5:30pm -  PEOPLE'S PARADE to the Starlight
     7:00pm -  The ShaBangbangs, belly dancers of
                         the Terlingua Tribe
     8:00pm -  Art Auction
     8:30pm - Film Festival in The Secret Garden
                       (limited seating available)
       **$5 cover for evening activities**

GOOD FRIDAY, EASTER SUNDAY observed in Lajitas Chapel.
    On Friday, 6 April, at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of St. Mary and St. Joseph, Lajitas, the Good Friday Liturgy will take place. On Sunday, 8 April, at 11:00 a.m., the Mass of the Resurrection or Easter Sunday will be celebrated. The Episcopal Church welcomes you. Everybody is invited to attend.
    Looking ahead: on Saturday, 21 April, the Rt. Rev. Dr. Michael Louis Vono, Bishop of the Rio Grande, will visit us for Confirmation. Bishop Michael will be with us all day. Watch future issues of The Moon for a full schedule of his activities.

The Green Scene Film Festival will be held on Saturday, April 7 in the secret garden behind the Starlight Theatre at 9pm. The works of Anna Oakley, Jessica Lutz, Alex Whitmore, Mark Kneeskern and Buckner Cooke will be screened.

Friday, April 6, the The Barton Warnock Visitor Center and Fort Leaton State Historical Site will be hosting a moon light hike at the HooDoos along the Rio Grande. Park rangers will meet at the parking lot at the Warnock Center one mile east of Lajitas or at Fort Leaton two miles east of Presidio at 7:15 pm and leave at 7:30 driving 25 miles to the HooDoos on FM 170. Bring along a flashlight and wear hiking boots or a pair of sturdy shoes. During the hike we will observe the creatures of the night and talk about their nocturnal habits. The hike and drive will last about two and a half hours; transportation is not provided. The cost is $5.00 per adult, children under 13 are free. In case of rain or overcast skies the hike will be cancelled. For more information call the Warnock Center @ (432) 424-3327 or Fort Leaton @ (432) 229-3613
Terlingua Moon - April 2012
Submit your news to by Noonday Moonday for the following Toosday’s publication.

This year's Green Scene, was an amazing success!  We are blessed by a community of talented, inspiring, giving folks.  Thanks to all the businesses, musicians, and volunteers that make  this event possible.  Laine Hickle, is the winner of the Name the Garden Bunny contest.
Gardenia, or Gardenio enjoyed all the veggies she or he was fed, last Sat.  The 3,000 gallon water tank will be guttered this week.  See ya in The Community Garden, Saturday April 6, 2013 For the 5th Annual Green Scene
Don't forget to do your Spring Cleaning and bring all your good stuff to the Flea Market at H2O Parking Lot - corner of Hwy 118 at Fulcher (Terlingua School) Rd..  Saturday April 14 - weather permitting.  9 am, no set up fee.  House plants, planter pots, cactus, squash plants, tools, furnishings, gee gaws, what-nots, whatchamacallits and much, much more!  Get busy cleaning and come join us and invite friends to shop!
From H2O 2 Go to our water customers: Please bear with us. Our forklift is broken and we are having to move racks with a chain and truck.  Hopefully things will be back to normal within the next few days.
Shot Time Liquors - Summer close-out - $20 off Tenoch, Pancho Pistola, La Prima De Pancho, & La Montura Tequilas. Mohawk Vodka for $5.50, Canadian Gold for $10.50, Nelson Springs Whiskey for $9.50
Open - Mon thru Sat 10 - 9   371-3155
This week at the STARLIGHT Tuesday 4/10 - Uh Clem; Wednesday 4/11 - The Whitmores; Saturday 4/14 - Folkadelic!  9pm-1am; Every Sunday - Brunch! 11am - 2pm. Special menu, bloody mary bar, live music and more! Dont miss Happy Hour everyday 5pm-6pm! $1 Tacos - $2 Margaritas - $2 Domestics!
On Sunday, 15 April, in the Chapel of St. Mary and St. Joseph in Lajitas, a service of Morning Prayer will be held at 11:00 a.m. The Episcopal Church welcomes you. Everybody is invited to attend. Big doings coming up next week. On Saturday, 21 April, we will be visited by the Rt. Rev. Dr. Michael Vono, Bishop of the Diocese of Rio Grande. A Reception for Bishop Michael will be held at the home of Martha and David Long in the Terlingua Ghost Town, 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. The Liturgy of Confirmation and Holy Eucharist will be celebrated by the Bishop in the Lajitas Chapel at 7:00 p.m. The entire community is cordially invited to both of these events and to welcome Bishop Michael to la frontera.

FOLKLORE -G.R.I.T.S. — Girls Raised In The South.  This bit of folklore states, “Southern girls know bad manners when they see them,” and a clear sign of bad manners is wearing white shoes before Easter or after Labor Day.


"The Invaders of Texas" On April 12 there will be an all day seminar at Big Bend National Park. The seminar will take place in the Panther Junction Headquarters Community Room at Big Bend National Park and run from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Participants should bring a bag lunch. It will be presented by Jessica D. Strickland, invasive species program coordinator, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.  The Invaders of Texas Program supports the creation and perpetuation of a network of local citizen scientist teams who seek out and report outbreaks of selected environmentally and economically harmful invasive species. That information is delivered into a statewide mapping database and to those who can do something about it. A total of 25 confirmed participants is necessary in order for Strickland to make the trip. If you are interested, please RSVP Jane Brown, 432-477-1106 or


(Want to read a real horror story ? Google “Bastard Cabbage” and see what this monster is doing to Texas. ed.)

Hang in there; what choice do we have ? According to Historic Averages on Intellicast for Terlingua, Texas, May averaged .95” of rain; June average 1.44”; July 2.15”; August 1.28”; Sept 1.53” – They don’t say which decade.
South County Mud Clowns
The Terlingua Moon
April 10th, 2012
Volume 23 - #15
Son, if you really want something in this life, you have to work for it. Now quiet! They're about to announce the lottery numbers.       
                                                                        Homer Simpson