Vol. 23, # 32  August 7, 2012
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Otra Vez
We are open and taking donated items.  The store will be open Aug. 18th – 9 - noon and Wednesdays when the crew is working.  We have started up a collection to buy school supplies for kids in our community.  If you would like to donate, please stop by or give Martha a call at 2399.  Thanks everyone for your patronage!

Shot Time Liquors
Red Bridge gluten-free beer at a new, very low price of $7.25 per 6pk.  Also carrying Barefoot wines @ $8 and Simply Naked @ $10.  Don't forget; we have fresh, locally made, filtered ice for just $1.75 per bag!!!  Visit us anytime Mon thru Sat 10 to 9.  371-3155 shottimeliquors.com or like us on FaceBook!

Election Results Canvassing
The Brewster County Democratic Executive Committee will hold a meeting to canvass the election results of the Brewster County Democratic Primary Runoff Election held on July 31, 2012.  This meeting is set for 6 pm on August 9, 2012 and will be held at 107 E Lockhart Ave, Alpine, Texas.  The meeting is open to the public.

Recycling is closed for the summer. Please take your recycling to the Park or to Alpine.

Starlight Theater
Tues 8/7 - $1 Taco Madness with Mr. Uh
Wed 8/8 - Dart Tournament starts at 7:00 - $5 buy in
Thurs 8/9 - Tim Relleva Night!! Ceviche and Mojito's
Sat 8/11 - Game Night
High Sierra Bar and Grill
Happening at High Sierra this week:
Come hear the beautiful music of Bryn Moore, Thursday, August 9 @ 7 PM
Dan McCoy performs Friday August 10th @ 7:30 PM AND....... Jim and Anna Banana got hitched in Vegas this summer!!! Join us at the High Sierra Saturday, August 11th at 5 PM for a special wedding reception. We will have food , fun and drink specials along with a Wedding Cake for all to enjoy. The theme will be VEGAS BABY!!! attire, bring on your best Elvis or Showgirl!! SPECIAL PERFORMANCE BY The Doodlin' Hogwallaps!!! Come congratulate Jim & Anna!!

Flea Market
Porch Sale and Flea Market are tentatively  scheduled for Aug. 11 at Centro/H2O2Go.

Candice Is Home.
If you would like to pay your respects,
her ashes are buried in the Study Butte Cemetery behind Larry's RV Park.

Deputy Ricos
Copies of Beth Garcia’s novel, One Bloody Shirt At A Time are available at Cottonwood and Burr Rabbit Curios (Easter Egg) and on amazon.com.  Pick up your copy today!

Water Catchment Tanks
We are still taking orders for water catchment tanks. There is room for yours on the next truck load. Call the Burrs 371-2506.  To the man who ordered two, 3,000 gal. tanks, please contact us.

HR 1505
If this bill is put into law you will see the destruction of the parks and recreation areas!  It exempts the BP from federal laws at the expense of OUR land and heritage! Please read the following bill and all the laws that would be waved and then contact your representatives with your voice of opposition! Speak out!

To prohibit the Secretaries of the Interior and Agriculture from taking action on public lands which impede border security on such lands, and for other purposes.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the ‘National Security and Federal Lands Protection Act’.

(a) Prohibition on Secretaries of the Interior and Agriculture- The Secretary of the Interior or the Secretary of Agriculture shall not impede, prohibit, or restrict activities of U.S. Customs and Border Protection on land under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior or the Secretary of Agriculture to achieve operational control (as defined in section 2(b) of the Secure Fence Act of 2006 (8 U.S.C. (b) Authorized Activities of U.S. Customs and Border Protection-

(1) AUTHORIZATION- U.S. Customs and Border Protection shall have immediate access to land under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior or the Secretary of Agriculture for purposes of conducting the following activities on such land that assist in securing the international land borders of the United States:
(A) Construction and maintenance of roads.  (B) Construction and maintenance of fences. (C) Use vehicles to patrol. (D) Installation, maintenance, and operation of surveillance equipment and sensors. (E) Use of aircraft. (F) Deployment of temporary tactical infrastructure, including forward operating bases.
1701 note; Public Law 109-367)) over the international land borders of the United States.
(c) Clarification Relating to Waiver Authority-
(1) IN GENERAL- Notwithstanding any other provision of law (including any termination date relating to the waiver referred to in this subsection), the waiver by the Secretary of Homeland Security on April 1, 2008, under section 102(c)(1) of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (8 U.S.C. 1103 note; Public Law 104-208) of the laws described in paragraph (2) with respect to certain sections of the international border between the United States and Mexico and between the United States and Canada shall be considered to apply to all land under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior or the Secretary of Agriculture within 100 miles of the international land borders of the United States for the activities of U.S. Customs and Border Protection described in subsection (b).
(2) DESCRIPTION OF LAWS WAIVED- The laws referred to in paragraph (1) are the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq.), the National Historic Preservation Act (16 U.S.C. 470 et seq.), the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16 U.S.C. 703 et seq.), the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq.), the Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979 (16 U.S.C. 470aa et seq.), the Safe Drinking Water Act (42 U.S.C. 300f et seq.), the Noise Control Act of 1972 (42 U.S.C. 4901 et seq.), the Solid Waste Disposal Act (42 U.S.C. 6901 et seq.), the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq.), Public Law 86-523 (16 U.S.C. 469 et seq.), the Act of June 8, 1906 (commonly known as the ‘Antiquities Act of 1906’) (16 U.S.C. 431 et seq.), the Act of August 21, 1935 (16 U.S.C. 461 et seq.), the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (16 U.S.C. 1271 et seq.), the Farmland Protection Policy Act (7 U.S.C. 4201 et seq.), the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 (16 U.S.C. 1451 et seq.), the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1131 et seq.), the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.), the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966 (16 U.S.C. 668dd et seq.), the Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956 (16 U.S.C. 742a et seq.), the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act (16 U.S.C. 661 et seq.), subchapter II of chapter 5, and chapter 7, of title 5, United States Code (commonly known as the ‘Administrative Procedure Act’), the Otay Mountain Wilderness Act of 1999 (Public Law 106-145, 113 Stat. 1711), sections 102(29) and 103 of California Desert Protection Act of 1994 (16 U.S.C. 410aaa et seq.), the National Park Service Organic Act (16 U.S.C. 1 et seq.), Public Law 91-383 (16 U.S.C. 1a-1 et seq.), sections 401(7), 403, and 404 of the National Parks and Recreation Act of 1978 (Public Law 95-625, 92 Stat. 3467), the Arizona Desert Wilderness Act of 1990 (16 U.S.C. 1132 note; Public Law 101-628), section 10 of the Act of March 3, 1899 (33 U.S.C. 403), the Act of June 8, 1940 (16 U.S.C. 668 et seq.), (25 U.S.C. 3001 et seq.), Public Law 95-341 (42 U.S.C. 1996), Public Law 103-141 (42 U.S.C. 2000bb et seq.), the Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act of 1974 (16 U.S.C. 1600 et seq.), the Multiple-Use Sustained-Yield Act of 1960 (16 U.S.C. 528 et seq.), the Mineral Leasing Act (30 U.S.C. 181, et seq.), the Materials Act of 1947 (30 U.S.C. 601 et seq.), and the General Mining Act of 1872 (30 U.S.C. 22 note).
(d) Protection of Legal Uses- This section shall not be construed to provide--(1) authority to restrict legal uses, such as grazing, hunting, or mining, on land under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior or the Secretary of Agriculture; or (2) any additional authority to restrict legal access to such land.

Op-Ed: Seriously?  Archeological sites, endangered species, and pristine hiking areas be damned in the name of security?  Representative Francisco Canseco whose district encompasses Big Bend National Park is one of HR 1505’s cosponsors. I find this all very ironic especially since a recent Pew Report shows that illegal immigration from Mexico is at 0% - meaning that as many immigrants are returning as are arriving and current Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano called HR 1505 “unnecessary” and “bad policy.”  The Border Patrol has not asked for the power to ignore our nation’s laws, and they have told Congressional researchers that “land management laws have had no effect on Border Patrol’s overall measure of border security.”  Rep. Canseco can be reached at: (202) 225-4511 or through a message on his webpage http://canseco.house.gov/contact/officeinformation.html
Vol. 23, # 32  August 7, 2012
The Terlingua Moon
August 12, 2012   ~  VOL. 23 #33

This is true happiness; to have no ambition and to work like a horse as if you had every ambition.  To live far from men, not to need them and yet to love them.  To have the stars above, the land to your left and the sea (river) to your right and to realize of a sudden that in your heart, life has accomplished its final miracle, it has become a fairy tale.   N. Kazantzakis
La Catrina  

The Cottonwood Store now takes EBT SCAN cards (food stamps).

Starlight happenings this week:
Mon 8/13 - 241 Burger Night with Dr. Fun
Tue 8/14 - $1 Taco Madness with Uh Clem     
Wed 8/15 - Butch Hancock plays around 7:00pm
Thur 8/19 - Mojitos and Ceviche with Tim Relleva  
Sat 8/21 - Game Night and Kim Townsend plays about 7:00ish
Sun 8/22 - Movie Night - 24 Hours in Terlingua and Mexiphobia

This week at High Sierra Bar & Grill:
Thursday, August 16th @ 7:30  - Ralph Moore     
Friday, August 17th @ 7:30 - Dan McCoy     Saturday, August 18th @ 7:30 - Dr Fun on the Balcony

On Sunday, August 19, at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of St. Mary and St. Joseph, Lajitas, the Office of Morning Prayer will be observed. The Officiant will read a Pastoral Letter from the Rt. Rev. Dr. Michael Vono, Bishop of Rio Grande, setting forth his observations and comments concerning the Triennial Convention of the Episcopal Church recently concluded. The Episcopal Church welcomes you. Everybody is invited to attend. Services are held in the Chapel on the first and third Sundays of every month and as announced.

Looking ahead: Celebration of Holy Communion on Sunday, September 2, at 11:00 a.m.

Recycling is closed for the summer... Please take your recycling to the Park or to Alpine.  See you in the Fall.  Thanks for all the support

Help needed:  Clem needs 20' wood hauled from McCoys for his trailer shade.  Please contact him in the garden or Zoey at 2172 for details.

When your flag becomes worn or torn please replace it and turn the flag over to someone who will see to it that it is disposed of in the appropriate manner. 

I will be glad to take your unserviceable American flags to be disposed of in a manner that honors our military vets and our great county. Contact either myself of my wife Carol.      JoJo Villarreal

HR 1505 (National Security and Federal Lands Protection Act) has been rolled into HR 2578 carrying with it the misleading title Conservation and Economic Growth Act.  This bill allows Homeland Security militarization of lands within 100 miles of the US border. It affects not only federal land but also affects state and private property.

HR 1505, along with 13 other bills are piled into HR 2578 and this is a typical ploy to slip one over on the American public. Some parts of HR 2578 are worthwhile but Title XIV: National Security and Federal Lands Protection Act was tacked on so it would get approved as a rider on a larger package of legislation. For a clear explanation of this bill, please click HERE.

HR 2578 was passed in the House of Representatives. It is under review by the Senate. And now, please write your senators and the White House and voice strong opposition to HR 2578.
Track its progress HERE.

The Terlingua Moon
August 12, 2012   ~  VOL. 23 #33
The Terlingua Moon
August 21, 2012   ~  VOL. 23 #34  Circ. ~ 30 paper + 169 email.
Big Bend National Park plans prescribed fire operations
Starting Wednesday, the Big Bend Fire Crew will be burning about 200 acres within Boquillas Canyon and later this week around 15 acres will be burned between Rio Grande Village and the Entrance to Boquillas Canyon.  The purpose of the burns is to remove exotic river cane from the edge of the Rio Grande.  No fires are planned outside the floodplain/river corridor.  Burning will probably be over with by September 1.

SHOT TIME LIQUORS -  END OF SUMMER SPECIAL - FREE SOUVENIR KOOZIE with any purchase $20 or more.  Large selection of wine bottle stoppers, openers, & pourers.  New jewelry in as well.  Now carrying menthol products, Supreme Blend Cigars for $2.75 per 20pk, Swisher sweets for $3.25 per 20pk, Djarum Black for $4.75, and Black & Mild singles for $1.25 & $1.50 each (plastic or wood).  Red Bridge is now ONLY $7.25 per 6pk.  Milwaukee's Best 12pk for just $10.25.  Don't forget; we have fresh, locally made, filtered ice for just $1.75 per bag!!!  Visit us anytime Mon thru Sat 10 to 9.  371-3155 shottimeliquors.com or like us on FaceBook!

Due to the blessed rain last Friday night, Otra Vez was not open as planned on Saturday. Apologies to anyone who was planning to shop, but we welcome the needed rain and plan to be open this Wed. Aug 22 while the crew is working - usually 8 - 10ish and Sat. Aug 25th, 9 - noon.  We appreciate your business!

Espresso…y Poco mas located in the Ghostown @ La Posada Milagro  is back in business!!  Open hours 7:30am-2pm.  Join us for a great cup of coffee, a smoothie, etc...Wi-Fi available. 432.371.3044 / 310.991.1058

The folks with Community Action of Alpine
will be coming to our Big Bend Commmunity Center (Behind the post office ) to assist with utility bills.  They will be at the Community Center in Terlingua on the SECOND Wednesday of each month.  To confirm, please call (432-837-2142 ).

The Community Garden is in need of a good printer.  If you have a printer that you can donate, PLEASE contact Zoey at 371-2172.  Your help is sincerely appreciated. 
-------Are you interested in learning How to Container Garden? A September discussion is planned.  Look for announcements.  Get your containers now at the Cottonwood store!

Starlight Theatre this week –
Mon 8/20 – 2-4-1 Burger Night with Dr. Fun
Tue 8/21 - Taco Madness! $1 Chicken Tacos with
Uh Clem
Wed 8/22 - Dart Tournament starts at 7:00pm
Thurs 8/23 - Tim Relleva on the mike and Fresh Ceviche & Mojito's
Sat 8/25 - Game Night! 
Sun 8/26 - Movie Night: Pink Floyd The Wall and... $1 Chili Chesse Dogs and $1 Lone Stars all night long!

Last Minute Low Budget Productions is kicking off the year with Summer Shorts this Labor Day Weekend at “The Theater Behind the Store.”  The Blue Moon Gala will be Friday, August 31, beginning at 7 pm with showtime set for 8 pm. 
    The Saturday, Sept. 1, and Sunday, Sept. 2, night performances will begin at 8 pm - because of the heat, there will be no matinee performance.  All tickets are $10.  This year's show consists of five short comedy pieces and features veteran and new-to-the-stage actors.  Please join us for an evening of sidesplitting comedy!

El Centro/Water Catchment Tanks
The wet stuff fell generously from the sky and you could have caught every precious drop.  It is never too late to reserve your tank.  Our truckload order is half-filled at this time and we are waiting for your call.  Don't forget, the answering machine at El Centro eats messages; the one at our home does not.  (2506)
    Summer Shorts are presented at The Theater Behind the Store this weekend!  This year's collection of 5 short comedies stars Deena Nolan, Joe Sirotnak, Reine Wonite, Kara Sweeney, Doug Jones, Jill Jones, Mary Pickett, Brittany Lowe and Scott Watkins. The Blue Moon Gala is Friday, Aug. 31 at 7:00 followed by the plays at 8:00.  Saturday and Sunday shows will be at 8:00.  Tickets are $10 each and concessions will be available.

    A group of producers have come to town and want to highlight Terlingua in a new reality show. Reality Shows are not documentaries, the producers will manipulate their characters to inflate the drama, conflict and humor to help increase ratings. How they edit a show together will determine how someone is viewed by the audience. Once a contract is signed, those taking part in the show will be at the mercy of the producers and editors. For those involved in the show, the producers will do extensive background checks on everyone (family included) and every part of your life will become subject matter for the cameras. You will have no control on how you, your image or your words will be manipulated to create the "reality". 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. Before you sign 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?

  This is no s#*+ for real, and this editor agrees wholeheartedly with the sentiments above…

    “Agora Entertainment is very excited and proud to announce that it has created a new development deal with CMT (Country Music Television).
   “Agora has sold a new reality show called Tales of Terlingua to CMT. The show takes place in Terlingua, Texas, which is located in the southwestern Brewster County of Texas near the Rio Grande, Lajitas and Study Buttle (Texas Villages) [sic], and the Mexican village of Santa Elena […]
  “This show is about their story of what life is like in a ghost town and each resident's perspective and handling of the tourist [sic] that are now flooding into their town.

High Sierra:
Come visit with our NEW Manager Denese Jones, as she has added Breakfast to our menu. Breakfast by Denese begins Friday morning Aug 31st, doors open @ 7 AM and we plan on having our breakfast menu weekends only until futher notice
MUSIC This week:
Thursday - Collie Ryan plays @ 7 PM
Friday - Jim Keaveny @ 7 PM
Saturday - Dr Fun @ 8 on the balcony!!
     “Agora Entertainment is very excited about moving forward with this project and the wonderful people of Terlingua.
  “Click Here to see the trailer Tales of Terlingua Preview or check out the video on the Reality section on our Portfolio page!”

    Betty Reed and her lovely group of Otra Vez volunteers have done it again!  Not only did they donate several backpacks, they raised over $300 for personal school supplies for our Terlingua students!  A big thank you goes out to High Sierra Bar & Grill, La Kiva, Terlingua Trading Company, Easter Egg Motel, Judge Jim Burr, Betty Reed, Dave Long and Tommy Willard for their generous contributions and to all who contributed to the donation jar at Otra Vez.  Through your generosity, more than 25 families were helped with the cost of supplies and their students are ready for another successful year of learning!  Go Paisanos!

    Otra Vez will be open Saturday September 1st, 9 til noon.  We have lots of new stuff, come and see!

   Flea Market - El Centro parking lot - September 8th.  Buy - Sell - Trade;  and it is always fun to just visit.
We know of one vendor who has a load of moving sale
items - much of it new.  See you there, weather permitting.

Games night at the Crisis Center
    Come join us for some fun and games at the Casa de Cultura (otherwise known as the Crisis Center) First and Third Wednesday of the month for card games (spades, hearts, pinochle, bridge), dominoes and board games. We'll be gathering at 6:00PM and playing til 10:00PM.  Coffee, iced tea and ice available for other drinks (bring your own.)

   The Holy Eucharist will be celebrated in the Chapel of St. Mary and St. Joseph, Lajitas, at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, September second. Services are held in the Chapel on the first and third Sundays of every month and as announced. The Episcopal Church welcomes you. Everybody is invited to attend. Wishing you a safe and enjoyable Labor Day Weekend. Coming up: Morning Prayer on Sunday, 16 September.

   From El Centro/H2O 2 Go: There is still space available on this truckload of catchment tanks. This will be our last order this year; you can't get a better price or higher quality tanks than Wylie - and shipping is free. Call 2506 to place your order and arrange for deposit.

Mon 8/27 - 241 Burger Night with Laird Considine
Tues 8/28 - $1 Taco Madness with Mr. Uh Clem
Wed 8/29 - Chicken Parmesan, Homemade Mac-n-Cheese, Salad, Garlic Bread, and soft drink for $9.95. Dart Tournament starts at 7
Thur 8/30 - Fresh Ceviche and Mojito's with Tim Relleva
Fri 8/31 - Game Night
Sat 9/1 - Doodlin Hogwollops!
Sun 9/2 - Movie Night: Monty Python's The Meaning of Life

Send your news to terlinguamoon@gmail.com and remember, once you get south of that cattle guard, reality is what you make it - not some voyeuristic media bozos….
Terlingua Moon - August 2012