Million sMiles

BIG Terlingua Community Garden Thank youto The High Sierra Bar and Grill for their very generous donation to our rain catchment project.
$3,000 more to go and we will be putting 4- 3,000 gallon tanks behind The Starlight.
MID-Week Markets Kick OFF This Wed. Feb. 5th  5:30-7:30 p.m. Gluten-FREE Breads, Eggs, Greens, Kombucha, Pickles, Baked Items and MORE
*Ralph Moore will be performing*
Saturday Farmer's Market 10-2 p.m.
Enjoy Music with The Dusty Springs
New Vendors and Items Every Week
The Garden has lots of FREE Seeds for your summer garden  - Time to get Planting

Stop by and see who's  playing nightly @ the High Sierra , Musicians are welcome to come in weekdays to play anytime for a grub and grog.
Dr Fun   Saturday 7pm

The truck-load of water tanks is waiting on you. Just 2 more, and it will be on the road within days. You won't find higher quality or lower prices. As always, freight and sales tax free. Call to arrange deposit: 371-2506 or email elcentro432@gmail.com

It's time for the Feb. Second Sat. Flea Market the 8th, so come out and set up for free on the parking lot of H2O to Go/El Centro at the corner of Hwy. 118 and School Road.  Starts at 9am - WEATHER PERMITTING!

Terlingua Stone  Now open for your landscape, & patio needs. @ Bee Mountain Hardware.
We have 2,700 lb./190 sq.ft. pallets, pebble sand stone, chopped blocks & more. Delivery & project installation available . “Let’s get your patio & sidewalks done!"

Read all about the NEXT big project for TerlinguaMusic.com
http://terlinguamusic.com/funding-the-terlingua-food-bank/

Free box needs volunteers
It is wonderful to see how generously our locals have been donating to help each other. We hope that will continue but the area is in desperate need of some additional volunteers.  If you are looking for a service project to help give back to the community, please consider donating some time to help organize and tidy up the free box area at the Terlingua Store (also known as Delia's).  Thank you in advance.

When talking to Dr. Doug is not enough :)
We all have feelings at times in our life that can be overwhelming.  Professional services are far away and can also be expensive. There is an internationally known self-help program that has on-line chat meetings and also telephone meetings.  For more information go to: www.lowselfhelpsystems.org or call 866-221-0302.  Some of the books used can now be found in our local library in English and Spanish.

Locals helping locals using Facebook
Need an errand in Alpine? Check out "Alpine Run". Want to carpool or need a ride?  Check out "Big Bend Rideshare".  Have something to give away, trade or sell?  Need or know of work or housing?  Check out "Terlingua Exchange" Also explore "Our Terlingua", "Terlingua" and "West Texas - Big Bend - Community".  North of the O2 Flats:  "Brewster County Exchange", "Alpine Online Garage Sale" and "West Texas FREE STUFF!" on Facebook and "Brewster Freecycle" and "Brewster County Swap" on Yahoo.

OMG!  Sobriety in the Wild West?!
There are now three weekly local AA meetings: Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. (Beginners) and 7:30 PM (Closed Discussion) and Sundays (Big Book/Step) at 6:00 p.m.  Al-Anon has their weekly meeting on Sundays at 7:30 p.m.  All are held at the Big Bend Baptist Church north of the Post Office near the Chili Pepper. AA is for anyone who has a desire to stop drinking or to continue to remain sober.  Al-Anon is for family and friends of anyone who has a drinking problem either now or in the past.  Our local library now has many of the books both in English and Spanish.  There are daily meetings in Alpine. Call (432) 837-5590.  There are also meetings on line at www.intherooms.com
TERLINGUA MOON
Vol. 25.  No. 6
February 4, 2014


My favorite weather is bird chirping weather!


Many thanks to all who helped make the 13th Annual Home Tour a great success! Carmen and Thomas Drinkard, Kay and David Crum, Susan Williamson, and Jerry Blanton all graciously opened their homes to us. William Hennessey of Far Flung Outdoor Center, Trevor Hickle of Lajitas Golf Resort and Spa, John Parker of Big Bend River Tours, and Don Staton of Big Bend Resort and Adventures gave up their Sunday afternoon to drive our guests and keep the tours running on schedule. Special thanks to Mimi Webb Miller and Noemi Aviles of Espresso Y Poco Mas for turning over their wonderful spot to us for the receptions and to Chelsea Willingham, Willow Buchanan, and Priscilla Lopez for all their hard work in preparing for the receptions.
http://alpinedailyplanet.typepad.com/alpine-daily-planet/2014/01/terlingua-home-tour-offers-a-look-at-unique-properties-building-techniques-and-a-great-reception-cap.html

IT'S FROMHOLZ' FAULT!!  Green Chili Stew Cookoff @ the Boathouse. Honoring Steve in song, stories, and G.C.S.  Make your best version of G.C.S. and come compete or just eat. NO Rules!! Sun. Feb. 23, 4:20-8:00 PM.

Green Scene Advisory Board meeting on Monday Feb 10th at 5:30.
Call Zoey at 371-2172 for details.
Be a part of this Great community event.

Sunny is selling Farm Fresh Eggs for $3.00 a dozen at the Cowhead Ranch  on 118 , twenty five miles north of Study Butte.  371-2142

Thank you for your service Paul Rashott and Rusty Taylor
http://alpinedailyplanet.typepad.com/alpine-daily-planet/2014/01/county-disburses-funds-for-non-profits-and-governmental-entities-honors-two-bcso-retirees.html
We're sure going to miss your professionalism ~

Brewster Pet Net will step in to ease your crisis or to make sure that your pets are being properly cared for by your specified per caregiver.  We are seeking volunteers and pet owners in crisis.

Announcing the opening of a classically odd Terlingua enterprise...  jMarie's Studio Swap Shop, a combination Thrift Store, Consignment Shop and Art Studio.  Located on South Hwy. 118, in Study Butte RV Park across from The Cottonwood.

Big Bend *Lajitas* Rio Grande Stables
Looking for just the right person to work as receptionist/office assistance. Competitive pay rate, Free horseback riding, training provided.  Email lajitasstables@bigbend.net to set up interview. Attach resumes and references.

The Brewster County Democratic Party Executive Committee will host a Candidate Forum for the public to meet and hear from Brewster County Candidates running in the March 4, 2014 Primary Election, Sat. February 8, 2014,  time: 2 p.m. Alpine Independent School District Auditorium, 704 West Sul Ross Ave, Alpine, Texas.

Song You Very Much - Thanks Bucky, Kathy, Diego, Tim, and all the Starlight folks for making the art show a funtime! We had a rocking turnout with some amazing local musicians in the live portion of the show. The art from our local Creative Creatures (about 20 participants) is harmonious with the fact that our community is chock full of amazing minds. Please stop by and see the work hanging at the Starlight Theatre until the end of the month. Let the music into your cranium.

!!!Pizza Beer and Music by the Pluck Bros!!!
Three things which make life worth living.
The PLUCK BROs will be enhance your triangle-eating experience with their PLUCKED-UP Exposition of the songs you have come to love, plus (as always) NEW Music which you have never even heard because it did not exist until we excreted it into this world. Thursday > LONG DRAW PIZZA > 5-8:30

New community Internet radio.  Go here.  Click on listen.

Send news to terlinguamoon@gmail.com

Next Moon By Marufo Mojo

Terlingua Moon - February 2014
Hey Terlingua, we now have fresh, homemade donuts in town. Vinnie has opened his donut shop adjacent to the Terlingua Store and they are scrumptious! Thanks Vinnie, Delia, Jon, Doc and all who made this possible. Yummy!

The recycling trailer is at Sue and Joe Rife's place until it can find a new home.  Their place is about a block behind the Boathouse (if you are going into the Ghost Town, turn right after the Boathouse, turn right onto Roberson road, you will be able to see the trailer from there on your right).

MID Week Farmer's Markets Every Wed. 5:30-7:30 pm
Gluten Free Wednesdays with Breads, Baked items, Hot Soup and a Campfire
This Sat. Feb 15th Enjoy Music with Greg Grymes 10-noon
At NOON "Tic-Toc Tincture Time" with Debbie
Learn How to Make Immune boosting tinctures
using native plants - The 6th in the series of workshops sponsored By The Garden
*The Community Garden now has designated close in parking for folks with special needs these spaces are located down in the market area
**Thank You to Everyone that came out on Sunday for the Work Day The "new" storage room is awesome!!!

Let’s put on a play! LMLB in Terlingua will be doing readings on Tuesday 2/18 and Thursday 2/20 for an upcoming mid-April production. Readings will be held at the new theater (west of 118 just before Bee Mountain Plaza). We will be doing either The Odd Couple or the female version of The Odd Couple, both by Neil Simon. Either way, in addition to the lead roles there are a number of smaller parts that would be perfect for anybody interested in trying this whole theater thing without making a huge commitment. For more info please contact Scott at escottwatkins@gmail.com or 477-2236 (day) or 371-2174 (evening).

Chihuahuan Desert BIKE Fest cyclists will roll into Big Bend for a mountain bike celebration brought to you by Desert Sports and Texas Parks & Wildlife. Rides on Thurs 2/13 - Sat 2/15 benefit the Big Bend Trails Alliance and include Big Bend Nat'l Park, Lajitas Trail System and Big Bend Ranch State Park. Kid's rides are free! Saturday evening music by the FABULOUS VORTEXANS! We invite the community to dance with us at the Lajitas Maverick RV Park Clubhouse. Let's ride and shake out some sorrow. More info: desertsportstx.com



DON'T FORGET YOUR VALENTINE ART!
Terlingua artist Mary Paloma Diesel is the February featured artist at the Gallery on the Square in Alpine. Visit with Mary at a reception on Friday, February 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. Bring your valentine for refreshments and view the art of all the gallery members.

Now showing the whole month of February, W R Balch-painter extraordinaire, at Earth and Fire Gallery, located in downtown Terlingua ghosttown.  Bill is featuring acrylics and watercolors; originals, prints and cards.  We are open Friday thru Monday, 9am - 1pm & 3 - 7pm.  Come meet Bill on Sundays.

You have plenty of time to clean out that garage, storage unit, closet, cabinet.  Come mix fun and fortune with your neighbors for the South-County-Wide, Spring Break Flea Market. The weekends of March 8th and March 15th. Come as early and stay as late as you please. No set-up fee.

This week @the High Sierra
Thursday @ 7pm  The Whitmores!
Friday @ 7pm Dr. Fun!
Saturday@ La Tampiquena , oh yes !
Sunday @ come jam with us
Remember this weekend is gonna be a busy one.
Darren's wedding, and dirt fest.

Starlight Theatre
Monday - Feb 10 - Burger Night with The Pluck Brothers
Tuesday - Feb 11 - Uh Clem
Wednesday - Feb 12 - Jeff Haislip
Thursday - Feb 13 - Trevor Reichman
Friday - Feb 14 - Valentines with Hillie & The Gents
Saturday - Feb 15 - Brewski Sal Mineo
Sunday - Feb 16 - Band of Angels
Monday - Feb 17 - Burger Night with The Red Racer String Band
Tuesday - Feb 18 - Uh Clem
Wednesday - Feb 19 - The Whitmores


TERLINGUA TOOL RENTAL Shop locally for your tool rental needs, save that fuel and the time it takes to get to and from Alpine TWICE. Most anything you could need for construction is available. Jimmy Taylor 371-2621

It's true! We are a couple of tanks shy of a load. ;-)
Seriously, our weather is going to hit a string of 80 + - degree days, and that's perfect for raking and preparing the pad for your tank. We are also trying to plan for the probability of a nice day for delivery - well, as much as anyone can, considering Texas weather. Give us a call for dimensions, capacities, prices and to arrange your deposit. 371-2506 or cell (512) 924-2506 or elcentro432@gmail.com

4th Annual Scrabble Tournament
Saturday 22nd February 2pm – 6pm
Big Bend Crisis Center, Terlingua
Come and Play!
If you have a board and timer bring it along.
Additional Info: Contact Mary-Jane or Kevin at emjayhlms@gmail.com or 432-897-2350

Save March 8th for the Gathering at the Cowhead Ranch to remember Cowboy Chris Calvin.  The service will be in the morning that day and friends are encouraged to bring food and music to share. More details as they evolve.

Early Voting – all precincts
Old Library Conference Room, 203 N. 7th Alpine
Tuesday Feb 18 – Friday Feb 28 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Extended Hours: Thursday Feb 27 from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Early Voting – Precincts 6 & 7
Red Pattillo Community Center
Friday Feb 21 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Early Voting – Precinct 5
San Vicente School Gymnasium
Friday Feb 28 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Election Day: Tuesday Mar 4 from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm
Precincts 6 & 7 – Red Pattillo Community Center
Precinct 5 – San Vicente School Gymnasium
New voter registration cards were mailed Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. The new cards are bright orange. Once a voter receives their new card, they need to verify that all information is correct. If an error is found, the voter needs to contact the Voter Registration Office at 107 W. Ave. E, Alpine. Call 432-837-2214.

On Wednesday; Feb 12, 2014 Big Bend Community Action will be at the Patillo Community Center taking application for assistance with utilities/propane.  Proof of income for every person over 18 is required.  Please call 432-837-2142 if you have any questions.  Staff will be at the center from 11am to 2pm.
Mireya Contreras, Alpine Neighborhood Center

MARFA, Texas — Politicians in Chihuahua, Mexico and the West Texas county of Presidio have announced that a long-awaited rail connection linking large Mexican ports in Sinaloa and Michoacan to Texas will break ground in 2015.
     Until 2006, freight line connecting Mexico with Texas, called the South Orient Express, brought goods from the Mexican port of Lázaro Cárdenas in Michoacan into Texas at the international crossing at Ojinaga, Chihuahua and Presidio, Texas. But reviving the line has been blocked by red tape and and the difficulty of easing trade on the border in a post-9/11 world…
http://fronterasdesk.org/content/9490/mexico-rail-link-texas-track-2015-construction)

Greg Abbott, the likely Republican nominee for Texas governor… promised as governor he would add more than 1,500 DPS Troopers assigned to the southern region of Texas. “As governor I will almost double the spending for DPS Border Security, I will add more boots on the ground, more assets in the air and on the water and deploy more technology and tools for added surveillance," Abbott said.

Thirsty Goat:
Friday night: Laird Considine & Charlotte Teer. 8pm
Saturday Night: Hillie Bills. 8pm
Maverick Ranch RV Park
Saturday Night: Bike Fest Dance with The Fabulous VorTexans
Fajita Dinner @ 5:30PM. ($20) Live Music at 7:00PM

OMG!  Sobriety in the Wild West?!
There are now three weekly local AA meetings: Thursdays at 6:30 pm (Beginners) and 7:30 pm (Closed Discussion) and Sundays (Big Book/Step) at 6:00 p.m.  Al-Anon has their weekly meeting on Sundays at 7:30 p.m.  All are held at the Big Bend Baptist Church north of the Post Office near the Chili Pepper. AA is for anyone who has a desire to stop drinking or to continue to remain sober.  Al-Anon is for family and friends of anyone who has a drinking problem either now or in the past.  Our local library has many of the books both in English and Spanish.  The Family Crisis Center has many different pamphlets.  For daily meetings in Alpine call (432) 837-5590.  Meetings on line go to www.intherooms.com

REMEMBERING GLENN FELTS
Celebration of Glenn’s Life Party
Those invited are those who knew Glenn and love Glenn or friends of Milton, Vaneta or Molly. All other acquaintances please respect the privacy. We have set the following to be respected and followed as Glenn’s and his family wishes.  At 3pm we will meet down at Terlingua Creek below La Kiva to share the many great memories of Glenn. We will have an “open mic” for those that want to share only happy times, because we know Glenn didn’t like anyone to be unhappy.  See La Kiva on facebook for more details.
    A friend asked where to send money to honor Glenn Felts of La Kiva.  The family is asking that donations go to our Food Bank.  Please send what you wish to:
Family Crisis Center of the Big Bend, Inc.
Terlingua, Texas 79852


IT'S FROMHOLZ'S FAULT!! 
Green Chili Stew Cookoff @ the Boathouse.  Honoring Steve in song, stories and G.C.S.  Make your best version of G.C.S. and come compete or just eat. NO Rules!!  Sunday, February 23, 4:20-8:00 PM.
    From JoJo Villarreal: I have many great memories of Steve Fromholz.  One of my favorites is back when I was doing dance lessons at the Starlight and was teaching the Tango.  He was participating when he decided that we should dance together.  We named it the "Mango."  I'm sure he is dancing with God.  He'll be dancing with Guidance (G for God, U and I Dance)
    A 21-gun salute from my heart for my veteran brother US Navy, 3rd Class Petty Officer - Electronics Steve Fromholz.
Rest in peace

HIGH SIERRA BAR & GRILL
The Man from Toba, "Russ". Plays Friday night 7pm
Dr Fun 7pm. Saturday 7pm

THE GHOST TOWN TRADITIONAL AMERICAN FIDDLE CIRCLE meets every Tuesday night, 6-8 PM at the Boathouse Bar in Terlingua Ghost Town. Bring your rhythm or melody instrument and play along with some of the many American fiddle tunes.

EL CENTRO H2O @ GO
TANKS - This water-catchment tank load is filled, and should be on the road in a matter of days. (There may be one unclaimed extra tank). Once the load is dispatched and on the road, coordinating the drop-off happens pretty quickly. Usually, all tanks are offloaded in the H2O 2 Go parking lot; the truck usually arrives between 3:00 and 5:00 p.m. Please make certain we have your correct contact information.  elcentro432@gmail.com or 371-2506 home or (512) 924-2506.
    BOTTLED WATER - In view of the hard freezes of the previous 2 years, we have kept the bottled water supply at a minimum. A partial load is expected Tuesday morning. Hopefully, March will see the end of possible freezing temps and we will get back to full supply.  We are sorry for any inconvenience you have experienced, and we sincerely thank you for your continued patience & patronage.   The Burrs.

1ST TERLINGUA MUSIC & MICROBREW FESTIVAL  March 29th at Terlingua Pavillion, behind the Terlingua Store, Hwy 71 and South County Road. Contact Jeff Haislip 2412 or Jon Blackmon 2487

Start making plans for Voices From Both Sides May 11, Sunday. Thanks

TERLIINGUA TOOL RENTAL
Come By and see what Jimmy has to rent for your Spring building projects. 432-371-2621

SUL ROSS STATE UNIVERSITY'S COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURAL AND NATURAL RESOURCE SCIENCES will be hosting a seminar with Dr. Philip Eppard, a research scientist with Monsanto, on Wednesday, February 19 at 1 pm at the Range and Animal Science building, room 130.  Dr. Eppard will discuss genetically modified products and the use of biotechnology in agricultural applications. Eppard is currently the LANCA (Latin America North, Canada) Regulatory Affairs Lead for Monsanto’s agricultural products. His team is responsible for biotechnology, chemistry, and varietal regulatory support. During his career, his teams have successfully gained global approvals for multiple agricultural biotech plant products and veterinary pharmaceutical products. He has authored over 25 peer-reviewed research publications and over 60 company confidential technical reports. Dr. Eppard joined Monsanto after receiving his Ph.D. in 1985 from Cornell University and holds masters and undergraduate degrees from the University of Minnesota.

CHIHUAHUA PROPOSED CREATION OF TWO ECONOMIC CORRIDORS
By: Alejandra King | 12-Feb-2014 13:01
Chihuahua, Chih. - The Governors from Northern Mexico working group proposed two economic corridors,  these being the road from Topolobampo to Chihuahua, Ojinaga, Dallas; and the road from San Blas to Durango-Parral-Chihuahua-Juarez-Alburquerque.
    These corridors will not only revive foreign markets but also the domestic market. In addition it was also proposed by the authorities of the territory of Chihuahua a modernization of the axis city road from Juárez to Chihuahua, Parral and Durango, and the modernization of the road from Sinaloa to Chihuahua and Ojinaga.
    Within the proposals which were presented, Chihuahua also announced the project of gas pipelines, being one of Juárez-Chihuahua (El Encino) with an investment of $500 million and which is already completed. The following pipeline is the Chihuahua-Topolobampo with an investment of $1 billion and which will end in 2016.
    The Ojinaga-Chihuahua pipeline with an investment of $286 million which is waiting for the invitation to tender; of Chihuahua-Delicias-Camargo-Jimenez-Parral-Lerdo-Durango with an investment of $650 million and that is currently in a bidding process. The new proposal was that of Juárez and Ojinaga.
    Electrical infrastructure were also presented proposals by the State Government with two combined cycle plants. One in Samalayuca that is planned for the year 2016 and another in the municipality of Delicacies that will take an investment of $400 million in its construction.


MEMORIAL FOR CHARLIE HILL
I saw the poster @ Porter's this morning so it must be official:  There will be a celebration of the life of Charlie Hill at the Railroad Blues on Friday, February 21st. It's going to be an open-mike night format. My guess is things will start happening in the late afternoon/early evening.  Let's come together and remember the man who rocked Alpine and West Texas on the drums for 40 plus years.

COMMUNITY GARDEN
MID-Week Farmer's Market Every Wed. 5:30- 7:30 pm.  Gluten Free Wednesdays with Fresh Breads, Baked Items, Soup, Cold Herb Salads, and MORE!  Enjoy music around the Campfire with Jeff Haislip
    This Saturday at the Farmer's Market 10-2 pm
Enjoy Music by Collie Ryan.  We'll have Greens, Fresh Herbs, Kombucha, Art, Baked Goodies, Local Eggs, Garden Starts, Pesto, Knife sharpening, and Solar Oven Pizza by the slice.  New Vendors Every Week!!!
The Community Garden still has seeds available for your summer planting.
     Farmer's Market every Wed. and Sat.                                  till March 29th.
THINK COMMUNITY, BUY LOCAL 

LAST MINUTE LOW BUDGET PRODUCTIONS
Readings this Tuesday and Thursday for The Odd Couple - LMLB's first production at the new Cinnabar Theater! Readings at 6:30 at the Cinnabar - west of 118 and south of Bee Mountain Plaza - look for the sign. Lots of roles for the thespian-curious in this family-friendly crowd pleaser... hope to see you there!

STARLIGHT THEATER
Monday - Feb 17 - Burger Night with The Red Racer String Band
Tuesday - Feb 18 - Uh Clem
Wednesday - Feb 19 - The Whitmores
Thursday - Feb 20 - Hank Woji
Friday - Feb 21 - Jess Williams & RF Shannon
Saturday - Feb 22 - The Fabulous VorTexans
Sunday - Feb 23 - Brunch with Jeffro Greasewood
                             Greg Harkins 7pm
Monday - Feb 24 - Burger Night with Trevor Reichman
Tuesday - Feb 25 - The Sundogs
Wednesday - Feb 26 - Uh Clem

4TH ANNUAL SCRABBLE TOURNAMENT
Saturday 22nd February
Big Bend Crisis Center, Terlingua
2pm – 6pm
Come and Play!  If you have a board and timer bring it along.  Additional Info: Contact Mary-Jane or Kevin at emjayhlms@gmail.com or 432-897-2350


BOQUILLAS PORT OF ENTRY BEGINS SUMMER HOURS OF OPERATION
The official Boquillas Port of Entry crossing will start summer hours of operation beginning February 26, 2014.  The change in hours is to accommodate the later sunset times occurring this time of year.
Pedestrians will be able to access the port between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.  No vehicles will be allowed to cross and there will be no commercial importation of products.  The Boquillas Port of Entry is staffed by National Park Service information personnel who can assist travelers with information about visiting the area.

FREE BOX NEEDS VOLUNTEERS
It is wonderful to see how generously our locals have been donating to help each other. We hope that will continue but the area is in desperate need of some additional volunteers.  If you are looking for a service project to help give back to the community, please consider donating some time on an ongoing basis to help organize and tidy up the free box area at the Terlingua Store (also known as Delia's). 

TERLINGUA PRESERVATION SOCIETY BOARD     This follows in the light of the recent tragic story of the loss of Glenn Felts of La Kiva that many/ all of you might have read about.  Glenn, about a week prior to his passing, had told the Terlingua Crisis Center/Terlingua Food Bank that he was pledging a $420/month contribution to that cause.  He was not able to see this become a reality.
    TPS has generously stepped forward, after reading an article in the Alpine Daily Planet about Glenn's pledge, to replace/take over Glenn's monthly donation. We called The Terlingua Crisis Center director, and spoke with him about this.
    Michael Drinkard, the director, told me "55% of the food bank aid goes to young children, the elderly and the disabled. Most of the rest goes to these groups' families and care givers."

OMG! SOBRIETY IN THE BIG BEND?
There are now three weekly local AA meetings: Thursdays at 6:30 pm (Beginners) and 7:30 pm (Closed Discussion) and Sundays (Big Book/Step) at 6:00 p.m. 
    Al-Anon has their weekly meeting on Sundays at 7:30 p.m.  All are held at the Big Bend Baptist Church north of the Post Office near the Chili Pepper.       AA is for anyone who has a desire to stop drinking or to continue to remain sober.  Al-Anon is for family and friends of anyone who has a drinking problem either now or in the past.  Our local library has many of the books both in English and Spanish. The Family Crisis Center has many pamphlets.  For daily meetings in Alpine call (432) 837-5590. Meetings on line go to www.intherooms.com

SPLENDOR OF THE BIG BEND
http://www.mysanantonio.com/lifestyle/travel-outdoors/article/The-splendor-of-Big-Bend-5232447.php

WHEN TALKING TO DR. DOUG IS NOT ENOUGH :)
We all have feelings at times in our life that can be overwhelming.  Professional services are far away and can also be expensive. There is an internationally known self-help program that has on-line chat meetings and also telephone meetings.  For more information go to: www.lowselfhelpsystems.org or call 866-221-0302.  Some of their books can now be found in our local library in English and Spanish.

LOCALS HELPING LOCALS USING FACEBOOK
Need an errand in Alpine? Check out "Alpine Run". Want to carpool or need a ride?  Check out "Big Bend Rideshare". 
Have something to give away, trade or sell?  Need or know of work or housing?  Check out "Terlingua Exchange"
Want to chat?  Check out "Our Terlingua", "Terlingua" and "West Texas - Big Bend - Community". 
In search of the Terlingua Elephant? Have you a picture of a sighting? Join "The Original Terlingua Elephant (TOTE)"

Namaste y’all!


EXTRA! - EXTRA! - EXTRA!
Brewster County District Attorney Ron Ponton
will be at the Big Bend Crisis Center on Thursday February 20th from 10AM-1PM to meet the public.  Ron will try to answer questions regarding the death of Glenn Felts.  Other agencies are also expected to attend.
Thank You - Mike Drinkard
The Terlingua Moon
February 18, 2014
Vol. 25 #7
MID-Week Farmer's Market
Every Wed. 5:30-7:30 pm
Gluten Free Wednesdays with June's Breads and Baked Items, Hot Veggie Chili, Greens, Local Eggs, Herbs, Prepared Salads, More!!!  Enjoy Sunset around the Campfire this Sat. March 1st.  Enjoy Music with Ted Arbogast and Charlie Maxwell
*Music Lineup for March*
March   8th   James Williams and Friends
March 15th   Webster and Friends (10-noon) "Build Your Own Solar Oven" with Casey at NOON
March 22nd   George Goss
March 29th *The Last Farmer's Market till the Fall* The Red Racer String Band
Save the Date Sat. Oct. 25th The 6th Annual Green Scene

FUNKY JUNK ! Art Show
This Art Show is on MARCH FIRST at the Funky Starlight Theatre! 6pm-?  Scintillating Sculptures, Daring Drawings, Perforated Paintings, Phantas-magoric Photos, Crazed Collage, Primal Prints and MORE!!!
     Art can be contributed by anyone in any media...
no entry fee, as usual...  All art is accepted and put
into the show. Leave your work on the dancefloor
in the Starlight Theatre by 11pm Wednesday,
February 26. Get inspired and make something
OR just plan a Funked-Up Outfit for the opening party...  White Trash or Tribal Trash or whatever you think of...  No better way to extol INDEPENDENCE than being our FUNKY INDEPENDENT TRIBE OF SELVES.  "We Put the FUNK in yo JUNK!"
Opening Party on March 1, Starlight Theatre, 6pm-?  See more at AmericanEyeball.com

“ Terlingua Stone “
Now open for your landscape & patio needs.  Located @ Bee Mountain Hardware.  We have 2,700 lb./190 sq.ft. pallets, pebble sand stone, chopped blocks & more.  Delivery & project installation available.
“Let’s get your patio & sidewalks done!"

OMG!  Sobriety in the Wild West?!
There are now three weekly local AA meetings: Thursdays at 6:30 pm (Beginners) and 7:30 pm (Closed Discussion) and Sundays (Big Book/Step) at 6:00 p.m.  Al-Anon has their weekly meeting on Sundays at 7:30 p.m.  All are held at the Big Bend Baptist Church north of the Post Office near the Chili Pepper. AA is for anyone who has a desire to stop drinking or to continue to remain sober.  Al-Anon is for family and friends of anyone who has a drinking problem either now or in the past.  Our local library has many of the books both in English and Spanish.  The Family Crisis Center has many different pamphlets.  For daily meetings in Alpine call (432) 837-5590.  Meetings on line go HERE.

The official Boquillas Port of Entry crossing — providing access to Boquillas, Coahuila, Mexico, as well as the protected areas of Maderas del Carmen, Ocampo and Cañon de Santa Elena — will start summer hours of operation beginning Feb. 26.The change in hours is to accommodate the later sunset times occurring this time of year. Pedestrians will be able to access the port between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. No vehicles will be allowed to cross and there will be no commercial importation of products. The Boquillas Port of Entry, accessible through Big Bend National Park, is staffed by National Park Service information personnel who can assist travelers with information about visiting the area.

The truck bringing your water catchment tank(s) might arrive as soon as the latter part of this week, or the early part of next week.  Please stay in touch with us.  2506 or elcentro432@gmail.com
Make certain you bring plenty of tie-downs. 

From Alex Whitmore: Earlier this month local LaKiva bar owner tragically died. Yesterday, there was a rememberance for him at La Kiva . There was music all afternoon and I had written a song to sing but didn't get the chance. The writing of it is still in progress but I'm posting a rough version of it here for those who ever visited LaKiva. http://2aw.com/viva.mp3   Please share.

Locals helping locals using Facebook
Need an errand in Alpine? Check out "Alpine Run". Want to carpool or need a ride?  Check out "Big Bend Rideshare".  Have something to give away, trade or sell?  Need or know of work or housing?  Check out "Terlingua Exchange" Also explore "Our Terlingua", "Terlingua" and "West Texas - Big Bend - Community".  North of the O2 Flats:  "Brewster County Exchange", "Alpine Online Garage Sale" and "West Texas FREE STUFF!" on Facebook and "Brewster Freecycle" and "Brewster County Swap" on Yahoo. 

Big Bend Episcopal Mission is excited to be having services at St. Inez in the Ghost Town. Upcoming services:
March 1st Saturday, 5pm: Holy Eucharist Service
March 5th Wednesday, 6pm: Ash Wednesday Service
April 12th Saturday, 5pm: Palm Sunday Service
April 19th Saturday, 4pm: Easter Service
All are welcome.

Bi-Annual Book Borrow hosted by the Big Bend Episcopal Mission
God of Love: A Guide to the Heart of Judaism, Christianity and Islam by Mirabai Starr
There are 10 copies in circulation. Find one, when available, at the post office book shelf. Book discussion to be announced in late Spring.




The Terlingua Moon
February 25, 2014 ~ Vol. 25 #7
Come join the fun and help celebrate Texas Independence Day on Sunday, March 2, 2014.
There will be an impromptu parade at 4:00 which will start at the Ghost Town porch.

Lajitas Resort:
Friday, February 28th – Hillie Bills – 8-11PM
Big Bend Amphitheater @ Lajitas
Saturday, March 1st
Texas Independence Day Concert
Featuring: Buster Jiggs
With Special Guests: The Fabulous VorTexans
Doors at 5PM – Music at 6PM
Free to the Public - $3 Beer & $5 BBQ

Starlight Theater:
Monday - Feb 24 - Burger Night with Trevor Reichman
Tuesday - Feb 25 - Uh Clem
Wednesday - Feb 26 - Carol Whitney
Thursday - Feb 27- Jeff Haislip
Friday - Feb 28 - Laird Considine
Saturday - March 1 - Funky Junk Art Show
Sunday - March 2 - Food Bank Benefit
Monday - March 3 - Burger Night with Hillie Bills
Tuesday - March 4 - Uh Clem
Wednesday - March 5 - The Whitmores

This week @ the HIGH SiERRA:
JIM KEAVENY and Friends, 7:30 pm, FRIDAY
Sat. DR FUN, 7:30

>>> TRIANGLES <<<
This Thursday, a Triple Threat teases Terlinguans and tourists towards the Triad of Tittilation...  Which, of course, is
>>>>> PIZZA---BEER---MUSIC<<<<<
"The Three M's, Moses, Mark, and Miller" tinker with their toys while you attack triangles with your teeth.
THURSDAY. 5-8:30. LONG DRAW

Terlingua Chihuahua Dog Races March 1st
Save the date.  Registration starts at 10.  Costume contest at noon and races follow.  This is the 11th Annual!  Sponsored by the Family Crisis Center of the Big Bend.

“ANEW" will show March 3-16 in the Terlingua ghostown at Earth and Fire Imports/Gallery.
Artist Lori Griffin, of Alpine, could be considered a doctor of junk and loves to tell a story thru art.  Re- purposing old window frames, is just one creative and unique way she keeps "stuff" from being sent off to the landfill.  She uses virtually any type of voice, and she loves to share the story behind the art.  The concept of "uncycling" materials can be challenging but provides original "one of a kind" art pieces.  In her show "ANEW" a collection of old windows, frames, and old wood pieces are used to make functional art. 
These unique pieces will be featured March 3-16 at Earth and Fire Imports/Gallery in downtown Terlingua ghosttown.  Please join us for an opening reception from 4-7pm, Monday March 3rd.

The 4th Annual Scrabble Tournament was cancelled last Saturday because of Glen's Memorial. It will now take place on Thursday 27th February.

The Alpine Public Library’s English Tutoring Program, ESL for the Big Bend, will host a free tutor training workshop on Saturday, March 1, from 9am – 5pm at the library.  This is a rewarding volunteer opportunity to help adults improve their English speaking, reading, and writing skills.  No experience is necessary.  Lunch will be provided.  We have a waiting list of learners and need new tutors located in both Alpine and in South Brewster County.  Existing tutors are welcome to attend as a refresher.  RSVP to ensure your space.   Please call the library to sign up 432-837-2621.

The Alpine Public Library’s next Travel Talk will take place on Friday, February 28 at 7 pm in the library. The speaker will be Bob Brewer who, over many years, completed the Appalachian and more recently the Colorado Trail. He will show pictures and talk about the Colorado Trail, and describe how he got into 35 years of solo, long distance hiking. This talk is one of a monthly series called Travel Talk, at the Alpine Public Library, on the fourth Friday of each month, hosted by Jim Glendinning. 

When talking to Dr. Doug is not enough :)
We all have feelings at times in our life that can be overwhelming.  Professional services are far away and can also be expensive. There is an internationally known self-help program that has on-line chat meetings and also telephone meetings.  For more information go to: www.lowselfhelpsystems.org or call 866-221-0302.  Some of the books used can now be found in our local library in English and Spanish.

The Lajitas Resort has been kind enough to offer a Terlingua Open Mic Night at the Thirsty Goat just until La Kiva is able to open back up again.  How cool is that?  And they have even dropped their bar prices more than 50%.  So, Wednesday, March 26th, Open Mic Night at the Thirsty Goat, 7pm until 11pm, domestic beers $2, imported beers $3, well drinks $3.  Trevor Hickle will be hosting the first one, the rest of you get in line!  See you there.

Also, the smash hit event, Voices from Both Sides, is happening again Sunday, May 11th, at the Lajitas Crossing.  Area hotels are running deals and many are making every effort to fill up this town so we can all dance together on the shores of the beautiful Rio Grande.  Go to voicesfrombothsides.com to find out more about the project, to donate, and to see what you can do to help.  Andale, Andale.
By: Raven &
Coyote