Terlingua Moon - January 2012
The Terlingua Moon
January 3, 2012
Volume 23 - # 1
FIRST AID AND CPR CLASS AT TERLINGUA RANCH HEADQUARTERS
First Aid and CPR class at Terlingua Ranch headquarters January 17th from 8-noon and January 19th from 1 pm to 5 pm. Instructed by Terlingua Fire and EMS. $10 covers both days. Call Terlingua Ranch office to register 371-3146.

FARMERS MARKET
Every Saturday 10-2
Art, photography, T-Shirts, knitted, quilted, and leather craft items.  Local eggs, garden greens,  cilantro, Tamales, local cow and goat cheese, organic gluten free goodies.
Jalapeño bread, biscotti, and "Little Stinker" creosote salve. Bring your cup to enjoy some great coffee and conversation!
Gardeners: Protect your seedlings from insects, birds and the cold with Agri-Bond.  50 cents per foot.
We need:  5 gallon buckets with lids if possible and 55 gallon water barrels.  You can now special order raw milk products at the market.
Support Local, Affect Local
Take a tour of the Garden 

THE 21ST (I STAND CORRECTED) ANNUAL BLACKEYED PEA OFF WAS A GRAND SUCCESS! 
I would like to thank all the good folks who came out on yet another gorgeous day to celebrate a new year and help us raise funds for the Terlingua School activity fund.  We have (so far) $1,683.00 to donate, thanks to the good hearted community.

I would like to thank our sponsors, Lajitas Resort, The Starlight Theater and Ghostown Properties, Big Bend Motor Inn/Cafe, El Dorado and the High Sierra, La Posada Milagro Guesthouse, Easter Egg Valley Motel, La Kiva, Tivo's, Big Bend Stables, Far Flung Jeep Tours, Big Bend River Tours, and Shot Tyme Liquor Store, for making the "hot date" raffle fun and lucrative.  The winners (out of 34 entries) this year are: 1st place/Steve and Cheryl Beckett, 2nd place/ Christy Gass, and 3rd place went to the Ivey brothers.
Thank you, Pam Ware

The mayor of OJINAGA wants to assure visitors, both US and MX that his administration is committed to providing a safe visit to OJ - hotels available so you don't have to travel at night. (w/Microsoft, rt. Click mouse and select translate w/bing - literal translation - do your best to rearrange sentence structure)
"It’s always funny, it’s just not always your turn to laugh." - Catfish
The FREE BOXES on the porch at El CENTRO/H2O 2 GO have hundreds of VHS movies. Take all you want; don't leave a mess; don't take the plastic tubs.

Another order for a truck-load of water catchment tanks is being made.  There is probably enough room for at least 3 more 1,750 gallon size.  However; we are allowed to mix tank sizes on loads. Call 371-2506 and leave a message - or cell (512) 924-2506.  Do not call the 2499 number.

LAST MINUTE, LOW BUDGET PRODUCTIONS There's nothing like holidays and holiday memories to remind us that family get-togethers can sometimes be volatile. In True West by Sam Shepard, brothers Austin (Chris Lee) and Lee (Billy Miller) reunite after five years of distance for three sweltering days and nights in their vacationing mother's home in suburban California. Love and envy do battle in a shifting landscape of reminiscence, competition, and boozy camaraderie. Mind games will be played, plans will be betrayed, and yes, toast will be made. Directed by Scott Watkins and also starring Joe Sirotnak.

This latest Last Minute Low Budget production will run January 13-22 with performances at 8 pm Fridays and Saturdays and 2 pm Sundays. Opening Night Gala on the 13th!  The ticket price for all shows is $10.00 - at the Theater Behind the Store.

Last Minute Low Budget Productions is a non-profit community theater troupe based in Terlingua.  It has been putting on theatrical productions in South Brewster County since 1989.  This production will be staged at the chili cookoff venue behind the Terlingua Store where the troupe has performed for many years.  While it is great to have a place to act 50 weeks out of the year, it is not a real theater and is not climate-controlled.  Money is being raised for the construction of a new home—the Mercury—on land donated by Terlingua Fire and EMS on Highway 118, which will be built specifically as a theater.  Donations toward this exciting project can be mailed to Last Minute Low Budget Productions, Box 522, Terlingua, TX 79852.

OTRA VEZ
Plans to be open each Saturday in January. We are adding an additional rack and will be restocking the racks each week, so come in and look at our new (to us and to you) merchandise each week.  See you then.

SHOT TIME LIQUORS
Mon thru Sat 10 to 9 371-3155

HIGH SIERRA BAR & GRILL @ THE EL DORADO HOTEL
This week:
Tuesday – Ghosts along the Brazos @ 8:00pm, come celebrate Sierra’s birthday
Friday – Al Berry performs @ 7:30 pm
Saturday - Dr. Fun & Vinney @ 8:00 pm
Happy New Year to all our friends and customers!!


GHOST TOWN SALOON's television is back on just in time for the play offs.
SUNDAYS are always $2.00 Bloody Marys.
MONDAYS are fiddler's circle.
WEDNESDAYS are bartender's choice.
THURSDAYS are THISTY and happy hour till close.
Join Brady and whoever happens by to play.
FRIDAY & SATURDAYS are Denese's delight.
Happy Hour every day (when open) 5-7.


STARLIGHT THEATER SCHEDULE
Mon 1/2 - Ghosts Along the Brazos, Plus 2-4-1 Burgers All Night Long!!
Tues 1/3 - Uh Clem plays for us!
Wed 1/4 -  The Whitmores
Fri 1/6 - Jobuk Johnson
Sat 1/7 - Jim Keaveny
Sun 1/8 - Brunch! 11am - 2pm, Special menu, bloody mary bar, live music and more!
Pictures of the Townes Van Zant Wake last Sunday are here.


THE BOATHOUSE BAR  There is a new game in town!  Check it out good Citizens of Cinnabar City...
The Boathouse Bar has a 21 foot Shuffleboard!
Open 4-Midnight O'clock.
Pool table as usual is available and the volleyball court is ready for friendly games and tournaments as soon as the weather warms up!
  Tent camping with showers and toilet in the heart of the Ghostown for affordable prices call 907.304.1333 to rent your safari tent or bring your own!  Happy New Year!  And thanks to Darren & Big Hat Dave for your warm support of the new wood-stove in the Bar!  The Boathouse a cozy place to hang out and still be cool! 


ESPRESSO…Y POCO MAS, in the Ghostown @ La Posada Milagro
Whises you a Happy New Year!!
Keep joining us every day for breakfast and lunch at our beauitful patio. Open from 8am-2pm
Order your homemade rotisserie chicken in advance!!
432.371.3044
La Posada Milagro Guesthouse
Terlingua, Texas
432-371-3044 Inn
310-991-1058 cell
www.laposadamilagro.net
New border crossing at Big Bend National Park could open by spring
Tourists could once again visit rural town of Boquillas del Carmen
By Pam LeBlanc American-Statesman staff

Big bend national park — visitors to this rugged west Texas park once could pay a dollar or two for a rowboat trip across the Rio Grande, where they'd ride a burro or walk up a hill to the tiny town of Boquillas del Carmen. There, they could buy hand-made trinkets, play a game of pool, order a plate of tacos or drink a beer.

That ended after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, but the park is gearing up to once again open the border.  The National Park Service held a ceremonial groundbreaking for a small park visitor center along the river across from Boquillas, which will be staffed during daytime hours by two park employees. The center could open as soon as March.

If the plan is approved — and it appears to be on a fast track, with support of department of interior and U.S. customs and border protection officials — customs officials will also operate unmanned kiosks at the center, where visitors could scan approved documents such as passports to make a legal crossing.

"If finalized, this port of entry would operate inside the park visitor center, and would only be accessible when the visitor center is open and staffed by park personnel," says Bill Brooks, spokesman for U.S. customs and border protection.

American tourists are expected to make up most of the 15,000 to 20,000 people who cross at the new facility in the first year.  "For the visitor, it gives you a chance to visit a rural village in Mexico," says David Elkowitz, chief of interpretation and visitor services at the park, who expects a slight uptick in park visitation if and when the crossing opens. "you can hear about it, but seeing it first hand is different."
Elkowitz envisions the facility eventually spawning the creation of tour services or even a hotel on the Mexican side of the border.

Supporters of the estimated $2.3-million project say it will improve conservation efforts between the two countries, allowing scientists studying wildlife and other environmental issues to legally cross between the two countries without traveling hundreds of miles to the nearest official crossings in Del Rio and presidio.

Opponents say it's counterintuitive at a time when the country is focused on heightened border security.
The crossing would also benefit residents of the town of Boquillas, where the population shrank by more than a third to about 100 people after Sept. 11. Big bend national park spans 800,000 scrub-covered acres of desert, mountains and canyons, and sees about 365,000 visitors a year.
The new facility will be located about 20 miles — a 30-minute trip via park roads — from the park's headquarters at panther junction.

"I think it's a good thing for the park," Elkowitz says. "The crossing is a thing visitors remember fondly. It's also an opportunity to work with our counterparts on environmental issues like giant river cane, bear crossings, salt cedar and tamarisk ... There are a number of species that go between mountain ranges here and have shared interests."
Pleblanc@statesman.com   445-3994


Two Stories BOTH TRUE

Story number one
Many years ago, Al Capone virtually owned Chicago . Capone wasn't famous for anything heroic.  He was notorious for enmeshing the windy city in everything from bootlegged booze and prostitution to murder.

Capone had a lawyer nicknamed "easy Eddie."  he was Capone's lawyer for a good reason.  Eddie was very good!  In fact, Eddie's skill at legal maneuvering kept big al out of jail for a long time. Tto show his appreciation, Capone paid him very well.  Not only was the money big, but Eddie got special dividends, as well.  For instance, he and his family occupied a fenced-in mansion with live-in help and all of the
Conveniences of  the day.  The estate was so large that it filled an entire Chicago city block. Eddie lived the high life of the Chicago mob and gave little consideration to the atrocity that went on around him. 

Eeddie did have one soft spot, however.  He had a son that he loved dearly. Eddie saw to it that his young son had clothes, cars, and a good education. Nothing was withheld.  Price was no object and, despite his involvement with organized crime, Eddie even tried to teach him right from wrong.  Eddie wanted his son to be a better man than he was.  Yet, with all his wealth and influence, there were two things he couldn't give his son; he couldn't pass on a good name or a good example. One day, easy Eddie reached a difficult decision.

Easy Eddie wanted to rectify wrongs he had done. He decided he would go to the authorities and tell the truth about Al "Scarface" Capone, clean up his tarnished name, and offer his son some semblance of integrity.  To do this, he would have to testify against the mob, and he knew that the cost would be great.  So, he testified within the year, easy Eddie's life ended in a blaze of gunfire on a lonely Chicago street.  But in his eyes, he had given his son the greatest gift he had to offer, at the greatest price he could ever pay.  Police removed from his pockets a rosary, a crucifix, a religious medallion, and a poem clipped from a magazine. The poem read:

"The clock of life is wound but once, and no man has the power to tell just when the hands will stop, at late or early hour. Now is the only time you own. Live, love, toil with a will. Place no faith in time.  For the clock may soon be still."
Story number  two
World War II produced many heroes. One such man was lieutenant Commander Butch O'Hare. He was a fighter pilot assigned to the aircraft carrier Lexington in the South Pacific. One day his entire squadron was sent on a mission.  After he was airborne, he  looked at his fuel gauge and realized that someone had forgotten to top off his fuel tank. He would not have enough fuel to complete his mission and get back to his ship. His flight leader told him to return to the carrier.  Reluctantly, he dropped out of formation and headed back to the fleet. As he was returning to the mother ship, he saw something that turned his blood cold; a squadron of Japanese aircraft was speeding its way toward the American fleet. The American fighters were gone on a sortie, and the fleet was all but defenseless.  He couldn't reach his squadron and bring them back in time to save the fleet.  Nor could he warn the fleet of the approaching danger.

There was only one thing to do.  He must somehow divert them from the fleet. Laying aside all thoughts of personal safety, he dove into the formation of Japanese planes.  Wing-mounted 50 caliber's blazed as he charged in, attacking one surprised enemy plane and then another. Butch wove in and out of the now broken formation and fired at as many planes as possible until all his ammunition was finally spent. Undaunted, he continued the assault.  He dove at the planes, trying to clip a wing or tail in hopes of damaging as many enemy planes as possible, rendering them unfit to fly. Finally, the exasperated Japanese squadron took off in another direction.
deeply relieved, butch O'Hare and his tattered fighter limped back to the carrier. Upon arrival, he reported in and related the event surrounding his return.

The film from the gun-camera mounted on his plane told the tale.  It showed the extent of Butch's daring attempt to protect his fleet.  He had, in fact, destroyed five enemy aircraft. This took place on February 20, 1942 , and for that action butch became the Navy's first ace of WW II, and the first naval aviator to win the congressional Medal of Honor. A year later Butch was killed in aerial combat at the age of 29.  His home town would  not allow the memory of this WW II hero to fade, and today, O'hare airport in Chicago is named in tribute to the courage of this great man.

So, the next time you find yourself at O'Hare international, give some thought to visiting Butch's memorial displaying his statue and his medal of
Honor.  It's located between terminals 1 and 2.
So what do these two stories have to do with each other? Butch O'Hare was "Easy Eddie's" son.

Moon Changes
Send your news items directly to terlinguamoon@gmail.com with appropriate subject line. The dot com site doesn't always work properly and has spam problems.  To view the entire Moon, every week, go to Dr. Doug's site and follow this link:
http://www.drdougs.com/Moon.html
Thanks Jon; thanks Doctor


Namaste y’all!
The Terlingua Moon
January 3, 2012
Volume 23 - # 1
FIRST AID AND CPR CLASS AT TERLINGUA RANCH HEADQUARTERS
First Aid and CPR class at Terlingua Ranch headquarters January 17th from 8-noon and January 19th from 1 pm to 5 pm. Instructed by Terlingua Fire and EMS. $10 covers both days. Call Terlingua Ranch office to register 371-3146.

FARMERS MARKET
Every Saturday 10-2
Art, photography, T-Shirts, knitted, quilted, and leather craft items.  Local eggs, garden greens,  cilantro, Tamales, local cow and goat cheese, organic gluten free goodies.
Jalapeño bread, biscotti, and "Little Stinker" creosote salve. Bring your cup to enjoy some great coffee and conversation!
Gardeners: Protect your seedlings from insects, birds and the cold with Agri-Bond.  50 cents per foot.
We need:  5 gallon buckets with lids if possible and 55 gallon water barrels.  You can now special order raw milk products at the market.
Support Local, Affect Local
Take a tour of the Garden 

THE 21ST (I STAND CORRECTED) ANNUAL BLACKEYED PEA OFF WAS A GRAND SUCCESS! 
I would like to thank all the good folks who came out on yet another gorgeous day to celebrate a new year and help us raise funds for the Terlingua School activity fund.  We have (so far) $1,683.00 to donate, thanks to the good hearted community.

I would like to thank our sponsors, Lajitas Resort, The Starlight Theater and Ghostown Properties, Big Bend Motor Inn/Cafe, El Dorado and the High Sierra, La Posada Milagro Guesthouse, Easter Egg Valley Motel, La Kiva, Tivo's, Big Bend Stables, Far Flung Jeep Tours, Big Bend River Tours, and Shot Tyme Liquor Store, for making the "hot date" raffle fun and lucrative.  The winners (out of 34 entries) this year are: 1st place/Steve and Cheryl Beckett, 2nd place/ Christy Gass, and 3rd place went to the Ivey brothers.
Thank you, Pam Ware

The mayor of OJINAGA wants to assure visitors, both US and MX that his administration is committed to providing a safe visit to OJ - hotels available so you don't have to travel at night. (w/Microsoft, rt. Click mouse and select translate w/bing - literal translation - do your best to rearrange sentence structure)
"It’s always funny, it’s just not always your turn to laugh." - Catfish
The FREE BOXES on the porch at El CENTRO/H2O 2 GO have hundreds of VHS movies. Take all you want; don't leave a mess; don't take the plastic tubs.

Another order for a truck-load of water catchment tanks is being made.  There is probably enough room for at least 3 more 1,750 gallon size.  However; we are allowed to mix tank sizes on loads. Call 371-2506 and leave a message - or cell (512) 924-2506.  Do not call the 2499 number.

LAST MINUTE, LOW BUDGET PRODUCTIONS There's nothing like holidays and holiday memories to remind us that family get-togethers can sometimes be volatile. In True West by Sam Shepard, brothers Austin (Chris Lee) and Lee (Billy Miller) reunite after five years of distance for three sweltering days and nights in their vacationing mother's home in suburban California. Love and envy do battle in a shifting landscape of reminiscence, competition, and boozy camaraderie. Mind games will be played, plans will be betrayed, and yes, toast will be made. Directed by Scott Watkins and also starring Joe Sirotnak.

This latest Last Minute Low Budget production will run January 13-22 with performances at 8 pm Fridays and Saturdays and 2 pm Sundays. Opening Night Gala on the 13th!  The ticket price for all shows is $10.00 - at the Theater Behind the Store.

Last Minute Low Budget Productions is a non-profit community theater troupe based in Terlingua.  It has been putting on theatrical productions in South Brewster County since 1989.  This production will be staged at the chili cookoff venue behind the Terlingua Store where the troupe has performed for many years.  While it is great to have a place to act 50 weeks out of the year, it is not a real theater and is not climate-controlled.  Money is being raised for the construction of a new home—the Mercury—on land donated by Terlingua Fire and EMS on Highway 118, which will be built specifically as a theater.  Donations toward this exciting project can be mailed to Last Minute Low Budget Productions, Box 522, Terlingua, TX 79852.

OTRA VEZ
Plans to be open each Saturday in January. We are adding an additional rack and will be restocking the racks each week, so come in and look at our new (to us and to you) merchandise each week.  See you then.

SHOT TIME LIQUORS
Mon thru Sat 10 to 9 371-3155

HIGH SIERRA BAR & GRILL @ THE EL DORADO HOTEL
This week:
Tuesday – Ghosts along the Brazos @ 8:00pm, come celebrate Sierra’s birthday
Friday – Al Berry performs @ 7:30 pm
Saturday - Dr. Fun & Vinney @ 8:00 pm
Happy New Year to all our friends and customers!!


GHOST TOWN SALOON's television is back on just in time for the play offs.
SUNDAYS are always $2.00 Bloody Marys.
MONDAYS are fiddler's circle.
WEDNESDAYS are bartender's choice.
THURSDAYS are THISTY and happy hour till close.
Join Brady and whoever happens by to play.
FRIDAY & SATURDAYS are Denese's delight.
Happy Hour every day (when open) 5-7.


STARLIGHT THEATER SCHEDULE
Mon 1/2 - Ghosts Along the Brazos, Plus 2-4-1 Burgers All Night Long!!
Tues 1/3 - Uh Clem plays for us!
Wed 1/4 -  The Whitmores
Fri 1/6 - Jobuk Johnson
Sat 1/7 - Jim Keaveny
Sun 1/8 - Brunch! 11am - 2pm, Special menu, bloody mary bar, live music and more!
Pictures of the Townes Van Zant Wake last Sunday are here.


THE BOATHOUSE BAR  There is a new game in town!  Check it out good Citizens of Cinnabar City...
The Boathouse Bar has a 21 foot Shuffleboard!
Open 4-Midnight O'clock.
Pool table as usual is available and the volleyball court is ready for friendly games and tournaments as soon as the weather warms up!
  Tent camping with showers and toilet in the heart of the Ghostown for affordable prices call 907.304.1333 to rent your safari tent or bring your own!  Happy New Year!  And thanks to Darren & Big Hat Dave for your warm support of the new wood-stove in the Bar!  The Boathouse a cozy place to hang out and still be cool! 


ESPRESSO…Y POCO MAS, in the Ghostown @ La Posada Milagro
Whises you a Happy New Year!!
Keep joining us every day for breakfast and lunch at our beauitful patio. Open from 8am-2pm
Order your homemade rotisserie chicken in advance!!
432.371.3044
La Posada Milagro Guesthouse
Terlingua, Texas
432-371-3044 Inn
310-991-1058 cell
www.laposadamilagro.net
New border crossing at Big Bend National Park could open by spring
Tourists could once again visit rural town of Boquillas del Carmen
By Pam LeBlanc American-Statesman staff

Big bend national park — visitors to this rugged west Texas park once could pay a dollar or two for a rowboat trip across the Rio Grande, where they'd ride a burro or walk up a hill to the tiny town of Boquillas del Carmen. There, they could buy hand-made trinkets, play a game of pool, order a plate of tacos or drink a beer.

That ended after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, but the park is gearing up to once again open the border.  The National Park Service held a ceremonial groundbreaking for a small park visitor center along the river across from Boquillas, which will be staffed during daytime hours by two park employees. The center could open as soon as March.

If the plan is approved — and it appears to be on a fast track, with support of department of interior and U.S. customs and border protection officials — customs officials will also operate unmanned kiosks at the center, where visitors could scan approved documents such as passports to make a legal crossing.

"If finalized, this port of entry would operate inside the park visitor center, and would only be accessible when the visitor center is open and staffed by park personnel," says Bill Brooks, spokesman for U.S. customs and border protection.

American tourists are expected to make up most of the 15,000 to 20,000 people who cross at the new facility in the first year.  "For the visitor, it gives you a chance to visit a rural village in Mexico," says David Elkowitz, chief of interpretation and visitor services at the park, who expects a slight uptick in park visitation if and when the crossing opens. "you can hear about it, but seeing it first hand is different."
Elkowitz envisions the facility eventually spawning the creation of tour services or even a hotel on the Mexican side of the border.

Supporters of the estimated $2.3-million project say it will improve conservation efforts between the two countries, allowing scientists studying wildlife and other environmental issues to legally cross between the two countries without traveling hundreds of miles to the nearest official crossings in Del Rio and presidio.

Opponents say it's counterintuitive at a time when the country is focused on heightened border security.
The crossing would also benefit residents of the town of Boquillas, where the population shrank by more than a third to about 100 people after Sept. 11. Big bend national park spans 800,000 scrub-covered acres of desert, mountains and canyons, and sees about 365,000 visitors a year.
The new facility will be located about 20 miles — a 30-minute trip via park roads — from the park's headquarters at panther junction.

"I think it's a good thing for the park," Elkowitz says. "The crossing is a thing visitors remember fondly. It's also an opportunity to work with our counterparts on environmental issues like giant river cane, bear crossings, salt cedar and tamarisk ... There are a number of species that go between mountain ranges here and have shared interests."
Pleblanc@statesman.com   445-3994


Two Stories BOTH TRUE

Story number one
Many years ago, Al Capone virtually owned Chicago . Capone wasn't famous for anything heroic.  He was notorious for enmeshing the windy city in everything from bootlegged booze and prostitution to murder.

Capone had a lawyer nicknamed "easy Eddie."  he was Capone's lawyer for a good reason.  Eddie was very good!  In fact, Eddie's skill at legal maneuvering kept big al out of jail for a long time. Tto show his appreciation, Capone paid him very well.  Not only was the money big, but Eddie got special dividends, as well.  For instance, he and his family occupied a fenced-in mansion with live-in help and all of the
Conveniences of  the day.  The estate was so large that it filled an entire Chicago city block. Eddie lived the high life of the Chicago mob and gave little consideration to the atrocity that went on around him. 

Eeddie did have one soft spot, however.  He had a son that he loved dearly. Eddie saw to it that his young son had clothes, cars, and a good education. Nothing was withheld.  Price was no object and, despite his involvement with organized crime, Eddie even tried to teach him right from wrong.  Eddie wanted his son to be a better man than he was.  Yet, with all his wealth and influence, there were two things he couldn't give his son; he couldn't pass on a good name or a good example. One day, easy Eddie reached a difficult decision.

Easy Eddie wanted to rectify wrongs he had done. He decided he would go to the authorities and tell the truth about Al "Scarface" Capone, clean up his tarnished name, and offer his son some semblance of integrity.  To do this, he would have to testify against the mob, and he knew that the cost would be great.  So, he testified within the year, easy Eddie's life ended in a blaze of gunfire on a lonely Chicago street.  But in his eyes, he had given his son the greatest gift he had to offer, at the greatest price he could ever pay.  Police removed from his pockets a rosary, a crucifix, a religious medallion, and a poem clipped from a magazine. The poem read:

"The clock of life is wound but once, and no man has the power to tell just when the hands will stop, at late or early hour. Now is the only time you own. Live, love, toil with a will. Place no faith in time.  For the clock may soon be still."
Story number  two
World War II produced many heroes. One such man was lieutenant Commander Butch O'Hare. He was a fighter pilot assigned to the aircraft carrier Lexington in the South Pacific. One day his entire squadron was sent on a mission.  After he was airborne, he  looked at his fuel gauge and realized that someone had forgotten to top off his fuel tank. He would not have enough fuel to complete his mission and get back to his ship. His flight leader told him to return to the carrier.  Reluctantly, he dropped out of formation and headed back to the fleet. As he was returning to the mother ship, he saw something that turned his blood cold; a squadron of Japanese aircraft was speeding its way toward the American fleet. The American fighters were gone on a sortie, and the fleet was all but defenseless.  He couldn't reach his squadron and bring them back in time to save the fleet.  Nor could he warn the fleet of the approaching danger.

There was only one thing to do.  He must somehow divert them from the fleet. Laying aside all thoughts of personal safety, he dove into the formation of Japanese planes.  Wing-mounted 50 caliber's blazed as he charged in, attacking one surprised enemy plane and then another. Butch wove in and out of the now broken formation and fired at as many planes as possible until all his ammunition was finally spent. Undaunted, he continued the assault.  He dove at the planes, trying to clip a wing or tail in hopes of damaging as many enemy planes as possible, rendering them unfit to fly. Finally, the exasperated Japanese squadron took off in another direction.
deeply relieved, butch O'Hare and his tattered fighter limped back to the carrier. Upon arrival, he reported in and related the event surrounding his return.

The film from the gun-camera mounted on his plane told the tale.  It showed the extent of Butch's daring attempt to protect his fleet.  He had, in fact, destroyed five enemy aircraft. This took place on February 20, 1942 , and for that action butch became the Navy's first ace of WW II, and the first naval aviator to win the congressional Medal of Honor. A year later Butch was killed in aerial combat at the age of 29.  His home town would  not allow the memory of this WW II hero to fade, and today, O'hare airport in Chicago is named in tribute to the courage of this great man.

So, the next time you find yourself at O'Hare international, give some thought to visiting Butch's memorial displaying his statue and his medal of
Honor.  It's located between terminals 1 and 2.
So what do these two stories have to do with each other? Butch O'Hare was "Easy Eddie's" son.

Moon Changes
Send your news items directly to terlinguamoon@gmail.com with appropriate subject line. The dot com site doesn't always work properly and has spam problems.  To view the entire Moon, every week, go to Dr. Doug's site and follow this link:
http://www.drdougs.com/Moon.html
Thanks Jon; thanks Doctor


Namaste y’all!
The Terlingua Moon
January 10, 2012
Volume 23 - # 2
EVENTS ~ENTERTAINMENT ~ EATERIES

The Starlight
Monday Jan. 9th- Trevor Reichman - 2-4-1 Burgers All Night Long!
Tuesday Jan. 10th - Uh Clem
Wednesday Jan. 11th - The Whitmores
Saturday Jan. 14th -Introduction to the community! Come meet the Hussin Brothers (aka The Coyote Brothers). They are riding across the United States on recycled bicycles, eating roadkill, and documenting all the good stuff along the way. Check out a few of their films so far at the 8:45pm Movie Screening...
Afterwards, welcomeVanessa Boyd to the community with her special Ukulele jam. 
Don’t miss Happy Hour everyday 5pm-6pm!
$1 Tacos - $2 Margaritas - $2 Domestics!

La Kiva
Karaoke Tuesday
And Open Mic #778 Wednesday
And prepare yourselves for Open Mic #780 which means our 15th Open Mic Anniversary in 2 weeks.
Come try our Pizzas, BBQ brisket, pork ribs and chicken. Everyone loves the brisket calzone

High Sierra/El Dorado
Friday Al Berry 7:30
Saturday Dr Fun 8pm
Sunday Brunch is Sunday Hangover Jam.

The Boathouse
Shuffleboard will be up and operational by the end of the week.  The only one within, at least, a 100 miles, maybe more.  And, there should be a big screen TV by the end of the week too.

La Posada Milagro
Espresso…y Poco Mas,  in the Ghostown
@ La Posada Milagro
Serving breakfast and lunch from 8am-2pm
We now have fresh locally grown organic eggs.
Best burritos in town and homemade salsa!!
Order your homemade rotisserie chicken in advance!!
Remember we deliver!!
432.371.3044


Chili Pepper
Open 8 am to 9 pm every single day of the year.  You can’t beat that.  Daily Soup Specials – the perfect food for these cold days. Made fresh every morning and different flavors daily. Small $3.75, large bowl 5$ Can’t beat that! Homemade empanadas (desembrada) back on the menu.

The Ghost Town Café
Café open from 7 am - 2 pm Daily
Wed:  Deaf Jeff's Comedy Jam w/ Mike's Mayhem at the bar.
Thurs: Ladies' Night w/ guest bartender Brady and Mo's Open Jam. Happy  Hour prices 4pm - close.
Fri & Sat: Happy Hour 5-7pm w/ Denese’s Delites
Sun:  $2 Bloody Mary's ~ Bar opens @ 2pm
Mon:  Acoustic Night with Mark the Fiddler ~
5:30 - 7:30pm ~ Fiddlers' &  Song Writers' Circles

Otra Vez plans to be open each Saturday in January.  We are adding an additional rack and will be restocking the racks each week, so come in and look at our new (to us and to you) merchandise each week.  See you then.

On Sunday, January 15, at 11:00 a.m., a Service of Worship will take place in the Chapel of St. Mary and St. Joseph, Lajitas. At this service, a Pastoral Letter from the Rt. Rev. Dr. Michael Vono, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Rio Grande, will be read. Everybody is invited to attend.  The Episcopal Church welcomes you. Services are held in Lajitas at 11:00 a.m. on the first and third Sundays of every month and as announced.

PLAY OPENS THIS WEEKEND WITH FRIDAY NIGHT GALA!  Terlingua's Last Minute Low Budget Productions latest play is "True West" by Sam Shepard. Featuring park employees Joe Sirotnak and Brittany Lowe along with Chris Lee and Billy Miller, True West explores the fraying but inescapable ties between brothers with laugh-out-loud humor and gasp-out-loud emotional intensity. The show runs Friday and Saturday nights at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm the weekends of January 13-15 and 20-22. There will be an opening night gala starting at 7 on the 13th with free finger foods and folks in "South County formal" attire. If you've never been to see live theater Terlingua-style, you don't know what you're missing. (Hint: dress warm! bring a blanket!)
Don’t forget our fantastic farmer’s market.
Produce, handmade crafts and homemade food.
It’s a hug fest fer sure.
Terlingua Farmers Market
Every Saturday 10-2
Art, photography, T-Shirts, knitted, quilted, and leather craft items.
Local eggs, garden greens,  cilantro, Tamales, local cow and goat cheese, organic gluten free goodies.
Jalepeno bread, biscotti, and "Little Stinker" creosote salve.  
Bring your cup to enjoy some great coffee and conversation!
Home Gardeners: Protect your seedlings from insects, birds and the cold with Agri-Bond.  50 cents per foot.
We need:  5 gallon buckets with lids if possible and 55 gallon water barrels.
You can now special order raw milk products at the market.
Support Local, Affect Local

Have you tried eating at India’s Lately?
We are a bakery, we serve fantastic burgers,
You can eat breakfast in the sun in our lovely outdoor seating area.

Come to the Rio Grande Restaurant
We invite you to come eat at our restaurant.  We make everything by hand.  We care about what we do.  Come eat with us.

Recycling will happen on the 11th. of Jan. at 9am.  We do not take batteries of any size so please take them to Alpine.  If you would like to volunteer please let Mindy know, 371 2678.  We appreciate all the help we can get.  This is a community service.  Have a good year. Redo, Reuse, Recycle.

Did you know???
CBS 7 News Staff January 2, 2012
The DSHS Prepares for Aerial Rabies Vaccination Drop.  The Texas Department of State Health Services will make its annual rabies vaccine airdrop this week.
Planes will take off from the Alpine- Casparis Municipal Airport around dawn on Wednesday, January 4, to drop approximately 1.8 million doses of the rabies vaccine in West Texas, as part of the DSHS Oral Rabies Vaccination Program.
Counties in the vaccination drop area include: Brewster, Crockett, Culberson, Edwards, Jeff Davis, Kinney, Maverick, Pecos, Presidio, Reeves, Terrell and Val Verde.
There will be 12 to 16 daily flights made and the drop density of the vaccine will be 64 baits per square mile.

Since the first vaccine drop in West-Central Texas in 1996, the numbers of rabies cases have dramatically declined. In 2011, there were no reported cases of canine or fox rabies.

There have been no human cases of rabies in the area since the implementation of the vaccine drop.
The DSHS says the vaccine packets, which are dipped in fish oil and coated with fishmeal, do not pose a threat to humans, but does discourage against handling the packets since human contact can make it less likely the animals will eat the bait.

The DSHS reminds everyone it is required by law to have your pets vaccinated against rabies.

Craigslist Ad:
We are a small & casual restaurant in downtown Vancouver and we are looking for solo musicians to play in our restaurant to promote their work and sell their CD. This is not a daily job, but only for special events which will eventually turn into a nightly event if we get positive response. More Jazz, Rock, & smooth type music, around the world and mixed cultural music. Are you interested to promote your work? Please reply back ASAP.

Reply:
Happy New Year! I am a musician with a big house looking for a restauranteur to promote their restaurant and come to my house to make dinner for my friends and me. This is not a daily job, but only for special events which will eventually turn into a nightly event if we get positive response. More fine dining & exotic meals and mixed Ethnic Fusion cuisine. Are you interested to promote your restaurant? Please reply back ASAP.








Moon Changes
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Thanks Jon; thanks Doctor



                                     Andale pues…..
There are only two mantras:  yum and yuck.  Mine is yum.
                                                         Tom Robbins and Sally Martin
by La Catrina

Chili Pepper Cafe -
We now have wifi; come surf while you dine.
Also, check out our daily soup specials:
Monday - Tortilla
Tuesday - Beef Vegetable
Wednesday - Beef Minestrone
Thursday - Chicken Noodle
Friday - Fish
Saturday - Potato and Cheese
Sunday - Meatball Vegetable
Open seven days 7 to 9.  371-2233

This Week at the Starlight Theatre:
Monday Jan. 16th- Ted Arbogast - 2-4-1 Burgers All Night Long!
Tuesday Jan. 17th- Uh Clem
Wednesday Jan. 18th- Jobuk Johnson
Thursday Jan. 19th - The Whitmores
Friday Jan. 20th - Jobuk Johnson
Saturday Jan. 21st - Emilie Clepper & Friends
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!

The Road Runner Deli
Good Food Breakfast & Lunch Eat Here Or Take Out...Tues/Sat. 7:30 till 2:30...432-371-2364

Shot Time Liquors -
New in stock:  Speyburn 10yr Scotch gift sets, Frozen Ghost Vodka, & Bong Vodka (really cool reusable glass bottle).  Ready-to-drink frozen strawberry daiquiris are also a nifty new item.  Don't forget tocheck out the new apparel for Valentine's.
Monday thru Saturday 10 to 9  371-3155

Espresso…y poco mas,  in the Ghostown @ La Posada Milagro
We have delicious tamales made by Lety.
Come try our new coffee, Double French Duo!
Serving locally grown organic eggs.
Open daily 8am-2pm
432.371.3044

The High Sierra Bar & Grill invites you to our FREE CHILI COOKING SEMINAR hosted by chili champions Barbara & Jimmy Taylor.  Come enjoy free chili and drink specials WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2012 @ 4:00 PM  come learn how to cook competition chili so you can enter our 1st Annual Ghostown BBQ & Chili Cookoff on January 28, 2012.  1st place Chili receives a beautiful Bronze Indian Trophy and BBQ Champions receive $$$$$!!  Come see the trophy in the bar!!
Thursday Jan 19 Ray Tarantino  @ 7:30 PM
Friday Jan 20 Come celebrate Dr. Doug's birthday with a special "Dr. Doug Happy Hour" @5 then Al Berry entertains us @ 7:30 PM
Saturday Jan 21 Dr Fun & Vinny and Al Berry perform @ 8PM
January 28th - All day is our 1st Annual High Sierra Bar & Grill - Ghostown BBQ Challenge and Chili Cookoff  -
January 27th @ 7 will  be our "Cook's party" with Webster cooking us some great Cajun food, this is free to all of the cooks.  For more info call Deanna @ 432-371-2111.
Also , come see all of your favorite sporting events upstairs on our big screen TV

Ghost Town Cafe/Saloon
Tue:   Cafe: 7 am - 2 pm Daily. The Cafe will open at 8am the next two Sundays.
Wed:  Come hear Deaf Jeff Tell It Like It Is ~ 8pm with Mike on the bar.
Happy Hour 5-7pm.
Thurs: Ladies' Night with guest bartender Brady and Mo's Open Jam. Happy Hour prices 4pm - close.
Fri:   Happy Hour 5-7pm with Denese's Delights
Sat:  Happy Hour 5-7pm with Denese's Delights
Sun:  $2 Bloody Mary's ~ Bar opens @ 2pm
Come watch the Giants/49ers and  Ravens/Patriots playoff games Jan 22 and the Pro Bowl Jan 29.
Mon:  Acoustic Night and Fiddlers' Circle with Mark the Fiddler ~ 5:30 - 7:30pm
All musicians welcome!

Otra Vez will be open the next two Saturdays, January 21 and 28 from 9 to noon.  We restock our racks every week, so come and look at our winter clothing, small electric heaters and household items.  You can also stop by on Wednesday mornings while we are working, usually from 9 to 11 or so.  See you then.
Highway Cleanup Day
Sunday Jan 22 at Noon
Meet at Gate 2 Road
BBCA (Big Bend Citizens Alliance)
Volunteers for South County

EL CENTRO/H2O 2 Go
If you want your water catchment tank (seriously) on the load that is almost ready to ship any day now, please make arrangements to get your deposit money to us.  Half the cost of your tank is fine; your deposit is your confirmation. Call 371-2506 (good answering machine) or 371-2499 (don't trust this answering machine) or (512) 924-2506. Email: elcentro432@gmail.com
The water racks are all full now.  If you owe bottles that you have forgotten to turn in, please bring them in.  If you have water fees outstanding, please settle as soon as you can.  These two factors make a big difference on our yearly bottom line. We are open - weather permitting - Wed. through Sat., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WORD!
The annual Terlingua Word-off is coming up on Saturday, January 28, 7:30 p.m. at the Starlight Theatre. If you write stories, poetry, essays, or just like to tell stories off the cuff, bring yourself and your work to the Word-Off, where you'll be part of one of the most attended events in Terlingua. You'll have five whole minutes to impress your friends and family and give your talent the expression it craves.
Come sign up that night and we'll assign you a slot in the line-up.  All ages can participate, and younger readers will be assigned in the first half. Have questions? Contact Tom at 371-2687 or rotogaff@hotmail.com; Betty at 371-2240 or bettymoore15@hotmail.com; or Mary at
spottedslinky55@gmail.com.

Final Weekend for True West
The current show by Last Minute, Low Budget Productions, True West,  opened last weekend with a full house and rousing applause.  If you didn't make it, this coming weekend the show will be performed at 8:00 PM on Friday and Saturday nights (January 21, 22) with a 2:00 PM matinee on Sunday (January 23).  The show is held at the Theater behind the store and ticket prices are $10.00 for all shows.


Terlingua Home Tour
Make plans now to attend the eleventh annual Terlingua Home Tour on Sunday, January 29.  Tickets are $25 each and include a wine and cheese reception.
  To make reservations and for more information, please call Big Bend Library at 371-2639 or in the evenings, Martha Stafford at 371-2399.
  The Home Tour is sponsored by Last Minute Low Budget Productions, a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to supporting the performing arts in south Brewster County through community productions and educational opportunities

Pea-Off crockpot lid exchange!
Did you go home from the Terlingua Pea-Off with the wrong-sized oval-shaped crockpot lid? If you did, we have good news. Your lid is being held at the Terlingua Trading Co. Please exchange our lid for yours! Thanks so much, Cheryl and Steve

RECYCLING!
Did Santa bring you a new computer, cell phone, iPod, or other electronics, and now you need to get rid of the old ones?  Don't throw them in the dumpster... clean out the closet, attic, basement, or spare room of all those old computers, printers, laptops, phones, scanners, etc. that are no longer being used and bring them to Alpine Recycles! electronics recycling week, January 16-21.
The electronics will be collected at the old Alpine Fire Station at 400 West Avenue E. from 8am-5pm Monday through Friday, and 9am-3pm on Saturday.  Please separate materials into like boxes:  all keyboards together, all towers together, all CRT's together, etc.
Anything computer or computer related will be accepted.  No televisions or large floor copiers, please!  These are not recyclable at this event and will result in a disposal fee!
For more information, please call 294-3183.  Thanks for recycling!

Farmers Market
Every Saturday 9-1 (New hours)
Art, photography, T-Shirts, knitted, quilted, and leather craft items.
Local eggs, garden greens,  cilantro, Tamales, local cow and goat cheese, organic gluten free goodies.
Jalepeno bread, biscotti, muffins and "Little Stinker" creosote salve.
We can get 55 gal barrels from New Braunfels - Can anyone haul some back for us?
Support Local, Support Local, Support Local
Chihuahuan Desert Dirt Fest
A mountain biking festival will take place in Big Bend next month.  The “Chihuahuan Desert Dirt Fest” will take place February 16th through the 18th in the Terlingua/Lajitas area of West Texas.
The featured route of the Dirt Fest is the 54-mile Epic Ride located in Big Bend Ranch State Park on February 18th.  The three-day event will offer riding opportunities for all levels of mountain bikers, ranging from the mostly flat ranch roads to the Dome Trail and Rincon Loops, or the Epic Ride, which goes up Fresno Canyon to Sauceda.
Water aid stations will be set up along the routes. If the 54-mile Epic Ride is too much for riders to do in one day, it can be done in two days.
“This is truly an epic event with plenty of adventure, breathtaking views, spirit and soul rejuvenation, and healthy fun in the sun,” said Barrett Durst, superintendent of Big Bend Ranch State Park.
Reservations can be made through the Big Bend Ranch State Park by calling Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Customer Service Center at 512-389-8919. The Bunkhouse costs $35 per bunk nightly, or reserve one of only three rooms in the ranch residence for $100 per night.  For more information, visit http://www.desertsportstx.com/mountain-bike-event/.


Want to be a part of celebrating the new Boquillas Point of Entry this Spring?
Get a passport!  Its easy.
Just go to the State Department Website:  http://travel.state.gov/passport/ and its all there on the page; passport books $ 110 to $170, passport cards: $30 to $55
First: Contact Crystal Allbright info@crystalallbright.com or 371-2727 before the end of January to schedule a passport photo: $12
Print out the application from the computer, fill it out.  Don't sign it.  Go up to Alpine Courthouse (county clerk's office) with application and photos AND birth certificate (or previous passport, etc.) and driver's license.  Make copies of front and back of all documents.  Pay the fee and they do the rest.   4 to 6 weeks and you are free to travel to Boquillas, Ojinaga or Istambul.
Bon Voyage.

COME AND PLAY!

PLAYDAY AT THE BALLPARK
FEBRUARY 11, 2012
10:00 am to whenever
Families against families
Youth against youth
Team against teams
If teams do not form we will play workup
Snack bar will be open
For more details call Bonnie Hill, 371 3078
Come and play or watch


www.terlinguamoon.com

The Terlingua Moon
By: Raven &
Coyote
January 17, 2012 ~ Vol. 23 #3
Folkadelic live at the Chihuahuan Desert Dirt Fest!!  Saturday, February 18 at 7:00pm
This Week at the Starlight Theatre
Wednesday Jan. 25th - The Whitmores
Thursday Jan. 26th - Uh Clem
Friday Jan. 27th - Ted Arbogast
The annual Terlingua Word-off is coming up on Saturday, January 28, 7:30 p.m. at the Starlight Theatre. If you write stories, poetry, essays, or just like to tell stories off the cuff, bring yourself and your work to the Word-Off. You'll have five whole minutes to impress your friends and family and give your talent the expression it craves.  Come sign up that night and we'll assign you a slot in the line-up.  All ages can participate, and younger readers will be assigned in the first half. Have questions? Contact Tom at 371-2687  or rotogaff@hotmail.com Betty at 371-2240 or bettymoore15@hotmail.com; or Mary at spottedslinky55@gmail.com.
Sunday Jan 29th - Brunch!  11am - 2pm. Special menu, bloody mary bar, live music by Jobuk Johnson and more!
Monday, Jan. 30th - Jim Keaveny
Dont miss Happy Hour everyday 5pm-6pm! $1 Tacos - $2 Margaritas - $2 Domestics!

The RoadRunner Deli will feature Cream of Broccoli Soup this week...  Open 7:30 to 2:30 Tuesday Thru Saturday...  432-371-2364

SHOT TIME LIQUORS
Save $3 on Casa De Camacho Tequila - on SALE this week for $9 per 1L bottle. The Schwartzhog sale for $1.25 is continued for one more week due to popular demand. Don't forget about Valentine's novelties & apparel (lots to choose from).
Mon thru Sat  10:00 to 9:00  371-3152

Espresso...y poco mas
Serving breakfast and lunch daily from 8-2.  Come and have the best coffee in town AND a burrito with  Noemi's Homemade salsa!

229 !!!
Two hundred and twenty nine folks attended the play, True West over the past two weekends.  Last Minute, Low Budget Productions cast and crew would like to sincerely thank the community for their support!

TERRiBLY BEAUTiFUL
Like a Black Widow Spider... or a Rattlesnake... or maybe a Succubus? Whatever the case, "Terribly Beautiful" is the next art show, and you can be involved.  Make some Awful Pretty Art for the show.  I'll be receiving artwork on February 23rd at the Starlight.  The Art Show/Dance Party (DJ Vapocrunch and Bowflexx!) will take place on February 25.  Until then, check out the EyeBaLL ARt which will hang at the Starlight until late Feb.  Peace and Creativity to ya!

High Sierra Bar & Grill @ The El Dorado Hotel
Thursday -Rocky Top & Alien Breeding Experiment with Pablo Menudo and Niel Trammel
@ 8 PM
Friday - "Hangover Brunch Show" @ 1 PM  with Niel Trammel  Al Berry @ 8PM join us for a Cajun Dinner Special
Saturday "Hangover Brunch Show" @ HIGH NOON with Maria Moss and Jon Hogan String Band with special guest Niel Trammel on the Balcony. HIGH SIERRA BAR & GRILL'S 1ST ANNUAL CHILI COOKOFF & GHOSTOWN BBQ CHALLENGE - ALL DAY WITH LIVE ENTERTAINMENT BEGINNING AT HIGH NOON.  CHILI COOKOFF ENTRY IS $20.00 AND BBQ - RIBS, CHICKEN & PORK SPARE RIBS ALL THREE CATEGORIES $75.00 OR $30.00 EACH.  WE WELCOME EVERYONE TO JOIN US AT THIS CASI SANCTIONED AND LONE STAR BBQ SANCTIONED COOKOFF!!
Saturday nights entertainment is Dr. Fun, Vinney and Al @8
Sunday - Jam Session @ 3 pm on the Balcony
El Centro/H2 O 2 Go
The truck-load of water catchment tanks lacks at least 2 tanks to be ready to roll. 1,750 gallon, 1,600 gallon, 1,225 gallon or a mix of any of these (or smaller). Will the gentleman who made deposits on 3,000 gallon tanks please call us - we need your contact information. 371 - 2506 (reliable answering machine) 371 - 2499 (unreliable answering machine) or (512) 924 - 2506 cell.

Home Tour - The 11th Annual Terlingua Home Tour is this Sunday, January 29th.  Don't be left out!  Tours leave at 12 and 3 and tickets are still only $25.00.  To make reservations call Big Bend Library at 371-2639 or in the evenings call Martha at 371-2399.  Seats on the vans are filling up quickly so make your reservations soon! Transportation is generously donated by Big Bend River Tours, Far Flung, and Lajitas.  The receptions following each tour will be at Espresso y Poco Mas. 

Ghost Town Cafe/Saloon
Tue:   Cafe: 7 am - 2 pm Daily. ***The Cafe will open at 8am the next two Sundays.  Saloon - Happy Hour 5-7pm
Wed:  Happy Hour 5-7pm with Mike at the bar.
Thurs: Ladies' Night with guest bartender Brady and Mo's Open Jam. Happy Hour prices 4pm - close.
Fri:  Pajama & Game Party! Wear your coolest craziest PJs and come play Twister and other games with Denese and friends.  Happy Hour 5-7pm
Sat:  Come shake what your mama gave ya with Denese at her Dance Party.
Sun: $2 Bloody Mary's ~ Bar opens @ 2pm
Come watch the Pro Bowl Jan 29.
Mon: Acoustic Night and Fiddlers' Circle with Mark the Fiddler ~ 5:30 - 7:30pm
All musicians welcome!

Recycling
Yes, recycling is still happening, We are using volunteers trucks to pull the trailer and saving on insurance.  Please take extras to Alpine as we cannot handle as much.  Remember, we do not take packing material, bubble wrap, etc. and please no full plastic bags unless they have already been sorted.  Thanks.

Otra Vez
Will be open Saturday, January 28 from 9-noon. We also conduct business on the Wednesdays that we are working, 9-11.  Come and admire our the new steps thanks to Kathy and Ben Nehls,

Community Garden
On Feb 7th at noon, the Terlingua School kindergarten and 1st grade classes will spend their lunch hour in the garden. They will harvest greens as part of their lunch, and afterwards will plant flowers in preparation for the Green Scene, scheduled for Sat. April 7th. These students along with the high school art classes will be painting the back drop mural for the solar powered beer garden, to be on display all day at the GreenScene. The Community garden welcomes the 2012 Americorp team in March, for the last 4 years, Americorp volunteers have been helping to secure the garden's future with berm reinforcement.
www.terlinguagreenscene.com

Farmer's Market
NEW HOURS 9-1  New vendors with homemade and handmade items always welcome
THINK COMMUNITY  BUY LOCAL


The Terlingua Moon
January 24, 2012~ Vol. 23 #4
It is human nature to think wisely and act foolishly.                            ~Anatole France
  By
  Bucky2Shot

January 30, 2012   ~  VOL. 23 #5  Circ. ~ 40+

Ghost Town Cafe/Saloon
Tue:   Cafe: 7 am - 2 pm Daily. Saloon – Closed
Wed:  Happy Hour 5-7pm with Mike at the bar.
Thurs: Ladies' Night; guest bartender Brady; Mo's Open Jam. Happy Hour prices 4pm - close.
Fri: Happy Hour 5-7pm
Sat:  Pajama Game & Dance Party! Wear your coolest craziest PJs, play Twister, & Limbo with Denese & friends.  Happy Hour 5-7pm
Sun: ***The Cafe will open at 8am the next two Sundays. Every Sunday at the Ghost Town Saloon is "Man Night".. all guys get happy hour prices all night long.  Plus  $2 Bloody Mary's ~ Bar opens @ 2pm
..plus the usual $2 Bloody Mary's for all!! Come watch the super bowl on the big TV! Doesn't get more manly than that!
Mon:  Acoustic Night & Fiddlers' Circle with Mark the Fiddler ~ 5:30 - 7:30pm ~~   All musicians welcome!

The RoadRunner Deli features Chicken Noodle Soup this week...  Open 7:30-2:30 Tuesday Thru Saturday...  432-371-2364

This week at the Starlight Theatre:
Tues. 1/31 - Uh Clem plays
Wed. 2/1 - Jobuck Johnson plays
Thurs 2/2 - The Whitmores play
Fri 2/3 - Come on out & hear our own Butch Hancock work his magic!
Sat 2/4 - Back from New Mexico. Michael Combs will play for us!
Sun 2/5 - Join us for Sunday Brunch from 11-2 pm!
Mon 2/6 - Ted Arbogast plays for Burger Night!!

SHOT TIME LIQUORS -  New Valentine's items in stock: candy, apparel, & toys, oh boy!  New smoke shop stuff: full display case, a dozen flavored wraps to choose from, cleaning supplies, safe cans, & detox items.   ON SALE - Sol Azul for $26 for 750mL & $14 for 375mL.  Monday thru Saturday. 10 to 9. 371-3155.

The Holy Eucharist will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Sunday, 5 February, in the Chapel of St. Mary & St. Joseph, Lajitas. A warm invitation is extended to all to join us in worship. The Episcopal Church welcomes you! Looking ahead: the next service will be on Sunday, 19 February, at 11:00 a.m. Mark your calendar for Saturday, 21 April. For the first time in almost two decades, Lajitas will have an Episcopal Visitation. The Rt. Rev. Dr. Michael Vono, Bishop of the Diocese of Rio Grande, will be present to preach, celebrate & to confirm or receive candidates into membership in the Episcopal Church.

Sign Language Class With Cassandra..yes! ~~ Family Crisis Center in Ghostown, 4pm Feburary 15th.  $5.  Kids under 18 years old free.  All $$ will go to sign language books & materials.  As soon as I can provide the right time classes for everybody, I will have a regular schedule! Please let me know at the first class or write me com when the time is best for you at cassandrasirena@gmail.
BASEBALL PLAYDAY AT THE BALL FIELD!! --  February 11, 10a-3 or 4pm.  Turn at H20 & look for the crowd!!!  All ages can play.  Snack bar open -- Hot dogs & grilled hamburgers, chips, candy & drink.  Come support our community & get activities started again with our kids.  Contact Bonnie Hill if you have questions 371-3078

Terlingua Farmers Market
Saturday's 9-1 at the Community Garden.  It's better every week!  New vendors!  Join us in supporting sustainability in the desert. 

Concert of Classical Music  ~~ Thurs, 2/9, 7 p.m. in the Cave Room at la Kiva.  Mozart Viennese Serenade No.4, K. 439b; Dvorak Terzetto Op. 74 
This will be a short program with no intermission. Judy Eron, oboe; Jane Brown, viola; Kerry O'Hare, violin

Thanks to all who organized, provided venue, new lights! & services, guided, read, spoke, listened & traveled to get to the Word-Off on Saturday night at the Starlight. Many new participants gave the Word-Off an infusion of new spirit, & it was great fun seeing our faces on the "Moon Balloon." – MP

Jean says Blair is doing quite well & their new news is that they are moving to a lovely adobe in Alpine!   Get all the info at:
http://blairpittman.homestead.com

Come to the Rio Bravo Restaurant.  Open every day but Sunday from 11a - 330p & 6p – 9p.  You will LOVE our Fajitas: chicken or beef, with salsa, guacamole, beans, rice, lettuce, tomato & warm tortillas. M'mmm.  Que Rico!

Martha Stafford wrote:  A huge round of applause to all those who made The 11th Annual Home Tour a huge success.  Many thanks to Marcy & Reagan Reed, Steve Harper & Judy Brinkerhoff, Carmen & Thomas Drinkard, Sandy Smith, Ruth Ann Cisneros & Bill Ivey for opening your homes & rental properties to 103 guests!  Our gratitude goes out to Anita Johnson & Big Bend Library for providing a "reservation center".  A big shout out to Erica Little & Far Flung Outdoor Center, John Parker & Big Bend River Tours, & Trevor Hickle & Lajitas Golf Resort & Spa for providing our transportation.  Kudos to Travis Jenks, Susan Paredes, Kevin Sexton, Sarah Bourbon, Scott Watkins, & Catfish Callaway for volunteering as step-on guides & keeping everyone on schedule.  A hearty thanks to Mimi Webb-Miller & Noami Aviles at Espresso y Poco Mas for turning over your wonderful spot for our receptions & to Pam Priddy & Elizabeth Thompson for all your hard work & incredible hostessing at the registrations & receptions.  All proceeds from the Home Tour go to Last Minute Low Budget Productions so that we can continue to bring quality live theater to South Brewster County. 

In great West Texas style, you are invited to a Party! Join us, Sat. Feb. 4th, 4P-7P, to show our support for Marcos Paredes as our next County Commissioner of Precinct 3. This FunDraising Event features beer, bar-b-que, potluck, music, laughing & hooping at the Perry Mansion, in beautiful Terlingua Ghostown.  Raffle tickets will be sold for a great scenic flight with The Candidate & a night's stay Upstairs at the Mansion. Bring your friends & family, (but not your dogs) to a fun afternoon of food, games & smiles with old friends & new! Everyone is welcome!  For details call Kaci at the Mansion 432-371-2611 or 360-713-3408.  Check out http://marcosparedes.com/ to learn more.  For those of you who cannot attend & would like to contribute to Marcos Paredes Campaign Fund, mail your much appreciated donation to:
Marcos Paredes Campaign Fund
PO Box 13
Terlingua, TX 79852
The Terlingua Moon
Dr. Fun at the Annual Blackeyed Pea-off on New Year Day on "The Porch", Terlingua. Texas
Laird Considine and Al Berry