The Terlingua Moon
January 8th, 2013          Volume 24 ~ #2
South County
Mud Clowns
The past several weeks have been very hard for some of our community family members. Here are some updates:

Also left behind are four Sisters and one Brother.  Butch loved Terlingua, and he loved hiking in the desert with his dogs and friends.  He was a Master Carpenter and Builder.  He enjoyed motorcycles and MotoGP racing.  Butch loved music and was an incredible dancer, especially if the Pinche Gringos were playing.  He was an artist.  And he was generous to a fault; always there to help others out- especially financially.  His big and constant smile is among the many memories we share of him.  He will be greatly missed by all of us, Diane, his family, the many who worked for and admired him and his huge family and friends here in his beloved Terlingua.

Memorial will be held for Butch sometime in the Spring. Date, time and place will be posted in the Moon.

Ruth Jansyn will likely be at the Select Specialty Care Hospital in Midland for a couple of weeks, or so. Ruth had experienced complications from an appendectomy lately, but is emailing (a good sign). Cards, visits or calls can go to the SSC Hosp, Ste.320; Rm. #306, Midland 79703. FYI, Mozelle Jeffery is staying in close touch with her.

Collie Ryan is recovering from hip-replacement surgery at Larry Harris’ place at SB RV Park. The number is 2468. She really needs volunteers to retrieve items from her place for her – clean clothes, vitamins/acidophilus. She also asked that anyone going to Alpine the 10th or 11th please call her if she can ride along.  And she will need a lift to Odessa around the 17th for stitch removal. She said there is a place to stay overnight, if need be. Paraphrasing Collie: “The love, help and concern from this community has carried me like a boat on the sea.”

Malynda Richardson had an unplanned thyroid surgery while in Houston last week. Last we heard (Saturday) she is braving the traffic and miles to drive home over the weekend. You better take care, girlfriend.  If you need us, email; no hollering allowed for a while. Malynda admits she “…is a terrible patient”.  Best wishes for a quick recovery.
STOLEN from point of UPS delivery on Libolt Lane the first week in December.  GREENWORKS brand (color lime green) leaf blower with 24 volt Li-ion rechargeable battery pack.  If you purchased this locally or have information please contact Brewster County Sheriff's Office.

OH JOY ! A generous snowfall during the night of Jan. 3rd was the talk of the County. From here to Alpine, estimated levels were between 4” to 12”, depending on who you asked.  Precious, slow-melting, slow-soaking water just might prime a trend that brings us a wildflower wonderland in the next few months.  BRING IT ON. YESSS !!!!

Writers and Storytellers: Get ready for the 2013 Word-Off on Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Starlight at 7:30 p.m. Look for flyers around town. More details to follow next week!  (More on pg.2)

Please join us at the Crisis Center for the Big Bend Citizen Alliance meeting January 16 at 6:00 to share and discuss pertinent issues such as: local recycling, the community garden, the Kid's Klub &  ballpark, and any issues you want to explore. Please bring finger food and come join the fun.

This week at the Starlight:
Tues.Jan 8 - Uh Clem and the Bosons;
Wed. Jan. 9 - The Whitmores;
Fri. Jan. 11 - Hank Woji & Mark Lewis;
Sun. Jan. 12 - Brunch 11am - 2pm, Special Menu & live music!
Mon. 14-2-4-1 Burgers; & music by Brewski Salmineo

SHOT TIME LIQUORS - NEW YEAR SPECIALS: Supreme Blend cigars, $1.50/pk.; Monte Maria 1.5L Cabernet Sauvignon, $12.50; Assyrtiko 2008 Santorini Greek wine, $6.50; Don Cuco Sotol Reposado, $30.00; Blanco, $25.00. Drop in; other sales are inside.  Remember, we have fresh, locally made, filtered ice for just $1.75 per bag! Hours: Mon.- Sat. 10 to 9. 371-3155
or like us on FaceBook!

Farmer's Market every Sat. 10-2 @ The Community Garden in The Ghostown.  Enjoy Music with Moses and Friends this Sat. Jan 12th (11-1) New Vendors with Home-grown and Handmade Items  are always welcome! *Sat. Jan 19th "Making DIRT" at 12:30 The 2nd monthly workshop sponsored by the garden. Learn how to compost in the desert with Zoey Sexton."Like" Us on FaceBook Terlingua Community Garden regular updates on activities and upcoming events.

Terlingua Ghosttown’s 23rd Annual New Year’s Day Pea Off was very well attended. A standing ovation to Pam Ware and the terrific group of volunteers for the outstanding job they did to make it an outstanding event.  From LMLB Productions:
“We are absolutely thrilled with the community support of the Mercury Theater project - $2660 - WOW! Stay tuned for updates on our progress.
(continued on page 2)

“If I say anything sensible, I don't know what I'm talking about”
"Don't start a conversation without knowing all the words"
Honest to Gosh New Year’s Eve-isms
Namaste y’all!
Terlingua Moon - January 2013
The Terlingua Moon
January 1, 2013               Vol. 24, No. 1
By La Coyota
    Happy New Year to All!!!!

Local News

The 23rd annual Black-eyed Pea Off will be held January 1st, 2013, at the Terlingua Ghost Town. Turn-in time for peas is 2pm with a $5.00 entry fee. Two Rules: Have fun and NO Beans!! You may cook on site or off.

*   For a $5.00 donation, you get a spoon, bowl, piece of cornbread, and the opportunity to go around and taste the peas.

*   Turn-in time for the cakes/cakewalk is 3pm. Then the "hot date" raffle and an arrest (at the old Terlingua jail).  Live music provided by Trevor Hickle and friends.

* All donations benefit Last Minute Low Budget Productions' Mercury Theater building fund.

  Volunteers meet on the porch at 1pm.

Otra Vez Thrift Store will be open this Sat., Jan. 5th, from 9am to noon. We have lots of winter coats and boots, household items and a baby crib mattress.  Thanks for your support!

Farmer's Market Every Saturday, 10am-2pm in the Terlingua Community Garden in the Ghost Town.

Sat., Jan. 5, music with Russ Strutt (11-1)

Wed. Jan 16th "CHARD KITCHEN". Cooking Instruction, Nutritional Info, Growning Tips, Recipes. Five courses served to you. Reserve your spot By Jan 5. Call 3196.

All used or old computers, printers, laptops, phones, scanners no longer being used will be accepted at Alpine Recycles! Electronics Recycling Week, scheduled January 14-19. The electronics will be collected at the old Alpine fire station at 400 West Avenue E, from 8 am-5 pm Monday - Friday, and 9 am-3 pm on Saturday that week only. Please separate materials into like boxes: all keyboards together, all towers together, all CRTs together, etc. Anything computer or computer-related will be accepted.

AA meetings meet at the Baptist Church (not affiliated with the church) on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.  There is also an Al-Anon meeting held on Mondays at 7:00.
Please join us at the Crisis Center for the Big Bend Citizen Alliance meeting on January 16 at 6:00 to share and discuss pertinent issues. We welcome all who are interested or curious about what we are doing with recycling, the garden, and the Kid's Klub with the ballpark or any other issues you would like to explore.  Please bring finger food if you would like or just join in the fun.

India’s Café and Sweet Shop, 5:30am-2pm. Closed Tuesday-Thursday. Orders to Go: 432-371-2888. Every Sunday: Southern Fried Chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables or salad, garlic bread, desert.  $8.95

GSMmotoRent Winter Motorcycle Rental GSMmotoRent, based in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee, will offer a full range of dual-sport motorcycles for rental from January 3-March 15. Packages including 4 nights lodging, rental bike for 3 days, and rental car for 5 days start below $700 per person, based on double occupancy.

Jan. 3 through March 15th, 2013, bikes will be available first come, first served basis. Riders can reserve through the GSMmotoRent website or by calling 865-448-6090. Single-day rentals are available, as well as discounts for multi-day rentals.

Entertainment this Week:

Starlight Theatre
* Tuesday, Jan. 1 – 2nd Annual Townes Van Zandt Tribute and Open Mic, hosted by Jon Hogan and Maria Moss.

*   Wednesday, Jan. 2 - The Whitmores
at the mics.

* Thursday, Jan. 3 - Ceviche & Mojitos with Tim Relleva

*   Friday, Jan. 4 – Spon Com, from Alpine, TX.

* Sunday, Jan. 6 – Brunch; 11am-2pm. Film screening of "Riding Solo to the Top of the World". Gaurav Jani’s solo motorcycle ride from Mumbai to the Changthan Plateau in Ladakh, bordering China in the Himilayas.

Happy Hour everyday 5pm-6pm. $1 Tacos, $2 Wells, $2 Margaritas, $2 Domestics!

Reginald Robert (Butch) Fisher, born 17 Aug 1947; died 1 Jan 2013.

Butch lost his battle to a serious illness at 65 years of age.  His partner of 7 years, Diane M. Womack, shared his life, his work and stayed by his side through his illness and his death.
In Memory of Brian Rickel who died  suddenly at his property here, Jan. 5th He had lived in Terlingua for a time and had moved to Louisiana. He was here to haul some of his equipment back there. The cause of death is not known at this time.  Brian was 50 yrs.  old. Our deepest sympathy goes out to his wife, children and family.  (continued on page 2)

(From pg. 1)  Brian Rickel, a native of Michigan, was a successful businessman and world traveler. Brian only lived in the Terlingua area for a year, maybe more.  In that time, he made many friends and was always at local events, especially benefits for community members in need of help.  He was a tall man with a really nice smile and manner. He left here around the time of the BP Horizon explosion.  He and partners rented an awning factory in economically depressed Michigan and began producing 12,000 feet per day of boom (to contain oil spillage) to send to the Gulf region.

Bloomberg published a story you can read for yourself.

(From pg. 1)  More about the Word-Off

Writers, story tellers, liars, stand-ups, ad-libbers, poets, word manglers, ballad spinners, and otherwise dedicated, obsessive or even occasional manipulators of the spoken or written word:
Saturday January 26 7:30 pm 2013 Word-Off Starlight Theatre, Terlingua Ghost Town
5 minute time-limit    ~   Sign up at the event

For more information contact: Tom Gaffaney at
371-3264 (, Betty Moore at 371-2240 ( or Mary Diesel at 371-2999 (

(From pg. 1)  More about the Pea-Off

As is expected, someone was arrested. Thank goodness High Sherriff Ronnie Dotson was on hand to wrestle local scallywag Catfish Calloway into the Old Ghosttown Jail. He was carged with: FELONIOUS PROMOTION OF THESPIANISM, AGGRAVATING EMOTING, and PUBLIC DISPLAYS OF HAVING MORE FUN THAN THE LAW ALLOWS. Some friends pitched in to go Fish’s bail; more friends (?) raised more than that to keep him in there.  He pulled some hard time and so did poor Penny. And, it was all in fun and to go toward the Last Minute Low Budget Productions Mercury Performing Arts Center building fund.

Black-eyed Pea Cook winners were:
Glen Felts 1st Place  ~ Robert Hill 2nd AND 3rd Places

Check out Voni’s page for pictures and details

This week @ High Sierra:
Tueday, Jan 8th - Baby Shower for Jlee & Brady @ 5pm featuring The Rocky Top Alien Breeding Experiment. Come watch all of your favorite sports events upstairs in our TV room and don't forget High Sierra is open for breakfast Friday, Saturday and Sunday @ 7AM til 11am.

Otra Vez Thrift Store will be open this Sat. Jan 12th due to the incredible snow of last Sat.  We will also be open on Thursday mornings while the crew is working.  Come check out the warm winter wear, sleeping bag, blankets, household items, too.  Open from 9 am until noon, weather permitting.  We appreciate our communities support!

AA meetings at the Baptist Church (although not affiliated with the church in any way) on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.  There is also an Al-Anon meeting held on Mondays at 7:00.

"Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety."

Al-Anon follows the same principles of A.A. although with a different focus. Al-Anon meetings are for anyone whose life has been affected by someone else’s drinking now or in the past. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; we are self- supporting through our own contributions.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is getting ready to open the first unmanned, computerized crossing station on the border with Mexico, staffed by scanner-equipped, remotely operated kiosks and monitored by surveillance cameras.Federal Register Notice - Opening Boquillas Crossing - Effective January 28, 2013 Link to PDF:

WHILE COLLIE CONVALESCES, we will be helping her assemble a coloring book of her mandalas. Each black and white, 8 ½” X 11” page is a different Sacred Circle, inspired by, and hand drawn by  Collie. The book is 18 pages with a color front and back cover which are reproductions of Collies art. The books are bound and have clear plastic outer covers. Books will be $20.95. The project is costly, so we are asking 1/2 of purchase to reserve your personal copy. Look for contact information and further details in future Moons and notices around town.

There will NOT be a Second Saturday Flea Market this month.  The weather is just too iffy.  However, if you want to set up on the South East porch under shelter, be our guest.  Tables are already there.

A note to contributors:
Please avoid fancy fonts, huge fonts (10-12 is plenty) and write your copy in single space. Condense all you can without losing your meaning.  Please avoid redundant redundancy.  All Moon editors strive to fit all the submissions in order of their posting and/or priority. We do work with limited space and reserve the right to shorten where possible. Submit Moon News by Noonday, Moonday to be distributed the following  Toosday.

One of these is yours.   All we need is your deposit.
                              CALL 371 - 2506

Next  week’s  Moon by  Million  sMiles
On Sunday, January 27th, there will be another Legendary Legion Jam, coordinated by Pat O'Bryan. So far, George Goss, Anna and Jim, and Trevor Hickle are in, but we are expecting more as the date approaches. The musicians are donating their tips to the Crisis Center in the Ghost Town, so come on by to donate to a good cause. Pot-luck dinner at the American Legion that night, so if you can, bring a dish. Begin at around 6:00 PM. The American Legion would like to thank all of the musicians, too many to name, who participated in the last Jam. It was a great time.

If anybody is considering getting spray foam insulation on or in a building call Ring @ 371 2994 or Bill and Kathy Gillis 371 2426. We are trying to put together a deal with a contractor for this kind of work and reckon we can get a better price if we have a goodly number of jobs.

From El Centro/H2O 2 Go: The load of tanks we have been working on since the end of the year is almost complete.  There is room for a couple more.  Call 2506.  Not 2499 - as that machine still eats messages.  Also, after rains and snows our parking lot turns to chocolate pudding.  Please enter H2O 2 Go via the north driveway - the one between Many Stones and ElCentro.  Otherwise, you might get stuck.  Thanks, Tha Burrs

There is an AA meeting held at the Baptist Church on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.  There is also an Al-Anon meeting held on Mondays at 7:00. The meeting is open to those who believe they have or have had a problem of alcoholism in their family or among their friends.

Please continue to call and/or write Ruth.  She especially loves and appreciates visitors.
Ruth Jansyn
c/o Select Specialty Hospital
4214 Andrews Highway
Suite 320, Room 306
Midland, TX  79703
(432) 522-3306 (Direct to room)
(571) 449-0603 (Cell phone, also in room)

Contact Whitebear or Juile at 2134 if you are interested in any of the building supplies or items that were listed on the flyers. All proceeds are going to help Michael Heidebrecht for his
living expenses while he is undergoing chemotherapy in Kansas.  If you would like to contact him, please write:  Michael Heidebrecht, 206 E 18th St N, Apt 105, Wichita, KS  67214.

Is anyone going and returning to (preferably northern) New Mexico before February who can transport a Mexican folk harp in pieces? I can pay some fleteo (shipping)-- there's a repairman in Ojinaga says he can fix it, and I'm coming on a bicycle. If perhaps yes, please call me at 505-720-7914. Thanks!   j. michael combs
First musician to perform at Farmer's Market

A bus that all of our equipment was loaded on was unable to get down to Mexico due to many reasons and was most unfortunate.
I am writing this to you all to let you know that your kindness and help for our lost and ailing friends has not gone unnoticed. The event organizers though preaching unity and compassion truly need a re-examination of their definition of both terms. Being from an area ourselves of very little income and employment the gift of friendship is our most cherished commodity. Something that seems important to the people of your town as well. Our friends down there among you speak very highly of not only the quality of your restaurant but the quality of your hearts. Helping these strangers that landed among you. Many of us that were also abandoned by the Synthesis Organization feel truly grateful that there are still good people that reach out to those in need without judgment or reservation. You all shine in my eyes and I just wanted you to let all of your staff know we are for ever in their debt for being so gracious and generous. I would also ask you to repost this "thank you" anywhere you feel proper to let the people of Terlingua know they are in our hearts for being such great small town people! This is the true America!
Bless You all. Gary and Kimberly Potter

One of Texas’ biggest wildlife restoration success stories continued with the relocation of 44 desert bighorn sheep to south Brewster County mountains.  More at

Road, rail, port projects in US part of border plan - The public may continue to provide comments and views on the plan at or by email at border-master-plan@austin.

Brown/Gold Africa print Baby Wrap in a large zip-loc bag   Please call Ceil 371-2160 if found.

OTRA VEZ THRIFT STORE asks everyone to hold off on their donations for a while - everyone has been very generous but we are smothered with donations and need some time to catch up on sorting and such. Thanks for your cooperation! We won't be open Sat. Jan. 26th but will be open this Wed. & next while the crew is working - 9 'til 11ish and Sat. Feb. 2 - 9 'til noon.

BURN BAN LIFTED IN BREWSTER COUNTY The Brewster County Commissioners Court voted to lift the burn ban at its meeting on Monday, January 14, effective immediately.  As recently as mid-December, the county had maintained a modified burn ban that outlined specific steps for outdoor burning and welding.  At the time, Brewster County Judge Val Beard said the Commissioners Court relied on Texas Forest Service analysis and examined a drought index, which made it clear the burn ban was appropriate. 
   “During the last campaign there was the assertion made that we adopted burn bans willy-nilly without any supporting data — we don’t,” said Beard. “The Forest Service provides us with assessments of fuel on the ground, what conditions are, how much rain we’ve had, how dry the vegetation is, and so on. … We generally don’t act unless we have their recommendation.” 
    The burn ban also had been lifted last July, then later was reinstated.  For more information, contact the Brewster County Office of Emergency Management, 432-837-9876.


PRESIDIO COUNTY – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has confirmed that the deceased body of Clifford Kocher, 58, of Alpine, was found in Big Bend Ranch State Park.  According to Rod Trevizo, the general superintendent for the park, Kocher’s body was found on Saturday, January 12 by two of his Alpine friends who had volunteered to search for him.  Volunteers from local communities, along with Border Patrol agents, Texas Game Wardens, Parks and Wildlife employees, local law enforcement and the Texas Rangers had been searching for Kocher since January 3.  “Everybody came together to start the search,” Trevizo said of search efforts. Law enforcement and volunteers initially searched a 20-mile radius of the park to no avail. Trevizo said Kocher entered the park on a one-day pass but left no itinerary and never checked in at any of the park’s stations.  Park officials began the search last week after friends of Kocher called concerned and after his rented vehicle was found parked alongside a park road.  According to Trevizo, Kocher was found in rough terrain near Lajitas, “thirty to forty minutes from where his car was.”He was pronounced deceased by Presidio County Justice of the Peace Juanita Bishop on Sunday morning, January 13.His body was transported out of the park by horseback and then sent to El Paso for an autopsy.  Trevizo said that upon finding the body, there was no apparent cause of death.“We strive for every visitor to check in at stations to avoid tragedies like this,” said Trevizo.


January 31, 2013
Vol. 24   No.  5

by Anonymous

Starlight Theater
Monday - Jan. 28 - 2-4-1 Burgers! music by Hank Woji
Tuesday - Jan. 29 - Uh Clem and the Bosons
Wednesday - Jan. 30 - The Whitmores
Thursday - Jan. 31- Jon Hogan and Maria Moss
Friday - Feb. 1 - Hank Woji and Mark Lewis
Sunday - Feb. 3 - Brunch - 11am-2pm, music by Neil Trammel
Monday  Feb. 4 - 2-4-1 Burgers! Trevor Reichman performs

Farmer's Market 10am -2pm every Sat in The Community Garden.  *Only 9 markets left this season.  Enjoy Music this week with Jon Hogan and Maria Moss (11-1PM)
Fresh Greens, Breads, Baked Goods, Handmade soaps, Fresh/Dried herbs, Local Honey and more!  "Herb Kitchen" our 2nd cooking class has been scheduled.  "Like" Us on Facebook Terlingua Community Garden for lots of info on  additional workshops and upcoming events
Think Community  Buy Local

There is an AA meeting which meets at the Baptist Church (although not affiliated with the church in any way) on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.  There is also an Al-Anon meeting held on Mondays at 7:00.

From El Centro/H2O 2 Go
The water catchment tanks should be here as early as Wednesday, January 30th. If you haven't made arrangements for a deposit on your tank, you can call us at home, 371-2506.  Evenings are usually best. Be prepared to have the balance amount ready when the tanks arrive.  Also, if you have special instruction, such as "drop at the Ranch mailboxes," let us know ASAP. The driver can bring with him extra valves and top-insertion mesh filter screens that fit into the mouth of the tank to keep out birds, leaves and other debris.  As it usually happens, another load began to fill almost immediately, and is more than half filled at this time. There may be room for 3 or more tanks on that (load #2).

Do you miss KYOTE?

KYOTE - our local but departed pirate radio station - provided our community, Lajitas to Panther Junction, with music and occasionally with special program broadcasts. It also provided information about local events of interest to the community. Would you like to have a community radio station again? If so, please read on. I am on the Advisory Council of KRTS - an NPR affiliate - that broadcasts on 93.5 FM from Marfa. Most everybody can pick up KRTS only SOMETIMES because there are many 'radio shadows' in South County where KRTS does not reach AND where a lot of people live. I am working with KRTS to create a way to have their signal broadcast locally in South County. I am also lobbying for more programming about Hispanic/Latino issues. If you are interested in making this happen, please contact me to express your support. I hope you are interested in helping make this happen in our community. Please contact me. Tom Alex
Phone in the evenings and weekends: 371-2917

On Sunday, 03 February, at 11:00 a.m., the Holy Eucharist will be celebrated in the Chapel of St. Mary and St. Joseph, Lajitas.  Services are held on the first and third Sundays of every month and as announced. The Episcopal Church welcomes you. Everybody is invited to attend. Looking ahead. Lent and Easter come early this year. On Wednesday, 13 February, Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Season of Lent and a day of solemn obligation, will be observed at 5:00 p.m. in the Chapel. Easter Sunday will be the last day of March.

Otra Vez Thrift Store will be open this Sat. Feb. 2, 9am 'til noon.  We have lots of new, drop by and check it out!  Please hold off on donations as we are still dealing with the large amount that we already have - Thanks everyone!

Last Minute Low Budget Productions extends a standing ovation to all those who made The12th Annual Home Tour a huge success.  Many thanks to Larry and Teresa Freeman, Jennifer and Romaldo Pena, Cynta de Narvaez, and Greg and Valynda Henington for opening your homes & rental properties to 82 guests!
Our gratitude goes out to Anita Johnson & Big Bend Library for providing a "reservation center." A big shout out to Jenny Schooler & Far Flung Outdoor Center, John Parker & Big Bend River Tours, & Trevor Hickle & Lajitas Golf Resort Productions so that we can continue to bring quality live theater to South Brewster

A huge thanks to all competitors, judges, spectators and musicians who helped make High Sierra Bar & Grill's 2nd Annual Chili Cook-off and Ghostown BBQ Challenge a fantastic success. See y'all next year!

This week at High Sierra:
Fri, Feb 1 ~ Emy Taylor hosts Open Jam ~ 7pm
Sat, Feb 2 ~ Emy Taylor rocks the house ~ 8 - 11pm Come watch all of your favorite sports events upstairs in our TV room and don't forget High Sierra is open for breakfast  Friday, Saturday and Sunday – 7 til 11am.

Kudos to  Pam Priddy, Penni Warren, Bernadette Devine, Sarah Bourbon, Malynda Richardson, and Nancy Faubion 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 Elizabeth Thompson, Kara Sweeney, Scott Watkins, and Catfish Callaway for all your hard work & incredible hosting at the registrations & receptions.  All proceeds from the Home Tour go to Last Minute Low Budget

We Are Now Closed India’s Café And Bakery
Due to financial problems beyond our own control…
We want to thank the community for all the support the past three years.  Its been a pleasure to achieve what we did with a small café, now its time to slow down a bit…. Not sure what we will do now, we will see what the future holds for us.   Once again thank you all for every thing you have done for us.  William and India

Attention: Last Minute Low Budget Productions is having a Theatre Workday Saturday Feb. 2nd @ 10:00 a.m. Let's meet at the regular place behind the store and we will go to the Big Bend Resort & Adventures Party Barn. So bring your hammers, screwdrivers, drills-basically your whole toolbox, your expertise and help us build a set for our next wonderful play here in the desert.

ON SALE - Budweiser Selecct 55 6pk for $5.75.  O'Doul's 6pk for only $4.50.  Supreme Blend cigars for only $1.50 per pack (while supplies last)!  Monte Maria 1.5L Cabernet Sauvignon for only $12.50.  Don Cuco Sotol Reposado for $30.00 and Blanco for $25.00.  Come check out all the other new sales going on. Don't forget; we have fresh, locally made, filtered ice for just $1.75 per bag!!! Visit us anytime Mon thru Sat 10 to 9. 371-3155 or like us on FaceBook!
Beverly was brave. In life and facing death, nothing scared her, and no one could keep her from speaking her mind. She knew what was right, what was wrong, and what was just bizarre.

Beverly, along with John Sufficool, ventured out in the dessert as far as people ever will.  She lived among the Tarahumara Indians, and saw that it was still possible to live a primitive lifestyle in this crazy modern world.

The last three years, Beverly and her Mother were seen about town eating at their favorite restaurants, attending social events, and cruising the aisles of their local stores. Beverly loved camp fires, dancing, cooking for people, gardening, and creating and being involved in lively political social discussions. She loved good art, good children, and a good party. She was larger than life, and she will live on in the hearts of countless Texans and beyond.

She hasn’t left us, but has merely found a new scene. Beverly was, and is, inimitable and unforgettable.

At the age of 17, Beverly’s opposition to the Vietnam War led her down a path of challenges and incredible adventures. Beverly has requested that donations be made to the “”, an organization of veterans helping other veterans.

A memorial service will be held on March 2, 2013 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Holland Hotel in Alpine.


The Stables is looking for a Part-time Receptionist/Office Clerk. Position duties include telephone sales and bookings, meeting and greeting the public, common computer knowledge & skills, record keeping/filing and other day-to-day tasks. Must have dependable transportation and means of communication.  Area and industry knowledge a plus, though not required; will train.

Email resume or personal information to to set up an interview for this position.
Beverly Jo Montgomery passed away on Thursday, January 24, 2013.  She was born in Lubbock, Texas on January 28, 1954. Her last days, she was surrounded by her sister and friends.