Terlingua Moon - March 2012
by 
La Catrina

The Terlingua Moon
March 12, 1012   ~  VOL. 23 #10

When you don’t have any money, the problem is food.
When you have money, it’s sex.
When you have both, it’s health.
                                     J. P. Donleavy

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Join us this week at The Starlight Theatre for some good music, good food, and good fun.
Tuesday, the 13th- Uh Clem
Wednesday, the 14th- The Whitmores
Thursday, the 15th- Kim Townsend
Friday, the 16th-John Hogan and Maria Moss
Saturday, 17th- Jobuck Johnson
Sunday, 18th- John Hogan and Maria Moss

Ghost Town Café and Saloon:
Tue:   Cafe: Breakfast 6am-2pm Daily.
Saloon: Cougar Nite - Texas Tea drink special for all cougars.
Wed:  Skirt Nite...yes, kilts are skirts (dresses count, too.) Show those legs and Vodka Cranberrys are $2.
Thurs: Thirsty Thursday and Ladies' Night with Brady on the bar and dancing til you drop ~ Happy Hour prices all night.
Fri:  Unplugged (Acoustic) Open Mike
Sat:  Disco Dance Party! Come move your body!
Sun: $2 Bloody Marys and Jim's Manz Nite
Happy Hour prices for the guys all night.
Mon:  Fiddle Tunes 6-9pm & Acoustic Jam 9pm - Midnight. Bring your instrument and join in.
Happy Hour 5-7pm daily.

Espresso...y poco mas @ La Posada Milagro Guesthouse located in the Ghostown  will open early all this week due to spring break. Hours 7am-3pm.  Also, will be grilling outside on Thursday, Friday & Saturday from 5pm-9pm come join us!!  Come get a burrito and our great coffee to start your morning!! Order to go  432.371.3044

This week at the High Sierra Bar & Grill
Tuesday, March 13th, The Jon Hogan String Band, 5-7 PM
Wednesday, March 14th, The Jon Hogan String Band5-7 PM
Friday, March 16th, Al Berry, 7:30-till whenever
Saturday, March 17th (St Patrick’s Day) The Jon Hogan String Band will be performing in the afternoon, The Pirates of Terlingua Creek will perform at 8 pm
Come join us for St. Patrick’s day...and have a weeee spot of Guiness with us...

During Spring Break Only  India’s Café and Sweets will be open everyday From 5:30 Till 3:30
Breakfast, Lunch, Sweets

The RoadRunner Deli will be open 7 days for spring break week 10/10 through 10/18 ...Open 7:30 to 2:30 Tuesday Thru Saturday...432-371-2364


Another musical listing:  Thursday, Friday, and Saturday this week at the Bad Rabbit Cafe at Terlingua Ranch, music by Cooter, Charlie, and Judy, 7 to 9 pm.

Community Information

The Annual Rocket Fuel Party on March 16th starting at 5pm at Passing Wind Ranch and then don’t forget…

St. Paddy's Day Parade, Saturday, March 17th, starting at 4:00pm at Kathy's Kosmic Kowgirl Kafe for decorating then Parade begins at 4:30pm ending at La Kiva for happy hour.

OTRA VEZ March schedule: we will be open March 24 and 31 (and a happy  St. Patrick's Day to you too).  In addition, we accommodate those who cannot come Saturdays on Wednesdays when we are working, usually 9-11.  Come check out our new spring merchandise.

MARCH MADDNESS: Arts and crafts fair, Saturday, March 17, 10-4, at the Party Barn of Forever Resorts motor inn, intersection of 118 and 170.  Come see our selection of work by local artists and crafts people, some of whom have never shown here before.  See you then.  For more information, call 432-371-2584.

Reminder to Terlingua artists and crafts people: There is still room for you..  The building will open well before 10 am, there is plenty of space, so you can set up at your leisure.  Please let me know if you plan to participate.  The fee is $5 per table.  Ruth Jansyn, 371 2584 or jansynr@gmail.com.

The 4th Annual Green Scene is only 1 month away.  Saturday April 7th, starting at 11:00am
in The Community Garden.
Visit www.terlinguagreenscene.com for the full schedule listing.
What do Kamut, Amaranth, and Quinoa have in common?
These grains have been cultivated by man for over 3,000 years.  Learn to hand-mill grains and make artisan bread at this year's scene.  Do you like to get your hands dirty?  Try Cob Building in the Community Garden 2pm.

Farmers Market Saturday's 9am-1pm
"Only 3 Markets left this season"
Enjoy local eggs, fresh baked breads, Hot Tamales,
Morning picked greens, herbs, flowers, locally produced dairy products, creative arts, crafts and more!
Can't make to the Market on Saturdays?
You can get fresh produce on Wed from 4-7 at the Garden.
And The Green Scene Film Festival is still seeking submissions. Contact Buckner at 512-659-2993 for more information

Sign language class
New books and materials are here! Come and check them out Wednesday 4pm at Family Crisis Center.
$5 & free for 18 years old and under

ART LESSONS WITH COPPER LOVE
  Copper Love has been painting in the Big Bend since the 1970's.  And she has had art shows and her works hanging in the area galleries since the 80's.    We have a rare opportunity to join with her for painting lessons in the Terlingua area.  We'll meet the first day in the ghostown of Terlingua on April 5th, 6th, and 7th.  If an overflow class is needed, that will be April 11th, 12th and 13th.    Oil, acrylic, pastel or water color, your choice.  You must provide your own materials.  Call for price, available dates, and reservations.  432-371-2485 or 3156, ask for Pam.

Classical Music Concert
The trio (Judy, Jane, Kerry) will play the Mozart/Dvorak program again at the Bunkhouse on Terlingua Ranch, Sunday, March 18, at 4 pm.

On Sunday, 18 March, at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of St. Mary and St. Joseph, Lajitas, there will be a celebration of the Holy Eucharist. The third and last in a series of teaching sessions will follow. This week's topic is: Living the Christian Life as a Member of the Episcopal Church. All are invited to attend. The Episcopal Church Welcomes You! Coming events: Palm Sunday, April 1st; Good Friday, April 6th; Easter Sunday, April 8th.  See you in Church!

Once again the Big Bend Community embraced the VFD & EMS Firemen's Ball, making it a fun packed evening and highly successful.  The I-Pad raffle winner was Ron Sanders of Alpine, Texas.    Craig Carter and the Spur of the Moment Band were outstanding, I want to say "as usual", but I believe it was a step above.  They had the crowd in the palm of their hands.  Long sets and short breaks had everybody on their feet dancing through the night.  Thank you Craig and the boys for your contribution to grand entertainment.
  A special THANK YOU goes out to the sponsers.  They were Lajitas Golf & Spa Resort, Bill and Lisa Ivey & The Starlight Theater, The Cottonwood General Store, Far Flung Outdoor Center, and Las Casitas.  Also, Kathy, Allen, Jason and the Starlight crew.  Your help made it happen!

Great weather and wonderful friends combined to make a terrific Cookie Chill Off sponsored by Last Minute Low Budget Productions!  Sandi Turvin won first in the cookies/candy division with her yummy Coconut Chocolate Macaroons.  Carolyn Burr walked away with a first in the pie category for her scrumptious Mascarpone Cantaloupe Orange Cheesecake and a first in the ice cream/sorbet category for her outstanding Cranberry-Pomegranate Sorbet.  Best of Show went to Carolyn for her cheesecake.  Cindy Burns's crowd-pleasing Pie to the Moon (lemon pie) took the People's Choice Award.

Many thanks to all of our entrants and all you tasters out there!  Special thanks go out to our judges Aaron Stech, Moses Martinez, Charlotte Egerton, and Roger Hazelwood and a huge thanks to George Fullwood for hosting us at the Boathouse. 
The recycling trailer is FULL and we will not be making a trip in March as the Park is too busy with Spring Breaking.  Please take your recycling to Alpine.

If you ordered WATER CATCHMENT TANKS, they are scheduled to arrive sometime next week.  There are still 2 tanks available fcfs.  You will need to be ready with your truck or trailer when the time does come; don't forget your tie downs.  Stay in close touch in case the scheduled arrival changes.  Call 371-2506 (answering machine) or email elcentro432@gmail.com

Check out Carl Leatherwood’s article (March 5, 2012) in the Alpine Daily Planet last week on Ring Huggins:  Carlton Leatherwood's Big Bend people: Inside the world of a rock hound.  www.alpinedailyplanet.typepad.com/

Also, Check out Beatriz Terrazas’s article on the 10 Bits Ranch.  Go Steve and Jennifer!

If you missed the Chihuahua Races, here’s Voni Glaves take on the event.

YES, another Freak Show...
FUNKYJUNK 2012. We put the Funk in your Junk.  Local artists re-animate objects left for dead.  Come and see the funked-up results on Saturday evening, March 24 at the Starlight Theatre.  Peace and Pieces, Mark.

Washington, D.C. -- Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) expressed concern about security risks posed by an unmanned border crossing at the Big Bend National Park, now under construction by the U.S. National Park Service. Sen. Hutchison's comments on this matter and other border issues came at a hearing of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee's Subcommittee on Commerce, State and Justice that included U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder testifying on the Justice Department's Fiscal Year 2013 budget.
"I am very concerned about the U.S. National Park Service's construction of a $3.7 million unmanned border crossing at the Big Bend National Park in South Texas," said Sen. Hutchison. "This is an area where illegal immigrants are already walking through ankle-deep water to U.S. soil
(oh yeah, so where are they???) and presents an easy way for illegal drugs to be brought into the U.S. and guns to cross into Mexico. We should be spending taxpayer money securing our borders, not on an unsecure border crossing."

And last but Not Least:
Terlingua hosted the Jack Probst Big Bend Invitational Golf Tournament at Black Jack's Crossing in Lajitas on 3/6.  Yadelin Hernandez, a freshman at Big Bend High School scored a hole in one on the par 3, 17th hole.
The Terlingua Moon
March 20, 2012   ~  VOL. 23 #11 Circ. ~ 30 paper + 169 email.  [Ed. Note: Email has quintupled circulation from the Good Ol’ Days of just paper!]

HAPPY FIRST DAY OF SPRING!!!!  The Turkey Vultures are back, the Bluebonnets are blooming, and the Mesquites have leaves!!!!  YIPPEE!!!

This week @ the High Sierra Bar & Grill...
The Jon Hogan String Band W/Maria Moss & Cornbread will be performing.
Tue 5:00 to 8:00
Wed 5:00 to 8:00
No Cover... Please come and Enjoy

Farmers Market - just 3 more weeks!  Lots of greens, eggs, herbs, tamales, cheese and art!  Sending out A GREAT BIG THANK YOU for ALL of the generous donations and hard work.  You are creating a fully sustainable desert garden for our community. The roof is nearly done, and a 3,000 gal. tank is coming this week!!

This week at the Starlight Theatre:
Monday - 3/19 - Trevor Reichman, plus 2-4-1 Burgers!
Tuesday - 3/20 - Uh Clem plays for us
Wednesday - 3/21 - The Whitmores
Thursday - 3/22 - Jon Hogan & Maria Moss
Friday - 3/23 - McMercy Family Band
Saturday - 3/24 - The Rocky Top Alien Breeding Experiment perform - PLUS! The FuNkY JuNk Artshow! Re-animated Junk from our Local Fender Banger Creative Types! Put the Funk in your Junk! (Bring art to Starlight by closing time on Wednesday March 21...  Zbynek and I will be there to receive on Wed. 2-5, but otherwise, just leave it in the reserved area on the dance floor)... This year's dress code is WHITE TRASH & Diego and Co. create Tasty White Trash Treats...bacon, anyone???  Fun starts at 7pm!
Monday - 3/26 - Russell Clepper is back! Plus, 2-4-1 Burgers all night!
Every Sunday - Brunch! 11am - 2pm. Special menu, Bloody Mary bar, live music and more!
Don’t miss Happy Hour everyday 5pm-6pm! $1 Tacos - $2 Margaritas - $2 Domestics!

SHOT TIME LIQUORS -  Now featuring Imported Canadian Gold (a blend of 100% Canadian whiskies) on sale for $10.50.  Also, new in, Glenmorangie (The Original Highland Single Malt Scotch Whiskey).
   "Ten year old Glenmorangie is renowned the world over for its elegant and floral spirit; a single malt whiskey of exquisite finesse and alluring complexity.  Since 1843 it has remained Truly Original.."  "In the far North of Scotland, beside the ancient Royal Burgh of Tain, lies the Glenmorangie Distillery.  Established in 1843, Glenmorangie is still to this day perfected by the Sixteen Men Of Tain.  In the Gaelic language Glenmorangie means 'valley of tranquility', perfectly describing the distillery's peaceful setting on the banks of the picturesque Dornoch Firth." 
   Who's thirsty now???  Mon-Sat 10 to 9  371-3155

RECYLING—We did do a park run on Thurs. so the trailer is empty... One more run in April folks.  Thanks to all the volunteers for their help, especially Marcos and Susan Paredes for the truck. Please remember we do not take plastic Oil containers of any kind.  Thank you.
Terlingua part-timer Allan C. Kimball will be signing copies of his books on April 7 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Barton Warnock Center in Lajitas. Among his recent books are travel guides such as the "Big Bend Guide," "Texas Museums of Discovery," and "Texas' 107 Best Walks," along with historical novels "The Legend of Fort Leaton" and "Rainbows Wait for Rain."

Got JUNK in your TRUNK?  FUNKYJUNK Art Show wants you creative types to bring your art to the Starlight Theatre on Wednesday, March 21 between 2 and 5pm.  Zbynek and I will be there to receive your creative works.  If you can't make it then, just drop it off at the Starlight (down on the dance floor). You must deliver the goods before the Starlight closes on Wednesday night.  The theme requires that your art involve some re-animated objects you got from a junkpile...  or stuff that was destined for the landfill, but was rescued by you and made into something else. Put the Funk in your Junk.

TRASHY PARTY for FUNKYJUNK Art Show
March 24...Starlight Theatre...7pm.
Dress Code: White Trash
Music: Rocky Top Alien Breeding Experiment
Snacks: Diego and Staff's Fab Foods
Art: Local Fender Bangers Make Rust into Gold
Tetanus Shots Will NOT Be Provided.

The Green Scene
Saturday April 7th in The Community Garden
Open Mic hosted by Jim Keaveny 11am-5pm in the solar powered Beer Garden. The sun always shines in Terlingua.
Casey with AllEnergies.com will present the advantages of solar energy at noon.
For a full event schedule see: www.terlinguagreenscene.com
Volunteers Needed!!! You get lunch, drink and entry into the film festival.

You can find the list for ballot order in Presidio and Brewster Counties HERE. This is not the entire ballot—only contested races.

The digital media kit for Big Bend & Texas Mountains Travel Guide is up and live. Download the rate card and insertion order. View the distribution list, the slated editorial, advertising rates and specifications, etc. It's all online.
http://bigbendtravelguide.com/
Deadline is April 15.

Tales From the Terlingua Porch is in it's FIFTH printing!  Viva Blair Pittman!  Get your copy online at Front Street Books.

Invaders of Texas
An Invaders of Texas seminar will be held on April 12 at Panther Junction Headquarters  Community Room at Big Bend National Park and runs from 9 am - 4 pm.  Bring your bag lunch! This innovative program trains volunteer "citizen scientists" to detect the arrival and dispersal of invasive species in their own local areas. That information is delivered into a statewide mapping database and to those who can do something about it. We will need 25 confirmed participants. If you are interested, please RSVP to Jane Brown, 432-477-1106 or Jane_Brown@nps.gov.

Play Day at Ball Field
There will be another play day at the ball field this Saturday, March 31.  Everyone is invited to join in the laughs and encouragement! Last time the players ranged from 6 – 70, so we know you’ll fit in!

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

Anyone Missing a Parakeet?
Found: light gray with a light blue tint parakeet. This bird has a blue cere and is fairly friendly. Seems like a young bird to us. If you are missing a parakeet, this one might be yours. Call us at 2150 for more info.

La Kiva Annual Alter-Ego Party!
Tuesday, April3, 5-midnight. Come dressed as your favorite other personality and win cash and prizes! Music by IGOR and the RED ELVISES !! This is one BIG party!  No cover charge!
Annie LeRoy is looking for a wood chipper to rent for a couple of days – 424-3633.

Farmers Market
The last Farmer's Market of the season is this Saturday, March 31st.  The Shade is up and the tank has arrived.
Thanks to all the vendors and regular customer for a great time in the garden. Look for Presidio honey, and Fort Davis apples this Fall. The farmer's market will be back mid Oct providing local food grown right here at home.  Think Community Buy Local

Otra Vez
Open this Saturday, March 31 as well as the following Wednesday, April 4.  Wednesdays we frequently close at 11, depending on how much staging needs to be done.  DONORS, please note.  We cannot handle any more TVs.  We currently have 2 on the outside bench that, hopefully, can be used to view tapes.  Please, no more!  These are free to anyone who can use them or dispose of them properly.

Catchment Tank Order
The tanks will arrive any day now.  Stay close to your phone or check with us daily.  About 10:00 in the morning is the best time to catch us at home 2506.  Again, the answering machine at the store is unreliable, but the one at the home # is reliable. 

Green Scene
Sat, April 7, in The Community Garden starts at 11.  Brewster and Presidio County water specialists Logan Boswell, and Gary Bryant will discuss rain catchment and greywater usage at 1pm.  Open Mic with Chris Lee starts at 5 at The Starlight followed by The ShaBangbangs, bellydancers of The Terlingua Tribe at 7. Listen for us on Marfa Public Radio on Talk at Ten on Thursday, March 29. Volunteers Needed For Setup Friday, April 6th at 5:30. You get lunch, drink, and entry into the film fest. For more info call 3196.

Art Opening
The Terlingua Ghostown welcomes back Copper Love for an art show at Earth and Fire Imports.  Her show will run April 2nd through the 15th, with the opening on Monday, April 2nd from 4:00 - 7:00pm. Come welcome Copper back after a long absence and join us for wine and tidbits. Also ask about and sign up for art classes to be held while she is here.  Call 432-371-3156 or 2485 for more details.

Holy Week at St’s Mary and Joseph
On Sunday, April first, at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of St. Mary and St. Joseph, Lajitas, the PALM SUNDAY LITURGY will take place. On Friday, 6 April, at 2:00 p.m. the GOOD FRIDAY LITURGY will be observed. The MASS OF EASTER will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, 8 April, in the Chapel. Everyone is invited to attend these services.  Looking ahead: on Saturday, 21 April, an Episcopal Visitation by the Rt. Rev. Dr. Michael Vono, Bishop of Rio Grande. Full details of the Bishop's schedule will be published in a later issue.

Terlingua Moon
Vol. 23, # 13    March 27, 2012
                                                                                     terlinguamoon@gmail.com
Terlingua Moon
Ghost Town Cafe/Saloon
Tue:   Cafe: Breakfast 6am-2pm daily.
Saloon: Cougar Nite - Texas Tea drink special for all cougars.
Wed:  Skirt Nite...yes, kilts are skirts (dresses count, too.) Show those legs and Vodka Cranberrys are $2.
Thurs: Thisty Thursday & Ladies' Night with Brady on the bar and dancing til you drop ~ Happy Hour prices all night.
Fri: Unplugged Open Mike
Sat:  Disco Dance Party! Come move your body!
Sun: $2 Bloody Marys and Jim's Manz Nite - Happy Hour prices for the guys all night.
Mon:  Acoustic Jam - bring your instrument and join in.
Happy Hour 5-7pm daily.

Starlight Theater
Tuesday - 3/27 - Uh Clem plays for us
Wednesday - 3/28 - The Whitmores
Thursday - 3/29 - Jim Keaveny
Friday - 3/30 - Bonnie Whitmore
Saturday - 3/31 - CLOSED FOR A WEDDING
Monday - 4/2 - Russell Clepper, plus 2-4-1 Burgers!
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!
SHOT TIME LIQUORS -
Now featuring Imported Canadian Gold (a blend of 100% Canadian whiskies); still on sale for $10.50 for a 1 Ltr bottle.  Need a really impressive bottle for your personal bar or to entertain a party?  Try our Frozen Ghost Vodka; the 'ghost' smokes out of the bottle on the first opening... really cool.  Stop by and ask about The Legend of the Frozen Ghost.

High Sierra Bar and Grill
Wed. March 28th, Austin Singer/songwriter Mandy Rowden will be performing at 7:00 PM.  You don't want to miss this.

Friday, March 30th, Al Berry will be performing at 7:30 PM

Saturday, March 31st, The Pirates of Terlingua Creek will be playing at 8:00 PM

You are not imagining things, it is getting warmer!  Take advantage of the coldest beer in town right here at the High Sierra Bar and Grill. 

Don't forget, we have a large screen TV and some of the best food in town...