Terlingua Moon - March 2012
Entertainment this Week:

Starlight Theater
Tuesday, Mar. 5 - Uh Clem
Wednesday, Mar. 6 - The Whitmores at the mics.
Thursday, Mar. 7  - Michael Combs
Friday Mar. 8 - Terlingua's own The Dusty Desert Pearls! Come enjoy an enchanting performance by these illustrious dancing girls.
Saturday, Mar. 9 - Radio La Chusma
Sunday, Mar. 10 - Brunch - 11am-2pm! Sweet Shine & Honey performs

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

High Sierra
Thursday, Mar. 7 - Dr Fun 6pm
Saturday, Mar. 9 -Charlie Maxwell & Ted Arbogast 8pm
Sunday, Mar. 10 - Hangover Show w/Rocky Top

More local news

Water tank order has stalled at more than half filled. Call -2506 if you have questions (dimensions, weight, etc.), to arrange for deposit, and to get your tank on the list.  We also have mesh filter baskets and Banjo valves. We spoke with a representative at the State Comptroller's Office regarding tax-free rain harvesting items. He said "Basically anything having to do with a specific project," such as gutter, down spouts, filters, valves. For more information click here.

Terlingua Green Scene: The film festival entry deadline is March 15th. The full event schedule still in process. Some highlights will be: Standup with Kara Sweeney, The Dusty Desert Pearls bellydancers of the Terlingua Tribe, The Terlingua School UIL One-Act Play directed by Martha Stafford, raising goats and cheese making with Katherine Napper, The Art of Tie Dye with Jill Jones Seed Planting Cacti with Ring Huggins Earth-ship Construction with Davis Odom. More to Come in more Moons!!!!

Lajitas:  Art exhibit featuring oil paintings and watercolors by Terlingua artists Bryn Moore and Bonnie Wunderlich in the gallery on the boardwalk in Lajitas.  The artists depict Big Bend landscapes in each of their unique style, so please come by and visit.  Hours are 9:30 to 6 every day except for lunch.  Exhibit runs through April 15.
The Terlingua Moon
March 5, 2013                   Vol. 24, No. 10
Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind. - Bruce Lee
by La Coyota
Local News

2nd Saturday Flea Market at H2O-To-Go Parking Lot, Sat. March 9th, 9am til whenever - weather permitting.  Will the wind blow? Hopefully not - get your spring cleaning done and come set up for free! p.s. 'Stuff on the red table on the porch is FREE. Please don't leave a mess, don't leave more stuff there and do not take the table.'

Farmer's Market Every Saturday, 10am-2pm in the Terlingua Community Garden in the Ghost Town. Sat., March 9: music with Jim Keavney (11am-1pm).

"Terlingua Septic Pump Out" scheduled Thursday, March 7th. We are splitting the travel costs. If you are interested in joining us call Connie Gooch at B & S Services. The office is (432) 837-7447. Her cell is (432) 294-0758.

Get Fit Terlingua! Want to lose 10, 20 or more pounds and get fit but need encouragement and support? Join Terlingua's new weight-loss/fitness group and start winning by losing. Our first meeting will be Thursday, March 7th at 10am at the High Sierra. Come on out and let's get fit.

SHOT TIME LIQUORS - On Sale - Budweiser Select 55 for $5.50. Various mixers on clearance. R.I.P. Senna Boy. We miss you. Aryton Senna; Dec. 6th, 2012 - March 1st, 2013.

FUNKY JUNK Art Show was Rusty and Fun!  Thanks to all the Creative Creatures and everyone else who was involved!  The art will hang until the Green Scene, so come by and check it out if you haven't already...fun crazy beautiful stuff by locals!

Freebox FashionShow returns! March 23 at the Starlight.  All proceeds go to buying corn and basic staples for the Tarahumara (Raramuri) of Copper Canyon, in partnership with a food bank in Cuauhtemoc, Chihuahua, Mexico.  All outfits and models arranged the night of the auction.  Bring donations: nice used or handcrafted clothing and accessories, clean, and in excellent shape.  We need many models of all shapes and sizes, ages, & gender; show up and try on fashions for a great cause.  For more info or if interested in helping run the event, contact Kleo: 928-380-3261 or thelifewife@gmail.com.

Excerpt from Rio Grande is Rio Poco in Big Bend National Park, posted by Brian Clark Howard of National Geographic News in Water Currents on February 27, 2013

Big Bend is located in western Texas, where it hugs the border with Mexico. The dividing line is the Rio Grande river (known as the Rio Bravo south of the border), which winds through 244 miles (393 km) of the massive park.

Through conversations with the Brocketts and several Park Service rangers, we came to see how the river is a dominant feature of the park. The water it brings is critical to much of the area’s wildlife, which includes more than 1,200 species of plants, 450 species of birds, 56 species of reptiles, and 75 species of mammals. The park is the largest piece of protected Chihuahuan Desert in the U.S., a unique ecosystem that stretches across a swath of northern Mexico.

The Rio Grande once roared through the park, where it cut impressive canyons like Santa Elena, with walls that soar hundreds of feet. But through much of the area, the “grande” river is now merely a “poco” trickle, often only ankle deep.

At a visitor center in the park, a display showed some before and after pictures of the river over the decades. Much like the Colorado River, the Rio Grande has been over-allocated and drained along its 1,896 miles (3,051 km), so only 20% of its original flow makes it to the Gulf of Mexico. At some places, like in Presidio, Texas, the Rio Grande is often completely dry.

As with the Colorado, agriculture is the biggest culprit, thanks to heavy irrigation. Ranchers, cities, and industries make withdrawals too, from the Rio Grande’s watershed, which totals an estimated 182,200 square miles (472,000 square kilometers).
There are also a number of dams along the Rio Grande, notably Cochiti Dam, Elephant Butte Dam, Caballo Dam, Amistad Dam, Falcon Dam, Anzalduas Dam, and Retamal Dam.

Despite its loss of flow, the Rio Grande continues to support an impressive array of wildlife. In Big Bend National Park, I saw a glimpse of a bobcat padding along a rock cliff. Collared peccaries (known locally as javelinas) are common sites, and coyotes can often be heard howling in the night.

Although the Rio Grande is robbed of much of its water by the time it reaches Big Bend, it still supports a rich and unique ecosystem, as well as a unique way of life.

AA meetings. Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. Al-Anon meeting held on Mondays at 7:00. Both meet at the Baptist Church (but are not affiliated with the church).

Y Poco Mas coffee shop in the Ghost town @La Posada Milagro. Espresso and the best coffee in town. Also, the best burritos for breakfast. Come join us 7:30 am-2 pm. WIFI available.

Otra Vez Thrift Store hours: Tues.  2pm - 4 pm, Wed. 9am - 11:30 while crew is working & 2pm - 4 pm, Fri. 2pm - 4pm.  A lot of new things added, so come by to check it out! Please, no more donations until further notice.

"The Last American Hitch Hiker" wants to send a BiG HUG to all who have contributed to the project.  You may still be a part of what I hope to be a Cult Classic by donating money... you will receive custom books, signed prints of the illustrations, and your name in the book!  Email Mark at raindogfalls@yahoo.com, or find him in any other manner. “I will be sending work to the printer before long and we'll see how many books I can get printed with the funds!!!

House sitting: Looking for someone to live at my place and feed dogs and cats for one month or more.  Three bedrooms, two baths, drinkable well water, AC and awesome view at the Christmas Mts. Nancy @ 371-2616


Half the pleasure of a visit to Big Bend National Park, as in certain other affairs, lies in the advance upon the object of our desire. Coming toward the park from the village of Lajitas deep in west Texas, we see this rampart of volcanic cliffs rising a mile above the surrounding desert. Like a castled fortification of Wagnerian gods, the Chisos Mountains stand alone in the morning haze, isolated and formidable, unconnected with other mountains, remote from any
major range. Crowned with a forest of juniper, piñon pine, oak, madrone, and other trees the Chisos rise like an island of greenery and life in the midst of the barren, sun-blasted, apparently lifeless, stone-bleak ocean of the Chihuahuan Desert. An emerald isle in a red sea.
-Edward Abbey, “Big Bend”


Keep April 27 open for the Chihuahua Races.  We're gonna have fun, fun, fun!

Special events at the Bad Rabbit Cafe
Wed--March 13, live music on the patio with the Lavins... come and enjoy our fresh made cheeseburgers and fresh cut fries or our steak fingers and listen to music under the stars!
Friday---fried catfish and all of the fixin's
Saturday---surf and turf get our hand cut, slow cooked steaks and shrimp over a mesquite fire....
Sunday--ask about our special

EARTH AND FIRE IMPORTS/GALLERY, located in downtown Terlingua Ghosttown, welcomes back by popular demand, artist Copper Love, oil painter. She is introducing some new work, as well as some old favorites.
   Copper's opening Monday, March 18th from 4pm-7pm.  Join us for refreshments and meet the artist.  Hanging from March 18th - April 1st.  Hours are 9am-1pm & 3pm-7pm daily. Also be sure and check out her works hanging in Alpine at Front Street Books' (121 E. Holland Ave.) Red Room Gallery (open the same hours as the book store).
The Terlingua Moon
March 12, 2013                   Vol. 24, No. 11
by Million sMiles
...will be at the FARMERS' MARKET this coming Saturday!  Where else can you see a wacko hawking Funky Junk Rejects like he was some kind of Carnival Barker???  Where else can you find the creative work of a demented mind for a few stinking greenbacks?  Where else can you get Awesome Handcrafted Art for one lousy buck?     NO WHERE ELSE!  So come to the FARMERS' MARKET or find yourself in the middle of nowhere... oh, oops . . .

There is an AA meeting on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. and an Al-Anon  meeting on Mondays at 7:00 p.m.  Both are held at the Baptist Church near Chili Pepper.  Although not affiliated with the church we are very grateful to the church for the use of their space and the support of their pastor, Ray Bullock.  You can now find us on facebook and google.

Services will be held in the Chapel of St. Mary and St. Joseph, Lajitas, at 11:00 a.m. on March 17, The Fifth Sunday of Lent, and March 24, Palm Sunday. The guest officiant will be the Rev. Deacon Earl McFarland of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Las Cruces, NM. We are pleased to have Deacon Earl with us during this spring season. The Episcopal Church Welcomes You. Everybody is invited to attend. Lent and Easter Schedule, Chapel of St. Mary and St. Joseph:

Sunday, 17 March, Lent V, 11:00 a.m.
Sunday, 24 March, Palm Sunday, 11:00 a.m.
Friday, 29 March, Good Friday, 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, 31 March, Easter Day, 11:00 a.m.
Sunday, 7 April, Easter II, 11:00 a.m.

James Evans-This weekend March 9 -10, 2013

Live Entertainment at the Thirsty Goat:
Monday – Bruce Salmon
Tuesday – Bruce Salmon
Wednesday – Charles Maxwell and Ted Arbogast
Thursday – Trevor Reichman
Friday – Kim Townsend
Saturday – Ghosts Along the Brazos
Sunday – D. Bess with the return of 2-4-1 fajitas!

Please call or email us a final confirmation to make certain we have your deposit and that your catchment  tank is part of the current truck-load, to arrive in the next few days. Email is elcentro432@gmail.com  phone # is 371-2506. If you want to be added to the tentative next load, let us know.  Thanks - the Burrs

This week at the High Sierra:
Wednesday, March 13 - Sweet 'Shine & Honey @ 4:30pm on the balcony.
Thursday, March 14 - Breakfast on the Balcony with Bryn Moore @ 10am.
Thursday, March 14 -  Kim Townsend Americana @ 8pm.
Friday, March 15 - Rocky Top 2pm & The Lavens @ 7:30pm
Saturday, March 16 - Dr Fun! @ 8pm.
Sunday, March 17 Hangover Show w/GHOSTS ALONG THE BRAZOS @ Noon Breakfast everyday through Sunday 7-10:30am

The Woman's Club of Alpine is hosting a Spring Fling Country Market, May 31 and June 1 in the Alpine Civic Center.  Booths must be ready to open at 2:00 pm Friday, May 31 and will be open until 8:00 pm.  The market opens Saturday, June 1 at 8:30 am and closes at 6:00 pm.  Space rental for booths is $50 per space.  For more information please contact Anne Van Loon at: annevan1182@hotmail.com

New Big Bend National Park exhibit will highlight dinosaurs that once lived in West Texas

The New Moon is Monday, March 11, 2013 at 12:54 PM Mountain Daylight Time.

Bigger in Texas:  Big Bend Telephone is now able to offer Internet speeds of up to 12 Mbps where available in Terlingua. Call us today to see if you qualify for these faster speeds: 432-364-1000 or 800-592-4781.

Famer's Market this Sat. March 16th in The Community Garden  Enjoy Music with Cooter. Greens, Brocolli, Cauliflower, Raw Honey, ART, Jewelry, and MORE.  India will be there with Fried Chicken, Banana Pudding, pies, and cakes.
New Vendors with Homegrown or Handmade Items Welcome

The 5th Annual Green Scene is Sat. April 6th
Film Festival Entry Deadline is March 15th
Vendors Wanted! email MJ at emjayhlms@gmail.com
Danielle Corrick, Certified Holistic Health Counselor with discuss "Sugar" at 3pm
Casey Colando with AllEnergies.net with talk on "The Power of The Sun" at 1pm
Find Us on FB or check out the website terlinguagreenscene.com for more info

Tuesday - Mar. 12 - Uh Clem
Wednesday- Mar. 13 - The Whitmores
Thursday - Mar. 14  - Charlie Maxwell
Friday -  Mar. 15 - Ghosts Along the Brazos
Saturday - Mar. 16 - Trevor Reichman
Sunday - Mar. 17 - Brunch - 11am-2pm! Jon Hogan & Maria Moss
Monday - Mar. 18 - 2-4-1 Burgers! Music by Ghosts Along the Brazos
Don't miss happy hour every day from 5pm-6pm • $1 Tacos, $2 Margaritas, $2 Domestics!

Otra Vez Thrift Store will be open Sat. the 16th from 9am til noon.  Also open Wed. morning while the crew is working and Tues., Wed., and Thurs. afternoons from 2 til 4.  Come check out the free rack, small appliances, hiking boots, cowboys boots and lots of new clothing.  Please - no donations until further notice - Thanks!

La Kiva Friday Night – The Transpagans!  8PM

THIRD ANNUAL FIREFIGHTERS BALL & Benefit Dance.  Terlingua Fire & EMS proudly presents CRAIG CARTER & The Spur of the Moment Band.  Saturday, April 6th 8 p.m. until Midnight at the LaKiva Patio. $25 per couple/ $15 singles; Firefighters in uniform FREE. Sponsors: Lajitas Golf Resort & Spa, Cottonwood General Store, Big Bend Resort & Adventures, Bill & Lisa Ivey, Lico & Linda, Big Bend Casitas, La Kiva.  Raffle prizes are an Apple iPad Mini and a 24” flat-screen TV w/DVD player. 

SHOT TIME LIQUORS NOW CARRYING BOXED WINE! ON SALE - ALL TASTE OF FLORIDA MIXERS (750mL) for  $3.50 each. TROTTERS RTD Margarita (750mL) for only $6.00.  New – Crossover Run Canadian Whiskey 750mL for $8.00 & Black Cove Rum 750mL for $14.50.  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
shottimeliquors.com or like us on FaceBook!


The Quilt Shop now carries Arnica Muscle Easing Salve, Super Salve, Mimosa Blossom Salve, and Calendula Salve. Just what the universe ordered to ease those tired muscles after a day river tripping or horseback riding or hiking!


Automated port at Boquillas to open soon,
according to CBP and National Park Service officials
March 17, 2013 Alpine Daily Planet. See the details at:


Otra Vez Thrift Store is open this week Wed. morning while the crew is working and Tues. Wed. and Thurs. afternoons 2 til 4.  We still don't have room for donations, so PLEASE - no donations until further notice - we're serious!  We do have plenty of new each week so come and shop!  Thanks!


This week @ the High Sierra:
Wednesday, March 20th - The Pluck Bros - 7pm
Thursday, March 21st - Open Mic with Brandi - 7pm
Friday, March 22nd - Hogwallops - 8pm
Saturday, March 23rd - Hangover Show w/the Hogwallops – Noonish- and then Dr Fun @7pm


Let's get fit Terlingua!
Want to lose 10, 20 or more pounds and get fit but need encouragement and support? Join Terlingua's new weight-loss/fitness group and start winning by losing. We're meeting Thursday, March 21st at 9am at the High Sierra. Come on out and let's get fit. Thanks! Denese


Volunteering provides a special experience in national parks [Big Bend] High Country News
Read the complete story in the March 18th edition at: http://www.hcn.org/issues


KEEP IN TOUCH.  371-2506 – The Burrs


Dumpster Etiquette; it’s not just polite - it’s State and Federal Law. General Rules of thumb: Anything that is not allowed in the landfill is not allowed in a dumpster.  Duncan Disposal cannot collect hazardous wastes, including: acids, antifreeze, motor oil, brake fluid, oil filters, transmission fluid, drain cleaners, pool chemicals, gasoline, cooking oil, tires, paint, tar, sealants, paint thinners, solvents, varnish, batteries, fertilizer, herbicides, pesticides, or refrigerant, to name a few. A bag of garbage must not weigh more than 35 lb. Flatten all cardboard. And, since most of us share dumpsters here, courtesy dictates that you consider how many others use and share the cost for space in the same dumpster.
The Terlingua Moon
March 19th, 2013
Volume 24 ~ #12
“What do you people do for fun down here?”


The Annual Rocket Fuel Party, which benefits the Terlingua Fires & EMS, raised a whopping total of $4,317.87. Thanks so much Jimmy Holbrook, Jennifer & Steve Wick, and all the cast members of Pulp Fiction (I can’t stop laughing) for hosting the wonderful, fun and cause-worthy event

The Bad Rabbit Café at the Terlingua Ranch Lodge invites you to join us Friday evening for the Fried Catfish Special (yum). Saturday evening we’ll serve our SUPER Special Surf & Turf – 12 oz. Rib Eye steak including a skewer of grilled shrimp (double yum) for $21.95.  Both nights, enjoy the music of Cooter (Randy McLaughlin) Judy Eron and Charlie Walker.


The Chisos Mountains Lodge is proud to present:
Tales & Trails - A Big Bend Book Event - March 20th, 2013 6-9 PM - On the Patio of the Chisos Mountains Lodge. Featuring *Local authors and their books about Big Bend!
* Thomas Alex, author of Images of America: Big Bend National Park & Vicinity. *Elizabeth A. Garcia,author of One Bloody Shirt at a Time and débuting her second novel, The Beautiful Bones. *Rawles Williams, author of Boquillas Crossing.

Big Bend Brewing Co. will be on the Patio to talk about their delicious beer and Trevor Hickle will be playing on the patio!!


Tues. - Mar. 19 - Uh Clem
Wed. - Mar. 20 - The Whitmores
Thurs.- Mar.21 - The Rocky Top Alien Breeding Experiment
Fri.- Mar. 22 - Ted Arbogast & Charlie Maxwell
Sat.- Mar. 23 - The Free Box Fashion Show Returns!
All outfits and models arranged the night of the auction.  Bring donations: nice used or handcrafted clothing and accessories clean, and in excellent shape.  We need many models of all shapes and sizes, ages, & gender; show up and try on fashions for a great cause.  For more info or if interested in helping run the event, contact Kleo: (928)380-3261 or thelifewife@gmail.com.
Sunday - Mar. 24 - Brunch - 11am-2pm!
Happy hour every day from 5pm-6pm • $1 Tacos, $2 Margaritas, $2 Domestics!


Legendary Legion Jam No. 4
This Sunday, the 24th, at the American Legion Post 653, we will have the fourth Legion Jam. There will be many local musicians and a pot-luck dinner at 6:00 PM. Everyone is welcome to come, and the musicians will again be donating the money to a good cause.


Farmer's Market this Sat. March 23rd - Enjoy Music with Jeff Haislip and Friends.  Greens, June's Breads and Baked Goodies, Green Bean and Eggplant Starts, Jewelry, Paul's Prisms, ART, India will have grilled chicken, sausage, slaw, macaroni salad, beans, cornbread, cakes, pies, and muffins  *Markets end March 30th and will start again November 9th


5th ANNUAL Green Scene Sat. April 6th - Help the Community Garden reach our goal of year-round food production using rainwater.   ATTEND!!!
The use of buried earthen jars (ollas) for watering plants is an ancient native American technique. Learn more with Elzi Volk in "Irrigating the Old Way" at 2pm in The Garden.
Vendors Wanted. Email MJ at emjayhlms@gmail.com for more info.  Check us out on FaceBook


Adopt a Highway Road (Big Bend Citizens Alliance section) trash cleanup on Saturday March 23rd, meet at Gate 2 Road at 9:30 am

South County
Mud Clowns
You can lead a man to Congress,
but you can't make him think.  Milton Berle
Next week’s Moon by Pachouli Gulch Gal