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You'll find stark, desolate beauty unlike any other place in the world at Texas' largest state park.
Gary P. Nunn sings about the "Terlingua Sky"
"We don't know what we got when we got it.
We don't know what we're missin' 'till we try it.."
Big Bend Ranch State Park, the largest state park in Texas, encompasses over 300,000 acres of remote desert wilderness. Visitors have plenty of space for hiking, camping, mountain biking, horseback riding and paddling the Rio Grande.
"Moses" and "Jerod"
Villa Terlingua in the Ghostown is available for rent.
Starlight Theatre Presents Brewski Salmineo singing his song "Suenos Con Chaneques" from his album "The Esplanade Tapes".
Solitario in Terlingua
79852   This is a song written by Alex Whitmore and Jason Blum. The video features many friends and favorites here in Terlingua Texas. The video was shot, edited and produced by Jessica Lutz of Marfa Texas.

Real Country Music. If you like Waylon, Willie, and outlaw country music, you're going to love George Goss. "Ain't No Honky Tonks in Jail" is pure Texas Americana Music written from George's life. Anna Oakley played fiddle and Pat O'Brian did the video. This is what Nashville ought'a be. Get more Real Country Texas Americana Music from George at http://reverbnation.com/georgegoss
Our neighbors to the north.
Alex and Moses, Terlingua Porch, Texas
Voices From Both Sides
Alex Whitmore and Terlingua musicians gather for a tribute to Glenn Felts, owner of La Kiva, in loving memory.
Open Mic has been going on in Terlingua, Texas at La Kiva Resturant/Bar for over 17 years. The untimely death of Glen Felts who owned La Kiva did not stop the tradition. R.I.P. Glen!
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Terlingua Has An Internet Radio Station!
Voices Radio is affiliated with Voices From Both Sides. This is a community effort to advance the border culture of the Texas Big Bend and Mexico. 

*  Cynta Narvaez reads the weekly Terlingua Moon.
*  Showcases local musicians
*  Local news and events
*  Highlights of local businesses

Click here for Voices Radio from downtown Ghostown, Terlingua, Texas  79852
Big Bend Doughnuts
mobile doughnut factory
We are making doughnuts every Saturday and Sunday morning.  Fresh Folger's coffee & doughnuts are available 6:00 AM until 1:00 PM. at the brown trailer in the Study Butte R.V. Park, across the road from Cottonwood Store.  Try our "Pig In A Blanket" sausage and cheese in a bun!

Folger's Coffee
Chocolate Dipped
Apple Fritter
Cinnamon Roll
Pig In A Blanket
Cherry Jelly Filled
Lemon Filled
Custard Filled
Custard Chocolate Eclair
Bear Claw w/Apple filling
Voices From Both Sides, Trevor & Danny Hickle. Chase Peeler, Charlotte Teel, Laird Considine.

Voices From Both Sides,
Voices From Both Sides
Terlingua Texas Americana - Trevor Hickle - "World of an Outlaw" and "Chalo."
Walls Divide - Terlingua, Texas Americana Music
Diane Paul, Terlingua Ranch property owner, along with other health care professionals, is conducting a survey for South Brewster County about health care needs in our area. She will be at the Cottonwood Store in Study Butte to personally conduct this survey on Jan. 6 from 2-6pm, and Jan. 10, from 11am-3pm.
The survey is also at:  Needful Things Country Store, The American Legion off Hwy 118, General Store at Lajitas, and Terlingua Ranch Office. Her ph.# is 979-218-3769. If you have any other suggestions to promote this survey, please let her know.

If you are interested in seeing more health care services in this area, please fill out this survey, place it in a sealed envelope and leave it at one of the places named above. Deadline:  Jan. 15, 2015.  Thank you for your time. 

The 4-question health survey
1. Do you think the current level of medical care is lacking in our area?  Comments welcomed.
2. How many times per year do you average needing to see a health care provider of any kind?
3. What type of health care services do you think are most needed, if any?  (Dental, OB-GYN, Specialists, Lab testing)
4. Please circle one of the 3 areas in which you live or write. 
1.  Studybutte/Big Bend Nat. Park         
2.  Ghost Town/Lajitas          
3.  Terlingua Ranch/Hwy 118

If you are interested in meeting to discuss, donate time or money, to help get South Brewster County health care services, please give your name and contact information on the survey.  Otherwise, you may remain anonymous.

Flu Shots - John Alexander PA has a limited number of flu shots for ages 8 and older.  $20.00.  You may go to this website to find out who the recommended recipients are:
Please call432.424.3535 and leave a message/ callback information.  Prefer land lines due to the rural call drop problems down here. Will try to schedule for needs.

The 25th Annual Blackeyed Pea Off This is an annual event you don't want to miss! Held on Thursday, January 1st, 2015, in the Terlingua Ghostown. Turn in time is 2pm sharp, on the Terlingua Porch. There's a $5.00 fee per entry. You can cook on-site or off.
We have two rules:
1) Have Fun
2) No Beans!

For a donation of $5.00, you get a bowl, spoon and cornbread, starting at 2pm (after the peas are turned in to the judges) you can get your "goodluck" dose of peas. There will be an open mike, cake walk (this is a callout for cakes!), "hot date" raffle, and a surprise arrest. Proceeds will benefit Last Minute, Low Budget Productions. This year there will be a special guest Co-host, Tommy X Hancock.
The very first Blackeyed Pea Off was a contest between Pam Ware, long time local, and Tommy X Hancock, which ended in a tie. We are, 25 years later, having the tie-breaker contest on the side. The public will have a chance to vote (for a $1 a vote) between Pot A or Pot B (you won't know whose is whose).  At 4pm cut-off, we'll settle this once and for all!
We would also like to note that this year's event is dedicated to the memory of David Tinsley, long time contestant of the Blackeyed Pea Off. Come join us and start your year out with a fantastic party and get your "good luck" peas.

There will be a David Tinsley Memorial Service at the Ghostown cemetery, 2 pm, Wednesday, Dec. 31 with a gathering on the porch afterwards.

Shot Time Liquors -- Happy New Year! Come and get your New Year's libations! Bubbly choices include Rising Star made here in Texas. Also available: Gruet, Korbel and Wycliff Brut. Monster Energy all flavors now on sale! Patron Incendio available in 375mL for $18.00 incl. tax.

One Day at a Time in Terlingua
AA is not affiliated with any religious organization but is grateful to the Big Bend Church (north of the post office) for allowing us to meet there. Thurs. at 7:30 p.m. (Closed Discussion). Anyone who has a desire to stop drinking or remain sober is welcome. Literature is available in our local library.
Carpooling may be available to Alpine AA (Wednesdays) and Al-Anon (Thursdays) meetings. Contact phone numbers are posted on the church doors

Farmer's Market Every Saturday 10-1 pm  Enjoy Music this week with Jeff Haislip. Stop in for Greens, Fresh Breads, Baked items, local Eggs, Native plants, Jewelry, Warm Hats, Art and More!!! We have a Kid's Crafts Table Too. THINK COMMUNITY EAT LOCAL

Remember, The High Sierra, is your Sports Central! Monday and Thursday Night Football! Football on Friday and Sunday, too!
Tuesday, December 30: Ted Arbogast
Wednesday, New Years Eve: Ken Baucham
Saturday, January 3: Ghost Vipers
Great food, good people, coldest beer in town!
We appreciated your business in 2014 and look forward to seeing you in 2015.

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE from Shannon Mark's party was a true celebration of Art and Music Over $6,000 was raised for the summer art camp to be taught by local artist Crystal Allbright. The Terlingua and San Vicente Schools will have an art contest Wed. Jan 26th at 6 pm at the Terlingua school library. Winners of the contest will attend the week long art camp. EyEBall's S.P.A.C.E. Show will hang till January 19th at The Starlight. Next year we will do it again!!!

Tue 12/30 Uh Clem @5pm --
Slim Richey & The Jitterbug Vipers @8pm
Wed 12/31 Greg Harkins @5pm --
The Fabulous VorTexans @8pm
Thu  1/1 Moses Martinez @5pm --
Townes Tribute Hosted by Butch Hancock @7pm
Fri 1/2  Ghosts Along the Brazos
Sat 1/3 The Flying Sombreros
Sun 1/4  Brunch with Terlingua Tanz @ 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Terlingua Tanz plays tangos from South America, Klezmer from Eastern Europe, waltzes from Mexico, Scandinavia, and all over!
Mon 1/5 Burger Night with James Williams

La Posada Milagro wants to thank everyone for making 2014 a fantastic year!  Our baked goods section will expand to include gluten free options and more regular goodies.  We are looking forward to seeing everyone in 2015 so stay safe and come by for some fresh hot coffee!

Becoming Mechanic Shop still has spots open to get your cars and trucks tuned up for the New Year.  We want to thank this amazing community for all of your love and support in 2014.  You have made us feel right at home. Love and laughter to all in 2015. Call or stop by 371-2694

Check out what's happening at The Boathouse this week! 
New Year's Eve (Wednesday) - Jukebox Dance Party - Come early & stay late!
New Year's Day (Thursday) -The Ghost Vipers- 7pm
Friday, January 2 - Emilie Clepper
Saturday, January 3 - The Whitmores
We open every day at 4; Grille opens at 5 pm (Grille closed on Mondays). Check our Facebook page on Wed. for Friday's menu special. Come ring in the New Year with us and thank you for your support in launching the new Boathouse in 2014. See you soon!  Don & Terri

No yoga classes this week. Happy new year!

The Terlingua Moon

December 29, 2014
Vol. 25  No. 51
"Terlingua Nights" West Texas  Composed & Played by Joseph Romero
Rob & Bill's trip to Big Bend National Park 2014
Jim Keaveny - The Yippee-yi-yay Song

Jim Keaveny - "Anything Without You" [Official Music Video]
Have yourself a
Merry little Christmas!
“Terlingua Lowbrow,” featuring the art and books of Sam Richardson (aka SAM-U-L) will open at Earth and Fire Imports Friday, Dec. 26. This year’s exhibit will feature The Burro Lady, Border Healing Woman, Southwest Iconography and The Ascension of the ‘57 Chevy among others. Opening reception at 4 p.m. the 26th. C’mon down!

The Desert Opry at the Big Bend Art Studio will begin its Songwriter Campfire Program Saturday night, December 27, 2014. Led by recording artist Alice Knight, this monthly event will be a songwriters circle.
   This monthly program will feature local and touring recording artists, joined by local writers, performing in-the-round forum, outdoors around a campfire, or indoors according to the weather.
  Coffee, water, drinks and snacks available in the cantina. BYOB, and bring a favorite camp stool and instruments to FM 170 at Terlingua Creek bridge.
  Area visitors and locals are invited to attend this series of special campfire experiences created by original music in Terlingua at the Desert Opry.

Desert Opry January 2015 Calendar:
SatJan 3      Full Moon Songwriters Campfire
Thurs          Jan 7      Open stage 7 - 10 pm
SatJan 10    House Concert:  Jack Knight
Thurs  Jan 14     Desert Opry Players Jam
SatJan 17     Dark of the Moon Campfire Jam
Thurs          Jan 21     Open Stage 7 - 10 PM
SatJan 24     House Concert:  guest artist tba
Thurs          Jan 28     Desert Opry Players Jam
SatJan 31     Full Moon Songwriters Campfire

I would like to thank the local recyclers  for doing such a good job. And many kudos for the recyclers in south county. Muchas gracias, Mindy!

Santa Inez, Terlingua Ghostown Church, will hold Christmas Eve services starting with Caroling led by Ted Arbogast at 4:30pm and the service following at 5pm with Priest Carolyn Metzler. Please come and enjoy. Part of the Big Bend Episcopal Mission.

My name is Diane Paul, and I live on the Terlingua Ranch as a property owner for 8 yrs. I work out of town, although, get back and forth each week. I am conducting a survey, along with some other health care professionals, for South Brewster County about health care needs in our area, or lack of. It is a 4 question survey, short and precise, about some of the most important needs we have regarding available health care. I have attached the survey for you to see. I would like to post an announcement in the Moon of 2 dates, and times, that I will be at the Cottonwood Store in Studybutte to personally conduct this survey, as it will end Jan. 15.
I also have placed the survey at 4 local establishments in a large brown envelope for our communities to get involved. Those places are;
1. Needful Things Country Store
2. The American Legion off Hwy 118
3. General Store at Lajitas
4. Terlingua Ranch Office.
  The dates I will be at the Cottonwood Store, will be, Jan. 6, on Tues. from 2-6pm, and Jan. 10, from 11am-3pm. My ph. # is 979-218-3769. If you have any other suggestions in promoting this survey, please let me know. Thank you for all you do for our community! dp

The recycling trailer has been emptied and is now accepting more.  Thanks to Todd, Barb, and Liam Bureau, Sue and Dan Carlson, John Calomeni, Sue and Joe Rife, and the National Park for their help.  PLEASE.... no hard plastic, no batteries of any kind, no plastic sacks, Styrofoam, oil containers (not even vegetable ones), or spray cans.  We had to return with two large sacks of TRASH... trash is not recycling.  However, thanks to the rest of you who make our volunteer job easier

Re-opening of Quicksilver Trading Co. located at Bee Mountain Plaza.
Clothing, Beads, Incense, Western Decor, Furniture, Jewelry, Cards. Mexican Pottery, India's canned goods and jewelry.  Looking for consignments and to buy outright

2015 calendars featuring the work of local artists are nearly sold out! There are some calendars left at two venues in town: High Sierra Bar and Grill and the gift shop in the lobby of Forever Resorts (motor inn). These calendars make great gifts, and are a wonderful tribute to our fellow artist Mark Kneeskern, whose life was celebrated this past weekend by friends and family from near and far. Many thanks go out to the artists who donated images, and especially to Lauren Stedman for her design, Ruth Jansyn for her support, and Mindy Hamlett for handling distribution. Thanks also to George Womack for images of his collection of Mark's work. Any profit on the sales will be used for promoting local artists and their work.
Starlight Theater



Yoga is on Wednesday this week! Same time, same place.

Farmers market every Saturday 10 to 1 pm in the Community Garden. Enjoy music with James Williams.
Stop by for greens, fresh eggs, artisan cheese, breads and baked goods

Part time local Charles Gaushell passed away on Wednesday, December 17th. Charles was a graduate of LSU, a police detective in Los Angeles during the 1960's and Chief of Police in Monroe Louisiana. Locally, he drove shuttles at Far Flung and worked as a jeep tour guide for Ten Bits Ranch. Most people will remember him for always standing next to the vulture statue at the end of the bar at La Kiva during happy hour. He was one of the greatest storytellers this community has ever seen. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Anne.

TERLINGUA TOOL RENTALS We will be open this week, except for Christmas Day. Come by to get the tools you need for your construction projects. Jim Taylor, Owner 371-2621

On behalf of the Barton Warnock Visitor Center
On Tuesday, December 16, The Barton Warnock Center had a truly spectacular Christmas program thanks to the efforts of this wonderful community. Due to being short-staffed and not having our usual contingent of volunteers we felt that we would not be able to have the program at all. However, Resa Callahan and Glenda Luttrell stepped up and volunteered to coordinate everything. They worked with the other choir members and Terlingua CSD staff to put together the program, lined up a Santa Claus, got donations from the community, put a team of cookie bakers together, bought all the refreshments, and got flyers printed and posted. They had lots of help from many people who gave their time and enthusiasm to “saving Christmas”, and we owe you all a big Thank You!
Special thanks go to the Cottonwood Store, Harper Hardware in Presidio, Lajitas Resort, Big Bend Resort and Adventures, Chili Pepper Café, and Quicksilver Bank for all their contributions! We had a record turnout of over 150 people. The Community Choir and the Terlingua School Roadrunner Band put on wonderful performances (thank you Ted!), and there were memorable and beautiful songs, dances, and readings from many students and community members. And, GREAT NEWS! Resa and Glenda have agreed to do it again next year! Thank you all, and Merry Christmas indeed!The staff at Barton Warnock Visitor Center.

This week at The Boathouse!
We will be open regular hours on Christmas Eve but will be serving appetizers only - no full meals but full bar as always.  We will be closed on Christmas Day.
Our Friday menu special is Red Beard's famous Calzones, Borracho Beans and Slaw - $12.95.  Laird Considine will provide the music.
On Saturday the 27th, the one and only Trevor Reichman will be playing!
Hope you can join us!  Have a safe and joyous holiday. Don & Terri

Many Stones has LOTS of nice Christmas jewelry, 100 different knives, plants and some new guitars for sale. Thank you and top of the season to you and yours!

Found: Bifocal lens in my car park by my kitchen. Ring

The High Sierra will be open all week, business as usual hours to ensure all visitors and local residents can get the same great food, drink and other accommodations as always.  We will serve as "Sports Central" through Sunday with music on Monday, December 29 with Rocky Top Alien Experiment and on Tuesday, December 30th - Ted Arbogast.
We hope you have a wonderful Christmas week and see you soon!

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Send news to terlinguamoon@gmail.com by Noon Monday for next week's MOON.

Vol. 25  No. 50
December 23, 2014
12/23   -  Uh Clem
12/25   -  Trevor Reichman
12/26   -  Jeff Haislip 5pm
                   Jim Keavney 8pm
12/27   -   Hogan & Moss 5pm
                   Tim Beck 10pm
12/29   -   Burger Night with Greg Harkins