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Tue 4/14 - Uh Clem
Wed 4/15 - The Whitmore
Thu 4/16 - TBA
Fri 4/17 - Sarah Burton
Mon 4/20 - Burger Night with Jeff Haislip
This week at The Boathouse!
We're happy to say that The Boathouse will be the home of this year's Fireman's Ball Benefit. For more information on that event, check out the posters around town (and this edition of The Moon).
Here's our all-star lineup for the week!
Wednesday: Open Mic w/Jeffro Greasewood. 7PM
Friday: Paul Sprawl. 7 - 10PM.
Saturday: Fireman's Ball with Craig Carter and the Spur of the Moment Band 8-12PM.
Since we began the Open Mic in February, the musicians' tips have been donated to the Crisis Center of the Big Bend, earmarked for the Terlingua Food Bank. Last week, The Boathouse presented a check to the center in the amount of $1,200.
Stay tuned to Facebook for our Friday Menu Special - it's going to be a good one! Also, please note that due to the Fireman's Ball on Saturday, and while we will still be open regular hours (4 p.m. - 1 a.m.) we will be offering a limited menu of either a Beef BBQ Sandwich or our Grilled Chicken Sandwich with chips, pickles, etc. Both are $9. These items will be available from 5 - 7:30.
Craig Carter and the Spur of the Moment band will play from 8 -12. In addition to our full bar inside, we will have an additional beer bar outside staffed by none other than the fabulous Maria Blosser and Kymi Flippo.
We are open 7 days a week from 4 - Midnight (1 a.m. on Saturdays). Dinner served every night except Monday from 5-9 (with the exception of this Saturday, 5 - 7:30). Hope to see you soon. Have a great week! Don & Terri
Espresso…Y Poco Mas located in the Ghostown @ La Posada Milagro. Come join us for a delicious cup of coffee and delicious breakfast all made fresh as you order!!!
We are open every day at 7:30 am. Remember we close at 2pm on Sunday-Wednesday and at 3pm on Thursday-Saturday. We extended our Wireless Internet so now you will see the Espressoypocomas WiFi address.
The Truth behind the Reality Show
The producers of the reality show currently in production here have sent out several versions of the synopsis of their intended "documentary". You may go to terlinguamusic.com to check out the one they sent to a local resident, as well as the response to their request. Below you will find a slightly different version sent to John Waters of the Big Bend Gazette...
Hundreds of miles from the nearest city sits a small town in the middle of the Chihuahuan Desert populated by people who have given up modern comforts and financial stability for something that money cannot buy - freedom. Terlingua is effectively closed off to outsiders; strangers are eyed with suspicion. THE BADLANDS is an 8-part documentary series that brings this world to our viewers through an intimate look at the people who live here and the businesses that make the town function, all set against the backdrop of a murder trial that has torn the community apart.
Closed off to outsiders? Strangers are eyed with suspicion? Does that sound like Terlingua's tourist economy?
One would hope that those who have signed on to be a part of this production were unaware that the true intent of these producers and this reality show is to exploit a local tragedy and effectively damage the very nature of our livelihood."
Jeffro Greasewood presented a check for $1,200 to the Family Crisis Center of the Big Bend last week. This money was collected as musician's tips at each open mic and was donated in support of Terlingua food distribution.
We'd like to give a big thanks to all the musicians who gave their time and talent on Wednesday's Open Mic in support of this ongoing effort. Next project: Voices from Both Sides. Vinnie’s Big Bend Doughnuts- across from the Cottonwood General Store, Open 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, 18th, and Sunday the 19th of April. Closed on April 25th and April 26th. Go to our Facebook page for more info “Big Bend Doughnuts.” Let us know if you would like doughnuts and snow cones this summer! Thank you for your support!
Bee Swarm Rescue
Alpine Apiaries, local fourth generation professional beekeeper, anticipates increased swarm activity based on this year’s stunning wildflower event. Please do not exterminate or kill the bees. There is a better way! Call the Bee Swarm Rescue Hotline here in Big Bend! (432) 371-2748 or (432) 371-3170, Sponsored by the College of the Melissae.
TERLINGUA TOOL RENTALS We have a temporary phone # for a few days, please call Bryan at 371-2287 or 713-907-5259 for your rental needs. Thank you for you business and continued support. Jimmy Taylor, owner. You may reach me from my cell phone also 432-386-6450.
April 14 PLANNED POWER INTERRUPTION: A power interruption will take place April 14 from approximately 11 p.m. - 12 a.m. This will affect members in the general areas of South Brewster County, and Big Bend National Park. This outage is necessary in order to conduct maintenance and repairs. RGEC appreciates your patience and understanding. If you have any questions/concerns, please call 830-563-2444 or 800-749-1509.
The Alpine, Texas, Public Library is searching for a full-time Executive Director, responsible for all operations of the library. The library is a 501(c)(3) organization and TLA-accredited. It serves the city of Alpine and Brewster County. Projected salary range is $28,000–$38,000 annually, depending on qualifications and experience. The ideal candidate will have:
1. at least a bachelor’s degree. 2. an understanding of public library manage- ment, operations, and organization. 3. strong proposal-writing and fundraising skills, with a proven record of success. 4. strong computer skills, including familiarity w/ library & grant related computer software & experience with hardware maintenance. Applications are being accepted now. The position will be available May 1 but will remain open until a suitable candidate is hired. Interested persons are asked to submit a cover letter, résumé, and three references. Contact Linda Bryant, president, Alpine Public Library Board of Directors, with questions: cell: 432/294-4289; home: 432/364-2356 (leave a message); email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
There will be a Benefit BBQ party May 3rd, 2015; at the new South County Music Corral on Terlingua Ranch Road; formerly Susi's Snak Shack. Plan to attend the bash, and help us get started in our new venue. There will be food and music all day (Hint - migas in the morning; BBQ in the afternoon.) More details next week.
Blair Pittman, who recently suffered a stroke, “is doing pretty darn well,” according to his wife, Jean Hardy-Pittman. The former long-time resident of Terlingua, who now lives in Alpine, and author of the popular “Tales From the Terlingua Porch” books will be in intensive rehab therapies in El Paso for some time, she said.
But “he is very lucky,” Jean added.
“His stroke was a hemorrhage, not a clot (embolism), and though it was a large bleed area,” she said last week, “it did not get into the ventricles which would have potentially caused much more damage.”
And she was optimistic: “He might come out of this stronger than before.” Written by Carl Leatherwood.