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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!
Four outlaws and a female bounty hunter follow a path of violence and murder along the Texas/Mexico border, only to discover overlapping pasts.
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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. 

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Click here for Voices Radio from downtown Ghostown, Terlingua, Texas  79852
Big Bend Doughnuts
mobile doughnut factory
We are making doughnuts every Saturday & Sunday morning.  Fresh Folger's coffee & doughnuts are available 8:00 AM until 1:00 PM (or until sold out) at the brown trailer in the Study Butte R.V. Park, across the road from Cottonwood Store.  Try our "Pigs In A Blanket" sausage and cheese in a bun!

Folger's Coffee
Chocolate Dipped
Apple Fritter
Cinnamon Roll
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
High Lonesome movie filmed around Marfa and the Big Bend in 1950.
Terlingua Texas Americana - Trevor Hickle - "World of an Outlaw" and "Chalo."
Walls Divide - Terlingua, Texas Americana Music
The Terlingua Moon
April 13, 2015   ~  VOL. 26 #16
The difference between the right word and the almost right word
is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.
                                                                                              Mark Twain
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The Starlight Theater
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: president@alpinepubliclibrary.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.
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Russ Strutt, a singer/musician and part-time local, passed away in Canada - we think it was yesterday. It has been relayed that he died of a heart attack, which is not confirmed. More details when they become available. This contributor will always remember Russ by his appearances at Long Draw Pizza and his song "Big Bender". Our hearts and thoughts of comfort go out to his family and loved ones.

Come join us this Saturday, April 18th for the 5th Annual Terlingua Fireman's Ball. Hosted this year by THE BOATHOUSE & located in the Terlingua Ghostown.  There will be a full "cash bar" and dancing from 8pm-midnight with Craig Carter and the Spur of the Moment Band.  Attire is semi-formal with GOOD dancing shoes.
    Tickets, at the door, are $15 or $25 a couple, and will benefit Terlingua Fire & EMS.  There will also be a silent auction (art works, resort and hotel gift certificates, etc.), as well as a spectacular raffle.  Raffle tickets are available now from TF&EMS reps.  For more information, call 371-2635.  ALL firefighters dance for FREE!

Special Junior Ranger Day Event!
Join us at Panther Junction on Saturday April 18 for special Junior Ranger programs- all children are invited to attend all or part of the day's programs. Come out to Big Bend, become a Junior Ranger, and Find Your Park!

Big Bend Ranchers, Landowners Will Fight Planned Pipeline,  San Antonio Express-News, John MacCormick staff writer, 4/12/2015 

The Terlingua Artists of the Big Bend Citizens Alliance are now working on plans for a 2016 calendar  and would like to include images from as many different Terlingua based artists as possible.  Please contact us as soon as you can to discuss our requirements: Ruth at 2584, Mary D at 2999 and Lauren at 3261.

This Saturday at The Farmer's Market at Noon
Learn How To Make  Organic Gummy Candies with Jadi
The Last Workshop for this season

The Hal Flanders Recycling Center is temporarily not accepting glass. For the first time in many months, the glass crusher is down. We are waiting on parts to fix the machine and hope to get them in as soon as possible. The parts must be custom built and it could take a month or longer to be up and running again. We do not have the room to store glass, so please do NOT bring your bottles and jars until further notice. Sorry for the inconvenience. Thank you for your patience.

Investigating Creativity will meet Wednesday 10 am at Becoming Fine Art.  We will be discussing new projects and new ideas for projects.  Coffee, espresso and if I am energetic enough maybe some homemade goodies.  Hope to see you there. 

And remember, folks, all of the tips collected at Open Mic at the Boathouse, starting last Wednesday and through the date of the event, will be donated to Voices. Thanks to you and Collie, Jeff, for the great work you are doing to help show the world our love for and closeness to our neighbors, friends and family in Mexico. Terlingua rocks!

While Supplies Last at All Energies: Only Nine SUNTECH 250W Solar Panels Left! Just $270 each, or $250 each when you buy four or more! 25 year warranty, made by the world’s #1 solar panel manufacturer. Tired of throwing away food after power outages? Call & ask about our prefab solar generators -- solar power backup for your fridge or other vital appliances! Visit us at our new Hwy 118 location: 16 miles north of Study Butte, just south of the Terlingua Ranch Rd intersection. Email casey@allenergies.net or call us during the week at 371-2950 with your questions about solar power and alternative energy!

Cycletek is your local sourcefor automatic backup/standby generator systems for your house or business.  Installations and generator start as little as $3,000.  We also have in stock this week's special Generac inverter IX800 watt $290.00 total price; Generac GP1800 $340.00 total price.  You cannot beat these prices on the internet.  We only have one of each.  We have on the way the GP3250 and the IX2000 to be sold at prices lower than any other advertised price. Large selection of motorcycle tires to be sold at less than dealer cost.  371-2569.

Jeff Haislip writes: "What a great time, what a great community! Playing with Charlotte Teer, Chris Baker & Patrick Smith was a magical moment for me. Thank you to all the musicians for their efforts & to everyone who participated. What huge hearts you all have. It struck me as funny that at a time when there was so much talk of a reality TV show being in town or run out of town (depending on how one sees it) that the REALITY is that in our community we are building a bridge with our neighbors in Mexico. Viva Terlingua!! I love you all!"   More from Pat O'Bryan HERE

Terlingua CSD is accepting sealed bids on a bus for sale. The vehicle is a 15 passenger 2002 school bus with 43,100 miles on a diesel engine. The bus may be inspected at Terlingua CSD at 550 Roadrunner Circle Terlingua, TX, 79852. Please check in at our main office located in Big Bend High School.  Sealed bids may be mailed or hand delivered to:

Jeanette Hall
P.O. Box 256
Terlingua, TX 79852
Jeanette Hall
550 Roadrunner Circle
Terlingua, TX 79852

Bids must be physically in the TCSD office no later than 4:00PM on Thursday, April 30, 2015. Bids will be opened on Friday, May 1, 2015 and the highest acceptable bidder notified by mail or phone. Terlingua CSD reserves the right to reject any and all bids for cause.

Big Bend Library Program
Don’t miss this program on Thursday, April 23 at 6 pm in the Big Bend Library. Paul and Voni Glaves have been avid motorcycle travelers since the 1970s. They have ridden BMW motorcycles in all 50 states, all of the Canadian provinces and territories reachable by road, and in several foreign countries. Fresh from retirement - she as a teacher, he as a Community Development Director -they were considering rejoining the workforce to become motorcycle tour guides.
    As a result they accompanied Ayres Adventures on three different motorcycle tours, for almost two months, in southern Africa. They rode in South Africa, Swaziland, Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe. Always avid photographers, they took a few thousand photos while in Africa. They have distilled them down to one hundred or so to help them illustrate and explain the adventure. This is our first travel program in our series and you won't want to miss it !!
    Anyone interested in assisting with refreshments, please contact Glenda @ 371-2552. Thanks so much!

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Terlingua MOON
Vol. 26, No. 15           April 7, 2015       by MaeWestern
“You can’t teach an old dogma new tricks.” —Dorothy Parker
Itinerant Printer Chris Fritton
Menagerie Press in the Terlingua Ghost Town is hosting Itinerant Printer Chris Fritton. Chris will visit letterpress print shops across America throughout 2015, producing unique prints at each venue culled from their idiosyncratic collections of wood type, metal type, cuts, ornaments, and polymer plates. These prints will be mailed back to followers and supporters of the project as postcards from the road.
   SO…  Come join Menagerie Press for a presentation by Chris, printing demonstrations, and all-round open house. There will be beer, beans and bread on the patio. 4-8 pm, Tuesday, April 7. You are welcome to join in with music, food or just you. The Press is located next to the Santa Ynez Church behind the Starlight. Please no dogs.

This week at the Boathouse
All kinds of good things to look forward to at The Boathouse this week! Dinner, Tuesday through Sunday from 5- 9pm.  This week’s Friday Special is Chicken Fried Steak with all the fixings, including fresh Greens from the Terlingua Community Garden! We are open Sunday through Friday from 4 - Midnight with a full bar.  Saturday 4 pm-1 am.
The musical lineup this week is:
Tunesday Tuesday:  Emy Taylor 7 - 9 p.m.
Wednesday:  Open Mic hosted by Jeffro Greasewood 7 - ?????
Friday:  Brandi & Moses 7 - 9 p.m.
Saturday:  Ted Arbogast, Chase Peeler & Special Guest 8 - 11
    Remember, too, that our campground is open.  Extremely reasonable rates which include a great shower!  Tell your family and friends. Hope to see you soon!  Don & Terri

This week at the Starlight
Tue    4/7     -  Uh Clem
Thu    4/9     -  Moses Martinez         
Fri      4/10   -  Pablo Menudo                                        
Sat     4/11   -  Bruce Salmon & Ginny Mac
Sun    4/12   -  Brunch with Dan McCoy                        
Mon    4/13   -  Burger Night with Trevor Reichman

This week at the High Sierra
Friday April 10  8 pm - Jeff Haislip
  4 pm LIVE AUCTION - George Goss

Cycletek is your local source for automatic backup power for those pesky power outages.  We also carry whole-house surge protectors to protect your appliances from the power surges caused from blackouts, lightning strikes, or any other source of EMP.  Generator sizes ranging from 7kw to 150kw.  We also have a few portables in stock at prices less than you can find them on the internet.  371-2569.

Operation Strong Safety
Even though the Big Bend sector accounts for only 3 percent of methamphetamine, 2 percent of marijuana, 1 percent of heroin and 0 percent of cocaine seized by law enforcement from January 2013 through May 2014, bills in Congress target the Border Patrol’s Big Bend sector with substantial additional security forces/facilities. Read more in an article by Fort Stockton Pioneer’s Bob Beal HERE.

Alpine Animal Shelter
Like many of the 30 dogs at the Alpine Animal Shelter (AAS), SYDNEY makes you wonder, “why is she still here?”  The answer is ONLY that the shelter gets very little traffic!.... SYDNEY is a smart, healthy, attentive and affectionate female heeler mix, ~45 lbs, 2 1/2 years old, short-haired and light colored (red spots on white). She has that heeler focus and stay-by-your-sidedness. She comes when called, walks well on a leash, is house trained, fetches a ball, adores human affection, and is friendly with kids, dogs of all ages, and cats.... She needs a hero to spring her free and would love that hero to give her an active life. Is it you? AAS is open M-F from 10am to 6pm, located on the east side of Alpine on Old Marathon Road. Come see SYDNEY or the other great dogs there! SYDNEY (and all the dogs at AAS) are on Petfinder at: https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/31423869. For more info, email heatherthemule@gmail.com.

Big Bend Library Program
Don’t miss this program on Thursday, April 23 at 6 pm in the Big Bend Library. Paul and Voni Glaves have been avid motorcycle travelers since the 1970s.  They have ridden BMW motorcycles in all 50 states, all of the Canadian provinces and territories reachable by road, and in several foreign countries.  Fresh from retirement - she as a teacher, he as a Community Development Director - they were considering rejoining the workforce to become motorcycle tour guides. As a result they accompanied Ayres Adventures on three different motorcycle tours, for almost two months, in southern Africa. They rode in South Africa, Swaziland, Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe.  Always avid photographers, they took a few thousand photos while in Africa. They have distilled them down to one hundred or so to help them illustrate and explain the adventure.

No Fee Weekend April 18-19 at BBNP
Big Bend National Park joins parks, programs, and partners across the country to encourage everyone to find their park and share their stories online at FindYourPark.com.  Launched by the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation, Find Your Park is a public awareness and education campaign celebrating the milestone centennial anniversary of the National Park Service in 2016 and setting the stage for its second century of service.
    Big Bend National Park will kick off National Parks Week with National Junior Ranger Day on April 18 by providing special junior ranger programs and a junior ranger touch table.  In addition, April 18 and 19 are a fee free weekend for park visitors.  Continuing our National Parks Week celebration, the park will be offering a special Texas Gift to the Nation evening program on April 22  for Earth Day. 
    A second special program, “Big Bend Top Ten,” will be offered April 25. In addition, daily interpretive offerings will be available the entire week.

Jimmy Taylor, owner 371-2621, Call or come by to find your construction needs.

Repair Services
I can repair electric services and install transfer switches and generators for prices or service. Call 432-294-0282. TECL 27979. I also accept credit cards and work with a company that does solar, contact me for info: license master electrician, Wayne Jones.

Second Saturday Flea Market
Spring cleaning is in the air!  Second Sat. Flea Market is April 11 at H2O to Go parking lot at the corner of Hwy 118 and School Road.  Starts about 8:30 am, free setup.  WEATHER PERMITTING!

Water Tanks
A water catchment tank order is approximately half filled.  Remember, our ‘normal’ rainy months are yet to come (whatever normal is now).  We are hoping to complete the order before the first of May. Call 2506 to reserve yours. Thanks to everyone.

Softball Sundays
Thanks to everyone who came out for the game last Sunday. We are doing it again this Sunday! The game will start at 4 pm at the fields located next to the Terlingua School.

Voices From Both Sides Benefit
Benefit and live auction: Sunday Funday, April 12, at the High Sierra Bar & Grill. Music starts at 2 pm. Hosted by Jeff Haislip and George Goss. Auction starts at 4 pm. Help support our community non-profit international music project!

Vinnie’s Big Bend Doughnuts
Open Saturday, 11, and Sunday, 12th from 8 am to 1 pm or sold out.  Bring your own coffee cup for $1 fill up to 14 oz.  Thank you for your patronage!

Swarms!  Bee Swarm Rescue
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.

Christmas Mtns. Research Symposium
Online registration and abstract submission for the 2015 Christmas Mountains Research Symposium, scheduled for May 25-27 at Terlingua Ranch Headquarters in Brewster County, is now operational. You may access the registration and submission sites directly through the home page:
    Registration payments may be made by most major credit cards. Please feel free to share this with anyone you feel may be interested. Direct any questions to the symposium organizers, Dave Lemke david.lemke@txstate.edu or Michael Huston hustonma@txstate.edu

Bluebonnets EVERYWHERE!
Want to share your favorite bluebonnet picture? Have a photo of the tallest bluebonnet?  How about the longest bloom?  Most Fun?  We’re having a record year for wildflowers of all kinds.  If you send your picture to voni@bigbend.net I’ll post them for all to see at http://vonig.smugmug.com/2015-Big-Bend-Bluebonnets/

Moving Forward Together/Avanzando Juntos
The management team of Big Bend National Park invites you to the upcoming celebration of the Binational Event “Moving Forward Together/ Avanzando Juntos” to be held April 10 at the Boquillas Port of Entry. The celebration of the two-year anniversary of the opening of the Boquillas Port of Entry begins with a ceremony at 9:30 am.
    Due to the limited size of the site, private vehicle parking is not available, Shuttle service to the event will be provided from the Rio Grand Village Store parking lot beginning at 8:30 am. Following the event, return shuttle service will also be provided. For questions, call David Elkowitz, 432-477-1107.

Trial date set in Felts murder case
A trial date has been set in the case against a man accused of killing a well-known Terlingua bar owner. Justin Low, the defense lawyer for Tony Flint, said the trial date is scheduled for April 27 in Sierra Blanca. A venue change had previously been requested. Flint was originally charged Feb. 5, 2014, with first-degree murder in connection with the death of La Kiva bar owner Glenn Felts. Flint was released Feb. 25 on a $200,000 bond. Part of his bond includes not being allowed within 30 miles of the Texas-Mexico border—barring him from Terlingua completely—and would have to stay in Brewster County or adjacent counties.

Nine Illegals Apprehended in Brewster County
Nine undocumented Mexican Nationals were apprehended by the Brewster County Sheriff’s Office April 1. According to the Brewster County Sheriff’s Office Facebook Page, the Mexican Nationals were apprehended in the Black Gap area of Brewster County. According to the report, the U.S. Border Patrol lost sign of the group. But after wandering around in the desert for several hours, they were spotted by area residents who notified the Sheriff’s Office. Deputies responded to the scene and the group of nine were found. According to the post, it appeared that some of the males may be involved in gang activities.
    Officials say large groups of illegal border crossers have been seen in the areas of Brewster, Presidio, Terrell and Culberson County. The case is still under investigation.

Have some news you want included in the Moon? Send your submissions to the Terlingua Moon by Monday noon to be included in that week’s edition. Email to terlinguamoon@gmail.com. Next week’s Moon by La Catrina!

The Terlingua Moon
May 12, 2015 ~ VOL. 26 #19
“The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun.” – Ralph Nader
Saturday May 16th 9:00 pm The Fabulous Chet O/Keefe
Check for Our Specials
If you have a sporting event you like to watch on our Big Screen, give us a call on the date and time of event.

Wednesday - Open Mic with Jeffro Greasewood (7 - 10)
Friday - Uh Clem & Friends (7 - 10)
Saturday - Paul Sprawl (8-11)
The musicians' tips from May's Open Mics are being donated to the Big Bend Conservation Alliance to help "Not In Our Big Bend" stop the Trans-Pecos Pipeline.  
We are currently open every day from 4 - Midnight and until 1 a.m. on Saturday.  Grille open Tuesday through Sunday from 5 - 7.  Stay tuned for our new summer hours and Menu!
Come on down to the Boat!

Tue    5/12   - Uh Clem
Thu    5/14   - Greasewood Swamp Cooler            
Fri      5/15   - Chet O'Keefe  
Sat     5/16   - TBA                                   
Mon    5/18 - Burger Night with Trevor Hickle & Pat O'Bryan

From Jeff Haislip: I wanted to thank everyone who sponsored, contributed & attended the Voices from Both Sides Fiesta Protesta. Have heard many good ideas for next year. Let's get together as a community & make the next on even better.

The court has called a meeting on Wednesday May 20th at 10:00 am at the J.W. “Red” Patillo Community Center in Study Butte, located at 53633 State Highway 118.  County officials will tour the South Brewster County Emergency Response Center at the end of the meeting.  Please attend if you can and let them hear our voices down here.

Across from the stables in Study Butte

All artists who reside a significant part of the year in the Terlingua/ Big Bend National Park area are eligible to submit work for next year's calendar. The deadline for requesting guidelines for submissions is May 31. If you have expressed interest but have not requested the guidelines, you have not taken care of it. You must request the guidelines by emailing or calling MaryDiesel: spottedslinky55@gmail.com or432-371-2999 by this deadline.
The deadline for submissions, once you get the guidelines, is June 17th. All submissions will be digital and must adhere to the specifications in the guidelines. Please read them closely for we really want to use your work.
Hope to hear from you soon so you will have plenty of time to prepare your submissions.

Bee Update:  We are having an amazing wildflower event, and are experiencing a very active swarm season.  Please contact if you need a hive removed from a residence or commercial location.  Local references furnished upon request.  Call Alpine Apiaries Bee Hotline at 432-371-2748.  Appreciate all the love and support these past few weeks.  We have rehomed more than 15 bee swarms and hives.  Gratitude to all for looking out for the bees.  Sponsored by the College of the Melissae, www.collegeofthemelissae.com.  A great online source for the sacred ways of natural beekeeping education.

It's a long time since I posted but today I have something to announce. The metal has arrived for the roof (as well as the metal to cover the shade over my RV). We are close to making La Kiva waterproof. I am considering issuing Super Soakers to the bar staff to periodically spritz the customers for that genuine La Kiva experience. In the past it was not necessary to ask for water in your whiskey. All you had to do was wait around and eventually you got water. In future you will have to ask for it. Like a phoenix La Kiva is dusting itself off and rising from the ashes. This is going to be good.

Adding to the bumper to bumper traffic [?] on 170 this week is a film crew producing a 2016 Nissan commercial. They are filming on the other side of Big Hill. They have, however, brought their own catering truck for services, I assume, at the filming site. Not sure if they will have a chance to run around when finished or will disappear over Bee Mountain in a cloud of dust.
    It would be nice to look forward to seeing it, except it will be shown in FRANCE. If anybody sees it in the coming months, let us all know.


Mimi Webb-Miller will host a town hall meeting for 83rd District Attorney Rod Ponton, to answer questions from the Terlingua community, regarding the recent prosecution of Tony Flint, Tuesday May 19, 2015 at 3:00 pm, porch of La Posada Milagro, Terlingua Ghost Town
NOTE: this a change from the original date of Wednesday May 13th.

A huge thank-you to the community for helping raise over $10,000 for the Terlingua Fire & EMS at our recent Fireman's Ball. Special thanks to The Boathouse for hosting the event, Craig Carter for performing and Pam Ware for all her behind the scenes help!

Free Class on Solar Power at All Energies. There will be a free seminar on solar power, wind power, & other alternative energies on Saturday, May 16th at 1PM. The class will be held inside the new Hwy 118 workshop: 16 miles north of Study Butte, just south of the Terlingua Ranch Rd intersection. We will cover basic off-grid components & how they work, sizing your system, estimating system cost, & more. Bring your own chair & calculator; free food & drinks will be provided. Email casey@allenergies.net or call 371-2950 for more info!

All Energies’ Solar Panels are SOLD OUT! 
We will be putting together another pallet order as soon as possible. Call us to pre-order & you will get the lowest price! Email casey@allenergies.net or call 371-2950 for more info.

Espresso…y Poco Mas located in the Ghostown located at La Posada Milagro Guesthouse, serves the best coffee, breakfast and lunch. We offer gluten free bread and also have whole wheat tortillas!!
    Come join us every day!! Also DA Rod Ponton will speak to the community regarding Flint's Trial, on May 19th, 2015. The conversation will start at 3pm. Please bring a chair. 

Big Bend Doughnuts across from the Cottonwood General Store is Open 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. or sold out, Saturday, May 16 and Sunday, May 17.  We appreciate your patronage! Snow Cones are coming soon!  Watch the Moon and flyers around town for our Snow Cone stand hours starting in June!  

Matt Van Ostrand has been selected by Judge Eleazar Cano to fill the Emergency Management Coordinator (EMC) position for Brewster County.  Mr. Van Ostrand has a bachelor’s degree in Emergency and Disaster Management, three years of service in law enforcement communications, over 12 years of experience in fire service operations, and recent experience in emergency management administration.
   Mr. Van Ostrand was born in Oklahoma. His family moved to the Texas Hill County in 1983 and has resided in Wimberley since 1990.  In 2000 Mr. Van Ostrand started his career in public service, joining the local volunteer fire department.  Experiencing the effects of Hurricane Katrina in September 2001 and assisting the Hays County Response with the unloading and care of evacuees from New Orleans, he felt he could better serve more people in emergency management.  Mr. Van Ostrand obtained his degree while working as a full-time professional firefighter for the Wimberley Volunteer Fire Department. He most recently served as a Lieutenant coordinating administration for the fire department, while also providing first responder leadership.
   “In the fifteen years that I have been in public service I have seen how our world has changed and moved forward.  I have seen firsthand how important it is for the emergency services, city, county officials and the public to know each other and regularly talk to each other about what has happened in the past, as well as what can happen in the future.”
   Judge Cano added, “We feel fortunate to have a professional with Matt’s credentials in training, education, and real world operations. He met and exceeded all required and preferred qualifications for the Brewster EMC position.
   Mr. Van Ostrand will report for duty of May 26 and will quickly be making the rounds to get to know Brewster County.  He will be meeting with all organizations responsible for or supporting first response in the area, as well as public service organizations.


Namaste y’all!