Terlingua Moon - November 2011
The Terlingua Moon
November 8, 2011 ~ VOL. 22 #45
"Life is too short for grief, or regret, or bullshit." --Edward Abbey
The Student Council of Big Bend High School is sponsoring a Veteran's Day program, this Friday, November 11, at 8:15 am at the flag pole in front of the high school.  The program is scheduled to last about 45 minutes.  Veterans and community members are encouraged to attend.

On Veterans' Day, Friday, November 11th, The American Flag that will be flown at the Terlingua Fire and EMS Building is courtesy of a local deceased Veteran's widow. He did not die in battle, but bravely served two tours of duty in VietNam with the Airborne Rangers - and received a purple heart. She has stressed that his wishes would not have been to give him singular recognition for what he and his fellow soldiers were proud and honored to do. So, when you pass by, salute and say "Thank You" and say a prayer for all who serve, past and present.

Veteran's Day and World Hoop Day share the date 11/11/11! After the Veteran's Day presentation at Terlingua School, local hoopers will be joining the K-12th students for hula hooping activities. The simple hoop has positive physical and mental health benefits including stimulating the imagination. Dust off you hoops and give it a twirl this Friday!

Thanks to brave locals and generous visiting Chiliheads, The Terlingua Farmers Market had a great turnout for first day!
Artisan cheeses, yummy baked goods, canned goods, garden starts, eggs, native plants and local art and music will be there next Saturday Nov 12, 10-2.  There is room for more vendors.  Bring your own table and home made or home grown products.
Buy and Sell Locally.  You can help to create work for a friend or neighbor.

Second Saturday Flea Market on the 12th starting at 8 am - KKKK parking lot - no setup fee.
I still have native trees for sale - 6 - five foot tall Desert Willow @ $10 and 3 -three foot tall Ratama @ $5.
See you at second sat. Flea mkt. Or call Suzy at
371-2806. Thanks, Suzy Ervin

Terlingua artist, Crystal Allbright, is the honored artist for the 2011 Alpine Artwalk being held Nov. 18 and 19. Her paintings, drawings and photographs will be on display at TransPecos Bank in Alpine from Nov. 15 - 30th. This Wed Nov. 9, hear her interview on Marfa Public Radio for the Talk at Ten show. Raffle tickets are still available for her original Artwalk pastel drawing, and the proceeds go the area school art programs. Celebrate Terlingua artists!

Now carrying Bud Select 55 and Twisted Tea Liquor
Gifts sets are in for Christmas; some with glasses or flasks. Also carrying Top tobacco as well as other new smoke shop stuff.
Mon thru Sat 10 to 9 371-3155

RoadRunner Deli
It's autumn time for homemade soup at the deli this week features creamy ham & potato come have a cup or bowl & maybe a grilled cheese w/ tomato  and avocado...orders to go...hot coffee, tea or chocolate...breakfast till 11:00 lunch all day open Tues/Sat 7:30/2:30 sun. 9:00/2:00...432-371-2364

This week:
Thursday,  the rocky top alien breeding experiment show starts @ 8 pm
Friday, al berry @ 8 pm
Saturday, Dr. Fun & Vinny @ 8 pm  "on the balcony"
Sunday, "hangover brunch show" with Havilah Rand @ 1 pm then followed by the "hangover jam session" hosted by Al Berry -  all musicians invited.

Monday, Nov. 7 - Hank Woji
Tuesday, Nov. 8 - Uh Clem performs for us!
Wednesday, Nov 9 - Douglas Arnold Brown sings Jazz standards & Willie Nelson
Thursday, Nov 10 - Cowboy Doug plays for us!
Friday, Nov 11 - Ted Arbogast! And don’t forget... Jonna's Wicked Bloody Marys and Diego's World Famous Ceviche!
Saturday, Nov 12 - Jobuk Johnson opens for Havila Rand
Sunday, Nov 13 - Brunch from 11am - 2pm, Come check out our new brunch menu & listen to Jobuk Johnson!  Later, Jobuk Johnson plays again in the evening and then...  It’s Movie Night!  We provide the popcorn!
Don’t miss Happy Hour everyday 5pm-6pm!

Texas singer-songwriter, and former Terlinguian, Paul Humphreys has a new CD. "Stand By Me " will soon be available at Amazon.com and iTunes. Get a preview at http://www.reverbnation.com/paulhumphreys

Hello all:
I published an ebook about breastfeeding, it's funny, at least i think so. Please pass on to anyone  you think would benefit from some comic relief from the breastfeeding blues. It's only $1.99   Follow the links to check it out :)  Thanks and have a great weekend.

In the Ghostown @ La Posada Milagro
We want to thank all the chili cook off people for another successful year!!!
Remember we have the best homemade breakfast in town!!
Join us every morning from 8am-2pm
Order your homemade rotisserie chicken in advance!!  432-371-3044
La Posada Milagro Guesthouse
Terlingua, Texas
432-371-3044 Inn
310-991-1058 cell

RECYCLING will happen soon, either the 9th or 16th.  This is a Community Service that needs Community Help. The choice is Alpine so please call Mindy 371-2678 if you can help us.  Thankyoumucho.
Americans use 4 million plastic bottles every hour....but only 25% of those are recycled!!!!  Help out. Recycle, reuse, redo, return, do it.

Hello! Havilah Rand here. I'll be visiting West Texas again November 11-13 and will be performing at the following venues.
November 11 - Padres in Marfa at 8pm
November 12 - The Starlight Theater at 8pm
November 13 - The High Sierra Bar and Grill for Hangover Brunch!  Excited to visit and sing with everyone again. Thanks!!

Friday 10am-2pm,
Saturday from 9am til noon. 
Bring your own tools, manpower, and transportation.  This fundraiser sale will benefit the Alpine Public Library and will help to pay for equipment and furniture at the new library.  
Paige Delaney,  Executive Director
Alpine Public Library 
203 N. 7th Street
Alpine, TX  79830
phone 432-837-2621

Basic Computer classes at the Alpine Public Library have been postponed until 2012 due to ongoing construction delays.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

CBP moves to open border crossing in Big Bend National Park
By: Mark Rockwell

Big Bend NP, TX
Customs and border protection has begun the process of opening a new border crossing in a remote section of Texas that it says is the first class b port of entry in the southwest since the agency was formed.

CBP published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the federal register on Oct. 28 to create a new border crossing at Boquillas, TX, in Big Bend National Park. It said the proposed class b port of entry will help facilitate travel and trade within the big bend-rio bravo project area, filling a void in a long stretch of border between presidio and Del Rio, TX where there is currently no port of entry. It added the crossing will also build on the already-robust border security in the area. The intended plan to re-open the crossing was announced in January by CBP commissioner Alan Bersin.

The agency said the proposed Boquillas crossing will be a designated class B port of entry  --  the first on the southwest border since the creation of CBP  -- which can be used by U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, Mexican border crossing card holders, Canadians, and others exempt from certain documentary requirements with approved western hemisphere travel initiative-compliant documents.
“this next step toward the opening of the Boquillas border crossing is a testament to what a spirit of collaboration and a commitment to a shared goal of
increased security, travel, and trade can accomplish,” said Bersin in an Oct. 31 statement.
CBP said the decision to begin the process of opening the border crossing was based on extensive analysis and consultation with Mexican border agencies, and is part of its ongoing commitment to enhance security along U.S. borders. Working closely with the department of interior, CBP said the crossing is scheduled to open in the spring of 2012.

The crossing will also bolster the Big Bend National Park/Rio Grande wild and scenic river and the protected areas of Maderas del Carmen, Cañón de Santa Elena, Ocampo as an international park by providing an entry point between both countries for scientists, park workers, emergency services and tourists coming to study, protect and enjoy this rare desert ecosystem, while also leveraging cutting edge technologies to enhance security, said CBP.
The proposed rule will now be made available for public comment to ensure that CBP is able to receive important feedback from stakeholders that can help inform the final decision. The public comment period will begin on the date the notice of proposed rulemaking and will close after 60 days. A final announcement is expected in spring 2012, said the agency.

U.S. Reopens Texas-Mexico Border Crossing after 9 Years
Wednesday, November 02, 2011

A U.S. national park will once again become a point of entry for citizens of Mexico now that Washington has decided to reopen an unmanned border crossing.

The border crossing, located in Big Bend National Park in remote southwest Texas, had been open for more than a century, most recently to allow park visitors to also visit Mexico's Parque Nacional canon de Santa Elena on the opposite side of the Rio Grande river. However, in may 2002, the Bush administration decided to shutter the crossing as part of its response to increased national security after the September 11 attacks.

Beginning next spring, U.S. customs and border protection agents will man the border crossing remotely using cameras and computers. National park service rangers will be available to answer questions, but it will be up to the border patrol to track down anyone entering the U.S. without authorization.

Critics say opening an unmanned crossing is just asking for trouble. “Crooks will find a hole in the defense and that’s what an unmanned border point is,” Kent Lundgren, chairman of the National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers, told the Wall Street Journal.  Similar unmanned crossings already exist along the U.S. border with Canada.
-Noel Brinkerhoff

Border crossing in national park to reopen

(by Travis Sanford, Courthouse News Service)
Crossing into U.S. will ease in one spot
by Ana Campoy, Wall Street Journal

Texas environmental quality board (Is that an oxymoron?) hears request to discharge wastewater in Presidio County
From news reports

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality heard a request at its meeting in Austin Thursday for a “major ammendment” of a Rio Grande mining Company Texas land application permit which would allow the mining company to directly discharge wastewater into state waters at a “daily average rate not to exceed 360,000 gallons per day” at a facility near Shafter township in Presidio county.

Presidio County Judge Paul Hunt argued, via letter, that the permit should be denied due to concerns about arsenic contamination, though the commission will let the hearing go forward.

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Namaste y’all!
La Catrina
The Terlingua Moon
November 21, 2011   ~  VOL. 22 #
Where to go Thanksgiving (special section)

The Starlight 5 pm., Diego’s traditional T-day dinner  $16.95 Turkey and Ham, and all the fixings.  Homemade pecan pie and even pumpkin cheesecake.

The Chili Pepper Cafe  Great Food!!!! Thanksgiving Day  Buffet 11 am until it’s all eaten  $12.95.

Neighborly Eats: Thanksgiving Dinner will be served starting at 2:pm in Jerry and Eva's Back yard 10 miles down Terlingua Ranch Road. Come hungry.

La Kiva 5 pm turkey pot pie and turkey calzones

The High Sierra Bar & Grill wishes everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.  We will be having a Thanksgiving dinner from 12:00 noon until 10 PM.  We will have our normal menu available all day as well.  The  plate will be Turkey, dressing and all the fixings including dessert @ $10.95.  We will have live music by Rocky Top and the Alien Breeding Experiment beginning at 2 pm.

The RoadRunner Deli will be open Thanksgiving Day  8:30 till 2:00 serving Breakfast & Lunch.  Deli will be closed Dec. 3rd thru the 6th and reopen on Wednesday the 7th. 432-371-2364... Closed on Sundays until further notice. 

Casa de la Cultura Community Center
in the Ghost Town annual Thanksgiving Day Luncheon and Pot Luck!  Wednesday 12:30.
Bring a dish, come have 2 helpings of food.


The Starlight Theater Nov. 22- Nov. 28
Tuesday  - Uh Clem performs... plus...  Jonna's Wicked Bloody Marys!
Wednesday - The Whitmores!
Thursday - Thanksgiving Day Hoedown with The Rocky Top Alien Breeding Experiment @ 8pm! Come have Thanksgiving Day Dinner with us!
Friday - Jobuk Johnson
Saturday - Bonnie Whitmore! (Laird Considine too)
Sunday - Brunch from 11am - 2pm, and Jobuk Johnson will be serenading for buffet and dinner!
At 9:30 pm  its Movie Night! We provide the popcorn!
Monday - Trevor Reichman plays for us.. plus, 2-4-1 Burgers All Night Long!
And Don't miss Happy Hour everyday 5pm-6pm! $1 Tacos • $2 Wells • $2 Margaritas • $2 Domestics

La Kiva
Friday: 8 pm Bonnie Whitmore
Saturday: 8 pm, Shand Walton – Austin blue grass/country. 
Tuesday - techno dance music (10 pm) special this week!
Wednesday: Open mic.

Ghost Town Café
Ghost Town Saloon's Cafe wishes to thank everyone for coming by and enjoying breakfast with us.  Hours are 6 am to 2 pm with breakfast only.  If it's on the menu and you want it turned into something else...  just ask!  We will accommodate if we can.  We couldn't have done this without our Angels!! You know who you are!  We will be closed Thanksgiving Day only.


Ghost Town Saloon will be open Thanksgiving at 4pm.  $2.00 wells and Longnecks every Thisty Thursday. Closed on Tuesdays. We open at 4pm (earlier if possible) every day except Tuesday.  Happy Hour is every day from 5pm to 7pm.  Should there be fun being had or live music, we will stay open. If not, we will close at 10pm. That's consistant!!  Monday night jams are open to everyone.  And now that the delivery drivers have remembered that we exist, maybe we won't run out of beer again!!  Love and Peace and FUN!

The Chili Pepper Café
Special announcement: now that its winter there will be a different soup every day: 
Monday: Chicken tortilla,
Tuesday: Beef vegetable
Wednesday: Beef minestrone
Thursday: chicken noodle
Friday: Fish soup, (the local favorite)
Saturday: Potato and cheese
Sunday: Meatball and veggie.

El  Dorado/High Sierra
Wednesday  - Al Berry performs @ 7:30
Thursday - Rocky Top @ 2 PM & Dr. Fun & Vinny @ 7 PM
Friday - A special "Hangover" Brunch show with Neil Trammell @ 1 PM,  Al Berry performs @ 7:30 PM
SaturdayDr. Fun & Vinny on "the Balcony" @ 8 PM
Sunday - The Hangover Jam Session hosted by Al Berry...all musicians invited @ 3 PM.  Come watch the Games on our large screen TV upstairs in our sports room

The Boathouse
Open every day from 4 till 12.
Now serving Chili!
(Closed all day Thanksgiving)
Espresso…y poco mas,
in the Ghostown @ La Posada Milagro
Join us every morning from 8am-2pm
Good service, great food and coffee!!!
Order your homemade rotisserie chicken in advance!!  50 cents off your first menu item with proof of purchase from Farmer’s Market. 432.371.3044 

Terlingua School
Closing noon on Wednesday.  However, All  parents of grades 5 thru 8 are invited for a field day on Wednesday.

The BBHS Veterans Program was held to honor all veterans.  If any portion of the program offended anyone, we apologize. 
Ms. Jones and Mrs. Kearns.

Terlingua Farmers Market
Wishing you a Bountiful Thanksgiving
We will be open Saturday Nov 26th 10am to 2pm
Fresh baby greens and cilantro, transplants,  quiche, local cheese, organic gluten free breads, jalepeno bread, biscotti, homemade pie, canned goods, native plants, handcrafted leather, knit gifts, arts and crafts
Enjoy Local Affect Global

Shot Time Liquors -
Now available:  50mL 99 expresso; great addition to your morning coffee or hot chocolate.....mmm!  Select bottles of Seagrams Vodka comes with a free 50mL bottle of Seagrams Sweet Tea Vodka while supplies last. More gift sets in: Hypnotic with two glasses in a really cool oval carrying case, Corralejo and O3 each with a two glass box set, and Crown Royal with flask set.  New scotch on board: Glenfiddich.  Also new, Vincent Van Gogh DoubleEspresso (coffee vodka).  Blueberry Vodka is back by popular demand.  For your turkey dinner; Sauvignon Blanc Veramonte from Chile.  Thanksgiving special three dollars off this week only.  Gift wrapping now available.  Monday thru Saturday 10:00 to 9:00.  ClosedThanksgiving Day.  371-3155
Recycling Program
We have recycled once again.  Please aware of the no caps rule.  We do like bags full of plastics or cans, just make sure they are sorted before you tie them up.  Thank you.

Did you know that whether or not a  certain type of plastic is recycled has a lot to do with whether or not there is a market for its reuse?  For example, there is a robust  market for PET #1 and HDPE #2 bottles because they are used to make fabric, plastic lumber, some recycled bottles, and more. However, due to differences in molding, many other plastics have different melting points, which makes it difficult to recycle them together.  Also, colors added to the plastic limit its reuse, because these colors cannot be reused.  More news next week.  If you would like to volunteer in Dec. please call Mindy 371-2678.

A truck-load order is officially being filled; there won't be another one until spring of 2012.  There may be as many as 5 slots left on the load; maybe only 4.  Prices remain low - for now.  Call 2506 (good answering machine) or 2499 (unreliable answering machine) for prices, sizes or general information.
You can also email elcentro432@gmail to be sure we get your message.

And a Big Thank You
Big Bend National Park and Big Bend Ranch State Park would like to thank the volunteers and clubs that participated in the River Cleanup this past weekend. With the help of Michael Ryan of the National Park Service, Guy Falzarano from the Rio Grande Research Center, and members of the Hancock Hill Club we were able remove a large metal structure causing a hazard in Colorado Canyon.  With the other members of the Sul Ross University Hancock Hill Club and the Compadres, ‘’Friends of Big Bend Ranch State Park”, Laura Gold of Forever Resorts, and Charlie Angell of Angell Expeditions, we collected several hundred pounds of trash from the banks and road ways along the Rio Grande, in the state park, that will not end up in the river.
     Eighteen volunteers spearheaded cleanup efforts in Big Bend National Park, tackling two sections of the river.  Volunteers from Sul Ross University’s Wildlife Resources Class and citizens of Terlingua and Alpine collected trash and a tractor tire from Santa Elena Canyon.  Forever Resorts employees, park volunteers and a visitor joined the Blue Creek section of the cleanup, netting 9 tires and several bags of trash.  A small group of concerned individuals can make a huge difference in protecting our waterways for future generations to enjoy.
David Long, Volunteer Coordinator
Barton Warnock Visitor Center
Jane Brown, Volunteer Program Assistant
Big Bend National Park

South County Patriot Guard
When one of our fallen soldiers came home recently, the Midland chapter of the Patriot Guard put out a call for flag bearers.  No one showed up to support that family.  Therefore, we have started our own chapter of the Patriot Guard which will cover Brewster and Presido counties.  You do not have to be a veteran, you do not need to ride a motorcycle.  You do need to be able to support the family of one of our fallen soldiers.  If interested, please contact Richard Whitebear at 432-371-2134 or Michael Heidebrecht at 432-371-2136.  We have 50 flags that we can use at the funerals and would like to have enough persons to run out of flags. Hopefully we do not need to ever use them.  Please come join us in support of our fallen soldiers and their families.
Burro News
Long article comparing Burrogate 2007 with Burrogate 2011.

Burros getting stubborn allies: Protests over policy to kill feral animals in Big Bend growing (San Antonio Express News)  11/20/11  John MacCormack

Looking for a home?
Looking for a home? Short term or long term. Utilities furnished, call 371.2224 or 432.386.8522

Gift Suggestions
Turquoise Jewelry at The Chili Pepper Cafe!!!!!!!
The Terlingua Moon
November 29, 2011 ~ Vol. 22 #48
  Everything is funny as long as it is happening to somebody else.                                                                                                 ~Will Rogers
This week at the Starlight
Tuesday, Nov. 29 - Uh Clem performs for us!
Wednesday, Nov 30 - The Whitmores!
Friday, Dec. 2 - Hank Woji
Saturday, Dec. 3 - Jobuk Johnson
Sunday, Dec. 4 - Brunch from 11am - 2pm, Come check out our new brunch menu, Bloody Mary Bar and More!  Ken Gaines performs at 5pm and later…it’s Movie Night! We provide the popcorn!
Dont miss Happy Hour everyday 5pm-6pm!  $1 Tacos - $2 Margaritas - $2 Domestics

Hey Stoopid
The 37th annual Stupid Race will take place on Sunday Dec. 4th. The race will start at the Ghost Town porch at promptly 10:37a.m.

Book Signing
James Evans will be signing his new book, CRAZY FROM THE HEAT, on Monday, December 5th, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Terlingua Trading Company Bookstore.  Photos in this newly released book represent a body of work from the last twenty-something years in which James has been documenting the people and the landscapes of the Big Bend.

Ghost Town Cafe/Saloon

Tues: CAFE: 6AM-2 PM Every Day, SALOON: Closed

Tuesdays/Wed.: SALOON: Happy Hour 5-7 Every Day

Thirsty Thursday: SALOON: Happy Hour prices 4-close, Locals showcase on stage.

Fri.: TBD

Sat.: SALOON: Bobby Mitchell

Sun: SALOON: $2 Bloody Mary’s, Bar opens @ 2, TBD Afternoon & Eve. showcases

Mon: Acoustic night 5:30 – 7:30, CAFE: Fiddlers Circle, SALOON: Songwriters Circle

Local artists

We have tentatively scheduled an art market for Saturday, December 17 at the Boathouse.  All local artists and art vendors are welcome to participate.  Fee is $5.00 per table.  Please contact Ruth Jansyn, 371-2584, for further information.
Terlingua Farmers Market
Open Saturdays  - 10am to 2pm
Locally grown cilantro, transplants,  quiche, goat cheese, organic gluten free breads, jalapeno bread, biscotti, homemade pie, handcrafted leather, knit hats, scarfs,  quilted handmade items,  arts and craft. This weekend at 11 a.m. our guest speaker will be Alice Stevens from One Way Nursery in Alpine. The Farmers Market welcomes her support and experience.  She can help you with your questions of suitable plants and trees for South County.  You will be able to order "bare root" trees to be delivered in January.

RoadRunner Deli
The RoadRunner Deli will feature Green Pea & Ham Soup and Turkey Salad sandwiches this week. We will be closed Sat. thru Tuesday Dec. 3rd thru 6th.

Water Tanks
The water catchment tank order is still open. The size most often ordered is the 1,750 gallon, and it remains at the lowest price of $775.  That includes shipping. Call 471-2499 or 2506 to place your order or email us at elcentro432@gmail.com.

Let’s Build a Stage
Carpenters and extra hands needed alike. Last Minute Low Budget meets at the Theater behind the Store this Saturday and Sunday beginning at 10am.

Flea Market
The Marathon Public Library (MLP) will hold a flea and craft market fundraiser sale on Dec. 2 and 3 from 8am to 5pm at Shirley’s Burnt Biscuit in Marathon.  All proceeds will go toward operations and programs at the MLP.  Holiday open house is Friday Dec. 2 from 5:30 to 7:30pm at the library.  Join us for treats, music and a visit from Santa!

Holy Eucharist, Holy Baptism in Lajitas
The Sacraments of the Holy Eucharist and Holy Baptism will be celebrated in the Chapel of St. Mary and St. Joseph, Lajitas, at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, 4 December. The entire community is invited to attend for this joyous occasion. The Episcopal Church in Brewster County welcomes you. Services are held in the Lajitas Chapel at 11:00 a.m. on the first and third Sundays of every month and as announced.

Looking ahead. A Morning Prayer service will be held on Sunday, 18 December, the last Sunday in Advent. The Christ Mass will be celebrated on Christmas Eve, Saturday, 24 December, at 4:00 p.m.

Copies of the Moon
Copies of the Moon are provided by the Quicksilver Branch of the West Texas National Bank. If you would like a paper copy of the Moon, the bank will allow you to make a copy of theirs at no charge.
By Bucky2shot