Terlingua Moon - September 2013

CASTING CALL -  STARLIGHT THEATER
Sunday Funday, September 8th 1:00-4:00
    The filming will take place in November. The actors will be paid daily rates and work 4-6 days. Come by, fill out a form, and read a couple of lines from the script!
    TONY - male, about 40/50 y.o., sturdy, not too tall, agile, can shoot gun, think Michael Madsen from Kill Bill
    ARLENE - female, about 30 y.o., tallish, toned body, agile, knows how to handle weapons, think Toni Collette from Fright Night with an infusion of Uma Thurman from Kill Bill
    LESTER - male, about 40/50 y.o., harsh face, muscled. Think Woody Harrelson from Natural Born Killers
    JAKE - male, about 40/50 y.o., very thin, think Ritchie Coster from Luck (tv series)
    MARVA - female, about 75 y.o., short stature, voluptuous, “over” weight a plus, Conchata Ferrell from Two & Half Men
    WASH - male, about 60 y.o., thin and worn face, lived lifetimes, think Frank Collison from O Brother Where Art Thou
    HERB - male, about 60 y.o., Think Jon Cryer from two & a Half Men but older
   EXTRAS - Biker - like an Harley Davidson fan - about 40 y.o.; Wash 's wife - older lady - about 70 y.o. or more; 3 young and beautiful girls - about 20 y.o; Young girl, about 7 y.o., will play young Arlene, she has to cry.
  More info: www.jessicalutz.com/casting or on facebook event page

The Big Bend Church traveled to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota June 25-July 4.  The trip had two purposes, that being of taking clothes that had been given to the church for families that live on the reservation and the other purpose was to erect a sign for the Chanku Waste Ranch youth camp north of Porcupine SD, a free youth camp provided throughout the summer for the youth of the reservation. 
  Big Bend Church presented the gift of the sign in behalf of the folks of the Rio-Plex communities Study Butte, Terlingua, Lajitas, Terlingua Ranch and the BBNP.  The construction of the sign was financed by the church and other friends of the church.  It is built entirely of steel and was very much appreciated by the staff of the camp and the youth of the camp.  This was the third load of clothes that had been taken to the reservation.
  The church has been asked to return and be involved with the camp in working with the youth and also doing some vocational training for interested youth on the reservation.  The Chanku Waste Ranch has started a motorcycle repair class for some on the reservation.  The Camp is wanting to get involved in welding and other trade classes.
The Big Bend Church family is grateful for those who have helped and supported the efforts to be a blessing to the reservation.  We had folks in the community help provide labor, equipment and financial resources and that is why we don’t think that this was something that the church did alone but something the community participated in. 

US Customs and Border Protection is launching a state-of-the art “Z-Portal” scanner at its Presidio port of entry. The Z-Portal will be able to scan vehicles for narcotics and security threats like weapons using safe and low-radiation gamma and x-ray technology.*
The Z-Portal system will not identify the face, race, gender, or age of any of the passengers inside the vehicle. US Customs and Border Protection at Presidio also just unveiled a new canopy on the southbound lanes. Officials say it will protect both agents and the public.
"This will allow us to make it faster at the port of entry both for us and those who pass through,” said Presidio/Boquillas Port Director David Lambrix.
“It will allow us to scan one vehicle every few minutes.”
*(Online Editors Note:  There is no safe radiation, ANY and ALL exposure to ionizing gamma or x-ray radiation is harmful to life.)

SHOT TIME LIQUORS -  Supplies are running out for the Crossover Cargo Canadian whiskey 750mL for $8.35.

To those who ordered tanks prior to last weekend, I called them in and the old price is locked in on those. However, the load remains incomplete. As of last Friday, the salesman said he didn't think anything would go up more than $20. The Farmers' Almanac predicts a wet winter, and that is as good as anyone else's guess.  Call 371-2506 to reserve your tank(s) - freight and sales-tax free.

Construction is about to begin on the Cinnabar Theater, LMLB's small theater that will be used until the Mercury Theater can be built.  We'll be setting the poles this weekend and are planning a full-on community barn-raising for the weekend of Sept. 14-15 so mark your calendars NOW!  Watch for signs around town and next week's Moon for more information - we need lots of help to get this built in ONE weekend!

THIS WEEK @ THE HIGH SIERRA
FRIDAY ~ TREVOR REICHMAN   7 pm
SATURDAY~ DR FUN   7 pm
Two choices of Gluten Free Beer Now!
Two Choices of Big Bend Brewery on tap!
Get ready for Monday Night Football Specials
Get ready for LADIES NIGHT  Thursdays 7pm

The Second Saturday Flea Market resumes September 14th, so you have plenty of time to clean out all that stuff that is too valuable to throw away. Set up is free and the fun is priceless.  In the El Centro parking lot at the corner of 118 and Terlingua School Road. From morning 'til whenever.

Otra Vez is open Wednesdays & Saturdays, 9am to Noonish, weather permitting. Donations are accepted again as well.  Thank you for your support.  Betty is looking forward to being back no later than the end of October.

There is an AA meeting on Thursdays at 7:30 pm. Anyone who has a desire to stop drinking or to continue to remain sober is welcome. There is also an Al-Anon meeting on Mondays at 7 pm established for anyone who is affected by someone else’s drinking either now or in the past. Both are held at the Big Bend Baptist Church north of West Texas National Bank near the Chili Pepper.
This week at the Starlight:
Tuesday - Sept. 10 - $1 Tacos with Uh Clem
Wednesday - Sept. 11 - Mark Lewis & Jeff Gavin
Thursday - Sept. 12 - Ceviche & Mojitos with Laird Considine
Friday - Sept. 13 - Jason Blum
Saturday - Sept. 14 - Badlands Blues Band
Monday - Sept. 16 - 2-4-1 Burger Night with The Rocky Top Alien Breeding Experiment
Tuesday - Sept. 17 - $1 Tacos with Uh Clem
Wednesday - Sept. 18 - Mo and Brandi

This week at the High Sierra:
Friday~ 7:30 Ralph Moore graces us!
Saturday~7:30 Dr. Fun
Sunday~ 2 pm -? Once again ... Jason Blum
A BIG thank you to all who showed up to help our community garden and had fun!
Brisket - Gluten-free beer- Ladies’ Night- and other great things happening all at The High Sierra!

A BIG THANK YOU from The Community Garden to our wonderful and supportive community and talented musicians. Over $500 was raised on Sunday at The High Sierra.  Local Sustainable Food Production using rainwater is the goal. All proceeds from this benefit will help fund 4 additional catchment tanks off The Starlight roof. The Garden currently has 6,000 gallons of rainwater harvested.
*19 rows are planted ... what’s growing?
Cucumber, Peppers, Basil, Pumpkin, Tomatillos, Tatume Squash, Chard, Acorn Squash, Zuccs, Cilantro, Dill, Sunflowers, Tepary Beans, and Okra!

Mark your calendar:
Open House/Potluck and Garden Tour—Fri., Oct. 4th, 5:30pm
Farmer’s Markets start again Sat., Oct. 19th, 10-2 and run till the end of March!
THINK COMMUNITY—BUY LOCAL

“Making Applesauce” Free workshop sponsored by the Community Garden on Thurs., Sept. 12th at 5:30 pm in the kitchen at The Family Crisis Center. Learn traditional canning methods and recipes. For more info, “Like” Us on FB or call 371-3196. Have a few hours to spare on Monday mornings? Join us in the Garden at 9 am!

Second Saturday Flea Market this weekend, September 14th. Gather your goods and come to the first sale of the season. Located in the parking lot of El Centro/H2O 2 Go. Buy, sell, trade - or just have fun browsing and visiting with your neighbors. No charge for set-up. Come as early as you want; stay as long as you please.

Otra Vez is open Wednesdays and Saturdays, 9 am to noonish, weather permitting. Donations are accepted again as well. Thank you for your support.

Cinnabar Theater! Construction is about to begin on the Cinnabar Theater, LMLB’s small theater that will be used until the Mercury Theater can be built. We’ll be setting the poles this weekend and are planning a full-on community barn raising THIS weekend! Watch for signs around town for more information - we need lots of help to get this built in ONE weekend!

AA and Al-Anon meetings. There is an AA meeting on Thursdays at 7:30 pm. Anyone who has a desire to stop drinking or to continue to remain sober is welcome. There is also an Al-Anon meeting on Mondays at 7 pm established for anyone who is affected by someone else’s drinking either now or in the past. Both are held at the Big Bend Baptist Church north of West Texas National Bank near the Chili Pepper. You can now find us on Facebook, Google and Google map. There are Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in Alpine every day of the week. For further information on Alpine meetings click HERE.

Attention Contributors to the printing of the book "The Last American Hitchhiker" by Mark 'Eyeball' Kneeskern:  Your copy and prints can be picked up Monday Sept. 16th 4-6 pm at The Menagerie Press located next to the church in the Ghostown   'Eyeball' is scheduled for a book-reading mid Dec. at The Starlight Theater and will be happy to sign your copy
Harvest the rain! The basic formula for water catchment: If you have a 1,000 sq. ft. roof that received 0.5 inches of rain in the last few days, it would have provided approximately 300 to 400 gallons of rainwater. One thing is certain; we WILL experience long periods of no rain at all again. The present truck-load order of catchment tanks is about 2/3 filled. There is room for 3 -and maybe 4- 1,750 gallon tanks, or a mix of various others. Call 2506 to reserve your tank(s).

The “All Aboard America” Presidio Route runs twice a day both ways. The number is 432-561-8529. One way from Alpine to the Midland Airport is $45 in cash. Pick up at the airport requires calling in advance. For more information, go HERE.

Trax Bus - There is a Trax bus office that is open from 9 am until 5 pm Monday through Friday. Their number is 855-879-8729. They can pick you up in Terlingua and take you to Alpine during the week between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm. A 48-hour reservation is required. You need to pay exact change to the bus driver when you get on. Cancellations need a minimum of 24 hour notice. Round trip to Alpine is $37.50. One way to Alpine is $18.75. They can also take you to Odessa, Midland or El Paso between the hours of 8 am and 2 pm during the week for $91 round trip or $45.50 one way. If you have Medicaid, Medicaid will pay for your transportation to a medical appointment. All other travelers are considered public and pay full price. If you want to make more than one stop (where you would be dropped off and picked up) that must be arranged with the office when your reservation is made and each stop is an additional $1. Unscheduled stops will not be made once you are on the bus.

Our neighbors to the north in Alpine have had a promotional video made to promote the community. You can give it a look and listen HERE.

Don’t forget, Terlingua resident Cheryl Zinsmeyer is on the ballot for the Rio Grande Electric Cooperative board of directors election. Make your voice heard and vote for local representation.

Next full moon, the Harvest Moon, is Thursday, Sept. 19. Many of the Native American tribes’ staple foods, such as corn, pumpkins, squash, beans, and rice, are ready for gathering at this time. The strong light of the Harvest Moon allowed European farmers to work late into the night to harvest their crops. The Harvest Moon name goes to the full moon closest to the autumn equinox, which falls on Sunday, Sept. 22 this year. Sometimes the September full moon was called the Corn Moon.

Listen to Terlingua music anytime! Just visit http://terlinguamusic.com/music-videos/ for a nice range of Terlingua-based performances. You’ll be glad you did!
Terlingua MOON

Vol. 24, No.37    September 10, 2013    by MaeWestern

“There are no good girls gone wrong - just bad girls found out.”
John Franklin – rolling around town in one of his classic cars – is one of the images we have all missed since the family moved to New Mexico. This editor’s memory is that John was never anything but happy. All South Brewster Co. joins Beth, Alicia and John’s sons in the grief of his loss. 
Terlingua Community Garden sponsored “Makin Applesauce” Sept. 12, in the kitchen at the Family Crisis Center in the Terlingua Ghost Town. This was the first in a series of free monthly workshops sponsored by the Terlingua Community Garden.

Big Bend River Tours will be back in the office as of September 14, 2013.  If you would like to make a reservation, please call us then. Thank you for your interest in Big Bend River Tours

RELISH THE THOUGHT-Whitson Chile Products of Terlingua has unveiled its latest piquant condiment—Whitson’s Fire Dog Spicy Relish. In flavor, it is related to Whitson’s best-selling Terlingua Sweet Hot pickles. Fire Dog Spicy Relish is available in Alpine at Morrison True Value, Front Street Books, Porter’s Thriftway Store, and in South Brewster County - Cottonwood General Store, Big Bend Resorts and Adventures, Terlingua Trading Company, at the Lajitas Mercantile. Or you can order from www.whitsonschile.com or info@whitsonschile.com
Contact: Sarah Whitson Bourbon,Terlingua 371-2202

Governor César Duarte Opens Race Track?? Tourism Acceleration?? In Ojinaga  It’s True! Google the following for stories about this: El Gobernador Cesar Duarte inaugura el autódromo “Turismo de Aceleración” en Ojinaga

Thanks to Everyone for setting up and stopping to browse, visit, buy or trade at the flea market on Saturday. It was a great start for the season. Thanks!

Update on the Last Minute Low Budget Productions' Cinnabar Theater, our temporary headquarters till we can build the new Mercury Theater. We've had to postpone the community barn raising to be sure the poles are placed right.  If you'd like to be on our list so you can be there to help, your email address to sarah@lmlbterlingua.org

The Starlight Theatre Schedule this Week:
Tues.- Sept. 17 - $1 Tacos with Clem
Wed. - Sept. 18 - Mo and Brandi
Thurs.-Sept. 19-Dr. Fun's B-day Party w/Ceviche & Mojitos
Fri. - Sept. 20 - Greg Grymes
Mon.-Sept. 23- Burger Night w/ Jon Hogan and Maria Moss
Tues. - Sept. 24 - $1 Tacos with Clem
Wed. - Sept. 25 - The Whitmores

This week @ The High Sierra
Fri~The Artist Known as GREASEWOOD - 7 pm
Sat~ Dr Fun - 7pm
Sunday~ John Hogan & Maria Moss are back – 2 pm
Smoked Brisket daily $10.95 – Big Bend Brewery on tap !
Affordable motel rooms in walking distance from the bar.

Espresso…Y Poco mas located at La Posada Milagro. Open daily 7:30AM-1PM – Serving the best coffee and great food!! WIFI Available.  HELP WANTED-if interested please call Noemi at 432.371.3044 or 310.991.1058 for more details.

Friday, September 20, the Barton Warnock Visitor Center and Fort Leaton State Historical Site will be hosting a moonlight hike at the HooDoos along the Rio Grande. Meet in the parking lot at the Warnock Center one mile east of Lajitas or at Fort Leaton two miles east of Presidio at 7:15 pm and leave at 7:30 driving 25 miles to the HooDoos on FM 170. Bring a flashlight; hiking boots or sturdy shoes. We will observe the creatures of the night and talk about their nocturnal habits.  Hike and drive will last about 2 ½ hrs.; transportation is not provided. The cost is $3.00 per person. Hike will be cancelled if it is raining or overcast.  For more information call the Warnock Center @ (432) 424-3327 or Fort Leaton @ (432) 229-3613.

Homecoming Week at Terlingua schools. The parade & pep rally is scheduled for Thurs. Sept. 19.  Parade line-up begins at 4:30 at the high school - parade will start @ 5:00.  Parade route is north on Hwy 118 from the school, turn around at the Motor Inn, and return to the school for the pep rally starting at 6:00.  Come our community's school!

The Terlingua Moon
"If A = Success, then the formula is: A=X+Y+Z, with X being work, Y play and Z keeping your mouth shut.”    Albert Einstein
John Franklin was a loving father of two boys David and Johnnie and one daughter Alicia and a husband to Beth. Suffering a massive heart attack on the morning of September 16, he has joined Jesus. John was born on September 4 1951, and he was 62 years old. There will be a service in Terlingua within the next few weeks, hopefully. For any information, you can call me, his daughter, on my cell (575)973-8125. He worked in the oil field all his life until retirement. He will be extremely missed as his life was cut unexpectedly short and sudden. 

Attention Contributors to the printing of the book "The Last American Hitch-Hiker" by Mark 'Eyeball' Kneeskern    Your copy and prints can be picked up
Monday Sept. 23rd 4-6 pm at The Menagerie Press located next to the church in the Ghostown. 'Eyeball' is scheduled for a book-reading mid Dec. at The Starlight Theater and will be happy to sign your copy.
The September “Second Sunday Jam” benefiting the Terlingua Community Garden was held at the High Sierra in the Terlingua Ghost Town on Sun. Sept. 8. Hosted by Pat O’Bryan and numerous Big Bend musicians, the musical jam sessions raise money for a different worthy cause each month.  Donated pies, food items and local crafts were auctioned.  More than $600 was raised to benefit the garden. If you missed this but want to help, there’s a Paypal button HERE.

The mission of the Terlingua Community Garden, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is to provide local, organic food to the community, through production, sharing and desert gardening education. The garden also provides plots for individuals to grow their own food. The goal is to become the first fully sustainable garden in this part of the country that uses rain catchment for year-round food production. This planned improvement is to install 4 additional water tanks to catch rainwater at the Starlight Theatre for use in the nearby Community Garden  We also have a Saturday Farmer’s Market for the community. See more HERE.

To: The Rumor Mill of the Wagging Tongues Club: Anne has not been burglarized or robbed.  Call daughter, Leslie for the facts.  371-2741

THIS STORY IS VERY IMPORTANT and INTERESTING: Published Sept. 12th . the full story can be found HERE.

This week’s Moon by South County Mud Clowns
NEXT WEEK’S MOON BY MILLION sMILES

Someone has stolen 25 bags of cement and a new hose from behind our Church here in the Ghost Town; shocking that someone would steal from a historic church, sad that someone would steal from a project supported by money donated by your impoverished friends and neighbors. 

You obviously want to live here with us and don't understand that we take care of what we love. May the vigorous weeds of sweet conscience crack open your new slab and take over your space for eternity.
Dr. Charles “Doc” Anderson, a veterinarian, represents Waco and McLennan County in the Texas House of Representatives where he serves as the Vice Chairman of the Agriculture and Livestock Committee and is the Chairman of the Texas Legislative Rural Caucus

…Longhorns are considered an integral part of Big Bend Ranch heritage and therefore have remained on the ranch as living exhibits of how the west once was and to maintain the genetic integrity of one of the purest of Longhorn bloodlines. 

Recently, it has come to my attention that the State of Texas has begun selling off drastic numbers of the Longhorn herd from Big Bend Ranch State Park. While it is normal for the Ranch to sell off its yearly calf-crop to help provide additional funds for the maintenance and upkeep of the herd, there needs to be limitations to the selling of this Longhorn herd to ensure that they remain a vital example of our Texas Heritage before they are eradicated completely. Currently there are only 33 animals remaining out of the original herd which one time numbered in excess of 200.

In 1988 the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department purchased the land and the cattle from Diamond "A" Cattle Company creating, ultimately, the Big Bend Ranch State Park—an important state park adjacent to the federally owned and maintained Big Bend National Park.

Although the state's posture in the matter of the longhorns should be one of stewardship and protecting these animals, it has become readily apparent that the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has plans to sell off all but a few neutered display animals of the herd in a misdirected effort to reduce the herd's impact on the 311,000 acre park's ecosystem.

As soon as I learned of the problem, I introduced House Bill 3037 which would have prohibited Texas Parks and Wildlife from further reducing the size of the Big Bend Ranch herd. The bill would have allowed for the sale of calves and heifers if the number of breeding stock were not reduced. Unfortunately, the legislative session ended without my bill reaching the House floor for debate. Recently, fifty of my legislative colleagues, both Republicans and Democrats, concerned about this Texas legacy signed a letter to Governor Perry calling on him to intervene and halt the sale of any more longhorns from the state park.

Ancestors of the Texas Longhorn date back to 1521 when Gregorio de Villalobos brought thirty heifers and three bull calves to North America from Spain. Longhorn cattle on Big Bend Ranch can be traced back to the 1860's, but it was nearly 100 years later when Robert Anderson (no relation to me) purchased the land creating the Diamond "A" Cattle Company that the genetic integrity of the herd really started to blossom. Mr. Anderson began stocking the ranch with registered Longhorns from the Wichita Mountain Refuge bloodline, which is the genetically pure Texas Longhorn bloodline. Pedigrees for some of these cattle go back to the 1920's.

In our letter, my colleagues and I reiterated that the Big Bend region, and this park in particular, is an environment in which these longhorns have existed for multiple generations, and that the effort to remove them appears to lack the logic and long-term view that one should expect from a state agency which is charged with preserving our wildlife resources and the rich history that those resources represent. These animals are free-ranging, require very little husbandry, if any, and are of very little cost to the state.

Furthermore, it can only be seen as dismaying that, not only does the Department appear to be arbitrarily vacating its mission of wildlife management without cause, but also that large quantities of this herd have been auctioned off without notice, consultation, or any consideration one might think should be due to parties inside and outside state government who value the rich Western heritage embodied by this herd.

Management styles and managers come and go over the years. However, this legacy longhorn herd belongs to the people of the great state of Texas, not to the management of the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife. That is why our efforts have been supported by the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America, the Cattlemen's Texas Longhorn Registry & the Cattlemen's Texas Longhorn Conservancy. I hope that you will let the Parks and Wildlife Department know that you too oppose the further degradation of this important herd and call on them to stop this illogical and politically correct attempt to rid an environment of a natural inhabitant.

This herd is intended to provide a visual interpretation as descendants of the original cattle that evolved through natural selection in the Texas brush country. It is imperative that we keep this history and heritage alive to show and teach our children, grandchildren, and future generations of Texans as well as all Americans.

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Mediation: Your Alternative 
The El Paso County Dispute Resolution Center provides an alternative for settling disputes through a process called Mediation. It is less expensive and takes less time than other methods of settling disagreements. More importantly, mediation can resolve a dispute so that everyone wins.

How much does mediation cost? A mediation session will cost you $20.00. If you have already filed a lawsuit, the Center’s service is free. The fee for Court-ordered family cases is $100.00 per party.  How do I sign up?  Call (915) 533-0998 or (915) 546-8189 or come by the El Paso County Dispute Resolution Center offices. ·        

Be prepared to give us a brief summary of your dispute.   Bring with you any names, addresses and telephone numbers we might need to arrange your mediation.

  We will notify the other parties involved, and confirm the date and time of  your mediation.

Starlight Schedule
Tuesday - Sept. 24 - $1 Tacos with Clem
Wednesday - Sept. 25 - The Whitmores
Thursday - Sept. 26 - Ceviche & Mojitos with Laird Considine
Friday - Sept. 27 - Trevor Reichman
Saturday - Sept. 28 - Brewski Sal Mineo
Monday - Sept. 30 - Burger Night with The Red Racer String Band
Tuesday - Oct 1 - $1 Tacos with Clem
Wednesday - Oct 2 - Brandi and Mo

THIS WEEK @ THE HIGH SIERRRA!
MONDAY ~ Red Racer Sting Band 7 PM
TUESDAY ~ Jon Hogan String Band 7 PM
WEDNESSDAY~ Jon Hogan String Band 7pm
THURS ~ Red Racer String Band w/ TAYLOR!
SATURDAY ~ DR FUN 7pm
SUNDAY ~ UH CLEM 2 PM
BRISKET ALL DAY EVERY DAY $10.95
BIG BEND BREWERY TOO
BIG SCREEN TV TO WATCH FOOTBALL
HAPPY FRIENDLY STAFF, SEE YOU HERE!

Please join the Big Bend Episcopal Mission for our Mass in the Grass Eucharistic celebration at the Daniel's Ranch in Big Bend National Park this Sunday, Sept. 29.  The service will begin at 10 am. Lunch and sightseeing in Boquillas will follow the service.

If you have a house to rent near the Ghostown in January and February to Maria Moss and Jon Hogan, some of our great musicians, please contact them at mariamoss@jonhoganmusic.com

As most people in town know, my sister Betsy Angleton as been working here in town since January. She will be leaving us at the end of the month to return to Tulsa, Oklahoma.  We will all miss her. Join us in giving her a good send off,  Wednesday night September 25th at the Starlight where we will be performing. 
         Thanks, Alex and Marti Whitmore
Memorial Service for John Franklin will be at 10:00 am October 6th at the Ghostown Church.

Community Garden News
Earlier this week the kids from San Vicente School in BBNP visited the garden for a morning of planting Fava beans and chard. They also learned about composting and desert gardening techniques. Fall is on the wind and the rains continue. Garden plots are still available for a winter garden. Join  Us and Learn the satisfaction that comes from growing your own food. "Like" us on FB or Call 3196 for info.

Musicians Wanted!!! Friday Oct. 4th Open House/Potluck Party 5:30 PM Let's Kick off the Farmer's Market Season in style. Come by and see our newly installed Solar System thanks to Casey, Sara, and Eric with AllEnergies.net

For the newest Whitson product, Fire Dog Spicy Relish, contact Sarah Bourbon at info@whitsonschile.com.  Lots of local businesses stock it.  Nice writeup in the Washington Post, Sarah!

Water Catchment Tanks -There is room for 2, or maybe 3 more tanks on the truckload. Once those are ordered, the truck is on its way within only a couple of days. Your tank is freight and sales-tax free. Wylie tanks are made in the USA and have been in business since the 1930s; their quality is beyond compare. Call the Burrs (2506) to arrange to make a deposit on your tank. Your check is not deposited until you take possession of your tank.

Basic Computer Education for Adults
Starts:  Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013,  5:30pm – 7:30pm
This is a FREE 6-week course that meets Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 5:30 PM.
Bilingual instructor Alberto Cavazos.
Learn to use the computer, send email, and surf the internet! Call or stop by the library to sign up 837-2624.  Saturday, OCTOBER 5, 2013 9am-3pm at Alpine Public Library.

Join our Volunteer corps of English tutors! ESL for the Big Bend is on the leading edge of adult ESL programs in small Texas libraries. This is one of APL's most rewarding volunteer opportunities: you will positively impact the life of an adult learner AND support the library's mission of creating lifelong learners. No experience or foreign language skills necessary.
Terlingua Moon
September 24, 2013
Vol. 24       No. 39
Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.
Edward Abbey
Cheryl Zinsmeyer of Terlingua is running for a spot on the Rio Grande Electric Cooperative board of directors. This is her candidate profile:

"As an electric cooperative member for most of my life (Medina, Pedernales and Rio Grande electric cooperatives), I am honored to have this opportunity to run for the Rio Grande Electric Cooperative Board of Directors.

Currently my husband, Steve Beckett, and I live on our property in the Christmas Mountains near Terlingua in southern Brewster County. I am employed by Sul Ross State University as their Student Publications Supervisor. I have two grown children and my first grandchild is on the way.

I have been an electric co-op employee for more than 22 years, first at Medina Electric where I was the communications/member relations director for 15 years, and then at Texas Electric Cooperatives where I served as field editor for the award-winning Texas Co-op Power magazine. During that time you may remember seeing me at annual meetings when Rio Grande Electric Cooperative was a member of the statewide association for Texas’ electric cooperatives. I am a Certified Cooperative Communicator through the National Rural Electric Cooperatives Association and served on that board during my employment at both co-ops, as well as the Texas Electric Cooperatives Member Services Association Board.

My experience has given me an invaluable insight into the workings of electric co-ops from two perspectives, both as an employee and as a consumer. I feel this varied experience would serve me well as a Rio Grande Electric board member representing the member-consumers’ interests, and I ask for your vote to elect me as such."


There is an AA meeting on Thursdays at 7:30 PM. Anyone who has a desire to stop drinking or to continue to remain sober is welcome. There is also an Al-Anon meeting on Mondays at 7 pm established for anyone who is affected by someone else’s drinking either now or in the past. Both are held at the Big Bend Baptist Church north of West Texas National Bank near the Chili Pepper. You can now find us on Facebook, Google and Google map. There are Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in Alpine every day of the week.

The Cinnabar Theater, temporary home to the Last Minute Low Budget players is coming to be slower than we'd like, but with your help we'll get it done! Contact Sarah Bourbon at bourbon@bigbend.net to be included in our LMLB mailing list.  Can't do it without your help.  Watch for signs about the barn raising!

Still no news on who misappropriated the 25 bags of cement and a new hose from behind our Church here in the Ghost Town.  At least one community person has stepped up to donate a few bags but we can do better than that. 

A recent letter from Rio Grande Electric Cooperative outlined plans for a new substation in South Brewster County in the vicinity of Study Butte.  They are seeking three to five acres for both a substation and a laydown yard to store materials necessary for the restoration of power after a failure.  Contact Tommy Huffmon, Area Operations Manager at thuffmon@rgec.coop or 800-749-1509 for more info.

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