The Terlingua MOON

The Terlingua
Vernal Equinox Moon
21 March 2017 –Vol. 28, #13
This week’s Moon brought to you by Ghost Writers on the Sly.

No submittal by La Kiva. Call 371-2250 for information on hours and entertainment.

Monday 20th – 5:30 pm Trevor Reichman 7pm Rebecca Wurdaski
Tuesday 21st – 5pm Jeffro, 7pm Uh Clem
Wednesday 22nd – Darrin Kobetich (Sarah Burton in the Cantina)
Thursday 23rd – John Lilly (Marc Utter & Jeff Haislip in the Cantina)
Friday 24th – Trevor Reichman
Saturday 25th – Eric Sommer
Sunday Brunch 26th – Terlingua Tanz
Monday 27th – Pat O’Bryan

High Sierra Bar & Grill @ The Eldorado Hotel welcomes Uncle’s Around the Bend dirt bike crew this week.
Friday 3/24 John Lily @ 7 PM
Saturday 3/25 Dr Fun @ 7 PM on the balcony

Terlingua Ranch Bad Rabbit Cafe:
Friday and Saturday, 6:30 to 8:30 pm – The Terlingua Fill-Harmonic Symphony, Cooter, Charlie, and Judy play your favorite old country songs

Terlingua Community Garden has 2 opportunities this week to learn about compost. Preparations to begin the user friendly compost upgrade on Wednesday the 22nd, all day, food and cold drinks provided! The last Saturday Farmer’s Market will feature “Ideas on composting: exploring traditional, worms and anaerobic fermentation.” All participation levels welcomed.

Whole lot of art going on! Make your spring break a cultural experience. Asheley Baker exhibit through March at the Starlight. At Earth & Fire Gallery in the ghost town, Lori Griffin showing now. Reception March 21 from 4-7 pm. Followed by Zbnek Najser opening April 1 through the 15th. Permanent exhibits there by Voni Glaves, Larry Short, Enrique Salazar, Michelle Billings, and Dani Bottenfield. Terlingua Gallery, on Hwy 118 at Bee Mountain, is also open for viewing the work of Bonnie Wunderlich

EARTH AND FIRE GALLERY Story Painting. Art Show at Earth and Fire Gallery in Terlingua, TX. Artist – Lori Griffin. Free and open to the Public. March 15-31.
Artist Lori Griffin is often asked is there a story for every art piece made. Her reply is yes and that the inspiration is often quite personal. One of her signatures is hidden images that await to be discovered. “It is very meaningful when the viewer has an emotional reaction with the art.” Lori tries to push limits: either the topic, the medium itself, her experience, or the process. This creates challenge and does not allow her to become comfortable and this in turn helps create strong soulful art. She is always willing to share the inspiration behind the piece to allow a connection with anyone who might be interested in collecting her art. The art stories range from sacred to fairytales; often include both fact and fiction. Want a private showing or have Questions – 432-301-9663.

Located in the Terlingua Ghost Town, the coffee shop serves the best coffee around and made to order breakfasts and lunches. Open 7 days a week, free Wi-Fi, and great views of the Chisos Mountains. Newspapers available and friendly service, too! Great place to make new friends or meet up with old ones. The rustic guesthouse has rooms and is available for wedding parties.

DRAFTEX, LLC – Residential design work for south Brewster County. Contact Jeff Gavin: 830.739.6986 or Better yet: stop by the office next to Taylor Tool Rentals on South County Rd.

MANY STONES POTTERY CLASS Persons no longer attending the pottery class are asked to return the buckets and tools to Many Stones or the Crisis Center so other pottery class students may use them. Thank you.

TERLINGUA RECYCLES – It’s that time again! Helping Hands appreciated! This Thursday, March 23rd, the Terlingua Recycling Team will be taking the bins from the Terlingua Recycling Center (located behind the Terlingua EMS station) into BBNP’s center. We typically leave the center by 8 a.m. and return around 1 p.m. You’re welcome to ride with one of the other volunteers or drive yourself. Thanks to all for your efforts to keep the area clean and items sorted correctly. Just a friendly reminder that tin and aluminum go in separate bins and we don’t yet have the capacity to recycle glass. Hopefully soon but not yet so please don’t leave bottles and please don’t leave the plastic bags that you bring your recyclable items in. If you need more info, call 830.739.6986 or send a Facebook message to Terlingua Recycles. Thanks for helping to keep Terlingua GREEN!

Open 9-8 Monday-Saturday and Sunday 12-6
Beer – Ice – Soda – Snacks – Firewood – Resale Clothes and now Wine!!!!!! Come in and see our growing selection of groceries, beer and more!!!
Thanks again for your support Terlingua! 432.371.2487

Cycletek has 12 generators in stock of various sizes at the best prices we have ever been able to arrange. Also, if purchased before 3/24, Generac will give a free power washer. Cycletek will give a free 10 year warranty to the first purchaser. Call us for prices and installation estimates. 432-371-2569.

Desert Expressions Beauty Salon
Spring is here! And that means flip flops and sandals!! Get those winter feet ready for the season! Spring special! FREE GIFT with your pedicure!!!
Call or come by for your appointment!!!

Monthly Community Taize Service this Sunday.
The next monthly community Taize service will be held at 5:30 pm on Sunday, March 26, at St. James Episcopal Church located at 510 N. 6th St at Ave A in Alpine. A simple soup supper will follow that is free and open to all. Taize worship is an ecumenical, inter-spiritual service consisting of meditative singing and periods of silence in order to reach a contemplative state. This universal reconciliation service extends beyond doctrine, age, social economic status, and understanding to touch our hearts and open our minds. Locally, Taize includes meditation, live music performed by local musicians, sacred readings, and chants. For more information, contact Pamela Cook at 432-386-5988 or

Help Wanted We are looking for someone to do day labor. We are dismantling a couple of travel trailers, bagging insulation, digging holes, etc. and need some help. Call 371-2795 or 386-7806.
We are about 5 miles from Terlingua Ranch office and restaurant. Thanks.

Brewster County Groundwater Conservation District Regular Meeting – Thursday, March 23, 2017, 9:00 a.m. at the Val Clark Beard County Office Building Conference Room, 203 N. 7th Street, Alpine, TX. Discussions will act on: District Rules / Conference with Attorney and Consultants; Setting Date for Rules Workshop; Estimate of Agricultural Irrigation Water Use in Brewster County; General Manager’s Report (Drilling Log and Correspondence); Bank Reconciliation, Payment of Bills, Budget Line Items; Meeting Place and agenda items for April. There will be opportunity for public comment

Prescribed Burn at Big Bend National Park
From April 4th to 8th, 2017, Big Bend National Park plans to conduct prescribed burns along the Rio Grande.The park will be using prescribed fire to help restore the riparian areas between Talley and Gravel Pit, which includes Mariscal and San Vicente Canyons. During this time, access to Talley, La Clocha, and Gravel Pit campsites will be temporarily restricted.

The Border Patrol Is Setting Itself Up to Hire Some Bad Hombres: Mother Jones 3/13
“Former CBP employees and policy experts are sounding the alarms about Trump’s new plans—and the government’s ability to vet the thousands of new hires.”

Marley was adopted recently and though his adopter’s severe allergies made it an impossible match, we did get to learn how exemplary Marley is in a home! He is house trained, a wonderful leash walker, knows how to sit, doesn’t bark, has terrific house manners, loads up in the car, and will follow you all around the house. Marley is a little shy but absolutely friendly. Adoption fees include spay/neuter, all vaccines, and a microchip. Best of all, adopting from the shelter rescues a homeless pet from our community and provides them the family that they need! For more information about Marley or any pet in the Alpine shelter, email

Charles “ Laddie “ Moreau Pickett, 74 passed away peacefully on Monday February 27, 2017, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown, Oh., with his family by his side .
Charles was born February 9, 1943, in Phoenix, Az. son of Lawrence Jackson and Elizabeth Ann Miller Pickett. He leaves to cherish his memory his daughter Lara Kathleen Pickett ( Ken ) Wanamaker of Boardman, Oh., his grandchildren John and Dean Markovitch of Boardman, Oh., and Roxane Pickett Rose of Prescott, Az. He also leaves his sister Lauren Stedman of Terlingua, Tx. A service is planned for May 6, 2017 in the Sandia Mountains at the 10K Trailhead in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Family and friends may visit. A private family service was held Saturday in Youngstown with Deacon Paul Lisko from St. Charles Church. Arrangements handled by the Fox Funeral Home 4700 Market St. Boardman, Ohio 44512. Family and friends may visit to view the complete obituary and send condolences.


EXTRA To the Moon

U.S. Representative Will Hurd – TX23
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Rachel Holland, 202-225-4511

March 21, 2017
Reps. McSally and Hurd Call on DHS to Substantiate Funding Request
for Border Wall
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representatives Martha McSally (AZ-02) and Will Hurd (TX-23), Chair and Vice Chair of the Committee on Homeland Security’s Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee, sent an oversight letter asking for specific details of the Administration’s request for $999 million to plan, design, and construct the first installment of a border wall between the United States and Mexico.
Addressed to Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly, and Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney, the letter lays out a series of detailed questions to DHS in order to provide the lawmakers with further clarity regarding the President’s recent supplemental appropriations request, which was sent to Congress on March 16, 2017.

The two lawmakers, whose districts collectively represent 880 miles— nearly half— of the U.S-Mexico border, seek specific details of the location of the proposed wall, definitions of adequate natural barriers, and a breakdown of the investments in supplemental technology, infrastructure, and alleviating personnel backlogs.

“As Representatives of the communities that make up our southern border, we recognize the need for robust border security and infrastructure to ensure public safety and increase cross border commerce,” the lawmakers write. “We also have an obligation to be good stewards of taxpayer dollars and as such have a number of questions.”

“While we have both publicly stated in the past that we believe physical barriers to be one of many tools required to gain operational control of the border,” continued the lawmakers, “we also believe that an expenditure this large, and submitted with limited details, deserves additional scrutiny to ensure funds are being used effectively in pursuit of our shared goal of securing the southwest border.”

The full text of their letter is below. View a PDF of the letter HERE.



A former undercover CIA officer, entrepreneur and cybersecurity expert, Will Hurd is the U.S. Representative for the 23rd Congressional District of Texas. In Washington, he serves on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, as Vice Chair of the Maritime and Border Security Subcommittee on the Committee for Homeland Security, and as the Chairman of the Information Technology Subcommittee on the Oversight and Government Reform Committee.