Vol. 28 No. 8
Februrary 21, 2017
“Whenever I get fed up with life, I love to go wandering in nature.” ~Andrea Arnold
TERLINGUA TOOL RENTALS Jimmy Taylor, owner 371-2621 We have the tools you need for most any construction project, save yourself a drive and rent locally.
As of 2/17/17, there is still space for at least 2 more water-catchment tanks on the Wylie truckload. It won’t ship until the load is full so that none of us have to pay high freight costs. Touch base with us to confirm that we have received your deposit and that we have reliable contact information for you. When the load fills, shipment happens pretty fast. 371-2506 or (512) 924-2506 or email@example.com
This Week at The Starlight
Tuesday – 5:00 Jeffro, 7:00 Uh Clem
Wednesday – J. Michael Combs
Thursday – The Whitmore’s
Friday – Pat O’Bryan and his Imaginary Band
Saturday – Marc Utter & Jeff Haislip Song Swap
Sunday Brunch – Come say adios to our good friend J. Michael Combs. He’s brought a month full of joy in spirit and music.
Monday – The return of Trevor Reichman and 5-7 p.m. Artist’s Reception for Asheley Baker. Her work will be on display from February 27 – March 26th.
Also an advance heads up to put Friday night, March 3rd on your Calendar as the Starlight Theatre welcomes internationally acclaimed singer songwriter Johnsmith to Ghostown. You can get a sample of his music at his website http://johnsmithmusic.com/
Finally, we have some sad news. Sometime late Saturday/ early Sunday, someone destroyed 4 of the ruins near Ghost Town. We are offering a $1500 reward (and climbing) for the arrest and conviction of whomever perpetrated this criminal act. Please call the Brewster County Sheriff’s Department at 432-837-3488 with information.
Garage Sale at the South County Music Corral; Friday, February 24 through Sunday, February 26. Friday & Saturday 9am..ish to 4pm…ish and Sunday morning. Music on Saturday!! Located on Terlingua Ranch Road one mile on the right. Look for the Clown on the post. Lots of stuff…Books, Clothing, Misc kitchen, Tools, Propane Grill, Brand New pool table top, misc. collectables, prints, Much More! Still going through stuff…no telling what we will come up with!
Helping Hands (and Truck) needed!! This Thursday, February 23rd, the Terlingua Recycling Team will be taking the bins from the Terlingua Recycling center into BBNP’s center. The folks who usually pull the bins with their truck can’t help out this week and we are in need of someone with a 3/4 ton truck. Thanks to Curtis Killorn for the beautiful new sign at the center and thank you for your efforts to keep the area clean and items sorted correctly. If you can help us this Thursday, please call 830.739.6986 or send a Facebook message to Terlingua Recycles.
Salsa Class For Beginners at the Cinnabar Theater
Get your feet and hips moving! Both couples and singles are welcome. The steps are fun, easy and flirty. Great course for beginners. No experience required. Join our group class Sunday, 26th at 3 pm. $15 per person.
f you are interested in private dance lessons, please contact Jeanette at 304-685-4216.
Last week was a lot of fun. A big thanks to Catfish and Sara for allowing use of the theater.
Now Open 6:30 am to 11 am Canyon Brew Coffee at Far Flung – Epresso, Hot Tea, Mahiato, Chai, Capuccino, Snacks, Latte and Hot Chocolate Fuel your Adventure!
TEXAS INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE March 2, 2017 5:30 PM
Come celebrate the 181st anniversary of Texas Independence from Mexico with the annual impromptu parade between the High Sierra and The Porch celebrating the sacrifices of those who won our freedom that has been so easily forgotten by native Texans and unknown by the naturalized and visitors. The parade is scheduled to begin around 5:30 P.M. (but is notoriously late) at Herman’s Garage of Classic Cars. The route will leave for the porch, circle around to the High Sierra, then turn around back to Herman’s. Gathering for the parade will be at any time necessary for the preparation of your “float” to make the 5:30 start. For the first time, this year there will be a trophy awarded for the best float by High Sierra and ONE F*R*E*E B*E*E*R donated by Penni & Rush Warren. Woohoo! Please try to attend with a float, or just as a spectator. What the hell, what else do you have to do
The 7th annual Chihuahuan Desert Bike Fest hosted over 500 riders and led dozens of guided rides, all to benefit the Big Bend Trails Alliance. 95 riders tackled the 60 mile IMBA epic in one day. Many thanks to Desert Sports, Big Bend Ranch State Park, Big Bend National Park and Lajitas Resort for their coordinated efforts to make this event a giant success! Much gratitude to the fabulous volunteers and to the local sponsoring eateries: Starlight Theater, Big Bend Resort Cafe, Chili Pepper, Espresso Y Poco Mas, High Sierra Bar & Grill, La Kiva, Long Draw Pizza, and Tivo’s Restaurant!
The WingSandWaves show will grace the Starlight Theatre walls through Wed, Feb 22nd! Stop by and buy ART! Proceeds will fund Art Camps and Scholarships for the talented youth of the Big Bend. Many thanks to the ARTISTS who have donated their CREATIONS. Patrons who purchased art and artists who still have art on the walls may pick up art on Thursday afternoon at the stage door of the Starlight, OR contact firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements. iViva Mark ‘EYebALL’ Kneeskern!
This week at La Kiva
We are now serving Lunch from 11am to 2pm seven days a week with bar service continuing until Dinner service which starts at 5pm.
Friday the 24th at 7 pm – Acoustic Songwriter Song Swap in the La Kiva Cave Room – BUTCH HANCOCK, CHET O”KEEFE and ALEX WHITMORE. Come listen to some great songs in an intimate, acoustic environment.
Saturday the 25th at 7pm – a return concert by DACE SULTANOV, Cellist, with her accompanist AILEEN HUMMEL, We are expecting a big crowd so come early. There will be a $10 cover charge for the performance.
Come and enjoy the good food, good drinks and have a good time.
This week @ High Sierra
Friday 2/24 – Patrick Smith
Saturday 2/25 – Dr Fun on the Balcony
Come watch your favorite sports event and dine on our beautiful balcony
overlooking the beautiful Big Bend and Chisos mountains!
The Last Saturday Farmer’s Market for February will feature a presentation on “Getting water to the root zone, examples of below ground watering systems.” Expand your knowledge of how to implement minimal water usage in your garden and quash your fears of keeping your landscape thriving while you travel for the summer. Saturday, Feb 25th, 10 to 1
Big Bend Valley Volunteer Fire Department (BBVVFD) volunteers Michael “Tanner” Adamson and Tim “BDaddy” Shirley completed their basic training as wildland firefighters at the 19th annual Fort Davis Mile-High Wildfire Academy sponsored by the Texas A&M Forest Service (TFS) and hosted by the Fort Davis Volunteer Fire Department last week.
Officially entitled “S-130/190 L180 ICS 100 Basic Wildland”, the course ran from Thursday February 9th through Sunday February 12th. It encompassed both S-190 Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior and S-130 Firefighter Training and included classroom education with written examinations as well as field exercises with full personal protective equipment (PPE) such as firefighting equipment orientation, fireline construction and fire shelter deployment.
The Wildfire Academy was orchestrated by TFS Regional Fire Coordinator Robert Poenisch. Lead instructors for the course were TFS Assistant Chief Regional Fire Coordinator Jeff Meiner and TFS Task Force Coordinator Terry Jones, supported by TFS Resource Specialist Kevin Daly and other members of the TFS Trans-Pecos Task Force. Training facilities and participant meals were provided by the 32-member Fort Davis Volunteer Fire Department.
The Big Bend Valley Volunteer Fire Department was founded by Hampton “Lee” Penland, who serves as its Fire Chief. The BBVVFD Fire Hall is located just off Texas Highway 118 at Jackass Flats, about 60 miles south of Alpine and 20 miles north of Terlingua/Study Butte, south of the Cowboy Mining Company, north of Terlingua Ranch Lodge, east of American Legion Post 653 and west of WLWeb.US at 321 Legion Road.
The Big Bend Valley Volunteer Fire Department is funded solely by donations and welcomes any and all contributions. The BBVVFD is also recruiting volunteers and invites all those interested in protecting the people and property of the Big Bend Valley region to attend their regularly scheduled meetings held on the second Wednesday of every month at 5:00pm CDT. Learn more by logging onto their website at https://BigBendValleyVFD.org or http://BBVVFD.US.
Dory is a 10-month old jack russell terrier mix. She arrived at the shelter on Feb 4 very fearful and timid. We think she may have had some kind of trauma, and she requires an adopter who understands the patient but rewarding work required to help fearful dogs live a normal life. Dory looks forward to a second chance at a life in which she’s much loved and treated like a queen. Shelter animal 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 Dory or any animal in the Alpine animal shelter, email email@example.com
The Brewster County commissioners and the Big Bend Citizens Alliance are running a bulk and electronic recycling event at the county yard on FM 170 on February 25. Please bring the objects that you wish to recycle to the yard, 9-3. (To the immediate west of the little airport & hangers (Fulcher airport, across from the house with the palms). )
If you cannot yourself transport the items, please contact Ruth Jansyn who will connect you with someone who has volunteered to help (371-2584). If you have the time that day, please bring yourself as well as your recycle items to the county yard to assist with sorting and loading. If you have a pickup truck and time, please contact Ruth to help pickup items. Thank you all in advance. Help keep Terlingua beautiful!
FREE TO ALL BREWSTER COUNTY RESIDENTS
ACCEPTABLE DUMP DAY ITEMS
PLAIN OLD JUNK AND MATERIALS: FURNITURE,
HOUSEHOLD ITEMS, MATTRESSES, BEDDING,
APPLIANCES, CARPET, LUMBER, METAL,
DISCARDED BUILDING MATERIALS, PIPE, YARD
WASTE, TIRES, ETC.
WHAT CANNOT BE RECEIVED
CAR BATTERIES, PETROLEUM PRODUCTS,
PESTICIDES, FREE LIQUIDS, HAZARDOUS WASTE,
ASBESTOS, NO COMMERCIAL TIRES OR CONSTRUCTION WASTE, ETC.
ACCEPTABLE ELECTRONICS ITEMS:
COMPUTERS, ACCESSORIES, MONITORS, TELEVISIONS, PRINTERS, DVD/CD PLAYERS, COPIERS, FAX, SCANNERS, TYPEWRITERS, TELEPHONES, CELL PHONES & CHARGERS, PDA & TABLETS, MP3 PLAYERS, HARD DRIVES, RADIOS, VIDEO AND CAMERA EQUIPMENT, VIDEO GAME SYSTEMS, CABLE BOXES, SPEAKERS, POWER CORDS, MICROWAVES
APPLIANCES USING FREON MUST BE CERTIFIED THE FREON HAS BEEN REMOVED AND DISPOSED OF PROPERLY; HOWEVER, WE HAVE FUNDING TO COVER FREON REMOVAL FOR THE FIRST 25 APPLIANCES RECEIVED ON CLEAN-UP DAY
PLEASE SEPARATE TIRES, METAL, JUNK & ELECTRONICS
BREWSTER COUNTY TRUCKS WILL ACCEPT YOUR OLD JUNK AND MATERIALS
A SEPARATE TIRE TRAILER WILL BE ON HAND TO RECEIVE OLD TIRES
COUNTY TRUCKS WILL HAUL YOUR JUNK OFF TO THE LANDFILL FOR YOU
Taize is an ecumenical, inter-spiritual community in France that attracts over 100,000 young people annually to participate in communal works and Taize worship. Taize worship is a prayer 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, this monthly service includes meditation, live music performed by local musicians, sacred readings, and chants. Join us for this time of deep contemplation at 5:30 pm on Sunday, February 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. For more information, contact Pam Cook at 432-386-5988 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Letters, We get Letters:
How dare the rest of the United States of America expect Texas to give up access for cattle, irrigation, wildlife and or recreational use of the Rio Grande river. Building a WALL down that border would cut Texans off from a much needed water source. And landowners will give up use of a lot of land (that they pay taxes on) in order to build the WALL out of the flood plain. Name one WALL throughout the history of mankind that worked for more than a very short period of time. Even WALLS where people were shot at (is this where we are headed?) for trying to cross, were breached regularly. Saying a WALL will cut off 99.9% of all traffic is a bold face lie, Mr. President…(the Emperor has no clothes!) And what about the Canadian border??? Talk about porous…1 in 36 people in Canada are Muslims…over 1 million. You can not say that about Mexico. Isn’t it truly a case of “Mexiphobia”? Don’t people realize Mexico won’t pay for this, we the consumer will pay for the construction, whether it’s higher priced food (tomatoes, avocados,etc.), or cars, or whatever, the added tax will be passed on to we the people, the majority of whom don’t wish to see this WALL to begin with. The billions of wasted dollars (not pesos) spent on a “band-aid”” for the problem, could and should be spent on education, on all levels and on both sides of the border. Congress needs to step up and pass a comprehensive work program for much needed laborers, and safe passage from country to country.
The bottom line, the terrorist’s acts that have taken place here in America have been caused by people in our country legally or where folks from right here in the USA. Now balance that with the cost of the WALL…
Remember, those Saudi Arabians on 9/11 flew out of Boston, not San Antonio or El Paso…let’s stop this madness! Please contact your elected officials and make your voice heard. For an area whose only industry is tourism, this eyesore will hurt business, affecting everyone.
Concerned Big Bend resident for over 30 years, Pam Ware
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