The Terlingua MOON

Vol 28. No. 21
May 23, 2017
by Million sMiles

Nature is ever at work building and pulling down, creating and destroying, keeping everything whirling and flowing, allowing no rest but in rhythmical motion, chasing everything in endless song out of one beautiful form into another. -John Muir

This Week at The Starlight
Monday Night – Miss Sarah Burton
Tuesday Night – The Irreverent Uh Clem
Wednesday Night – Bruce Salmon
Thursday Night – Utter Haislip, just do it!
Friday Night – Jenny Parrott
Saturday Night – Chet O’Keefe
Monday Night (May 29) – Blue Monday with Pat O’Bryan
We take reservations for parties of 10 or more – 432.371.2288. Best food, bar, vibe in town!!! Hope to see you soon!

Please let anyone you know with rentals that conservation notices to their guests is advised. We CanNot sustain the level of use that has been ongoing during these crises without the potential for system wide loss of service.
ANY way we as individuals, and water system members, can lower usage right now is important.
Check for latest updates at
Study Butte Water Board

Biker’s Haven is having a special memorial weekend opening with BBQ every Friday and Saturday. George Goss is performing live. Come join the club and the fun, May 27th and 28th from 1 PM till the party ends. If you have any questions or would like to join early please call 432-371-2140

Microsoft Certified Network Engineer Available to repair, fix, troubleshoot your systems from home use to small business & enterprise levels. Specialized in Linux and Microsoft, Desktops, Laptops, Notebooks, virus removal, malware removal, Data Recovery. Reasonable Prices! Data-Nerd, Jay Masterson, is here to help you. Local client references available. Text or call 512-768-5796 or email:

Alpine Photo Weekend at the Museum of the Big Bend in Alpine
Friday, June 16, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Opening Reception for Terry Cockerham: Big Bend and The Terlingua Project
Color and black & white photographs of the Big Bend area by fine art photographer, Terry Cockerham of Dallas, Texas.
Saturday, June 17, Photography Talks and Presentations
Experienced area photographers share their work and techniques. Classic to contemporary photography topics will be discussed. All presentations and demonstrations will be in the Museum of the Big Bend Womack Education Room.
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Robert Haspel: Photoshop
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon Monika Rodgers: History of the Camera
12 noon – 1:30 p.m. Lunch Break
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Carolyn Macartney: Family photographs and the creation of her film Wanda the Wonderful
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Terry Cockerham
Saturday, June 17 & Sunday, June 18, Guided Photo Hike and Walks
All images captured in and around Alpine are eligible for free entry in the 7th Annual #AlpineTXPhoto Contest ($500 top prize).
For information, contact Maggie Rumbelow at or (432) 837-8143

Rio Grande Village Campground will be open through the Memorial Day weekend.

Desert Imaging Mammogram bus will be in Terlingua July 18th; Presidio July 17th; Alpine July 19th & 20th; Marfa July 21st. Call (915) 400-0426 or (915) 577-0100 to schedule an appointment. These wonderful people will work with you on a payment plan or any other paperwork you might need help with.

Kindred spirit to all and devoted mother to her beautiful daughter Luna, Cynthia Hood passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, May 17. While her sudden loss is devastating, her imprint has permanently and eloquently shaped the Terlingua community. Cynthia embraced strangers as family and made everyone feel special. She was a gifted teacher of dance, yoga, and life. She loved sharing her profound spiritual connection to the desert landscape. Her comforting presence and strength moved those around her to be authentic, mindful, and live in the moment. A memorial will be held in Cynthia’s honor on June 3rd at the Starlight Theater. Please bring a dish to share and join in fellowship to celebrate from noon until 3PM.

Last post from his sister: On May 18, 2017, Douglas Paul Blackmon, Terlingua’s legendary “Dr. Doug,” lost his battle for life.
Born January 20, 1954, the 8th child of John and Eulalia Blackmon, Doug learned early, the tricks for survival and in his 20’s he traveled to Terlingua and became a survivalist and there he stayed.
Arrangements are underway to return our beloved brother to his adopted home of Terlingua, Texas, where he will be interred.
A celebration of his life will be announced. For the good times, see
(Funds have been used to assist the family so that they could be there for him. Remaining funds will go towards his funeral arrangements.)

There is space for maybe 2 more water catchment tanks to fill the load.
Call us to reserve yours. (432) 371-2506 or (512) 924-2806 or email

Taize, an ecumenical, inter-spiritual service of reconciliation will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 28, 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

Terlingua Bottoms group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets every Thursday evening at 7:30. AA is for people who have or think that they might have a problem with alcohol.
Ashes is a 2 year old lab/blue lacy mix who came into the shelter because her original owners could no longer keep her. She has always lived with other dogs and does well in play group. She loves going on walks – she is a curious, medium-energy dog who loves to meet new people and snuggle on the couch. She is spayed, microchipped and fully vaccinated. For more information about Ashes or any of the pets at the Alpine Shelter, email

On Wednesday June 7 at 6 p.m. at the high school there will be a meeting of the school board to review the proposed district budget for 2017-18. The public is welcome and encouraged to come learn more about the budget process and what the various line items represent.

Desert Expressions Beauty Salon
Open Wednesday through Saturday.
Sun kissed highlights are a great way to kick off the summer season!!! And don’t forget those feet!!
Call or come by for your appointment!!!

Open 9-8 Monday-Saturday and Sunday 12-6
Beer – Wine – Ice – Soda – Snacks
Resale Clothes now arriving weekly!!
Thanks again for your support Terlingua! 432.371.2487

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