Benefit for India and William

Online Fundraiser for India and William!

India and William need YOUR help – donate NOW because Terlingua needs India and William to be here and healthy.

India and William Wilson have had some health issues and financial problems since the Covid 19 pandemic began. They had to close their art studio and the places that India put her jams, jellies, pickles, salsas and breads were no longer buying her products because of closures and cutbacks caused by the pandemic. So the extra money they had in the bank has been exhausted to pay their bills.

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Then arose medical issues with their eyes and dental issues with their teeth. With declining vision they decided to spend what was the last of their savings to get their eyes examined. That cost almost a thousand dollars for eye examinations and the needed glasses. They both knew their eyes were bad and have now been told that they both must have surgery. William has Aggressive Cataracts already covering his eyes. He will go blind if this surgery is not done as soon as possible. India has a growth of some sort on one of her eyes that will also require ophthalmic surgery.

They have arranged to have some one take them to El Paso so they will need expense money for the needed trips and lodging in El Paso. To raise money they had a sale at their gift shop and raised as much as they could but that was still not enough money to pay for everything.

Both William and India now also have dental issues that need immediate attention. William had some dental repairs done and this was followed by some breakage causing a need for much more dental work. India also has dental problems which she believes will need for five teeth to be pulled.

Medicare will pay for part of the eye surgery costs but it will still cost India and William at least $3,000 out-of-pocket. Dental costs have not been calculated but they will in all likelihood be substantial.

For many years India and William have given generously to the community in many ways. It is now time, and an opportunity for the community to give back to help them in this time of need.

Benefit for Judy

Judy Boe Towry needs some help.  

One of our very dear community members has experienced some medical issues in the last few weeks. She needs some help, and she needs it now.

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She suffered a heart attack and had angioplasty surgery which will help in the meantime along with medication. Parts of her heart are damaged and she will have a difficult time working in the next few months. Along with that, the doctors discovered she has histoplamosis. This is a fungal infection in the lungs. She is on an aggressive treatment plan to heal from that also.

What she and her hubby Phil don’t have is money for doctors, drugs, transportation, etc.  Out here, we take care of our own, and Judy is definitely one of “our own.”

Click the “Donate” button and give what you can – you don’t need a PayPal account to contribute.

All proceeds from this online fundraiser will go directly to Judy via TerlinguaCares / Big Bend Citizens Alliance, a 501 (c) 3 corporation that serves the Terlingua and Terlingua Ranch community.

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(Don’t) Meet Me In St. Louis, Louie

I got to Tulsa way after dark last night…  Hey Tulsa, turn on the damn street light.  It was dark and rainy, and the hotel was hidden two blocks off the street.

This morning I woke up to a sunny day and looked around Tulsa.

Tulsa is Dallas, is North Austin, is Houston, etc.  Same ol’ big box stores, chains, chain restaurants…

Had breakfast at a Hungry Bear, which is a chain I’d never heard of… pretty good breakfast, great service. Then, on the road. Continue reading “(Don’t) Meet Me In St. Louis, Louie”

Catfish needs a car

Let’s get Catfish mobile!

Your donation will be processed by Terlingua Cares, which operates under the Umbrella of the Big Bend Citizen’s Alliance which is a 501.c.3 non profit organization.

Terlingua Cares will then turn the money over to Marcos Paredes, who will work with Catfish to acquire transportation.



Townes Van Zandt Terlingua Tribute – 2017

The 4th annual Townes Van Zandt tribute concert was held last night at the Starlight Theatre in Terlingua, Texas.

Four years ago, John Hogan and Maria Moss had the bright idea of hosting a TVZ tribute. It’s turned into an annual event attracting performers and listeners from all over the Southwest.

Now hosted by Butch Hancock, who had a personal connection with Townes, it’s a night of celebration of Townes’ music.

This year’s show featured performances by Butch and Rory Hancock, J.P. Schwartz, Bonnie, Alex and Marti Whitmore, and many others.

The Starlight was packed- standing room only, so I left before the show was over.

Here’s how it looked to me.


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Glen Felts Memorial Open Mic – 1 Year Later

It was a year ago that the Terlingua Community awoke to a bad dream: Glen Felts was gone.

To some, it feels like only yesterday. Others say it seems like a long time ago. Traumatic experiences are like that- personal, subjective, and inexact.

Glen was inextricably connected to La Kiva and for the local musicians, Wednesday night meant gathering at La Kiva and playing at the open mic.

To celebrate the 1-year anniversary of his death, the Boathouse created a tribute open mic:  Laird Considine, who hosted most of the La Kiva open mics, was the host.  The kitchen served brisket. Gumby and Sierra were behind the bar. “Mind Erasers” were served and enjoyed. Songs were sung for and about Glen, and eYeball, who we also lost last year.

The Boathouse was packed. Don looked on, Jeffro ran sound, people danced, and much hugging ensued. The loss of a loved one focuses your thoughts on how precious your remaining loved ones are and how each hug might be the last.

It was a bittersweet night, but tipped toward celebration.

Here’s how it looked to me:

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Elizabeth Lee in Terlingua

International blues-rock singer, Elizabeth Lee, visited Terlingua for a couple of special acoustic shows. She’s a festival/concert performer with her band in Europe, and currently has a song on the Euro-pop charts.

Sunday night, she was joined by Trevor Hickle and myself at the High Sierra Bar and Grill. Monday, she and I played at the Starlight Theatre.

Hormones were carbonated, and Terlinguists were treated to some world-class blues rock.


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Me, Elizabeth, and Trevor Hickle

Me, Elizabeth, and Trevor Hickle
Elizabeth Lee at the High Sierra

Elizabeth Lee at the High Sierra