Race Day

Spring is in the air here in Terlingua. Buzzards have been sighted as they return from their winter in Mexico and the mesquite trees are leafing out, and like most places, we have our treasured springtime rituals. One of ours involves chihuahuas, a race track, and a fashion show. Yesterday was the Terlingua Desert Chihuahuan…

A Secret Mix

On the 1st Saturday in November, Chiliheads from across the country and around the world descend upon Terlingua to participate in two very serious competitions to determine who is the World Champion Chili Cook, but throughout the year there are several smaller qualifying cookoffs, and this past weekend, one was held at the High Sierra…

Happy Pea-Off!

As always on the first day of the New Year, 2017 in Terlingua started with the Pea-Off. The Pea-Off is a gathering of black-eyed pea cooks and aficionados, and really just anyone generally looking to have a good time while raising money for a local charity. This year’s beneficiary was Last Minute Low Budget Productions…

Homemade Ice Cream

Friday afternoons in the summer usually find some local food purveyors setting up shop on the porch in the Ghost Town – the alternate location for buying local when the Community Garden Farmers Market is not in session. Depending on what’s in season or what someone feels like making that week, you could find anything…

Bye Bye Little Pink Chair

Today was Dump Day in South County. The once every year or so day on which the county accepts heavy trash at the maintenance yard on Hwy 170. For me, that meant The Little Pink Chair finally went bye bye. The chair that broke and dumped me ass over tea kettle while having dinner with…

Voces de Ambos Lados

Yesterday was the third annual Voices on Both Sides gathering at the historic Lajitas Crossing. It was a celebration of the connections and friendships that exist between the communities of Terlingua and Lajitas on the Texas side and Paso Lajitas on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande. One day each year, since 2013, the…

$5 For a Bowl and Spoon

In accordance with Terlingua tradition, New Year’s Day was celebrated with the 25th Annual Black Eyed Pea Off held at the Ghost Town Porch. This annual gathering not only rings in the New Year, but raises money for a local non-profit. The beneficiary this year was Last Minute Low Budget Productions, our local theatre group.…