January 20, 2014

2014 Home Tour

The 13th annual Terlingua Home Tour on Sunday, Jan. 26, once again offers a look at unique Terlingua homes.

Among structures on the tour are the earth bag home of Carmen and Thomas Drinkard; the new metal yurt of Kay and David Crum; two homes designed and built by Jerry Blanton that feature double-wall construction; and the Cinnabar Theater that’s under construction.

There are two tours — one from noon-3 p.m. and the second from 3-6 p.m., leaving from the Terlingua Trading Co. Porch in Ghost Town. Transportation to and from the homes is provided by local outfitting companies. Each tour concludes with a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception at Espresso y Poco Mas in Ghost Town. Tickets are $30 per person, cash and checks only. Participants are asked to arrive at least 15 minutes before scheduled departure. As each residence is a private one, handicap access is not available.

Space is limited, so reservations are required. Guests may drive their personal vehicles but are required to caravan with the outfitting companies. High-clearance vehicles are suggested as the homes are situated on rough roads.

The tour is sponsored by Last MinuteLow Budget Productions, a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to supporting the performing arts in South Brewster County through community productions and educational opportunities.

For reservations or more information, call Big Bend Library at 432-371-2639 or in the evening 432-371-2399.

October 26, 2013

Fundraising Barbecue

With the roof now on as well, friends of LMLB joined us for some delicious barbecue and wonderful conversation. Thanks in addition to Rob & Angie Dean, who sent a generous donation in lieu of their attendance. Also thanks to Deena Nolan, Brian Bourbon and Bill Bourbon for helping the board set up and serve.

More photos here:

October 3, 2013

The frame is up for the Cinnabar Theater!

The Cinnabar Theater will serve as a temporary production space while fundraising goes on for the larger, more versatile Mercury Theater, and then as a permanent studio theater and rehearsal space that will be an integral part of the Terlingua Performing Arts Center.

Over the last few weekends, this frame has arisen on the existing slab of the old fire station with the help of many people. Special thanks go to J.P. Wiggins, who has donated his skills and time to mastermind and supervise this project, and to Rick Page and the Cottonwood Store for donating the pipe. Big thanks also go to Mike Besmehn, Bill Bourbon, Jim Callahan, Tim Callaway, Mary Diesel, Kevin and Clayton Elmore, Quintin LaFever, Dave Long, Rusty Melvin, John Parker, Kevin and Zoey Sexton, Andy Villanueva, and Phil Weisheipl. Over the next few weeks we will be working on putting on the roof and walls - if you can help, please contact any of the board members.


May 24, 2013

  Yippee! Last night members of Last Minute Low Budget Productions and Terlingua Fire & EMS celebrated the generous gift from TFEMS to LMLB of 2 acres of land for a community performing arts center.
See the full news release here, and more photos below...