Friends of Big Bend National Park
Big Bend Conservancy

Over-estimating your experience or under-estimating the terrain in a place like Big Bend can result in serious injury or death. Use the information and advice found here wisely. Climb/Hike/Camp/Drive at your own risk.

+-Calendar for sale

 2019 BigBendChat Calendar on sale now!


Teen Assaulted in Terlingua

  • 17 Replies
  • 6027 Views
*

Offline tjavery

  • Golden Eagle
  • Mountain Lion
  • *
  • 1508
  • foto nut
    • http://www.thomasjavery.com/proj_big_bend

*

Offline TexasAggieHiker

  • Mountain Lion
  • *
  • 1225
  • The road goes on forever & the party never ends...
Re: Teen Assaulted in Terlingua
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2009, 11:32:16 AM »
 :icon_eek:

*

Offline Undertaker

  • Ham Radio: KD5YA 1999 Ford F-350 4X4 Diesel 150 Galllons Home: Richmond, Texas
  • Mountain Lion
  • *
  • 1338
  • Cooking BBQ for Trail Rides and Contest
    • http://www.GodboldAppraisals.Com
Re: Teen Assaulted in Terlingua
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2009, 11:56:32 AM »
No place is crime free, and the police cannot protect anyone anytime, these two losers, should get some West Texas rope. :pissed: :pissed:
Visiting BB since 1966, nothing like being lost and finding heaven.

*

Offline Sanjuro82

  • Samurai Hiker
  • Diamondback
  • *
  • 368
  • Samurai Hiker
    • http://www.bigbendchat.com/
Re: Teen Assaulted in Terlingua
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2009, 12:32:10 PM »
No place is crime free, and the police cannot protect anyone anytime, these two losers, should get some West Texas rope. :pissed: :pissed:

Agreed.  Hang'em and be done with it. 

*

Offline riverrat

  • Diamondback
  • *
  • 269
Re: Teen Assaulted in Terlingua
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2009, 01:40:11 PM »
This truly breaks my heart. I know crime is everywhere but this area should be sacred.
Living so close to paradise, it is unbelievable.

*

Offline Voni

  • Diamondback
  • *
  • 473
    • Voni and Paul
Re: Teen Assaulted in Terlingua
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2009, 01:53:55 PM »
It should be.

Loved the sheriff's quote:

Quote
According to Brewster County Sheriff Ronny Dodson, the case is being treated as a kidnapping, sexual assault and auto arson. “Everybody’s in jail,” said Dodson. “That’s the best part.”

http://www.bigbendgazette.com/blog/_archives/2009/12/9/4400755.html

Voni
  [/color]
Live deeply, laugh fully, love widely
Terlingua, TX

      http://www.bigbend.net/users/glaves/
   photo site:  http://s14.photobucket.com/albums/a326/VoniGlaves/

*

chisos_muse

  • Guest
Re: Teen Assaulted in Terlingua
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2009, 02:00:10 PM »
One of the saddest things for me when I lived in Big Bend was finding out how many people that lived down there really weren't that nice, had extreme power tripping issues, had never been on a hike in the park, and last but not least had serious criminal backgrounds and very shady pasts.
It didn't damper my love for the area, but it did remove some of the "sacred" feelings I had. Kinda like finding out about Santa..... :icon_frown:

If this happened to my son, well...no telling how I would react.

*

Offline Casa Grande

  • Site Founder
  • Administrator
  • Mountain Lion
  • *
  • 6252
  • Bending It Since 1991
    • Virtual Big Bend
Re: Teen Assaulted in Terlingua
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2009, 02:38:36 PM »
wow....very sad story and seems so remote from the actual tranquility of the area.   It is representative of the world we live though, sadly enough.  I hope he recovers quickly.  Frankly, I'm surprised this doesn't happen more often out there.

*

Offline tjavery

  • Golden Eagle
  • Mountain Lion
  • *
  • 1508
  • foto nut
    • http://www.thomasjavery.com/proj_big_bend
Re: Teen Assaulted in Terlingua
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2009, 04:02:30 PM »
I know bad sh!t happens all the time just about anywhere, but this comes after spending some time out there last month. During my trip, we hung out a lot in the Terlingua, S/B area. It was (and always has been on previous trips) such a carefree and friendly place. We completely let our guard down and went everywhere even long after dark (e.g. photographing the Ghost Town in the dark).

I feel really bad for the kid and his family. Hope the guys responsible get what's coming to them (e.g. a rather large and over-friendly cell-mate).

*

Offline catz

  • Golden Eagle
  • Mountain Lion
  • *
  • 1039
  • Old enough to know better, but...
Re: Teen Assaulted in Terlingua
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2009, 04:32:43 PM »
Homophobic thugs.
Wake me when it's time to go.

*

Offline homerboy2u

  • The Chipewa Cris tribe,Canada:
  • Mountain Lion
  • *
  • 5103
Re: Teen Assaulted in Terlingua
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2009, 06:03:07 PM »
One of the saddest things for me when I lived in Big Bend was finding out how many people that lived down there really weren't that nice, had extreme power tripping issues, had never been on a hike in the park, and last but not least had serious criminal backgrounds and very shady pasts.
It didn't damper my love for the area, but it did remove some of the "sacred" feelings I had. Kinda like finding out about Santa..... :icon_frown:

If this happened to my son, well...no telling how I would react.

 Hey, i'm reading this thread and already am gritting my teeth with rage....... :pissed:. One thing i can not tolerate is sexual molesters.
« Last Edit: December 15, 2009, 11:10:39 PM by homerboy2u »
Stay thirsty, my friends.

*

Offline Voni

  • Diamondback
  • *
  • 473
    • Voni and Paul
Re: Teen Assaulted in Terlingua
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2009, 10:18:05 PM »
Even this unspeakable act can't deter the spirit of Big Bend people:

It seems only fitting that this issue be dedicated to our youth – our next generation’s promise – with all their spirit, strength, curiosity, energy, and hope; with all their confusion, struggles, fears challenges, and uncertainties. We are each morally bound and responsible to do all we can to protect each of them, teach them, love them and guide them so that they may take our place and maybe make things better and safer for us all some day. ~
Prayers and words for healing and support were shared last night - for a victim and for us, the community family. The candlelight vigil was well attended and one could feel the positive aura radiating from everyone there. Another vigil for the same cause was held in Alpine. Clearly, the collective hearts of Brewster County residents are shattered over this unspeakable incident that damaged one of our own. There is a fund/account set up at WTNB to help the young sufferer of the recent crime against humanity. All personal, material possessions were lost during the crime, as well. The account is in the name of Bonnie Hill. Please donate to help.

I LOVE this place!

Voni
« Last Edit: December 15, 2009, 10:35:17 PM by RichardM »
Live deeply, laugh fully, love widely
Terlingua, TX

      http://www.bigbend.net/users/glaves/
   photo site:  http://s14.photobucket.com/albums/a326/VoniGlaves/

*

Offline Casa Grande

  • Site Founder
  • Administrator
  • Mountain Lion
  • *
  • 6252
  • Bending It Since 1991
    • Virtual Big Bend
Re: Teen Assaulted in Terlingua
« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2009, 08:46:09 AM »

There is a fund/account set up at WTNB to help the young sufferer of the recent crime against humanity. All personal, material possessions were lost during the crime, as well. The account is in the name of Bonnie Hill. Please donate to help.


You got it.....I'll send something over.

*

Offline Alto Relex

  • Roadrunner
  • *
  • 46
Re: Teen Assaulted in Terlingua
« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2009, 09:03:27 AM »
What an appalling anti-Christmas story.  Would love to help turn it into a real Christmas story.  Is "WTNB" West Texas National Bank?  Anyone know how to donate remotely (I'm in Austin)?

*

Offline RichardM

  • Admin/Moderator
  • Global Moderator
  • Mountain Lion
  • *
  • 7618
Re: Teen Assaulted in Terlingua
« Reply #14 on: December 16, 2009, 09:28:59 AM »
What an appalling anti-Christmas story.  Would love to help turn it into a real Christmas story.  Is "WTNB" West Texas National Bank?  Anyone know how to donate remotely (I'm in Austin)?
You might try contacting the bank:

West Texas National Bank, Quicksilver Branch. Open 8:30am - 11:00am, and 2:00pm - 4:30pm, Monday - Wednesday and Friday, open until 6:30pm on Thursdays. 24 hour ATM. 432 371-2211
QUICKSILVER BANK
Bank, ATM
Branch of West Texas National Bank
Located on Hwy 118, Terlingua/ Study Butte
Contact Carol Villareal
Box 266 Terlingua, Tx 79852
Email: cvillareal@wtnb.com

 


©COPYRIGHT NOTICE

All photographs and content posted by members are to be considered copyrighted by their respective owners and may not be used for any purposes, commercial or otherwise, without permission.

+-Calendar For Sale

 2019 BigBendChat Calendar on sale now!

Powered by EzPortal

Facebook Comments