Saturday, November 05, 2011 9:01 AM : Blair Pittman's Web Log
Blair Pittman
"If it Ain't the Truth, It Oughtta Be!"
Blair Pittman is an award winning photograher and writer whose works include The Natural World of the Texas Big Thicket, The Stories of  I. C. Eason, King of the Dog People, Tales From the Terlingua Porch, and Texas Caves. 

His photography has been published by Denton Record Chronicle,  Houston Chronicle, National Geographic, Forbes, Texas Monthly, Texas Parks & Wildlife, and Smithsonian magazines, among others.

Now, he enters the world of folklore, writing the stories of his beloved West Texas.  He's spent several decades telling and listening to tales on the Terlingua porch.  Tales From The Terlingua Porch (in it's fifth printing!) is a collection of some of those tales, exactly the way he heard them -- with a wink and a grin.

BBQ at the Villa De La Mina

Mine entrance at Villa De La Mina
Opera singer in the mine
Eagle Webula
Local Cosmic Connections
designed with Homestead
Song is "Terlingua Mi Amigo"
by Dr. Fun

Front Street Books
Jean Hardy-Pittman, Owner

Saturday, November 05, 2011 9:01 AM

by Jon Blackmon on 11/27/11

Dear Friends,
Blair is doing well following his lung surgery on Thursday. He is in a great deal of pain, but is NOT hooked up to a lot of tubes, is eating well-- and I’m on my way to the hospital to see how he is this morning. Sue is already there.
More later.
Love from Jean

Comments (2)

1. Colin said on 12/11/11 - 09:23PM
I wish Blair a speedy recovery! I've been planning a trip to the Big Bend area for some time now and just recently learned about the Villa de La Mina. Are the concerts a regular event? I'll be traveling to Big Bend in the second week of March and would love this experience.
2. Jon Blackmon said on 12/12/11 - 06:26AM
Concerts at the Villa de la Mina are a rare event. Those videos are unique events. Tours of the mine are also quite unusual, especially since the custodian, Blair Pittman, has been experiencing medical issues after the accident. He is still not ready to take visitors through the mine. Get in touch with Dr. Doug, he knows everybody and he can arrange some exciting tours and interesting entertainment for your visit next March..

Leave a comment

Terry Anderson and "Big Hat" Dave welcome Blair to the Porch. 
Wonderful smiles.
Blair and Betty Moore at the Starlight Theatre, September 4, 2011
Ring Huggins brought Blair to the Porch Sept. 4, 2011
Blair and Laird at the Starlight Theatre, September 4, 2011
Blair Pittman, June 26, 2011.  Lookin' good!June 26, 2011Sept. 4, 2011Thanksgiving 2011 at the Starlight Theatre
Desert Mountains - Hidden Dreams
Blair Pittman Thanksgiving 2011 photo collage
by Terry Anderson
Adobe Reader (.pdf) format
Our home at 409 N. 6th Street, Alpine, TX 79830
"Uh Clem" listens to a story on the porch.
A Meeting of the Minds
Left to right, Ken Barnes, Founder/Curator of the Mosasaur Ranch Museum, Blair Pittman, Writer & Photographer & Jim Ezell, Official with the Chili Appreciation Society International
Tales from the Terlingua Porch
by Blair Pttman
The fifth printing of this perennial favorite is now available after an absence of almost a year.
Order Your Copy Here.