Historic Terlingua Ghost Town ruin vandalized; sheriff’s department seeks information: reward now $4,000

A historic adobe house ruin in the Terlingua Ghost Town was vandalized sometime over the past weekend, Brewster County Sheriff Ronny Dodson confirmed.  Currently, there is a $4,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of the perpetrators.
Owner of the Terlingua Ghost Town Bill Ivey expressed shock at the vandalism: “I can’t imagine anyone in our community doing this, nor can I imagine any visitor doing this. It is almost like someone dying. I have received so many calls from people expressing their shock and sadness. People who live in Terlingua love their community.” Ivey added that the Ghost Town is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Brewster County Sheriff deputies on the scene in the Terlingua Ghost Town where a historic adobe ruin was vandalized over the weekend. The ruin (in the foreground) has been partially reconstructed by local residents. (John Waters, photo)
Anyone with information regarding this crime is encouraged to call the Brewster County Sheriff Office: 432-837-3488.

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