Monday, September 16, 2019

Terlingua MOON
September 17, 2019
Vol.  30   No. 38 

by Million sMiles

"We have one life, one shot at all the glorious things of life, and we walk about constricted, apologetic, afraid. We have so little time; we have so little space upon which to spread our love and our talents and our kindness. Run toward life fulsomely and freely."            ~ Tennessee Williams

Mil Gracias from Team Ceillydee 
Bob, Leo and I want to extend gratitude beyond words to our incredible community for all the love and support you have shown us during this crazy, difficult healing journey we are on.
The “Glamboree” benefit Sunday night was a humbling and heart filling experience beyond anything I could have imagined. 28 years in this community have shown me that the people who call Terlingua home are as solid and beautiful, as timeless and magical as the mountains that surround us. The landscape of caring and community here is as soul soothing as the quiet starry desert and I have always felt blessed to have found this place and this tribe and to be able to call both my home.        thank you thank you thank you-    I will forever be so grateful        Ceil ♥️

FUNdRaiser! For Frank and Cheryl of Terlingua Ranch.  They lost just about everything they owned in a fire. 100% of dinner proceeds go to them.   
Where:  American Legion Post #653
When:  September 18 from 4 to 6 pm
We will be serving fish and hushpuppies!  
Come and visit with your neighbors, bring a guitar and have a good time supporting them.

NOW OPEN MISS INDIA’S ART STUDIO
Turquoise Sign on the Left HWY 118 going to Alpine
Open Thursday, Friday and Saturday
                9 TILL 4

CANYON BREW AT FAR FLUNG OUTDOOR CENTER. Fall is upon us & that means Pumpkin Spice Lattes are back!  Also try kolaches, toasted bagels, espresso, candy bar lattes, cappuccino, macchiato, and chai.  Don’t forget – bring your own mug and save a buck!  Opens at 7 a.m. daily with quick service! Remember to check out Facebook for specials.

Painted Feather Gallery in Ghostown of Terlingua
Hours right now are 2 till 6 Thursday thru Sunday, but if her flag is out, Dani's there  painting and therefore open.

This Week at The Starlight 
We apologize for any inconvenience but The Starlight will be closed on Friday, September 20 for a private party. We will reopen as usual at 5 pm on Saturday, September 21 with music by the incredible Shawnee Kilgore and Jana Pochop. Dinner served every day from 5-10. Music 6'ish unless otherwise noted. Full bar until midnight (1 a.m. Saturday). 
This week's entertainment:
Monday, 9/16: Marc Utter & Jeff Haislip
Tuesday: Uhwareness
Wednesday: The Whitmores
Thursday: Laird Considine
Friday: CLOSED FOR PRIVATE PARTY
Saturday: Shawnee Kilgore & Jana Pochop
Monday, 9/23: Marc Utter & Jeff Haislip
We take dinner reservations for parties of 10 or more. terlinguastarlight@gmail.com 

Chili Pepper is currently looking for a part time waitress for Tues, and Wed nights from 3-close Must be 18 but all welcome to apply. We will be 
looking for extra help for the upcoming season.

WYLIE RAIN-CATCHMENT TANKS - (a Texas, family business since the 1930s) .
We are still working on a freight-free, truck-load of catchment tanks. You can't beat the price OR the quality.  We have Banjo, heavy-duty valves in stock. 
We're aiming for delivery before the end of September. Call us if you want your name on the list
371-2506, cell (512) 924-2506.or email elcentro432@gmail.com

Rustic Iron BBQ will be closed from. Sept. 15 thru Sept. 24. Will Re-open on Sept.25 .
We appreciate your continued patronage.
The Big Bend Citizens Alliance will hold a public workshop on Tuesday, September 17th at the Red Pattillo community center. Anyone interested in helping us revise our governing documents (Constitution, Bylaws, Policies & Procedures) is welcome to join us at 6PM for a friendly round-table discussion. Changes agreed upon at this workshop will be presented to the Alliance for consideration and adoption at the October 10th regular meeting. For more information, email secretary.bbca@gmail.com with your questions.

Happy Fall in Terlingua Y’all!
Hand painted,Recycled tin Serape Pumpkin magnets for sale Little Burro Country Store to benefit the building of a porch roof to wheelchair ramp for Bob Stamps, a fellow Neighbor on Terlingua Ranch. $10 donation each.  Sale starts Tuesday Sept 17
Many styles to choose from... i hope you love them enough to stop in - help out a neighbor by donating.

The Farmers' Market is the coolest place to be! Join us every Saturday from 10AM - 1PM at the Terlingua Community Garden in the Ghost Town. A great place to buy and sell fresh eggs, unique art & handicrafts, and delicious baked goods! Musicians are welcome to play family friendly music for tips. For more info, please call or text 432-244-7656.

Taqueria El Milagro
Open Thursday through Sunday:  regular hours:  5pm until 10 pm (until 9 pm on Sundays) 
Eat in or take out! 
Saturday and Sunday mornings:  menudo and pozole from 9 a.m. until we run out!  Come and get it!
The very best and freshest tacos in the Ghost Town plus amazing sides, and a fun atmosphere!  
 Look forward to seeing you all!!

Espresso ...y poco mas!
We’re open 7:30 am until 2 pm every day!
Best cooked to order food in the ghost town!  Our Big Bend Roasters coffee is so good and we make your coffee anyway you like it.   Fresh squeezed orange juice, homemade cupcakes,  wonderful burritos and a terrific menu for both breakfast and lunch.  Everything just the way you want it, too.
Order one of our picnic lunches to take on your hike.
Enjoy the free wifi and the shade and listen to old, classic Mexican music.  Relaxing with good food and a wonderful view of the mountains is a fantastic Terlingua experience. We look forward to seeing you!

The Terlingua Bottoms Group of AA meets every Thursday at 7:30 at the Big Bend Church in Study Butte.  The meetings are open to anyone who has or thinks they may have a drinking problem.

Otra Vez Thrift Store  will be reopening Saturday, September 28th.

TERLINGUA RECYCLES, located behind the ball fields (look for the sign to turn before the fields) is now open on Saturday, 9-12.   Currently we can ONLY ACCEPT:
-aluminum cans
-CLEAN tin cans
-CLEAN #1 and #2 plastic
-CLEAN cardboard.
All else has to be turned away.
When cooler weather comes, we hope to open Wednesday afternoon/evening. For suggestions or to volunteer, email Robert Krull at krullro@outlook.com.
Terlingua Poo
Residential septic installation - free estimates. TCEQ Lic. #32801  jeff@basecampterlingua.com or 512-417-6115

Flack Electrical Services
Joshua Flack, Owner/Master Electrician TECL #31064 ME #337791
Licensed, bonded and insured  940.255.2723

Dig Terlingua
Backhoe Ditching, Digging, Dozer & Dump Truck with Operator for Hire. Hauling road base, gravel, sand
Septic System Site Evaluations – TCEQ #34046
713.907.5259

All Energies Tip of the Week: Charge controllers are the heart of any off grid solar system. The main function of a charge controller is to regulate the solar input to the batteries. They're sold by their maximum amp rating and many can be set to handle different system voltages such as 12, 24 and 48 volt. The smallest and least expensive charge controllers are Pulse Width Modulated (PWM). With PWM controllers, your solar modules need to be matched to your battery voltage or you can never get your array’s full potential! If you have a small system (500W input or less) PWM is okay, but for larger systems a Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) charge  controller makes more sense. About 20 years ago, MPPT charge controllers entered the market and completely changed the way we design solar systems. An MPPT controller takes the excess voltage from your modules, converts it down and increases the charging current to the batteries so you can get up to 98% of your array’s output rating. But make sure to get your charge controller from a reputable manufacturer, because a controller malfunction can destroy your batteries! If you need help making your solar system work better, email casey@allenergies.net or call/text 432-242-1874.

Presidio Dark Skies Music Series begins 7pm Sa. 9/28 & will run for 6 weekends @ St. Francis Park downtown Presidio: musicians from Mexico to New Mexico, delicious food, community activities and presentations. Call Chet at 432 310 4860 for questions and details!

Domina de Bardo takes place this Saturday September 21, 2019 from 5pm–9pm at the Presidio County Courthouse in Marfa, TX. (Please arrive no later than 8pm.) The event is free and open to the public.  

Statewide Ballot Measures.  Study before you vote:

                        #SuicideAwareness
                        Call 1-800-273-8255
                    Available 24 hours everyday

Are you Vote Ready? Tuesday September 24th is National Voter Registration Day and Volunteer Deputy Registrars will help you register to vote. Come to Forever Resorts/Motor Inn store porch from 8AM to 10AM and at Cottonwood General Store porch from 10AM to 4PM. Did you know that the fourth Tuesday of September is a national holiday established in 2012 to celebrate our democracy? National Voter Registration Day is endorsed by the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS), and supported by the National Association of State Election Directors (NASED), the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC), and the National Association of Election Officials (The Election Center). More info: https://nationalvoterregistrationday.org/about/. The Texas Secretary of State web site is https://www.sos.state.tx.us/
Register in September to vote in November!





Good looking AND super nice? Rio is a real catch! This handsome,1 year old, 52 pound Cattle Dog/Shepherd mix. loves to play with other dogs in playgroup and enjoys frolicking in the pool. He would enjoy daily walks, lots of adventure, and of course, snuggles galore. Rio is neutered, microchipped and fully vaccinated. He is available to adopt from the Alpine Shelter! For more info about Rio or any other pet at the shelter, email admin@alpinehumanesociety.org





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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

TERLINGUA MOON
September 10, 2019 Vol. 30 No. 37 
Edited by Cactus Jane


The main thing to understand is that we are imprisoned in some kind of work of art.” – T.M.

♡ TERLINGUA'S OWN ♡ UH CLEM ♡ has decided to change stages and move on over to play music with some of his old buddies like Cowboy Doug, Slim Ritchey, Steve Fromholz and so many more. Glenn Felts will be tending bar with Wade and JoJo on the dance floor, and we know that Just Jake, Gonzo, Janet, and Tim Reynolds will be there, too.  Clem chose to leave Wednesday evening, and as always, it was on his own terms.  Clem has held a special place in the heart of our community for so long ... we will miss him puttering around on his 4 wheeler and we damn sure will miss his cranky ways. Happy Trails to you...  Uh Clem's daughter Susan will be staying in the area for a while cleaning and clearing stuff out.  Please feel free to stop by and visit.  The family will be making decisions and announcing info about a memorial in the future.  R.I.P. Uh Clem 

HARVEST FULL MOON POTLUCK and house fire benefit for Frank & Sheryl Rooda Saturday September 14th 7:00 p.m. Bring a dish and chair or purchase your dinner at the BBQ table.  Open acoustic music circle all welcome!!!  See ya there!!  Always fun!!  At Jackass Flats Pavilion

UPCOMING AT LA KIVA!
Wednesday, 11th - Tim Relleva with Open Mic
Friday, 13th - Tim Relleva with Rock 'n Roll then Clayton with Karaoke
Wednesday, 11th - La Kiva will be closed to host a private party.
Saturday, 14th - Barbecue Party on the Patio for Benita and Leon who have decided to renew their Wedding Vows for a bit longer.  Patio party for invited guests only, but we will have barbecue for everyone.
Every night our wonderful Pizzas, steaks, burgers and Thursday and Friday we have Fish 'n Chips.  Come and be cool for our cold beer.

TERLINGUA WELLNESS EDUCATION AND HEALTH SCREENING at Family Crises Center of Big Bend in Terlingua Ghost Town, Saturday September 14 from noon to 5:00 p.m.  Includes vision screening, blood pressure, and more.  See attached Wellness flyer for details.

CEILY DEE GLAMBOREE!  Throw on your finest GLAM and join us for a fun Sunday evening at the Starlight Theatre for a Ceily Dee Glamboree on Sunday, September 15th.
Music by Butch Hancock & Silent Auction  6-7 p.m.
Live Auction and Wine Pull 7-8 p.m.
Vintage Glam Fashion Show & Barely Burlesque 8-9 p.m.
We’ll wrap up the evening with a Dance Parteeee!
All of this to help Ceil Drucker in her recovery.  Pssst...we’ll be able to accept credit card donations.  It is going to be another fantastic weekend in Terlingua!  Free entry.  See Glam flyer for details.

FISH FRY FUNDRAISER FOR CHERYL AND FRANK at American Legion 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. September 18.  They lost almost everything in a fire.  100% proceeds go toward them!  See Fish flyer for details.

ARTISTS OF THE TERLINGUA AREA.  There are two calls for art.  
·       If you'd like to donate a piece for the event Sunday, September 15th, at Starlight to raise money for Ceil Drucker and her recovery, you can drop something by Desert Sports.
·       If you'd like to donate a piece for a silent auction, raising money to rebuild the roof of Frank and Cheryl Roodas house (it was burned), you can bring it to the Jackass Flats Pavilion at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 5th, or contact Frona to coordinate a drop off.

THE BIG BEND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT COUNCIL would like to invite all First Responders, veterans, and the community to a ceremony for Patriots’ Day and Texas First Responders’ Day on September 11 at 8:10 am at the High School flagpole.  The Class of 2020 will be providing breakfast for the responders and veterans following the ceremony.

THE TERLINGUA BOTTOMS GROUP OF AA meets every Thursday at 7:30 at the Big Bend Church in Study Butte.  The meetings are open to anyone who has or thinks they may have a drinking problem.


THIS WEEK AT THE STARLIGHT
Another great week at the Starlight topped off on Sunday with a benefit for Ceil Drucker - The Ceilly Dee Glamboree!  Check out our Facebook page for more information.  Doors open every day at 5. Dinner 5-10.  Full bar until Midnight (1 a.m. Saturday).  Dinner reservations for 10 or more: terlinguastarlight@gmail.com
Monday: Trio
Tuesday: Uhwareness Night
Wednesday: Brandi Humberson
Thursday: Laird Considine
Friday: Brandon Luedtke
Saturday: Eric Sommer
Sunday: CEILLY DEE GLAMBOREE!!!
Monday: Utter Haislip
Hope to see you soon!

TAQUERIA EL MILAGRO.  Open Thursday through Sunday:  regular hours:  5 p.m. until 10 p.m. (until 9 p.m. on Sundays).  Eat in or take out!  The very best and freshest tacos in the Ghost Town plus amazing sides, and a fun atmosphere!  Look forward to seeing you all!

CANYON BREW AT FAR FLUNG OUTDOOR CENTER.  Try our cold brew or just your favorite drink iced.  Also try kolaches, toasted bagels, espresso, candy bar lattes, cappuccino, macchiato, and chai.  Don’t forget – bring your own mug and save a buck!  Opens at 7 a.m. daily with quick service! Remember to check out Facebook for specials.

ESPRESSO … Y POCO MAS!  We’re open 7:30 am until 2 pm every day!  We serve Big Bend Roasters coffee any way you like it and have a great breakfast and lunch menu.  Grab a homemade cupcake or try our French toast with the little touch of Mexican vanilla that adds something really special.   Plenty of hot weather salads and cold drinks, too.  Our meat loaf and Rueben sandwiches are super popular, and the breakfast menu ranges from amazing French toast to eggs however you want them.  Everything is cooked to order and we often have specials.  We pack picnics, and they make a hike SO much better!  Enjoy the free WI-FI and the shade and listen to old, classic Mexican music.  Relaxing with good food and a wonderful view of the mountains is a fantastic Terlingua experience.  We look forward to seeing you!

THE FARMERS' MARKET is the coolest place to be! Join us every Saturday from 10AM - 1PM at the Terlingua Community Garden in the Ghost Town. A great place to buy and sell fresh eggs, unique art, handicrafts, and baked goods! For more info, please call or text 432-244-7656.
TERLINGUA RECYCLES is located behind the ball fields (look for the sign to turn before the fields) and is now open on Saturday, 9-12.  Currently we can ONLY ACCEPT -aluminum cans -CLEAN tin cans -CLEAN #1 and #2 plastic -CLEAN cardboard.  All else has to be turned away.  When cooler weather comes, we hope to open Wednesday afternoon/evening.  For suggestions or to volunteer, email Robert Krull at krullro@outlook.com.

THE BIG BEND CITIZENS ALLIANCE will hold a public workshop on Tuesday, September 17th at the Red Pattillo community center. Anyone interested in helping us revise our governing documents (Constitution, Bylaws, Policies & Procedures) is welcome to join us at 6 p.m. for a friendly round-table discussion. Changes agreed upon at this workshop will be presented to the Alliance for consideration and adoption at the October 10th regular meeting. For more information, email secretary.bbca@gmail.com with your questions.

THE TOWN ELECTRICIAN, Charles Turvey, Owner/ Master Electrician TECL# 31504  ME# 326558  Local, Licensed, Insured tetownelectrician@bigbend.net  432-424-3464 (Home)  432-538-2533 (Cell)

MANYS STONES has lots of eggs $3.00 per dozen.  Ring just back from Tucson with over 700 beautiful 
Cacti and new rock beads.

ALL ENERGIES TIP OF THE WEEK: Did you know that the longest-lasting part of a solar system is usually the solar panels themselves? Solar panels -- often referred to as “modules” -- vary in price, dimensions, wattage, and efficiency. The modules themselves consist of multiple photovoltaic cells connected together to create voltage. Modules of 36 cells were once very common because they could charge 12 volt batteries directly (which is why they are often referred to as 12V panels). In 1999, a 36-cell module cost about $5 per watt, and an 80W module would have cost about $400. Today a 36-cell module is usually closer to 200W, and at $0.80 per watt it costs only about $160. Today, 36-cell modules are much less common than 60-cell and 72-cell modules, because matching the module voltage to the battery voltage is no longer necessary, thanks to Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) charge controllers. If you need help making your solar system work better, email casey@allenergies.net or call/text (432) 242-1874.

BEE MOUNTAIN HARDWARE is here to provide all your hardware needs.  We have a great selection of plumbing, electrical, hardware, paint, mobile home and RV supplies.  A small selection of lumber is also available.  Special orders placed by Saturday will be delivered on Tuesday or Thursday depending on the vendor the item(s) are ordered from.  We are now a PPG authorized paint dealer and can match custom colors of the paints that you require.  We are currently selling gallon and 5-gallon containers.
Store hours Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sat 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
(432) 371-3113 beemountainhardware@yahoo.com We appreciate your business.

CITY OF ALPINE - Hal Flanders Recycling Center will be hosting a "FREE Tire Recycling Day" Saturday September 28th, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or until trailer is full, whichever happens first.  At the Hal Flanders Recycling Center 3300 Old Cemetery Rd. in Alpine.  Open to all area residents - first come, first serve.  No tires from businesses and no tire\wheel assemblies.

SEPTEMBER COMMUNITY TAIZE SERVICE AT ST. PAULS, MARFA.  Taize, an ecumenical, inter-spiritual service of reconciliation will be held at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, September 18, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Marfa.  Taize worship consists of meditative singing and periods of silence in order to reach a contemplative state.  This month’s universal reconciliation service will focus on readings and chants based on the theme of Joy.  For more information, contact, apothokeri@hotmail.com.





Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Terlingua MOON
Sept. 3, 2019
Vol.  30   No. 36

by Million sMiles


Some day, some one will appreciate you.  But for now, please appreciate yourself.  It may be difficult, but it's very much needed.

MISS INDIA’S ART STUDIO GALLERY & GIFT SHOP
Open Thursday - Friday - Saturday, 9 Till 4
On 118 Highway, the metal building on the west side of the road with Turquoise sign and two flags.
Offering Stretched Canvas Photos of Big Bend area, Handmade  Turquoise Jewelry, Old Costume Jewelry,  Beaded Long Necklaces, Old Antique Dishes, Indian Mask, Mosaic Skulls, and William and India's Books for Sale

Terlingua Wellness Education and Health Screening
Family Crisis Center of the Big Bend in the Ghostown of Terlingua
Saturday, September 14, Noon to 5 pm
Presentations and services/demonstrations by local/regional agencies, featuring:
 STI Screening and Education by Basin Assistance Services and TxDSHS
 Hepatitis, Lymes, Mal de Chagas, TB, etc. Screening by …….
 Diabetes/Blood Sugar Level Screening by ……
 Vision Screening by Lion’s Club of Alpine
 Blood Pressure Check by Terlingua Fire/EMS
 Alternative Therapies by Davis Odom
 Meet Dr. Gluck for Services Discussion
 Medical Flight Services by First Flight
 Deaf and Hard of Hearing Technology Solutions by Rebecca Hernandez
 Legal Assistance for Wills and Medical Directives by …….
 Self-Sufficiency and Organic Agriculture Education by Jeff Roberts
 ….. and more
Hot Line: 1-800-834-0654
Phone: 371-3147 Se habla Español
Strengthening communities through empowering individuals

Join us for the Second Annual Big Bend Pride Celebration of diversity, on SEPTEMBER 14th in the Terlingua Ghost Town! 🏳️‍🌈
Order of Events:
12:00-5:00pm Free STI Screening @Crisis Center
4:00-6:00pm Face Painting and Glitter Dusting for all ages! @Crisis Center
6:00 Parade Line Up @Passing Wind
6:30 Parade Starts, ending @horseshoe pits
7:00 Doggie Drag Competition @Horseshoe Pits
8:00 Dance Party @Taqueria El Milagro
Head to @visitbigbend for more information on lodging+places to eat+drink, and things to do!

REMINDER: This Wednesday, September 4th will be the second and final PUBLIC HEARING on the property tax rate. 
The hearing will take place in the Commissioner's Courtroom (Brewster County Courthouse Annex, Alpine) at 9 AM.
The Commissioner's Court will vote on the tax rate on Wednesday, September 18th.

CANYON BREW AT FAR FLUNG OUTDOOR CENTER. Try our cold brew or just your favorite drink iced.  Also try kolaches, toasted bagels, espresso, candy bar lattes, cappuccino, macchiato, and chai.  Don’t forget – bring your own mug and save a buck!  Opens at 7 a.m. daily with quick service! Remember to check out Facebook for specials.

Visit us in Room 101 - Shot Time Liquor is open Monday thru Saturday 10am - 9pm for all of your beer, wine, liquor, tobacco, and lotto needs.
Did you know that we carry all sorts of COOL LOCAL STUFF?
CD's, Art, Food, Honey, Jewelry ...  ALL BY OUR OWN TERLINGUANAS
         Our Special This Week is a good ONE
          Overstock on LONESTAR 18 pks .... Snag'em for $16.63
Yep - That's right - a sale on LONESTAR 18 pks
           (while supplies last)
As always, check out our Treasure Chest for Deals on Loot and Booty ......

This Week at The Starlight - and what a week's it's going to be!
Monday (Labor Day): The Paper Moon Shiners
Tuesday: Blazing Saddles, the movie @ 9 pm
Wednesday & Thursday: She's Back!!!  Sarah Burton
Friday: Laird Considine
Saturday: Strahan & the Good Neighbors
We know Doug's going to blow the roof off Saturday so we're going to be closed on Sunday. Seriously (even though he will blow the roof off), we will be closed on Sunday, September 8th for some renovations. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Monday, 9/9: Trio (and come see
HOLD THE DATE! Saturday, September 15 - Celebrate Ceil and her incredible road to recovery.
Doors open every day (except this coming Sunday) at 5. Dinner 5-10. Full bar until midnight (1 a.m. Saturdays). Music usually around 6'ish unless otherwise noted. Dinner reservations for 10 or more: terlinguastarlight@gmail.com

Susan said Uh Clem is pretty quiet these week.
In fact he slept thru all the sirens in Odessa on Friday.
If you want to drop him a note - here is the address:
Glenn Rothelle
2510 W 8th Street
Odessa, Tx 79763

It’s back! Crafty Gals will again begin meeting the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month! 6:30-8:30 at Big Bend Church in the Fellowship Hall. Open to all women in the community. Don’t have a hobby or craft? We have a puzzle that’s still needing completion! Hope to see you!

The Big Bend High School Student Council would like to invite all First Responders, veterans, and the community to a ceremony for Patriots’ Day and Texas First Responders’ Day on September 11, 2019, at 8:10 am at the High School flagpole. The Class of 2020 will be providing breakfast
for the responders and veterans following the ceremony.

Throw on your finest GLAM and join us for a fun Sunday evening at the Starlight Theatre for a Ceilly Dee Glamboree! September 15th will be a night of music by Butch Hancock (6-7pm), Auctions of fine art and local getaways, an exciting Wine Pull, a Vintage Glam Fashion Show and a Barely Burlesque appearance by the Terlingua Burlesque. We’ll wrap up the evening with a Dance Parteeee! All of this to help Ceil Drucker in her recovery. Pssst...we’ll be able to accept credit card donations. It is going to be another fantastic weekend in Terlingua!

The Farmers' Market is the coolest place to be! Join us every Saturday from 10AM - 1PM at the Terlingua Community Garden in the Ghost Town. A great place to buy and sell fresh eggs, art, handicrafts, and baked goods! For more info, please call or text 432-244-7656

Taqueria El Milagro
We're back from vacation!  Open starting Friday:  regular hours:  5pm until 10 pm (until 9 pm on Sundays)  Eat in or take out!
The very best and freshest tacos in the Ghost Town plus amazing sides, and a fun atmosphere!
 Look forward to seeing you all!

Espresso ...y poco mas!
We’re open 7:30 am until 2 pm every day!
We serve Big Bend Roasters coffee any way you like it and have a great breakfast and lunch menu.  Plenty of hot weather salads and cold drinks, too.  Our meat loaf and Rueben sandwiches are super popular and the breakfast menu ranges from amazing French toast to eggs however you want them.  Everything is cooked to order.
Enjoy the free wifi and the shade.  We look forward to seeing you!

Upcoming at laKiva!
Wednesday, 4th - Tim Relleva with Open Mic
Friday, 6th - Tim Relleva with Rock 'n Roll then Clayton with Karaoke
Thursday, 12th - La Kiva will be closed to host a private party.
Saturday, 14th - Barbecue Party on the Patio for Benita and Leon who have decided to renew their Wedding Vows for a bit longer.  Patio party for invited guests only, but we will have barbecue for everyone.
Every night our wonderful Pizzas, steaks, burgers and Thursday and Friday we have Fish 'n Chips.  Come and be cool for our cold beer.

Greetings Friends, Please note that the park will close Sept. 3, 2019 for a major project to replace the septic system. This project includes the removal and replacement of the existing septic system, as well as the service lines connecting the facilities to the new septic field and will run through Spring 2020. Check the Balmorhea State Park website for updates or contact the park for more information.

Flea Market @ Jackass Flats moving to 1st Saturday of Every month Starting in Sept on the 7 th
 THIS SATURDAY !!!! SEE YOU THERE!!!!

All Energies tip of the week: Inverters come in two main types, so pick the right one for the job! High frequency inverters are lighter weight (8-25 lbs), less expensive ($100-$500), have a lower power output (2,500 Watts or less), and a low surge rating.  A high frequency inverter is good for smaller applications. Low frequency inverters are heavier (40-130 lbs), more expensive ($600-$3500), have a high output (2,500-8,000 Watts), and a large surge capacity. Low frequency inverters can power anything from a house to a hotel! If you need help making your solar system work better, email casey@allenergies.net or call/text 432-242-1874.

Terlingua Poo
Residential septic installation - free estimates. TCEQ Lic. #32801
jeff@basecampterlingua.com or 512-417-6115

 Flack Electrical Services
Joshua Flack, Owner/Master Electrician TECL #31064 ME #337791
Licensed, bonded and insured
940.255.2723

 Dig Terlingua
Backhoe Ditching, Digging, Dozer & Dump Truck with Operator for Hire.
Hauling road base, gravel, sand, etc.
Septic System Site Evaluations – TCEQ #34046
713.907.5259

Wylie Catchment Tanks
We're still taking orders for catchment tanks toward a truckload.  Several sizes to choose from;  1,750s seem to be the favorite among SoCo residents.  Call us if you need specs, prices or
delivery details.  371-2506 or email: elcentro432@gmail.com

The Terlingua Bottoms Group of AA meets every Thursday at 7:30 at the Big Bend Church in Study Butte.  The meetings are open to anyone who has or thinks they may have a drinking problem.

The Town Electrician, Charles Turvey, Owner/ Master Electrician TECL# 31504  ME# 326558  Local, Licensed, Insured
thetownelectrician@bigbend.net  432-424-3464 (Home)  432-538-2533 (Cell)

New Texas laws go into effect this Sunday, Sept. 1, which were passed by the Texas Legislature earlier this year.Here are a few of the big ones.
Tobacco: Customers purchasing tobacco must be 21 years old and that includes both cigarettes and e-cigarettes. The law does not apply to those in the military or to those born on or before August 31st, 2001. Violators will face a misdemeanor and up to $500 fine.
CBD: A bill legalized hemp farming and the sale and possession of hemp-derived CBD oil containing less than .3% of THC, the compound that produces a "high" in marijuana. All stores who want to sell hemp or CBD products must register with the state.
Cough medicine: You'll now have to be 18 to buy over-the-counter cough medicine. Lawmakers were concerned some medicines have an ingredient used by teenagers to get high. Texas is the 19th state to raise the minimum.
Surcharges:  All DRP surcharge suspensions will end. After September 1, 2019 all surcharge assessments will be waived and no future surcharges will be assessed after. You will still be responsible for any other suspensions, fines or fees on your driving record. More than 600000 Texans will immediately be eligible to have their driver's licenses reinstated after the program's Sept. 1 repeal.
Indecent Digital Exposure: It is now illegal for someone to send you nude photos you never asked for. People who send unsolicited nudes can be hit with a $500 fine.
Brass knuckles: You can soon carry brass knuckles. Up until now--they've been banned. But the representative who sponsored the bill says he wants people to be able to protect themselves.
Porch pirates: People who steal packages off front porches could go to prison with a new law that makes it a felony to steal mail, including packages, postcards, etc.
Hunting/fishing license: People can now show their hunting and fishing license on their digital device.  Game animals requiring a tag will still need to tagged.
Beer to-go: Craft breweries can now sell up to a case of beer per customer, per day, to go.
Lemonade stands: Children's unlicensed lemonade stands won't be regulated if they're selling on private property.
Alcohol delivery: Restaurants, bars or businesses with a permit can deliver alcohol with food to homes or other locations.
Guns: Many laws relating to guns were approved this session. Some include: guns will be allowed in school parking lots, leases to rent a apartment or house can't ban guns, people can have a gun during a natural disaster without a license to carry and home owners associations can't restrict gun ownership.
School marshals: No limit on the amount of school marshals a school can have.
These Texas laws and many more go into effect Sunday.

James is a handsome 1 year old Bull Terrier mix. He sits on command and walks beautifully on a leash.  He is very friendly and playful and LOVES to swim in the pool with his playgroup friends. He’s a major fetch-head too. James is heading into his seventh week in the shelter. There is an adoption day on Saturday, September 7th (11-2, at the Old Gringo Coffee & Cocktail House) when all Alpine Shelter pets (dogs and cats) have half-price adoption fee! For more information about James or any available pets, email admin@alpinehumanesociety.org



At the Starlight theater!


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Saturday, August 31, 2019

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Hey friends!! There was an error in The Moon and we apologize. 
Labor Day - Monday - it’s none other than The Paper Moon Shiners!  Frank Meyer and Elena Antinelli. See you there!!!

Tuesday, August 27, 2019


TERLINGUA MOON
Vol. 30 No. 35      August 27, 2019
By MaeWestern

“There’s not a word yet for old friends who’ve just met.”  – Jim Henson

The Town Electrician
The Town Electrician, ME# 326558  Local, Licensed, Insured. thetownelectrician@bigbend.net  432-424-3464 (Home), 432-538-2533 (Cell).

We Need Volunteers!
Magdalena House Clean-Up, Castolon Historic District
A wildfire on May 22, 2019, left damaged and destroyed historic buildings. Our awesome fire crews around the region helped prevent loss to other historic buildings such as the Magdalena house. The Magdalena house needs a post-fire cleanup in preparation for new exhibit installation. Volunteers will help wash and clean walls and windows, and repair porch screening. Work will start at 8:00 am in the Castolon Historic District on September 14, 2019. The park will provide tools, work gloves, water, and snacks. Please RSVP via email by September 4, 2019, to Taylor Jurado at christine_jurado@nps.gov.

Successful Partnering to Protect Bighorn
The National Park Service in coordination with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has concluded aerial surveying for native Bighorn Sheep and removal operations targeting non-native Aoudad (Barbary sheep) in the Dead Horse Mountains and Boquillas Canyon areas of Big Bend National Park.

Far Flung Outdoor Center and Canyon Brew Coffee Canyon Brew Coffee will be open, but Far Flung Outdoor Center will be closed 8/26-29/2019.

Shot Time Liquor
Visit us in Room 101 - Shot Time Liquor is open Monday thru Saturday 10am - 9pm for all of your beer, wine, liquor, tobacco, and lotto needs. We also carry local music as well as local food and art - no telling what you will find on our shelves! The weather is HOT and so is our 2 / $6 SPECIAL on Popular flavors of ICY COLD TALL BOYS!!! As always, check out our Treasure Chest for Deals on Loot and Booty ......

Terlingua American Legion Post 653
American Legion Post 653 is open to the public. Currently the Legion is open on Wednesday and Thursday’s from 4 pm till about midnight.  Come enjoy your neighbors and visitor and enjoy some new beer such as Michelob Ultra Gold and Shiner with a hot pizza, hamburger or hot chicken sandwich. As many may have seen the patio was damaged by a auto accident but is currently being rebuilt, watch for its completion and other updates to the facility. Check out the Legion web site and Facebook for specials and events.
https://alp653.com  and Facebook: Terlingua American Legion Post# 653 Monthly meetings: 3rd Thursday of each month at the Legion Post at 4p.m.

Big Bend Chamber of Commerce
The Big Bend Chamber of Commerce will host its annual membership meeting September 5th at the community center behind the post office at 6pm. ALL members are asked to attend. We will be honoring Marguerite’s 13th year of service and will be looking to welcome in a new board member to fill her place.  Anyone interested in joining The Chamber is welcome to attend. This is a great opportunity for the community to unite and talk about our common goals for the upcoming year. Some food and refreshments will be provided, please bring a dish to share! Contact chamberofcommercebigbend@gmail.com with any questions.

Wylie Catchment Tank Order
Plan now to get on the list for the next truck-load order -
scheduled for mid-September.  Call 371-2506 or email
to elcentro432@gmail.com for specs. prices, and to
arrange delivery details.

The Terlingua Bottoms Group 
The Terlingua Bottoms Group of AA meets every Thursday at 7:30 at the Big Bend Church in Study Butte.  The meetings are open to anyone who has or thinks they may have a drinking problem.

Many Stones
Many Stones has eggs $3.00 a dozen. Need empty cartons please. Lots of nice Cacti in stock plus some new jewelry.
Also some nice new rough opals from various locations.

This Week at The Starlight
Monday, 26th: Utter Haislip
Tuesday: Uh Clem’s Crux
Wednesday: Jerome
Thursday: Brandi Humberson
Friday: Laird Considine
 Labor Day - Monday - it’s none other than The Paper Moon ShinersFrank Meyer and Elena Antinelli. See you!!!
Monday: Utter Haislip
Plus: SNAP2 - The Photos of Matt Baker and Carey Kelley 
Hope to see you at some point this week and be sure to make it over on Saturday night for The Iveys. You can find out a little more about them here: https://theiveysmusic.com/. Have a safe and happy Labor Day Weekend - whether you spend it in Terlingua or elsewhere. Doors open every day at 5. Dinner 5-10. Full bar until midnight (1 a.m. on Saturday). Dinner Reservations for 10 or more: terlinguastarlight@gmail.com

Terlingua PooResidential septic installation - free estimates. TCEQ Lic. #32801 jeff@basecampterlingua.com or 512-417-6115


Flack Electrical Services
Joshua Flack, Owner/Master Electrician TECL #31064 ME #337791 Licensed, bonded and insured. 940.255.2723

Dig Terlingua
Backhoe Ditching, Digging, Dozer & Dump Truck with Operator for Hire. Hauling road base, gravel, sand, etc.
Septic System Site Evaluations – TCEQ #34046
713.907.5259. We are finishing up a septic system and hauling road base this week.

Help Needed for Butterfly Count
Over 180 species of butterflies make Big Bend National Park their home. In order to better understand our butterfly fauna, we are conducting a butterfly count on Saturday, September 7th. The count circle extends from the Chisos Mountains down to the desert. If you can help with the 
count, please email cathryn_hoyt@nps.gov or come to the Panther Junction Visitor Center on Saturday at 9:00 to be assigned to a team or count area.

The Farmers’ Market 
The Terlingua Farmers’ Market is the coolest place to be! Join us every Saturday from 10AM - 1PM at the Terlingua Community Garden in the Ghost Town. A great place to buy and sell local produce, fresh eggs, art, handicrafts, and baked goods! For more info, please call or text 432-244-7656.

Espresso ...y poco mas!
Serving Big Bend Roasters coffee any way you like it from 7:30 am until 2 pm every day of the week.   Open regular hours through the holiday weekend.  Happy Labor Day!
We have a great menu for breakfast and lunch:  our eggs Benedict, Rueben sandwiches, salads, cooked to order breakfasts.  All the freshest you’ll find! Grab a coffee and paper to go or hang out in the shade and enjoy the views.  We’ll pack you a picnic to go, too!

Tip of the Week!
All Energies’ tip of the week: Running your off grid solar system at the optimal voltage can save you money on wire and equipment! Most off grid solar systems are set up for 12, 24, or 48 Volts. If your solar array is small (about 1000 Watts or less) a 12V system is probably the best and least expensive option. Larger arrays are usually better suited to a 48V system. Why? Because Voltage and Current (measured in Amps) have an inverse relationship (Ohm’s Law); and because high amperage requires bigger wire sizes, as well as more (or bigger) charge controllers. To lower the number of Amps flowing through the system, you can set up your batteries and equipment for a higher voltage. This will allow you to use smaller wire and fewer charge controllers (or a charge controller with a lower Amp rating). If you need help making your solar system work better, email casey@allenergies.net or call/text 432-242-1874.

A Call for Your Help
The Brewster County Sheriff’s Office is seeking your help to curtail financial scams.  There has been an increase in telephone scams targeting elderly individuals, requesting payment to government entities, using gift cards.  REMEMBER, NO GOVERNMENT ENTITY WILL ACCEPT PAYMENT BY GIFT CARD.  
Periodically, we post warnings, through social media, about scams, but people continue to be victimized by these criminals.  So, we need your help. Please spread the word to family members, friends, and neighbors, to contact us BEFORE purchasing gift cards, money orders, etc. that are being purchased under suspicious circumstances.
Please help us educate the community (remember, not everyone uses social media) so that we may better serve our citizens.  Thank you!

Updates for Our Good Friend Uh Clem
Our good friend and fabulous musician, Uh Clem, is under hospice care in Odessa. If you would like to help out Clem and Susan, there is a Go Fund Me page OR you can make a donation at WTNB Quicksilver Branch. Please keep them in your thoughts, play some music, and tell great stories. Much love from Terlingua! https://www.gofundme.com/f/giving-it-up-for-uh
Talked to Susan on Friday, Clem was doing OK. He had gotten 2 letters and they were greatly appreciated.  
If you would like to drop him a “Hey, Thinking About Ya” note, here is his address:
Glenn Rothelle 
2510 W 8th Street 
Odessa, Tx 79763

Note of Thanks
I want to thank Brian and Dig Terlingua for helping me with the burial of my horse Bronc last week. Brian was ready to come out right after my early morning call and, as he said he would, treated Bronc with great respect while moving him. He is indeed a special member the Terlingua community. Thank you Brian!  Nancy Faubion

MISS INDIA’S ART STUDIO GALLERY & GIFT SHOP
Open Thursday - Friday - Saturday, 9 Till 4
On 118 Highway, the metal building on the west side of the road with Turquoise sign and two flags.
Offering Stretched Canvas Photos of Big Bend area, Handmade  Turquoise Jewelry, Old Costume Jewelry,  Beaded Long Necklaces, Old Antique Dishes, Indian Mask, Mosaic Skulls, and William and India's Books for Sale