Tuesday, February 18, 2020

THE TERLINGUA MOON
VOL. 31 NO. 7       FEBRUARY 18, 2020      BY MAEWESTERN









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)

Earth and Fire Gallery 
Save the date for our welcome Gallery Opening for Kathleen Griffin, Saturday, February 22nd about 6 pm til whenever, with great food, wine and surprises always! Kathleen works in several mediums, including oil paintings, large mosaics and hand carved and painted tile work. Having recently taken pottery classes at Sul Ross, she also creates ceramic art pieces. Her mosaics are displayed as business and directional signage in Ruidosa, TX and Chinati Hot Springs. She created a large mosaic sugar skull displayed in the Downtown Alpine Artists Alley. Her pottery and paintings are exhibited at the Gallery on the Square in Alpine.

Miss India’s Art Studio
Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 10 til 4 (closed Sundays).Canvases of the Big Bend area in several sizes. 16” by 20” prints of the area. Cow and horse skulls, decorated handmade jewelry, local books and more.

Greetings Earthlings! 
The annual Glenn Felts Memorial Party, better known as  the Alien Abduction Party, is February 22 and 23 at the @the goatpens! Music, drinks, food... It’s going to be out of this world! Head to @thegoatpens for all the information.

Canyon Brew at Far Flung Outdoor Center
Stop by for your daily dose of caffeine. Also try our kolaches, toasted bagels, espresso, candy bar lattes, cappuccino, macchiato, and chai. Bring your mug and save a buck! Opens at 7 am daily with quick service! Don’t forget to stop by the Far Flung office to check out our recent markdowns and our brand new arrivals.

BJ’s RV Park
We invite you to join us for breakfast burritos and taquitos from 8 to 11 am, and dinner from 5 to 10 pm everyday at the best RV park in Terlingua, the only one with a catering foodtruck and live entertainment! Free fresh coffee and free wifi. Talent nights on Thursday nights where local and travelers can join on some fun, good food and entertainment.

The River and the Wall
The River and the Wall is a documentary film that follows five friends on an immersive adventure through the Texas borderlands as they travel 1200 miles from El Paso to the Gulf of Mexico on horses, mountain bikes, and canoes to explore the potential impacts of further border wall construction. In partnership with Big Bend Ranch State Park, the film will be screening on Friday, March 6 at 7 pm at the Cinnabar Theater in Terlingua. The event is free and open to the public. A suggested donation of $5 will be collected at the door, and all donations will go to Compadres del Rancho Grande.We’re excited to be screening this film in one of our favorite places and in partnership with some of our favorite organizations. Hope to see you there!

****SHOT TIME LIQUORS ****Open 10 - 9   Monday thru SaturdayWe just got CIGARS!!!!!We have the Makers Mark cigars, we have cigars finished with wine, cigars seasoned with cognac, some with champagne. We also have Gurkha Ancient Warriors, Romeo y Julieta’s Verona Courts , and 2 boxes of Drew Estate Tabak Especials. Fine liquor and fine cigars have always been a good match. Now they are available right here in Terlingua. iVIVA TERLINGUA!

This Week at The Starlight
We will be closed on Friday, Feb. 21 for a private event. We apologize for any inconvenience and will reopen regular hours on Saturday, Feb. 22. Doors open st 5 pm. Dinner 5-10 pm. Full bar until midnight (1 am on Saturdays). Dinner reservations for 10 or more: terlinguastarlight@gmail.com.This week’s musical lineup (and don’t forget the art of Marc English will be up through March 15 - beautiful watercolors of the Big Bend and vicinity):
Monday: Bruce Salmon
Tuesday: Laird Considine
Wednesday: T’Rio
Thursday: Mike Blakely
Friday: The restaurant and Cantina will be CLOSED 
Saturday: Eric Sommer at 6.  Donovan Keith at 9.
Sunday: Sarah Burton
Monday: Trevor Reichman
Hope to see you soon.

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

Terlingua Recycles
Current hours for Terlingua Recycles: Saturday, 10-12, and Wednesday, 4 to 5:30 pm. Located behind the ball fields (look for the sign to turn before the fields). Currently we can accept ONLY:
           -aluminum cans
           -CLEAN tin cans
           -CLEAN #1 and #2 plastic
           -NOTE: NO MORE CARDBOARD AT PRESENT.  See Terlingua Recycles Facebook page for more details. All else has to be turned away. Next run to PJ to empty the trailer is Feb. 27. For suggestions or to volunteer, email Robert Krull at krullro@outlook.com.

Texas Independence Day Parade
Monday, March 2
Come celebrate the 184th anniversary of Texas’ independence from Mexico with the annual impromptu parade between the Porch and the High Sierra celebrating the sacrifices of those who won our freedom that has been so easily forgotten by native Texans and unknown by naturalized and visitors. The parade is scheduled to begin around 5:30 pm (but is notoriously late) at the Porch. The parade will leave for the High Sierra, then turn around back to the Porch. Gathering for the parade will be at any time necessary for the preparation of your “float” to make the 5:30 start. Please try to attend with a float or just as a spectator. Hope to see you there!

Terlingua American Legion
The American Legion’s hours of operation: Monday thru Saturday from noon until midnight.
Wednesday and Thursday at 4 pm: poker games
Friday around 6 pm: pool tournament
Leap Year Dinner and Dance starting at 6 pm serving spaghetti dinner with trimmings, $6, dance to the music of the Doodling Hogwallops. 51470 Hwy 118, 432-371-2275

Annual Terlingua Scrabble Tournament
Can you believe it, the TENTH Annual Terlingua Scrabble Tournament is coming up! On Tuesday, Feb. 25, meet at
La Casa Cultura, Terlingua, from 2 til 6 pm. Come and play! Everyone is welcome. If you have a board, bring it along. For additional info, contact Emjay or Kevin at emjayhlms@gmail.com or 432-244-7137.

Play Ball!
Come out Thursday for a pick-up game of softball. Start time is at 4 pm but come whenever you can. There will be gloves and bats for everyone. The fields are located by the Terlingua School.

Job Opportunities
There are job opportunities with the 2020 Census. You can help support your community while earning good pay, with flexible hours and paid training. To find out more please visit 2020census.gov/jobs or you can call 855-562-2020. You can also contact Peggy O’Brien or Annette Gutierrez by email at peggyo@riocog.orgor annetteg@riocog.org.

County Commissioner Office Hours
Brewster County Commissioner Sara Allen Colando will hold office hours every Monday from 8 am to 3 pm at the South Brewster County Emergency Response Center (aka Terlingua Fire & EMS headquarters). Please stop by with your questions and concerns. You can also call 371-3103 during office hours, or email colando@co.brewster.tx.us anytime.

Weekly Farmers’ Market
The Community Garden Farmers’ Market is open every Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm in the Terlingua Ghost Town. A great place to buy and sell fresh eggs, locally grown fruits and vegetables, unique art and handicrafts, and delicious baked goods. Shop LOCAL! Vendor fee is just $5 for anyone interested in selling. New this season: the LAST SATURDAY of the month is a fee-free Flea Market! For more info, please call or text Sara at 432-244-7656.

Taqueria El Milagro
Terlingua’s favorite taco stand is open Thursday through Sunday, 5 pm to 10 pm (9 pm on Thursdays and Sundays). 
Amazing tacos and wonderful side dishes. Check out our loaded baked potatoes, hot dogs and the best guacamole you’ve ever tasted. Our drive-thru window is great for ordering ahead and picking up! Eat in, take out! 

Espresso ... y poco mas!
Ghost town Terlingua’s best breakfast and lunches. All our items are cooked to order. We serve only Big Bend Roasters coffee (the best!) and have a great atmosphere including stunning views of the Chisos. We have homemade pastries, eggs anyway you like 'em, salads, and sandwiches. From 7:30 am until 2 pm seven days a week, we offer free wifi, newspapers and friendly service. See you this week!

Taylor Terlingua Rentals
Storage unit for rent, approximately 200 sq. ft. Also 8’ x 20’ container for rent. Each $100 per month, 6-month contract, first and last month rent due on signing contract. 432-371-2621. 
All Energies Tip of the Week
Water heating represents 18% of the average home’s energy costs. Solar water heating gained in popularity in the 1970’s and the technology has not changed much since then. The downside is that these are complex plumbing systems and they need maintenance. More recently, water heating using solar electric panels has become a feasible option. It takes three times the square footage of collector space, but the maintenance costs are much lower and there’s no risk of freezing! If you’ve got questions about solar hot water, or need help making your solar system work better, email casey@allenergies.net or call/text 432-242-1874 today.

Flack Electrical Services
Joshua Flack, Owner/Master Electrician TECL #31064 ME #337791, Licensed, bonded and insured, 940-255-2723.

Dig Terlingua
We do septic systems and dirt work. Backhoe ditching, digging, dozer and dump truck with operator for hire. We deliver road base, gravel, sand, etc. Septic system site evaluations & installations, TCEQ #34046, 713-907-5259.

This Week at La Kiva
Thursday - Chet O’Keeffe with his great guitar music
Friday - Tim Relleva with his wonderful rock’n’roll music to dance to
Karaoke with Caribbean Clayton (Terlingua’s Pirate}
Saturday and Sunday - Paul Sprawl - guitar music for the connoisseur
Thursday and Friday - authentic fish‘n’chips with Atlantic cod and our wonderful Shiner fries
Steaks, half pound burgers (homemade buns), pizzas (homemade crusts and sauce)
Barbecue - brisket, beef andpork ribs, sausage and hot wings
Salads and a selection of desserts (chocolate cake!) 

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Terlingua MoonVolume 31, No. 6
February 11, 2020
Edited by FreeBird


“The biggest favor you can do to yourself is fly freely like birds.” ― Kuldeep Gera 
Attention Brewster County Voters!  If you are going to vote in the upcoming Democratic Party primary BY MAIL, please note that there's a TYPO on the address pre-printed on the ballot!  You MUST correct this address before you mail your ballot. The correct mailing address for your ballot is:       
            Lora Nussbaum, Early Voting Clerk,   107 West Ave E #3, Alpine, TX 79830
Cactus Farm - Juan Granado Memorial Feb 15 at 5pm.  Lets have a celebration for Juan.
Bring a dish or appetizer.
Texas Independence Day Parade -Monday, March 2, 2020 @ 5:30 P.M.  Come celebrate the 184th anniversary of Texas Independence from Mexico with the annual impromptu parade between the Porch and the High Sierra, celebrating the sacrifices of those who won our freedom.  The parade is scheduled to begin around 5:30 P.M. (but is notoriously late) at the Porch.  The route will leave for the High Sierra, then turn around back to the Porch.  Gathering for the parade will be at any time necessary for the preparation of your "float" to make the 5:30 start.  Please try to attend with a float or just as a spectator.  Hope to see you there!
Big Bend National Park is Hiring Dispatchers.  The National Park Service is seeking applications from candidates interested in working permanently for Big Bend National Park as Public Safety Dispatchers.  The deadline to apply is February 18, 2020. To view the full news release, please visit https://www.nps.gov/bibe/learn/news/newsreleases.htm.
Public Notice – Regular meeting of the Brewster County Commissioners Court, Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 9:30 AM.  Brewster County Courthouse, Commissioner’s Courtroom, 6th & Avenue E in Alpine.  The Brewster County Courthouse and offices will be closedon February 17, 2020, in observance of Presidents’ Day.
Brewster County Commissioner Sara Allen Colando will hold office hours every Monday from 8AM to 3PM at the South Brewster County Emergency Response Center (a/k/a Terlingua Fire & EMS headquarters). Please stop by with your questions and concerns. You can also call 371-3103 during office hours, or email colando@co.brewster.tx.us any time.
PLAY BALL! Come out Thursday for a pick up game of softball. Start time is at 4pm but come whenever you can. There will be gloves and bats for everyone. The fields are located by the Terlingua School.
Girl Scout Cookie Booth - We will be holding a Girl Scout cookie booth in Study Butte at the Alon gas station and diner from 9am-11am on Sunday, February 16th.
Terlingua WordOff  - A Big Bend Love Affair, Cinnabar Theater, Thursday, February 13.  Sign Up at 6 pm, Words at 7.  Your 5 minutes of fame.  
Brewster County Democratic Candidates Forum – Thursday, February 13, 6:30 pm, at the Alpine Independent School District Auditorium, 704 West Sul Ross Ave.  Brewster County Democrats will have only one office for which there are competing candidates:  Jerry Johnson and Johnny Milan are competing for the nomination for County Commissioner of Precinct 1.  All candidates who are running unopposed are also invited to attend and speak if they would like to do so.  Local Democratic candidates include: Roy Ferguson for District Judge 394th Judicial District, Steve Houston for County Attorney, Ronny Dodson for Sheriff, Sylvia Vega for County Tax Assessor-Collector, and Ruben Ortega for County Commissioner for Precinct 3.  John Waters, Publisher of the Big Bend Gazette has once again volunteered to be the moderator.
Farmers' Market - every Saturday from 10AM - 1PM at the Terlingua Community Garden in the Ghost Town. A great place to buy and sell fresh eggs, locally grown fruits & vegetables, unique art & handicrafts, and delicious baked goods. Shop LOCAL! Vendor fee is just $5 for anyone interested in selling. New this season: the LAST SATURDAY of the month is a fee-free Flea Market! For more info, please call or text Sara at 432-244-7656.
Shot Time Liquor - Open 10 -9 Monday thru Saturday.  Come visit us in Room 101.  We have new beers in stock!  Indio, ZiegenBock, and a lot more.  As if that wasn’t enough, we have expanded our wine department - a lot!!!  Beer, booze, and snacks all in one place.
Highland Ink Terlingua will be open as soon as all the health checks have been done and boxes ticked.  If anyone would like to go on a waiting list for tattoos call 432-219-5300.  Very excited. To celebrate we are throwing a little opening party Saturday the 15th of February at 7pm hope to see you there.
Canyon Brew at Far Flung Outdoor Center – ­­ ­­Stop by for your daily dose of caffeine.  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.  New Shirts have been marked down and our BRAND NEW arrivals!
Terlingua American Legion Leap Year Party – Feb 29.   A spaghetti dinner will be served starting at 6pm.   Cost is $6 per person.  The Doodling Hogwallops will be starting at 8pm.  Thanks to volunteers, the Terlingua American Legion has changed hours again.  Monday to Saturday, open from Noon till at least 8pm.  Later if they got customers.
Music at the Bad Rabbit on Terlingua Ranch ­­ – Saturday, February 15-- Charlie and Judy play your favorite old country songs, Charlie on accordion, Judy on guitar.  They'll sing you some funny originals and put in a touch of yodeling.   Come dance, sing along, have fun!  6:30 to 8:30 PM.
Espresso ... y poco mas!  Come into the Ghost Town for the best breakfast and lunches in Terlingua.  All our items are cooked to order, we serve only Big Bend Roasters coffee (the best!) and have a great atmosphere including stunning views of the Chisos.  We have homemade pastries, eggs anyway you like 'em, salads, and sandwiches.  From 7:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. seven days a week, we offer free wifi, newspapers and friendly service.  See you this week!
This week at The Starlight - Thanks to everyone who came out, over or in for Slim fiVe. It was a great time on the Porch, at the festival itself and at the Cantina. A huge shout out to our incredible staff – both on the floor and in the kitchen – what an amazing team!

Check out our Valentine’s Day Dinner Specials:  Braised Beef Short Ribs, Risotto, Broccolini and Mushroom Ragout or Classic French Mussels with homemade fettucine and baguettes
(Our regular menu will also be available)
 Now for this week’s lineup:
 Monday, 2/10: Laird Considine
Tuesday: Rob & Jeffro
Wednesday: Charles Maxwell and Ted Arbogast
Thursday: Whitmores
Friday (Valentine’s Day!): Terlingua Tanz at 6 and Trio at 7. 
Saturday: Brendan Flippo at 6 p.m. and Bob Livingston 7-10
Sunday & Monday: Bruce Salmon and Amanda Kitchens
 Plus, the art of Marc English through March 15th. You don’t want to miss these beautiful watercolors of the Big Bend Area!  Our doors open at 5 every day. Dinner 5-10. Full bar until Midnight (1 a.m. Saturdays). Dinner reservations: terlinguastarlight@gmail.com. Hope to see you soon!
Terlingua Tanz plays luscious music for you and your Valentine!  Friday, February 14, is Valentine's Day, and this is the perfect way to celebrate.  6 to 7 pm at the Starlight, tangos and waltzes played on violin (Jane), guitar (Tim), oboe (Judy), and accordion (Charlie).  
THIS WEEK AT LA KIVA
Monday - Sip 'n Paint with Susie Floyd - in the Green Room
Wednesday - Wild Ass Wednesday, Tim Relleva and the World Famous Spoons
Thursday - Chet O'Keefe with his wonderful Guitar
Friday - Rock 'n Roll with Tim Relleva then Karaoke with Clayton
Saturday and Sunday in the Cave Room - Paul Sprawl's Amazing Music.
Fish 'n Chips on Thursday and Friday.   Home smoked Barbecue with German Potato Salad, Cowboy beans and Mac 'n Cheese on Tuesdays through Saturday. A wide selection of Pizzas, Burgers, Steaks and Salads with home made buns as usual.  A varied selection of desserts, including Hershey's Chocolate Cake.
Taqueria El Milagro - Thursdays through Sunday.  5 pm to 10 pm (9pm on Thursdays and Sundays) for the most amazing tacos and wonderful side dishes.  Check out our loaded baked potatoes, hot dogs and the best guacamole you've ever tasted.  Our drive thru window is great for ordering ahead and picking up!  Eat in, take out!  
Terlingua Recycles!  Current hours are Saturday, 10-12, also Wednesday, 4:00 to 5:30. Located behind the ball fields (look for the sign to turn before the fields)  Currently we can ONLY ACCEPT:
·        Aluminum cans
·        CLEAN tin cans
·        CLEAN #1 and #2 plastic
·        CLEAN cardboard.
All else has to be turned away.  For suggestions or to volunteer, email Robert Krull at krullro@outlook.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)
Miss India’s Art Studio – openThursday, Friday, Saturday 10 Till 4 (Closed Sundays) Canvases of the Big Bend Area Several Sizes.  16 by 20 Prints of the area.  Cow and Horse Skulls, Decorated Handmade Jewelry, local books and more.
Earth and Fire Gallery – Save the date for our welcome Gallery Opening for Kathleen Griffin, Saturday, February 22nd about 6 PM till whenever, with great food, wine and surprises always!. Kathleen works in several mediums, including oil paintings, large mosaics and hand carved and painted tile work. Having recently taken pottery classes at Sul Ross, she also creates ceramic art pieces. Her mosaics are displayed as business and directional signage in Ruidosa, TX and Chinati Hot Springs. She created a large mosaic sugar skull that is displayed in the Downtown Alpine Artists Alley. Her pottery and paintings are exhibited at the Gallery on the Square in Alpine.
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 – We do Septic Systems and Dirt Work.  Backhoe Ditching, Digging, Dozer & Dump Truck with Operator for Hire.  We deliver road base, gravel, sand, etc.  Septic System Site Evaluations & Installations – TCEQ #34046.  713.907.5259
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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

TERLINGUA MOON

February 4, 2020 Vol. 31 No. 5
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Edited by Cactus Jane
 “Comes a time when the blind man takes your hand, says ‘don’t you see? Gotta make it somehow, on the dreams you still believe’” — Robert Hunter

MUSIC AT THE BAD RABBIT ON TERLINGUA RANCH
Friday, February 7— Charlie and Judy play your favorite old country songs, Charlie on accordion, Judy on guitar.  They'll sing you some funny originals and put in a touch of yodeling. Come dance, sing along, have fun

PLAY BALL! Come out Thursday Feb. 6th for a pick up game of softball.  Start time is at 4 p.m. but come whenever you can.  There will be gloves and bats for everyone.  The fields are located by the Terlingua School. 

TAQUERIA EL MILAGRO. Thursdays through Sunday. 5 pm to 10 pm (9pm on Thursdays and Sundays) for the most amazing tacos and wonderful side dishes. Check out our loaded baked potatoes, hot dogs and the best guacamole you've ever tasted. Our drive thru window is great for ordering ahead and picking up! ESPRESSO ... Y POCO MAS! Every day from 7:30 am until 2 pm, we serve up the best breakfasts and lunches in the ghost town. Our cooked to order, delicious meals are served in a pleasing setting with views of the Chisos, free wifi and a lot of interesting people. We only serve Big Bend Roasters coffee, have home cooked pastries, and we pack picnics to go, too. Come see us! Eat in, take out! OPEN MISS INDIA’S ART STUDIO Thursday * Friday Saturday 10 Till 4 (Closed Sundays) Canvases of the Big Bend Area Several Sizes * 16 by 20 Prints of the area * Cow and Horse Skulls Decorated Handmade Jewelry Books of local Authors Some Antique Dishes Indian Rugs THIS WEEK AT LA KIVA Monday - Sip 'n Paint with Susie Floyd - in the Green Room Wednesday - Wild Ass Wednesday, Tim Relleva and the World Famous Spoons Thursday - Chet O'Keefe with his wonderful Guitar Friday - Rock 'n Roll with Tim Relleva then Karaoke with Clayton Saturday and Sunday in the Cave Room - Paul Sprawl's Amazing Music Fish 'n Chips on Thursday and Friday. Wild caught Atlantic Cod Loin, larger portion with the Chips. Traditional World Famous Fish 'n Chips. Home smoked Barbecue with German Potato Salad, Cowboy beans and Mac 'n Cheese on Tuesdays through Saturday. A wide selection of Pizzas, Burgers, Steaks and Salads with home made buns as usual. A varied selection of desserts, including Hershey's Chocolate Cake. STARLIGHT THEATRE WILL BE CLOSED Friday and Saturday, February 7 & 8th for Slim fiVe; a music festival celebrating the life of Slim Richey. The Starlight will be exlusive to Slim Fest ticket holders and the event is sold out. The Starlight Cantina will be open, however, with our full dinner and cocktail menu! Monday, 2/3: Brendan Flippo Tuesday & Wednesday, 2/4 & 5: The Meadow Makers Thursday (official start date of Slim fiVe but the Starlight is open to everyone! 6 p.m. The Goats of Clay Henry; 8 - 11 pm: Doug Moreland & The Flying Armadillos - put on your best dancin' boots! Friday & Saturday, 2/7 & 8: Slim fiVe (SOLD OUT) The Starlight Theatre & Saloon will be closed to all but Slim fiVe ticket holders but the Starlight Cantina will be open. Sunday, 2/9: SLIM FEST STARLIGHT BRUNCH - open to all!!! Brunch 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. The Ghosts Along the Rio at Noon. Doors will reopen at 5 for Dinner and Slim fiVe Open Mic. Sign up starts at 5; Open Mic starts at 6. Monday, 2/10: Laird Considine We will also be closed on February 21 for a private event - we apologize for any inconvenience. We will reopen on the 22nd, regular hours. THE NEW HOURS FOR THE TERLINGUA AMERICAN LEGION located at 51470 St. Hwy 118 near Terlingua are: Monday thru Saturday: noon till closing Wednesday and Thursday are poker night. Meeting 3rd Thursday of each month at 4 pm Upcoming events: Leap Year dinner and dance featuring The Doodlin Hogwallops. Spaghetti Dinner starts at 6 p.m. Cost $7 followed by dance at 8 p.m. **SHOT TIME LIQUORS is looking for some counter help** Our new store remodel is working so well that we are hiring more clerks! If you think that you have the smile and personality to sell to locals and tourists alike, come on in and fill out an application. Shifts are 9:30-3:30 and 2:30-9:30 NEW HOURS FOR TERLINGUA RECYCLES: Saturday, 10-12, also Wednesday, 4:00 to 5:30. Located behind the ball fields (look for the sign to turn before the fields) Currently we can ONLY ACCEPT: -aluminum cans -CLEAN tin cans -CLEAN #1 and #2 plastic -CLEAN cardboard. All else has to be turned away. For suggestions or to volunteer, email Robert Krull at krullro@outlook.com. BIG BEND EPISCOPAL MISSION has services every Sunday at 5pm at Santa Inez, the Ghostown Church. All are welcome. DESERT LOTUS HEALING ARTS- your South County home of massage and bodywork is back in full swing offering couples massages, custom massage therapy, body treatments and Rolfing. *locals discount available* We love sharing our work with your overnight visitors and will have fresh cards available for you to share in your rentals soon. Let us know if you have a place to display our info and we will get some to you. We also have Gift Certificates available for your Valentine. ❤️ Call or Text (432)386-0305 for more information and scheduling HOW ARE YOUR LIGHTS? A new guide for helping residents and businesses evaluate their outdoor lighting is available through the International Dark Sky Association! Consult this step-by-step guide to conduct an outdoor lighting assessment around your house, property line, business, RV park, community center, wherever, to evaluate the impact of your light on the night is available. The FREE guide can be downloaded at https://www.darksky.org/our-work/lighting/lighting-for-citizens/residentialbusiness-lighting/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=d601db00-cf45-412f-ae29-8edc50b7b0fc Want free help? Have questions? Contact Amber Harrison at amber.harrison@tpwd.texas.gov or bigbenddarksky@gmail.com 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) BBHS would like to thank the community members who judged the Mark "Eyeball" Kneeskern Student Art Show last week. The "Eyeball" winners are: Elementary Level: Diego Marquez, Irelynn Russell, & Rhylee Russell. Secondary Level: Melody Orozco, Nereida Gomez, & Myranda Villa. High School: Karime Garcia, Arlene Perez Contreras,& Chasin Hammond. Thank you to all of the students who participated. 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 FARMERS' MARKET is open every Saturday from 10AM - 1PM at the Terlingua Community Garden in the Ghost Town. A great place to buy and sell fresh eggs, locally grown fruits & vegetables, unique art & handicrafts, and delicious baked goods. Shop LOCAL! Vendor fee is just $5 for anyone interested in selling. New this season: the LAST SATURDAY of the month is a fee-free Flea Market! For more info, please call or text Sara at 432-244-7656 CANYON BREW AT FAR FLUNG OUTDOOR CENTER. Stop by for your daily dose of caffeine. 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. Stop by and check out the Shirt of the Week! MANY STONES: Ring is back from Tucson gem shows with lots of new rocks and gems plus a whole truck load of new Cacti some species never stocked before. Come take a look as I unpack them. COMMODITIES TRUCK IS SCHEDULED to arrive Thursday, February 6, at approximately 11:30. If you can pitch in and help unload, it would be MUCH appreciated! Distribution will be Saturday, Feb 8, from 10-2. FULL SNOW MOON POTLUCK, Hosted by Jackass Flats Improvement Association, Inc. Sunday, February 9 at the Cactus Farm about 6:30 pm 51230 St. Hwy 118, Alpine, Texas 79830 Bring dish to share if wishing to eat. Open music circle...bring an instrument. All are welcome! IN CASE YOU MISSED the special Brewster County commissioners Court meeting on January 29 in Study Butte, it’s recorded on YouTube at https://youtu.be/VhjZS305T20. BREWSTER COUNTY COMMISSIONER Sara Allen Colando will hold office hours every Monday from 8AM to 3PM at the South Brewster County Emergency Response Center (a/k/a Terlingua Fire & EMS headquarters). Please stop by with your questions and concerns. You can also call 371-3103 during office hours, or email colando@co.brewster.tx.us any time. THANK YOU to Mr. Ring, of Many Stones, in Terlingua/Study Butte Texas for hand picking my bouquet for our nuptials earlier this week!!! We stopped by literally on the way to be wed, by the very talented Jeff Haislip, & he went out of his way to help us. We tried to give him payment for his generosity but, he refused & simply said, "Have a great wedding". Thank you Terlingua!!! P.S. We went back the next day to purchase some of his unique cacti. I pray blessings over this community & that it will be prosperous while still remaining small & quiet & untamed. ~ Amber Fairman THE BIG BEND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE meets this Thursday, February 6, at 6pm, at the community center behind the post office. All are welcome to attend. HIRING: BIG BEND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE The Big Bend Chamber of Commerce is now hiring a part time Chamber Administrator! Contact chamberofcommerce@gmail.com for more information on position qualifications and job duties. A resume and brief cover letter will be required as part of the final application process. This position pays a minimum of $600 a month based on experience. Applicant must be a full-time Big Bend resident with good organizational office and phone skills as well as daily access to a computer and internet, own a smart phone, reliable transportation, and have basic working skills with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Microsoft Office software or commensurate software (i.e. Word, Excel, Publisher, etc.) ALL ENERGIES TIP of the week: Geothermal cooling and heating uses about one third as much electricity as a traditional HVAC system. By tapping into the stable ground temperature just 4 to 500 feet below the surface, you’re able to utilize a constant 72°F temperature year-round. The temperature available below ground is approximately equivalent to the average year round temperature in a given region. With a heat pump and a pre-calculated amount of pipe, the payback period for a new system is between 3 and 10 years. Given the extreme high summer temperatures and high electrical rates in Far West Texas, that payback could be much sooner. If you are interested in geothermal or need help making your solar system work better, email casey@allenergies.net or call/text 432-242-1874 THERE ARE JOB OPPORTUNITIES with the 2020 Census. You can help support your community while earning good pay, with flexible hours and paid training. To find out more please visit 2020census.gov/jobs or you can call 855-562-2020. You can also contact Peggy O’Brien or Annette Gutierrez by email at peggyo@riocog.org or annetteg@riocog.org. EARTH AND FIRE GALLERY welcomes our latest Guest Artist, Kathleen Griffin. Kathleen works in several mediums, including oil paintings, large mosaics and hand carved and painted tile work. Having recently taken pottery classes at Sul Ross, she also creates ceramic art pieces. Her mosaics are displayed as business and directional signage in Ruidosa, TX and Chinati Hot Springs. She created a large mosaic sugar skull that is displayed in the Downtown Alpine Artists Alley. Her pottery and paintings are exhibited at the Gallery on the Square in Alpine.


STAR IS A 3 YEAR OLD BLACK LAB mix who wants nothing more than to hang out around the house and enjoy a simple life with her people. Star is a quiet, house trained, stick-around girl who was a former ranch dog and as such, is a bit under-confident as she learns how to be a proper pet. She is embracing life indoors, takes treats very sweetly, is content to be left alone, and in many ways is as easy as they come! Star will happily live with cats and loves to hike. Star is being fostered in the Terlingua area and is days away from being fully vetted. For more information about Star, or another homeless pet in need of a home, email: heatherthemule@gmail.com


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Monday, January 27, 2020

TERLINGUA MOON
by Terlingua Thinking Team!!!
January 28, 2020

“I have self-doubt. I have insecurity. I have fear of failure. I have nights when I show up at the arena and I'm like, 'My back hurts, my feet hurt, my knees hurt. I don't have it. I just want to chill.' We all have self-doubt. You don't deny it, but you also don't capitulate to it. You embrace it."  – Kobe Bryant

GIRL SCOUT COOKIES, YUM, YUM, YUM!
Cheers! My name is Kelly VandenBerg, Big Bend Girl Scout Troop Leader. I wanted to get the word out that we will be selling Girl Scout Cookies in Terlingua starting Saturday, Feb. 1st. Our first booth sales will be at the Cottonwood Store on Feb. 1 from 10-2 pm. Then again on Saturday, Feb. 8th at the Motor Inn Gas Station from 10-2. We will have cookies until we sell out. If you have any questions, please feel free to connect.

THIS WEEK AT THE HIGH SIERRA
Monday - DB Rouse 7-10pm
Thursday - Patrick and Friends 7-10pm
Friday - Jeff Haslip and Mark Utter 7-10pm
Saturday - Dr Fun 7-10pm
Sunday - SuperBowl Party! $1off Beers $1Wings and $10 Pizza's
Also, Kitchen under new management. Stop in and try something other than a burger. 

FARMERS' MARKET
Stop by the Farmers' Market every Saturday from 10AM - 1PM at the Terlingua Community Garden in the Ghost Town. A great place to buy and sell fresh eggs, locally grown fruits & vegetables, unique art & handicrafts, and delicious baked goods. Shop LOCAL this holiday season! Vendor fee is just $5 for anyone interested in selling. New this season: the LAST SATURDAY of the month is a fee-free Flea Market! For more info, please call or text Sara at 432-244-7656

CPR TRAINING
January 29 - 9 AM - Noon
$20 South Brewster County EMS Response Center
enroll at https:/terlinguafire.enrollware.com/enroll?id+3601431
Questions?  371 - 2536

MARK “EYEBALL” KNEESKERN MEMORIAL STUDENT ART SHOW
Presented at the Big Bend Library, January 30-February 14, 2020
Art Show Opening will be held on Thursday, January 30, from 3:30-5:30 pm.
Entries are open to all children in the Big Bend area from ages 5-18.
Please bring entries to the Library by January 24.
Work submitted should be the child’s own work and using copyrighted images is discouraged.

ALL ENERGIES
Tip of the week: A commonly overlooked part of off grid homes is good household wiring. There have been a number of times a solar installation is completed and power is turned on, only to find that the home’s wiring has a dangerous short. Make sure your wiring is up to the National Electric Code! This website is full of useful info: [forums.mikeholt.com]. When in doubt, get a licensed electrician with good references! We recommend The Town Electrician, Charles Turvey (Owner/ Master Electrician) TECL# 31504. Check out his weekly ad in the Moon for more information. If you need help making your solar system work better, email casey@allenergies.net or call/text 432-242-1874   Thanks, Casey!

TAQUERIA EL MILAGRO
Thursdays through Sunday.  5 pm to 10 pm (9pm on Thursdays and Sundays) for the most amazing tacos and wonderful side dishes.  Check out our loaded baked potatoes, hot dogs and the best guacamole you've ever tasted.  Our drive thru window is great for ordering ahead and picking up! Eat in, take out!   

MISS INDIA’S ART STUDIO
Turquoise Sign on the Left. Hwy 118
Open Thursday -Friday – Saturday - 9 till 4
     
UPCOMING HAPPENINGS AT THE STARLIGHT
Hey friends! A little more than the weekly happenings as there's quite a lot coming up! Please note that the restaurant will be closed February 7th & 8th for Slim fiVe other than to ticket holders (but the Cantina will be open to all). We'll also be closed on February 21st for a private event. We apologize for any inconvenience.

We open at 5 p.m. Dinner 5-10. Full bar until midnight (1 a.m. on Saturday). Dinner reservations for 10 or more people: terlinguastarlight@gmail.com. Now, coming at you . Monday, January 27th: Laird Considine
Tuesday, January 28th: Trio
Wednesday, January 29th: Brendan Flippo
Thursday, January 30th: The Whitmores
Friday, January 31st: Moses Martinez
Saturday, February 1st: Grayson Jenkins
Sunday, February 2nd: The Goats of Clay Henry
Monday, February 3rd: Brendan Flippo
Tuesday, February 4th: Michael Combs
Wednesday, February 5th: Meadow Makers
Thursday, February 6th: Slim fiVe!!! Doug Moreland & The Flying Armadillos. The Starlight is open tonight to all! 
Friday and Saturday, February 7th & 8th: Starlight is exclusive to Slim fiVe ticket holders only (and the festival is sold out). Our Cantina will be open.
Sunday, February 9th: Slim fiV3 Brunch (open to all!) 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.  Doors reopen at 5 pm with Slim fiVe Open Mic - again, open to all. 

During Slim fiVe and through the next few weeks, the art of Marc English will be on exhibit. Don't miss out. See you soon!

LA KIVA
Monday in the Cave Room - Sing Around, hosted by June.  Bring a song you would like to sing
We have Bad Ass Wednesday with Tim Relleva with his Great Guitar and Rock 'n Roll and accompanied by the World Famous Spoons on Spoons.
Thursday we have Chet O'Keefe with his Great Guitar.
Friday we start with Tim Relleva and Spoons again, followed by Clayton with Karaoke.
Every night we have our wonderful Pizza, Steaks and Burgers, Salads and, of course, Barbecue Tuesday through Saturday and on Thursdays and Fridays we have our wonderful Fish 'n Chips.

EARTH AND FIRE ART GALLERY
Guest Artist, Milwaukee-based artist Mark Wojno explores ideas and emotions of “stark beauty” through oil paintings of the Chihuahuan desert and industrial landscapes of Milwaukee and Chicago. Originally trained as a cultural anthropologist, this
mostly self-taught artist has always been sensitive to visual elements of different cultures. Spending his time between Terlingua and Milwaukee, he depicts vast spaces and light punctuated by simple but dramatic built and natural forms, evoking a
sense of solitude and silence. This pattern is especially evident in his representational landscapes of the Big Bend.

MUSIC AT THE BAD RABBIT ON TERLINGUA RANCH
Friday, January 31-- Charlie and Judy play your favorite old country songs, Charlie on accordion, Judy on guitar.  They'll sing you some funny originals and put in a touch of yodeling.   Come dance, sing along, have fun!

ESPRESSO ... Y POCO MAS! 
From 7:30 am until 2 pm every day, we're open for all your breakfast, lunch and to go needs.  We make cooked to order, delicious meals!
Big Bend Roasters coffee fantastic breakfasts with eggs any way you like them or our famous French toast. At lunch, get a loaded sandwich or one of our specials.  We have homemade pastries, too!   We pack picnics to go for your trip to the Park.
Enjoy the free wifi,  buy newspapers or just meet some new people sitting in the shade.

CANYON BREW AT FAR FLUNG OUTDOOR CENTER
Stop by for your daily dose of caffeine.  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.  New Shirts have been marked down and our BRAND NEW arrivals!

TERLINGUA RECYCLES!!!
Not just open Saturday, 9-12, also Wednesday, 4:00 to 5:30. Located behind the ball fields (look for the sign to turn before the fields)  Currently we can ONLY ACCEPT:
           -aluminum cans    -CLEAN tin cans   -CLEAN #1 and #2 plastic
           -CLEAN cardboard.
All else has to be turned away. 
For suggestions or to volunteer, email Robert Krull at krullro@outlook.com.
BIG THANKS to volunteers to Alice (The Cardboard Queen), Dick, Bob & Sherry, Gary and Todd for helping unload the recycle trailers! 

GREETINGS EARTHLINGS!!  THE GLENN FELTS MEMORIAL ALIEN ABDUCTION 2020 COUNTDOWN 
is underway! Spaceships will return to The Goat Pens on February 22nd & 23rd.
Terlingua Burlesque has been abducted again this year to kick off the festivities, followed by the always out of this world dance party.  But wait, there’s more....
Live music showcasing local musicians. Beer, wine and specialty drinks. 
The amazing Saturday dinner and Sunday brunch. Still more.... 
Follow The Goat Pens on Facebook and Instagram for details. 
Musicians message us if you’re interested in joining in. Same goes for artists looking to provide an art installation. 
On-site camping is available, encouraged and free!

LITTLE BURRO
Please remember to stock up at the Little Burro Store which is open every day except Sundays!

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.

FLACK ELECTRICAL SERVICES
Joshua Flack, Owner/Master Electrician TECL #31064 ME #337791
Licensed, bonded and insured
940.255.2723

DIG TERLINGUA
We do Septic Systems and Dirt Work. Backhoe Ditching, Digging, Dozer & Dump Truck with Operator for Hire. Hauling road base, gravel, sand, etc. Septic System Site Evaluations & Installations – TCEQ #34046  713.907.5259

THE TOWN ELECTRICIAN
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)

ST. INEZ CHAPEL
Big Bend Episcopal Mission has services every Sunday at 5pm at the Ghostown Church. All are welcome.

Slim fiVe
Slim Fest is being held February 6 - 9th at The Starlight Theatre in Terlingua Ghost Town. The festival celebrates the life and music of the legendary Slim Richey. Friday and Saturday (7th & 8th) nights are sold out and The Starlight will be exclusive to Slim fiVe ticket holders but The Starlight's Cantina will be open. 
On February 6th and 9th, The Starlight will be open to everyone. Thursday night will feature Doug Moreland & The Flying Armadillos. Starlight's regular world-famous menu and cocktails and out-of-the-world staff will be available. Doors open at 5. Music 8-11. Full bar until Midnight. Starlight's infamous Sunday Brunch will be served on Sunday, February 9th frm 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., with music by Ghosts Along the Rio. All are welcome. The festival wraps up when doors reopen at 5. Dinner will be served as usual, 5-10 p.m., with Open Mic starting around 6. Everyone is welcome once again -- there will be a sign up sheet at the stage at 5.  We already have a wait list and, for more information, please go to https://faroutbooking.com/.  ¡Viva Terlingua! ¡Viva Slim! #celebrateeverything

30TH ANNUAL PIONEER REUNION
Big Bend Natural History Association
Topic: Castolon -- The Fire, The History, The Future
When: Saturday, February 1, 2020 1;00 – 5:00 PM
Where: Community Room of Big Bend National Park Headquarters in Panther Junction
Who: Four Speakers:
D.W. Ivans, Fire Management Officer, Big Bend National Park, on the fire of 2019 that burned down the La Harmonia Store;
Tom Alex, retired National Park Service archeologist, on the history of settlement in the Castolon region;
Ben English, author of Yonderings and a new novel, Destiny’s Way, both based in the Big Bend, on the military history of Castolon;
Bob Krumenaker, Superintendent of Big Bend National Park, on the reconstruction and future of Castolon.
The event will be catered by Big Bend Resorts and Adventures. Refreshments will be served on the patio between 12:30 and 2:00 P.M. 
Tom and Ben will be available to sign their books.
Tickets are available from Big Bend Natural History Association (BBNHA) at 432-477-2236. Reservations are highly recommended because seating is limited to 110 people, first come first served. Price is $15 per person or $13.50 for BBNHA members. 
Come join us for a fun and informative afternoon.

BURN BAN IS BACK
Commissioner's Court today approved a County-wide burn ban, which will expire on March 7, 2020.

BREWSTER COUNTY COMMISSIONER SARA ALLEN COLANDO
will hold office hours every Monday from 8AM to 3PM at the South Brewster County Emergency Response Center (a/k/a Terlingua Fire & EMS headquarters). Please stop by with your questions and concerns. You can also call 371-3103 during office hours, or email colando@co.brewster.tx.us any time.

SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BREWSTER COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COURT
in Study Butte on Wednesday, January 29th. Join us at the Red Pattillo Community Center at 10:00 AM. Anyone interested in making a public comment is encouraged sign up before the meeting begins, although you may also comment on any agenda item during the meeting. 
AGENDA 
1. Invocation, Pledge of Allegiance 
2. Minutes / additions / corrections / approval 
3. Public Comment - Comments are limited to 5 minutes per person. Pursuant to the Texas Open Meetings Act, the Court is limited in its ability to respond to comments 
4. Presentation by TCEQ Enforcement Tanya Mitchell, and Marshall McLean, County Septic Tank Inspector 
5. Update on 2020 Census by Charlene McBride 
7. Presentation by Sandra Rios, MBA, BSN, RN Telehealth Nurse Manager/ Presentation to get assistance for Veterans in the area 
8. Big Bend Regional Hospital District / Presentation by BBRHD 
9. Approve contract with Law Firm, Sara Leon & Associates, LLC/Discussion and 
appropriate action 
10. Brewster County Auditor 
A. General Bills / Discussion and appropriate action 
B. Financial Reports / Updates, discussion, review and appropriate action 
concerning the following:  Budget Amendments, Line Item Transfers 
C. Other general administrative and procedural matters related to Auditor's Office/ Discussion and appropriate action for work of Auditor's Office to go forward 
11. Schedule next Regular Commissioners Court Meeting on 2/12/2020 at 9:30 A.M. 
12. Adjourn 

STORAGE UNIT AVAILABLE
on S County Road (1/2 mile off Hwy 170) 200 Square feet, $100.00 month, first & last month due with 6 month contract. 432-371-2621

JUAN'S PASSING
Family and Friends
Two Memorial Services will be held in Memory of
                           Juan Alberto Granado
                       Saturday, February 15, 2020

They are as follows:
                         10:00 am at Big Bend Church                                                                          in Study Butte on Hwy 118  (A meal for the family will be provided by the church)

                            5:00 pm at The Cactus Farm
                  North of Terlingua Ranch Entrance on Hwy 118
      (This Service will be a pot luck.  Please bring a side dish or dessert)
We will be celebrating Juan's life so please bring stories to share.
Thank you in advance for sharing this time with us.
                                                Sincerely,
                                                      The Granado Family