Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Terlingua Moon
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September 18, 2018
Vol. 29  No. 38   

“I am beginning to believe that nothing is quite so uncertain as facts.” Edward Curtis

If you are receiving this twice, our apologies. 

Storytelling Workshop: Ever wanted to learn how to become a better storyteller? Have a great story you can’t wait to tell? Come learn the basics at a workshop near you! We’ll choose five participants to tell their story live at two events at the end of the year. This workshop is free and space is limited. To reserve a spot, email storytelling@marfapublicradio. 
The Terlingua session is planned for Monday, October 22 from Noon – 2 pm at La Posada Milagro. Be sure to email us to reserve your spot!

Music Circle , Friday nights 7:00 PM at THE CACTUS FARM
Hwy 118 , 2 mile north of Jackass Flats, west side ...Bring a song or instrument , Beginners & wanna be's ,,,,,we will include everyone and try to help who we can .....any instrument ....we have a key board on site and house guitar , percussion instruments . Bring your own drink or snacks ....see yu there ...Questions call 371.2082 LITTLE BURRO

TAIZE – CONTEMPLATIVE SERVICE RETURNS TO THE BIG BEND
 Taize, an ecumenical, contemplative service will be held at 5:30 pm on Sunday, September 23, at St. James Episcopal Church located at 510 N. 6th St at Ave A in Alpine. A soup, salad and bread supper will follow that is free and open to all.

Taize worship consists of meditative singing and periods of silence. This month’s universal reconciliation service will focus on readings and chants about seeing the beauty of the closeness of God’s love. For more information, contact Kerie at apothokeri@hotmail.com

Museum of the Big BendErin Hanson exhibit opening and gallery talk scheduled for Friday, September 21 and Saturday, September 22. Both of these are free and open to the Public!
Erin Hanson: Impressions of Big Bend Country
September 21-December 16, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, September 21, 6-8 pm
Gallery Talk with Erin: Saturday, September 22, 10am
FREE & OPEN TO ALL!!
For more information: 432.837.8145

Wylie Catchment Tanks: Catch it when and while you can; that liquid gold that falls from the sky. We're working on our last Wylie water tank load for the year.
We already have the heavy-duty Banjo valves on hand. I'll be on a short trip
out of town, but you can leave a message on the landline 2506, 
or email me at elcentro432@gmail.com.  Let's git-er-done. 

HELP SUPPORT A NEW CLINIC IN SOUTH COUNTY. This Thursday, the CEO of Preventive Care Health Services, the non-profit that runs the clinics in Presidio, Marfa and Alpine, will make a proposal to the Big Bend Regional Hospital District to partially fund a clinic in SOUTH COUNTY. This has been in the works for a couple of years and now is the chance for folks down here to make a difference. Please show your support by attending this meeting at the District’s office in Alpine at the corner of 5th and W. Holland ACROSS FROM THE TRAIN DEPOT. We pay taxes to the Hospital District and need a clinic here. The more people that show an interest the better. The meeting is at 5:30 p.m. Thursday the 20th at 105 W. Holland. For more info call (432) 244-7961.  

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.

Big Bend Resort Adventures is hiring for maintenance, kitchen, front desk, cashiering and waiters. Please stop by our lobby/Gift Shop to pick up your application today. our Lobby hours are from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM open 7 days a week. 

BETO FOR TEXAS, Sunday Sept. 30th, 1-4pm at the Boathouse porch. It's not a Willie rally, but we need volunteers to address postcards for voters in our precincts. Take home a stack and we'll arrange to pick them up from you. Please help with this important effort in South Brewster County - it's the only request we'll make - so, make it count for BETO. More info, Nancy @ 371-2616.

High Sierra Bar & Grill 
Watch the Chisos Mountains from our patio at the Entrance to the Ghostown & try BayaBaya from the Sea of Cortez and Palafox, tastes like a sweet late-summer flower in a dry desert by the sea. Cheers, See you there! 
Don’t forget! Beer-To-Go and Late Nite Pizza 10pm til Midnight 
To go orders call (432)371-3282
Menu on Facebook or text “MENU” to (432)294-2594

High Sierra is Hiring for a few shifts 
Hiring Server & Bartender - 3 shifts 
Cook needed from Thurs-Sunday PM Shift
Accommodations provided if traveling 
Call 432-371-2111 or come by around 10-2 and ask for Olivia

El Dorado Hotel Looking for property manager -front desk friendly - Hourly Pay - 25hrs/week +\-  Call 432-371-2111.  Hideout provided if full-time

House Keeping! 
Offering a high paid position 25hrs/week +\- in Ghostown
Hard work but good cash $17/hour or per job— +bonuses. Very Minimal driving & only on paved roads. 7days/week 11-2ish 
Text only (432)294-2594

Alpine shelter dog Woofer is a 10 month old catahoula mix who has a real gentleness about him - not that he can't romp around in play - but he's tender towards the shelter puppies and it just seems like he has a little halo around his head. He's something special. Woofer is comfortable and respectful of kids, and brings a peaceful, laid-back energy to play group. His good looks don't hurt, but it's like he doesn't even know how stunning he is. I guess you could say he's Mr. Right. There is a shelter adoption event this Saturday, 9/22, from 11-2 at the True Value Garden Center in Alpine. All adoptions are $50! For more info, email admin@alpinehumanesociety.org

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

Ditching and Digging and Now a Dump Truck too!
Backhoe with Operator for Hire
Terlingua & surrounding area.  713.907.5259
Dozer coming soon

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

Espresso ... y poco mas!  Our special this week is chili rellenos.  Served with rice and beans.  $12.  Get them while they last! Come see us for the best coffee in town and great cooked to order food.  Breakfast and lunch, fresh squeezed orange juice and fantastic sandwiches.  Sit in the shade, enjoy the wifi and views of the Chisos, and get together with friends ...old or new.

The taco stand, officially known as Taqueria El Milagro, is getting closer and closer to an opening date.  Stay tuned but we hope to be up and running by October 1st!

Monday Night Football in the Bunkhouse at the Ranch Lodge! Starting Monday, Sep 17 at 7:00 pm, football games will be aired in the Bunkhouse on a brand spanking new 60" HD Ultra television. Special cafe menu available until 8pm, beer/wine served until 9pm. Come on out and cheer!

This Week at The Starlight!
Hope you'll visit us soon for dinner, cocktails and fantastic music. Reservations for 10 or more at terlinguastarlight@gmail.com.  Here's this week's schedule.

Monday, 17th: Brendan Flippo
Tuesday: The Goats of Clay Henry
Wednesday: Jerome
Thursday: Sarah Burton
Friday and Saturday: Butch Morgan and the Bandaholics
Monday, 24th: Jeff Haislip

The "Kids of Terlingua" art show comes down on Friday, 21st and Katy Milam's "Bug's Eye View" opens on the 22nd with Artist's Reception from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.  Everyone welcome! 

La Kiva23220 FM 170  432-371-2250

Wednesday, September 19th:   Tim Relleva will be hosting Open Mic and his marvelous guitar music.
Thursday, September 20th:  Chet O'Keefe will be here with his wonderful guitar.
Friday & Saturday, 21st & 22nd - Karaoke from 8pm until whenever.

Our menu now includes Barbecue, Pizzas, Steaks, Burgers and, of course, our famous Fish & Chips on Thursdays and Fridays.

This Week at La Kiva in 1993.  Dr Fun and the Flying Javelinas performed on Thursday 16th;  on Friday, 17th, Chris & Charlotte celebrated their 10 Year Anniversary and Doug Davis played on Saturday, 18th.  

On 16th September:  1810 - Mexico declared independence from Spain after 300 years;  1920 - Bomb rocked Wall Street, 38 dead, 400 wounded;  1928 - Okeechobee Hurricane, Florida, major levee break with 2,500 drowned;  1963 - The Beatles released "She Loves You"    Isn't Google wonderful?

Special Election
Pete Flores will become the next Texas State Senator for District 19 to serve through 2020. With 100% of precincts reporting, Pete Flores won the Senate District 19 runoff with 53% of the vote, 23,576 to 20,911. 

Pete Flores becomes the first Republican to represent Senate District 19 in almost 140 years. Flores also becomes to the first Hispanic Republican in the history if the Texas Senate. With the election of Pete Flores, Republicans in the Texas Senate now hold 21 of the 31 seats.

FULL MOON POT LUCK 
SEPT 24th 7:00 pm
JACKASS FLATS Terrymar Pavilion
ITALIAN NIGHT ,,,,,,bring an Italian dish or whatever yu like ;)
We hope to have a MUSIC HOST ?? , for Open Jam music circle !!! aLL WELCOME TO PLAY 
Not sure who yet ,,,,a lot of folks  stuck due to heavy rains ....
COME ON OUT EAT A LITTLE ITALIAN AND HAVE SOME FUN !!!
The Harvest Moon
Often, the September full Moon is called the Harvest Moon instead of the Full Corn Moon. Unlike other full Moon names, which are specific to their respective months, the Harvest Moon is tied to an astronomical event: the autumnal equinox. The full Moon that falls nearest to the equinox (September 22) takes on the name “Harvest Moon,” rather than its traditional name. This means that a Harvest Moon may occur in either September or October.The Harvest Moon provides the most light at the time when it’s needed most—to complete the harvest!

Article with 35 photos of Terlingua and residents


Interested in becoming a Moon Editor? email TerlinguaMoon@gmail.com 
Please have all information for the Moon submitted no later than Noon on Mondays!

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

THE TERLINGUA MOON
Vol. 29  No. 37   September 11, 2018  By MaeWestern

Save a boyfriend for a rainy day – and another, in case it doesn’t rain.” — Mae West

Congratulations from County Commissioner Hugh Garrett
Last month I asked if you were an “interested party” in two proposed 270’ communication towers in Study Butte and Terlingua. You overwhelmingly conveyed your concerns about the impact on dark skies to the Federal Communications Commission and Alta Towers, LCC. Alta Towers and their communications carriers listened to us! They have modified their plans so that we can continue to enjoy our dark skies and also look forward to improved communications service. We thank them for their consideration. No doubt this is a Win-Win for the community. Our thanks to Raymond Skiles, Amber Harrison, and Grady Blount Price.

EARLY VOTING STARTS TODAY for the Texas Senate Dist. 19 seat vacated by convicted former Sen. Carlos Uresti.
Republican Peter Flores is facing Democrat Pete Gallego in a runoff election after neither candidate won over 50 percent of the vote in the July 31 special election. 
All registered voters in all Brewster County precincts may cast their ballots early at the Val Clark Beard Complex, 203 North 7th Street in Alpine, Monday through Friday, Sept. 10-14, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on all days.
Remote early voting for Precinct 3 will be available at the Marathon Community Center, 2nd Avenue and Avenue E in Marathon, on Tuesday, Sept. 11, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Remote early voting for those in Precincts 5, 6, and 7 will be available at Big Bend National Park in the Panther Junction conference room on Wednesday, Sept. 12, from noon-5 p.m., and at the J.W. “Red” Pattillo Community Center on Highway 118 in Study Butte on Thursday, Sept. 13, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
On election day, Sept. 18, polls will be open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m., and voters must cast their ballots in the precinct in which they are registered. Precincts 1, 2, 4, and 8 will vote at the Val Clark Beard Complex. Precinct 3 voters can cast ballots at the Marathon Community Center, and Precincts 5, 6, and 7 will vote at the J.W. “Red” Pattillo Community Center.
At the polls, voters must show a valid photo ID. To see acceptable forms of voter ID, visit votetexas.gov and click on Identification Requirements for Voting.


BBNP Seeks Expressions of Interest in Adaptive Reuse of Historic Building 
The National Park Service issues a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) concerning the adaptive reuse of the historic Barker Lodge located on the Rio Grande River in Big Bend National Park through a lease with the National Park Service. This RFEI is issued solely for information and planning purposes and does not constitute a Request for Proposal (RFP) or a promise to issue a RFP in the future.
Big Bend National Park preserves a large area of the Chihuahuan Desert, encompassing spectacular wilderness character, scenic values, natural dark skies and the biological and geological diversity of the Big Bend area, including the Chisos Mountains and the Rio Grande and its canyons. The NPS is open to ideas of what the historic building could be used for under a lease, as long as it supports the purpose and mission of Big Bend National Park. The RFEI describes prohibited uses. NPS is seeking both short- and long-term lease options.
To learn more about this building and business opportunity, please visit FedBizOpps.gov
The NPS asks interested parties to provide expressions of interest regarding the adaptive reuse of the Barker Lodge no later than 4:00 p.m. MT on Monday, October 29, 2018, via email to: Jennifer Parker, Chief of Concessions, National Park Service Intermountain Region at jennifer_parker@nps.gov www.nps.gov


9/11 Commemoration in Alpine
The United States Border Patrol’s Big Bend Sector will host a ceremony commemorating the tragic events of 9/11.
The event, which is open to the public, will be held on September 11 and start at 8 a.m. at the 9/11 Memorial site in Alpine.
Keith Byers, Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge of the Criminal Branch of the FBI’s El Paso Field Office will be the guest speaker for the ceremony.
There will also be an “Honors” portion of the ceremony which will be performed by the United States Border Patrol Honor Guard. A piper will perform “Amazing Grace.”


Half-Day Silent Retreat at St. James
A half-day Silent Retreat will be held on Saturday, September 15, in the St. James Fellowship Hall located at 510 N. 6th St at Ave A in Alpine. There is no charge, but donations are welcome. The schedule is:
8:30 AM Check-in and coffee
9:00 AM First period of Centering Prayer and walking meditation
9:30 AM Second period of Centering Prayer
10:00-11:15 AM Individual Silence and Solitude (bring something to read, write or draw)
11:15 AM Last period of Centering Prayer
11:45 AM Closure
12:00 PM Adjourn
 For more information, contact Pam Cook at pscook.herenow@gmail.com.

Now Hiring!
Terlingua Ranch is hiring for servers, housekeeping, dishwasher, cook! Come on by the office to fill out an application!

Canyon Brew
Canyon Brew @ Far Flung – Open @ 7 am every day! Start your day with the Best Homemade Muffins & Organic Coffee in Big Bend!  We also offer Sausage Kolaches, Bagels, Espresso, Candy Bar Lattes, Cappuccino, Macchiato & Chai.  Purchase a Canyon Brew Tumbler and get your first drink FREE – keep bringing it back for $1 off.  Summer Hours - 7am to 11am and as always - Quick Service!

Saturday is Free Tire Recycling Day
Thanks to Bridgestone Texas Proving Grounds and the City of Alpine - Hal Flanders Recycling Center will be hosting a “FREE Tire Recycling Day”
Date: Saturday September 15th, 2018 from 9:00am to 12:00pm (or until trailer is full). Whichever happens first.
Location: Hal Flanders Recycling Center (3300 Old Cemetery Rd).
Open to all area residents - first come, first serve.
No tires from businesses
No tire\wheel assemblies

September at The Starlight
Come join us for great food, cocktails, the greatest staff and music! Open every day at 5. Dinner 5-10. Music 6-9’ish. Full bar until midnight (1 a.m. on Saturday). Reservations for 10 or more? Just email terlinguastarlight@gmail.com
Musical lineup:
Monday, 10th: Jeff Haislip
Tuesday: 11th: Goats of Clay Henry (every Tuesday!)
Wednesday, 12th: Jerome
Thursday, 13th: The Whitmores
Friday, 14th: Eric Sommer
Saturday, 15th: Laird Considine
Monday, 17th: TBD
Tuesday, 18th: Goats of Clay Henry
Wednesday, 19th: Jerome
Thursday, 20th: Sarah Burton
Friday, 21st and Saturday, 22nd: The Bandaholics (What a way to welcome the Fall!)
Monday, 24th: TBD
Tuesday, 25th: Goats of Clay Henry
Wednesday, 26th: Stephen Castillo
Thursday, 27th: The Whitmores
Friday, 28th: Dan Martin
Saturday, 29th: Bruce Salmon
Hope to see you soon!!

Estate Sale
Sat 9/15 & Sun 9/16 behind Shot Time.  Tools, welding supplies, scrap metal, appliances…lots of unique stuff. 9:00AM ? attn: welders, builders, artists, & connoisseurs of stuff....

DESERT LOTUS HEALING ARTS
MASSAGE AND ROLFING
Fall is in the air and it’s magical monsoon season. The Desert is hydrated and you should be too!
Did you know we use pure jojoba oil in all of our massage treatments? It’s like liquid gold for the skin. Jojoba oil actually comes from a seed, so unlike Terlingua, it is nut-free and safe for those with allergies. It also has a ph that matches that of the oil the human body produces naturally so it’s super hydrating and easily absorbed.
For the month of September we’d like to thank our local Park Service employees for all they do on our amazing state and national parks! Book a massage appointment and let us know you saw it in the moon for 10% off our already sweet local prices.
Ceil Drucker LMT (432)386-0305 or
Bob Sutherland LMT, Certified Rolfer (432)386-3218

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

Ditching and Digging and Now a Dump Truck too!
Backhoe with Operator for Hire
Terlingua & surrounding area.  713.907.5259
Dozer coming soon

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

Espresso ... y poco mas!
Croissant sandwich specials this week!  Get a breakfast sandwich or chicken salad on a fresh croissant.   We’ve also made tres leches cake so don’t miss a slice of it!
Come see us for the best coffee in town and great cooked to order food.  Breakfast and lunch, fresh squeezed orange juice and fantastic sandwiches.  Sit in the shade, enjoy the wifi and meet old and new friends.
Great views, great coffee, great service!

Becoming Mechanic Services 
Becoming Mechanic Services performs service, maintenance and repair to all makes and models of cars, light trucks, SUV’s and diesel vehicles. We truly are your one stop shop for all of your automotive service needs. Antonio Guerrero
call us 432-294-0128, 432-371-2694.

This Week at La Kiva
La Kiva will be closed on Wednesday, September 12 as we are hosting a private party.
Thursday, Chet O’Keefe will be playing his wonderful guitar music.
Friday and Saturday we will have Karaoke.
Barbecue is back at La Kiva, with our excellent pizzas, steaks and burgers.  Fish and Chips on Thursday and Friday.

Crafty Gals
Crafty Gals will resume activities beginning in October! We meet the 1st and 3rd Tuesday from 6:30-8:30. Just bring your favorite craft and come join us. Don’t have a craft? Bring an adult coloring book, come learn a new craft, or just come and share your wonderful self with others! Meet in the Big Bend Church Fellowship Hall. No snacks or drinks provided. October 2 and 16 will be the dates for October - so mark your calendar!

Computer Repair
Have computer problems? System problems? Data-Nerd is a Microsoft Certified Network Engineer available to repair laptops to troubleshoot your systems from home use to small business and enterprise levels. Specialized in Linux and Microsoft, virus and malware removal plus data recovery. Reasonable prices and can provide referances. Call or text Data-Nerd, Jay Masterson, at 512-867-5796 or email:jaypmcell@gmail.com

Invitation to Participate
I would like to invite you to participate in the Veterans History Project. We will be at the Sul Ross Library on September 26, 2018 from 10am-1:00pm
We are doing one hour interviews by appointment (preferably). If you know of anyone who would like to share their story please give them our contact information. We are also looking for volunteers to assisting with interviewing veterans in the area.
 Kind regards,
 Jenny Galindo

District Representative
U.S. Rep. Will Hurd (TX-23)

Thank You!
WE WOULD LIKE TO T
HANK EVERY PRECIOUS INDIVIDUAL WHO HELPED OUT WITH THE TERCERO / CERECERES FAMILY FUNDRAISER HELD SATURDAY 9/8/18, BY DONATING FOOD, CAKES, RAFFLE ITEMS, PURCHASING HAMBURGERS, RAFFLE TICKETS OR DONATING MONEY IN DONATION JARS. THANKS TO EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU, WE WERE ABLE TO HAVE A VERY SUCCESSFUL EVENT RAISING A TOTAL AMOUNT OF $7,857.09   PLEASE KEEP THE FAMILY IN YOUR PRAYERS.

JUDGE CANO & COMMISSIONER HUGH GARRETT
LAJITAS GOLF RESORT
TERLINGUA TRADING CO.
STArLIGHT THEATRE
LA POSADA MILAGRO
CYNTA DE NARVAEZ
PAINTED FEATHER GALLERY
HIGH SIERRA RESTAURANT
LA KIVA RESTAURANT & BAR
RIO BRAVO RESTAURANT
FAR FLUNG ADVENTURES
SHOT TIME LIQUORS
QUILTS BY MARGUERITE
BREWSTER COUNTY STORAGE / RV PARK
CHISOS GALLERY
COTTONWOOD GENERAL STORE
INDIA WILSON
BIG BEND STABLES
BIG BEND RESORTS & ADVENTURES
CHILI PEPPER CAFE
MISION LA NUEVA JERUSALEM
KAREN PINKSTON
ELLEN QUIGG
DEDE GRANADO
NEREIDA GALINDO
MAGGIE PALMA
DANIELA VILLA
JULIE BRASWELL
BERNADETTE DEVINE
CORINA GARCIA
YUDITH PALMA
ANGELA GUERRA
JESSI CARPENTER
VANESSA HERNANDEZ
ERIKA VALENZUELA
YADELIN HERNANDEZ
ERNESTINA HERNANDEZ
CC KRULL
SHELSEA & SAVANNAH MENDOZA
ROBERT ARMENDARIZ
CARL GARCIA & CHRIS HARRISON
MARGIE & LEE BALL
MAYRA & CHUYIN OROZCO
MANUELA & RAUL GUEVARA
BERE & SERGIO PROANO
MARCY & REAGAN REED
LULY & ALONZO ARANDA
ELORA & ALONZO LEYVA
ESTELIA & GEORGE GARCIA
MAGUE & GERARDO GALINDO
SELENE & FREDDIE GARCIA
JUANITA & CARLOS MENDOZA
ELVIRA & JOSE BENAVIDEZ
NOEMI & JAIME AVILES
ELSA & JESSIE LUJAN
NANIS GARCIA

MIKA
Meet your new bundle of joy – Mika! Mika is a happy, healthy 5 month old Hound mix puppy. This big-eared beauty can’t wait to find a home to call her own!  She loves people and is appreciative of any attention she can get. Mika is active, loves the water and would make an excellent hiking partner. She is great with kids and cats and will make a wonderful companion. Mika is spayed, microchipped and fully vaccinated. For information about any pet in the Alpine Shelter, please email admin@alpinehumanesociety.org.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

The Terlingua Moon
4 September 2018 --Vol. 29, #36
This week’s Moon brought to you by Ghost Writers on the Sly


 La Kiva
Wednesday Sep. 5 Open Mike, Tim Relleva hosting
Thursday Sep. 6 Chet O’Keefe
Barbecue, pizzas, steaks, burgers and fish and chips on Thursdays and Fridays. La Kiva will be closed on Wednesday, Sep. 12.

Starlight
Join us this week in historic Terlingua Ghost Town. Our menu is out of this world, full bar, wonderful staff, terrific music! Here's the lineup:
Tuesday: The Goats of Clay Henry
Wednesday: Jeffro's Song Swap with Collie Ryan
Thursday: Sarah Burton
Friday: Scott Walker
Saturday: B-Ray & McKay
Monday, 9/10: Jeff Haislip
Plus, The Kids of Terlingua art show is up until September 21st! Hope to see you soon!

Chili Pepper Cafe - New Friday Specials - Catfish  or Fried Shrimp plates for only $9.50 with your choice of rice or French fries and salad.  Plus, we are serving delicious El Guittarron Agave Wine Margaritas!  Stop by and enjoy the relaxed family-style atmosphere.

Espresso ... y poco mas!
Back to our regular hours now that summer is over.  7:30 am until 2 pm!  Come see us for the best coffee in town and great cooked to order food.  Breakfast and lunch, fresh squeezed orange juice and fantastic sandwiches.  Sit in the shade, enjoy the wifi and meet old and new friends.  Great views, great coffee, great service!

Canyon Brew @ Far Flung – Open @ 7 am every day! Start your day with the Best Homemade Muffins & Organic Coffee in Big Bend!  We also offer Sausage Kolaches, Bagels, Espresso, Candy Bar Lattes, Cappuccino, Macchiato & Chai.  Purchase a Canyon Brew Tumbler and get your first drink FREE – keep bringing it back for $1 off.  Summer Hours - 7am to 11am and as always - Quick Service! 

The Museum of the Big Bend will feature the works of California landscape artist Erin Hanson, September 21- December 16th. The opening reception for Erin's show and sale "Impressions of Big Bend Country" is Friday, September 21st from 6 to 8 pm. A gallery talk with Erin will be Saturday, September 22nd at 10 am. All events are at the Museum of the Big Bend. Free and open to all!

Recycling - UPDATE  Just got a call from Eduardo at the recycling center. He can't be there on Thursday so asked we change it to Friday, September 7. Hope we can all change our dates on this as we are full on the trailer. Robert

- Hi, next Thursday, Sept. 6 is the next run to Panther Junction. The trailer is full so sure hope we can get some help. Thanks, Robert.

Otra Vez is opening for the season Saturday, September 29.  We will be having a BIG SALE with lots of catching up and friendly folks.
"Together we can make a difference !!

Local Family Needs All Our Help
Pollo Tercero from Lajitas,  a Terlingua high school graduate, and his family experienced an explosion in their home in Midland on August 9, 2018.   The Tercero-Cereceres family was rushed to the burn unit in Lubbock.  The oldest daughter passed away on August 11.  The youngest little girl is still in critical condition.  The parents are still in the burn unit a month later.  We need to support our neighbors.  Please help us!
A Fundraiser has been organized for September 8 at the Community Center behind the post office, from 11-4 pm.  That’s this coming Saturday.  There will be food (hamburgers), cake walk, raffles, And a bouncy house.
We need cakes, raffle tickets bought, people to eat hamburgers (or at least donate money for them).If you can’t make it, please donate at the jars placed around town, at the Cottonwood and Bee Mountain hardware, as well as other locations in the area.  Thank you for helping.

BREWSTER COUNTY BURN BAN LIFTED, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY
Brewster County has decided to lift the burn ban in the Alpine District, effective immediately.
According to the Texas Government Code, the County Judge has the authority to lift the burn ban if a determination is made that drought conditions no longer exist. While much of the County has received rain, northern areas continued to remain dry until recently. Should moisture levels again decrease, Brewster County Commissioners Court has the authority to re-enact the burn ban at any time.

Big Bend National Park Posted Sunday AM
From fire to flood, Big Bend is a land of extremes this week! The wildland fire near Sotol Vista was contained just a day before 1-3 inches of rainfall last night in various parts of the park. Fittingly, our skies today are half blue and half grey, a perfect representation of the continuing forecast for 50% chance of rain and thunderstorms tonight and tomorrow!
The Rio Grande flashed over 10,000 cfs and is currently still well over 1,000 cfs. Old Maverick Rd and Santa Elena Canyon Rd are closed due to flooding; Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive has some standing water and debris on the pavement, but is accessible.  The Hot Springs are completely under river water and inaccessible.  All unpaved, dirt roads will be very muddy and likely require 4X4. Please check at visitor centers for current updates as road conditions can change quickly.  Check for weather forecast and river levels here: https://www.nps.gov/bibe/planyourvisit/weather.htm
Big Bend National Park Exotic Plant Management Plan - The National Park Service (NPS) requests public comments on a plan to manage exotic, non-native plants in Big Bend National Park (Park). The 30-day review and comment period for the park’s Exotic Plant Management Plan and Environmental Assessment begins September 7, and continues through October 6, 2018. The National Park Service proposes to manage high-priority exotic plant species that have invaded the park and are causing substantial damage to natural and cultural resources and the visitor experience. The plan is available for review and download at the National Park Service Planning, Environment and Public Comment web site, http://parkplanning.nps.gov/bibe.
The NPS prefers comments be submitted in writing on the same site. However, comments may be submitted by email to: bibe_planning@nps.gov,
… by mail to:
Superintendent
PO Box 129
Big Bend National Park, TX 79834-0129
…or in writing at public meetings. The public, organizations, and others are invited to submit written comments throughout the 30-day
period, September 7 through October 6, 2018.

Special Election - Before you vote in Senate District 19 Special Election. See where the candidates stand in our voter guide: reformaustin.civicengine.com  … And don’t forget you can vote without even leaving your home by completing a ballot by mail application.

Polling places listed below will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., on September 18, 2018, for voting in a special election to SD19 Special Election Run-off .
Precincts 1,2,4, &8.-Judge Val Clark Beard Office Complex, Old Library 203 N 7th, Alpine, Texas 79830.
for Precinct 3.-Marathon Community Center
2nd & Ave E, Marathon, 79842
for Precincts 5,6, &7.-J.W. “Red” Pattillo Center
53633 State Highway 118, Study Butte, 79852

For early voting, a voter may vote at any of the locations listed below:
--September 10 - 14, 2018 @8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Judge Val Clark Beard Office Complex
--September 11, 2018 @11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Marathon Community Center
--September 12, 2018 @12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m
Panther Junction – BBNP
--September 13, 2018 @10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
J.W. “Red” Pattillo Community Center

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.

Voyageur Outward Bound is getting ready to head back to Big Bend for another season! We're super excited to be back and have a big season ahead of us We will run a First Aid course this Fall. We have confirmed a WAFA course with Wilderness Medical Associates. We will be hosting it at our base in Redford Nov 12 - 15. Cost is $400, or $450 with food and camping included. Feel free to pass it on to anyone you think may be interested.  
Brian Liggett
Texas Program Director
Voyageur Outward Bound School
2651 FM 170, PO Box 163, Redford, TX 79846
Brian.Liggett@vobs.org  (432) 652-6003


ESTATE SALE: Sat 9/15 & Sun 9/16 behind Shot Time.  Tools, welding supplies, scrap metal, appliances…lots of unique stuff.  Sale times to be announced.

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

Ditching and Digging and Now a Dump Truck too! Backhoe with Operator for Hire; Terlingua & surrounding area.  713.907.5259  Dozer coming soon

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

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, 2018, at 8:10 am at the High School flagpole.  

Shiner is a healthy 14 week old lab mix puppy who loves everyone he meets.  He gets along great with cats, dogs, kids, adults, you name it!  In true lab fashion, he loves to retrieve and carry toys around in his mouth.  His shiny black coat and chocolate brown eyes make him quite a catch.  Shiner is fully vaccinated, neutered and is currently being fostered in South Brewster County.  Please contact Lori Benavidez for more information at 432-294-1277 or by email at lmichalowski@hotmail com.


Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Terlingua Moon
August 28, 2018
Volume 29 - #35

"... we would become nothing without deep and pressing country, places we can never name or possess. Our insides would weaken if we did not have such things. Our minds would become bitter and self-absorbed. I had many times tried to invent a valid argument for the preservation of wilderness and could never find it within the bounds of my language. But I knew that without these far places we were risking ourselves as a species. We need these anchors in the land. . . If we didn't have a place like this, we'd die without ever knowing we were dead. We'd just keep building things that make our lives better, letting us live longer, but dead the whole time."Craig Childs

Desert Lotus Healing Arts Massage and Rolfing
We are still offering our end of summer special for first time  local massage clients; a one hour customized therapeutic massage with aromatherapy for $50.
We are conveniently located in a cozy little studio space next to the Motor Inn in Study Butte.
Couples massages are also available. 
Also, we have a limited number of spots open for new Rolfing clients interested in starting the 10 Series, a program of structural integration bodywork designed to remove resistance and pain patterns and create greater freedom and flexibility in the body.
Call or text for more information and to schedule.
Ceil Drucker, LMT (432)386-0305
Bob Sutherland, LMT and Certified Rolfer (432)386-3218

Reduce, reuse, RECYCLING is where it’s at, you have SO MANY OPTIONS!
1) Our county leaders heard us loud and clear when we said we didn’t want to pay to fill up the Alpine landfill. Hal Flanders recycling center is officially open to all county residents, all you have to do is sign in which includes putting the date, a name, checking whether you live in the city or county and checking what you brought that day.
2) If you don’t make it to Alpine and use the trailer in Study Butte, Robert Krull is THE guy to figure out how to transfer all that stuff and NEEDS helpers when it gets to the national park. When? The first Thursday of every month (that’s next week!), meet at the trailer at 8am or the maintenance building behind Panther Junction an hour or so later. I heard a rumor that CC makes muffins for the occasion, YUM!
3) If neither option flips your lid there is a paid pickup service and I have been told that it is THE most convenient option AND some folks have been able to shrink the size of their dumpster, AND there are brand new recyclers on the block including the Barton Warnock Visitor’s Center of Big Bend Ranch State Park.
So seriously, it's time. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. #lessthan20tons

 LAST CALL FOR ART: Where do you get the chance to exhibit your work of art all over the Big Bend for an entire month for free? Only a few days left for you to submit images of your artwork for the 2019 Terlingua Artists Calendar. Images of any visual art media by all artists in Terlingua, South Brewster County or the BBNP areas are welcome. Beginners encouraged! Enter up to three quality images of your work for consideration. But don't delay; the deadline is September 1! For more info, see the Terlingua Visual Arts Facebook page for a link to the entry guidelines, or check your email for a notice. If you need help accessing the guidelines, email  spottedslinky55@gmail.com. The calendar is produced by Terlingua Visual Arts, a committee of your Big Bend Citizens Alliance.  For general questions about TVA activities, contact Anne Roberts at parrothead5455@yahoo.com.

This Week at The Starlight
Monday: The Goats of Clay Henry
Tuesday: Jeff Gavin and Tim Callahan
Wednesday: Laird Considine
Thursday: Sarah Burton
Labor Day Weekend!!
Friday: Chris McWilliams
Saturday: The Kinky Freedom Band
Sunday: Jeffro & Friends
Monday (Labor Day!): Brendan Flippo
And “The Kids of Terlingua” art show is on display through September 21. All proceeds go to the Mark Kneeskern Art Scholarship Fund.
The Starlight is open every day at 5. Dinner 5-10. Full bar until midnight (1 a.m. on Saturday). Music 6 – 9’ish. Reservations for parties of 10 or more terlinguastarlight@gmail.com. Hope to see you soon!

The Goat Pens of Cigar Springs Ranch is hosting another spectacular concert event from 8-11 pm. Local musicians Sarah Burton and Scott Walker will kick off the show followed by acclaimed musician Jake Labotz. Beer and wine will be sold at the venue.  Check out The Goat Pens Facebook page (@goatpens) or call 371-2242 for further info. Tuesday September 4th,

It's time to reopen Christina's World located in Lajitas on the boardwalk.  We will open August 31st,  Friday-Sunday 9:30-5:30. Come see us.  New items coming later in the month of September.  Stayed tuned for updates.

Help Wanted!! The Terlingua Trading Companyi s looking for an experienced cashier to work backup during busy times and to fill in as needed. Two regular shifts will become available in September. Please stop by The Trading Company in Terlingua Ghost Town for an application

News from Big Bend Church
Wednesday - Mid-Week Connection - 5:00
Sunday School - 10:00
Sunday Morning Worship - 11:00
This coming Sunday is a big event for our school kids. Promotion Sunday! Let’s support our kids and teachers through words of encouragement and prayer! There will be a Fellowship Luncheon after morning worship and you’re invited! Yes, you!  Hope to see you this coming Sunday!

Jo Jo Villarreal Sadly, we lost another of our unique locals August 8th, 2018. Joe Villarreal (Jo Jo) died at home after a brief illness.
Jo Jo and his wife Carol met in Lajitas around 25 or so years ago. He was a character in the classic South County sense of the word.
Jo Jo's sense of humor was extremely keen and he could hit you with a punchline with a completely straight face. Jo Jo was an expert
dancer - and that's no joke.  He had been a professional dance instructor earlier in his life and many locals took lessons from him. It was
a treat to watch some of his students perform very complicated Tango moves at their informal recitals.  Jo Jo was also a Veteran; U.S. Army.
Our love and hearts go out to Carol. She asked that we give a smile and a laugh to each other in memory of JoJo. There will be a Memorial
Celebration of Life at a  future date, to be held a the Rock House on the Rio in Lajitas, a place very special to JoJo. Rest in Peace our friend.

Espresso ... y poco mas! Summer is over!  Happy Labor Day!   On Saturday we return to our regular hours:  7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Our special this week will be a migas plate with beans, avocado and tortillas - $10.  Come see us for the best coffee in town and great cooked to order food.  Breakfast and lunch, fresh squeezed orange juice and fantastic sandwiches.  Sit in the shade, enjoy the wifi and meet old and new friends.

Veterans History Project. If you are a veteran, and would like to share your Veteran Story for The Veterans History project, please contact Ashley Estep at 210.921.3130.  The Veterans History Project is about recording all veterans’ stories (raw and uncut)… it goes back to when a person is listening to his or her uncle, aunt, sister, brother, cousin, grandparent telling a military story at a BBQ. Someone had the idea that every military member has one of these stories and they are not being captured and recorded. So they came up with the Veterans History Project with the goal to collect, preserve and make accessible the personal accounts of America’s wartime veterans so that the future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand their selfless service. These stories have also helped in many research projects throughout our Nation.

These recordings or materials (photographs, journals etc.) will be archived at the Library of Congress. So any student that participates and interviews a veteran, will have their name associated with that interview at the Library of Congress forever. The Project will begin the first week of September and we would like to gather all stories by the last week of October. Once all stories are captured via CD or thumb drive, the stories will be taken to the Library of Congress. The stories of many veterans in our area can be archived for future generations to come.

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

Ditching and Digging and Now a Dump Truck too!
Backhoe with Operator for Hire
Terlingua & surrounding area.  713.907.5259
Dozer coming soon

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

Car Repair. With the average age of vehicles currently on the road reaching an all-time high of 10.8 years , cost-conscious consumers are choosing to keep their existing cars and trucks running rather than trade them in for new models. that also means many drivers are postponing needed repairs or maintenance as a money-saving measure. Unfortunately, delaying service not only represents false economy, it can compromise a car’s safety. call to schedule in your car repairs.
Antonio Guerrero 432 294 0128 4323712694

The Brewster County Courthouse will be closed on Monday, September 3, 2018, in observance of  Labor Day!

COMING SOON!!!
Curl Up And Dye Beauty Salon!
Kaci Kothmann is returning to Terlingua!!
New salon name and new location. Hope to have the doors open for business in the next few weeks. In the meantime, I am making house calls for haircuts and some color services. For more information call 325-456-5983.
Thank you for your patience and support.

Alpine Humane Society
Blue is a friendly, playful 2-year-old female mixed Labrador Retriever mix. She loves to play fetch and can’t wait to find a home of her own. Blue is great with kids and other dogs. Blue is spayed, microchipped and vaccinated. If you are interested in this sweet girl or any pet in the shelter, please email admin@alpinehumanesociety.org

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“So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people. Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide. Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, even a stranger, when in a lonely place. Show respect to all people and grovel to none. When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself. Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of vision. When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.” John McCain

Please remember that the cutoff for sending information for the Moon is Mondays at Noon. If you have the ability to print out a copy or two to put around town or share with a neighbor without a computer – great! 

Monday, August 20, 2018

TERLINGUA MOON
August 21, 2018 ~ Volume  20 ~ #34

by Million sMiles

For most of history, man has had to fight nature to survive; in this century he is beginning to realize that, in order to survive, he must protect it.   `Jacques-Yves Cousteau

A very special week and then some at The Starlight!
The Children of Terlingua's art show will be on display through September 21. Proceeds benefitting the Mark Kneeskern Scholarship Fund. Plus some out of this world music (on top of the every day out of this world food and drink menu!) Reservations for parties of 10 or more: terlinguastarlight@gmail.com
Monday: Lexi Weege
Tuesday: The Goats of Clay Henry
Wednesday: Brother Dege
Thursday: Sarah Burton
Friday & Saturday: Brandon Taylor
Tuesday 8/28: A very special Jeffro's Song Swap with Carrie Elkin!

La Kiva
Chet O'Keefe is back on Thursday with his wonderful guitar music.
Karaoke Friday and Saturday
The kitchen is open again 7 days a week.  We have Barbecue Brisket and Pulled Pork, and our excellent food every night.  Pizza, Steaks with Fish and Chips on Thursdays and Fridays.
August 25th:  The Mad Hatter's Party ....  Live Music and Prizes
September 5th:   Tim Relleva is going to host  Open Mic and every Wednesday from then on.

Espresso ... y poco mas!
Summer hours:  7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily.
This week's special:  green enchiladas!  Get'em while they last!!!
Come enjoy the outside shade with the best coffee anywhere and cooked to order food.  Get fresh squeezed orange juice, breakfasts, lunches and to go orders.  There's something on the menu for everyone.
Enjoy our strong, free wifi, listen to some old Mexican music and chat it up with locals and tourists alike.  You never know what good tip you'll hear at the coffee shop.

FULL MOON POT LUCK,
SUNDAY AUG 26th  7:00 P.M.
JACKASS FLATS TERRYMAR PAVILION
CAJUN NIGHT !!!!
BRING A CAJUN or CREOLE DISH and CHAIR ,ENJOY the EVENING !! prizes for top 3 favorite dishes . Welcome to cook on sight.
OPEN JAM MUSICIANS
          ,,,,,pending a  Cajun Music Host  ?

Canyon Brew @ Far Flung – Open @ 7 am every day! Start your day with the Best Homemade Muffins & Organic Coffee in Big Bend!  We also offer Sausage Kolaches, Bagels, Espresso, Candy Bar Lattes, Cappuccino, Macchiato & Chai.  Purchase a Canyon Brew Tumbler and get your first drink FREE – keep bringing it back for $1 off.  Summer Hours - 7am to 11am and as always - Quick Service!

COMING SOON!!!
Curl Up And Dye Beauty Salon!
Kaci Kothmann is returning to Terlingua!!
New salon name and new location. Hope to have the doors open for business in the next few weeks. In the mean time, I am making house calls for hair cuts and some color services. For more information call 325-456-5983.
Thank you for your patience and support.

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

Ditching and Digging and Now a Dump Truck too!
Backhoe with Operator for Hire
Terlingua & surrounding area.  713.907.5259
Dozer coming soon

Regular Meeting of the Brewster County Commissioners Court
Wednesday, August 22 at 9 AM
Courthouse at 6th and Avenue E, Alpine, Texas

 The Big Bend Library will be open for public use on the campus of Big Bend High School on the first day of school August 27th.  The library is open from 8:00-12:00 and 1:00 - 4:00.  New this year, all visitors to the campus please stop at the BBHS office to get a visitor's badge. 

Welcome Robert “Bob” Krumenaker, a veteran National Park Service (NPS) superintendent experienced in natural resource management, who has been named superintendent of Big Bend National Park by NPS Intermountain Region Director Sue Masica. Krumenaker, superintendent of Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in northern Wisconsin since 2002, will assume his new duties on Sept. 17. The promotion marks his return to Texas, where Krumenaker held his first permanent NPS job at Big Thicket National Preserve in the early 1980s. His 41-year Park Service career has taken him from half a dozen seasonal jobs in several western parks and monuments to resource and leadership roles in NPS Washington headquarters, in two regional offices and at major national parks from Zion in Utah to Shenandoah in Virginia and the Everglades in Florida.
“Bob’s combination of strong leadership experience and resource management know-how equip him well for the challenges and opportunities at one of our most iconic parks,” Masica said. “His ability to cultivate and lead partnerships will be a special asset for both the park and the entire Big Bend community.”
At Apostle Islands, Krumenaker has forged key partner alliances. He helped complete a landmark treaty-rights agreement with 11 Chippewa tribes, and he helped build a highly successful local partnership to handle tens of thousands of winter visitors when extended deep freezes opened access to spectacular ice caves along miles of frozen Lake Superior.
“Big Bend is one of the world's special places, and it is an honor to be among its protectors,” Krumenaker said. “I couldn't be more excited to join the park’s team of passionate NPS employees, partners, and neighbors who call it home.”
Krumenaker began his NPS career in 1977 as a full-time volunteer at Canyonlands National Park. He has worked in more than 10 national parks in a variety of positions, from field ranger to superintendent. He also served in leadership roles in two different NPS regional offices.
A Senior Executive Fellows graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Krumenaker earned his bachelor’s degree in science at Brown University and his master’s in forest science at Yale’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. He is also a graduate of the Department of the Interior Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program.
Krumenaker enjoys woodworking and furniture craft, history and good fiction, hiking and other outdoor pursuits

Buddy Falcor is a year old rescue mutt in search of a great home! He’s a one year old, stick-around dog who has been living well with his foster cat siblings and would love a dog friend to play with him all day. Buddy is very friendly, walks well on a leash, enjoys car rides, and is eager to please, especially if a treat is his reward! This fun Buddy is fostered locally and is a Jethro Homeward Bound Pet. Email mmwesttx@yahoo.com for more info.



Next up:  Patchouli Gulch Gal

Please remember to get your information to terlinguamoon@gmail.com by noon on Mondays. Thanks!  

And, as always, you can read it online here:  http://theterlinguamoon.blogspot.com/


Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Terlingua Moon
Volume 29, Number 33
14 August 2018

Edited by Cactus Jane


“The mystical experience is doubly valuable. It is valuable because it gives the experiencers a better understanding of themselves and the world, and because it may help them to lead less self-centered and more creative lives.” --- Aldous Huxley

Hey Terlingua area musicians!! There's gonna be a party at The Goat Pens Sunday, August 19th and we want to make it a jam!! Who wants to play? Drop a line to the Goat Pens Facebook page to make plans. We will have a backline set up and some instruments to play for those of you who are empty handed - no worries! If you play an instrument or are interested in hanging out, stomping your feet, shouting, singing, poeticizing, shaking a shaker, please get in touch!!

This week at La Kiva:
Karaoke Friday and Saturday
The kitchen is open again 7 days a week.  Watch for Barbecue (and Chips on Thursdays and Fridays.  Brisket and Pulled Pork) and Pasta Specials and our excellent food every night.  Pizza, Steaks and Fish and Chips on Thursdays and Fridays.
August 25th:  The Mad Hatter's Party ....  Live Music and Prizes
September 5th:   Tim Relleva is going again on Open Mic.

Espresso ... y poco mas!
Summer hours:  7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily.
This week's special:  Mushroom and Spinach Omelette, meat side, slice of avocado and tortillas or toast.  A great breakfast or lunch dish!  $10.
Come enjoy the outside shade with the best coffee anywhere and cooked to order food.  Get fresh squeezed orange juice, breakfasts, lunches and to go orders.  There's something on the menu for everyone.
Enjoy our strong, free wifi, listen to some old Mexican music and chat it up with locals and tourists alike.  You never know what good tip you'll hear at the coffee shop.

This Week at The Starlight
Monday, August 13th: Laird Considine
Tuesday: Jeff Gavin
Wednesday: Jeff Haislip
Thursday: Sarah Burton
Friday: Chris McWilliams
Saturday: Hank Erwin
Monday, August 20th: Lexi Weege
Come in out of the heat (and hopefully rain) - dinner, drinks, movie and great people! Reservations for parties of 10 or more: terlinguastarlight@gmail.com.


See attached for the County Commissioners Court Agenda for Thursday August 16th, 2018 at 9am -- a called meeting.

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING OF MEMBERS OF THE BIG BEND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
There will be a meeting for the sole purpose of reorganizing the Officers and Directors of the Chamber at 6:00 PM,Wednesday August 22, 2018 at the Community Center in Study Butte.
The current Officers and Directors feel that the Chamber should renew its activities to promote and encourage commerce using the resources various available. Due to attrition of Officers and board members over the past years, it’s time to move forward.
Membership in the Chamber is open to any business or individual interested in promoting then social, cultural and healthy business climate in the Big Bend Area of Texas.
The Members at this meeting shall elect a President; Vice President; Secretary; Treasurer; and four new Directors to guide the Chamber forward [Marguerite Chanslor would like to remain as a Director]. Jim Milburn and John Klingemann will assist in any way in making the transition.
ALL INTERESTED TO BECOME INVOLVED ARE INVITED TO BECOME MEMBERS AND PARTICIPATE IN THIS SPECIAL MEMBERS MEETING! Membership is $45.00 a year for businesses and $25.00 for individuals. [Only Cash or Checks, please] Member Information Sheets will be available at the door.
This notice and Member Information Sheets are being mailed to past members. Those receiving it by email should open and print the attached Information Sheet and compete and bring to the Meeting. See attachments for more.


Desert Lotus Healing Arts Massage and Rolfing
Through August we are offering our summer special for first time  local massage clients; a one hour customized therapeutic massage with aromatherapy for $50.
We are conveniently located in a cozy little studio space next to the Motor Inn in Study Butte.
Couples massages are also available.
We are your locally owned and operated wellness oasis with great rates and local discounts!
Call or text for more information and to schedule.
Ceil Drucker, LMT (432)386-0305
Bob Sutherland, LMT and Certified Rolfer (432)386-3218


Visit us in room 101 - Shot Time Liquors is open Monday thru Saturday 10am-9pm for all your beer, booze, tobacco, local made honey, lotto needs, and more.  Check us out on FB!   Call, email, or stop by today!  Special ordering in all departments available with notice.    From all of us at  SHOT TIME LIQUORS, CHEERS and  iVIVA 79852!


Wylie Water Tanks - I do still have one 1,750 gal. (on hand) up for grabs. First come; first serve.
I know I said no more orders until fall, but I am getting requests for another load now.
You know, it takes a while to fill, so maybe the delivery day will be cooler by then. 
Get your name on the list now by calling:  371-2506, (512) 924-2506
or emailing here elcentro432@gmail.com
Thanks Everso, Tha Burrs

Rally for BETO: Sunday, Aug. 19 at the Boathouse, 1-4pm. Terlingua needs to stand up and be counted!  BETO needs to know he has support in South Brewster County. We are closing the margin between him and Ted Cruz. Eight (8) points down in January, six (6) behind in April, and only two points trailing last week. Join us so we can help put him over the top.

COMING SOON!!!
Curl Up And Dye Beauty Salon!
Kaci Kothmann is returning to Terlingua!!
New salon name and new location. Hope to have the doors open for business in the next few weeks. In the meantime, I am making house calls for hair cuts and some color services. For more information call 325-456-5983.
Thank you for your patience and support.

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In response to last week’s Only in Terlingua segment, we have a segment this week called, Over Heard on Tha Porch. A new verb was created on the porch, August 14, 2018:
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ranched:
/ran(t)SHt/
verb
past tense: ranched; past participle: ranched
1.         Pastime of drinking ranch water on the Porch in Terlingua, Texas. “We’re getting ranched on the porch.” Alternatively, ranching. “Hey what are you doing there on the porch?” “We’re ranching.”
2.         To have run a ranch.
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Nacho is a three year old husky/border collie/shepherd mix who is a nice medium size. He has nice manners, seems friendly with all other dogs, and is at the front of his kennel to meet people, including kids. He walks well on a leash and is an easy going guy who wants to be your best friend with lots of spoilage! If you want more information about Nacho or any other pet in the Alpine shelter, email admin@alpinehumanespciety.org