Monday, June 29, 2020

The Terlingua Moon  
June 29, 2020--Vol. 31, #26







Next MOON: Send MOON news by Monday NOON for that week’s MOON. PLEASE no PDFs or fancy fonts!

SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM THE WEST TEXAS FOOD BANK-------
This coming Tuesday 6/30/2020 the West Texas Food Bank will be delivering food COMMODITIES for the Terlingua area at the J.W. “Red” Pattillo Community Center in South Brewster County. This is not the usual location. The food truck will arrive about NOON and deliver made up boxes  
This will be a drive up event, please stay in your car or truck. We would like for drivers to pick up boxes and deliver for others who are unable to come themselves. This should make things run smoother. Food Bank staff will be using masks and gloves, you are also requested to use a mask but it is not required.  Please spread the word to others to help get this needed food out to the community.
DO NOT GO TO THE CRISIS CENTER IN THE GHOSTOWN -  all distribution will take place at the Red Patillo community center behind the Post Office in Study Butte.

Executive Order from Brewster County Judge- June 29, 2020
(COMPLETE ORDER ATTACHED AS PDF)
Editor’s Comments: These are the specific points covered in the order. If the point is in quotation marks, it is directly from the Order.  If not in quotes, the comment is a paraphrase for clarity or space.
·        “…all commercial entities in Brewster County providing goods or services directly to the public must develop and implement a health and safety policy…” that “must require, at a minimum, that all employees or visitors to the commercial entity(s business premises or other facilities wear face coverings when in an area or performing an activity which will necessarily involve close contact or proximity to co-workers or the public where six feet of separation is not feasible.”
·        Nothing in this executive order precludes requiring a customer to follow additional hygiene measures when obtaining services.”
·        “Failure to develop and implement the Health and Safety Policy required by this Executive Order within five (5) calendar days following the Effective Date may result in a fine not to exceed $ 1,000 for each violation.
·        “…all people 10 years or older shall wear a face covering over their nose and mouth when in a public place where it is difficult to keep six feet away from other people or working in areas that involve close proximity with other coworkers.
·        “Face coverings do not need to be worn in the following circumstances:
·        When exercising outside or engaging in physical activity outside
·        While driving alone or with passengers of the same household as the driver
·        When doing so poses a greater mental or physical health, safety, or security risk
·        While pumping gas or operating outdoor equipment
·        While in a building or activity that requires security surveillance or screening, for example, banks
·        When consuming food or drink”
·        “Face coverings are not a replacement for social distancing, frequent handwashing, and self-isolation when sick.”
·        Outdoor gatherings estimated to be in excess of 100 people are prohibited.” There are a FEW Specific exceptions – read the order.
It is strongly recommended that everyone READ the order below.

CENSUS, CENSUS, CENSUS!!!  As of June 28:  Our National response rate is: 61.8%;  Texas is:  56.5%; and South County is:  20.3%.  Remember:  an accurate Census count will ensure funds for medical, food assistance, education and more.  Everyone Counts!  Our representation in both the Texas State and Federal Congresses are based on the Census – for the next TEN! YEARS!  If you haven’t received it already, the 2020 Census questionnaire is being delivered to your doorknob or gate.  Census workers will not knock on your door or ring your doorbell.  They will be taking precautions to keep everyone healthy.  Please respond with your Census ID#: by phone, by mail or online at my2020census.gov. Remember:  an accurate Census count will ensure funds for medical, food assistance, education and more.  Everyone Counts!

U.S. CENSUS BUREAU RECRUIT CENSUS TAKERS IN WEST TEXAS COUNTIES
WEST TEXAS — The U.S. Census Bureau is currently recruiting census takers in West Texas, which includes the counties of Brewster, Presidio, and Jeff Davis. Given its remote terrain, census takers must own their own ATVs or horses to navigate through the West Texas terrain which includes rugged hills and exposed, rocky areas to visit households to attain a complete and accurate count for the 2020 Census.
Most of the country has responded to the 2020 Census, but census takers are needed to complete operations for Nonresponse Followup, which determines the status of housing units of nonresponding addresses and makes sure they are counted. The Nonresponse Followup operation is an integral part of the 2020 Census program that ensures data accuracy and coverage.
All census takers will be trained on social distancing protocols. They will be issued personal protective equipment (PPE) and follow local guidelines for their use.
Census Takers are based throughout the state and local employees in West Texas will earn an average of $18.00 per hour. For more information, please visit the 2020census.gov. The application includes assessment questions about education and work experience. Applicants may call Regional Technicians Vanessa Henriquez at (972) 504-1903 and Adan Barron at (972) 839-2131 for more details.

The Census Bureau strongly encourages the public to respond online at 2020census.gov, by phone at 844-330-2020, or by mail using the ID number included in the questionnaire packet mailed to nonresponding addresses or dropped off at the door. Responding with a census ID or the paper questionnaire helps ensure the best and most accurate count.

The Terlingua 4th of July Parade is canceled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   JackAss Flats full moon potluck is also is cancelled.

Editor’s note: check the Big Bend National Park website for updates on PARK closureshttps://www.nps.gov/bibe/planyourvisit/big-bend-covid-19-status-updates.htm. CHECK DAILY PRIOR TO ENTERING THE PARK BECAUSE THINGS DO CHANGE. ALSO, check the Big Bend National Park official Facebook page for “Ask a Ranger” events that happen live once a week.

From Marfa Public Radio: “Early Voting Starts Today. Here’s What West Texans Need To Know About Runoff Candidates.”


STUDY BUTTE WATER SUPPLY - The water office is now open for walk-in service during posted hours - FACE COVERING IS REQUIRED. If possible, avoid coming to the office if the issue can be handled by phone. Posted hours are Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 10am to 3pm (closed for lunch from noon to 1pm).  WTNB is no longer taking utility payments. Online Bill Pay can be accessed from our website atwww.studybuttewater.com.  NO CASH accepted - a check or money order can be mailed or dropped off at the office during posted hours. Staff will be off on July 6th in observance of July 4th.  ALL emergency calls should be made to 432.386.2628 - PLEASE LEAVE A MESSAGE.  Things are looking really good - system efficiency is substantially better...!

Espresso ... y poco mas!   Open from 7:30 a.m to 1 p.m.  SEVEN DAYS A WEEK.  We're taking continuous precautions to keep you, and us, safe. We so appreciate all of you mask wearers.  Come on in for the best of Terlingua and enjoy fantastic food, a great atmosphere not to mention some really fine views of the Chisos. We serve only Big Bend Roasters coffee.  The very best and local.  All the same great menu items! Reubens, chicken salad, eggs anyway you like them, superb guacamole, super fresh salads and more made to order dishes. Our smoothies are the best around and perfect for summer weather. Call ahead (432) 371-3044 for your order and we will have it ready for you.  If you want to pick up, let us know the model of your car when you call and we will bring your order out to you.  Happy 4th to one and all!

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)

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, Motor Grader & Dump Truck with Operator for Hire.  We deliver road base, gravel, sand, etc.  Septic System Site Evaluations & Installations – TCEQ #34046.  713.907.5259

CANYON BREW AT FAR FLUNG OUTDOOR CENTER: Stop by for your daily dose of caffeine or call ahead 432.371.2633! Also try our kolaches, toasted bagels, espresso, candy bar lattes, cappuccino, macchiato, and chai. Open from 7:15am – 11:00am, 7 days a week with quick service! Bring your favorite mug and save a dollar.

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.  We meet in a group of less than five, and practice Social Distancing! If you are ill, we respectfully ask that you stay home and call for a "telephone meeting" instead, 432-371-2073. (you can also call with any questions...) Leave a message and we'll get back to  you. 

Local officials are reporting that today the state took their COVID testing online registration and phone registration system offline and switched to https://texas.curativeinc.com/Meanwhile, flyers for tomorrow's Presidio testing are now obsolete. Presidio County Emergency Management Coordinator Gary Mitschke is urging Presidio residents to just show up to the testing site with their IDs.


SHOT TIME LIQUOR ++++ WINNING RAFFLE TICKET 927139 ++++
Come only and claim your prize!!!  We are stocked to the rafters with ALL of your FAVORITES -  TWISTED TEA - Regular, Half-n-Half, and Peach - REDDS WICKED APPLES - Regular, Lemonade, Berry - BUD LIGHT RITAS - Margarita, Strawberry, and Mango Plus Chelada!!!   
OUR DRIVE THRU IS OPEN 10-9 EVERY DAY (Except Sunday). 
AS ALWAYS DRINK AND DRIVE RESPONSIBLY








Saturday, June 27, 2020

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From Marfa Public Radio:
Coronavirus testing will continue to take place throughout Far West Texas. To make an appointment, residents can visit txcovidtest.org or call 512-883-2400. Appointments can be scheduled 24 hours in advance of the testing day.
Testing Locations:

Sunday, June 28: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Fort Davis: Volunteer Fire Department, 202 Court Ave.
Monday, June 29: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Terlingua: South Brewster County Emergency Response Center, 23250 FM 170
Tuesday, June 30: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
City of Presidio: EMS and Fire Station, 100 E FM 170

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See also attached daily report from the Brewster County, Texas FB page
Disclaimer:We are evolving how we distribute information about COVID-19 testing and results in Brewster County. Most of the information is pulled from the Department of State Health Services with assistance from our Local Health Authority and the Texas Department of Emergency Management. The State is aware of some delays in reporting, mostly due to the use of private labs, and they are working to streamline the data.Hospitalization information is provided by BBRMC. Information about transfers to larger hospitals has been requested, but privacy laws prevent our hospital from publishing that number.We will post this information at approximately the same time on a daily basis, including weekends. Any of the data that changes throughout the day will be amended and posted the next day. There may be occasional lags, but we will always work to provide the most accurate information available.Of note, we have over 200 tests pending at this time.**REVISED TO ADD ADDITIONAL INFORMATION**No labs reported results to the local counties or physicians in the last 24 hours. We can only report results and testing numbers as they come in or as we are notified. However, recoveries did increase.We have also added additional information comparing our local infection rate to Texas as a whole.




Monday, June 22, 2020


TERLINGUA MOON
June 22 2020
Volume 31 Number 25
By Cactoosie                


"Nothing could be worse than returning to normality. This pandemic is a portal, a gateway from one world to the next. We are in a space between worlds. We are reminded: use your imagination wisely."
- Arundhati Roy

Send your MOON news and submissions by Monday NOON for that week’s MOON. Email to terlinguamoon@gmail.com. Please no PDFs or fancy fonts! (We like it easy.) 
On the web at:               theterlinguamoon.blogspot.com


 Texas Governor Greg Abbott said the contagion is accelerating at “an unacceptable rate and it must be corralled” during a media briefing on Monday. Still, he said, “Closing down Texas again will always be the last option.” Abbott, who was one of the first U.S. governors to reopen his state’s economy after the initial wave of Covid-19 lockdowns, cited alarming upticks in positive-testing rates, case counts and hospitalizations. “The positivity rate has gone from about 4.5% in late May to almost 9% today,” Abbott said. State regulators have begun shutting taverns that weren’t enforcing social distancing, the governor said as an example of steps the state is taking to arrest the surge.
For the full video of Governor Abbot’s message: https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=qwzTFmwqVFw

On June 22, 2020, Brewster County received confirmation on additional COVID-19 positive cases, bringing the county to a total of 40 cases. The cases range in age from 19-79 years old and most are due to community transmission. The patients are currently isolated. DSHS is supporting Brewster County in identifying any close contacts of the patient so they can be isolated and monitored for symptoms.

Commissioners Court Regular Meeting Agenda for June 24 is online here:

Rio Bravo Restaurant Will Be Doing To Go Orders Only Due To Covid-19, doing what it takes to help keep the community safe. Thank You for supporting your local business!

Big Bend Ranch State Park: Beginning Monday, June 15th, Big Bend Ranch State Park's three Visitor Centers (Barton Warnock, Fort Leaton SHS, and Sauceda) will reopen with limited services and hours. Face coverings are strongly encouraged at our Visitor Centers for the respect and protection of our guests and staff.   Visitor Center restrooms remain closed.                                                                                                        4WD-accessible roads and trails in the park interior remain closed.                                                        Permits are required for day-use and camping activities. Permits must be displayed on your windshield or dashboard at all times.                                                                                                            For specific information on the services available at each individual site, please call ahead of your visit.                     Barton Warnock VC: (432) 424-3327
Fort Leaton SHS: (432) 229-3613
Sauceda: (432) 358-4444

Closed Canyon Trail in Big Bend State Park is now open for hiking. Note the signs at the .7 mile marker that indicate "end of trail."  Please recreate responsibly. The staff at Big Bend Ranch State Park want to remind visitors that summertime temperatures can get well into the triple digits, making hiking and even sight seeing very risky.

Terlingua Fire & EMS has canceled the July 4th cookout at the station due to the COVID 19 pandemic because It would not be possible to follow safe social distancing and other CDC guidelines.  Please note that the traditional July 4th Parade will go on.  The Parade will be organized and run by the Big Bend Chamber of Commerce, and COVID-19 safe practices are encouraged.  See the BBCOC announcement also in the Moon.  Parade participants will gather at the Tolbert Chili Cookout site at 7 PM.  The Parade will start at 7:30 and will go to the Ghost Tolbert Chili Cookout site.  Stay safe, and enjoy a Happy Independence Day celebration.

Wylie water-catchment: Have you called to inquire about ordering a Wylie water-catchment tank? The order is close to half filled.
Please stay in touch with us as there is no predicting how soon the order will fill.  If it stalls at close to full, we order an extra or two so that we (and you) don't have to pay shipping costs.  As per Texas Law, sales taxes are exempt on rain catchment supplies. It WILL rain... BELIEVE !!!
email: elcentro432@gmail.com, phone: 371-2506, cell: (512) 924-2506


From Big Bend National Park and the operator of the lodge and food service in the Park:
Chisos Mountains Lodge will be closed through September 5, 2020.  Our takeout service will be affected as well.  Current plans are to end take-out service on 6/21/20 although this date is subject to change.  We apologize for any inconvenience which this may cause you and your vacation plans.
Our parent company, Forever Resorts has consulted with the National Park Service.  Both entities have come to this mutual agreement.  Brewster County where Big Bend National Park is located has experienced a significant increase in COVID-19 cases which may put a significant strain on regional health care facilities thus causing problems for Park guests and residents if an outbreak occurred in such a remote area. 
For those coming to the Park, the Panther Junction Gas Station and Basin Store will be open.  Panther Junction Gas Station will be open from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm; the Basin Store will be open from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.

There will be an opening on the Terlingua CSD Board of Trustees as of August 1st, 2020. Any interested applicants can pick up an application at the office of TCSD located at 550 Roadrunner Circle.

Big Bend Resort Adventures CafĂ© Daily Specials: 
Monday, restaurant is Closed
Tuesday,  Chicken fried Steak, mash & gravy, veggie of the day
Wednesday, Chicken asiago with side salad
Thursday, Hamburger Steak, mash & gravy, veggie of the day
Friday, Fried fish sandwich w/ fries
SaturdayLittle smokies, pinto bean, potato salad
SundayChicken fried Chicken, Jack cheese on a bun, w/ house made chips
Dine in or take out
7:00am to 10:30 Am Breakfast 11:00am to 4:00PM Lunch & Dinner

Canyon Brew @ Far Flung Outdoor Center is NOW HIRING! We are looking for a Part Time(possibly Full Time) Barista and inventory assistant from 6:45am-1:00pm, 5 days a week. We’re looking for someone who enjoys staying busy, can work on their feet, and can smile and make genuine connections with our amazing customers. Someone who cares about the details, their surroundings, and takes initiative. If interested, please stop by to see Adana or email (adana@bigbendfarflung.com) and fill out an application.

Sul Ross State University - Alpine’s first act of community service under our new administration has been completed. Over the course of 3 days, 751 COVID-19 tests were administered to local residents - for free. For small communities like ours, I am told that’s a record-breaking turnout.
I wish to thank the Charlie 8 Company of the National Guard, SRSU Vice-President & Dean Leo Dominguez and his entire crew, SRSU Athletic Director Jim Goodman, University Police Chief Dunegan and his team, including 1st Sergeant Omar Madrid & Sergeant Andrea Tucker. Thanks also to the City of Alpine and the Alpine PD, and to our local sheriff, Sheriff Ronny Dodson.
As I worried over the fates of several SRSU employees who were potentially exposed to COVID-19, I decided to reach out for help. Governor Abbott and his team and the Texas Division of Emergency Management were immediately responsive. Within 24 hours of my call, the National Guard team was here to help. That is amazingly fast constituent service!! An extra special thanks to their offices also!
Lastly, thanks to the people of Alpine and our region. Thanks for your patience and understanding as we worked side by side with the National Guard for the first time; thanks for your support and encouragement as we moved through the process. And, thanks for believing in SRSU.
It’s a new day at Sul Ross State. Expect to be seeing and hearing from us a lot as we work to make our communities and our world stronger, safer and healthier.    Pete Gallego

Got a great idea for a float?....come join our 4th of July parade on Saturday, July 4th! Parade route will be from the OLD FRONTIER  down by the AMERICAN LEGION ,to the JACKASS FLATS PAVILION, starting at 6:00 p.m.  *PRIZES  *PRIZES  *PRIZES!
Come fill out an entry form or just give us a call at the Burro 371-2082 to let us know your plan.
  We hear there will be some Horses ,Dogs, Bicycle riders , Baton twirlers, Burros  and Invisible Elephants! Bring your chairs if you just want to watch ! Afterwards, the Full Moon Potluck will be taking place on the Pavillion, so make sure you bring a dish to share.

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, Motor Grader & Dump Truck with Operator for Hire.
We deliver road base, gravel, sand, etc.
Septic System Site Evaluations & Installations – TCEQ #34046          713.907.5259

Espresso ... y poco mas!
 Open from 7:30 a.m to 1 p.m.  SEVEN DAYS A WEEK.
We're taking continuous precautions to keep you, and us, safe, so come on in for the best of Terlingua and enjoy fantastic food, a great atmosphere not to mention some really fine views of the Chisos.
We serve only Big Bend Roasters coffee.  The very best and local.  All the same great menu items! Reubens, chicken salad, eggs anyway you like them, superb guacamole, super fresh salads and more made to order dishes.
Call ahead (432) 371-3044 for your order and we will have it ready for you.  If you want to pickup, let us know the model of your car when you call and we will bring your order out to you.


SHOT TIME LIQUOR STORE ***** This week’s Lucky Raffle Ticket #927126*****
Come claim your PRIZE!!!  Tickets are 50¢ OR 3/$1  This week we are awarding the LUCKY WINNER A BOTTLE OF CALYPSO 151 RUM - LIGHT UP SOME SUMMER FUN. 
BUZZBALLZ have arrived and We can tell you they ROCK!!! White Claw is in Stock with EVEN MORE flavors coming! LEMON, TANGERINE, and WATERMELON are on their way. The NEW VARIETY PACK is coming 
Our Drive Thru is Open 10-9  We have Ice Cream Treats and Snax to help with the mid-day munchies. Lots of Beer choices and of course ALL OF YOUR ADULT BEVERAGE NEEDS. Plus Smokes and Lottery tickets. 
PLEASE REMEMBER TO DRINK AND DRIVE RESPONSIBLY. ¡VIVA TERLINGUA!

Census News: As of June 21:  Our National response rate is: 61.6%;  Texas is:  56.3%; and South County is:  17.7%. 
The 2020 Census is being delivered in our communities, so look out for your questionnaire.
It will be hung on your doorknob or gate.  Census workers will not knock on your door or ring your doorbell.
They will be taking precautions to keep everyone healthy.  Please respond with your Census ID#:
by phone, by mail or online at my2020census.gov.  
Remember:  an accurate Census count will ensure funds for medical, food assistance, education and more.  Everyone Counts!

Big Bend Ranch State Park is excited to announce the inclusion of the Chinati Mountains State Natural Area (CMSNA) into their existing International Dark Sky Park designation with the International Dark Sky Association. The addition of CMSNA adds approximately 40,000 acres of rugged and remote Chihuahuan Desert to the existing BBRSP Dark Sky Park designation, bringing the total protected acreage of the Big Bend Ranch State Park Complex to approximately 355,000 acres. CMSNA is located roughly 25 miles north of Presidio, near the international border with Mexico. Together, with neighboring Big Bend National Park, this region of the Big Bend is one of the largest areas of protected night sky in the United States.

Davis Mountains Preserve update:
unfortunately we’ve decided to cancel all open events for Davis Mountains and for Independence Creek Preserves until further notice. Please keep an eye on www.nature.org/Texas for updates.

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.  We meet in a group of less than five, and practice Social Distancing! If you are ill, we respectfully ask that you stay home and call for a "telephone meeting" instead, 432-371-2073. (you can also call with any questions...) Leave a message and we'll get back to  you. 

From Marfa Public Radio:
Coronavirus testing will continue to take place throughout Far West Texas. To make an appointment, residents can visit txcovidtest.org or call 512-883-2400. Appointments can be scheduled 24 hours in advance of the testing day. 
Testing Locations:
Tuesday, June 23: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Alpine: North Brewster County Emergency Response Center, 102 S. Second St.
Friday, June 26: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Marfa: Marfa Visitor Center, 302 South Highland Avenue
Sunday, June 28: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Fort Davis: Volunteer Fire Department, 202 Court Ave.
Monday, June 29: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Terlingua: South Brewster County Emergency Response Center, 23250 FM 170
Tuesday, June 30: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
City of Presidio: EMS and Fire Station, 100 E FM 170

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Stop the spread
 COVID-19 testing site starting tomorrow

No appointment needed 

where: Pete P Gallego center
 Sul Ross State University

 when: Thursday, June 18    1 through 5 PM Friday, June 19        9 AM through 5 PM Saturday, June 20     9 AM through 5 PM

 requirements
    must come wearing mask 
        And photo ID encouraged

See attached for information.  We now have 22 testing positive in Brewster County



Tuesday, June 16, 2020



Terlingua MOON
June 16, 2020
Vol.  31   No. 24

 by Million sMiles



“Everybody has a secret world inside of them. I mean everybody. All of the people in the whole world, I mean everybody — no matter how dull and boring they are on the outside. Inside them they’ve all got unimaginable, magnificent, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds… Not just one world. Hundreds of them. Thousands, maybe.” ― Neil Gaiman

Big Bend Overland Tours wishes to extend our thanks for all your interest, and hope that all of you are staying safe! We have been closed for a bit, and although we still are not offering tours, we're busy putting together an operational plan that will allow us to continue doing tours while keeping everyone safe. Email is still not operational, and we aren't taking reservations yet, but you can call (432) 294-1113 if you have questions.

LIMITED LODGING AND CAMPING TO RESUME
As part of the phased re-opening, Big Bend National Park will resume additional visitor services on June 15th,
including opportunities for camping and lodging.
To view the full news release, please visit the Big Bend National Park news release page:
It is important to read through the entire page, as some facilities will open several days after the 15th, and some areas of the park will continue to be closed.

Desert Sports will not be keeping regular shop hours for the month of June. Tours and rentals will not be available until further notice. For bike repairs or parts, please leave a phone message at 432-371-2727, and we will call you back to make arrangements. Stay cool!

Terlingua Legion 
Although delayed by the pandemic, on May 30, 2020 the membership of the Terlingua American Legion Post 653 elected a new Commander as they do every year. I am proud to accept that position for 2020.  Over the last year we lost a great patriot and Commander in the person of D. Wayne Powell. We miss you Wayne. In December 2019 Dennis Yancy stepped into Wayne’s shoes as Commander. Both of these Commanders deserve our thanks and gratitude for their service during a very difficult year. If you are a Veteran in the Terlingua/Study Butte area and would like to meet your fellow veterans in the area, I would welcome an opportunity to meet you. If you are not a veteran, the Post is open to the public. Please join us. The next meeting of the Legion will be on Thursday, June 18th at 4 pm. We will be discussing our goals for the next year. This meeting is open to any dues paying member of Post 653.

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)

Life in South County is still caught in A Limbo of Weirdness due to LaRona and her unwelcome amigo COVID-19. At Shot Time Liquors we are open our regular days and hours, but only with the DRIVE THRU. So, let us remind you of some of the wonderful and wacky things that we have on our shelves. 

First up is Skrewball - a Peanut butter Whiskey that is Crazy Good! We swear! It is a tiny bit sweet, but not toooooo much and tastes exactly like you think. Everyone that has tried it has come back for more. 

Next up, we have the insanely good BONES COFFE that we brought in right before we had to close the damn doors! Ground, Beans, Decaf, and K-Cups.  All of it runs $15. I will post flavors to Facebook this week. 

Then, we brought in some yummy-licious Ginger Liqueur from DeKyper. Perfect for summer coolers. 

We are restocked in Austin Eastciders - finally! Both original and Blood Orange. 

Lots more, but we I’ll leave that for another Moon. 
As always, Drink Responsibly. ¡VIVA TERLINGUA!
Quicksilver Trading
Open Wednesday and Saturday 9 till Noon

Burn Ban extended 45 days

Fireworks regulations here:

Two day Blood drive at Big Bend Regional Hospital in Alpine, Texas.
Tues., June 16th from 12 noon to 3pm
Wed., June 17th from 9 am to 12 noon
We will test for the Covid 19 antibodies. Please bring a mask!
You have the power to save up to 3 lives with one donation!
There is always a need for blood and only volunteer donors can fulfill that need for patients in our community. Every 2 seconds, someone needs blood. Most of us will need blood in our lifetime.
Thank you!
For more information see their website:

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.  We meet in a group of less than five, and practice Social Distancing! If you are ill, we respectfully ask that you stay home and call for a "telephone meeting" instead, 432-371-2073. (you can also call with any questions...) Leave a message and we'll get back to  you

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, Motor Grader & Dump Truck with Operator for Hire.
We deliver road base, gravel, sand, etc.
Septic System Site Evaluations & Installations – TCEQ #34046      713.907.5259

Canyon Brew @ Far Flung Outdoor Center is NOW HIRING! We are looking for a Part Time(possibly Full Time) Barista and inventory assistant from 6:45am-1:00pm, 5 days a week. We’re looking for someone who enjoys staying busy, can work on their feet, and can smile and make genuine connections with our amazing customers. Someone who cares about the details, their surroundings, and takes initiative. If interested, please stop by to see Adana or email (adana@bigbendfarflung.com) and fill out an application.


The Big Bend Chamber of Commerce and Terlingua fire and EMS present the annual happy Independence Day parade 
Come and join us for the Fourth of July parade
 Lineup at 7 PM at the Tolbert chili cookout site 
Parade starts at 7:30 PM and will end at the Julie in Ghost Town porch 
There will be prizes for the best floats 
For the health and safety of our community we encourage everyone to practice socially responsibility COVID-19 behavior

All Energies is the Big Bend’s leading off grid power expert! We design and sell robust solar power systems designed to last in a harsh environment. Do you have a solar system that’s not working correctly? We can figure it out! Our expertise and efficient design can save you time and money in the long run. Call 371-2950 or email casey@allenergies.net for more information.

Espresso ... y poco mas!
 Open from 7:30 a.m to 1 p.m.  SEVEN DAYS A WEEK.
We're open our regular hours and keeping things safe!  So come in for the best of Terlingua and enjoy fantastic food and a great atmosphere not to mention some decent views of the Chisos.
We serve only Big Bend Roasters coffee.  The very best and local.  All the same great menu items! Reubens, chicken salad, eggs anyway you like them, superb guacamole, super fresh salads and more.
Call ahead (432) 371-3044 for your order and we will have it ready for you.  

VOTE!!!
To receive a ballot for the July 14, 2020 primary runoff election, the application must be in the County election office by end of business on July 2, 2020
For a ballot to be counted in the July 14 runoff it must be received in the election office by 7/14/20.
For those submitting an application for mail ballots:
Be sure to mark Annual on the application, so that you receive all the ballots going out this year
Be sure to designate which Party you want a primary runoff ballot so that she can send you the correct ballot.  If you voted in one party’s primary election in March, you can only vote in that same party’s primary runoff. 
For those who want to deliver their mail ballot application directly to Lora Nussbaum’s office:
In a previous email I listed her PHYSICAL ADDRESS as 205 N 7th St.  Apparently the entire building has the address 203 N 7th St.  However, Lora’s office door is the one north of the door for the early voting location.
For those needing to correct the MAILING ADDRESS to send in mail ballot applications:
The correct MAILING ADDRESS is 107 W Ave E #3, Alpine TX 79830

Note that early voting has been extended for 2 weeks, however all early voting will be at the Val Beard Office Complex in Alpine.  There will be no remote early voting.



SAVE THE DATE!
4th of July Full Moon/Potluck/Parade/Music!
When: Sat. July 4th
Where: Jackass Flats pavillion
Time: Parade 6:00 pm
           Potluck 7:30 pm...bring a dish to share
Jackass Flats Pavillion hwy 118
If you wish to PARTICIPATE IN THE PARADE, stop by the Burro to fill out an entry form or request a form at:  info@jackassflats.us
PRIZES
Sunday morning enjoy breakfast at the Legion from 8-10 

If you want Porters to have an hour of shopping each day when “masks” are required, call the corporate office.
432-523-9025

Alpine public library
Missing Re-Reads Used Bookstore as much as we are? Here are a few ways you can still shop!

✔️ Grab bags available for purchase at curbside whenever the library is open! Check back often, we're constantly putting new bags out!

✔️ Browse Re-Reads' inventory online! Note down titles you'd like to purchase and then call the library at (432) 837-2621 or email us at desk@alpinepubliclibrary.org to make arrangements! Link: http://aplmembers.org/aplrereads/



Reference: COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus, Brewster County 
On June 15, 2020, Brewster County received confirmation for their 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th COVID-19 positive cases. All recent Brewster County cases, including these, are all within North Brewster County and are as follows: (8) a female in her 60s, (9) a female in her 40s, (10) a male in his 60s, (11) a male in his 20s. All transmissions are assumed to be community-spread at this time, and all are self-isolating at their individual homes. DSHS is supporting Brewster County in identifying any close contacts of the patient so they can be isolated and monitored for symptoms. 
The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Public Health Region 9/10 is reminding the public that it is conducting contact investigation on persons who have tested positive to determine possible exposure to others. If the health department has not contacted you, there is no need to take any action at this time. 
The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Public Health Region 9/10 and Brewster County continue to work together against COVID-19. We are vigilant and reporting results for COVID-19 in the region. We are also working together to educate and promote social distancing and staying at home. 
In order to share facts and not fear, we continue to emphasize the importance of prevention and there are simple steps everyone can take to help prevent spreading the virus: 
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
If soap and water are not available, use a 60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Stay home when you are sick.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
Practice social distancing by staying at least six feet away
• Stay at home and stop the spread of coronavirus 
The public can find up-to-date coronavirus information and what to do if you're sick, testing information at dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus 
Sincerely, 
Dr. Emilie Prot, DO, MPH
Regional Medical Director, Region 11 Department of State Health Services 
  
As of June 11:  Our National response rate is: 60.9%;  Texas is:  55.6%; and South County is:  13.9%.

The 2020 Census is being delivered in our communities, so look out for your questionnaire.
It will be hung on your doorknob or gate.  Census workers will not knock on your door or ring your doorbell.
They will be taking precautions to keep everyone healthy.  Please respond with your Census ID#:
by phone, by mail or online at my2020census.gov. 

Remember:  an accurate Census count will ensure funds for medical, food assistance, education and more.  Everyone Counts!









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