Tuesday, May 21, 2019


TERLINGUA MOON
May 21, 2019 Vol. 30 No. 21 
Edited by Cactus Jane

The sun's so hot and my heart is thumpin' / Let me buy you a beer or somethin' /You've been travellin' a hard road / Sit down, lighten your load / If you need a friend, give me a call / I got your picture on my wall / From one compadre to another / I love you, all.” – from a Lucinda Williams song

TAQUERIA EL MILAGRO. Open on Memorial Day! The very best and freshest tacos in the Ghost Town plus amazing sides, and a fun atmosphere! Eat in or take out! We often add specials! Regular hours: Thursday and Sunday, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 5 p.m. until 10 p.m.

BECOMING MECHANIC SERVICES is back by popular demand. Doing it myself, fixing, repairing, and diagnose. Time to check the coolant levels and cooling systems in your car. Call us, we can come to you. Serving the south Brewster county area Stay cool! Text or call, leave us a message we’ll get back to you shortly. Antonio & Debra Guerrero cell #432 294 0128 land line 432 371 2694

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)

ONION CREEK PRODUCTIONS will be producing a feature film in the area during the last two weeks of June and the first week of July and are seeking locals for crew and cast positions. The crew positions being sought are for a PA, Hair & Makeup, Wardrobe and a Driver with an RV. These will be paid positions. They are also seeking cast to be primarily background, though some parts will have dialogue. Please contact Buckner Cooke at bucky2shot@yahoo.com.

THIS WEEK AT THE STARLIGHT Monday 20th: Sarah Burton
Tuesday 21st: The Goats of Clay Henry Wednesday 22nd: Nels Andrews Thursday 23rd: Bill Bloomer

Friday / Saturday 24th & 25th: Darrin Kobetich
Sunday 26th: Terry Klein & Eric Woodring
Monday 27th: Laird Considine
So much great talent and be sure to join us for Sarah Burton on Monday; she's going on tour again soon but thank goodness she calls Terlingua "home." On Wednesday night, the critically-acclaimed Nels Andrews will be at The Starlight. One of his last stops in Texas before performing at the Kerrville Folk Festival then on to Europe. Darrin Kobetich, Terry Klein, Eric Woodring . . . what a planet! Doors open every day at 5. Dinner 5-10. Music 6'ish. Full Bar until Midnight (1 a.m. Saturday). Reservations for parties of 10 or more,
terlinguastarlight@gmail.com. Have a great week and safe travels over the Memorial Day Weekend! Hope to see you soon.

SHOT TIME LIQUORS is open Monday thru Saturday 10 a.m. -9 p.m. for all your beer, booze, smoke, local made honey, and lotto needs. Check us out on FB! New items include min Jagermeister 10pks, and the Texas Two-Step (a box set containing 375ml of Absolute Lime and a bottle of extra flavorful ginger beer)! Call, email, or stop by today! Special ordering in all departments available with notice. Cheers from Shot Time Liquors iVIVA 79852!

ESPRESSO Y POCO MAS!  Start your day at the best little coffee shop in town. Our breakfast and lunch menu offers all cooked to order items and the freshest food in the Ghost Town. We always have fresh croissants and other pastries, Big Bend Roasters coffee anyway you like it and usually there's a special of the day. Try our version of eggs Benedict and you'll be back for more. Everything is super fresh. We pack picnics to go, too! This week's special: Red enchiladas with a fried egg on top (sides of rice and beans) $12. Enjoy comfortable outdoor seating, free wifi and a place to call home while in Terlingua. It's a good place to meet new people and get tips for your visit to the Big Bend. 7:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. daily. Start your day with us! Happy Memorial Day weekend!

THE FARMERS’ MARKET is the coolest place to be! Please join us every Saturday from 10AM - 1PM at the Terlingua Community Garden in the Ghost Town. A great place to buy and sell local produce, fresh eggs, art, handicrafts, and baked goods! We're also looking for musicians to play during the market. For more info, please call or text 432-244-7656.

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

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

WYLIE WATER-CATCHMENT TANKS – Banjo Valves. We had 5 potential takers for
the extra tank from the last order. The 1st caller won. So, now's your chance;
call us and put your name on the next order. (432) 371-2506. You can catch us in the evening, or you can leave a message on the machine any time. A deposit in the form of a check

is all we need. We don't cash any checks until your tank(s) are in your hands. Once the load fills, delivery is usually soon after. Call us for sizes, prices, dimensions or chat. Or email here: elcentro432@gmail.com

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

FAR FLUNG OUTDOOR CENTER Our 79852 shirts are almost gone! Plus, we just added several new shirts to our t-shirt sale, drop by and see what’s new.

MAY COMMUNITY TAIZE SERVICE focuses on experiencing the divine through nature. Taize, an ecumenical, inter-spiritual service of reconciliation will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 26, 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 in order to reach a contemplative state. This month’s universal reconciliation service will focus on readings and chants based on the theme of Experiencing the Divine through Nature. For more information, contact pscook.herenow@gmail.com.

In ALPINE: The Board of Directors for the BIG BEND REGIONAL HOSPIAL DISTRICT will meet
in Regular Session on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 5:30pm at the Hospital District at 105 W. Holland, in Alpine.
Note:  Action G is to Convene into Executive Session pursuant to Sections of the Government Code to confer with legal counsel and to receive legal advice regarding the following matters:

District grant policies and the approval/distribution of District funds for new health care related initiatives and programs to serve the residents of the District, including potential health clinic in South Brewster County.

The BREWSTER COUNTY COURTHOUSE will be closed Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day.

In TOYAHVALE: Balmorhea State Park Pool should be reopened this Saturday 5/25.

In MARFA [they found us ... eep! ;) -- C.J.]: Friday, May 24. Marfa Live Arts is honoring Bob Dylan’s legacy with an open-mic jam under the shade structure behind the USO/Marfa Visitor’s Center at 8pm. Musicians who want to play, email info@marfalivearts.org

MEET SMILEY! Smiley is a 1-year old male buddy, eager to make up for the snuggles and adventures he’s missed in life thus far! Smiley is super friendly and responds beautifully to attention! He is proving to be a quick study with treats and positive training. He is neutered and vaccinated. He would be happy to join a home with another dog. Smiley is a Jethro Homeward Bound Pet in a local foster home. Email mmwesttx@yahoo.com for more info! 

Tuesday, May 14, 2019


TERLINGUA MOON
VOL. 30 NO. 20                MAY 14, 2019                 BY MAEWESTERN

Travel makes one modest.You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world. - Gustave Flaubert

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

New Healthcare for Vets
VA MISSION Act: How the Law Will Improve VA’s Ability The VA MISSION Act is a comprehensive law that improves the way Veterans receive their VA health care.
The law establishes flexibility within the system to help Veterans get the right care, at the right time and at the right place.
The VA MISSION Act will improve community care.
Establish access to urgent care in the community.
Authorize “Anywhere to Anywhere” telehealth provision across State lines.
Expand eligibility for caregiver services to all eras of Veterans.
Strengthen VA’s ability to recruit and retain clinicians.
Create the ability for VA to match infrastructure to Veteran needs.
Through the MISSION Act we are improving our health care system.
The VA MISSION Act strengthens VA‘s nationwide system of care, enhancing both its direct and community aspects of service delivery.
Accessing community care is a key component of meeting Veterans‘ health care needs.
For this reason, it is important for all employees to be familiar with the main points of VA community care so that they can answer questions and explain it to our Veterans.
Of note, on June 6, 2019, this change to the new community care program will be in effect. That‘s why you‘re seeing so much information about it today - so we can help you prepare.
VA will confirm a Veteran‘s eligibility for community care under the six new criteria, which include:
Veteran needs a service not available at a VA medical facility, Veteran who lives in a state or territory without a full service VA medical center, Veteran is “grandfathered” from distance under the Choice Program, VA cannot furnish care within designated access standards.
June 6th is an important date, as we are in the final phase of implementation of the new Community Care program. It is important for you to be aware of MISSION Act, how it relates to your job, and how it further enables your care of our nation’s Veterans. As our front line ambassadors, we are supporting you by focusing the month of May on this effort “MISSION May”.  
You can be a part of this by attending MISSION trainings online, reading about the VA MISSION Act to prepare, and understanding important changes that are coming.   
We thank you for the great work you do every day in caring for our nation’s Veterans.
Dennis Yancy
SFC, US Army (ret)
Veterans Service Officer
Brewster County, Texas
Office: 432-837-6219

Recycle News & Updates
     As I’ve mentioned before recycling has become more difficult. So we are having to make a lot of changes. We will take the trailer to PJ on May 2 to unload it. Then we are moving the trailer to our new home. This will be behind the ballparks at the school. It’s gated and unfortunately we will keep it locked unless a volunteer is there to make sure what goes in is recyclable. This is because we are getting way too much trash, especially plastic. If we don’t get much better the park will shut us down from bringing anything.
     So now we only be able to accept clean cardboard, #1 and #2 plastic that is clean and rinsed. No caps or tops please. Aluminum cans are OK along with clean and rinsed tin cans. No other metal. And we can no longer accept paper, including paper board any longer as we have no outlet to take it. So only clean cardboard on the paper products.
     So again, after the next run we will be closed most of May while we get setup at the new location. We are trying to find more volunteers to be at the trailer on certain days and hours so we can make sure we only take what we can recycle. It is unfortunate but we have no alternative.
     Alpine has the Hal Flanders recycle facility on Cemetery Rd. that will take most products including glass at certain times. Also, at the landfill on the road to Marathon about a mile past the 67/90 intersection they will take cardboard. So if you have a lot of cardboard this is very easy.
     Any questions please email krullro1966@gmail.com.

Canyon Brew at Far Flung Outdoor Center
It’s heating up around here!  Try our cold brew or just your favorite drink iced.  Also try kolaches, toasted bagels, espresso, candy bar lattes, cappuccino, macchiato, and chai.  Don’t forget – bring your own mug and save a buck!  Opens at 7 a.m. daily with quick service!

Far Flung’s 79852 shirts at Far Flung Outdoor Center  
Our 79852 shirts are almost gone! Plus we just added several new shirts to our t-shirt sale, drop by and see what’s new.

This Week at The Starlight
Join us any night of the week for dinner and cocktails – music most nights. Here’s this week’s lineup!
Monday 5/13: Utter Haislip
Tuesday 5/14: The Goats of Clay Henry
Wednesday 5/15: Trio
Thursday 5/16: The Whitmores
Friday 5/17: Sarah Burton
Saturday 5/18: Garner Sloan & Amanda Kitchens
Monday 5/20: Sarah Burton
Tuesday 5/21: The Goats of Clay Henry
We take reservations for parties of 10 or more; email terlinguastarlight@gmail.com
Have a great week!

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.

Sullivan Construction and Excavation
Your local, experienced construction and excavation company.  Doing business in Terlingua since 2009. We have all the heavy equipment needed to get your job done right. Residential and Commercial Licensed Septic Installations - TCEQ #29993. jackinterlingua@yahoo.com  or 214.709.2771

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

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

Dig Terlingua
Backhoe Ditching, Digging, Dozer & Dump Truck with Operator for Hire. Hauling road base, gravel, sand, etc.
Septic System Site Evaluations – TCEQ #34046
713.907.5259 This week we’ll be doing site work at Road Runner Crossing near Study Butte.
Saturday Event at Davis Mountains Preserve
Flowers are blooming in the meadows, and birds are singing in the canyons. Make the short drive to your local sky island treasure that is the Davis Mountains Preserve. HIke, bike, frolick! This is a FREE event. Recent rains could have creeks running but roads could be sloppy. Bring a high clearance vehicle to access the interior of the preserve. Dress for all weather! Saturday May 18, 8 to 4 pm.

Taqueria El Milagro
The very best and freshest tacos in the Ghost Town plus amazing sides, and a fun atmosphere! Eat in or take out!   We often add specials!Thursday and Sunday, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 5 p.m. until 10 p.m.

Espresso ... y poco mas! 
Start your day at the best little coffee shop in town.   Our breakfast and lunch menu offers all cooked to order items and the freshest food in the Ghost Town.
We always have fresh croissants and other pastries, Big Bend Roasters coffee anyway you like it and usually there’s a special of the day.  Try our version of eggs Benedict and you’ll be back for more.  Everything is super fresh. We pack picnics to go, too!
Enjoy comfortable outdoor seating, free wifi and a place to call home while in Terlingua. It’s a good place to meet new people, and get tips for your visit to the Big Bend.
7:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. daily.  Start your day with us!

In Big Bend, Texas, There’s Bipartisan Consensus: No Border Wall
May 3, 20175:17 PM ET
Heard on All Things Considered by John Burnett at NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C., September 27, 2018. 
Of all the wild places along the U.S.-Mexico border, Big Bend National Park, named for the great curve of the Rio Grande, is the gem.
In Santa Elena Canyon in west Texas, the international river flows between 1,500-foot-tall sheer walls of limestone — a study in light, shadow, water and time.
The Big Bend region — where the ghostly Chisos Mountains rise out of the prickly Chihuahuan Desert — is sacred ground. As writer Marion Winik described, it’s “what I imagine the mind of God looks like.”
President Trump’s executive order calls for an impregnable wall along the border, which includes 118 miles of river shared by the national park and Mexico. But in a rare show of unity, Democrats and Republicans and city and rural officeholders in Texas don’t want the wall built through here.
Critics say it would be unsightly and prohibitively expensive, it would harm wildlife and that it’s superfluous considering how the unforgiving terrain is a natural barrier.
Trump has vowed to forge ahead with his border wall despite opposition. His administration plans to select a prototype this summer and hopes to convince Congress to fund it next fiscal year. The administration also acknowledges the wall won’t cross all 2,000 miles, though specific plans haven’t been released yet.
“I would like to invite President Trump or any of his cabinet to come down here. I’ll give ‘em a free trip on the river, and they can see how unnecessary a wall would be here and the construction and everything involved to create it would just be the worst thing you could ever do,” says Charlie Angell, a local outfitter who runs river trips up the canyon. “You might as well take away the park if that happens.”
Whiskered and sun-bronzed, he stands under a rock ledge, his red canoe beached a short distance away.
“I’ve got the boats, I’ve got the paddles and life jackets. We’ll give [the president] a free lunch. Get out here and see. That way you can cross this area of the border off the list,” he says.
Even Border Patrol agents are against a wall out here.
“For us, we’re not pressing the actual brick-and-mortar-style wall here. That’s not our objective,” says Lee Smith, a career agent and local union president. “We’ve told everyone from the [Trump] transition team to the current administration, for us here locally in Big Bend, what we need is [more] manpower.”
While Smith is interviewed in the breakfast room of a motel on Highway 90, a retired electrician from Cleveland eavesdrops from another table. Dave Wickam is just passing through on his Harley — but everybody has an opinion on Trump’s border barrier.
Wickam believes an ugly wall, installed as a quick political fix, would scar the land in perpetuity.
“People will build stuff but ... they never tear it down and restore it,” he says. “It’ll be like Hadrian’s Wall in England going across there, but it won’t be pretty.”
Customs and Border Protection has identified sectors in San Diego, Calif., Tucson, Ariz., El Paso, Texas, and the Rio Grande Valley as places where a new wall is needed, but not this lonesome corner of Texas. Along the entire border, the Big Bend sector has had the fewest apprehensions of illegal crossers every year for the past 44 years.
Albert and Bill Miller run black angus cattle on ranchesthat cover an area more than twice the size of Manhattan.
Albert Miller knows how hard it is for an immigrant to even reach his land. “They’re already crossing 10 miles of inhospitable country and climbing a hundred-foot cliff,” he says, his pickup parked in a pasture of bluestem grass about 10 miles from the Rio Grande. He thinks Trump’s “big, beautiful wall” is pointless out here.
“I can’t see that it’s going to add anything to the barrier already in place with just the land and the mountains,” Miller says. “These guys that are comin’, they’re crossin’ something ... even greater than the wall.”
The National Park Service declined to comment on the wall.
Raymond Skiles, longtime wildlife biologist at Big Bend National Park, says that animals require free access to the Rio Grande as their primary water source.
Big Bend’s wildlife biologist, Raymond Skiles, only agrees to talk about some of the park’s full-time residents: mountain lion, black bear, bighorn sheep and a rare, raccoon-like creature called the white-nosed coati. These mammals range back and forth across the Rio Grande to forage and keep their gene pools healthy. Moreover, Skiles says, in this arid environment they need to be able to get to the river.
“The Rio Grande is also the park’s most important water source for animals,” he says. “It’s as simple as that.”
In February, the Commissioners Court of Brewster County, which encompasses the national park, passed a resolution deeming the wall is unnecessary. This county that voted for Trump concluded it wouldn’t make them any safer.
“I’m a Brewster County native,” says commissioner Betse Esparza. “To imagine a wall in the midst of that landscape, which is beautiful. This is God’s country. It’s really unimaginable. I don’t want to think about it.”
These naysayers may get a reprieve. Last week, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly told Bloomberg TV, “There are places we probably won’t build a wall,” and one of them is Big Bend.

Don’t You Need a Sister?
SISTER is a fun, happy, easy going girl with excellent manners. She gets along wonderfully with cats and other dogs. Sister loves to play, hike and snuggle on the couch. She is house trained and would do best in a home with another dog friend. Sister is about 18 months old and 60 lbs. She is spayed and fully vaccinated. To meet this goofy gal or for more information, please email Jethro Homeward Bound Pets at mmwesttx@yahoo.com



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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Terlingua Moon
May 8, 2019
Vol 30 No 19

This Week at The Starlight
Come early! Stay late! Come often! There’s nothing in all the Big Bend like The Starlight Theatre, from our world-famous menu, to our terrific staff, cocktails and music. And don’t forget the view from the porch at sunset!  For those who have been asking, YES! We will be serving a special Mother’s Day Brunch (11 a.m. – 2 p.m.) then open again for Dinner (5 -10 p.m.). Stay tuned to our website or social media for the Mother’s Day menu.
We know many of our friends will be at Voices from Both Sides on May 11th. Come by afterwards and enjoy the Goats of Clay Henry but don’t miss out on Voices. A celebration of friends and family on both sides of the Rio Grande.
This week’s entertainment!
Monday 5/6: Laird Considine
Tuesday 5/7: Katie Shore (of Asleep at The Wheel)
Wednesday 5/8: Sarah Burton
Thursday 5/9: Christian Sparks and the Beatnik Bandits
Friday 5/10: Dave Martinez
Saturday 5/11: Goats of Clay Henry
Sunday 5/12: Mother’s Day Brunch (11 a.m. – 2 p.m.) Dinner 5-10 with Laird and Friends
Monday 5/13: Utter Haislip

Thank-you to all who attended the 9th Annual Firefighter's Ball in April!   The numbers have been tallied and between the sponsorships and the silent auction items,  we were able to raise close to $8000 for Terlingua Fire & EMS.
We appreciate your support and are grateful to our sponsors and all who donated to the auction.

Sullivan Construction and Excavation – Your local, experienced construction and excavation company.  Doing business in Terlingua since 2009.
 We have all the heavy equipment needed to get your job done right.
Residential and Commercial Licensed Septic Installations - TCEQ #29993.
jackinterlingua@yahoo.com  or 214.709.2771

Espresso ... y poco mas!
Start your day at the best little coffee shop in town.   Our breakfast and lunch menu offers all cooked to order items and the freshest food in the Ghost Town.
We always have fresh croissants and other pastries, Big Bend Roasters coffee anyway you like it and usually there's a special of the day.  Try our version of eggs Benedict and you'll be back for more.  Everything is super fresh. We pack picnics to go, too!
Enjoy comfortable outdoor seating, free wifi and a place to call home while in Terlingua.  It's a good place to meet new people, and get tips for your visit to the Big Bend.
7:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. daily.  Start your day with us!

Taqueria El Milagro
The very best and freshest tacos in the Ghost Town plus amazing sides, and a fun atmosphere!
Eat in or take out!   We often add specials!
Thursday and Sunday, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 5 p.m. until 10 p.m.

This week at La Kiva:
Wednesday, Open Mic with Tim Relleva
Thursday, Chet O'Keefe with his Guitar
Friday, Rock 'n Roll with Tim Relleva
There will be no barbecue because of repairs & maintenance on the smoker but we will have our usual steaks, Burgers and Fish 'n Chips on Thursday and Friday.
Next week at La Kiva
Due to sickness, injury and the seasonal exodus of staff, we are left with too few people to operate 7 days a week.  We will be closed Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays for the foreseeable future.  We are hiring all positions, please apply.

There will be a joint Catholic and Episcopal Holy Eucharist service at 11:30 am at Voices From Both Sides. Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande Bishop Michael Hunn, Fr. Michael Wallens from Big Bend Episcopal Mission, and Fr. John Paul Mandanu from St. Mary's Catholic Church in Marfa will officiate.

Visit us in room 101 - Shot Time Liquors is open Monday thru Saturday 10am-9pm for all your beer, booze, tobacco and lotto needs.  Come see lots of new products today!  Local art is on display and for purchase. Check out our treasure chest deals on loot and booty! Like us on FB!   Call, email, or stop by today!  Special ordering in all departments available with notice.   Cheers from Shot Time Liquors iVIVA 79852!

Big Bend High School is hosting their annual Fiesta Day on Friday,
May 17,  from 8:15-11:30 am. The activities will start at the high
school flag pole.  We will be honoring our students and their many
talents with robotics & rocket demonstrations, art, music, dance
& various other projects.  Concessions will be available
during the morning. The public is invited.

The Farmers Market for this upcoming Saturday, May 11th is CANCELLED so we can all go to Voices from Both Sides instead! We'll be back next Saturday, May 18th with plenty of fresh and local products for sale. If you have any questions, please call or text (432) 244-7656.

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

FAR FLUNG OUTDOOR CENTER    Our 79852 shirts are almost gone! Plus we just added several new shirts to our t-shirt sale, drop by and see what’s new.

DON L. CARR
Thu, 05/02/2019 - 12:00am
Don L. Carr, 76, died unexpectedly April 21, 2019 at his home in Driftwood, Texas. He was born May 18, 1942 in Mathis, Texas, the son of Clyde Graves Carr, Sr. and Katherine Speedy Carr.  Don L. Carr was a free spirited, creative, and unique individual. To have known Don was to have known a heart as big as the sky, eyes that twinkled brighter than all the stars and a smile as warm as the sun. He will be missed by all who knew him.  Peace, Love and Happiness.

Aspen Dental dentists and teams will once again be providing free dental care to veterans nationwide on June 8.
For the sixth year, nearly 500 Aspen Dental offices nationwide will open their doors to serve veterans in their local communities as part of their community giving initiative, the Healthy Mouth Movement.
Starting May 1, veterans can call 844-277-3646 to find a participating Aspen Dental office in their community and schedule an appointment for June 8.
Related: Military retirees flock to federal dental and vision program.
Advance appointments are required.
Dentists and teams will treat the most urgent needs of each veteran to ensure any dental pain is relieved, including anything from fillings and extractions to basic denture repairs.
Routine cleanings and examinations will also be provided free of charge.
Dennis Yancy

Recycle News & Updates
     As I’ve mentioned before recycling has become more difficult. So we are having to make a lot of changes. We will take the trailer to PJ on May 2 to unload it. Then we are moving the trailer to our new home. This will be behind the ballparks at the school. It’s gated and unfortunately we will keep it locked unless a volunteer is there to make sure what goes in is recyclable. This is because we are getting way too much trash, especially plastic. If we don’t get much better the park will shut us down from bringing anything.
     So now we only be able to accept clean cardboard, #1 and #2 plastic that is clean and rinsed. No caps or tops please. Aluminum cans are OK along with clean and rinsed tin cans. No other metal. And we can no longer accept paper, including paper board any longer as we have no outlet to take it. So only clean cardboard on the paper products.
     So again, after the next run we will be closed most of May while we get setup at the new location. We are trying to find more volunteers to be at the trailer on certain days and hours so we can make sure we only take what we can recycle. It is unfortunate but we have no alternative.
     Alpine has the Hal Flanders recycle facility on Cemetery Rd. that will take most products including glass at certain times. Also, at the landfill on the road to Marathon about a mile past the 67/90 intersection they will take cardboard. So if you have a lot of cardboard this is very easy.
     Any questions please email krullro1966@gmail.com.

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

VOICES FROM BOTH SIDES MAY 11!
I met with the border patrol for lunch Friday in Lajitas. They asked me to share a small statement:
It is unlawful for persons to enter into the United States at this location.  Persons who enter may be subject to prosecution under U.S. Federal Statutes, 8 U.S.C. 1324, 1325, 1326: 19 U.S.C. 123.1(a), 1459.
Es ilegal para personas entrar a los Estados Unidos por esta localidad.  Personas que entran pueden ser proseguidas bajo los estatutos federales de los EE.UU.A., 8 U.S.C. 1324, 1325, 1326: 19 U.S.C. 123.1(a), 1459.
They fully support Voices From Both Sides and our efforts. They asked us to have a fun and safe Fiesta!

Earth and Fire Gallery is proud to welcome our new Guest Artists for the month of May:  Molly Dumas, Julie Braswell and AleKsandra Chapman.  Oh, the fun we'll have!  Save May 18, 6 pm for our Gallery Night.

Otra Vez Customer and Volunteer Appreciation Day will be this Saturday, May 11th, from 9am-11am. The new Bishop for the Diocese of the Rio Grande, Michael Hunn, will also be visiting along with Father Mike Wallens from the Big Bend Episcopal Mission. We would like to thank all of the community members that shop and volunteers that make the Thrift Shop thrive, especially Tim Callahan who donates his time and talents to make improvements happen at the store. Lemonade and sweets will be on hand, as well as a $1 bag sale on clothes and shoes.

STUDY BUTTE WATER SUPPLY -  If you are experiencing a loss of water or other water related issues, you may find the answer posted on our website at studybuttewater.com.  Also, there is FREE online bill pay using your bank account information (small service fee if using plastic). You can pay your bill and check your balance online anytime once you setup your account.  Just goto our website and click on the "Online Bill Pay" button.  If you have trouble setting up your online account, call PSN at 877.885.7968.  They are very helpful and will get you setup in a jiffy.

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)

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

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

Dig Terlingua
Backhoe Ditching, Digging, Dozer & Dump Truck with Operator for Hire.
Hauling road base, gravel, sand, etc.  Septic System Site Evaluations – TCEQ #34046
713.907.5259   This week we’ll be doing site work at Road Runner Crossing near Study Butte.

On behalf of the Terlingua Goddesses, we want to thank Josie & John for opening up LaKiva for our wonderful party. It was so nice to have the party indoors with a/c,  flush toilets, music on the sound system, ample parking, and most of all no clean up before or after! Yeah! Thank you to our sweet bartenders Karen & Cat. Thanks to Chris & Charlotte for entertaining us with their musical talents. Thanks to all 36 Goddesses who attended and brought us a bounty to share. It was  great time and special get together. So nice to meet some new Goddesses and see long time ones too. For those of you who missed this event, you really missed a good one! Perhaps we will be able to replay this again next year???  I have my fingers crossed.

Terlingua American Legion Post #653 election of officers results May 6, 2019
COMMANDER:           David “Wayne” Powell (Navy)
ADJUTANT:                 David J. Lambrix (Air Force)
HUBMASTER:              Dennis C. Yancy (Army)
VICE COMMANDER:   Dennis C. Yancy (Army)
CHAPLIN:                    Fr. Robert Jordan (Navy)
FINANCE OFFICER:      Robert Dawson (Army)
SERVICE OFFICER:       Dennis C Yancy (Army)
SGT-AT-ARMs:            William Baumgartner (USMC)
EX. COMMITTEE:        Howard “Eagle Eye” Young (Army)
EX. COMMITTEE:        Anthony “Cadillac” Mele (Air Force)
EX. COMMITTEE:        David Pennington (Air Force)

Sheldon is a playful, patient and full of life! He is a 5 year old male, black mouth cur mix. Sheldon gets along wonderfully with other dogs and would do great in a family with kids. This charming fella is fully vaccinated and available for meet and greets at the Alpine shelter. For more information on Sheldon or any pet in the Alpine shelter, please email admin@alpinehumanesociety.org or call 432-837-9030.



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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Terlingua Moon

VOL. 30 NO. 18                april 30, 2019                 BY MAEWESTERN

I believe all roads lead to the same place and that is wherever all roads lead to. -Willie Hugh Nelson

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

Recycle News & Updates
     As I’ve mentioned before recycling has become more difficult. So we are having to make a lot of changes. We will take the trailer to PJ on May 2 to unload it. Then we are moving the trailer to our new home. This will be behind the ballparks at the school. It’s gated and unfortunately we will keep it locked unless a volunteer is there to make sure what goes in is recyclable. This is because we are getting way too much trash, especially plastic. If we don’t get much better the park will shut us down from bringing anything.
     So now we only be able to accept clean cardboard, #1 and #2 plastic that is clean and rinsed. No caps or tops please. Aluminum cans are OK along with clean and rinsed tin cans. No other metal. And we can no longer accept paper, including paper board any longer as we have no outlet to take it. So only clean cardboard on the paper products.
     So again, after the next run we will be closed most of May while we get setup at the new location. We are trying to find more volunteers to be at the trailer on certain days and hours so we can make sure we only take what we can recycle. It is unfortunate but we have no alternative.
     Alpine has the Hal Flanders recycle facility on Cemetery Rd. that will take most products including glass at certain times. Also, at the landfill on the road to Marathon about a mile past the 67/90 intersection they will take cardboard. So if you have a lot of cardboard this is very easy. 
     Any questions please email krullro1966@gmail.com.

Canyon Brew at Far Flung Outdoor Center
It’s heating up around here! Try our cold brew or just your favorite drink iced.  Also try kolaches, toasted bagels, espresso, candy bar lattes, cappuccino, macchiato, and chai. Don’t forget – bring your own mug and save a buck!  Opens at 7 a.m. daily with quick service!

Far Flung Outdoor Center    
Our 79852 shirts are almost gone! Plus we just added several new shirts to our t-shirt sale, drop by and see what’s new.
The Terlingua Bottoms Group
The Terlingua Bottoms Group of AA meets every Thursday at 7:30 at the Big Bend Church in Study Butte.  The meetings are open to anyone who has or thinks they may have a drinking problem.

This Week at The Starlight
Join us any night of the week for dinner, drinks, music and more. We take reservations for parties of 10 or more: terlinguastarlight@gmail.com. There’s no place better to be than The Starlight on Cinco de Mayo and Plan now for Mother’s Day Brunch, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
This week’s music:
Monday 29th: Brandi Humberson
Tuesday 30th: The Goats of Clay Henry
MAYDAY! James Williams
Thursday, 2nd: Norman Baker
Friday, 3rd: Gary Gorence
Saturday, 4th: Utter & Haislip
Sunday, 5th: CINCO DE MAYO! Carlos Maxwell & Ted Arbogast
Monday, 6th: Laird Considine
Have a wonderful week!

Many Stones
Many Stones still has a lot of young hens of mixed breeds that will be laying soon. People asked me to hatch some again this year and they need to come buy them ASAP. Also have a few new guitars left starting at $100.00.

Tiny House For Sale 
Two-year-old 399 square ft Athens Park Model currently located on Ocotillo Mesa Road. Selling it with major furnishings and all appliances included for $60,000. The land is not included. Must be moved. It is built on a flatbed trailer. For more info, contact Denise at 217-415-7721or visit https://m.facebook.com/ groups/411729488873828?view=permalink&id=2300812523298839

Farmers’ Market is Back!
The Farmers’ Market is the coolest place to be this Spring! Please join us every Saturday from 10AM - 1PM at the Terlingua Community Garden in the Ghost Town. A great place to buy and sell local produce, fresh eggs, art, handicrafts, and baked goods! We’re also looking for musicians to play during the market. For more info, please call or text 432-244-7656.

Deb Taylor at Earth and Fire Gallery
Earth and Fire Gallery’s featured Guest Artist is Deb Taylor for the entire month of April. As a textile artist she has developed a natural method using local botanicals, sunshine (something we have plenty of), and mineral rich well water.  Her 3-day process produces results that represent the colors of our landscape here in the Chihuahuan Desert. Her body of work includes T-shirts for men and women, small handwoven wall hangings, Prayer Flags, and other “Objects of Curiosity.” Gallery Hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m.seven days a week. Stop by and visit her and the other local resident artists with so many talents. Located in a little rock building in the Ghost Town.

Celebrate World Labyrinth Day
Saturday, May 4th is World Labyrinth Day.  Everyone is invited to visit and/or walk the Labyrinth at Easter Egg Valley. It’s free, it’s fun, it’s fulfilling. Open from dawn until dark. East of the Chisos Mining Company Motel just off 170. Mitakuye Oyasin. All Are Relations.

Dark Skies+Roundtable+Potluck+Live Music
Dark Skies, Roundtable Discussion, Potluck and Live Music, Oh MY! Saturday May 4. BBRSP Ranger Amber Harrison and BBNP Ranger Tracey Coe invite all to a friendly shin dig on dark sky practices and our role as Big Bend stewards in protecting our FREEGIN’ AMAZING internationally recognized Dark Sky Parks *and equally amazing surrounding areas* … Join the proactive conversation *and be a dark sky hero* !! SATURDAY MAY 4th 6:30-8 p.m. with live music by the lovely Sarah Burton and delicious food by India.  (Extra enthusiasm added by Moon editor!)  Brought to you by Big Bend Chamber of Commerce, hosted at the Goat Pens. FREE.  All are welcome.  Please bring a dish to share!  Cash Bar on site.  The Goat Pens are located on South County Rd., 1.5 miles north from FM 170, and on the east side! For more info, email chamberofcommercebigbend@gmail.com 

Social Media Job Opening
Big Bend Chamber of Commerce received a portion of the Hotel and Occupancy Tax to promote local events and happenings in the Big Bend community via social media and website. The chamber’s goal is to be a helpful resource to travelers and locals who want to know what’s happening.  This is a paid position staring at $600 a month for a local in Big Bend.  ndividual will be responsible for generating content and posting to Instagram, Facebook, and our website weekly. Other responsibilities include attending chamber board meetings once a month and chairing the social media committee. For more information on the position and how to apply email chamberofcommercebigbend@gmail.com. The next Chamber meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. May 2nd at the Chili Pepper.

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

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

Dig Terlingua
Backhoe Ditching, Digging, Dozer & Dump Truck with Operator for Hire. Hauling road base, gravel, sand, etc.
Septic System Site Evaluations – TCEQ #34046
713.907.5259  Congratulations to the Willows Grand Opening!  We’ll be back to work on parking and we’ll also be doing some road base and gravel hauling this week.

Shot Time Liquors
Visit us in room 101 - Shot Time Liquors is open Monday thru Saturday 10am-9pm for all your beer, booze, tobacco and lotto needs.  Come see lots of  new products and gift sets today!  Bourbon barrell aged red wines by Beringer Bros and Mondavi, Quiet Man irish whiskey, new canned cocktails, and Kinky Liquers just to name a few.  Local art is on display and for purchase. Check out our treasure chest deals on loot and booty! Like us on FB!  Call, email, or stop by today! Special ordering in all departments available with notice. Check out our winners’ wall!  We had a $1500 payout on Powerball this week! Cheers from Shot Time Liquors iVIVA 79852! 

Espresso ... y poco mas! 
Start your day at the best little coffee shop in town.   Our breakfast and lunch menu offers all cooked to order items and the freshest food in the Ghost Town.
We always have fresh croissants and other pastries, Big Bend Roasters coffee anyway you like it and usually there’s a special of the day.  Try our version of eggs Benedict and you’ll be back for more.  Everything is super fresh. We pack picnics to go, too!
This week’s special is a migas plate.  Don’t miss it!
Enjoy comfortable outdoor seating, free wifi and a place to call home while in Terlingua.  It’s a good place to meet new people, and get tips for your visit to the Big Bend.
7:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. daily.  Start your day with us!

Taqueria El Milagro
The very best and freshest tacos in the Ghost Town plus amazing sides, and a fun atmosphere!  
Eat in or take out!   We often add specials!
Big Bend Citizens’ Alliance Workshop
The Big Bend Citizens’ Alliance will hold a Workshop to discuss and propose changes to our Bylaws and the Policy & Procedures on Thursday, May 2nd at the South County Emergency Response Center. The workshop will begin at 6PM. We are a public charity supporting the Terlingua Community Garden, Canyon View Community Park, Terlingua Recycles, Voices from Both Sides, Terlingua Visual Arts, Ghost Town Charities, Terlingua Dark Sky Alliance, and Terlingua Cares. All are welcome to attend this Workshop. For more information, email secretary.bbca@gmail.com with your questions. See you there!  

Jeff Haislip says THANKS!
I would like to extend a very special Thank You to all involved in the Voices Fundraiser! Thanks High Sierra! Viva George Goss! Too many to mention those who donated and the very generous bidders! It was a great success! Let’s have a fun and safe Fiesta picnic style May 11!

This Week at La Kiva
Wednesday, May 1st - Tim Relleva hosting Open Mic
Thursday, May 2nd - Chet O’Keefe with his guitar
Friday, May 3rd - Tim Relleva with Rock ‘n Roll, with Karaoke with Clayton
Pizzas, Steaks and Burgers as usual with Fish ‘n Chips on Thursday and Friday.
We are looking for Kitchen and Bar Staff at all levels.

Pup of the Week - Chloe! 
Chloe is a super sweet, mellow pitbull mix that is ready to find her forever home. She is well behaved, house trained and walks perfectly on a leash. Chloe gets along great with dogs of all sizes and is respectful of the cats in her foster home. She loves attention and is looking for a keeper who will have lots of time for her. Chloe is spayed and fully vaccinated. For more information on this special gal, please email mmwesttx@yahoo.com

Help Wanted
Full time or part time house keeper. Housing opportunities available for full time position. Come by for your application at Chisos Mining Co Motel.

THIS SATURDAY, MAY 4TH!! FIRST ANNUAL GREEN DESERT LIVING RANCH ROAD CLEANUP!! 9AM-9:15AM MEET UP.. BY 9:30AM WE WILL BE OUT STARTING OUR CLEAN UP!! AFTERWARD COME HANG OUT AND ENJOY AN APPRECIATION MEAL AT GREEN DESERT LIVING! 
Bring yourself, wear lightweight & bright colored clothing for easy visibility to vehicles that may be travelling on the Ranch Road! 
We will be providing the following: Water, Gatorade, 30 GALLON TRASH BAGS & (S, M, L & XL) Gloves!! We are gonna go until it gets too hot!! (So until about high noon.) After the cleanup head on back to GREEN DESERT LIVING for BBQ & hang out appreciation meal. All meats(brisket & chicken) will be provided BY US if anyone wants to bring sides to go with the meats that is totally optional and up to y'all.   May the 4th be with you as we help our beautiful Terlingua Ranch Road get some cleanup love that is so deserved.      FYI: KIDS WILL BE PRESENT!!!    Don't like seeing trash or debris on the Ranch Road?  Join us & come be apart of a great cause!PLEASE SHARE TO SPREAD THE WORD!

Earth and Fire Gallery is proud to welcome our new Guest Artists for the 
month of May:  Molly Dumas, Julie Braswell and AleKsandra Chapman.  Oh, 
the fun we'll have!

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