Tuesday, October 17, 2017

TERLINGUA MOON – Oct 17, 2017

by Terlingua Thinking Team!!!

 “As long as we keep learning there is hope.¨- Voni Glaves

 India's World is open again.  You never know what treasures she has till you stop by.  Across from the Cottonwood!

 We are having our annual book fair at the Terlingua School Library Oct. 30th - Nov. 3rd.  8:00 to 4:00.  Extended hours on Oct. 31st. until 7:00 for Family Night.  The "theme" this year is Wild-West Book Fair  Saddle Up and Read!

 Countdown to Terlingua Screamin Green Scene Fashion Show, Oct 28, we will be walking the runway with our Recycled Clothing/Jewelry/Accessories. If you want to model and or create, please get in touch with Molly Dumas or Kathy Wisdom via facebook. So please come join us for the this event.  Fashion Show starts at 6:00 at the Boathouse followed by the Auction/Raffle of fabulous donations, thank you Terlingua and Alpine for making this a success.

 This Week at The Starlight
Line 'em up! Starlight Dinner Menu. Starlight's Full Bar. Starlight staff. Starlight Art. Starlight patrons!!!!! Starlight entertainment:
Monday: Ghost Town Porch Dawgs
Tuesday: Uh Clem
Wednesday: Crystal Allbright
Thursday: The Whitmores
Friday: John Whipple's Wide Open Mic
Saturday: Chet O'Keefe
Sunday Movie Night: Tom Griffith 5 - 7 p.m. followed by the movie Airplane I @ 8 pm
Monday: Hank Erwin
Plus: eYe of the Beholder. The photographs of Erik Walker, Jen Pena, and Molly Dumas through Nov 19.

High Sierra – Year of the Hippie Music Bash -  Friday - Sunday
Friday line up
       2-5 pm    Rodney Joe Smith song swap
       7 pm        The Desperado Rose Band
       12-1 pm   Josh and Dillion
        1-2            Tom Griffith
        2-4            Open mic with Rich n Miranda
        5-7            Dr Fun
       8 pm         The Laven's
        11           Gospel Brunch in memory of Dr Doug and Jimmie Whipple
        2-5          Rodney Joe Smith   song swap
        7pm        Jeff Haislip and Mark Utter  Come and join us for good eats and good music

Flea market Sat 9-2 pavilion Jackass Flats, 22 miles north of Terlingua on Highway 118.  Bring treasures to sell or give away and find new ones!

Tuesday Ladies Night Oct. 17 6:30 to 8:30   Attention ALL Crafty Gals.  Forming a monthly get together for all women who craft.  Big Bend Church in the Fellowship Hall

 Canyon Brew @ FFOC – It’s that time of year….come & get your Pumpkin Spice Latte!  If you haven’t tried our homemade Muffins & Cinnamon Rolls yet……it’s never too late!  We also offer Toasted Bagels, Espresso, Latte, Cappuccino, Macchiato & Chai. Fall hours have started – Now opening at 7am…!  Bring Your Own Mug & Save a Buck…!!

 Espresso ... y poco mas! 
Hours:  7:30 a.m until 2 p.m. daily.
We serve  Big Bend Roasters coffee - keeping it local from Marfa and the best anywhere!  We always make the best fresh burritos,waffles, meatloaf sandwiches, rubens, salads and homemade pastries.
We do have daily specials, too!  Everything is cooked to order and the freshest you'll find anywhere.
Come enjoy the views, the newspapers, the free wifi - all located in the Ghost town.

 Local Art for Chili Fans and More!
Ten local artists will show and sell their work at this year's Tolbert-Fowler Chili Cook-off the first week of November. You can meet them and see their work with your admission to the cook-off. Dates and times will be announced soon. The artists are: Zoey Sexton, Michele Billings, Dani Bottenfield, Molly Dumas, Jack and Alice Knight, Anne Roberts, Enrique Salazar, Larry Short, and William Wilson. They are being hosted by Kathleen and Paul Ryan, who have supported local visual artists for several years.

Draftex LLC - Design work for south Brewster County. Contact Jeff Gavin: 830.739.6986 or draftexllc@gmail.com.

Terlingua Recycles! You can too! Interested in knowing more? Send us a FB message "Terlingua Recycles." Already recycle and want to help a bit on the other end of things? Maybe once a month or once a year or some interval in between? That would be awesome. We can use all the hands we can get and every little bit helps. You can also call 830.739.6986. Thanks for helping to keep Terlingua GREEN!

Many Stones now has the new wonderful Many Stones Chili packets,
young hens now laying $10.00 each, guitars, and lots of new plants and
rock bead jewelry Ring has made the last month. Eggs $3.00 a dozen.

 Raffle tickets are on sale now at Marguerite's quilt shop and from local teachers – THESE ARE BEAUTIFUL QUILTS!

"The Tangled Web" - Debra F. Guerrero will be showing at Earth and Fire Gallery from October 19th to November 2nd.  Her work is inspired by the seasonal holidays of Halloween, Samhain, and Dia De los Muertos.  A multimedia show including paintings, weavings and much more. Our closing reception will be November 2, from 5 pm to at least 8 pm at the gallery in the Ghost Town. Point to note - the reception will be a closing reception for Debra, an opeing reception for Anne Roberts, and we will have a celebration of all of our locals who have passed on the past year. Sadly we have lost too many.
           " Out Flew the web and floated wide,
             The mirror crack'd from side to side,
             'The curse is come upon me!' cried
                    The Lady of Shalott."

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.

 A huge THANK YOU to the Terlingua Preservation Society (with all of those great Shelby Cars) for supporting local organizations (Terlingua High School, Activets and Terlingua Fire & EMS)  with HUGE checks in the amount of $32,000!

 Shot Time Liquors
 Hours: 10am – 9:00pm, Monday – Saturday, Closed on Sundays
Come in and check out our store!  October Specials:
American Born Apple Bourbon, 750ml - $25.50
 Jim Beam, 750ml - $20.00
 Please Like Us on Facebook!

The Orionid meteor shower is visible throughout October, but it hits its peak on the nights of the 20th and 21st of October.  That's when it's possible to see between 15 and 30 meteors every hour.  Even if you don't catch it on those dates, the meteor shower continues until around November 7th.

 A 64-year-old hiker died at Big Bend National Park this week. Officials with the park say Kent Green was hiking on the Lost Mine Trail when he collapsed. Visitors tried performing CPR until emergency personnel arrived at the scene along with U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents, according to the release. However, park officials say efforts to resuscitate were not successful and Green died at the scene. "Big Bend National Park's staff wishes to send sincere condolences to the friends and family of the deceased, and thank all visitors who rendered assistance," the park said in a statement.

La Kiva hosted its first chess club get together on Sunday, October 8th.  Members will be playing tournament games whenever possible for the rest of the month.  A board is almost always available at La Kiva if you like chess, and often a worthy random opponent.  In that regard: a big thank you to Chuck Roach for sparking an interest here 2 years ago!

Community Lunch 12:00 – 2:30 PM Friday 20th October 2017
Tortilla Soup !!!  in the Terlingua Ghostown, Family Crisis Center of the Big Bend
Hot Line: 1-800-834-0654
Phone: 432-371-3147 Se habla Español

Alex is a 4 year old female border collie who is super friendly with people, smart as a whip, highly intuitive and knows a number of commands. She was surrendered from a home and has impeccable house manners. She likes most other dogs and is spayed, chipped and up to date on her shots! For more information about any pet in the Alpine Shelter, email heatherthemule@gmail.com

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Vol. 28, No. 40   October 10, 2017   By MaeWestern
"Weather forecast for tonight: dark." --George Carlin

23rd Annual Terlingua Music Bash

23rd Annual Terlingua Music Bash is The Year of the Hippie!
October 17-23rd
Events each day. Watch for Posters for Details.

This Week at the Starlight!
Another great week of food, drink, friends, music, art and movies! Don’t forget “eYe of the Beholder” – the photographs of Erik Walker, Jen Pena and Molly Dumas - will be on exhibit through November 19.
Here’s this week’s musical/ movie lineup:
Monday (Columbus Day) 10/9: Chet O’Keefe
Tuesday 10/10: Uh Clem & Friends
Wednesday 10/11: Jeffro’s Song Swap with Marc Utter
Thursday 10/12: Pat O’Bryan
Friday 10/13: Sarah Burton
Saturday 10/14: Gary Gorence
Sunday Movie Night: Monty Python & The Holy Grail @ 8 pm
Monday 10/16: Porch Dawgs

Slim Fest Three
Four months from now, February 8 – 11, The Starlight is pleased to again be the venue for Slim Fest three. Advance tickets are $75 for the weekend or $40 per night. Thursday and Sunday are no charge. Be sure to get your tickets and accommodations early as last year’s festival sold out for Friday and only 12 tickets were left for Saturday. This year the number of tickets is capped at 175. The Starlight will be exclusive to Slim Fest ticket holders on the 9th and 10th of February. Go to www.faroutbooking.com to get your tickets now! Among those playing this year are Carolyn Wonderland, Guy Forsyth & The Hot Nut Riveters, The Alan Munde Band, Doug Moreland & The Flying Armadillos, Dana Louise & The Glorious Birds, The Jitterbug Vipers and more! Honoring the late, great Slim Richey on what would have been his 79th birthday.
Hope to see you soon!

The family of Susan Haire will be here Saturday, Oct. 14th to release Susan’s ashes from atop Pepper’s Hill at noon.
All who knew this precious woman are welcome to attend.
From Gordon, Susan’s husband:
“Two years ago, I realized that 2017 would be the 30th anniversary of our arrival here in our desert paradise, and we planned to return to celebrate with old friends. After she was diagnosed with cancer, she wanted her ashes spread here.”
Susan Morris Haire
June 5, 1950—Dec. 29, 2016
She was my best friend, lover, soulmate, wife.
Susan leaves behind our wonderful daughter, Michelle Cedillo, son -in-law Richard Cedillo Jr, grandson Richard Cedillo III, Granddaughter Kimalee Cedillo, great granddaughter, Aliza, granddaughter-in-law Danea Cedillo, Brother, Larry Morris and sister-in-law Laura Morris.

TUES , OCT 31, 6:30 PM
OPEN MIC (contact Mark Lewis)
We may even get a visit from THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN & HIS BLACK TEAM of HORSES ?!!

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.

Wanted: Calendar Vendors
If you would like your business to be a vendor for the upcoming 2018 Terlingua Artists Calendar, you can pre-order your first copies now. To order, please send your request to TVA facilitator Mary Diesel at spottedslinky55@gmail.com or call 432-371-2999.
Vendors have a choice of paying up-front for calendars, or of collecting funds for Terlingua Visual Arts, to be picked up monthly from your place of business. All proceeds go to Terlingua Visual Arts, a non-profit committee of your Big Bend Citizens Alliance. TVA promotes local artists and their work, makes display supplies available to local artists, and arranges art shows and classes for the community. Thank you!

Becoming Mechanic Services
Lights going on in our brain is a good thing, however when they go off on your dashboard it isn’t so good, most of the time they are indicators of something really simple like a misaligned gas cap or leaky gasket. There a difference between flashing lights and steady lights and often times these indicate the severity of the issue so don’t ignore the lights. The good news is that you can easily have the issue checked without costly computer diagnostics. Antonio has the experience and willingness to  help you get your vehicle back in tip top condition. Give us a call today for rates and schedule (432) 371-2694 or (432) 294-0128.  Remember “United We Stand - Divided We Fall.”

Espresso ... y poco mas!

Hours:  7:30 a.m until 2 p.m. daily.
We serve the  Big Bend Roasters coffee - keeping it
local from Marfa!  We always make the best fresh burritos, waffles, meatloaf sandwiches, rubens, salads and homemade pastries.
We do have daily specials, too!  Everything is cooked to order and the freshest you’ll find any where.
Come enjoy the views, the newspapers, the free wifi - all located in the Ghost town.

5K Fun Run/Walk
5K Fun Run/Walk Fund raiser for Alpine Food Pantry and Alpine Public Library. Saturday, October 14.  Registration at 8 AM, Fun Run/Walk begins at 9 at the Alpine American Legion Hall on Sul Ross. This is a color run/walk and plenty of color will be thrown from 4 stations along the route!  Drumming group and Square dance group will provide entertainment and music.  FFA and Doug Fox will have delicious brisket plates for purchase at the Legion Hall after the run/walk.
If you want to donate and don’t want to walk, write a check out to the Food Pantry of Alpine.

Ride 4 Trails
Ride 4 Trails was established in 1997 by some Big Bend National Park employees. Most these employees have moved to other parks or passed away. This is the 20th Annual Ride4Trails. Please join us new route, new games, and new band.
Details here:  http://www.ride4trails.com/services.html

Fashion Show
We are 3 weeks out for the Screamin Green Scene Fashion Show.  Not too late to create your recycled outfit/hat/jewelry, so please join in on the fun.  Another reminder, this Thursday, October 12th at 2:00 at the Boathouse is a gathering to check things out, connect with one another and brainstorm on our annual Green Scene. We will have sign up sheets for fashionista’s to fill out, also you can contact Molly Dumas at mollyd57@hotmail.com  if you leave a local phone # she will contact you, also facebook Molly Dumas or Kathy Wisdom.  We are here to help and answer any questions.  Still looking for models, children, women & men.  Think about making your Halloween costume out of recycled materials, great project for the kids.

Why Wait Till It Quits Working

I have to go out all the time and bid on jobs that require being brought up to code. Do to service being reconnected, people trying to sell a house,
People seem to think there electric systems are not that important until some thing quits working.
They go get there vehicles oil changed and keep it maintained
If you have a loose connection in your house it can cause the electric bill to go up. lights just don’t work like they use to.
So many times I have people suddenly have a expensive repair bill that they could have avoided with a little maintenance.
If you have only 4 or 5 breakers running your house you probably need your electric upgraded.
you walk out to the meter and you have several boxes with breakers in them than you probably have some issues that wont pass code.
As a electrician I usually don’t add boxes to your service but will install a larger breaker box to accommodate the needs for the building.
for service call or estimate call 432-294-0282  Wayne Jones

Tuesday Ladies Night
Oct. 17 6:30 to 8:30   Attention ALL Crafty Gals.  Forming a monthly get together for all women who craft.  Big Bend Church in the Fellowship Hall.

India’s World
India’s World (across from the Cottonwood) is open again!  Stop by to see all the new stuff she has to offer.

Last Minute Low Budget Productions Next ProjectLMLB’s next project is a readers theater production of “Beyond Glory.” Eight Medal of Honor recipients from WWII to Vietnam tell their stories in their own words. Performances will be the Friday and Saturday night and Sunday afternoon of Veteran’s Day weekend. No memorizing, no acting to speak of, just a couple of rehearsals a week. Veterans (military, not theater!) especially encouraged. Read-throughs this Wednesday and Thursday at 6:30 at the Cinnabar Theater. Please spread the word! Call Scott at 2174 for more info.

Last Minute Low Budget Productions Talent Show
We had such a blast last night!  The house was full to overflowing with parents, children, and locals (and everyone admired the new seats).  There were seven talent entries, five of them from the school.  We had girl dance groups, a juggler, a musical duo with trained dog, a painting, and a magic act, which won first place. Ted Arbogast was the MC, and perfect for the job.  He was funny, played the ukulele for incidental music, and held up an “Applause” sign on cue.  Between acts he read a long list of the Student Council accomplishments.  The Council was the beneficiary of the donations, which added up to $396 at the end of the night, plus the winning act, which was the magic act, donated their $100 prize to the Council as well.
Scott ran the sound equipment and also laid out a spread of snack food, including lots of healthy fruit, which did a disappearing act as well.  Phil Crosby, who helped install the seats, was back doing a video and audio recording of the whole thing, some of which will be available on UTube.  Zoey Sexton volunteered and sat by the door explaining the voting system, passing out pencils and ballots, and collecting donations.
I think everyone would be happy to see this happen again next year.  I know I would.

9th Annual GREEN SCENE
The 9th Annual GREEN SCENE will be on Saturday, October 28th at the Terlingua Community Garden in the Ghost Town! This year will be a GREEN SCREAM -- spooky costumes encouraged! Live demonstrations start at 11AM at the Farmers’ Market Building. Don’t miss the Recycle Fashion Show at 6PM and the Charity Auction at 8PM! All proceeds benefit the Terlingua Community Garden and the new Learning Garden at the Terlingua public schools.
Anyone interested in becoming a vendor, performer, or demonstrator should email terlinguagreenscene@gmail.com as soon as possible. We still have a few spaces left, but time is running out!

Meet Bronson
Bronson is a 6 year old chocolate lab who is mellow, good with other dogs, and happily independent. He requires a cat-free home but is otherwise easy-going. For more information about any pet in the Alpine Shelter, email heatherthemule@gmail.com

Commissioners Court Oct. 11 Meeting Agenda
1. Invocation, Pledge of Allegiance
2. Public Comment -- Comments are limited to 3 minutes per person. Pursuant to the Texas Open Meetings Act, the Court is limited in its ability to respond to comments
3. Minutes / additions / corrections / approval
4. Recognitions & Announcements
5. Treasurer’s Office
    A. General Bills / Discussion and appropriate action
    B. Financial Reports / Updates, discussion, review and appropriate action concerning the following:
Specified Activity Report
Cash Flow Predictions
Budget Analysis Usage Report
Receipt File Listings
Cash Report
Grants Reports
Payroll Reports
Check Register
Personnel/Overtime Reports
Other Financial Reports as Requested by Commissioners
    C. Other general administrative & procedural matters related to Treasurer’s Office / Discussion and appropriate action for work of Treasurer’s Office to go forward
6. Brewster County Auditor / Monthly Reports
7. Officials’ Monthly Reports
8. Commissioner Precinct 4 / Amendment for paving the parking lot on the North side of the Alpine Public Library which was approved on August 22, 2017, by Commissioners Court / Discussion and appropriate action
9. Road & Bridge Department / Community Facilities
    A. Road & Bridge Superintendent’s Report, General updates on maintenance and repairs for all county roads & state of County Roads System; road materials including, fuel, supplies including usage & inventories & future needs; budgetary matters; equipment including heavy equipment (maintenance repairs, future needs, replacement and additions), pickups, trailers and other light vehicles and accessories, and small equipment (usage, future needs), equipment rentals; facilities (yards in Alpine, Marathon and S. County), cattle guards, fences and other means of containing livestock; safety issues and equipment; and community facilities (assistance with maintenance and other related issues); assistance to other governmental entities and emergency responders; personnel issues (vacancies, new hires, discipline, performance, safety and other general personnel matters); permits for boring or trenching for utilities across County Roads / discussion and appropriate action
    B. Discussion and appropriate action for general work of Road & Bridge Department to go forward
10. County Emergency Management Office
    A. General Reporting including: Recent emergency responses; emergency planning update; recent work with cooperating emergency responders: (ESD #1, all VFD’s and EMS); update on needs, programs, training, recent work with other governmental entities; equipment for emergency response and updates regarding needs, maintenance, repairs, replacement and additions; emergency management issues related to burn bans; emergency management issues related to communications & public information; emergency management issues related to County insurance coverage; personnel issues related to emergency response, exercises & drills; matters related to pending & future Homeland Security & FEMA Grants and other funding, matters related to 911 EMS in County and matters related to 911 & 911 addressing / Discussion and appropriate action
    B. CASI & Original Terlingua International Championship Chili Cook-offs / Update on Mass Gathering Permits for Chili Cook-offs / Discussion and appropriate action
    C. Approve X80 - Black Camera Kit, X80 Echo - Wireless Motion Sensor & Repeater with External Sensor Kit, & 12 Volt 9 Amp-Hour Sealed Lead Acid Rechargeable Battery for X Series from Buyboard Vendors / Discussion and appropriate action
    D. Discussion and appropriate action for general administrative work of the Emergency Management Department to go forward
11. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service / Recommendation from Rebel Royall, District Extension Administrator, District 6, to accept of Kloey Cargill as the new Texas A&M AgriLife County Extension Agent, AgriLife and Natural Resources / Discussion and appropriate action
12. Sheriff’s Office
    A. Request to trade a county vehicle to purchase a new vehicle from Asset Forfeiture Account and one vehicle form impound account / Discussion and appropriate action
    B. 2018 Sheriff’s and Constable Fees / Discussion and appropriate action
13. RCI / Discuss and consider RCI’s Proposal to Scan and Tag Update Fixed Asset Management Program (FAMP) / Discussion and appropriate action
14. County Credit Cards / Policy recommendation from external auditor / Discussion and appropriate action
15. Approval of Contract for acquisition of West Texas Food Bank property on Hwy 90 / Discussion and appropriate action
16. Schedule next Regular Commissioners Court Meeting on October 25, 2017, at 9 am
17. Adjourn

Please print out your Terlingua MOON to pass along to others!

Email your submissions for the Terlingua MOON to terlinguamoon@gmail.com

Submissions must be received by noon Monday to be included in that week’s edition. 

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

The Terlingua Moon
3 October 2017 --Vol. 28, #40

This week’s Moon brought to you by Ghost Writers on the Sly. 

Last Minute Low Budget Productions
FREE Backstage passes --  One Day Only
Hey kids! Our talent show is coming up next Thursday. We need help with cleanup backstage on Wednesday At 9:30 AM.
Questions?  Contact Sarah Bourbon at bourbon@bigbend.net
Come help out! Many hands make light work!

Can you dance an Irish jig?
 Or tease your hair up Dallas big?
 Can you rattle off limericks?
 (Without sex or politics)?
 Can you play the kazoo?
 Maybe bongo drums too?
 How about impressions?
 Or funny expressions?
 Wistfully whistle Dixie?
 or be magically tricksy?
 Make balloon weiner dogs?
 Or ribbit like frogs?

 Everyone's special, it's true
 There's something unique you can do
 So don't be ungallant,
 Come show off your talent
 You might even win some cash too!
 WE NEED YOU! Thursday October 5 at 6 pm, LMLB will produce a community talent show at Cinnabar Theater. Providing cash prizes of $100, $75 and $50 for the winners voted by the audience. In lieu of admission or concessions, we will be collecting donations for the Terlingua School Student Council. To sign up to perform (family-friendly, please), please contact Scott at escottwatkins@gmail.com or 371-2174. If you want to donate food or beverages for the audience or performers, or help with the show, please contact Sarah Bourbon at 432-386-3178. 

We know Christmas seems like a long way off, but it’s really right around the corner. We are looking for volunteers to help with the Christmas program at Barton Warnock Visitor Center.  Our dedicated volunteers Resa Michaud Callahan & Glenda Luttrell have moved on and will not be here this year. These are big shoes to fill, but we know there are some good candidates out there. We will need some help coordinating dance groups, choir, refreshments and other entertainment from groups in our community. The program is usually about the second week in December so we need assistance in the few weeks leading up to that. Call Amber at the BWVC for questions or if you need more information, 432-424-3327.

The Big Bend High School Junior Class THANKS all community members, parents, staff, and students that helped make our Homecoming Pep Rally, Kids Fun Run, 5-Miler, and Concession Stand a great success. We had over 50 participants in the 5-Miler and about 30 kids completed the Fun Run. Special thanks to Jill Jones for her help at the concession stand, Ted Arbogast with the tunes, Betina Kearns, Juanita Mendoza, Rachel Crockett, Christin Orren, and Ellen Quigg out on the course, as well as, the Terlingua Fire & EMS and Deputy Ben for their support. Go Paisanos!!!

Let's bring Ride Share to Big Bend!  I'm driving and referring with Uber and Lyft to recover from my medical expenses and loss of income from a mountain bike wreck in Lajitas (broke my collarbone and had to have surgery/can't work as a massage therapist).  If you've ever thought about driving for them, if you do it now and use my referral links, it will help me out!  You can drive for both simultaneously!
Thanks!  Sally Bug

There is a new Emergency Notification system for Brewster County via the Brewster County Web site in both English and Spanish.  Web  Site: http://www.brewstercountytx.com/hyper-reach/  You need to SIGN UP for the service that will notify you of AMBER alerts, hazardous traffic or road conditions, weather emergencies, boil water advisories or evacuation notices, etc. YOU MUST SIGN UP FOR THE SERVICE!

 At Jackass Flats Terrymar Pavilion  --   Bring a DISH and a CHAIR, a SONG and or an INSTRUMENT .   Feature musician and welcome home JIM KEAVENY!!!  all musicians welcome , set in build a circle ... WHAT MAKES THE HARVEST MOON DIFFERENT FROM OTHER FULL MOONS?   There are just a little over 12 complete Moon cycles every year, on average (there being about 29.53 days in a synodic month). The Harvest Moon isn’t like the other Moons. Usually, throughout the year, the Moon rises an average of about 50 minutes later each day. But near the autumnal equinox, the difference is only 30 minutes.   Additionally, the Full Harvest Moon rises at sunset and then will rise very near sunset for several nights in a row because the difference is at a yearly minimum. It may almost seem as if there are full Moons multiple nights in a row!

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.

Draftex LLC - Design work for south Brewster County. Contact Jeff Gavin: 830.739.6986 or draftexllc@gmail.com

Fire Up! The Starlight is hiring. Want to work with a great team and fix terrific food for the best residents and visitors a town could have? email terlinguastarlight@gmail.com Attn: Diego and send us your resume. Or stop by The Starlight (side entrance) between 2 and 5, any day of the week, to pick up an application or drop off your resume.

Terlingua Recycles! Hey friends - the recycling effort here in Terlingua has been terrific as far as folks dropping off their recycling at the center. Cardboard, plastic, aluminum, tin, etc. What we could really use is some help once a month when we take our recycling bins into the recycling center at Big Bend National Park. That's where we sort through our bins to get the right items into their bins. It may seem like we should just have to get a front-loader and dump them over but you'd be surprised what people put into the bins. Yes we take plastic but the plastic containers can't be 1/4 full of last week's milk; and the tin or aluminum cans can't have remnants of cat food . . . the cleaner your recycled items the better. But, bottom line, we need a few more volunteers - JUST ONCE A MONTH 😊 It's typically the last Thursday of the month - we meet at the center around 8 and we get back around noon. You can ride with one of the other volunteers or drive your own car (we like carpooling - keeps that footprint down)! In addition to the increased amount of recycling (YAY) our volunteers diminish over certain months as they beat the desert heat. Please consider a few hours of your day on October 26 - mark your calendars now! Be at the center (right behind Terlingua EMS) at 8 and let's get 'er done. Many hands make light work. If you can't make a several hour commitment once a month, we could also use help any day of the week. If you're driving by, just stop in and see if anything is out of order (bins closed, no trash lying around . . . if something's out of place, give us a call. If you have questions, send us a message on Facebook at Terlingua Recycles or call 830.739.6986. And an ongoing THANKS to Jim and Barbara Hines who haul the bins into the Park 9 times out of 10.

Saturday Oct. 7 from 10am 3pm Terlingua Ranch Community Church will have a fund raising yard sale at the church grounds on Church Road, a short left turn off the Ranch Road a mile or so before getting to the lodge area. Camping supplies, large metal mail box, nice luggage, large upright and medium chest freezers, vacuum cleaners, Ladies Schwinn bicycle, electric cement mixer, large TV, books (mainly self help), lounge chair, office chair, many other items. Free iced tea.

Becoming Mechanic Services: 
Winter is Coming, time to winterize your car. If your vehicle has been in low water crossings it is a good idea to check your differentials and transfer cases for water contamination. Our cars and trucks help to keep us secure - let's keep them in good running condition. Call today for rates and schedules: (432) 371-2694 OR (432) 294-0128.

Desert Sports 
We now have sign up sheets for people wanting to join in the fun for the Screamin Green Scene Recycled Fashion Show, October 28th at the Boathouse at 5:30 p.m.  Still looking for designers and models.  Don't forget about the meeting at the Boathouse October 12th at 2:00.  Please join us. 
Shottime Liquors
 Hours: Monday – Saturday 10:00am – 9:00pm, Closed on Sundays
Come on in and check out our October Specials!
Please like us on Facebook!

El Dorado
Thursday:  come join us with Ken as he spins your favorites from he 60 to the 90s
Friday:   Dave Dershem 730
Saturday: Doctor Fun 730

The Starlight is going to have a  great Rocktober - hope you do as well! Thanks to everyone who came out for Skirt Night (and to the gals who turned it into Mustache Night, too! Our grand prize winner was Ed Sullivan!
In addition to this week's great music, it's the last week for SNAP! The photographs of Carey Kelley and Beth Doolittle. This coming Saturday, there will be an artists reception for our next show: Eye of the Beholder - the work of Erik Walker, Jennifer Hogue Pena and Molly Dumas. 5 - 7 p.m. 
This week's music:
Monday, 10/2: Scott Walker
Tuesday, 10/3: Uh Clem
Wednesday, 10/4: Dave Dersham
Thursday, 10/5: The Whitmores
Friday, 10/6: Matt Ward & Bonnie Montgomery 
Saturday, 10/7: Elli Perry PLUS Artists Reception for Eye of the Beholder - the work of Erik Walker, Jennifer Hogue Pena and Molly Dumas 5-7
Sunday, 10/8: Movie: Tin Cup with Dennis Quaid
Monday, 10/9: Chet O'Keefe

Brewster County Commissioners Court public notice
Thursday, October 3, 2017 at 11 am Brewster Coutny Courhouse commissioners courtroom 6th and Cave E Alpine. Agenda to discuss and take action on County Treasurer Approve payroll for September 18 – October 1 and discuss appropriate action.

Earth and Fire Gallery
Come see us October 7 for Evin Hanke's Guest Artist Party starting at 7 pm! What a great way to kick off our new Fall Hours 9 AM to 6 PM! She'll be showing till the 18th of October, so come on by.

Chestnut just arrived to the Alpine Shelter. This big-eared little Chihuahua-papillon mix is 10 months old and ready to start livin’! He is friendly with people and dogs and has an appetite for adventure! For more information about any pet in the Alpine Shelter, email heatherthemule@gmail.com

Send all your news to terlinguamoon@gmail.com by NOON Monday for Tuesday's edition!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

The Terlingua Moon
September 26, 2017 ~ VOL. 28 #39

“Courage is being afraid but going on anyhow” – Dan Rather

Located at by Bee Mountain Hardware will re-open under new management. The opening for the store will be October 2nd. Come and meet the new owner and see what she will have to offer in the shop.  Custom t-shirts, koozies, jewelry and a women’s clothing accessories, refinished furniture and home decor. A little bit of everything so be sure to come and check it out!

THE STARLIGHT IS HIRING! The Starlight is interviewing for an experienced, well-qualified Line Cook. Must be able to work evenings and holidays and be a real team player to join our already terrific line up. Please send resume to terlinguastarlight@gmail.com Attn: Diego or come by the restaurant (side door/ Kitchen) any day between 2 and 5 to pick up an application or drop off your resume. Wages commensurate with experience.

Residential design work for south Brewster County. Contact Jeff Gavin: 830.739.6986 or draftexllc@gmail.com.

John Alexander PA reports he has limited 2017-2018 flu vaccine. Please call 432.424.3535, and leave reliable call back information. You will be called back to set up a time. $25.00. Remember the best prevention is frequent hand washing and not touching you face. Please cover when coughing or sneezing and stay home if you are sick.

Thursday - Ken 12-5 spinning his LPS fro the 50, 60s, 70s and 80s
Friday - Jeff Haislip and Mark Utter 730 pm
Saturday – Dr. Fun 730 pm
Sunday - Chet O'keiffe  730 pm

LONG DRAW PIZZA will reopen on October 4th!!!!

Has meteorite earrings and good eggs.

Please help us out this Thursday as we take September's recycling into the center at BBNP. Meet at the Terlingua Recycling Center behind the EMS station at 8 a.m. You're welcome to ride with one of the other volunteers or drive your own vehicle. We're usually back to Terlingua by Noon/ 1 p.m. Many hands make light work and we can really use your help. More and more folks are recycling (terrific) same number of volunteers minus a few who are away for the summer. For more info call 830.739.6986 or send a FB message to Terlingua Recycles.

It’s that time again! Saturday, September 30 – SKIRT NIGHT! Which of you guys has the best gams (or hams)? Judging at 9 p.m. Starlight Gift Card to the winner.  This week’s music:
Monday: 9/25 - Sarah Burton
Tuesday: 9/26 – Uh Clem
Wednesday: 9/27 – Jeffro’s Song Swap with Scott Walker
Thursday: 9/28 - Giulia Millanta
Friday: 9/29 - Pat O’Bryan
Saturday: 9/30 - Laird Considine (and Skirt Night)
Sunday Movie Night (10/1): MASH
Monday: 10/2 - Scott Walker
Have a great week and hope to see you soon!

We have received a number of complaints regarding the conditions in the construction zone, East of Alpine. Several motorists, including Sheriff Dodson, have had windshields chipped and broken by the vehicles and equipment working on the roadway. We have been asked to direct any complaints to the contractor, Dan Williams Company, 512-320-1410.

Quilts of all sizes, pillows, tote bags, wall art, jewelry, place mats. Stop by, you will be surprised at all the goodies in this store! 371-2292        Across from the stables in Study Butte

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.

Volunteers, Performers, & Demonstrators
If you would like to help us out, either as a volunteer, a performer, or a demonstrator, please email us today!
If you have an idea for a demonstration relating to sustainability and low-impact lifestyles, please tell us about it!
Anyone can be an instructor at the GREEN SCENE! How are you building your desert home or gardens? Just download the Demonstration Form from our website, and send it to us ASAP, either by snail mail or email!
Attention all musicians and fire spinners, jugglers and stilt walkers, dancers, singers and songwriters! Come out and show us your stuff! Share your talents and the fun!
We are so grateful to the many amazing people who donate their time and talents to help us raise money for the Terlingua Community Garden.
In addition to our eternal gratitude, volunteers get a free lunch during the festival courtesy of the Starlight Theatre Restaurant & Bar.
All proceeds from the GREEN SCENE Festival go to support the Terlingua Community Garden, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Check out our website for more information!

TERLINGUA SCREAMIN GREEN SCENE, added a South County Style Recycled Fashion Show, step aside Project Runway, 5 weeks away, time to get your recycled outfit put together for the Runway. Still looking for Designers and Models. The boathouse will be the venue for the fashion show and silent auction.  There will be a meeting October 12th at 2:00 at the Boathouse to check things out, sharing ideas, so come join in the fun.  At this meeting there will be a form for all fashionista's to fill out, you can also contact Molly Dumas at mollyd57@hotmail.com   You can leave a local phone # and best time to be reached, She will touch base with you, Facebook works too.  You can also contact Kathy Wisdom at 432-371-2463, leave a message I will return all calls, or FB me.

One person's recyclables...are raw materials for YOUR entry in the Green Scene Recycled Art Challenge. Recycle your plastic, reuse your paper, and re-purpose your dysfunctional stuff into ART! You can sell and keep the profit, or donate part or all to the Green Scene festival. Just bring your art piece to the Terlingua Visual Art (TVA) exhibit booth on the morning of October 28th. Enter as many pieces as you like! Sign-up is recommended but not required. To sign up ahead, click on this link:
​ Recycled Art Challenge Sign-Up Form
Have something to sell? Both private individuals and businesses may register as vendors at the Festival for just $20 each. Non-profit groups/charities are not required to pay the fee.
To be a vendor, please register as soon as possible (for best chance of getting a space, by October 1st) to participate on Saturday, October 28th, 2017.
Check out our website for the sign-up form and more information!
Demo your sustainable skills: If you have an idea for a demonstration relating to sustainability and low-impact lifestyles, please tell us about it!​ ​
Anyone can be an instructor at the GREEN SCENE! How are you building your desert home or gardens? Just download the Demonstration Form from our website, and send it to us ASAP, either by snail mail or email!​For the demo form and more info:

WINDOWS AND DOORS   Giving awy 20 steel commercial doors and 70 heavy, steel-framed windows with thick, opaque glass. Some of the windows are fixed, others open and come with matching aluminum screens. These are the windows and doors that were removed during the remodeling of comfort stations in the Park. You can view pictures on Maybe Later Ranch Facebook page.    Morris @ 371-2766

We would like to thank everyone for their support, donations, and recommendations, everyone has been super supportive of our re-opening of Becoming. We are here to help everyone get those cars and vehicles back on the road in a safe and economical fashion. We have had a huge interest in tire sales, so we are looking into that possibility.  Antonio specializes in heavy equipment repair as well as automotive repairs, with over 35 years of experience. We are here to serve the community both locals and visitors. Call today for schedule and rates: (432) 371 2694 or (432) 294 0128. And remember "United We Stand - Divided We Fall."

Everyone's special, it's true
There's something unique you can do
So don't be ungallant,
Come show us your talent
You might even win some cash too!
WE NEED YOU! Thursday October 5 at 6 pm, LMLB will be putting on a community talent show at the Cinnabar theater. We will be providing cash prizes of $100, $75 and $50 for the winners as voted on by the audience. In lieu of admission or concessions, we will be collecting donations for the Terlingua School Student Council. To sign up to perform (family-friendly, please), please contact Scott at escottwatkins@gmail.com or 371-2174. If you would like to donate food or beverages for the audience or performers, or help with the show, please contact Sarah Bourbon at 432-386-3178.
SOUTH BREWSTER COUNTY—Last Minute Low Budget Productions has announced that proceeds from their October 5 talent contest will go to the Terlingua High School Student Council.  Performers are being sought for the competition at LMLB’s Cinnabar Theater.  Cash prizes are being offered for the top three acts, and the voting will be done by the audience.
Donations to the Terlingua Student Council will take the place of admission, which will be free. Roadrunner Band director Ted Arbogast will serve as Master of Ceremonies and we anticipate performances by students and school staff.  The cash prizes, in the amounts of $100, $75, and $50, will be donated by LMLB.   The performances are scheduled to begin at 6:00--a change from previous announcements.
Anyone may apply to perform, but all content must be family-friendly.  The Cinnabar Theater is an intimate venue with good acoustics and theatrical lights.  It also has several rows of new honest-to-goodness theater seats, a donation from Llano.
To sign up to perform, please contact Scott Watkins at escottwatkins@gmail.com or 371-2174. To donate refreshments, please contact Sarah Bourbon at 432-386-3178.
Last Minute Low Budget Productions is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) community theater group that began putting on plays in the Terlingua area in 1989. Contact: Sarah Bourbon, 432-386-3178.

Thursday, September 28th at 4:00pm, Big Bend High School will kick-off Homecoming with a Kids Fun Run at the track, 4th graders and younger. Next, at 4:30pm all are invited to participate in a 5-Mile Color Run that will start in front of the library.  Runners/walkers will be splattered with colored powder, please wear something that you would not mind being dyed. The pep rally will follow at 6:00pm and there will be a concession stand. Please come and support your local cross country team and show your school pride. Homemade burritos!!!

As they do each fall, Mustangs will once again roar through the Big Bend, bringing 1960s-era Cobras, souped-up Shelbys, and Ford rarities to the normally quiet roadways of Brewster County.
Now in its ninth year, the four-day event based in Lajitas will draw about 100 people and more than 50 hot cars from all over the U.S. and Canada, and will run Wednesday through Saturday, Oct. 4-7.

Forming a monthly get-together for all women who do crafts: knitting, crochet, adult coloring, weaving, quilting, sewing or those that want to learn something new! First non-organizational meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 17, from 6:30-8:30at Big Bend Church in the Fellowship Hall. Spread the word, bring your favorite craft and hope to see you there!

With the return of cooler Fall temperatures, we're happy to announce we are open again all day all week from 9 am till 6 pm, starting the first of October with LOTS of new art work and products.  Everybody was busy over the summer.   In addition to Voni, Ricky, Larry and Dani's new art, Michelle has an entirely new group of paintings she is hanging today.  Linda has brought in a new line of handblown glass ware, 2 new ceramic lines, 2 jewelry makers, and some pretty outstanding pieces of metal art. Follow us on Facebook for all the latest! 
Come see us October 7 for Evin Hanke's Guest artist party starting at 7 pm!

LAS POSADA MILAGRO HOTEL & ESPRESSO …Y POCA MAS Hours:  7:30 a.m until 2 p.m. daily.
We serve the wonderful Big Bend Roasters coffee - keeping it local from Marfa!  We always make the best fresh burritos, waffles, meatloaf sandwiches, Rubens, salads and homemade pastries.
We do have daily specials, too!  Everything is cooked to order and the freshest you'll find anywhere.
Come enjoy the views, the newspapers, the free wifi, all located in the Ghost town.

Thank you, Sponsors! Terlingua Visual Arts would like to thank the local businesses and individuals who have pledged their sponsorship for our upcoming 2018 Terlingua Artists Calendar. If you have not been contacted and are interested in having your name listed on our sponsor page, the deadline is September 30th. Send your intention to Mary Diesel at spottedslinky55@gmail.com, or call Mindy Hamlett at 432-371-2678. Viva Arte Terlingua!

USA Today has a story on the Border Wall with video of each section
Below is the link to the video that describes the Big Bend Area -

Is a 1.5 year old female dog of wonderfully diverse pedigree. We’d only be guessing at her breed so let’s just call her wonderful!! Darby is a charming, gentle girl who weighs about 45 pounds. She is friendly with everyone, loves to play, is a great snuggler, and is gentle with both small dogs and children. Come rescue a great friend! For more information about any pet in the Alpine Shelter, emailheatherthemule@gmail.com



Please publicize this event.  Really, it should be an ongoing thing, but this week and this month are a great time to start.  It’s not a one-day thing, but tomorrow is the reminder. 
In putting out the word it’s important to remind people to FIRST make sure YOUR voter registration is up to date with your address, etc.  If you don’t have one apply for a new one.  In counties that have an Elections Administrator they are the Voter Registrars.  In Brewster County our EA is Irma Ramirez and she is located at the County Courthouse (432-837-9230).  In other counties without an EA, either the Tax Assessor-Collector or the County Clerk is the Voter Registrar.
Beyond getting your own registration up to date, some may be interested in registering others to vote.  You can do that by becoming a Deputy Voter Registrar.  Sign up for that at your county’s Voter Registrar.
Voter registration is a non-partisan activity.  Never before has it been as important for everyone to exercise this right.  Use it or eventually you may loose it.  Su vota es su voz!  Your vote is your vote! Mary Bell Lockhart, Brewster County Democratic Party Chair


Brewster County, TX Selects Emergency Notification Provider , Hyper-Reach Chosen to Help Protect Lives and Property 
09/19/2017/ Rochester, NY
Telephone-based mass notifications systems are used by thousands of public safety agencies across the US to warn citizens about local emergencies, hazards and other threats.  Now Brewster County announces that they have selected Hyper-Reach to help bring this same life-saving capability to the area.  The county expects to have the service fully operational by the end of October 2017.
The new emergency alert system will provide rapid notification of hazardous and urgent situations using a mix of telephone calls, text and email messages, and even TTY/TDD service for the hearing impaired.  In addition, Hyper-Reach provides Brewster County with access to the Wireless Emergency Alert system developed by FEMA, enabling broadcast text messages to most mobile phones made since 2011.  And there’s a free smartphone app for iPhones and Android devices that allows users to display and organize messages for specific addresses that are important to them.
“Our job is to protect the citizens of Brewster County as effectively and cost-effectively as possible.” said Dave Lambrix, Emergency Management Coordinator and Judge Eleazar Cano, County Judge for Brewster County.  “We reviewed all the major vendors for emergency notification service, and Hyper-Reach gave us everything we needed at an unbelievable price.  We’re really excited about this new capability.”
Hyper-Reach is a state of the art mass emergency notification system designed specifically for public safety.  The system sends thousands of telephone calls, SMS text messages and emails to geographically targeted households in seconds. A new feature sends broadcast messages to most current mobile telephones in an affected area.  And Hyper-Reach Anywhere is a smartphone app lets people monitor their home, office and other addresses they care about.
The County plans to use the service primarily for alerts about weather and environmental hazards, criminal activity, fires and missing persons.  Landline phones are automatically enrolled, but mobile phones are only included when people enroll.  Residents and people who work in Brewster County are encouraged to enroll now by going to the website http://www.usnear.org.  A county-specific enrollment page will also be available in the next few days. The internet access will be: http://hyper-reach.com/txbrewstersignup.html. We have also arranged a call in number for those without internet: 432-547-9951.
“We’re honored to have been selected by Brewster County to provide its emergency alerts,” said Sam Asher, President of Hyper-Reach.  “It’s gratifying to be part of an effort to save lives and protect property and we take that responsibility very seriously.”
About Brewster County Office of Emergency Management
The Brewster County Office of Emergency Management has a mission to protect the citizens of Brewster County.  Under the direction of Judge Eleazar Cano and Sheriff Ronny Dodson, the county provides law enforcement, emergency planning, 911, EMS and other vital services. 
About Hyper-Reach
Hyper-Reach (www.hyper-reach.com) is a mass notification system with over 12 years of experience in emergency messaging.  Hyper-Reach sends messages via automated telephone calls, text messaging (SMS), email, and social media, such as Twitter.  Other uses of Hyper-Reach include Amber alerts, toxic chemical warnings, and armed shooter alerts.  In addition to 911 centers, Hyper-Reach is used by law enforcement, educational institutions, and corporations.
For more information about Hyper-Reach, go to www.hyper-reach.com or call 855-266-8439 (855 2-Notify).


There will be no paper distribution this week

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Vol 28.  No. 38
September 19, 2017
by Million Point One sMiles

Remember.  When in doubt, use full throttle.  

It may not improve the situation, but it will end the suspense . . .

This Week at The Starlight 
Monday, 18th:  Utter Haislip
Tuesday: Uh Clem
Wednesday: The Whitmores
Thursday: Noosa Wilde
Friday: Pat O’Bryan
Saturday: To be announced
Sunday: Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid
Monday, 25th: Sarah Burton
Plus, SNAP! The photographs of Carey Kelley and Beth Doolittle on display through September 30th!   Hope to see you soon!

Lineup at the High Sierra
Thursday Ken Lee spinning LPs with favorites from the 60's 70's 80's and 90's
Friday Jean Caffeine 730
Saturday Dr Fun 730

Terlingua Community-Thursday, September 28th at 4:00 pm, Big Bend High School will kick-off Homecoming with a Kids Fun Run at the track, 4th graders and younger. Next, at 4:30 pm all are invited to participate in a 5-Mile Color Run that will start in front of the library. Come early to get your race number at the library. Runners/walkers will be splattered with colored powder, please wear something that you would not mind being dyed. The pep rally will follow at 6:00 pm There will be a concession stand. Please come support your local cross country team and show your school pride.

The Terlingua school board will meet this Wednesday at 6 pm at the high school. Everybody is welcome.

Attention all Brewster County Residents: If you receive an automated phone call from Brewster County asking for personal information in regards to attendance of a meeting please disregard this message, it is a SCAM!  Our phone carrier is currently working on the situation, we apologize for the inconvenience.    Judge Cano  Brewster County Judge

Betty Alex did us proud in her interview with KRTS Marfa Public Radio:

Hens for sale at Many Stones. Some two year olds and many six months old just starting to lay. Fresh eggs $3.00 per dozen. Several new guitars. New shipment of Cacti.

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.

On Saturday, September 30, Big Bend National Park will host a volunteer project in celebration of National Public Lands Day.  The National Park Service has also designated the day as a fee-free day, allowing all visitors to Big Bend National Park, or any national park, to enter for free. National Public Lands Day is a chance to join with hundreds of thousands of fellow volunteers at public land sites across the country to give back to the lands where we play, learn, exercise, and relax.  It is the country’s largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands.   Free and open to the public, those wishing to volunteer will meet park staff in front of the Panther Junction Visitor Center at 8:30 am.  Volunteers will work on a project to remove interpretive sign posts along two trails – Panther Path and Lost Mine Trail.  The work along Lost Mine Trail requires hiking a moderately strenuous, 4.8 mile (roundtrip) trail.  Panther Path is an easier 1/3 mile path.  The park will provide volunteers with tools, work shirts, gloves and water.  Volunteers should wear work clothing and close-toed shoes, be prepared for outdoor conditions, and bring a refillable water bottle and snacks.  A pizza lunch will be provided at 12:00 noon.  For more information, please contact Anna Marini at anna_marini@nps.gov or 432-477-1108.

The Brewster County Clerk’s Office will be closed on September 19, 2017, from 1:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M., to attend an AOP Certification Class. The office will open the following day at its regular business hours.
Burn Ban has been lifted indefinitely, effective September 12, 2017, for all of Brewster County!

Called Meeting of the Brewster County Commissioners Court .  Details here:  http://www.brewstercountytx.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Agenda-Commissioners-Court-Called-Meeting-September-20-2017.pdf

The Native Americans say "If you feel the wind from a birds wings you have been blessed". Wings Over Alpine is an up close and personal experience with Birds of Prey. See Hawks, Owls, Falcons, Vultures and Eagles in this presentation, which also includes a flying demonstration. Learn about how wildlife are the indicators of the health of the earth and what we can do, and not do, to help these magnificent birds thrive in the world that we share. This event will take place on Saturday and Sunday, October 7th and 8th, 2017 on the beautiful grounds at the Historic Kokernot Lodge Outdoor Amphitheater in Alpine, TX. We will have three demonstrations both days on Saturday and Sunday- 11am, 1pm & 3pm. It's FREE!!!

I work in Alpine, Marathon, Marfa, Terlingua, Study Butte, Terlingua Ranch, and Fort Davis.
I also will work on ranches around the try county area. New House, Remodel, Commercial 
Want to go off grid?   Need a tiny house wired?  Want to have a little power for your hunting cabin in the middle of no where?   I can help you with your off grid solutions. I can figure your basic needs and wants and give you a price and install it. I also work with a company that can solar to help lower your monthly electric bill.  I can also build services for your hunting cabin for power company to hook up to.  For estimates and designs call me.  432-294-0282
 State of Texas licensed     TECL27979    Wayne Jones

Shakespearian actor Johnny Stallings to perform Whitman’s Song of Myself 
Marfa Live Arts hosts Johnny Stallings, founding member of the Portland Shakespeare Company and founding director of Open Hearts Open Minds, to perform Walt Whitman’s Song of Myself on the Autumnal Equinox (Friday, September 22) at the Presidio County Courthouse lawn in Marfa. On Saturday, September 23, Stallings will teach a community workshop focused on Whitman at the USO Marfa Visitor’s Center. Both events are free and open to the public. 

TaizĂ© is an ecumenical monastic community located in the town of TaizĂ© in the Burgundy region of France. It was founded by Brother Roger Schutz when he purchased a small home there in 1940. Brother Roger’s home quickly became a sanctuary to countless war refugees seeking shelter. On November 11, 1942, the Gestapo occupied Brother Roger’s house while he was in Switzerland collecting funds to aid in his refuge ministry. Roger was not able to return to his home in TaizĂ© until the autumn of 1944, when France was liberated. Over time, the TaizĂ© community has focused on youth.  Today, over 100,000 young people make the pilgrimage each year to do community works and participate in the ecumenical services that have become the hallmark of what a TaizĂ© service is. Although the community is Western European in origin, it has tried to include people and traditions worldwide. They have sought to demonstrate this in the music and prayers where songs are sung in many languages. The TaizĂ© service is a worldwide reconciliation service that extends beyond doctrine, age, social economic status, and understanding to touch our hearts and open our minds. The service consists of meditation, music, song, sacred readings from many traditions, and chants in several languages.  Locally, our chants are led by Beverly Escuder, vocals, and accompanied by Carol Wallace on the piano. Our hope is that other musicians will join this celebration in the future. Traditionally, TaizĂ© music includes accompaniment by guitars, woodwinds and violins. Because of TaizĂ©’s longtime engagement by young people, we extend a special invitation to high school and Sul Ross University students. If transportation is an issue, contact Pam Cook at 432-386-5988 or pscook.herenow@gmail.com.   The entire community is invited to join us for this time of deep contemplation at 5:30 pm on Sunday, September 24, at St. James Episcopal Church located at 510 N. 6th St at Ave A in Alpine. A simple soup supper will follow, free of charge. 

Sebastian is a 1-year old, super happy and social little tanker of fun! In doggy playgroups at the shelter, Sebastian is playful with other dogs (let's wrestle!!!), but also responds to their cues extremely well (or not!!). He loves water and he’ll always stop what he’s doing if someone calls him over for a pet. For more information about any pet in the Alpine Shelter, email heatherthemule@gmail.com

Enrollment for 2018 Affordable Care Act (ACA) starts November 1 and ends December 15.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The Terlingua Moon
Sept. 12, 2017 ~ Vol. 28 ~ #37
By South County Mud Clowns

Sorry for the abbreviated format today. Our computer refused to cooperate so we borrowed one (Arrggh.)    

Purple paint might be on fence posts, tree trunks or (inside cities) on the property curbs. There are detailed specifics regarding this TEXAS LAW at http://codes.findlaw.com/tx/penal-code/penal-sect-30-05.html. Fines in Texas for ignoring the PURPLE PAINT law, may be as much as $500 or more. You’ve been warned.

*   Your Wylie water tank is tentatively scheduled to hit the road heading this way early next week.  Stay in touch with us.   *

The Elementary art class at Terlingua School needs empty plastic water or soda bottles for a Green Scene project? I can meet to pick them up, or they can be dropped off at the school. Thanks. Julie Braswell

"Brewster County Precinct 2 Commissioner Hugh Garrett will be in the Commissioner's Office at the South Brewster County Emergency Response Center from 2:00-5:00pm on September 14, 2017. Please come by!"

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.

Last Minute Low Budget Productions is holding a talent contest on October 5 at the troupe’s Cinnabar Theater.
The contest is opens to everyone of every age and there will be cash prizes for the winners. And the judges? That will be the audience, so hone your skills, put the band back together, tune your singing saw, whatever.
The performances begin (we hope) at 7:30. To enter contact scott@lmlbterlingua.org or 512-774- 7812.

The Starlight has many friends, family, patrons, and loved ones in the areas impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. For those who have made the trek to Terlingua to "dry out" or regroup before returning home, please let our hostess or wait staff know if you come in for dinner or drinks.  Here's the entertainment for this coming week.
This Week at The Starlight
Monday 9/11:  Laird Considine
Tuesday: Uh Clem
Wednesday: Jeffro's Song Swap with Laird Considine
Thursday: Moses
Friday: A Few Too Many
Saturday: Chet O’Keefe
Sunday: Movie Night! Men in Tights @ 8pm
Monday:  Utter Haislip
And, don't forget, SNAP! The photos of Carey Kelley and Beth Doolittle on display through September 30th.
The Starlight is hiring! The Starlight Theatre is interviewing for an experienced, well-qualified Line Cook. Must be able to work evenings and holidays and be a real team player to join our already terrific line up. Please send resume to terlinguastarlight@gmail.com Attn: Diego or come by the restaurant (side door/ Kitchen) any day between 2 and 5 to pick up an application or drop off your resume. Wages commensurate with experience.

Please join Ruth Jansyn's friend's and family as we celebrate her life and share memories. Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 1:00 to 4:00 at the Reform Church of Highland Park,
195 2nd Ave. Highland Park, NJ 08904. A second memorial will be held in Terlingua, TX in early 2018.

Espresso ... y poco mas! Hours:  7:30 a.m until 2 p.m. daily.
We serve the wonderful Big Bend Roasters coffee - keeping it local from Marfa!  We always make the best fresh burritos,waffles, meatloaf sandwiches, rubens, salads and homemade pastries. We do have daily specials, too!  Everything is cooked to order and the freshest you'll find anywhere. Come enjoy the views, the newspapers, the free wifi - all located in the Ghost town.

Becoming Mechanic Services: Antonio has over 35 years experience in automotive and diesel repair and service. O'Reilly Auto Parts will deliver parts to us every Thursday for free or we can order parts online from various other stores, your choice. Don't Become stranded, we can get you back on the road.  Call today for rates and schedule - (432) 371-2694 or (432) 294-0128

Otra Vez volunteers would like to say thank you to our community members! With your support, $500 was donated to help in Harvey relief efforts, as well as clothes being donated. The store will be open this Wednesday, but will then be closed for the next two weeks.

SAT SEPT 16th, 9:00 - 2:00  No cost for table, come and trade and have fun!!! Muscians welcome for music circle!!
The El Dorado/High Sierra Hotel, Bar & Grill:   Thurs 12-5 ken and LPS and then from 7-10 Chris
Fri  7-10 Jeff Haislip and Mark Udder; Saturday 7-10 Doctor Fun

All Energies has four Q-Cell 335 watt solar panels in stock for $265 each. Contact All Energies at
371-2950 or email casey@allenergies.net for more information.

Wyatt is a super cool 3.5 year old, friendly-as-can-be black lab mix. He’s been living in a not-adventurous-enough scene and is a tad overweight but he is eager to shed some pounds by adventuring with his new adopter. Wyatt is great with other dogs and will probably respect cats easily and quickly. For more information about him, or any pet in the Alpine Shelter, email heatherthemule@gmail.com

(Danged, silly computer …couldn’t get the picture to load, but email Heather and I’ll bet she can send you one.) 

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

TERLINGUA MOON – Sept 5, 2017
Vol. 28, No. 36
by Terlingua Thinking Team!!!

 “The bosom of America is open to receive not only the Opulent and respected Stranger, but the oppressed and persecuted of all Nations and Religions; whom we shall welcome to a participation of all our rights and privileges…”
George Washington

 The Rev. Juan Jose Bernal from St. Christopher's in El Paso. will celebrate Holy Eucharistic at Santa Inez in the Ghosttown at 5:30 on Sunday, Sept. 10. All are invited to attend.

FULL MOON POT LUCK  Jackass Flats Improvement Association
WED. SEPT 6TH @ 7:30

The September full Moon is usually known as the Full Corn Moon because it traditionally corresponds with the time of harvesting corn. It is also called the Barley Moon because this is the time to harvest and thresh ripened barley. Often, the September Moon is also called the Harvest Moon, but this year the Harvest Moon occurs in October. The Harvest Moon is the Moon that falls nearest the autumnal equinox; this full Moon provides the most light at the time when it’s needed most—to complete the harvest! Some other traditional September Full Moon names used by Native Americans include:
“Moon When the Plums Are Scarlet” by the Lakota Sioux Native Americans.
“Moon When the Deer Paw the Earth” by the Omaha Native Americans.
“Moon When the Calves Grow Hair” by the Sioux Native Americans

Hope everyone had a safe and happy Labor Day Weekend. Thanks to all of our guests - local and visitors - for making this one of the best weekends yet! Here's this week's music:
Tuesday: Uh Clem
Wednesday: Jeffro's Song Swap with Bryn Moore
Thursday & Friday (cause once is not enough): Jodi James & Clay Parker
Sunday: Summer Movie Night Meet the Parents, 8 p.m.
Monday: Laird Considine
Hope you'll come see us soon!

Summer Art Program
A flurry of art creations evolved from the 3rd Annual Kneeskern Art Camp! The young artists included Fallon Dayton, Shyla Garcia, Sabastian Rojas, Brooke Jenks, Anthony Patillo and Asa Reed. Thanks to the assistance of Caelan Devine-Ryan and the teaching of Mary Paloma Diesel who shared her passion for Papermaking with us. Crystal Allbright led a journey into Claymation Animation and Light Painting. A multitude of appreciation goes to the Casa de la Cultura, Espresso…y Poco Mas, Desert Sports, Big Bend Resort & Adventures, Kathy Wisdom and the Starlight Theater!! iViva Eyeball!

Becoming Mechanic Services: Automotive and Diesel repairs with over 35 years experience. Major and minor, large and small, Antonio can fix them all. Roadside service available. Call for rates (432)371-3764 or (432)294-0128.

 There is a 2nd public hearing on the proposed 2018 Brewster County budget on Thur, Sept. 7 at 9 a.m.

La Posada Milagro Espresso ... y poco mas! 
Summer hours: 7:30 am -1:00 pm until Friday when we will go back to being open until 2.
We serve the wonderful Big Bend Roasters coffee - keeping it local from Marfa!  We always make the best fresh burritos, waffles, meatloaf sandwiches, rubens, salads and homemade pastries. We do have daily specials, too!  Everything is cooked to order and the freshest you'll find any where. Come enjoy the views, the newspapers, the free wifi - all located in the Ghosttown.

 Canyon Brew @ FFOC – Start your day with a custom-made Coffee…!!   Thinking about coffee, but it’s a HOT summer day.  How about a Cold Brew Coffee on ice…?  We also offer Muffins, Toasted Bagels, Espresso, Latte, Cappuccino, Macchiato & Chai. Don’t forget – bring your own Mug and save a Buck!! Opening at 7am.

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.

Little Burro Country Store
SEPT 1 We will be OPEN again on SUNDAYS 12:00-4:00. Come on out !!! Shop, sit on the porch, visit a little. Indulge in Ice cream, soda, a game of Checkers !!!

The Wylie water-catchment tank load will be called in this week.  It's usually only a few days from order until delivery. There is space for at least one more tank on this load.  Call us if you want to claim that space.  371-2506

Shot Time Liquors open M-Sat 10am-9pm.  Check out or newest items in the Smoke Shop and the Medicine Cabinet!  Also, come down and get your LighterBro, bro!  They’re in stock with a lower price! And locally made ice!!!   Our SEPTEMBER TO REMEMBER sales event at Shot Time is now offering deep discounts through 9/30/17(as supplies last) on the following:  Cazadores Reposado tequila-litres, Jim Beam white bourbon-750ml bottles, R&R-litres, and American Born Apple Bourbon -750ml  (made with real Washington apples).  We now carry tobacco and accessories, , adult novelty, stemware, liquor, beer, wine, ice (which is now half off with any purchase of a 30 pack of beer. Viva Terlingua!

 DB's Rustic Iron BBQ is open! And yummy! Thank you for your continued patronage.

Marfa Live Arts Honors Walt Whitman
On Friday, September 22, on the lawn of the Presidio County Courthouse in
Marfa, Marfa Live Arts presents actor Johnny Stallings who will perform
Whitmans epic poem Song of Myself. The performance will be at 7pm. On the following day, Saturday, September 23rd, Marfa Live Arts will hold a Walt Whitman workshop taught by Stallings focused on Song of Myself at the Marfa
Visitor’s Center. The workshop will provide opportunity to discuss the work and
its cultural and personal significance. Both events are free and open to the
community. For more information see: www.marfalivearts.org

Green Scene Fashion Show, October 28th at The Boathouse.  Time is ticking away, so get you creative juices flowing to create amazing clothes/hats from recycle materials:  to name just a few, bottle caps, cardboard, paper, pop tops, recycled material to turn into new fashion.  Still looking for models, children, women & men. See ya there

Desert Sports  Your Big Bend Adventure Connection
22937 FM 170, PO Box 448, Terlingua, Texas 79852
888.989.6900 or 432.371.2727
info@desertsportstx.com      www.desertsportstx.com

Market Coordinator needed:  Duties include distribution of posters, signs, setup and cleanup before and after each Market.  For more details contact: terlinguacommunitygarden@gmail.com

 The Starlight Theatre - Restaurant & Saloon is looking for an experienced line cook with great attitude and willing to work weekends and holidays. Pay commensurate with experience. Stop by the kitchen (side door of Starlight) between 2 and 4 daily to pick up an application. You can also send your resume toterlinguastarlight@gmail.com Attn: Diego. Please, no phone calls. Thanks!!

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, 2017, at 8:10 am at the High School flagpole.

National Preparedness Month
September is National Preparedness Month. Our nation sets aside this month to remember the challenges we have overcome and reinforce the need for all to be prepared for disasters and emergencies. Being prepared is a shared responsibility; it takes the entire community. This September, I urge all Texans to commit to accomplishing the following simple tasks:
Learn about hazards in your community and how to properly prepare and respond to them
Build an emergency kit
Make a communications plan
Get involved in community preparedness by volunteering
Every incident and disaster, whether natural or manmade, presents us with unique elements and often unexpected consequences. Don't be lulled into thinking that the last big disaster was as bad as it could get, as there just may be another record waiting to be broken.

9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance
September 11, 2001, forever changed our country. We lost friends, neighbors, and family members, but we gained a new sense of unity; a reminder of belonging to something bigger than ourselves. We realized a need to reevaluate our perspective towards emergency management and homeland security, and in doing so, became stronger. As we have pieced together a new strategy to protect and defend our nation, the effects have been felt not only at the national level but also at the state and local levels; in surges of volunteerism alone, this new generation has answered the call to service. As another school year begins and we settle back into our familiar routines, it is imperative that we do not forget what we experienced 16 years ago. September 11, while a tragedy, brought with it solidarity, patriotism, and a reminder that tomorrow is never a guarantee. That dark day inspired communities across the nation to face the challenges of a global society head on. We remember those we lost, but do so in a way that our children understand the meaning of these words: Duty, Honor, Country.
David Lambrix, EMC-MEP, Brewster County, Office of Emergency Management

 U.S. Representative Will Hurd released the following statement regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA.
“There is no doubt that our immigration system is broken. Congress must provide a permanent, legislative solution for children brought here through no fault of their own.  We should create immigration policies that strengthen our economy and keep Americans safe, which is why I look forward to working with my colleagues to make a permanent, legislative solution that allows people who have only known America as their home, to stay and continue contributing to our Nation's culture, economy and history.”

Smokey is an 18-month old pit bull mix who is wonderfully well-mannered. He gets along with everyone he meets – human, small human, and all other dogs - and is a real snugglebug. He walks wonderfully on a leash, is perfectly housetrained and will do anything for a treat. Smokey was rescued from the Fort Stockton shelter and is being fostered in Alpine. For more information about him, or any pet in the Alpine Shelter, email heatherthemule@gmail.com

Okay folks, quit telling me that you don't know what the purple painted posts mean.
It tells me that you don't read, or refuse to pay attention to the laws in Texas.
Or the state you live in if it adheres to this law. Ignorance of this can, and will, land you in jail. If you consider ignorance "bliss"?
Well I guess you'll just blissfully sit behind bars, waiting for bail..
I, and others, have posted on various pages many times about this law over the past few years.  Please help us in spreading this information. Btw, a little purple every 1,000 feet is better than plastic littering the land. Imo..
Marty Lehde