Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Terlingua Moon
20 September 2016
Vol. 27, No. 38

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe. John Muir
Due to the tardiness of this week's Moon, and this editor takes full responsibility with sincere apologies, we weren't able to let you know about the Pancake Supper Fundraiser for the San Vicente 8th Grade Field Trip to NYC which was Tuesday night (20th). If you'd like to make a donation, please contact Nola at nlafayette@svisd.com

Big Bend Valley Volunteer Fire Department - Check out the new website for the Big Bend Valley
Volunteer Fire Dept. located on the American Legion Road off Hwy 118. They are looking for
committed volunteers.  https://bigbendvalleyvfd.org/

From our neighbors in Boquillas! October 8 – The Day of the Good Neighbor! -Hola amigos, les estoy recordando que se está acercando la fecha de celebrar el día del buen vecino. Esta vez en el lado Mexicano en Boquillas. Si algunos de ustedes quiere participar con algún puesto, de artesanías, comida, arte manualidades o actividades artísticas. Puede hacerlo, sólo comuniques con nosotros en esta dirección. Tendremos misica, invitados de todas las comunidades vecinas, amigos de Big Bend y hasta carrera de burros. Animate y participa!

Hello friends, I am remembering that it's getting closer to the date to celebrate the day of the good neighbor. This time in the Mexican side in nozzles. If some of you want to participate with some post, crafts, food, art and crafts or artistic activities. You can do it, only to communicate with us in this direction. We'll have music, guests of all communities, neighbors, friends of big bend and even donkey race. Cheer up and participates!  Boquillas Community

Resale Shop - Resale shop open every Thursday & Friday from 1-6, located between laundromat and party barn, lots of great finds, come on down and see me. Every Friday is craft day, kitting, beading, crochet, weaving, coloring, sewing, bring your project, let's hang out and inspire each other. Bring a chair. Kathy Wisdom

The Terlingua Community Garden will be raffling off three awesome prizes at the GREEN SCENE on October 22nd! For just $10 per ticket (3 tickets for $25) you could win a 400W solar power kit ($750 value) or a Sun Oven solar cooker ($300 value) or a large radial clothesline ($200 value). Tickets are available from Green Scene volunteers or at the following businesses: Cottonwood Store, Terlingua Ranch Lodge, All Energies, La Kiva, and Shot Time Liquors. For more info, email terlinguagreenscene@gmail.com or call Sara at 371-2902.

Big Bend Ranch State Park Closures:  Please go to TPWD’s website to find out the dates for this year’s annual temporary closures at Big Bend Ranch State Park this Fall/Winter. http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/big-bend-ranch/park-hunt.  Inquiries can be directed to Sean Dugan at the Sauceda Ranger Station (432) 358-4444, Nathanael Gold or David Long at the Barton Warnock Visitor Center  (432) 424-3327.

From Commissioner Hugh Garrett, Brewster County, Precinct 2: The Brewster County Groundwater Conservation District will hold a public meeting in South County on Thursday, September 22, 2016, at 6:00pm in the Red Patillo Community Center in Study Butte. Come join the discussion.
Also: I will be at the Commissioners Office in the South Brewster County Emergency Response Center on Thursday, September 22, 2016, from 3:00-5:00pm. Please come by and have a conversation regarding South County issues and concerns and to discuss the future of the human race.

Wylie Water Catchment Order: The truck-load of Wylie brand water tanks is waiting on you.  Please call 2506 and reserve your tank(s). 
Wylie, a family business that originated in Texas is the gold standard in farm & ranch supply since the 30s. 
All tanks have a 5-year guarantee, and they last much longer than that.  Call us to compare prices, specs and sources.

Starlight Theatre
The Starlight has openings for kitchen help, hosts and bar-backs. Please stop by the Starlight any day of the week between 2 and 4 (side door please) or email terlinguastarlight@gmail.com.
This week's musical lineup! Hope to see you soon!
Monday 9/19  Jeff Haislip
Tuesday 9/20  Uh Clem
Wednesday 9/21  Laird, Tim, and Taylor
Thursday 9/22  Tim Relleva
Friday 9/23 Imaginary Band
Saturday 9/24 Ted Arbogast
Monday 9/26 Jeff Haislip

This week at High Sierra:
Saturday - Dr Fun plays on the balcony @ 7 PM
Sunday - Pablo Menudo plays @ 8 PM
Come watch your favorite NFL games while drinking the coldest beer in town!

This week at La Kiva...
Karaoke on Tuesday, Laird and friends on Thursday, Moses Martinez on Friday. 
New food items, come check 'em out!
Still hiring a cook and a dishwasher. Come in and see us. 
Viva La Kiva!

SHOT TIME LIQUORS:  We have new items in the store. Green Scene Raffle Tickets can be purchased in the store. Come get tickets while they last, October 22, 2016 is coming fast! We proudly support our local producers. Come check out our wares: music, glass, art, beer, and even ice for home use or wrapped as gifts. And way more coming soon! Visit us anytime Mon thru Sat 10am to 9pm. 371-3155, like us on Facebook at Shot Time Liquorz -n- Beerz!

Haircuts, color, pedicures and more! Desert Expression Beauty Salon - 229-70 FM 170 in Terlingua.
September 20, 21, & 22; September 27, 28, & 29; October 4, 5, & 6; October 18, 19, & 20.  Call Kaci Kothmann at 325-456-5983 or stop by for your appointment. 

DB's Rustic Iron BBQ (next to Chisos Mining Company Motel)
Thur-Fri-Sat, 11am-till sold out.
Sun. 11am- 3pm
Brisket, Ribs, Turkey Breast, pulled pork and Sausage, with sides and fixings.
Thursday is birdsday after 4:30 pm..
Check us out on FACEBOOK, TRIP Advisor and Yelp.  We appreciate your patronage!  Don B.

TERLINGUA TOOL RENTALS & STORAGE UNITS Jimmy Taylor, owner 371-2621 Shop & Store Locally...handy 1/2 mile drive up S County Road.

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.

Deep Tissue/Sports Massage  Sally Martin, Gypsy LMT, Yoga Teacher and Life Coach will be here from Austin offering deep restorative work September 24-26 at Desert Lotus Healing Arts by appointment only.  If you haven’t received her amazing work, check out her reviews.

Cody arrived at the Alpine shelter on 9/6/16 after an extended period of transition from his original home but he has already earned a Most Improved Pet award through his play group outings. Cody was pretty shut down towards both dogs and humans when he first arrived but he has been thriving in play group with other playful dogs of all sizes and temperaments- growing more confident every day! We are loving this transformation! Cody is less than a year old and is a heeler-retriever mix, a beautiful guy who needs a patient family that will continue his training and socialization, giving him the exercise and bonding he needs. 
Cody can be adopted for only $50 until October 1st.  Please email heatherthemule@gmail.com for more info on Cody or any of the pets at the Alpine shelter.


Finally – if you have a friend or neighbor without a computer, please print out a copy of the Moon and give it to them if possible.  We will not be distributing hard copies of this week’s Moon.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016


TERLINGUA MOON  Vol. 27 No. 37  Sept. 13, 2016  By MaeWestern

"I believe in practicing prudence at least once every two or three years." -Molly Ivins

Flu Shots!
John Alexander PA has a limited number of Flu Shots. $30.00.
Please call 432-424-3535 to schedule a time.

This Week at La Kiva
Tuesday- Karaoke
Wednesday- Jim Mazurkiewicz Polka Band
Thursday- Hogan & Moss - fish and chips food feature
Friday- Come help us celebrate Mexican Independence Day! Chuy is DJ-ing and we will have great food and drink specials all night.
Saturday- Steak Night
Sunday- Flavored Margarita Features
On Thursday, 9/15, we will be holding open interviews all day for a variety of positions for the coming season. If interested, come see us in the office just off the patio.
Viva La Kiva!

Espresso…Y Poco Mas 
Located in the Ghostown @ La Posada Milagro Guesthouse
serving breakfast and lunch every day!!
Hours: 7:30am-1:45
We will have Chiles Rellenos as a Special!!
We also have the best coffee and food in town!

This Week at The Starlight
Monday: Bruce Salmon
Tuesday: Uh Clem
Wednesday: Elizabeth Lee with Pat obeys and Trevor Hickle
Friday: Laird Considine & Friends
Saturday: Stephanie Nilles
Monday: Jeff Haislip
Hope to see you soon!

Meet the Teachers
Big Bend High School invites all parents of high school students to a faculty meet and greet on Thursday, Sept. 15 at 6 at the high school. Light refreshments will be served from 6-6:30. Teachers will speak to the parents about goals and expectations for the students starting at 6:30. At 7, there is a Senior Gear Up meeting for parents of the senior class. Parents are urged to attend.

Desert Expression Beauty Salon
229-70 FM 170
Terlingua, TX 79852
Hair cuts, color, pedicures and more!
September 20, 21, & 22
September 27, 28, & 29
October 4, 5, & 6
October 18, 19, & 20
Call Kaci Kothmann for your appointment.
325-456-5983
Walk-ins Welcome

Water Tanks and State Law
So far, only 3 small WYLIE tanks are confirmed on the current truck-load. Call 371-2506 with questions, or to put your name on the list.
Prices remain an average of $50 less then they were earlier this year, but are subject to increase if the price of oil goes up.
And, here is an INCENTIVE for us to present to our County officials:  The Texas Legislature allows the exemption of part or all of the assessed value of the property on which approved water conservation initiatives, such as rainwater harvesting, are made (Texas Tax Code § 11.32). Individuals planning to install rainwater harvesting systems are encouraged to check with their respective county appraisal districts for guidance on exemption from county property taxes. For more TEXAS rain-harvesting news and regs, go to http://www.texrca.org/resources/links/

Earth & Fire Gallery Opening
Earth & Fire Gallery is please to announce its opening on Saturday, September 17 from 6pm - 8pm for our newest guest artist, Jackie Lugo. Jackie is a trained designer with a degree from Florida State University. Her fruitful career had taken her from NYC to London to LA when she decided to take a break from it all to explore new creative outlets. The pull of the desert was so strong Jackie just had to stick around Terlingua for awhile.  These days she can be found weaving in the desert, having dance parties on the desolate roads, strumming her ukulele at sunset, hiking around Big Bend to refuel, meditating during yoga at sunrise, and exploring new mediums and techniques to continue challenging herself. Earth & Fire Gallery is excited to feature her very creative work. Come meet Jackie and see her beautiful creations Saturday from 6-8 pm at the Earth & Fire Gallery in the Ghost Town!

Randoff’s Big Bend BBQ
Randoff’s Big Bend BBQ Will Be Open Friday and Saturdays Only For Lunch Beginning Sept 30, 11am-2pm or Sold Out! Come and Taste Why We Are “BBQ With A Bend”!
Located In The Oasis Lodge at Far Flung Outdoor Center.

Shot Time Liquors
We have new items in the store. Green Scene Raffle Tickets can be purchased in the store. Come get tickets while they last, October 22, 2016 is coming fast! We proudly support our local producers. Come check out our wares: music, glass, art, beer, and even ice for home use or wrapped as gifts. And way more coming soon! Visit us anytime Mon thru Sat 10am to 9pm. 371-3155, like us on Facebook at Shot Time Liquorz -n- Beerz!

Sponsorship for Terlingua Artists Calendar
Many local businesses in the area have supported our Terlingua Artists Calendar now for two years. Their backing makes it possible to create another calendar and promote other art events this year!
This week Terlingua Visual Arts will be mailing pledge cards to local businesses and other interested parties offering sponsorship for the upcoming 2017 calendar. Look for yours in the mail, and if you don’t receive one and would like to be a sponsor, contact Mary at the Terlingua Visual Arts Facebook page or at 371-2999. Your name or business name will appear on the calendar showing your support for local artists!

DB’s Rustic Iron BBQ
Located next to Chisos Mining Company Motel
Thur-Fri-Sat, 11am-till sold out. Brisket, Ribs,Turkey Breast, Sausage, with sides and fixings.
Thursday is birdsday after 4:30 pm.
Check us out on FACEBOOK , TRIP Advisor and Yelp
We appreciate your patronage

Green Scene
The Terlingua Community Garden will be raffling off three awesome prizes at the GREEN SCENE on October 22nd! For just $10 per ticket (3 tickets for $25) you could win a 400W solar power kit ($750 value) or a Sun Oven solar cooker ($300 value) or a large radial clothesline ($200 value). Tickets are available from Green Scene volunteers or at the following businesses: Cottonwood Store, Terlingua Ranch Lodge, All Energies, La Kiva, and Shot Time Liquors. For more info, email terlinguagreenscene@gmail.com or call Sara at 371-2902.

All Energies
All Energies has Suniva 285W solar panels in stock for just a dollar a watt! Made in the USA. Stop by our highway workshop on 118. We accept cash, checks, credit/debit cards, and PayPal. We recommend you bring a friend to help you load them. For more information, email Casey@allenergies.net or call 371-2950.

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.

Midsummer Night’s Dream Garden Party
SAVE the DATE! Sunday, September 18,  4 pm, the annual Midsummer Night’s Dream Garden Party at the beautiful Hotel Limpia in Fort Davis. Enjoy live Elizabethan music, appetizers and cash bar, and a spectacular production of excerpts from William Shakespeare’s famous play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, presented by Sul Ross theatre students under the direction of professor Dona Roman. Free program sponsored by the Friends of the Jeff Davis County Library. Drawing tickets for outstanding items from local artists and businesses will be sold at the post office lobby, beginning tomorrow, mid-day. STAY TUNED FOR DETAILS!

New Data on Eminent Domain
From Glenn Hegar, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts: Eminent domain. It’s one of the oldest and most controversial powers governments have, the power to seize or use private property for a “public good.”
The Texas and federal constitutions both stipulate a landowner subject to eminent domain must be compensated — but that’s not the same thing as having a say in the decision.
Of course, some use of eminent domain is inevitable and even essential. Without access to private land, we wouldn’t have roads, sewers, electric power grids and pipelines. But a power this sweeping is one that should be watched very carefully indeed.
The number of entities with eminent domain powers has risen sharply over the years. Literally thousands of entities in Texas, both governments and private companies with delegated authority, claim some form of eminent domain power.
To get a better handle on the extent of eminent domain in Texas, my office assembled the first-ever online database of entities claiming this power in Texas. This week, we’re unveiling that database.
It contains more than 5,000 entities, including cities, counties, school districts, special-purpose districts, pipeline and energy companies, water supply corporations and other public and private entities. For each, you’ll be able to view:
the entity’s name and contact information;
the date upon which the entity claims to have been authorized to exercise eminent domain authority;
whether the entity filed a condemnation petition in calendar 2015;
the projects or purposes for which the entity holds eminent domain authority; and
the provisions of the law granting the entity authority.
This is clearly an area in which transparency is essential. Knowing who can use eminent domain is a first step to ensuring that this important but potentially oppressive power is used wisely and well.
For more information, please visit our online eminent domain database.

Brewster County Job Opening
Brewster County is currently hiring for an Emergency Management Coordinator. For more information and an application please follow the link below to our website.
http://www.brewstercountytx.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/september-2016-EMC-Job-Description.pdf

Full Moon Potluck
                             SEPT 16th
         Closest moon to the Fall Equinox !!
    This should evoke some spectacular dishs !
     7:00 PM @ the TERRYMAR PAVILION
         Bring a chair, & dish or music ......
             Can’t wait to see you ;)
The Full Moon nearest the autumnal equinox is named the Harvest Moon since, during this month, the Moon helps the
harvest by providing more light at the right time than other Full Moons do. Learn more in our article about the Harvest Moon.
In years when the Harvest Moon falls in October, 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 the ripened barley.
“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

Regarding the Events of Sept. 8 in Alpine
On behalf of Brewster County, it is with heavy heart and extreme sadness that I want to reach out to our community during this difficult time.  While the events of the day are truly tragic, we all know they could have been much worse.  I would like to thank all first responders, AISD, teachers and administration, as well as students whom may have helped prevent the situation from escalating.  Our thoughts and prayers are with all those directly affected by today’s events.  Rest assured, the community at large feels your pain and the healing process will be a community wide initiative.
 Respectfully here to serve you,
 Judge Cano

West Fest and Cabrito Cook-Off
Date: September 17, 2016
Saturday, September 17, 2016 West Fest in Marathon, Texas at the Post Park
Event:  West Fest
What happens: Cabrito Cook-Off, Dance, Margarita mixing contest, and live music all day

Terlingua Tool Rentals & Storage Units 
Just a half mile down S County Road. Jimmy Taylor, owner 371-2621. Save yourself a trip to Alpine & back, rent locally. Only 2 storage units left, reserve yours soon.

Terlingua Project Photo Shoot 
Just a note to remind those of you in Terlingua that the photo team will be back in Terlingua in about 2 months to complete the Terlingua Project that we started in May this year.
If you haven’t seen the fine art prints we provided to the folks that participated, ask one of those folks to show you what they got for letting us photograph them in May. If you don’t want to participate the prints may change your opinion of why we do this.
We had a team meeting tonight and we’re very excited about our next visit. I will continue to provide additional info as the date gets closer. From Terry & the Terlingua Project Team

Terlingua Community Garden
How do YOU want to be involved in the future of the Terlingua Community Garden?
As we move to the next level of local, organic food production, (it’s always getting easier!) we want more people to be growers and either share in a common space or rent their own garden space.
In addition, there are always supporting roles that need people behind them. Are you good at record keeping and financials? Would you like to run the Farmer’s Market? Love social media? Are you coo-coo for compost? Passionate about art?
There’s a place for you in THIS community.
Did you know we have received a grant for $11,000 to further improve the infrastructure and expand our educational opportunities?
Stay tuned for our next garden information meeting and then join us there with your ideas!  Follow us on facebook at “terlinguacommunitygarden”.

Public Notice
Called meeting of the Brewster County Elections Commission
Wednesday, Sept. 14, 9 am at the Brewster County Courthouse, Commissioner Courtroom
AGENDA
To discuss and take action as appropriate on the following:
1. Elections Administration / Vacancy in Position of Electrions Administrator
   A. Executive Session pursuant to Section §551.074, Government Code, VTCA, to discuss the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, compensation, or dismissal of a public officer or employee (This session will include screening of applications, if appropriate, and interviews, if appropriate)
   Reconvene in Open Session
   B. Discussion and appropriate action resulting from Executive Session

Welcoming Prayer Workshop in Alpine
From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM on Saturday, September 17, St. James Episcopal, 501 N. 6th St in Alpine will host a workshop on the Welcoming Prayer that is open to the Big Bend community. Advance registration is recommended by emailing or calling Pamela Cook at pscook.herenow@gmail.com or 432-386-5988. Registration is $25, but scholarships are available. A continental breakfast and snacks will be provided. Bring a bag lunch.
The Welcoming Prayer is a prayer for letting go in the present moment, in the midst of the activity of ordinary life.  It helps to destabilize the emotional triggers of the false-self and to heal the wounds of a lifetime by addressing them where they are stored - in the body.  It affirms that God, the Indwelling Presence, is always with us no matter what is happening, no matter what our experiences.  We are able to find our way back to Yes - Yes to God, Yes to life, Yes to embodied participation.
This day-long workshop will include contextual teachings on the human condition; the triggers created by the false-self system; actual practice of the prayer, Centering Prayer, community sharing; nuances and fruits of the prayer; and a 40-day booklet to take home to support your practice after the workshop. No experience with Centering Prayer or other forms of meditation is necessary.
The workshop will be presented by Pamela Begeman, Director of Communications for Contemplative Outreach. She co-creates and facilitates many of the Contemplative Outreach worldwide online retreats, programs and publications. She is a commissioned presenter of both Centering Prayer and the Welcoming Prayer. Her daily spiritual practices root her in the present and Presence while being an active wife, mother and professional. She lives in Austin.

Meet Biscuit
Biscuit’s about two years old - a heeler/terrier mix who was found as a stray. Maybe he is part Bassett with his legs? In any event, a perfect mutt!! Biscuit is a very friendly little guy - loves attention and would probably be great with kids. He plays very well with other dogs at the shelter. Biscuit can be adopted for $50 until September 24th. Adoption fees include spay/neuter, vaccines, and a microchip. Biscuit, and all the other pets at the Alpine Animal Shelter, can be found on Petfinder at: https://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelter_id=TX1202 Any questions or for more info, please email heatherthemule@gmail.com

Border checkpoint tension makes for engrossing ‘Transpecos’:
http://www.star-telegram.com/living/article100035032.html

High mountain bunchgrass in Texas BBNP proposed for Endangered Species Act protection:
http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2016/guadalupe-fescue-09-08-2016.html


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• Next week’s Moon by Patchouli Gulch Gal •



Tuesday, September 6, 2016

The Terlingua Moon

6 September 2016 --Vol. 27, #36

Next week’s Moon by Mae Western

 

The GREEN SCENE 
The Terlingua Community Garden is excited to announce that this year's GREEN SCENE will start at 11 AM at the Farmers' Market Building, and continue into the starry night!  We are currently looking for volunteers, demonstrators, and vendors. We hope that you will join us in making the 2016 GREEN SCENE a fantastic event for the whole community! Get involved today! Send an email to terlinguagreenscene@gmail.com or call 371-2902. We're also on Facebook, and check out our websitewww.terlinguagreenscene.com for lots of photos and info!  All proceeds from the GREEN SCENE Festival go to support the Terlingua Community Garden, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization..

 

Green Scene Parade update.  We are recycling items to make musical instruments. Items can be dropped off at my resale shop located between party barn & laundromat on Thursday's & Friday's between 1-6. Items we are looking for: coffee cans w/ lids:, 5 gallon buckets w/lids:, water jugs like from H2O to go, tubes you mail posters in, fishing line, ribbon, bells, oatmeal containers w/ lids: paper towel rolls: old guitar strings, Pringle chip cans w/lids: So please don't throw theses away, thank you for your contributions.  Kathy Wisdom

 

Starlight Theatre this week:

Tuesday 9/6:  Uh Clem

Wednesday 9/7:  Trevor Hickle

Thursday 9/8:  Jeffro & Crystal

Friday 9/9: Bruce Salmon CD Release Party with Bruce, Trevor Hickle, & Mark Utter 

Saturday 9/10 5:30 - 6:30 Keeping The Stars Bright over the Big Bend presentation. A joint effort of Big Bend Ranch State Park and The Big Bend Conservation Alliance.  Music with Matt Ward will start around 7.

Monday 9/12:  Bruce Salmon

 

The San Vicente 8th Grade Class would like to thank everyone who contributed to the bake sale last Friday. We raised a generous amount that will help us in reaching our goal of visiting New York City. Big thanks to Rick Page and the Cottonwood Store for allowing us to set up shop for a couple of hours.

 

Big Bend High School will be hosting a Patriot Day and Texas First Responders Ceremony at the high school flag pole on Friday, September 9, at 8:00 am The community is invited to attend and show their appreciation for our local first responders. 

 

Big Bend National Park Launches Second Year of Every Kid in a Park Pass - Fourth Graders and their Families Eligible for Free Access to Public Lands and Waters NationwideBig Bend National Park encourages all fourth graders to visit the park for free this year as part of the Every Kid in a Park program. The program gives fourth grade students, and those accompanying them, free access to more than 2,000 public lands and waters nationwide for a year. Visit  www.EveryKidinaPark.gov to download the pass and get more information.

TERLINGUA TOOL RENTALS & STORAGE UNITS Jimmy Taylor, owner 371-2621 Only 3 storage units left, reserve yours today.

 

Earth & Fire Gallery will have an opening on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 6 - 8 pmRicky, a long-time Terlingua resident will be opening with his lovely jewelry from local stone and his rock paintings! Jackie, a visitor that has decided to stay and make a life in Terlingua, will be showing her wonderful weavings! Come on out and see these new Earth & Fire Gallery artists, in the Ghost Town next to Terlingua Trading Company!

 

TERLINGUA RECYCLES - All hands on deck! The next recycling run will be Thursday, September 15. Barbara and Jim Hines are again pulling the recycling trailer but we could still use more hands. If you can join us, we usually pull out of the Terlingua Recycles location (just behind Terlingua EMS on 170) around 8 and get back around 1. Ride with one of us or drive your own vehicle if you can only stay a short while - everything helps including keeping the bins in good order in between Recycling runs. On a side note, please stop and pickup aluminum cans, plastic bottles and the like if you see them strewn along the road. Let's minimize this carbon footprint and Keep Terlingua Beautiful.! If you need more information, post a message on Terlingua Recycles Facebook page or call Jeff at 830.739.6986.

 

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.

 

Desert Expression Beauty Salon

229-70 FM 170  - Hair cuts, color, pedicures and more! September 6, 7, & 8September 20, 21, & 22September 27, 28, & 29October 4, 5, & 6

October 18, 19, & 20.  Call Kaci Kothmann for your appointment.  325-456-5983  Walk-ins welcome. 

 

SHOT TIME LIQUOR We have new items in the store. We proudly support our local producers. Come check out our wares: music, glass, art, beer, and even ice for home use or wrapped as gifts. And way more coming soon! Visit us anytime Mon thru Sat 10am to 9pm. 371-3155, like us on Facebook at Shot Time Liquorz -n- Beerz!

Randoff's Big Bend BBQ will be Opening for lunch  11 am - 2 pm  or 'till Sold Out Friday-Sunday starting Friday September 30th! Come and Taste our New Specialty Items that makes Us " BBQ with a Bend"Located In The Oasis Lodge at Far Flung Outdoor Center !

 

Rio Grande rising – The Mexican National Water Commission (CONAGUA) has announced that heavy rains during August, has exceeded the average annual rainfall in almost the entire state of Chihuahua. Since 2008 there has not been much rain in the state of Chihuahua.  The three dams on the Rio Concho that feeds into the Rio Grande are at capacity. 

A billion on the border? That money could be better spent: Houston Chronicle 8/30http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/columnists/falkenberg/article/A-billion-on-the-border-That-money-could-be-9194021.php

 

 

Pipeline construction begins in Big Bend http://www.expressnews.com/news/local/article/Pipeline-construction-begins-in-Big-Bend-9200697.php#photo-10868039

Artist Listing  The 2017 edition of Big Bend Galleries & Artists will be coming out this fall.  If you want to be listed as an artist (free) or if you are already in the Guide, either submit your information to the publication company or review and update the existing information.  It is easy to do! Go to the site http://www.galleriesartists.com/artists.html.  At the  bottom of this page is an online form for submitting information or changes. The deadline for the upcoming edition is October 1st.

Greater Big Bend Coalition (GBBC) is petitioning Congressman Will Hurd (TX-23), Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, and President Obama to establish an international park on the Rio Grande.  This proposed park boundaries include Big Bend National Park and protected wildlife areas in the Mexican states of Chihuahua and Coahuila. 
A new website at greaterbigbend.org contains a link to the change.org petition drafted by the GBBC and additional information on the international park project.  

Guiya is among the sweetest of the pibble (pit bull) dogs around. With her small heart-shaped face that she gently puts in her human's face for kisses, and her tendency to lean against you or sit in your lap, this gal is sure to be a well-loved and loving, affectionate family friend. She looks forward to snuggles on the couch, easy-going walks, and a dog bed to call her own. Guiya gets along well with other dogs. Guiya is spayed, microchipped and up to date on all shots.  She, and all the other pets at the Alpine Animal Shelter, can be found on Petfinder at: https://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelter_id=TX1202 Any questions or for more info, email heatherthemule@gmail.com

 

Monday, August 29, 2016

The Terlingua Moon
August 30, 2016 ~ VOL. 27 #35
terlinguamoon@gmail.com

“There ain’t no sin and there ain’t no virtue.  There’s just stuff people do.”  
John Steinbeck

  by Patchouli Gulch Gal
                
SHOT TIME LIQUOR
Labor Day 9-5-16 is coming and we will be open so get stocked up for all your needs. We have new items in the store. Come in to see our sales items.
We proudly support our local producers. Come check out our wares: music, glass, art, beer, and even ice for home use or wrapped as gifts. And way more coming soon! Visit us anytime Mon thru Sat 10am to 9pm. 371-3155, like us on Facebook at Shot Time Liquorz -n- Beerz!

QUILTS BY MARGUERITE 371-2292
Across from the stables in Study Butte

DESERT EXPRESSION BEAUTY SALON
325-456-5983
229-70 FM 170
Terlingua, TX 79852
Haircuts, color, pedicures and more!
September 6, 7, & 8
September 20, 21, & 22
Call Kaci Kothmann for your appointment.
Walk-ins welcome.

FREE TIRE DISPOSAL
Thanks to Bridgestone's Texas Proving Grounds the City of Alpine will have a FREE Tire Disposal Day Sept 17, 9 am till 1 pm at the Old Fire Station in conjunction with our regularly scheduled Fall Electronics Recycling Event.
Open to all residents of the Tri-County area. First come, first served. No commercial businesses.

ALL ENERGIES
All Energies has Suniva 285W solar panels in stock for just a dollar a watt! Made in the USA. If you preordered panels, please pick them up at our highway workshop. We recommend you bring a friend to help you load them. For more information, email Casey@allenergies.net or call 371-2950.

TERLINGUA TOOL RENTAL & STORAGE UNITS
Jimmy Taylor, owner 371-2621. The storage units are nearing completion, before we hang the overhead doors, we could convert into office space. Call to reserve yours soon.

TERLINGUA RANCH RD
Pavement is damaged in several places after the heavy rains of 8/28, we are told the ranch is aware and working on what they can do but the paved part of the ranch road is the responsibility of Brewster County.

BAKE SALE FRIDAY
The San Vicente 8th Graders will host a bake sale at the Cottonwood Store on Friday, September 2nd beginning at 3:30 PM. Come and enjoy some delicious homemade goods. Proceeds will benefit the kids and their end-of-the-year trip. Anyone interested in donating, please call Jaclyn Holt or Nola Lafayette (477-2220).

GREEN SCENE
Calling all musicians, jugglers, stilt-walkers, dancers, and other performers! The GREEN SCENE will be held onSaturday, October 22nd in the Ghost Town. All proceeds benefit the Terlingua Community Garden and the Terlingua Recycling program! We greatly appreciate all the wonderful ways our community's performing artists have supported the Garden over the years, and we hope you will join us again for another amazing day of art, education, and fun! If you would like volunteer or need more information, please contact Jeff Gavin or email TerlinguaGreenScene@gmail.com.

CONGRATULATIONS!
To Cody Willard, freshman at Sam Houston State, for earning the Texas Interscholastic League Foundation scholarship in the amount of $8,000.  Mr. Willard was awarded the scholarship based on his application and participation in State UIL Academic contests.  Job well done to Cody, as well as his team of teachers and UIL coaches at Big Bend High School.

THIS WEEK AT THE STARLIGHT!
The Starlight will be closed on Monday, August 29 for renovations but that won't keep us from taking care of our patrons. At 5 p.m. (and as long as the goodness lasts) we'll be serving complimentary Chicken Wings and Chili Cheese Dogs in the outdoor Cantina. The Cantina Bar will also be open (5 p.m. until Midnight) with drink specials. To top it off, The Whitmore's will be providing live music!
We reopen on Tuesday and are ramping up for Labor Day Weekend. Check out our musical lineup!
Tuesday - 8/30:  Uh Clem
Wednesday - 8/31: Jeff Haislip
Thursday - 9/1:  Moses Martinez
Friday - 9/2: The Doodlin' Hogwallops
Saturday - 9/3: The Travis Parker Band
Monday - 9/5: Bruce Salmon
Hope to see you soon and put on your dancin' shoes for the weekend!

DRAFTEX LLC.
Residential design for South Brewster County. Jeff Gavin @ DraftexLLC. 830-739-6986 or draftexllc@gmail.com. Thanks to Barbara & Jimmy Taylor I'll soon have new office space off S. County Road at Cinco Circle. Come check it out sometime in September.

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.

PRESIDIO TRADING POST
Official grand opening will be happening on Saturday, September 3rd, 2016, at 3PM! Come enjoy special pricing and discounts on our first official day of business!
1412 Park Valley Avenue in Presidio

SUNDAE SUNDAY PSA
It’s Sundae Sunday ! 2-4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 11, in the St James Episcopal Church fellowship hall, 510 N. 6th St Alpine. All families and educators are invited to make your own ice cream sundaes and experience Godly Play - a unique, Montessori-based education program for children ages 3-9. For more information, contact Pamela Cook at 432-386-5988.

Sundae Sunday! Domingo el 11 de Septiembre desde las 2 hasta las 4 de la tarde en el pasillo de la beca Iglesia Episcopal St. James, 510 N. 6th St Alpine.
Todas las familias y los educadores están invitados a hacer sus propios helados y tener la experiencia de una clase de  “Godly Play” (Jugar Junto a Dio)s - un programa educativo basado en Montessori única para niños de 3-9 años de edad. Para obtener más información, póngase en contacto con Pamela Cook en 432-386-5988

HIGH SIERRA BAR & GRILL/EL DORADO
This week:
Kem Watts - Friday ,Sept 2nd 6- 9 PM
Dr Fun - Saturday , Sept 3rd 7- 10 PM
The Beerdsmen - Mon, Sept 5th 7- 10 PM
Come enjoy our great menu and cold beer!
Have a Happy and Safe Labor Day Week!

SOUTH COUNTY MUSIC CORRAL
Located on the right, 1 mile in on the Terlingua Ranch Road
Presents: FIRST RATTLE OUT THE CAGE, LABOR DAY WEEKEND
Featuring: Gravel Tooth,  Purple Bee Crew, George Goss, Moses Martinez, Chris Baker,  Jeff Haislip, Sue and Alton Watson, Collie Ryan, and more of your favorite locals.
Music Starts at 4pm Saturday 3rd and Sept 4th, goes to Midnight each night
Day Passes $10, Weekend Passes $30
Dinner served Sat and Sun Night for donations. T-Shirts available for $15.00
Please leave your dog at home and bring your lawn chairs
LOTS OF MUSIC, LOTS OF FOOD, LOTS OF FRIENDS, LOTS OF FUN!!!

WELDING CLASSES
For those interested, we will have a meeting at Big Bend Church Monday August 29 to begin the new welding classes.  We will meet at 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.in the fellowship hall of the church.
What is it we will be doing?
1.  I will share what we were able to get done over the summer. Just a few minutes of your time for this.
2.  We will see where we are in plans and projects.  If we have a lot of interest from people who have not welded or used a torch before this will have an affect on what we do.  We will also discuss materials needed and their acquisition for any who have projects in mind.
3.  The only work that we will do will be no more than unload my equipment.

FLOOD WARNING FOR   THE RIO GRANDE AT CASTOLON.
* Until Tuesday evening, or until the warning is cancelled.
* At  9pm Sunday the stage was 9.2 feet (2.8 meters).
* Flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 15.0 feet (4.6 meters).
* Forecast... rise above flood stage by after midnight tomorrow and continue to rise to near 16.7 feet (5.1 meters) by tomorrow morning.  The river will fall below flood stage by tomorrow morning.
* Impact... at 15.0 feet (4.6 meters), the river reaches minor flood stage, and lowland flooding begins.  The river begins to flood the Road between Santa Elena Canyon and Cottonwood Campground in Big Bend National Park.  The river begins to flood the parking lot at Santa Elena Canyon, and cut off the nature trail into the canyon.  Campers in Cottonwood Campground need to prepare for possible evacuations.
This crest compares to a previous crest of 16.6 feet (5.0 meters) 

Earth & Fire Gallery will have an opening on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 6 - 8 pm. Ricky, a long-time Terlingua resident will be opening with his lovely jewelry from local stone and his rock paintings! Jackie, a visitor that has decided to stay and make a life in Terlingua, will be showing her wonderful weavings! Come on out and see these new Earth & Fire Gallery artists, in the Ghost Town next to Terlingua Trading Company!

SISSY is a sweet, sweet dog looking for direction. She needs someone with time, treats and lots of love to give. She is a little reserved now, but we wouldn’t be surprised if she opens up into a bounding dog who loves to play. She is very well mannered, has a gorgeous soft coat, and can sniff out the treat in your pocket from afar. Sissy is spayed, microchipped and up to date on all shots.  She, and all the other pets at the Alpine Animal Shelter, can be found on Petfinder at: https://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelter_id=TX1202 Any questions or for more info, email heatherthemule@gmail.com

RMV OPENS PAVING LA PEÑA - BOQUILLAS DEL CARMEN: TIEMPO 8/29
http://periodicoeltiempo.mx/region/inaugura-rmv-pavimentacion-la-pena-boquillas-del-carmen/

BIG BEND IN CANOE & KAYAK MAGAZINE
http://www.canoekayak.com/from-the-mag/mag-favorite-parks/#fyLeG2iBCuHPVQ7O.97

WATER MEETING INFORMATION
http://bigbendnow.com/2016/08/brewster-county-groundwater-well-fees-discussed/

http://poatri.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Notes-from-the-Brewster-County-Ground-Water-Conservation-District-Meeting-held-last-Thursday.pdf

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