Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Terlingua MOON
October 8, 2019
Vol.  30   No. 40

by Million sMiles

How many boxes of Thin Mints do I have to eat before I start seeing results???

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

HELP WANTED
The Terlingua Trading Company is now hiring for fall. We are looking for back up clerks, people to help check in orders and cleaning help.
Applicants must be 18 years old.
Please stop by the store in the Terlingua Ghost Town for an application. 

Joee May Barnes Scholarship Fundraiser - November 9, 2019 at the Terlingua Ghostown Horseshoe Pits.  To honor Joee & Dad's memory ~ we will keep this fundraiser going.  Horseshoe & Cribbage Tournament @ 9:30 am - please arrive by 9 to set get signed up!  BBQ plates @ noonish - Yes, Uncle Richard is bringing a Hog!  Auction to follow BBQ & tournaments.  Volunteers & auction items needed, please contact LaNetta.  All proceeds deposited with Big Bend Education Corporation for Terlingua School Graduates

MISS INDIA’S ART STUDIO.  Open Thursday - Friday – Saturday, 9 Till 4.  1-432-371-2109.  Going into Study Butte on The East Side of Road. Turquoise Sign - Miss India’s Art Studio with Two American Flags Oo Sign.  Two More Flags on Metal Building.  Stretched Canvas Photos of Big Bend Area and Prints.  Handmade Turquoise Jewelry.  Indian Mask Mosaic Skulls. William And India’s Books for Sale

Public Hearing on Mass Gathering
Chili Cookoff
Wednesday, October 9, 10 AM
Brewster County Emergency Response Center

RANT ON
To the person driving an HVAC van with a 512 phone number on the back that pulled out of BJ's in front of me, into the oncoming traffic lane and proceeded to go 4o mph on 17o (in the correct lane at least) at 1o:45pm Thursday 
And to the person who rolled through the stop sign on the west entrance/exit of the Ghost Town last night around 1o:3o and made me literally have to slam on my brakes while repeatedly honking because apparently my headlights coming at them at 6o mph was not enough to make them rethink their maneuvers & I was mere feet from T-boning them:
NOT COOL!
PLEASE PAY ATTENTION! 
Season is picking up and there are only going to be more vehicles and hazards to look out for... please don't drive drunk!!! And at the very least, on these two lane highways we ALL HAVE TO SHARE, if you're gonna drive erratically, just WAIT for the vehicle coming straight at you who has the RIGHT OF WAY pass... then you aren't risking the lives of everyone involved in your jackassery.
End rant.

Columbus Day Courthouse Closure
October 14, 2019

TFEMS hires a new Chief The Terlingua Fire & EMS Board of Directors officially welcomes and introduces Marcus Smith as our new Chief of Fire & EMS for our TFEMS organization. Our current Chief, Greg Henington, who has established and built up the TFEMS organization over the past 15 years, will be leaving the position and handing over the reins to Marcus Smith. Marcus has had a long and successful career in Fire and EMS services, starting with a 28 year career with City of Lancaster, TX as a Captain and Training Officer. During the last 8 years of this period, as Fire Chief he also assisted the City of Wilmer, TX with the transition of their volunteer Fire and EMS Department to a career (paid) department, as well as obtaining grants for new fire apparatus, ambulance, wild land firefighting vehicle and bunker gear.

Silent and Live Auction
Terlingua American Legion
The Shelby’s are coming again!
Saturday, October the 12th
3 to 5 PM
Come and see some great cars!
Prizes and trophies awarded
Drivers and Family free finger food
Please bring items to auction on Wednesday or Thursday after 4 .  Every donation is welcome, big and small.  
To benefit our Robert Dawson, a veteran and upstanding member of this community.  His service to others has been selfless and vast.  He now needs to raise $6000 for a stem cell treatment.

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.

TERLINGUA RECYCLES, NOW OPEN WEDNESDAY FROM 4 -7 PM.  as well as Saturday 9-12, located behind the ball fields (look for the sign to turn before the fields)  Currently we can ONLY ACCEPT:
-aluminum cans
-CLEAN tin cans
-CLEAN #1 and #2 plastic
-CLEAN cardboard.
All else has to be turned away.
 For suggestions or to volunteer, email Robert Krull at krullro@outlook.com.

Be a shining example of Dark Skies! (and have your business name mentioned in the moon as such, once a month…)Contact Amber Harrison at bigbenddarksky@gmail.com to find out how you can make a few changes and be Dark Sky Compliant. Amber has free printed information and is available for a free consultation on how to change your lighting to be SAFE and ECONOMICAL. Sometimes a simple adjustment is all that is needed. 

Sullivan Construction and Excavation – Your local, experienced construction and excavation company. 
Doing business in Terlingua since 2009!
We're still here and still doing business in the Big Bend.
Call us for an estimate on your next project - big or small.
Residential and Commercial Licensed Septic Installations - TCEQ #29993.  
jackinterlingua@yahoo.com  or 214.709.2771

Fort Davis
One week until Lantern Tours 10/12/19 be sure to make your reservations today! Spots are feeling up fast. This is a free event open to the public reservation are highly recommended 20 people per tour. There will be 10 tours.
Start times: 6:40, 6:55, 7:10, 7:25, 7:40, 7:55, 8:10, 8:25, 8:40, 8:55
Flash photography is only allowed for the first 4 tours.
Call: (432) 426-3224 ext. 226 to make your reservation today!

POATRI
Property Owners’ Potluck
2nd Thursday of each Month
Thursday, October 10 at 6 pm
Bunkhouse or Patio
Please bring a covered dish to share

What’s the cost per kwh for off grid solar, over its lifetime?
Lead Acid batteries purchased in 2019 will cost about 12 cents per KWh, for the storage you get over a typical 7 year lifetime. Lithium batteries have the potential to lower storage costs, but I am still waiting to see more real world testing. Solar Panels Purchased in 2019 will produce energy for about 1 cent per Kwh over their 20+ year lifetime!  These cost estimates leave out other components such as electronics, racking, ect. In most cases batteries are the greatest expense in off grid solar and making your solar system utilize the smallest battery bank possible will save you money. One way of getting a smaller battery bank, is storing your cooling or heating, in tons of insulated mass for use at night. If you need help making your solar system work better, email casey@allenergies.net or call/text 432-242-1874.

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

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

Dig Terlingua – We do Septic Systems and Dirt Work
Backhoe Ditching, Digging, Dozer & Dump Truck with Operator for Hire.
Hauling road base, gravel, sand, etc.
Septic System Site Evaluations & Installations – TCEQ #34046        713.907.5259

Wednesday at La Kiva is now 
"WILD ASS WEDNESDAY"
hosted by TIM RELLEVA
and the World Famous
"SPOONMAN"
playing music to dance to !!
We are bringing back a TWO HOUR HAPPY HOUR
5 to 7 as well as our Gringo Chalupa
with Rice and Beans - $8
Come in and experience one of the 
TOP 100 UNUSUAL BARS IN THE WORLD!
Fridays Tim Relleva's Rock 'n Roll music followed by
Clayton and Karaoke.

Espresso ...y poco mas!
Come start your day with us!   We’re open 7:30 am until 2 pm seven days a week with the best breakfast and lunch in the Ghost Town.
We’ve got Big Bend Roasters coffee, a fantastic breakfast and lunch menu and great atmosphere.  Our version of eggs Benedict is a local favorite as are our Rueben or meatloaf sandwiches.  Our fresh pastries are just plain delicious.   We also pack picnics for you.
Come sit in the shade, kick back with our free wifi and enjoy a view of the Chisos.

Taqueria El Milagro
The very best and freshest tacos in the Ghost Town plus amazing side dishes you'll love.   The atmosphere
is easy and fun and we hope you'll try us if you are visiting Terlingua.  Ask a local!  They already love us.
Open Thursday through Sunday from 5 PM - 10 PM (9 PM on Thursdays and Sundays) 
Saturday and Sunday mornings:  menudo and pozole from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. - or until we sell out.  Come early!

The Big Bend Citizens' Alliance will hold a regular meeting on Thursday, October 10th at the South County Emergency Response Center. Meet and greet at 5:30 PM, and our meeting will begin at 6PM. We are a public charity supporting the Terlingua Community Garden, Canyon View Community Park, Terlingua Recycles, Voices from Both Sides, Terlingua Visual Arts, Ghost Town Charities, Terlingua Dark Sky Alliance, and Terlingua Cares. We'll be considering changes to the BBCA's governing documents (Constitution, Bylaws, Policies & Procedures) at this meeting. All are welcome to attend this public meeting. For more information, agenda, minutes, etc, please email secretary.bbca@gmail.com with your questions. See you there!      

The 11th annual GREEN SCENE festival will be held on the last weekend in October: Saturday the 26th and Sunday the 27th. Terlingua Community Garden is partnering with Big Bend Ranch State Park to present a very special educational program related to DARK SKIES. For more information and to sign up as a vendor or demonstrator, please email TerlinguaGreenScene@gmail.com or call 371-2902 today. Don't forget to LIKE us on Facebook, FOLLOW on Instagram, and check out our website www.TerlinguaGreenScene.org for updates, forms, and other information.

This Week at The Starlight
Starlight doors open every day at 5. Dinner served from 5-10. Music 6'ish unless otherwise noted. Full bar until midnight (1 a.m. Saturday).
This week's entertainment:
Monday, 10/7: Hank Woji
Tuesday, 10/8: Sarah Burton
Wednesday, 10/9: Brandi Humberson
Thursday, 10/10: Laird Considine
Friday, 10/11: Charles Maxwell & Ted Arbogast 
Saturday & Sunday, 10/12 & 13: David Halley... that's right "Rain Just Falls"! 
Monday, 10/14: Jeffro
and mark your calendars! Saturday, October 19: Scott Walker CD Release Party and the opening of the exhibit of Missy Walker's art (artist's reception 5-7 pm). That afternoon there will also be a celebration for Uh Clem on The Porch.
We take dinner reservations for parties of 10 or more. terlinguastarlight@gmail.com  Hope to see you soon!
October Community Taize Service at St. James, Alpine
Taize, an ecumenical, inter-spiritual service of reconciliation will be held at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, October 16, at St. James Episcopal Church located at 510 N. 6th St at Ave A in Alpine.
Taize worship consists of meditative singing and periods of silence in order to reach a contemplative state. This month’s universal reconciliation service will focus on readings and chants based on the theme of Divine Silence. For more information, contact, pscook.herenow@gmail.com




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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

TERLINGUA MOON
October 1, 2019 Vol. 30 No. 39
Edited by Cactus Jane 


I am a woman who shouts, I am a woman who whistles, I am a woman who lightnings, hmm hmm hmm, woman who resounds, woman torn up out of the ground, hmm hmm, woman who searches, woman who examines by touch, says ha ha ha, justice woman, book woman, book woman, morning star woman, moon woman, moon woman, moon woman, hmm hmm hmm” – chants Maria Sabina 

THIS WEEK AT LA KIVA. WEDNESDAY IS NOW "WILD ASS WEDNESDAY" - Hosted by Tim Relleva.  Happy Hour from 5 o'clock to 7 o'clock, and food specials that night.  This week it's Gringo Chalupas with Rice and Beans for $8.  Come and listen to his music, come and sing, stand-up comedy if you want to make people laugh, come and be a Star!
Fridays we have Rock 'n Roll with Tim Relleva from 5 o'clock to 8 o'clock, then Clayton with Karaoke.
Every night our great Pizzas, Burgers, Steaks and on Thursday and Friday our wonderful Fish 'n Chips.  Pretty soon we will be Bringing Back our Beautiful Barbecue.

THIS WEEK AT STARLIGHT: Starlight doors open every day at 5. Dinner served from 5-10. Music 6'ish unless otherwise noted. Full bar until midnight (1 a.m. Saturday).
This week's entertainment:
Monday, 9/30: Night Blooms with Dixie Pearl
Tuesday, 10/1: Trio
Wednesday, 10/2: The Whitmores
Thursday, 10/3: Laird Considine
Friday, 10/4: Yosh and Yimmy 
Saturday, 10/5: Jim Keaveny 
Monday, 10/7: Hank Woji 
And mark your calendars! Saturday, October 19: Scott Walker CD Release Party and the opening of the exhibit of Missy Walker's art (artist's reception 5-7 p.m.).  That afternoon there will also be a celebration for Uh Clem on The Porch. We take dinner reservations for parties of 10 or more terlinguastarlight@gmail.com   
 Hope to see you soon!

ESPRESSO ... Y POCO MAS!  Open 7:30 am until 2 pm daily.  Big Bend Roasters coffee any way you like it.  The freshest cooked to order food in the Ghost Town.  Always fresh, always great.  Sit in the shade and enjoy the views as well as our great menu with eggs Benedict, salads, great sandwiches and more.  Noemi often makes specials, too!!  We also pack picnics to go.  Grab a paper, hang out, talk with locals, visit a roadrunner, and enjoy Terlingua with us.

TAQUERIA EL MILAGRO.  Open Thursday through Sunday from 5 PM - 10 PM (PM on Sundays).  Eat in or take out!  Saturday and Sunday mornings:  menudo and pozole from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. - or until we sell out.  Come early!  The very best and freshest tacos in the Ghost Town plus amazing side dishes you'll love.  The atmosphere is easy and fun!  

AYLE WRIGHT is the new owner of LONG DRAW PIZZA.  New menu items on the way.  Congratulations, Ayle!  May you pizza long and prosper!!  Located at 22790 FM170 (432) 371-2608

LAST MINUTE LOW BUDGET PRODUCTIONS is hosting a talent show at Cinnabar Theatre October 24th!  Sharpen your skills and get ready for a great show!  See attached flyer for details!  

THE FARMERS' MARKET is the coolest place to be!  Join us every Saturday from 10AM - 1PM at the Terlingua Community Garden in the Ghost Town.  A great place to buy and sell fresh eggs, unique art & handicrafts, and delicious baked goods!  Musicians are welcome to play family friendly music for tips. For more info, please call or text 432-244-7656.

THE 11TH ANNUAL GREEN SCENE FESTIVAL will be held on the last weekend in October: Saturday the 26th and Sunday the 27th.  Terlingua Community Garden is partnering with Big Bend Ranch State Park to present a very special educational program related to DARK SKIES.  For more information and to sign up as a vendor or demonstrator, please email TerlinguaGreenScene@gmail.com or call 371-2902 today.  Don't forget to LIKE us on Facebook, FOLLOW on Instagram, and check out our website www.TerlinguaGreenScene.org for updates, forms, and other information.

THE BIG BEND CITIZENS' ALLIANCE will hold a regular meeting on Thursday, October 10th (location TBD). Meet and greet at 5:30 PM, and our meeting will begin at 6PM. We are a public charity supporting the Terlingua Community Garden, Canyon View Community Park, Terlingua Recycles, Voices from Both Sides, Terlingua Visual Arts, Ghost Town Charities, Terlingua Dark Sky Alliance, and Terlingua Cares. We'll be considering changes to the BBCA's governing documents (Constitution, Bylaws, Policies & Procedures) at this meeting. All are welcome to attend this public meeting. For more information, agenda, minutes, etc, please email secretary.bbca@gmail.com with your questions. See you there!  

SANTA INEZ-TERLINGUA GHOSTOWN CHURCH will have regular services on Sundays at 5 p.m., starting in October.  Monthly calendars are posted around town and will be updated throughout the year. Coming up: October 6th, 20th, and 27th: Evening Prayer 5:00-5:30 p.m. and October 13th: Eucharist with Father Mike from St. Paul's in Marfa from 5 p.m.-6 p.m.  All are welcome.  

MISS INDIA’S ART STUDIO.  Open Thursday - Friday – Saturday, 9 Till 4.  1-432-371-2109.  Going into Study Butte on The East Side of Road. Turquoise Sign - Miss India’s Art Studio with Two American Flags Oo Sign.  Two More Flags on Metal Building.  Stretched Canvas Photos of Big Bend Area and Prints.  Handmade Turquoise Jewelry.  Indian Mask Mosaic Skulls. William And India’s Books for Sale

The weather may be unpredictable these days, but YOU CAN ALWAYS COUNT ON SHOT TIME LIQUORS to have a good special or two happening.  Right now, pick up a six pack of Heart O’ Texas Red Ale for $10 out the door.  And check out our selection of single Smirnoff Sparkling Seltzers for $2.31 apiece.

25% OFF POTTERY SALE AT MANY STONES starting Monday.  Also, Ring has made some very nice Baltic Amber necklaces and earrings.  Many new Cacti and rock bead necklaces.

Bee Mountain Hardware is here to provide all your hardware needs.  We have a great selection of plumbing, electrical, hardware, paint, mobile home and RV supplies.A small selection of lumber is also available.  Special orders placed by Saturday will be delivered on Tuesday or Thursday depending on the vendor the item(s) are ordered from.  We are now a PPG authorized paint dealer and can match custom colors of the paints that you require. We are currently selling gallon and 5-gallon containers.
Store hours Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.   Sat 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 432-371-3113 beemountainhardware@yahoo.com

THE TOWN ELECTRICIAN, Charles Turvey, Owner/ Master Electrician TECL# 31504  ME# 326558  Local, Licensed, Insured thetownelectrician@bigbend.net  432-424-3464 (Home)  432-538-2533

THE TRUCKLOAD TANK ORDER has room for at least 2 more tanks before it's ready to roll.  Once filled, we will get a general ETA and can plan for the roll-off. Call us if you want to order or need more information.  Local 2506 or email elcentro432@ gmail.com

ALL ENERGIES TIP OF THE WEEK: Know what uses the most energy in your home. Usually the number one energy-user is Heating and Cooling, which consumes on average between 28 and 60 kWh each day. Electric water heating is second, using an average of 13.5 kWh per day.  Refrigeration is third, and Lighting is often fourth, but recently high efficiency LED lighting has started pushing that number down. Fifth is Computers, including laptops and desktops. Your highest instantaneous power use is an electric stove, second is water heater, third is water pump, fourth is microwave oven! If you need help making your solar system work better, email casey@allenergies.net or call/text 432-242-1874.

BREWSTER COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COURT meets for its regular meeting at 9:00 a.m. Oct. 2.  See attached http://www.brewstercountytx.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/October-2nd-Revised-Agenda.pdf

FIRST ANNUAL DUTCH OVEN COOKOFF & POTLUCK.  OCTOBER 4, 5, 6. A Southwest Campout and Gatherin’ at JackAss Flats Improvement, Inc. State Highway 118 and Legion Road.  HUMANS, POETS, MUSICIANS, DOGS, and HORSES Welcome! 
Friday - Set up and evening Chivo Chasers Goat Ropin’ 7 pm. 
Saturday - Cookin Dutch Ovens     Judging 6:30    PotLuck Supper     Western Band and Dance     
Sunday - Cowboy church and Gospel Music
For more infomation, call 432 371 2082 or write info@jackassflats.us.  

FRIENDS OF BLACK GEORGE.  Save the date on 11/11.  After my status update on George I got so many responses from friends and well-wishers that George has decided to come see us in Big Bend. I will be hosting a potluck for him on 11/11 in the late afternoon out here at the end of the road.  If you know George or have heard of him or think you might want to meet one of the last of the old USGS Boatmen that helped map the rivers of the west.  Come on out.  There are 75 years of high adventure between this photo of young tail gunner George Simmons and honorary Rio Ranger Black George. Some of you need to be here, and you know who you are.

NOTES FROM THE CACTUS PATCH, a semi-weekly contribution from Cactus Jane. // “Read the road like a book” // It’s that time of year.  Time to watch traffic roll in after an intimate season.  River guides are trickling in, visitors appear in waves, loco locals hope for a flood stage of activity, and perhaps the Rio will rise for the occasion.  There’s people traffic in the Big B, and the critters would like to survive it.  Tarantulas are on the move, snakes are on the road, and turtles have donned their best hardpan travel gear.  It’s just another day in paradise for these permanent residents.  Out on the road, red racers, like ribbons, flash a warning code “I WILL WIN THIS RACE” as they ripple across pavement faster than a mustang.  Rattlesnakes, confident in their stubborn power, contract to a coil and perch between the mustard and mayo, where they wait for automobiles to screech to a halt.  It’s a game of chicken they are used to winning on their turf, but things play out differently on the asphalt.  Locals know the roads and are adept at scanning for shadowy bumps while maintaining speed and safety.  Here’s a helpful hint: the road is long and smooth.  Bumpy shadows belong to creepers and crawlers.  Observe their signs thoughtfully; scan for them well in advance, and you will have achieved loco local desert oneness!

STATEWIDE ELECTION 
Attention Brewster County voters:
There is a state-wide election on November 5, 2019 to vote on 10 constitutional amendments, including one on a state personal income tax.  Information is available at League of Women Voters of Texas https://my.lwv.org/texas/election-information. Early voting will be at the Judge Val Clark Beard complex in Alpine, October 21-25, and October 28- November 1, 8:00 am-5:00 pm.  Voting on Election Day, November 5, for Precincts 5, 6, and 7 will be at the Red Pattillo Community Center from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.
If you are eligible to vote by mail, you can pick up an application at the Elections Office in the front of the Brewster County Courthouse, call the County Elections office at 837-6230 to request an application, or print out Form #5-15 from the Texas Secretary of State website: https://webservices.sos.state.tx.us/forms/5-15f.pdf.  
The application must be returned in person or by mail to:
County Elections Office
107 W. Avenue E, #3
Alpine, TX 79830
The application must be received by the County Elections Office on or before 5:00pm, October 25, 2019.
In order to vote by mail, you must be 65 years of age or older, or have a disability, or be absent from the county during the election.  
Applications to vote by mail for the upcoming 2020 elections will be available on January 1, 2020.  You must apply each year to vote by mail.  Mail ballot applications are only valid for 1 year starting January 1 and ending December 31 of that year.  For questions, contact the Brewster County Elections Office at 837-6230.

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

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

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

713.907.5259

BIG BOY BUDDY IS LOOKING FOR A GREAT HOME! This 4-year old, 95-lb, St Bernard/German Shepherd mix is very friendly, loves other dogs, and to play hard then nap hard! Buddy has been waiting for a home at the Alpine Animal Shelter for many weeks. He is fully vetted with a $100 adoption fee. For more information about Buddy or any available Alpine Shelter pet, please email admin@alpinehumanesociety.org



Wednesday, September 25, 2019

The Terlingua

Moon
September 25, 2019
Vol. 30, #39


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


THEL LATE MOON. Sorry, Life Happened!

Are you Vote Ready? Tuesday, September 24th is National Voter Registration Day and Volunteer Deputy Registrars will help you register to vote. Come to Forever Resorts/Motor Inn Store porch from 8AM to 10AM and at Cottonwood General Store porch from 10AM to 4PM. Did you know that the fourth Tuesday of September is a National Holiday established in 2012 to celebrate our democracy? National Voter Registration Day is endorsed by the National  Association of Secretaries of State (NASS), and supported by the  National Association of State Election Directors (NASED), the US Election Assistance Commission (EAC), and the National Association of  Election Officials (The Election Center). More info: https://nationalvoterregistrationday.org/about/. The Texas Secretary of State web site is https://www.sos.state.tx.us/
Register in September to vote in November!

Did you know that there is a State-wide election on November 5, 2019? Yeah, there is.   See: https://my.lwv.org/texas/election-information  for info on the Constitutional Amendments to be voted on. Almost NO ONE VOTES in these elections, so they go however the few people who know about them and really want to CHANGE things, OR keep things the SAME want them to go. It's a lot of convoluted 'stuff' to read, but you have six or so weeks to digest it! VOTE!!! VOTE!!! VOTE!!! [But FIRST, THINK, THINK, THINK!!!!]

Free Tire Recycling Day Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 9 AM – 12 PM CDT  – Next Week  – Hal Flanders Recycling Center, 3300 Old Cemetery Rd, Alpine, Texas

TERLINGUA RECYCLES, located  behind the ball fields (look for the sign to turn before the fields) is  now open on Saturday, 9-12.   Currently we can ONLY ACCEPT:
-aluminum cans
-CLEAN tin cans
-CLEAN #1 and #2 plastic
-CLEAN cardboard.
All else has to be turned away.
When cooler weather comes, we hope to open Wednesday afternoon/evening. For suggestions or to volunteer, email Robert Krull.

CANYON BREW AT FAR FLUNG OUTDOOR CENTER. Try our cold brew or any of your favorite drinks over ice!  Also try kolaches, toasted bagels, espresso, candy bar lattes, cappuccino, macchiato, and chai.  Don’t forget – bring your own mug and save a buck!  Opens at 7 a.m. daily with quick service! Remember to check out Facebook for specials.

Dallas' Robert E. Lee statue arrives at Kelcy Warren's golf course in Lajitas

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

MISS INDIA’S ART STUDIO
OPEN THURSDAY - FRIDAY – SATURDAY, 9 TILL 4
1-432-371-2109.  GOING INTO STUDY BUTTE ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF ROAD. TURQUOISE SIGN  - MISS INDIA’S ART STUDIO WITH TWO AMERICAN FLAGS ON SIGN.  TWO MORE FLAGS ON METAL BUILDING. 
STRETCHED CANVAS PHOTOS OF BIG BEND AREA AND PRINTS.   HANDMADE TURQUOISE JEWELRY.  INDIAN MASK MOSAIC SKULLS. WILLIAM AND INDIA’S BOOKS FOR SALE

First Annual Dutch Oven CookOff & PotLuck. October 4, 5, 6. A Southwest Campout and Gatherin’
JackAss Flats Improvement, Inc. State Highway 118 and Legion Road. For more infomation, call 432 371 2082 or write info@jackassflats.us.  HUMANS, POETS, MUSICIANS, DOGS, and HORSES Welcome! Friday - Set up and evening Chivo Chasers Goat Ropin’ 7 pm. Saturday - Cookin Dutch Ovens     Judging 6:30    PotLuck Supper     Western Band and Dance     Sunday - Cowboy church and Gospel Music

HELP WANTED – Terlingua Trading Company is now accepting applications for part time employment. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, able to lift at least 50 pounds and able to work evening shifts.

Thursday September 19,2019 Terlingua American Legion Post 653 donated the American flag to Brewster County Sheriff Ronny Dodson and jail administrator Jose Gutierrez to be flown at the county jail. American Legion District 16 South Zone Commander Dave Lambrix presented the flag on Terlingua behalf.



Post requested by a local.  This person is a relative, known to them to be a “very good person and very responsible.  The FBI won’t investigate because there is no crime involved. We are worried for his safety.” Locals, please keep your eyes open for him or the vehicle.



SHINING A LIGHT ON OUR DARK SKY HEROES:  On behalf of the Terlingua Dark Sky Alliance, Many Thanks to those in the Ghost Town/Study Butte area for showing outstanding community leadership and preserving our view of the night skies by dimming the night lights down:  Far Flung Outdoor Center, Big Bend River Tours, Desert Sports, Terlingua Fire and EMS, Nuevo Terlingua, Villa Terlingua, Taqueria Milagro, Starlight Theater, Posada Milagro guesthouses, Cottonwood General Store, Gallery Chisos, Rio Aviation, Earth and Fire Gallery,  Retro Rents, Terlingua School.  IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE A DARK SKY HERO, Contact Amber Harrison at bigbenddarksky@gmail.com. Amber has free printed information and is available for a free consultation on how to change your lighting to be SAFE and ECONOMICAL. Sometimes a simple adjustment is all that is needed.  If you've been overlooked in this list, and are dark sky compliant, please email/message Molly Dumas at mollyd57@hotmail.com. If you are unsure if you are dark sky compliant, contact Amber. Visit the International Dark Sky Association webpage: https://www.darksky.org/ for more information.
Finally, we’d like to give a special thanks to Brewster County Sheriff, Ronny Dodson, Terlingua Ranch residents, and Rio Grande Electric for working together to improve community lighting.
[Editor’s Note: Being Night Sky Friendly does not mean no lights outside.  We have plenty of lighting for nighttime safety and also have no night sky UNFRIENDLY lighting.  Easy, and actually cheaper once you understand what works and what doesn’t. TRY IT!]

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.

Uh Memorial, October 19, a Saturday.
Clem requested that we all get together once he passed and watch the sunset on the Chisos, play some music, and drink some beer. I will be working out the details in the next few weeks, but want to get the word out so people can make arrangements to come. We might need to have kegs and food in the horseshoe pits, but either way we can meet at the porch in the Terlingua Ghost Town. I’m thinking 4:00ish, I think sunset is around 7:20pm. Please bring a chair, potluck dish, musical instruments, and something you would like to read or share... *all of those are optional!
I will update this as we make decisions. I made it public so please share and feel free to make suggestions.
Look forward to seeing you there!
Susan Rothelle

This Week at The Starlight
Doors open every day at 5. Dinner served from 5-10. Music 6'ish unless otherwise noted. Full bar until midnight (1 a.m. Saturday).
This week's entertainment:
Monday, 9/23: Jeff Haislip
Tuesday: Trio
Wednesday: Brandi Humberson
Thursday: Laird Considine
Friday AND Saturday: Greg Harkins!!
Monday, 9/30: Night Blooms with Dixie Pearl
We take dinner reservations for parties of 10 or more. terlinguastarlight@gmail.com  Hope to see you soon!

Taqueria El Milagro
Open Thursday through Sunday:  regular hours:  5pm until 10 pm (until 9 pm on Sundays) . Eat in or take out!  Saturday and Sunday mornings:  Menudo and Pozole from 9 a.m. until we run out!  Come and get it! The very best and freshest tacos in the Ghost Town plus amazing side dishes you'll love.  The atmosphere is easy and fun! 

Espresso ...y poco mas! We’re open 7:30 am until 2 pm every day for the best breakfast and lunch in the area.
All our items are cooked to order from the freshest ingredients.   Our Big Bend Roasters coffee is so good and we make your coffee anyway you like it from good old press pot coffee to flavored drinks.    Fresh squeezed orange juice, homemade cupcakes,  amazing burritos, Ruben and meatloaf sandwiches, salads and eggs any way you like them.
Order one of our picnic lunches to take on your hike.  Or just take an extra sandwich to the Park with you!
Enjoy the free wifi and the shade and listen to old, classic Mexican music.  Relaxing with good food and a wonderful view of the mountains is a fantastic Terlingua experience. We look forward to seeing you!

The Farmers' Market is the coolest place to be! Join us every Saturday from 10AM - 1PM at the Terlingua Community Garden in the Ghost Town. A great place to buy and sell fresh eggs, unique art & handicrafts, and delicious baked goods! Musicians are welcome to play family friendly music for tips. For more info, please call or text 432-244-7656. 

The Big Bend Citizens' Alliance will hold a regular meeting on Thursday, October 10th (location TBD). Meet and greet at 5:30 PM, and our meeting will begin at 6PM. We are a public charity supporting the Terlingua Community Garden, Canyon View Community Park, Terlingua Recycles, Voices from Both Sides, Terlingua Visual Arts, Ghost Town Charities, Terlingua Dark Sky Alliance, and TerlinguaCares. We'll be considering changes to the BBCA's governing documents (Constitution, Bylaws, Policies & Procedures) at this meeting. All are welcome to attend this public meeting. For more information, agenda, minutes, etc, please email secretary.bbca@gmail.com with your questions. See you there!   

All Energies Tip of the Week! Inverters come in two sine waves: “Modified” and “Pure” sine wave. Pure sine wave is what the electrical utility delivers. Modified Sine wave is the less expensive option, and is similar but different. When using modified sine wave, motors will run hotter, turn slower and make more noise. Power supplies will also run hotter and some devices will not turn on at all! Some of the best Pure sine wave inverters actually deliver a better waveform than the power company. Modified sine wave inverters are fine for non-critical applications, but understanding the difference is important to making an educated purchase. If you need help making your solar system work better, email casey@allenergies.net or call/text 432-242-1874.

Presidio’s Dark Skies Music Series starts this Sat. 9/28 with Chet O’Keefe playing music 7-9pm, and next weekend we have Jeremy Gardner playing: also, food, presentations, and community activities at St. Francis Park, downtown Presidio.

Santa Inez-Terlingua Ghostown Church will be having regular services on Sundays at 5pm, starting in October. Monthly calendars are posted around town and will updated throughout the year. Coming up: October 6th, 20th, and 27th: Evening Prayer 5:00-5:30pm and October 13th: Eucharist with Father Mike from St. Paul's in Marfa from 5pm-6pm. All are welcome.

The MOON is in need of additional editors.  Please email terlinguamoon@gmail.com if you are interested. 

Editor’s Corner:  Please consider getting involved with the  Terlingua Dark Sky Alliance even to just get info or suggestions.  This is preserving the beautiful skies all of us who fell in LOVE with the Big Bend/Terlingua area have come to CHERISH.  AND REGISTER TO VOTE – AND THEN VOTE!