The Terlingua Moon
Oct 20, 2020--Vol. 31, #42
Next MOON: Send MOON news by Monday NOON for that week’s MOON. PLEASE no PDFs or fancy fonts!
As of Friday, Oct 16, 1,894 or 25.11% of Brewster County registered voters have voted early. AWESOME!!
VOTING!!!!! Early voting will continue for the next 2 weeks at the Judge Val Beard Office Complex in Alpine. If you are going to Alpine anyway, why not take a little extra time and vote early. The hours for early voting in Alpine will be:
Health protocols for voting in person are practice social distancing. Face coverings are strongly recommended but not required in the polling place. Please wash or sanitize your hands upon entering the polling place, after interacting with other individuals at the polling place, after using voting system equipment or marking a ballot, and upon exiting the polling place. If you have signs or symptoms of COVID-19, please consider Curbside Voting that will be available at each voting location.
You still have time to request an application for an absentee or mail-in ballot. To qualify, you must be 65 or older, have a permanent disability, or be absent from the county during the entire early voting schedule and on election day. The deadline to request an application is October 23. If you want to request an absentee ballot or have any other questions concerning the election, please contact: Lora Nussbaum, Elections Administrator, Brewster County, 107 W. Ave. E, #3, Alpine, TX 79830 PHONE NUMBER: 432-837-6230
Because of changes made by the Texas legislature in 2019, straight-party voting is no longer an option. Local candidates are listed near the end of the ballot, so please, vote for your candidates all the way down the ballot, front and back. Also because of changes made in 2019, early remote voting has been severely limited. That's why early voting in Alpine is currently the only option. These are the kind of laws that affect us personally. So please, make your voice heard and VOTE!!
REMOTE EARLY VOTING IN STUDY BUTTE – According to the Elections Clerk, this is planned to happen. She cannot release any information on date and time until Friday, Oct 23. The Moon will TRY to send out the information early Friday. The number to call in Alpine is 837-6230. You will either get someone on the line, or you can leave a message. They are good about calling people back.
MOBILE COVID-19 TEST COLLECTION -- COLECCION DE PRUEBA DE COVID-19 MOVIL—In ALPINE, OCT 29. See the attachment.
COVID UPDATES -- TEXAS
Paisano Post -- from Terlingua School!
Ms. Willmon: The Freshmen Class and new students at Big Bend High School attended a presentation by Brewster County Deputy Butch Street on October 15. The presentation demonstrated to the students how to correctly interact with law enforcement during a traffic stop. BBHS would like to thank Deputy Street for his assistance.
Ms. Pena: 15 high students took the SAT on October 14th. This is the 1st time that the SAT was offered at Big Bend High School. Way to go Paisanos!
Coach Mendoza: Brooke Jenks got 1st place at the JH District XC Meet in Marathon on October 14th, with a time of 15:23. We are extremely proud of her!
Ms. Reed: On Friday the 16th, the Sophomores collected data studying the water at Terlingua Creek. This will be the 2nd year that they are participating in the Binational Water Testing Project called the Rio Research Round-Up put on by the Rio Grande International Study Center in Laredo. They will be competing against other teams from Texas, New Mexico, Colorado and the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, and Tamaulipas.
Nate Young will be in the hospital in El Paso for an extended time. (not COVID related) Many of us know Nate from the High Sierra or Shot Time. I know he would appreciate cards and letters of good wishes. Please drop off get well cards to Larry Brewer at 1 A Frame Road in Study Butte. He will see that they get to him. Thanks.
Holy Angels Cemetery is changing POW flag on 31 Oct 2020 and are looking for a Veteran to assist. If interested call Mrs. Polanco at 432-386-5494.
The USVCC Virtual Hiring Fair is occurring on 9-10 Dec. This event is free to all Transitioning Service Members, Veterans, their spouses and caregivers. Registration link: https://premiervirtual.com/event/register-jobseeker/2409-usvcc-virtual-career-education-fair On-line only.
Taqueria El Milagro -- Wednesdays through Sundays ... 5PM until 10PM.
Get your tacos, super sides and or special dinner plates.
BYOB and enjoy some of Terlingua's best dining.
Outdoor seating is available or call in to go orders at 432 371 2060 and pick up at our drive thru window.
THIS WEEKEND AT THE STARLIGHT
Friday Oct. 23 - Neil Trammel
Saturday Oct. 24 - Laird Considine
Dinner 5-10 PM | Music 6-9 PM | Bar serves until midnight (1 AM Saturday)
Be sure to check out our new menu items!
Espresso ... y poco mas!
Open from 7:30 a.m to 2 p.m. seven days a week
for your breakfast and lunch dining. Free wifi, incredible views and cooked to order food.
We are Terlingua's favorite coffee spot with beans from only Big Bend Roasters. Smoothies, salads, guac, eggs any way you like them, and a great standard menu. Eat in, take out or have us pack a picnic for you.
Come enjoy the cooler mornings with us, kick back and start your day right!
HELP WANTED Terlingua Trading Company has a position open for a part time cashier, evening shifts. Applicants must be at least 21 years old. Please stop by the store in the Terlingua Ghost Town for an application.
Terlingua Trading Company has a part time position open for someone to help with light cleaning and checking in merchandise during the day, please stop by the store in the Terlingua Ghost Town for an application.
SHOT TIME LIQUORS -- FALL HAS FINALLY ARRIVED!
The first of the Autumnal beers are here!
Blue Moon's Pumpkin Harvest and Shiners's Oktoberfest are both in house.
There will be more coming soon...
If you have a request, let us know and we will see if we can find it for you.
And as always - Please Drink Responsibly!!!
Far Flung Outdoor Center – Home to: Canyon Brew Coffee Shop; Big Bend Casitas
NOW HIRING for Full Time Front Desk Receptionists, Shuttle Drivers, and Jeep Guides. We’re looking for someone who enjoys staying busy, can work on their feet, and can smile and make genuine connections with our amazing customers. Someone who cares about the details, their surroundings, and takes initiative. If interested, please fill out an application and stop by or email Caitlin(firstname.lastname@example.org). www.bigbendfarflung.com
JACKASS FLATS....Full Moon/potluck/witches dance!!!
Bring a dish to share....
Dress for the occasion as you choose.
All are welcome!!!
Come join all the fun food and music.
Oct. 31st. 6:30 pm at the Cactus Farm.
The Big Bend Citizens Alliance will hold a regular meeting on Thursday, October 22nd at 6PM via ZOOM. We are a public charity supporting the Terlingua Community Garden, Canyon View Community Park, Terlingua Recycles, Voices from Both Sides, Terlingua Visual Arts, Terlingua Dark Sky Alliance, Terlingua Cares, and Big Bend Covid-19 Pandemic Relief Fund. All are welcome to join this public meeting. For more information, agenda, minutes, and ZOOM credentials, please email <email@example.com> or call Sara at 371-2902 with your questions.
The Terlingua Bottoms Group of AA meets every Thursday at 7:30 at the Big Bend Church in Study Butte. The meetings are open to anyone who has or thinks they may have a drinking problem. We meet in a group of less than five, wear masks, and practice Social Distancing...
Flack Electrical Services
Joshua Flack, Owner/Master Electrician TECL #31064 ME #337791
Licensed, bonded and insured
Dig Terlingua – We do Septic Systems and Dirt Work
Backhoe, Bulldozer, Motor Grader & Dump Truck with Operator for Hire.
Site Preparation - pads, roads & ditches.
We deliver road base, gravel, sand, etc.
Licensed for Septic System Site Evaluations & Installations - Commercial & Residential - TCEQ #34046.
Whatever you need dug – WE DIG IT.
Reata Restaurant in Alpine
We are so excited to welcome y'all back today! Open for lunch 11:30-2pm and dinner 5-8:30pm. Be our guest, be our guest...
Century Bar and Grill
We are so excited to announce our reopening October 18th for Brunch from 11am-2pm! For reservations call 432.837.1922 or make them online:
With almost 38 years of continuous service and proven leadership.
Keep Ronny Dodson your Sheriff.