VOL. 31 NO. 7 FEBRUARY 18, 2020 BY MAEWESTERN
The Town Electrician
Charles Turvey, Owner/ Master Electrician TECL# 31504 ME# 326558 Local, Licensed, Insured, email@example.com, 432-424-3464 (Home), 432-538-2533 (Cell)
Earth and Fire Gallery
Save the date for our welcome Gallery Opening for Kathleen Griffin, Saturday, February 22nd about 6 pm til whenever, with great food, wine and surprises always! Kathleen works in several mediums, including oil paintings, large mosaics and hand carved and painted tile work. Having recently taken pottery classes at Sul Ross, she also creates ceramic art pieces. Her mosaics are displayed as business and directional signage in Ruidosa, TX and Chinati Hot Springs. She created a large mosaic sugar skull displayed in the Downtown Alpine Artists Alley. Her pottery and paintings are exhibited at the Gallery on the Square in Alpine.
Miss India’s Art Studio
Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 10 til 4 (closed Sundays).Canvases of the Big Bend area in several sizes. 16” by 20” prints of the area. Cow and horse skulls, decorated handmade jewelry, local books and more.
The annual Glenn Felts Memorial Party, better known as the Alien Abduction Party, is February 22 and 23 at the @the goatpens! Music, drinks, food... It’s going to be out of this world! Head to @thegoatpens for all the information.
Canyon Brew at Far Flung Outdoor Center
Stop by for your daily dose of caffeine. Also try our kolaches, toasted bagels, espresso, candy bar lattes, cappuccino, macchiato, and chai. Bring your mug and save a buck! Opens at 7 am daily with quick service! Don’t forget to stop by the Far Flung office to check out our recent markdowns and our brand new arrivals.
BJ’s RV Park
We invite you to join us for breakfast burritos and taquitos from 8 to 11 am, and dinner from 5 to 10 pm everyday at the best RV park in Terlingua, the only one with a catering foodtruck and live entertainment! Free fresh coffee and free wifi. Talent nights on Thursday nights where local and travelers can join on some fun, good food and entertainment.
The River and the Wall
The River and the Wall is a documentary film that follows five friends on an immersive adventure through the Texas borderlands as they travel 1200 miles from El Paso to the Gulf of Mexico on horses, mountain bikes, and canoes to explore the potential impacts of further border wall construction. In partnership with Big Bend Ranch State Park, the film will be screening on Friday, March 6 at 7 pm at the Cinnabar Theater in Terlingua. The event is free and open to the public. A suggested donation of $5 will be collected at the door, and all donations will go to Compadres del Rancho Grande.We’re excited to be screening this film in one of our favorite places and in partnership with some of our favorite organizations. Hope to see you there!
****SHOT TIME LIQUORS ****Open 10 - 9 Monday thru SaturdayWe just got CIGARS!!!!!We have the Makers Mark cigars, we have cigars finished with wine, cigars seasoned with cognac, some with champagne. We also have Gurkha Ancient Warriors, Romeo y Julieta’s Verona Courts , and 2 boxes of Drew Estate Tabak Especials. Fine liquor and fine cigars have always been a good match. Now they are available right here in Terlingua. iVIVA TERLINGUA!
This Week at The Starlight
We will be closed on Friday, Feb. 21 for a private event. We apologize for any inconvenience and will reopen regular hours on Saturday, Feb. 22. Doors open st 5 pm. Dinner 5-10 pm. Full bar until midnight (1 am on Saturdays). Dinner reservations for 10 or more: firstname.lastname@example.org.This week’s musical lineup (and don’t forget the art of Marc English will be up through March 15 - beautiful watercolors of the Big Bend and vicinity):
Monday: Bruce Salmon
Tuesday: Laird Considine
Thursday: Mike Blakely
Friday: The restaurant and Cantina will be CLOSED
Saturday: Eric Sommer at 6. Donovan Keith at 9.
Sunday: Sarah Burton
Monday: Trevor Reichman
Hope to see you soon.
Terlingua Bottoms Group
The Terlingua Bottoms Group of AA meets every Thursday at 7:30 pm at the Big Bend Church in Study Butte. The meetings are open to anyone who has or thinks they may have a drinking problem.
Current hours for Terlingua Recycles: Saturday, 10-12, and Wednesday, 4 to 5:30 pm. Located behind the ball fields (look for the sign to turn before the fields). Currently we can accept ONLY:
-CLEAN tin cans
-CLEAN #1 and #2 plastic
-NOTE: NO MORE CARDBOARD AT PRESENT. See Terlingua Recycles Facebook page for more details. All else has to be turned away. Next run to PJ to empty the trailer is Feb. 27. For suggestions or to volunteer, email Robert Krull at email@example.com.
Texas Independence Day Parade
Monday, March 2
Come celebrate the 184th anniversary of Texas’ independence from Mexico with the annual impromptu parade between the Porch and the High Sierra celebrating the sacrifices of those who won our freedom that has been so easily forgotten by native Texans and unknown by naturalized and visitors. The parade is scheduled to begin around 5:30 pm (but is notoriously late) at the Porch. The parade will leave for the High Sierra, then turn around back to the Porch. Gathering for the parade will be at any time necessary for the preparation of your “float” to make the 5:30 start. Please try to attend with a float or just as a spectator. Hope to see you there!
Terlingua American Legion
The American Legion’s hours of operation: Monday thru Saturday from noon until midnight.
Wednesday and Thursday at 4 pm: poker games
Friday around 6 pm: pool tournament
Leap Year Dinner and Dance starting at 6 pm serving spaghetti dinner with trimmings, $6, dance to the music of the Doodling Hogwallops. 51470 Hwy 118, 432-371-2275
Annual Terlingua Scrabble Tournament
Can you believe it, the TENTH Annual Terlingua Scrabble Tournament is coming up! On Tuesday, Feb. 25, meet at
La Casa Cultura, Terlingua, from 2 til 6 pm. Come and play! Everyone is welcome. If you have a board, bring it along. For additional info, contact Emjay or Kevin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 432-244-7137.
Come out Thursday for a pick-up game of softball. Start time is at 4 pm but come whenever you can. There will be gloves and bats for everyone. The fields are located by the Terlingua School.
There are job opportunities with the 2020 Census. You can help support your community while earning good pay, with flexible hours and paid training. To find out more please visit 2020census.gov/jobs or you can call 855-562-2020. You can also contact Peggy O’Brien or Annette Gutierrez by email at email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org.
County Commissioner Office Hours
Brewster County Commissioner Sara Allen Colando will hold office hours every Monday from 8 am to 3 pm at the South Brewster County Emergency Response Center (aka Terlingua Fire & EMS headquarters). Please stop by with your questions and concerns. You can also call 371-3103 during office hours, or email email@example.com anytime.
Weekly Farmers’ Market
The Community Garden Farmers’ Market is open every Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm in the Terlingua Ghost Town. A great place to buy and sell fresh eggs, locally grown fruits and vegetables, unique art and handicrafts, and delicious baked goods. Shop LOCAL! Vendor fee is just $5 for anyone interested in selling. New this season: the LAST SATURDAY of the month is a fee-free Flea Market! For more info, please call or text Sara at 432-244-7656.
Taqueria El Milagro
Terlingua’s favorite taco stand is open Thursday through Sunday, 5 pm to 10 pm (9 pm on Thursdays and Sundays).
Amazing tacos and wonderful side dishes. Check out our loaded baked potatoes, hot dogs and the best guacamole you’ve ever tasted. Our drive-thru window is great for ordering ahead and picking up! Eat in, take out!
Espresso ... y poco mas!
Ghost town Terlingua’s best breakfast and lunches. All our items are cooked to order. We serve only Big Bend Roasters coffee (the best!) and have a great atmosphere including stunning views of the Chisos. We have homemade pastries, eggs anyway you like 'em, salads, and sandwiches. From 7:30 am until 2 pm seven days a week, we offer free wifi, newspapers and friendly service. See you this week!
Taylor Terlingua Rentals
Storage unit for rent, approximately 200 sq. ft. Also 8’ x 20’ container for rent. Each $100 per month, 6-month contract, first and last month rent due on signing contract. 432-371-2621.
All Energies Tip of the Week
Water heating represents 18% of the average home’s energy costs. Solar water heating gained in popularity in the 1970’s and the technology has not changed much since then. The downside is that these are complex plumbing systems and they need maintenance. More recently, water heating using solar electric panels has become a feasible option. It takes three times the square footage of collector space, but the maintenance costs are much lower and there’s no risk of freezing! If you’ve got questions about solar hot water, or need help making your solar system work better, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 432-242-1874 today.
Flack Electrical Services
Joshua Flack, Owner/Master Electrician TECL #31064 ME #337791, Licensed, bonded and insured, 940-255-2723.
We do septic systems and dirt work. Backhoe ditching, digging, dozer and dump truck with operator for hire. We deliver road base, gravel, sand, etc. Septic system site evaluations & installations, TCEQ #34046, 713-907-5259.
This Week at La Kiva
Thursday - Chet O’Keeffe with his great guitar music
Friday - Tim Relleva with his wonderful rock’n’roll music to dance to
Karaoke with Caribbean Clayton (Terlingua’s Pirate}
Saturday and Sunday - Paul Sprawl - guitar music for the connoisseur
Thursday and Friday - authentic fish‘n’chips with Atlantic cod and our wonderful Shiner fries
Steaks, half pound burgers (homemade buns), pizzas (homemade crusts and sauce)
Barbecue - brisket, beef andpork ribs, sausage and hot wings
Salads and a selection of desserts (chocolate cake!)
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