Tuesday, December 10, 2019

THE TERLINGUA MOON
Vol. 30 No. 50
December 10, 2019
By MaeWestern


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)

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

FULL MOON POT LUCK DEC 12   
JACKASS FLATS @THE CACTUS FARM (due to cool wet weather )   6:30 Bring a dish to share,,, Open acoustic music circle ....


Wreath-Making at The Cactus Farm
Desert Christmas wreath making at the Cactus Farm, Mon. Dec. 16th 6 pm -?  Bring your own supplies from plants and cactus on your property.
If you have any wire framing, grapevine wreathes or florist wire to tie pieces together bring it along.
We have a small amount of ribbon to share.
LETS GET CREATIVE!
All are welcome to join.
(Bring a snack to share if you want and drink of choice)

Henington Retires
On Wednesday evening, Sheriff Dodson, along with family, friends, and first responders, celebrated the retirement of Terlingua Fire and EMS Chief Greg Henington. Chief Henington served the South Brewster County area for 25 years. Chief Henington’s dedication to service, expertise, and experience will be missed. We wish him luck in this next chapter.

Third Annual Terlingua Burlesque Show
The time is nigh for the 3rd annual Terlingua Burlesque Show at the LMLB/Cinnabar theatre this Friday and Saturday (Dec 13/14) at 7:30pm! Hey folks ~ come see us! Feeling fancy? We dare you to dress up! Prizes for skirt night winners both nights. We are also having another Mystery Box raffle both nights with plenty of awesome goodies inside. We will be selling hats, koozies, and stickers as well ☺️ Bring cash for beer/wine. Donations always appreciated! Adults Only, 18 and over! This year we are donating part of our proceeds back to the Cinnabar theatre itself! Seating is limited so get there early. Not into getting there early? Try playing the reserved seat raffle: $10 for the chance to win two reserved seats for one night. Find Alex Bowling, Sierra Lowe, Jenny Schooler, or Brian Devonshire for tickets. There will be a skirt night competition both nights with prizes for the winner! 

30th Annual Black-Eyed Pea Off
See you in downtown Terlingua ghost town on the porch
Five dollar fee for Pea entry with a trophy for first place.t
Turn in time 2 PM sharp, cook on site or off, Wednesday, January 1, 2020. Live music featuring Just Us Girls and Friends starting at 3 PM. At 2:30 PM donation of five dollars or more gets you a bowl, spoon and cornbread for a taste of good luck peas! Happy new year! Proceeds will benefit continuing education scholarships for Terlingua seniors.

Mobile Veterans Center
Veterans in Jeff Davis, Presidio and Brewster County are invited aboard the mobile veterans center December 11 and 12 to receive counseling, file claims and learn more about veterans assistance benefits that are free, confidential and available to veterans, active duty service members, reserve, guard and their families. The mobile service center arrives in Alpine on Wednesday, December 11 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the parking lot on Avenue E between 7th and 8th Street, and the center will be stationed outside Marfa’s USO Building on Thursday, December 12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., before rolling on to Fort Davis’s Chamber of Commerce that afternoon from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Miss India’s Art Studio Gallery @ Gift shop  
Open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday  9 till 4
(Closed on Sunday). Located on the left side of the road 118  going to Alpine. Turquoise Jewelry - Old costume jewelry - Antique dishes - Indian Mask  - Mosaic skulls  -  William and India’s books for sale.

Bank Open House
West Texas National Bank Quicksilver Branch invites you to our Christmas Open House on Friday the 20th during normal banking hours.  Santa Claus will be in the bank from 2:00 pm until closing.
Come see us…
Happy Holidays from your friends,
Carol, Jamie, Rebecca, and Kevin

Canyon Brew and Far Flung Outdoor Center 
The holiday season is here & that means Peppermint Mocha Lattes are back!  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.                                      DON’T MISS OUR BIG T-SHIRT BLOW OUT!

For Those Interested in the Welding Classes
Hello everyone, Nehemiah’s Outcry is hoping things are going well for everyone. We have been involved in work and welding classes on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota and the Dine (Navajo) Reservation in the Gallup, New Mexico area. We have had some huge improvements in the tools and equipment acquired because of some very gracious and wonderful people sympathetic to our objectives. We will be starting welding classes again at Big Bend Church, on Monday January 6 & 7, times for both days will be at 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. If you have any questions, feel free to call Ray Bullock’s cell at 432-837-3737. Email is noutcry@yahoo.com. It would be advisable to use this contact info and not the church office. They wouldn’t mind hearing from you but they will have to forward you to us anyway.

The 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.

Hours for Terlingua Recycles  
Not just open Saturday, 9-12, also Wednesday, 4:30-600. 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.

Terlingua Crisis Center Raffle Tickets Available
Still time to get those raffle tickets at the counter of the Crisis Center! Help support the Center-- not just for USDA food distribution, but free counseling and helping anyone who is dealing with domestic violence. They are there when there is a need. Prizes are on display in the back room, drawing will be December 18th.  One ticket for $3, 2 for $5, Ten dollars will get you five tickets, and twenty bucks will get  you fifteen tickets to put into an envelope for your desired prize.

December Services at Santa Inez-Ghostown Church
Thursday-12th: Join us in celebrating The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Procession will start at 4:30pm from the Community Garden parking area continuing to the church. Canon Lee Curtis from El Paso (Si Habla Espanol) and Father Mike Wallens will lead the short bilingual service around 5pm. The popularity of this feast has grown particularly in the southwestern United States, particularly among Americans of Mexican descent. Dancers, drummer, banners, and parades are all a part of the feast day. Many Episcopal Churches, especially those with Latino parishioners, celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.  
Sunday 15th and 22nd: Evening Prayer 5pm-5:30pm
Sunday 25th: Christmas Day Service at 11am with Father Mike Wallens 
Sunday 29th: No Service

Brewster County Courthouse Holiday Closures
The county courthouse and offices will be closed for the Christmas holiday December 24, 25 and 26, 2019, and the New Year holiday December 31 and January 1.

Taqueria El Milagro
Serving up the best tacos and most amazing side dishes in Terlingua. We have a fun and easy atmosphere Thursdays through Sunday. 5 pm to 10 pm (9pm on Thursdays and Sundays). Eat in, take out!! We look forward to seeing you through the holidays!

Espresso ... y poco mas!
From 7:30 am until 2 pm every day, we’re here serving up the freshest,  best cooked to order food in the Ghost Town. Start your day with our Big Bend Roasters coffee and a fantastic breakfast including freshly made pastries.  Or join us for lunch when we often have specials as well as packing picnics to go. We have free wifi, newspapers and we’re a great place to meet new people or enjoy a view of the Chisos. Happy holidays!!!!

Celebration of life for Wayne Powell
Celebration of life for D. Wayne Powell, Commander, at American Legion 653, Terlingua, Saturday 14 December 2-4pm. Wayne’s family ask you to join them to share his stories and celebrate his life. All welcome.

Terlingua Farmers’ Market
Stop by the Farmers’ Market for food, fun, and beautiful handmade gifts!  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. Shop LOCAL this holiday season! Vendor fee is just $5 for anyone interested in selling. Musicians are welcome to play family-friendly music for tips. For more info, please call or text Sara at 432-244-7656.

This Week at La Kiva
First, we will be closed to the public on Monday, December 16th, so that we can have our own Christmas Party.  
Wednesday:, 17th, Jackass Wednesday with Tim Relleva and Open Mic.  Two Hour Happy Hour and Food Specials.
Thursday, 18th,  Chet O’Keefe with his Guitar.
Friday, 19th, Tim Relleva from 5 o’clock to 8, then Clayton with Karaoke.
Come and enjoy our barbecue, Tuesday through Saturday.
pizzas, steaks and burgers every day. We have wonderful desserts now.

Grand Opening For New Exhibits in Castolon
On Saturday, December 14th, at 3:00 PM, Big Bend National Park will host a Grand Opening Event for new exhibits and the reopening of the Castolon Historic Area.
To view the full news release, please visit the Big Bend National Park news release page:

Are You Ready For WORD-OFF?
Which came first:  The Ghostown or the Storyteller?  Y’ALL tell US at the next WORD-OFF, coming soon to Big Bend’s own Cinnabar Theatre!  May we suggest a loose theme to play with?  “A Big Bend Love Affair.”  Have at it!  Sharpen your best tale and get ready for the stage!  WORD-OFF 2020 takes place Thursday the 13th of February in the 20th year of this Century.  Come one, come all!
*WORD-OFF is a uniquely Terlingua event and 2020 marks its 20ish year in existence!*

Meet Canelo!
Canelo has left the shelter and is shining in his foster home! No need to take a chance on this buddy, we already know he is housetrained, happy in a crate, easy on a leash, friendly with all people, ready to play with dog friends, comfortable in the car, respectful around kids, great in the house and just about the snuggliest, sweetest couch potato ever. Canelo is 18 months old, fully vetted, and looking for gentle keepers ready to spoil him always with the good life. For more info email heatherthemule@gmail.com


Monday, December 2, 2019

 The Terlingua Moon   


Dec 3, 2019--Vol. 30, #49
Next MOON: Send MOON news by Monday NOON for that week’s MOON. Please no PDFs or fancy fonts!

December at The Starlight! We've had so many folks ask about Starlight happenings that we want to get as much information "out there" as we can. Our doors open every day at 5. Dinner 5-10. Full bar until midnight (1 a.m. Saturday). Music 6'ish unless otherwise noted. Dinner reservations for 10 or more: terlinguastarlight@gmail.com

Monday, 2nd: Moses Martinez
Tuesday, 3rd: Jeffro
Wednesday, 4th: Brandi Humberson
Thursday, 5th: Laird Considine
Friday & Saturday, 6th & 7th: THE HOTH BROTHERS!
Sunday, 8th: Jerome

A couple of other shows to be sure to get on your calendars now! 
Friday & Saturday, December 13th & 14th: BILL HEARNE! 
Sunday, December 15th: The Brothers Wayfarer
Tuesday, December 17th: The Terlingua Christmas Choir
Saturday, December 21st: Scot Walker & The Edge of Texas
Tuesday, Christmas Eve: The Whitmores
Wednesday, Christmas Day: Stay tuned for our Christmas special!
December 30: Butch Hancock
New Year's Eve: CLYDE!
New Year's Day: Annual Towne's Van Zandt Tribute hosted by Butch Hancock

Plus Daytripping - the art of Missy Walker through January 2nd.

The Farmers' Market is held 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! Vendor fee is just $5 for anyone interested in selling. Musicians are welcome to play family-friendly music for tips. Winter planting season is just beginning at the Community Garden -- stop by to get your own plot. For more info, please call or text Sara at 432-244-7656.  

Get ready for the 3rd annual Terlingua Burlesque Show at the LMLB/Cinnabar theatre this December 13 & 14 at 7:30pm! There will be a skirt night competition both nights with prizes for the winner! Don’t forget to bring cash for beer/wine and merchandise. Seating is very limited so get there early!! Adults only, 18 and over.


Taqueria El Milagro
Serving up the best tacos and most amazing side dishes in Terlingua!  We have a fun and easy atmosphere Thursdays through Sunday.  5 pm to 10 pm (9pm on Thursdays and Sundays). Eat in, take out!!  Enjoy the holidays with us! Saturday morning special:  Pancakes and waffles starting at 9 a.m.!
Sunday morning special:  menudo and pozole from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. - or until we sell out.  

Espresso ... y poco mas! 
Our regular hours are: 7:30 am until 2 pm every day.   We serve up the freshest, cooked to order food in the Ghost Town.  It's where the ghost town starts its day!  Please join us! We’ve got Big Bend Roasters coffee, a fantastic breakfast and lunch menu and great atmosphere.   We pack picnics to go and offer up a great menu plus specials.  Fresh pastries, salads, sandwiches and eggs anyway you like them! Enjoy our free wifi, visit with people, take in the view of the Chisos and get a newspaper.  Hope to see you here!

CANYON BREW AT FAR FLUNG OUTDOOR CENTER. The holiday season is here & that means Peppermint Mocha Lattes are back!  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.

 “The Ballad of Esequiel Hernández”
This Friday & Saturday at 7 pm, LMLB Cinnabar Theater.  Admission FREE.
In 1997, no one in the small town of Redford, Texas (pop. 100) knew that U.S. Marine teams, fully camouflaged and armed with M16 rifles, had been secretly deployed to their section of the border. No one knew that their town had been designated a major drug corridor, and that a team of four Marines had taken up a position near the local river crossing to watch for smugglers. Farmers like the Hernández family, who lived by the river, went on working their fields and tending to their livestock. On the evening of May 20, 18 year-old Esequiel Hernández Jr. left the house to graze his family’s goats, taking with him as usual a .22 rifle to keep away wild dogs. It was the last evening of his life.
Narrated by Tommy Lee Jones, The Ballad of Esequiel Hernández features a full array of remarkably candid accounts from three of the four Marines on the fatal mission; Esequiel’s family, friends and teachers; Marine Corps investigators; FBI and defense attorneys. The film also makes use of military investigative video and audio recordings of radio communication between the Marine team and their commanders before Hernández was shot.

THE RAFFLE AT THE CRISIS CENTER. 
Drawing will be mid-December...you can choose which item to put your ticket in for; Maybe these Wall hangings, handmade by Jim Boatman on the Ranch, go together. Made of cedar, they are incredibly fragrant and delicate... tickets are $5 for one, two for $5, five for $10, and 15 for $20; buy tickets at counter, put them in the envelope for your desired prize.  Lots more.  Stop by. 
You can buy tickets now for a variety of items donated to the Crisis center, to raise money for a freezer...or whatever is needed. A print by Tim McKenna, an original wall hanging by Michelle Billings, and some other fine things are on display in the back of the Center (you can choose which item you'd like to enter for) Tickets available at the front counter, 1 for $3, 2 for $5, 5 for $10, and 15 for $20. Drawing will be at the Community Christmas Event, December 17.

Services at Santa Inez in the Terlingua Ghostown
December 8th at 5pm-5:30pm Evening Prayer Service    All are Welcome!

Earth and Fire Gallery
Saturday. December 7th, starting about 5 pm we’ll be celebrating our latest Guest Artist, Frona Fern Farrelly. Join us!
 Frona started her journey in the northeastern United States...Baltimore, Md. to be exact.  She was drawing, painting and creating since she could hold a pencil and paintbrush.  She studied at University of Md. and Loyola College and got degrees in art and teaching.  After traveling to fuel her inspiration and see other parts of the world, she married in London.  Moving back to the states, they settled in Texas and she continued her education studying in Paris through International Studies Abroad...painting and art history, Florence, Italy at the Academia D'Arte...techniques of the great masters, Ireland at various workshops and Edinburgh at the Academy of Realist Art.  Frona, her husband and cats moved to Florida for 7 years where she was fortunate to live near the Southern Atelier in Sarasota. She took classes there and also studied privately.  Now back in Texas...for good!!...they have settled in Terlingua where she is letting all she has learned and been exposed to culminate and emerge with her own unique interpretation that is truly Frona.  "I am happy to call Terlingua my home.  There is a strong creative energy that draws and keeps so many artists here.  I am deeply inspired and love being surrounded by these magical mountains and creative community.  I look forward to many happy and rewarding years as a productive artist."
Frona Fern Farrelly also writes, illustrates and publishes her own children's books.  They are available on Amazon and Barnes and Nobles but ask her about them directly and she can personalize them for you.

Need a special gift for the Holidays? Galeria Chisos is offering 25% off on store owned jewelry, rocks, minerals and fossils on Friday, December 6th, and Saturday, December 7th from 10-6. While there join us for Sangria and hot apple cider.

Terlingua American Legion Loss. It is with a heavy heart I report the passing Friday of our Terlingua American Legion Post Commander D. Wayne Powell, (U.S. Navy). Wayne was release today from the hospital after almost 3 weeks with heart issues. He and his wife had checked into a hotel for the evening when he started gasping for air and suffered heart attack and passed away.
Please keep Wayne and his family in your thoughts and prayers!!
One of our very dear friends, Judy Boe Towery, has experienced some medical issues in the last few weeks.  Her friends are sponsoring events to help with medical expenses.  She will have a difficult time working as she heals these next few months. Following are a couple ways you can help:  BBQ fundraiser Dec. 7th at noon. At the Cactus Farm which is 2 miles North of the Little Burro Country Store.
(Noon until the food is gone) Plates are 10.00 ea.
Winners of silent auction will be announced at 3:00.
Items for the auction are also needed.
Inquiries can be private messaged to the Cactus Farm facebook page or send email to:  info@jackassflats.us.
A donation account has also been set up to donate online:  http://terlinguamusic.com/benefit-for-judy/.
There is also a donation jar at The Little Burro Country Store.Hours 

for TERLINGUA RECYCLES:  Not just open Saturday, 9-12, also Wednesday, 4:30-600. 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.

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 Trading Company Annual Sale
Saturday December 7th
20% off General Merchandise
10% off Books
10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Friendly Public Service Announcement: This photo was taken off of Old Ore Rd. in Big Bend National Park. It's important to follow park rules and regulations to keep the sensitive desert ecosystem intact. Keep all vehicles on designated roads and do not go off roading. If you feel the need to explore go by foot. Remember Big Bend National Park is your park. Please take care of our public lands for future generations.



Trespass livestock continues to be a problem on Terlingua Ranch, especially in the Big Bend Valley east of 118. As many as 21, with 3 obviously pregnant, cows have been encountered in the Red Bluff and Black Top areas. These cattle have been trampling, and eating, native vegetation and using water resources better meant for native wildlife. 
They're leaving behind their dung which is beneficial in smaller amounts but not the amounts recently cleared up near Red Bluff. Per one property owner, the smell and large amounts of flies was overwhelming. It's not their livestock; it shouldn't be their problem. If we're truly interested in the reclamation of these lands, and the return of the Desert Bighorn (and Elk), this problem must be addressed and brought to an end. For those wondering. Brewster County is not an "open range" County. The responsibility lies with the livestock owner(s) to properly manage their livestock. 
Brewster County Sheriff's Office is investigating this problem, and has committed to taking the appropriate action(s) upon discovery. If you have information please call them, or send it via their Facebook PM page. 

Texas Dark Sky Places
The Arizona-based International Dark-Sky Association recognizes places for their efforts and success at maintaining dark skies. Here are the classifications as they apply to Texas sites:
Dark Sky Communities have shown “exceptional dedication to the preservation of the night sky,” including public-education efforts and rules for outdoor lighting.
Dripping Springs, 2014
Horseshoe Bay, 2015
Wimberley Valley, 2018
Dark Sky Parks must be an “exceptional dark sky resource” with strict standards for sky brightness (sky brightness must be routinely equal to or darker than 21.2 magnitudes per square arc second):
1. Big Bend National Park, 2012
2. Copper Breaks State Park, 2014
3. Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, 2014
4. Big Bend Ranch State Park, 2017
5. South Llano River State Park, 2017 
International Dark Sky Sanctuaries—the IDA’s most rigorous designation—recognizes natural areas in exceptionally remote areas, with even stricter standards for sky brightness (sky brightness must be routinely equal to or darker than 21.5 magnitudes per square arc second): Devils River State Natural Area near Del Rio, 2019

The Daily Texan
Published on November 20, 2019 at 12:28 am
Earthquake activity is increasing in West Texas, according to a recent study by University researchers.
The research team used an earthquake tracking system made up of 10 seismographs, which record earthquake data, and found a dramatic increase in earthquakes primarily in West Texas, according to a study published Nov. 4 in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth.
The activity in West Texas jumped from 19 earthquakes in 2009 to 1,600 in 2017, according to the study. Heather DeShon, study co-author and associate professor at Southern Methodist University, said her team conducted the research to find out why the number of earthquakes has increased. 
“West Texas now has the highest seismicity rates in the state,” DeShon said. 
Peter Hennings, study co-author and research scientist at the UT Bureau of Economic Geology, said researchers tracked the patterns of earthquakes using the TXAR seismic station, which is also used to detect nuclear explosions, near Lajitas, Texas, just outside Big Bend National Park.
“Dr. Cliff Frohlich and his colleague Chris Hayward … use digital records going back to the year 2000 to find out if (the TXAR) recorded earthquakes in West Texas and, if so, used a consistent approach every year from 2000 all the way through 2017 to see how the earthquake rate has changed,” Hennings said.
Oil and gas production has also increased in West Texas, according to the UT press release regarding the study. Hennings said while this was not directly shown to cause earthquakes, the two increases correlate.
“What you would want to find is that one thing related specifically to the earthquakes, both in space and in time, and the researchers were unable to find a dominant signal,” Hennings said. “The paper concludes that the change in the rate of earthquakes per year generally correlates with the increase in overall petroleum activity in the same area.”
Co-author and SMU scientist Chris Hayward said the researchers found thousands of small earthquakes coming from the direction of the Permian Basin, where there’s a lot of new petroleum development. He said if the two factors are not related, there must be an alternative explanation as to why the earthquakes suddenly increased.
Hennings said even though the earthquakes in Texas have increased, none of them pose a threat as they have caused no significant damage or injury.

All Energies Tip of the Week: Picking the right size battery will save you money in the long run. Parallel battery strings should be limited and battery manufacturers will advise you to limit parallel battery strings to three or less. Parallel battery banks are difficult to keep balanced, there are variables (in battery resistance and cable resistance) which result in some batteries being overcharged and others undercharged. Higher amp hour batteries are available to limit or avoid parallel strings. The highest amp hour batteries are 2 volt. For example, twelve 1,000 amp hour  2 volt batteries connected in series, create a 24 volt 1,000 amp hour bank. 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


Come and see what the Bryant School for Constructive Arts is all about. We need volunteers to help us clean up the site and join us for a kick off celebration in the evening. We will have drinks, food, and music around the camp fire. Musicians welcome. The site is the former home of Don Bryant, an innovator, builder, and beloved member of the Terlingua Community. Until his death in January, Don built many geodesic domes and desert dwellings on his land in Terlingua Ranch. Come see Don’s unique work and help us start a school in Don’s honor.     Friday December 6th, Noon to Night.  1314 Snake Road.    (From 118, continue 5 miles down Terlingua Ranch Road, Turn right on Snake road and go about 1 mi - We will have signs)
For more info call: 371-2226


The Moon used to have weekly cartoons but this practice seems to have fallen by the wayside. To resurrect the nostalgic, here are a couple …



Folks, we have an emergency situation!
An owner has had a major family crisis and needs to rehome several senior (10 years old+) cats.  Any help is appreciated with networking.  The 2 pictured here are Luv and Baby Luv (tabby) is an Excellent Mouser Baby (calico) wants to rule the roost!

You can read about them on Petfinder!
Please Help Spread the word so that maybe one or all of the several cats can find new homes.
If not, the owner will need to make the tough decision to euthanize her pets. This is a family crisis.
For more information, text 432-294-1257
Please Help, Please Spread the Word!
Thank YOU!!

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

TERLINGUA MOON
November 26, 2019 Vol. 30 No. 48
Edited by Cactus Jane



 “I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens … and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquility and Union.” — Abraham Lincoln, October 3, 1863, Proclamation of Thanksgiving 

THIS WEEK AT THE STARLIGHT
Yes! We are open for Thanksgiving and have a wonderful Thanksgiving menu (plus our regular menu). Dinner reservations for 10 or more: terlinguastarlight@gmail.com. Our doors open at 5 every day; dinner 5-10; full bar until Midnight (1 a.m. on Saturday). 
This week's entertainment:
Monday: Sarah Burton
Tuesday: Ryan Roberts
Wednesday: The Whitmores
Thursday (Thanksgiving): Bruce Salmon
Friday: Bruce Salmon, Michele Solberg & Oliver Steck
Saturday: 6 pm Eric Woodring . 8'ish The Memphis Strange (with Doug Strahan)
Sunday: Oliver Steck & Michele Solberg
Monday (December 2): Moses!
Thanksgiving special: Smoked Turkey, Glazed Ham, Green Chile Cornbread Dressing, Giblet Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Green Bean Casserole, Cranberry Sauce, Focaccia Bread. Your choice of Homemade Pecan or Pumpkin Pie.  $21.95/ Adults. $10.95/ Children 10 and under.
Safe travels over the holidays and hope to see you soon!

THIS WEEK AT LA KIVA!
Wild Ass Wednesday!  Featuring a two-hour Happy Hour, amazing Food Specials and Music from Tim and the World Famous "Spoonman"
Fantastic Friday:  Tim Relleva with Rock 'n Roll then Clayton with Karaoke
Thursday - Thanksgiving Day:   Come and Celebrate with our Special Menu:  Starting with an Heritage Salad, then Smoked Cornish Hen with Cornbread Dressing, Green Bean Casserole, Mashed Potatoes, Candied Yams and Dinner Gravy.  Choice of Dessert -  our home made Holiday Pies.   Chet O'Keefe will be with us with his wonderful guitar.   
Reservations can be made by calling 432-371-2250.
The rest of the week come and enjoy our Barbecue, Tuesday through Saturday and every day Pizzas, Steaks, Burgers and Fish 'n Chips on Thursday and Friday.  

Taqueria El Milagro
Serving up the best tacos and most amazing side dishes in Terlingua!  We will be open regular hours through the holiday weekend.
We have a fun and easy atmosphere Thursdays through Sunday.  5 pm to 10 pm (9pm on Thursdays and Sundays).
Eat in, take out!!  Happy Thanksgiving!
Saturday morning special:  Pancakes and waffles starting at 9 a.m.!
Sunday morning special:  menudo and pozole from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. - or until we sell out.  

Espresso ... y poco mas!
Happy Thanksgiving!  We will be open regular hours this week: 7:30 am until 2 pm every day.   We serve up the freshest, cooked to order food in the Ghost Town.  It's where the ghost town starts its day!
We’ve got Big Bend Roasters coffee, a fantastic breakfast and lunch menu and great atmosphere.   We pack picnics to go and offer up a great menu plus specials.  Fresh pastries, salads, sandwiches and eggs anyway you like them!
Enjoy our free wifi, visit with people, take in the view of the Chisos and get a newspaper.  Hope to see you here!

THE TERLINGUA COMMUNITY GARDEN will host a Flea Market on Saturday, November 30th from 10AM to 2PM in the Ghost Town. We have lots of space and shade inside the Farmers Market Building, plus solar-powered electrical outlets for your convenience. Or you can use the upper west parking lot for big stuff! Bring your own tables and chair, and your extra stuff to sell. No vendor fee!  If this works, we may just have one next month too :-)

DID YOU KNOW?
Camping is available here at Jackass Flats beside the Little Burro Store.  Full electric pull through sites 25.00/night.  Primitive camping behind for 15.00/night.  Call ahead to reserve a site or check in at the Little Burro Store when you arrive to inquire if space is available.  432 371 2082

FYI — DB’s Rustic Iron BBQ open M-T-W- Closed Thursday- Open F-S
Thanks for your continued patronage
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DB

Hours for TERLINGUA RECYCLES:  Not just open Saturday, 9-12, also Wednesday, 4:30-600. 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.

Sullivan Construction and Excavation – Your local, experienced construction and excavation company.  Doing business in Terlingua since 2009!  Winter is great time to get your projects started.  
Call us for an estimate on your next job - big or small.  
Residential and Commercial Licensed Septic Installations - TCEQ #29993.  
jackinterlingua@yahoo.com  or 214.709.2771

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.

GREEN DESERT LIVING.  If you have bad batteries you can bring them here to dispose of or I can come to you.  Call us and we can take care of ya, and as always thank you for your business.

EARTH and FIRE Gallery
It was so sad to tear our little corner of ArtWalk down today, but you can still visit us at the Earth and Fire Gallery in the Ghostown of Terlingua! We’re open every day from 9 am to 6 pm.  Just a few more days of our Guest Artists from Guatemala . . .
And then we’re looking forward to the art of Frona!

TERLINGUA TRADING COMPANY
ANNUAL SALE
SATURDAY DECEMBER 7th
20% OFF GENERAL MERCHANDISE
20% OFF BOOKS
10:00-8:00
FREE GIFT WRAPPING

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 an authorized PPG paint dealer and can provide custom color matching.  We are currently selling gallon and 5 gallon containers.  Store hours Mon-Fri 8:30am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 5:00pm, Sat 9:00am - 1:00pm  432-371-3113 beemountainhardware@yahoo.com

JUDY TOWRY FUNDRAISER 
One of our very dear friends has experienced some medical issues in the last few weeks.  Her friends are sponsoring events to help with medical expenses.  She will have a difficult time working as she heals these next few months. 
Following are a couple ways you can help:
BBQ fundraiser Dec. 7th at noon. At the Cactus Farm which is 2 miles North of the Little Burro Country Store. (Noon until the food is gone) Plates are 10.00 ea.
Winners of silent auction will be announced at 3:00. Items for the auction are also needed. Inquiries can be private messaged to the Cactus Farm facebook page or send email to:  info@jackassflats.us. A donation account has also been set up to donate online:  http://terlinguamusic.com/benefit-for-judy/. There is also a donation jar at The Little Burro Country Store.

JUDY FEST.  Call for performers - we're having Judy-Fest at the Cactus Barn on 12-7.
Want to play a short set to help us raise money for Judy's medical expenses, and have a fun time at the same time?  I'm envisioning solo sets for everybody who wants one, and then a jam. I'll provide PA.
Confirmed so far: Chet O'Keefe, Jim Keaveny, Scott Walker.  Contact Pat O’Bryan

MOBILE VET CENTER will be in Alpine Dec. 11.  See attached flyer for details and other locations throughout West Texas.

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)

FLACK ELECTRICAL SERVICES.  Joshua Flack, Owner/Master Electrician TECL #31064 ME #337791 Licensed, bonded and insured 940.255.2723

DOCUMENTARY SHOWING: The Ballad of Esequiel Hernández, Friday and Saturday December 6 & 7 at 7 pm.
LMLB Cinnabar Theater, Admission: FREE
In 1997, U.S. Marines patrolling the Texas-Mexico border as part of the War on Drugs shot and killed Esequiel Hernández Jr. Mistaken for a drug runner, the 18-year-old was, in fact, a U.S. citizen tending his family's goats with a .22 rifle. He became the first American killed by U.S. military forces on native soil since the 1970 Kent State shootings. The Ballad of Esequiel Hernández, narrated by Tommy Lee Jones, explores Hernandez's tragic death and its torturous aftermath. His parents and friends, the Marines on patrol, and investigators discuss the dangers of militarizing the border and the death of one young man. A co-presentation of Latino Public Broadcasting. An official selection of the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival.
Film Length: 90 min. Filmmaker: Kieran FitzgeraldThis event is a collaboration with POV, the award-winning independent non-fiction film series on PBS www.pbs.org/pov

THE RAFFLE AT THE CRISIS CENTER. 
Drawing will be mid-December...you can choose which item to put your ticket in for; Maybe these Wall hangings, handmade by Jim Boatman on the Ranch, go together. Made of cedar, they are incredibly fragrant and delicate... tickets are $5 for one, two for $5, five for $10, and 15 for $20; buy tickets at counter, put them in the envelope for your desired prize.  Lots more.  Stop by.