Tuesday, October 20, 2020

 The Terlingua Moon   

Oct 20, 2020--Vol. 31, #42

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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:

Monday 

Tuesday 

Wednesday 

 

Thursday 

Friday 

Oct. 19
8am – 5pm 

Oct. 20
8am – 5pm 

Oct 21
8am – 5pm 

 

Oct. 22
8am – 5pm 

Oct. 23
7am – 7pm 

Oct. 26
8am – 6pm 

Oct. 27
8am – 6pm 

Oct. 28
8am – 6pm 

 

Oct. 29
8am – 6pm 

Oct. 30
7am – 7pm 

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

https://bigbendsentinel.com/2020/05/27/live-updates/

 

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(caitlin@bigbendfarflung.com).  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 <secretary.bbca@gmail.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

940.255.2723

 

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.

713.907.5259

 

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:
http://thecenturybarandgrill.com/   


With almost 38 years of continuous service and proven leadership.

Keep Ronny Dodson your Sheriff.





Monday, October 12, 2020

 TERLINGUA MOON

October 12, 2020                                                            

Vol 31 No. 41

By Cactoosie

 

FLU SHOTS COMING TO TERLINGUA! This Thursday, October 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Red Patillo Community Center. 


Taqueria El Milagro

Every week Wednesdays through Sundays ... 5PM until 10PM, we serve up everything a taco stand should have plus a lot more.

Get your tacos, super sides and a lot more on our new menu

Outdoor seating is available or call in your to go orders at 432 371 2060 and pick up at our drive thru window.

     

Espresso ... y poco mas!

Open from 7:30 a.m to 2 p.m. seven days a week

for the best breakfasts and lunches in town.

Terlingua's favorite coffee spot with beans from Big Bend Roasters.   Smoothies, salads, guac, eggs any way you like them, and a great standard menu.  All cooked to order and great for eating in or taking out!

Come enjoy the cooler mornings with us.  We promise the views are good, too!

§§§§§ SHOT TIME LIQUORS §§§§§ SHOT TIME LIQUORS §§§§§

We are hiring - looking for a Cashier Plus - what makes is Plus? Looking for that person willing to commit to staying year ‘round, additional work with Store Manager and Bookkeeper as well as stand alone duties different from regular cashier. Pay is above cashier pay as well. Please pick up application at the store and indicate that is what position you are interested in.

Paisano Post

Big Bend High School is pleased to announce that Senior, Jakeline Hernandez Orozco, has been selected as the school's DAR Good Citizen of 2021. Jakeline is the daughter of Jesus and Ernestina Hernandez. The student selected has the qualities of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism.

Congratulations to Senior, Caelan Devine Ryan, who earned the status of being a Commended Student by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. He placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.5 million students taking the PSAT. Caelan is the son of Michael Ryan and Bernadette Devine.

Terlingua School invites you to participate in their Online Book Fair put on by Scholastic. All orders can ship to home and there is Free Shipping on book-only orders over $25. Visit the homepage to shop between Nov. 2nd-15th at https://www.scholastic.com/bf/terlinguaelementaryschool1

Academic Achievements for the 1st Six Weeks

A-Honor Roll: 1st: Kiva, Killian 2nd: Micahel, Rodolfo 3rd: Andrew, Melissa, Alyssa 5th: Rhylee 8th: Luna, Shyla, Brooke, Myranda 10th: Kaycie, Melenie 11th: Gimena 12th: Jaky

A/B-Honor Roll: 1st: Daleyza, Aniah, Carlitos 2nd: Sofia, Aylynn, Anton 3rd: Laiten 4th: Michelle 5th: Exavier, Irelynn 6th: Melody, Asa 7th: David, Anthony 10th: Jenni B., Ethan, Chase            11th: Chasin, Valerie 12th: Brody, Taylor

 

Flack Electrical Services

Joshua Flack, Owner/Master Electrician TECL #31064 ME #337791

Licensed, bonded and insured

940.255.2723

 

Hi yall!  My name is Chris (aka gypsy).  Some know me and some may not. I speak from the heart.  I've lived the better part of 20 years here in Terlingua, and worked as a local guide, and now I am, a small One Person Operation called Get Lost Tours; sharing & doing what I've done in Terlingua,TX and the Big Bend country for many a year.  And doing it with the respect, appreciation, and gratitude the people of, and the area deserve.  I hope to give back to this amazing community and place, some of what it has shared & given to me and continue living this dream.  If you would like to know more, you can email clt@getlosttours.net or go to the website. 901-376-5381
Thanks for all you've done for me Terlingua and Brewster County!
Getting Lost & Being Found!  On purpose... For a purpose.

  

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.

Whatever you need dug – WE DIG IT.

713.907.5259


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...

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 <secretary.bbca@gmail.com> or call Sara at 371-2902 with your questions.


Many Stones has just stocked a large variety of Succulent plants. Also

a lot of Air Plants plus pottery is half price next week. Come take a look!

 

Far Flung
NOW HIRING for Full Time/Part Time Front Desk Receptionists, Shuttle Drivers, and Jeep Guides at Far Flung Outdoor Center. We’re looking for people who enjoy 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 stop by to see Caitlin or email ([caitlin@bigbendfarflung.com](mailto:caitlin@bigbendfarflung.com)) and fill out an application.

 

COVID-19 Data Dashboards:

To help educate residents of Brewster County on the status of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the area and state a number of maps and dashboards are available for reference. 

https://bao.arcgis.com/covid-19/jhu/county/48043.html

https://txdshs.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html…

https://srinfo.sulross.edu/covid-19/

 

Chisos Mining Company  Help wanted!
We are looking for a housekeeper ASAP. Please give us a call Mon.-Fri. 9am-8pm @ 432-371-2254 or email resume to Chisosmc@gmail.com

Crafty Gals! Do you do crafts? Create things? Knit? Paint? Crochet? Weave? Want to learn something new? Or just enjoy hanging out with other creative gals for a relaxing evening? Then Crafty Gals is for you - so come join the fun. Crafty Gals will again meet at Big Bend Church in the Fellowship Hall on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month. Our 1st meeting will be Oct. 20th from 6:30 - 8:30. Social Distancing will be in place by having work tables spread far apart and mask are strongly encouraged. Hope to see you!


Road Clean up! October 17th Green Desert Ranch Rd. Clean up 9 A.M.-12P.M. Lunch at Green Desert Living Office. All volunteers would be greatly appreciated. We will be providing brisket, chicken, water and Gatorade. Sides are welcome but not necessary. Come out and help us keep our ranch road clean.

 

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)

 

Al Shire will be at the High Sierra: Friday Nov 6, 2020 Singer/Songwriter
(512) 796-6059 (Text preferred) www.reverbnation.com/alshire



Plans for the community market are still being developed, we are trying to balance health and safety challenges with the desire to celebrate and support our small community.

However if there is no interest by vendors then the market will struggle to be successful.  If you or anyone you know might be at all interested in participating in the market-- selling or volunteering to help with logistics-- please get in touch.  Contact:  terlinguacommunitygarden@gmail.com 

Start date is now TBA, hopefully later in November.


EARLY VOTING TIME 

Or drive to Alpine on the following early voting days:
10/13/2020-10/16/2020 
8:00 AM-5:00 PM

10/19/2020-10/22/2020 
8:00 AM-05:00 PM

10/23/2020-10/23/2020 
7:00 AM-07:00 PM

10/26/2020-10/29/2020
8:00 AM-6:00 PM

10/30/2020-10/30/2020
7:00 AM-7:00 PM

Location:
JUDGE VAL CLARK BEARD OFFICE COMPLEX
203 N 7TH STREET 
ALPINE TX 79830 

PRECINCTS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8



Tuesday, October 6, 2020


 

Terlingua MOON

October 6, 2020

Vol.  31   No. 40



         by Million sMiles   !!!VOTE!!!


Brewster County will be offering mobile COVID-19 testing Thursday October 8th. Please check out the attached flyer for more information. Appointments are not required.

The link to register will be open 24 hours prior to testing date.

https://tdem.texas.gov/covid-19/

Brewster County Judge's Office


Earth and Fire Gallery- the Ghostown of Terlingua

An artist who explores many styles, Frona Fern Farrelly has focused on her abstract works for this special exhibition entitled, “Purely Abstract”. Come and enjoy a celebration of color, emotion and interpretation.  The show will run the entire month of October. Opening party will be on Sunday, October 11th at 5 PM. We WILL be a COVID safe gathering with the food, free wine and show outside for social distancing safety and....please bring your mask to go inside the gallery..


The Terlingua Trading Company has a position open for a part time clerk/cashier. Please stop by the store in the Teriingua Ghost Town.


A message from the McDonald Observatory!

The McDonald Observatory invites our neighbors from Fort Davis, Marfa, and Alpine to a special free Star Party program on the first Wednesday of every other month. Our first Community Night Star Party will be October 7th, 2020. There is no charge for our community members to participate, but reservations are required, and capacity is limited. Community Night passes are limited to local residents only.

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…

Many Stones just got a large shipment of Air Plants and Ring has created some very interesting

artworks using these plants by putting them on old, oddly  shaped pieces of wood found in the desert.


THIS WEEKEND AT THE STARLIGHT

Friday, October 9th 

Starlight Favorite, Greg Harkins plays 6-9 PM

Saturday, October 10th

Early show - Marc Utter 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Late show - Grammy Nominated and five time Texas Female Vocalist of the Year winner, Pauline Reese plays 8:30-11 P.M

Be sure to check our facebook and instagram for nightly food specials!”


The Big Bend Episcopal Mission welcomes all to attend the 5pm service, Saturday-October 10th, led by Father Mike Wallens at Santa Inez-Terlingua Ghostown Church. Come check it out. 


Taqueria El Milagro

What a great time we had this past weekend.  So good to see so many of you!

Every week Wednesdays through Sundays ... 5PM until 10PM.

Get your tacos and some new menu items, too.

Outdoor seating is available or call in your to go orders at 432 371 2060 and pick up at our drive thru window.

        

Espresso ... y poco mas!

Open from 7:30 a.m to 2 p.m. seven days a week. 

Come enjoy breakfast or lunch with us.

Terlingua's favorite coffee spot with beans from Big Bend Roasters.   Smoothies, salads, guac, eggs any way you like them, and a great standard menu.  All cooked to order and great for eating in or taking out!

We're hiring so if you'd like to work with us, please call Noemi

at 310-991-1058



*******SHOT TIME LIQOUR*******

         SHOT TIME LIQUOR*******

Now that we might be starting to have some cooler temperatures (oh please!) it is time for some yummy coffee add-ins as we linger over our coffee longer on these cooler mornings. Kahlua has added to their lineup with 2 new flavors: Salted Caramel and Chili Chocolate. Those are not just delish in morning coffee, of course, they are also dynamite in anything that regular Kahlua goes in. Also delightful straight sippin' or on the rocks. We have both in stock. Right now, we have a 20% off sale while supplies last. Don't delay, you definitely do not want to miss out on this one! 

And as always - Please Drink Responsibly 


Now is a great time to plant a fall garden and the Terlingua Community Garden has space available.

Successful, sustainable, organic food production in the desert since 2007.  Join Us!


Our Terlingua Community Market is scheduled to start Saturday November 7

Plan to join us to sell your veggies, food and hand made local crafts.

Designs for a safe market are in process.  Please let us know your ideas.    Current contact # 371-2172


Mail ballots have been sent and mine arrived today.  I intend to vote IMMEDIATELY by following these steps.

+Read the instructions included and on the envelopes

+Take the ballot out of the package and mark it.  +Carefully color with dark ink in the ovals next to candidates I want to vote for. 

+Put the marked ballot in the WHITE ballot envelope and seal that.

+Put the sealed white ballot envelope inside the YELLOW carrier envelope and seal that.

+Sign my best signature in the red box on the back of the yellow carrier envelope.  That signature gets compared to the one on file to prove your ballot is yours.  It will get scanned by optical scanner and reported in the Early Voting on Election Day.

+Put the carrier envelope and all its precious cargo back in the mail.

I trust the mail!  After all, I get bills and junk I’ve ordered in the mail every day, smooth as silk. And I know my ballot was mailed to me just in the last couple of days.  But I know it takes time sometimes, that’s why I’m voting as soon as I can.

If you want to deliver your ballot in person take it to Lora Nusbaum at 203 Nth 7th St, Alpine.  Best to call before you come at 432-837-6230.  Bring your ID with you to prove that is your ballot.  Don’t bring anyone else’s ballot as we have to deliver our own.  You can do that at any time up until Election Day Nov 3rd, but the sooner the better.

If you believe you have requested a mail ballot and you have not received it by the end of next week, in Brewster County call Lora Nussbaum at 432-837-6230.

Mary Bell Lockhart


Trax contract has expired and will have to be renewed. Am currently working on grant. Will keep you informed as have any news. 

 Dennis Yancy

Veterans Service Officer


FREE Electronics Recycling 

During October 2020 (or until container is full) every Tuesday and Thursday morning the City of Alpine recycling crew will be accepting electronics from City of Alpine and Brewster Co. residents ONLY.

(Please be prepared to show proof of residence).

ON: Tuesdays/Thursday

FROM: 9:00 am – 11:30 am

LOCATION: Hal Flanders Recycling Center

305 Cemetery Rd, Alpine, TX 79830

For more information, please call: 432-294-3183

Email: environmental.services@ci.alpine.tx.us, or visit

our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/HalFlandersRecyclingCenter/

**For City of Alpine and Brewster Co. resident


Jackass Flats Improvement Association 

Second Annual  Dutch oven cook off/potluck and gathering 

October 10 and 11th live music art show at the tin barn goat roping barrel racing wagon rides trail rides lodging RV sites first come first served primitive and horse camping 

call Little Burro Country Store for information 

432 371 2082


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, 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.

Whatever you need dug – WE DIG IT.

713.907.5259


Happy Birthday to Sheriff Ronnie Dotson


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