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
email@example.com 432-424-3464 (Home) 432-538-2533 (Cell)
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
Wednesday, October 9, 10 AM
Brewster County Emergency Response Center
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:
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.
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:
-CLEAN tin cans
-CLEAN #1 and #2 plastic
All else has to be turned away.
For suggestions or to volunteer, email Robert Krull at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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.
firstname.lastname@example.org or 214.709.2771
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!
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 email@example.com or call/text 432-242-1874.
Residential septic installation - free estimates. TCEQ Lic. #32801
firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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 email@example.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. firstname.lastname@example.org 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, email@example.com
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