This week at the Starlight:
Tuesday, July 29 Uh Clem
Thursday, July 31 Moses
Friday, August 1 Dr. Fun
Monday, August 4 Burger Night with Laird Considine
Tuesday, August 5 Uh Clem
This week at the High Sierra:
7pm, Friday, August 1 Welcome back Jason Blum!
7pm, Saturday, August 2 Terlingua’s own Dr. Fun
2:30p, Sunday, August 3 Jeff Haislip hosts Hangover Sunday Jam
8pm, Friday, August 8 The Amazing Ali Holder with Daniel Thomas Phipps from Austin
The Eldorado Hotel has special room rates available for the Viva Terlingua Music Fest, Aug. 13-18. Call 432-371-2111 for reservations and information.
VIVA TERLINGUA FEST!
It’s right around the corner, folks! The Viva Terlingua Fest! (aka The Festival at the End of the Universe) is happening August 14-17 and will feature films, exhibitions and some of the best MUSIC around. Bands and musicians will perform at Lajitas Golf Resort and the Starlight Theatre in Terlingua. For more info (including how to get your festival bracelets), visit https://viva-terlingua.com.
Burn Ban Lifted
Officials in Brewster County have decided to lift the burn ban. The decision was made after the county received some much needed rain over the past several weeks. Keep dancing for rain! County Commissioners have the authority to reinstate the burn ban at any time.
The Terlingua CSD is now accepting applications to be on the ballot for two school board positions. For more information, call the school.
Terlingua Tool Rentals. The only place in South Country to get most any construction tool you could use! Jimmy Taylor 371-2621
Tom Williams resigns as County Commissioner
Tom Williams has resigned his position as Brewster County Commissioner Pct. 2 and also has withdrawn his name from the Nov. 4 General Election ballot. The Brewster County Democratic Party Executive Committee has responsibility for nominating a Democratic candidate for that position to appear on the Nov. 4 General Election ballot. Since his resignation leaves no nominees from either party for the position, the Brewster County Republican Party Executive Committee may also nominate a candidate from their party. Therefore, anyone interesting in being considered as a nominee for either the Democratic or Republican candidate for County Commissioner Pct. 2 in the Nov. 4 General Election should notify the party chair of their desire to be considered. These nominations must be determined by Aug. 20, 2014. Prospective Democratic candidates should immediately contact Mary Bell Lockhart at 512-422-4984 and prospective Republican candidates should contact Monica McBride at 432-386-5245.
Brewster County Democratic Executive Committee
A meeting of the Brewster County Democratic Executive Committee was called by County Chairman Mary Bell Lockhart on July 25. The following were appointed as Precinct Chair positions to the Executive Committee: Precinct 6: Lovika De Koninck; Precinct 7: Marcos Paredes; and Precinct 8: Estella Vega.
As of Monday, 28th - the tank order was placed. This load is light, one tank, but will be shipped anyway. It will take a couple of days for our load to actually be in line and loaded, so - if you want a 1,750 now it can be added to this load no later than Thursday morning. Call 2506 and we’ll get yours included.
Writer’s Workshop at Alpine Library
The Alpine Public Library is honored to host Texas Writes, a statewide program founded and administered by the Writers’ League of Texas that bring accomplished authors to rural libraries for a half day of workshops and panel discussions. The Friday, August 8 event, which is free and open to the public, will feature award-winning writer Carol Dawson, author of four critically acclaimed novels, including House of Plenty, the story of Luby’s Cafeteria, and celebrated poet and editor Scott Wiggerman, a three-time Pushcart nominee, author of the poetry books Presence and Vegetable and Other Relationships, and chief editor of Dos Gatos Press.
Dawson and Wiggerman are familiar faces to the Big Bend writing community, as they spend one week each year teaching at the Writers’ League of Texas Summer Writing Retreat held at Sul Ross State University. For Texas Writes, Wiggerman will be discussing “Tell It Slant: Power of the Metaphot,” while Dawson will be discussing “Pickling Memory, Salting Tradition, Preserving the Past: The Art of Researching and Writing Your Own Story, Your Family’s Stories, and The Lives of Your Community.”
The Friday, Aug. 8 Texas Writes will be held 10 am to 1 pm at the Alpine Public Library. Advance registration is encouraged and can be made at 432-837-2621. Refreshments will be provided.
24-Hour Plays—Call for Participants
Marfa Live Arts will once again showcase this region’s (and beyond) best writers, actors and directors during the 24 Hour Plays on Saturday, August 16th.
The concept is simple: participants write, direct, rehearse and perform six one-act plays within a twenty-four hour period. It’s fast-paced, creative fun. On Friday, August 15th at 8pm, all interested actors, writers, directors and technical crew are encouraged to meet at the Crowley Theater in Marfa, no previous experience is necessary to join the team.
Participants will be divided into groups of writers, actors, etc. and given the basic outline for the next 24 hours. Writers will have Friday night to write their 7-10 minute play, which is due at 6am Saturday morning. Actors and directors then meet at 8am, receive their scripts and have the day to rehearse. When Saturday evening arrives, time is up and it’s show time! If you’d like to participant please email firstname.lastname@example.org and plan to attend the Friday night meeting. The entire community is invited to attend the free performance on Saturday, Aug. 16th at 8pm at the Crowley Theater in Marfa.