Terlingua Moon - October 2011
Tourism Council has plans to fight border-image issues            

At the regularly scheduled meeting, Greg Hennington of the Brewster County Tourism Council gave Brewster County commissioners a bleak look at the condition of tourism conditions in the Big Bend region.
“After 4 to 6 years of good years, we’re down,” he said. “Between the border issues, fires and drought, we’re off.”
    But that said, Hennington stressed “we’re in good financial shape” and the council will push forward, spreading the gospel about the Big Bend.  He said the Tourism Council will continue taking advantage of every opportunity to let people know how great this area is.  “Our big challenge is to improve our message.”
    One bone of contention for Big Bend boosters is that some people still think that the Big Bend region has the same border issues that other parts of the nation are fighting. And that simply isn’t the case, Hennington said. And the Tourism Council is working to destroy myths and rumors about border problems.
The Tourism Council, Hennington said, is going to conduct a market survey much like the one it commissioned in 2004 from Texas A&M University.   
    Key questions will be what motivates people to visit the Big Bend, why current tourists came here, and similar queries. The market survey is expected to begin gathering data in a couple of weeks, and will take about a year.

Otra Vez
Thanks so much for customers coming to our Grand Opening on October 1.  We do appreciate all the community support that has been given to us, especiallly to the stockers and those who have donated good merchandise for the store.  It does a lot of good toward the Episcopal Church in helping others.  We look forward to the months ahead!

India's Cafe and Bakery
Open 6 'til 4  -  Closed Tues. & Wed.
October through Winter Serving Plate Lunches
Pork Roast with Vegetables; Beef Roast with Vegetables:
Hot Yummy Stews; Tasty Soups: Delicious Chili
"Sundays Special"
Old Fashion Fried Chicken
Mashed Potatoes
Two Vegetables
Shot Time Liquors
Yes, they're back...  Sweet Leaf Teas! Also featuring - Chopin Vodka, Stoli Elit, &  15 yr Pinch Dimple Scotch.  Like your liquor with a few creatures???  Now carrying two tequilas with either a worm or a scorpion.
Mon - Sat  10 – 9

Ghost Town Saloon's Cafe
serving breakfast only (for now)
6:00 am to 2:00 pm - 7 days a week
Thank you to Lupe, Tate, Denese, Fran, Ken, Paula and Ring for all your help putting this together!
Let's have some fun and breakfast!

Espresso…y poco mas 
Come join us for a delicious cup of fresh organic coffee.
Breakfast  burritos, sandwiches and mucho more.
Mochas, Lattes, Cappuccinos and Mexican cokes.
Milagro smoothies and milk shakes.
WIFI available.

Fossils of Big Bend National Park: A Lost World Revealed
Sunday, October 9th, 8:00 PM Special Evening Program:
Please join us for a special program celebrating National Fossil Day as we welcome back Dr. Thomas Lehman, vertebrate paleontologist from Texas Tech University, and long-time researcher of Big Bend’s Cretaceous age fauna.  Dr. Lehman will provide an overview of the dinosaurs and environments of Cretaceous Big Bend. Park Paleontological Technician Steve Wick will be on hand to present a life-sized skull cast of the duck-billed dinosaur Kritosaurus and to discuss current projects underway in the park.  Bring a flashlight.  Wheelchair accessible.  1 hour.   Chisos Basin Amphitheater.

The Terlingua Moon
October 4, 2011 ~ Vol. 23 #40
Everybody talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it. ~Charles Dudley Warner
Halloween Carnival and Haunted House
    The Family Crisis Center along with the Big Bend High School Class of 2014 will be hosting a Halloween Carnival on Friday, October 28th from 6PM to 10PM at the crisis center in the ghost town. There will be activities for all ages. Including food, carnival games, a haunted house, and more.

This weekend LMLB will be doing their annual break-down-the-theater-for-chili-cookoff routine. If you can spare a few hours to help it would be much appreciated…

This week at the Starlight Theatre:
Tuesday, Oct. 25 - Uh Clem performs for us along with Ralph Moore! Plus: Taco Palooza! $1 tacos all night!
Wednesday, Oct. 26 - Jobuk Johnson plays his Jackalope Jazz!
Thursday, Oct. 27 - Cowboy Doug plays for us plus... Jonna's Wicked Bloody Mary's and Diego's World Famous Ceviche!
Friday, Oct. 28 - Laird Considine entertains us!
Saturday, Oct. 29 - Hank Woji performs 6-9, then Fire Dancing kicks off the MONSTER MASH Dance Party!!! Music by Vapo Crunch & Arch Man. Photo Booth, Costume Contest and MORE!!
Sunday, Oct. 30 - BRUNCH! with Music by Jobuk Johnson... and later, its Movie Night! This week's movie is Rainbows End (starring "Country Willie" who will be performing at the Starlight next weekend!) And of course, we provide the popcorn!
And don't miss HAPPY HOUR every day from 5pm - 6pm! $1 tacos, $2 maragaritas, $2 Domestics, & $2 wells!

HI to all. I have some really neat dogs available for adoption, now. The following list is just a few:
German Shepherd, 6 mos.
Yellow Lab, grown/young,
Shiatsu puppy, blk&wht,
Wire haired Terrier, puppy,
and many Chihuahuas. If interested call me or email me and I will send you a photo of the dog you are interested in adopting. BR11439@aol.com or call 371 2224
Shot Time Liquors - Think Scotch!
For those with a discriminating taste:
How about a 12yr Macallan, The Glenlivet, or Aberlour; a 14yr Oban, A 15yr Dimple Pinch, or even an 18yr LaPhroaig! mmm! Just in:  assorted chocolate liquours & chocolate filled liquors in the shape of tiny liquor bottles (soooo cute & just a buck!) Monday thru Saturday 10:00 to 9:00 371-3155

We are looking for people to belong to the South County Patriot Guard.  When one of our fallen soldiers came home recently, the Midland chapter of the Patriot Guard put out a call for flag bearers.  No one showed up to support that family.  Therefore, we have started our own chapter of the Patriot Guard which will cover Brewster and Presidio counties.  You do not have to be a veteran, you do not need to ride a motorcycle.  You do need to be able to support the family of one of our fallen soldiers.  If interested, please contact Richard Whitebear at 432-371-2134 or Michael Heidebrecht at 432-371-2136.  We have 50 flags that we can use at the funerals and would like to have enough persons to run out of flags. Hopefully we do not need to ever use them.  Please come join us in support of our fallen soldiers and their families.  The history of the Patriot Guard is as such:  The Patriot Guard was formed to stand between the members of Westport Baptist Church members and the family of the soldier.  Westport Baptist church members have the opinion that a good soldier is a dead soldier and that the homosexual trend is absolutely opposed by God and they decide for God.  Please consider joining our cause.  God Bless our Troops and America.

The Rocky Top Alien Breeding Experiment performs at the Ghost Town Saloon this Sunday October 30th!
We play again at the Starlight Theatre, Monday, Oct. 31st for Burger Night HALLOWEEN! Come out and hear the best Hillbilly Alien Music for miles around!

Volunteer ESL Tutors Needed
Big Bend Library and Alpine Public Library desperately need more volunteers for the English language classes.  We have very eager students and not enough volunteers. If you have a few hours a week to spare and are interested in helping out members of our community, please call Cynta at 371-2226.

The High Sierra Bar & Grill has an Electronic Dart Machine  upstairs in our Sports Room!!  Come see your favorite sports event and play a game of Cricket!!  Entertainment this week:
Friday, Al Berry @ 7:30
Saturday, Dr. Fun @ 8 on the Balcony...al fresco!!
Sunday FUNDAY!!  "HANGOVER JAM SESSION"  @ 2 PM hosted by Al Berry all musicians invited!!!
The Terlingua Moon
October 11, 2011   ~  VOL. 22 #41  Circ. ~ 40+

An Episcopal worship service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, 16 October, in the Chapel of St. Mary and St. Joseph, Lajitas. Everybody is welcome to attend, regardless of past or present Church affiliation or none. Services are held in the Lajitas Chapel on the first and third Sundays of every month and as announced.  Looking ahead:  All Saints' Sunday will be observed on Sunday, 6 November. On this Sunday, we remember all who have passed on to the greater life in the past year and all those who have died in previous years for whom prayers are requested.  Please pass your prayer requests on to Marcy or Carin or Martha or to Fr. Mel.

Terlingua Ranch is accepting applications for Bookkeeper.  This position can be extended to full time with other office duties.  Pay is $10-12/hr depending on experience and skills.  Bookkeeper Reports to Manager (Vanessa Boyd) Part Time (Year Round), Non-Exempt.  Schedule is 24 hours per week (3 days).  Weekdays worked are negotiable.
•       Financial Record Keeping -- QuickBooks
•       Payroll
•       Employee Record Keeping
•       Reports such as Water usage, State and Federal reports occupancy, financial reports -- Word, Excel, Access
•       Purchasing
Employee should be willing to respond to any and all duties deemed necessary by the Manager.  We are hoping to hire someone soon so that the new hire can to train with the departing employee.

High Sierra Bar & Grill welcomes:
--Thurs. 10/13 - Canadian Jon Brooks @ 8 PM
--Fri. 10/14 -- Al Berry @ 7:30 PM
--Sat. 10/15 -- Dr. Fun & Vinny @8 PM on the Balcony
--Sun. 10/16 -- Al Berry hosts "Hangover Jam Session"  @ 2 PM
Welcome "Terlingua Music Bash"!!  Viva Terlingua!!

Ghost Town Café -- Come join us for $1.99 special every morning between 6 - 8 am -- 1 pancake, 1 egg, 1 piece of bacon, sausage or ham.  Clay Henry Special available every day (except Sun.) at 7 am.

Ghost Town Saloon open every day at 2 pm.  Welcome back Terlingua Music Bash!
Jennifer Mansfield Peal will be hosting 'Songwriters she loves" Friday the 14th beginning at 5 pm. FUN IS ALLOWED!

This week at the Starlight Theatre:
--Tues.10/11 - Uh Clem performs for us!  Plus: Taco Palooza! $1 tacos, $2 Margaritas all night!
--Wed. 10/12 - The Whitmores are back!
--Thurs. 10/13 - The Rocky Top Alien Breeding Experiment, part of the 17th Annual Terlingua Music Bash! Refreshing Bahama Mammas and Diego's World Famous Ceviche!
--Fri. 10/14 - Terlingua Music Bash Open Mic Host: Butch Morgan!  7-10pm, sign up at 6pm.
--Sat. 10/15 - Terlingua Music Bash with Alex Whitmore and Friends!
--Sun 10/16 - Movie Night! We provide the popcorn!
--And don't miss HAPPY HOUR every day from 5-6pm! $1 tacos, $2 margaritas, $2 Domestics, & $2 wells!

The Alpine Public Library will offer Basic Computer Education classes for adults beginning Nov 1.  A FREE six-week session,  Tues, & Thurs. 6-8pm.  Class size is limited; sign up now at the library or call 837-2621

The Community Garden wants to adopt some kittens.  Please call 3196, if you have a litter looking for a home..

Shot Time Liquors - Feature of the Week: Sheep Dip Malt Whiskey, “delicate and refined.  Soft floral notes supported by an attractive array of complex fruit flavors.  Melon, pear, orange with a hint of almonds. Finesse and elegance gives way to an assertion of pure malty flavours, drawn from the four distilling regions of Scotland. The main accent being expressed from the Highlands and Speyside Valleys.  However, a subtle hint of Islay can be detected on the aftertaste as it slowly ebbs into a classic, pleasing finish.”  (Eds. Note: With a name like “Sheep Dip” they had better be able to wax poetic about the drink!)
Open Mon - Sat 10-9. 371-3155