Terlingua Moon - September 2011
Last Minute Low Budget Productions
There will be readings for the upcoming LMLB fall production on Wednesday and Thursday evenings (Sept. 7 & 8) at 6:30.  Both readings will be at The Theater Behind the Store.  The show is a 40 minute production with 2 school performances and 1 community performance planned. If you have questions or want more information, please call Martha at 2399.

Short update on the Great Dane rescue.
We took care of all their immediate needs and they were sent on the second leg of the rescue. They were sent by us to Grand Companions Shelter in Fort Davis for more medical care and convalescence  and then on to the Great Dane Shelter for more care and convalescence. They all are doing great and loved by everybody. There have been many inquiries for adoptions from all over the country. Thanks to all of you who support us.  Bobbie

Hi! I am Havilah Rand, Austin based singer songwriter and I am playing the following dates in West Texas...  Padres on Sept 16, La Kiva on the 17th, Hangover Brunch at the El Dorado on the 18th and Starlight Theater on the 19th. Check out www.havilahmusic.com    thanks!!!!

Hi from The RoadRunner Deli...  It's still hot and dry so why not have an Ice Cream Soda?! Ice Pop, Key Lime Pie , Shake or Float...  We also have Fresh Brewed Ice Tea, Cold GatorAde and Soft Drinks come see us...

Lajitas General Store is proud to announce
Our Gas Pump Grand Opening
Open Mic Hosted By Trevor Hickle
Rootbeer Floats for the Kiddos
Texas Beer Tasting for the Grown Ups
Come out and Join us on the porch between 1pm and 5pm, Saturday Sept 10th, (9-10-11)

Send your news to terlinguamoon@gmail.com or leave a comment at http://www.terlinguamoon.com

Shot Time Liquors -
Thanks to all who came by to support our Labor Day special.  New item just in - Rogue Dead Guy Ale...mm mm!  Summer hours: 12 to 9. 371-3155  New hours coming soon.  Don't forget to keep up with us on FaceBook or just drop us a line and say hey!

AMERICA REMEMBERING 9/11
A Memorial Service will be held at Big Bend Church
September 11, 2011 at 11:00 a.m.  A time to remember and celebrate the lives of those lost.  You may bring pictures of your loved ones you wish honored or remembered for their military service.  A fellowship meal will be served after the service.

New sign at Wal-Mart
Remember when America was dumbing down?
No more - we have arrived…

“but that’s only three…”
Next week’s Moon by South County Mud Clowns
E-CRETE WANTED: Hoping to purchase some AAC block (e-crete) for a relatively small project totaling approximately 850 square feet (wall). We need all types of block (“Standard”, “O” and “U”) though flexible on block thickness.  If you have extra block that you would like to sell, we are interested! Please e-mail: mark.a.yuhas@gmail.com or call 477-2389.
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Notice – If you send “comments” to the Terlingua Moon . com site, they only show as garbled links on the editors’ page.  If you send a “submission”, they might appear on the Editors’ page – and might not. However; the best way to submit your news or comments is to Terlinguamoon@gmail.com .
Deadline is Monday noon... (THINK MOONDAY NOONDAY).
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FOUND a black tank lid on 170 near S.Co. Rd. If this is yours, pick it up at El Centro or call 2499.  Oh, by the way, the answering machine there eats messages, so always call again.
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Hello from The Roadrunner Deli... Try our Steak & Egg Burrito - real sirloin steak, scrambled eggs and cheddar/monterrey jack cheese served on a 10 inch flour tortilla with our own salsa... add a coffee and you have a filling breakfast...

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Recycling is operating again, thanks to all you awaiting volunteers.  Please remember, no organic substances are to be recycled with us.Try the buzzards.  And yes, please continue to use Alpine.  Thankyou.
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A string of cooler weather is (supposedly) coming: Wed 95, Thurs 91, Fri 91 (w/20-40% chance of rain)  Sat 91 (night 20% chance) and Sun. 91 (30% rain).
So, the S. Brewster Co. Parking Lot Sale at El Centro/H2O 2 Go is a Happ’nin’ -  Sat., Sept 17th -from morning until whenever. Stay ‘til Sunday if you please.  Your Poop should be in a Group by now, but don’t forget your shade, umbrella, cooler, picnic fixins, sun screen, boom box, bathing suit (if it really rains, let’s dance in it……..)
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Think - Chili Pepper Café – if you want to experience the best nachos in these parts; invite a friend;  the portion is huge.  Don’t know how she does it, but Lupe’s guacamole is always perfect. We also recommend the Green Enchaladas – It’s ALL good.  ¿Cómo se dice WOW ! !   (8 a.m. – 9 p.m daily).
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FOR SALE: Catchment Tank $ 600 (1,750 gal., painted bentonite beige) and Coleman, Powermate 5000 Generator $400 (120/240 AC Volts; has 200 hrs running time). Call 2499 or 2506 for contact info.
ALSO: A local young girl wants to learn how to sew. She is looking for a good used sewing machine – call 2213, if you have what she needs.
A Worship Service will be held in the Chapel of St. Mary and St. Joseph, Lajitas, at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, 18 September. For the first time in almost a year, there will be fully-restored Air Conditioning. Last year, a family of raccoons destroyed the exterior air ducts and gained access to the attic. Their careless habits of housekeeping and toileting caused much undesirable material to rain down from the ceiling, to the distress of the congregants, not to mention that the lack of climate control meant that it was too cold in the winter and too hot in the summer. There is apparently insurance, even against the depredations of raccoons, and the Resort management has now rebuilt the system and repaired the damage to the roof and ceiling. Come join us this Sunday in air-conditioned comfort. The Episcopal Church in Brewster County welcomes you. Everyone is welcome to attend, regardless of present or past Church affilliation or none. Services are held in the Chapel of St. Mary and St. Joseph, Lajitas, at 11:00 a.m. on the first and third Sundays of every month and as announced.

2012 Election Calendar:  Information is subject to preclearance by the USDOJ
September 13 - First Day for Precinct Chairs to File for Place on Ballot. 
November 12- First Day for all other Candidates to File for Place on Ballot. 
December 12- Last Day for all candidates to File for Place on Ballot. 
January 6 - First Day to apply for Ballot by Mail - 23 - Deadline to File Primary Cost Estimate and Joint Resolution.  VIEW THE ENTIRE ELECTION DATES DOCUMENT ON THE SECRETARY OF STATE WEBSITE.

HIGH SIERRA BAR & GRILL @ THE ELDORADO HOTEL invites everyone to join us every Friday night to enjoy the music of Al Berry @7:30 PM. 
Saturday night @ 8 PM the infamous Dr. Fun & Vinny on the Balcony!! 
AND, the all new open mic @ 2PM hosted by Al BerryAll musicians invited!!!

Shot Time Liquors - Come check out our expansion of wines, including a variety of Texas selections.
Official new hours:  Mon thru Sat, 10 to 9.

Espresso…y poco mas, in the Ghostown @ La Posada Milagro - We have the best coffee in town. Come and join us for breakfast or lunch. We will be closed on Tuesday Sept. 13th and Wednesday Sept. 14th.  www.laposadamilagro.net/home.html  432.371.3044
You can have peace. Or you can have freedom.
Don't ever count on having both at once.       Robert A.
Suzanne Bailey and Tom Shortt
are getting married.
Friends are cordially invited to their wedding celebration - October 15, 2011 - 6 p.m.
Kokernot Lodge in Alpine.
No gifts, please.
By
South County Mud Clowns
The Terlingua Moon
September 13, 2011
Volume 22 - #37
EL CENTRO, ENT., INC./H2O 2 Go
The catchment tank order is more than half filled. We are just waiting on you…  Prices are lower than ever right now.  Please call 2499, 2506 or come by with your deposit.  The 2499 answering machine eats messages (the little monster) . . . so please call back if you haven’t heard from us.  Thanx – J&C B



OUR OWN Voni Glaves and Ardys Kellerman became the first two women in North America to document riding one million miles on BMW motorcycles.  In a small way, the Moon helped meet her goal – but, in a BIG way, she cheerfully helped the Moon Editors to distribute our paper to you.  WHAT A WOMAN !
You can get all the details and phots at the Glaves’ email address: paul.glaves@bigbend.net
Congratulations and Thank you so much. (ed.)



Jerry and Eva would like to thank all our friends that attended our Sunday night Suppers for the month of August. We had a great time. We plan on doing this again the last two weeks in September. We are making progress on the new septic system and hope to be open in the near future. Thanks to everyone that has had a part in this progress.
Jerry and Eva



The following information, in part, is from a news release at WOAI in San Antonio and applies throughout the drought area:  (by Jim Forsythe)
Major snake infestation expected in Texas this month.
Snake experts tell 1200 WOAI news that late August and September will see an explosion of snakes in back yards, as the critters start slithering out looking for something to eat. The rattlesnake has the distinctive rattle at the end of the snake, but Cates cautions that the snake doesn’t always rattle the rattler, so if you don’t hear the tell-tale sound, don’t think it’s not a dangerous rattlesnake.
Thanks for the heads up Barbara (ed.)


The Alpine Public Library has found a volunteer to recycle newspapers, magazines, and cardboard.  The Friends of the library at Re-Reads Used Book Store need a volunteer to help recycle unusable books. Re-Reads will be closed on September 21 to prepare for a moving sale.  The sale will be held from Sept. 22-Sept 24.  Books will be sold for $1 per plastic grocery bag.  Re-Reads will be closed for moving from Sept. 26 until at least October 10.   Please do not bring any book donations to Re-Reads bookstore or the library until after we re-open at our new location, 805 W. Ave. E in Alpine.  Thanks.
Entirely


The new Fort Stockton Walmart Super Center, promised to be bigger and better by corporate officials, is scheduled to open Wednesday, according to information from the Fort Stockton Chamber of Commerce. That’s the general consensus — a bigger store equals more people, due to additional shoppers coming to Fort Stockton from surrounding communities and local shoppers making fewer trips to Odessa and Midland. The new store will employ a total of 185 people. Surely that means that more than one check-out line will be open.  Hopefully, this will be a good thing for us all.  I’d much rather take a day’s road trip to F.S. than that grueling haul to Odessa. 


AND – Some really Big news !
The City of Fort Stockton has outlawed the use of plastic bags in the entire city... so if you're planning to shop at the new Super WalMart, or anywhere... be sure to tote along something in which to tote your purchases home!

Reminds this Editor of a heard around town-ism.
‘Those plastic bags you see hanging on a bush, waving in the wind – are the jellyfish of the desert.’
Next Week’s Moon by Patchouli Gulch Gal
Weekend Highlights!

Starlight Theatre:
Saturday October 1st Rocky Top is going to jam out for us!
Happy hour and $1 tacos everyday from 5-6
Welcome to the Starlight family Ms. Kathy Wisdom!!


Lajitas Resort
Thursday Sept. 29 – Trevor Hickle 6PM
Friday Sept. 30 – Trevor Hickle – 8PM-10PM
Saturday Oct. 1 – David Moss & Trevor Reichman 7PM-10PM


High Sierra Bar & Grill presents:
Friday- Al Berry performs @ 7:30 pm
Saturday - Dr Fun & Vinny on the Balcony "al Fresco" @ 8
Sunday - the "All New Jam Session"  hosted by Al Berry.  We welcome all musicians to join in!!
Come see all your favorite sports events on our big screen TV and enjoy our Bratwurst special.  Also new on the menu are Fried Frog Legs & Fish and Chip basket.


The 17th Annual Terlingua Music Bash takes place October 14th through the 16th this year.  It will be hosted by Gareth Angleton and Al Barlow.  Free camping at Gareth Park all weekend.  Music, parade, and lots of fun for all!


Grand Opening!!! Big Bend Cafe PIZZA, Monday Oct 3 from 4-7 PM
FREE SAMPLES, pizza, calzone, wings, salad and soda.
BIG SCREEN TV
Good selection of beer & wine for sale.
We can do private parties with pizza and ice cream in the party room or at the party barn. For more information, please call 432-371-2483. We hope to see you all there...


Terlingua Moon Blog online now.
The Marathon Branch of the Alpine Public Library will hold a craft and flea market fundraiser on October 14 and 15 at Shirley’s Burnt Biscuit in Marathon from 8am to 5pm.  Tables are $20 donation.  Please call Carol at 432-364-4136 to register.  Make a fuzzy owl craft project, and look at a mulberry leaf under a microscope.  This program is free and will last about an hour.


"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.

Shelby Mustang in Lajitas!
Come out to the Lajitas Airport on Friday to see these awesome cars in action.  ½ mile events start at 9:30AM!  These events are open to the public!


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September 27, 2011 ~ Vol. 23 #38
The Terlingua Moon
By: Raven &
Coyote
Weekend Highlights!

The High Sierra Bar & Grill welcomes the Commissioners and Judges of Brewster, Pecos, Jeff Davis Counties!
We welcome them and "The Doodlin' Hogwallops" will entertain, Tuesday, September 20th @ 7 PM. 
Friday we have Al Berry entertaining @ 7:30 PM   Saturday we host our house band "Dr. Fun & Vinny" on the balcony @ 8 PM......AND....the all new "JAM SESSION" EVERY Sunday @ 2 hosted by Al Berry, all musicians are invited to join!!

The HEAVEN 2 HELL MOTORCYCLE RIDE will take a limited group of cyclists on an adventure throughout the region on Saturday, Sep. 24.
Register at:
http://www.alpinetexas.com/visit-alpine/h2h/

Also on Saturday, Sep. 24, Texas music legend RAY WYLIE HUBBARD will appear at Railroad Blues with special guest LINCOLN DURHAM.       
Tickets are on sale now! http://www.railroadblues.com/

All children ages 4-10 are invited to Pajama Story Time September 24, at 7pm, in the Children's Room of the Alpine Public Library.  Enjoy a funny puppet show, hear stories about autumn, make a fuzzy owl craft project, and look at a mulberry leaf under a microscope.  This program is free and will last about and hour.

Otra Vez
We are all so thankful for cooler weather.  It has enabled us to really do some work at Otra Vez.  Our special thank you for  the wonderful paint job that David did on the inside.  It is brighter and cleaner and changes will be made to the inside asap.  We hope to open in October, but we really did need a face lift (So do I!)  We look forward to seeing everyone as usual as the work progresses.  Thanks for being our customers and for your donations!!!!

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"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.

Update: Texas State University System (of which Sul Ross is a member) to gain control of Christmas Mountains.

The natural question to ask is: Will Sul Ross administer the use of the land?

Texas plans to turn over control of the rugged Christmas Mountains in West Texas to the Texas State University System of which Alpine's Sul Ross State University is a member institution.
Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson has scheduled a Thursday news conference to announce the deal for the 9,000-acre tract next to Big Bend National Park.  Patterson once considered selling the property to a private owner, but withdrew that idea under fierce criticism from environmentalists who wanted it to stay in private hands.
Now the land will go to the Texas University System "to conserve and use as outdoor wilderness classroom and laboratory."
No comment from the university system – or Sul Ross – was available late Wednesday.  The property is near Sul Ross State University in Alpine.
Luke Metzger of Environment Texas, one of the groups involved in negotiating the transfer, said the deal meets environmentalists' goal of preserving the land while also allowing the university system "to use it for scientific research and education opportunities."
Texas General Land Office spokesman Jim Suydam declined comment on the deal but said,
September 21, 2011 ~ Vol. 22 #38
The Terlingua Moon
By: Raven &
Coyote