Big Bend
2010 Census - 233
2000 Census - 267
Study Butte, Texas
Study Butte History:
Like Terlingua, Study Butte owes its existence to the mercury mining industry. The Study Butte post office operated from 1917 to 1921. It was named for Will Study (Stoody), the manager of the Big Bend or Study Butte mercury mine. The ruins from the old Study Butte store are riddled with bullet holes made during the Mexican Revolution which began November, 1910. In the 1960s when the mercury mine was still operating the town had approximately 60 residents. The mine reopened for two years in 1970. Today, Study Butte is a retirement center and a tourist center for the Big Bend National Park. Study Butte and the town of Terlingua have merged over the years at the Terlingua junction of SH 118 and FM 170. Campgrounds, stores, a local arts and craft scene, and other businesses are located at the Junction which is the western gateway to Big Bend National Park. Other than the two gas stations in Big Bend National Park, the only gas between Study Butte and Marathon is located in those two towns. Study Butte is located 65 miles southeast of Presidio and Fort Leaton State Historic Site (Big Bend Ranch State Park’s western entrance) 80 miles south of Alpine, 94 miles southwest of Marathon, 3.5 miles slightly northwest of downtown Terlingua, and 15 miles northeast of the Barton Warnock Environmental Center, Big Bend Ranch’s eastern entrance in Lajitas, Texas.
Christmas Mountains (Page 18):
This small volcanic range of jagged peaks has colorful names for some of its mountains including Easter Egg Mountain, Packsaddle Mountain and Agua Fria Mountain. The Christmas Mountains off SH 118 are located between Terlingua Ranch and Study Butte.
Mexico Travel Warning
Duty Free Information
Border Bridge Wait Times
Boquillas del Carmen, Coahuila, Mexico:
The international crossing between Big Bend Park and Boquillas del Carmen was closed after 911, requiring potential visitors to Prior to the closing the town had over 300 residents. At the time of its reopening the town had slightly over 100 residents and only two businesses including the Falcon Restaurant, open since 1973. Prior to the closing, Big Bend National Park visitors and staff shopped and ate in Boquillas, and Mexican residents sold their goods, buy U.S. goods, and to visit relatives in the U.S. Visitors to Boquillas were ferried across the Rio Grande by row boat, and rode a burro or horse up to Boquillas.
Big Bend National Park & Boquillas del Carmen, Coahuila, Mexico Border Crossing:
This international port of entry between Rio Grande Village in Big Bend National Park and Boquillas del Carmen was closed in 2002 after 911. The closing forced visitors on both sides of the border to travel over 100 miles to the next closest port of entry. The closing devastated the Boquillas’ economy. At the time of the April 2013 border opening, the town had only two businesses. One of the remaining businesses is the popular Falcon Restaurant, in business since 1973. Visitors are ferried across the Rio Grande River via a $5 row boat ride. They enter the the U.S. National Park Service interagency facility in Rio Grande Village. This facility is staffed by park personnel during hours of operation. Visitors transport necessary travel documents via video feed at one of two kiosks, and are interviewed by CBP officials via a remote link. The crossing is open Wednesday-Sunday, 9am-6pm.
La Linda International Bridge Information:
This international bridge connected La Linda, Coahuila, Mexico with FM 2627 in Heath Canyon in Brewster County Texas. The bridge was also known as Gerstaker Bridge and the Hallie Stillwell Memorial Bridge. This one lane bridge was shut down in 1997. FM 2627 links La Linda International Bridge to U.S. 385 to Marathon, Texas. From Marathon, take U.S. 385 south. Just north of Big Bend National Park, take FM 2627 28 miles southeast to the La Linda Bridge. 
Last Minute Low Budget Community Theater, Terlingua:
This theater group performs at the 60 seat Flat Rock Theater at the Lajitas Golf Resort and Spa in Lajitas. (432) 371-2202. (432) 371-2682. PO Box 522, Terlingua, TX 79852. Facebook
J.W. Pattillo Community Center:
This 125 person capacity center was constructed in 2000. It features deep porches, a meeting space, and a kitchen and restrooms. It may be reserved for public or private events. It is located at 53663 SH 118, Study Butte. (432) 371-2281.
La Kiva:
The restaurant is cave-like. They serve pizza, brisket and other menu items. (432) 371-2250. The restaurant is located 23222 FM 170 at Terlingua Creek. Reviews  
Starlight Theatre Bar and Restaurant:
They serve delicious food and offer visitors a place to hang out. (432) 371-2326. 100 Ivey Street. Reviews       
Long Draw Pizza:
They serve very good pizzas. Seating is available indoors at long tables or the bar, and on the patio. They sometimes host live music. (432) 371-2608. Reviews
High Sierra Bar & Grill:
They also serve a very good breakfast. (432) 371-3282. The restaurant is located on FM 170 at the El Dorado Hotel. Reviews   
Judy’s Bad Rabbit Café at Terlingua Ranch Resort:
Terlingua Ranch Lodge is owned by a non-profit. (432) 371-2416. 16000 Terlingua Ranch Road. Reviews 
Tivo’s Mexican Food:
Good Mexican food. (432) 371-2133. They are located in the Longhorn Motel on FM 118. Reviews