Terlingua, Texas: Clay Henry - Famous Beer-Drinking Dead Goat

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Starlight Theatre Saloon

631 Ivey Rd, Terlingua, TX
At Starlight Theatre Saloon. From the north, drive south on Hwy 118 many miles to Study Butte. Turn right (west) onto FM 170. Drive four miles. Turn right at the entrance to Terlingua Ghost Town, then drive a quarter-mile. From the west (Big Bend Ranch State Park), drive 12 miles east on FM 170. Turn left at the entrance to Terlingua Ghost Town, then drive a quarter-mile.
Daily after 5 pm. (Call to verify)
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Clay Henry - Famous Beer-Drinking Goat.

Clay Henry - Famous Beer-Drinking Dead Goat
Clay Henry, who died in 1992, has been stuffed and mounted in the act of doing what he did best: chugging a Lone Star beer. Roadsideamerica.com Report...

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Clay Henry - Famous Beer-Drinking Dead Goat

Clay Henry is not in the Terlingua Trading Post as previously posted, but the stuffed goat now resides in the Starlight Theatre and bar, which is not open till 5 pm.

[S Brian Berkun, 04/02/2015]

The Honorable Clay Henry, Mayor.

Clay Henry - Famous Beer-Drinking Dead Goat

In the eighties, a joke race for mayor began between a Houstonian and a local goat named Clay Henry. Though the Houstonian won the first election, the goat took the second in a landslide. Goat mayor Clay Henry gave way to goat mayor Clay Henry II. All you have to do is put an open bottle in Clay's mouth, he knows how to chug it for himself. Clay Henry Sr. was known to drink as many as 35-40 beers a day. He was killed by his son and then-current goat mayor Clay Henry III.

[John Ruffalo, 05/24/2011]

We were fortunate enough to see Clay Henry II in his prime, when he did his drinking performance in Lajitas. We brought him the suggested Lone Star offering. The mounted carcass of the original mayor fits right in at this ghost town trading post.

Clay Henry, Beer-Drinking Goat

I've been visiting Lajitas and Clay Henry off and on since 1999. Went there Sunday, November 15th and Clay Henry was gone. His pen where he had been kept was gone. Couldn't tell it had even been there. I guess he didn't fit with the latest owner of the Resort's image they were trying to project. What a shame. Another loss of a great Texan.

[Dave Roberts, 11/20/2009]

Now there's really no reason to visit Lajitas!

Beer drinking goat castrated by jealous neighbor

Clay Henry III, beer drinking goat and mayor of the west Texas border town of Lajitas, was attacked by local Jim Bob Hargrove and castrated. Hargrove committed the heinous deed after seeing the goat drinking beer on a Sunday, when the area's blue laws prevent the sale of alcohol to humans.... [08/11/2002] Complete News Story

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