Terlingua Community Remembers Local Bar Owner Glenn Felts

Terlingua Community Remembers Local Bar Owner Glenn Felts

Terlingua bar owner, Glen Felts, was found dead Tuesday morning. Tony Flint, 37, of Terlingua, was arrested in relation to the murder.
A Terlingua man was found dead outside his bar Tuesday morning.

The Brewster County Sheriff Department said Glen Felts, owner of La Kiva, died of blunt force trauma to the head.

Tony Flint, 37, of Terlingua, was arrested Tuesday night in relation to the murder.

“The suspected individual a lot of people knew him too so it shocks the community,” said Sheriff Ronny D. Dodson.

Flint, a river guide in the area, was being held Wednesday in the Brewster County Jail on a $200,000 bond. It wasn’t immediately known if he had an attorney.

Dodson said the sheriff’s office was continuing the investigation and once complete, would be turned over to a Brewster County grand jury.

The body of 50-year-old Felts was found by a bar employee, who came into work Tuesday morning. As the employee went into work, she noticed the bar still had the lights on and music playing.

“She ended up turning the lights when she looked out the parking lot and there was an individual laying in the parking lot,” Dodson said.

Felts was a former engineer, who quit his job in Dallas and moved to Terlingua after inheriting La Kiva.

In the documentary, “Ghost Town: 24 Hours in Terlingua,” Felts described himself as a “geeky engineer in Dallas fighting a rat race.”

“When he died he left everything to my father and I just quit everything I did in Dallas and moved here,” Felts said.

He was known for opening his bar to local artists and donating to the community.

“It's a really good feeling to know that I found a home here in Terlingua,” Felts said. “I know for sure this is where I belong.
This is where I'm going to die, hopefully.”

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