Community of Terlingua Remember Murdered Restaurant Owner at Open Mic Night 2/5/14
CBS 7 News Reporter
February 5, 2014
Terlingua - Hearts are heavy in Terlingua tonight as the community gathered to honor the life of Glenn Felts, the man found dead in front of his restaurant early Tuesday morning.
Every Wednesday is open mic night at Felts restaurant, La Kiva. Tonight's open mic night took on a different tone.
In the midst of tragedy, the people of Terlingua kept tradition going tonight.
"Glenn liked his Tuesday night karaoke and Wenesday night open mic," Terlingua resident Judy said.
They're playing their music in front of La Kiva; they do it because they know that's how Glenn would want it.
"La Kiva is the place to be," Terlingua resident Dalynn said. "Everyone always just comes together here."
"One of the best times I ever had was about a year ago at La Kiva," Terlingua resident Regina said.
Those that knew Felts say he's like the music that plays at his restaurant, easy going.
"He's just a sweet angelic fella," Judy said.
"He was a very gentle soul," Regina said. "He was very loving, kind and funny."
They play not only because of tradition, but because they know he's somewhere singing right along with them.
"It doesn't belong that Glenn's not here," Judy said. "He'd get a kick out of it."
There is justice for Felts; Brewster County deputies wrapped up their initial investigation today. One man, Tony Flint, has been arrested and charged in connection to Felts murder. Flint remains in the Brewster County Jail charged with murder.