Tag Archives: Terlingua

UPDATE: Terlingua Water Shortage Continues as Officials Fix Well Motor Damages

This week the town of Terlingua has had limited water supply. Officials believe a lightning strike damaged the motor of the town’s primary water well. Townsfolk have relied on bottled water, while officials are working to find a solution.

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Second Man Sentenced for Murder in 2014 Killing in Terlingua

In December 2014, a body was uncovered in Terlingua Creek in south Brewster County. It belonged to Walter Sands the Third, known as Trey, a Kilgore man living in Alpine. This year, two men faced trial for his death and … Continue reading

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Viva Terlingua Festival

As anybody who organizes festivals knows, “firsts” are rarely easy to pull off. Add the middle of the Chihuahuan Desert in August to the mix and you have more than the usual obstacles to overcome. Still, the first-ever Viva Terlingua … Continue reading

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With Terlingua Still Reeling from a Tragic Death, New Owner of La Kiva Prepares for Re-Opening

A Wisconsin man named John Holroyd is the new owner of the La Kiva bar in Terlingua, a decades-old watering hole that’s been popular with generations of tourists and locals alike. Communities in Terlingua and across the Big Bend are still reeling from … Continue reading

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Strong Winds Hit Terlingua, Damaging Home

The calm in the skies over Terlingua today belies the havoc that touched down Monday night. Around 3 a.m., strong winds – thought to be blowing as fast as 50 mph – ripped the entire roof off of the Ghost Town … Continue reading

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Tony Flint posts bail and leaves jail

Tony Flint of Terlingua posted bond yesterday (Tuesday, February 25) and was allowed to walk out of the Brewster County jail in Alpine. He was held after being charged with first degree murder on February 5 in the death of Glenn Felts. … Continue reading

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Terlingua Homicide – The Investigation Continues

Tony Flint of Terlingua, Texas was charged with first degree murder on February 5 in the death of Glenn Felts. Glenn, who was killed on February 4, was also a resident of Terlingua and the owner of La Kiva. As … Continue reading

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Recipe: Terlingua

The Day of the Dead, or Dia de Los Muertos, is celebrated on November 2nd. The International Chili Cookoff occurs the first weekend in November. These two significant events take place in Terlingua, Texas and, from time to time, coincide. … Continue reading

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Terlingua Music Bash a/k/a The Al Barlow Fest

For the past 19 years, musician and entertainer Al Barlow, along with Gareth Angleton, has hosted The Terlingua Music Bash, affectionately known as the Al Barlow Fest, in Terlingua, Texas.   Folk musicians from around the country come together for this 4-day … Continue reading

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Day 11 – Closure of Big Bend National Park . . . discovering Big Bend State Park

Day 11 of the closure of Big Bend National Park has brought some interesting news. While I’ll still be sharing new information each day about Big Bend State Park – both the people and the places – today’s news is … Continue reading

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