Texas Country Reporter 2003 Episode Guide

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Aired weekend of December 27th 2003

Show # 852

This week on Texas Country Reporter, re-live 30 years of the best moments and memories in a look back at Christmas past.

Texas Country Reporter…backroads television.

Aired weekend of December 20th 2003

Show # 851

This week on Texas Country Reporter, get into the spirit of the season with a man a who finds Santa Claus in every person he meets. Bill Keen, 121 Will Rogers, Schertz, TX 78154, ph # 210.632.6867 www.billykeenart.com or e-mail: peachykeen@stic.net

Find out why folks from all over south Texas flock to the home of three sisters. Janie Esther and Dorothy Minten 1188 East Jim Wells Co. Rd., 401 Rt. 1, Box 82A, Falfurrias, TX 78355, ph# 361.325.2068 or 800.276.4339
(Visits to the Christmas House by reservation only, Sept. 21st through March 31st.)


Plus, it could be the worst Christmas song ever written.

Texas Country Reporter…it’s what the Lone Star State is all about.

Aired weekend of December 13th 2003

Show # 850

This week on Texas Country Reporter, it could be called the original settler of Texas…find out how the majestic Elk is making a comeback on the south plains. Todd Franks, 7012 68th St. Lubbock, TX 79424, ph# 806.798.0033 www.texaselkcompany.com

Satisfy your sweet tooth with a visit to a south Texas praline factory. Aunt Aggie De’s Pralines, 311 W. Sinton St. ph#512.467.2464 www.auntaggiede.com

Plus, it was a project that the congregation of one tiny Texas church thought was to tough to tackle…but now their sanctuary shines with new light. Rev. Marie Helm, P.O. Box 187 New Castle, TX 76372, ph# 940.846.3352

Texas Country Reporter…it’s what the Lone Star State is all about.
Aired weekend of December 6th 2003

Show # 849

This week on Texas Country Reporter, he says it’s something nobody needs, but a lot of folks want. Cast-off with some of the fanciest fishing rods you’ll ever find. Capt. Pete Smith, Heirloom Custom Rods & Guide Service, 628 Summit Dr. East, Wimberley, TX 78676,ph# 512.847.5000 www.heirloomcustomrods.com

Stop by for some home cookin’ that comes complete with a hug from grannie.
June Thomas and Gloria Whitley, 109 W. Barnard St. Glen Rose, TX ph# 254.897.9773

Plus, when your windmill breaks, who you gonna call? Butch Gilliland, 306 W. Jackson, Floydada, TX 79235, ph# 806.983.5141

Aired weekend of November 29th 2003

Show # 848

This week on Texas Country Reporter, Find out why this spot in Texas could be the oldest tourist attraction in the state. 26495 Natural Bridge Caverns Rd. Natural Bridge Caverns, TX 78266 ph# 210.651.6101 www.tourtexas.com.caverns/

Visit a school in the center of the smallest…and largest school district in the state. Divide ISD, Bill Bacon Rt. 34-A, Mtn. Home, TX 78058, ph#830.640.3322, or ph#830.739.3322

Plus, bite into a homemade fried pie that’s a staple in every west Texas convenience store. August Pie Company, Tim Moeller, 4820 Ave. Q, Lubbock, TX 79412, ph# 806.744.1918

Texas Country Reporter…it’s what the Lone Star State is all about.

Aired weekend of November 22nd 2003

Show # 847

This week on Texas Country Reporter, find out why folks are flocking to this south plains farm to get lost in a corn field.
Cornfield Maze, James and Patti Simpson, Box 6323 FM 1294, Lubbock, TX 79415, ph#806.787.4222 www.atldofarms@aol.com

It looks like nothing but a deep hole in the ground, but when darkness begins to fall, nature puts on an aerial show. Devil’s Sinkhole Society, Ben Banahan, Ben:PO Box 115, Rocksprings, TX 78880 Society: 101 Sweeten Street, Rocksprings, TX 78880
Society ph#830.683.BATS, Ben ph#830.683.2406


Plus, it really, really is…the biggest burger in Texas. Arnold’s Burger, 1611 S. Washington St. Amarillo, TX 79102, ph#806.372.1741.

Texas Country Reporter…it’s what the Lone Star State is all about.

Aired weekend of November 15th 2003

Show # 846

This week on Texas Country Reporter, find out why this Odessa man has made his entire backyard a shrine of Texas movie memorabilia. Dewitt Bobbitt 8820 Heather Lane, Odessa, TX 79764, ph# 915.366.3827

Stop by a farm where the crop is as fragrant as it is plentiful. Robb Kendrick and Jeannie Ralston, 1672 Mckinney Loop, Blanco, TX 78606, ph#830.833.5008 www.hillcountrylavender.com

Plus, he was just looking to gather antique wood from a forgotten farmhouse, but he found so much more. Doug Ricketts, 15951 Hwy. 213 Higgins, TX 79046. ph# 806.862.2205, doug@ricketts.com


Texas Country Reporter…it’s what the Lone Star State is all about.

Aired weekend of November 8th 2003

Show # 845

This week on Texas Country Reporter, he say’s he’s just a craftsman, but take a look at his work and see this metal worker is a true artist in steel. Simply Stainless, Steve Watkins, 15587 CR. 436, Alvin, TX 77511. ph#281.585.8742 www.simplystainless.net

Find out why they line up at lunchtime in one southeast Texas courthouse. Esther Rollins, 2955 Houston St. Beaumont, TX 77701 ph#409.838.3500.

Plus visit an El Paso bootshop where they’re making a Texas fashion statement with bright colors and fancy designs. Rocketbuster Boots, Nevena Christi, 115 South Anthony St. El Paso, TX 79901, ph#915.541.1300 www.rocketbuster.com

Texas Country Reporter..it’s what the Lone Star State is all about.

Aired weekend of November 1st 2003

Show # 844

This week on Texas Country Reporter, pack up the station wagon and pull into a brand new old-fashion drive-in theater. Ryan Smith, 5101 Highway 84, Lubbock, TX 79416. ph# 806.744.star, rsmith@driveinusa.com.

Visit a museum that’s dedicated to saying “hello!”
Don Capehart, (Capehart Communication Museum) 409 South 9th Street, Corsicana, TX 75110 ph#903.872.0440, fax: 903.872.0441.

Plus, find out why this southeast Texas wildlife expert has spent a lifetime spreading the message of conservation. Susan Bailey, Bailey’s Fish Camp, Bridge City, TX ph#409.735.4298.

Texas Country Reporter…it’s what the Lone Star State is all about.

Aired weekend of October 25th 2003

Show # 843

This week on Texas Country Reporter, it’s a west Texas oasis and it’s the only thing but blacktop and desert for a hundred-and-fifty miles. Cornudas Cafe, May Carson, HC 60 Salt Flats, TX 79847 ph#915.964.2409.

Find out why you don’t need a water heater in one Texas town. Peppers Grill, 8501 N. Main and Medina Rd. Cotalla, TX. Open Friday and Saturday, 5PM-10PM ph#830.879.2904 or ph#830.879.3433.

Plus, it’s a museum dedicated to telling the story of life behind bars.
Texas Prison Museum, Jim Willett, 491 HS 75 N. Huntsville, TX. 77230 ph#936.295.2155

Texas Country Reporter…it’s what the Lone Star State is all about.

Aired weekend of October 18th 2003

Show # 842

This week on Texas Country Reporter, meet a southeast Texas mechanic who can tune you up and change your oil, but he’s not yet old enough to drive. Billee Bush 3005 Calder, Beaumont, TX 77702 ph#409.838.3333, or ph#409.838.5444.

Find out why this couple has been returning to the same place in the same State Park for more than half a century. George and Diane Fushee, P.O. Box 433, Leakey, TX 78873. Garner State Park, HCR 70, Box 599, Concan, TX 78838.
ph#830.232.5789 (Foshee’s) 830.232.6132 (Garner State Park)

Plus, it’s a bakery cooking up some of the most elaborate cakes you’ve ever seen. Rose Cottage Creations, Kay Randorff, 8269 Grassbur Road, Bryan, TX 77808 ph#979.589.3007.

Texas Country Reporter…it’s what the Lone Star State is all about.

Aired weekend of October 11th 2003

Show # 841

This week on Texas Country Reporter, it’s a plane called the Weightless
Wonder. Find out why one team of physics students from Lamar University are floating high over the Gulf of Mexico. Lamar University Physics Department, Dr. George Irwin.

Visit a Texas town that almost fell off the map. Gaston Museum, P.O. Box 301 Joinerville, TX 75658 ph# 903.847.2205, www.gastonmuseum.org Barbara Barton-Director gastonmuseum@hotmail.com

Plus, he’s the pride of Wink, Texas and they’ve opened a museum in his name. Roy Orbison Museum, Hwy 115 & FM 1232 ph#915.527.3622

Texas Country Reporter…it’s what the Lone Star State is all about.

Aired weekend of October 4th 2003

Show # 840

This week on Texas Country Reporter, it’s a roadside spring that’s been flowing for as long as anybody can remember and some say this water will heal what ails you.-Located on Highway 175 near Cuney, TX between Frankston and Jacksonville.

Find out why one national news network comes to Streetman, Texas, to take the pulse of the people.

Plus, it’s Texas Country Cookin’ at a drive-in called Buddy’s. Contact Bonnie Duncan at 106 East Broadway, Andrews, TX. ph#915.523.2840

Texas Country Reporter…it’s what the Lone Star State is all about.

Aired weekend of September 27th 2003

Show # 839

This week on Texas Country Reporter, She taught more than 30,000 kids to ride and now she’s gone. Find out why this hill country horse trainer meant so much to so many. Contact Marsha Emore at Camp Waldemar FM 1340, Hunt, TX ph#830.238.4821

It’s a modern twist on an ancient art form born from necessity. Pine Needle Art, Mildred Cuffaro, “Texas Creations” 12 The Wilderness, Kerville, TX 78028 ph#830.257.2321

Plus… it could be the best kept secret in west Texas, check into the hotel called Indian Lodge. Betty Baker P.O. Box 1707, Ft. Davis, TX 79734 ph#915.426.3254 indian.lodge@tpwd.state.tx.us

Texas Country Reporter…it’s what the Lone Star State is all about.

Aired weekend of September 20th 2003

Show # 838

This week on Texas Country Reporter, it’s a hock shop with a higher purpose. At Kipperman’s Pawn you can buy a ring and get married all under one roof. 6120 Belfort, Houston, TX ph# 713.734.2525

We’ll stop by a tiny Texas church that’s slowly becoming a memory of the days when times were good and membership was strong. Blue Ridge Church (Thelma Chamberlain) 4520 FM 413 ph# 254.587.2206

Plus, find out why this steel artist has hung up his metal cowboy boots and has taken to hammering out butterflies. Bill Richardson, (Texas Iron Works) 1600 East New Jersey, Midland, TX 79701 ph#432.570.0535

Texas Country Reporter…it’s what the Lone Star State is all about.

Aired weekend of September 13th 2003

Show # 837

This week on Texas Country Reporter, from father-to-son-to-grandson…find out why three generations of Chapman’s have been binding books in Abilene for half a century. Stan Chapman, Chapman & Son Bookbinders, 802 North 3rd. Abilene, TX 79604, Ph#325.672.1036 hvcbooks.com

Visit a family farm where you’re encouraged to pitch in on the picking. Blue Berry Hill Farm, 10268 FM 314, Edom, TX Ph# 903.852.6175 blueberryhillfarms.com

Plus, it’s a little bit of China…right here in Texas. Forbidden Gardens, 23500 Franz Rd. Katy, TX 77493 ph#281.347.8000 forbidden-gardens.com

Texas Country Reporter…it’s what the lone star state is all about.

Aired weekend of September 6th 2003

Show # 836

This week on Texas Country Reporter, it’s festival time again and this week we’ll take a look at just a few of the artists and musicians you’ll be able to meet in person on the square in Waxahachie, Texas on September 27th.

It’s called “Ebru” and it is one of the most unusual arts you’ve ever seen. Cosette Russell, 2502 Inwood Place, Austin TX 78703 ph#512.472.4227

Plus, it’s a toe-tapping good time with Amarillo’s Prairie Dogs…and the music
they call “Cow Jazz”. Mike Borger P.O. Box 9978 Amarillo, TX 79105, ph#806.372.1200

Texas Country Reporter…it’s what the lone star state is all about.

Aired weekend of August 30th 2003

Show # 835

This week on Texas Country Reporter, find out how patriotism led one woman to cut, sew and sell the stars and stripes. Custom quilts by Stacey, Stacey Cope 100 MelodyWay (In Peachtree Plaza) Wimberley, TX 78676 ph#512.847.9256

Find out how two veterans are keeping their spirits high by flying restored warbirds. Warbird Restorers, Willie Walker & Charles Screws 3341 South 21st Abilene, TX 79605 ph# 915.672.2270, or 915.692.5395

Plus, he’ll go anywhere, anytime to play Taps for a fallen soldier, and he’s done it for more than 60 years. Bugle Man, Bob Fuller, Waco,TX ph# 254.799.1253, or 254.749.1459

Texas Country Reporter…it’s what the Lone Star state is all about.

 

Aired weekend of August 23rd 2003

Show # 834

This week on Texas Country Reporter, it’s out in the middle of nowhere, but if you’ve go a beat up, messed up or mangled band instrument, we found a place that’s worth the drive. Delbert Lloyd, 501 S.E. 4th. Knox City TX 79529 ph# 940.658.3071

We’ll get dressed up for a small town prom where things are done a little differently. Hamilton TX John & Dorothy Schoedel, 1745 Farm Rd. 1241, Hamilton TX 76531, ph#254.386.5774

Plus, make the trip to the Koffee Kup for some home cooking. ph#254.796.4839, P.O. Box 539 Hico,TX 76457.

Texas Country Reporter…it’s what the Lone Star state is all about.

Aired weekend of August 16th 2003

Show # 833

This week on Texas Country Reporter, find out why five south Texas artists have traveled around the world…and their forty-year journey has brought them back to Big Bend National Park. The WaterColor Gang, Kuo Yen Ng (Koo-Yen-Ing) 4514 Hollyridge Dr. San Antonio TX 78228, ph#210.433.7226.

Visit a ranch where the cattle trails have given way to bike trails. Jimmy Dreiss, PO Box 1055, Comfort TX 78013, ph#830.995.2858

Plus, it’s a Texas getaway where the sand, surf and sunshine are right at your front door. Hoopes House, 417 N. Broadway, Rockport TX 78382, ph#800.924.1008 hoopeshouse.com

Texas Country Reporter…it’s what the Lone Star state is all about.

Aired weekend of August 8th 2003

Show # 832

This week on Texas Country Reporter, call it odds and ends, antiques or just plain old junk…but it’s all for sale every week at an Oldessa auction house.
Ike Eicher, 4701 Andrews Hwy. Odessa, TX 79764 ph# 915.362.7785

Find out what has kept this hill country sewing club together for more than 50 years. Waring Thimble Club, Maxine Sill, Mailing address – PO Box 174, Waring TX 78074, Care of: Odis Hohmann, ph# 830.249.8801

Plus, visit historic Hotel Turkey and re-live the days of the old west. Jim and Mona Boles, PO Box 37, Turkey TX 79621, ph# 806.423.1151 turkeybb.com

Texas Country Reporter…it’s what Texas is all about.

Aired weekend of August 2nd 2003

Show # 831

This week on Texas Country Reporter, meet the man who’s been lighting up the night in Abilene for half a century with the art, craft and science of neon. Raymond Hall, 1027 Walnut, Abilene, TX 79601 ph#915.675.5005 neonbyray.com


Find out about one Texas town’s fight to save a landmark and a legacy left by the railroad. Sanderson Depot, Terry “Tex” Toler, 6836 Austin Center Blvd. Suite 190, Austin, TX 78731 Ph#512.794.4705, or 512.658.8839

Plus, visit the deep east Texas woods and take in the sights and sounds of nature at a place called Chain O Lakes. Jimmy Smith, 235 COL Resort ,Cleveland, TX 77327 ph# 832.397.4000 colresort.com

Texas Country Reporter…backroads television.

Airs weekend of July 27th 2003

Show # 830

This week on Texas Country Reporter, be courtside at the final game for the 50 year voice of Texas Tech Raiders basketball. (Jack Dale) contact Randy Farley or Joe Hornaday at TTU Athletics ph#506.742.3355

Find out why this house is a recycler’s paradise. Tom Curry 901 West Sul Ross, Alpine, TX. 79830 ph#915.837.0735

Plus take in historic Gruene, Texas, at the Gruene Apple Inn Bed and Breakfast. Ki Klepas, 1235 Gruene Rd. New Braunfels, TX 78130 or e-mail at grueneapple.com or ph# 830.643.1234

Texas Country Reporter…backroads television.

Aired weekend of July 19th 2003

Show # 829

This week on Texas Country Reporter, find out how this surveyor stumbled across an historic find…and now he’s dedicated his life to preserving an important piece of Texas history. Wilson Pottery 114 North Austin St. Seguin, TX ph# 830.372.1001

Most folks consider it a pasture hazard, but for this hill country entrepreneur, this sticky, prickly plant is soon to be…soap. Maggie Hannus, ph# 512.272.4058 www.awildtexassoapbar.com

Plus, it’s a Bed and Breakfast that’s home in Galveston Bay after sailing through history. Stacia Leigh, Pat and Bonnie Hicks, Pier 22 Fisherman’s Warf, Galveston, TX ph#409.750.8858 www.stacia-leigh.com

Texas Country Reporter…it’s what’s the lone star state is all about.

Aired weekend of July 12th 2003

Show # 828

This week on Texas Country Reporter, find out why one man has taken on the task of taking care of a very special cemetery. Dennis Cryer 2320 John Rd. Killeen, TX 76543 ph# 254.534.2289 taripin@aol.com

The Stanzel Model Airplane Company has been flying high in Shulenburg for 80 years – find out why the business is on final approach. Victory Stanzel /Ted Stanzel 311 Baumgarten Street, Schuelenburg, TX 78956 ph#(to order planes) 800.422.6823, or 979.743.4121, Museum 979.743.6559

Plus, it’s a historical hotel in a historic downtown. The Nutt House Hotel, 119 E. Bridge St. Granbury, TX 76048 ph# 888.678.0813 www.nutt-hotel.com Contact Ron Maddox or Robert Moseley.

Texas Country Reporter…backroads television.

Aired weekend of July 5th 2003

Show # 827

This week on the Texas Country Reporter, he’s a world class African American sculpture, Eddie Dixon 2421 East 28th Street Lubbock, TX 79404 ph#806.762.2299

It was a bridge that spanned a river and the lifetime of folks in Coleman County and now it’s closed. Find out why this link meant so much to so many. The Waldrip Bridge, Coleman County, TX

Plus check into an East Texas bed and breakfast that’s straight from the Victorian era of elegance. Oklea Mansion, Norma Wilkinson 407 S. Main St. Winnsboro, TX 75494 ph# (903) 342-6051 www.oakleamansion.com


Texas Country Reporter Backroads television.

Aired weekend of June 28th 2003

Show # 826

This week on Texas Country Reporter, come along for a hands-on adventure with the creepy, crawly daddy-long legs spider.
Robert & Linda Mitchell, 430 Windmill dr. Bandera, TX 78003 ph#830.796.3240, robert@critterpix.net or linda@critterpix.net

Find out why survival is the name of the game for students in this west Texas desert classroom.

Plus, it’s a place where the fishing is good and the sound of the ocean is right out your door.
www.thetarponinn.com

Aired weekend of June 21st 2003

Show # 825

This week on the Texas Country Reporter, it’s called the Burnt Biscuit Bakery, a place where the coffee and conversation is a warm welcome in the middle of nowhere.
Shirley’s Burnt Biscuit, 506 E. 1st St. Hwy 90, Marathon, TX 79842 ph# 915-386-9020

Visit a grand old Galveston hotel that stood watch over the coast for nearly a century.
The Hotel Galvez, 2024 Seawall Blvd. Galveston, TX 77550 ph# 888-939-8680

Plus, get a behind the scenes look and the making of the new Texas flag Expedition.Texas Country Reporter, backroads television.
Gary Defratus, Defratus Collision Center, 1432 N. Beltline Rd. Irving, TX 75061 ph#972.513.0537, www.defratus.com

Aired weekend of June 14th 2003

Show # 824

This week on Texas Country Reporter, share some thyme with the authors of a cookbook that celebrates food, fun and friendship. thefabulousfive.com

Meet an East Texas farming family that can ship their ready to eat garden of goodies anywhere any time. Gourmet Gardens Rt.5 Box 427 Rusk, TX. 75785 ph#800.755.2434, fax 903.683.2216

And check into a hill country in where you can learn how to prepare a gourmet meal. Blair House, Michael Scheider, 100 Spoke Hill rd. Wimberley, TX. 78676, ph#877.549.5450

Texas Country Reporter…backroads television.

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Aired weekend of June 7th 2003

Show # 823

This week on Texas Country Reporter, find out how this chair maker has put a new twist on “bent wood fruniture”. Kim Virgil, www.kimcreations.net
 

Meet a first time artist who’s making an impression on the art world. Jackie Haliburton 19422 Savannah Creek Ln. Katy, TX 77449 ph#281-856-0148 www.jackiesfolkart.com

Plus it’s a five star get-away in the middle of nowhere. Cibolo Creek Ranch, Pat Gleason, P.O. Box 44, Shafter, TX 79850 ph#866-496-9460

Texas Country Reporter backroads television.

Aired weekend of May 31st 2003

Show # 822

This week on Texas Country Reporter, find out how this clock maker came out of his shell to carve world-class egg sculptures.Jerry Brazil, 26766 Fawn Mountain Road, Fair Oaks Ranch, TX 78015, ph#210.698.6665

Enroll in a school where with a heavy hammer and a fiery forge you can learn to hammer out hot metal just like the blacksmiths of the past. John Fredrick, RR 5 Box 2088 Jacksonville, TX 75766. (903)-721-7962 or www.blacksmithingschool.com

Plus, you only thought the horney toad disappeared…visit a guesthouse where the tiny Texas treasure is crawling with Texas horned lizards. Annie’s Cottage 409 South 7th, Kenedy, TX 78119, ph#210.583.3054, e-mail anniescottage@yahoo.com

Texas Country Reporter…it’s what the Lone Star state is all about.

Aired weekend of May 24th 2003

Show # 821

This week on Texas Country Reporter, find out how patriotism led one woman to cut, sew and sell the stars and stripes. Custom quilts by Stacey, Stacey Cope 100 MelodyWay (In Peachtree Plaza) Wimberley, TX 78676, ph# 512.847.9256

Find out how two veterans are keeping their spirits high by flying restored warbirds. Warbird Restorers, Willie Walker & Charles Screws 3341 South 21st Abilene, TX 79605, ph# 915.672.2270, or 915.692.5395

Plus, he’ll go anywhere, anytime to play Taps for a fallen soldier, and he’s done it for more than 60 years. Bugle Man, Bob Fuller, Waco, TX ph# 254.799.1253, or 254.749.1459

Texas Country Reporter…it’s what the Lone Star state is all about.

Aired weekend of May 17th 2003

Show # 820

This week on Texas Country Reporter, it’s out in the middle of nowhere, but if you’ve go a beat up, messed up or mangled band instrument, we found a place that’s worth the drive. Contact Delbert Lloyd, 501 S.E. 4th. Knox City TX 79529 ph# 940.658.3071

We’ll get dressed up for a small town prom where things are done a little differently. Hamilton TX John & Dorothy Schoedel, 1745 Farm Rd. 1241, Hamilton TX 76531, ph#254.386.5774

Plus, visit a small town Texas bed and breakfast where when it comes to food, breakfast is only the beginning. Woodbine Hotel 209 N. Madison, Madisonville TX 77864, ph#866.348.3336

Texas Country Reporter…it’s what the Lone Star state is all about.

Aired weekend of May 10th 2003

Show # 819

This week on Texas Country Reporter, find out why five south Texas artists have traveled around the world…and their forty-year journey has brought them back to Big Bend National Park. The WaterColor Gang, Kuo Yen Ng (Koo-Yen-Ing) 4514 Hollyridge Dr. San Antonio TX 78228, ph#210.433.7226.

Visit a ranch where the cattle trails have given way to bike trails. Jimmy Dreiss, PO Box 1055, Comfort TX 78013, ph#830.995.2858

Plus, it’s a Texas getaway where the sand, surf and sunshine are right at your front door. Hoopes House, 417 N. Broadway, Rockport TX 78382, ph#800.924.1008 hoopeshouse.com

Texas Country Reporter…it’s what the Lone Star state is all about.

Aired weekend of May 3rd 2003

Show # 818

This week on Texas Country Reporter, call it odds and ends, antiques or just pain old junk…but it’s all for sale every week at an Oldessa auction house.
Ike Eicher, 4701 Andrews Hwy. Odessa, TX 79764, ph#915.362.7785

Find out what has kept this hill country sewing club together for more than 50 years. Waring Thimble Club, Maxine Sill, PO Box 174, Waring TX 78074, Care of: Odis Hohmann, ph# 830.249.8801

Plus, visit historic Hotel Turkey and re-live the days of the old west. Jim and Mona Boles, PO Box 37, Turkey TX 79621, ph#806.423.1151 or turkeybb.com

Texas Country Reporter…it’s what Texas is all about.

Aired weekend of April 26th 2003

Show # 817

This week on Texas Country Reporter, meet the man who’s been lighting up the night in Abilene for half a century with the art, craft and science of neon. Raymond Hall, 1027 Walnut, Abilene, TX 79601 ph#915.675.5005 www.neonbyray.com


Find out about one Texas town’s fight to save a landmark and a legacy left by the railroad. Sanderson Depot, Terry “Tex” Toler, 6836 Austin Center Blvd. Suite 190, Austin, TX 78731 ph# 512.794.4705, or 512.658.8839

Plus, visit the deep east Texas woods and take in the sights and sounds of nature at a place called Chain of Lakes. Jimmy Smith, 235 COL Resort ,Cleveland, TX 77327 ph# 832.397.4000 or colresort.com

Texas Country Reporter…backroads television.

Airs weekend of April 19th 2003

Show # 816

This week on Texas Country Reporter, be courtside at the final game for the 50 year voice of Texas Tech Raiders basketball. (Jack Dale) contact Randy Farley or Joe Hornaday at TTU Athletics ph#506.742.3355

Find out why this house is a recycler’s paradise. Tom Curry 901 West Sul Ross, Alpine, TX 79830 ph#915.837.0735

Plus take in historic Gruene, Texas, at the Gruene Apple Inn Bed and Breakfast. Ki Klepas, 1235 Gruene Rd. New Braunfels, TX. 78130 or e-mail at grueneapple.com or ph#830.643.1234

Texas Country Reporter…backroads television.

Aired weekend of April 12th 2003

Show # 815

This week on Texas Country Reporter, find out how this surveyor stumbled across an historic find…and now he’s dedicated his life to preserving an important piece of Texas history. Wilson Pottery 114 North Austin St. Seguin, TX ph#830.372.1001

Most folks consider it a pasture hazard, but for this hill country entrepreneur, this sticky, prickly plant is soon to be…soap. Maggie Hannus ph#512.272.4058 www.awildtexassoapbar.com

Plus, it’s a Bed and Breakfast that’s home in Galveston Bay after sailing through history. Stacia Leigh, Pat and Bonnie Hicks, Pier 22 Fisherman’s Warf, Galveston, TX ph# 409.750.8858 www.stacia-leigh.com

Texas Country Reporter…it’s what’s the lone star state is all about.

Aired weekend of April 5th 2003

Show # 814

This week on Texas Country Reporter, Travel to the middle of the west Texas desert for the fresher shrimp than is served in those seaside restaurants. Bart Reid PO Box 448  Imperial, TX 79743  ph#915.536.2216

Where do you go for that relaxing weekend of watching Texas wildlife in a natural setting? The Hummer House offers abundant deer, turkey, peacocks and humming birds.  Dan & Joann Brown  PO Box 555 Christoval, TX 76935 ph#915.255.2254

Plus, stop by to see the last graduating class before they close they doors forever. Threeway, TX  Mary Ferguson ph#806.227.2336

Texas Country Reporter…backroads television.

 

Aired weekend of March 29th, 2003

Show # 813

This week on Texas Country Reporter, find out why this family reunion’s trademark is a coonskin cap. Joy Bland 5555 Reynoldsburg Rd. Paris,Tennessee 38242 ph#731.642.2398

Meet a mechanic who’s gone from carburetors to keyboards. Everett Clare (Clare’s Player Pianos) 2502 Princeton Dr. Austin, TX 78741

Plus, we’ll stop by the dude ranch capital of Texas and saddle up for a trail ride and a cowboy breakfast. Judy Hicks (Myan Dude Ranch) PO Box 577 Bandera, TX 78003 ph#830.796.3312

 

Aired Weekend of March 22th, 2003

Show # 812

This week on Texas Country Reporter…it takes a torch, a welder and a whole lot of patience, but this farmer turned artist is making antlers to last a lifetime.
Larry Shackelford, Sour Lake, TX ph#409.287.3458

Plus, she’s a one-woman clean-up crew and the state of Texas has taken notice.
Patsy Rainwater-Maddux, 4502 Knickerbocker Rd. San Angelo, TX 76904 ph#915.947.9205

And it’s a romantic getaway for two Overnight in Texas.
7F Lodge, Carol and Craig Conlee 16611 Royder Rd. Box 402
Welborne, TX 77881 ph#979.690.0073

Aired Weekend of March 15th, 2003

Show # 811

The wilderness needs a little clean up. Meet one man who has time to be a mountain janitor. California Outfitters, Shane Krugen, Fresno, Ca. 93710 ph#559.435.2626

Find a place where you can spend the night and learn how to flyfish all in the same place. Raye Carrington, 8603 Lower Willow Creek Road, Mason, TX 76856, Visit www.llanoriver.com or call 915-347-FISH for more information. MAP


Join us on our next Texas Country Tour to Galveston Texas. We will be making a trip to the Johnson Space Center, including Mission Control. And, put your diets on hold for the fine dining at the Hotel Galvez. You can visit the historic Strand and many other local Galveston Attractions. You can download the application from our web-site at: www.texascountryreporter.com, or give us a call at: 214.741.1300.

 

Aired weekend of March 9th, 2003

Show # 810

This week on Texas Country Reporter, find out about a rare art form that tells a story with hand cut paper. “Papel Picado really goes back to making lace out of paper.”
Kathleen Trenchard, “Cut it Out”, PO Box 120232 San Antonio, TX 78212 ph#210.225.6608


Meet an artist who, through his paintings discovered a very personal connection to his past.
John Warr, 294 County Rd. 402 Scottsboro, AL 35768 ph#1-888-927-7278

Visit a Texas bed-and-breakfast that’s way out west. The Gage Hotel: 102 W. Hwy 90 Marathon, Texas 79842. Call 1-800-884-GAGE
or visit www.gagehotel.com

Texas Country Reporter backroads television.

 

Aired March 1st, 2003

Show # 809

This week on Texas Country Reporter… they are the maps that showed the lay of the land for the early Texas settlers, but without some help, they will slowly fade away. Adopt a Map, Elna Christopher, Texas General Land Office, Mail Code 127, PO Box 12873 Austin, TX 78711-2873 ph#512.463.5169

Visit a ghost town that‚s getting a facelift from some west Texas gunfighters. Rod Linkous, ph#915.751.7507

Plus, it‚s history and a hotel all in one. Fort Clark Springs, Maggie Kerr, PO Box 345 Bracketville, TX 78832 ph#800.937.1590

Aired February 22nd, 2003

Show # 808

This week on Texas Country Reporter, find out why one man has taken on the task of taking care of a very special cemetery. Dennis Cryer 2320 John Rd Killeen, TX 76543 ph#254.534.2289

The Stanzel Model Airplane Company has been flying high in Shulenburg for 80 years – find out why the business is on final approach. Victor Stanzel /Ted Stanzel 311 Baumgarten Street, Schuelenburg, Texas 78956 ph#(to order planes) 800.422.6823, or 979.743.4121, Museum 979.743.6559

Plus, it’s a historical hotel in a historic downtown. The Nutt House Hotel, Ron Maddox or Robert Moseley 119 E. Bridge St. Granbury, TX 76048 ph#888.678.0813 www.nutt-hotel.com

Texas Country Reporter…backroads television.

 

Aired February 15th, 2003

This week on the Texas Country Reporter, It was a bridge that spanned a river and the lifetime of folks in Coleman County and now it’s closed. Find out why this link meant so much to so many. The Waldrip Bridge, Coleman County, TX

Plus check in to an East Texas bed and breakfast that’s straight from the Victorian era of elegance. Norma Wilkinson 407 S. Main St. Winnsboro, TX 75494 ph#903.342.6051
Texas Country Reporter Backroads television.

Aired February 8th, 2003

This week on Texas Country Reporter, come along for a hands-on adventure with the creepy, crawly daddy-long legs spider.
Robert & Linda Mitchell, 430 Windmill dr. Bandera, TX. 78003 830.796.3240, or robert@critterpix.net and linda@critterpix.net

Find out why survival is the name of the game for students in this west Texas desert classroom.
David Alloway, P.O. Box 1777 Alpine, TX. 79831, Ph# 915.837.5146

Plus, it’s a place where the fishing is good and the sound of the ocean is right out your door.
Tarpon Inn, P.O. Box 8, Port Aransas, TX. 78373, Ph# 1800.365.6784, or www.thetarponinn.com


Aired February 2nd, 2003

This week on the Texas Country Reporter, it’s called the Burnt Biscuit Bakery, a place where the coffee and conversation is a warm welcome in the middle of nowhere.
Shirley’s Burnt Biscuit,506 E. 1st St. Hwy 90, Marathon, TX 79842 Ph: 915-386-9020

Visit a grand old Galveston hotel that stood watch over the coast for nearly a century.
The Hotel Galvez, 2024 Seawall Blvd. Galveston, TX 77550 Ph: 888-939-8680

Plus, get a behind the scenes look and the making of the new Texas flag Expedition.Texas Country Reporter, backroads television.
Gary Defratus, Defratus Collision Center, 1432 N. Beltline Rd. Irving, TX. 75061 Ph:972-513-0537

Aired January 25th, 2003

This week on Texas Country Reporter…There’s junk and then there’s good junk. Meet a man who’s got acres and acres of the best junk around. Paul Nerren’s Junk Barn 4500 Hwy.59 North Lufkin, TX 75901, 939.632.2580

Take a ride on through the rockies with a Texas mule farmer who’s at home on the rail. Gene Corrigan, La Pryor, TX 840.365.4250

Plus, visit a Texas retreat that’s right out of the pages of hill country history. Baron Smith (Smitty), P.O. Box 631, Fredericksburg, TX 78624, 830.997.0443

Aired January 18th, 2003

This week on Texas Country Reporter, stop by a pharmacy that was once a landmark in Nederland, and now is gone. Kenneth Sheffield, Mike Nault (new owner) 409.722.4996 or 409.722.8309.

Go on call with a doctor who makes house calls for tiny patients that just need a little paint and repair. Doll Dr: Dorothy Meredith 625 Greune River Dr. New Braunfels, TX. 78132

Plus, looking for a place to get away from the hustle and bustle. Come on out to Big Bend Ranch. Big Bend State Park: Tony Gallego/ Unit Manager P.O. Box 2319 Presidio, TX. 79845

Aired January 12, 2003

This week on Texas Country Reporter, she’s a world-renowned artist and she’s only twelve years old. For more information about Olivia’s paintings: http://www.oliviabennett.com, or call (817) 442-8866.

Meet a hill country woman who was told “go fly a kite” and took it seriously. Pat Hammond 215 Argyle San Antonio, TX 78209 210.824.3380

Plus, it was once listed as one of the finest hotels in the world∑ and it’s tucked away in the piney woods. Excelsior House 211 W. Austin Jefferson, TX. 75657 903.665.2513 800.490.7270

Aired January 05, 2003

This week on Texas Country Reporter, find out why the city of El Paso is protecting a group of owls who have made a home under a city street. Riverside High School 301 Midway, El Paso Texas 79912 Mr. Flores 915.434.7000.

What do you get when you combine painting, printing, and a love of the old west? Cowgirl western art. Debbie Little-Wilson Box 902 Dripping Springs, Texas 78620 512.894.3746

Texas Country Reporter, backroads television.

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