Texas Country Reporter 2004 Episode Guide

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Aired weekend of December 25th 2004
Show #904

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
peachykeen@stic.net
(MAP)

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.)
(MAP)

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 18th 2004
Show #903

This week on Texas Country Reporter, find out where Santa spends his summer vacation.
Lynn Haney collection (wholesale) 3515 34th St, Lubbock, TX 79410
Hollyhocks Gifts (retail) 3521 34th St, Lubbock, TX 79410
ph#806.780.8787
www.lynnhaney.com
www.hollyhocksgifts.com
(MAP)

Meet a man who’s trading in his Christmas lights for barbed wire and rusted metal.
Carl Loeffler, 21791 N US Highway 377, London, TX 76854, ph#325.475.3253
(MAP)

Plus, get in the spirit of giving as we introduce you to a very little boy… with a great big heart!
Louise Elliott, PO Box 39295, San Antonio, TX 78218, ph#210.224.1843 (MAP)

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

Aired weekend of December 11th 2004
Show #902

This week on Texas Country Reporter, it’s a little bit of Hollywood right here in Texas, find out how this pint-sized production team is making movies. Linda Seto, Young Actors Studio, 11496 Luna Rd Suite G Dallas, TX 75234. 972-401-2090.
http://www.youngactors.org/

contact@youngactors.org
(MAP)

Learn where to get tamales by the truckload. Mike and Mark Hale, Pedro’s Tamales, 800-522-9531. www.pedrostamales.com
pedro@tamale.com

Plus, it’s the final chapter in the history of a beloved Gulf Coast Landmark.
Matagorda Island State Park
PO Box 117, Port O’Connor TX 77982
361.983.2215
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/park/matagisl/ (MAP)
 
Matagorda Island Foundation
PO Box 557 Port La Vaca, TX 77979
361.552.7621
http://www.matagordalighthouse.com/
(MAP)

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

 

Aired weekend of December 4th 2004
Show #901

This week on Texas Country Reporter, meet a man who’s hammered a living out of bright sheets of copper, Gerald Tobola, 10933 Birch, LaPorte, TX 77571 ph#281.470.2616 www.coppershadetree.com
gerald@coppershadetree.com
(MAP)

See what’s cookin’ off the old town square, Jerry Ebensberger, The Rosebud, 102 S. Main St. Victoria, TX 77901 ph# 361.573.5111 www.rosebudfountain.com
(MAP)

And find out why one woman’s on a personal mission to support our troops. Robbie Maxwell, Hwy 69, Huntington, TX 75949 ph# 936.422.4137 (MAP)

Texas Country Reporter, its what the Lone Star State is all about.

Airs weekend of November 27th 2004
Show #900

This week on Texas Country Reporter, He’s taking junk science to another level in his very own museum, Robert Little, 2501 Blue Jay Dr, Temple, TX 76502 ph# 254.778.1592 (MAP)

Plus, spin your wheels at the Windmill Farm Bed and Breakfast, Chuck Rickgauer, 6625 Colony, Tolar, TX 76476, ph# 254.835.4168 www.thewindmillfarm.com (MAP)

And they’re known as the Sensational Six…find out why these boys are the heart and soul of Blackwell, TX. Doug Cook, Principal, Blackwell High School ph# 325.282.2311 (MAP)

Texas Country Reporter, its what the Lone Star State is all about.

Aired weekend of November 20th 2004
Show #899

This week on Texas Country Reporter, keeping the beat means a lot more than patrolling the street…Lt. Greg Denman, 300 East Shepherd, Lufkin, TX 75902 ph#: (936) 633-0321 gdenman@lufkinpolice.com
www.lufkinpolice.com/bandnew.htm
(MAP)

Where can you find country cookin’ in the Big City? Vern’s Place, Vern Simmons, 3600 Main St, Dallas, TX 75226, ph# 214.823.0435 (MAP)

Plus, find out what made J. Adams pick up his guitar again after so many years…Jay Boy Adams
jayboy@musicoffice.com
http://www.jayboyadams.com/home.htm

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

Aired weekend of November 13th 2004
Show #898

This week on Texas Country Reporter, meet an artist who really is burning the candle at both ends. Lynda Wilson, 4955 County 429, Van Alstyne, TX 75495, ph#972.924.4991 www.batiksbylynda.com (MAP)

Find out the secret behind the most unique house in Temple TX. Brenda White, 1714 S. 61st. St. Temple ,TX 76504, ph#254.207.2806 (MAP)

Plus, go for a spin on one engineer’s backyard obsession. Tim and Keith Ann Gearn, 3532 CR7, Hereford, TX 79045, ph#806.364.5655 timgearn@amaonline.com (MAP)

Texas Country Reporter, its what the Lone Star State is all about.

Aired weekend of November 6th 2004
Show #897

This week on Texas Country Reporter, find out one man’s secret to making beautiful Mexican tile, Michael Olguin, 1022 Vance Jackson, San Antonio, TX 78201 ph#210.736.2634 www.reesotiles.com (MAP)

See what it takes to keep a small town alive,
Hotel Garza, Jim and Janice Plummer, 302 East Main, Post, TX 79356 ph#806.495.3962
www.hotelgarza.com (MAP)


Plus, it’s out with the old and in with the new for one Texas hospital. Randall Young, 1500 South Sunset, Littlefield, TX 79339 ph#806.385.6411

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


Aired weekend of October 30th 2004
Show #896

This week on Texas Country Reporter, find out how a pen can preserve the past, without ever writing a word…Kenn Hill, 2 Hialeah, Odessa, TX 79761, ph# 432.550.4955 kenn@kennspenns.com, www.kennspenns.com (MAP)

Take a trip to T.V. land with one woman’s tribute to her favorite show…www.munstermansion.com

Plus, he’s the most reluctant artist we’ve ever met and also one of the most talented…Dusty Tower, 2101 Murray Road, Springtown, TX 76082, ph# 817.613.0588, www.vulcan-forge.com (MAP)

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

Aired weekend of October 23rd 2004
Show #895

This week on Texas Country Reporter, A highfalutin 19th century pastime gets countrified…Rob McLaughlin, 136 Philly Court Fischer, TX 78623, ph#830 935 3272 texasrsm@aol.com (MAP)
 
Find out why this baker has the donut business cornered…Roger Phillips, 613 West 24th St, Plainview, TX 79072. ph#806.296.9632 (MAP)
 
Plus, we’ll meet a woman who found the cure for an empty nest, in a baseball dugout. Wendy Gordon, C/O Roundrock Express, 3400 East Palm Valley Blvd, Roundrock, TX 78664 ph# 512.255.2255 (MAP)
 

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

Aired weekend of October 16th 2004
Show #894

This week on Texas Country Reporter, Find out why this west Texas man has filled his home with some of the deadliest creatures on earth. Earl Turner, 2291 San Pedro Drive, HCR3 Box 1914 Del Rio, TX 78840 ph# 830.774.2909 or 830.774.3020 (MAP)

We’ll visit the pumpkin capital of Texas, Tim Assiter, Floydada Pumkins, PO Box 70, Floydada, TX 79235 ph# 806.983.3322 www.pumpkinranch.com (MAP)

Plus, they’re preserving the past by rebuilding the airplanes they built decades before.
Dick Atkins, Director of Public Relations, Vought Aircraft Heritage Foundation 1601 West Marshal Drive, Grand Prairie, TX 75051 (MAP)


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

Aired weekend of October 9th 2004
Show #893

This week on Texas Country Reporter, Find out how this West Texas couple turned an overgrown cow pasture into one of the biggest attractions in the county. Charles and Nina Harris, P.O. Box 102 Llano, TX 78643. The story takes place in San Saba. (MAP)

Meet a father and son team who built a business right on cue. Alton and Paul Sumrall, 12610 County Road. 3100, Posey, TX. ph# 806.778.1957, www.sscues.com (MAP)

Plus, once it was an overnight stop for movie stars…and now you can find out why Hotel Paisano is the new jewel of the desert. Joe Duncan, Hotel Paisano, 207 North Highland Street, Marfa, TX ph# 866.729.3669 www.hotelpaisano.com (MAP)

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

Aired weekend of October 2nd 2004
Show #892

He’s a guitar pluckin’ cowboy who really is at home on the range. We’ll help ourselves to some homemade cobbler. Glenn Moreland, Cowboy Outfitters, P.O. Box 594, Fort Davis, TX 79734, ph# 800.915.3793 www.texcowboy.com (MAP)

The soothing sounds of Sistercreek will relax your mind, as you sample the fruit of the hill country. Danny Hernandez, Sistercreek Vineyards, 1142 Sisterdale Road (FM 1376) Sisterdale, TX 78006. ph# (830)324.6704 (Business hours) (830)324.6682 (Evenings) www.sistercreekvineyards.com (MAP)

Plus, we’re staying up late with a woman who’s discovered a mysterious talent…Just wait till you see what else she’s found. Marjorie Lee Burnett, 15138 FM 1116 P.O. Box 61, Smiley, TX 78159-0061, ph#830.587.6445 (MAP)


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

Aired weekend of September 25th 2004
Show #891

This week on Texas Country Reporter, It could be the most offbeat of any offbeat
stop you’ve ever seen. Find out why folks are just dying to see the museum of funeral history. What is the difference between a casket and a coffin? A casket is rectangular and a coffin is wide at the top and narrows at the bottom to mimic human form.
Chris Layton, 415 Barren Springs Drive, Houston, TX 77090, ph# 281.876.3063 www.nmfh.org
(MAP)

Meet a man who’s carved out a market in goof-ball golf balls. Bill Williams, 1970 North Leslie Street #542, Pahrump N.V., 89060, ph# 830.426.1627 (MAP)

Plus the country swing band sound from three sisters who aren’t just fiddling around. Mckenzies’ Music, 315 South Main Street, Mansfield, TX 76063, ph# 817.473.6022, wefiddle@yahoo.com (MAP)

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



Aired weekend of September 18th 2004
Show #890

This week on Texas Country Reporter, find out why this East Texas swampthing is a welcome sight if your looking to skim across the east Texas cypress bogs. Stan Floyd 108 East Lutcher Drive, Orange, TX 77632 www.americanairboats.com ph# 800.241.6390 (MAP)

Take a spin through a red-hot art studio. Jim Bowman, 1419 East Griffin Street, Dallas, TX 75215, www.bowmanglass.com ph# 214.426.4777. (MAP)

Plus, found out how this World War II war veteran is being honored with kind words, a camera, and a caring son.

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

Aired weekend of September 11th 2004
Show #889


This week on Texas Country Reporter, travel deep down into the heart of Texas to a hideaway that could be one of the most unusual music venues in the state. Longhorn Caverns, Kaye Barlow, P.O. Box 732 Burnet, TX 78611 ph# 877.441.CAVE, http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/park/longhorn/longhorn.htm (MAP)

He’s done a half day’s work before sunrise and he’s just getting started. Find out why this dairy farmer could be the hardest working man in Texas. Chuck Reiter, 4055 FM 51 Gainesville, TX 76240-0211 ph# 940.665.8982 (MAP)

Plus, see how Lajitas, Texas, is being transformed from desert oasis to desert resort. Lajitas, HC 70, Box 400 Lajitas, TX 79852, www.lajitas.com ph# 432.424.5000 (MAP)

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

Aired weekend of September 4th 2004
Show #888

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. (MAP)

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

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

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


Aired weekend of August 28th 2004
Show #887

This week on Texas Country Reporter it’s the largest collection of Vietnam War documents and artifacts in existence, and it’s right here in the lone star state. Vietnam Center, Dr. James Reckner, Math building, room 4, Lubbock TX 79409-1045 ph# 806.742.3742

Visit a museum dedicated to the war between the states. www.pearcecollections.us Julie Holcomb, 3100 W. Collin St., Corsicana TX 75110 (MAP)
ph# 903.875.7438


Plus find out how one woman is using a computer to quilt salutes to the armed services. Margaret Bucklew, Portrait Quilts www.chiseledincloth.com

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

Aired weekend of August 21st 2004
Show #886

This week on Texas Country Reporter it’s a preview of the 9th annual Texas Country Reporter Festival where artists and craftspeople you’ve seen on Texas Country Reporter all come together for one day of fun for the entire family.

Plus, get a glimpse of some of the Texas Country Reporter stories on tap for this fall.

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

Aired weekend of August 14th 2004
Show #885

This week on Texas Country Reporter, visit a tiny Texas town that is the inspiration for many a musical masterpiece. Doug Smith, www.dougsmith.comph# 800-269-7552

Find out why some of the best sausage in the state is green. Marvin and Charles Green, 16493 Highway 53, Zabcikville, TX ph# 254.985.2585

Plus, it’s blueberry picking time on the family farm. Blue Berry Hill Farm, 10268 FM 314, Edom, TX Ph# 903.852.6175, E-mail: blueberryhillfarms.com

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

Aired weekend of August 7th 2004
Show # 884

This week on Texas Country Reporter, meet a man who is rebuilding two wheeled memories of childhood. Juan Deleon 202 Wickhamford Way, Houston, TX 77015 ph# 713.502.5137 Website: www.bikevato.com, or e-mail at: bikevato@bikevato.com

Find out the history behind a smokestack that is a West Texas icon.
T. Lindsay Baker (Gordon Center) ph# 254.968.1866 Website: www.tarleton.edu/~gordoncenter
Andrea Bennett (Smokestack) ph# 254.672.5560 Website: smokestack.net

Plus, we’re in the studio with a Texas recording artist that’s “born and bound for the road”. Brian Houser, brianhouser.com


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

Airs weekend of July 31st 2004

Show # 883

This week on Texas Country Reporter, meet a photographer who’s making new images with an ancient technique. Robb Kendrick, 1672 Mckinney Loop, Blanco, TX 78608, ph# 830.833.2202 www.renaissance-alliance.org (click on National Geographic fundraiser)

Come along on a weekend getaway to the gulf coast.
Lighthouse Inn 200 South Fulton Beach Road, Rockport, TX 78382, ph# 866.790.8439, Rocky Reese (Owner)
www.lighthousetexas.com

Plus, she was born before radio, television or automobiles…but this centenarian is right at home on the Internet.
Esther Hearne 503 E. Hodges, Palestine TX 75801, ph# 903.729.6195. Timothy Triplett 1002 E. Angelina St. Palestine, TX 75801

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

Airs weekend of July 24th 2004

Show # 882

This week on Texas Country Reporter, stop by a roadside south Texas café and find out why folks call this chef “the king”. Trine’s Super Tacos, Trinidad Bermea, Highway 57 Box 383, LaPryor, TX 78872, ph# 830.365.4597

He says he’s the master of making something from nothing…and what he’s making from Texas mesquite will amaze you.
Everett Fulton, 2535 River Oaks Drive, New Braunfels, TX 78132, ph# 830.629.3102

Plus, you may think your boots are worn out, but there’s a man in Mineola who’s resoling and reselling footware found in the garbage. Clark Broadhurst, 3255 FM 779, Mineola, TX 75773. Call 903-258-0534 or e-mail clark@brokeinboots.net

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

Aired weekend of July 17th 2004

Show # 881

This week on Texas Country Reporter, find out why the entire south Texas town of Panna Maria is rejoicing at the sounds of church bells.
Adrian Niestroy, 513 PR 5290 Hobson, TX 78117, ph. 830.780.2650

Stop by for a hot meal and a cold drink at a place in the middle of no where. Frank’s Cafe, Frank Gutierrez (Father) and Bobby (Bob) Gutierrez (Son) 502 East Galbraith, Hebbronville, TX 78361, ph. 361.527.9081

Plus, he’s a very special firedog who makes housecalls on kids in need. Captain Barbie Boubel, Converse Fire Department, 107 Station St. Converse, TX 78109, 210.658.8900

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

Aired weekend of July 10th 2004
Show # 880

This week on Texas Country Reporter, it’s an East Texas landmark that almost ended up on the bottom of lake. Caddo Fishin Barge, Mark and Johnnie Thomas Jr.

Visit an Abilene factory that’s shipping suckers all over the United States. Mike O’Neal, Lollypops and Candies Company, 741 North 3rd. Abilene, TX 79604 ph# 325.673.6483 or visit them on the internet: www.lollipopsusa.com or www.chefpoppies.com

Plus, find out why this former fashion model is keeping the family farm alive.Deborah Rogers, 300 McNaughton Lane, Fort Worth, TX 76114 ph# 817.737.9776.
Texas Country Reporter…it’s what the Lone Star State is all about.

Aired weekend of July 3rd 2004
Show # 879

This week on Texas Country Reporter, it’s a big crime in a small town and it’s got the whole community wondering who pulled off the “camper caper”. Don Hemby, 2908 Nicholson Dr. Tyler, TX 75707 ph# 903.581.2604, or 903.549.2130.

We’ll fly in to a hotel where the runway is right out the front door. Rich Estenson, Hangar Hotel 155 Airport Road, Fredericksburg, TX 78624, ph# 830.997.4999 or visit them on the internet: www.hangarhotel.com

Plus, meet skidboot…he’s the most amazing cow dog you’ve ever seen. David Hartwig, 1989 Sally Goodin, Quinlan, TX 75474, ph# 903.356.4491 or www.skidboot.com

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

 

Aired weekend of June 26th 2004
Show # 878

This week on Texas Country Reporter, find out why one Texas Town has taken its entire history and stored it on a computer. Neal Murphy, San Augustine County Historical Foundation, 108 W. Columbia Street San Augustine, TX 75972 ph# 936.288.3111

Vist a small town feed store where the feed has been replaced by fine wine. Menard Wine, contact: March Compton, P.O. Box 786 Menard, TX 76859 ph# 325.396.4601 www.drinkseesaw.com

Plus, why is this New York City police officer selling hot dogs on the side of the road near Big Spring? Find out this week on Texas Country Reporter…it’s what the Lone Star State is all about. Thomas Tafuro, www.nyfinesthotdogs.com Big Spring, TX 79721 (CLOSED)

Aired weekend of June 19th 2004
Show # 877

This week on Texas Country Reporter, find out why this north Texas barber turned a storage room into a recording studio — and made himself a star. Dooney Brown, 408 East Camp Wisdom, Duncanville, TX 75116, ph# 214.523.2742 www.peculiarrecords.com

Stop by a hill country factory that’s choc full of sweets for your sweetie.
Lecia Duke, Chocolat, 300 West Main, Fredericksburg, TX 78624, ph# 800.842.3382 or www.chocolat-tx.us

Plus, it’s a unique art that takes a steady hand and a red hot “brush”.
Kathleen Marie Wilson, 491 Wildwood Lane, Johnson City, TX 78636 ph# 803.869.0335 or visit her on the web at www.kathleenmariestudio.com/artist/


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

Aired weekend of June 12th 2004
Show # 876

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, website: 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. 512.467.2464 website: 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 June 5th 2004
Show # 875

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, web address: www.heirloomcustomrods.com ph# 512.847.5000

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 May 29th 2004
Show # 874

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 www.tourtexas.com.caverns/ ph# 210.651.6101

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


Plus, bite into a homemade fried pie that’s a staple in every west Texas convenience store. Tim Moeller, August Pie Company, 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 May 22th 2004
Show # 873

This week on Texas Country Reporter it’s the largest collection of Vietnam War documents and artifacts in existence, and it’s right here in the lone star state. Vietnam Center, Dr. James Reckner, Math building, room 4, Lubbock, TX 79409-1045 ph# 806.742.3742

Visit a museum dedicated to the war between the states. Julie Holcomb, 3100 W. Collin St., Corsicana, TX 75110 ph# 903.875.7438


Plus find out how one woman is using a computer to quilt salutes to the armed services. Margaret Bucklew, Portrait Quilts www.chiseledincloth.com

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

Aired weekend of May 15th 2004

Show #872

This week on Texas Country Reporter, visit a tiny Texas town that is the inspiration for many a musical masterpiece. Doug Smith, www.dougsmith.comph# 800-269-7552

Find out why some of the best sausage in the state is green. Marvin and Charles Green, 16493 Highway 53, Zabcikville, TX ph# 254.985.2585

Plus, it’s blueberry picking time on the family farm. Blue Berry Hill Farm, 10268 FM 314, Edom, TX Ph# 903.852.6175, E-mail: blueberryhillfarms.com

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

Airs weekend of May 8th 2004
Show # 871

This week on Texas Country Reporter, meet a man who is rebuilding two wheeled memories of childhood. Juan Deleon 202 Wickhamford Way, Houston, TX 77015 ph# 713.502.5137 Website: www.bikevato.com, or e-mail at: bikevato@bikevato.com

Find out the history behind a smokestack that is a West Texas icon.
T. Lindsay Baker (Gordon Center) ph# 254.968.1866 Website: www.tarleton.edu/~gordoncenter
Andrea Bennett (Smokestack) ph# 254.672.5560 Website: smokestack.net

Plus, we’re in the studio with a Texas recording artist that’s “born and bound for the road”. Brian Houser, brianhouser.com


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


Aired weekend of May 1st 2004

Show # 870

This week on Texas Country Reporter, meet a photographer who’s making new images with an ancient technique. Robb Kendrick, 1672 Mckinney Loop, Blanco, TX 78608, ph# 830.833.2202 www.renaissance-alliance.org (click on National Geographic fundraiser)

Come along on a weekend getaway to the gulf coast.
Lighthouse Inn 200 South Fulton Beach Road, Rockport, TX 78382, ph# 866.790.8439, Rocky Reese (Owner) www.lighthousetexas.com

Plus, she was born before radio, television or automobiles…but this centenarian is right at home on the Internet.
Esther Hearne 503 E. Hodges, Palestine, TX 75801, ph# 903.729.6195. Timothy Triplett 1002 E. Angelina St. Palestine, TX 75801

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


Aired weekend of April 24th 2004

Show # 869

This week on Texas Country Reporter, stop by a roadside south Texas café and find out why folks call this chef “the king”. Trine’s Super Tacos, Trinidad Bermea, Highway 57 Box 383, LaPryor, TX 78872, ph# 830.365.4597

He says he’s the master of making something from nothing…and what he’s making from Texas mesquite will amaze you.
Everett Fulton, 2535 River Oaks Drive, New Braunfels, TX 78132, ph# 830.629.3102

Plus, you may think your boots are worn out, but there’s a man in Mineola who’s resoling and reselling footware found in the garbage.
Clark Broadhurst 702 South Pacific (Highway 69) Mineola, TX 75773


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

Aired weekend of April 17th 2004
Show # 868

This week on Texas Country Reporter, find out why the entire south Texas town of Panna Maria is rejoicing at the sounds of church bells.
Adrian Niestroy, 513 PR 5290 Hobson, TX 78117, ph. 830.780.2650

Stop by for a hot meal and a cold drink at a place in the middle of no where. Frank’s Cafe, Frank Gutierrez (Father) and Bobby (Bob) Gutierrez (Son) 502 East Galbraith, Hebbronville, TX 78361, ph. 361.527.9081

Plus, he’s a very special firedog who makes housecalls on kids in need. Captain Barbie Boubel, Converse Fire Department, 107 Station St. Converse, TX 78109, 210.658.8900

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

Aired weekend of April 10th 2004
Show #867

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, 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: 830.683.BATS, Ben:830.683.2406


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

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

Aired weekend of April 3rd 2004
Show #866

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, 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, email: doug@ricketts.com

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

Airs weekend of March 27th 2004
Show #865

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 website: 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, email/website: www.rocketbuster.com

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

Aired weekend of March 20th 2004
Show #864

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, or e-mail: 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 409.735.4298.

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

Aired weekend of March 13th 2004
Show #863

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. 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. Cotulla, TX. Open Friday and Saturday, 5PM-10PM. 830.879.2904 or 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. 936.295.2155

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

Aired weekend of March 6th 2004
Show #862

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, 409.838.3333, or 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 February 28st 2004
Show #861

This week on Texas Country Reporter, it’s an East Texas landmark that almost ended up on the bottom of lake. Mark and Johnnie Thomas Jr. Caddo Fishin Barge.

Visit an Abilene factory that’s shipping suckers all over the United States. Mike O’Neal, Lollypops and Candies Company, 741 North 3rd. Abilene, TX 79604 ph# 325.673.6483 or visit them on the internet: www.lollipopsusa.com or www.chefpoppies.com

Plus, find out why this former fashion model is keeping the family farm alive.Deborah Rogers, 300 McNaughton Lane, Fort Worth, TX 76114 ph# 817.737.9776.
Texas Country Reporter…it’s what the Lone Star State is all about.

 

Aired weekend of February 21st 2004
Show #860

This week on Texas Country Reporter, it’s a big crime in a small town and it’s got the whole community wondering who pulled off the “camper caper.” Don Hemby, 2908 Nicholson Dr. Tyler, TX 75707 ph# 903.581.2604, or 903.549.2130.

We’ll fly in to a hotel where the runway is right out the front door. Rich Estenson, Hangar Hotel 155 Airport Road, Fredericksburg, TX 78624, ph# 830.997.4999 or visit them on the internet: www.hangarhotel.com

Plus, meet skidboot…he’s the most amazing cow dog you’ve ever seen. David Hartwig, 1989 Sally Goodin, Quinlan, TX 75474, ph# 903.356.4491 or www.skidboot.com

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


Aired weekend of February 14th 2004
Show #859

This week on Texas Country Reporter, find out why one Texas Town has taken its entire history and stored it on a computer. Neal Murphy, San Augustine County Historical Foundation, 108 W. Columbia Street San Augustine, TX 75972 ph# 936.288.3111

Vist a small town feed store where the feed has been replaced by fine wine. Menard Wine, contact: March Compton, P.O. Box 786 Menard, TX 76859 ph# 325.396.4601 www.drinkseesaw.com

Plus, why is this New York City police officer selling hot dogs on the side of the road near Big Spring? Find out this week on Texas Country Reporter…it’s what the Lone Star State is all about. Thomas Tafuro, www.nyfinesthotdogs.com Big Spring, TX 79721 (CLOSED)

Aired weekend of February 7th 2004
Show # 858

This week on Texas Country Reporter, find out why this north Texas barber turned a storage room into a recording studio — and made himself a star. Dooney Brown, 408 East Camp Wisdom, Duncanville, TX 75116, ph# 214.523.2742 www.peculiarrecords.com

Stop by a hill country factory that’s choc full of sweets for your sweetie.
Lecia Duke, Chocolat, 330 West Main, Fredericksburg, TX 78624, ph# 800.842.3382 quintessentialchocolates.gourmetfoodmall

Plus, it’s a unique art that takes a steady hand and a red hot “brush”.
Kathleen Marie Wilson, 491 Wildwood Lane, Johnson City, TX 78636 ph# 830.868.0335 www.kathleenmariestudio.com/artist/


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

Aired weekend of January 31st 2004
Show # 857

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. e-mail: 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. 915.527.3622

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

Aired weekend of January 24th 2004
Show # 856

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. 915.523.2840

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

Aired weekend of January 17th 2004
Show # 855

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 or e-mail: indian.lodge@tpwd.state.tx.us

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

Aired weekend of January 10th 2004
Show # 854
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 January 3rd 2004

Show # 853

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 www.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, E-mail: 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 E-mail: forbidden-gardens.com

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

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