Texas Country Reporter 2005 Episode Guide

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Aired weekend of December 31st 2005

Show #957

This week on Texas Country Reporter…He’s a former Texas Master Plumber who gave up wrench wrangling for finger picking. Chuck Lee, Lee Banjo Company, 112 Silverwood Ovilla, Texas 75154. Call (972) 617-5576 or visit www.leebanjos.com for more information. MAP

He’s a hard workin’ cop that’s really hoofin’ it. Officer Maurice Floyd of the Fort Worth Police Department Mounted Patrol. Visit www.fortworthpd.com/mounted.htm for more information. MAP

Meet a man who holds a special seat at the Capitol. Richard Eisenhour, Collections Coordinator. 201 E. 14th St. Austin, TX 512-463-5495 MAP

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

Aired weekend of December 25th 2005

Show #956

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 17th 2005

Show #955

This week on Texas Country Reporter, see a new twist on holiday lighting. Ed Mosley, Ed’s Lighted Yard. 3479 Texas Hwy 29E. Llano, TX. Visit www.eds-lightedart.com or call 866-247-2162 for more information. (MAP)

Meet a man who designs jewelry…for Christmas trees. Jim Morris, 608 Earl Garrett St. Kerrville, TX 78028. Visit www.jmdesigner.com or call 830-896-8878 for more information. (MAP)

Plus, one viewer chosen at random shows us how she decks the halls. Harriet Rivers, New Braunfels, TX.

And just when we were feeling down, Santa Bob returns in the nick of time.

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

Airs weekend of December 10th 2005

Show #954

This week on Texas Country Reporter, visit a tiny Texas town that is the inspiration for many a musical masterpiece. Doug Smith: Visit www.dougsmith.com or call 1-800-269-7552.

We remember our friend Opal Hunt and her touching story. Sadly, Opal Hunt passed away earlier this year. Read an article about Opal here.

Plus, pies so high they touch the sky! Debbie and Gerald Wiles, Rock Inn Cafe. Located at 207 West California Street, Seymour, TX 76380. 940-888-2322.

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

Airs weekend of December 3rd 2005

Show #953

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 Drive, Tyler, TX 75707. Call 903-581-2604 or 903-549-2130.

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

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. Call 806-862-2205 or write to doug@ricketts.com

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

Aired weekend of November 24th 2005

Show #952

This week on Texas Country Reporter…Meet a farmer who’s turning bad breath into big business. Bob Anderson, Gourmet Garlic Gardens. 12300 FM 1176 Bangs, TX 76823. www.gourmetgarlicgardens.com (866) 348-3049 MAP

Go on a night time swamp tour in search of the state’s biggest lizards. Amos Cooper, 10 Parks and Wildlife Drive, Port Arthur, TX 77640. (409)736-2551 or amos.cooper@tpwd.state.tx MAP

Plus, find out how one south Texas grocery man is bringing a big sound to little towns. Jim Helmke, La Vernia, TX. E-mail: paradesound@yahoo.com MAP

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

Aired weekend of November 17th 2005

Show #951

This week on Texas Country Reporter…Meet a couple determined to revive Vaudeville. Granger and Penny Esch, Salado Silver Spur. www.saladosilverspur.com MAP

Visit a hotel where everyday is a blessing. Helen Feldhousen, Hotel Blessing. www.hotelblessing.com MAP

And find out how one woman is hot on the trail of Texas history. Lisa Lee. 3615 Valley Haven Dr. Kingwood, TX 77339. (281) 359-6607. MAP

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

Aired weekend of November 12th 2005

Show #950

This week on Texas Country Reporter…Discover who’s behind the classical murals of Fredericksburg, TX. Lee and Matt Casbeer, LMC Murals. Call 866-493-4863 or visit www.lmcmurals.com for more information. MAP

Meet a man who’s a real model citizen. Edgar Seay Sr., MAL Hobby Shop. 108 S. Lee St. Irving, Texas 75060. 972-438-9233
or toll free in the USA at 877 602 2366. www.malhobby.com MAP

And see why everyday’s a piece of cake for one East Texas baker. Margie Begley. 409-584-1447. Broaddus, TX. MAP

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

Aired weekend of November 5th 2005

Show #949

This week on Texas Country Reporter…Discover how many mesquite trees it takes to make a forest. Carrie Atchison: 806–746–5801, or mail to Rt. 3 Box 216 Lubbock, TX 7940 MAP

Hit the nail on the head…at the hammer museum! Butch Lackey, Hammer Museum 540 S. San Antonio St. Center Point, TX
830-634-7783 MAP

Plus, twin sisters take us back to simpler times through the art of poetry. Jo Ellen Fant: 409-962-1250, Mail to- 4000 Harrison, Groves, TX 77619 and Dorothy Roberts: 409-722-5515, Mail to- 215 Hardy Ave., Nederland, Tx 77627. For book purchasing, please visit their website. Or contact Susan Seymour at 409-727-7471, or mail to 1828 Franklin, Nederland, TX 77627 MAP

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

Aired weekend of October 29th 2005

Show #948

This week on Texas Country Reporter…They’re a husband and wife team that really mows down the competition. Tim and Patty Robinson of the LSMRA. Email Patty: preciousmowments@boldwireless.net or Tim: mowron@boldwireless.net or visit www.mowerracing.com for more information.

Meet an artist who is really making waves in Seadrift, TX. Dieter Erhard, the Art=Center Seadrift. Call 361-785 5050 or write to 601-609 Broadway, Seadrift TX 79833. Visit www.artcenter-seadrift.com for more information. MAP

And find out why birdwatchers are flocking to one South Texas backyard. Allen Williams: 956-460-9864, or mail to 750 W. Sam Houston, Pharr, TX 78577. MAP

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

 

Aired weekend of October 22nd 2005

Show #947

This week on Texas Country Reporter…He’s a former Texas Master Plumber who gave up wrench wrangling for finger picking. Chuck Lee, Lee Banjo Company, 112 Silverwood Ovilla, Texas 75154. Call (972) 617-5576 or visit www.leebanjos.com for more information. MAP

He’s a hard workin’ cop that’s really hoofin’ it. Officer Maurice Floyd of the Fort Worth Police Department Mounted Patrol. Visit www.fortworthpd.com/mounted.htm for more information. MAP

Meet a man who holds a special seat at the Capitol. Richard Eisenhour, Collections Coordinator. 201 E. 14th St. Austin, TX 512-463-5495 MAP

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

Airs weekend of October 15th 2005

Show #946

Find a place where you can spend the night and len 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

Visit a museum dedicated to the war between the states. Write to Julie Holcomb at 3100 W. Collin Street, Corsicana TX 75110 www.pearcecollections.us (MAP)

Get in touch with the ancient through Native American flute making. C.J Strayhorn: Call 214-987-2787 or write to 8560 Park lane #32, Dallas, Texas 75231. MAP

Aired weekend of October 8th 2005

Show #945

This week on Texas Country Reporter 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. 940-658-3071

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 – Deceased) and Bobby (Bob) Gutierrez (Son), 502 East Galbraith, Hebbronville, TX 78361. 361-527-9081

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. 940-846-3352.

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

 

Aired weekend of October 1st 2005

Show #944

This week on Texas Country Reporter, Travel to the middle of the West Texas desert for fresher shrimp than what they serve in any seaside restaurant. Bart Reid PO Box 448, Imperial, TX 79743. 915-536-2216

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. 800-365-6784 or visit www.thetarponinn.com

And, find out why five south Texas artists traveled around the world…and how their forty-year journey brought them 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.

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

Aired weekend of September 24th 2005

Show #943

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

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

Find a place called the Burnt Biscuit Bakery, where coffee and conversation make for 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

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

 

Aired weekend of September 17th 2005

Show #942

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.

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.

And don’t forget to attend the 10th Annual Dr Pepper Texas Country Reporter Festival, Saturday, September 17th in Waxahachie, TX!

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

Aired weekend of September 10th 2005

Show #941

This week on Texas Country Reporter it’s a preview of the 10th annual Dr Pepper Texas Country Reporter Festival, where some of the artists and craftspeople you’ve seen on Texas Country Reporter come together for a day of fun for the entire family. Join us on September 17th on the courthouse square in Waxahachie, TX for music, food, an art show and more. This year promises to be our biggest yet.

Plus, it’s finally time for you to cast your vote in the first annual Dr Pepper Texas Country Star contest. Watch a re-cap of all eight finalists, and then pick your favorite by voting on www.texascountryreporter.com. The audience favorite will have a reserved spot in the final round at this years Texas Country Reporter Festival. Voting instructions will be available as soon as this show airs!

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

Aired weekend of September 3rd 2005

Show #940

Meet a man with a green thumb and see impressive petals of every hue. Sam Jones, Corpus Christi Botanical Gardens. 8545 South Staples Street, Corpus Christi, Texas 78413. (361) 852-2100

After seven cities in seven days, we’ve reached Beaumont, TX the last stop in the Dr Pepper Texas Country Star tour.

Plus, follow the majestic flight of a South Texas falcon up and down the western hemisphere. Alan Tennant, Wildlife Researcher. 432-386-4119.

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

Aired weekend of August 27th 2005

Show #939

Take a peek into an oh-so-silent South Texas House of Prayer. Father Kelly- Lebh Shomea House of Prayer- La Parra Ranch, P.O. Box 9, Sarita, TX 78385. (361)-294-5369. www.lebhshomea.org

The Dr Pepper Texas Country Star tour is winding up, but we still have two more cities to go. Next stop-Tyler, TX!

Plus, when it comes to capturing Kodak moments in the wild, this photographer is a natural. Ruth Hoyt- Puerto Rico Ranch, PO Box 3, Linn, TX 78563. (956) 481-3700. www.ruthhoyt.com

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

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Aired weekend of August 20st 2005

Show #938

This week on Texas Country Reporter- Head southwest in search of some really big bluebonnets. Waynelle Strachan at the Old Alazan Ranch. 122281 N. Lood Rd. Clint, TX 79836. www.texasbluebonnet.com   MAP

It’s a town with a reputation for Texas music and it’s the fifth stop on the Dr Pepper Texas Country Star tour! We’re on the road and headed to Austin, TX.

Plus, She’s been inducted into the Cowgirl Hall of Fame, but just wait till you see what this natural born roper calls her greatest pride of all. Sherri Mell & the R.O.P.E.R. Team. P.O. Box 201512, San Antonio, TX 78220. 210-633-2042, www.eisd.net, smell@eisd.net or roperapp@thebigjungle.net MAP

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

 

Aired weekend of August 13th 2005

Show #937

Find out why this East Texas artist loves making homes for gnomes. Joseph Hopps of Arbor Castle Birdhouses. www.arborcastlebirdhouses.com MAP

We’ll make the long haul from Lubbock to Corpus Christi as we continue with the fourth stop in our Dr Pepper Texas Country Star tour!

Plus, meet four men from four walks of life who are making one incredible sound. Fraven Adams- 806-765-0050. Singing Plainsmen -806-795-9978 . Lubbock, TX. www.harmonize.com/singingplainsmen/ MAP

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

Aired weekend of August 6th 2005

Show #936

This week on Texas Country Reporter- Find out how these East Texas cowpokes have found their way back to the farm via New York City. Guy and Pip Gillette at the Camp St. Cafe. 215 S. Third Street, Crockett, TX 75835. For more info dial (936) 544 8656 or toll free, (877) 544 8656. Visit the Camp Street Cafe on the web at www.campstreetcafe.com MAP

Where better than Buddy Holly’s hometown to search for great Texas music? Lubbock is the third stop in ourDr Pepper Texas Country Star tour!

Meet a couple of cousins who have brought art and commerce back to downtown Golden, Texas. Karen Musgraves and Cathy Pegues. Belben Nest Gallery. FM 779 & 1799, Golden, Texas. 903-768-2335. Visit www.texaspaintedladies.com or www.belbennest.com . MAP

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

Aired weekend of July 30th 2005

Show #935

This week on Texas Country Reporter-find out how High School is getting more horse power with girl power. Rick Elmore, Decatur High School, 1201 W. Thompson Street
Decatur, Texas 76234. 940-627-2155. www.decatur.esc11.net/Campuses/dhs/ MAP

Meet us in the DFW area to search for the second quarter-finalist in ourDr Pepper Texas Country Star tour!

Plus, meet an East Texas woman who’s threading the past to the present by restoring old quilts.Genell Dement. 903-639-4147. Hughes Springs, Texas.

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

Aired weekend of July 23rd 2005

Show #934

This week on Texas Country Reporter, is it art or is it junk? Meet an artist with a welder who says it’s a little bit of both. Gary, 5380 Creekside, Melissa, TX 75454. 972-837-2365 MAP

Gas up the bus and follow the crowd to Waring, Texas for our first stop on the Dr Pepper Texas Country Star tour!

Plus, find out why this legendary law enforcement officer is responsible for the phrase…One riot, one Ranger. Joaquin Jackson and Liz Jackson, Box C101 – Museum of the Big Bend, Alpine, TX. 79830. 432-837-8143. MAP

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

Aired weekend of July 16th 2005

Show #933

This week on Texas Country Reporter, try the newest fad in fatty foods from the big city of Snook, TX.: Frank Sodolak, Sodolak’s Original Country Inn. Just off of Highway 60 West in Snook, TX. PH#-979.272.6002 MAP

Find out how this former track star is overcoming the odds and proving what it means to be a soldier. Scott Palomino, El Paso, TX. PH#- 915-240-3082. spizz2413@yahoo.com

Plus, who will be the first Dr Pepper Texas Country Star? Sample what the next two months have in store with a preview of our state wide talent search!

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

Aired weekend of July 9th 2005

Show #932

This week on Texas Country Reporter, explore the final frontier with a handmade telescope. Tom Noe, Teleport Telescopes, 4030 North Highway 78, Wylie, TX, 75098. PH#-972-442-5232. www.teleporttelescopes.com tomnoe@teleporttelescopes.com MAP

Enjoy the sights, sounds, and tastes of an Old West oasis. Dieter Gerzymisch, Cattleman’s Steakhouse, near Fabens, TX (30 Miles east of El Paso) PH# (915) 544-3200. www.cattlemanssteakhouse.com MAP

Plus, find out why this Texas author is singing the blues. Kathleen Hudson, PhD. P.O. Box 291945 Kerrville, TX. 78029. PH# 830-792-1945.www.texasheritagemusic.org MAP

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

Aired weekend of July 2nd 2005

Show #931

This week on Texas Country Reporter, meet a fire fighter who never gets tired of the daily grind, Jonathan Flynn, Fireman’s Coffee, 1802 Winding Hollow, Katy, TX. 77450. 281-398-6747 or 281-808-3766. www.lonestarcoffees.com MAP

Plus, re-visit the red earth of Tara right here in Texas, Bobbie Hardy, Gone With The Wind Museum, 408 Taylor Street, Jefferson, TX 75657. 903-665-1939. www.scarlettohardy.com MAP

Find out why the war in Iraq is hitting a close to home for this close-knit family of shoe cobblers. Jaret and Walter Tatar, Wayne’s Shoe Repair, 407 West Main, Denison, TX 75020. 903-465-9301. MAP

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

Aired weekend of June 25th 2005

Show # 930

This week on Texas Country Reporter, meet a man who’s coming out of retirement to perform a real class act. M.G. Vasquez, Lounge Singer, 109 Bowling Green Drive, Victoria, TX. 77904. PH# 361-578-4763.Mvasquez@cox-internet.com www.entertainmentbymg.com MAP

 

Find out why El Paso locals are going loco for “The old place by the graveyard.” Leo Duran, L & J Cafe. 3622 East Missouri Ave, El Paso, TX 79903. 915-566-8418 MAP

Plus, discover how a historic and nearly forgotten hotel found it’s salvation…in the sweet strains of a melody. John Defoore, Beckham Hotel. 115 E Commerce St. Mineola, TX 75773. 903-569-8037. www.pineywoodspicknparlor.com MAP

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

Aired weekend of June 18th 2005

Show #929

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 June 11th 2005

Show #928

This week on Texas Country Reporter, meet a man who hammers a living out of bright sheets of copper, Gerald Tobola, 10933 Birch, LaPorte, TX 77571. 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. 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 936-422-4137 (MAP)

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

Aired weekend of June 4th 2005

Show #927

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. 254-778-1592 (MAP)

Plus, spin your wheels at the Windmill Farm Bed and Breakfast, Chuck Rickgauer, 6625 Colony, Tolar, TX 76476. 254-835-4168 www.thewindmillfarm.com (MAP)

And theyre known as the Sensational Six, find out why these boys are the heart and soul of Blackwell, TX. Doug Cook, Principal, Blackwell High School. 325-282-2311 (MAP)

Texas Country Reporter, it’s what the Lone Star State is all about
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Aired weekend of May 28th 2005

Show #926

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 May 21st 2005

Show #925

This week on Texas Country Reporter- Meet a man who sees a thing of beauty in every wrecked car on his lot. Jerry Perry, Crashmasters. 7413 Andrews Highway, Odessa, TX 79765. 432-339-0265.

Discover an impressive petaled display of flowers that’s downright wild. Sam Jones, Corpus Christi Botanical Gardens. 8545 South Staples Street, Corpus Christi, Texas 78413. (361) 852-2100

Plus, follow the majestic flight of a South Texas falcon up and down the western hemisphere. Alan Tennant, Wildlife Researcher. 432-386-4119.

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

Aired weekend of May 14th 2005

Show #924

This week on Texas Country Reporter- March with us to San Antonio, and meet a man who’s keeping up the beat with his past. Fred Diaz-Alamo City Band, American Legion Hall, Post 2, 3518 Fredericksburg Road, San Antonio, TX 78201. (210)-733-0120. www.alamocityband.org

Take a peek into an oh-so-silent South Texas House of Prayer. Father Kelly- Lebh Shomea House of Prayer- La Parra Ranch, P.O. Box 9, Sarita, TX 78385. (361)-294-5369. www.lebhshomea.org

Plus, when it comes to capturing Kodak moments in the wild, this photographer is a natural. Ruth Hoyt- Puerto Rico Ranch, PO Box 3, Linn, TX 78563. (956) 481-3700. www.ruthhoyt.com

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

Aired weekend of May 7th 2005

Show #923

This week on Texas Country Reporter- Head southwest in search of some really big bluebonnets. Waynelle Strachan at the Old Alazan Ranch. 122281 N. Lood Rd. Clint, TX 79836. www.texasbluebonnet.com   MAP

Visit the Big Bend Store.

Plus, She’s been inducted into the Cowgirl Hall of Fame, but just wait till you see what this natural born roper calls her greatest pride of all. Sherri Mell & the R.O.P.E.R. Team. P.O. Box 201512, San Antonio, TX 78220. 210-633-2042, www.eisd.net, smell@eisd.net or roperapp@thebigjungle.net MAP

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

Aired weekend of April 30th 2005

Show #922

This week on Texas Country Reporter- Spend some time in the workshop with the blind handymen. Phil Parr and the Blind Handyman Show. 936-634-9500, 1604 Southwood, Lufkin, TX 75904. phil@philparr.net , www.acbradio.org MAP

Find out why this East Texas artist loves making homes for gnomes. Joseph Hopps of Arbor Castle Birdhouses. www.arborcastlebirdhouses.com MAP

Plus, meet four men from four walks of life who are making one incredible sound. Fraven Adams- 806-765-0050. Singing Plainsmen -806-795-9978 . Lubbock, TX. www.harmonize.com/singingplainsmen/ MAP

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

 

 

Aired weekend of April 23rd 2005

Show #921

This week on Texas Country Reporter- Find out how these East Texas cowpokes have found their way back to the farm via New York City. Guy and Pip Gillette at the Camp St. Cafe. 215 S. Third Street, Crockett, TX 75835. For more info dial (936) 544 8656 or toll free, (877) 544 8656. Visit the Camp Street Cafe on the web at www.campstreetcafe.com MAP

Meet a couple of cousins who have brought art and commerce back to downtown Golden, Texas. Karen Musgraves and Cathy Pegues. Belben Nest Gallery. FM 779 & 1799, Golden, Texas. 903-768-2335. Visit www.texaspaintedladies.com or www.belbennest.com . MAP

Plus, there hasn’t been a movie theater in Marfa for as long as anybody can remember but a blind man on a bicycle is bringing the silver screen back to life. Gary Olliver. P.O. Box 1174, Marfa, TX 79843. 432-729-4280. Email Gary at golliver@sbcglobal.net MAP

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

Aired weekend of April 16th 2005

Show #920

This week on Texas Country Reporter-find out how Decatur High School is getting more horse power with girl power. Rick Elmore, Decatur High School, 1201 W. Thompson Street Decatur, Texas 76234. 940-627-2155. www.decatur.esc11.net/Campuses/dhs/ MAP

Roll a few frames with a custom fit bowling ball. Pete and Mike Joseph. 8951 Dyer El Paso, TX 79904. 915-751-4551. MAP

Plus, meet an East Texas woman who’s threading the past to the present by restoring old quilts.Genell Dement. 903-639-4147. Hughes Springs, Texas.

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

Aired weekend of April 9th 2005

Show #919

This week on Texas Country Reporter, find out why this legendary law enforcement officer is responsible for the phrase…One riot, one Ranger. Joaquin Jackson and Liz Jackson, Box C101 – Museum of the Big Bend, Alpine, TX. 79830. 432-837-8143. MAP

Is it art or is it junk? Meet an artist with a welder who says it’s a little bit of both. Gary Russell, 5380 Creekside, Melissa, TX 75454. 972-837-2365 MAP

Plus, her distinctive voice has taken this yodeling cowgirl from Fort Worth all the way around the world. Devon Dawson, 817-521-4969, www.cowtownopry.org, dawson@ev1.net

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

Aired weekend of April 2nd 2005

Show #918

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 March 26th 2005

Show #917

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 March 19th 2005

Show #916

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 March 12th 2005

Show #915

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 March 5th 2005

Show #914

This week on Texas Country Reporter, try the newest fad in fatty foods from the big city of Snook, TX.: Frank Sodolak, Sodolak’s Original Country Inn. Just off of Highway 60 West in Snook, TX. PH#-979.272.6002 MAP

Give a warm welcome to blooming flowers and chirping birds…springtime is almost here!

Plus, find out how this former track star is overcoming the odds and proving what it means to be a soldier. Scott Palomino, El Paso, TX. PH#- 915-240-3082. spizz2413@yahoo.com

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

Aired weekend of February 26th 2005

Show #913

This week on Texas Country Reporter, explore the final frontier with a handmade telescope. Tom Noe, Teleport Telescopes, 4030 North Highway 78, Wylie, TX, 75098. PH#-972-442-5232. www.teleporttelescopes.com tomnoe@teleporttelescopes.com MAP

Enjoy the sights, sounds, and tastes of an Old West oasis. Dieter Gerzymisch, Cattleman’s Steakhouse, near Fabens, TX (30 Miles east of El Paso) PH# (915) 544-3200. www.cattlemanssteakhouse.com MAP

Plus, find out why this Texas author is singing the blues. Kathleen Hudson, PhD. P.O. Box 291945 Kerrville, TX. 78029. PH# 830-792-1945.www.texasheritagemusic.org MAP

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

Aired weekend of February 19th 2005

Show #912

This week on Texas Country Reporter, meet a fire fighter who never gets tired of the daily grind, Jonathan Flynn, Fireman’s Coffee, 1802 Winding Hollow, Katy, TX. 77450. PH#- 281-398-6747 or 281-808-3766. www.lonestarcoffees.com MAP

Plus, re-visit the red earth of Tara right here in Texas, Bobbie Hardy, Gone With The Wind Museum, 408 Taylor Street, Jefferson, TX 75657. PH#- 903-665-1939. www.scarlettohardy.com MAP

Find out why the war in Iraq is hitting a close to home for this close-knit family of shoe cobblers. Jaret and Walter Tatar, Wayne’s Shoe Repair, 407 West Main, Denison, TX 75020. PH#- 903-465-9301. MAP

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

Aired weekend of February 12th 2005

Show # 911

This week on Texas Country Reporter, meet a man who’s coming out of retirement to perform a real class act. M.G. Vasquez, Lounge Singer, 109 Bowling Green Drive, Victoria, TX. 77904. PH# 361-578-4763.Mvasquez@cox-internet.com www.entertainmentbymg.com MAP

 

Find out why El Paso locals are going loco for “The old place by the graveyard.” Leo Duran, L & J Cafe. 3622 East Missouri Ave, El Paso, TX 79903. 915-566-8418 MAP

Plus, discover how a historic and nearly forgotten hotel found it’s salvation…in the sweet strains of a melody. John Defoore, Beckham Hotel. 115 E Commerce St. Mineola, TX 75773. 903-569-8037. www.pineywoodspicknparlor.com MAP

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

Aired weekend of February 5th 2005
Show #910

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 January 29th 2005
Show #909

This week on Texas Country Reporter, meet a father and son team who built a business that’s 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 the 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)

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)

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

Aired weekend of January 22nd 2005
Show #908

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 January 15th 2005
Show #907

This week on Texas Country Reporter, 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)

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 in shape, whereas a coffin is wide at the top and narrows at the bottom in order to mimic the human form.
Chris Layton, 415 Barren Springs Drive, Houston, TX 77090, ph# 281.876.3063 www.nmfh.org
(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 January 8th 2005
Show #906

This week on Texas Country Reporter, find out why this East Texas swampthing is a welcome sight if your looking to skim across the 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 January 1st 2005

Show #905

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.

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