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Aired weekend of December 30th 2006

Show #1009

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.longslightedart.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. (MAP)

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!

Aired weekend of December 23rd 2006

Show #1008

This week on Texas Country Reporter…Celebrate the holiday season all aross the Lone Star State.

Deck the halls in the middle of the West Texas desert. Gage Hotel, 101 Highway 90 West, Marathon, TX 79842 www.gagehotel.com

Discover a magical Old World tradition known as the Christmas Pickle. Linda Dietert, Curator of the Sophienburg Museum. 401 W. Coll St, New Braunfels, Texas 78130 MAP (830)629-1572 Toll Free: 1- 866-629-7674 www.nbtx.com/sophienburg

Plus, meet a special young man who’s overcoming incredible odds to celebrate Christmas…just like all the other kids. Colby Havard, Vidor, TX MAP

 

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

Aired weekend of December 16th 2006

Show #1007

This week on Texas Country Reporter…Travel with Bob Phillips to his Hill Country home, a place called Escondida, the Texas Country Reporter Hacienda.

Discover what it took to build a dream as we meet the architect, tour the luxurious guest rooms and relax at the spa.

Plus, find out how our talented and artistic friends from the backroads all chipped in to make Escondida a truly special place.


The Texas Country Reporter Hacienda

23670 State Highway 16 N.
Medina, Texas 78055
888-589-7507
reservations@EscondidaResort.com

 

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

Aired weekend of December 9th 2006

Show #1006

This week on Texas Country Reporter, meet a man on a mission to walk across Texas. That’s right, all of it! Jon “Bunky” McConal, A Walk Across Texas. Granbury, TX 76048 MAP 817-573-1573 or jonmccon@swbell.net

Find out why the North Texas town of Clark fell right off the map. Mayor Bill Merritt, DISH, TX 76247 MAP (note: most maps have not updated yet.)

Plus, discover all the fundamentals of flight in the palm of your hand.
Bob Wilder, Rubberband Airplanes, Colleyville, TX 76034 MAP (817) 498-6316 or rjwmaw5@comcast.net

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

Aired weekend of December 2nd 2006

Show #1005

This week on Texas Country Reporter, discover two Texas artists who are making a metal animal kingdom, filled with all creatures great and small.

One crafts miniature scenes of nature in bronze. Andrew Wilks, Hereford, TX 79045 MAP (877) 564-1981 or www.andrewwilks.com

The other forges life sized longhorns in chrome. Bettye Hamblen Turner, Miles, TX 76861 MAP (325) 468-5041 or www.BHTSculpture.com

Benini Sculpture Ranch, 377 Shiloh Rd, Johnson City, Texas 78636 MAP (830) 868-2247 or www.sculptureranch.com

 

Plus, meet a woman who’s using her green thumb to grow her very own backyard orange grove. Helen Waller Thomas, Grand Prairie, TX MAP (972) 264-6320

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

Aired weekend of November 25th 2006

Show #1004

This week on Texas Country Reporter, it’s a salute to the folks who make the Friday night lights a little brighter.

He’s been on the sideline in Decatur for more than half a century and he’s never missed a down. Coy O’Neal and Coach Kyle Story, Decatur High School, 750 East Eagle Summit Drive, Decatur, Texas 76234 MAP 940-393-7200

We’ll spend halftime in San Antonio with a drill team like no other in the state. Amanda Camellia, Thomas Jefferson High School Trick Roper Team. 723 Donaldson Ave, San Antonio, TX 78201 MAP 210-736-1981

Plus, he’s the only radio announcer most Brownwood High fans have ever known, with a name you’ll never forget. Dallas Huston, Brownwood High School, 2100 Slayden & 10th St., Brownwood, Texas 76801 MAP (325) 646-9549

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

Aired weekend of November 18th 2006

Show #1003

This week on Texas Country Reporter…Meet a man who’s turning muddy, grimy, dirty cars into masterful works of art. Scott Wade, San Marcos, TX 78666 MAP 512-393-8823 info@dirtycarart.com or www.dirtycarart.com

Take a trip to Fort Davis for a brand new old-fashioned broom that’s sweeping up the competition. Ron Cox, Davis Mountain 1800 Working Broom Shop, 401 State St., Ft. Davis, 79734 MAP 432-426-3297 or broomsquires@hotmail.com

Plus, experience the majesty of Big Bend National Park through the eyes of two talented hikers bent on creating a book. Big Bend National Park by Laurence Parent and Joe Nick Patoski. MAP University of Texas Press, 512-471-7233.

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

Aired weekend of November 11th 2006

Show #1002

This week on Texas Country Reporter…Meet a man who knows his way around a cattle pen and a number two pencil. Brian Asher, 8357 County Road 3105,
Snyder, TX 79549. MAP 1.888.277.9814 or asherbrian@hotmail.com www.brianasherart.com


Travel across the country on a railroad that’s only two inches tall! Darrell Cowles, Texas Western Model Railroad Club, Forest Hill, TX MAP www.texaswesternmrc.org

Plus, dance all night to the toe-tapping tunes of East Texas Zydeco music. Ed Poullard, 951 Hillebrandt, Port Arthur, TX 77701. 409-835-7114. 409-656-3591. epoullard@nationwide.net or www.lesamiscreole.com

 

Larry’s French Market, 3701 Atlantic Hwy, Groves, TX 77619 MAP 409-962-3381 www.larrysfrenchmarket.com

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

Aired weekend of November 4th 2006

Show #1001

This week on Texas Country Reporter…Meet a man who’s spicing up the cowboy life with a true taste of West Texas. Jerry Baird, 2363 Uvalde, Snyder, TX MAP 817-219-0766, www.jerrybairds.com or Bill Walsh, 956-495-8348

Find out how thousands of wriggling red worms are revitalizing Texas soils. Jay Mertz, Rabbit Hill Farm, 288 SW CR 20, Corsicana, TX 75110 MAP
903-872-4289 or www.aogc.org/pages/rhf/index.htm

Plus, they may be little, but these teeny steeds are out to help kids in need. Veronique Matthews, Hearts and Hooves, 608 West 12th Street, Austin, TX 78701 MAP 512-376-7667 or heartsandhooves.org

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

Aired weekend of October 28th 2006

Show #1000

This week on Texas Country Reporter…Travel to West Texas and discover a creature that exists nowhere else on Earth. Gary Garrett, 5103 Junction Hwy, Ingram, TX 78025 MAP (830) 866-3356 or garygarrett@tpwd.state.tx.us

Visit the Oval Office…without leaving the Lone Star State. Ron Wade, Longview, TX MAP (903) 236-9615 or www.ronwadebuttons.com

Plus, join a sewing circle that’s three generations wide…a quilted tradition that goes all the way back to the Civil War. Laverne Brackens and Lillie Mayes, Fairfield, TX MAP (903) 389-3933

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

Aired weekend of October 21st 2006

Show #999

This week on Texas Country Reporter it’s a preview of the 11th Annual 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 October 28th on the courthouse square in Waxahachie, TX for music, food, an art show and more. This year promises to be our biggest yet.

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

Aired weekend of October 14th 2006

Show #998

This week on Texas Country Reporter…Fly through the trees with the greatest of ease at Cypress Valley Canopy Tours. David Beilharz, Cypress Valley Canopy Tours, 1223 Paleface RR, Spicewood TX, 78669 MAP (512) 264-8880 or www.cypressvalleycanopytours.com

Find out how one small town is keeping the Last Picture Show alive. Don Stribling, Movieland, 4 N. Austin Ave, Lamesa, TX MAP (806) 872-2750

Plus, walk and talk with a former Warden of the Texas Prison System, as we explore the history of Joe Byrd cemetery. Jim Willett, Byrd Cemetery and Texas Prison Museum, 491 Highway 75 N. Huntsville, TX 77230 MAP
www.txprisonmuseum.org or 936-295-2155


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

Aired weekend of October 7th 2006

Show #997

This week on Texas Country Reporter…Escape the city noise and travel to a desert oasis surrounded by hot springs. David & Krissy Sines, Chinati Hot Springs, Box 67 Candelaria Route, Marfa, TX 79843. MAP (432) 229-4165 or www.chinatihotsprings.com

Meet a woman who’s turning the twelve days of Christmas into the twelve years of Christmas. Gladys Green, 402 South Wells, Edna, TX 77957. MAP (361) 782-6265

Plus, uncover the bravery of female World War II pilots at the WASP museum. Nancy Parrish, WASP Museum, 210 Loop 170, Sweetwater, TX. MAP (325) 235-0099 or www.waspwwii.org/museum

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

Aired weekend of September 30th 2006

Show #996

This week on Texas Country Reporter…Get new parts for your old car from the Antique Auto Collector. Stacy Brown, Antique Auto Supply, 1225 Colorado, Arlington, TX 76015. (817) 275-2381 MAP

Find out how one Korean War veteran became the last person to ever graduate high school in Spade, Texas. Sherman Jones, 806-622-2258

Plus, check in with the winners of last summer’s Texas Country Star competition. Now 10 City Run is taking to the airwaves with their first single and a brand new video! www.10cityrun.com

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

Aired weekend of September 23rd 2006

Show #995

This week on Texas Country Reporter…Learn how to make the ultimate handyman accessory, duct tape wallets! That’s right, duct tape wallets! Louise Stevens, 960 Pecan St. Azle, TX 76020 MAP (214) 802-9175 or johnny.stevens2@gte.net

Enjoy classy cuisine made from farm fresh Texas foods in San Antonio. Brian & Elise Montgomery, Texas Farm to Table, 312 Pearl Pkwy, San Antonio, TX 78215 MAP (210) 444-1404

Plus, find out why they call them cow-BOYS instead of cow-MEN. Riggin Johnson, Paducah, TX MAP

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

Aired weekend of Sept. 16th 2006

Show #994

This week on Texas Country Reporter…Meet a painter whose innovative technique is a stroke of genius. John Bramblitt, Denton, TX. MAP www.bramblitt.net

Find out why two thousand British Royal Air Force pilots came to Texas during World War Two. Henry Madgwick, No 1 BFTS Museum Inc. 119 Silent Wings Blvd. Terrell, TX 75160 MAP (972) 524-1714

Plus, visit a museum dedicated to life during the Great Depression. Robert Smith, 1013 South 7th, Lamesa, TX. MAP (806) 872-3413

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

Aired weekend of September 9th 2006

Show #993

This week on Texas Country Reporter…With season tickets, great seats, and plenty of popcorn, it’s baseball heaven for one fun loving nun. Sister Damian, Incarnate Word Academy/Catholic Church, Houston, TX MAP 713-668-0423

Surf’s up in Corpus Christi at the one and only Texas Surf Museum. Dan Parker, 312 N Chaparral St, Corpus Christi, TX 78401 MAP (361) 888-7873 or www.texassurfmuseum.com

 

Plus, he’s Texas’ very own Geppetto, a man who found a way to bring his wooden creations to life. S. Gary Roberts, 8613 Honeysuckle Trail, Austin, TX 78759 MAP 512-345-1521 or sgricr71@cs.com Book review

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

Aired weekend of September 2nd 2006

Show #992

This week on Texas Country Reporter…Learn all about a little instrument with a big sound as one of Texas’ best harmonica players gives us a lesson on the blues. Rob Roy Parnell, 237 Swiftwater Cove, Dripping Springs, TX 78620 MAP 512-784-3699 or www.robroyparnell.com

Re-disover the world of wildflowers, as we check in with our old friends at Wildseed Farms. Wildseed Farms, 100 Legacy Dr. or PO Box 3000, Fredericksburg, TX 78624 MAP 800-848-0078 or www.wildseedfarms.com

Plus, meet a man who acheives the impossible everyday…just by coming to work at 102 years of age. Leon Jenkins, Southeast Texas Regional Airport, Beaumont, TX

 

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

Aired weekend of August 26th 2006

Show #991

This week on Texas Country Reporter…Travel with Bob Phillips to his Hill Country home, a place called Escondida, the Texas Country Reporter Hacienda.

Discover what it took to build a dream as we meet the architect, tour the luxurious guest rooms and relax at the spa.

Plus, find out how our talented and artistic friends from the backroads all chipped in to make Escondida a truly special place.


The Texas Country Reporter Hacienda

23670 State Highway 16 N.
Medina, Texas 78055
888-589-7507
reservations@EscondidaResort.com

 

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

Aired weekend of August 19th 2006

Show #990

This week on Texas Country Reporter…Hit the backroads in search of the most remote grocery store in West Texas. Celia Hill, La Junta General Store, State Highway 170 West, Ruidosa, TX MAP (432) 229-4534 or lajunta170@hotmail.com

Meet a really good barber who’s got a really bad case of the blues. Tracy Herron, Tracy’s Barber Shop, 5971 Williams Dr. Corpus Christi, TX 78412 MAP (361) 992-6092 www.bahdesign.com/tracyherron

Plus, find out the answer to one of life’s most enduring questions: Can a real-life Yankee ever become a true Texan? Thomas Tafuro & Christie Kitchens at Cowboy Eye for the City Guy, Kerrville, TX MAP CECG online at www.cowboyeye.com

 

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

Aired weekend of August 12th 2006

Show #989

This week on Texas Country Reporter…Meet the woman responsible for putting up half of the fence line in South East Texas. Betty Ann Seifert, 189 Nelson Rd, Yorktown, TX 78164 MAP (361) 564-3842

Find out if this North Texas preacher really has lost his marbles. Rev. Carroll G. Smith, Lakeside Church of God. 9396 Confederate Park Road, Fort Worth, TX 76135 MAP 817-237-5500 or www.lakesidechurchofgod.com

Plus, pack an easel and some oil paints, it’s time to travel Texas with the Outdoor Painters Society. Outdoor Painters Society, www.outdoorpainterssociety.com

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

Aired weekend of August 5th 2006

Show #988

This week on Texas Country Reporter…Fly through the trees with the greatest of ease at Cypress Valley Canopy Tours. David Beilharz, Cypress Valley Canopy Tours, 1223 Paleface RR, Spicewood TX, 78669 MAP (512) 264-8880 or www.cypressvalleycanopytours.com

Find out how one small town is keeping the Last Picture Show alive. Don Stribling, Movieland, 4 N. Austin Ave, Lamesa, TX MAP (806) 872-2750

Plus, walk and talk with a former Warden of the Texas Prison System, as we explore the history of Joe Byrd cemetery. Jim Willett, Byrd Cemetery and Texas Prison Museum, 491 Highway 75 N. Huntsville, TX 77230 MAP
www.txprisonmuseum.org or 936-295-2155


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

Aired weekend of July 29th 2006

Show #987

This week on Texas Country Reporter…Escape the city noise and travel to a desert oasis surrounded by hot springs. David & Krissy Sines, Chinati Hot Springs, Box 67 Candelaria Route, Marfa, TX 79843. MAP (432) 229-4165 or www.chinatihotsprings.com

Meet a woman who’s turning the twelve days of Christmas into the twelve years of Christmas. Gladys Green, 402 South Wells, Edna, TX 77957. MAP (361) 782-6265

Plus, uncover the bravery of female World War II pilots at the WASP museum. Nancy Parrish, WASP Museum, 210 Loop 170, Sweetwater, TX. MAP (325) 235-0099 or www.waspwwii.org/museum

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

Aired weekend of July 22nd 2006

Show #986

This week on Texas Country Reporter…Get new parts for your old car from the Antique Auto Collector. Stacy Brown, Antique Auto Supply, 1225 Colorado, Arlington, TX 76015. (817) 275-2381 MAP

Find out how one Korean War veteran became the last person to ever graduate high school in Spade, Texas. Sherman Jones, 806-622-2258

Plus, check in with the winners of last summer’s Texas Country Star competition. Now 10 City Run is taking to the airwaves with their first single and a brand new video! www.10cityrun.com

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

Aired weekend of July 15th 2006

Show #985

This week on Texas Country Reporter…Meet a man with a passion for the spinning windmills of West Texas. Kees Verheul, PO Box 5110, San Angelo, TX 76902. MAP (800) 854-1656, E-mail: aermotor@wcc.net or visit aermotorwindmill.com

Cross the Rio Grande aboard the last hand pulled ferry on the US border. Los Ebanos, TX MAP

Plus, meet a man named Ran Horn, from Van Horn, an artist who’s obsessed with…none other than…Van Gogh. Ran Horn’s Van Gogh Gallery, 202 East Broadway, Van Horn, TX. MAP www.vangoghtx.com

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

Aired weekend of July 8th 2006

Show #984

This week on Texas Country Reporter…Find out if a bird in the hand is really worth two in the bush. Ron Smith, 100 W. Moore Rd. #24, Pharr, TX 78577. MAP (956) 781-4542 or www.northbirding.com/carver


Meet a man who’s busy as a bee making all natural wax candles. Jon Peavy, 132 Fort McKavitt St., Mason, TX 76856. MAP 888-574-2445 or beeswaxco.com

Plus, he calls them hurricane Rita’s forgotten victims; fallen oaks, pines, and magnolia trees. Now this East Texas artist is putting wasted wood to good use. Keith Allison, 3865 N. Tram, Vidor, TX. MAP (409)783-9882 or www.allisonartgallery.com

 

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

Aired weekend of July 1st 2006

Show #983

This week on Texas Country Reporter…Meet up with our old friend from West Texas at the Hotel Limpia. Joe Duncan, Hotel Limpia, P.O. Box 1838 Ft. Davis, TX 79734. 1-800-662-5517 or www.hotellimpia.com MAP

Discover the hidden healing powers of native plants in the South Texas scrub brush. Benito Treviño, P.O. Box 442, Rio Grande City, TX 78582. (956) 486-2576 or www.rancholomitas.com MAP

Plus, find out why one artist is making myths out of metal. The answer…is blowin’ in the wind. David Smith, 16818 Red Gully Drive, Sugar Land, TX 77478
MAP (281)277-2974. dsmith192001@yahoo.com or www.davidsmithart.com

 

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

Aired weekend of June 24th 2006

Show #982

This week on Texas Country Reporter…Meet a fisherman who picked up a plasma cutter, headed for the junkyard and reeled in some art. Michael Gilbert, Michael’s Metals. (281) 996-0779. www.michaelsmetals.com Friendswood, TX. MAP

Travel to South Texas to watch the birdwatchers at the World Birding Center. Jennifer Owen, World Birding Center, 2800 S. Bentsen Palm Drive. Mission, TX 78572. (956) 584-9156 Ext. 234 www.worldbirdingcenter.org MAP

Plus, visit the renovation of a historic West Texas home that once housed two presidents. Bill Scott, PO Box 8586 Midland, TX 79708. (866) 684-4380. Home located at: 1412 West Ohio Ave. Midland, TX 79701. MAP www.bushchildhoodhome.org

 

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

Aired weekend of June 17th 2006

Show #981

This week on Texas Country Reporter…It’s a little bit shuffleboard and a little bit bowling. Find out why curling fever is sliding into Texas. Mark Davis, E-mail: mdavis@wbap.com website: www.dfwcurling.com Duncanville, TX MAP

Meet a woman who’s making an impression on the art world with her unique printing techniques. Deda Garlitz, Photo gallery: DedaGarlitzArt.Shutterfly.com E-mail: dgarlitz@ktc.com Kerrville, TX MAP

Plus, visit the only drugstore/soda shop in the world where you can sit and sip a secret concoction called The Grapefruit Highball. Therman Bridges, 104 E. Columbia, San Augustine, TX 75972. (936) 275-3401 MAP

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

Aired weekend of June 10th 2006

Show #980

This week on Texas Country Reporter…Travel to Coleman, Texas where bootmaking is a family tradition. Tex Robin, 115 W. 8th Street Box 35, Coleman, TX 76834. (325) 625-5556. www.texrobinboots.com MAP

Sidle up to the soda fountain for a real root beer float at The Old Store. Don Frei, 712 Hwy. 320 Westphaila, TX 76656. (254) 584-4994. www.theoldstorewestphalia.com MAP

Plus, find out why one West Texas town is going to pieces. John & Bette Hope, 211 Ninth Street, Levelland, TX 79336. (806) 894-4062. E-mail: jdhope@llano.net MAP

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

Aired weekend of June 3rd 2006

Show #979

This week on Texas Country Reporter…The fuel is unleaded and the food is premium. Find out where you can get gasoline and gourmet grub all under one roof. Franson Nwaeze, Chef Point Cafe. 5901 Watauga Road, Watauga, TX 76148. (817) 656-0080. www.chefpointcafe.org E-mail: chefpoint@comcast.net MAP

And for dessert, dig into the valley’s newest taste sensation – grapefruit pie! Will & Julie Klement, 4508 N. Taylor Rd. McAllen, TX 78504. (800) 580-1002. Grapefruit Pie Recipe E-mail: mrscitrus@aol.com MAP

Plus, he’s painting the town in reds, greens and blues, but he’ll be spending the night in the county jail. Harry Hamlin c/o County Attorney Steve Payson, 2201 South 5th Street, Lamesa, TX 79331. (806) 872-5610 MAP

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

Aired weekend of May 27th 2006

Show #978

This week on Texas Country Reporter…Folks are flocking to this Gulf Coast souvenier shop to meet the biggest celebrity in Port Aransas. Cassandra Clark and Chester. P.O. Box 2608 Port Aransas, TX 78373. (361) 749-7602 MAP

He takes beat up basses and makes them new again. Meet a restorer who won’t let the music die. David Graham. Graham’s String Shop, 1936 East Abram St. Arlington, TX 76010. (817) 861-2518. www.grahamsstringshop.com MAP

Plus, see what happens when a potter throws new light into an ancient art form. Bill and Maggie Finley. Finley Pottery, 6914 CR 271 Mico, TX 78056. (830) 612-2030. www.finepots.com MAP

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

Aired weekend of May 20th 2006

Show #977

This week on Texas Country Reporter…Learn how to make the ultimate handyman accessory, duct tape wallets! That’s right, duct tape wallets! Louise Stevens, 960 Pecan St. Azle, TX 76020 MAP (214) 802-9175 or johnny.stevens2@gte.net

Enjoy classy cuisine made from farm fresh Texas foods in San Antonio. Brian & Elise Montgomery, Texas Farm to Table, 312 Pearl Pkwy, San Antonio, TX 78215 MAP (210) 444-1404

Plus, find out why they call them cow-BOYS instead of cow-MEN. Riggin Johnson, Paducah, TX MAP

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

Aired weekend of May 13th 2006

Show #976

This week on Texas Country Reporter…Meet a painter whose innovative technique is a stroke of genius. John Bramblitt, Denton, TX. MAP www.bramblitt.net
John’s artwork is featured on the Texas Governor’s Committee 2006 poster for National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Congratulations from Texas Country Reporter!

Find out why two thousand British Royal Air Force pilots came to Texas during World War Two. Henry Madgwick, No 1 BFTS Museum Inc. 119 Silent Wings Blvd. Terrell, TX 75160 MAP (972) 524-1714

Plus, visit a museum dedicated to life during the Great Depression. Robert Smith, 1013 South 7th, Lamesa, TX. MAP (806) 872-3413

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

Aired weekend of May 6th 2006

Show #975

This week on Texas Country Reporter…Meet a man with a passion for the spinning windmills of West Texas. Kees Verheul, PO Box 5110, San Angelo, TX 76902. MAP (800) 854-1656, E-mail: aermotor@wcc.net or visit aermotorwindmill.com

Cross the Rio Grande aboard the last hand pulled ferry on the US border. Los Ebanos, TX MAP

Plus, meet a man named Ran Horn, from Van Horn, an artist who’s obsessed with…none other than…Van Gogh. Ran Horn’s Van Gogh Gallery, 202 East Broadway, Van Horn, TX. MAP www.vangoghtx.com

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

Aired weekend of April 28th 2006

Show #974

This week on Texas Country Reporter…Find out if a bird in the hand is really worth two in the bush. Ron Smith, 100 W. Moore Rd. #24, Pharr, TX 78577. MAP (956) 781-4542 or www.northbirding.com/carver

Meet a man who’s busy as a bee making all natural wax candles. Jon Peavy, 132 Fort McKavitt St., Mason, TX 76856. MAP 888-574-2445 or beeswaxco.com

Plus, he calls them hurricane Rita’s forgotten victims; fallen oaks, pines, and magnolia trees. Now this East Texas artist is putting wasted wood to good use. Keith Allison, 3865 N. Tram, Vidor, TX. MAP (409)783-9882 or www.allisonartgallery.com

 

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

Aired weekend of April 21st 2006

Show #973

This week on Texas Country Reporter…Meet up with our old friend from West Texas at the Hotel Limpia. Joe Duncan, Hotel Limpia, P.O. Box 1838 Ft. Davis, TX 79734. 1-800-662-5517 or www.hotellimpia.com MAP

Discover the hidden healing powers of native plants in the South Texas scrub brush. Benito Treviño, P.O. Box 442, Rio Grande City, TX 78582. (956) 486-2576 or www.rancholomitas.com MAP

Plus, find out why one artist is making myths out of metal. The answer…is blowin’ in the wind. David Smith, 16818 Red Gully Drive, Sugar Land, TX 77478 MAP (281)277-2974. dsmith192001@yahoo.com or www.davidsmithart.com

 

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

Aired weekend of April 14th 2006

Show #972

This week on Texas Country Reporter…Meet a fisherman who picked up a plasma cutter, headed for the junkyard and reeled in some art. Michael Gilbert, Michael’s Metals. (281) 996-0779. Friendswood, TX. MAP

Travel to South Texas to watch the birdwatchers at the World Birding Center. Jennifer Owen, World Birding Center, 2800 S. Bentsen Palm Drive. Mission, TX 78572. (956) 584-9156 Ext. 234 www.worldbirdingcenter.org MAP

Plus, visit the renovation of a historic West Texas home that once housed two presidents. Bill Scott, PO Box 8586 Midland, TX 79708. (866) 684-4380. Home located at: 1412 West Ohio Ave. Midland, TX 79701. MAP www.bushchildhoodhome.org

 

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

Aired weekend of April 7th 2006

Show #971

This week on Texas Country Reporter…Pack up the station wagon and pull into a brand new, old-fashioned drive-in theater. Ryan Smith, 5101 Hwy 84 Lubbock, TX, 79416. (806) 744-STAR (7827) or email: RSmith@DriveInUSA.com MAP

Visit a museum that’s dedicated to saying, “Hello!” Don Capehart, Capehart Communication Museum, 409 South 9th Street, Corsicana, TX 75110. (903) 872-0440. MAP

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. MAP

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

Aired weekend of March 31st 2006

Show #970

This week on Texas Country Reporter…Share some thyme with the authors of a cookbook that celebrates food, fun and friendship. The Fabulous Five, Lubbock, TX. www.alwaysenoughthyme.com MAP

Meet an east Texas farming family that can ship their ready to eat garden of goodies anywhere, anytime. Bradshaw Family, Gourmet Gardens, Route 5 Box 427, Rusk, TX 75785. www.gourmet-gardens.com MAP

And check into a hill country inn where you can learn how to prepare a gourmet meal. Blair House Inn, Wimberley, TX. www.blairhouseinn.com MAP

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

Aired weekend of March 24th 2006

Show #969

This week on Texas Country Reporter…Meet a man who plays landlord to a whole flock of his feathered friends. Tony Frederickson, Seguin, TX. MAP

Have a cup of coffee at the Koffee Kup. Koffee Kup Family Restaurant, Hwy. 281 & Hwy. 6, Hico, TX. (254) 796.4839 or www.koffeekupfamilyrestaurant.com MAP

Plus, he’s bringing back the old pine box and sending late, great cowboys on one last ride. Doug Keys, Cowboy’s Last Ride, P.O. Box 263, Christoval, TX 76935. MAP (325) 642-3837

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

Aired weekend of March 17th 2006

Show #968

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 March 10th 2006

Show #967

This week on Texas Country Reporter…Meet a woman who’s turning an old Turkish practice into a new Texas fashion. Cosette Russell, 2502 Inwood Place, Austin TX 78703. MAP (512) 472-4227 or www.cosetteoriginals.com

Lie down and take a nap…on a bed of nails! Roy Bellows, 507 E. Schubert Fredericksburg, TX 78624. MAP (830) 997-7806

Plus, he’s an artist on an aircraft carrier who the Navy Boys call “Sketch.” Carlton Eddy, 6002 Townhill Dr., San Antonio, TX 78238 MAP e-mail: sketcheddy@yahoo.com

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

Aired weekend of March 3rd 2006

Show #966

This week on Texas Country Reporter…Find out how this Texas photographer discovered a secret used by some of the most famous classic painters. Valentine Rice, Houston, TX. MAP (713) 661-1300

It’s prickly and sticky but this Texas nuisance plant can get you clean. Maggie Hanus, A Wild Texas Soap Bar. Manor, TX. MAP (512) 272-4058 or www.awildsoapbar.com

Plus, he’s a chemical scientist who’s mad about stained glass. Stephen Briscoe, Custom Stained Glass & Etching. 5730 Waverly Circle, Port Arthur, Texas 77640 MAP (409) 736-3582

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

Aired weekend of February 24th 2006

Show #965

This week on Texas Country Reporter…It’s a little bit shuffleboard and a little bit bowling. Find out why curling fever is sliding into Texas. Mark Davis, E-mail: mdavis@wbap.com website: www.dfwcurling.com Duncanville, TX MAP

Meet a woman who’s making an impression on the art world with her unique printing techniques. Deda Garlitz, Photo gallery: DedaGarlitzArt.Shutterfly.com E-mail: dgarlitz@ktc.com Kerrville, TX MAP

Plus, visit the only drugstore/soda shop in the world where you can sit and sip a secret concoction called The Grapefruit Highball. Therman Bridges, 104 E. Columbia, San Augustine, TX 75972. (936) 275-3401 MAP

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

Aired weekend of February 17th 2006

Show #964

This week on Texas Country Reporter…Travel to Coleman, Texas where bootmaking is a family tradition. Tex Robin, 115 W. 8th Street Box 35, Coleman, TX 76834. (325) 625-5556. www.texrobinboots.com MAP

Sidle up to the soda fountain for a real root beer float at The Old Store. Don Frei, 712 Hwy. 320 Westphaila, TX 76656. (254) 584-4994. www.theoldstorewestphalia.com MAP

Plus, find out why one West Texas town is going to pieces. John & Bette Hope, 211 Ninth Street, Levelland, TX 79336. (806) 894-4062. E-mail: jdhope@llano.net MAP

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

Aired weekend of February 11th 2006

Show #963

This week on Texas Country Reporter…The fuel is unleaded and the food is premium. Find out where you can get gasoline and gourmet grub all under one roof. Franson Nwaeze, Chef Point Cafe. 5901 Watauga Road, Watauga, TX 76148. (817) 656-0080. www.chefpointcafe.org E-mail: chefpoint@comcast.net MAP

And for dessert, dig into the valley’s newest taste sensation – grapefruit pie! Will & Julie Klement, 4508 N. Taylor Rd. McAllen, TX 78504. (800) 580-1002. Grapefruit Pie Recipe E-mail: mrscitrus@aol.com MAP

Plus, he’s painting the town in reds, greens and blues, but he’ll be spending the night in the county jail. Harry Hamlin c/o County Attorney Steve Payson, 2201 South 5th Street, Lamesa, TX 79331. (806) 872-5610 MAP

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

Aired weekend of February 4th 2006

Show #962

This week on Texas Country Reporter…Folks are flocking to this Gulf Coast souvenier shop to meet the biggest celebrity in Port Aransas. Cassandra Clark and Chester. P.O. Box 2608 Port Aransas, TX 78373. (361) 749-7602 MAP

He takes beat up basses and makes them new again. Meet a restorer who won’t let the music die. David Graham. Graham’s String Shop, 1936 East Abram St. Arlington, TX 76010. (817) 861-2518. www.grahamsstringshop.com MAP

Plus, see what happens when a potter throws new light into an ancient art form. Bill and Maggie Finley. Finley Pottery, 6914 CR 271 Mico, TX 78056. (830) 612-2030. www.finepots.com MAP

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

Aired weekend of January 28th 2006

Show #961

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 January 21st 2006

Show #960

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 January 14th 2006

Show #959

This week on Texas Country Reporter…Discover how many mesquite trees it takes to make a forest. Carrie Atchison, Lubbock, TX 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 January 7th 2006

Show #958

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!

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