Texas Country Reporter 2007 Episode Guide

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Aired weekend of December 29th 2007

Show #1061

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 22nd 2007

Show #1060

This week on Texas Country Reporter…Visit a life-sized winter wonderland cut from huge blocks of ice. ICE! at the Gaylord Texan Resort, 1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine, Texas 76051 MAP

See how one hill country family keeps a red and green Christmas tradition alive. Texas Specialty Cut Flowers (Poinsettia Farm), Frank Arnosky,12550 FM 2325, Wimberley, TX 78676 MAP 830-833-5428

Dance with the sugar plum fairies in far West Texas for the last performance of the Nutcracker in El Paso. UTEP Ballet, Ingeborg Heuser, 500 W. University Ave, Union Bldg. West, Room 2009, El Paso, TX 79968 MAP Beverly Kerbs-Ward, 915-747-6060

Plus, every one loves fruitcake and we’ve got ’em by the thousands.
Collin Street Bakery, Bob McNutt & Jerry Grimmett, Corsicana, TX MAP

 

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

Aired weekend of December 15th 2007

Show #1059

This week on Texas Country Reporter…Meet Santa Claus through the imagination of one inspired Kris Kringle look-a-like. Bill Keen, Schertz, TX MAP 210-632-6867

Discover rough and ragged holiday art that even a scrooge would love. Carl Loeffler, London, TX MAP

Plus, meet a woman who’s turning the twelve days of Christmas into the twelve months of Christmas. Gladys Green, Edna, TX MAP

 

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

Aired weekend of December 8th 2007

Show #1058

This week on Texas Country Reporter…Leaf through the life of a longtime bookseller with a library in his living room. Robert Jones, Imported Books, 2025 W Clarendon Dr. Dallas, TX 75208 MAP 214-941-6497

Meet a man who can turn your functional firearm into a functional, frame-able, firearm. Gary Richards, San Antonio, TX MAP 210-382-7482 www.grengraving.com

Plus, discover the hot hot hot work of a painter who’s inspired by fire.
Drew Lawrence, Kerrville, TX MAP 830-896-8209 or drewrlawrence@yahoo.com

 

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

Aired weekend of December 1st 2007

Show #1057

This week on Texas Country Reporter…Have a drawn-out lunch with a group of West Texas comic book artists. Will Terrell, Lubbock, TX 79411 MAP elsketchoclubo.com

Give the second hand on your second-hand watch a second chance in Paris, TX. Frank Poye, Master Jeweler, Texas Institute of Jewelry Technology at Paris Junior College, 2400 Clarksville Street, Paris, Texas 75460 MAP 903-785-7661

Plus, go for the gold with an amazing athlete in his golden years. Jeff Harrell, Blanket, TX 76432 MAP E-mail: jeff@web-access.net

 

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

Aired weekend of November 24th 2007

Show #1056

This week on Texas Country Reporter…Get your creative juices flowing in band class with a real turkey of a musician. Ray Sanders, Normangee, TX MAP www.turkeybaster.net E-mail: rsanders@normangeeisd.org

Meet a West Texas man who can turn back the clock on rusty license plates. Gerald Thiele, 1830 Marshall, Vernon, TX 76384 MAP 940-553-4000

Plus, experience life on Lake Of the Pines through the poetry and memories of an old friend. Milton Watts, Poet O’ the Pines (order online), Jefferson, TX MAP E-mail: ATaylorWatts@hotmail.com

 

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

Aired weekend of November 17th 2007

Show #1055

This week on Texas Country Reporter…Take to the skies with some batty Austinites who are really making a splash. Red Bull Flugtag Competition, Austin, TX MAP Ellie Applen, E-mail: Ellen.Applen@us.redbull.com

Meet an international business student who’s milking her degree for all it’s worth. Chrissy Omo, Blanco, TX MAP E-mail: rockycreek246@aol.com

Plus, visit the smallest bank in America and meet the people who keep it in mint condition.
Roddy Wiley Jr., Oakwood State Bank, 300 N Main St., Oakwood, TX 75855 MAP

 

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

Aired weekend of November 10th 2007

Show #1054

This week on Texas Country Reporter…Meet a small town mayor with some big ideas on tourism and recycling. Mayor Johnny Anders, Anders Paint & Body, 701 N. Swenson St., Stamford, TX 79553 MAP 325-773-3061

Play cowboys and Indians all over again at a vintage, Western toy store. Bob Terry, Wild West Toys, 106 W. Main, Azle, TX 76020 MAP 817-444-4320 www.wildwesttoys.com

Plus, visit a Hill Country homeless shelter with a million mosquito-eating residents. J. David Bamberger, Bamberger Ranch Preserve, 2341 Blue Ridge Dr. Johnson City, TX 78636 MAP 830-868-2630 www.bambergerranch.org E-mail: brp@tstar.net

 

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

Aired weekend of November 3rd 2007

Show #1053

This week on Texas Country Reporter…Go for a high flying ride with a young man who’s doing whatever it takes to save a historic airport. Jared Calvert, Ranger Airport, 1402 Oddie St., Ranger, TX 76470 MAP

Meet a woman who’s turning her treasures of the sea into beautiful crustacean creations. Peggy Green, Navasota, TX MAP www.shellartist.com

Plus, discover how two west Texas radio personalities helped shape the sound a nation. Bud Andrews & Virgil Johnson, KDAV Radio, 1714 Buddy Holly Ave., Lubbock, TX 79401 MAP 806-744-5859 www.kdav.com

 

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

Aired weekend of October 27th 2007

Show #1052

This week on Texas Country Reporter, Get a shave and a haircut in an old-fashioned, one-chair barbershop, in a one-car garage. Blanche Harris, 800 Wren Street, Mineola, TX 75773 MAP 903-569-3574

Experience fine dining in a restored family farmhouse. Robert & Laurie Williamson, Rancho Loma, Valera, TX MAP 325-636-4556 or rancholoma.com

Plus, meet a Gulf Coast tour guide and her finned friends, a family of dolphins in the Laguna Madre. George and Scarlet Colley, PO Box 2611, S. Padre Island, TX 78597 MAP 956-761-7178 or fin2feather@aol.com

 

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

Aired weekend of October 20th 2007

Show #1051

This week on Texas Country Reporter, Get a sneek peek of the 12th Annual Texas Country Reporter festival.

A full day of food, fun and music, Saturday October 27th in Downtown Waxahachie Texas.

Don’t miss this chance to meet Bob Phillips and your favorite guests from the show. Plus, the day ends with a free concert by the Bellamy Brothers.

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

Aired weekend of October 13th 2007

Show #1050

This week on Texas Country Reporter, indulge yourself in some of the finest chicken-fried steak the backroads have to offer. Mary’s Cafe, 119 Grant Ave, Strawn, TX MAP (254) 672-5741

Visit a hundred year old house that came from a catalog. Betty Bundy, Port Aransas Preservation & Historical Association, P.O. Box 677, Port Aransas, TX 78373 MAP (361)-853-4151

Plus, if you think there’s no “I” in team, then you’ve never met this lonesome Panhandle track star
. Stryker Peña and coach Jason Porton, Samnorwood, TX 79077 MAP

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

Aired weekend of October 6th 2007

Show #1049

This week on Texas Country Reporter, Travel back in time to play a game of baseball that’s right out of the 1800’s. Bob Wettemann, McM Station Box 638, Abilene, TX 79697-0638 MAP 325-793-3864 or www.mcm.edu e-mail: rwettemann@mcm.edu

Meet a Texas musician who’s making his own upright bass…from a good old-fashioned washtub. Bob Flesher, Amarillo, TX MAP 806-358-3214 or www.amediasys.com/galvatone.html e-mail: bob@amediasys.com

Plus, visit an East Texas farm family that’s overcoming hard times with hard work. Judy Seaton, Henderson County, TX

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

Aired weekend of September 29th 2007

Show #1048

This week on Texas Country Reporter, Rub elbows with royalty in the back yard of the one and only Popsicle Stick King. Clarence Hutchison, The Popsicle Stick King, Mexia, TX 76667 MAP 254-472-0740

Meet a Texas tree farmer with some odd ideas about interior design. Walter Mauritzen, Clayton, TX MAP 903-693-5208

Plus, catch a glimpse of the most seldom seen feline in the state, the rare and beautiful ocelot.
Michael Tewes, Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute, MSC 218, Kingsville, TX 78363-8202 MAP www.ckwri.tamuk.edu/feline 361-593-3972 or michael.tewes@tamuk.edu

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

Aired weekend of September 22nd 2007

Show #1047

This week on Texas Country Reporter, Check the mail with a woman who’s creating pins and pendants from pretty postcards. Stephanie Lindsey, Austin, TX MAP website: www.babyjane.us

Enjoy great food, fine dining, and even an overnight stay at Santos Taqueria. Manny Silerio, Santos Taqueria, 205 San Antonio St., Mason, TX 76856 MAP 325-347-6140 or santostaqueria.com and Sandstone Cellars

Plus, discover the incredible past of a former Yankee turned West Texas baseball coach. “Doc” Edwards, San Angelo Colts. Foster Field, 1600 University Ave., San Angelo, TX 76904 MAP 325-942-6587 or www.sanangelocolts.com

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

Aired weekend of September 15th 2007

Show #1046

This week on Texas Country Reporter, Visit a museum filled with beautiful sculptures by an artist that no one has ever heard of. Artist: Tod Richardson. Museum Contact: Paula Horner, Museum of Western Art, 1550 Bandera Hwy, Kerrville, TX 78029 MAP 830-896-2553

Meet a kid who’s signing his life away…collecting hundreds of autographs. Heath Johnson, Paris, TX MAP 903-784-0509

Plus, take a trip to prairie dog town and meet a woman who’s rescuing these adorable little range rodents. Lynda Watson, Lubbock, TX MAP 806-799-5806

 

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

Aired weekend of September 8th 2007

Show #1045

This week on Texas Country Reporter, Go walking in Memphis with a soulful singer who’s bringing the blues back to one Panhandle cotton community. Blues Boy Willie, Memphis, TX MAP 806-433-8275

Meet a man with a serious collection that’s part of a balanced breakfast. Chuck Eissler, Kerrville, TX MAP 830-792-3008

Plus, find out how a group of visually impaired valley residents are beating the odds and going birdwatching. Mel Pineda, United for Sight, Weslaco, TX MAP 956-459-8591

 

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

Aired weekend of September 1st 2007

Show #1044

This week on Texas Country Reporter, meet a man who’s peddling an old-fashioned form of entertaining transportation for kids of all ages. Allen Wilson, Kingsville, TX MAP (361) 595-1015 or kidillac@swbell.net

Sip a soft drink in one of the oldest stores in Texas. Cynthia Grossman, Camp Verde General Store, 285 Camp Verde Rd. East, Camp Verde, TX 78010 MAP 830-634-7722 or www.CampVerdeGeneralStore.com

Plus, find out why one woman is all alone in what’s left of her childhood home town…and what she’s doing to keep her memories alive. Myna (Hicks) Potts, D.M.M.P.G./Medicine Mound Museum, 8450 South FM 91, Quanah, Texas 79252 MAP 940-839-4344

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

Aired weekend of August 25th 2007

Show #1043

This week on Texas Country Reporter, hear a very special song about a very special place – Big Bend National Park. Jack Kingston’s “The Devil & Mr. Good Lord,” sung by Spider Johnson, www.spiderjohnson.com Big Bend National Park – www.nps.gov/bibe

See how a worm on a hook inspired one skilled silversmith to create fishing jewelry. Jimmie Luckey, Round Top, TX MAP 979-249-3379 or visit Jimmie’s Ebay Store

Plus, travel to the Gulf Coast and witness the magic and majesty of a baby sea turtle release. Dr. Donna Shaver, Padre Island National Seashore, PO Box 181300, Corpus Christi, TX 78480-1300 MAP 361-949-8068 www.nps.gov/pais/naturescience/stsr.htm

 

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

Aired weekend of August 18th 2007

Show #1042

This week on Texas Country Reporter, take a spin in an all-electric automobile that’s turning heads in West Texas oil country. Jeff Scarbrough, Midland, TX MAP Contact: ALLELECTRICCARS@AOL.COM

Meet a potter who sure knows how to make a good impression. Susie Fowler, Spicewood, TX MAP 512-264-9923 or shadetreepotter.com

Plus, see the stark beauty of the desert through the eyes of one wandering painter. Mimi Litschauer, PO Box 304, Marathon, TX 79842 MAP E-mail: mimi@mimilitschauer.com or www.mimilitschauer.com

 

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

Aired weekend of August 11th 2007

Show #1041

This week on Texas Country Reporter, Get a shave and a haircut in an old-fashioned, one-chair barbershop, in a one-car garage. Blanche Harris, 800 Wren Street, Mineola, TX 75773 MAP 903-569-3574

Experience fine dining in a restored family farmhouse. Robert & Laurie Williamson, Rancho Loma, Valera, TX MAP 325-636-4556 or rancholoma.com

Plus, meet a Gulf Coast tour guide and her finned friends, a family of dolphins in the Laguna Madre. George and Scarlet Colley, PO Box 2611, S. Padre Island, TX 78597 MAP 956-761-7178 or fin2feather@aol.com

 

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

Aired weekend of August 4th 2007

Show #1040

This week on Texas Country Reporter, indulge yourself in some of the finest chicken-fried steak the backroads have to offer. Mary’s Cafe, 119 Grant Ave, Strawn, TX MAP (254) 672-5741.

Visit a hundred year old house that came from a catalog. Betty Bundy, Port Aransas Preservation & Historical Association, P.O. Box 677, Port Aransas, TX 78373 MAP (361)-853-4151

Plus, if you think there’s no “I” in team, then you’ve never met this lonesome Panhandle track star
. Stryker Peña and coach Jason Porton, Samnorwood, TX 79077 MAP

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

Aired weekend of July 27th 2007

Show #1039

This week on Texas Country Reporter, find out for whom the bells toll at the University of Texas. Thomas Anderson, 2400 Inner Campus Dr., Austin, TX 78705 MAP (512) 471-1133 (Tower Building)

Spend a night in the desert, with all the creature comforts of home. Doug Huggins, Palo Duro Canyon State Park. 11450 Park Road 5, Canyon, TX 79015 MAP (806) 488-2227

Plus, meet an incarcerated artist who’s passing hard time with hard work, crafting beautiful furniture behind bars. Charles Russell, Huntsville, TX

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

Aired weekend of July 20th 2007

Show #1038

This week on Texas Country Reporter, Visit a retirement home for aging athletes, where the track stars have four legs. Lynn Reardon, LOPE Texas, 1551 Highway 21 West, Cedar Creek, TX 78612 MAP ( 512) 565-1824 or www.lopetx.org

Discover how a pair of Bald Eagles beat the odds and survived Hurricane Rita. Vidor, TX

Plus, meet a group of photographers determined to document Texas’ most sacred places. David Brown, New Corn Hill, TX MAP (214) 232-3066 or (512) 565-6691 www.texaschurchproj.com

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

Aired weekend of July 13th 2007

Show #1037

This week on Texas Country Reporter, Pick a pocket or two during a rowdy game of eight-ball with the Rack Pack. Harlan James, Kerrville, TX 78028 MAP (830) 257-6338

Light up your life with the oldest lamp shop in Lufkin, Texas. Custom Lamps and Shades, Bud and Sammie Endersby, 108 S. 1st Street, Lufkin, TX MAP 936-699-2300

Plus, meet a small town dairy farmer who’s creaming the competition. Family Cow Dairy, Chris Hague, P.O. Box 191, Crowell, TX 79227 MAP Main: (940) 684-1COW(1269) Fax: (940) 684-1289 www.familycowmilk.com

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

Aired weekend of July 6th 2007

Show #1036

This week on Texas Country Reporter, visit the state’s biggest, best, and only… RV Art Gallery? Paige Bridges, www.vintagetraveltrailerart.com RV Art Gallery & KOA Campground, 500 W. 53rd St, Texarkana, TX 75503 MAP (903) 793-7517

Have a blast with the cap gun collector. Charles Trois, 300 Trois Lane, Fredericksburg, TX 78624 MAP (830) 685-3090

And glide through history with two genuine American heroes at the Silent Wings Museum.
Doug Flynn & Allan Todd. 6202 N. I-27, Lubbock, TX 79403-9710 MAP (806) 775-2047 or www.silentwingsmuseum.com

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

Aired weekend of June 30th 2007

Show #1035

This week on Texas Country Reporter…Visit a shop in the hill country where strung out Steinways come back to life. Bernard Mollberg, 377 Paw Print Lane, Blanco, TX 78606 MAP (830) 833-2210 or www.mollbergpiano.com

Find out how to throw a truly festive fiesta with the “piñata lady.” Jo Juarez, Suite 113, 8407 Bandera Rd, Helotes, TX 78250 MAP (210) 688-9550

Plus, it could have been abandoned forever, but now one Texas chef is serving up good eats at the Eola School. Mark Cannon, Eola School Restaurant, Eola, TX MAP

 

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

Aired weekend of June 23rd 2007

Show #1034

This week on Texas Country Reporter…Meet a man who travelled nearly 300,000 miles to create his own brand of Texas History. Robert Wanat, PO Box 547, Castroville, TX 78009 MAP (830) 538-3174

Sink your teeth into a jaw-breaking banquet of delicious dishes made entirely from rocks. Bill and Lois Patillo, Corpus Christi, TX MAP www.rockfoodtable.com New – Watch it now!

Plus, find out how one bright builder is bringing half-priced homes to Huntsville. Dan Phillips, Huntsville, TX MAP 936-291-1882 www.phoenixcommotion.com New – Watch it now!

 

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

Aired weekend of June 16th 2007

Show #1033

This week on Texas Country Reporter…Travel deep below the Texas soil to visit a bachelor pad built on a launch pad. Bruce Townsley, Clyde, TX 79510 MAP (325) 529-4949 or www.atlasmissiletours.com

Meet the Mozart of Mozzerella at Corpus Christi’s favorite pizza parlor. Bubba Jacobs, Panjo’s Pizza, 1320 Airline Rd. Corpus Christi, TX 78412 MAP (361)-991-1539

Plus, it’s a family tradition that tricks the eye; discover the lost art of Faux Bois.
Carlos Cortes, 1101 South Saint Mary’s St. San Antonio, TX 78210 MAP (210) 472-3966 or www.studiocortes.com

 

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

Aired weekend of June 9th 2007

Show #1032

This week on Texas Country Reporter…Discover the truth behind the finest gourmet dining experience in Lubbock, Texas. Leigh Kiselis, Skyviews Restaurant, 1901 University Ave, Ste 600, Lubbock, TX 79410 MAP 806-744-7462 www.hs.ttu.edu/skyviews

Meet a man who’s high caliber metal art will blow you away. Terry Jones, Gun Sculptor. 721 North Main, Jewett, Texas 75846 MAP (903) 626-5707 or
www.tmjcreativesculptures.com


Plus, experience life along the Red river with our old friend Wildwood Dean. Treasure River by Wildwood Dean. www.redriverscholar.com

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

Aired weekend of June 2nd 2007

Show #1031

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 May 26th 2007

Show #1030

This week on Texas Country Reporter, Travel back in time to play a game of baseball that’s right out of the 1800’s. Bob Wettemann, McM Station Box 638, Abilene, TX 79697-0638 MAP 325-793-3864 or www.mcm.edu e-mail: rwettemann@mcm.edu

Meet a Texas musician who’s making his own upright bass…from a good old-fashioned washtub. Bob Flesher, Amarillo, TX MAP 806-358-3214 or www.amediasys.com/galvatone.html e-mail: bob@amediasys.com

Plus, visit an East Texas farm family that’s overcoming hard times with hard work. Judy Seaton, Henderson County, TX

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

Aired weekend of May 19th 2007

Show #1029

This week on Texas Country Reporter, Rub elbows with royalty in the back yard of the one and only Popsicle Stick King. Clarence Hutchison, The Popsicle Stick King, Mexia, TX 76667 MAP 254-472-0740

Meet a Texas tree farmer with some odd ideas about interior design. Walter Mauritzen, Clayton, TX MAP 903-693-5208

Plus, catch a glimpse of the most seldom seen feline in the state, the rare and beautiful ocelot.
Michael Tewes, Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute, MSC 218, Kingsville, TX 78363-8202 MAP www.ckwri.tamuk.edu/feline 361-593-3972 or michael.tewes@tamuk.edu

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

Aired weekend of May 12th 2007

Show #1028

This week on Texas Country Reporter, find out for whom the bells toll at the University of Texas. Thomas Anderson, 2400 Inner Campus Dr., Austin, TX 78705 MAP (512) 471-1133 (Tower Building)

Spend a night in the desert, with all the creature comforts of home. Doug Huggins, Palo Duro Canyon State Park. 11450 Park Road 5, Canyon, TX 79015 MAP (806) 488-2227

Plus, meet an incarcerated artist who’s passing hard time with hard work, crafting beautiful furniture behind bars. Charles Russell, Huntsville, TX

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

Aired weekend of May 5th 2007

Show #1027

This week on Texas Country Reporter, Visit a retirement home for aging athletes, where the track stars have four legs. Lynn Reardon, LOPE Texas, 1551 Highway 21 West, Cedar Creek, TX 78612 MAP ( 512) 565-1824 or www.lopetx.org

Discover how a pair of Bald Eagles beat the odds and survived Hurricane Rita. Vidor, TX

Plus, meet a group of photographers determined to document Texas’ most sacred places. David Brown, New Corn Hill, TX MAP (214) 232-3066 or (512) 565-6691 www.texaschurchproj.com

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

Aired weekend of April 28th 2007

Show #1026

This week on Texas Country Reporter, Pick a pocket or two during a rowdy game of eight-ball with the Rack Pack. Harlan James, Kerrville, TX 78028 MAP (830) 257-6338

Light up your life with the oldest lamp shop in Lufkin, Texas. Custom Lamps and Shades, Bud and Sammie Endersby, 108 S. 1st Street, Lufkin, TX MAP 936-699-2300

Plus, meet a small town dairy farmer who’s creaming the competition. Family Cow Dairy, Chris Hague, P.O. Box 191, Crowell, TX 79227 MAP Main: (940) 684-1COW(1269) Fax: (940) 684-1289 www.familycowmilk.com

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

Aired weekend of April 21st 2007

Show #1025

This week on Texas Country Reporter, visit the state’s biggest, best, and only… RV Art Gallery? Paige Bridges, www.vintagetraveltrailerart.com RV Art Gallery & KOA Campground, 500 W. 53rd St, Texarkana, TX 75503 MAP (903) 793-7517

Have a blast with the cap gun collector. Charles Trois, 300 Trois Lane, Fredericksburg, TX 78624 MAP (830) 685-3090

And glide through history with two genuine American heroes at the Silent Wings Museum.
Doug Flynn & Allan Todd. 6202 N. I-27, Lubbock, TX 79403-9710 MAP (806) 775-2047 or www.silentwingsmuseum.com

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

Aired weekend of April 14th 2007

Show #1024

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 April 7th 2007

Show #1023

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 March 31st 2007

Show #1022

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 March 24th 2007

Show #1021

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 March 17th 2007

Show #1020

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 March 10th 2007

Show #1019

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 March 3rd 2007

Show #1018

This week on Texas Country Reporter…Visit a shop in the hill country where strung out Steinways come back to life. Bernard Mollberg, 377 Paw Print Lane, Blanco, TX 78606 MAP (830) 833-2210 or www.mollbergpiano.com

Find out how to throw a truly festive fiesta with the “piñata lady.” Jo Juarez, Suite 113, 8407 Bandera Rd, Helotes, TX 78250 MAP (210) 688-9550

Plus, it could have been abandoned forever, but now one Texas chef is serving up good eats at the Eola School. Mark Cannon, Eola School Restaurant, Eola, TX MAP

 

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

Aired weekend of February 24th 2007

Show #1017

This week on Texas Country Reporter…Meet a man who travelled nearly 300,000 miles to create his own brand of Texas History. Robert Wanat, PO Box 547, Castroville, TX 78009 MAP (830) 538-3174

Sink your teeth into a jaw-breaking banquet of delicious dishes made entirely from rocks. Bill and Lois Patillo, Corpus Christi, TX MAP www.rockfoodtable.com New – Watch it now!

Plus, find out how one bright builder is bringing half-priced homes to Huntsville. Dan Phillips, Huntsville, TX MAP 936-291-1882 www.phoenixcommotion.com New – Watch it now!

 

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

Aired weekend of February 17th 2007

Show #1016

This week on Texas Country Reporter…Travel deep below the Texas soil to visit a bachelor pad built on a launch pad. Bruce Townsley, Clyde, TX 79510 MAP (325) 529-4949 or www.atlasmissiletours.com

Meet the Mozart of Mozzerella at Corpus Christi’s favorite pizza parlor. Bubba Jacobs, Panjo’s Pizza, 1320 Airline Rd. Corpus Christi, TX 78412 MAP (361)-991-1539

Plus, it’s a family tradition that tricks the eye; discover the lost art of Faux Bois.
Carlos Cortes, 1101 South Saint Mary’s St. San Antonio, TX 78210 MAP (210) 472-3966 or www.studiocortes.com

 

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

Aired weekend of February 10th 2007

Show #1015

This week on Texas Country Reporter…Discover the truth behind the finest gourmet dining experience in Lubbock, Texas. Leigh Kiselis, Skyviews Restaurant, 1901 University Ave, Ste 600, Lubbock, TX 79410 MAP 806-744-7462 www.hs.ttu.edu/skyviews

Meet a man who’s high caliber metal art will blow you away. Terry Jones, Gun Sculptor. 721 North Main, Jewett, Texas 75846 MAP (903) 626-5707 or
www.tmjcreativesculptures.com


Plus, experience life along the Red river with our old friend Wildwood Dean. Treasure River by Wildwood Dean. www.redriverscholar.com

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

Aired weekend of February 3rd 2007

Show #1014

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 January 27th 2007

Show #1013

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 January 20th 2007

Show #1012

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 January 13th 2007

Show #1011

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 January 6th 2007

Show #1010

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!

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