Texas Country Reporter 2008 Episode Guide

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Weekend of December 27th 2008

Show #1113

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!

Weekend of December 20th 2008

Show #1112

Merry Christmas from Texas Country Reporter!

Get in the spirit of a small town Christmas with an all tuba holiday band. Douglas Clark, San Angelo, TX 76904 MAP 325-949-5834 dougnpeg@verizon.net

Plus, meet a substitute Santa who’s bringing holiday cheer to those less fortunate. Garage Sale Queens, Shaela Wilson & Kate Murphy, Lockhart, TX MAP 512-376-6533

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

Weekend of December 13th 2008

Show #1111

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

See how one man saves space AND the environment by living in a Tiny Texas House. Brad Kittel, Tiny Texas Houses, 20501 E. I-10, Luling, TX 78648 MAP

Take shelter from a Texas snowstorm at the New York Hill Restaurant. New York Hill Restaurant, Thurber, TX MAP

Plus, meet a painter who won’t leave her family farm until she captures a full year of memories. Virginia Vaughan, Manor TX MAP See her paintings

Weekend of December 6th 2008

Show #1110

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

Dig into a West Texas bed and breakfast for fine wine, dining, and…um…dinosaurs. Jennifer & Steve Wick, Ten Bits Ranch, 6000 North Country Road, Terlingua, TX 79852 MAP 866-371-3110

Meet a craftsperson whose work is featured in every state park in Texas. Martha Gonzales, Bastrop State Park, TX MAP

Plus, don’t mess with Texas…or the trash-talking, litter-fighting, self-proclaimed padre of Padre Island. Billy Sandifer, Padre Island, TX MAP

Weekend of November 29th 2008

Show #1109

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

Eat til you’re seeing double with the Fried Pie Twins. Sandra Harvell & Nell Hoce, Mamaw’s Fried Pies, 113 Highway 110, Whitehouse, TX MAP 903-871-8100

Shell out some wampum for a night’s stay at the TeePee Motel. Bryon Woods, 4098 N. Highway 59, Wharton, TX MAP (979) 282-8474

Plus, see why a Southeast Texas man dedicated his life to telling the story of a WWI soldier he’s never met. Leroy Perego, Buna, TX MAP

Weekend of November 22nd 2008

Show #1108

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

Join Bob Phillips on a thousand mile pilgrimage to the old border of the Republic of Texas. 42nd parallel, 106° 25′ West MAP Dan Kinnaman, 320 8th Street, Rawlins, WY 82301. 307-324-5460 akinnmn@tribcst.com

Find out where you can get Free Greens from a philanthropic farmer who’s giving away his harvest. Elbert Sowell, Chireno, TX MAP 936-362-2510

Plus, meet a woman who puts the heart and soul in soul food. Lola Stephens, Nubian Queen Lola’s Cajun Soul Food Restaurant, 1815 Rosewood, Austin, TX 78702 MAP 512-474-5652

Weekend of November 15th 2008

Show #1107

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

Visit an East Texas kitchen baking pound after pound of pound cake. Janie’s Cakes, Janie Clapp, 420 East 5th Street, Tyler, Texas 75701 MAP 903-592-6150

See how this talented ceramics artist made a name for himself cooking eggs. George Holland, Buffalo Gap Pottery, Buffalo Gap, TX MAP 325-572-5056 buffalogappottery@hotmail.com

Plus, hear the story of how two small towns pulled together to kick-off Friday nights right. Apple Springs Football Coach Cody Moree, Hudson High School Band Director Ronnie Ross, Apple Springs, TX MAP

Weekend of November 8th 2008

Show #1106

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

What’s Guajillo honey, and why is it keeping thousands of South Texas bees so busy? David Roy Park, Cold River Apiaries, 3002 County Rd. 1660, Moore, TX 78057 MAP 210-355-4231

Meet the leading ladies of the Mclean City Council. Mayor Peggy Baer, McLean, TX MAP

Plus, find out the secret that makes Snow’s BBQ sell out by 10am. Kerry Bexley & Tootsie Tomanetz, Snow’s BBQ, 516 Main St., Lexington, TX 78947 MAP 979-773-4640

Weekend of November 1st 2008

Show #1105

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

Find out how you too can live in a piece of Texas history. Fort Clark Springs, Debbie Isaacs and Hattie Berleth, Brackettville, TX 78832 MAP 830-563-9911 tejas-properties.com

Meet a man who’s turning steel into the surreal. Robert Bruno, Steel House, Ransom Canyon, TX MAP

Plus, start a new day the old fashioned way at the Owl Drug Store. The Fun Bunch, Owl Drugstore, 312 S. Commercial Ave., Coleman, TX 76834 MAP 325-625-2178

Weekend of October 25th 2008

Show #1104

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

Close your eyes and don’t look down! It’s a day in the life of an iron worker. Julio Gonzales, Arlington, TX MAP 817-946-2947

Sip a spot of tea and munch on the best scone in San Antone. BAWDSEY MANOR IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO AN UNEXPECTED ILLNESS. Vicki Seder, Bawdsey Manor, 18771 FM 2252 (Nacogdoches Road), San Antonio, TX 78266 MAP (210) 651-7500

Plus, meet a group of young farmers determined to feed the world. World Hunger Relief, P.O. Box 639, Elm Mott, TX 76640 MAP 254-799-5611

Weekend of October 18th 2008

Show #1103

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

Meet a visually impaired quilter who sees life through the eye of a needle. Diane Rose, Waco TX MAP 254-799-7990 E-mail: quiltrose@prodigy.net

Stock up on bait, tackle, and a lot of free advice near Lake Tawakoni. Betty Evans, Sabine Tackle Supply, 4089 State Hwy. 69 South, Greenville, TX 75402 903-454-2861

Plus, enjoy a south of the border sound with a Mariachi band that’s all in the family. The Luevano Family, Mariachi ‘L’, Boerne, TX MAP 210-422-4204 E-mail: mmluevano@gvtc.com

Weekend of October 11th 2008

Show #1102

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

Get a sneak peak of the 13th Annual Texas Country Reporter Festival, coming up in two weeks in Waxahachie, TX on October, 25!

Meet Bob Phillips, get to know artists and performers you’ve seen on the show.

Plus, a free concert by the original dream girls…The Shirelles!

Weekend of October 4th 2008

Show #1101

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

See how one man is frying the fire ants that plague his yard. Sid Brooks, The Ant-Agonizer, Mills County General Store, 1108 Fisher St., Goldthwaite, TX 76844 MAP 325-648-2515 or 877-268-9277

Meet a woman who lives in a tiny, tiny world made of her own dollhouse furniture. Betty Harper, Dallas, TX MAP 214-349-6982

Plus, the winds of change are blowing in West Texas, and life will never be the same again thanks to the electic windmill. Taylor County, TX MAP

Weekend of September 27th 2008

Show #1100

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

Cut up with a steel artist whose old-fashioned knives are hand-forged. Lee Oates, Bearclaw Knives, La Porte, TX MAP 281-587-6080

Find out what happened to your grandfather’s antique pocket watch. Charlotte Garrett, Pocket Watch Jewelry, Santa Anna, TX MAP 325-214-0758

Plus, visit a small town whose memories are forever preserved…in a movie. Judy Johnson (e-mail: jude747@cebridge.net) & Carter “Pepper” Reed, Kidnapper’s Foil, Childress, TX MAP

Weekend of September 20th 2008

Show #1099 – Best of TCR #10

This week it’s the Best of Texas Country Reporter!

Meet a spitfire saddle maker who claims she’s the best there ever was. Wendy Allen, 201 N. Patrick St., Dublin, TX MAP 254-445-4766

Try the best cheesburger you’ve ever eaten…at a donut shop. Irma Loeffler, Irma’s Donuts. (CLOSED) 1907 1/2 Main St. Junction, TX 76849-3523 MAP 325-446-2497

Plus, find out how one Texas rap artist is taking his message from the church to the streets. Dooney Brown, 408 East Camp Wisdom, Duncanville, TX 75116 MAP 214-523-2742

Weekend of September 13th 2008

Show #1098 – Best of TCR #9

This week it’s the Best of Texas Country Reporter!

Enjoy a formal presentation of fine classical music… performedon a kitchen utensil. Ray Sanders, Normangee, TX MAP www.turkeybaster.net E-mail: rsanders@normangeeisd.org

Take a trip to the “other” Oval Office in Longview, Texas.Ron Wade, Longview, TX MAP 903-236-9615 or www.ronwadebuttons.com

Plus, witness a long overdue tribute to an American war hero at the last graduation of Spade High School. Sherman Jones, 806-622-2258

Weekend of September 6th 2008

Show #1097 – Best of TCR #8

This week it’s the Best of Texas Country Reporter!

Meet an unlikely visual artist whose work has inspired millions. John Bramblitt, Blind Painter, Denton, TX. MAP www.bramblitt.net

See a collection that really hits the nail on the head. Butch Lackey, Hammer Museum 540 S. San Antonio St. Center Point, TX 830-634-7783 MAP

Plus, meet a man who takes whistling while you work to a whole new level. Robert Vitez, Janitor Opera Singer, 255 E.50th San Angelo, TX 79452 MAP 915-658-5968

Weekend of August 30th 2008

Show #1096 – Best of TCR #7

This week it’s the Best of Texas Country Reporter!

Meet a mechanic turned mayor with some big ideas for his little town. Mayor Johnny Anders, Anders Paint & Body, 701 N. Swenson St., Stamford, TX 79553 MAP 325-773-3061

Enjoy convenient cuisine at the gourmet gas station.Franson Nwaeze, Chef Point Cafe. 5901 Watauga Road, Watauga, TX 76148 MAP 817-656-0080. E-mail: chefpoint@comcast.net

Plus, we’ll take a look back at the life and times of the Amazing Skidboot. David Hartwig and Skidboot, Quinlan, TX 75474 MAP 903-356-4491

Weekend of August 23rd 2008

Show #1095 – Best of TCR #6

This week it’s the Best of Texas Country Reporter!

Visit a place where you just might find a real American idol. Mo Humble, HumbleTime Radio, Freiheit Country Store, Freiheit, TX MAP 830-625-9400

See what they think of French art in West Texas. The Grace Museum, 102 Cypress Street, Abilene, TX 79601 MAP 325-673-4587

Plus meet a woman who’s reliving her childhood with oil painting on canvas. Jackie Haliburton, Houston, TX MAP

Weekend of August 16th 2008

Show #1094 – Best of TCR #5

This week it’s the Best of Texas Country Reporter!

Pick a part for any classic car at Antique Auto Supply. Stacy Brown, Antique Auto Supply, 1225 Colorado, Arlington, TX 76015 MAP 817-275-2381

Cross the border in style on the nation’s last handpulled ferry. Los Ebanos, TX MAP

Plus, meet six sensational athletes who will stop at nothing to play their favorite game. The Blackwell Hornets, Blackwell High School, TX MAP

Weekend of August 9th 2008

Show #1093 – Best of TCR #4

This week it’s the Best of Texas Country Reporter!

Meet a baseball-loving nun with a few tips for the Houston Astros. Sister Damian, Incarnate Word Academy/Catholic Church, Houston, TX MAP 713-668-0423

Spice up your life with a chili ristra. Refugio Garcia, San Elizario, TX 79849 MAP

Plus, find out how one panhandle piano player found inspiration in the West Texas wind. Doug Smith, www.dougsmith.com Lubbock, TX MAP 800-269-7552

Weekend of August 2nd 2008

Show #1092 – Best of TCR #3

This week it’s the Best of Texas Country Reporter!

Ride along with a couple that puts the “mow” in motorsports! 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.

Have a bona-fide New York hot dog without setting foot in the Big Apple. Thomas Tafuro, NY’s Finest Hot Dogs, Big Spring, TX 79721 (CLOSED)

And meet a man with a scientific mind and an artistic hand. Stephen Briscoe, Custom Stained Glass & Etching, 5730 Waverly Circle, Port Arthur, Texas 77640 MAP 409-736-3582

Weekend of July 26th 2008

Show #1091 – Best of TCR #2

This week it’s the Best of Texas Country Reporter!

Meet a woman who’s pretty much completely preoccuppied with…pigs! Roxanne Ward, Bainer Switch, TX. 806-385-4585

Try the newest fad in fatty foods – Chicken-fried Bacon! Frank Sodolak, Sodolak’s Original Country Inn. Just off of Highway 60 West in Snook, TX. MAP 979-272-6002

Plus, 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 MAP 956-486-2576 or www.rancholomitas.com

Weekend of July 19th 2008

Show #1090 – Best of TCR #1

This week it’s the Best of Texas Country Reporter!

Browse among the bouffants at a beauty shop turned bookstore. Kathy Patrick, Beauty and the Book, 690 FM 728, Jefferson, TX 75657 MAP 903-665-7520

Eat a brisket that will have you saying Holy Smoke! Annie Ward, New Zion BBQ, 2601 Montgomery Rd., Huntsville, TX 77340 MAP 936-295-7394

Plus, share a bittersweet memory of times past with our friend Opal Hunt. Winters, TX MAP

Weekend of July 12th 2008

Show #1089

This week on Texas Country Reporter…Meet a clock repair man gearing up for his biggest job ever – fixing Beaumont’s San Jacinto Clock Tower. E.J. Duvail, E.J.’s Clock Repair, 7266 Tic Toc Ln., Silsbee, TX 77656 MAP 409-385-2111

Listen to a family band’s bluegrass melody, played with all homemade instruments. Doyle & Gail Campbell, Palestine, TX MAP

Plus, see how a family’s treasured recipe book transformed the food in a West Texas restaurant.
Peasant Village, Jason & Art Helfer, 23 South Park, San Angelo, TX 76901 MAP 325-655-4811

Weekend of July 5th 2008

Show #1088

This week on Texas Country Reporter…Meet a chuckwagon cook who loves to fiddle with her food. Dorothy Douthit, San Angelo, TX MAP 325-653-8791 or fiddlefire.net

Clean out your dirty smokestack with the classiest chimney sweep around. Doug Ables, ableschimneysweeps.com, Copperas Cove, TX MAP 254-630-6084 or ableschimneys@gmail.com

Plus, visit a ranch with no phone, no lights, and no desire to change. Bonnie & Dick Cain, Alpine, TX MAP

Weekend of June 28th 2008

Show #1087

This week on Texas Country Reporter, Meet a car mechanic who gave his favorite blast from the past a new future. Steve Wynne, DeLorean Motor Company, 15023 Eddie Drive, Humble, TX 77396 MAP 281-441-2537

Pay respects to Old Rip, the state’s most famous horny toad. Kelly Armstrong, Eastland Chamber of Commerce, Eastland, TX MAP 1-877-2OLD-RIP

Plus, visit a hard-working, female trail boss on a legendary, West Texas ranch. Mimmie Lou Bradley, Bradley 3 Ranch, 15591 CR K, Memphis, TX 79245-5003 MAP

Weekend of June 21st 2008

Show #1086

This week on Texas Country Reporter, Rediscover art from your childhood…like you’ve never seen it before. National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature, 102 Cedar Street, Abilene, TX 79601 MAP 325-673-4586

Meet a man who was destined to become…a carpet cleaner. Nathan Thomas, vacuum collector, Wayside, TX MAP

Plus, go on a backroads junk gathering extravaganza with the Junk Gypsies. Junk Gypsies, Janie Sikes, Amie Sikes, Jolie Sikes-Smith. 4345 Alexis Court, College Station, TX 77845. 979-776-5151 or junkmail@gypsyville.com

Weekend of June 14th 2008

Show #1085

This week on Texas Country Reporter, Meet a man who once stood shoulder to shoulder with “The King,” Elvis Presley. Simon Vega, Little Graceland, Rt. 2, Box 94, Los Fresnos, TX 78566 MAP 956-551-2038

Keep score during a game of dominos beneath an old cedar tree in East Texas. The Domino Tree, Hemphill, TX MAP

Plus, find out why this saddle maker claims she’s the best that’s ever been. Wendy Allen, 201 N. Patrick St., Dublin, TX MAP 254-445-4766

Weekend of June 7th 2008

Show #1084

This week on Texas Country Reporter, Meet a fine art, forensic detective who won’t be fooled by any fakes. Claire Barry, Kimbell Art Museum. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, Texas 76107-2792 MAP 817-332-8451

Find big flavor in a small town at Royer’s Round Top Cafe. Bud Royer a.k.a. “The Pie Man.” Royer’s Round Top Cafe, 105 Main St, Round Top, TX 78954 MAP 979-249-3611

Plus, rescue wild cats from the urban jungle before it’s too late. Peggy Atkerson, Barn Cats. PO Box 293152 Lewisville, TX 75029. 972-315-2875 or e-mail:info@barncats.org Rhonda Cox, Feral Friends, 972-671-0429

Weekend of May 31st 2008

Show #1083

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

Weekend of May 24th 2008

Show #1082

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 325-641-9122 E-mail: jeff@web-access.net

Weekend of May 17th 2008

Show #1081

This week on Texas Country Reporter, it’s a salute to the brave men and women of our military.

Solve the mystery of a famous photo with help from one police sketch artist. Artist: Lois Gibson, HPD. Sailor: Glenn McDuffie, Houston, TX MAP 281-931-7956

Support our troops with a woman who has ‘stayed the course.’ Robbie Maxwell, Hwy 69, Huntington, TX 75949 MAP 936-422-4137

Plus, see how these veteran veterans honor their fellow soldiers. Southeast Texas Veterans Service Group. Pastor “Buddy” Blake & Capt. Jerry Kelley. Beaumont, TX MAP 409-835-4838

Weekend of May 10th 2008

Show #1080

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

See how one man saves space AND the environment by living in a Tiny Texas House. Brad Kittel, Tiny Texas Houses, 20501 E. I-10, Luling, TX 78648 MAP

Take shelter from a Texas snowstorm at the New York Hill Restaurant. New York Hill Restaurant, Thurber, TX MAP

Plus, meet a painter who won’t leave her family farm until she captures a full year of memories. Virginia Vaughan, Manor TX MAP See her paintings

Weekend of May 3rd 2008

Show #1079

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

Dig into a West Texas bed and breakfast for fine wine, dining, and…um…dinosaurs. Jennifer & Steve Wick, Ten Bits Ranch, 6000 North Country Road, Terlingua, TX 79852 MAP 866-371-3110

Meet a craftsperson whose work is featured in every state park in Texas. Martha Gonzales, Bastrop State Park, TX MAP

Plus, don’t mess with Texas…or the trash-talking, litter-fighting, self-proclaimed padre of Padre Island. Billy Sandifer, Padre Island, TX MAP

Weekend of April 26th 2008

Show #1078

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

Eat til you’re seeing double with the Fried Pie Twins. Sandra Harvell & Nell Hoce, Mamaw’s Fried Pies, 113 Highway 110, Whitehouse, TX MAP 903-871-8100

Shell out some wampum for a night’s stay at the TeePee Motel. Bryon Woods, 4098 N. Highway 59, Wharton, TX MAP (979) 282-8474

Plus, see why a Southeast Texas man dedicated his life to telling the story of a WWI soldier he’s never met. Leroy Perego, Buna, TX MAP

Weekend of April 19th 2008

Show #1077

This week on Texas Country Reporter…Meet a clock repair man gearing up for his biggest job ever – fixing Beaumont’s San Jacinto Clock Tower. E.J. Duvail, E.J.’s Clock Repair, 7266 Tic Toc Ln., Silsbee, TX 77656 MAP 409-385-2111

Listen to a family band’s bluegrass melody, played with all homemade instruments. Doyle & Gail Campbell, Palestine, TX MAP

Plus, see how a family’s treasured recipe book transformed the food in a West Texas restaurant.
Peasant Village, Jason & Art Helfer, 23 South Park, San Angelo, TX 76901 MAP 325-655-4811

Weekend of April 12th 2008

Show #1076

This week on Texas Country Reporter…Meet a chuckwagon cook who loves to fiddle with her food. Dorothy Douthit, San Angelo, TX MAP 325-653-8791 or fiddlefire.net

Clean out your dirty smokestack with the classiest chimney sweep around. Doug Ables, ableschimneysweeps.com, Copperas Cove, TX MAP 254-630-6084 or ableschimneys@gmail.com

Plus, visit a ranch with no phone, no lights, and no desire to change. Bonnie & Dick Cain, Alpine, TX MAP

Weekend of April 5th 2008

Show #1075

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

Weekend of March 29th 2008

Show #1074

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

Weekend of March 22nd 2008

Show #1073

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

Weekend of March 15th 2008

Show #1072

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

Weekend of March 8th 2008

Show #1071

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

Weekend of March 1st 2008

Show #1070

This week on Texas Country Reporter, Visit a museum filled with beautiful sculptures by an artist that no one has ever heard of. Mystery Sculptor: 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

Weekend of February 23rd 2008

Show #1069

This week on Texas Country Reporter, Meet a car mechanic who gave his favorite blast from the past a new future. Steve Wynne, DeLorean Motor Company, 15023 Eddie Drive, Humble, TX 77396 MAP 281-441-2537

Pay respects to Old Rip, the state’s most famous horny toad. Kelly Armstrong, Eastland Chamber of Commerce, Eastland, TX MAP 1-877-2OLD-RIP

Plus, visit a hard-working, female trail boss on a legendary, West Texas ranch. Mimmie Lou Bradley, Bradley 3 Ranch, 15591 CR K, Memphis, TX 79245-5003 MAP

Weekend of February 16th 2008

Show #1068

This week on Texas Country Reporter, Rediscover art from your childhood…like you’ve never seen it before. National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature, 102 Cedar Street, Abilene, TX 79601 MAP 325-673-4586

Meet a man who was destined to become…a carpet cleaner. Nathan Thomas, vacuum collector, Wayside, TX MAP

Plus, go on a backroads junk gathering extravaganza with the Junk Gypsies. Junk Gypsies, Janie Sikes, Amie Sikes, Jolie Sikes-Smith. 4345 Alexis Court, College Station, TX 77845. 979-776-5151 or junkmail@gypsyville.com

Weekend of February 9th 2008

Show #1067

This week on Texas Country Reporter, Meet a man who once stood shoulder to shoulder with “The King,” Elvis Presley. Simon Vega, Little Graceland, Rt. 2, Box 94, Los Fresnos, TX 78566 MAP 956-551-2038

Keep score during a game of dominos beneath an old cedar tree in East Texas. The Domino Tree, Hemphill, TX MAP

Plus, find out why this saddle maker claims she’s the best that’s ever been. Wendy Allen, 201 N. Patrick St., Dublin, TX MAP 254-445-4766

Weekend of February 2nd 2008

Show #1066

This week on Texas Country Reporter, Meet a fine art, forensic detective who won’t be fooled by any fakes. Claire Barry, Kimbell Art Museum. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, Texas 76107-2792 MAP 817-332-8451

Find big flavor in a small town at Royer’s Round Top Cafe. Bud Royer a.k.a. “The Pie Man.” Royer’s Round Top Cafe, 105 Main St, Round Top, TX 78954 MAP 979-249-3611

Plus, rescue wild cats from the urban jungle before it’s too late. Peggy Atkerson, Barn Cats. PO Box 293152 Lewisville, TX 75029. 972-315-2875 or e-mail:info@barncats.org Rhonda Cox, Feral Friends, 972-671-0429

Weekend of January 26th 2008

Show #1065

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

Weekend of January 19th 2008

Show #1064

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

Weekend of January 12th 2008

Show #1063

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

Weekend of January 5th 2008

Show #1062

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

 

 

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