Texas Country Reporter 2009 Episode Guide

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Weekend of December 26th 2009

Show #1165

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

Weekend of December 19th 2009

Show #1164

This week, celebrate Christmas in true Texas Country Reporter fashion…

Listen to a group of Dallas finest who have sworn to sing and protect. The Dallas Police Choir, Detective Lucy Barnett, Dallas, TX MAP 214-432-4540 www.dallaspolicechoir.com

Deck the halls with Cypress Santas from the east Texas swamps. Cypress Santa Painters, LaVee Hargrove, LaVerne Bingham, and Nelda Shepherd. Buna, TX MAP

Plus, meet a cowboy preacher who helps Santa talk to the hearing-impaired.
Buster Bramall, Cowboy Church of Ellis County, 2374 W Hwy 287 Bypass, Waxahachie, TX 75167 MAP 972-935-9801

Weekend of December 12th 2009

Show #1163

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

Correct the slice in your golf swing with help from a professional coach who only teaches deaf students. Mike Houston, Austin, TX MAP 210-632-9023 or mikeh@deaflink.com

Meet a painter with a Chinese watercolor style from the Far East. Ricky Chou, Midland, TX MAP 432-697-1608

Plus, celebrate a hundred years of news with the Trenton Tribune. Tom Holmes, Trenton Tribune newspaper, 115 Hamilton St., Trenton, TX 75490-0043 MAP 903-989-2325 or trentontribune@texoma.net

Weekend of December 5th 2009

Show #1162

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

Meet a director who can’t go anywhere without making a scene. Dr. Ramon Carver, Living Room Theatre of Salado, Box 1023, Salado, TX 76571 TX MAP 254-947-3104

Spread the good news to the blind with hand-made braille Bibles. Mary Alice Ramm, Saint John Lutheran Church, 725 County Road Dd, Farwell, TX 79325-3431 MAP 806-825-2409

Plus, our old friend Doug Smith overcomes a terrible injury to play piano once again. www.dougsmith.com, Lubbock TX MAP 806-667-2200 or 432-586-5657

Weekend of November 28th 2009

Show #1161

On this special edition of Texas Country Reporter, it’s the culmination of Mueller’s Helping Hand giveaway! We team up with our friends at Mueller, Inc. to build a free, metal building for a deserving, Texas charity.

Meet the volunteers of Titus County Cares, and learn how they will help the needy for years to come. Mt. Pleasant, Texas MAP 903-575-9157

Weekend of November 21st 2009

Show #1160

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

Get a Texas history lesson set to a bluegrass beat. Steve Hartz, Oldtime String Shop, 216 E Pillar St, Nacogdoches, TX 75961 MAP 936-564-8692

Try to find a blank space at a bait stand with an identity crisis. Eddie Fonseca, Frank’s Bait & Taco, 20115 FM 306, Canyon Lake, TX 78133 MAP 830-935-4425

Plus, meet a man trying to turn his neighborhood around with pedal power. Veon McReynolds, Tour de Hood, Houston, TX MAP

Weekend of November 14th 2009

Show #1159

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

Hit the road, Jane, with some fun-loving sisters who live to get away. Sisters on the Fly, LaVerne Parnell, Grapevine, TX MAP

Peek through a pinhole to make a perfect picture out of almost anything. Ralph Howell, Saint Mary’s Hall, 9401 Starcrest Drive, San Antonio, TX 78217 MAP rhowell@smhall.org or 210-483-9252

Plus, see why one woman makes it her mission to save our only marsupial. Kathleen Shives, possum rescue, Austin, TX MAP 512-633-5870 or kat4possums@yahoo.com

Weekend of November 7th 2009

Show #1158

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

Meet an exterminator determined to stop a tiny terror from treading all over Texas – the Rasberry Crazy Ant. Tom Rasberry, Budget Pest Control, 2418 South Main, Pearland, TX 77581 MAP 281-DEAD-BUG

Pig out on the biggest pizza pie we’ve ever seen. Brian Lujan, Big Lou’s Pizza, 2048 S WW White Rd, San Antonio, TX 78222 MAP 210-337-0707

Plus, cover thousands of miles in a covered wagon with the Mule Man. John McComsey, Mule Man, Shallowwater, TX MAP

Weekend of October 31st 2009

Show #1157

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

Rock out with some musical moms from Merry and the Mood Swings! Merry and The Mood Swings, Dallas, TX MAP 214-641-5751 or maryh@merryandthemoodswings.com

Give some Texas pride to our brand new ride with a Skinz vehicle wrap. SkinzWraps, 3401 Main Street, Suite B Dallas, TX 75226 MAP 214.741.4529

Plus, meet a living radio legend who’s been taking life “Day by Day” since 1955. Clint Formby, KPAN, Box 1757, Hereford, TX 79045 MAP 806-364-1860

Weekend of October 24th 2009

Show #1156

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

Meet a father-son Tejano band keeping their heritage alive. Jorge Vasquez, Hacendados. Houston, TX MAP 713-676-0174

See what happens when a cowboy imitates the art of Andy Warhol. Mike Tabor, 5534 N. Highway 144, Granbury, Texas 76048 MAP 817-578-1235

Plus, honor injured soldiers with quilts from patriotic seamstresses. Amelia Perry, Military Warriors Support Foundation, 8122 Datapoint Dr., Ste. 812, San Antonio, TX 78229 MAP 210-615-8973

Weekend of October 17th 2009

Show #1155

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

It’s a preview of the 14th annual Texas Country Reporter Festival in downtown Waxahachie on October 24!

Meet an amazing quilter whose personality will leave you in stitches.

Explore Texas heritage through one family’s colorful paintings.

Plus enjoy a free concert by Texas musician B.J. Thomas.

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

Weekend of October 10th 2009

Show #1154

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

See how a hard-hitting homemaker balances roller derby and raising kids. Whitney Harding, North Richland Hills, TX MAP Info: Dallas Derby Devils

Scrape the rust off a classic car from the era of Detroit muscle. Bill Rucker, Rucker Performance, 5518 E. Belknap St., Haltom City, TX 76117 MAP 817-838-3200

Plus, a World War II island-hopping campaign comes to life right here in Fredericksburg. Marvin Schroeder, Nimitz Museum, 340 East Main St., Fredericksburg, TX 78624 MAP 830-456-7226

Weekend of October 3rd 2009

Show #1153

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

They’re a pair of home bodies with no choice. They can’t leave their humble abode by the side of the road. Barbara & Randy Hunt, Lometa, TX MAP 361-542-0597

Discover a new career in painting – dots on dominoes! Christine Londenberg, Puremco Dominoes, 5002 S Loop 340, Robinson, TX 76706 MAP 254-662-6084

Plus, meet a man having a hard time saying goodbye to an old flame – his precious, antique firetruck. Randy Davis, 1507 25th Street, Snyder, TX 79549 MAP 325-573-4011 rndavis16@hotmail.com

Weekend of September 26th 2009

Show #1152

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

For one Waco entrepreneur gas from the city landfill smells like success. Steve Cromeens, Cromeco, Inc. Waco, TX MAP

Play tennis with a 93 year old woman working on a new chapter in life. Betty X. Davis, Austin, TX MAP E-mail: bettyxd@austin.rr.com

Shore up the beach houses left after Hurricane Ike with an Amish timber framer. Danny Schwartz, Schwartz Post & Beam, Sparta, MO. Billy Flannigan, Sore Thumb Construction. Crystal Beach, TX MAP

Weekend of September 19th 2009

Show #1151 – Best of TCR Volume 2, Show #10

This week on The Best of Texas Country Reporter…

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

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, 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 September 12th 2009

Show #1150 – Best of TCR Volume 2, Show #9

This week on The Best of Texas Country Reporter…

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

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

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

Weekend of September 5th 2009

Show #1149 – Best of TCR Volume 2, Show #8

This week on The Best of 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

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 MAP (409)736-2551 or amos.cooper@tpwd.state.tx

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 or
medicinemound.com

Weekend of August 29th 2009

Show #1148 – Best of TCR Volume 2, Show #7

This week on The Best of 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

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

Weekend of August 22nd 2009

Show #1147 – Best of TCR Volume 2, Show #6

This week on The Best of Texas Country Reporter…

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

Find out why this East Texas artist loves making homes for gnomes…and birds. Joseph Hopps, Arbor Castle Birdhouses. Edom, TX MAP

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 August 15th 2009

Show #1146 – Best of TCR Volume 2, Show #5

This week on The Best of Texas Country Reporter…

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

See how a 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, the winds of change are blowing in West Texas, and life will never be the same. Taylor County, TX MAP

Weekend of August 8th 2009

Show #1145 – Best of TCR Volume 2, Show #4

This week on The Best of Texas Country Reporter…

Take a thousand-mile pilgrimage to the old north 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

Meet the mayor of a teeny, tiny, totally hand-made dollhouse town. Betty Harper, Dallas, TX MAP 214-349-6982

Plus, remember simpler times with our favorite pair of twin sister poets.
Jo Ellen Fant: 409-962-1250, Mail to- 4000 Harrison, Groves, TX 77619. For book purchasing, please visit their website. Or contact Susan Seymour at 409-727-7471, or mail to 1828 Franklin, Nederland, TX 77627 MAP

Weekend of August 1st 2009

Show #1144 – Best of TCR Volume 2, Show #3

This week on The Best of Texas Country Reporter…

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

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

Weekend of July 25th 2009

Show #1143 – Best of TCR Volume 2, Show #2

This week on The Best of Texas Country Reporter…

They can’t see what they saw, but The Blind Handymen have a knack for home improvement. Phil Parr and the Blind Handyman Show. 936-634-9500, 1604 Southwood, Lufkin, TX 75904. phil@philparr.net , www.acbradio.org MAP

Indulge 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

Plus, visit the most backward 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 July 18th 2009

Show #1142 – Best of TCR Volume 2, Show #1

This week on The Best of Texas Country Reporter…

Go walking in Memphis with a soulful singer who’s bringing the blues back to an old cotton town. Blues Boy Willie, Memphis, TX MAP 806-433-8275

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

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

Weekend of July 11th 2009

Show #1141

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

Visit your favorite characters from the Mister Peppermint children’s show. Vern Dailey, County Line Magazine, Ben Wheeler, TX MAP 903-873-4141

Chow down on “Comeback Ribs,” a barbecue secret hiding in Florida’s Kitchen. Florida Harris, Florida’s Kitchen, 796 FM 350 South, Livingston, TX MAP 936-967-4216

Plus, meet a charity that feeds the hungry with vegetables no one else wants. David Fish, Breedlove, 1818 N. Martin Luther King, Lubbock, TX 79403 MAP 800-687-3663

Weekend of July 4th 2009

Show #1140

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

Meet a man bringing the sounds of the Appalachian Dulcimer to the Piney Woods. Jay Pepper, Union Grove, TX MAP 903-845-3189

Feast on fresh fish flung from a boiling pot. Dot Leadbetter, The Boiling Pot, 201 S. Fulton Beach Rd., Rockport, TX 78382 MAP 361-729-6972

Plus, tour an antique pottery collection with strong Texas roots. Gary Fleet, Byrd Pottery. Tyler, TX MAP gbfleet@suddenlink.net

Weekend of June 27th 2009

Show #1139

This week on Texas Country Reporter…
 
Visit a used car lot that sells only one model – the Jeep Grand Wagoneer. Leon Miller, Wagonmaster, 105 Camp Meeting Rd., Kerrville, TX 78028 MAP 830-896-6850

Meet a poet whose work is black and white and read all over. Austin Kleon, Newspaper Blackout Poems, Austin, TX MAP

Plus, set sail to see an endangered species off the Gulf Coast – the rare and majestic Whooping Crane. Captain Tommy Moore, Rockport Birding & Kayak Adventures, Rockport, TX MAP 877-892-4737

Weekend of June 20th 2009

Show #1138

This week on Texas Country Reporter…
 
Jam to the sound of vintage vinyl at 78 revolutions per minute. Bill McClung, Bulverde, TX MAP 214-505-1501

Tour a heavy-duty collection that’s locked up tight. Bob Overbey, Sherman, TX MAP 903-893-5886 or oldsafes@verizon.net

Plus, meet a family exploring their heritage with every stroke of the paintbrush. Leon & Molly Bee Collins. Tejas Antiques, 207 E. Washington, Navasota, Texas 77868 MAP 936-829-3992 or tejasantiques@yahoo.com

Weekend of June 13th 2009

Show #1137

This week on Texas Country Reporter…
 
He’s a hometown hero who turned injury into inspiration. Matt Brown, Idalou, TX MAP 806-892-2123

Meet a man reviving a long-lost woodcraft called Tramp Art. Steve Slaton, Dallas, TX MAP 214-770-5388 heauxbeauxart.com

Plus, go on a search and rescue mission to save the wild donkey. Mark Meyers, Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue, Miles, TX MAP 866-366-5731

Weekend of June 6th 2009

Show #1136

This week on Texas Country Reporter…
 
Go way out west – Way, waaaay out west for a lesson in sustainable science from The Field Lab. John Wells, Alpine, TX 79830 MAP e-mail: lifeoffthegrid@yahoo.com

Visit a drive through with a Creole twist on a Hispanic favorite. Hal Guillory, Uncle Henry’s Tamales, 4358 E. Lucas Dr., Beaumont, TX 77708 MAP 409-924-0302

Plus, meet a duo of doppelgangers fixing cars in Brownwood since the 1940’s. Odus & Orus Stokes, Stokes Bros. Garage, 103 Main St., Brownwood, TX 76801 MAP

Weekend of May 30th 2009

Show #1135

This week on Texas Country Reporter…
 
Meet a doctor scratching the surface of a condition called “the heebie jeebies.” Dr. George Plotkin, 700 Olympic Plaza, Suite 904, Tyler, TX 75701 MAP
 
Flip out over fast French food in an Austin parking lot. Flip Happy Crepes, 400 Jesse St., Austin, TX 78704 MAP 512-552-9034
 
And see how one artist is overcoming a childhood illness to create one-of-a-kind jewelry. Jo Anne Brooks, Laredo, TX MAP joannebrooks1@aol.com

Weekend of May 23rd 2009

Show #1134

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

Find out why they call this unbalanced baker the crazy kolache lady. Jody Powers, Zamykal Kolaches, 709 Main Street, Calvert, TX 77837 MAP 979-364-2386

Visit Eve’s Garden, a bed and breakfast oasis in the far west Texas desert. Clyde Curry & Kate Thayer, Eve’s Garden, Ave C and N 3rd St., Marathon, TX 79842 MAP info@evesgarden.org

Plus, meet a military history buff with a knack for restoring old war relics. Mark Witham, Royse City, TX MAP 972-636-7003 or fubarmotorpool.com

Weekend of May 16th 2009

Show #1133

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

See how a hard-hitting homemaker balances roller derby and raising kids. Whitney Harding, North Richland Hills, TX MAP Info: Dallas Derby Devils

Scrape the rust off a classic car from the era of Detroit muscle. Bill Rucker, Rucker Performance, 5518 E. Belknap St., Haltom City, TX 76117 MAP 817-838-3200

Plus, a World War II island-hopping campaign comes to life right here in Fredericksburg. Marvin Schroeder, Nimitz Museum, 340 East Main St., Fredericksburg, TX 78624 MAP 830-456-7226

Weekend of May 9th 2009

Show #1132

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

They’re a pair of home bodies with no choice. They can’t leave their humble abode by the side of the road. Barbara & Randy Hunt, Lometa, TX MAP 361-542-0597

Discover a new career in painting – dots on dominoes! Christine Londenberg, Puremco Dominoes, 5002 S Loop 340, Robinson, TX 76706 MAP 254-662-6084

Plus, meet a man having a hard time saying goodbye to an old flame – his precious, antique firetruck. Randy Davis, 1507 25th Street, Snyder, TX 79549 MAP 325-573-4011 rndavis16@hotmail.com

Weekend of May 2nd 2009

Show #1131

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

For one Waco entrepreneur gas from the city landfill smells like success. Steve Cromeens, Cromeco, Inc. Waco, TX MAP

Play tennis with a 93 year old woman working on a new chapter in life. Betty X. Davis, Austin, TX MAP E-mail: bettyxd@austin.rr.com

Shore up the beach houses left after Hurricane Ike with an Amish timber framer. Danny Schwartz, Schwartz Post & Beam, Sparta, MO. Billy Flannigan, Sore Thumb Construction. Crystal Beach, TX MAP

Weekend of April 25th 2009

Show #1130

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

Visit your favorite characters from the Mister Peppermint children’s show. Vern Dailey, County Line Magazine, Ben Wheeler, TX MAP 903-873-4141

Chow down on “Comeback Ribs,” a barbecue secret hiding in Florida’s Kitchen. Florida Harris, Florida’s Kitchen, 796 FM 350 South, Livingston, TX MAP 936-967-4216

Plus, meet a charity that feeds the hungry with vegetables no one else wants. David Fish, Breedlove, 1818 N. Martin Luther King, Lubbock, TX 79403 MAP 800-687-3663

Weekend of April 18th 2009

Show #1129

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

Meet a man bringing the sounds of the Appalachian Dulcimer to the Piney Woods. Jay Pepper, Union Grove, TX MAP 903-845-3189

Feast on fresh fish flung from a boiling pot. Dot Leadbetter, The Boiling Pot, 201 S. Fulton Beach Rd., Rockport, TX 78382 MAP 361-729-6972

Plus, tour an antique pottery collection with strong Texas roots. Gary Fleet, Byrd Pottery. Tyler, TX MAP gbfleet@suddenlink.net

Weekend of April 11th 2009

Show #1128

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 April 4th 2009

Show #1127

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 March 28th 2009

Show #1126

This week on Texas Country Reporter…
 
Visit a used car lot that sells only one model – the Jeep Grand Wagoneer. Leon Miller, Wagonmaster, 105 Camp Meeting Rd., Kerrville, TX 78028 MAP 830-896-6850

Meet a poet whose work is black and white and read all over. Austin Kleon, Newspaper Blackout Poems, Austin, TX MAP

Plus, set sail to see an endangered species off the Gulf Coast – the rare and majestic Whooping Crane. Captain Tommy Moore, Rockport Birding & Kayak Adventures, Rockport, TX MAP 877-892-4737

Weekend of March 21st 2009

Show #1125

This week on Texas Country Reporter…
 
Jam to the sound of vintage vinyl at 78 revolutions per minute. Bill McClung, Bulverde, TX MAP 214-505-1501

Tour a heavy-duty collection that’s locked up tight. Bob Overbey, Sherman, TX MAP 903-893-5886 or oldsafes@verizon.net

Plus, meet a family exploring their heritage with every stroke of the paintbrush. Leon & Molly Bee Collins. Tejas Antiques, 207 E. Washington, Navasota, Texas 77868 MAP 936-829-3992 or tejasantiques@yahoo.com

Weekend of March 14th 2009

Show #1124

This week on Texas Country Reporter…
 
He’s a hometown hero who turned injury into inspiration. Matt Brown, Idalou, TX MAP 806-892-2123

Meet a man reviving a long-lost woodcraft called Tramp Art. Steve Slaton, Dallas, TX MAP 214-770-5388 heauxbeauxart.com

Plus, go on a search and rescue mission to save the wild donkey. Mark Meyers, Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue, Miles, TX MAP 866-366-5731

Weekend of March 7th 2009

Show #1123

This week on Texas Country Reporter…
 
Go way out west – Way, waaaay out west for a lesson in sustainable science from The Field Lab. John Wells, Alpine, TX 79830 MAP e-mail: lifeoffthegrid@yahoo.com

Visit a drive through with a Creole twist on a Hispanic favorite. Hal Guillory, Uncle Henry’s Tamales, 4358 E. Lucas Dr., Beaumont, TX 77708 MAP 409-924-0302

Plus, meet a duo of doppelgangers fixing cars in Brownwood since the 1940’s. Odus & Orus Stokes, Stokes Bros. Garage, 103 Main St., Brownwood, TX 76801 MAP

Weekend of February 28th 2009

Show #1122

This week on Texas Country Reporter…
 
Meet a doctor scratching the surface of a condition called “the heebie jeebies.” Dr. George Plotkin, 700 Olympic Plaza, Suite 904, Tyler, TX 75701 MAP
 
Flip out over fast French food in an Austin parking lot. Flip Happy Crepes, 400 Jesse St., Austin, TX 78704 MAP 512-552-9034
 
And see how one artist is overcoming a childhood illness to create one-of-a-kind jewelry. Jo Anne Brooks, Laredo, TX MAP joannebrooks1@aol.com

Weekend of February 21st 2009

Show #1121

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

Find out why they call this unbalanced baker the crazy kolache lady. Jody Powers, Zamykal Kolaches, 709 Main Street, Calvert, TX 77837 MAP 979-364-2386

Visit Eve’s Garden, a bed and breakfast oasis in the far west Texas desert. Clyde Curry & Kate Thayer, Eve’s Garden, Ave C and N 3rd St., Marathon, TX 79842 MAP info@evesgarden.org

Plus, meet a military history buff with a knack for restoring old war relics. Mark Witham, Royse City, TX MAP 972-636-7003 or fubarmotorpool.com

Weekend of February 14th 2009

Show #1120

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 February 7th 2009

Show #1119

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 January 31st 2009

Show #1118

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 January 24th 2009

Show #1117

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 January 17th 2009

Show #1116

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

Read more in the magazine article by Senior Producer Jason Anderson

Weekend of January 10th 2009

Show #1115

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 January 3rd 2009

Show #1114

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

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