Texas Country Reporter 2010 Episode Guide

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Weekend of December 25th 2010

Show #1217

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 18th 2010

Show #1216

Merry Christmas from Texas Country Reporter…

Get into the Christmas spirit with an entire line of traditional plum products made right here in Texas. Texas Plum Line, PO Box 7007, Amarillo, TX 79114 MAP 806-352-4083

Catch up with a designer of collectible Santa Clauses who started by making gingerbread houses when he was a boy. Jackie Cruse, J. Cruse Gallery, 201 E. Main Street, Post, TX 79356 MAP 806-990-9907

Plus, we’re ringing in the holiday season with help from a truly dedicated handbell choir. Denton Bell Choir, Denton, TX MAP

Weekend of December 11th 2010

Show #1215

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

Go behind the scenes at NASA with a woman who leads a double life. She’s a scientist by day, and a middle eastern bellydancer at night. Traci Charles, Chanson de Vie dance studio, 425 E NASA Rd 1, Webster, TX MAP

Then, visit a backyard toy factory in a town that’s always Happy. Jerry Sims, The Happy Toymaker, Box 548, Happy, TX 79042 MAP 806-433-2123

Plus, meet the sign language signal caller that helps her students tackle any challenge, on or off the field. Rene Heintschel & Demontrai Lewis, Lufkin, TX MAP

Weekend of December 4th 2010

Show #1214

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

Visit a “bikes only” motel where it’s too bad if you’re not on two wheels. Find out why this overnight in Texas says “no cars allowed.” Deb Rose, D’Rose Inn, 527 S. US Hwy 83, Leakey, TX 78873 MAP 830-232-5246

Then swing by an itty bitty barbecue shack in Lubbock where the secret ingredient is simplicity. Tom & Bingo’s BBQ, Dwayne Clanton, 3006 34th Street, Lubbock, TX 79410-3226 MAP 806-799-1514

Plus, meet the eco-friendly group that turns bottles into artistic glassware with their backyard recycling operation. Steve Chism, C & R Kutt Bottle, Nacogdoches, TX MAP

Weekend of November 27th 2010

Show #1213

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 Texas non-profit group.

Meet the brave men and women of the Buckholts Volunteer Fire Department and see how a new fire station will help them rescue their community. Buckholts, Texas MAP

Weekend of November 20th 2010

Show #1212

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

Get a brand-new, old-fashioned tintype camera from a modern day photographer focused on Civil War era technology. Ty Guillory Cameras, Hainesville, TX MAP

Explore a plant collection that really bites. Texas Triffid Ranch, Paul Riddell, 5930-E Royal Lane, #140, Dallas, TX 75230 MAP

Plus, see a determined boat builder who we met nearly 20 years ago finally complete his biggest project ever. Dr. John Vardiman, Beaumont, TX MAP

Weekend of November 13th 2010

Show #1211

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

Stop by a repair shop that’s fixin’ home-made fried chicken for a hungry lunch crowd. Chicken Earl’s, Earl Langley, 703 S Highway 83, Leakey, TX 78873 MAP 830-232-5001 (OPEN TUESDAYS ONLY)

Meet a talented artist who pieces together shattered family heirlooms. Holly Holland, The Renewal Factory, 198 North Green Street, Hawkins, TX 75765 MAP

Plus, see why the author of more than 50 Hank the Cowdog children’s books is still the same regular guy we met back in 1988. John Erickson, creator of Hank the Cowdog, Perryton, TX MAP

Weekend of November 6th 2010

Show #1210

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

Learn how a pair of breakfast based businesses started right here in the Texas panhandle. Kenneth Bennet, 806-756-4386 & Linda Puckett.

Meet a painter whose heavy hitting sports art is a hit with fans. Robert Hurst, www.adamnfineartist.com. On display at the Texas Sports Hall of Fame, 1108 S University Parks Dr, Waco, TX 76706-1223 MAP 254-756-1633

Plus, get your motor running at a miniature raceway run by a high school shop teacher. Yellow Jacket Raceway, John “Moe” Callison, Mineola High School, Mineola, TX MAP

Weekend of October 30th 2010

Show #1209

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

You don’t know jack about jack-o-lanterns compared to this creative pumpkin carver. The Pumpkin Gutter, Scott Cummins, Perryton, TX MAP

Find out why an Abilene florist wants all her flowers to die before she sends out an order. Dead Flower Society, Connie Rose, 4613 S. 14th St., Abilene, TX MAP 325-627-6556

Plus, meet the men trusted with preserving a sacred Native American tradition that starts in the south Texas scrub brush. La Mota Ranch;

Ted Herrera, Spiritual Leader – nativetejano@sbcglobal.net

Salvador Johnson, Authorized Peyote Broker – 361-586-4710

 

Weekend of October 23rd 2010

Show #1208

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

Meet a man who makes his living playing on the beach. We’ll build Amazin’ sand castles after a class from Amazin’ Walter. South Padre Island, TX MAP

Then, see how a 7th generation Texan uses history to make art worthy of framing. Chris Smith Maps, Leander, TX MAP

Plus, visit a museum that protects Texas farming legacy from the rust of the ages. American Museum of Agriculture, Alton Brazell, 1501 Canyon Lake Drive, Lubbock, TX 79403 MAP 806-239-5796

Weekend of October 16th 2010

Show #1207

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

Take a sneak peek at the upcoming Texas Country Reporter Festival in downtown Waxahachie on Saturday, October 23!

Meet some of the most interesting people we’ve ever featured on TCR – Crowd favorites like Blues Boy Willie, the crazy Kolache lady, and Skidboot’s trainer David Hartwig. It’s a day of arts, crafts, food, fun and music for the whole family.

Plus, enjoy a free concert from 70’s hit band The Grass Roots.

Weekend of October 9th 2010

Show #1206

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

See how this wood carver is using his chainsaw to make art out of devastation on Galveston Island. Jim Phillips, Inshore Sculpture, Galveston, TX MAP 713-724-9515

Stop by Hank’s Ice Cream shop for two scoops of a homemade flavor you can’t find anywhere else. Hank Wiggins, Hank’s Ice Cream, 9291 South Main, Houston, TX 77025 MAP 713-665-5103

Plus, we visit a family farm where everyone helps with the harvest and the kids drive the heavy machinery. Davis family wheat farm, Perryton, TX MAP

Weekend of October 2nd 2010

Show #1205

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

Meet a man who’s taking the high road, the low road, and the scenic route as he hikes the entire perimeter of the Lone Star State. S. Matt Read, Texas Perimeter Hiker, Presidio, TX MAP

Stop by an authentic Italian grocery store five thousand miles from Rome. Paul & Mike DiCarlo, Jimmy’s Food Store, 4901 Bryan Street, Dallas TX, 75206 MAP 214-823-6180

Plus, see how a group of nostalgic citizens banded together to save a 50-foot icon in their hometown – Tex Randall! SaveTexRandall.org, Canyon, TX MAP

Weekend of September 25th 2010

Show #1204

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

Find out why these nature-lovers are collecting wildflower seeds from every species in Texas and sending them to an Arctic bunker. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Minnette Marr, 4801 La Crosse Avenue, Austin, TX 78739 MAP Alpine Office – Michael Eason, 432-837-5474. Special Thanks: The Nature Conservancy

Visit an historic bakery whose famous, yellow donuts have a colorful past and a bright future. Jan and Dale Cohrs, Round Rock Donuts, 106 West Liberty, Round Rock, TX 78664 MAP 512-255-3629

Plus, grab a bite to eat at the Blanco Bowling Club Cafe, where there’s always room to spare. Blanco Bowling Club Cafe, 310 Fourth St., Blanco, TX 78606 MAP 830-833-4416

Weekend of September 18th 2010

Show #1203

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

It’s a real dog and pony show. Brice Chapman shows off the lost art of Trick Roping. Brice Chapman, PO Box 65204 Lubbock, TX MAP 806-470-5760 Web: bricechapman.net

Meet a woman who never runs out of jewelry because she makes it herself. Susan Butler, Conbrio Beads, San Antonio, TX MAP 210-497-0711

Plus, visit an old-time crafts village supported by a community that really practices what they preach. Homestead Heritage Village, P.O. Box 869, Elm Mott, TX 76640 MAP 254-754-9600

Weekend of September 11th 2010

Show #1202

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

Learn how to properly celebrate America’s independence in a class where the red white and blue go boom. Pyrotex, Inc., North Texas

Meet the man behind the hippest indie poster art in Texas. Dirk Fowler, f2 Design, Lubbock, TX MAP 806-470-0759

Plus, find out how a some seeds and a few postage stamps can feed hungry people all around the world. Sean and Holly Hirshberg, The Dinner Garden, P.O. Box 700686 San Antonio, TX 78270-0686 MAP 210-979-1776 or info@dinnergarden.org

Weekend of September 4th 2010

Show #1201

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

Meet a pair of school teachers who want the town of Glen Rose to learn the value of pi. Rhonda Cagle & Jean Ford, Pie Peddlers, 102 Walnut Street, Glen Rose, TX 76043 MAP

Visit a “bed and sushi” hotel where you can get a lesson in origami. Donovan Sparhawk, Sparhawk Bed & Breakfast, 3695 South 1st St., Abilene, TX 79605 MAP 325-437-3729

Plus, see why these soldiers are trading war stories for bedtime stories, with a little help from the USO. Linda Robinson, Volunteer Coordinator, USO Dallas/Fort Worth MAP 972-574-3383

Weekend of August 28th 2010

Show #1200

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

Listen to a classic country tune written by a roughneck from the West Texas oil patches named Slim Willet. Joe Specht, Box 637, McMurry Station, Abilene, TX 79697 MAP 325-793-4697

See how one man is turning a profit with signposts that are a cut above the competition. Steve Littlejohn, Wolfforth, TX 79382 MAP Web: barberpoles.us

Plus, meet an inspiring artist who has carved out a new life for herself. Marika, Seguin, TX MAP 830-433-4315 Marika’s Blog E-mail: marikasculptures@gmail.com

Weekend of August 21st 2010

Show #1199

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

Meet a man who overcame childhood tragedy to become the self-proclaimed “World’s Greatest Private Investigator.” JJ Armes, The Investigators, 1717 Montana Ave., El Paso, TX 79902 MAP 915-532-5739

See how one artist plans to go out in style in his art glass casket. Chris McCasland, Brazoria, TX MAP Web: pangardenstudio.com

Plus, remember generations long gone by with help from a cemetery photographer. Wes Underwood, 6131 37th street, Lubbock , TX 79401 MAP 806-544-4148

Weekend of August 14th 2010

Show #1198

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 August 7th 2010

Show #1197

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

Weekend of July 31st 2010

Show #1196

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

See how this wood carver is using his chainsaw to make art out of devastation on Galveston Island. Jim Phillips, Inshore Sculpture, Galveston, TX MAP 713-724-9515

Stop by Hank’s Ice Cream shop for two scoops of a homemade flavor you can’t find anywhere else. Hank Wiggins, Hank’s Ice Cream, 9291 South Main, Houston, TX 77025 MAP 713-665-5103

Plus, we visit a family farm where everyone helps with the harvest and the kids drive the heavy machinery. Davis family wheat farm, Perryton, TX MAP

Weekend of July 24th 2010

Show #1195

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

Meet a man who’s taking the high road, the low road, and the scenic route as he hikes the entire perimeter of the Lone Star State. S. Matt Read, Texas Perimeter Hiker, Presidio, TX MAP

Stop by an authentic Italian grocery store five thousand miles from Rome. Paul & Mike DiCarlo, Jimmy’s Food Store, 4901 Bryan Street, Dallas TX, 75206 MAP 214-823-6180

Plus, see how a group of nostalgic citizens banded together to save a 50-foot icon in their hometown – Tex Randall! SaveTexRandall.org, Canyon, TX MAP

Weekend of July 17th 2010

Show #1194

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

Find out why these nature-lovers are collecting wildflower seeds from every species in Texas and sending them to an Arctic bunker. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Minnette Marr, 4801 La Crosse Avenue, Austin, TX 78739 MAP Alpine Office – Michael Eason, 432-837-5474. Special Thanks: The Nature Conservancy

Visit an historic bakery whose famous, yellow donuts have a colorful past and a bright future. Jan and Dale Cohrs, Round Rock Donuts, 106 West Liberty, Round Rock, TX 78664 MAP 512-255-3629

Plus, grab a bite to eat at the Blanco Bowling Club Cafe, where there’s always room to spare. Blanco Bowling Club Cafe, 310 Fourth St., Blanco, TX 78606 MAP 830-833-4416

Weekend of July 10th 2010

Show #1193

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

It’s a real dog and pony show. Brice Chapman shows off the lost art of Trick Roping. Brice Chapman, PO Box 65204 Lubbock, TX MAP 806-470-5760 Web: bricechapman.net

Meet a woman who never runs out of jewelry because she makes it herself. Susan Butler, Conbrio Beads, San Antonio, TX MAP 210-497-0711

Plus, visit an old-time crafts village supported by a community that really practices what they preach. Homestead Heritage Village, P.O. Box 869, Elm Mott, TX 76640 MAP 254-754-9600

Weekend of July 3rd 2010

Show #1192

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

Learn how to properly celebrate America’s independence in a class where the red white and blue go boom. Pyrotex, Inc., North Texas

Meet the man behind the hippest indie poster art in Texas. Dirk Fowler, f2 Design, Lubbock, TX MAP 806-470-0759

Plus, find out how a some seeds and a few postage stamps can feed hungry people all around the world. Sean and Holly Hirshberg, The Dinner Garden, P.O. Box 700686 San Antonio, TX 78270-0686 MAP 210-979-1776 or info@dinnergarden.org

Weekend of June 26th 2010

Show #1191

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

Meet a martial artist who’s always sharpening his knife-throwing skills. Mike Bainton, South Austin Karate, 10203 Old Manchaca Rd., Austin, TX 78748 MAP 512-280-0611 knifethrower1@gmail.com

Head on over to a historic hat shop in downtown Fort Worth. Joe Peters, Peters Bros Hats, 909 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102 MAP 817-335-1715 joe@pbhats.com

Plus, visit a ranch where it’s ok to shoot the animals….with a camera. Sally Crofit, Fennessey Ranch, Bayside, TX MAP 361-529-6600 fenranch@sbcglobal.net

Weekend of June 19th 2010

Show #1190

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

Meet the man behind the massive metal markers in Fort Stockton. Brian Norwood, Fort Stockton, TX MAP web: www.briannorwoodart.com

Venture to the edge of the desert for some authentic Mexican food. Lourdes Pearson, The Little Diner, 7209 7th St., Canutillo, TX 79835 MAP 915-877-2176

Plus, visit the birthplace of an everyday invention – the shopping cart. Don Kaspar, Kaspar Wire Works, PO Box 667, Shiner, TX 77984 MAP 361-594-3327

Weekend of June 12th 2010

Show #1189

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

It’s a trio of treasures you can’t find anywhere else.

Take a trip down memory lane with a nostalgic art collection of old road signs. Bennie Frazier, Bennie’s Attic, 216 S Leggett Dr, Abilene, TX, 79605-1628 MAP 325-675-6700 greigfraz4gus@aol.com

Visit the only place in the world with Red Plume Agate stones. Trey and Jan Woodward, Woodward Ranch, Alpine, TX MAP 432-364-2271

Plus, enjoy a sticky, sweet treat sold only in San Marcos. Manske Rolls, Ruben Becerra, Gil’s Broiler, 328 North LBJ Drive, San Marcos, TX 78666-5624 MAP 512-392-4595

Weekend of June 5th 2010

Show #1188

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

Go toe to toe with a champion arm wrestler. Curtis Chiappone, Clyde, TX MAP

Visit the little-known town of Oplin, where a country store is the only business left. Vera Owens at the Jot Um Down Store, 19315 Farm to Market Road 604 South,
Clyde, TX 79510-7615 MAP 325-529-4267

Plus, meet the next generation of two-steppers keeping the Oplin Opry alive. Lowell Johnson, www.grandoleoplin.com MAP

Weekend of May 29th 2010

Show #1187

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

Spring into action with an Olympic coach who gets a jump on the competition. Trampoline Coach Amanda Bailey; Ready, Set, Go, 5828 West 50th, Lubbock, TX 79424 MAP Web: rsg-ae.com

Visit a neighborhood dedicated to the Airstream travel trailer. North Texas Airstream Community, 200 Walnut Hill Ave. #1, Hillsboro, TX 76645 MAP Web: ntaci.org

Plus, honor our fallen soldiers at an unfinished monument that one man is determined to complete. Robert Stapleton, Granbury, TX MAP 817-579-1966 Web: waterfallcentersofamerica.com E-mail: veteranfalls@yahoo.com

Weekend of May 22nd 2010

Show #1186

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

Meet a pair of school teachers who want the town of Glen Rose to learn the value of pi. Rhonda Cagle & Jean Ford, Pie Peddlers, 102 Walnut Street, Glen Rose, TX 76043 MAP

Visit a “bed and sushi” hotel where you can get a lesson in origami. Donovan Sparhawk, Sparhawk Bed & Breakfast, 3695 South 1st St., Abilene, TX 79605 MAP 325-437-3729

Plus, see why these soldiers are trading war stories for bedtime stories, with a little help from the USO. Linda Robinson, Volunteer Coordinator, USO Dallas/Fort Worth MAP 972-574-3383

Weekend of May 15th 2010

Show #1185

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

Listen to a classic country tune written by a roughneck from the West Texas oil patches named Slim Willet. Joe Specht, Box 637, McMurry Station, Abilene, TX 79697 MAP 325-793-4697

See how one man is turning a profit with signposts that are a cut above the competition. Steve Littlejohn, Wolfforth, TX 79382 MAP Web: barberpoles.us

Plus, meet an inspiring artist who has carved out a new life for herself. Marika, Seguin, TX MAP 830-433-4315 Marika’s Blog E-mail: marikasculptures@gmail.com

Weekend of May 8th 2010

Show #1184

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

Meet a man who overcame childhood tragedy to become the self-proclaimed “World’s Greatest Private Investigator.” JJ Armes, The Investigators, 1717 Montana Ave., El Paso, TX 79902 MAP 915-532-5739

See how one artist plans to go out in style in his art glass casket. Chris McCasland, Brazoria, TX MAP Web: pangardenstudio.com

Plus, remember generations long gone by with help from a cemetery photographer. Wes Underwood, 6131 37th street, Lubbock , TX 79401 MAP 806-544-4148

Weekend of May 1st 2010

Show #1183

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

Meet a martial artist who’s always sharpening his knife-throwing skills. Mike Bainton, South Austin Karate, 10203 Old Manchaca Rd., Austin, TX 78748 MAP 512-280-0611 knifethrower1@gmail.com

Head on over to a historic hat shop in downtown Fort Worth. Joe Peters, Peters Bros Hats, 909 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102 MAP 817-335-1715 joe@pbhats.com

Plus, visit a ranch where it’s ok to shoot the animals….with a camera. Sally Crofit, Fennessey Ranch, Bayside, TX MAP 361-529-6600 fenranch@sbcglobal.net

Weekend of April 24th 2010

Show #1182

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

Meet the man behind the massive metal markers in Fort Stockton. Brian Norwood, Fort Stockton, TX MAP web: www.briannorwoodart.com

Venture to the edge of the desert for some authentic Mexican food. Lourdes Pearson, The Little Diner, 7209 7th St., Canutillo, TX 79835 MAP 915-877-2176

Plus, visit the birthplace of an everyday invention – the shopping cart. Don Kaspar, Kaspar Wire Works, PO Box 667, Shiner, TX 77984 MAP 361-594-3327

Weekend of April 17th 2010

Show #1181

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

It’s a trio of treasures you can’t find anywhere else.

Take a trip down memory lane with a nostalgic art collection of old road signs. Bennie Frazier, Bennie’s Attic, 216 S Leggett Dr, Abilene, TX, 79605-1628 MAP 325-675-6700 greigfraz4gus@aol.com

Visit the only place in the world with Red Plume Agate stones. Trey and Jan Woodward, Woodward Ranch, Alpine, TX MAP 432-364-2271

Plus, enjoy a sticky, sweet treat sold only in San Marcos. Manske Rolls, Ruben Becerra, Gil’s Broiler, 328 North LBJ Drive, San Marcos, TX 78666-5624 MAP 512-392-4595

Weekend of April 10th 2010

Show #1180

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

Go toe to toe with a champion arm wrestler. Curtis Chiappone, Clyde, TX MAP

Visit the little-known town of Oplin, where a country store is the only business left. Vera Owens at the Jot Um Down Store, 19315 Farm to Market Road 604 South,
Clyde, TX 79510-7615 MAP 325-529-4267

Plus, meet the next generation of two-steppers keeping the Oplin Opry alive. Lowell Johnson, www.grandoleoplin.com MAP

Weekend of April 3rd 2010

Show #1179

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

Save room for a breakfast treat that’s pure sweet East Texas tradition. Cane Syrup, Floyd Boyett, 120 Willow Run, Lumberton, TX 77657 MAP 409-755-1128 Web: syrupmakers.com

Visit a company in San Antonio that still sews Old Glory by hand. Dixie Flag Company, Pete Van de Putte, 1930 N. Pan Am Expressway, San Antonio, TX 78208 MAP 210-227-5039

Plus, see how a group of pound puppies is getting a new lease on life thanks to the Texas prison system. Cell Dogs, Kyle Correctional Center, Kyle, TX and PAWS Animal Shelter, 500 FM 150 East, Kyle, Texas 78640 MAP Kathy Turney, 512-268-1611

Weekend of March 27th 2010

Show #1178

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

Meet a hospital chaplain who’s unlikely hobby makes him Lord of the Dragonflies. Jerry Hatfield, Lubbock, TX MAP E-mail: dragonflywatcher1029@yahoo.com

Go on a wild goose chase with a collector who isn’t afraid to toot his own horn. Gary Chambers, Tivoli, TX MAP

Plus, discover never before seen history at the Daughters of the Republic of Texas’ Alamo library. Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205 MAP 210-225-1071

Weekend of March 20th 2010

Show #1177

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

Float like a bobber at a cabin that’s a new experience in Texas fishing. Captain Carl’s Cabins, Carl Wentrcek, 261 Porpoise Court, Corpus Christi, TX, 78418 MAP 361-937-0868 captaincarl.com

Find out why this Alpaca is spitting mad. Chuck & Leigh Thomas, Hill Country Alpacas, 858 Moffett Rd., Medina, TX 78055 MAP 830-589-7750 hillcountryalpacas.com

Plus, take in some culture at a Mount Vernon music store. Mark Miller, P.O. Box 719, Mount Vernon, TX 75457 MAP 903-563-3780 mountvernonmusic.org

Weekend of March 13th 2010

Show #1176

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 March 6th 2010

Show #1175

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

Spring into action with an Olympic coach who gets a jump on the competition. Trampoline Coach Amanda Bailey; Ready, Set, Go, 5828 West 50th, Lubbock, TX 79424 MAP Web: rsg-ae.com

Visit a neighborhood dedicated to the Airstream travel trailer. North Texas Airstream Community, 200 Walnut Hill Ave. #1, Hillsboro, TX 76645 MAP Web: ntaci.org

Plus, honor our fallen soldiers at an unfinished monument that one man is determined to complete. Robert Stapleton, Granbury, TX MAP 817-579-1966 Web: waterfallcentersofamerica.com E-mail: veteranfalls@yahoo.com

Weekend of February 27th 2010

Show #1174

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

Save room for a breakfast treat that’s pure sweet East Texas tradition. Cane Syrup, Floyd Boyett, 120 Willow Run, Lumberton, TX 77657 MAP 409-755-1128 Web: syrupmakers.com

Visit a company in San Antonio that still sews Old Glory by hand. Dixie Flag Company, Pete Van de Putte, 1930 N. Pan Am Expressway, San Antonio, TX 78208 MAP 210-227-5039

Plus, see how a group of pound puppies is getting a new lease on life thanks to the Texas prison system. Cell Dogs, Kyle Correctional Center, Kyle, TX and PAWS Animal Shelter, 500 FM 150 East, Kyle, Texas 78640 MAP Kathy Turney, 512-268-1611

Weekend of February 20th 2010

Show #1173

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

Meet a hospital chaplain who’s unlikely hobby makes him Lord of the Dragonflies. Jerry Hatfield, Lubbock, TX MAP E-mail: dragonflywatcher1029@yahoo.com

Go on a wild goose chase with a collector who isn’t afraid to toot his own horn. Gary Chambers, Tivoli, TX MAP

Plus, discover never before seen history at the Daughters of the Republic of Texas’ Alamo library. Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205 MAP 210-225-1071

Weekend of February 13th 2010

Show #1172

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

Float like a bobber at a cabin that’s a new experience in Texas fishing. Captain Carl’s Floating Cabins, Carl Wentrcek, 261 Porpoise Court, Corpus Christi, TX, 78418 MAP 361-937-0868 captaincarl.com

Find out why this Alpaca is spitting mad. Chuck & Leigh Thomas, Hill Country Alpacas, 858 Moffett Rd., Medina, TX 78055 MAP 830-589-7750 hillcountryalpacas.com

Plus, take in some culture at a Mount Vernon music store. Mark Miller, P.O. Box 719, Mount Vernon, TX 75457 MAP 903-563-3780 mountvernonmusic.org

Weekend of February 6th 2010

Show #1171

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 January 30th 2010

Show #1170

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 January 23rd 2010

Show #1169

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 January 16th 2010

Show #1168

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 January 9th 2010

Show #1167

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 January 2nd 2010

Show #1166

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

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