Texas Country Reporter 2013 Episode Guide

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Weekend of December 28th 2013

Show #1374

This week on Texas Country Reporter,

Zoom through the Hill Country on the fastest highway in the country – Toll Road 130.

Take to the skies with a family who breathes new life into old airplanes. Ezell Aviation, Nelson & Chad Ezell, 622 County Road 150, #311, Breckenridge, TX MAP 254-559-3051

Find out our viewer’s choice for Texas’ Best Mexican Food.

Plus, feel the music all around you with a group of strolling string players. Satin Strings, Permian High School Orchestra, Todd Berridge, 1800 E 42nd St, Odessa, TX 79762 MAP 432-456-0039

Weekend of December 21st 2013

Show #1373

This week on Texas Country Reporter,

Get in the Christmas spirit along the Hill Country Trail of Lights.

Meet a woman whose high-end Santa figures appear in luxury stores all over the world. Forever Christmas, Chelsea & Jim Fair, Garland, TX MAP 972-272-3332

Find out how a crucial ingredient for all your holiday baking is made right here in Texas. Adams Best vanilla extract, Gonzales, TX MAP512-359-3050

Plus, see how one family comes together to preserve memories at Christmas. Grave of Old Joe, Doc Fowler’s Horse. Tony Multer, Rowena, TX MAP

Weekend of December 14th 2013

Show #1372

This week on Texas Country Reporter,

Get in the Christmas spirit with a trip to the Yesterland Tree Farm. Chuck & Camma Bozeman, Yesterland Farm, 15410 Interstate 20, Canton, TX 75103 MAP 903-567-2255

Meet a woman who celebrates the season all year long with her custom ornaments. Pattilu Bowlsby, Garland, TX MAP 972-496-1963

Find out where to see Texas’ Best Christmas Lights.

Plus, meet a man who turns leftover scraps of paper into heartfelt gifts. Don Herring, Lakeridge UMC, 4701 82nd Street, Lubbock, TX MAP 806-794-4015

Weekend of December 7th 2013

Show #1371

This week on Texas Country Reporter,

Find out more about a light bulb that’s in the running for a world record. Palace Theatre Bulb, Stockyards Museum, 131 E. Exchange #113, Fort Worth, TX 76164 MAP 817-625-5082

Meet a woodworker who marches to the beat of his own drums. Cliff Scott, Brass Ball Drums, Buda, TX MAP 512-906-8993

Get our vacation ideas for a Texpedition to the number one tourist city in the state – San Antonio!

Plus, see how an old school bus is spreading good books and good karma. The W.O.W. Bus, Tina Stoval, 1455 W. Magnolia, Fort Worth, TX 76104 MAP

Weekend of November 30th 2013

Show #1370

This week on Texas Country Reporter,

Get in the giving spirit as we help our friends at Mueller give away a free metal building to a Texas non-profit agency. It’s our 5th annual Helping Hand giveaway!

Weekend of November 23rd 2013

Show #1369

This week on Texas Country Reporter,

Tour the painted churches of central Texas.

Meet a man who makes his braided rawhide art with tons of tedious twisting. Leland Hensley, Meridian, TX MAP

Get ideas for your next getaway when we reveal Texas Best Bed & Breakfast.

Plus, find out how this former football player is painting through his pain. Baron Batch, Texas Tech & Pittsburgh Steelers, Lubbock, TX MAP

Weekend of November 16th 2013

Show #1368

This week on Texas Country Reporter,

We’ll take a whole new look a the battle of the Alamo, and discover the historic sites scattered around modern-day San Antonio. Dean Kirkpatrick, The Alamo Story and Battleground Tour, San Antonio, TX MAP

Find out how one beloved beer is brewed right here in Texas. Jimmy Mauric, Shiner Brewmaster, Spoetzl Brewey, 603 E Brewery St, Shiner, TX 77984 MAP 361-594-3852

Plus, go on a guided tour of the official Texas State Cemetery with Governor and history buff Rick Perry. 909 Navasota St, Austin, TX 78702 MAP 512-463-0605

Weekend of November 9th 2013

Show #1367

This week on Texas Country Reporter,

Visit a designer department store in the middle of the desert. Prada Store, outside Marfa, TX MAP

Cross the border into a remote Mexican village that’s once again open for tourists. Boquillas Border Crossing, Big Bend National Park, TX MAP

Get our travel ideas on a Texpedition to Corpus Christi.

Plus, we’ll tell you the inspiring story behind the cookbook Roxy’s Recipes. Roxanne Roundtree, North Zulch, TX MAP

Order a copy of Roxy’s Recipes!

Weekend of November 2nd 2013

Show #1366

This week on Texas Country Reporter,

Get up close and personal with a giant of Texas history. Sam Houston Statue, Huntsville, TX MAP (Note: Park at the visitor’s center, NOT along the highway. It’s illegal and dangerous.)

Meet a painter who’s entered the art world with a bang. Ronny D. Green, Blast Art, Plainview, TX MAP 806-685-8585

Find out who has Texas’ Best fried chicken.

Plus, ride along for one of the longest canoe races in the world, and meet the family who makes many of the winning boats. Jack Spencer, Spencer Canoes, 9515 FM 1979, Martindale, TX 78655 MAP 512-357-6113

Weekend of October 26th 2013

Show #1365

This week on Texas Country Reporter,

No little teapots here. We’ll visit one that claims to be the largest in the world. At Martha’s Bloomers, 8101 Hwy 6, Navasota, TX 77868 MAP

Meet a man with a heavy load to bear. John Klemp, “The Iron Rider,” bicycle junk hauler, Abilene, TX MAP

See how a famous pickle is Made in Texas. Best Maid Products, P.O. Box 1809, Fort Worth, TX 76101 MAP 1-800-447-3581

Plus, find out why bits of beach trash have put one artist on a crusade for change. Shelia Rogers, Oceans of Plastic, Corpus Christi, TX MAP

Weekend of October 19th 2013

Show #1364

This week on Texas Country Reporter,

Find out all about the 18th annual Texas Country Reporter Festival in Waxahachie on Saturday, October 26th.

We’ll look back at how we met some of the people who will be joining us that day, including Biti Pies, Enedina Vasquez, and The Prairie Dogs.

Weekend of October 12th 2013

Show #1363

This week on Texas Country Reporter,

See how one county pays tribute to the cattle industry. Mitchell County Brand Wall, Colorado City, TX MAP

Meet a woman who likes to get bugged while she’s working. Dr. Kim Lohmeyer, Tick Research, Knipling-Bushland Laboratory, 2700 Fredericksburg Rd., Kerrville, TX 78028 MAP 830-792-0312

Visit the places our viewers voted Texas’ Best Flea Markets.

Plus, find out why these talented twins left Nashville behind, and came back to the family farm. Katy, Penny & Ben Clark, The Purple Hulls, Kilgore, TX MAP

Weekend of October 5th 2013

Show #1362

This week on Texas Country Reporter,

Visit the first liquor store turned museum we’ve ever seen. Waymore’s, SW corner of Waylon Jennings Blvd & Hall Ave., Littlefield, TX MAP

Find out why this remote resort holds a special place for a small group of lawmen. Indian Hot Springs, outside of Sierra Blanca, TX MAP

Plan your next vacation with help from our new segment, Texpeditions.

Plus, meet a woman who weaves her family traditions into every dress she makes. Lisa Perello, Flamenco Dressmaker, San Antonio, TX MAP 210-254-9180

Weekend of September 28th 2013

Show #1361

This week on Texas Country Reporter,

Find out why this rock has hikers spellbound. Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, 16710 Ranch Rd. 965, Fredericksburg, TX 78624 MAP 830-685-3636

Meet an artist who’s known by police all over the state. Kevin Johnson, Bits & Spurs, Clarendon, TX MAP kjshooter@hotmail.com

See how this dry, cracked land supports a century-old business. D’Hanis Brick & Tile Company, 311 E. Nakoma, San Antonio, TX 78216 MAP 210-525-8142

Plus, seek out the lost remnants of what used to be the most important highway in America. Dan L. Smith, Bankhead Highway, Van Horn, TX MAP danlsmith@mindspring.com

Weekend of September 21st 2013

Show #1360

This week on Texas Country Reporter,

We’ll see how some artists are planting their ideas up in the Panhandle.

Meet a sword maker who slices through his competition. Daniel Watson, Angel Swords, Driftwood, TX MAP 512-847-9679

Find out where some of the most interesting, most historic, and most important bridges are in Texas.

Plus, we’ll walk the high wire with a circus prodigy who’s about to retire. Fletcher Runyan, Big Top RV Park, Sweetwater, TX MAP 619-884-2598

Weekend of September 14th 2013

Show #1359

This week on a special edition of Texas Country Reporter,

Wildfires devastated Bastrop County more than a year and a half ago, but hope is alive with the residents who still call it home.

See how hordes of volunteers are helping Mother Nature repair herself at historic Bastrop State Park. MAP Jamie Hackett, Park Superintendent – 512-321-1673

Pete Smith, Texas A&M Forest Service – 979-458-6650

Andrea Fonseca – Aggie Replant

Then, meet a couple who lost their home, but not their resolve, as they personally rebuild using the very trees that caught fire. Robert & Jamaica Morz, Lost Pines Log Pull, Paige, Texas MAP

Weekend of September 7th 2013

Show #1358

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

Take a drive down memory lane at Dick’s Classic Car Garage. Dick Burdick, 120 Stagecoach Trail, San Marcos, TX MAP 512-878-2406

Meet an artist whose work has a heavenly glow. Stacey Watkins. Art displayed at Your Private Collection Gallery, 106 N. Houston, Granbury TX 76048 MAP 817-579-7733

Plan a road trip to view Texas Best Wildflowers.

Plus, see how one small town landed the big radio voice of a living legend. DJ Barry Kaye, KHLB 102.5, Mason, TX MAP

Weekend of August 31st 2013

Show #1357

This week on Texas Country Reporter...

Go shopping at a store that sells nothing but mariachi supplies. Rene Benavidez, Mariachi Connection, 2106 W. Commerce St., San Antonio, TX 78207 MAP 210-271-3655

Visit a museum dedicated to homegrown hoops players. Coach Bob Springer, Texas Basketball Museum, Corner of Augsburg Avenue & Hauptstrasse Street, Carmine, TX MAP 979-278-4222

Find out which steakhouses were voted Texas Best.

Plus, meet a photographer who’s preserving historic images for future generations. Ron Randolf, Doc McGregor Collection, Corpus Christi Museum of Science & History, 1900 N. Chaparral Street,
Corpus Christi, TX 78401 MAP 361-826-4667

Weekend of August 24th 2013

Show #1356

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

Find out how one historic, Dallas diner is still on a roll after 75 years. Michael Sealy, The Mecca, Dallas, TX MAP 214-325-0051

Cast a line at a family-friendly fishing pier that’s become a local tradition. Copano Pier, Rockport, TX MAP

Expand your cultural horizons at Texas Best Art Museums.

Plus, renowned artist Bill Worrell shows us his latest, and most personal project ever. Garden of Thorns, Art, TX MAP

Weekend of August 17th 2013

Show #1355

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

See how the activities at one museum bring the past to life. Museum of the Coastal Bend, 2200 East Red River Victoria, TX 77901 MAP 361-582-2511

Find out what happens to every piece of lost, abandoned, and seized airport property in Texas. Lisa Spencer, State of Texas Surplus Store, 6506 Bolm Road Austin, TX 78721-1990 MAP 512-463-1990

Tour the parks that finished atop our poll for Texas Best Camping.

Plus, visit the most diverse animal sanctuary in the country. Ben Callison & Noelle Almrud, Black Beauty Ranch, 12526 County Road 3806, Murchison, TX 75778 MAP 903-469-3811

Weekend of August 10th 2013

Show #1354

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

Find out which town is named after a historic “round rock.”

Visit an old-fashioned shoe-repair business that’s been operating for more than 100 years. Messina’s Shoe Repair, Grapevine, TX MAP 817-481-2721

Chow down at our viewers’ choice for Texas Best Burger Joint.

Plus, meet an inspiring artist who uses glass to reflect on her culture. Enedina Vasquez, San Antonio, TX MAP

Weekend of August 3rd 2013

Show #1353

This week on Texas Country Reporter Summer Vacation…

Meet an announcer whose Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame immortalizes local legends. Al Pickett, Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame, 241 Pine St., Abilene, TX 79601 MAP 325-668-3685 info@bigcountryhalloffame.org

Soar along a summer ocean breeze with help from one tiny kite shop. Ralph Pyle, Fly It Port A Kite Shop, 405 W Avenue G, Port Aransas, TX 78373 MAP 361-749-4190

Plus, find out why this herd of goats is wandering through the middle of town. Lani Malmberg, Ewe4ic Ecological Services, Cheyenne, WY MAP 970-219-0451

Weekend of July 27th 2013

Show #1352

This week on Texas Country Reporter Summer Vacation…

It’s one of the best boulder climbing spots in the world, and it’s right here in Texas. Jason Kehl, bouldering guide, Hueco Tanks State Park, 6900 Hueco Tanks Road No. 1 , El Paso, TX 79938 MAP 915-857-1135

Take a load off at an historic hotel in the middle of nowhere. Hotel El Capitan, 100 E. Broadway, Van Horn, TX 79855 MAP 877-283-1220

Plus, see how one man uses his artistic mind to preserve Native American culture. Duane Pasco, Poulsbo, WA MAP 360-779-5584

Weekend of July 20th 2013

Show #1351

This week on Texas Country Reporter Summer Vacation…

Beat the summer heat with one artist’s sub-zero sculptures. Terry Gouley, Midland, TX MAP 432-522-1573 www.icemasters.com

Find out why a herd of buffalo are flying over Abilene. Frontier Texas!, 625 North First Street, Abilene, TX 79601 MAP 325-437-2800

Plus, take a trip to the birthplace of the kazoo and see how this humble instrument gets a handmade touch. The Original American Kazoo Company, 8703 South Main Street, Eden, NY 14057 MAP 716-992-3960

Weekend of July 13th 2013

Show #1350

This week on Texas Country Reporter Summer Vacation…

Meet the men responsible for protecting and showcasing the largest colony of bats in the entire world. Fran Hutchins, Bracken Bat Flights, near Natural Bridge Caverns MAP 210-651-6101

Escape the summer heat with a Northeastern detour to one of the oldest companies in America. King Arthur Flour Company, 135 US Route 5 South, Norwich, Vermont 05055 MAP 802-649-3361

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 July 6th 2013

Show #1349

This week on Texas Country Reporter Summer Vacation…

Visit an old-fashioned sweet shop on the Galveston strand. La King’s Confectionery, Jack King, 2323 Strand Rear Street, Galveston, TX 77550, MAP 409-762-6100

Meet a husband and wife who make premium tables just for dominos. Mario & Shirley Bello, El Cubanito, 9500 NW 79 AVE, Suite 3, Miami, FL 33016 MAP 305-725-5412

Plus, we explore the unique tradition of 9-pin bowling in the Hill Country. Blanco Bowling Club Cafe, 310 Fourth St., Blanco, TX 78606 MAP 830-833-4416

Weekend of June 29th 2013

Show #1348

This week on Texas Country Reporter Summer Vacation…

Meet a man who’s taking a stand about his favorite water sport – stand up paddle boarding. Geoffrey Bailey, SUPNB.com, New Braunfels, TX MAP 830-660-9899

Visit a small town cafe where the chicken fried steaks can outnumber the citizens. Mary Tretter, Mary’s Cafe, 119 Grant Ave, Strawn, TX MAP 254-672-5741

Plus, visit the “land of the sun” to see how one man makes a living combining art and science into sundials. John Carmichael, Sundial Sculptures, 925 East Foothills Drive, Tucson, AZ 85718 MAP 520-696-1709

Weekend of June 22nd 2013

Show #1347

This week on Texas Country Reporter Summer Vacation…

Take a dip in one of the state’s best swimming holes. Charles Neuman, Wes Cooksey Park, Camp Wood, TX 78833 MAP 830-597-3223

See a sticky sight that’s as gross as it is engrossing. Market Theater Gum Wall, 1428 Post Alley Seattle, WA 98101 MAP

Plus, go behind the scenes as a “penguin-keeper for a day” at Moody Gardens. Maggie Reynolds, Moody Gardens, One Hope Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77554 MAP 409-683-4166

Weekend of June 15th 2013

Show #1346

This week on Texas Country Reporter Summer Vacation…

See Mount Rushmore like you never have before – up close and personal. We’ll meet the men who climb all over this national monument. Duane Bubac, Mount Rushmore Ropes Team, 13000 Highway 244, Keystone, South Dakota MAP 605-574-3171

Visit Galveston’s latest landmark fun spot – the rebuilt Pleasure Pier. Mark Cane, Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, 2501 Seawall Blvd., Galveston Island, TX 77550 MAP 1-855-789-7437

Plus, we’ll tour a collection of rare artifacts at the Alamo. Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205 MAP 210-225-1071

Weekend of June 8th 2013

Show #1345

This week on Texas Country Reporter Summer Vacation…

Meet a man who’s bringing the far east to Fort Worth. Scott Brooks, Japanese Garden, Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76107 MAP 817-871-7686

Tour an exclusive museum where the best artists will never be displayed. Louise Reilly Sacco, Museum of Bad Art (MOBA), 580 High Street, Dedham, Massachusetts 02026-1845 MAP 781-444-6757

Plus, visit an amusement park where children of all abilities get to play side-by-side. Gordon Hartman, Morgan’s Wonderland, 5223 David Edwards Drive, San Antonio, TX 78233 MAP 210-637-3434

Weekend of June 1st 2013

Show #1344

This week on Texas Country Reporter Summer Vacation…

We’ll see what a man can do with a meteorite. Odessa Meteor Crater Museum, Tom Rodman, 3100 Meteor Crater Road, Odessa, TX 79764 MAP 432-381-0946. Meteorite Jewelry – Randy Bryant, P.O. Box 8009, Midland, TX 79708. 432-694-3822

We’ll find out exactly what’s in the middle of nowhere – Nowhere, Oklahoma.

And we’ll meet a family of dolphins who live along our Texas coast. George and Scarlet Colley, PO Box 2611, S. Padre Island, TX 78597 MAP 956-761-7178 or fin2feather@aol.com

Weekend of May 25th 2013

Show #1343

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

Find out where famous outlaws Bonnie and Clyde were laid to rest.

Meet a woman whose festive footwear funds food bank philanthropy. Vicki Siptak, San Antonio, TX MAP 210-496-7755 vicki-siptak@satx.rr.com

Experience the beauty of nature at Texas’ Best Arboretum.

Plus, meet astronomers exploring “the final frontier” from a remote, west Texas outpost. Professor Don Winget, 3640 Dark Sky Drive, McDonald Observatory, TX 79734 MAP 877-984-7827

Weekend of May 18th 2013

Show #1342

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

Take the high road up to the highest point in Texas – Guadalupe Peak.MAP

Bid, set and score with domino die-hards at the Texas State 42 Championship. Hallettsville, TX MAP Book: Winning 42 by Dennis Roberson.

Find out who makes Texas’ Best Ice Cream.

Plus, it’s the only business in Valentine. Find out why this far flung dentist prefers to be in the middle of nowhere. Iris Korus, Valentine, TX MAP 432-467-2064

Weekend of May 11th 2013

Show #1341

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

Take a tour of the BBQ Capital of Texas. Lockhart, TX MAP

Meet a woman who finds art hiding inside of sardine cans. Grace Walker, La Grange, TX MAP 512-581-2849

Cool off at your picks for Texas Best Lake.

Plus, drive down the road in style with help from Honest John’s Caddy Corner. John Foust, 12603 W Fm 407, Justin, TX MAP 888-592-2339

Weekend of May 4th 2013

Show #1340

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

Zoom through the Hill Country on the fastest highway in the country – Toll Road 130.

Take to the skies with a family who breathes new life into old airplanes. Ezell Aviation, Nelson & Chad Ezell, 622 County Road 150, #311, Breckenridge, TX MAP 254-559-3051

Find out our viewer’s choice for Texas’ Best Mexican Food.

Plus, feel the music all around you with a group of strolling string players. Satin Strings, Permian High School Orchestra, Todd Berridge, 1800 E 42nd St, Odessa, TX 79762 MAP 432-456-0039

Weekend of April 27th 2013

Show #1339

This week on a special edition of Texas Country Reporter,

Wildfires devastated Bastrop County more than a year and a half ago, but hope is alive with the residents who still call it home.

See how hordes of volunteers are helping Mother Nature repair herself at historic Bastrop State Park. MAP Jamie Hackett, Park Superintendent – 512-321-1673

Pete Smith, Texas A&M Forest Service – 979-458-6650

Andrea Fonseca – Aggie Replant

Then, meet a couple who lost their home, but not their resolve, as they personally rebuild using the very trees that caught fire. Robert & Jamaica Morz, Lost Pines Log Pull, Paige, Texas MAP

Weekend of April 20th 2013

Show #1338

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

Take a drive down memory lane at Dick’s Classic Car Garage. Dick Burdick, 120 Stagecoach Trail, San Marcos, TX MAP 512-878-2406

Meet an artist whose work has a heavenly glow. Stacey Watkins. Art displayed at Your Private Collection Gallery, 106 N. Houston, Granbury TX 76048 MAP 817-579-7733

Plan a road trip to view Texas Best Wildflowers.

Plus, see how one small town landed the big radio voice of a living legend. DJ Barry Kaye, KHLB 102.5, Mason, TX MAP

Weekend of April 13th 2013

Show #1337

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

Meet an obsessed collector with an 8-track mind. Bucks Burnett, 8 Track Tape Museum, 2630 E. Commerce Street, Dallas, TX 75226 MAP 469-867-4074

Wake up early for breakfast with the owner of one of Fort Worth’s favorite cafes. Mike Smith, Paris Coffee Shop, 704 W. Magnolia, Fort Worth, TX 76104 MAP 817-335-2041

Find out the top choices for Texas’ Best History Museum.

Plus, see how one family has engineered a legacy that spans 4 generations. Tom, Tommy & Pierce Carpenter, Central Texas Tool Co., 1410 Walnut Street, Abilene, TX 79601 MAP 325-672-3903

Weekend of April 6th 2013

Show #1336

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

Pay tribute to fallen union soldiers, right in the heart of confederate territory. Treue der Union Monument, Comfort, TX MAP

Meet a woman with a worldwide audience for her sweet creations. Callye Alvarado, The Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle blog, MAP

Get your pitchforks ready, as we reveal your potentially controversial pick for Texas Best Barbecue.

Plus, try a taste of Tuscany without ever leaving the state. Sandy Winokur, Sandy Oaks Olive Orchard, 25195 Mathis Rd., PO Box 869, Elmendorf, TX 78112 MAP 210-621-0044

Weekend of March 30th 2013

Show #1335

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

It was once a destination health spa to the rich and famous. We check in on the Baker Hotel. 200 E. Hubbard St., Mineral Wells, TX 76067 MAP

Meet a high school student who runs his own farm. Braden McInnis, Cayuga, TX MAP

Find out which of our 90 plus State Parks you declared Texas Best.

Plus, see how one man’s railroad restaurants paved the way for modern chains. Jolene Fondy, Harvey House, 400 Railway Ave.
Slaton, TX 79364 MAP 806-828-5900 

Weekend of March 23rd 2013

Show #1334

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

It’s the biggest, and we think best capitol building in the country. Take a tour of our state government’s seat. 1100 Congress Avenue,  Austin, TX 78701 MAP

Meet a woman who got tangled up in the jewelry business. Tanya White, Round Rock, TX MAP 512-587-3901

Leave extra room for dessert as we count down Texas’ Best Pie.

Plus, see how one man is saving an industrial legacy from history’s junkyard. Wichita Trucks, John Chadwell, Wichita Falls, TX MAP 940-322-1895

Weekend of March 16th 2013

Show #1333

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

Meet a man keeping the night bright with neon lights in Austin. Todd Sanders, Roadhouse Relics, 1720 S. First Street, Austin, TX 78704 MAP 512-442-6366

Rock out at the places you voted Texas’ Best Music Venue.

Plus, visit a homegrown animal rescue that’s all warm and fuzzy. Kyle & Cheyenne Hendricks, Retired Rabbit Sanctuary, P.O. Box 201232, San Antonio, TX 78220 MAP

Weekend of March 9th 2013

Show #1332

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

See what happens when this lady and gentleman start their engines at Amarillo’s stock car racetrack. Ami & Michael Tribble, Route 66 Motor Speedway, Amarillo, TX MAP 806-335-3478

Take a hike at the parks and landmarks that finished atop our Texas Best Hiking poll.

Plus, meet a businessman who say’s it’s a good day when he’s at the end of his rope. Ricky Lyle, Lyles Ropes, 16340 CR 2143 Troup, TX  75789 MAP 800-525-9537

Weekend of March 2nd 2013

Show #1331

This week on Texas Country Reporter...

Go shopping at a store that sells nothing but mariachi supplies. Rene Benavidez, Mariachi Connection, 2106 W. Commerce St., San Antonio, TX 78207 MAP 210-271-3655

Visit a museum dedicated to homegrown hoops players. Coach Bob Springer, Texas Basketball Museum, Corner of Augsburg Avenue & Hauptstrasse Street, Carmine, TX MAP 979-278-4222

Find out which steakhouses were voted Texas Best.

Plus, meet a photographer who’s preserving historic images for future generations. Ron Randolf, Doc McGregor Collection, Corpus Christi Museum of Science & History, 1900 N. Chaparral Street,
Corpus Christi, TX 78401 MAP 361-826-4667

Weekend of February 23rd 2013

Show #1330

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

Find out how one historic, Dallas diner is still on a roll after 75 years. Michael Sealy, The Mecca, Dallas, TX MAP 214-325-0051

Cast a line at a family-friendly fishing pier that’s become a local tradition. Copano Pier, Rockport, TX MAP

Expand your cultural horizons at Texas Best Art Museums.

Plus, renowned artist Bill Worrell shows us his latest, and most personal project ever. Garden of Thorns, Art, TX MAP

Weekend of February 16th 2013

Show #1329

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

See how the activities at one museum bring the past to life. Museum of the Coastal Bend, 2200 East Red River Victoria, TX 77901 MAP 361-582-2511

Find out what happens to every piece of lost, abandoned, and seized airport property in Texas. Lisa Spencer, State of Texas Surplus Store, 6506 Bolm Road Austin, TX 78721-1990 MAP 512-463-1990

Tour the parks that finished atop our poll for Texas Best Camping.

Plus, visit the most diverse animal sanctuary in the country. Ben Callison & Noelle Almrud, Black Beauty Ranch, 12526 County Road 3806, Murchison, TX 75778 MAP 903-469-3811

Weekend of February 9th 2013

Show #1328

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

Find out which town is named after a historic “round rock.”

Visit an old-fashioned shoe-repair business that’s been operating for more than 100 years. Messina’s Shoe Repair, Grapevine, TX MAP 817-481-2721

Chow down at our viewers’ choice for Texas Best Burger Joint.

Plus, meet an inspiring artist who uses glass to reflect on her culture. Enedina Vasquez, San Antonio, TX MAP

Weekend of February 2nd 2013

Show #1327

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

See what a British landmark is doing in Texas. Stonehenge II, 120 Point Theatre Rd S., Ingram, TX MAP

Meet a painter who’s always brewing up new ideas. Alyssa Derrick, Monk’s Coffee Shop, 233 Cypress, Abilene, TX 79601 MAP 325-437-2984

Find out if your favorite place made our countdown of Texas Best Pizza Places!

Plus, it’s an East Texas tradition that rests on the shoulders of one family. Floyd Henderson, Doc’s Hot Links, 208 South Wood Street, Gilmer, TX 75644 MAP 903-843-2025

Weekend of January 26th 2013

Show #1326

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

See what’s lurking in the woods near Glen Rose. Dinosaur World, 1058 Park Road 59, Glen Rose, TX 76043 MAP 254-898-1526

Chow down at a café that’s a summer time favorite for state park visitors. Chase Rosa, Neal’s Dining Room, 20970 Hwy. 127 at Frio River, Concan, TX 78838 MAP 830-232-5813

Grab your partner and do-si-do at our list of Texas Best Dance Halls!

Plus, find out how you can get a hands-on history lesson at this resurrected boat shop. Rick Pratt, Farley Boat Works, P.O. Box 677, Port Aransas, TX 78373 MAP 361-749-3800

Weekend of January 19th 2013

Show #1325

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

Some folks swear by the water from this roadside spring in the Piney Woods. County Rd. 2205, Canton, TX MAP

Meet a man who brings a little island flavor to the mainland. Kevin Kavanagh, Tiki Loco, Crystal Beach, TX MAP 409-750-0086

Expand your horizons at three of Texas’ Best science museums.

Plus, see how one man’s service station is a flashback to a simpler, friendlier time. Maurice Jackson, O’Donnell Oil & Butane Co.,‎ 700 Doak Street, O’Donnell, TX 79351 MAP 806-428-3434

Weekend of January 12th 2013

Show #1324

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

Cool off in the place you named Texas Best swimmin’ hole.

Meet the man who oversees the official bison herd of Texas, descended all the way from Charles Goodnight’s herd. Donald Beard, Caprock Canyons State Park, P.O. Box 204, Quitaque, TX 79255 MAP 806-455-1492

Plus, see how two filmmakers crossed an ocean and 40 years of time to honor 3 Texas veterans. Michael Grigsby & Rebekah Tolley, Tarian Films, We Went to War, Menard, TX MAP 325-396-5088

Weekend of January 5th 2013

Show #1323

This week on Texas Country Reporter…

Stop by a jewelry shop with a curious display of pencil carvings. Scott Beranek, Scott’s Jewelry, 1503 S Jackson St, Jacksonville, TX 75766 MAP 903-589-8368

Take a whirlwind vacation with this storm chasing crew. Dave Holder, Extreme Tornado Tours

See which restaurant you voted as Texas Best chicken fried steak.

Plus, meet a woman who spends all her time caring for sick and injured birds. Karen Montalvo, 5611 Anderson, CR 370, Palestine, TX 75801 MAP 903-724-4154

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