Texas Country Reporter turns fifty in October 2022. Each week until then, we’ll share classic episodes from the show’s history and behind-the-scenes reflections from TCR’s creator and host, Bob Phillips.

Boys grow older, and, for most, a small part of them doesn’t want to grow up—I can attest to that myself. I can feel it when I watch how some cowboys behave, with all the hoopin’ and hollerin’ and “git along, little dogies” stuff—that’s part of the reason some of us (no matter our age) have a secret wish to be a cowboy. Something about that wild nature is appealing to me and hearkens back to those childhood fantasies of rough-and-tumble glory.

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