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.

The staff at Texas Country Reporter gets story tips almost every day, but this one was special. It came from a highly trusted source, someone who knew the type of story we look for and had steered us toward fascinating Texans many times before. So when she said, “Just trust me on this. Go by and visit her,” I was naturally intrigued. “Okay, I’ll do it,” I said, “but give me a hint.”

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