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.

We find stories on the Texas backroads in a number of ways. Sometimes we just stumble upon something so good, we hop out and tell that story right then and there. That was the case with Herman “Train” Gates in October of 1986.

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