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.

Traveling the back roads for as long as we have has given us a unique perspective, a look at how much things change and how much things stay the same across our state. By stepping back and taking a wide-angle look at the things we have seen over the last half century, we are able to build our own mental image of how things used to be, what they became, and what they are today. It’s almost like one of those time-lapse videos, clicking away in double speed in our brains, showing us the evolution of various parts of Texas.

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