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.

There was a time when the sight of riders on horseback driving cattle was such a common thing in Texas that folks didn’t pay much attention to it. Not anymore. These days, cattle are moved using giant eighteen-wheelers, and cowboys don’t fit much into that equation. But when we first met Weldon Wilson in 2017, he and nine other cowboys from all parts of Texas were planning a full-day cattle drive, moving his herd of pure Texas Longhorns from one pasture to another a few miles away.

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