Inside Iraan

Andrew travels on-location for each of the features you hear on this program. Today, we journey to a spot that many of us have heard of but few would venture to go.  We find ourselves inside Iraan.  If it sounds a bit ominous, give us a moment to explain…

Former Barren Ranch Country

This land in southwest Texas appeared to be barren ranch country.  You could buy it for a relatively cheap price and the stock could roam for miles to graze on a little grass and water.  But Ira Yates noticed something that changed the area…

The Patriotic Girl

One would think the title of “Patriotic Girl” would be a good thing.  However, the general public was appalled by her – so much so it’s hard to find her anywhere – except for here of course

A Special Cash Register

There is a cash register in Dublin, Texas that many might simply pass off as a unique antique.  However, when you hear the story of its age and the product it was ringing up, you’ll stop and find a true piece of history…

Shoot Me A Waco!

If someone said, “Shot me a Waco” what would they want from you?  It may sound like an odd request but you simply know it by another name…

A Busy Chocolate Shop

What is the busiest time of year for a chocolate shop?  You can probably guess a couple of holidays will be at the top of the list.  However, the “who” and “how” people shop on those days can be very different and that can cause Kevin to have to do some serious planning…

An Unexpected Business

It is perhaps an unexpected business to find on the streets of Hico, Texas.  It is a place some might find in a metropolitan area or even a high dollar neighborhood in Europe.  Yet, here it is, a place causing people to make detours to a town of about 1000…

From 4-H Project to Unexpected Business

It all began with a 4-h project in a rural area about an hour outside of Texas.  Fast forward about two decades and some of the lessons learned as a kid turned into an unexpected business…

The Cemetery that Drew a Crowd

Most cemeteries are peaceful memorials to those who have passed.  That was the case here, until one of the newly interred brought so many visitors, he had to be moved…

The Waters – Del Rio

When the first pioneers set about buildings homes and towns they often looked for a good water source to sustain the settlement.  That’s the case here, and the water source even became the very name of the town…

The Unusual Goat Gland Doctor

You can still find the mansion and the hotel here in Del Rio, Texas of a once prominent and controversial doctor who touted his cures around the world.  His chicanery brought him riches, but also brought him to the courts…

Dr. Brinkley’s Million Watt Signal

We are thankful for the many stations that air our broadcasts every day, but nothing could match the power of this renegade station and the man behind it.  He was the doctor with a million watt signal…

Black Seminole Scouts

At one time, this group of people left the US for Mexico to find a safe haven.But in the years following the Civil War, the military recruited them for a special and important duty…

Roy Bean’s Jersey Lilly

Housing a bar and a courtroom in the same location may seem a bit odd today.  It was unusual back then as well.  But if your name was Judge Roy Bean, well, it was just the way you lived life.  We head to the Jersey Lilly…

The Judge ‘West of the Pecos’

He was the man who dispensed law “West of the Pecos.”  His unique way of ruling on legal questions is just part of the mystique that continues to draw visitors to his courtroom yet today.  We head to Langtry, Texas…

The Law of Langtry

We may not like the rules, but every place needs them. cheap jerseys And with the rules comes a person to enforce them.  But Langtry, Texas had few rules and no one to lay down the law.  That changed with a man named Roy Bean…

The Adventures of Roy Bean

Roy Bean found a steady job supplying railroad work camps.  Then he discovered something rail workers really wanted…something to drink…

The Kickapoo Attack at Fort Lancaster

You might think of a “fort” as a place with high, secure walls that could repel an attack.  The reality in the west was few forts had such walls because it was very rare there was ever a direct attack.  The exception was this place…

An Abandoned Fort in the Civil War

When the Civil War began, U.S. troops at some forts suddenly found men headed two different directions, north or south.  The fate of those forts was also in question…

The Army’s Camel Train

Before the days or cars and trucks, horses and mules were often called upon to bear the load.  But at one point, the army had a different idea on the best way to transport its supplies here in the southwestern U.S…