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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

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The Sound of Texas

Monday, May 23
Radio Col Las Vegas Plane Ride
Tuesday, May 24
James Bricker Liberty Trinity Expo
Wednesday, May 25
Jean Reeves Jacksboro Shark Bite
Thursday, May 26
Various Col. City Hiway Sign
Friday, May 27
Dillon Riechard Hico Restaurant
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Tumblweed will be speaking at

July 2, 2022
July 4th celebration Ft Davis
July 4, 2022
Tumbleweed will be part of the July 4th activities in Fort Davis again for the 10th consecutive year. He will announce the Saturday parade and do the new one man show OUTRAGEOUS TEXAS WOMEN OF CHARACTER. Fort Davis is always fun over the 4th!
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Tumbleweed Smith

  • Born
    • Bob Lewis
    • June 11, 1935 in Waco, Texas
    • Grew up in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Married
    • Susan Zack of Big Spring, Texas on August 26, 1963
  • Education
    • Arlington Heights High School, Ft. Worth
    • Baylor University (BA English)
    • Language studies in Monterry, Mexico and Kassel Germany
    • University of Missouri (MA Journalism)
    • Drake University Law School
  • Military
    • Three years Army Security Agency
  • Professional
    • Dub King Advertising, Waco, Texas - 1960
    • KBST Radio, Big Spring, Texas - 1960
    • KPRC Radio-TV Houston, Texas - 1962
    • KOMU-TV Columbia, Missouri -1964
    • WHO Radio-TV Des Moines, Iowa - 1966
    • NBC Radio - 1966
    • Founded Orange House Productions - 1969
    • After Dinner Speaking since 1973
    • Awarded Lectureship in Broadcasting UTPB - 1974
    • Founded Multi-Media Advertising - 1981
    • Features for KMID-TV - 1995
    • Began One Man Show: "Texas Stories" - 1991
  • Major Awards
    • Six - Communicator Awards for documentary, feature and commercials
    • Governor's Tourism Award State of Texas
    • West Texas Chamber Cultural Achievement Award
    • Two - Freedoms Foudation Awards
    • Two - CLIO's
    • "Best Program" Western Public Radio (San Francisco)
    • 28 - State awards for newswork
  • Publications
    • CDs: West Texas Musings, Elvis and You, Natural Born Storytellers
    • Daily Syndicated Radio Show: The Sound of Texas
    • Documentaries for Radio, TV, Film, and Videotaape
    • TV & Radio Commercials
    • Books: The Tumbleweed Collection, Under the Chinaberry Tree
    • Magazine Articles
    • Weekly Newspaper Column
    • Record Album: The Sound of Texas
    • Cassettes: Texas Sounds, Sesquinotes, Over There (Texans in WWI), Rattlesnakes and Real Texans, Coboys and Oil Men, Texas Stories, Ace Reid's Cowpokes Comments,Mountain Voices, Hallie Stillwell, Texas Tapes (enrichment series for schools)
    • Oral History Programs for Museums and Libraries
  • Civic
    • Rotary District Governor 1989-90
    • Adviser, Texas Commission on the Arts
    • Convention & Visitors Committee, Chamber of Commerce

Under the Chinaberry Tree

A collection of fascinating East Texas tales and folkwisdom

Natural Born Storytellers

A collection of true stories and a few tall tales told by the people who tell them best. These comical and often outrageous stories are certain to become Texas legends.

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  • Big Spring Herald
  • Borden County Star
  • Colorado City Record
  • Comanche Chief
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  • Eldorado Success
  • Gatesville Messenger
  • Goldthwaite Eagle
  • Grapeland Messenger
  • Hamilton Herald-News
  • Hometown Press
  • Hopkins County Echo
  • Hudspeth County Herald
  • Martin County Messenger
  • Midland Reporter-Telegram
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