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The Rambling BoyStories About Texas is a weekly look at regional history, hosted by Lonn Taylor of Fort Davis. The show is broadcast Monday evenings after the 7 PM newscast.

The Meaning of “Tejas”

“Texas took took its name from a tribe of Indians called Tejas who lived in villages of funny little rounded houses, planted gardens, and had an interesting culture of their own.” – That’s an excerpt from Siddie Joe Johnson’s Texas, Land of the Tejas.

But is that the whole truth?

On this edition of the Rambling Boy, Lonn explore the true meaning of “Tejas”

Marfa for the Perplexed

“Marfa has always been a refuge for individualists and eccentrics.” -Lonn Taylor

On this edition of the Rambling Boy, Lonn discusses his latest book, Marfa for the Perplexed, a collection of essays he has written throughout his time in the Big Bend, focusing on important characters and historical events in Marfa and Presidio County.



Tattooed Pigs Still Can’t Fly

Some say you can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig – Well, in the same vein, you can also tattoo wings on a pig, with similar results.

On this edition of the Rambling Boy, Lonn talks about how the process of tattooing pigs turned personal after two artists claimed to be first to do it.



Before Judd, there was Daddy-o Wade

On this edition of the Rambling Boy, Lonn talks about Bob “Daddy-o” Wade, an artist in Austin who helped shape Texas Cosmic Cowboy counterculture in  the 1970s.

Daddy-o has been adorning the Texas landscape with giant sculptures, incorporating iconic Texas symbols, for forty-years.

From a thirty-five-foot high pair of cowboy boots to a forty-foot long wire and polyurethane iguana named Iggy, and even that mysterious, bullet-ridden van parked in front of Marfa’s Lost Horse Saloon.

When the Rambling Boy met A.C. Greene

Lonn Taylor has been lucky enough to meet quite a few authors, of which he says are generally some of the most interesting people.

On this edition of the Rambling Boy, Lonn talks about how one of the most interesting and luckiest authors he’s ever met has been A.C. Greene, the former book page editor of the now defunct Dallas Times-Herald.