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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.

In Praise of the Nicest Man You Would Know

On this edition of the Rambling Boy, Lonn looks back on the life of Perry Cozzen, who passed away in his sleep in the early morning hours of June 28, at his home in Fort Davis.

Lonn describes his friend as kind, caring, thoughtful, generous, as well as slightly old fashioned; attributes that made Cozzen a friend of many in the Big Bend.

Remembering Bobbie Louise Hawkins, The Texas Beatnik Poet

Bobbie Louise Hawkins was a Texas writer that no one thought of as a Texas writer.

On this edition of the Rambling Boy, Lonn explores the life and work of the writer, and looks at how the events of Hawkins’ childhood inspired her work, Back To Texas.

Lonesome Dove: The Lore, The Book, The Film, The Photographs

Lonn has been musing recently about a long-lasting phenomenon; the continuing popularity of Larry McMurtry’s 1985 novel, Lonesome Dove.

On this edition of The Rambling Boy, Lonn attempts to dissect this phenomenon.

Remembering Marvin Watson

On this edition of the Rambling Boy, Lonn recounts the life and his friendship with Marvin Watson, who recently passed away.

 

 

Yturria and The Last Big Wild West Show in America

Several months ago, Lonn wrote a column about Tejano cowboys who had become vaqueros in the Wild West shows that toured America and Europe in the early-twentieth century, but it looks like he forgot to mention one well-known South Texas performer.

On this edition of the Rambling Boy, Lonn explores the life and times of Frank Yturria.