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Thursday, May 24, 2018

This Week On
The Sound of Texas

Monday, May 21
Jackson Lewis Chicago Shopping
Tuesday, May 22
Prentiss Varnon Uvalde Musician
Wednesday, May 23
Tommie Thomas S. Augustine Club
Thursday, May 24
Tommy Sullivan Sand Sprgs Fireman
Friday, May 25
Harold Stieber Brownwood Vets
Complete Schedule for May

Upcoming Events

Tumblweed will be speaking at

May 26, 2018
One Man Show at the Odeon Theater in Mason, TX (Matinee Performance)
June 30, 2018
MC of the July 4th Parade and 2 performances of the one man show. June 30th and July 1st.
June 30, 2018
MC of the July 4th Parade and 2 performances of the one man show. June 30th and July 1st.
September 19, 2018
Texas County Treasurers Association annual meeting in Odessa
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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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