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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

This Week On
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Monday, April 19
Kevin Lewis Dallas Yoga
Tuesday, April 20
Caroline Wadzeck Dayton Street Names
Wednesday, April 21
Kelly Storey Flynn Pies
Thursday, April 22
Radio Column Big Spring Springtime
Friday, April 23
George Larson Norse Disc Plow
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April 24, 2021
Tumbleweed will address the Texas Mountain Trail Writers this coming Saturday at 3 PM by ZOOM.
July 3, 2021
Emcee the 4th of July parade and the new one man show "Outrageous Texas Women of Character" - 4th of July weekend
February 8, 2022
Second Tuesday Club Midland
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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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