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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 mornings after the 10 AM newscast, and Monday evenings after the 7 PM newscast.

Fear of Immigrants, An American Tradition

On this edition of The Rambling Boy, Lonn explores the history of immigrants and American feelings towards said immigrants.

 

A Little Night Earworm Music

Earworm; noun; a catchy song or tune that runs continually through a person’s mind.

The term was coined by British novelist Dasmond Bagley, and first appeared in print in his1978 thriller Flyaway – However, the phenomenon was apparently in 1876 by Mark Twain in a Short story titled A Literaary Nightmare,  about a man who cannot get the jingle that begins “Punch brothers, punch with care / punch in the presence of the passenjare”

On this edition of The Rambling Boy, Lonn explores the earworms of his life, including one he learned from his freshman-year roomate at TCU, which came from The Little Red Songbook: Songs to Fan the Flames of Discontent.

San Antone Pub Crawl

When Lonn lived in San Antonio in the 1960s, the city was home to five military bases, and at least five-hundred bars.

On this edition of The Rambling Boy, Lonn describes a few of his rambles into the nightlife sixties San Antonio had to offer.

Including collecting drink tokens at the 1-2-3 for Christmas gifts, and his run-ins with a particulalry charasmatic south Texas state leigslator at Hipp’s.

It’s a Wrap: San Antonio’s Tricentennial Celebration

The city and citizens of San Antonio know how to party.

On this edition of The Rambling Boy, Lonn explores and reviews a whole year of tricentennial celebrations celebrating the city’s founding by Martín de Alarcón in 1718.

Holidays Galore in the Month of January

January is a month that’s chock-full of holidays, both national and regional.

On this Edition of The Rambling Boy, Lonn takes a look at them  – From the well-known, such as New Year’s Day and Martin Luther King day, to the lesser holidays like Mallard Day.