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December 29, 2021

How Ranchers Used Barbed Wire To Make Phone Calls

Stories from Texas

By: W.F. Strong

These days, if you’re out working on a ranch and you need some backup, you just pick up your cell phone. If you’re in a remote area of Texas with bad service — you might also have a walkie talkie handy. But not so long ago, the options were a little less sophisticated. Still, you might be surprised that there were phones around. Texas Standard commentator W.F. Strong has the story.

December 15, 2021

Texas Ice Fishing

Stories from Texas

By: W.F. Strong

It’s unlikely Texas will see a major freeze this winter like we did last year. At least that’s what forecasters are saying right now.

The extreme cold of last February reminded Texas Standard commentator W.F. Strong about a bit of folklore he once heard about a Texas winter.