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Worlds Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up, Neal McCoy on Randy Travis, Larry Joe Taylor’s Texas Music Festival – Top Stories of the Week

Here are the top 5 stories for the past week just in cased you missed one.

Coiled Rattlesnake
Photo by David McNew/Getty Images


The 56th annual “Worlds Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up” is March 7th, 8th and 9th at the Nolan Country Coliseum in Sweetwater. In 1958 the Sweetwater Jaycees started this event as a way to control snake populations in West Texas. The over population of rattlesnakes was causing harm to livestock in the Big Country. Today, this event draws more than 40,000 visitors every year. Here’s what is happening this weekend.




The road to recovery is a long one — especially after suffering from a stroke. Randy Travis is still on that bumpy path following a stroke in July of last year, despite making lots of progress since then.


LJT playing guitar at the Texas Music Festival
Photo by: LJT Texas Music Festival


Larry Joe Taylor‘s (LJT) self titled 25th Annual Texas Music Festival is coming to the Melody Mountain Ranch April 23rd through April 27th. The Melody Mountain Ranch has become a hot spot for Texas Music and the springboard for many a Texas Music artist’s career. Texas music lovers have another common love, chili. How the two ever got hitched up we may never know, but one thing is for certain you will find both at Larry Joe Taylor’s big shindig this April in Stephenville Texas.


Photo by: Rudy Fernandez


On a recent shopping trip to the grocery store with my wife Donna, I noticed she was loading up on the kind of foods our kids and grandchildren really like. I asked her “what gives?” She told me, “spring break is almost here and the kids need things they can eat and snack on, that they can prepare quickly and safely. After raising eight kids I’m pretty sure Donna knows what she’s doing. I thought I’d share with you what we/she keeps on hand in the Fernandez household around spring break time.


Big Joe Walker joins Dave on the KEAN Afternoon Show


Big Joe Walker is a pretty big dude. More importantly, he has a pretty big voice. As a Texas country singer-songwriter, he’s got a ton of upside, and Big Joe stopped by to give us a few laughs, play some music and share some background with us on the KEAN Afternoon Show.


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