Hit the Road With Chet Garner
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TCP welcomes Daytripper Chet Garner


TCP Welcomes Daytripper Chet Garner

Texans have known great partnerships throughout Lone Star history: Goodnight and Loving, Waylon and Willie and now Texas Co-op Power and Chet Garner, the Daytripper. Beginning with the April 2019 travel issue, Texas Co-op Power will deliver Chet’s one-of-a-kind stories from Texas backroads. Share in the excitement as Chet explores out-of-the-way curiosities and colorful characters that make Texas unique. 

Talkin’ Texas

See Chet’s stories on the pages of Texas Co-op Power each month or enjoy a video of the trip on TexasCoopPower.com. Take Chet’s advice and hit the road yourself. You’ll find a new appreciation for the great state of Texas.

Catch up on Chet’s latest stories:

Spirits of Seguin
Chet visits the haunted Magnolia Hotel in Seguin—but he’s not alone when he does.

Dark Landmark
Dead Man’s Hole near Marble Falls remains as a grim reminder of Civil War brutality.

Sharpening My Knowledge
Chet learned a lot about barbed wire, which changed the frontier prairie forever, at the Devil’s Rope Museum in McLean. How much of what he learned will stick?

The Height of Deceit
Chet gets to the bottom of the story behind the world’s littlest skyscraper by climbing all the way to the top—all four stories.

Must See Sequel
Chet visits Stonehenge II in Ingram with hopes of being blessed by the power of the sun.

Camp Street Blues
Chet learns about the history of Camp Street in Crockett and visits with Pipp Gillette, cowboy storyteller and picker, at a remnant of the town’s musical past.

Stopping by the Stagecoach
Chet admires the tasty Texas cooking and historic accommodations at the renovated Stagecoach Inn in Salado.

Team Spirit
A football field in San Saba, built over a cemetery, has a lively history.

Wink’s Spectacle
A dot on the map in West Texas boasts keepsakes from Roy Orbison’s career.

Fun in the Past Tense
Odd, fascinating collection at the Frontier Times Museum in Bandera makes for memorable visit.

What Lies Beneath
Buffalo Bayou’s forgotten cistern returns to public life

Lowly Activities in Arlington
Top O’ Hill Terrace was a tearoom atop an underground gambling hideout.

Higher Education
An inspiring desk perched on Hancock Hill overlooks Sul Ross State University in Alpine.

Bible-Powered Flight
The Ezekiel Airship may have made man’s first flight in 1902 near Pittsburg.

TAGS: Chet Garner, Hit the Road, 75th Anniversary, The Daytripper, Travel


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