The Adventure Continues! Donnie Price leads us astray with his friends in the hill country. We start out at Hondo’s in Fredricksburg, and then journey on to Luckenbach to the picker’s circle. The entire town of Luckenbach was bought by Hondo Crouch, a very interesting fella, in the ’60s. From his Bio: CROUCH, JOHN RUSSELL (1916-1976). John Russell (Hondo) Crouch, humorist, writer, owner and self-proclaimed mayor of Luckenbach, Texas, Hondo Crouch was an All-American swimmer at the University of Texas, where he was awarded a degree in physical education in 1941. After training as a navigator in the Air Corps at Garner Field in 1942, he settled down to raise sheep, goats, and cattle near Fredericksburg. In 1964 he was president of the Hall of Fame for UT athletes and in 1975 was influential in persuading the university to build the Texas Swim Center. In 1971 he bought Luckenbach, a small community established as an Indian trading post by German immigrant Albert Luckenbach in 1849. There Crouch presided as mayor over a population of three plus a single parking meter. As “clown prince” he brought to life the town’s motto, “Everybody’s Somebody in Luckenbach.” He held zany celebrations, such as the Luckenbach World’s Fair, the first Texas “women only” chili cook-off, Return of the Mud Daubers, and no-talent contests. Crouch participated in a Folklife Festival for Texas at the Smithsonian Institution in 1964. On July 4, 1976, Luckenbach received national attention for celebrating the Non-Buy Centennial, protesting the commercialization of the bicentennial of the Declaration of Independence. SEE THE VIDEO AFTER THE JUMP >>>>>>


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