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Slaton Bakery to Feature on Upcoming Episode of ‘Texas Country Reporter’

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One of the oldest bakeries in the Lone Star State is going to be featured on the “Texas Country Reporter” show, and couldn’t be happier! The Slaton Bakery took to its Facebook page on April 12 with photos of the show’s filming, on location in Slaton, Texas, featuring 11 pictures of the crew, staff, and of course, Bob Phillips. Started in 1923, the Bakery changed hands at least 10 times in its first 20 years of operation until Barney and Ollie Mae Wilson bought it in 1943. Operating it together for another 30 years, Barney and Ollie Mae leased the business to their youngest son, Sherrell in 1973, and a few short years later, he and his wife, Robin, bought it outright and have operated it ever since. Having been situated in a number of locations in Slaton, in 1983, the Wilson’s purchased its existing location (ironically, the very first location it occupied), and the Bakery has since remained there, serving its customers that fresh-baked goodness.

Slaton Bakery to Feature on Upcoming Episode of ‘Texas Country Reporter’

Photo: Facebook/Slaton Bakery

“Texas Country Reporter” is a syndicated weekly TV program which is both produced as well as hosted by Bob Phillips. Airing in all 22 Texas media markets, for the most part on weekends, it showcases Texas people and places with an emphasis on rural locations. A self-proclaimed fan of TV news reporter Charles Kuralt, Phillips modeled his show in the same vein as Kuralt’s “On the Road” segments, with a focus on uplifting stories, interesting places, backroads, and ordinary Texans doing extraordinary things. Debuting in 1972, well over 2,000 episodes have been filmed, featuring great places to go, stay, and eat (also the name of their three-DVD highlight set from 2005) in and throughout the Lone Star State.

Slaton Bakery to Feature on Upcoming Episode of ‘Texas Country Reporter’
Photo: Facebook/Slaton Bakery

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