Tarleton professor’s commentaries now on statewide Texas news program


STEPHENVILLE (September 8, 2015) — Hear Tarleton State University Professor Dr. T. Lindsay Baker’s commentaries on Texas history on two-dozen public radio stations around the Lone Star State.

Produced by KTRL-FM (Stephenville) station manager Lance McFarlin from recordings of Baker’s long-standing weekly “T for Texas” features, the commentaries are broadcast approximately every two weeks as part of the Texas Standard. Texas Standard is a five-day-a-week, hour-long program of state news produced in the studios of KUT-FM (Austin). KERA-FM (Dallas), KSTX-FM (San Antonio) and KUHF-FM (Houston) all regularly contribute stories, and 25 stations across Texas air the program.


Baker teaches history at Tarleton in Stephenville and directs its W.K. Gordon Center for Industrial History of Texas at the Thurber ghost town midway between Fort Worth and Abilene on Interstate 20.

He has written more than 20 books on the region’s past, dealing with such topics as immigration, lighthouses, the commercial buffalo hunt, abandoned towns, slave narratives, ranch-type windmills, historic engineering works and even organized crime in Texas. He draws from research in all these areas for his commentaries.

Baker is a Fellow of the Texas State Historical Association and a Texas Institute of Letters member.

Tarleton, a member of The Texas A&M University System, provides a student-focused, value-driven educational experience marked by academic innovation and exemplary service, and dedicated to transforming students into tomorrow’s professional leaders. With campuses in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian and online, Tarleton engages with its communities to provide real-world learning experiences and to address societal needs while maintaining its core values of integrity, leadership, tradition, civility, excellence and service.

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