P.O. Box 696 Eldorado, TX 76936

Phone: 325-853-2688

Media Appearances

A Partial List of Media Appearances

Print Media

  • Ranch and Rural Living Magazine- cover photo and story, November 1997
  • Various German publications related to travel and tourism 1998-99
  • Magazine, a weekly Spanish Sunday newspaper insert, 1997
  • Regular appearances in San Angelo Standard Times and the Eldorado Success newspapers. 1996-2009
  • Texas Monthly, Hey Dude!, October 1999
  • Texas Travel Industry Association Newsletter, January 2000
  • Ranch and Rural Living, February 2000
  • Dallas Morning News, Business Section, February 20, 2000
  • Southern Living Magazine, Texas Vacations, March 2000
  • Texas Wildlife, Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept., Ecotourism article, March 2000
  • Texas Monthly, stand alone travel insert in Chicago Magazine, April 2000
  • Fort Worth Star-Telegram, April 2, 2000
  • Texas A&M Univ., Dept. of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Sciences, Case study, published 2000
  • Landscapes, Texas Federal Land Bank Assoc. magazine lead story, July 2000
  • Regular appearances in Texas Conservation Passport, Texas Parks and Wildlife, 1998-2001
  • Texas Highways, Texas Dept. of Transportation's Official Travel Magazine of Texas, November 2000
  • Lampasas Dispatch Record, February 6, 2001
  • San Angelo Standard Times, February 23 and March 25, 2001
  • Fort Worth Star-Telegram, May 6, 2001
  • Texas Travel Log, Newsletter for the TX Travel Industry, TxDot, June 2001
  • Fiscal Notes, Newsletter from the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts,
  • "Conservation Vacation" June, 2001<br>
  • Mountain Bike (Magazine) "A Lifetime of Journeys" / "Trippin' in Texas", July, 2001
  • Texas Parks and Wildlife magazine, July, 2001, Field Notes
  • Texas Department of Agriculture Newsletter, "Nature Tourism is Everybody's Business", July, 2001
  • The Weekly Livestock Reporter, Southwest Reference 2001, "Birds, Bugs, Bicyclers", August 2001
  • Lifescapes, Texas A&M University System, "Profits the Natural Way" September, 2001
  • Ranch and Rural Living magazine, cover photo and story, September, 2001
  • Group Tour Magazine, "Fifth-Generation Family Ranch Welcomes Groups", Fall 2001
  • San Antonio Express News, "Ranching Nature", lead story Sunday Travel Section, October 21, 2001
  • Torrance (CA) Daily Breeze "Ranching Nature" October 28, 2001
  • Texas Travel Industry Association Newsletter "What Is Nature Tourism?", December 2001
  • Texas Farmer-Stockman "Visitors Welcome!", cover photo and story, February 2002
  • Waco Tribune-Herald, "State pushes wildlife…", February 15, 2002
  • Abilene Reporter-News, "Nature Watch - Ecotourism becomes big business in Texas" Sunday lead story, June 16, 2002
  • Texas Monthly, "Eldorado", July 2002
  • The Texas Racing Post, "The Fall Has It All", August 2002
  • Austin Fitness Magazine, Summer 2002
  • Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine, "Recreation on Private Lands", October 2002
  • The San Angelo Standard Times, "'Texas Way of Life' Economically Impacts Tourism in South West", October 17, 2002
  • The San Angelo Standard Times, Profiles of Small Town Texas, 2003-2010, Sunday edition insert.
  • The San Angelo Standard Times, "A Wine Time", May 28, 2003
  • UPI Newswire, "Ranchers Embrace Nature Tourism", July 14, 2003
  • National Geographic Adventure, Next Weekend, "Bike Down at the Ranch", February 2004
  • Texas Parks and Wildlife, February 2004, "Three Days In the Field"
  • Texas Bound Outdoor Adventure and Golf, published by Texas Monthly, March 2004
  • The San Angelo Standard Times, "Extreme Ranching", Sunday, June 6, 2004
  • Texas Highways, four-page feature article "Simply Extraordinary- X Bar Ranch", February 2005
  • Amateur Astronomy, Eldorado Star Party, Fall 2005
  • Texas State Travel Guide 2006-2009, editorial and photo
  • Texas Parks & Wildlife - The Outdoor Magazine of Texas, 3 Days in the Field- Old West Reborn, August 2006
  • American Way (American Airlines In-flight magazine) "Don't Fence Me In", October 1, 2006
  • Texas Co-op Power, "Hit the Road", November 2006
  • Chicago Daily Herald, "Mosey down to Texas, cowpoke, for an Adventure on a Ranch", Sunday February 18, 2007
  • Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel Magazine, "Girlfriend Getaways", June 2007
  • Reflector, by the Astronomical League, "Astronomy-friendly accommodations near you", September 2007
  • San Angelo Standard Times, "Nature Retreat Sits on Area Ranch", Sunday January 6, 2008
  • Landscapes- a portrait of living and working in rural America, 10th Anniversary Issue, "At the X Bar Ranch, Nature Pays the Bills", Summer 2008
  • Adventure Cyclist, "Mountain Biking...Texas", January 2009
  • Texas Highways, "Chasing Monarchs, Catching Stars", October 2010
  • Texas Wildlife, X Bar Ranch feature article, May 2010
  • The Cattleman, A Ranchland Retreat, March 2011
  • Texas Parks & Wildlife, Natural Attraction, April 2011
  • Ranch & Rural Living, X Bar Ranch Nature Retreat feature article, March 2012
  • Texas Techsan, Texas Tech Univ. Alumni Assoc. Magazine, feature on X Bar Ranch Nature Retreat & Stan Meador, July 2012

Television

  • Regular appearances (2 per year) on KLST-TV Channel 8 News, San Angelo, Texas, 1997 through 2004; Special Features- August 1997 and April 1999
  • News of Texas- syndicated television news program, San Antonio, Texas, March 2000
  • CBS News, June 2000
  • The Fox News Channel, The Fox Report with Shepard Smith, April 20-21, 2001
  • KTBC Fox News Austin, April 2001
  • Fox News Channel 4, Dallas/Ft. Worth, July 2001
  • CBS News Midland/Odessa, June 2002 & October 2003

Radio

  • National Public Radio, All Things Considered, daily in-depth radio news program, September 2000
  • Passport to Texas, produced by Texas Parks and Wildlife, run state-wide
  • Live interview on KCRS-AM, Talk Radio in Midland, June 20, 2002
  • Sounds of Texas with Tumbleweed Smith, February, 2003
  • Texas Farm Bureau Network, June 2004