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Back in July of 2016 I released an episode of "The Works" about the development of the Whataburger A-Frame. It was a fascinating story I was trying to tell and I also ended up doing a written version of the story for the Rivard Report

This week I learned the Houston Chronicle picked up the story and published a piece of their own based on my podcast and article. I have to admit I was flattered to have found my way into the nation's third-largest newspaper. I was also flattered to be referred to as a "scholar".

Of course I would have been happy to have been interviewed by the writer of the piece in the Chronicle but he never reached out to me. That's why I didn't know anything about it until a year-and-a-half after it was published.

Anyway, you can listen to the original podcast episode here or read the Houston Chronicle story here

The Whataburger A-frame

Somewhere in the Texas Constitution it states that as a resident of the state you are required to like Blue Bell Ice Cream, Willie NelsonShiner Beer and Whataburger. Even if you're a vegetarian you can you can still respect the orange and white buildings where you could once get a made-to-order Whataburger.

In this month's episode of The Works we tell the story of how a small, otherwise unremarkable burger stand in Corpus Christi grew to build some of the most unique buildings in Texas.

As always, please talk a moment to listen to the story and if you like what you hear, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes where you can also rate the show and leave a comment.