Remember a few weeks ago, when a news crew from KTRK-TV out of Houston met me at the ruins of the Chicken Ranch in La Grange for a story? Well, I'm now informed by a producer at Channel 13 that the piece is scheduled to run this Friday, April 29, during the 10 p.m. newscast!
Those of you who know your Chicken Ranch history know why this is kind of a big deal, circle-of-life kind of thing. KTRK was the home of the legendary Marvin Zindler, a crusading consumer affairs activist whose bombastic, on-air reports about the Chicken Ranch operations forced the closure of the brothel in 1973. A year later, Zindler returned to La Grange to do a follow-up story and had an unfortunate encounter with Sheriff Flournoy and the rest, as they they say, is history.
In any event, Pooja Lodhia and Steve Campion were a lot of fun to work with. The story itself will air on Channel 13 (ABC) in Houston, but should be available on their website at some point and also via the ABC13 Houston mobile app.
Inside the Texas Chicken Ranch: The Definitive Account of the Best Little Whorehouse is now listed on both Amazon.com and BarnesAndNoble.com for pre-order.
Title:Inside the Texas Chicken Ranch: The Definitive Account of the Best Little Whorehouse Author: Jayme Lynn Blaschke Publication Date: August 1, 2016 ISBN: 978.1.46713.563.4