TYLER COUNTY – The Tyler County Dogwood Festival is pleased to announce the 2023 ‘Mr. East Texas’, Greg Bostwick.
Bostwick and his family have made Southeast Texas their home, and the people of this area have come to trust and depend on him over the years. He has appeared on KFDM News for over 40 years, since receiving his degree in Meteorology in 1979.
He is also a part of the KLVI-AM radio morning show each weekday and consults for area industry and emergency management. Southeast Texans rely on his calm approach when forecasting severe weather. His dedication to the people of Southeast Texas, along with his forecasting experience, relieves viewers of anxiety typically associated with hurricanes and severe weather.
In his time at KFDM, he has forecasted over 100 hurricanes and tropical storms and takes great pride in helping Southeast Texas families “weather” the storm. Some of the most memorable storms were Allen in 1980, Alicia in 1983, Bonnie in 1986, Rita in 2005, Humberto in 2007, Ike in 2008, and of course, Harvey in 2017 and Imelda in 2019.
Bostwick is an Aggie, and he loves to attend football games at Kyle Field with his family. He is also an avid gardener who loves getting his hands dirty. He runs Bostwick Farms, a greenhouse and nursery business, growing and selling plants to local landscapers and nurseries from his home near Winnie.