About MeMy husband transferred to GM here in Shreveport from the Decatur/Huntsville area of North Alabama, home of the beautiful Tennessee River. He retired from GM and is now attending Police Academy in Kilgore, Texas. Our children are growing like weeds, two daughters, Casey is 19, and an education student at Panola College. Jill, is 16 and plays softball for Carthage High Junior Varsity. Our son, Shane, is 14 and plays football and runs track for Carthage Junior High. I was a deejay for 11 years on a morning show in Alabama at WDRM Country 102, but my first full-time job was working for Jerry Falwell's radio station in Lynchburg, Va. I graduated from Liberty University in 1983. I got to hear President Ronald Reagan speak on campus. I also heard Sen. Ted Kennedy speak. Moral Majority accidentally sent Ted Kennedy a membership card, and Kennedy accepted an invitation to visit us. I'd like to meet Paul McCartney and Eric Clapton. I saw McCartney in Dallas before the divorce from Heather Mills, and I've seen Clapton four times. But, it doesn't get any better than a George Jones concert. When I met the Possum back stage as a deejay at a concert in Alabama, Jones says, "Got that red hair." When I introduced him to my husband, he says, "Got that tall husband." However, the greatest things in life: my daughter's first 3-pointer in basketball; my son's first tackle in football, and the day my youngest daughter put all her coins in my purse because she thought I didn't have any money. She was right - I didn't!
Blind Bossier Fifth-Grader Graduates D.A.R.E.
Yesterday was the last day for D.A.R.E. graduation ceremonies at Bossier Parish Schools. It was held at Plantation Park Elementary, where fifth graders received certificates for completing the drug awareness program.
Okay…. So I Can’t Pronounce Atchafalaya
I admit it. I'm from Alabama, and transplanted to Texas. So, there are many Cajun names native to Louisiana that I can't pronounce, and one of them is Atchafalaya.
White House Christmas Tree Dies: Bad Omen for Obama?
The Associated Press is reporting that the National Christmas Tree planted near the White House has died during a transplanting operation. It's now being removed after passing away from "transplant shock."
Woman Arrested for Stealing from Employer
The former bookkeeper at a North Caddo oil field production company has been arrested on a warrant charging her with stealing from the company.
Shreveport Teen Allegedly Raped at School
Shreveport police are investigating an alleged assault of a teenaged girl that happened at school.
Gospel Recording Artist Performs in East Texas
Residents of the small town of Carthage enjoyed a concert Sunday night at the First Baptist Church. In fact, the performer who has records playing on Christian radio stations is the grandson of the town's mayor, Carson C. Joines.
Finally Rain in Shreveport, But Storms Down Trees
After days of dry weather, Shreveport got some rain. But, it was in the form or heavy thunderstorms rolling through the Ark-La-Tex.
God Must Have Been Smiling..Prayers Heard in Shreveport
The National Day of Prayer was observed everywhere Thursday, and one of the churches holding services was Shreveport's First United Methodist Church.
A DeSoto Parish Community in Shock over Double-Murder Suicide
The DeSoto Parish community near Frierson was reeling today after news of an early Friday morning triple murder that happened at a residence there. DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Lt. Tony Morris told KEEL News, a father shot his two young sons and then turned the gun on himself.
We’re Breathing Easier: Cleaner Air for Bossier City
Good news for Louisianians, we're breathing cleaner air than ever. May is national clean air month.
Blue Bell Based in Texas Unveils New Yummy Flavor
Ice cream lovers, get ready for a new fla-va! This month, Blue Bell Creameries based in Brenham, Texas, is unveiling Red Velvet Cake.
Theft of Copper Happens Daily in Shreveport
Someone is stealing copper and lots of it in Shreveport. The latest incident involves the theft of copper from Independence Stadium.