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!
Wynonna Judd Rocks Bossier City’s Horseshoe Riverdome
Recording artist Wynonna Judd rocks so much she doesn't sound like a country artist. The former half of the country duo, The Judds, performed in concert Saturday night at the Horseshoe Riverdome.
Shreveport Natives Ryan Harrison & Kendrick Farris Compete in Summer Olympics
Two Shreveport guys are competing in the Summer Olympics in London. Ryan Harrison has already lost in his only tennis match, but Kendrick Farris will compete in weightlifting on August 3rd.
Elaine’s Weird Word of the Week: Aight?
Language is a powerful thing. You can hurt people with words, or make them feel warm and fuzzy. You can also enjoy the humor of what I call "weird words." These are words that are often colloquial and native to certain parts of the country.
Should Shania Twain Release a New Album and Go on Tour? [POLL]
Man, she feels like a woman. But can she feel like a recording superstar and sell out concerts again? Or should she?
How I Spent My Summer Vacation…In Lake Fork, Texas
I just got back from a five-day vacation during the Fourth of July Holiday at Lake Fork, Texas. Yes there is a lake in Texas. It wasn't an ordinary vacation. It was actually 'My Big Ole Family Reunion."
Shreveport Road Closures for Filming of ‘Olympus Has Fallen’
Watch out for gun fire, smoke, explosions and snipers on the roof! Okay, so its only a movie, but you may hear loud noises Monday in the form of sound effects for "Olympus Has Fallen." And they'll be sounding on and off all day. You may also get stuck in traffic because o…
Bossier City Teen Headed to ‘American Idol’ Tryouts in New Orleans
A 16-year-old Bossier City girl is about to try to make her dreams come true. Mason McArthur is getting ready to take a trip to New Orleans for American Idol Season 12 tryouts.
TomKat to Split: Custody Fight Over Kitten, Daughter, Suri
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are calling it splitsville. The couple is headed for divorce court, and insiders say it will a "nasty" ordeal.
Summer Heat: How to Stay Cool Even at 100 Degrees
Temperatures have been bumping 100 degrees these days and that's too hot for outdoor pets, the very old and the very young.
General Motors Recalling Hundreds of Thousands of Cars
If you drive a late model Chevy Cruze sedan, you might want to park it for awhile. General Motors is recalling 413,418 of the cars to modify the engine shield under the vehicle.
Jury Finds in Favor of Actor Kevin Costner
A federal jury has found in favor of actor Kevin Costner in a lawsuit filed against him by fellow actor Stephen Baldwin over a BP cleaning contract.
Happy Father’s Day: Dad’s Favorite Beer
Father's Day is a special time to let Dad know how much he's appreciated. For all the things he fixes, for picking you up on his shoulders, for throwing that football with you out in the front yard, there's no one like Dad.