My love affair with radio began in 1975, the first time I heard Queen blaring through the speakers in my Mama’s yellow, 1972 Ford LTD. “The Boat” as we referred to it, would be my first car years later, with Def Leppard and RATT blaring out of the radio. I’ve worked in a ton of radio formats, but rock is my all-time favorite and 80’s rock is my passion. Dokken, Warrant, Judas Priest, Queensryche, Tesla, Winger, Lillian Axe, Zebra, Firehouse, Def Leppard, Van Halen, Vixen, Extreme, Mr. Big, Damn Yankees, Steelheart, Giant, Iron Maiden, KIX…I could go on and on and on. Rock radio has given me some of the best friends and best times of my life. I’ve sat in a dressing room with Kid Rock discussing politics and crazy ex-girlfriends and I’ve hung out with Aerosmith’s Joe Perry at a south Louisiana crawfish boil. Then there was that time on a riverboat in New Orleans with the band The Darkness…. My basic uniform is ripped jeans and a baseball cap but I also wear Tony Lama’s. I love a great steak, but I also love my Texas Longhorns that call my pasture home. I love wine and cheese, but my version has Rotel mixed in. I was born in southern Georgia, grew up in southern Louisiana and in 2005, finally made it back to the state where my grandparents were born and raised. I now live in a century old farmhouse in the town where my Grandpaw was born. I wish he were here to see it. God has blessed me mightily with my family, my six adopted dogs, my three legged devil cat, my home in the beautiful Texas countryside and my life in the United States of America, the greatest nation in the world.
Fort Hood Connection to Dead ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the creator and leader of the Islamic state who blew himself up over the weekend when cornered by U.S. Special forces, was idolized by Major Nidal Hasan, the Army psychiatrist who opened fire on his fellow servicemen and women at Fort Hood in 2009.
Nephew Says Atatiana Jefferson Pointed Gun
According to the Dallas News, the nephew of Atatiana Jefferson told police that it was after his aunt heard something outside that she took a gun from her purse and pointed it at a window.
H-E-B Closing Downtown Killeen Store
An old H-E-B store in downtown Killeen is closing after 60 years. The North Gray Street location is one of the smallest and oldest stores in the company.
EPA Phasing Out Animal Testing
Great news for animal lovers today as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announces it is phasing out animal testing on mammals. According to an agency press release, the plan is a 30% reduction in the number of studies that require the use of mammals by 2025, and to end these types of studies by 2035.
New Popeye’s Opens in Temple
The new Popeye’s on West Adams in Temple is now open! Being a native south Louisiana girl, this makes me feel right at home.
Harker Heights Police Search for Liquor Thief
Twin Liquors, two cities, one suspect. Harker Heights Police say they need your help finding a woman accused of theft in both Harker Heights and Copperas Cove.
Midland-Odessa Shooter Has Ties to Central Texas
According to online records, the man identified by police in the Midland-Odessa shooting once lived in McLennan County. KVUE is reporting that 36-year-old Seth Ator once lived in Lorena and Waco. Reportedly, Ator graduated from Lorena High School in the early 2000s and was enrolled at Texas State Technical College in Waco in 2005...
Fund Created for Texas State Trooper Shot in Midland-Odessa
There is a way you can help a Texas State Trooper who was injured Saturday in the Midland-Odessa Shooting. A Go Fund Me account set up for Trooper Chuck Pryor's family to assist with medical expenses
Celebrate the American Farmer at the Bell County Museum
To me, nothing says America more than the American farmer. It is because of their work that store shelves and our stomachs remain full. Now, you can celebrate the American farmer at The Bell County Museum as they host the traveling exhibit “American Farmer” from Aug. 31 through Oct. 19
One More Day of Hellish Heat in Central Texas
I have good news and bad news for you. The good news is that a cold front will arrive earlier in Texas than previously thought, bringing with it a chance of rain Tuesday and Wednesday. The bad news is Monday will be hot as Hades.