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.
New Texas Laws In Effect September 1st
Come September 1st, Texans will feel the effects of the last legislative session in Texas. Several new laws go into effect that may affect you or someone you know. Here are a few.
Temple Liquor Store Repeatedly Robbed of Booze
Over the past couple of weeks, Point Liquor 3 on West Adams Ave. has had multiple cases of thieves stealing liquor. One guy didn’t even try to hide the fact, as he walked out of the store with two half gallon bottles of Crown Royal (each bottle worth about 60 dollars).
Magnolia Market Donates to Groups Helping Shooting Victims
Chip and Joanna Gaines owned Magnolia Market took to social media Monday to announce that they would be donating the net profits from last weekend’s sales to groups helping the victims of shootings in Texas, Ohio , Mississippi and California.
City of Temple Has New Guidelines for Pet Owners in City Limits
If you have a pet or you want to get a pet, be sure to check out the City of Temple’s new guidelines for pet owners in the city limits that went into effect July 18th. There is a lot of good information and I am happy to see some of the new restrictions now in place.
Texas Panhandler Admits to Making One Thousand Dollars a Weekend
While you have your nose to the grind trying to make ends meet, a man in Abilene is sitting in a wheelchair two days a week making close to one thousand dollars. To make matters worse, the guy isn’t homeless and he doesn’t even need a wheelchair.
Rage Room in Kyle, Texas Lets You Smash Stuff to Relieve Stress
Talk about recycling that we all can be a part of. The new 512 Rage Room in Kyle re-purposes old items by allowing you to beat the ever lovin’ daylights out of them. The owners say it is a great way to relieve stress and get a good workout at the same time.
You-Can’t Drive 55 (or 50 or 45) on Featherline Road in Killeen Come Monday
Better make sure that pedal is nowhere near the metal on Featherton Road in Killeen come Monday. The speed limit is being dropped from 45 to 40 with the installation of the new signs beginning Monday.
Man Buys An Amazon Box His Cat and Wife Will Love
You know times have changed when people are more excited to see a box than the actual gift. In North Carolina, a clever husband combined the two.
Epic Battle Between Black Widow Spider And Snake in Navarro County, Texas
Growing up in south Louisiana, I thought I’d seen every critter known to man. Moving to Texas in 2005 showed me I was wrong. Bigtime. “Everything is Bigger in Texas” is absolutely true. It is true in regard to size and it is true in regard to attitude. All the way down to the ev…