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.
F-16s To Visit Fort Hood Today
If you are on the west side of Fort Hood this week, get ready for a ruckus. Fort Hood officials say live-fire exercises are scheduled through Wednesday on the Clabber Creek and Jack Mountain ranges on the west side of the post.
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.
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.
Vote “YES” To Prevent a Future State Income Tax In Texas
Texas Prop 4 is meant to make it more difficult for Texas to enact a personal income tax, but there are concerns voters might be confused by their ballots.
It is State Fair of Texas Fair Food Time!
Toss the diets aside. It is almost time for State Fair of Texas fried food! If you thought the food was crazy in the past, wait until you hear what they have on tap for this year.
Furry Texas Caregivers Help First Responders In El Paso
Research has shown time and time again that animals help lower stress levels, and it is for that reason a special team of dogs were dispatched to El Paso following the shooting at an El Paso Walmart that killed 22 people.
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.
What Happens To Your Phone When You Use FaceApp?
I admit it. I was very tempted to follow the crowd and use FaceApp to make myself look both younger and older. I didn’t do it because my husband (a web guy) said it was probably laden with stuff I didn’t want on my phone. Techcrunch actually took the time to find out what happens to yo…