I’m an East Texas native and proud of it! I was born and raised in Longview, but spent plenty of time in Tyler. Both of my parents are from Tyler, so I had all my relatives there! I have been so blessed to be surrounded by family all my life! I feel fortunate to have a career I dearly love! Not a lot of people can say that. But believe it or not, radio was not my first choice as a career! I knew from age 4 that I would be an actress on the Broadway stage! I did pursue acting with a move to Dallas, Texas for many years. While in Dallas, God opened a door to radio, and I‘ve been “smitten” ever since! I still enjoy acting and being apart of the civic theatre though.I live in Tyler with my husband and beautiful daughter, along with our cats, Phineas, Meadow and Benjamin!My 15 minutes of fame would have to be when I was an “extra” in the movie Born on The Fourth of July, starring Tom Cruise! I actually made it on the big screen!Something people don’t know about me; I’m scared of clowns and I was the Texas “Honey Bee Queen” in the early 80’s! No really!
‘Godspell’ at Bergfeld Park in Tyler on June 26
The musical "Godspell," written by Stephen Schwartz and a book by John-Michael Tebelak, has been a beloved musical ever since it opened off Broadway on May 17, 1971. "Day by Day," one of the most recognizable songs in the musical, reached No. 13 on the Billb…
Texas Student Suspended for Not Standing for Pledge of Allegiance [POLL]
A Houston student refused to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance and has now been given two days of in-school suspension. As you can imagine, this has started up a lot of debate about the teen's First Amendment rights.
Happy Earth Day, Y’all!
Today we celebrate Earth! Founded in 1970 as a day of education about environmental issues, Earth Day is now a globally celebrated holiday that is sometimes extended into Earth Week, a full seven days of events focused on green awareness.
Longview Pays Ted Nugent $16,000 to Not Peform at Fourth of July Festival [POLL]
Longview has paid rocker Ted Nugent $16,000 to not perform at Longview's Fourth of July festival. According to reports a spokesperson for the festival felt that Ted Nugent was not right for the event.
Atheists Want the ‘Miracle Cross’ Removed from 9-11 Memorial [VIDEO + POLL]
First of all, I must start out by saying that this story is very personal to me. I was in New York City on top of the World Trade Center observation deck two weeks to the day before the horrific 9-11 tragedy.
Tyler Area Builders ‘Home and Product Show’ is This Weekend
It's time for the Tyler Area Builders Association "Home Product Show.' The show gets under way this weekend at Harvey Convention Center. East Texas looks forward to this event every year, especially if you're looking to build or remodel your home.
Watch Amazing 12-Year-Old Figure Skater Starr Andrews [VIDEO]
This amazing young athlete could easily be on her way to being an Olympian one day! She reminds me of the great Olympians Kristi Yamaguchi, Nancy Kerrigan, Michell Kwan and Tara Lipinski. At only 12 years old, Starr Andrews has just about mastered the beautiful art of figure skating.
‘Cheer Fest’ Benefit for Lindale Firefighter Joe Yeakley is Feb. 22
Lindale firefighter Joe Yeakley was severely injured fighting a house fire last month. Lindale and all of East Texas continues to pray for Joe's recovery and for his family. One way that East Texas can help with Joe's medical bills is attend a "Cheer Fest" for Joe and his…
Ellen DeGeneres Discovers 12-Year-Old With the ‘Golden Voice’ [VIDEO]
Ellen DeGeneres had a 12-year-old prodigy on her show yesterday, as a part of her "Talented Kids" series. Ellen describes Cam Anthony's voice as "golden" and invited him to perform on the show.
Liberty Hall in Tyler Presents ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ + ‘The Polar Express’ This Week [VI…
This week be sure to catch the classic holiday movies “It’s A Wonderful Life" and "The Polar Express" at Tyler's amazing Liberty Hall in downtown. Movie lovers everywhere include these films as part of their holiday traditions! It doe…
East Texas Volunteer Participates in 2013 Salvation Army World Record Bell Ringing Contest
'Tis the season to hear those ringing bells of the Salvation Army Red Kettles across East Texas. When you hear those bells, put what you can in the kettle to help those in East Texas who are less fortunate this holiday!
Texas Workforce Commission + Workforce Solutions of East Texas Holding a Veterans Job Fair
The Texas Workforce Commission + Workforce Solutions East Texas are partners for the statewide 'Hiring Red, White & You" job fair. This event has grown by leaps and bounds that they had to move the job fair to Harvey Convention Center.