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.
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.
Hacker Uses Snail Mail To Steal Identities
When you think hacker, you usually think internet. While that is usually correct, a Round Rock, Texas couple learned first hand that not even the U.S. Postal Service is safe from high tech hacking.
Plant Those Bluebonnets Now For Spring Pictures
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has published a web page to help gardeners plant wildflowers because if you live in Central Texas, now is the time to start planting so you can enjoy them come spring.
Two Day Festival Honoring Selena Leaving Corpus Christi
Officials in Corpus Christi are surprised to learn that the annual celebration honoring the life of Tejano music queen Selena will not be held in her south Texas hometown on the 25th anniversary of her death.
Chip and Joanna’s New Fixer Upper
The Fixer Upper empire continues to grow! Chip and Joanna Gaines announced this week that they plan to refurbish the historic Grand Karem Shrine Building at 701 Washington Ave., in Waco, Texas
The Love of Christ in a Dallas Courtroom
I am a Christian. But I’ll be honest. I don’t know if I could do what the brother of Botham Jean did today in a Dallas, Texas courtroom.
A Miracle Puppy Needs a Forever Family
I believe there is a special place in hell for people who abuse children, the elderly and animals…and a special place in Heaven for those who help them. Tiny Hooves Rescue and Petting Zoo and the people of Central Texas fall into the latter category.
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.
Buc-ee’s Brew Is The Best
This isn’t the first time the Beaver has been rated the "Best in Texas". According to GasBuddy, this is the third year in a row that Buc-ee’s has taken Best Coffee honors.
ACDC’s Twin Playing in Belton
If ACDC had a twin, this band would be it. I’ve seen a LOT of tribute bands in my day, so I can honestly say that when it comes to all things ACDC, Back in Black is the absolute best.