I was born in Gulfport, Miss., and am the oldest male of a family with five kids. I am a military brat and no stranger to moving. My dad is from Louisiana and I learned the Louisiana lifestyle at an early age. I have been married to Sandy for over 25 years and have one son and one daughter. I moved to Lake Charles in 1984 and spent five years at Bayou 104, then 11 years at LA 99 and two years at KQ-98. I also worked for Clear Channel in Beaumont, KQIS in Lafayette and Citadel Broadcasting in Baton Rouge. Most of my career has been spent along the Gulf Coast. I have worked on the air through seven hurricanes and an ice storm. I was very humbled when awarded the Allstate Insurance Good Hands Award for my efforts with the Clear Channel Beaumont team while covering Hurricane Rita. Only seven non-insurance agents have ever received that award. I love to fish (and have my secret spots in the lake and river system) and I'm a big baseball and football fan. I coached Little League Baseball for 10 years, and kids’ basketball for two years, producing a 22-0 championship team! I'm very glad to be back in Lake Charles, working with long-time friends.
Should There be a Smoking Ban in Sulphur? [Poll]
The discussion has gotten very lively even though the issue has not even made it to a city council meeting yet. Is a smoking ban coming to the City of Sulphur? We would like to get your opinion on this.
Rude Driver Behavior I Encounter Every Day
I spend a lot of time driving. My daily commute is 50 minutes. That means I spend almost two hours a day driving. It seems that common courtesy while driving has disappeared. I'll give you some examples.
Highway 90 to Close for Railroad Crossing Replacement
Driving across a rough railroad crossing is a much less common occurrence now than it was years ago. In an effort to continue this trend the railroad crossing on Fruge Street (Highway 90) will be replace on March 20, 2015. This will result in the road's closure for two days.
Cowboys Baseball Team Wins Fifth Game in a Row
The McNeese State Cowboys have broke the four and four streak with their fifth win in a row. Yesterday the Cowboys beat Sam Houston State 5-2 in Huntsville.
Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Giving Away Free Gun Locks
You may remember a couple of weeks ago a Leblue Settlement child accidentally discharged a gun and a tragic death was the result. The CPSO is giving away free gun locks to prevent this kind of accident from happening again.
Louisiana Starting to Issue Tax Refunds
Are you waiting on a Louisiana State Tax refund? I have good news for you. The State of Louisiana Department of Revenue started issuing refunds last Friday. Yes your check is in the mail.
Tree Seedlings Now Available From Department of Agriculture and Forestry
It's all about trees for future generations. Now is the time to get your seedlings from the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry. The pine and hard wood seedlings are now available in DeRidder.
Lake Charles to Host State High School Basketball Championships
Lake Charles will host 28 Louisiana High School Basketball teams for the LHSAA championship play offs at the Burton Coliseum March 3-14. Let's show our visitors some great Cajun hospitality.
Louisiana Mudfest Fun Caught on Video [VIDEO]
All this rain is setting the scene for a great Mudfest in Colefax, La.. It's a special time for those who like to play in the mud and after you see this video you may want to join them.
McNeese State Baseball Riding Four Game Winning Streak
The Cowboys Baseball Season has been a series of fours. They won the first four games. They lost the next four and have now won their last four. Can they stop this madness and win their next game?
Jazz in the Courtyard Coming April 17th
If you like Jazz, catfish dinners, great drinks and a fantastic atmosphere; you are gonna love Jazz in the Courtyard. It happens at the Historic Calcasieu Marine Bank Courtyard on April 17, 2015.
McNeese Hosts Job Fair on Monday
McNeese students get a chance to meet with prospective employers this Monday at the McNeese recreation Complex. It's also a chance for employers to recruit students.