Hi! I grew up in a one-stoplight town in rural Nebraska and my whole family still lives there with three churches, a bar, and a courthouse. I left because I like lots of people and taller buildings, and I don't like cold weather. On those rare days in Texas when it gets snowy and icy, you'll find me inside Googling beach vacations. I don't plan to leave Texas now that I've been here for most of my adult life because the barbecue and fajitas are just way too addictive. I've worked in radio from the moment I graduated from college at the University of Nebraska, and besides getting the hang out with cool people like you every day, I love sports, great restaurants, self improvement, and meeting new people. I love all movies starring Melissa McCarthy or Julia Roberts, and all TV shows with home improvements or food in them. You'll probably hear me talk about my three daughters on the air, along with the challenges of being a single mom. I'm on several of the dating apps, because trying to meet someone in person these days is way too creepy.
Most Texans Don’t Carry Cash
It was fun while it lasted, but finding that surprise 5-dollar bill in the pocket of some old jeans is becoming more rare. Lots of Texans are opting not to carry any cash at all, and if we do have paper money in our wallets it's probably less than $25
Bon Jovi Wine is Coming and We Couldn’t Be More Excited
Wine drinkers unite. The new Jon Bon Jovi wine should be coming to Texas in a month or two, and it's supposed to be quite tasty. You might be seeing this at barbecues this summer as an option to go with the Shiner.
East Texas Kids Can Bowl for Free All Summer
Kids can get two free games of bowling EVERY DAY this summer, and all we have to do is sign them up. This program keeps growing, and now might be the time to petition our favorite bowling alleys to get more of them involved. Some that are a short drive away will be part of it.
East Texas Festival Will Give Guys a Year to Grow the Longest Beard
Beards are everywhere now, and some of you guys have a real knack from growing some doozies! Now you've got a chance to get paid for it if you can grow the longest one.
Texans Set the World Record for the Longest Ice Cream Sundae
Texans don't like to underachieve, and this is new evidence. Some of our neighbors in East Texas have had success stringing together a whole lot of dishes of ice cream to set the Guinness World Record for the longest sundae, but did they get to eat it before the inevitable melt?
A Parent’s Step-by-Step Guide to Coloring Easter Eggs
This happens to me every year when the kids and I are coloring Easter eggs, and I bet I'm not alone.
Texas State Railroad is Expanding the Polar Express
The Texas State Railroad just paid off a big debt, and now they're free to move forward with plans to add another car to the Polar Express, and make other changes that you'll notice this summer.
Baseball is Proof That Hard Work Pays Off
We have to look really hard to find and overnight success story in baseball. It's a journey and not a sprint, and teams know the marathon 162-game season will be full of ups and downs.