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.
Of all the States, Texas Slang Wins
We've got some good slang in Texas, y'all. In fact, "Y'all" combined with another pretty amazing made-up contraction helps Texas beat all other states for the best slang in the US.
How to Get Free Pancakes on National Pancake Day
IHOP is doing it again. Free pancakes! They'll give us a free buttermilk short stack on National Pancake Day, which is coming up next week. And they just ask that we do one thing in return.
Make Whataburger Fries at Home With This Secret Ingredient
What is it about fast food french fries that makes them so darned addictive? One chef may have stumbled up on the secret ingredient, and he's spilling the beans so we can all try this at home. The magical concoction also causes us to lick our fingers between bites. See, we can't help it…
Dog Food Recalled Because it Could Possibly Kill Your Dog
How in the heck did a euthanasia drug get into dog food? As they try to figure that out, here's what we need to know about that massive dog food recall and how to protect our pets.
This Flu Hits Fast
One minute she was doing her homework and playing, and within an hour or two she was complaining of being cold and achy, so I took her temperature. It was 104.4! What happened next taught me something.
One Texas City is About to Become America’s Greenest
One North Texas city will get all of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020, and will become the largest city in America to accomplish that so far. And one place in East Texas has provided the incentive.
Warning to Hunters; No Poaching
Poaching is a big problem in Texas. Hunting out of season can result in big fines and even jail time, and game wardens want our help finding the culprits.
Louisiana Comes Up With the Wildest King Cake Ever
Happy Fat Tuesday! King Cakes are everywhere today, but would you want to try one with Crawfish Etouffee poured all over the top of it? Oh Louisiana, you have really outdone yourself this time.
Vote Now for the Best Steakhouse in Texas
With Valentine's Day coming up on Wednesday, the steakhouses will be packed. We want to know what the best steakhouse is in East Texas, based on the food, the drinks, and the overall atmosphere. Vote here!
Find a Gemstone and Keep it at This Texas Ranch
Blue Topaz is the gemstone of Texas, and it's finders keepers at one Texas Ranch. This might be a good road trip idea, and we can dig up our own necklace and ring material for Valentine's Day.
Feed Your Craving with this Girl Scout Cookie Locator
We'll see the Girl Scouts set up outside grocery stores selling cookies later this month, but will they be there at precisely the minute that Thin Mint craving strikes? Cuz that doesn't wait. Find out with this handy Girl Scout Cookie locator.
Texas Agrees With the Top Dog Names
Max and Bella are the top dog names in the country. Although there are some creative pet names in East Texas like Limo, Shiner, and Cat floating around for our beloved dogs, the names that are most popular would work for pets or people. See if you agree with the top choices.