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.
Seven Texas Schools Make the NCAA Tournament
There are some years that Texas teams are a little thin during March Madness, but this year we'll be well-represented in the NCAA tournament. There are seven teams in the bracket, and two of them are playing each other this week in Dallas.
Why We Should Dine Out on ‘Pack Your Lunch Day’
I'm all for packing a lunch to save time and money at work, but on the upcoming holiday that encourages all of us to brown bag it, there is one huge reason why we should totally rebel and grab food from a restaurant instead.
Oncor Power Workers Have a Big Impact in Puerto Rico
Can you imagine being without electricity for months? That would change daily routines to say the least. About eighty percent of the power has been restored in Puerto Rico after last year's monster hurricane, and they have East Texas utility workers to thank for some of that.
5 Reasons Why Little League is Great for Kids
Spring baseball and softball practices are underway and the games will start soon for kids across East Texas. For many parents like me that means lots of equipment shopping, meals on the go because practices always seem to be at dinner time, and usually a really bad case of bleacher butt. But it&ap…
Celebrate Oreo Day March 6th With an Easy Treat
Some of those national and world holidays get a little weird, but this one we can totally get behind! Today (March 6th) is World Oreo Day, and I'm celebrating with Oreo Balls. This recipe is the easiest thing you'll ever make, and it's awesome. And addictive.
Craftsman Style Homes Are In High Demand in East Texas
When you're house shopping, do you pick a favorite based on the way the house looks from the outside, or is it all about the kitchen and living areas inside? It turns out that curb appeal is pulling people in right now, and front porches are top draws.
‘Thoughts and Prayers’ are better with action
In the wake of any tragic event, it seems pretty instinctive for people to say they're sending "thoughts and prayers" to victims. But as some of the survivors of the recent Florida school shooting eluded to, that's not cuttin' it anymore. It's time to do more.
5 Reasons Why the Library is Awesome
If you're not using the Kurth Memorial Library in Lufkin, or the Nacogdoches Public Library on a regular basis you're totally missing out. It's a great resource and it's free! Check out these 5 reasons why the library is awesome.
Chip and Joanna Gaines Open Their First Texas Restaurant
Their "Fixer Upper" show may be ending on HGTV, but Chip and Joanna Gaines have plenty of other projects in the works. One of those is a brand new restaurant that just opened this week in Waco. Road trip!
Texas Drivers With Unpaid Tolls Get a Break Starting March 1
If you've piled up some unpaid tolls from traveling around Houston, Dallas, or on Texas 49, there's a little financial break coming March 1st thanks to a new state law. But you can still end up in court if you don't pay up!
Vote for the Best Fast Food Restaurant in East Texas
One fast food taco restaurant is quickly rising through the ranks, and we want to know if it's one of your go-to spots when you get a fast food craving. Vote now from our list, or feel free to write in your own favorite fast food joint.
A Baby Changes Everything for the Rangers’ Elvis Andrus
Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus became a father last summer, so the off season has been full of spit up, late-night feedings, and smelly diaper changes. Glamorous! But Rangers fans can be excited knowing that Elvis expects fatherhood to make him an even better player this season.