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.
The Pros and Cons of Getting the Kids a Puppy for Christmas
If a cute new puppy is at the top of your kids' Christmas list, you might be running through the big list of pros and cons right now. Dogs are cute, but they poop. What else?
Lufkin’s Traffic Problems Are Nothing Compared to Houston’s
Our friends in Houston may be happy right now about their Astros winning the World Series, but there are still things to be sad about too. Houston is one of the worst places in the entire US for drivers.
East Texas Needs a One-of-a-Kind Restaurant Like This
Imagine going out for lunch and when the bill comes, you decide what to pay. A restaurant that works on the honor system and allows you to pay what you can, has popped up in Fort Worth. Could East Texas be next?
Texas’ Favorite Christmas Candy Involves No Chocolate
Here we go again with the crazy candy choices topping the list. Just when we had come to grips with Texans choosing a non-chocolate Halloween candy as their favorite, more sweet-toothed neighbors of ours have weighed in and chosen a favorite seasonal candy that doesn't melt in our mouths. Bah…
Paula Deen to Open Restaurants in Texas
When she was on Food Network, Paula Deen was known as a queen of southern cookin', and she's always had a lock on Georgia with a Savannah-based restaurant. Now two Paula Deen restaurants are coming to Texas, and they'll open up in a few weeks.
90 Texas State Parks Let Kids in Free
Since it's the holiday season, your money might be headed out of your wallet in several different directions right now. Well here's some free fun for the kids! Texas State Parks are letting kids 12 and under in free, and you can even take the dog.
Texas BBQ Restaurant Has the Strangest Combination Ever
The combination of brisket and pickles might take a little getting use to for some of us, but it usually isn't long before we realize it's pretty good. What about brisket and....a Ferris wheel? One Texas BBQ joint is gaining lots of attention for this strange combo.
Adopt a Shelter Pet This Holiday Season
There are hundreds of dogs and cats in East Texas shelters right now, waiting to be moved in to a cozy home like yours. It's a great time to adopt. A dog is one Christmas gift that the kids won't get tired of a week after receiving it, and it doesn't need batteries or assembly So l…
Don’t Let a Fried Turkey Fail Ruin Your Thanksgiving
Everyone knows you can't put a frozen turkey straight into the fryer. Right?! These fried turkey fails are tragic and dangerous! Be entertained by these horrendous attempts at cooking, and then use these people as examples of what not to do in the back yard next week.
10 Things You Miss When You Leave Texas
Why anyone ever leaves our beloved state of Texas is a mystery to me. Maybe a job calls your name or you want to get far, far away from your ex. Whatever the reason, there are many things you're gonna miss when you're gone. Like the bathrooms at Buc-ee's, and dance halls that are o…
Try These Dishes to Texify Your Thanksgiving
The traditional Thanksgiving dinner might look a little different in Texas than it does in another state that doesn't seem to have quite the same appreciation for chorizo and chiles. If you're looking to put a little more Texas into your Thanksgiving spread, these recipes will serve as yo…
One Small Town in East Texas is Becoming a Big Spot for Tourists
Not every town with a population of 2000 people becomes a big tourist destination, but one East Texas town is quickly becoming a top spot for visitors. I've heard so much about this place that I had to do a little more digging to find out more!