I’m an East Texas native and proud of it! I was born and raised in Longview, but spent plenty of time in Tyler. Both of my parents are from Tyler, so I had all my relatives there! I have been so blessed to be surrounded by family all my life! I feel fortunate to have a career I dearly love! Not a lot of people can say that. But believe it or not, radio was not my first choice as a career! I knew from age 4 that I would be an actress on the Broadway stage! I did pursue acting with a move to Dallas, Texas for many years. While in Dallas, God opened a door to radio, and I‘ve been “smitten” ever since! I still enjoy acting and being apart of the civic theatre though.I live in Tyler with my husband and beautiful daughter, along with our cats, Phineas, Meadow and Benjamin!My 15 minutes of fame would have to be when I was an “extra” in the movie Born on The Fourth of July, starring Tom Cruise! I actually made it on the big screen!Something people don’t know about me; I’m scared of clowns and I was the Texas “Honey Bee Queen” in the early 80’s! No really!
Is 16 Too Young to Drive? [POLL]
Someone in the office this morning asked me if I thought 16 years old was too young to drive. Without hesitating, I answered "yes." Why? Because at 16 I had no business driving. I certainly didn't have the skills or maturity to be handling a 2,000-pound vehicle, that's fo…
Burn Ban in Effect for Smith County Today Due to High Winds
An outdoor burning ban advisory has been issued in Smith County for today (March 5) due to high winds. For more information concerning burning advisory regulations, please contact the Smith County Fire Marshal's Office at 903-590-2652.
TSA Traumatizes 3-Year-Old Girl in Wheelchair at Airport [VIDEO + POLL]
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration had to apologize to a couple after agents upset their 3-year-old, wheelchair-bound daughter during a screening and told the mother she was not allowed to film the screening.
Apparently, Riding a Manatee is Against the Law in Florida [VIDEO]
Planning a summer vacation in Florida? Well, just to let you know, if you plan on riding a manatee, you could go to jail! Riding a manatee in the state of Florida is against the law and has been since 1967 because the manatee is an endangered species.
Take Part in Heart Month with the ETMC Heart Health Fair on Tuesday
February is Heart Month and The East Texas Medical Center Cardiovascular Institute will hold a free heart health fair from 8 to 11 a.m. tomorrow (Tuesday, Feb. 12). The heart fair will be at the ETMC Pavilion, 801 Clinic Drive, in Tyler.
Massachusetts Principal Suspended for ‘Terminator’ Parody Video [VIDEO + POLL]
Is everybody losing their mind? With everything going on at schools all across our nation, can you really believe a high school principal would do something this stupid? People, stop the madness!
5-Year-Old Abducted from School Found Safe [VIDEO]
Another horrible incident at a school. A 5-year-old girl was allegedly abducted by a stranger from her school classroom at a Philadelphia elementary school. Thankfully the child was found. But get this, officials didn't learn of her disappearance until six hours after she was missing.
Monopoly Plans to Retire One of Its Tokens — Will It Be Your Favorite? [VIDEO, POLL]
I just found out that Monopoly is retiring one of its tokens. What? Yep, Monopoly will be replacing one of its iconic tokens and they're letting us decide. Hasbro, the maker of Monopoly, is calling the campaign, "Save Your Token."
Geneticists Expected to Study Sandy Hook Elementary Shooter’s DNA
For what may be the first time, geneticists are expected to be looking for abnormalities or mutations in Adam Lanza's DNA. Lanza was the shooter who carried out the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn.
Golden Eagle Snatches Up a Baby [VIDEO]
This is the craziest video I think I've ever seen! A man from Canada was filming this Golden Eagle flying above him at a park. Nice enough right? But then the eagle dives in and swoops up a small child who's sitting on the grass. The eagle is so strong, he actually lifts the child off the …
The End Of Innocence — 6-Year-Old Played Dead to Survive Sandy Hook Shooting [VIDEO]
I'm sure those of you who know me well have noticed that I have not yet spoken out on the horrible shootings that took place this past Friday. I honestly don't know what to say or how to say it. It's like when the news broke, I just blocked it out, wished it away.
‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ Showing at Liberty Hall in Downtown Tyler [VIDEO]
Christmas is a week away and it just wouldn't be Christmas if you didn't take the time to sit down and watch the greatest classic Christmas movie of all time: "It's A Wonderful Life". And this year you can watch "It's A Wonderful Life" at Tyler…