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.
Owning a Pet Makes You Happier, Earn More Money
Pet ownership has all sorts of benefits, besides just the warm fuzzy feelings we get when we're snuggled up on the couch with our sweet loyal friends. Pet owners tend to be happier, exercise more, and earn more money. Wanna adopt right now?
With Babies R Us Closed, Another Store Picks Up the Slack
The closure of Babies R Us stores left a huge void in the world of baby products, and other retailers are realizing they've got a big opportunity to fill that need. A big retailer just announced they'll start selling more cribs and playsets in stores on August 30th, and other retailers ar…
Not Out of the Woods Yet With ‘100 Deadliest Days’ in Texas
The days between Memorial Day and Labor Day are the deadliest days of the year on the roads, and there was proof of that earlier this summer in East Texas when a teen driver was killed when his vehicle went off the road and flipped. Just why is the summer so deadly? Turns out there are several rea…
East Texas CASA Programs Need More Volunteers
Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA, helps kids across East Texas who need someone to watch out for their best interests in the child protection system, and CASA has a big need for volunteers right now. These abused and neglected kids could use a hero like you!
Dream Job Alert — Get Paid To Eat Barbecue
The only job better than eating Nutella straight out of the jar with a spoon might be this one --- getting paid $10,000 to travel around and eat barbecue. Wanna do it?
Texas Thieves Get Away With a Stolen Flat Screen on a Motorcycle
Usually, thieves try to be a little discreet, but not this time. Some Texas robbers unscrewed a flat screen from someone's wall and rode off with it on a motorcycle.
Car Coma Helps Solve the Chicken-or-the-Egg Mystery
Long road trips give ya plenty of time to think, and if you're ten years old, road trips make you blurt out solutions to seemingly impossible questions. My daughter may have been lulled into a car coma by road noise and cloudy skies, but during the sixth hour of the road trip, she had a great …
Lufkin First Date Ideas That Don’t Involve Drinking
If you want to cut the alcohol and really remember that first date, we've got some alcohol-free summer date ideas that will definitely be memorable enough to lead to date number two.
Don’t Let a Lufkin Veteran’s Grave Go Undecorated
The graves of East Texas veterans will be decorated with wreaths again this December, and now is the time to do the planning to make sure no graves get skipped. Lufkin alone has 600 graves to honor.
Crazy Things are Floating in Lufkin Pools
Rafts and floaties have come a long way. Instead of thin-ribbed rafts and plain ole tubes, we've got flamingos, swans, avocados floating with us in the pools. And bulls!
Texas Doesn’t Mess With Ice Cream Tradition
Who in the world would think "goat cheese and cherry" ice cream is a good idea? Not any East Texas ice cream shops. Several shops around the country are gaining attention for their crazy ice cream flavors, and meanwhile, Texas keeps churning out tradition.
Lake Sam Rayburn is Voted Best Lake in the US
It's always up near the top, but this time Lake Sam Rayburn not only wins the South, but our Texas gem is ranked as the best lake in all of America for catching fish.