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.
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.
Austin’s Nick Foles is Thinking About a Career Change
Super Bowl Champ Nick Foles went to high school at Westlake High School in Austin, and has plans to give back to students there with a new career once this NFL thing fizzles out. The career direction may surprise you.
Impress Your Football Party Guests With a Grilled Pizza Recipe
This Sunday will be one of the biggest pizza delivery days of the year, but if you want to give the delivery guy a break and really impress your guests, try this recipe for grilled pizza. It's easy!
Slow Texas Drivers Can Get a Ticket for Doing This
Speeders and aggressive drivers might be the obvious ones to get traffic tickets, but officers are also looking for slow drivers and those folks will get a ticket in a certain situation. This is the one time that speeding up can actually help you avoid a citation.
5 Things to Consider When Picking a New Grill
With that big football party coming up on Sunday, now is the time to get that new backyard grill to make your killer wing recipe even better. But do you know exactly what you're shopping for? If you need a little clarity on BTUs and ceramic grates, this will help.
Texas is #1 for Hog Attacks
A wild hog can weigh up to 400 pounds and it's probably not something you want to encounter since those things never seem like they're in a good mood. Texas leads the nation in hog attacks, and there are specific things we can watch out for.
Only in Texas — A Chicken Gets an Obituary
Families mourn losses of pets in all different kinds of ways, and that doesn't usually involve taking out an obituary in the local newspaper. But one chicken-loving family in Texas did it, and now they're posting a musical video tribute to the beloved pet named Mama. Aggies are fun!
Nacogdoches Has a Top 10 Bike Shop
More proof that East Texas rocks. Nacogdoches has one of the best bike shops in the state, so if you're getting itchy for spring to hit the bike trails, check in with these experts and save a bunch of time on research.
North Texas City is Named the Best Place to Live
If East Texas towns want to have a shot at being the best place to live in Texas, we can learn from the current winner. There are a bunch of great ideas we can steal from Allen.
Guess If These Silly Texas Town Names are Real or Fake
We're so used to hearing town names like Marfa and Waxahachie in Texas that they don't even sound weird anymore. Those are definitely real. What about Noodle and Sponge? Real Texas towns, or fake?