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.
Canned Wine Is So Texas
At your Christmas gathering this weekend you might not be able to tell that's a can of beer or a can of wine in that koozie. Canned wine is becoming a thing, and it's so Texas.
An East Texas Team Will Play For a State Championship
The Lufkin Panthers lost a tough one this season to a team that's now about to play for a state championship, so you might say we helped toughen them up on their journey to the state title game.
Gifts That East Texas Teachers Really Want
Winter parties are happening this week at East Texas schools, and if you're looking to give a thank-you gift to a teacher that he or she will really appreciate, we've got several good ideas. And they're all affordable.
If You Have One Of These Passwords You Should Change It Right Now
If your password is "password," it's really not very secure. And don't change it to "123456," because that's easy for hackers to figure out too. Seriously! People are still using these horrible passwords and several others that need to go away right now.
Petsmart Is Giving Away Free Photos With Santa This Weekend
If you've never taken your pet to sit on Santa's lap, this is the perfect chance. It's free! Petsmart is giving away free digital photos of Santa and your fur baby this Saturday and Sunday.
A Texas Guide to College Bowl Games
The college football bowl season (also known as cozy-pants-and recliner-season) starts this Saturday, and Texas is hosting nine of these big games over the next three weeks. There are four Texas teams playing in bowl games this year.
Texas Family Goes Viral With Christmas Light Display
The Hinojosa family is getting views by the millions for its synchronized light display. Can you imagine how much work goes into this? Wow!
You Do This 134 Times Every Day At Work
In addition to checking email every six minutes and switching back and forth among thirty applications, we do this one thing 134 times every day at work without even thinking about it. This right-click maneuver is so routine, we really could do it in our sleep.
Gingerbread House Fail!
We try it each year, and each year we fail at making pretty ribbons with the icing and properly spacing out the gumdrops. But this might have been the worst gingerbread house fail yet with the dog adding his own festive touch.
You’ll Spend $500 on Dinners and Drinks During the Holidays
Just when your budget was about to bust after buying toys, necklaces, and flat screens this month, prepare to fully blow it up with fancy appetizers and booze. We'll put $537 toward socializing during the holidays. And you'll never guess which seasonal drink is the most popular.
Try Making a Fast-Food Favorite At Home
Taco Bell is bringing back its tasty Rolled Chicken Tacos, and I may have stumbled upon an alternative version that we can make at home, without the deep fryer. See what you think.
5 Quick Things You Should Ask Alexa to Entertain Yourself
If you're only asking Alexa for the current temperature in Lufkin or the score of the most recent Texans' game, you're totally missing out. The possibilities are endless, and sometimes she fires back some pretty goofy surprises.