I am incredibly blessed that the fine folks at TSM allow me to do what I enjoy every day. I am married to my high school sweetheart, and he still makes me feel like the prettiest girl in the room (even though I wake up looking like a troll!). I adore him, our three children, and our grand-daughter who calls me "Gigi." I love the beach and spending quiet weekends with my husband at home listening to great country music! I cut my teeth back in the day on Randy Travis, George Strait, The Judds, Reba, and Garth Brooks. However, I am a fan of today's stars like Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Drake White, and all the other talented musicians paving their own paths.
Five Things You Don’t Know About The Most Popular Cajun Song Ever [VIDEOS]
D.L. Menard's "The Back Door" turned 55 this year. But there are five things you probably don't know about the most popular and recognizable Cajun song ever.
Monkeys And More Make Moody Gardens A Great Weekend Escape
Moody Gardens is one of our favorite destinations for a weekend escape. Monkeys, sloths, and birds of all colors roam free. Plants and trees from rain forests around the world grow there. Around every turn and at every level, it's a real treat!
Crowley Student’s Starfish Speech Wins National Competition [VIDEO]
Grant Suire, a 8th grade student at St. Michael's in Crowley, has placed first in the National Junior Beta Club's speech competition. His message involves starfish and service. And it's brilliant!
Celebrate Mayor-Elect Nic Hunter’s Inauguration And Help Animal Rescues!
Nic Hunter will officially become the next mayor of Lake Charles on Saturday, July 1st. But before that, there's a celebration and your ticket helps animals in need of rescue.
National Get Outdoors Day Is Saturday, June 10
Tell the kids to put away the electronics, put on some shoes (you know they are walking around in socks or bare feet), and head outside Saturday for National Get Outdoors Day!
Concerts Galore In South Louisiana
Entertainment is never in short supply in south Louisiana. If you enjoy concerts, mark your calendar for nearly every weekend from now through September to see a different country artist perform live somewhere within driving distance.
A Living Time Capsule: Video of The 1967 Lake Charles Centennial Parade
The Lake Charles High Kilties? Marion Chargerettes? How times have changed since Lake Charles celebrated its centennial! Video quality has improved a lot since 1967, and participation in parades is certainly different.
Is Weird Al Yankovic A Grammar Cop? How To Avoid “Word Crimes” [VIDEO]
I had no idea Weird Al Yankovic was a grammar cop and even did a parody about it. If grammar trips you up, here are some easy tips to help you avoid committing word crimes.
Why Join The National Guard? Tuition Exemption (Just Ask My Son!)
The biggest reason my son joined the National Guard was tuition exemption for college. But that's only part of the story of why he decided to Geaux Guard!
School’s Out When?! Here’s The List for SWLA
Not all students in Southwest Louisiana will have the same final day of school for the 2016-17 year. Here's the list for parishes in SWLA.
What NOT To Give Teachers As Gifts (From The Child Of A Retired Teacher)
If you decide to show your teacher appreciation with a gift, take some advice from the child of a retired teacher and give something other than these please!
Ten Things Every True Cajun Has
Some of these things are unique only to our slice of paradise. This list of things, I believe, every true Cajun has in his or her home or repertoire. What do YOU think?