Author Archives: Elliott Stonecipher

06 Aug
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MAYOR OLLIE TYLER: SHREVEPORT’S DEVOUT MEDIA BULLY

Sunday … August 6, 2017 … 10:32 A.M. … I hereby set aside my research into our local crime statistics to react to an editorial in today’s Shreveport Times, one which opens the door to a broader and increasingly important ...

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31 Jul
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UPDATED: SHOOTING OF JUAN ZUNIGA … UPDATED NEWS COVERAGE

Monday, July 31, 2017 … 7:35 A.M. I thank all who have contacted me about the shooting of Juan Zuniga at El Compadre Restaurant on East Kings Highway in Shreveport, just before midnight Saturday night. This morning’s updates provide new ...

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30 Jul
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MAYOR TYLER’S POWER GRAB TARGETS INDEPENDENT M.P.C.

Sunday, July 30, 2017 … 11:40 A.M. (I sincerely thank the members of our Metropolitan Planning Commission – “MPC” – and Shreveport City Council who have assisted me.) Shreveport Mayor Ollie Tyler is said to be well along in her ...

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26 Jul
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A BIG FAT “NO!” TO SHREVEPORT WATER / SEWER PROPOSAL

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 … 10:35 A.M. I encourage all Shreveporters to take the time to read or watch two KTBS Television News stories – by reporters Shon Gables and Melody Brumble – about a new proposal to privatize the ...

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25 Jul
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Pt. 3: SHERIFF PRATOR LISTENS, OPTS AGAINST TAX ROLL-FORWARD

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 … 11:59 A.M. This morning, after a discussion in a legally required public hearing, Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator announced he would not raise parish property taxes … at least for now. The possible hike which ...

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22 Jul
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TWO LOCAL NEWS REPORTS … AND MY PERSONAL NOTE

Saturday, July 22, 2017 … 12:10 P.M. Yesterday, from KTBS Television News reporter T. W. Starr, we learned how Caddo Parish Tax Assessor Charles Henington, Jr., has recovered $1 million and counting by finding property owners who claim undue homestead ...

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16 Jul
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Pt. 2: ELIO, GLOVER, ETC. … WHAT WE DON’T KNOW HURTS

Sunday, July 16, 2017 … 2:17 P.M. As Shreveport and Caddo Parish citizens now stand a sort of Elio Motors death watch, more and more attention is focused on the deal’s original doers, notably including public officials. Given that the ...

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12 Jul
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KSLA-TV NEWS 12: TYLER HIDING HER SPORTS ARENA MEETINGS

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 KSLA Television has nailed down Shreveport Mayor Ollie Tyler’s continuing pursuit – in secret – of a minor league basketball team and new $25,000,000 sports arena for they city. Tyler would not confirm the meetings without ...

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11 Jul
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ELIO, GLOVER, ETC. … WHAT WE DON’T KNOW HURTS

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 … 2:20 P.M. No doubt, it was yesterday’s notable news from Baton Rouge. Our Louisiana Motor Vehicle Commission (LMVC) fined Elio Motors $545,000 for its mishandling of customer deposits on its supposed (imaginary?) three-wheeled, car-buggie-cart-motorcycle thingies. ...

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05 Jul
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Pt. 2: CADDO PROPERTY TAX ROLL-FORWARD AWAITS 2017 DATA

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 … 8:25 A.M. In Part 1 of this series, I detailed a possible increase in the tax Caddo Parish property owners now pay our Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office (CPSO). (SEE link below for the June 25th ...

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25 Jun
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WILL SHERIFF PRATOR “ROLL-FORWARD” C.P.S.O. PROPERTY TAX?

Sunday, June 25, 2017 … 12:22 P.M. Responding to emailed questions I asked, Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator has not yet decided if he will “roll-forward” – which is to say, raise – the property tax we pay for his ...

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18 Jun
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A DATE WITH DESTINY FOR SHREVEPORT AND CADDO PARISH

Sunday, June 18, 2017 … 2:28 P.M. … Very soon, I am told, we will learn who President Donald Trump has chosen to become United States Attorney in our Western District of Louisiana. No single political or governmental thing of ...

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15 Jun
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MORE HEAT ON MAYOR TYLER IN WATER UNDER-BILLING LAWSUIT

Thursday, June 15, 2017 … 8:32 P.M. … A “Motion to Compel” filed in the Caddo District Court public record yesterday has notably increased political and legal pressure on Shreveport Mayor Ollie Tyler. The lawsuit – Suit No.: 596,181-A, Sand ...

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13 Jun
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A BIT OF LIGHT ON SHREVEPORT CITY HALL CORRUPTION SCOURGE

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 … 12:05 P.M. Yes, Shreveport Mayor Ollie Tyler is burning taxpayers’ money by chasing a minor, minor league basketball team … which, if she “succeeds,” will cost us $25,000,000 for a “required” arena they can play ...

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11 Jun
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PROPOSED ARENA WOULD BE FRUIT OF A POISONOUS TREE

Sunday, June 11, 2017 … 10:50 A.M. The push by Shreveport Mayor Ollie Tyler to build a $25,000,000 sports arena sets the Shreveport bar of public transparency and accountability at a new low. … This suspicious op came out of ...

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