Author Archives: RealShreveport

26 Mar
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CITY COUNCIL PASSES GARBAGE TAX … WITH MORE TO COME!

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 … 7:50 P.M. With all the surprise of tomorrow morning’s sunrise, the Shreveport City Council tonight approved yet another tax on its ever-dwindling population of taxpayers. This time it was a $7-a-month garbage collection add-on, a ...

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01 Mar
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A PERSONAL REQUEST FROM ELLIOTT

Friday, March 1, 2019 … 12:29 P.M. At various times last evening, Shreveport television news outlets posted online stories about eighteen additional public corruption charges filed against District 6 Caddo Parish Commissioner Lynn Cawthorne and his sister, Belena C. Turner. ...

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28 Jan
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$24,950 PAID BY PERKINS CAMPAIGN TO BRAGGS FIRM, WIFE

UPDATE: Posted Monday, January 28, 2019 … 11:09 A.M. In a screaming contradiction to his pledge made to the Shreveport daily newspaper just weeks ago, Mayor Adrian Perkins did, in fact, funnel campaign funds of at least $24,950 to companies ...

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22 Jan
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PERKINS GARBAGE PLAN SKIPS VOTER APPROVAL OF TAX HIKE

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 … 9:13 A.M. No, and sadly, the honest among us in Shreveport are in no way surprised. What fledgling Mayor Adrian Perkins is now set to do, before he even knows his way around City Hall, ...

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16 Jan
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PERKINS FACES TEST #1: WILL HE SLAP ON A GARBAGE TAX?

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 … 8:45 A.M According to KTBS Television, brand new Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins is planning to hit residents with a new, and whopping, $16-$18 monthly garbage collection fee. (Link below.) Perkins’ proposal would be a huge ...

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17 Nov
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MAYOR’S RACE: “ELECTION DAY” MONEY … AND POLICE CHIEF

Saturday, November 17, 2018 … 4:00 P.M. As I have recently detailed, candidates for election to local and state offices must file a series of campaign finance reports, including those on “Election Day Expenditures.” For decades, Louisiana “election day” practices ...

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13 Nov
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PERKINS’ MEDICAL DISABILITY & STRONG TIES TO POLITICAL LEFT

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 … 9:24 A.M. As I have taken time to learn, very, very few Shreveporters actually know Adrian Perkins, the man presumed by many to be our next mayor. Unfortunately, the notably inexperienced-in-politics young man believes the ...

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23 Oct
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KTBS’ EXCELLENT REPORT / MORE CADDO COMMISSION YUK

Tuesday, October 24, 2018 … 8:25 A.M. For those who have not yet seen it, here is the link to its must-view report last night on the candidates for Shreveport mayor: https://www.ktbs.com/…/article_2d8d924e-d65d-11e8-b6fc-af4f… For most of my life, reports such as ...

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17 Oct
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CHOOSING NOT TO VOTE COSTS US MORE EACH AND EVERY DAY

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 … 3:39 P.M. “Voting” the first time is one of my favorite childhood memories. Of course, given that I was five years old, it was actually my first time inside a voting booth. My mom took ...

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06 Oct
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NO, THIS IS NOT JUST ANOTHER UGLY, ROTTEN POLITICAL FIGHT

Saturday, October 6, 2018 … 1:10 P.M. As I write, the final vote to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to our United States Supreme Court has not yet been cast by the Senate, but the declared headcount predicts confirmation in hours. ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
29 Sep
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A DIRTY BUT SURVIVABLE FAMILY FIGHT, OR AMERICA’S “SUICIDE”?

Saturday, September 29, 2018 … 11:13 A.M. Many of us, the flow of messages to me proves, are focused on the confirmation or not of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to our United States Supreme Court. To many, it seems our nation ...

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19 Sep
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WHAT’S THE REAL CAUSE OF TYLER’S WATER-SEWER SYSTEM MESS?

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 … 6:38 P.M. … [Given the new developments, I suggest that those unfamiliar with the matter read this previous article: http://realshreveport.com/a-dramatic-turn-in-city-hall-wat…/] Apparently irreparable, systemic failures within the city’s water and sewer services continue, making it clear ...

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14 Sep
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DID MAYOR TYLER BOLD-FACED LIE TO US, OR … ?

Friday, September 14, 2018 … 11:50 A.M. Again, this red-hot spotlight is on Mayor Ollie Tyler: the rolling City Hall disaster tied to water and sewer services. The subject was notably probed in an August 6th forum for mayoral candidates ...

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03 Sep
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ARE MORE SHREVEPORT MAYORAL CANDIDATES QUITTING RACE?

Monday, September 3, 2018 … 1:20 P.M. In an article last week, I detailed some of the demographic, fund-raising and election result facts of Mayor Ollie Tyler’s 2014 election. No one I know confused that campaign with high-interest politics, but ...

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25 Aug
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THE 2014 SHREVEPORT MAYORAL CAMPAIGN … AND THIS ONE

Saturday, August 25, 2018 … 9:08 P.M. For many years, the American rule of political thumb certainly included Shreveport: election campaigns kicked-off on Labor Day, and voter interest in notable ones – like mayoral campaigns – built until voting in ...

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