Author Archives: RealShreveport

08 Aug
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NEW CITY HALL LAWSUIT … MONDAY MAYOR CANDIDATE FORUM

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 … 1:14 P.M. For Shreveporters who really and truly care about our city, Monday night’s mayoral forum via the Southern Hills Business Association was very difficult to watch and hear. (My thanks to KSLA-TV News for ...

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02 Aug
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Pt. 4: QUALIFYING WRAP: LYNCH … JACKSON … YOUNG

Thursday, August 2, 2018 … 4:40 P.M. Pt. 4: QUALIFYING WRAP: LYNCH … JACKSON … YOUNG COUNCILWOMAN S. LYNCH BEATS CAMPAIGN FINANCE LAWS When City of Shreveport elections were last held in 2014, then-Caddo Parish Commissioner Stephanie Lynch decided to ...

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26 Jul
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Pt. 3: TWO SHREVEPORT MAYOR HOPEFULS ARE DEVOUT VOTERS

Thursday, July 26, 2018 … 6:19 P.M. In Shreveport’s not-too-distant past, a notably high voting frequency was all but required of any who sought top public offices … like mayor. These days, as this series of articles highlights, all such ...

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24 Jul
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Pt. 2: COMMISSIONER STEVEN JACKSON DIGS A DEEPER HOLE

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 … 8:12 P.M. Last Saturday, in my first article in this series, I mentioned a factoid from Caddo Commissioner Steven Jackson’s qualifying papers, called a “Notice of Candidacy.” There is much more news on that subject ...

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13 Jul
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PETER STRZOK STUNNED AMERICA YESTERDAY. NOW, WHO CARES?

July 13, 2018 … 1:03 P.M. I write only infrequently about national politics. There is so much money to be made in that business that it has drawn thousands more talkers and writers than America needs. Regardless, I spend hours ...

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10 Jul
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SHREVEPORT MAYOR’S RACE: ROD DEMERY and ADRIAN PERKINS

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 … 11:29 A.M. With official qualifying – July 18-20 – a mere week away, here are notes of interest … … ROD DEMERY The long-time investigator with the Shreveport Police Department and Caddo Parish District Attorney ...

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09 Jul
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Journalism holds government accountable, Caddo citizens receive PARTIAL refunds!

Local government is choking at having to do the right thing by the citizens. All the way back in August 2015, Elliott Stonecipher set out to help hold the local Caddo Parish government accountable by exposing an illegal collection of ...

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10 Jun
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WHO’S MISSING? SHREVEPORT MAYORAL RACE QUALIFYING NEARS

Sunday, June 10, 2018 … 10:09 A.M. With just under six weeks to go before official qualifying for Shreveport mayor – July 18, 19, and 20 – top candidates who have publicly announced their campaigns are Democrats Adrian Perkins and ...

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30 May
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NEW CENSUS COMPARISONS: SHREVEPORT – LOUISIANA – U.S.A.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 … 8:53 A.M. My thanks to all who contacted me after my most recent article which detailed Shreveport’s continuing population loss. Many of you asked for more information about Shreveport’s population and demographics compared to Louisiana ...

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24 May
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NEW U.S. CENSUS DATA: SHREVEPORT POPULATION DROP

Thursday, May 24, 2018 … 11:00 A.M. Just-released U. S. Census Bureau data from its official Population Estimates program shows continuing population loss for Shreveport … now down to 192,036 … through July 1, 2017. The city’s population has dropped ...

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22 May
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CITY COUNCIL RESCUES CROSS BAYOU POINT OP

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 … 7:49 P.M. Last September 12th, the Shreveport City Council voted unanimously to shut-down the secretly designed plan of Mayor Ollie Tyler to “develop” the Cross Bayou area north of downtown. Before taxpayers could take a ...

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18 May
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CADDO COMMISSIONER CAWTHORNE AND “SYSTEMIC” CORRUPTION

Friday, May 18, 2018 … 8:44 A.M. My thanks to KSLA-TV News and reporter Stacey Cameron for more digging into the relationship between now-indicted Caddo Parish Commissioner Lynn Cawthorne and local government … both the City of Shreveport and Caddo ...

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15 May
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CROSS BAYOU “PLAN” LOOKS MORE QUESTIONABLE THAN EVER

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 … 8:39 A.M. A week from today, the Shreveport City Council is expected to vote, in some way or another, on the matter of a “non-binding” Memorandum of Understanding – a “MOU” – for a $1 ...

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02 May
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Indictment of Cawthorne was years in the making… and a Real Shreveport vindication.

This past Thursday, April 26th, citizens of Shreveport got the experience it was finally due… a corrupt public official in the crosshairs of law enforcement.  Public corruption was in full view as federal prosecutors indicted Caddo Commissioner Lynn Cawthorne for ...

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28 Apr
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WHAT LOW TURNOUT ALWAYS GETS US IN SHREVEPORT … TAXES!!

Saturday, April 28, 2018 … 9:54 P.M. No one who has lived in Shreveport very long needs to be told that property taxes – mainly who gets to vote them on whom – are not fair. The rest of the ...

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