Author Archives: RealShreveport

14 Aug
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MORE OF THE STORY: COUNCILMAN FLURRY’S BOND ISSUE VOTE

Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 … 11:16 A.M. The critically important back-story on yesterday’s Shreveport City Council meeting concerns the vote of Councilman James Flurry in favor of Mayor Adrian Perkins’ $186,000,000 bond issue. The Councilman’s vote gave Perkins precisely ...

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30 Jun
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WHY IS OUR CITY COUNCIL SILENT ON WATER-SEWER OVERBILLING?

Sunday, June 30, 2019 … 12:40 P.M. After Adrian Perkins’ awful start as mayor, I wrote an article in support of a specific City Council majority which had worked to back-stop him. (SEE article link below.) Now – this soon ...

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21 Jun
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Pt. 2: NO SURPRISE … CITY WATER-SEWER DEBACLE WORSENS

Friday, June 21, 2019 … 12:00 Noon To recap, here are key points from Part 1 of this article, posted last Sunday: … total funds available for expenditure by the Shreveport Department of Water and Sewerage (DOWAS) more than doubled ...

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16 Jun
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CITY WATER-SEWER DEPARTMENT SITS ATOP MONEY MOUNTAIN

Sunday, June 16, 2019 … 3:31 P.M. Regardless that a considerable number of Shreveport city officials are busily denying it, our city’s water and sewer operation is awash in our money … increasingly so over the past five-plus years. In ...

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15 May
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YES! KTBS-TV REPORTS ON CITY HALL’S CULTURE OF CORRUPTION

Wednesday, April 15, 2019 … 8:10 A.M. On January 26th, I wrote and posted an article about “notable and questionable” campaign contributions to Mayor Adrian Perkins. Then, in a follow-up article two weeks ago (SEE link below), I (again) specifically ...

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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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