Author Archives: RealShreveport

Realshreveport.com
01 Mar
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Caddo Commission Abusing/Ignoring Public, Again… With Help.

While it usually is not worth commenting on, tonight finds this video on KTBS (here). The subject, Caddo Commissioners considering amending the illegal ordinance concerning “education” travel reimbursement “allowances”, is one that is part of the lawsuit filed by Elliott ...

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29 Feb
0

Shreveport at the Crossroads – A look back.

Rev. William Hull was the pastor of First Baptist Church in Shreveport from 1975 to 1987. He passed away on December 10, 2013. Probably his most famous sermon given while in Shreveport was “Shreveport at the Crossroads”. This look back ...

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25 Feb
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Caddo School’s Self Licking Ice Cream Cone

Before you read any further, pat yourself on the back just like the Caddo Parish School District did this week. You may not deserve it, but so what? The Caddo School System is back in full marketing mode (they have ...

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Matthew Linn
19 Feb
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Linn Proves Ineptitude in Spite of Harvard Education

Matthew Linn has had a terrible week at the Caddo Commission. In the news was Linn’s embarrassment of Caddo Parish by attempting to remove Caddo Administrator, Woody Wilson, from NLCOG. When Wilson pushed back, Linn went after his job by ...

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11 Feb
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Culture Crisis: Scrap the Slogan, Shreveport/Bossier

February 11, 2016. I don’t know who came up with it and I don’t care. We are dubbed “Louisiana’s Other Side” by our Convention and Tourism Bureau, and I’m dubbing that slogan a failure. I know people who work for ...

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08 Feb
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How Politicians Set Themselves Up to “Retire”

We all know it happens and roll our eyes at knowing exactly how those in public office use their “service” to us as a means to enriching themselves. We generally have zero respect for these types of people, but we ...

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Shreveport Flag - www.shreveportflag.com
06 Feb
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What is Our Cultural Identity?

One of Shreveport’s poorly known cultural identifies, the Shreveport Flag. (shreveportflag.com) Shreveport/Bossier suffers from a lack of cultural identity. As I have learned through the process of bringing the Shape of Shreveport documentary series to life, Shreveport is a mix ...

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04 Feb
0

‘Shape of Shreveport’ hits a home run

Original story posted (with pictures & many other great Shreveport stories) at: http://nvanthyn.blogspot.com/2016/02/shape-of-shreveport-hits-home-run.html Those of us who are fond of Shreveport-Bossier and its people very much appreciate The Shape of Shreveport documentary series. Especially, episode 7 — on professional baseball ...

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Realshreveport.com
04 Feb
0

An Unnoticed Victory and a Perfect Distraction from Truth

First, some good news on local accountability in government. We originally exposed in October 2015 that the Biomedical Research Foundation (BRF) tax payer funded plot to create the Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program (EAP) so that some of the wealthiest Shreveporters could ...

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02 Feb
1

Questions surround EAP/Angel Fund in Caddo Parish

Originally Published: October 23, 2015 [NOTE: Since publishing this article back in October, I discovered that the Biomedical Research Foundation, a taxpayer funded organization, also contributed $250,000 to the EAP in 2014.. This original work was published on the eve ...

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26 Jan
1

Sheriff Runs to Aid Commissioner from Woman with Facebook Joke

Caddo Commissioner Matthew Linn reported that he was the target of “bodily harm” due to this website. He wrote in an email (copied below) to Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator that he wanted a peace bond placed against local attorney, Kathryn ...

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Louisiana Legislative Auditor
22 Jan
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Commission Put on Notice Regarding Further Illegality of CPERS

At today’s Caddo Commission meeting, I had the privilege of submitting a letter that I wrote to Louisiana Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera. The Commission is considering furthering their illegal activity in the self-enrichment scandal in spite of Mr. Purpera’s strongly ...

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Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator
21 Jan
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Taxpayers Struggle to Understand Lack of Investigation

In a bit of irony, the Caddo Commission pressed felony theft charges against a 46 year old Haughton woman for obtaining illegal money. Lisa Bain Phillips was a contract nurse who is alleged to have knowingly invoiced $39,896 that was ...

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Matthew Linn
18 Jan
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This Week: New Commissioners Confronted with Conspiracy

January 18, 2016 The Caddo Commission in its newest iteration, is still using the same tricks to get those of us following their financial abuses of taxpayer dollars to simply go away. In spite of numerous writings and public outcry, ...

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Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator
17 Jan
0

Local Media, District Attorney Actively Ignoring Criminal Conspiracy in CPERS

Elliott Stonecipher began to make Caddo Commissioners aware that he had found a problem in early 2015. His discovery? That Caddo Commissioners had been receiving pay and benefits outside of the legal restrictions placed in the Caddo Parish Home Rule ...

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