Author Archives: RealShreveport

25 Feb
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CITY COUNCIL: “NO” ON WHITEHORN … PERKINS PITCHES FIT

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 … 4:58 P.M. Minutes ago, the Shreveport City Council voted to reject Henry Whitehorn as Chief Administrative Officer … Mayor Adrian Perkins’ selection. The 3-3 tie vote is a rejection according to city “law.” Consistent pro-Perkins ...

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29 Jan
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Pt. 2: WHY THE CROSS BAYOU COUNCIL VOTE? IT AIN’T RACE!!

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 … 10:00 A.M. It will be more than merely difficult for me to get this piece written and posted. I do not like being attacked as a racist for opposing this or any other project. I ...

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22 Jan
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DEAR MAYOR / CROSS BAYOU PT.: WHAT ABOUT THOSE RAIL LINES?

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 … 10:40 A.M. Like dead fish in a contaminated pond, project-killing facts about the proposed Cross Bayou Point downtown development continue floating to the surface. Now, mere days before the scheduled City Council debate, there is ...

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12 Jan
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HAS CROSS BAYOU POINT DEAL RUN AGROUND FOR “NOW”?

Sunday, January 12, 2020 … 2:50 P.M. Some notables within and around Shreveport city government believe the cabal of Mayor Adrian Perkins, City Councilman Willie Bradford and the Cross Bayou Point guys are, for now, sidelining the deal. Even if ...

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31 Dec
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SHREVEPORT / CADDO BAD GOVERNMENT FOLLIES DANCE ON

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 … 1:30 P.M. As 2020 moves in, honest Shreveport and Caddo Parish folks must hope “ring out the old and ring in the new” applies to local government. What we must brace for, however, is “same ...

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14 Dec
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D.D.A. OPPOSES CROSS BAYOU PT. / CITY HALL INSURANCE AUDIT

Saturday, December 14, 2019 … 12:14 P.M. It is certainly true that 2019 has been anything but a good year for Shreveport. Two news stories of the year well demonstrate the plight of all remaining residents: the curse of what ...

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12 Dec
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YES, CITY HALL WILL NOW “LEGALLY” OVERBILL US FOR WATER

Thursday, December 12, 2019 … 6:26 P.M. Even in Shreveport, where water bills are routinely used to pick our pockets, this latest hammering shocked most of us. At the day-before-yesterday City Council meeting, members unanimously passed an amendment to Chapter ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
08 Dec
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ABOUT THAT WOMAN WHO WENT AFTER ME HERE ON FACEBOOK

Sunday, December 8, 2019 … 9:15 A.M. Unknown to most readers of this work, I almost never mention blatantly personal attacks against me on this page. To be clear, “personal” does not include the typical hammering I take by pols ...

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30 Nov
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CROSS BAYOU SCAM MAY TRIGGER SHREVEPORT SECESSION

Saturday, November 30, 2019 … 1:49 P.M. Just when Shreveporters likely figure there is nothing new to learn about the would-be $1.5 billion Cross Bayou Point shakedown, along comes new stuff … all of it always bad. Given that the ...

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20 Nov
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WHAT?! “NO” TO POLICE & FIRE PAY, BUT “YES!” TO CROSS BAYOU?

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 … 11:08 A.M. When oh when will it end? When oh when will Shreveport NOT be the place where taxpayer scams are given never-ending audiences of mayors and other public officials? Here is how Merriam-Webster defines ...

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17 Nov
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WHAT THE DEFEAT OF THE SHREVEPORT BOND ISSUE MEANS TO ME

Sunday, November 17, 2019 … 3:48 P.M. In my forty years of post-election musing, I have experienced nothing like today. This deserves special reflection. I have learned in recent years that there is a group of us here who well ...

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17 Nov
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MAYOR PERKINS LOSES ON ALL THREE BOND PROPOSITIONS

Saturday, November 16, 2019 … 10:38 P.M. Yes, Governor John Bel Edwards won re-election to a second term in office today. Here at home in Caddo Parish, he did so with 58% of the vote to Eddie Rispone’s 42% … ...

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04 Oct
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NEWS OF SHREVEPORT’S OUT-OF-CONTROL DEBT GOES NATIONAL

Friday, October 4, 2019 … 12:06 P.M. Earlier this year, the Franklin News Foundation in Chicago launched its national news service, The Center Square. It is a not-for-profit organization which was tagged from the jump by the nation’s political left ...

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01 Oct
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SHREVEPORT CITY HALL’S HIGH CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 … 12:08 pm Any Shreveport resident who cares even a little bit about our city has until the November 16th bond vote to decide: do we … … borrow another $186,000,000 for a very long list ...

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22 Sep
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MAYOR & COUNCIL SET TO ACT (or maybe not) ON POLICE CHIEF

Sunday, September 22, 2019 … 2:50 P.M. Regardless excuses and dodges and rigging, Mayor Adrian Perkins should not have left town days before he and the City Council struggle with naming a new Police Chief. Sadly, among the many I ...

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