Author Archives: RealShreveport

11 Apr
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PERKINS EFFORT TO STIFF CITY’S WATER/SEWER CUSTOMERS FAILS

Saturday, April 11, 2020 … 4:07 P.M. I have not written about this subject – the years of City of Shreveport (“COS”) water/sewer service over-billing – since five days before last Christmas. The events leading up to that article notably ...

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09 Apr
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MAYOR PERKINS WILL NOT DISCLOSE TOTAL PAY FROM TAXPAYERS

Thursday, April 9, 2020 … 1:05 P.M. In the article I wrote and posted yesterday about reported salary cuts for top Shreveport City Hall staffers, I mentioned that there was no official source which had publicly reported Mayor Adrian Perkins’ ...

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08 Apr
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MAYOR PERKINS SAYS HE, TOP STAFF, WILL TAKE SALARY CUTS

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 … 1:48 P.M. While managing to keep a very low profile to this point in the city’s COVID-19 experience, Perkins has now surfaced as Shreveport mayor. By way of a news release, Perkins says he and ...

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22 Mar
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MERCIFUL SHREVEPORT CITY COUNCIL NIXES NEXT MEETING

Sunday, March 22, 2020 … 2:40 P.M. In these days of Covid-19 upheavals and worse, suffering tomorrow and Tuesday’s meetings of the Shreveport City Council seems beyond the pale. Thank goodness the Council agrees. It is official: both the Council’s ...

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04 Mar
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PERKINS GIVES HIMSELF AWAY IN RACE-LACED SPEECH

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 … 3:45 P.M. Mayor Adrian Perkins delivered his “State of Black Shreveport” speech at Southern University last Saturday. Although race-baiting may have been his plan, he instead demonstrated how little he knows and cares about us. ...

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29 Feb
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LEGAL RESEARCH: WHITEHORN “NO” IS A DONE DEAL (unless …)

Saturday, February 29, 2020 … 12:45 P.M. Unless Shreveport City Councilmen Grayson Boucher, John Nickelson and James Flurry snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, Henry Whitehorn will certainly not be Mayor Adrian Perkins’ Chief Administrative Officer, “CAO.” As readers ...

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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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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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