Author Archives: RealShreveport

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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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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