Author Archives: RealShreveport

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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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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