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Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 3:38pm

     SHREVEPORT, LA (By: Tom Pace, Executive Editor "Talk of the Town") BREAKING: S-B MAVERICKS WIN 3RD ABA CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE 105-103 OVER THE JACKSONVILLE GIANTS April 14, 2014 2.5 seconds can seem like an eternity, especially on a basketball court. That being said, like Gloria Gaynor sang, “I will survive!” so the Shreveport-Bossier Mavericks did too, as the Mavs were crowned the 2014 ABA Champions on their home court Monday night, at the Hirsch Memorial Coliseum in Shreveport, Louisiana. Team owner Jerry Nelson and Mavericks’ Head Coach & President Steve Tucker both praised t... [more]

BREAKING: 6th Annual 2014 Faith-Based & Grass Roots Awards/Luncheon to be held May 8th
Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 3:21pm

    SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER, LA. April 15, 2014  By; Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher/Editor Fax-Net News BREAKING: 6th Annual 2014 Faith-Based & Grass Roots Awards & Luncheon Scheduled for May 8, 2014 The 2014 Faith-Based and Grass-Roots Community Sixth Annual Leadership Awards Luncheon and Workshops has been scheduled for Thursday, May 8. The event, sponsored by Bossier-Webster District Attorney Schuyler Marvin and the district attorneys of northwest Louisiana, will be held at the Downtown Shreveport Hotel, 102 Lake Street. The keynote speaker at the noon luncheon w... [more]

Undefeated S-B Mavericks Host ABA Playoffs at Hirsch Coliseum Shreveport, LA April 10-15
Monday, Apr 07, 2014 1:26pm

    SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER, LA. April 7, 2014 (By: Tom Pace, Executive Editor, “Talk of the Town”)  Undefeated S-B Mavericks Host ABA Playoffs at Hirsch Coliseum April 10-15 - Televised LIVE on ESPN3: 8 Great Teams – 6 Nights = 1 Champion  A funny thing happened on the way to the way to their new Shreveport Home at the Hirsch Coliseum in Shreveport, Louisiana: The Shreveport-Bossier Mavericks are now the #1 Seed in the ABA Championship Series…AND will be hosting the 2014 Playoff Series to be televised live on ESPN3 April 10-15.   And, to top that off, The... [more]

BREAKING: 4-1-14 Prosecution Rests in Brian Horn Capital Murder Trial - Defense Tomorrow
Tuesday, Apr 01, 2014 4:28pm

    MANSFIELD, LA. 4-1-14 By: Tom Pace, "Talk of the Town" BREAKING: Prosecution Rests in Brian Horn Capital Murder Trial Today - Defense Begins Tomorrow  While the judicial process has ground very slowly in bringing to trial the alleged killer of 12 year-old Justin Bloxom four years ago...the actual court proceedings are moving very rapidly, according to Desoto Parish District Attorney, Richard Z. Johnson. Johnson texts "Talk of the Town" Executive Editor Tom Pace today: The State just rested. Owen McDonell, Caddo Parish fingerprint expert testified that the fingerprint found in the cab... [more]

BREAKING: 4-1-14 "The Affordable Care Act is here to stay," President Obama said today
Tuesday, Apr 01, 2014 4:09pm

     Washington, D.C. From CNN (By: Tom Pace, Talk of the Town" BREAKING: OBAMACARE HITS 7.1 MILLION ENROLLMENT April 1st, 2014  - It's no April Fool's Joke. After a surge on the last day of open enrollment, Obamacare met the original White House target of 7 million sign-ups, President Barack Obama said Tuesday at what amounts to a victory for his administration.   "The Affordable Care Act is here to stay," President Obama said at the White House today" The President also called out critics of the health care legislation saying, "There are still no death p... [more]

BREAKING: 4-1-14 La. State Bond Commission Approves $20 Million for Bossier Parish
Tuesday, Apr 01, 2014 3:54pm

     BATON ROUGE, LA – By: Tom Pace, “Talk of the Town”  April 1, 2014 At the March 20 meeting of the State Bond Commission, members approved the issuance of $20 million in bonds to finance local projects in Bossier Parish, according to State Treasurer John Kennedy.   "We signed off on a number of projects statewide to improve necessary public services in 15 parishes across the state," said Treasurer Kennedy.  "We also refinanced debt to save taxpayers nearly $5 million statewide."    Among the individual projects approved were:   - &... [more]

BREAKING Col. Rob Maness, Rep. Candidate for US Senate Speaks to N. Sport Lions
Sunday, Jul 28, 2013 9:08pm

    Col. Rob Maness spoke about his candidacy for the US Senate seat currently being held by Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu. [more]

BREAKING 6-3-13 Jimmy Buffett: LIVE at Bossier City Margaritaville Grand Opening July 3rd
Tuesday, Jun 04, 2013 10:17am

    BOSSIER CITY, LA (By: Tom Pace, Executive Editor, Talk of the Town) BREAKING: JIMMY BUFFETT TO PERFORM LIVE AT BOSSIER CITY'S MARGARITAVILLE RESORT CASINO GRAND OPENING, JULY 3rd, 2013 Attention all Parrot-Heads! Jimmy Buffett will be "Wasting Away at Margaritaville" live, in-concert, at the Paradise Theater on Wednesday, July 3 to celebrate the grand opening of the Margaritaville Resort Casino in Bossier City, La. "We are so happy to finally be able to announce our Jimmy Buffett performance," said Barry Regula, General Manager and Senior Vice President of Bossier's brand-new, Margarita... [more]

BREAKING 6-3-13 CityWide TV Cable Channel 6 to Re-Air "A Conversation with Joyce Bowman"
Tuesday, Jun 04, 2013 9:52am

    SHREVEPORT, LA (By: Tom Pace, Executive Editor, Talk of the Town) BREAKING: COMCAST CITYWIDE TV CABLE CHANNEL 6 TO REBROADCAST SPECIAL 30-MINUTE "CONVERSATION WITH JOYCE BOWMAN" TAPED APRIL 9TH, 2013 Posted 6-3-13  In a fitting tribute to Caddo Commissioner Joyce Bowman, whose funeral service was held this past Saturday, June 1, 2013, CityWide TV will air "A Conversation with Joyce Bowman..." for the next five days. As Fax-Net Update publisher, Lou Gehrig Burnett wrote,  the 30-minute program was taped on April 9, just six weeks before Bowman pass... [more]

BREAKING 6-3-13 Two Thousand Pack Shreveport Convention Center for "Goodbye to Joyce"
Monday, Jun 03, 2013 3:49pm

    SHREVEPORT, LA. (By: Tom Pace, Executive Editor, Talk of the Town) BREAKING: TWO THOUSAND FRIENDS PACK SHREVEPORT CONVENTION CENTER FOR "FINAL FAREWELL TO CADDDO COMMISSIONER JOYCE BOWMAN" 6-3-13 “Goodbye my very special friend, Joyce Bowman. You served the Lord faithfully while here on earth. Now you have gone to your eternal reward in Heaven.” (Tom Pace, Executive Editor, "Talk of the Town")Please allow my personal thoughts in this brief tribute: It was with pride and honor that I attended the public viewing and funeral service for Caddo Parish Commissioner, the Honorable Joyce Bowman he... [more]

BREAKING 5-31-13 New Boston,Tx Man Questioned in Ricin-Laced Letters to Obama-Bloomberg
Friday, May 31, 2013 3:51pm

     NEW BOSTON, TX From KSLA-TV12 (By: Tom Pace, Executive Editor, Talk of the Town) BRERAKING: NEW BOSTON, TX. MAN PERSON OF INTEREST IN RICIN-LACED LETTERS TO OBAMA-BLOOMBERG POSTMARKED SHREVEPORT, LA. 5-31-13 The ricin-laced letters addressed to President Obama, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg and one other has now taken a Texas twist. According to KSLA-TV12, federal officials were back at the New Boston, Texas home Friday where computer equipment and other items were removed Thursday night, reportedly in connection with those ricin-laced letters sent to public off... [more]

BREAKING 5-29-13 Two Shreveport Navy SEALs Honored with Monuments in Riverfront Park
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 10:03pm

    SHREVEPORT, LA (By: Tom Pace, Executive Editor, Talk of the Town) BREAKING: 2 SHREVEPORT NAVY SEALs HONORED POSTHUMOUSLY WITH MONUMENTS IN RIVERFRONT PARK 5-29-13 In a solemn ceremony, under a bright, sunny sky, a Navy Honor Guard marched slowly posting the colors in front of a crowd numbering near 150. Two local Navy SEALs who lost their lives while deployed in Afghanistan were remembered today with a monument honoring their memory and service.  The dedication ceremony for a memorial created by Dr. Jim Ciaravella commemorating fallen United States Navy SEALs Lieutenant Commander Jona... [more]

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Angelo Roppolo Tribute PDF
     “Angelo Roppolo - Looking Back At My Life”, Copyright @ 2013 by Joan Morehead.  All rights reserved.  No portion of this booklet may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, or otherwise without the prior written consent of Joan Morehead.  For immediate response e-mail Legendary Shreveport political consultant, Angelo Roppolo died July 2nd, 2012 at the age of 92. His legacy lives on thru all of Angelo’s good deeds for family, friends, community, and acquaintances during his lifetime...

“Santa Cheney” Comes to Shreveport: Helps With Gift-Giving for Dr. John Fleming & The GOP: 11-21-08 By: Tom Pace
     SHREVEPORT, LA (By: Tom Pace, Executive Editor, Talk of the Town) Kind of like Santa Claus, another "heavy-hitter" came to Shreveport, rather early this year.  This time, instead of Rudolph, Air Force 2 guided the way, carrying Vice President Dick Cheney.    Complete with the U.S. flag and sporting tail number 90003, Air Force 2 gently touched down at 10:56 a.m. Friday, November 21st at Shreveport Regional Airport. Cheney was greeted at the bottom of the ramp by Caddo GOP Chairman Jim Allen and six other VIP’s from the Republican party.   There was even a group of Bent...

Deja Two - 3rd Anniversary of Katrina Brings Hurricane Gustav to La. Coast Sept. 1st, 2008- By Tom Pace
     How to Evacuate 2 Million People from a Hurricane…Or, I Survived Hiurricane Gustav (September 1st, 2008)  (Deja Two) A second time around. By: Tom Pace, Executive Editor, Talk of the Town Labor Day, September 1st, 2008, and I'm watching the live television coverage of Hurricane Gustav...a storm that New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin earlier called "The Mother of All Storms."  It's being called the single largest evacuation of people ever from the state of Louisiana. In fact, the Louisiana State Police estimate that some two million people have already ev...

Independence Bowl History: Football, Fans, & Patriotism- By: Tom Pace
       Independence Bowl History: Football, Fans, & PatriotismBy Tom Pace It all started 32 years ago, in 1975. when the board of directors of the Shreveport-Bossier City Sports Foundation conceived the idea of bringing a postseason football game to northwest Louisiana. Applying to the National Collegiate Athletic Association for certification, the group’s efforts were rewarded with the approval of a December 13, 1976 game. Why ‘The Independence Bowl’?  Very simple. In honor of the United States’ 200th birthday, and the strong military presence in the Shreveport-Bossier City area, ...

Tom Pace 'One-On'One' with former Gov. Kathleen Blanco
     Former Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco Looks Back: An Exclusive Interview with Tom Pace, Executive Editor,    Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco visited Shreveport on Monday, Oct 29th, 2007.  In a one-hour, exclusive, "A to Z" interview with's  own Tom Pace, Louisiana’s Governor expressed herself on such controversial events as Hurricane Katrina, the Charles Foti investigations, and the Jena Six protests. The full hour audio recording of this interview is available here exclusively on SBLive! in two parts.  This reco...

‘Home Design Center’ in Shreveport makes Dream Homes Come True
     One-Stop Shopping Concept features Quality-Look for Today’s LifestyleHome Design Center in Shreveport makes Dream Homes Come TrueBy: Tom Pace, Executive Editor, “Talk of the Town”, It’s a concept whose time was long overdue…and it’s located in Shreveport, Louisiana, on the burgeoning southeast side of the city, in the new Alexandrine Shopping Center off East 70th Street, (just down from the Youree Drive corridor.) The Home Design Center is here and now, catering to the wishes and dreams of homeowners and future homeowners, who want to give their home a change in persona...

Happy New Year & I-Bowl Wrap-Up By: Tom Pace
     Happy New Year, and I-Bowl Wrap-Up  By: Tom Pace, Jan 1, 2008 Alabama outlasts Colorado 30-24, December 30th, 2007,  in Shreveport, Louisiana  The Scoreboard Final: Alabama 30-Colorado 24.  My congratulations to the PetroSun Independence Bowl, for putting on yet another, outstanding SEC-Big XII match-up.  The Tide wins in typical I-Bowl fashion, hanging on to a seven-point lead, and finally making a mid-field tackle to end the Buffs last second attempt at a come-from-behind miracle play. Sitting in the press-box on the west side of Independence Stadium, I marvele...

Halftime: Alabama 27-Colorado 14, Dec. 30th, 2007
     Halftime: Alabama 27-Colorado 14, Dec. 30th, 2007 Final: Alabama 30-Colorado 24 at 10:27pm in PetroSun I-BowlCinderella didn't get the glass slipper tonight.  Colorado tried in the last 1.5 seconds, but the old "hook-and-ladder" pass, then laterals. fell short.The Buffs put up a good fight, but in the end, 'Bama recorded their 7th victory, posting a 7-6 winning season for 2007, for 1st year head Coach Ni...

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