Rep. Jane Smith, in B.R., Joins Tom Pace on

La. State Rep. Jane Smith joined Tom Pace, live by-phone, on his “Talk of the Town” radio broadcast, Saturday, June 21st, on SuperTalk 1340, KRMD-AM, in shreveport, Louisiana.  

Rep. Smith called Pace from the floor of the La. State House of Representatives, while she was voting on legislation in the final days of the regular session in Baton Rouge.

This is the 11a-12N hour broadcast, that included a salute to the first day of the Summer of 2008, and other breaking news.      

Don Briggs, Pres. LOGA, Tom Pace, on Haynesville Shale Seminar at LSU-S 6-24-08

Don Briggs, President Louisiana Oil & Gas Association (www.loga.la)
spoke with Tom Pace from The Talk of the Town”  (www.ShreveTalk.com)  following LOGA’s educational seminar on the Haynesville Shale at LSU-S, in Shreveport, Louisiana, Tuesday night, June 24th, 2008.

Briggs told Pace he was very pleased with the large turn-out for the seminar, and hoped that LOGA had given the homeowners, landowners , and neighborhood associations, the information they needed to make informed decisions on the Haynesville Shale. 

Anyone interested in learning more about Tuesday night’s presentation is encouraged to log on to the LOGA website: www.loga.la and click on the Haynesville Shale icon to see the powerpoint presentation on their computer.

Ray Lasseigne, Pres. TMR Exploration Speaks with Tom Pace About Drilling in the Haynesville Shale

Following the Haynesville Shale Educational Seminar presented at LSU-S by the Louisiana Oil & Gas Association, (LOGA) (www.loga.la), Executive Editor Tom Pace, from“The Talk of the Town”  (www.ShreveTalk.com) interviewed Ray Lasseigene, President and co-owner of TMR Exploration, Inc. in Bossier City, and co-owner of Langston Drilling Company, L.L.P. and Sandia Drilling, L.L.C.  

Lasseigne spoke with Pace about his drilling presentation which covered: the rig pad; fracturing; vertical drilling (or the standard rig); and horizontal drilling (or the horizontal rig).  

The Public Seminar was held Tuesday night, June 24th, 2008 in the University Theatre Center at LSU-S in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Lasseigne has over 35 years of varied oilfield experience and manages and coordinates the exploration, engineering, land and acquisition activities for TMR Exploration, Inc. TMR is co-owned by John S. Turner, Jr. and is one of the larger independents in the Shreveport area.

Gov. Bobby Jindal Signs Sen. Buddy Shaw Bill: The Stelly Tax Repeal

La. Gov. Bobby Jindal held a ceremonial signing of the Stelly Tax Repeal Bill authored by Bossier Sen. B.L. “Buddy” Shaw at the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce, Tuesday, June 24th, 2008.  Tom Pace with the “Talk of the Town” captured the ceremony and following press conference on this podcast.

Jindal praised Sen. Shaw for sponsoring the Stelly Tax Repeal, which will save Louisiana taxpayers some $300 million annually. A large crowd gathered to watch this historic event in Shreveport…and while there was plenty of applause for Sen. Shaw, there were lots of cries for Jindal to “Veto the Legislative Pay Hikes” recently passed the House and Senate.

Gov. Jindal has acknowledged they are excessive (amounting to about a 200% increase in their salaries) beginning July 1, 2008.  However, the Governor is standing firm that he will not veto the bill.

CRIME WATCH: Operation AGUILA Nets 147 Fugitive Arrests by Caddo & Bossier Law Enforcement 6-23-08

Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal Tommy Hancock conducted a News Conference today outlining the results of a major roundup of fugitives during “Operation AGUILA” (which is Spanish for EAGLE).  

The results of the crime sweep were given in the Shreveport Police Department Conference Room, Monday, June 23rd, 2008. Hancock was joined by SPD Chief Henry Whitehorn, along with other law enforcement representatives from the arresting agencies. 

The five-day, multi-jurisdictional operation netted the arrests of 147 wanted fugitives, clearing 153 outstanding warrants, ranging from probation violation, narcotics and weapons possession, and other felony offenses.  Tom Pace with “The Talk of the Town” atternded the Press Conference and filed this audio podcast.  

Frank Williams with “One-on-One” with Tom Pace on SUSLA’s Celebrity Cooking Classic 6-21-08

Frank Williams, one of the organizers of the 9th Annual Southern University Celebrity Cooking Classic, Saturday June 217, 2008 that saluted Shreveport restauranteur Ernest Palmisano, Jr. – the owner of Ernest’s Orleans Restaurant.

Williams spoke “One-on-One” with Tom Pace from “The Talk of the Town” about the large turnout for this year’s event, held for the frist time at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs in Bossier City, La.

Some 60 local “celebrity-chefs” turned out to cook their favorite dishes for the public to sample…helping to raise money for student scholarships to Southern University Shreveport.

Ernest Palmisano, Jr. “One-on-One” with Tom Pace on Ernest Being Saluted at Cooking Classic 6-21-08

Ernest Palmisano, Jr. was saluted Saturday night, June 21st, 2008 at the 9th Annual Southern University Shreveport Celebrity Cooking Classic at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs, in Bossier City. 

The restauranteur is widely known and respected as the outstanding owner and head chef of Ernest’s Orleans Restaurant in Shreveport, Louisiana – home of his world-famous “Marinated Crab Claws.”

Palmisano took a break from serving samples of his red snapper and crab claws at his booth, for a “One-on-One” interview with Tom Pace from “The Talk of the Town.”

Jane Hoeppner Receives I-Bowl Posthumous Award to Miami of Ohio Coach Terry Hoeppner 6-19-08

Former Miami of Ohio head Coach Terry Hoeppner was posthumously inducted into the Independence Bowl Hall of Honor Thursday night, June 19th, 2008 at East Ridge Country Club in Shreveport, La.

Coach “Hep” had died of brain cancer exactly one year ago in 2007, to the date, when he was inducted into the I-Bowl’s Hall of Honor.His widow, Jane Hoeppner, and their two daughters attended the ceremonies.

Miss Jane spoke “One-on-One” with Tom Pace from “The Talk of the Town” about what this honor means to her and her family as a salute to the life, and legacy of Coach Terry Hoeppner.

Former LSU QB Herb Tyler, Inducted into I-Bowl Hall of Honor:

Former LSU QB Herb Tyler was one of the new inductees into the Independence Bowl Hall of Honor, Thursday night, June 19th, 2008, at Eastridge Country Club in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Tom Pace with “The Talk of the Town” spoke with Tyler about being an I-Bowl Hall of Honor inductee.  No longer playing football, Tyler is now employed by the Shaw Group in Louisiana, helping to rebuild New Orleans.

He told Pace about his memories of playing on two LSU winning teams in the Independence Bowl, defeating both Michigan State, and Notre Dame. 

Nick Saban Inducted into I-Bowl Hall of Honor, Tom Pace & Media Interviews 6-20-08

Nick Saban, current Alabama head coach, (and former Michigan State and LSU head coach) was inducted into the Independence Bowl Hall of Honor Thursday night, June 19th, 2008 at the Eastridge Country Club in Shreveport, Louisiana.  (Click here to read the entire PetroSun I-Bowl  news release.)  

Saban was interviewed by Tom Pace from “The Talk of the Town” and other media prior to the ceremonies, Click here to see The Times Val Horvath picture of Sabin being interviewed.