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You may have noticed “The Talk of the Town with Tom Pace” has a new web home at Shreveport.com. As Publisher, and Executive Editor, of www.ShreveTalk.com, I am excited about our new partnership with Warren Royal at Shreveport.com, as we become the main provider for reporting news, events, and entertainment, without bias or agenda. more...

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BREAKING: 2-15-13 "From Elvis to Hank to Johnny" 65 Years of the Louisiana Hayride Feb. 23
Saturday, Feb 16, 2013 7:26am

    SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER. LA (By: Tom Pace, Executive Editor, Talk of the Town) BREAKING: SPECIAL CELEBRATION AT MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM: TRIBUTE TO THE LOUISIANA HAYRIDE FEB. 23RD Posted 2-15-13 The inaugural event, “From Elvis to Hank to Johnny: Celebrating 65 years of the Louisiana Hayride,” will take place Saturday, Feb.23 at the Municipal Auditorium in Shreveport, Louisiana. Presented by Louisiana’s Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne, on behalf of the Louisiana Office of Tourism, and The Oxford American Magazine this is the first of five Louisiana Soundtrack Experience events arcoss the state.&nb... [more]

BREAKING 2-11-13 Pope Benedict XVI to Resign Feb. 28th: "because of advanced age."
Monday, Feb 11, 2013 8:00am

    VATICAN CITY, ROME From CNN (By: Tom Pace, Executive Editor, Talk of the Town) BREAKING; POPE BENEDICT XVI TO RESIGN FEB. 28TH, 2013 "BECAUSE OF ADVANCED AGE." 2-11-13 In a statement "heard 'round the world" - The spiritual leader of 1.2 billion Catholics, Pope Benedict XVI, surprised the world Monday by saying he will resign at the end of the month "because of advanced age." It's the first time a pope has resigned in nearly 600 years, reported CNN. After Benedict's resignation becomes effective on February 28, cardinals will meet to choose a new leader for the church.  2005: Pope Bene... [more]

BREAKING 2-6-13 U.S. Post Office to Stop Biz & Home Saturday Letter Delivery August 5th
Wednesday, Feb 06, 2013 10:22am

    WASHINGTON, D.C. From CNN (By: Tom Pace, Executive Editor, Talk of the Town) BREAKING: U.S. POST OFFICE TO STOP 1ST CLASS MAIL PICKUP & DELIVERY BEGINNING AUGUST 5th Posted 2-6-13 Still trying to stop the bleeding from shrinking use of what's termed "snail mail" the U.S. Post Office announced Wednesday, that it will stop pick-up and delivery of letters and other first-class mail beginning August 5th, 2013. Meanwhile, according to the Post office, packages will continue to be delivered.   It will mark the end of an era for the agency, which started Saturday d... [more]

BREAKING: 1-10-13 The Man Who Introduced Elvis: "Mr. KWKH" - Frank Page Dies at 87
Wednesday, Jan 09, 2013 10:35pm

    SHREVEPORT, LA (By: Tom Pace, Executive Editor, Talk of the Town) BREAKING: THE "MAN WHO INTRODUCED ELVIS ON THE LA. HAYRIDE" MR. KWKH, FRANK PAGE DIES AT AGE 87 FROM PNEUMONIA 1-9-13 How ironic. Millions celebrated Elvis Presley's birthday January 8th this year (he would have been 78)...and late Wednesday night, January 9th, 2013, the man who first introduced a young Elvis to the world on the stage of the Louisiana Hayride, legendary radio icon, Frank Page died at age 87 of complications from pneumonia. Visitation for Page will be Monday, Jan. 14th from 4-7 ... [more]

BREAKING: 1-8-13 Tide Floods Notre Dame for BCS Crown: Alabama Schools Irish 42-14
Tuesday, Jan 08, 2013 2:39pm

    MIAMI, FL CNNSi (By: Tom Pace, Executive Editor, Talk of the Town) BREAKING: CRIMSON TIDE TURNS NOTRE DAME RED-FACED WITH 42-14 BCS TITLE WIN: ALABAMA DYNASTY FOR REAL 1-8-13 Like millions of college football fans, I was glued to ESPN Monday night for the biggest ballyhooed game of the century: #1 and undefeated 12-0 Notre Dame toe-to-toe against second-ranked Alabama 11-1 for the 2013 BCS Championship.  Billed by many as the ultimate BCS Title game, supposed to be a Battle of the Titans. However, shortly after kickoff, the Tide marches quickly downfield and score... [more]

BREAKING: 1-3-13 Elio Motors To Build 3-Wheeled Vehicles at Former GM Shreveport Plant
Thursday, Jan 03, 2013 8:32pm

    SHREVEPORT, LA (By: Tom Pace, Executive Editor, Talk of the Town) BREAKING: ELIO MOTORS TO BUILD 3-WHEELED VEHICLES W/84 MPG- STICKER $6,800 AT FORMER GM PLANT 1-3-13 It was major event attended by some 250 people seated inside the former Shreveport GM Assembly Plant, as the Caddo Parish Commission announced a new manufacturing company, Elio Motors that will begin production of new vehicles with an estimated gas mileage of 80+ mpg, and a sticker price of $6,800. As founder Paul Elio echoed, “This ia watershed day for the people of Northwest Louisiana.” Absent from the ceremony, Governor Bobb... [more]

BREAKING 12-31-12 UNTHINKABLE! Clemson Wins Chick-fil-A Bowl: Downs #9 LSU 25-24
Monday, Dec 31, 2012 8:47pm

    ATLANTA, GA.  From: FOXSports (By: Tom Pace, Executive Editor, Talk of the Town) BREAKING: TIGERS SPOIL LSU CHICK-FIL-A BOWL HOPES: CLEMSON UPENDS BAYOU BENGALS 25-24 ON FINAL PLAY 12-31-12 The "Mad Hatter" Les Miles has to be really mad tonight. That's because Chandler Catanzaro kicked a 37-yard field goal as time expired to give No. 14 Clemson a wild 25-24 win over No. 9 Louisiana State in the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Monday night. Trailing 24-22, Clemson (11-2) took possession on its 20 with 1:39 remaining. Tajh Boyd completed a pass for 26 yards to DeAndre Hopkins on a... [more]

BREAKING 12-28-12 Ohio Bobcats Rout ULM Warhawks 45-14 to Win 2012 AdvoCare I-Bowl
Friday, Dec 28, 2012 9:32pm

    SHREVEPORT, LA (By: Tom Pace, Executive Editor, Talk of the Town) BREAKING: OHIO UNIVERSITY BOBCATS WIN 2012 ADVOCARE V100 I-BOWL 45-14 OVER ULM WARHAWKS 12-28-12 The cold, damp, windy chill of Friday afternoon football hung low over Independence Stadium, with fans bundled up like Eskimos. According to bowl officials, 41,983 tickets were sold to the 37th annual Independence Bowl in Shreveport, La. At the end of the three-hour game, the Ohio University Bobcats had routed the University of Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks in a record-setting 45-14 performance in the 2012 AdvoCare V100 In... [more]

BREAKING 12-27-12 America Mourns: Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf Dies at 78 from Pneumonia
Friday, Dec 28, 2012 10:17am

    TAMPA, FL from The Washington Post (By: Tom Pace, Executive Editor, Talk of the Town) BREAKING: HIGHLY DECORATED AMERICAN PATRIOT, GEN. NORMAN SCHWARZKOPF DIES AT AGE 78, Dec. 27, 2012 America has lost a great patriot and military tactician. Retired General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, the four-star Army general who led allied forces to a stunningly quick and decisive victory over Saddam Hussein’s Iraqi military in the 1991 Persian Gulf War and who became the most celebrated U.S. military hero of his generation, died Thursday in Tampa. He was 78. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta confirmed the dea... [more]

BREAKING: 12-20-12 Websites to "Go Dark" Friday, Dec. 21 in Memory of Sandy Hook Victims
Thursday, Dec 20, 2012 2:36pm

    SANDY HOOK, CONN. From CNN (By: Tom Pace, Executive Editor, Talk of the Town) BREAKING: WEBSITES TO "GO DARK" - FRIDAY, DEC. 21st IN MEMORY OF SANDY HOOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL VICTIMS 12-20-12 Some major websites will go dark for one minute Friday at 9:30 a.m. ET as part of a national moment of silence for the victims of last week's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. It's unclear how widespread participation will be online, but more than 100,000 people and sites have pledged to participate on the Causes.com page for the Web Goes Silent campaign. People and... [more]

BREAKING: 10-18-12 Wounded Warrior Project to Receive I-Bowl's 2012 Spirit of Independence Award
Wednesday, Dec 19, 2012 1:49pm

    SHREVEPORT, LA. (By: Tom Pace, Executive Editor, Talk of the Town) BREAKING: WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT TO RECEIVE ADVOCARE V-100 I-BOWL GEN. OMAR N. BRADLEY "SPIRIT OF INDEPENDENCE AWARD" 12-18-12 Another most worthy organization, the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) will join the ranks of those who have received the prestigious AdvoCare V-100 "Spirit of Independence Award." In making the announcement, I-Bowl officials noted: "This prestigious award has been given out annually at the Independence Bowl after the Sports Foundation directors decided to recognize an outstanding Am... [more]

BREAKING: 12-8-12 Mike Nerren Wins 26th JDC Runoff Election: 54% to 46% Over Whit Graves
Sunday, Dec 09, 2012 11:28pm

    BOSSIER CITY, LA. (By: Tom Pace, Executive Editor, Talk of the Town) BREAKING: BOSSIER-WEBSTER ADA MIKE NERREN WINS 26th JDC RUNOFF ELECTION FOR UNEXPIRED TERM OF JUDGE BRUCE BOLIN 12-8-12 Applause, Smiles and high-fives abounded inside the Lucky Palace in Bossier City Saturdfay night, December 8th, as Mike Nerren claimed victory in a hotly-contested race between him and challenger Whit Graves. In this audio podcast,Tom Pace of the "Talk of the Town" captured the sounds of Nerren's win as it was announced by the candidate just before 10pm. As KSLA-TV12 reported, Saturday night, voters put to r... [more]

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“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 www.ShreveTalk.com 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, www.ShreveTalk.com    Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco visited Shreveport on Monday, Oct 29th, 2007.  In a one-hour, exclusive, "A to Z" interview with www.ShreveTalk.com'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”, www.ShreveTalk.com 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...

Wine for the Holidays with Bill Dunn: Part 4 on "T
     Wine for the Holidays with Bill Dunn: Part 4 on "Talk of the Town with Tom Pace" Wine for the Holidays with Bill Dunn, Part 4 of 4, Brought to you by: Ristorante’ Giuseppe, in the Uptown Shopping Center, Shreveport, LA By: Tom Pace, Executive Editor, SBLive!“Fine as Wine.”  Seems I’ve heard that expression all my life, but never realized how true it was…and, still is, today.  When I was with Bill D...

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