To her credit, Ollie Tyler has made history — not once, but twice. With the strong backing of civil rights activist Dr. Artis Cash, Tyler became the first black and the first woman to be named superintendent of Caddo schools in 2003.
It’s not unusual for a retired elected official to maintain a public persona after his term in office ends, or at least attempt to do so. Although most say they relish going back to private life, many miss the day-to-day excitement of being the “go-to” guy who can always generate a media buzz.
Now that the ballyhoo over the recently announced alliance between Duck Commander and the Independence Bowl (which is now the “Duck Commander Independence Bowl”) has subsided, many citizens are questioning the finances of this new sponsorship agreement.
Yep, it’s true. Rep. Roy Burrell just can’t get “no respect” when it comes to his misguided aspirations to become Shreveport’s next mayor. If he proceeds with his announced candidacy, there’s little doubt that he will get “no satisfaction” from a second effort for the crown.
Like before, the Commission has picked a date where the bond issue is the only ballot issue — Saturday, May 3. By the narrowest of margins (59 votes), the last attempted bond issue was defeated on Oct. 19, 2013. And as before, the Commission does not have a sound basis for asking for these funds from over taxed property owners.
The latest scuttlebutt on Shreveport’s mayoral race is that Ollie Taylor may enter this fall’s election — at the urging of current Mayor Cedric Glover. The Glover team, led by Lynn Braggs, had previously pushed Councilman Sam Jenkins to be the standard bearer until Jenkins’s unpaid taxes became common knowledge.
A recent report by Shreveport Interim City Engineer Robert Westermen on the status of the city’s infrastructure was directed to the Shreveport City Council and Mayor Cedric Glover. It should not only be required reading (and study) by these individuals as well as by upcoming city council and mayoral candidates.
The 2013 Gallup-Healthways ratings are based on more than 500,000 interviews in which people were asked about their emotional and physical health, job satisfaction, community safety, and access to food, shelter and health care.