Seemingly, Shreveport’s new Mayor Ollie Tyler (as of Saturday, Dec. 27) is confused about her new job. Yes, she will be Shreveport’s next mayor – and its first female African-American at that. (Hazel Beard was the first female mayor, and Cedric Glover the first black mayor.
Actually, the delivery will be a little late … like two days. And whether the citizens of Shreveport will be happy with Santa’s deliveries —- in the long run — is a story yet to be told. Saturday, Dec. 27, will be historic … and not just for the first Duck Commander Independence Bowl.
Baxter Street in Shreveport, and the phone book lists this address. Baxter Street is not in District E. Hendricks changes his voter registration in October 2010 to South Brookwood Drive; Hendricks is not the owner of this house. (Hendricks was not available for comment.
Tuesday, Nov. 4, will be the day of reckoning for Shreveport voters — and especially for those running for political office. For many, Tuesday will be a holiday, and predictions of possible showers could dampen (literally) plans other than voting. For others, it will be just another work day other than voting.
Everyone who has lived in Shreveport for a few years — well, almost everyone — knows of the Barnwell. Officially, it is the R.S. Barnwell Memorial Garden and Art Center, and for many years, it was the focal point of the Clyde Fant Parkway.
Greg Young and his wife, Jackie, own a home at 2209 North Cross Drive in Blanchard; the residence is not in the Shreveport city limits. The house has an assessed value of $450,000. They both have filed for the $75,000 parish homestead exemption on this home.
On the local level, it is soup to nuts. Shreveport mayor and council races along with school board races are big choices for voters. Add to that Shreveport City Marshal and Public Service Commission and almost every Caddo voter has eight races to ponder.
There is an old saying in politics that if you are not taking shots from opponents (and political critics), then you must not be doing a good job. Put another way, if you are getting some hits, then you must be doing many things well. Such is the case with Patrick Williams, who plans on being Shreveport’s next mayor.
Hopefully, the Shreveport voters will do what the Louisiana Judiciary Commission has failed to do: remove Shreveport City Judge Sheva Sims from the judicial bench. Terrell Myles qualified to run against Sims for Shreveport City Court, Division D; Sims is seeking re-election after serving her first (partial) term on the bench.