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Darren Gauthier

After visiting Texas many times, Louisiana native Darren Gauthier has finally crossed over the Sabine Pass into the Lone Star State as the new Operations Manager for Townsquare Media’s five stations in Central Texas. Originally from New Orleans, Darren grew up in nearby Baton Rouge and is a proud alum of LSU. Darren got his start at the campus radio station KLSU, rising to the role of station manager before being lured to work in the exciting world of New Orleans rock radio. Darren returned to Baton Rouge in 2001 rising to the top of the programming food chain while holding down a six-day airshift for a decade. One of the stations he oversaw was twice-nominated for the prestigious Marconi award - radio’s version of the Oscar® - in 2012 and again in 2015. Seeking new challenges and a change of scene, Darren Gauthier was recruited by K-101.7 and the sister stations to bring a personal touch and a renewed sense of community focus to the stations in Killeen and Temple.

Mardi Gras Comes to Galveston

Over the years there have been efforts by some fine folks in the Central Texas area, specifically within Travis County, to bring Mardi Gras festivities to the Lone Star State in a big way. It should come as no surprise that the very Louisiana-oriented celebration is already commemorated in one of the Texas cities closer to the Bayou State.

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Troopers Release Crime Stats Involving Missing, Exploited Children

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) announced Wednesday DPS Troopers, with the support of the DPS Interdiction for the Protection of Children (IPC) program, the Texas Rangers and DPS Special Agents, rescued 76 missing, exploited or at-risk children and initiated 42 related criminal investigations in 2016 focused on various alleged crimes, including:

  • 20 cases of sexual assault of a child;
  • 10 cases of possession of child pornography;
  • Two cases of human trafficking;
  • Two cases of indecency with a child;
  • Three cases of potential registered sex offender non-compliance
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The BBQ Shop Around The Corner

Sometimes it's as plain as the nose on your face.

Since coming to central Texas, I've passed numerous businesses to and from my daily obligations.  I always say to myself, "Hey, there's a place I have to try." One of these has been Chuck's barbecue restaurant.  Actually, the full name of the establishment is "Chuck's Pea Ridge Bar-B-Q and Steakhouse."  That's very helpful: it tells you exactly where the restaurant is, on the corner of W. Adams Ave. and South Pea Ridge Road.

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