#TXVoices: Texas Tween Movie Actress Kiley Opsal

by Bob Valleau on March 24, 2021

Kiley Opsal is no stranger to the movie biz.  At just 12 years old, the Texas tween has gone from licking lollipops with the multi-talented Will Smith between takes in the 2020 action/comedy “Bad Boys...

#TXVoices: Kilgore’s Ally Venable, Award-Winning Blues Rock Guitarist & Singer

by Bob Valleau on March 17, 2021

Ally Venable has found her passion. And it's going to make this young Texas musician a powerhouse. The turning 22-year-old, leader of the Ally Venable Band, started singing at an early age in her church...

#TXVoices: Showbiz Siblings, Austinites Charlotte and Tristan Riggs

by Bob Valleau on March 3, 2021

Acting is a family affair for the sister and brother pair of Charlotte Delaney Riggs and Tristan Riggs. Actors Charlotte Delaney Riggs (15), and younger brother Tristan (12), already have nearly 80 TV/film combined credits...

#TXVoices: Austinite Violet Brinson, Stella in The CW’s Hit Series, “Walker”

by Bob Valleau on February 24, 2021

This rising young Texan is nothing like her rebellious 16-year-old screen character. As a child, Violet Brinson read a lot of books and desperately wanted to be one of the characters in the story she...

Five Minutes With Texas Native, Teen Actress Paris Hepburn

by Bob Valleau on February 4, 2021

Even though Paris Hepburn wants to be known for her own style of acting and merits, she cannot deny her famous lineage. As the great great granddaughter of the iconic actress Audrey Hepburn, Paris is...

Five Minutes With Houstonian Shawn Welling, Multiple Award-Winning Director

by Bob Valleau on January 18, 2021

Shawn Welling is a former dancer/choreographer whose work has been seen on NFL/NHL Championship half-time shows, Cirque du Soleil, Broadway and MTV.  Today, this committed family man is the founder of Houston-based Welling Films, and...

Five Minutes With Skateboarding Olympian Hopeful Kendra Long of Vidor, Texas

by Bob Valleau on January 14, 2021

Kendra Long’s interest in skateboarding was more of a fluke than a planned event. Long was jealous of her younger brother receiving a skateboard, so she took it for herself. What happened after that will...

Five Minutes With Kate Thomas, San Antonio HS Sophomore, Rising International Ballet Dancer

by Bob Valleau on January 4, 2021

Recently accepted as a student by the Royal Ballet, London, 16-year-old Kate Thomas has now been selected to compete in the finals of the prestigious Prix de Lausanne, Switzerland—another career-making moment for this young Texan....

Five Minutes With Alex Frnka, Lifetime Movies TV Star and Houston Native

by Bob Valleau on December 10, 2020

Actress Alex Frnka has a unicorn of a story to tell about her first professional break. Based in California since college, Frnka has appeared in over 20 Lifetime Movies and numerous TV series (Castle, Bones,...