#TXVoices: A Candid Talk With Two-Time Artistic Gymnastics World Champion Hollie Vise

by Bob Valleau on July 21, 2021

NCAA two-time World Champion artistic gymnast and Texas native Hollie Vise is no stranger to the spotlight.  Vise comes from a family of athletes that includes her mother, brothers and famous grandfather, Dallas resident Burton...

Five Minutes With Super Bowl Champion Donald Driver, Making a Difference for Mental Health

by Bob Valleau on May 20, 2021

While playing 14 seasons with the Green Bay Packers, native Texan, Hall of Fame inductee and Super Bowl-winning wide receiver Donald Driver (#80) made a difference on the field.  Now, as a Houston resident and...

Five Minutes With Nine-Year-Old Child Actress Quinn Copeland

by Bob Valleau on May 6, 2021

We recently talked with Fort Worth’s child actress, Quinn Copeland, 9, about her sassy role as Izzy on Peacock’s reboot of Punky Brewster. Her mom, Katie, joined in. Fun trivia: Quinn’s mom is an Aggie...

#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...