What is Fax-Net Update?

Fax-Net Update is a weekly analysis of local, state and national news events. It is a unique publication in northwest Louisiana, as it is the only publication delivered to its subscribers in electronic format, (via fax or e-mail). Each issue is 5 -- sometimes 6 -- pages.

Fax-Net Update began its 5th year of operation on April 8, 2003. Pat and Bonnie Culverhouse came up with the idea for the publication in 1999. Lou Gehrig Burnett became owner and publisher in June of 2000.

From an initial 15 subscribers, it now reaches more than 400 homes and businesses. In addition to Caddo and Bossier subscribers, it also goes to subscribers in Baton Rouge, Houma, Lake Charles, Mansfield, Metairie, Minden, Monroe, Natchitoches, New Orleans, Quitman, Ringgold, Ruston and Thibodaux. It also has a readership outside the state in Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Washington, D.C.

Fax-Net Update LLC is registered with the Louisiana Secretary of State as a sole proprietor company.

Fax-Net Update has an outstanding roster of "in-the-know" political columnists and contributors, each offering a unique opinion and insight into all levels of government.

In addtion to Lou Gehrig Burnett, they are:

PAT CULVERHOUSE -- Pat was the founder of the Fax-Net Update and contributes a regular column. He has vast experience in the newspaper business, having been editor of the Minden Daily Press Herald and Bossier Press-Tribune. Through his contacts, he is the most knowledgeable local journalist when it comes to Bossier and Webster politics. Pat is also a columnist with our partner publication, Forum News, a panelist for the Dateline Shreveport television program, and a panelist on Red River Radio's "Local Angles" political talkshow. e-mail: paschal1946@yahoo.com

MARTY CARLSON -- No one covers Bossier City and Parish governments better than Marty. She has been a columnist and editorial writer for The Times and a contributor to SB Magazine. The Fax-Net Update is fortunate to have her as a regular columnist. She is also a columnist for Forum News and The Bossier Press Tribune. email: m_carlso@bellsouth.net

DR. JEFF SADOW -- Dr. Jeff Sadow is an assistant professor of political science at LSUS. He is a past guest columnist for The Times and often appears on local political radio programs. He also write a column for the politicsLA.com website. Jeff brings a unique prospective to area politics. email: JSADOW@pilot.lsus.edu

STATE REP. JANE SMITH -- State Rep. Jane Smith is a Republican who represents Bossier City. She is seeking a second term this fall. Jane gives a first-hand look at what is going on in the Louisiana Legislature. She also contributes to the Bossier Press-Tribune and is the only local legislator who writes a regular column. email: larep008@legis.state.la.us

WRAY POST -- Wray Post is the newest addition to the Fax-Net Update staff. Wray was in broadcast journalism in Louisiana for 50 years, spending many of those years at KSLA-TV here in Shreveport. His knowledge and background of Louisiana politics is unmatched, and he is definitely a valuable addition to the publication. email: wraycat@webtv.net

JAMES Q. WELLBORN -- Nobody tackles tough issues like James Q. His regular column in the Bossier Press-Tribune is referred to as a "pot-stirrer." A founder of the Republican Party in Bossier Parish, he has a vast knowledge of the past and current key players. As one colleague says, "He knows where the bodies are buried." Our friends at the Press-Tribune allows the Fax-Net Update to use excerpts from his column that are of interest to Shreveporters. He is also a panelist on Red River Radio's "Local Angles" political talkshow.

As you can see, it is hard for anyone to match the line-up of Fax-Net Update columnists. They provide information on political activities that are seldom covered by the daily newspaper. If you are interested in politics and want to know what is going on politically, you definitely need to be a subscriber of the Fax-Net Update.

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