Talk Way Lake Jackson Nov 07, 2023
Santa Claus Answers All Your Questions
In this episode Santa tells us all the secret information about the North Pole, his elves, Mrs. Santa and even how the government makes sure we never know what type of high-tech sleighs he rides.
By using the secret code that the Lake Jackson community has to call the North Pole, Santa arrived before the Festival of Lights this year so he can answer all the burning questions that the littles have about him.
Host Lora-Marie Bernard and Ande Larsen, Lake Jackson children's librarian pepper Santa Claus with a fast-paced fun interview that anyone who believes in the holiday spirit will enjoy.
THE HOLIDAY LEGEND | Why Santa Claus Comes to Lake Jackson First
For more than three decades, Santa Claus has arrived in Lake Jackson before Thanksgiving. The community celebrates his early appearances with the Festival of Lights, The Parade of Lights and Light Up Lake Jackson. Now, a record of the little brother and sister who had a longtime arrangement with him to come to the City of Enchantment upon request will capture children's imaginations throughout Brazoria County.
Read by Ande Larsen, Lake Jackson librarian Written by Lora-Marie Bernard, City of Lake Jackson public information officer
THE BIG HALLOWEEN EVENT | Boo Bash, Monster Dash, City Hall Trick-or-Treat & Library StoryTime
In this episode of TalkWay, the Big Halloween Event takes center stage when host Lora-Marie Bernard along with co-host Justin Janis discuss the Boo Bash festival and the Monster Dash where everyone is a winner. David Kautz, Adult and Athletics Coordinator, gives all the details.
The Annual City Hall Trick-or-Treat and the Library Halloween StoryTime are also part of the Big Halloween Event in Lake Jackson when the general public can get immense treats and visit with staff in their offices and hallways.
Run into burning buildings | A conversation with Fire Chief Tyler Harper
Host Lora-Marie Bernard visits with Fire Chief Tyler Harper to discuss the benefits and rewards of being a volunteer firefighter in Lake Jackson. In this wide-ranging interview they discuss training, camaraderie, community and lifestyles of a volunteer. Also, they discuss the taxpayer benefits of having a volunteer fire department and the annual Light Up Lake Jackson Santa Tour.
What we do with your money
The Lake Jackson City Council has entered the height of budget and tax rate season. City Manager Modesto Mundo breaks down what the tax rate includes and doesn't include; how cities raise revenue outside of taxes, and why it all keeps costing more.
The Legacy of Environmental Stewardship in Lake Jackson
Lake Jackson has a three decade long commitment to maintaining a safe, healthy and livable community. One city commission has been active in that effort with a passion and belief that exceeds most. The Clean City Commission, acting as Keep Lake Jackson Beautiful, has its eye on recycling, beautification and landfill diversion. In this era of climate change and environmental stewardship, Keep Lake Jackson Beautiful has a legacy of creating programs and devising plans to maintain the city as a positive experience for our residents.
KLJB Chair, Amy Tasto, discusses how daily lives are impacted by the work of the commission and the city with Lora-Marie Bernard and Milford John Williams.
When An Architect Builds a City
Alden B. Dow was well on his way to becoming one of the most famous architects in America when he arrived in Lake Jackson during WWII and the Cold War to build a Texas community. It would be called Lake Jackson. As one of the few architects who designed an entire community as opposed to a collection of built environments, his innovative and progressive techniques and style has a fundamental impact on the way residents experience their community. In this episode, Lindsey Scovil, the executive director of the Lake Jackson Historical Museum, discusses the principles Dow worked under and how his vision still resonates with community today.
Festival of Lights
In the inaugural episode of TalkWay Lake Jackson, Mayor Gerald Roznovsky and Civic Center Director Mallory Doyle discuss the details about the popular Lake Jackson tradition the Festival of Lights.