What I do for 610: I’m the producer for B-Straw & Pauly G. I help to book guests, screen calls, and find interesting stories every day.
Birthday: October 21
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Nickname: People often think my name is pronounced like Laura so I get that a lot, otherwise Lara is pretty short already to have a nickname
Hometown: Sugar Land, TX
College: Texas State University in San Marcos, TX
High school: Clements High School in Sugar Land, TX
How long at SportsRadio 610: Since 2011
How long in radio business: Since 2009
Coolest person at SR610: Job Tennant
What I love about Houston: The great variety of things to see and do
Favorite four-letter word: SPAR
Experience: I started at the bottom and am still fighting my way up
Teams followed: Texans, Rockets, Dynamo
Signature phrase: Probably something sarcastic.
Favorite sports experiences: Meeting athletes at Fan Fest, going to Astros games with friends, being my dad’s only sporty child so he was my coach a lot.
Sports played: I played soccer and volleyball all through the early years and dabbled a bit in gymnastics and ice-skating. I did some track and field too.
Family: My parents told me I could do anything I wanted. I think they may regret that now that I’ve decided what I want to do is radio. I have a very awesome and supportive family though.
More: I have a great passion for radio and really enjoy having a job that challenges me and keeps me interested every day. Plus it’s a lot of fun to be one of the only girls at a Sports station. There’s never a dull moment.
The B-Straw & Pauly G Show dedicated a segment of What’s Poppin entirely to the second to last episode of Mad Men. Producer Lara put together a two and a half minute montage of moments from the episode so lots of spoilers are contained in the audio. There was also speculations about what the finale will contain.
Tonight on the B-Straw & Pauly G show, we decided to dedicate the entire segment to last night’s Game of Thrones episode. Producer Lara made a 2 minute montage on the best moments from the episode. This segment is full of spoilers about Season 5 episode 5 of Game of Thrones so listen with that in mind. We broke down the major plot points and speculated on the future of the show.
The B-Straw & Pauly G show continued their education on the Texans new draft picks on the Road Trip. First they spoke to David Glenn, ACCSports.com, about Kevin Johnson. Then they spoke to MSU beat writer Joe Rexrode about Kevin Mumphrey. The described the strength and weaknesses they have observed on the newest Texans.
The B-Straw & Pauly G Show went on a Road trip to the homes of two of the Texans new draft picks. First they spoke to Michael Bonner, Jackson Clarion-Ledger, discussed Benardrick McKinney. Then they spoke to Doug Haller, Arizona Republic, about Jaelen Strong.
Tim Brando, Fox Sports, joined The B-Straw & Pauly G show to discuss college football. Brando discussed which coaches are in and which are moving elsewhere. He also discussed recruiting issues and player prospects.
Mike Fisher, 105.3 The Fan, joined The B-Straw & Pauly G Show to discuss the news in the Dallas area. Fisher discussed the huge disappointment of the situation with Rondo and how he has messed things up for the Mavs. He said Mavs fans have unrealistic expectations that their team will always make it to the playoffs. Fisher discussed the management of the Mavs and the Cowboys. He weighed in on the Greg Hardy situation as well.
Dave Dameshek, NFL Network, joined the B-Straw & Pauly G show to talk Texans and football. He discussed the quarterback situation as well as the defensive line. Dameshek is very impressed with Arian Foster but not so much Vince Wilfork. He also discussed how the Patriots and the Broncos look going into the coming season. They mixed in a little movie talk as well.
Dane Brugler, CBSsports.com, joined The B-Straw & Pauly G Show to discuss his in depth draft guide. Brugler spent a bit of time on good and bad picks in past drafts then discussed this year’s up coming draft. He discussed the possibility of the Texans going with the best player available to them in the draft. Brugler doesn’t see a quarterback in this draft class that can be a long term starter for the Texans or any other team.
Producer Lara catches The B-Straw & Pauly G show hosts up on the big stuff that happened during last night’s Oscars ceremony. She broke down everything from Ryan Seacrest being awkward on the red carpet with Dakota Johnson, Neil Patrick Harris as host, Jared Leto’s Meryl Streep joke, and John Travolta making things up to Idina Menzel a year later. The ratings were down but it sure is fun to talk about.
Scott Howard-Cooper, nba.com, joined the B-Straw & Pauly G Show to discuss the trade moves in the NBA. He looked specifically at the Rockets trade moves and broke down who did the best before the deadline. Cooper thinks it’s too early to say who the Rockets have the best chance against in the playoffs. He thinks the team to beat right now is Atlanta.