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.
B-Straw and Pauly G team up with Producer Lara Hall to recap a sorority girl’s outrageous will that she left to her sisters. Lara reads the letter with precision, but also extreme caution, due to the amount of vulgarity written between the lines. They go on to talk about the mind-boggling deaths of people taking selfies on railroad tracks. Taking unique selfies has reached extreme levels and is now resulting in traumatic injuries and even death.
Paul and Brien pack for a road trip up I-45 to Dallas before heading out to Portland. In Dallas they are joined by R.J. Choppy from 105.3 “The Fan”, who goes on to talk about the upcoming Cowboys vs. Texans game on October 5th at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. Choppy believes that the game is not much of a heated because rivalry the two teams are not in the same conference. B-Straw and Pauly G go on to ask R.J. about the expectations Cowboys fans have for the upcoming season and how likely the Mavericks will overcome the Spurs in the first round of NBA playoffs.
Tonight on the Road Trip, The B-Straw and Pauly G Show headed to Jacksonville and San Francisco. First in Jacksonville they talked to Mark Long of the Associated Press about the Jaguars. He said if the Jags had the first pick they’d take Clowney, but they are set on Henne as their QB. Then they took a flight over to San Francisco to chat with John Dickinson, KGMZ 95.7 The Fan, about the Clippers versus the Warriors.
The B-Straw and Pauly G Show Road Trip had a flat tire so it only made one stop this evening in Atlanta. They talked to Chris Dimino, 680 The Fan, to talk about the Hawks and Pacers in the NBA Playoffs. He talked about how they’ve done so far and how several players need to step up in order for them to win.
Evan Silva, Senior Editor at Roto World, joined the B-Straw And Pauly G Show to talk about the up coming draft. He said that the only thing that is certain is that nothing is certain in these pre-draft weeks where there are so many rumors swirling around. Silva isn’t sure that Clowney is a sure thing and he doesn’t think the Texans will take him unless they are sure about him.
The B-Straw and Pauly G Show hit the road for a Friday NBA Playoff edition of Road Trip. First they went to Portland to talk to Andy Johnson, 1080AM, about the Rockets and Blazers match. He talked about the factors that will contribute to either side coming through victorious, including Aldridge’s performance. Then they traveled to Chicago to talk to Mark Grote, WSCR 670AM, about the Bulls and Wizards games.
Tonight on the Road Trip the guys traveled to Los Angeles and Memphis. They started in Memphis to preview the Grizzlies going into the Playoffs with Chris Vernon of 92.9FM. He talked about how well the team might do in their up coming matches. Then they traveled to Los Angeles to talk to Arash Markazi, ESPN.com, on the Clippers side of things. He talked about which players need to step up for the Clippers to make a serious run at things.
Brien and Paul pack for a chance of snow as they head up to New York for their first guest on tonight’s road trip. Joining the show from New York City is John Jastremski from “JJ After Dark” on WFAN. John talks about how much former Titan running back Chris Johnson will help the Jets’ struggling offense. John believes that Johnson can still produce and will join the bundle of offensive weapons that were signed by the Jets in this past off-season. The boys head south to warmer climate in Atlanta, where they are joined by Dan Mathews from Football.com. Dan gives an update on Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray’s highly anticipated pro-day.
Brien and Paul pack their jackets as they head northeast to Boston before finishing their road trip in Indianapolis. Boston Herald columnist and Host WEEI host Chris Vilanni joins the guys to talk about the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombing. What was supposed to be a day of recollection and paying respect, turned out to be a panic filled evening in Boston after two unattended backpacks were fount near the marathon finish line. A man, suspected of being mentally ill has been apprehended by Boston police and is in custody.
Dino Babers, the head football coach of Bowling Green University joins B-Straw and Pauly G to talk about the capabilities of his former Eastern Illinois University quarterback, Jimmy Garappolo. Coach Babers states that Garappolo has the fastest release he has ever seen and was extremely accurate during his tenure at Eastern Illinois. Garappolo has exemplified the physical and mental attributes that are sought by NFL teams, but his career of playing against FCS opponents has scouts questioning the level of success at the highest level.