Matt Thibodeaux Biography, Age, Facts, East Texas, 51st Annual Alabama

Matt Thibodeaux Biography

Matt Thibodeaux is an American Journalist who was born in Beaumont, Texas and lived in Fannett, Texas. He attended Hamshire-Fannett High School where he was on the yearbook staff. After high school, he was accepted to Lamar University in Beaumont where he majored in communications with an emphasis in broadcasting.

He was the lead anchor for LUTV News at Lamar at the age of 19 and was a reporter there two years later.

Matt Thibodeaux Age

Thibodeaux was born on November 24, 1989. He is 29 years old as of 2018.

Matt Thibodeaux Facts

During college, he spent time working with the Baptist Student Ministries. He also spent some time in Harmons, Jamaica, doing ministry there, which led to Matthew being a summer youth minister at Calvary Baptist Church of Port Acres, Texas.

Matthew loves running during his time outside the office. When he participated in the Insane Inflatable 5K in Whitehouse, he met a reporter from KETK which led to his current job as the Lufkin-Nacogdoches bureau reporter.

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Matt Thibodeaux East Texas

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From a little bitty town in Deep East Texas to living rooms across America, the Radkes will soon make their grand entrance showing everyone who they are.

“Is that not crazy? That I’m saying I have a show coming on,” said Melissa Radke, star of USA’s The Radkes. “I never thought I would hear those words, but this is an unscripted family sitcom, is what they call it.”

The show was born out of simple videos on social media.

“Videos of me ranting about this or being funny with my kids, talking about things that I felt like women could relate to,” she said.

From a parody “sign” video to a Radke version of a hair-braiding tutorial, people seemed to catch on.

Alongside Melissa in all her shenanigans is her husband of 25 years, David.

“Before we were ever married I knew Melissa was going to have a voice so I’m just excited to finally get to share her with the world,” said David Radke.

Prior to living in East Texas, the Radkes lived in Nashville for 16 years.

There Melissa was hoping to pursue her dream of being a singer.

“I think it’s interesting that I go to Nashville to try and make it and I couldn’t only to come home to Deep East Texas and make it here,” said Melissa Radke.

In that time the couple faced fertility issues and adopted two children, Rocco and Remi.

Together the four wake up every day to face not so normal life.

“I don’t know if there’s any normal day,” said David Radke

“I was going to say, Radkes don’t do normal super well,” said Melissa Radke.

With the reality show’s first episode, came a not so comfortable topic.

“I hope people don’t find it offensive, first of all, because that would be awkward,” said Remi Radke.

“it is about the birds and the bees, she’s right, it is,” said Melissa Radke. “If you haven’t explained that to your child, maybe you should watch it first.”

Quality, yet silly, TV from a quality, yet silly, family.

Matt Thibodeaux 51st Annual Alabama

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This evening and tomorrow is a special day down in Polk County, the Alabama-Coushatta are having their 51st Powwow.

We’re told it’s a time for tribes all over the country to come down and meet old friends and make some new ones.

And in true East Texas fashion, you can find just about anything deep fried and on a stick.

“It’s a way to bring back our tribal members that live off the reservation and it’s a way of homecoming and it’s also a celebration for our people,” said Herbert Johnson Jr., Alabama-Coushatta Powwow Chairman.

Tribes from all over the country come to take part in singing and dancing.

Among the tribes commonly found there are the Apache, Navajo, Cherokee, Caddo and more.

Alabama-Coushatta hoped the Caddo would come after last month’s tornado destroyed Caddo Mounds during Caddo culture day.

“We put a special invitation to our friends there at Caddo Mounds,” said Johnson. “Our Powwow committee, most of our members, were there when the severe tornadoes whipped through that area with a lot of destruction. We were there also t to help and it’s a good thing that we were a part of that and it was a right time, I know it’s a very serious thing that happened, but maybe we were supposed to be there.”

It’s not just a tribal event, there’s something for everyone there.

“It’s a good place to buy arts and crafts, check out the vendors, check out the various food booths that we have,” said Johnson. “Indian Tacos is the main attraction that brings a lot of people down too.”

This year’s powwow will come with its share of somberness as well.

Chief Mikko Colabe III Clem Fain Sylestine had passed away less than two weeks earlier.

“We have a mourning process, a six-month mourning process, but we’ll take time to remember our chief but also we’ll carry on the cultural traditions of our people,” said Johnson.

The powwow will continue until Saturday.

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