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A Better East Texas: Neil McCoy

I had the opportunity to see the Dallas Cowboys play their final game of the season, where their road to the Super Bowl was crushed by the New York Giants.

The definite highlight of the day for me was half-time performer Neal McCoy. It's such an inspiration to see a fellow East Texan - and big-time celebrity - do so much to give back to his country and his community.

 Neal is considered a veteran of the USO tour, regularly performing in Iraq, Afghanistan or anywhere else American troops need a taste of home. In fact, it was fellow USO regulars, the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders, who personally invited Neal to perform at this game.

About 11 years ago Neal and his wife started the East Texas Angel Network - an organization dedicated to helping kids with terminal diseases.

Through benefit concerts and golf tournaments they have raised more than three and a half million dollars, and helped 300 East Texas families who need it most.

I just want to say thanks, Neal McCoy for making a tough day at Texas Stadium a whole lot brighter, and for all you do every day to make this A Better East Texas.

Viewer Comments:

Just wanted you to know that we ENJOY your comments on KLTV! You voice so many truths  that are too often UNSPOKEN on any other channel.  It takes courage to stick your neck out and tell it like it is and we appreciate you!    Please keep up the good work!  We are sitting in your "Amen" corner!

Adrian & Margaret

 

   Thanks for your tribute to Neil McCoy  Precious fewof our entertainers take the time to perform for our troops.  Another one who comes to mind is Toby Keith, who has also traveled in the Far East,entertaining troops.  Your coments were right on. 

Thanks Jack

 

Hi Brad,

I just wanted to take a moment to say how much I appreciate your comments on the air after the newscasts.  I find myself in total agreement with your positions 100% of the time. Yes, not most of the time, but ALL of the time.   Keep up the great work and the things that you are doing for this community.  Your commentaries also contribute to making East Texas a better place, and we're all better because of it.

Thanks again, and best regards to the entire family. 

Craig  

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