The Agapanthus, also known as the "Lily of the Nile", is a beautiful, early summer flowering bulb. it's native to South Africa, but it thrives in Louisiana's climate. They're blooming now all around Baton Rouge and they can be planted now too.
A family of Bossier Parish educators dedicated a modern architecture library Thursday set on a bucolic rural road in Elm Grove, La. The $1.9 million Anna P. Tooke Memorial Library is the seventh in the Bossier Parish Library System. The 3,600 square-foot library boasts floor-to-ceiling windows and is nestled in a grove of trees on three acres of farmland.
It’s a stark contrast to the metal shack that served the community for decades, according to Bossier Parish Police Jury president Jack “Bump” Skaggs.
When “A Prairie Home Companion” first went on the air, Richard Nixon was a month away from being run out of the Oval Office. “Annie’s Song” by John Denver topped the pop charts. The Ford Pinto and the Plymouth Valiant were the best-selling cars in America, and the median price of a home in America was $37,400. It was July 1974, and Garrison Keillor and his troupe took the stage for about a dozen people in the audience in Saint Paul, Minn.
A bill prohibiting abortions based on the baby's sex was approved by Louisiana's full House Thursday. The bill's author, Houma Rep. Lenar Whitney explained why she brought the bill.
"The practice of sex-selection abortion has made its way from the Asian nations to inside our borders here in the United States," Whitney said.
Whitney said those cultures prefer boys over girls, and this is about protecting mothers and their potential daughters. "In high Asian immigrant populations, many of these women were coerced into abortions and threatened by divorce and violence if they did not bear sons."
Some sectors have led the economy to record numbers, but what will it take for the stock market growth to continue? Certified Financial Planner Byron Moore points to three things to consider when watching the Wall Street ticker.
Three years after the city of El Dorado launched a formal litter reduction program there’s a measurable improvement in the city’s appearance.
The group Keep El Dorado Beautiful, part of the Keep America Beautiful organization, carried out its annual litter index survey. Volunteers went ward by ward scanning street after street to count the amount of trash they saw and assigning it a numerical value. Keep El Dorado Beautiful executive director Alexis Alexander says the volunteers found little trash, but they noticed something else on the streets.
Did you know a piece of paper could kill? Natchitoches Rep. Kenny Cox found that out Wednesday, when the fiscal note for his HB 590 was delivered just a few minutes before its hearing in the House Natural Resources Committee.
Cox’s bill would require industrial plants to install air quality monitors along their fence lines.
“This bill is about safety: safety for the people who live along the fence lines,” Cox said in explanation of the proposed law.
Before too much testimony on the bill was given, Houma Rep. Joe Harrison advised Cox that the estimated state cost for implementing the bill – the fiscal note – was going to be the real issue.