The Downtown West Monroe Revitalization Group was created by community and business leaders to address development and beautification projects.
The area includes sites from the Louisville Bridge to the Endom Bridge and several blocks deep to where downtown meets North 3rd Street. "This area is key to very important to overall development," says DWMR member Courtney Hornsby.
Originally published on Wed April 29, 2015 12:07 pm
A new 66-page comic book imagined by two medical librarians at LSU Health Shreveport will help kindergarteners and first graders better understand obesity.
Talicia Tarver’s “The Amazing Captain Fit” is a story about a boy who wants to be a superhero but lacks healthy eating habits. The comic book, published today, will be distributed through the Department of Pediatrics’ Reach Out and Read program. Tarver wanted to embed the message in something that kids and parents would both enjoy.
Originally published on Wed April 29, 2015 5:24 am
Tuesday’s House Ways and Means hearing on bills to cap the film tax credit program brought out some of the big names in Louisiana movie-making, like Lampton Enochs of the Oscar-winning Moonbot Studios, and former Dukes of Hazzard star, John Schneider.
“I have not won an Academy Award, but I’ve seen several films that have,” Schneider said, eliciting laughter from committee members and the packed audience in attendance.
But charmed as lawmakers were by the big names, it was Louisiana residents working in the movie industry who made the biggest impression. Dozens spoke against Alexandria Rep. Lance Harris’s bill that would scale the credits down to zero over the next five years.
Bill Beckett spoke with Brad Maule and Allison Day who are featured in Stephen F. Austin State University Theatre’s production of August: Osage County, a Pulitzer Prize winning play by Tracy Letts, which opens Tuesday, April 28 and run through Saturday May 2, in the W.M. Turner Auditorium. For more information visit online the SFA Theatre or call their box office at 888-722-3396.
The American Rose Society will be honored Tuesday at the Louisiana State Capitol.
Rep. Alan Seabaugh (R-Shreveport) drafted a resolution designating Tuesday, April 28, as American Rose Society Day in celebration of the national organization’s 40th year of being headquartered in Shreveport, according to executive director Jeff Ware.
Political parties are part of the fabric of American history. As politicians seek their party's bid for a 2016 presidential run, it makes commentator Gary Joiner think about all the political parties that have come out of the woodwork over the past 150 years.
Originally published on Tue April 28, 2015 8:08 am
The House Ways and Means Committee started working through several revenue-raising bills Monday, including one that would increase the cigarette tax.
There was the expected health related testimony.
“In Louisiana, more than 22 percent of adults and 12 percent of youth smoke cigarettes — the only product that, when used as directed, will kill half of all its users,” said Dr. Michael Johnson, director of Louisiana Tobacco-Free Living.