Kate Archer Kent http://wwno.org en Broadband plans takes shape in East Texas towns http://wwno.org/post/broadband-plans-takes-shape-east-texas-towns A series of meetings this month in East Texas will mark formal steps to draft a county-by-county broadband plan for the region.<img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/rrr/files/styles/card_280/public/201405/Broadband.png" alt="" /><p>The East Texas Regional Broadband Initiative is a 14-county project led by the East Texas Council of Governments or ETCOG alongside the consultancy of Connected Texas, which aims to advance technology in rural Texas.<p>Ron Turner, Connected Texas’ community t Tue, 06 May 2014 13:54:00 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 60155 at http://wwno.org American Begonia Society's annual meeting set for Shreveport http://wwno.org/post/american-begonia-societys-annual-meeting-set-shreveport The American Begonia Society will host its southwest regional annual meeting in Shreveport this month, the first time it’s been held in Louisiana.<img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/rrr/files/styles/card_280/public/201405/Begonia.jpg" alt="" /><p>The three-day event will include garden tours, seminars, and a begonia show and sale, according to event coordinator Freda Holley of Ruston, La.<p>Holley began growing begonias more than 40 years ago, and now has about 300 of them in her yard Mon, 05 May 2014 15:45:00 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 60067 at http://wwno.org Shreveport college student lands spot in American Chemical Society program http://wwno.org/post/shreveport-college-student-lands-spot-american-chemical-society-program A Centenary College biochemistry major leaves for Singapore next week to take part in a prestigious international research program through the American Chemical Society.<img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Centenary College student Tierra Range will leave May 16 for Singapore through an American Chemical Society study abroad program." data-attribution="Credit Submitted Centenary College" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/rrr/files/styles/card_280/public/201405/Tierra_Range.jpeg" alt="" /><p>Tierra Range, 19, of Shreveport is one of 17 stude Mon, 05 May 2014 15:39:00 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 60068 at http://wwno.org Willis-Knighton redevelops former Bossier Medical Center http://wwno.org/post/willis-knighton-redevelops-former-bossier-medical-center Willis-Knighton Health System will officially open its 300,000 square-foot Innovation Center Sunday in Bossier City. Fri, 02 May 2014 14:09:00 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 59883 at http://wwno.org Lufkin natural history museum lands NASA moon rock exhibit http://wwno.org/post/lufkin-natural-history-museum-lands-nasa-moon-rock-exhibit The Naranjo Museum of Natural History in Lufkin unveiled an almost 4 billion-year-old moon rock display this week that is on permanent loan from NASA’s Johnson Space Center. Thu, 01 May 2014 14:02:00 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 59802 at http://wwno.org Nacogdoches conference includes Texas Runaway Slave Project http://wwno.org/post/nacogdoches-conference-includes-texas-runaway-slave-project Stephen F. Austin State University will showcase faculty research, scholarship and artistry Thursday at its daylong Bright Ideas Conference. Wed, 30 Apr 2014 15:07:00 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 59726 at http://wwno.org 'Caddo Connections' sets up research-driven view of Caddo culture http://wwno.org/post/caddo-connections-sets-research-driven-view-caddo-culture The regional archeologist for northwest Louisiana, based at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, is out with a book this month that examines the dynamic cultural landscape of the Caddo people and their complex connections with the greater Native American community in the Southeastern U.S.<img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/rrr/files/styles/card_280/public/201404/Caddo_Connections_book_cover.jpg" alt="" /><p>Jeffrey Girard is the co-author of “Caddo Connections: Cultural Inte Tue, 29 Apr 2014 14:15:00 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 59598 at http://wwno.org North Louisiana Math Teachers' Circle to host national mathematician in residence http://wwno.org/post/north-louisiana-math-teachers-circle-host-national-mathematician-residence More than two dozen mostly middle school math teachers from Caddo, Bossier and DeSoto parishes will convene in May to do math for the fun of it and attend the final meeting of the school year for the <a href="http://www.mathteacherscircle.org/member-circles/nlmtc/">North Louisiana Math Teachers’ Circle</a>.<img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="LSU Shreveport mathematics professor Judith Covington coordinates meetings for the North Louisiana Math Teachers&#039; Circle, a group comprised of about 30 teachers." data-attribution="Credit Kate Archer Kent" typeof="foaf:Image" Mon, 28 Apr 2014 14:36:00 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 59536 at http://wwno.org Christian Service to focus on feeding homeless at new Shreveport location http://wwno.org/post/christian-service-focus-feeding-homeless-new-shreveport-location A Shreveport charity that serves thousands of hot meals a year in the Ledbetter Heights neighborhood is moving two miles away where it will join 12 nonprofits to provide services to homeless people.<img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="This architectural rendering shows Christian Service&#039;s future dining facility in a former Shreveport warehouse." data-attribution="Credit Christian Service submitted" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/rrr/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201404/Christian_Service_rendering.jpg" alt="" /><p>Christian Service’ Fri, 25 Apr 2014 14:02:00 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 59364 at http://wwno.org Energy analyst: Drilling activity in Haynesville Shale will pick up http://wwno.org/post/energy-analyst-drilling-activity-haynesville-shale-will-pick The Bossier Chamber of Commerce will host an energy analyst Wednesday who will give a forecast on natural gas development in northwest Louisiana and across the nation.<img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Matthew Koch, vice president of the Institute for 21st Century Energy, will speak to the Bossier Chamber of Commerce." data-attribution="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/rrr/files/styles/card_280/public/201404/Matthew_Koch.jpg" alt="" /><p>Matthew Koch, vice president of the U.S. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:01:00 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 59267 at http://wwno.org