Kate Archer Kent http://redriverradio.org en Broadband plans takes shape in East Texas towns http://redriverradio.org/post/broadband-plans-takes-shape-east-texas-towns <p>A series of meetings this month in East Texas will mark formal steps to draft a county-by-county broadband plan for the region.</p><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><p>Ron Turner, Connected Texas’ community technology adviser, says he plans to hold meetings in all 14 counties to develop tailored plans for broadband connectivity.</p> Tue, 06 May 2014 13:54:27 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 43889 at http://redriverradio.org Broadband plans takes shape in East Texas towns American Begonia Society's annual meeting set for Shreveport http://redriverradio.org/post/american-begonia-societys-annual-meeting-set-shreveport <p>The American Begonia Society will host its southwest regional annual meeting in Shreveport this month, the first time it’s been held in Louisiana.</p><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><p>Holley began growing begonias more than 40 years ago, and now has about 300 of them in her yard. With more than 1,400 species, she says, the semi-tropical begonia is grown worldwide.</p> Mon, 05 May 2014 15:45:47 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 43828 at http://redriverradio.org American Begonia Society's annual meeting set for Shreveport Shreveport college student lands spot in American Chemical Society program http://redriverradio.org/post/shreveport-college-student-lands-spot-american-chemical-society-program <p>A Centenary College biochemistry major leaves for Singapore next week to take part in a prestigious international research program through the American Chemical Society.</p><p>Tierra Range, 19, of Shreveport is one of 17 students nationwide who was selected to do a 10-week summer research program through the American Chemical Society’s International Research Experience for Undergraduates.</p><p>Range says she’ll work with a professor at National University of Singapore to study dye-sensitized solar cells that are often used to convert sunlight into electrical energy.</p> Mon, 05 May 2014 15:39:00 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 43827 at http://redriverradio.org Shreveport college student lands spot in American Chemical Society program Willis-Knighton redevelops former Bossier Medical Center http://redriverradio.org/post/willis-knighton-redevelops-former-bossier-medical-center <p>Willis-Knighton Health System will officially open its 300,000 square-foot Innovation Center Sunday in Bossier City. The hospital system acquired the former Bossier Medical Center two years ago, remodeled it, and plans to house ancillary services in the building.</p><p>Facility administrator Joshua Mason says about one third of the building will house patient records in a fireproof, highly secure environment.</p> Fri, 02 May 2014 14:08:03 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 43718 at http://redriverradio.org Willis-Knighton redevelops former Bossier Medical Center Lufkin natural history museum lands NASA moon rock exhibit http://redriverradio.org/post/lufkin-natural-history-museum-lands-nasa-moon-rock-exhibit <p>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. It came from the Apollo 14 space mission, and is the largest moon rock sample in NASA’s display collection.</p><p>Museum CEO Neal Naranjo says last year the museum displayed a small sample for a short time, and more than 330 school tours came through the museum to see it.</p> Thu, 01 May 2014 14:02:16 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 43667 at http://redriverradio.org Lufkin natural history museum lands NASA moon rock exhibit