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9:42am

Fri December 6, 2013
Business

Nacogdoches job fair draws community closer

The 58-year-old Hotel Fredonia closed in November. A job fair was held Wednesday to assist its former employees in finding new work in Nacogdoches.

More than 250 people turned out for a job fair in Nacogdoches, Texas, Wednesday that was arranged to help the more than 90 former employees of Hotel Fredonia. The owner of the 58-year-old landmark closed it  last month citing cash-flow problems. Since then, the city, business and workforce agencies have banded together to try to remedy the situation, according to Michelle Smith, vice president of the Nacogdoches Economic Development Corporation.

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7:35am

Fri December 6, 2013
Commentary

Gary Borders: Newspaper dreams plague me

Commentator Gary Borders is growing weary of a recurring dream of a newsroom gone awry. He hopes that his brain will move on to a new storyline that will provide for more restful or entertaining slumbers.

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11:11am

Thu December 5, 2013
Business

Shreveport-based Juma Labs launches Flip Quiz

Juma Labs creator Justin Martin (left), and business partner, Ron De Benedetti, are creating apps that tie into the popular online flash card tool site, Quizlet.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

Shreveport programming firm Juma Labs has released an app that is a complement to the popular online flash card tool, Quizlet, used by students to study for tests. Justin Martin was inspired to write the program called Flip Quiz after seeing so many of his high school friends diligently make Quizlet flash cards, but never study them. He said his Flip Quiz program sends the user their flash card questions via text messages.

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7:35am

Thu December 5, 2013
Commentary

What Was I Thinking for December 5, 2013

Commentator Brian O'Nuanain laments the subservience of College academics to College sports.

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9:57am

Wed December 4, 2013
Science

Many, La., entrepreneur unveils solar still units for desert homes

Suns River CEO Hill Kemp shows off a test unit that led to the current design of a new compact solar still for desert homes.
Credit Submitted

A retired chemical engineer from Many, La., is assembling his first compact solar energy still this week that turns saltwater into distilled water. Hill Kemp received his second federal grant last month to continue his research at the Brackish Groundwater National Desalination Facility in New Mexico.

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