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6:56am

Fri August 2, 2013
Local

Shreveport thrift shop proceeds benefit animal welfare

Heather Scarano of Shreveport stands among racks of vintage clothes at Olive Street Thrift. She's accompanied by her 7-year-old daughter, Hendrix, who enjoys creating artwork to benefit animal welfare organizations.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

A new thrift shop in Shreveport has a mission that extends beyond the reuse of vintage clothing and jewelry. The owner of Olive Street Thrift, Heather Scarano, gives away most of her business proceeds to benefit local animal welfare groups. She says her thrift store is an ongoing fundraiser to help animal rescue organizations with the pursuit of one day becoming a no-kill city, where the shelter system doesn’t need to put down dogs and cats. She’s found many like-minded customers.

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9:37am

Thu August 1, 2013
Business

Nacogdoches consultant encourages city governments to ramp up social media efforts

Nacogdoches, Texas-based employee development consultant Kent Hutchison will present a social media workshop on Aug. 2 to help workers in government agencies incorporate it into their departments. The presentation is part of Stephen F. Austin State University’s Texas Certified Public Manager program. Hutchison said city departments that use social media more fully embrace open government, and citizens should demand this communication.

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7:35am

Thu August 1, 2013
Commentary

What Was I Thinking for August 1, 2013

Commentator Brian O'Nuanain takes the Desert Island challenge and presents his list of music he'd want if stranded.

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10:41am

Wed July 31, 2013
Business

Shreveport-Bossier courts meeting planners through trade show

Plans for the Rendezvous South trade show were unveiled at the Shreveport Convention Center, which saw a decline in bookings during the economic downturn.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

The convention business hit the skids during the Great Recession. Now, with gradual signs of economic recovery, Shreveport-Bossier convention and tourism officials want to attract larger meetings to the area.

The Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau will be bringing in 35 meeting planners later this year to participate in a new trade show that is billed as a one-stop shop for booking a destination.

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8:38am

Tue July 30, 2013
Local

Texas landowner presses on in legal battle against TransCanada

Credit Kate Archer Kent

Northeast, Texas farmer Julia Trigg Crawford resumes her legal battle today against Keystone XL pipeline builder TransCanada. The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments in the case about whether TransCanada is entitled to the power of eminent domain to build the southern leg of the pipeline under construction from Cushing, Okla., to the Gulf Coast refineries. Crawford says she’s not backing down.

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