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9:43am

Wed August 21, 2013
Business

Shreveport nonprofit gets two coveted housing grants

Holy Angels CEO Laurie Boswell has thick files that track grants from the Federal Home Loan of Dallas, which awarded her nonprofit two additional housing grants this year.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

The Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas has awarded 36 affordable housing grants in its service district -- Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi and New Mexico -- that will assist in creating more than 1,600 new or remodeled homes. One nonprofit in Shreveport, Holy Angels, will be able to start on two remodeling projects this fall. A group home and a dormitory will be refurbished for its residents who have developmental and intellectual disabilities. Holy Angels received $441,000 in all. CEO Laurie Boswell said the grants will be used in part to make bathrooms handicap accessible.

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12:00pm

Tue August 20, 2013
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9:12am

Tue August 20, 2013
Local

Centenary College freshmen put elbow grease into orientation

Centenary College freshman Michael Bohne helps to clean out a Shreveport home alongside fellow students as part of the college's World Houses program.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

About 125 incoming freshmen at Centenary College have worked up a sweat ahead of fall semester that begins Wednesday. The students cleaned out a house in Shreveport on Monday as part of a new partnership with Community Renewal International and two other organizations. Centenary president David Rowe worked alongside the students.

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7:35am

Tue August 20, 2013
Commentary

History Matters: History buffs should flock to Jefferson, Texas

Commentator Gary Joiner spotlights an East Texas town that is trapped in time -- in a good way. He calls Jefferson, Texas, a historian's jewel in the woods.

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11:40am

Mon August 19, 2013
Local

Louisiana tops the nation on number of obese adults

Louisiana is tied for the fattest state in the nation, with an adult obesity rate of almost 35 percent. Mississippi falls behind by a fraction of a percentage, and Arkansas is very close behind. (Arkansas was the only state this year where obesity had a statistical increase.)

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