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9:31am

Tue July 23, 2013
Local

Louisiana Association for the Blind aims to serve more children

Louisiana Association for the Blind's CEO Shelly Taylor (left) and work readiness and job development specialist Amanda McCary aim to create more outreach programs for children with visual impairments.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

The Louisiana Association for the Blind in Shreveport is putting on a camp for children with documented visual impairments. The week-long day camp is designed for school-aged children in the Caddo-Bossier area, and it’s the first of its kind in northwest Louisiana. Shelly Taylor, CEO of the Louisiana Association for the Blind, said this camp will strengthen youth services at her organization.

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7:35am

Tue July 23, 2013
Commentary

History Matters: Polish military will never forget its winged hussars

The Polish winged hussars were famous for their huge "wings," a wooden frame carrying feathers of birds. Commentator Gary Joiner says it's a history that the Polish Air Force honors today.

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10:52am

Mon July 22, 2013
Local

Kilgore remembers C.B. Dansby School educators, set to be demolished

Credit East Texas Black Educator Hall of Fame

In Kilgore, Texas, demolition work is set to begin on C.B. Dansby High School that was built around 1930. The former all-black school was closed by desegregation in 1969. Today, it stands as a blighted, asbestos-filled property. Alumni leader De’Lores Arline attended the school before it closed. She recalls singing the school song for the last time, and how her classmates put on a brave front when transferring to Kilgore High School during the civil rights era.

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10:35am

Mon July 22, 2013
Local

Balloon racers converge in East Texas

Credit Great Texas Balloon Race Facebook

A week of hot air balloon events will draw dozens of racers and enthusiasts to East Texas this week. The colorful balloons are being spotted over Longview today.

The events include the 36th Great Texas Balloon Race and, in its second year in Longview, the U.S. National Hot Air Balloon Championship.  According to the Longview News Journal, 76 pilots are set to compete in both races this week and that will mean an infusion of tourism dollars for East Texas cities. 

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12:44pm

Fri July 19, 2013
Local

Shreveporter continues effort to improve the life of West African girl

Tia Landrum (right) of Shreveport visits with Adom Grace in Ghana after coming to her rescue and getting her medical help.

One year ago this month, college student Tia Landrum of Shreveport encountered a life altering situation while on an internship in Ghana. She saw an emaciated girl who was lying helpless in a marketplace, and exposed to the West African sun.

“She weighed a little over 17 kilograms (37 pounds) when we picked her up, and she was about five feet tall," Landrum said.

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