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7:35am

Fri June 28, 2013
Commentary

Gary Borders: Defending the homefront takes vigilance

Commentator Gary Borders recounts a home invasion and it's not the usual suspects -- fire ants, termites, roaches. Finding the culprit takes a bit of detective work and biology smarts.

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7:35am

Thu June 27, 2013
Commentary

What Was I Thinking for June 27, 2013

Commentator Brian O'Nuanain takes issue with Lawn mowers, hedge trimmer, edgers, and leaf blowers. 

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7:27am

Thu June 27, 2013
Local

Texas launches a new attack on feral hog problem

The Texas Department of Agriculture is waging a new attack on the feral hogs that are running roughshod over the state. A new matching grant will help fund programs put together by multiple counties, private industry and landowners. Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples said the new County Hog Abatement Matching Program or CHAMP has almost $60,000 to allocate in the first year.

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7:14am

Thu June 27, 2013
Local

Ronpak celebrates opening of new Shreveport plant

Ronpak CEO Ronald Sedley greets supporters at a Wednesday ceremony marking the opening of his new facility at the Port of Caddo-Bossier.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

Paper bag maker Ronpak marked the opening of its new manufacturing facility and corporate headquarters at a ceremony yesterday at the Port of Caddo-Bossier. Over the past two years, the privately held company moved its headquarters from New Jersey and built a $16.8 million manufacturing facility at the Port in order to be near a Dallas customer. It makes carry-out bags and food wrappings for the fast food industry.

CEO Ronald Sedley said he currently has 109 employees in Shreveport, and he plans to more than double his workforce over the next several years.

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9:02am

Wed June 26, 2013
Business

Shreveport Bizcamp gives teens a 'mini MBA'

Bizcamp alumnae work on logistics, from left: Ashley Green, 19, of Keithville; Breonna Howard, 15, of Shreveport; and Brea Housley, 15, of Shreveport.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

Dozens of Shreveport-area teenagers have spent the past two weeks in a "mini MBA" program that shows them the ropes on how to launch a business. Louisiana legislator Roy Burrell is also managing director of the Inner City Entrepreneur Institute. Its summer Bizcamp will culminate Thursday, June 27, as the students host a marketplace at the Louisiana Boardwalk shopping complex in Bossier City.

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