Dustin Fuqua, 31, is working to keep Louisiana French alive in Natchitoches Parish.
Louisianans who are interested in keeping Louisiana French alive will meet Saturday in Derry, La., for what’s called the Natchitoches French Table. Dustin Fuqua, cultural resource specialist for the Cane River Creole National Historical Park, launched the Natchitoches French Table in January.
Last year, he landed a coveted National Park Service professional development grant that enabled him to attend French Tables throughout southwest Louisiana to improve his retention and use of Louisiana French, a group of French dialects.
Commentator Gary Borders and his family take time out to watch "Duck Dynasty" together, along with about 8.4 million other viewers of the hugely popular A&E network reality show. He even feels akin to the backwoods adventures at times.
The Texas Wing of the Civil Air Patrol will undergo its semiannual evaluation this weekend by the U.S. Air Force. For the first time, this exercise will be carried out at the Texas Wing’s new headquarters in Nacogdoches, Texas. Capt. David McCollum of Spring, Texas, said the Air Force will evaluate the Texas Wing’s search and rescue response and a how it functions in a natural disaster scenario. He estimates about 70 members of the Civil Air Patrol will participate in the mock drill.
An autographed photo of the late jazz singer Cab Calloway is part of the Poland Collection on display at the Museum of East Texas in Lufkin.
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The Museum of East Texas in Lufkin has turned into a mini Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the premiere of the Robert Poland Collection. The Lufkin businessman has collected musical memorabilia for nearly 60 years. Poland owns buildings in Lufkin that house thousands of autographed records, guitars and other instruments from legendary musicians who span generations – from Muddy Waters to Bruce Springsteen. Over time, Poland said he’s developed a close network of dealers around the country, never once entertaining eBay to make purchases.