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9:09am

Tue January 15, 2013
Local

Prom dress donation drive begins in Shreveport

Two Shreveport women who met in a public relations class at LSU have launched a branch of the Cinderella Project in Shreveport. The goal is to collect donated prom dresses this month for underprivileged high school girls who might otherwise not be able to afford a glitzy, high-dollar dress. Co-director Ashley Busada said in its first year in Shreveport, the nonprofit organization will give away dresses to about 130 juniors and seniors at Fair Park High School.

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8:42am

Mon January 14, 2013
Local

CNG truck supply shows up on Shreveport dealer lots

Hebert's Town and Country dealer manager Beau Hebert is now stocking Dodge Ram trucks with a factory-made CNG fueling option.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

A Shreveport car dealership is now stocking a Dodge Ram Hemi crew-cab truck that runs on compressed natural gas or CNG. It’s the first truck in the United States that comes with a factory-made CNG option, an $11,000 add-on.

Hebert's Town and Country manager Beau Hebert has three of these trucks on his lot, and he’s ordered 10 more. With 11 fueling stations now in Louisiana, he’s betting on a much higher demand for CNG, especially among people who haul stuff as part of their job.

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9:25am

Fri January 11, 2013
Arts

SFA students fine-tune annual film project

Spring semester begins Monday at Stephen F. Austin State University, and at many other colleges in the region. Some students have spent their holiday break fine-tuning a film that will premiere in April. SFA music lecturer Herbert Midgley wrote the sci-fi film, “The Rise of the Robots.” He’s currently assisting students in the cinematography program on post-production. He says more than 100 students have had a hand in producing the feature-length film.

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7:35am

Fri January 11, 2013
Commentary

Gary Borders: Let the crape myrtles grow, please

Credit Southern Living

Commentator Gary Borders takes on a troublesome landscaping tradition in the Deep South, the winter pruning of crape myrtles.

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8:52am

Thu January 10, 2013
Local

Caddo Council on Aging develops senior programs

The Caddo Council on Aging will use the Randle T. Moore Center in Shreveport to deliver a slate of free programs every Thursday and Friday.

The Caddo Council on Aging has launched a weekly slate of activities for seniors at the Randle T. Moore Center in Shreveport. The stately Shreveport home, built by Swiss crafters in 1920, was donated to the city for the sole purpose of benefiting senior citizens. Caddo Council on Aging executive director Mary Alice Rountree said the programs will cater to seniors, like musical acts, exercise demonstrations, and personalized instruction on using smartphones and other high-tech gadgets.

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