Tue June 12, 2012

History Matters: Remembering D-Day

Commentator Gary Joiner remembers D-Day, the day Allies invaded Western Europe in World War II, 68 years ago this month.


Mon June 11, 2012

Public policy institute probes state salaries over $200,000

The New Orleans-based Pelican Institute for Public Policy has released a report on state worker annual salaries that exceed $200,000. A total of 110 state employees currently fall into that category. The vast majority are employed in higher education. Rep. Simone Champagne, R-Erath, has passed a resolution requesting the Board of Regents to study executive compensation at the university system offices and boards and report back to the Legislature in Feb. 2013.


Fri June 8, 2012

McDonald: Memories of the vacation Bible school circuit

Commentator Archie McDonald recalls fond memories of attending vacation Bible schools that filled up his summers as a youth.


Fri June 8, 2012

Animation festival screens Pixar's "Brave"

Stephen David Beck directs the Red Stick International Animation Festival.
LSU Center for Computation and Technology

The U.S.'s largest animation festival gets under way in Baton Rouge. The Red Stick International Animation Festival includes a juried competition of animation works submitted from 30 countries. On Sunday, the festival features a 2 p.m. pre-screening of Pixar's forthcoming film, "Brave." All events are held at the Manship Theatre and Shaw Center for the Arts.


Thu June 7, 2012

Junior League of Longview unveils renovations

The Junior League of Longview will host an open house at 4:30 p.m. to unveil its newly renovated building, which includes its volunteer-run shop, The Bargain Box. The Junior League's unique partnership with Neiman Marcus department store chain allows it to purchase merchandise from Neiman Marcus' Longview distribution center and resell it at the Bargain Box to benefit Junior League community projects.