The late commentator Archie McDonald often expressed his strong bond with his Nacogdoches kin. Over the years, he introduced us to many characters. But McDonald loved the Deep South. He grew up here, and knew its history through and through as a scholar and Regents Professor of history at Stephen F. Austin State University. This is his tidy Top 10 list about life in the South.
More than 150 artifacts recovered from the legendary Titanic are set to go on display at Sci-Port: Louisiana's Science Center. "Titanic: The Traveling Exhibition" opens Sept. 29 and runs through Jan. 30.
The oldest nonprofit in northwest Louisiana will hold a one-mile children's run Saturday. The Center for Families is a mental health counseling agency in Shreveport. Executive director Laura Brucia Hamm says through its 123 years it's served the needs of the time.
Hundreds of residents from Caddo and Rapides parishes may read the same book this fall. Several Louisiana library systems are sharing in a $15,000 Big Read grant from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. In Caddo parish, public dialogues and workshops are planned around the Tim O'Brien book, "The Things They Carried," set to begin Oct. 6 at the Shreveport Memorial Library Broadmoor Resource Center.
Bill Beckett talks with Emily Heugatter, Assistant Professor of Theatre and the Director of this production, and Jordan Fell and Josh Rabalais, who play the parents in the zany and touching dark comedy Baby with the Bathwater by Christopher Durang. This play kicks off the 2012-13 main stage season at Centenary’s Marjorie Lyons Playhouse. Opening night is Friday, September 28 at 8:00 p.m. Show times and ticket information can be found at Marjorie Lyons Playhouse here.