Courtesy: Chuck Smith / Red River Radio News

TEXAS SCHOOL GUN POLICIES - According to a report by the Associated Press, there  are  now  more than  200 school districts in Texas that have adopted policies allowing staff to carry firearms, a number that spiked in the weeks following a deadly  high  school  shooting in Florida.  A spokesman  with the Texas Association of School Boards tells the Corpus Christi Caller-Times that as of last month there were 217 districts allowing staff to carry firearms.


 COMING TO ARKANSAS -Second City Summer Blockbuster will perform June 14th at the Murphy Arts District's Griffin Music Hall in El Dorado, Arkansas. Second City launched the careers of  Bill Murray. Tina Fey. Stephen Colbert. Amy Poehler.  Just like comic book super heroes, they too have an origin story, and it begins at The Second City. This summer The Second City presents the next generation of comedy superstars in Summer Blockbuster. Leave your 3-D glasses at home, because the explosions of laughter will be real.

Courtesy: La. House of Representatives

LA. LEGISLATIVE NEWS - In what may be considered a sign of progress …Louisiana’s House of Representatives approved a spending plan last night to address the looming “fiscal cliff”, that is when the temporary 1 cent sales tax expires June 30th.  But the House plan falls well short of filling the estimated $650 million dollar budget  shortfall.. as  it  raises  $400 million dollars in additional revenue… which means cuts will still be needed to make up the 

RESTORE LOUISIANA PROGRAM - Louisiana homeowners who sustained damage  from the 2016 floods still have time to apply for federal aid but there’s a deadline to do that.  Shauna Sanford,  communications  director  for  Governor John Bel Edwards  gives  us  the details  on  the  Restore Louisiana Program  application  and  deadline.

"The deadline for those homeowners who have not taken the initial survey, which is the first step homeowners need to take in order to find out if they'll be eligible to receive a grant award in this program,