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1:36pm

Fri August 17, 2012
Local

Federal officials tour Ruston job accelerator

Job creation along the interstate 20 corridor is the focus of a nearly $1 million grant awarded to Louisiana Tech University. Federal officials toured Tech's Enterprise Center and talked about the positive impact of the Rural Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge.

1:24pm

Fri August 17, 2012
Local

LSU Shreveport freshmen prepare for college life

The University Center signage welcomes students to the fall semster.
LSU Shreveport

Nearly 100 freshmen turned out for the final orientation session at LSU Shreveport. Classes at most area colleges begin Monday, Aug. 20.

1:13pm

Thu August 16, 2012
Commentary

Remembering Dr. Archie McDonald

Red River Radio has a heavy heart with the loss of longtime commentator Archie McDonald whose "Friday morning follies" have been a fixture on our station for more than a decade.  Dr. McDonald passed away Aug. 16 from an illness. He served on the Stephen F. Austin State University faculty for more than 40 years and was beloved in the Nacogdoches community. He was the executive director of the East Texas Historical Association for many years and wrote or edited books, journals and articles. Most recently, he served SFA as a community liaison, representing the university at many public events. He was a long time member of the Red River Radio Community Advisory Board, serving as chairperson for several terms.  He interviewed George Foreman, Alan Bean, and James Baker through his Archie McDonald Speaker Series broadcast on our station. In the classroom, on the streets of Nacogdoches, and on the airwaves, Archie will be missed tremendously.

7:35am

Thu August 16, 2012
Commentary

What Was I Thinking for August 16, 2012

Commentator Brian O'Nuanain recounts his globetrotting day and gives us a lonely planet guide to the United Arab Emirates.

10:46am

Wed August 15, 2012
Business

Great Texas Balloon Race reaps rewards for Longview

tourtexas.com

The organizing board of the Great Texas Balloon Race is working with LeTourneau University researchers to calculate the economic impact of the event on East Texas. Race founder Bill Bussey, a Longview dentist, said nearly 500 volunteers helped to put on this year's race. The Great Texas Balloon Race will host the U.S. National Hot Air Balloon Championship in Longview for the next two years. Bussey says the board is considering bidding for the 2016 World Hot Air Balloon Championship.

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