Screenwriter Jeff Albert will begin pre-production later this summer on the $15 million feature film "The Pendant." This will be Albert's first filmmaking experience in Louisiana. He says he was lured by the state's film tax credits. He chose to shoot in Shreveport because it's out of the hurricane zone.
The Lufkin Parks and Recreation Department is bringing back games customarily played at school recess to lure more adults into recreational sporting leagues. Assistant director Jason Arnold says he'll be coordinating two kickball tournaments a year. He also plans to start adult dodgeball in the fall.
Centenary College student Tia Landrum, 23, leaves for Western Africa next week for a medical internship with Global Brigades, a student-led nonprofit health organization. Landrum says her lifelong dream has been to do humanitarian medical relief work around the globe. She plans to continue volunteer work in Haiti in December.