Louisiana public officials met at the Port of Caddo-Bossier this week for a public forum seeking input on the district 4 draft highway program for 2013-2014. The annual event had a low turnout. The joint legislative committee that prioritizes highway construction presided over testimony, with an opening presentation from the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.
A leading public garden designer from New York will come to Shreveport to address what the city can do to improve its landscaping on a shoestring budget. Lynden Miller speaks at the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum on Thursday, Oct. 4, at 11:30 a.m. The organization Shreveport Green is hosting her talk. It comes as Shreveport embarks on a citywide beautification program.
Dozens of Caddo Magnet High School students read a new piece of young adult fiction, and then met the authors face-to-face. Tag team authors, Lex Hrabe and Thomas Voorhies, made a book tour stop at a Shreveport high school Monday. "Quarantine: The Loners" is penned by Lex Thomas (their merged names). They called their first event at a high school "a dream come true," since so many students had read their book.