Local News From Red River Radio

6:06, 7:06, 8:06

Kate Archer Kent brings you up to date each weekday morning with local news and feature stories from across our listening area. Tune in for her reports at 6:06 a.m.,  7:06 a.m., and 8:06 a.m. during Morning Edition. Her stories can also be heard on line in our Red River Radio Archive.

Courtesy: Chuck Smith / Red River Radio News

LSUS TURNS 50 - The campus mall at LSUS  was the scene for celebration as a large crowd of students, faculty, and guests were on hand for official 50th birthday ceremonies.  There were tethered balloon rides, food and a birthday cake as well as a Marilyn Monroe-esque singing  version of Happy Birthday.  In 1967,  LSUS had an enrollment of 807 students and was a two-year institution. Fast-forward to 2017 and LSUS has a student body of more than 5,000 and has awarded more than 20,000 degrees since it opened.   

Courtesy: Texas Public Media

DIY- HOME DAM - Some homeowners have used unique tactics to beat Harvey’s floodwaters. Texas Public Media in Houston's Allison Lee caught up with one man, to see how his property fared- after spending $13,000  to have a tube barrier around the house. Before Harvey hit, Sam Craven used what’s called an AquaDam— 400 feet of re-fillable tubing, to protect his Meyerland property from repeat flooding. " In previous floods, most we got was 12 to 14 inches or so.