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Chuck Smith brings more than 30 years' experience to Red River Radio having started out as a radio news reporter and moving into television journalism as a newsmagazine producer / host, talk-show moderator, programming director and managing producer and news director / anchor for commercial, public broadcasting and educational television. He has more recently worked in advertising, marketing and public relations as a writer, video producer and media consultant. In pursuit of higher learning, Chuck studied Mass Communications at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia and motion picture / television production at the University of California at Los Angeles. He has also taught writing for television at York Technical College in Rock Hill, South Carolina and video / film production at Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport.

Courtesy: US Fifth Circuit Court

COURT HEARS GUN CASE-   A panel of judges on the  U.S. 5th Circuit Court in New Orleans is set to hear arguments  against  Texas’  2015 campus carry gun law.  The case involves three University of Texas professors who are asking  the court to make the law unenforceable  inside  a college classroom because they say it infringes on their rights and their students' rights to free speech.  

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(FROM ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORTS) - Construction of a crude oil pipeline through Louisiana's environmentally fragile Atchafalaya Basin swamp can continue,  under  a federal appeals court decision handed down Friday.

A divided panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals vacated a lower court's preliminary injunction blocking construction of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline.

The 2-1 decision was a victory for Bayou Bridge Pipeline LLC, whose lawyers had urged the panel to 

throw out the previous U.S. District Judge's injunction in April. 

Courtesy: Texas A&M Agrilife

TARIFF ON TEXAS BEEF:    U.S. beef is being hit with retaliatory tariffs by Canada and China, which will raise prices to importers and send them shopping elsewhere.  It’s all in retaliation to the Trump administrations tariffs against China and Canada.   So how will this affect Texas Beef industry?   Well Texas doesn’t actually export much beef to China. That’s because US beef was banned there until just  last year.  But the tariffs may still mean cheaper steaks and burgers here at home, it’s all because of a different meat: pork.