Lufkin's deputy city manager says the Pines Theater renovation will be completed near the end of the year, at a cost of $1.7 million. The city purchased the 1920s-era building in 2007.
Boogie-woogie master pianist Omar Sharriff was the last known link to this style of blues music. He was 73.
The R.W. Norton Art Gallery in Shreveport will reopen its research library Saturday after a five-year renovation project and the cataloging of 13,000 volumes.