Bossier Parish

Kate Archer Kent

A new music instruction center in Haughton, La., has attracted more than 70 students for private lessons on instruments like piano, drums and guitar, and demand continues to swell, according to Shana Houston. She opened Haughton School of Music nearly five months ago, and she’s surprised how quickly it’s caught on. She said Bossier Parish families no longer have to drive to Shreveport to get private music lessons.

The Bossier Parish Highway Department's sandbagging operations in Benton stayed open overnight. Thousands of sandbags were handed out yesterday by public works departments in north Louisiana. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers provides the sand and bags during emergencies. Bossier Parish is using prison inmate labor to fill the sandbags.