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7:41am

Thu December 22, 2011
Business

East Texas winemakers persevere in drought

Jacksonville Daily Progress / Maydelle Country Wines

The severe drought could mean more than sour grapes for growers in Rusk, Texas. Community correspondent Dan Maxwell talks with winemakers whose core costs are rising sharply.

8:55am

Mon December 19, 2011
Business

LSU Ag Center: Growing Christmas trees can be lucrative

The LSU Ag Center says the Christmas tree growing business is nearly recession proof, and there still may be room for a few more growers. Louisiana currently has 52 growers.

9:08am

Wed December 14, 2011
Business

Copeland's Shreveport gets $1 million makeover

Copeland's of New Orleans put a new facade on its Shreveport location, among other upgrades.
Kate Archer Kent

The restaurant chain Copeland's of New Orleans is completing a renovation of its Shreveport location that will be the prototype for future restaurants in six states.

 

The restaurant chain Copeland’s of New Orleans is completing a one million dollar renovation at its Shreveport location that will be the prototype for future restaurants in six states. Al Copeland Junior was in Shreveport yesterday to discuss the renovations. He says he chose to overhaul the Shreveport restaurant in order to stay competitive with the many restaurant chains that have moved into the city.

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9:01am

Wed December 7, 2011
Business

Natchitoches launches coupon system for festivals

Festival-goers in Natchitoches must now pay for things by using a new coupon system instead of cash.

The city of Natchitoches is moving away from greenbacks when festival-goers pay for food, drinks and merchandise sold by riverfront vendors.

10:29am

Mon November 28, 2011
Business

NSU students debate free trade in Colombia

Northwestern State business students have returned to Natchitoches, La., after meeting with university students in Cartagena, Colombia, to discuss international trade issues as part of curriculum.

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