Caddo Lake

Texas A&M University Press

A new coffee table book featuring Caddo Lake pairs a veteran East Texas writer and photographer, both who have a long affection for the lake.

Lufkin native Thad Sitton and Dallas photographer Carolyn Brown worked together for several years on the book “Caddo: Visions of a Southern Cypress Lake.” The project, funded by musician and Caddo Lake guardian Don Henley, is published by Texas A&M University Press.

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Five organizations working to protect Caddo Lake will hold a community meeting Wednesday in Karnack, Texas, covering a full slate of issues that impact the lake that spans the Texas-Louisiana border.

Foremost, will be an update on the October oil spill that occurred just upstream in Bayou Tete. Representatives from Sunoco Logistics and the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality will address attendees.

Kate Archer Kent

A Mooringsport, La., World War II pilot has a new memoir that he calls "spot checks" on the war. On this anniversary of D-Day, when Allies invaded Western Europe 69 years ago, the 93-year-old Cochran reflects on his experiences in the Central Pacific theater.

The north Caddo Parish town of Blanchard will draw water from Caddo Lake, as part of a $17 million water treatment facility under construction. The town used low-interest loans through federal and state agencies to make it a reality. The plant will be able to produce 5 million gallons a day when it's completed in a year.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Fisheries biologist manager Evan Thames says the invasive aquatic weed giant salvinia is not growing out of control. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is adhering to a four-day per week chemical spray schedule to keep the plant at bay.