Caddo Lake

8:38am

Thu January 29, 2015
Local

Caddo Lake book melds historical research with stunning photography

Credit 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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10:06am

Wed November 19, 2014
Local

Caddo Lake meeting will cover oil spill and new invasive plant

Credit Caddo Lake Institute / Facebook

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.

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8:35am

Thu June 6, 2013
Local

WWII veteran in Mooringsport, La., pens 'spot checks' on war

Kenneth Cochran lives on Caddo Lake near Mooringsport, La., and has compiled his recollections on World War II in "A Time to Remember."
Credit 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.

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9:32am

Thu September 13, 2012
Local

Blanchard breaks ground on water treatment plant

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.

8:07am

Tue May 22, 2012
Local

Giant salvinia growth under control on northwest La. lakes

Caddo Lake
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.

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