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7:45am

Tue April 14, 2015
Commentary

History Matters: Since 2007, Joiner has kept historical events at the fore

Commentator Gary Joiner reflects on why history does matter.

History Matters is made possible in part by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and Louisiana Cultural Vistas Magazine

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7:45am

Fri April 10, 2015
Commentary

Gary Borders: On pondering a drone purchase

Drones make the news quite often lately, both for the large unmanned versions used to launch stealth attacks in places like Afghanistan, and the much smaller ones used for a variety of non-lethal purposes: photography, tracking cattle in desolate places, or trying to catch drug traffickers. The Federal Aviation Administration recently outlined its proposed new rules in what has been a largely unregulated area, such as keeping drones within sight of the operator, no higher than 500 feet or faster than 100 mph. This is likely going to scotch Amazon’s plans to use drones to deliver packages.

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7:45am

Thu April 9, 2015
Commentary

What Was I Thinking for April 9, 2015

Brian O'Nuanain

This week commentator Brian O'Nuanain ponders reality from one perspective...and wonders how others might view the same set of events. 


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7:45am

Tue April 7, 2015
Commentary

History Matters: Steamboat days are gone, but their memory lives on

Before luxury cruise ships, yachts and passenger ferries, the steamboat was how many people made their way across America. Commentator Gary Joiner delves into this yesteryear mode of transportation that is now mostly for tourism and spectacle. 

History Matters is made possible in part by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and Louisiana Cultural Vistas Magazine.  

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7:45am

Fri April 3, 2015
Commentary

Gary Borders: Longview restaurant tradition comes to an end

Credit Johnny Cace's Seafood and Steak House / Facebook

Johnny Cace’s Seafood and Steak House in Longview served its final meal last Saturday night. A 66-year tradition ended with a two-month farewell. It brought out folks who became engaged, celebrated birthdays or had family reunions at the iconic restaurant. Or they simply patronized the place because of its great Cajun seafood and impeccable service.

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