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Commentary

7:45am

Tue November 25, 2014
Commentary

History Matters: Thanksgiving was in order after harrowing voyage on a small ship

Families sit down together Thursday and enjoy a lavish meal giving thanks for the many blessings of the past year. Commentator Gary Joiner explains why this all-American holiday may not be so rooted in patriotism.

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

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7:35am

Fri November 21, 2014
Commentary

Gary Borders: Mt. Pleasant, Texas knows how to carry a tune

Credit Gary Borders

I was taking a photograph of a city worker installing new banners along the light poles downtown the other day and humming along to a Bee Gees song as the music wafted through the square. It was coming from the Titus County courthouse, from the speakers installed along the roof. The sky was a brilliant shade of blue after the storm passed through, and it finally felt like autumn. I really wanted to just sit down on a bench, listen to the music and enjoy the cool air, but work beckoned.

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7:45am

Thu November 20, 2014
Commentary

What Was I Thinking for November 20, 2014

Brian O'Nuanain

Commentator Brian O'Nuanain takes a look inside a friendship house this week. These have become beacons of home in our community, turning around blighted areas of Shreveport-Bossier. 

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7:52am

Tue November 18, 2014
Commentary

History Matters: Bone chilling temperatures were heralded in 19th century Louisiana

During fall 1878 the southern Mississippi Valley was gripped by a massive Yellow Fever epidemic. North Louisiana, East Texas and southern Arkansas had outbreaks of the Saffron Scourge, and the frost seemed to help bring an end to the suffering.

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

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7:35am

Fri November 14, 2014
Commentary

Gary Borders: Titus County Fair livestock show rekindles memories of 'Lambo'

Credit Titus County Fair Facebook

I wandered through the livestock arena at the Titus County Fair recently. Participants were grooming their steers, fluffing up their hair with industrial-strength blow dryers. It was warm and aromatic, a familiar smell of bovines and sawdust wafting through the afternoon. Being at a livestock show evokes fond memories of my two older daughters — both now in their 30s — and their forays into animal husbandry.

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