Tue May 22, 2012

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.


Mon May 21, 2012

East Texas earthquakes spur further study

Cliff Frohlich is senior research scientist at UT Austin's Institute for Geophysics, specializing in Texas earthquakes.
University of Texas at Austin

Scientists in Texas say they'll take a closer look into why several quakes have struck East Texas this month, centered around the town of Timpson.


Fri May 18, 2012

U.S. Education Secretary to La. schools: 'Don't take the easy road'

Secretary Arne Duncan visits Edna Karr High School in New Orleans, La., in March 2009.
U.S. Department of Education

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan says Louisiana will receive $10.1 million in the latest allocation of the federal School Improvement Grant program. Duncan is encouraging more than 100 failing schools across the state -- including 24 in northwest and central Louisiana -- to dream up bold initiatives to turn around the schools.


Thu May 17, 2012

LeTourneau University recruits home-schooled students

LeTourneau University in Longview seeks home-schooled students and their families to attend a four-day symposium to learn about college life and what the school offers. Admissions counselor Barnabas Bridgeman says one in five students at LeTourneau has a home schooling background.


Wed May 16, 2012

Fuller Center for Housing spreads to Bossier City

Fuller Center for Housing of Northwest Louisiana executive director Lee Jeter discusses the benefits of homeownership on a building site in the Cedar Grove neighborhood of Shreveport.
Kate Archer Kent

The Fuller Center for Housing of Northwest Louisiana is taking its home building ministry to Bossier City. Two homes will go up there over the summer. Executive director Lee Jeter says he wants home ownership to be possible in every neighborhood where people live in poverty.