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8:30am

Fri January 18, 2013
Local

East Texas farmers bring homemade goods to market

A tiny farm in Bulah, Texas – that’s near Rusk – is slowly expanding its presence at the Nacogdoches Farmers Market. The owners of Bulah’s Best aim to develop an agri-tourism program on the remote farm that is out of cell phone range. Seattle native Thomas Holguin and his wife, Donna, have nine goats and two cows. They produce milk, cheese and butter for market each week. Tomas Holguin is taking a year off as a Spanish teacher to work on the farm.

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8:35am

Thu January 17, 2013
Local

NSU professor: Wikipedia is a useful starting point for research

Northwestern State University assistant professor of English Thomas Reynolds recently presented a paper on Wikipedia at the South Central Modern Languages Conference in San Antonio.
Credit Northwestern State University

The head of the first-year writing program at Northwestern State University has designed a writing curriculum around Wikipedia. The site relies on volunteer contributors to write and edit articles. Some academics downplay its relevance as a research tool.

Assistant professor of English Thomas Reynolds is writing a book on how professors should use Wikipedia in academic research and writing classrooms. Reynolds says the ultimate goal is for his students to write an article that passes muster and gets published.

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8:00pm

Tue January 15, 2013
Local

Ice On Our Towers Causing Reduced Power

The weather in Alexandria, Lufkin, and El Dorado is causing ice to build up on our towers and antennae which has forced us to reduce power at this time. We will continue to operate at reduced power until the ice melts. This may cause poor reception in some areas.  So far KDAQ is not affected by icing but conditions may change overnight. We appreciate your patience during this period of severe weather.

9:09am

Tue January 15, 2013
Local

Prom dress donation drive begins in Shreveport

Two Shreveport women who met in a public relations class at LSU have launched a branch of the Cinderella Project in Shreveport. The goal is to collect donated prom dresses this month for underprivileged high school girls who might otherwise not be able to afford a glitzy, high-dollar dress. Co-director Ashley Busada said in its first year in Shreveport, the nonprofit organization will give away dresses to about 130 juniors and seniors at Fair Park High School.

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8:42am

Mon January 14, 2013
Local

CNG truck supply shows up on Shreveport dealer lots

Hebert's Town and Country dealer manager Beau Hebert is now stocking Dodge Ram trucks with a factory-made CNG fueling option.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

A Shreveport car dealership is now stocking a Dodge Ram Hemi crew-cab truck that runs on compressed natural gas or CNG. It’s the first truck in the United States that comes with a factory-made CNG option, an $11,000 add-on.

Hebert's Town and Country manager Beau Hebert has three of these trucks on his lot, and he’s ordered 10 more. With 11 fueling stations now in Louisiana, he’s betting on a much higher demand for CNG, especially among people who haul stuff as part of their job.

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