Job creation along the interstate 20 corridor is the focus of a nearly $1 million grant awarded to Louisiana Tech University. Federal officials toured Tech's Enterprise Center and talked about the positive impact of the Rural Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge.
A new resource center for homeless families is preparing to open in El Dorado. Sabrina King is the founder of New Creations Life Center. King is enlisting the help of volunteers to transform a donated home into a shelter. She says there is an increasing need for homeless outreach services in South Arkansas.
A legal clash over landowner rights in Texas comes to a head at the Lamar County Courthouse in Paris. Julia Trigg Crawford of Direct is challenging TransCanada's ability to condemn her land in order to build the 500-mile Keystone XL Gulf Coast pipeline. Supporters of landowner rights intend to pack the courtroom.
The pools in Longview have closed for the summer, so now the dogs will have their turn to make a splash. The Longview Swim Center will host its annual Dog Days of Summer dog swim Saturday, Aug. 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Longview's recreation manager Seth Pyle expects dozens of canines to hit the pool.