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10:09am

Mon February 3, 2014
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Shreveport nonprofit celebrates its 125-year history

The Center for Families CEO Laura Brucia Hamm stands in front of her building, which features a dedication stone from the Genevieve Orphanage.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

A Shreveport nonprofit counseling agency is recognizing its 125 years in existence, and opening up its annual meeting to the public Tuesday. The Center for Families began as the Genevieve Orphanage in 1889. Today, it provides mental health services to more than 860 people a year, according to The Center for Families CEO Laura Brucia Hamm. She said the agency strives to be transparent and this annual meeting will be an opportunity to tell its story.

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11:16am

Fri January 31, 2014
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Shreveport waterworks subject of lecture in El Dorado

Shreveport Water Works circa 1911.
Credit South Arkansas Historical Foundation

A Michigan Tech emeritus professor of history will give a presentation Monday about the early history of Shreveport Water Works and the city’s struggle to supply water prior to building a municipally-owned system. Terry Reynolds, a native of El Dorado, will address the South Arkansas Historical Foundation.

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8:53am

Wed January 29, 2014
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Lufkin woman expands birthday cake charity for underprivileged children

Credit Cake Angels Foundation

A Lufkin woman is baking cakes – hundreds of them every year – to help disadvantaged children have a memorable birthday. Debbie Coleman started her nonprofit Cake Angels Foundation in 2010, and has since baked more than 1,300 cakes for children whose families can’t afford to buy them one. 

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9:29am

Tue January 28, 2014
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Fort Polk plots a vision for sustainable development

The rendering of the Fort Polk Warrior Plaza Area Development plan promotes sustainable design principles.
Credit The Urban Collaborative

Fort Polk is creating a quality-of-life blueprint that will guide the Vernon Parish Army base on future developments and priorities.

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10:23am

Fri January 24, 2014
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Nacogdoches to be featured in 'One Square Mile' PBS series

Credit One Square Mile: Texas

Saturday's episode of the PBS series “One Square Mile: Texas” will zoom in on Nacogdoches, featuring the people and lifestyles rooted in one square mile. The nine-part series is airing on KERA, and on all public broadcasting outlets in Texas. 

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