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.
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.
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.
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.