Wed May 23, 2012

Bossier City to host digital arts festival in September

The Bossier Arts Council announced it will launch DigiFest South, a digital arts festival and technology career fair set for Sept. 6-9 at the Bossier Civic Center. Organizers aim to draw thousands of people to the event that will bring together digital media artists and tech industry professionals working in areas like animation and digital effects.


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.