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Tue November 11, 2014
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Donation helps students at residential high school in Natchitoches

Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts Foundation president Bill New hugs Gueydon Thurber as he announces her gift on Nov. 1 at a dinner in Baton Rouge.
Credit LSMSA submitted

Louisiana’s residential public high school for high-achieving students has received a donation to create an endowment for student enrichment.

A grandmother of four recent alumni of the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts or LSMSA donated $110,000 to build up a fund that helps students go on field trips and do activities off of the Natchitoches campus.

Gueydon Thurber of Horseshoe Bay, Texas, made the gift, according to LSMSA Foundation director Katja Thomakos.

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Tue November 11, 2014

9:56am

Mon November 10, 2014
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Volunteers create magic for Marshall's Wonderland of Lights

A scene from the 2013 Wonderland of Lights where ice skaters glide in front of the historic courthouse on the square in Marshall.
Credit Marshall, Texas Convention and Visitors Bureau

Holiday lights are set to turn on across the region – and that means work.

In Marshall, Texas, throngs of volunteers are putting on the 28th annual Wonderland of Lights.

The festival features more than 150,000 lights outlining the historic Harrison County Courthouse. Even more are strung throughout the  square in downtown Marshall. Lisa Agnor, the city’s finance director and chairwoman of the event, said the city chipped in $50,000 to cover the cost of the 36-day festival.

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Mon November 10, 2014

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Fri November 7, 2014
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Texas Avenue Makers Fair offers off-the-wall art finds

The head makers of the Texas Avenue Makers Fair, Monty Walford (left) and Dan Keele, are a motley crew, much like the fair itself. (Sorry, gentlemen, but it's true by this picture.)
Credit Kate Archer Kent

The Texas Avenue Makers Fair returns to downtown Shreveport's western edge Saturday with 160 booths featuring original and repurposed works of art.

The market will be set up around Municipal Auditorium. Organizer Dan Keele says the fall event is going back to its roots of being an organic, quirky fair. Expect bicycle tune-ups and a vintage village.

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