Mon July 2, 2012

Texas Avenue history comes to life through mobile app

The head of the Texas Avenue Community Association, April Dahm, has been gathering content for the mobile app for eight months.

A new mobile app called Texas Avenue Speaks tells the rich history of the Texas Avenue corridor in Shreveport. The multimedia history tour uses maps, images, audio and video to chronicle the area from 1839 -- Shreveport's incorporation -- to present day. The Texas Avenue Community Association created the downloadable app for Apple mobile devices through a grant from the Beaird Family Foundation.


Fri June 29, 2012

Shreveport experts respond to health care ruling

LSU Health Shreveport Chancellor Dr. Robert Barish discusses the Affordable Care Act as it relates to the mission of the teaching hospital in Shreveport.

LSU Health Shreveport Chancellor Dr. Robert Barish says the teaching hospital's mission will be enhanced under the Supreme Court's landmark decision to uphold nearly all of the health care reform law. Nurse practitioner Kathryn Arterberry, a nursing professor at Northwestern State, says she expect more people will seek out preventative care. She hopes her profession can meet the need. Shreveport attorney Larry Pettiette anticipates a wave of new litigation as the health care industry tries to parse the law and apply it to the business side.


Fri June 29, 2012

Shreveport imagines 2050 through Oxford Fellows program

The University of Oxford's Angela Wilkinson has led exercises to envision the future for more than 100 cities and organizations around the globe.
Centenary College

Dozens of business and civic leaders from the Shreveport-Bossier area attended a two-day workshop at Centenary College to conceive various scenarios that could play out in the region decades from now. Centenary College's Frost School of Business and the University of Oxford facilitated the exercise.


Wed June 27, 2012

DeBerry resident talks with federal authorities about injection wells

Texas Sharon

DeBerry, Texas, resident Rev. David Hudson met with the assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity to discuss the placement of saltwater injection wells in rural Panola County and declining property values. 


Thu June 21, 2012

Scientific balloons regularly launch from Palestine, Texas

The Louisiana Aerospace Catalyst Experiences for Students (LaACES) program releases a scientific balloon at the Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility in Palestine, Texas.

Palestine, Texas, is home to NASA's Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility. Universities across Louisiana collaborate on scientific balloon experiments and launch their payloads at Palestine. LSU physics professor Greg Guzik is currently waiting for optimal weather conditions in Palestine to further his own research in high energy astrophysics.