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8:25am

Tue February 10, 2015
Business

Federal funds flow into dredging the Red River

Credit J. Bennett Johnston Waterway Commission

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is allocating $2.4 million on top of congressional spending this year for dredging the Red River. The J. Bennett Johnston Waterway Navigation Project received the additional funds for operation and maintenance. The head of the Red River Waterway Commission, Ken Guidry, says the funding is critical to keep industries based at the Port of Caddo-Bossier and the Alexandria Port.

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7:35am

Tue September 2, 2014
Commentary

History Matters: A 'devil's elbow' had deadly consequences on Red River

History Matters commentator Gary Joiner digs deep into a river navigation term -- devil’s elbow -- and offers his definition with an historical bent.

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7:35am

Tue May 13, 2014

7:35am

Tue April 29, 2014
Commentary

History Matters: Dirt has historical significance that withstands test of time

Commentator Gary Joiner explores the dirt under our feet and sweeps it into today's history lesson.

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10:10am

Mon September 30, 2013
Local

Red River Waterway Commission steps up weevil program to kill salvinia

The Red River Waterway Commission’s new research biologist is on the job. Allie Cozad's mission is to raise armies of giant salvinia eating weevils to release on infested areas of the Red River. She realizes it's an uphill battle.

“It takes a lot of weevil to do a lot of damage," Cozad said by phone, adding that the salvinia problem feels like job security as she starts her work as a commission employee.

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