Red River Radio Local News Feature

Courtesy: #DonHenley / Twitter

If you’re a fan of rock music then you certainly recognize the voice of Don Henley of the Eagles.   They were a group whose songs dominated radio playlists for decades.

Courtesy: Shreveport Dogpark Alliance

SHREVEPORT  DOG PARK:    The long  awaited Shreveport  Dog  Park officially  opens its gates Friday with  a  Ribbon  Cutting  Ceremony at  5pm  near the  Stoner  Boat  Launch  Facility at  Clyde Fant Parkway on  the  Riverfront.    Cynthia Keith, Director of the  Shreveport  Dogpark  Alliance explains the event and more about the 4-acre site which is divided to accommodate large and small canines. Violations may result in fines or loss of privileges. Hours of operation posted.

Courtesy: creative commons 2.0

HAZARDOUS HOUSEHOLD WASTE: Have you looked under your kitchen sink or around your garage lately?  Chances are you probably have some items that you've been meaning to dispose of but aren't sure how to do it without harming the environment.   Things like household cleaners,  solvents,  unused paints,  old pesticides, dead batteries; these items contain potentially hazardous ingredients and require special care when you dispose of them.

Courtesy: LSU AgCenter

CRAWFISH PURGE STUDY -The Memorial Day weekend officially kicks off the summer season as people will be gathering for picnics, BBQ’s and other social gatherings.  And in Louisiana, this is the time of year for Crawfish Boils.    Now if you’ve ever spent any time around those who boil crawfish, you’ve probably heard some debate people about the practice of purging the crustaceans,  the icky part of preparing the mudbugs for cooking.  Some say it’s necessary, others say it doesn’t matter.

Courtesy: Gregg Co. Historical Museum

FORGOTTEN GATEWAY:   Whenever the history of immigration to the United States is discussed, most people immediately think of Ellis Island in New York OR San Francisco as the only gateways to the country.  However Galveston, Texas played an important role to immigration as well.  The Gregg County Historical Museum in Longview, Texas currently has an exhibit called:  “Forgotten Gateway: Coming to America through Galveston Island” on display until June 17th.

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