The last Shreveport general obligation bond election was held Nov. 16, 2019. All three propositions were defeated by fairly close margins. Streets and drainage failed by just 66 votes.
A local bridge recently got a fresh new look and recently sported lights to celebrate the just-ended holiday season and now boasts decorations and lighting in recognition of Mardi Gras.
The Shreveport Regional Arts Council is dedicated, through thick and thin, to providing free Arts experiences for the whole community. Our 2021 free, accessible, inclusive and diverse programs span a variety of venues as follows:
Shreveport/LSU Health Shreveport will begin offering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to those age 70 years and above starting on Monday, Jan. 11 per Gov. John Bel Edwards’ direction.
Here is a summary of new Louisiana laws which became effective on New Year’s Day:
Shreve Memorial Library’s Virtual Book Club will discuss two fan favorites to kick off the new year. The book club meets virtually each month via Zoom and features discussions led by some of Shreve Memorial Library’s long-standing book clubs that, prior to the pandemic, would have normally met in person at the branches.
The Committee of One Hundred (C100) has been working on an initiative for the final push to complete the I-49 Inner City Connector. This 3.2-mile connector will link I-20 with I-30, will complete I-49 from Opelousas to Texarkana and will bring upwards of $800 million in economic benefit to Shreveport-Bossier.
2020 was grim, rough and downright depressing, but not everything that happened was bad. It’s important to remember that there are positive, exciting things that have happened, too, and downtown Shreveport is filled with those stories. Here are five good things that topped our 2020 list.
STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss., Jan. 05, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Four Aerojet Rocketdyne RS-25 engines are being targeted to hot fire in unison for the first time on Jan. 17 as part of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) Green Run test series. These engines will power the SLS rocket as the U.S. prepares to return humans to the Moon to stay and then on to Mars.
Starting today, Louisiana will begin receiving the first very limited doses of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine that will be available at 107 pharmacies across the state.