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Monday, April 23, 2018
Thompson took the helm as airport director in November 2015, after serving over 20 years at the San Francisco International Airport. Thompson relocated to Shreveport after an employment dust-up in the City by the Bay. He entered into a private settlement with the San Francisco Airport Commission in 2016.
Columns/Opinions
Monday, April 9, 2018
Mayor Tyler’s proposed Cross Bayou sports complex development met a resounding 6-0 defeat by the City Council last fall. The push at that time was a deadline by Saints owner Tom Benson to make a commitment to build a new sport complex for the Pelicans’ G-League basketball team.
Columns/Opinions
Monday, March 26, 2018
Shreveport Mayor Ollie Tyler stumbled out of the gate earlier this year when launching her campaign for the millages. The glossy brochure touting the election was produced by the administration in-house, using tax dollars for materials and personnel..
Columns/Opinions
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
There will be at least three new faces on the council once the dust clears from the primary and runoff elections. Jeff Everson (District B), Oliver Jenkins (District C) and Michael Corbin (District D) have “termed out.” They have served two consecutive four-year terms and cannot seek re-election this year.
Columns/Opinions
Monday, Feb. 26, 2018
Pratt’s claim to fame is that he was the Independence Bowl chairman when Duck Commander was chosen as the Bowl sponsor. That ill-fated, desperate marriage lasted all of one year. Duck Commander had the best of all worlds – publicity without paying a dime to the Bowl.
Columns/Opinions
Monday, Feb. 12, 2018
The Tyler administration is stressing that the renewals are “essential for maintaining basic city services.” These services include for street repairs, SPAR recreational facilities, police and fire uniforms, and city employee salaries, pensions and health insurance.
Columns/Opinions
Monday, Jan. 15, 2018
The city of Shreveport is in the early stages of preparing an ordinance to regulate wireless telecommunications facilities, commonly referred to as small cell facilities. The briefing for the Council’s Infrastructure Committee indicated that the city would probably introduce an ordinance that is much greater in scope than other Louisiana cities.
Columns/Opinions
Friday, Jan. 5, 2018
Shreveport Mayor Ollie Tyler proposed a $30 million bond issue to construct a sports complex on Cross Bayou in an effort to land the New Orleans Pelicans basketball team’s developmental (G League) team. A private developer promised to spend $130 million on a hotel and mixed-use development in conjunction with the sports complex.
Columns/Opinions
Monday, Dec. 4, 2017
In the perfect world, Caddo Parish would construct three more pods. Not only would this increase capacity, but it would also allow for more segregation of the 17-year-old population from the other detainees. And with pods for juveniles 16 years old or younger, only one pod leader will be needed for staffing.

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