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Cover Story
Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018
In the late 1960s, Shreveport was brimming with independent geologists who had ideas on how to get the oil and gas from the ground; they just didn’t have the staff and operating knowledge to operate themselves. That’s where L.R. “Bob” Brammer Jr. came in.
Cover Story
Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018
“When I started out, we would have basically a bullpen of typists,” Griffith said. “When an appraisal request would be sent out, you would type up a request and mail it out. You did the same thing for a credit report or verification of someone’s employment.
Men's & Women's Health
Monday, Aug. 13, 2018
“Do you feel like everything you eat every day is evacuated within a 24-hour time span?” If the answer is “No,” then your body may not be cleansing your colon as often as it should. That can lead to a buildup of a variety of things that could eventually cause you to become sick.
Community
Monday, Aug. 13, 2018
Admission to the Third Ark-La-Tex Music Heritage Festival will be free. The event, which used to be in Shreveport’s Red River District, will be at Shreveport’s Downtown Festival Plaza. Acts will take the stage Friday: 5 p.m.-midnight, Saturday: 10 a.m.-midnight, and Sunday: 10 a.
Community
Monday, July 30, 2018
If you are a selfproclaimed “geek” or a closet “geek,” your big weekend is coming up. The fourth annual Geek’d Con – a festival for “geeks” – will take place Aug. 17-19 at the Shreveport Convention Center. Hours are Friday 6-9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.
Business
Monday, July 16, 2018
A farm? Yes. A farm. An indoor farm. Cotton Street Farms – a top-five finalist last year and an entry in this year’s Louisiana Start Up Prize competition – is the brainchild of Michael Billings, a 35-year-old graduate of Caddo Magnet High School. Billings has bought a vacant building at 406 Cotton St.
Cover Story
Monday, July 2, 2018
“We wanted to provide the community with an event that every age would love to be a part of,” said Kelly Wells, executive director of the Shreveport-Bossier Sports Commission. “We wanted to provide an event that is world-class, and we feel along with our partners we will once again accomplish that this year.
Community
Monday, July 2, 2018
“I really love Shreveport, and I appreciate all of the opportunities Shreveport has given me to serve,” Thompson said. “I raised my children here. They got good educations. My wife and I are happy here. We want to see the town prosper. We think we have an obligation to make sure that happens – to work to see that happens.
Men's & Women's Health
Monday, June 18, 2018
“We have a technician who does a scan. A patient will have a scan on their teeth done with a digital scanner. It basically looks like an oversized toothbrush. It takes thousands and thousands of images quickly. It compiles all of these images together and creates one large file that is the patient’s teeth – top teeth and bottom teeth.

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