Saturday, June 24, 2017

Specht: Can Minden be a technology hub?

Can Minden be a technology hub? That question came to mind after perusing a few articles I came across. The first article was highlighting the...

Franklin: Grilling on Main was a success

A couple of years ago, Terry Gardner told me of his idea for a new festival in downtown Minden. In his words, it would become...

Specht: Cooperation is key for economic development

Did you know that an automotive manufacturer once looked at Webster Parish to locate a plant? The details are sketchy, but not uncommon in...

Specht: Let’s put our best face on

In the 1970s television show, “Fantasy Island,” the lead character, Mr. Roarke, would introduce all the guests of the week, and their fantasies. It...

Specht: Sometimes you have to take a step back

During Memorial Day Weekend, my wife and I took a trip to Aroostook County, know as “The County.” This northern part of Maine is...

Specht: Tax credits promote growth

Newsflash. The state is broke and needs to make cuts to survive.Perhaps this isn’t as much news as it is a constant state of...

Specht: The value of water in Webster Parish

When discussing economic development, the issue of water almost always comes up. While not the most exciting aspect of community growth, it is perhaps...

Bates: Remembering my mom on Mother’s Day

Sunday is a day that we will celebrate our moms and reflect on what that means. It will be 26 years on May 20 that...

Specht: We are in partnership with the community to serve it

Partnership noun, the state or condition of being a partner; participation; association; joint interest. About two years ago, I sat down with Jerri diPingre,...

Analysis: Constitutional convention talk growing louder

So many of the rules controlling Louisiana’s taxes and government spending are locked up in the state constitution that some lawmakers think it’s time...

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