Lawmakers choose different paths

Webster Parish’s state legislators took different paths at the conclusion of the year’s second special session, which provides insight into what may happen during...

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,...

JBE has played the blame game for too long

It was 1989 and the number one song that year was Milli Vanilli’s “Blame it on the Rain,” and perhaps not since then has...

Recommendations on Constitutional amendments

Early voting for the Nov. 8 election kicks off Tuesday, Oct. 25 and conclude Tuesday, Nov. 1. Six proposed amendments to the state Constitution will...

Gatti’s record may hurt his reelection

Louisiana Legislature looks to give state Sen. Ryan Gatti a chance to put his money where his mouth is. The Republican, with much of his...

Dorsey: 2015 Webster Tourism report

At the end of each year, it is time for the Webster Parish Convention and Visitors Commission to reflect on the year’s accomplishments and...

The facts behind the numbers

Credit Gov. John Bel Edwards with finding a way to put an optimistic picture on Louisiana’s employment environment. Which means he has to avoid...

Specht: It’s time for the Tide to rise in The Pit

Tonight is the night. Almost 16 months to the day after being condemned, The “New” Pit football stadium opens tonight at Minden High School....

Specht: Sacrificing in the short term for long-term gains

“We have no money to _____.” This has been an all-too-familiar theme from our public bodies for the past several years. In fact, this...

Are you happy? Why or why not?

Happiness. Is it really all we want? To be happy? We do so many things in the “Pursuit of Happiness.”