Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Webster Parish and the opioid crisis

Webster Parish need not make the same mistake as Bossier Parish did in misdiagnosing the opioid crisis. Recently, Webster Parish police jurors debated whether to...

Frequently asked questions about our new utility meters

In order to clarify some of the misinformation and misconceptions regarding the city’s Advanced Metering Infrastructure project, I am addressing some of the most...

Not so fast, DiamondJacks

The roulette wheel that defines casino gambling in Louisiana may not be done yet with Bossier Parish and the surrounding area. This session, legislators filed...

Letter: Minden’s Christmas lights

It was a Saturday night two weeks ago that my wife and I, returning from dinner, drove into Minden by way of Highway US...

Letter: Thanking legislators for supporting Louisiana universites

Dear Editor: Over the past couple of weeks in Baton Rouge, our Governor and our legislative leaders have been engaged in nonstop discussions and negotiations...

Letter: Changes in the downtown laws are necessary

It does appear changes in the laws authorizing the Minden Downtown Development Commissioners are necessary. There is an expression “skin in the game”...

An open letter to Gov. Bobby Jindal

Dear Gov. Jindal, As a Republican who works in the news media, I have followed your tenure as governor of our great state. In fact,...

Specht: Minden’s Recreation Center is a hidden gem

Have you ever heard of the term, “Sports tourism?” Often, it is used to discuss the economic impact of major sporting events on a...

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...

Specht: The uniqueness of Minden draws people to our city

“People go from Minden to Shreveport, not the other way around.” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard that or a similar statement....

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