Protected, but Scared

My dad is a police officer. Here’s what it’s like to grow up in a family like mine: As a little girl, I felt so...

Introducing Juliuna Anderson

I’m excited to introduce myself to the readers of the Minden Press-Herald. In addition to writing, I am a wife, mother, and former educator....

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: Let’s help the RTI reach its full potential

Last week, the Minden-South Webster Chamber of Commerce formally showed support for ongoing efforts to fund next phase of the Regional Training Institute (RTI)...

It will take a lot of shoe leather to get a gas tax passed

McHugh David | Livingston Parish News McHugh David Well, the way Dr. Shawn Wilson tells...

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.”

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...

GOP takes La. House seat, sorta

It looks as if Republicans succeeded in flipping Louisiana’s House of Representatives District 10 seat – but maybe in name only. When qualifying closed for...

The Democrat Caucus left Reynolds long before the special session

Maybe Democrat state Rep. Gene Reynolds should have stuck to his original plan. At the close of the 2017 regular session of the Louisiana Legislature,...

Lumberjack Festival could have been greater

As a freelance journalist it’s my job to report our local news without showing any bias, or real emotion, and at times that has...