Fiscal responsibility or nonsense?

State lawmakers will convene the regular legislative session beginning Monday. Under normal circumstances, you would expect a hum-drum affair over the following...

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...

Letter: The First Lady leading the Lord’s Prayer

Dear Editor, The simple act of Melania Trump leading the public in The Lord’s Prayer at a rally in Florida may be the beginning of...

Unity can be more than a theme

At this month’s meeting of the Minden City Council, former City Councilman Fayrine Kennon-Gilbert announced the theme of this year’s Martin Luther...

When free speech and social media collide

During a City Council workshop in March, Minden Mayor Terry Gardner declared, “You can’t win on social media. So don’t even engage...

Editorial: WPSB needs to use wisdom in replacement search process

A unique opportunity is facing Webster Parish Schools. As the 2016-17 school year winds down, the system is faced with the task of replacing...

Bates: A tribute to my dad

Father’s Day. It is a day set aside to honor all the hard-working dads who provide for their children and sacrifice so their children...

La. dodges bullet on Wind Catcher

If we needed any reminder why Texas outpaces Louisiana in so many ways, witness how the Lone Star State last week mooted a bad...

Specht: Uniting as a city

And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand....

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...