Chamber Chatter: Fall events are just around the corner

Stephanie Barnette Special to the Minden Press-Herald Summer arrived in full force and has made sure we aren’t forgetting what season it is. (Phew, it’s hot!)...

Takeaways from a wet, weird weekend of prep football

This weekend of high school football was a strange one in the context of this season. Lakeside lost and only scored twice (unusual), Minden...

Specht: It’s the jobs

In 1992, Bill Clinton became the 42nd president of the United States. He won, in part, because of a simple message, “It’s the economy,...

Specht: Shining a positive spotlight on Webster

Our fair city has had a good run as of late. We kicked off 2017 with a visit from Governor John Bel Edwards as...

The senator who saved East Bank

It looks like things will work out for Bossier City’s East Bank District after all, thanks to a little pressure by a state senator...

Newspapers — even this one ­­— need to remember their journalistic roots

A colleague of mine lamented the fact that the term “fake news” didn’t exist prior to this past presidential election. Now it...

What Trump and JBE have in common

When I was a child, I would follow my dad into the voting booth on election day. He would tell me the importance of...

Sales tax idea proves what looks good on paper isn’t always good in reality

I have covered the City of Minden Council meetings for a little more than a year. One item that has always garnered...

Barnette: At the Chamber, we take your business personally

As your Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, I’d like to take this opportunity to tell you that it has been a pleasure being...

Observations of a Thanksgiving weekend shopper

Whew. What a week it was last week. Now that the Thanksgiving holiday weekend is behind us, there are several takeaways I noticed as...