As candidates for local and state offices jostle back and forth like hungry kids at an ice cream party to be first in line, the real surprise at the party could very well be a stealth candidate like Trina Chu.
The first report comes from our neighboring state, Texas, from the fine city of San Antonio. On Tuesday, Aug. 18, Valentin Renko, 25, and Karen Lee, 31, were arrested in connection with a scheme involving the sex trafficking of a minor child, according to Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs of the FBI’s San Antonio Division.
Just as most Americans remember where they were on 9/11, those of us living on the Gulf Coast remember the fear and concern that enveloped our region 10 years ago this week. A lady named Katrina changed many of our lives.
This first case is truly difficult to believe, and to read (and write), and comes from Spokane County, Wash., in the great Northwest. A search warrant was filed on July 15, after Travis A. Joy, 45, moved out of a house where he had been living in Elk, Wash.
Just like an outstanding employee with a large company who gets promptly promoted, elected officials who prove their worth by good statesmanship and exemplary representation of their constituency can almost always expect involved citizens to push them to run for a higher officerand for good reason.
There’s always been a disconnect between the accolades LSU gives itself for academic achievement and the bottom line results that come from national rankings. Louisiana’s flagship rarely cracks the top 100 universities in the U.S., with a majority of SEC schools outperforming LSU year after year.
I realize that I have stated many times in this “Meth in the News” column that 90 percent or more of the methamphetamine in the United States today comes from Mexico, provided by the Mexican drug cartels and their compatriots in this country. However, on a daily basis I still see reports of meth being “cooked” throughout the U.
1. Many outside specialists helped me prove the Commission retirement program — CPERS — was explicitly unconstitutional. When I knew, I immediately asked my Commissioner, Mike Thibodeaux, to meet with me. On Jan. 30, 2015, I met with him and Commissioner John Escude.
In years past, incumbents on the Caddo Commission, the Shreveport City Council and the Caddo School Board were rarely, if ever, challenged when seeking reelection. Maybe it’s something in the water because the tide has changed starting with the school board elections last fall.