The Caddo Commission can take a giant step in resolving continual complaints about the operations of the Caddo Parish Animal Shelter (CPAS) by voting to upgrade its camera system at the shelter at its next regular meeting on Thursday, May 4.
From breakfast seminars to daytime lectures, then afternoon readings and evening tutorials, I was immersed in English literature. International politics and foreign intrigue were the furthest things from my mind — that was, until the Cuban missile crisis.
Shreveport citizens have stepped up their complaints to elected officials over their perceptions that Shreveport is becoming a less and less safe community. Mayor Tyler and her administrations say that they have a “plan” that is coming together; however, the escalating shootings, homicides and burglaries tell a different story.
There is a new book on a number of best selling lists about former President Richard Nixon by author John Farrell. Nixon became the first and only president to resign from office. Those of you too young to remember the events surrounding Watergate missed one of the most riveting episodes of American history.
It could be the most recognized American song worldwide. Go to a small Asian community where little or no English is spoken. Start humming, “You Are My Sunshine.” More likely than not, the locals will join in singing the song in English. Everybody knows the words to a down-home tune written by a Louisiana country singer and movie star.
With the continuing negative publicity over the operations of the Caddo Parish Animal Shelter, the positive contributions of Paws 4 Life (P4L) deserve special attention and recognition. Founded in August 2015, this local non-profit corporation is modeled after many nationwide animal rescue groups that work to save dogs and cats from being euthanized.
On Monday, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions warned that the Trump administration has the power to withhold federal funding from communities that refuse to work with Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials after detaining illegal immigrants. The administration will soon begin cracking down on sanctuary cities.
Caddo Commissioner Lyndon Johnson was successful in passing two important amendments to the Shreveport version of the Unified Development Code (UDC) at last Thursday’s Commission meeting. The first restored appeals from the Zoning Board of Appeals to the Commission versus the court system.