The consensus of most folks down in the Bayou State is that Louisiana has a governor who is a pretty decent fellow. He comes across as friendly, accessible and hands-on in running the daily operations of the state.
Believe it or not, there IS a magic kingdom at Government Plaza on Travis Street in downtown Shreveport; it’s located on the fourth floor in the offices of the Shreveport Caddo Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC). The king is MPC Executive Director Mark Sweeney, and his cabinet is the nine-member MPC Board.
Believe it or not, the Shreveport- Caddo Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC) offices on the fourth floor of Government Plaza are closed each day from noon until 1 p.m. The lights are off, the door is locked, and the phones are answered by a recording.
My addiction has caused me to shame a family name that my grandfather worked seven days a week to build. Prayers up for him, as he is fighting cancer today. It has been a long 15 years of the devil on my back with his evil, lying charms I have placed in my arm.
Looking back, it amazes me at how much unnecessary pain I put myself and my family through. When I came home, I tired to hide my drug use from Holly, who was sober. I had reacquainted myself with an old demon — one of, if not the worst: a syringe filled with meth.
Thirty-one years ago this week, President Ronald Reagan traveled to West Berlin, and at the Brandenburg Gate admonished, “Mr. Gorbachev, take down that wall.” The Berlin Wall had been erected by the puppet Soviet state of East Germany.
A New Orleans congressman tragically was shot while he was out playing baseball. Luckily, it looks like he will fully recover. Some of those who first heard the news assumed that he had been shot in New Orleans. You see, killings have become a way of life in the Crescent City.
Hats off to Shreveport City Councilman Willie Bradford and five of his fellow councilmembers for sending a message to Shreveport Mayor Ollie Tyler that her administration must do more to address the rising crime rate in Shreveport.
She has a good knowledge of the effective continuum of services the citizens of Caddo Parish have provided. She knows that sometimes children need the service of placement outside the home, but that most of the time, the child can be rehabilitated without the necessity of removal from their home.
“Chase unquestionably had the best proposal in terms of expertise and cost savings,” said Treasurer Henson. “The agreement will incorporate a variety of efficiencies that will save the state $1.8 million over a five-year period. We are pleased to partner with Chase to provide the best possible services to public agencies and Louisiana taxpayers.