A couple of weeks ago the editor of this blog site won a camera from KTBS. Now she has a chance to win an HDTV. But. It's not about the telllllllyyy. It's about the little gal (or guy) re-claiming the world.
It's about moving this blog into docublogging. It's about being able to take the next step to show that Shreveport truly is the ..."Austin for the rest of us..." or "Affordable Austin..."
Really. Okay... it is about the winning. Go here. Vote for the Biking to Highland Community Garden video. The editor of RRBJ also shot the DDA Home Tour video but she didn't edit it so she feels the Biking tour... best represents her current work. Thank you. And if you have any events or concerns that you think need to be docublogged please send us an email.
It may be hard to believe but Shreveport’s downtown area is being populated by New Urbanists. Eleven non-traditional living spaces in downtown were highlighted in the first ever home tour sponsored by the Downtown Development Authority.
DDA Executive Director Don Shae says the tour was a success and there are plans for another one next year. If you’re interested in buying a building in downtown the DDA’s website is a good place to start. The DDA’s next big event is Mudbug Madness.
Note: If you click on the pictures they get bigger. Also, I shot video of the tour. You can find it at KTBS. Keyword video. Click on Submit Video. Click on DDA Home Tour. Or maybe click Neighborhood News Team Video.
Here's an odd but true history fact connected to Betty Virginia: A.C. Steere and his business partner donated the land in honor of their daughters. In July of 1930 Steere shot himself after Wall Street crashed in October 1929. He mistakenly believed he was financially ruined.
Pictured in black and white is the bridge over the bayou at the park. Centenary Professor Loren Demerath has an idea to get better use of these drainage ditches.
"I found bliss early. It was reading or thinking in the spread out trunk of a pink flowered mimosa tree in our front yard.
I made my freest art back then. When I was a little kid alone in my room, I danced to music from a tiny record player. I had a built up platform in the bottom of my closet, so I would push the clothes back on either side and dance away in funky costumes I found around the house. Now when I create art, I am seeking to go back to my bliss." Usher May 24, 2010