Louisiana Life - May/June 2010


In 1968, when Jose Ramirez Jr. was 20, life in Laredo, Texas, looked promising. He had just been awarded money to attend an area junior college, so now he had a chance to launch a career, but then he got…


A compendium of what’s hot and what’s not in Louisiana

Louisianian at Large

Gardens for the NeighborhoodsSHREVEPORT — The Red River Coalition of Community Gardeners celebrates its second year of operation this June with success stories from eight active gardens serving low-income neighborhoods within Shreveport.With funding from the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, …

Critters gone wild

Whenever anyone mentions overboard, animal-loving do-gooders, my husband’s father tells the story about me and the skunks.It occurred shortly after I arrived here from Atlanta, lugging all my starry-eyed notions about cute little furry creatures and –– if you asked…

Business news from around the state

Jobs have been the stuff of headlines around the state as companies implemented expansion plans.Auto maker ups and downs in north LouisianaNORTH LOUISIANA — Some 900 workers at the General Motors plant in Shreveport got a dose of good news…


Seniors Sticking AroundSHREVEPORT — More seniors graduating from the LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport are going to remain in Louisiana to begin their medical training: According to the results of the National Resident Matching Program, which were released in…

roaming the Riverfront at shreveport-bossier city

Attention, kids: It’s vacation time, and the riverfronts of Shreveport and Bossier City are a great place to take your folks –– lots of supervised activities for them, plus plenty of attractions you’ll enjoy seeing together. Always considered a fun…

the man who came so close

Despite the ups and downs of his political career, former Lt. Gov. Jimmy Fitzmorris stayed cheerful and kept his nose clean.

louisiana bayou edition

 Pictured here is a bayou near where it originates as a tributary of the Mississippi river at Donaldsonville. As it heads south, the bayou will become much wider and lined with shrimp boats. What is the bayou?A. TecheB. Grosse TeteC.…


a guide to festivals around the state may-june

Around Louisiana

Regional Reports from across the state complied and edited by Jeanne Frois


Why i love Traveling through Louisiana