Category Archives: Community News

A Press Conference with Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne

Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne

[ May 7, 2014; 8:00 am; ] The Avoyelles Commission of Tourism invites the public to join Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne for a Press Conference at the Avoyelles Commission of Tourism Office in Mansura, Louisiana during National Tourism Week.

Jay Dardenne was reelected to a four-year term as Louisiana’s Lieutenant Governor in October 2011. He previously served four years as Secretary of State, [...]

Come See What Being A Lion is All About!

[ April 29, 2014; 5:30 pm; ] Come See What Being A Lion is All About!
Hosted by the Alexandria Lions Club
Tuesday, April 29th 5:30-7:30
Brocato’s Restaurant, 5515 Coliseum Blvd. Alexandria LA 71303
Potential members are in invited to our Alex Lions Meet and Greet on Tuesday, April 29. We’ll be at Brocato’s Restaurant from 5:30-7:30, enjoying fried catfish and shrimp creole. There will be [...]

Sidewalk Groundbreaking in Alex


A groundbreaking ceremony for a sidewalk project along Texas Avenue was held today.
4.3 miles of sidewalks are being built at a cost of nearly 1.5 million dollars.
The construction includes replacing some existing sidewalks that are badly damaged, as well as laying new sidewalks in places that don’t have them.
The construction will take place from Monroe [...]

NWLTC faculty, staff to get tuition break at NSU

NATCHITOCHES  — Northwestern State University and Northwest Louisiana Technical Community College have signed an agreement that allows NWLTC faculty and staff to take classes at Northwestern State at a reduced tuition rate.  
The NWLTC employees must be full-time employees who meet standard admission requirements to Northwestern State.  Under the agreement, NWLTC employees may register for [...]

Dragon Boat Races

[ May 10, 2014; ] ARE YOU READY?

4th Annual
Louisiana Dragon Boat RacesTM

Saturday, May 10th
8am – 4pm

Downtown Alexandria on the Red River!

Join us for a spirited day of racing, featuring teams, food, elaborate costumes, art bike parades and entertainment — on and off the water!

Ride an ART BIKE at AlexRiverFete!


[ May 5, 2014; 2:00 pm; ] AMoA is raffling chances to ride 6 unique “art bikes” in several parades around downtown Alexandria during AlexRiverFete and the Louisiana Dragon Boat Races on May 9 and 10.

The bikes are unique creations by New Orleans artist Katrina Brees and are tons of fun to show off! Raffle tickets are $2 each, 3 for [...]

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity operates a store called Restore, where they sell construction materials and other items. It’s open Tuesday through Friday.

“We had a major reorganization to make it a little easier for our shoppers and for the people who donate to the store,” says Jasmine Dave with Restore, “this is a way to keep unwanted [...]

Homeless Grants in Cenla

More than a half-million dollars is provided for homeless programs in Central Louisiana; the grant was spearheaded by the Central Louisiana Homeless Coalition.
The Cenla Chemical Dependence Council receives more than $200,000 for its supporting house program, and a similar program at Volunteers of American receives almost $160,000.
Some $131,000 goes to Hope House for transitional housing, [...]

Trade Day


[ April 26, 2014; 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. ]

Space is available for vendors for “Trade Day” scheduled for Saturday, April 26 in Tioga .

Leesville Looks to Solve City’s Water Problems


Water problems in the City of Leesville may soon be history.  The USDA Rural Development will provide more than 16 million dollars for improvements to the city water system.  It’s a combination loan and grant.
City officials say it will help the system stay up and running, and conserve water once the improvements are made.

The city [...]