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May 12th, 2016

Local politics matter for all parties

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City of Grambling Day travelers are currently experiencing a special treat.
Residents, along with Grambling High School students, drove down to Baton Rouge this morning to attend a legislative session, speak with elected officials and watch how the legislative process works.
Call the trip a real life civics class.
The city of Grambling sponsors the annual event in hopes of not only showing residents how state politics work, but also showing the state Legislature how important the city of Grambling is to its residents.
That’s vital.

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Southern story in black and white

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One of my most vivid preschool memories is about growing up with housekeepers. I’m not even sure if that’s what we called them back then or how — on our income — my family could even afford one.
What I do know is that they were an important part of my life right up until the time I started school. Miss Willie and Miss Catherine were both black, wore white, and were never there to mop any floors. They were there to take care of the babies — preschoolers like me — and maybe cook some hot water cornbread and black-eyed peas from time to time.

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Techsters advance in tourney thriller

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DENTON, Texas — After two quick outs and Jordan Dixon rolling in the circle, the bottom of the fifth was headed towards yet another scoreless frame, but the Lady Techsters had other plans.
Louisiana Tech (32-20) put together four consecutive two-out hits, capped by a three-run blast off of the bat of senior Krysta Tutsch to score four in the inning and ultimately take home a 6-3 victory over Marshall (30-26) on Wednesday night at the Conference USA Tournament in Denton, Texas.

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All-CUSA team announced

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While Louisiana Tech is just hours from their first pitch at the Conference USA Tournament in Denton, Texas, several Lady Techsters woke up to good news this morning as the C-USA All-Conference teams, as voted on by league coaches, were announced by the league office this morning.
Bailey Allen headlined the announcement, bringing home first-team all-conference honors. Allen was the leader for the Lady Techsters throughout the 2016 season. The sophomore totaled over 144 innings this season, compiling a 15-8 record and an ERA of 2.33.

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Diamond ’Dogs defeat Demons

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A lead-off single with the Bulldogs trailing by one in the bottom of the ninth led to Northwestern State issuing four walks to give Louisiana Tech a 5-4 victory over the Demons Wednesday night at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park in Ruston.
With the victory, Tech (33-14) claimed the series sweep over Northwestern State for the second year in a row.
It also marked the Bulldogs’ 800th win at the Love Shack since the stadium opened in 1971.

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Tech to start conference track championships today

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For the entire season, track and field athletes focus on marks, rather than places, with the goal of setting an NCAA Preliminary Championship qualifying mark. But for the next week, it is about place and reaching the podium when Louisiana Tech heads to the 2016 Conference USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships beginning today.

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’Cats set for Spring Game

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Assistant coach Chad Reeder, left, and the Ruston Bearcats football team have been hard at work at spring drills and will hold their annual Spring Game at 6 p.m. today at L.J. “Hoss” Garrett Stadium. Tickets will cost $5 each.

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School district celebrates Champions

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Following another year of spectacular performances, the Lincoln Parish School District rolled out its eighth annual “Celebration of Champions,” an event designed to shine the spotlight on the best of the best among efforts throughout the system.

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FBLA earns four state championships

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Ruston High School’s Future Business Leaders of America remains one of the top chapters this year after competing in the Louisiana FBLA State Leadership Conference held in April at the University of Louisiana — Lafayette. The chapter completed every requirement of the Louisiana FBLA State Project and earned reserved seating once again.

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May 11th

Tech to start C-USA softball tourney

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DENTON, Texas — Louisiana Tech head coach Mark Montgomery might give a history lesson on the bus ride to Texas on Tuesday as his Lady Techsters prepare for the start of the Conference USA Tournament in Denton.
Tech (31-20) is the No. 4 seed in the four-day, eight-team event and will face the winner of a noon game between No. 5 seed Marshall vs. the No. 8 seed UTSA at 5 p.m. today at the North Texas Softball Complex. The game can be heard on the LA Tech Sports Network on ESPN 97.7 FM with the pregame show set for 4:45 p.m. Fans can also listen to a free audio stream at www.espn977.com.

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