If they’ve ever attended a fundraiser involving a meal, there’s a good chance residents have tasted a bit of long-time resident Bill Cox’s favorite hobby.
Cox moved to Ruston in the 1950s to attend Louisiana Tech University to pursue a degree in geology.
The Smackover, Ark., native also took several petroleum engineering classes.
“I was set on the petroleum industry,” Cox said. “And, in a round about way, I guess I was in it.”