In an effort to gain more revenue, the City of Grambling aldermen approved a measure to adopt a criminal code ordinance for the city, along with adopting a vehicular and traffic code ordinance during its regularly scheduled City Council meeting held April 4.
While the newly adopted ordinance did not change existing laws, Attorney Pamela Breedlove said the ordinance would provide a means for Grambling to retain more revenue.
It’s a new era for Louisiana Tech University, and a new era for Louisiana Tech’s Happening, too.
The Happening XXXII, presented by Argent Financial, will take place at 6 p.m., Aug. 13 at the Monroe Civic Center with a more relaxed, tailgate-type atmosphere than in previous years.
Heavy hors d’oeuvres with four buffet stations and a cash bar will open at 6 p.m., while remarks by new Tech President Les Guice, who took over from retired President Dan Reneau on July 1, and university coaches and staff will start at 7:15 p.m.
Ruston native and artist Trent Dion Soto showed his documentary film, Among the Discarded, at the Dixie Theatre on Saturday.
Before the showing of the film, Soto explained why he decided to make the documentary.
“The homeless issue is one that is constant, constant, constant, and it seems like it’s getting worse,” Soto said. “That’s a great American travesty to me.”
Soto said homelessness affects every American social class.
“I felt as an artist that I needed to do some work that could promote change,” Soto said.