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Updated Apr 26, 2015 at 10:44 AM

Smith, a native of the Mossville and Westlake area, is a graduate of McNeese State University and credits his own high school band director, Jay Ecker, with much of his success.

Updated Apr 24, 2015 at 9:37 AM

Two students in prom formals stood screaming over the body of another that was sprawled across the hood of a Jaguar, covered in fake blood. Another student sat against a car with his head in his hands and a beer can near his feet. More students,...

Updated Apr 17, 2015 at 8:44 AM

Under the reconfiguration, Westwood Elementary will now serve Pre-K through second grade students and Western Heights will serve third grade through fifth grade students.

Posted Apr 13, 2015 at 5:00 PM

McNeese President Dr. Philip C. Williams and Pinnacle Entertainment Director of Public Relations Kerry Andersen presented the educators with their awards totaling $30,000 during a ceremony held March 24 in McNeese's Stream Alumni Center. Each winner...

Updated Apr 10, 2015 at 8:43 AM

Bruchhaus said that Calcasieu ranks 40th in teacher pay out of 69 state and independent school districts. The lower pay combined with, among other factors, a steady decline in the number of teachers graduating from McNeese — down from 222 in...

Posted Apr 4, 2015 at 10:30 AM

The program which was piloted in December 2013 and has benefited 8,200 Calcasieu Parish students so far. As of January 2015, Citgo Earth Keepers schools collected enough materials to fill 264 eight-yard capacity dumpsters — the equivalent of...

Posted Mar 31, 2015 at 2:00 PM

The McNeese State University Department of Performing Arts will present Jordan Moore in a free senior trumpet recital at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, in St. Andrew Presbyterian Church. He will be accompanied by Eleanor Elkins on piano and assisted by...

Posted Mar 30, 2015 at 4:00 PM

A free poetry reading by award-winning poet Amy Fleury will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, at the Stream Alumni Center as part of the 2015 Banners at McNeese State University season.

Updated Mar 29, 2015 at 10:52 AM

At the conclusion of a four-and-a-half hour special meeting Thursday, March 26, at which 52 educators, administrators and parents spoke, the Calcasieu Parish School Board voted to throw out the current K-5 Eureka Math curriculum and...

Posted Mar 25, 2015 at 5:00 PM

A change is in the works for Westlake elementary schools. If approved by the Calcasieu Parish School Board, the two schools will be divided into lower and upper elementary schools sometime before the beginning of the 2015-16 school year.

Posted Mar 25, 2015 at 10:30 AM

Nine local artists will feature depictions of these primitive mysteries in various mediums including sculpture, pen and ink, painting and digital art at the Age of Dinosaurs exhibit, April 9, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Sulphur Regional Library on...

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