Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Fire Station No. 5

Fire Station No. 5 Historic Site Fire Station 664
Built in 1905 this historic structure is now a private residence on Stoner Avenue. It was one of the first fire stations built outside of Shreveport's central business district.

You can read more about this building in the new HRA tour guide.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

The Water Issue

HRA meeting/ photo Ricky Edgerton
Imagine turning on your kitchen faucet and no water comes out. Water was one of the issues addressed at last night's Haynesville Shale in Highland meeting. The Shreveport Times has an article today about folks whose water supply is way down as a direct result of drilling.

By the way, the Kings Highway Christian Church was packed with folks. Thank you for coming out and thank you for supporting Highland and the efforts of HRA! And thank you, Ricky Edgerton, for sharing your great photo of the huge crowd that filled the church.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


Now Playing ... The Haynesville Shale
6:30 p.m.
Kings Highway Christian Church
Kings Highway and Line Avenue

Find out about what's going on with the Haynesville Shale in Highland.

P.S. Look pretty. There are documentary filmmakers in town who just might capture your rags-to-riches mug!

Photo from the information wall at
Columbia Cafe. That's one of the best things about the Highland, all the cool places to dine and shop!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

If You Can't Make Wednesday's Meeting

Haynesville Shale in Highland Sidewalk
HRA and the ShreveCentreCoalition are working together to get the best combination of up-front bonus, royalty percentage and favorable lease clauses to benefit all homeowners.

To participate, you must sign and return the Non-Binding Letter of Intent found on this page. It will allow the Coalition to include your property in the lease negotiations.

Wednesday's meeting
at the Kings Highway Christian Church is a great place to get all your questions answered.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Shreveport Times Blog

HRA Shreveport Times Blog
HRA now has a blog on The Shreveport Times website.

Also, have you seen all the Haynesville Shale information on HRA's website?

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Print and Hand Out To Your Neighbors!

Haynesville in Highland Flyer

Join us next Wednesday night and bring a neighbor!

Don't be afraid to bother your whole block. As Jack McLeod posted on his blog "
Neighbors won’t mind your being nosey with their best interests at heart. Each neighborhood needs to achieve a 90% penetration rate for us to have the most successful package to present to the energy companies. That’s a realistic goal if everyone helps."

By clicking on the flyer and going to the website you can access different sizes.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

ShreveCentre Coalition Blog

The ShreveCentre Coalition has a blog on The Shreveport Times website. It's written by Jack McLeod and has some very informative posts on mineral rights and the Haynesville Shale.

More information about the ShreveCentre Coalition will be available at the August 13 meeting at Kings Highway Christian Church. In the meantime here's the link to McLeod's blog.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Don't Sign ANYTHING, Yet

Highland Restoration Association is now a part of the ShreveCentre Coalition. That new group now has 24 homeowner associations as members and will be a part of the August 13 meeting at Kings Highway Christian Church.

Jack McLeod is president of ShreveCentre Coalition. He also heads the Jackson Square Towne House Homes Association and the Southeast Shreveport Homeowners Alliance. McLeod says experts have convinced him it's best to not sign anything just yet and that includes any type of mineral lease deal or any other type of document presented by an oil and gas production company.

At the August 13 meeting you'll get information about HRA participation in ShreveCentreCoalition plus the opportunity to sign non-binding letters of intent to be part of negotiations.

Here's a heart stopping story on KTBS about what could happen if you sign something without reading the fine print. The Shreveport Times also has an on going special project about the Haynesville Shale.