Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Up-and-Coming Highland

Highland in The Shreveport Times
April Reynolds does a great job of covering the story about Highland in The Shreveport Times today.

In the article Highland Restoration Association President, Teresa Scott-Edgerton emphasized the great real estate buying opportunities in the neighborhood. Also quoted was Kathryn Usher, a Highland resident and artist. She reflected on the artistic appeal of the area.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Honaker House

617 Jordan St.
Shreveport photographer Mike Rosebery has captured the grandeur of 615 Jordan. This Greek Revival home is over one hundred years old and is one of the highlights of the new HRA tour guide.

A fun family activity for fall would be a stroll around Highland to capture images of the historical structures. You'll be surprised at the dazzling pictures your kids will take. Take advantage of digital cameras and cell phone cameras for an outing that's practically free! Pick up a copy of the tour guide through the Shreveport Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Support Sustainability with Your Christmas Gifts

Historic Site
This Saturday Noel Memorial United Methodist Church offers Christmas gifts that are a part of the fair trade movement. The Greater Gift Market will be in the church's gym from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Last year the unique jewelry from Beads for Life sold out quickly. Two additional organizations will be on hand this year 10,000 Villages and Two Hands World Shop. For more information call Debbie Covington at 318-221-5207.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Energy and Economy Worries?

Circumstances Woodblock Print
The man with the plan is coming to town. Businessman T. Boone Pickens will hold an energy town hall meeting at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 22, at the Shreveport Convention Center. Pickens will take questions from the audience so the meeting will be a great place to ask Haynesville Shale questions. Limited seating is available. R.S.V.P. to

P.S. Pictured above is the woodblock print Circumstances done by Clyde Connell in 1956. It eloquently illustrates the bobble we've been having with energy and economy woes. It's a part of the Connell show at artspace.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Heart of Shreveport

Highland-Fairfield HRA Blog
Don't miss Eric J. Brock's article on the Highland and Fairfield areas in the current issue of Louisiana Cultural Vistas Magazine. It starts on page 24. Photographer Neil Johnson supplied the gorgeous pictures.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Miss Kitty with this Rabies Reminder

Hello There
Miss Kitty says "Go to ATM. Get $5 for every dog and cat you have. Bring them and the money to the Highland Center Saturday October 11 from 10:00 a.m. 'till 2:00 p.m. for their rabies vaccine."

Co-sponsored by the Humane Society of Northwest Louisiana, Caddo Parish Animal Control Services and the Highland Restoration Association.

P.S. Dogs must be on leash and cats must be in a carrier. Bring plenty of plastic bags to pick up the poo-poo. City law says you gotta clean up after your critter!

Sometimes the wait is lengthy. Bring a chair or you can sit on the curb. Bring some water. Don't think you'll need snacks... Miss Kitty says you can bring her some tuna juice if you'd like... Miss Kitty is a real live ginger cat living the high life in Highland.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Still Time To Get Your Papers Signed

Haynsville Shale ShreveCentre Coalition Extends Deadline
The ShreveCentre Coalition is giving neighborhoods some extra time to get their Non-Binding Letters of Intent turned in.

From Tuesday's article in The Shreveport Times "The Highland Restoration Group, which represents Shreveport's Highland neighborhood, has more than 5,000 properties. Only 40 percent of those properties have turned in letters of intent.

James Eakin, who represented the Highland Restoration Group at the ShreveCentre meeting last week, said it has been difficult collecting letters, mostly because many properties in Highland are rentals, and many of the owners live out of state."

Eakin went on to say he is still getting letters of intent every day. Have you mailed yours to HRA? Click for more information. On a related note, the price of gas is starting to bobble and that's causing lease prices to drop.