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March 10th, 2014

Examining Common Core

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Experts to speak at TEA Party meeting tonight

The North Central Louisiana TEA Party invites the public to hear two Common Core specialists explain why people should or should not support the new education standards at the Ruston Country Club at 6 p.m. today.
“The purpose of the TEA party is to inform, inspire and involve,” said TEA party event coordinator Bob Flournoy. “Many people do not know what Common Core is and what it means for our educators and our children.”
Flournoy said the event is not meant to persuade the public to take any particular stance on Common Core, but to hear both sides and decide for themselves.

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Gallot vies for judge spot

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There are four candidates who have announced they are vying for the position of 3rd Judicial District Division B judge, but state Sen. Rick Gallot, believes he is the right man for the job.
“I think I’m qualified,” Gallot said. “I’ve had 24 years experience in my practice and 18 years of political experience.”
Originally from Grambling, Gallot, an attorney based in Ruston, has served as an alderman for the city of Grambling, a state representative and a state senator over the past two decades.

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Tech hosts events to celebrate women’s history

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As March is Women’s History Month, Louisiana Tech’s department of history has joined with Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society, Inc., and the Louisiana Tech Chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) to put together a month of events.
In keeping with the National Women’s History Month program theme, “Celebrating Women of Character, Courage and Commitment,” this year’s program will offer a number of events, including a public speaker series and a public history exhibit.

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Frazier named All-CUSA

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Louisiana Tech junior Whitney Frazier and freshman JaQuan Jackson were both recognized by a panel of Conference USA coaches, sports information directors and media members as the duo both earned postseason honors.
Frazier earned second team all-conference accolades while Jackson earned a spot on the five-member all-Freshman team.

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GSU football begins spring workouts

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The Grambling State University Tigers football team has started its first spring practice session under the auspices of new head coach Broderick Fobbs. Grambling’s spring football game will be held at 2:30 p.m. March 22.

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Navarri, Tech top Texas A&M

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas — After knocking on the door in the first two games of the series, Louisiana Tech (5-10) used a four-run eighth inning and a complete game by Richie Navari to defeat No. 25 Texas A&M (11-5), 5-1, Sunday afternoon at Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park.
The win over Texas A&M marks the first victory for Louisiana Tech over a ranked team since May 8, 2011, when the Bulldogs defeated No. 19 Fresno State in Ruston.

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Tech golf to begin La. Classics

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Louisiana Tech’s men’s golf team looks to build off its second place finish at the Argent Financial Classic as play opened up at the Louisiana Classics today in Lafayette.
The Louisiana Classics was slated to get underway at 8 a.m. both days with a shotgun start today, while teams will start off of holes one and 10 on Tuesday. Host Louisiana-Lafayette, No. 9 Illinois, Illinois State, Kansas, Louisiana Tech, No. 33 LSU, No. 47 New Mexico State, Southeastern Louisiana, Southern Miss, Texas State, Tulsa and UTSA make up the 12 team field.

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Lady Techster softball falls at UTSA

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SAN ANTONIO — The University of Texas San Antonio used a four-run fourth inning to pull away from Louisiana Tech as the Roadrunners finished off the three-game sweep with a 6-1 victory Sunday afternoon at Roadrunner Field.
Tech (8-15, 0-3 C-USA) took an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning. Kristen Miles reached on an infield single and then stole second base before advancing to third on a ground out. Bianca Duran then drove Miles home with an infield single to second base, giving Tech the 1-0 advantage.

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GSU goes 2-1 vs. Prairie View

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Brandon Kiser and the Grambling State Tigers fell in the first two games before taking the final game of the Southwestern Athletic Conference series on Sunday. GSU now stands at 3-11 on the season.

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Bearcats go 3-1 in tourney

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Cannon Brasuell, pictured above hitting a double, and the Ruston Bearcats went 3-1 over the weekend in the Trey Altick Tournament, defeating Destrehan, Lutcher and Holy Cross and falling to St. Amant.

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