At $15 million, the Louisiana Purchase was an incredible deal for the United States back in 1803. President Thomas Jefferson’s acquisition — one that some historians say was his crowning achievement — more than doubled the young, growing nation’s size.
Ruston’s Board of Aldermen didn’t make a gigantic land purchase Monday night, but they did approve an incredible power supply contract that could save city electric utility customers $15 million over the next five years.
Ruston governmental, business and Louisiana Tech University leaders agree: What’s good for one is good for all.
But the harmony expressed by officials last week during the Louisiana Tech Faculty Senate’s annual Future of Ruston forum was more than just mutual public admiration for each other. What’s good for the city, or for economic development, or for the university, really is good for the entire Ruston-Lincoln Parish community.
It’s for that reason we commend the Louisiana Tech University Athletics Department for the outstanding 2015-16 school year turned in by all of the school’s athletes.
The proof is in the numbers.
Louisiana Tech joined Florida, Florida State, Ohio State and Ole Miss as the only five Football Bowl Subdivision schools to a record nine-plus wins in football, 20-plus wins in men’s basketball and 40-plus wins in baseball.