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February 6th, 2014

Bearcats send four to college ranks

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The Ruston Bearcats had four players take their next step in their walks of life Wednesday as three signed scholarships and one announced he was walking to play football at regional colleges.
Southern Arkansas picked up a package deal as linebacker Jaquel Owens and defensive back/return specialist Darren Crawford signed up to become Muleriders.
“It just felt like home when I went there,” Owens said. “I like the campus, the coaches — everything about the school. Everyone knew my name walking around campus, it just felt like the place to be.”

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Tech inks 14 new football Bulldogs

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Louisiana Tech head football coach Skip Holtz announced the signing of 17 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent, completing the Bulldogs’ 2014 Signing Class.
In all, the class that Holtz and the coaching staff signed for this year counts 21 newcomers with three already enrolled at Louisiana Tech. Of the 21 newcomers, over half the class (52 percent) elected to stay in-state and attend Louisiana Tech.

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Grambling State University 2014 football signees

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Grambling State University 2014 football signees
• Ryan Moore 6’1 270 OL St. Augustine New Orleans
• DeVante Brown 6’3 270 OL Westgate New Iberia
• Devohn Lindsey 6’3 200 WR N. Little Rock N. Little Rock, Ark.
• Charlie Payne 6’1 1/2 265 DE East St. John LaPlace
• De’Vante Davis 6’3 190 WR Kaplan Maurice
• Marcus Perkins 5’9 165 WR Naaman Forest Garland, Texas
• Raymond Richardson 6’3 230 DL Wenonah Birmingham, Ala.
• Marc Orozcon 5’9 190 P/K Ryan Denton, Texas
• Deangelo Gaston 6’2 222 DE Union Parish Farmerville

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Tech set for White Out game vs. Tulsa

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The midpoint of the Conference USA season has been reached and the Louisiana Tech men’s basketball team currently sits in third place.
Right behind the Bulldogs is the Tulsa Golden Hurricane who they face at 8 p.m. tonight inside the Thomas Assembly Center.
For the second straight home game, the TAC will be host to a nationally-televised broadcast from CBS Sports Network with John Sadak calling the play by play and Chris Walker providing analysis.

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Techsters fall short at UTEP

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EL PASO, Texas — On a night when it looked as though Louisiana Tech might pull off its biggest win of the season, the Lady Techsters came up short as UTEP pulled out an 85-75 win at the Don Haskins Center Wednesday night.
Tech (7-14, 2-6 C-USA) entered the game searching for its first road win of the year, while UTEP (18-4, 6-2) sported an impressive 12-1 mark at its home gym.

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Tech composer’s 500th composition performed

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Joe L. Alexander, a professor of music at Louisiana Tech University, recently had his 500th original composition performed, since joining the Tech faculty in 2001.
Alexander’s pieces “Sammy’s Suite” and “Soundscapes” was performed at a Mid-South Chapter concert of the National Association of Composers, USA. The concert was held on the campus of Mississippi University for Women in Columbus, Miss.
“Soundscapes” is the 500th piece.

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Local woman elected to LouisianaChildren.org board

Carole Carson, executive director of Pine Hills Children’s Advocacy Center was recently elected to serve on the Board of Directors for LouisianaChildren.org — the umbrella association for Louisiana CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) and CAC (Children’s Advocacy Centers) Louisiana.

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Bethlehem Chapter No. 40

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Bethlehem Chapter No. 40, adopted by Lucas Lodge No. 12, fellowshipped with Mt. Olive Baptist Church Pastor Ronnie Washington, of Grambling, on Jan. 19. A small token was given to the church’s youth program, for they are future leaders. In attendance, from left to right, were members of Bethlehem Chapter No. 40 Sis. Hazel Baker, treasurer; Sis. Tonya Jordan, associate cond.; Worthy Matron Sis. Angelite Caldwell; Sis. Sabrina Smith, asso. matron; and Sis. Veronica Bell, secretary.

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THE RUSTON Housing Authority

THE RUSTON Housing Authority will receive sealed bids on February 28, 2014, at 11:00AM at 615 N. Farmerville Street, Ruston, Louisiana, for the following obsolete equipment:
1979 Chevrolet 3-Ton Dump Truck VIN C16DA9V107302
1994 Chevrolet 1500 PickUp VIN IGCD14Z0RZ27
1995 Ford F-150 XL PickUp VIN IFTDF15Y75NA
1999 Ford E-150 Van VIN IFTRE1422XHA
1990 GMC C-1500 Pick Up VIN 1GTDC14HXLZ552491
1995 EXCEL-HUSTLER 440-HD 72” DUAL TRIM DECK VIN 004203
All items are sold as is. The housing authority reserves the right to refuse any and all bids.

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February 5th

GSU receives $50k

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Grambling State University welcomed a national radio show host to campus Tuesday.
Tom Joyner visited the university to present a $50,000 check to GSU for winning the Allstate Insurance Quotes for Education competition in 2013.
In January when GSU was announced as the winner of the $50,000, GSU University President Frank Pogue said he wanted to help as many students as possible.

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