Thursday is the big day. That’s when the Louisiana Bond Commission will decide whether Ruston will be allowed to issue up to $34 million in incremental revenue sales tax bonds to finance transportation projects in the tax incremental district.
The commission was supposed to have made that decision in December, but in a last-minute move, pulled the request because officials couldn’t get their heads around the concept of a TID. In fact, Ruston’s request didn’t formally get on Thursday’s agenda until Tuesday afternoon.
On the corner of El Dorado Street and Houma Boulevard, in Metairie, my hometown, was always the sweet spot to catch the “Metairie parades,” which is what citizens of south Louisiana call them.
It was the perfect place to catch the parades because it was the beginning of the parades. The location did not draw huge crowds since it was in the neighborhoods. Most people gathered on Veterans Boulevard, which is the main street in Metairie. Like 167 U.S. Highway in Ruston.
Is there any place like Dallas, where one day the high is 35 degrees and the next is close to 70 degrees? I doubt there is a family here that has escaped a cold, bronchitis or pneumonia — not to mention the flu. I’m telling you, folks, if you come here to visit for over two days, you need to bring clothes for summer and winter in order to play it safe. It’s never boring — that’s for sure.