Michael Davis sees considerable potential in two things — downtown Ruston and a coffee shop to compliment it.
This is why the Ruston native will open up Railway Coffee shop located on 202 W. Mississippi Ave.
“I remember as a kid falling in love with downtown Ruston,” he said. “When I started Railway Coffee, I never dreamed I would own a shop in the area. But I always saw the potential and I’m excited for the opportunity.”
Railway Coffee started in 2014 as a local independent small-batch specialty coffee roasting company, Davis said.
Teresa Murray, assistant professor in biomedical engineering in Louisiana Tech’s College of Engineering and Science, has received notice from the National Institute of Health (NIH) that her proposal titled “Long Term 3D Imaging of Mouse Brain in Vivo to Study Glial Cells and Gliogenesis” was recognized for excellence and will receive funding.
NIH ranks proposals on a scale from 10 – 90, with 10 being the best. Murray’s proposal received an 11.
Mayor Ronny Walker will officially present Ruston’s proposed 2017 budget to the Board of Aldermen on Monday.
The budget presentation will come during a personnel-finance committee meeting held in conjunction with a full Board of Aldermen meeting. The board convenes at 6:30 p.m. in the City Hall courtroom. The five aldermen are also the personnel-finance committee.
The spending plan shows $62 million in anticipated revenue and $60 million in anticipated operating expenses. Expenditures jump to $64.5 million when capital projects and capital assets are added in.