Backpacker Joe arrives in Coushatta
A celebrity visited Coushatta this week, but this man has not been in movies or on TV; he is on a mission to serve God. Joe Domina, known as Backpacker Joe, has spent the past few days in Coushatta. This young man turned 30 years old a few days ago. Joe is on an extraordinary mission, walking across America, praying for the nation’s well-being. He walks, prays, and attends Mass in each city he visits. In videos posted to the Facebook page Where Is #backpackerjoe?, Joe discusses that he is taking this journey to make reparation for his own sins, pray for America and the people of this country, and help the people he meets to trust in Divine providence. This journey began at the Statue of Liberty. Armed with only a basic flip phone.
Vehicle hits motorcycle on Keyser, driver charged with DUI and more
A Natchitoches woman was arrested last week following a motor vehicle crash in the 800 block of Keyser Ave. On Feb. 20 at around 6:30 p.m.City Police Officers dispatched to the scene of an accident in which a 2004 Pontiac Sunbird struck a 2011 Harley Davidson motorcycle.Arrested at the scene was the driver of the Pontiac, Linda Turner, 51, of Natchitoches for driving while intoxicated, failure to…
Natchitoches Man Arrested on Drugs and Weapons Charges
Natchitoches, La - A recent traffic stop by Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies has led to the arrest of a Natchitoches man on felony drug and weapons charges according to Sheriff Stuart Wright. On Monday evening, February 26, 2024 at approximately 8:15pm, Deputies assigned to the NPSO Patrol Operations Bureau...
This & That…Friday, March 1, 2024
Magnolia Bend Academy Coushatta campus is on Spring Break until March 11. The Red River Parish School Board will hold their monthly meeting Monday, March 4 at 4:30pm in the Red River Parish School Board Administration Building, 100 Bulldog Drive in Coushatta. Red River Cowboy Church will hold Exhibition Night...
The coldest February in Red River Parish history—and the warmest
Stacker compiled a list of the warmest and coldest Februaries in each county's history using data from the National Centers for Environmental Information.
3 law enforcement members work to keep Natchitoches safe
We are highlighting three public service workers who are keeping Natchitoches residents safe each day.
Demons offer appropriate tribute on Chris Waddell Day anniversary
NATCHITOCHES, La. (NSU) - Jaheim Walters’ high school football career did not overlap with Chris Waddell’s, nor did Walters’ time at Northwestern State. On the 20th anniversary of Waddell’s death on the Turpin Stadium field, however, Walters was among those carrying on Waddell’s twin legacies across the city of Natchitoches on Friday morning.
Mangum announces her run for City Council District 2
Greetings All, My name is Maria Mangum and I am running for City Council District 2.The reason why I wanted to run is that I wanted to bring in change and implement new ideas in the community. New ideas such as incorporating things for our youth, more lights in South Town, more policing in Lakeview, continuance of clean areas such as parkway, Jackson, chinquapin to name a few. If you’re wondering…
Natchitoches Police announce results of 3 Uniformed Tactical Operations
NATCHITOCHES, La. (NPD) - Between Feb. 22 and Feb. 24, the Natchitoches Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force said it carried out three Uniformed Tactical Operations initiatives with the support of officers from the Natchitoches Police Department and deputies from the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office. These operations are financially supported by a grant secured through the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement.
LSP Investigating Natchitoches Parish Motorcycle Parish
Natchitoches Parish, La - At 2:31pm, Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Deputies, Louisiana State Police, Natchitoches Regional Medical Center EMS, Natchitoches Parish Fire District #9 and Life Air Evac helicopter responded to the scene of a motorcycle crash on US-71 near the Marcelli Road north of Clarence according to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office.
Local restauranteurs will join others for ‘Taste of Louisiana’ at NSU
Savoie’s Catering, Ernest’s Orleans Restaurant, Mama’s Oyster House, Papa’s Bar and Grill, Legacy Café, Lasyone’s, Maglieux’s, Sweetie’s Bar-B-Q, Sweet D’s Kitchen, Cane River Commissary and Sodexo are among the many vendors who will serve up delicious samplings at Flavor of Louisiana, Northwestern State University’s spring food extravaganza.Presented by the NSU Foundation in partnership with the…
Marriage and singles gathering planned
Whether you are married or single, come together for an enriching experience filled with love, wisdom, and fellowship. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to connect and grow!. Join in for an unforgettable evening of connection and inspiration at the House of Refuge Ministries Marriage and Singles Gathering on...
Anacoco, March 01 High School 🏀 Game Notice
The Pleasant Hill High School basketball team will have a game with Anacoco High School on March 01, 2024, 18:00:00 CST. ALWAYS WANTED TO DUNK LIKE A TOTAL BADASS, OR DEVELOP ROCK-SOLID WORK ETHIC....
Natchitoches NEXT will move area forward
There was a large round of applause at the City Council meeting Monday for the City and Natchitoches Area Chamber Commerce recognizing the completion of a master plan named Natchitoches Next.Mayor Ronnie Williams Jr. praised the work that has gone into the master plan that has taken about two years to complete. The Council adopted a resolution approving the plan that Williams said would help it…
Riverdale students headed to State
Riverdale Academy recently participated in the Northwest District Literary Rally at NSU. The Northwest District Literary Rally is one of the largest and oldest competitions for academically talented students. It has traditionally hosted many of Louisiana’s finest high schools and offers students the opportunity to compete individually and in teams in 49 different academic areas and vocal music and drama open events.
Mayor responds to social media video
Natchitoches mayor Ronnie Williams. Jr. responded Monday to the video circulating social media last week regarding his barbershop talk.“We are encouraging everyone to participate in the electoral process. From recent area elections, it’s clear that every vote counts. Voting is a fundamental right and I will encourage all to exercise that right!” said Williams.The video caused a stir among many in…
Darr’s shutout helps Demons earn split on first day at Texas
AUSTIN, TX. (NSU) - Another dominating pitching performance from Maggie Darr helped Northwestern State earn a split of its first two games of the Longhorn Invitational on Friday. For the second weekend in a row Darr (4-4) tossed a three-hit shutout as the Demons (10-11) won in extra innings 1-0...
Experience Culinary Adventure in Natchitoches: 3 Seafood Restaurants to Explore
In this article, we explore three exceptional seafood restaurants in Natchitoches. Have you had the pleasure of dining at any of these establishments yet? If you have, we'd love for you to share your experiences in the comments section below:
The talk of the town this past week has been the video on social media featuring Mayor Ronnie Williams that seems to have poked a hornet’s nest.Word of the video reached the Secretary of State’s Election office and reportedly they had representatives in town looking into the matter. Of course the State officials are saying nothing and the mayor didn’t say much about it.One of the items drawing…