Hello, Shreveport. In the news this week, a Shreveport water park ranked second in the nation for affordability and a state building could fall into the hands of a local government agency. For more businesses in the Shreveport-Bossier area, see Businesses in 318.
Shreveport ranks second in the nation for water park capacity
Splash Kingdom in Shreveport was recently named the second most affordable water park in the country.
HomeToGo created the 2022 Water Park Index, ranking the top 50 water parks in the United States by affordability. The criteria for this index were admission, parking, locker rental and local accommodation costs.
Splash Kingdom came in second with ticket prices of $24.95, free parking, locker rates of $10 and local accommodations of $55.51, for an overall cost of $90.46.
LSU Health Shreveport hosts the AHEAD program
The second week of LSU Health Shreveport’s School of Allied Health Professions Allied Health Education and Discovery (AHEAD) program has concluded.
This annual five-day program is offered by the School of Allied Health Professions and allows Louisiana high school students to participate in a week of education related to the health care field.
The AHEAD experience is an opportunity for students to refine their interests and take the necessary steps to achieve their career goals.
To learn more about students participating in this program, Click here.
CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier Health hosts a NICU reunion
On Sunday, July 17, Chistas NICU hosted its 37th annual NICU Reunion.
The Christus NICU Center consists of a Level II, Level III and Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The center cares for many babies who are born prematurely, with low birth weight and have multiple medical problems.
CHISTUS NICU staff were there to hug and reunite with the miracle babies they worked with and nurtured.
CHRISTUS NICU Center provides the highest level of specialized care for premature and critically ill infants.
Louisiana bill would give statehouse to Shreveport agency
The former federal courthouse and office building at 500 Fannin Street, commonly known as the Wagner Building, soon became home to Rep. Cedric B. Glover and Sen. Robert Mills will soon get a new lease after forming a region-wide coalition to revamp this suburban Shreveport problem.
House Bill 773, which passed the House, would transfer its current office building to the Shreveport Implementation and Redevelopment Authority.
The bill would direct the state to transfer its current office building to the Shreveport Implementation and Redevelopment Authority. The state is getting 30% of the sale price in future.
The bill is scheduled to be voted on in a Senate committee this week.
To learn more about the Wagoner Building, Click here.
Everything you need to know about school bash
With school starting in less than three weeks, Healthy Blue, SportTran and SPAR are hosting a Back to School Bash on Saturday July 23rd.
The bash will include community vendors, free snow cones and a limited free school supply kit. SportTran said the free school supply kits will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis.
Hattie Perry Recreation Center will begin at 11 a.m. and end at 1 p.m
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Mackenzie Boucher is a reporter for the Shreveport Times. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.