Hello, Shreveport. In the news this week, a Shreveport water park was ranked second in the nation for affordability and a state building could fall into the hands of local government agency. For more business in the Shreveport-Bossier area, check out Business in the 318.
Shreveport water park ranked 2nd in the country for affordability
Shreveport’s Splash Kingdom 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 U.S. based on affordability. The methodology of this index was the cost of admission, parking, locker rental and local lodging.
Splash Kingdom ranked second with ticket prices at $24.95, parking free, locker rate at $10 and local lodging at $55.51, for an overall cost of $90.46.
LSU Health Shreveport hosted AHEAD program
The School of Allied Health Professions at LSU Health Shreveport is finished off its second week of the Allied Health Education and Discovery (AHEAD) program.
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 pertaining to the healthcare field.
The AHEAD experience is an opportunity for students to refine their interests and take the steps required to achieve their career goals.
To learn more about the students who participated in this program, click here.
CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier Health host a NICU reunion
On Sunday, July 17, CHISTUS NICU hosted its 37th annual NICU reunion.
CHRISTUS NICU center is comprised of a Level II, Level III and Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care unit. This center cares for a wide range of babies who are born prematurely, with low birth weights and with multiple medical problems.
The CHISTUS NICU staff was there to hug and reunite with those miracle babies they worked with and nurtured.
CHRISTUS NICU center offers the highest level of specialized care for premature and critically ill infants.
Louisiana bill would give state building to Shreveport agency
The former Federal Courthouse and Office Building at 500 Fannin Street commonly known as the Waggoner Building will soon get a new lease on life after Rep. Cedric B. Glover and Sen. Robert Mills forged a region-wide coalition to revamp this downtown Shreveport problem.
House Bill 773, which was passed in the House would transfer its current office building to the Shreveport Implementation and Redevelopment Authority.
The bill would lead the state to transfer its current office building to the Shreveport Implementation and Redevelopment Authority. The state getting 30% of the future sale price.
The Senate committee is scheduled to vote on this bill this week.
To learn more about the Waggoner Building, click here.
What you need to know about back to school bash
With school starting in less than three weeks Healthy Blue, SporTran and SPAR are hosting a Back to School Bash Saturday, July 23.
This bash will include community vendors, free snow cones and limited free school supply kits. SporTran said the free school supply kits will be given on a first come, first served basis.
The bash will begin at 11 a.m. at the Hattie Perry Recreation Center and will end at 1 p.m.
Be on the lookout for Thursday and Sunday for Life in the 318 and The 318 to catch up on all the best stories you might have missed.
Makenzie Boucher is a reporter with the Shreveport Times. Contact her at email@example.com.