Culvert work to begin on Wallace Lake Rd May 8

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CULVERT WORK TO BEGIN ON WALLACE LAKE ROAD MAY 8 Caddo Parish Public Works will be working to replace the washed out culvert on Wallace Lake Road between the St Andrew’s Place gate and Southern Loop next week. Depending on weather, the work is scheduled to begin on Wednesday May 8th, and should be complete in 1-2 days. The Parish …

Parish road closures due to high water

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While severe weather has moved out of our area, we continue to monitor road conditions and localized flooding due to the cresting of area lakes and tributaries. The following Parish roads are closed. As a reminder, as long as a barricade and/or signage is present indicating the road is closed, it is closed. It is against the law and dangerous …

Keith Road bridge to close for replacement beginning April 22

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KEITH RD BRIDGE TO CLOSE FOR REPLACEMENT BEGINNING APRIL 22 Beginning Monday, April 22, the Keith Road bridge in southern Caddo Parish will be closed to allow the Caddo Parish Department of Public Works to begin bridge replacement work. The Public Works Department will be replacing the bridge and conducting associated road improvements to expand commercial use of the bridge. …

Jones sworn in as new District 6 Commissioner

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 STEFFON JONES SWORN IN AS DISTRICT 6 CADDO PARISH COMMISSIONER Caddo Parish, LA – Steffon Jones was officially sworn in as the new Commissioner for District 6 during a special meeting of the Caddo Parish Commission on Monday, April 15. Jones, who previously served on the Caddo Commissioner for District 6 from 2021-2023, was elected to the seat by Caddo …

Caddo Parish celebrates National County/Parish Government month

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CADDO PARISH CELEBRATES NATIONAL COUNTY/PARISH GOVERNMENT MONTH Caddo Parish, LA — The Parish of Caddo will celebrate National County/Parish Government Month (NCGM) during the month of April to showcase how Caddo Parish achieves healthy, safe and vibrant communities. The theme for this year’s celebration of NCGM is “ForwardTogether”.  ForwardTogether is about connecting, inspiring and leading – pillars of county government that …

Know Before You Vote – Precinct Numbers Updated!

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Have you checked your voter information lately? Make sure you know your voting location and information before you head to the polls! Voting locations have not changed, but some precinct numbers have been updated. For a full list of precincts, visit https://www.caddoclerk.com/pdfs/2024%20Precinct%20Locations.pdf , or visit https://www.caddovoter.org/new-precinct-numbers-assigned…/ for information on how to identify your precinct number.

Caddo Animal Services monitoring increased distemper cases

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CADDO PARISH ANIMAL SERVICES MONITORING INCREASED DISTEMPER CASES   Caddo Parish, LA – Caddo Parish Animal Services and Mosquito Control is notifying the public of an increase in the amount of animal distemper cases in parts of Caddo Parish.   The Parish is monitoring a rise in positive cases, affecting approximately 30 raccoons, primarily in the Highland and Broadmoor neighborhoods. …

Caddo Parish Courthouse closure; adjusted operations

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CADDO PARISH COURTHOUSE CLOSURES; ADJUSTED OPERATIONS   Caddo Parish, LA – Due to a ruptured water main, the Caddo Parish Courthouse will be closed for the remainder of the day.   The Caddo Parish Clerk of Court Office will be available to process emergency protective orders only. Citizens may call (318) 226-6780.   Repairs are expected to be completed by …

Parish park closures due to high water

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PARISH PARK CLOSURES DUE TO HIGH WATER   Caddo Parish, LA – Effective immediately, the following Caddo Parish parks and boat launch sites will be closed to the public until further notice due to high water levels: Noah Tyson Park (9300 Mira Myrtis, Rodessa, LA) Richard Fleming Park (7919 West Lakeshore Dr., Shreveport, LA) Citizens are reminded that it is …

PARISH ROAD CLOSURES DUE TO HIGH WATER

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Caddo Parish, LA – Due to high water, the following parish roads are now closed in Caddo Parish: Keithville-Kingston Rd Wallace Lake Rd (South End) Gilliam Scott Slough Rd Parish officials will continue to monitor roads for additional closures and/or reopenings.  As a reminder, it is against the law to drive around any traffic barricades or closed signs. ###

Parish of Caddo offices closed January 17 due to inclement weather

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PARISH OF CADDO OFFICES CLOSED JANUARY 17 DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER   All Parish of Caddo administrative offices and departments will be closed Wednesday, January 17 due to inclement weather conditions affecting Caddo Parish.   The following Parish services will be impacted: All Parish Government Plaza offices will be closed Caddo Parish Courthouse parish offices will be closed Caddo Parish District Court …

Caddo Parish Parks winter weather information

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CADDO PARKS WINTER WEATHER INFORMATION Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation staff are making adjustments to our park sites parishwide in advance of wintry weather conditions. Caddo Parks will officially close all park restrooms starting Monday, January 15th to protect park plumbing and water access. Temporary outdoor portlets will be available at each restroom site. The following closed park restrooms will include: …

Parish of Caddo offices closed January 15; officials continue to monitor weather conditions

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PARISH OF CADDO OFFICES CLOSED JANUARY 15 FOR MLK HOLIDAY; OFFICIALS CONTINUE TO MONITOR WEATHER CONDITIONS Parish offices are closed to the public Monday, January 15 in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.  Parish compactor sites are also closed. The regular work session of the Commission is now scheduled for Tuesday, January 16. Parish administration continues to monitor …

Winter warming centers and shelters available for residents

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As winter weather approaches, the following shelters and warming centers are being made available for citizens: (This list will be updated as more resources are made available) Shreveport Bossier Rescue Mission – 901 McNeil, Shreveport, LA 24-hour intake with 3 meals daily. A State ID is required. HOPE Connections – 2350 Levy Street, Shreveport, LA Friday, January 12th at 8pm till 8am …

Caddo Parish prepares for winter weather

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Caddo Parish, LA – As winter weather moves into the area, the Parish of Caddo has begun preparations parish wide.   “Our two main priorities are the safety of our citizens and continuity of operations,” said Parish Administrator and CEO, Erica Bryant.  “Our parish departments prepare year-round for the threat of inclement weather, and are in the process of executing …

2024 Caddo Commission sworn in; officers selected

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Caddo Parish, LA – Members of the Caddo Parish Commission for 2024-2029 were officially sworn in during a special meeting of the Caddo Parish Commission on Monday, January 8.   Eleven members of the Commission were sworn in.   New commissioners: Chris Kracman, District 1; Gregory Young, District 2; Victor Thomas, District 3; and Ronald Cothran, District 10.   Returning …

Commission adopts Parks and Recreation master plan

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The Caddo Parish Commission has adopted its new parish-wide Comprehensive Parks and Recreation Master Plan. The Master Plan was a two year long collaboration with the Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation Department, City of Shreveport-Public Assembly and Recreation Department(SPAR) and consulting firm SJB Group. The development process of the Master Plan was tedious and inclusive, involving public engagement meetings and …

Robert Nance Park closed September 12-13

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Caddo Parish, LA – Robert Nance Park (14770 Odom Rd, Hosston, LA) will be closed to the public September 12 – 13. Contractors will be sealcoating and striping the main boat launch parking lot.   The park and boat launch will reopen back to the public on September 14.   For additional information about Caddo Parish parks, trails, programs and services, …

Caddo Parks to replace channel markers on Caddo Lake

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Caddo Parish, LA – The Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation Department will be replacing channel markers along the Louisiana side of Caddo Lake beginning mid-September.   Caddo Parks will replace a total of 93 channel markers, install 179 new reflective bands, and replace 31 missing or damaged pilings.   “The newly installed channel markers help ensure boaters can safely navigate …

Caddo Parish reminds motorists to travel safely during Labor Day holiday

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The Parish of Caddo reminds motorists to travel safely and exercise safe driving practices while traveling during the Memorial Day holiday period (Friday, September 1 – Monday, September 4). All oversize and overweight vehicle movement on all Parish highways will be permitted through this time, and the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit (CVEU) will be available. All permits will be available …

Caddo Parks asks citizens to refrain from outdoor fire usage at parish parks

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Caddo Parish, LA – In an effort to protect citizens, first responders and the community from dangerous wildfires, Caddo Parish is asking visitors to Parish parks to refrain from any outdoor burning.  This includes the use of grills, fire pits, propane burners and any type of open fire. Parish park sites include: Noah Tyson Park Robert A. Nance Park Earl …

Caddo Parish breaks ground on state of the art nature facility

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Caddo Parish, LA – On Wednesday, August 30, Caddo Parish administration and the Caddo Parish Commission welcomed local officials and community partners to a groundbreaking ceremony for the new state-of-the-art Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Center, to be located on the former grounds of the Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park in north Caddo Parish.   “This project will transform …

Keatchie-Marshall Road bridge now open to traffic

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The Caddo Parish bridge located on Keatchie-Marshall Road near Highway 169 is now open to regular traffic due to completion of the bridge’s replacement. The Public Works Department completed replacement of the bridge and conducted associated road improvements to ensure decades of durability and safety for motorists that utilize the bridge. ###

Parish of Caddo storm debris removal update

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Caddo Parish, LA –The Parish of Caddo’s storm debris removal is nearly complete. Parish contract crews have completed two collection rounds and collected over 33,000 cubic yards of debris.   Crews have started the final round of collection. Citizens are asked to report any remaining debris removal to the Parish’s public works department by August 30. Debris must be moved …

Caddo Commission partners with area leaders to provide assistance to citizens in need

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Caddo Parish, LA – The Caddo Commission has committed to helping more Caddo Parish citizens in need as challenges have become apparent in the Silver Lake Apartments community.   After discovering that residents were continuing to live in the complex with no water and basic utilities with no means to relocate, the Commission joined with other government agencies and non-profits …

Caddo Parks opens new cornhole courts in area parish parks

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Caddo Parish, LA – Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation has officially opened 2 new cornhole courts at the following Caddo Parish Parks: Earl G. Williamson Park, 11425 LA Hwy. 1, Oil City, Louisiana Eddie D. Jones Park, 8400 Mike Clark Road, Keithville, Louisiana “Cornhole is one of the most popular recreational sports in America and we are truly listening to …

Earl G. Williamson public boat launch to be closed beginning August 10

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Caddo Parish, LA – Beginning August 10, the Earl G. Williamson Park public boat launch will be closed for access to Caddo Lake. The park will remain open. “Safety remains our priority for the citizens of Caddo Parish,” said Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation Director Patrick Wesley.  “We know that many of our citizens enjoy our boat launch, and these …

Caddo Parish storm debris removal update

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Caddo Parish, LA – As of August 7, Caddo Parish Public Works has removed approximately 22,857 cubic yards of debris from the unincorporated areas of Caddo Parish. Crews continue to remove debris in Caddo Commission districts 8 and 9. Crews are on schedule to be complete within the target deadline of 45 days.  The Parish is utilizing a new disposal …

Caddo Parish appoints new juvenile services director

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Caddo Parish, LA – The Caddo Parish Commission approved the appointment of Andrew Randall, Jr. as the new director of juvenile services for the Parish of Caddo at the Commission’s monthly meeting on Thursday, August 3. Randall will oversee the functions of the department, including juvenile detention and probation operations, as well as working alongside the Caddo Parish Juvenile Court …

SLB announces hiring event in Caddo Parish

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SLB JOB FAIR OPPORTUNITY    Tuesday, August 15th 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Shreveport Convention Center, 2nd Floor   SLB recently announced the creation of their SLB Shreveport Technology Center, located in Caddo Parish, which will build essential digital Infrastructure equipment.   SLB is looking for motivated people to join their team and have openings for:   Assembly and Test …

Commission urges citizens to report storm damage

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Caddo Parish, LA – The Caddo Parish Commission wants to remind Caddo Parish residents to report property damage from last month’s storms. Citizens may still report damage to structures by visiting damage.la.gov and filling out a short survey, or by contacting the Caddo Parish Department of Homeland Security at 318-675-2255. Reporting property damage gives the Department of Homeland Security a …

Blanchard-Latex Rd bridge closure to begin August 2

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BLANCHARD-LATEX ROAD BRIDGE CLOSURE DUE TO REPLACEMENT    Beginning Monday, August 2 the bridge located on Blanchard-Latex Road in North Caddo will be closed to allow the Caddo Parish Department of Public Works to replace the structure.   The Public Works Department will be replacing the bridge and conducting associated road improvements to expand commercial use of the bridge. These …

Walter B. Jacobs Nature Park closed until further notice

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Caddo Parish, LA – Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park is now closed until further notice to the public after extensive storm damage.   The facility and trails sustained significant damage from falling trees and limbs as a result of the storms that moved through the area in June.  Based on the assessment of damage, the facility and nature trails …

Debris removal in Caddo Parish begins today (July 14)

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DEBRIS REMOVAL FOR CADDO PARISH BEGINS TODAY (JULY 14) Caddo Parish, LA – Debris removal for unincorporated areas of Caddo Parish by the Caddo Parish Department of Public Works begins today (July 14). The Parish has contracted with KDF Enterprises to assist with the removal and disposal of tree limbs and other wood waste in unincorporated areas across the Parish. Residents are …

Caddo Parks and Recreation to host youth basketball camp July 24

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Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation to Host Youth Basketball Camp Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation  will host a two-day Youth Basketball Camp at the LSU-Shreveport gymnasium on Monday,  July 24th for boys and girls kindergarten thru 4th grade and Tuesday, July 25th for boys and girls 5th thru 8th grade. Come out and improve your basketball skills, while having some fun! Legendary AAU basketball coach, Mike …

Prolec GE to host job fair for new facility expansion in Caddo Parish

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Prolec GE is partnering with LED FastStart to host an in-person job fair to connect qualified candidates to opportunities for its electrical transformer manufacturing facility in Caddo Parish. The job fair will take place Wednesday, July 12, at the Hilton Garden Inn, 2015 Old Minden Road, Bossier City. The event will have two sessions, 9 a.m. to noon and 2 to …

Caddo Commission to hold parishwide food distribution event July 8

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CADDO PARISH COMMISSION TO HOLD PARISHWIDE FOOD DISTRIBUTION EVENT JULY 8 Caddo Parish, LA – The Caddo Parish Commission, in partnership with the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana, will host a food box distribution event at multiple locations across Caddo Parish on Saturday, July 8, starting at 9am and 10:30am. “The recent storms and outages in our community posed many challenges …

Clay Walker confirmed as new Caddo Parish Assistant Administrator

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CADDO PARISH COMMISSION CONFIRMS APPOINTMENT OF CLAY WALKER AS ASSISTANT PARISH ADMINISTRATOR  Shreveport, LA –The Caddo Parish Commission confirmed the appointment of Clay Walker as Assistant Parish Administrator of the Parish of Caddo at the Caddo Parish Commission’s work session on Thursday, June 22. “I am pleased to welcome Clay Walker as the Parish’s next assistant parish administrator,” said incoming …

Caddo Parish to offer additional free ice distribution sites

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CADDO PARISH TO OFFER ADDITIONAL FREE ICE DISTRIBUTION SITES Caddo Parish, LA – The Parish of Caddo will host additional free ice distribution sites across Caddo Parish on June 20, in conjunction with the State of Louisiana and Caddo Parish Office of Homeland Security. Ice will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. The following locations will be …

Latest update from Caddo leaders on storm response

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Latest updates from Caddo leaders on storm response  CADDO PARISH, LA – State, parish, and city leaders took part in a Unified Command Group meeting today at the Caddo Sheriff’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness where they discussed response to the storms that impacted Caddo Parish on June 15 and the early hours of June 16. The following …

Press conference on joint storm operations today June 18

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UNIFIED COMMAND GROUP TO MEET TODAY AND PROVIDE STORM RESPONSE UPDATES Caddo Parish, LA – The Caddo Parish Homeland Security Unified Command Group will meet for its daily operations meeting today, June 18, at 2pm. A press conference will immediately follow the conclusion of the meeting to provide updates on storm response. Citizens may view the live stream at facebook.com/parishofcaddo or facebook.com/LoveShreveportLA.

Partial boil advisories in Caddo Parish; additional cooling center opened

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PARTIAL BOIL ADVISORIES IN CADDO PARISH; ADDITIONAL COOLING CENTER LOCATION  Caddo Parish, LA – Caddo Parish authorities continue to gather information during recovery efforts from the storm. The entire Parish is NOT under a boil advisory; however, the following water systems in Caddo Parish are under advisory and asked to boil their water at this time: Deepwoods Water System – …

Report your storm damage to state/parish

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REPORT YOUR STORM DAMAGE If your primary home or business suffered damage as a result of last week’s storms, please report your damage to the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office/Homeland Security. You can submit a report online at http://damage.la.gov, or by calling the Caddo Parish Office of Homeland Security at 318-675-2255.

Cooling Centers open across Caddo Parish

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COOLING CENTERS OPEN ACROSS CADDO PARISH The following cooling centers locations are now open to assist citizens who may need a place to cool off: Morning Star Baptist Church Life Center, 5340 Jewella Ave, Shreveport, LA This facility is now a 24 hr. overnight facility. Citizens can use this facility to stay overnight, exchange low oxygen tanks and/or plug in …

Caddo Parish parks closed due to storm damage/loss of power

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CADDO PARISH PARKS CLOSED DUE TO STORM DAMAGE/LOSS OF POWER  Caddo Parish, LA – The following Caddo Parish parks will be closed until further notice due to storm damage and loss of power: Eddie D. Jones Park – 8400 Mike Clark Rd. Keithville, LA Richard Fleming Park – 7919 W. Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park – 8012 Blanchard …

Keatchie-Marshall Road bridge closure to begin June 19

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KEATCHIE-MARSHALL ROAD BRIDGE CLOSURE TO BEGIN JUNE 19 Beginning Monday, June 19, the bridge located on Keatchie-Marshall Road near Highway 169 in South Caddo Parish will be closed to allow the Caddo Parish Department of Public Works to replace the structure. The Public Works Department will be replacing the bridge and conducting associated road improvements to expand commercial use of …

Award winning “Taking It To The Streets” summer program returns to Caddo Parish

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AWARD WINNING “TAKING IT TO THE STREETS” SUMMER PROGRAM RETURNS TO CADDO PARISH  Caddo Parish, LA – Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation is taking health, fitness and community unity to the streets and neighborhoods of Caddo Parish with the return of its award winning “Taking It To The Streets” summer initiative. Taking it to the Streets is a summer “mobile …

Grand reopening of Greenbrook park June 1

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Just in time for summer–join us today for the grand reopening of Greenbrook Park! A community reopening will be held Thursday, July 1 from 5-7pm! Come enjoy light refreshments and check out the park’s newest upgrades: • New playground system and shade structure • New asphalt walking trail • New junior and adult basketball courts • New security lighting • …

Caddo Parish to host community chess clinics in June

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Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation will host a series of chess clinics during the month of June. Clinics are for beginners, intermediate and advanced chess players 6th – 8th grade.  A certified instructor will teach the basic principles, strategies and tactics of chess. All equipment to participate will be provided, including snacks. Chess Clinics will be held at the following locations: Shreve …

Caddo Parish to host inaugural “Girl You Got It” youth basketball camp

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CADDO PARKS AND RECREATION AND FORMER WNBA STAR TO HOST INAUGURAL “GIRL YOU GOT IT” SUMMER BASKETBALL AND EMPOWERMENT CAMP Caddo Parish, LA – The Parish of Caddo is calling all area youth girl basketball players, ages 6-14!  Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation will host its inaugural “Girl You Got It” Summer Basketball and Empowerment Camp on Tuesday, June 13th from …

2023 Parish Summer Event/Program Guide is now available

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CADDO PARISH PARKS & RECREATION RELEASES  SUMMER 2023 PROGRAM GUIDE Caddo Parish, LA – Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation Department has released the Summer 2023 Program Guide, highlighting fun and enriching opportunities for youth, adults, and families. From sport camps/clinics and community festivals, to nature education and crime prevention programs, citizens can find something fun, informative and healthy to do …

Caddo Parish to host community meetings on Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park improvements

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PARISH OF CADDO TO HOST COMMUNITY INPUT MEETINGS ON WALTER B. JACOBS MEMORIAL NATURE PARK IMPROVEMENTS Caddo Parish, LA – Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation is seeking input from citizens across Caddo Parish on the new Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park improvements.  Two community meetings will be held in Caddo Parish to allow citizens to voice their opinions and ideas. …

Leonard Rd Bridge to reopen to traffic February 21 at noon

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LEONARD RD BRIDGE TO REOPEN TO TRAFFIC FEBRUARY 21 AT NOON The Leonard Road Bridge, located in southern Caddo Parish, will reopen to regular traffic Tuesday, February 21 at noon due to completion of the bridge’s replacement. The Public Works Department completed the replacement of the bridge and conducted associated road improvements to ensure decades of durability and safety for …

Caddo Commission to hold public meeting on redistricting updates

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CADDO COMMISSION TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETING ON REDISTRICTING UPDATES   Caddo Parish, LA – The Caddo Parish Commission is hosting an additional public meeting aimed at educating citizens on the redistricting process in Caddo Parish.  A meeting will be held Wednesday, February 8 at 4pm at Government Plaza, 505 Travis Street, Shreveport, LA.   To establish a fair and impartial process, …

Parish closures; sandbag distribution information for Parish of Caddo

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PARISH CLOSURES AND SANDBAGS DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER   Caddo Parish, LA – Sandbags will be available for Caddo Parish citizens as a result of inclement weather in the area.   Residents may obtain sandbags at Caddo Parish Fleet Services (1701 Monty Street, Shreveport, LA) from 8:00am – 3:30pm. A maximum of 20 sandbags per vehicle is allowed.   In …

Caddo Parish Commission selects Ronald Cothran as interim District 8 commissioner

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CADDO PARISH COMMISSION SELECTS RONALD COTHRAN AS INTERIM DISTRICT 8 COMMISSIONER Caddo Parish, LA – The Caddo Parish Commission selected Ronald Cothran as interim Commissioner for District 8.  Cothran will fill the seat left vacant by former Commissioner Jim Taliaferro, who was elected to the Shreveport City Council in 2022.  The appointment was made at a special called meeting of …

Caddo Commission selects 2023 officers

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CADDO PARISH COMMISSION SELECTS 2023 OFFICERS The Caddo Parish Commission selected its 2023 leadership at its first regular session meeting of the year on January 5. Commissioner Roy Burrell, District 5 was selected as Commission President. Commissioner John-Paul Young, District 4 was elected Vice-President, and Commissioner Stormy Gage-Watts, District 7 was selected as Parliamentarian. “I am honored to be selected …

Parish of Caddo holiday office closures

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PARISH OF CADDO HOLIDAY CLOSURES Caddo Parish, LA – In observance of the holiday season the Parish of Caddo is observing the following office closures: Friday, December 23 – Monday, December 27 – CLOSED Friday, December 30 – Monday, January 2 – CLOSED The Caddo Parish Commission work session originally scheduled for Monday, January 2 has been moved to Tuesday, …

Highway dedication to honor local community leader Carl A. Pierson, Sr.

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Caddo Parish, LA – The Parish of Caddo will host a state highway dedication event for former Caddo Commissioner and longtime community leader Carl A. Pierson, Sr. The event will take place Sunday, November 20 at 1:30pm, at the intersection of Highway 173 (Ford Street) and Earnest B. Miller streets.   Pierson began his career in public service as a teacher …

Caddo Commission to hold public redistricting meetings

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The Caddo Parish Commission is hosting an additional round of public meetings aimed at educating citizens on the redistricting process in Caddo Parish.   To establish a fair and impartial process, the Parish Commission contracted with Data Center, LLC to review and develop a model redistricting map for public input and Parish Commission consideration and approval.   Throughout the development …

Parish of Caddo to host free workshop on misdemeanor expungement

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CADDO PARISH TO HOST EXPUNGEMENT SUMMIT AND RESOURCE FAIR OCTOBER 14   Caddo Parish, in partnership with the Caddo Clerk of Court and other community organizations, is hosting a summit to educate residents on how to get misdemeanor records expunged from the public record.   The Caddo Parish Expungement Summit and Resource Fair will be held on Friday, October 14 from …

Building damaged by hurricane set to reopen to local veterans

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PARISH OF CADDO TO HOLD RIBBON CUTTING AND REDEDICATION CEREMONY FOR VETERANS SERVICE OFFICE   Caddo Parish, LA – Veterans in northwest Louisiana can now receive assistance with their veterans benefits and services in a newly rebuilt facility, thanks to the Parish of Caddo. A ribbon cutting and rededication ceremony for the new facility will take place on Friday, October 14 …

Keithville park temporarily closed for upgrades beginning October 10

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KEITHVILLE PARK TEMPORARILY CLOSED FOR UPGRADES Caddo Parish, LA – Keithville Community Park (12201 Mansfield Rd, Keithville, LA 71047) will be temporarily closed October 10th – October 16th while the Parish completes improvements to the park. “This temporary closure is a continuation of renovations and upgrades across our Parish park system,” said Caddo Parks and Recreation Director Patrick Wesley.   “These improvements …

Parish of Caddo, Shreveport Symphony partner to host free community concerts October 1-2

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PARISH OF CADDO AND SHREVEPORT SYMPHONY PARTNER TO HOST FREE WEEKEND OF COMMUNITY CONCERTS   Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation is partnering with the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra to host a weekend of concerts October 1 and 2. All of the concerts are free and open to the public.   The “Tiny Tot” concerts will feature the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra, performing themed music. …

Caddo Parish to hold free rabies and microchip clinic September 24

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CADDO ANIMAL SERVICES TO PROVIDE FREE RABIES SHOTS AND MICROCHIPS The Caddo Parish Department of Animal Services and Mosquito Control is offering free rabies shots and free microchipping to pets with owners that reside in the Parish in an effort to protect the area’s pet population. The shots are free, but first come, first serve. Animal Services will be holding …

Caddo Parish reminds motorists to exercise safe travel during Labor Day holiday

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CADDO PARISH REMINDS MOTORISTS TO TRAVEL SAFELY DURING LABOR DAY HOLIDAY The Parish of Caddo reminds motorists to travel safely and exercise safe driving practices while traveling during the Memorial Day holiday period (Friday, September 2 – Monday, September 5). All oversize and overweight vehicle movement on all Parish highways will be permitted through this time, and the Commercial Vehicle …

Parish of Caddo title sponsor of 2022 Shreveport Classic

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PARISH OF CADDO TITLE SPONSOR OF 2022 SHREVEPORT CLASSIC Caddo Parish, LA – The Parish of Caddo is pleased to announce it is the title sponsor of the 2022 Shreveport Classic.   Formerly known as the Red River Classic, the matchup began in 1911, and is returning after a hiatus since 2016.   “We are excited to welcome the Shreveport …

Caddo Parish Wheelchair Ramp Assistance Program now accepting applications

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CADDO PARISH WHEELCHAIR RAMP ASSISTANCE PROGRAM NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS   Caddo Parish, LA – The application period for the Caddo Parish Wheelchair Ramp Assistance Program officially opened August 5.   The program was introduced and approved by the Caddo Parish Commission in 2022, and is funded through generated revenue from a partnership with the Capital Area Finance Authority’s first-time homebuyers’ …

Caddo Commission to hold public meetings on redistricting process July 27 and 28

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CADDO COMMISSION TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETINGS ON REDISTRICTING PROCESS   The Caddo Parish Commission is hosting a series of public meetings aimed at educating citizens on the redistricting process in Caddo Parish.   Every 10 years after the release of the U.S. Census, cities, parishes, school boards, and states redraw the lines for election districts to keep population equal on …

“Friday Night Live” events to cater to Caddo Parish youth, parents

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CADDO PARISH DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE AND UNITED STATES ATTORNEY’S OFFICE TO HOST FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE-YOUTH EMPOWERMENT EVENTS   The Caddo Parish District Attorney’s Office and the United States Attorney’s Office will host “Friday Night Live,” youth empowerment events for area Caddo Parish elementary/middle, high school students and parents. These fun-filled, crime prevention events will be held on Friday, July 22nd …

“Taking it to the Streets” to provide mobile fitness, crime prevention for Caddo Parish youth

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 “TAKING IT TO THE STREETS” TO PROVIDE MOBILE FITNESS AND CRIME PREVENTION FOR CADDO PARISH YOUTH   Caddo Parish, LA – Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation Department and the Caddo Parish Commission are “Taking it to the Streets” with a mobile pop up and play and crime prevention program designed to promote physical fitness and reduce crime within Caddo Parish …

Parish wide spay/neuter ordinance to go into effect July 1

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PARISHWIDE SPAY/NEUTER ORDINANCE GOES INTO EFFECT JULY 1   Caddo Parish, LA – Parish wide spay/neuter legislation passed by the Caddo Parish Commission, designed to reduce the number of intakes and euthanasia of animals in Caddo Parish, goes into effect July 1. The ordinance, which was adopted by the Commission in 2021, requires most dogs and cats within Caddo Parish …

Caddo Parks, USA Boxing, local partners join forces to host boxing invitational

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Caddo Parks, USA Boxing and Local Partners Join Forces to Host Louisiana Master’s Boxing Invitational   SHREVEPORT, LA: June 27, 2022- Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation, in conjunction with USA Boxing,  Title Boxing Club Shreveport, and Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport will host the Louisiana Master’s Boxing Invitational,  July 9th  – 10th at RiverView Hall, located at 600 Clyde Fant Parkway (Shreveport, LA). …

June is National Mosquito Awareness Month

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JUNE IS NATIONAL MOSQUITO AWARENESS MONTH Caddo Parish, LA – June and the summer months bring the yearly onslaught of mosquitoes and their bites to Caddo Parish. As June is National Mosquito Month, Caddo Parish Animal Services and Mosquito Control (ASMC) has tips to help you avoid the bites from these annoying pests. Standing water, bare skin and dark clothing …

Parish of Caddo reminds motorists to travel safely during Memorial Day holiday

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PARISH OF CADDO REMINDS MOTORISTS TO TRAVEL SAFELY DURING MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY   The Parish of Caddo reminds motorists to travel safely and exercise safe driving practices while traveling during the Memorial Day holiday period (Friday, May 27 – Monday, May 30). All oversize and overweight vehicle movement on all Parish highways will be permitted through this time, and the …

Caddo Parish earns national achievement awards for three parishwide programs

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CADDO PARISH EARNS NATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS FOR EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE, NATURE AND YOUTH CRIME PREVENTION PROGRAMS   Caddo Parish, LA – The Parish of Caddo has been recognized with three National Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The awards honor innovative, effective county and parish government programs that strengthen services for residents.   “All across the country, counties are …

Buncombe Rd bridge to close for replacement beginning May 16

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BUNCOMBE ROAD BRIDGE TO BE CLOSED FOR REPLACEMENT   Beginning May 16, 2022, the bridge located on Buncombe Road in West Caddo Parish will be closed to allow the Caddo Parish Public Works Department to replace the structure.   The Department will be replacing the bridge and conducting associated road improvements to ensure future decades of durability, safety and access …

Caddo Parks and Recreation to host free MLB and Jr. Home Run Derby competitions

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Caddo Parish to Host MLB Pitch, Hit & Run and Jr. Home Run Derby Competitions   Caddo Parish, LA – Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation, in conjunction with Captain Shreve High School,  will host Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run and Jr. Home Run Derby local competitions at Captain Shreve High School on June 8th at 6:00p.m.  The event is …

Caddo Parks and Recreation partners with local NFL stars to offer free summer youth camps

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CADDO PARKS AND RECREATION PARTNERS WITH LOCAL NFL STARS TO OFFER FREE SUMMER CAMPS   Caddo Parish, LA – Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation is partnering with local members of the NFL to offer free training camps for Caddo Parish youth this summer.   NFL safety, Brandon Wilson of the Cincinnati Bengals, in conjunction with Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation …

Keen Independent Study presentation to take place May 6

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KEEN INDEPENDENT STUDY PUBLIC TOWN HALL   Come provide input on the 2022 Caddo Disparity Study Town Hall on Friday, May 6 11:00 am to 1:00 pm CDT The Skybox at Independence Stadium 3301 Pershing, Shreveport, LA 71119 The Town Hall will include a presentation and public comment period Refreshments will be served   About the Disparity Study Caddo Parish, …

Mosquito spraying begins in Caddo Parish; state of the art drone technology to be employed

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MOSQUITO SPRAYING BEGINS IN CADDO PARISH; STATE OF THE ART DRONE TECHNOLOGY TO BE EMPLOYED   Caddo Parish, LA – Caddo Parish Animal Services and Mosquito Control (ASMC) has officially started mosquito spraying season in Caddo Parish.  ASMC continues to maintain public health and safety in the Parish as a critical priority.  ASMC works to combat the mosquito population for …

Public input needed for comprehensive parks and recreation master plan

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PUBLIC INPUT NEEDED FOR COMPREHENSIVE PARKS AND RECREATION MASTER PLAN   Caddo Parish, LA – Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation and Shreveport Parks and Recreation (SPAR) will host a series of public input meetings for the development of a comprehensive parks and recreation master plan.   The master plan will provide a vision and framework for ensuring quality of life …

Caddo Parks and Recreation and Caddo Community Action Agency team up for community wellness

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CADDO PARKS AND RECREATION AND CADDO COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY TEAM UP FOR COMMUNITY WELLNESS ACTIVITIES   Caddo Parish, LA – Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation and Caddo Community Action Agency Head Start have joined forces to improve overall health, fitness and motor skills development for all enrolled Caddo Head Start children ages 3-5.   Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation staff, …

Parish of Caddo partners with local agencies to offer spring/summer youth crime prevention programs

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PARISH OF CADDO JOINS FORCES WITH LOCAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES TO OFFER SPRING AND SUMMER YOUTH CRIME PREVENTION PROGRAMS   Caddo Parish, LA – Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation Department, in conjunction with Caddo Parish Juvenile Services, the Caddo Parish District Attorney’s Office, Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office and Project Celebration Inc. are joining forces to host free …

Access Parish of Caddo/Caddo Parish Commission content on Comcast Channel 6

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ACCESS PARISH OF CADDO/CADDO COMMISSION CONTENT ON COMCAST CHANNEL 6 The Parish of Caddo is pleased to partner with the City of Shreveport to expand citizen access to Parish of Caddo/Caddo Parish Commission content. Citizens with Comcast cable service can tune into Channel 6 (Love Shreveport TV)  Public Access Channel to see the live stream of Caddo Parish Commission meetings …

Registration now open for Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation Tee-Ball league

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Registration Now Open for Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation Tee-Ball League Caddo Parish, LA – The Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation Tee-Ball League registration is now open for girls and boys ages 4-6. Player entry fee is $10 per child and registration is required. Registration deadline is May 10th. “This developmental league will provide a memorable Tee Ball experience that is …

Parish of Caddo receives additional revenue through partnership with Capital Area Finance Authority

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PARISH OF CADDO RECEIVES ADDITIONAL REVENUE THROUGH PARTNERSHIP WITH CAPITAL AREA FINANCE AUTHORITY   Caddo Parish, LA – The Parish of Caddo received additional revenue as a result of a program partnership with the Capital Area Finance Authority (CAFA). CAFA presented a check representing $130,000 in program revenue at the Caddo Parish Commission’s regular session meeting on Thursday, April 7. …

Caddo Parish celebrates National County/Parish Government Month

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CADDO PARISH CELEBRATES NATIONAL COUNTY/PARISH GOVERNMENT MONTH Caddo Parish, LA — The Parish of Caddo will celebrate National County/Parish Government Month (NCGM) during the month of April to showcase how Caddo Parish achieves healthy, safe and vibrant communities.   The theme for this year’s celebration of NCGM is “Counties THRIVE,” demonstrating how counties and parishes help to improve people’s lives every …

Caddo Commission allocates funding for relocation benefits

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CADDO COMMISSION ALLOCATES FUNDING FOR RELOCATION BENEFITS   Caddo Parish, LA – The Caddo Parish Commission has allocated funding to assist Parish citizens with the burdens of relocation.   The Relocation Benefits Program, administered by the Providence House, is designed to assist with relocation and associated moving costs, to include moving fees as well as utility, storage and rental deposits. …

Parish of Caddo, Landers and Kiss 93.7 to host “Night in the Country” outdoor concert series

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CADDO PARKS AND LANDERS TO HOST “NIGHT IN THE COUNTRY” CONCERT IN THE PARK SERIES   Caddo Parish Parks and Recreation, Landers and Kiss Country 93.7 are partnering to host the “Kiss Country – Night in the Country” outdoor concert series, featuring some of the top country music artists in the area in a fun-filled, family atmosphere. The event begins …

Parish of Caddo continues leadership roles with statewide Police Jury association

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PARISH OF CADDO CONTINUES LEADERSHIP ROLES WITH STATEWIDE POLICE JURY ASSOCIATION The Parish of Caddo continues to have strong representation in leadership with the Police Jury Association of Louisiana.  Commissioner Stormy Gage-Watts was recently elected as the 2022 President of the Louisiana Police Jury Black Caucus Association. She previously served as President for 2019-2020. She replaces outgoing President Lyndon B. …