"The Sound of Murder" is a play that highlights the golden age of radio and the future rise of television. Set in the 1940's, the story revolves around the radio station, WMDR, and their efforts to keep their program running. If their newest show does not go well, the station will run out of business. 

The play, Steel Magnolias, is being performed this weekend at Bastrop's historic Rose Theatre on 102 E Jefferson Ave. There will be three showings on Oct. 11, 12, and 13. The first two performances will begin at 7 p.m, and the Sunday performance will be a matinee that kicks off at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $20 per person. 

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The governor of Louisiana has met with eight major film production companies to discuss filming opportunities in the state.

City of Monroe

The City of Monroe, Louisiana Purchase Gardens & Zoo, and Zoological Society showed off a new train engine today at the Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo. A train fundraiser has been ongoing to purchase a train, rebuild tracks and the train station. 

The Monroe - West Monroe Convention and visitors bureau today presented a $150,000 grant to help with the cost on the engine and coaches. 


Monroe's Southside Economic Development District (SEDD) is in the planning phase to lure a casino to the Ouachita River in Monroe. Monroe lawmaker Marcus Hunter  has indicated he will  introduce a bill to make the Ouachita River eligible to house a riverboat casino.  Numerous reports say the  DiamondJacks Casino in Bossier is a likely target.  If SEDD is courting DiamondJacks it better hurry and put a ring on it because Robert is also calling on the casino and is much closer to sealing the deal.