Voter information: The Louisiana Oil & Gas Association released its new elections website GeauxElections.com. The site not only has information about Louisiana candidates seeking election this fall and how to interact with them, but it also tracks all House, Senate, and statewide races by parish and legislative district, indicating which candidates have the support of the pro-industry group.
Application deadline: There is still one day left to apply to be a part of the Livingston Parish Chamber’s next Leadership 2020 program. The program—based on a national model used by chambers throughout the country to develop individuals as leaders within their communities—begins with an overnight retreat where the class participates in a “simulated society” presented by a certified, professional facilitator. Applications are available online.
Transfer students: About 125 visiting students who evacuated from LSU to Texas as Tropical Storm Barry approached will stay in Houston to finish their three-week summer program. Shawna Young with the Duke University Talent Identification Program said Tuesday that the youths, from middle and high schools across the country, will be at Rice University through July 27. Young says the students began the Duke-affiliated program July 7 in Baton Rouge, but were bused from the LSU campus amid concerns about possible flooding. The children arrived at the Rice campus, about 260 miles away, early Friday. Read the full story.