- A 31-year veteran of Louisiana’s Department of Transportation and Development has been appointed to take the top DOTD spot and succeed the retiring Secretary Shawn Wilson. - The Deep East Texas Council of Governments is challenging the accuracy of the new Texas State broadband map.
Chuck Smith brings more than 30 years' broadcast and media experience to Red River Radio. He began his career as a radio news reporter and transitioned to television journalism and newsmagazine production. Chuck studied mass communications at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia and motion picture / television production at the University of California at Los Angeles. He has also taught writing for television at York Technical College in Rock Hill, South Carolina and video / film production at Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport.