New bridge now open over Sabine River, between Logansport, Louisiana and Joaquin, Texas

At left, the new bridge between Logansport, Louisiana and Joaquin, Texas is now open to traffic. It is shown at the far left. The old bridge, shown at center, is closed and will eventually be demolished.
At left, the new bridge between Logansport, Louisiana and Joaquin, Texas is now open to traffic. It is shown at the far left. The old bridge, shown at center, is closed and will eventually be demolished.
Photo taken Dec. 1, 2015 shows the new bridge under construction. This bridge is now fully complete
Photo taken Dec. 1, 2015 shows the new bridge under construction. This bridge is now fully complete

A brand new bridge which crosses the Sabine River from Logansport, Louisiana to Joaquin, Texas is now open to traffic.

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The story of a film star: Full of twists and turns from Toro, Louisiana to Hollywood, California

ats mary miles minter
I have been aware for many years of a silent film star whose roots are in Sabine Parish.  I remembered reading several years ago about Mary Miles Minter and her connections to this parish.  I recalled reading she was buried in a cemetery in Mansfield, Louisiana.  I knew she was the subject of scandalous accusations following the Hollywood true crime story of the murder of Paramount Studios Director William Desmond Taylor.  I knew she retreated into private life and the depths of solitude after having her squeaky clean image tarnished at the hands of tabloid media (who by all counts might have been bigger vultures a hundred years ago than they are today). Continue reading “The story of a film star: Full of twists and turns from Toro, Louisiana to Hollywood, California”

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The Spirit of Christmas on the Sabine River, in Logansport, Louisiana

Video footage taken on two fantastic evenings along the Sabine River in the Village of Logansport, Louisiana.  The village and its residents join together each Christmas season to bring a brilliant display to residents of the area and visitors to the area.

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