Our favorite stories of 2021

SHREVEPORT, La. (Ark-La-Tex Weekend) -

What a year 2021 has been. From one of the greatest snow storms of all time to the return of some of our favorite festivals and events, this year we covered a lot in Ark-La-Tex. Here are some of our favorite stories from the past year.

Kaylynn Craig - DIY Jolly Rancher Suckers

My favorite story from 2021 is the easy DIY Jolly Rancher Suckers. I love that this is an activity that any family member can be involved in and let kids be involved in the kitchen. I love being able to have my son help in crafts and turn it into a fun learning experience. This is a fun activity that we do many times throughout the year.

Mark Klein - Shreveport-Bossier Sandwiches

This was one of the more tasty stories to write about. It went along with our Sandwich Showdown competition.

Robert Streeter - 4 unique treasures of the Norton Art Gallery

I’ve been to the Norton quite a few times since moving here but I never truly appreciated some of the works in the collection. My personal favorite from our expedition through history is The Book of Hours. It’s from around the 1350s and is a hand illuminated book of religious prayers. It makes me want to learn some French so I can read it.

Let’s hope 2022 turns out to be a better year and we discover more about the Ark-La-Tex and what makes it great.

Robert Streeter

Robert Streeter

Lead content producer for the Ark-La-Tex Weekend as well as Creative Services Producer.