7131 Old Mooringsport Road
Shreveport, Louisiana 71107
Indian Hills Baptist Church located in Shreveport, LA just minutes from Barksdale Air Force Base is an independent Baptist church pastored by Don Tinsley. We would love to have the pleasure of your visit. Please let us know if there is any way that we can be of service to you here at Indian Hills Baptist Church.
Economists at IHS Global Insight expect Louisiana to have lost just 2 percent of its jobs by the end of the recession and think the state will return to its pre-recession employment peak by 2012. After Hurricane Katrina, Shreveport embraced filmmakers forced out of New Orleans and created a new industry for its workers. Also, the Haynesville Shale rock formation promises a booming natural gas industry
The northwest part of the state, in and around Shreveport-Bossier City, is a little different than the rest of Louisiana. It’s a mixture of the wide-open Texas spirit and the spicy Cajun attitude. Where cowboy meets Creole. Where spicy Louisiana crawfish meet big Texas t-bone steaks.
Our unique blend of cultures has a tendency to sneak up and surprise you. Louisiana’s other side is a term we use to describe our location in the state and our unique combination of Louisiana Cajun culture and East Texas cowboy heritage. On the surface there are a lot of obvious reasons people are drawn to northwest Louisiana. From the wonderful array of festivals, the mouth -watering local cuisine, fantastic shopping and numerous outdoor activities, to the museums and attractions – this area has all the necessary ingredients for a memorable getaway. That’s what makes northwest Louisiana a hot destination. But that’s not all there is to “Louisiana’s Other Side.”
Shreveport-Bossier City is the place where steak sauce meets hot sauce! We dish up Texas-sized portions with just the right touch of Louisiana spice. We serve you warmth and hospitality, all cooked up in our own Southern style. Don’t miss our fried catfish, seafood gumbo or down-home cooking. But that’s not all. You can also get a taste of Asian, Mediterranean, Indian and Italian fare here. We serve up what you expect – stick-to-your ribs Southern favorites – and what you don’t expect: top-notch international cuisine. That’s right, when you visit Louisiana’s Other Side, you are in for great surprises.
From single desserts to whole restaurants, we’ve made a name for ourselves. And this isn’t just us bragging: Internationally known experts on the good life have featured us – maybe you’ve seen Shreveport-Bossier City profiled in national magazines like Southern Living and on the popular Food Network. We do food. And we do it well.
We have melt-in-your mouth doughnuts at Southern Maid Donuts, served hot and just the way you crave. Our Creole- and Cajun-style cooking attracts masses of people, with Shreveport-Bossier City restaurants dishing up exotic foods like alligator or home-style favorites like country fried steak and potatoes. Louisiana’s Other Side is about culinary enjoyment.
We wouldn’t let you finish your meal without giving you something sweet. Our desserts are some of the best you’ll find anywhere. The strawberry and chocolate pies at Strawn’s Eat Shops taste, well, better than your mama’s.
Maybe you’re in the mood for a bit of international style. Heat things up with Indian food at India’s Restaurant. Maybe you wouldn’t expect good international food here, but give it a try. You’ll find we do it well. Want a bit of sushi or hibachi? Well, then head on over to Shogun, Kobe or Ichiban.
When you visit Louisiana’s Other Side, bring your appetite. We’ll give you what you expect and a touch of the unexpected, too, all served in a way you love.
OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY
What is the Haynesville Shale?
The Haynesville Shale is a geologic formation of sedimentary rocks that may contain natural gas. Some people believe that it may be the largest onshore natural gas field in North America. Its discovery has led to a frenzy of activity, primarily by publicly-held oil and gas companies (such as Chesapeake, Petrohawk and others), their hired lease brokers, landmen and other persons hoping to “cash in” on the discovery. Most of this activity has involved people being offered the opportunity to sign mineral leases for their property.
At this stage in the process, oil and gas companies are scrambling to lease as much acreage as possible – which has created a “gold rush” atmosphere. Hundreds of landmen have been hired, just to work the north Louisiana area. Competition among these companies and their landmen has resulted in many land owners receiving offers to lease their mineral rights, some for significant sums of money.
BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE in Shreveport-Bossier area
Location: Barksdale AFB is located in the Northwest corner of Louisiana, which centrally locates the base and the metropolitan area of Shreveport and Bossier City with other major cities in Texas, Arkansas, and Mississippi. Interstate 20 runs East to West through the center of both cities and connects us to Dallas, Texas, which is 185 miles west; Little Rock, Arkansas, which is 175 miles northeast; Jackson, Mississippi, which is 220 miles east; and of course Interstates 49S and 10E connect us with the “Big Easy”, New Orleans, Louisiana, which is 300 miles southeast of the Ark-La-Tex.
Major Command: Air Combat Command, HQ 8AF, HQ 2BW, HQ 917 FW(Reserves and Air National Guard)
Primary Weapon Systems: B-52, A-10
Mission: The 2D Bomb Wing provides global combat capability and trains all B-52 crews.
Population assigned-served: 45,832 Active Duty Officer: 1,013 Active Duty Enlisted: 5,455 Family Members: 9,920 Retirees: 28,358 Civilian Employees: 1,086 Reserve Component Officers: 197 Reserve Component Enlisted: 1414
The base is named in honor of Lt Eugene Hoy Barksdale, U.S. Army Air Corps, who lost his life August 11, 1926, while flight testing an observation-type plane over Wright-Field, Dayton, Ohio. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
BARKSDALE – FROM COTTON FIELDS TO AWESOME GLOBAL POWER!
The dedication of Barksdale Field February 2, 1933, marked the culmination of a concerted community action that has spawned into a continuing mutual and respected relationship between the base and the communities of Shreveport and Bossier City.