May 24, 2018

Paul Pratt of Gateway Development Consortium talks with 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty about the Shreveport City Council making amendments to the proposed Memorandum of Understanding and how that might affect the proposed billion dollar development...

May 24, 2018

Shreveport City Council voted 4-3 in favor of a resolution that gives the mayor a vote of confidence as talks of Bayou Cross development heat up.  

Except the mayor didn't exactly know what the resolution was all about.

"I'm not going to speak to the amendment even,...

May 24, 2018


The developers behind a new plan for Cross Bayou are feeling encouraged after Shreveport City Council members gave an early show of support Tuesday.

The proposal, however, is a long way from being a done deal. 

Gateway Development Consortium (GDC)...

May 24, 2018

Shreveport City Council members gave a sign of support for the hotly debated Cross Bayou development at its Tuesday, May 22 meeting.

Council members debated a resolution that would have authorized a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MOU) with developers Gateway D...

May 24, 2018

Shreveport council endorses Cross Bayou project while mayor sniffs

The development company, Gateway Development Consortium, said Wednesday that the council's action will permit it to proceed with securing investor commitments.

In the past, Gateway also has said it needed...

March 14, 2018

Is proposed $1B development for Cross Bayou a game changer for Shreveport?

“We’re trying to create hope,” said local businessman Paul Pratt.

A life-long Shreveport resident, he has a real love for his city. And he has a sense of urgency as he feels it is stagnating and i...

March 14, 2018

A new player has emerged with a vision for developing downtown Shreveport's Cross Bayou, just five months after an earlier plan faltered.

The new vision — it's not clear how far planning has advanced — would require a public-private partnership in a 10-year, $1 billion...

March 14, 2018

The Gateway Downtown Consortium, comprised of prominent Shreveport business leaders and community members, has proposed a $1 billion downtown waterfront development that would built as a public-private partnership (P3), according to the Shreveport Times.

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January 23, 2018

"Can a lawyer admit the guilt of a client who claims to be innocent?" 

ROBERT MCCOY had a plan. Facing murder charges in the deaths of his estranged wife’s mother, stepfather and teenaged son in Louisiana, Mr McCoy claimed he was out of town in Houston, Texas when the t...

January 19, 2018

Can a Lawyer Go Against Their Client's Wishes? The Supreme Court Will Decide

The Supreme Court is deliberating a case that could fundamentally reshape the relationship between an an attorney and their client. 

The case, McCoy v. Louisiana, looks at a decision m...

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