Mark Henderson, The News-Star

Mark Henderson

The News-Star

Monroe, LA, United States

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Past articles by Mark:

ULM Doppler radar helping save lives

The data from ULM’s Doppler radar was crucial to the alerts, alarms and sirens informing residents that a tornado was on the ground. → Read More

'Phantom' transforms ULM's Brown Theater into Paris Opera House

VAPA presents "Phantom of the Opera" March 21-24 → Read More

Calls from our passionate print readers

Readers have a special bond with their newspapers. → Read More

Evolution: Serving our customers as their needs shift

The migration of audiences and advertisers from print to online has been nothing short of breathtaking. → Read More

News-Star wins 10 awards at APME meeting

The Daily Advertiser was honored Saturday by the Associated Press Media Editors at the organization's annual meeting in Jackson, Mississippi. → Read More

From the air, a new perspective

There’s not much to do when you’re in a plane. → Read More

Fire consumes abandoned apartments

A fire that started Thursday afternoon consumed two abandoned apartment buildings on King Street off Blanks Street in Monroe. → Read More

Train cars derail on Louisville Avenue

Five train cars carrying nitropropane derailed in Monroe, blocking Louisville Avenue near Ninth Street on Thursday afternoon. → Read More

Goodfellows: Our Christmas duty

For 102 years, the plea has gone out, and you’ve answered the call. → Read More

Rallo: Treat higher ed as an investment

The numbers are stark. In the 2008-09 fiscal year, the state budgeted $1.5 billion for higher education. This year, the budget is $852 million. Of that, 66 cents of every dollar is sent back to the state to fund mandated costs, such as retirement. That leaves all of Louisiana public higher education to operate on $286 million. Superintendent of Higher Education Joseph Rallo, speaking Monday at a… → Read More

Spurlock retires from

She served more than 20 years as the company's executive editor, named general manager in 2014 → Read More

Driver accused of endangering girlfriend, 3 children

A woman flagged down a deputy on Garrett Road on Friday and said her live-in boyfriend of nine years was attempting to run her off the road. Inside her vehicle were three children. → Read More

CenturyLink plans companywide layoffs

CenturyLink announced plans to lay off as much as 8 percent of its workforce companywide by the end of the year. → Read More

Ouachita full of history made at home

Editor’s note: One in a series of history pieces published in conjunction with The News-Star’s 125th anniversary. This story originally ran in 2013. → Read More

American Rose Center: A rose by every name

A rose by any other name, Shakespeare once wrote. Roses coming in many, many names can be found at the American Rose Center in Shreveport. → Read More

Norton Art Gallery: Renderings of the Wild West

The R.W. Norton Art Gallery knows what it is, a relatively small museum that focuses on American and European art. → Read More

Biedenharn Coca-Cola Museum: The real thing

It’s a collector’s nirvana. Imagine row after row of Coca-Cola bottles stretching back to the beginning. The Biedenharn family eventually moved to Monroe, but Joseph Biedenharn started bottling Coke in a candy → Read More

Pecanland Mall: Monroe’s retail hub

In 1985, Pecanland Mall changed shopping patterns in Ouachita Parish, moving traffic from Louisville Avenue to the former pecan orchard. → Read More

Louisiana Boardwalk: Bossier City browsing

Live alligators, a casino, a river walk, restaurants and outlet stores. → Read More

Anna Gray Noe Park: Downtown’s oasis

New York City has its Central Park in the heart of Manhattan. In the heart of downtown Monroe, there’s Anna Gray Noe Park. → Read More