Spending Smarter

  Taxpayers say repeat work fuels perception of waste

With so much money being spent on construction projects in Shreveport, some people are watching out for potential government waste

  Rewarding kids without using money

  Bossier Schools explain free/ reduced lunch, CEP programs

  Cutting costs on fall youth sports teams

  Cutting costs for college students

Who’s hiring across the ArkLaTex

Spending Smarter: DIY Back-to-School supplies

Continued Coverage

Ways to take advantage of Texas tax free weekend

  Easy ways to find deals on back to school shopping

8 ways to avoid going into debt while back-to-school shopping

  We went school supplies shopping at 3 different stores. Here’s how they compare

How to spend smarter on school supplies

KSLA wants to help you save money and spend smarter

2019 ArkLaTex back-to-school starting dates, events, school supply lists and giveaways

Bookmark this page for the latest on school supply lists and giveaways

  Junior League of Longview gears up for massive school supply drive

The Junior League of Longview is busy preparing for its complex back-to-school drive. This year marks the organization’s 26th annual School Supply Train.

  Marshall ISD holding first ever “Pack the Bus” supply drive

Their goal is to supply school supplies for every elementary student in Marshall.

Where to find deals for National Chicken Wing Day

July 29 is National Chicken Wing Day.

Arkansas offers tax-free holiday August 3-4

  Poultry producer adding 100+ jobs in Bienville, Lincoln

  Kroger backpack boosters supplying school supplies for children

Southland Steel looking to hire welders for its new facility in Louisiana

‘7th Annual Bossier Back-to-School Giveaway’ at Northpoint Community Church

Fred’s closing 129 more stores, including 7 in ArkLaTex

What to do when businesses intentionally raise prices during storms

When you’re already at your limit preparing for potentially dangerous weather to roll into your area, seeing prices on the goods you need to get you through the storm soaring above the amount you normally pay for them can be enough to put you over the edge.

SWEPCO bills to decrease due to federal tax cuts

This tax cut will save SWEPCO’s 231,000 Louisiana customers over $24 million in a three-month period.

Target offering teachers discounts on school supplies

Teachers can get a 15% discount on school supplies at Target.