National Hurricane Museum and Science Center, vote Oct. 22nd - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

National Hurricane Museum and Science Center, vote October 22nd

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

The National Hurricane Museum and Science Center will be on the ballot on October 22, 2011. The public will get their chance to vote on the relocation of its construction site. However, if the voters vote no, the 68 million dollar project will most likely be scrapped and put elsewhere in the Gulf South. 

Gray Stream, Chair of the National Hurricane Museum and Science Center, spoke to a group of young professionals during a walking tour at the city's premier lakefront. He stressed the importance of the vision of the iconic hurricane museum building.

Lori Marinovich, Executive Director Downtown/Lakefront Development, guided the mostly Fusion Five group, through various boardwalk landmarks.  The landmarks included: Lake Charles Amphitheater, Millennium Park rebuild site; Lakefront Marina and the proposed site of the National Hurricane Museum and Science Center.

Early voting ends this Saturday. The election will take place October 22nd.

Copyright 2011 KPLC. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Former DeRidder resident accused of double homicide in New Mexico previously convicted of manslaughter

    Former DeRidder resident accused of double homicide in New Mexico previously convicted of manslaughter

    Friday, May 25 2018 7:14 PM EDT2018-05-25 23:14:58 GMT
    Dustin Brian Montano (Source: Texas Department of Criminal Justice)Dustin Brian Montano (Source: Texas Department of Criminal Justice)

    A former DeRidder resident accused of a double homicide in New Mexico was previously convicted of manslaughter in Texas. Dustin Brian Montano, 31, is accused of killing Deborah Martinez and her 17-year-old daughter at an apartment complex in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Thursday. Montano was shot at a Walmart in Fort Morgan, Colorado. Montano was 18 years old when he stabbed Barton Jeffrey Woodard August 2005. Montano was involved in a fight that involved up to six men at a home in S...

    More >>

    A former DeRidder resident accused of a double homicide in New Mexico was previously convicted of manslaughter in Texas. Dustin Brian Montano, 31, is accused of killing Deborah Martinez and her 17-year-old daughter at an apartment complex in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Thursday. Montano was shot at a Walmart in Fort Morgan, Colorado. Montano was 18 years old when he stabbed Barton Jeffrey Woodard August 2005. Montano was involved in a fight that involved up to six men at a home in S...

    More >>
  • Arrest made in Beaumont bombing

    Arrest made in Beaumont bombing

    Friday, May 25 2018 6:59 PM EDT2018-05-25 22:59:28 GMT

    Federal authorities say a 40-year-old military veteran has been arrested in connection with two explosive devices found in southeast Texas in recent weeks according to the Associated Press.  Investigators say they found bomb components and mailing materials linked to 40-year-old Jonathan Matthew Torres to the devices while executing a search warrant Thursday at his Beaumont home.  Torres is accused of mailing bombs that  May 10 outside an Episcopal church, shattering ...

    More >>

    Federal authorities say a 40-year-old military veteran has been arrested in connection with two explosive devices found in southeast Texas in recent weeks according to the Associated Press.  Investigators say they found bomb components and mailing materials linked to 40-year-old Jonathan Matthew Torres to the devices while executing a search warrant Thursday at his Beaumont home.  Torres is accused of mailing bombs that  May 10 outside an Episcopal church, shattering ...

    More >>
  • Crashes causing traffic backup on I-10 throughout SWLA

    Crashes causing traffic backup on I-10 throughout SWLA

    Friday, May 25 2018 5:47 PM EDT2018-05-25 21:47:59 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    Multiple crashes throughout Southwest Louisiana are causing heavy traffic backup all along I-10. Sgt. James Anderson with Louisiana State Police said they are currently investigating two crashes on I-10 in Jeff Davis Parish. Google Traffic is showing that traffic is especially slow near the Iowa exit. Anderson also said traffic going into Texas is backed up due to an earlier crash near Vinton. Additionally, traffic volume is up due to the Memorial Day weekend, Anderson said. If p...More >>
    Multiple crashes throughout Southwest Louisiana are causing heavy traffic backup all along I-10. Sgt. James Anderson with Louisiana State Police said they are currently investigating two crashes on I-10 in Jeff Davis Parish. Google Traffic is showing that traffic is especially slow near the Iowa exit. Anderson also said traffic going into Texas is backed up due to an earlier crash near Vinton. Additionally, traffic volume is up due to the Memorial Day weekend, Anderson said. If p...More >>
Powered by Frankly