It is official. The Coushatta Town Council has named the new road leading to the football stadium Bulldog Drive. The name was adopted Tuesday night at the regular council meeting.
Bulldog Drive was conducted to give a new approach to the stadium and adjust traffic flow to accommodate new facility construction. Clarkson Street was closed so students would not have to cross a street to get from the campus to the new Junior High Gym.
Also at the Town Council meeting Lela Harvey of Voices 4 Autism spoke on a training program the regional autism support group is sponsoring later this month at NSU. Harvey said the group is working on an app to show first responders and 911 operators the addresses with autistic children. Harvey said, “It would give first responders an idea of what they are dealing with before they get there. And we have car tags and yard signs for families with autistic members to help out first responders.”
Harvey said, “I’m just trying to put the word out. I am going around to try and make the area more autism friendly for everybody.” The Journal checked with local first responders to gage their participation in the upcoming training. We got responses from both the fire department and parish EMS and both groups were unaware of the event.