GCAGS 2017 Meeting – San Antonio


Join us in San Antonio! Discover San Antonio’s Vibrant Downtown. GCAGS-GCSSEPM 2017 Convention, San Antonio, Texas November 1-3 hosted by the South Texas Geological Society. . . . → Read More: GCAGS 2017 Meeting – San Antonio

September 2017 Bulletin


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President’s Letter – October 2017

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Dear LGS Members:

Thank you to those who attended our BBQ Ice Breaker. We had approximately 55 attendees that enjoyed the food, music, and friendship of our members and guests. Attendance was a little low compared to previous years, so I encourage you to be an active member in our society and our events. Our . . . → Read More: President’s Letter – October 2017

GIS Short Course


Join us as we spend 2 days getting reacquainted or acquainted with GIS software. . . . → Read More: GIS Short Course

LGS / SWLGS Annual Kick-off BBQ


LGS & SWLGS will be hosting the Annual Kickoff BBQ on Thursday, September 28th, 2017 at Vermilionville 6pm-10pm. Tickets are available here on our site. . . . → Read More: LGS / SWLGS Annual Kick-off BBQ

President’s Letter – September 2017

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Dear LGS Members:

The LGS Board would like to welcome you to the 2017-2018 year. I am excited to serve as your LGS president. I joined the UL geology faculty a year and a half ago, and appreciate this opportunity. We have a great board and truly believe it will be a great year. We . . . → Read More: President’s Letter – September 2017

LGS Luncheon – September 2017



Title: The Role of Geology in the Failure of the Levees in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina

Mary L. Gentry, P.G. Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality

When Hurricane Katrina struck just east of New Orleans on August 29, 2005 it unleased the most costly catastrophic failure of an engineered system in American history. Approximately . . . → Read More: LGS Luncheon – September 2017

May 2017 Bulletin


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President’s Letter – May 2017



Another year has flown by! Our May 17th, 2017 luncheon will mark my last meeting as LGS President. Thank you to our outgoing board members and those board members who have offered to serve another year. LGS cannot function without the help of volunteers and Chairs of Committees. A special thanks to chairs Jim . . . → Read More: President’s Letter – May 2017

LGS Luncheon – May 2017



Myron Kinley and the ‘Torch of Moreni’

Jeff Spencer & Marius Furcuta

Myron M. Kinley (1898-1978) has been called the first, the dean, the grandfather, and the original pioneer oil well firefighter. He and his father Karl are often credited with being the first to use explosives to extinguish an oil well fire (1913). . . . → Read More: LGS Luncheon – May 2017