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Rapides Parish, Louisiana

PO Box 952
Alexandria, LA 71309
Phone: (318) 473-8153
Fax: (318) 473-4667
www.rppj.com

In central LA; organized 1807 (prior to statehood). Name Origin: French for the 'rapids,' on the Red River, which runs through the parish

Area (sq mi):: 1361.96 (land 1322.54; water 39.42) Population per square mile: 97.10
Population 2005: 128,462 State rank: 9 Population change: 2000-20005 1.70%; 1990-2000 -4.00% Population 2000: 126,337 (White 65.70%; Black or African American 30.40%; Hispanic or Latino 1.40%; Asian 0.90%; Other 2.10%). Foreign born: 1.60%. Median age: 35.50
Income 2000: per capita $16,088; median household $29,856; Population below poverty level: 20.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,627-$26,934
Unemployment (2004): 5.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.40% Median travel time to work: 23.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 8.80%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Alexandria County seat (45,971)
  • Pineville (13,784)

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    In Willacy County, Texas and Rapides Parish, Louisiana, grasses within three feet of sugarcane crop were swept, along with additional collections on actual sugarcane, and these samples were maintained as separate collections.
    Indigo's proposed Bentley Lumber 23H #1, Section 23, T5N-R5W, Rapides Parish, Louisiana, is permitted to a proposed total measured depth of 15,500' and is projected to include a 4,000' horizontal lateral section targeting the LA Eagle Ford zone at approximately 10,600' true vertical depth.
    HOUSTON -- Hyperdynamics Corporation (AMEX:HDY) announced today that its first well on the newly acquired 264-acre Deville lease in the North Big Island field in Rapides Parish, Louisiana has been tested and placed into production.
    The Company has two rigs currently drilling in the Masters Creek Field in Rapides Parish, Louisiana and one rig drilling in the South Burr Ferry Field in Vernon Parish, Louisiana.
    HOUSTON -- Hyperdynamics Corporation (AMEX:HDY) announced today that its domestic subsidiary Trendsetter Production Company (TPC) and its partner Rabb Contracting Company, LLC (RABB) acquired a 264-acre lease in the Big Island Field in Rapides Parish, Louisiana.
    The Company reported today the completion and production testing of two significant new development wells in the Masters Creek Field in Rapides Parish, Louisiana.
    1, 1994--Occidental Petroleum Corporation today announced a significant oil and gas discovery in the Austin Chalk formation of Rapides Parish, Louisiana.
    The Crosby Land and Resources 33 #1, located in Rapides Parish, Louisiana, is currently producing at a rate of 3,200 barrels of oil per day and 10 Mmcfd of natural gas.