It's the start of a new school year and a new college football season.  So friends, fans, and alums of Louisiana Tech University are getting ready to kick things off in style.  

The Happening XXXIII, presented by Argent Financial, is planned for 6 p.m., August 22, at the Monroe Civic Center.

The annual event will have a relaxed, tailgate-style atmosphere with remarks by Louisiana Tech President Les Guice, Athletics Director Tommy McClelland, and other select Bulldog and Lady Techster coaches.

Heavy hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar begin at 6 p.m. with featured guests addressing the gathering at 7:15 p.m.

Individual tickets are $30, packages of 10 tickets are $250, and a limited number of reserved tables for eight are $500.  For more information or to make reservations, call the Marbury Alumni Center at 318-255-7950 or go online to: