T-Galop: A Louisiana Horse Story by UL faculty member Conni Castille of Breaux Bridge has been recognized by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities as the Documentary Film of the Year, the latest accolade for our favorite filmmaker who last year walked away with the Louisiana Feature Film Prize at the 2012 New Orleans Film Festival. Past documentaries by Castille have also won top awards at the NOLA festival.
T-Galop traces the history of equine culture in Louisiana, from colonial times to the present, with an emphasis on Cajun and Creole traditions related to horses — from rural Mardi Gras celebrations to trail rides and bush tracks. The assistant director of UL’s Center for Moving Image Arts, Castille wrote, directed and produced the film.
Castille will receive the award on Saturday, April 6, at a luncheon at Houmas House Plantation in Darrow, La.
Frank’s Casing Crew, now doing business as Frank’s International, will make its final appearance on ABiz’s list of the Top 50 Privately Held Companies in Acadiana this year, and once again, it will likely be at the top with more than $1 billion in annual revenues. The 75-year-old company specializing in tubular fabrication and installation services to the oil and gas industry plans to go public this year.
The defeat, or rather highjacking of House Bill 420 in the final days of this year's Legislative Session, say Reps. Vincent Pierre and Terry Landry, is the result of the propaganda spread by one unidentified local media outlet and an unnamed former state Representative, but nothing to do with the original legislation's lack of checks, balances or details.
He’s a singer. A songwriter. A piano man. A family man. He’s even got his own Wikipedia entry. He’s David Egan. And he knows ancient secrets about the monolithic stones of Stonehenge that he’s not willing to share.