The popular History Channel reality series Swamp People is seeking a new batch of rough-hewn stereotypes, and producers will be in Lafayette in a early August to conduct auditions. To be considered for the program, would-be swamp people must be alligator hunters licensed in Louisiana or Texas who have at least 50 tags.
The auditions in Lafayette will be held from noon-6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4 at Bootlegger’s Bar downtown on Jefferson Street. Auditions will also be held in Baton Rouge this Sunday and in Houma on Saturday, July 28. To find out more send an email to
Is it a crime for citizens to photograph, video, or take notes of a police officer in the line of duty, or a right protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution? Locally, such activity, as witnessed recently, will at the very least result in a night spent behind bars.
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
Episcopal School of Acadiana’s Dr. Joshua Caffery, chair of the school’s English Department, is headed to Washington, D.C., and the Library of Congress as the latest winner of the Alan Lomax Fellowship in Folklife Studies.