FEMA says its on track to close trailer parks in Louisiana by June 1, 2008, just in time for the hurricane season. The federal agency says that only 20 FEMA parks are still open and that 91 have been closed. "Roughly 1,035 individuals and households continue to reside in FEMA temporary group housing sites, down from over 4,200 in October of 2007." A complete list of scheduled park closures as well as a database of available rental units can be found on FEMA's website.
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.