The Category 1 hurricane force winds from Hurricane Gustav began pounding Lafayette today around 1:30 p.m., according to Joe Rua, lead forecaster with the National Weather Service in Lake Charles. Gustav's sustained winds in Lafayette are around 55 mph, with gusts up to 79 mph.
Rua says that the western portion of Gustav is still battering Lafayette now, although there's not much of an eyewall left to the storm. Gustav is moving northwest at about 15 mph, and Lafayette residents can expect to feel the gusts of the storm through 7 p.m. this evening.
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.