This afternoon, don't be alarmed if you see F-16s buzzing Lafayette. Starting at 2 p.m., for about 45 minutes, the U.S. Air Force's Thunderbirds will fly throughout Lafayette's skies. The elite demonstration squandron is in town for the Sertoma Cajun Air Festival, held at Lafayette Regional Airport this weekend.
In addition to The Thunderbirds, the two-day event will feature aerial demonstrations, a parachute team, a jet-powered truck and other aircraft and attractions. Proceeds from the festival will help the Sertoma Club of Lafayette to support research for autism and other communications disorders.
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.