At last night’s meeting, the city-parish council delayed a
hard decision on whether to block Greyhound Bus Lines’ controversial move into
a neighborhood on Moss Street. The council tabled the issue in order to allow
more time for a possible compromise being negotiated by the city-parish
administration, which would bring Greyhound back into plans for the yet-to-be
completed Rosa Parks Transportation Center.
The deferred ordinance, by councilman Kenneth Boudreaux, repeals a zoning change that allows Greyhound’s bus station (classified as a light industrial facility) to operate out of the Moss Street location. Last year, the previous city-parish council went against staff
recommendations in approving the industrial zoning for Greyhound. Area
residents have strongly opposed Greyhound’s move into the neighborhood and have
threatened to file suit over the issue of “spot” or inconsistent zoning.
Greyhound has countered with its own threat of legal action if the council
repeals its zoning. Read more about the issue here .
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 offer shares of its stock to the public for the first time.
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.