Tropical Storm Edouard has continued tracking west and
appears to be headed for landfall near the Texas Louisiana border sometime
tomorrow morning. The storm’s track is expected to turn northward at some point
today, and a hurricane watch remains in effect along the coast from Port O’Conner
Texas to the mouth of the Mississippi River. Forecasters also caution isolated
tornadoes are possible tomorrow across southern Louisiana and eastern Texas. As
of 10 a.m., Edouard had maximum sustained winds of 45 mph. The storm's center
was located about 160 miles south-southeast of Lafayette, La., 265 miles
east-southeast of Galveston, Texas.
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.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.