Local Republicans and business leaders Clay Allen of the Allen & Gooch law firm, Bill Fenstermaker of C.H. Fenstermaker & Associates, and developer Robert Daigle of River Ranch fame are teaming up to host a fund-raiser for Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu. The event is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 22, at the home of Kay Doré.
Landrieu is up for re-election on the Nov. 4 ballot, facing off against Republican state Treasurer John Kennedy. Tickets are $250 for individuals, $1,000 for sponsors and $2,300 to be a part of the host committee. Allen, Daigle and Fenstermaker were all part of a group of Acadiana business leaders – many of whom were Republicans – to endorse Landrieu two weeks ago.
Is it a crime for citizens to photograph, video, or take notes of a police officer in the line of duty, or a right protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution? Locally, such activity, as witnessed recently, will at the very least result in a night spent behind bars.
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.
Episcopal School of Acadiana’s Dr. Joshua Caffery, chair of the school’s English Department, is headed to Washington, D.C., and the Library of Congress as the latest winner of the Alan Lomax Fellowship in Folklife Studies.