State Sen. Don Cravins Jr. has launched his first TV ad in his campaign for Congress. Based on the message, you'd have a hard time knowing that Cravins was the Democratic candidate in the race. Titled "our dad", the ad features Cravins' two children, Dominique and Don Cravins III, introducing their father, who describes himself as "pro life, pro gun and against higher taxes." Cravins also touts his support for domestic drilling - an issue that has recently become a rallying cry of Republicans. The Opelousas state senator appears to be making good on his strategy to "out conservative" his opponent, Republican incumbent Charles Boustany, and guard against any ideas Republicans may have of grouping him in with more liberal members of his party. Cravins has said he is a proud Democrat, but not afraid to buck his party on some issues. Cravins campaign spokesman Richard Carbo says the campaign has made a "robust buy" for the first ad but could not specify what areas of the 7th Congressional District the ad would be running in.
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.