The plate is ready. New specialized French license plates, benefitting French immersion programs, are now available through the state Office of Motor Vehicles. The plates proclaim: Louisiane, "la glaie bleue" (the blue iris) and "Chez nous autres" (Our home). The plate will only be available by mail until early July. After that, it will be available in all DMVs throughout the state.
To order, call the main motor vehicle office in Baton Rouge at 225-925-6371, give the operator your current plate number and ask for a fee quote on this type of plate. The minimum fee will be $61.50. All plates are issued for two years. The breakdown is a follows: $25 will be the regular registration fee, $25 will go to the CODOFIL Consortium of Immersion Schools, and $11.50 is for administrative fees for the plate change. When you renew the plate, the fee will be $50, with half of that money going to French immersion. You can keep the same plate if you change cars.
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.