Broussard native Erin Blanchard, a comeaux High grad, and Chris Estrada, who moved to Lafayette to train in 2001, take to the trampoline Saturday in Olympic competition. The men's and women's preliminaries will be televised at 9 a.m. on NBC.
Alaina Hebert, also of Broussard, is an alternate on the women's team. All three products come out of Lafayette's Trampoline and Tumbling Express, considered one of the country's best training facilities for trampolinists.
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.
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.
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.