If you can't make it to City-Parish President Joey Durel's annual State of the Parish address today at noon at the Cajundome Convention Center, watch it live on the LCG homepage here. Additionally, Acadiana Open Channel is taping the address and will rebroadcast it five times; check The Independent Weekly and AOC's programming guide for the schedule.
The event is sold out for those wishing to have lunch, but free seats are available for the general public.
Unopposed in 2007, Durel is entering the second year of his second term. He will give an overview of his progress as mayor and will discuss future projects vital to the parish's economy and quality of life.
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.