I’m in New Iberia to ride out the storm in a 100-year-old house in the city's historic district. So far, (it’s 11:30 a.m.) there have just been gusts of rain and wind. Last night at about 9 p.m., my daughter Katie and I were walking our dogs, Gus, (big white hound) Memphis (basset hound) and my mom’s dog Teddy (toy poodle) on Main Street. Between our house and City Hall, (about 3 blocks), we were stopped by cops in patrol cars and told we were violating the curfew. The officer told us we could be arrested. Katie sweetly told him we didn’t know about the curfew, and that we would go straight home, which we did. This morning, we were getting ready to walk the dogs again, when we heard on KATC TV-3 that several people had been arrested in New Iberia last night for curfew violations and had been brought to jail. So we just took a walk in the back yard. Here’s a picture of the perps.
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.