While most people open their homes to evacuees and their pets, sheltering a 10 foot alligator is pushing the envelope. At least that’s how Robert Saucier of Sulphur felt about the gator he found in his carport this morning. Lake Charles TV station KPLC 7 News reports that Saucier heard a noise round midnight and thought someone was trying to steal his generator, so he went outside to check it. What he found had him calling 911. The female alligator, evidently pushed inland by high water, was trapped by Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries and removed.
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.
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.