Gov. Bobby Jindal is expected to release portions of his outdoors and conservation platforms tomorrow in Lafayette at the annual convention of the Coastal Conservation Association , the state’s most influential marine resources lobby. Jindal, a gun-owning Republican and duck hunter, is no stranger to the recreational sector — plus he was the first candidate for governor last year to sport camouflage bumper stickers. He’s also well-versed on fisheries management matters, which is a welcome surprise for the organization.
“Gov. Jindal has a strong record of supporting issues important to our organization and we are very pleased that he will be outlining his administration’s plans directly to our membership,” said CCA development director Rad Trascher in a prepared statement.
Jindal is scheduled to speak at 11:30 a.m. at the Hilton Towers tomorrow. The conference kicks off today and registration is $85 per person, including meals and access to the chapter cook-off, skeet shoot, boat rides and live entertainment from the “The Longneck Society” following Saturday night’s banquet.
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.