It’s becoming increasingly safe to say that Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal is the most-traveled governor in recent years, at least inside state lines. He hit the road and visited Louisiana's major metro areas during the campaign, after being elected, and before and after his special session on ethics. Now, with a successful second special session in the can, Jindal’s hitting the asphalt again to tout his administration’s accomplishments from the gathering that convened last week.
He’ll be in Lafayette today at 1:15 p.m. at Lafayette’s Restaurant, in the Bayou Room, at 1025 Kaliste Saloom Road. Jindal is expected to highlight his victories from the recent special session where lawmakers spent the state’s $1.1 billion surplus according to an agenda crafted by his administration.
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.