The state Senate is expected to vote on legislation as early as Sunday afternoon that would officially recognize the town of Henderson as the “Gateway to the Atchafalaya Basin.” House Concurrent Resolution 117 also designates a nearby portion of La. Highway 352 as the “Atchafalaya Basin Parkway.”
Sponsored by Rep. Fred Mills, D-Parks, and Sen. Troy Hebert, D-Jeanerette, the resolution allows the Department of Transportation and Development to install signs letting folks know they’re in the proposed gateway or on the proposed parkway. More than anything else, it would be a marketing boost, according to the Acadiana lawmakers.
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 go public this year.
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.