The Lafayette City-Parish Council and Lafayette Parish School Board will select new leadership for 2010 during each body’s first meeting of the new year this week. The CPC will nominate a chairman and vice chairman this evening to replace 2009 Chairman Purvis Morrison and Vice Chairman Jay Castille. On Wednesday, the LPSB will nominate and elect a president and vice president; currently Carl LaCombe and Mark Cockerham serve in those positions, respectively.
In other council business this evening, members will vote on an ordinance for final adoption to upgrade security in the council offices. According to council memos, several cameras and computers used in the Pass Point Access Control System — a security system common to business in which credit-type cards are used to access restricted areas — need to be updated.
To see the full CPC agenda, click here. To read the LPSB’s agenda, click here.
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.