Fashion Feature WED, JAN 11 12:00AM
1 Gone Country
Made more for hot city nights than for wrangling cattle, the newest western wear is chicer, sleeker, and perfect for urban cowboys and cowgirls.
WHERE TO BUY
1 Brother’s on the Boulevard, 101 Arnould Boulevard in Midtown, Ph: 337.984.7749. 2 Ranch Outlet, off I-49 at Gloria Switch, Lafayette. Ph: 337.235.2163. 3 Pack and Paddle, 601 E. Pinhook Road. Ph: 337.232.5854. 4 Genterie Supply Co., 210 East Vermilion Street in Downtown. Ph: 337.401.3833. 5 Le Reve Boutique, off I-49 at Gloria Switch, Lafayette. Ph: 337.235.0796. 6 The Backpacker, 1916 Kaliste Saloom Road, Main Street in River Ranch. Ph: 337.406.8754. 7 Herringstones, 111 Settlers Trace, Main Street in River Ranch. Ph: 337.993.0062.
David Calhoun, ‘EB’ Brooks join Lafayette Central Park
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.
Remembering Ricky Rees
The veteran police officer remembered by friends for his large and small acts of kindness will be laid to rest Wednesday.
Zachary Barker takes helm of the Opportunity Machine
Zachary Barker continues making waves in Lafayette’s business scene, mostly recently being named director of the Opportunity Machine.
Shakin' at the Shack
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.
Lafayette’s ‘sinking ship’ is cash flow positive
“We’ve crossed that magic threshold,” LUS Director Terry Huval says.
in case you missed it
COOL TOWN 2013
This year’s Cool Town issue is all about people who are not native to South Louisiana but made a conscious decision to be here, to be among us, to participate in our culture and contribute to it.
A curious compact
A shelved ordinance transferring $200,000 from a northside drainage project to a south Lafayette development may not break any laws, but it stinks to high heaven.
It's good, it's bad and it's just plain crazy.
Saving Saturday Night
An effort to restore a shuttered dancehall and document other vacant or razed honky-tonks could serve as a model for saving an endangered species of entertainment.
Posthaste vs. HART FORTENBERY
Lafayette’s gene pool has been host to a long line of eccentric characters who have blurred the lines between crazy, genius, disturbed and curiously entertaining.