Cox Communications has launched a new program to aid the recovery effort along the Gulf Coast as a result of the BP oil disaster.
Save Our Shore: Gulf Coast Relief is a multi-pronged approach, offering emergency grants to nonprofit groups that aid spill victims, partnering with groups that train volunteers in cleanup efforts and food drives, as well as accepting donations for the SOS Fund established at the Greater New Orleans Foundation, the oldest and largest philanthropic community foundation in the region. The company is running a series of 30-second promotional spots encouraging residents to donate to the fund and to get involved in the recovery effort.
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.