January 4, 2012
As a new year dawns on our political landscape, local influence over the Legislature seems precarious at best,
especially compared to Lafayette’s headier days.
By Jeremy Alford • Photos by Robin May
It wouldn’t be fair to call Lafayette Parish cursed when it comes to the title of House speaker, but it hasn’t exactly been pumping out gavel-wielders during the long and storied history of the Louisiana Legislature. World class chefs, sure. Accordion players, absolutely. But no speakers of the House, at least in recent times.
Wednesday December 28, 2011
It's Good, It's Bad, It's Just Plain Crazy
By The Independent Staff
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
The LPSB’s ‘Gang of Five’ found common ground — and the common good — in fighting the status quo to chart a bold, new course for closing the achievement gap in Lafayette’s public schools. Photos by Robin May
By Heather Miller Photos by Robin May
Tucked away in a far corner of Jolie’s Bistro, the grand finale of a landmark Lafayette Parish School Board superintendent vote is finally winding down. Dr. Pat Cooper has been named the next leader of Lafayette Parish schools, and the overflow of excitement at an impromptu fête stirs board member Kermit Bouillion to a pause.
“I’d like to propose a toast,” he says as he raises his glass to more than a dozen friends and colleagues surrounding the table. “To the team ...”
Green is Money
The Ragin’ Cajuns have cashed in on talented tight end Ladarius Green, a finance major and certain NFL prospect who has big business plans when he’s done
working on Sundays.
By Dan McDonald
Photos by Paul Angelle/Quick Slants Photography
Wednesday Decemeber 7, 2011
The Benefit of Boorishness
By: Walter Pierce
Rep. Jeff Landry has been making an ass of himself, and it’s paying off.
in case you missed it