Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Lafayette’s fledgling mobile food vendor scene is about to get rolling. By Nancy DeVille
Photos by Robin May
Our “cool town” is long overdue for its own food truck revolution, but many local residents seem surprisingly unaware of the momentum this movement has gained in the rest of the country, even our own state, and the potential economic growth it can offer our city.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
The quaint little St. Landry Parish town of Washington, famed for its antique malls and antebellum charm, makes a killing with its interstate speed trap. By Heather Miller
Photos by Robin May
About 30 miles north of Lafayette and not far off Interstate 49 lies the historic St. Landry Parish town of Washington, a quiescent community of about 1,000 people known for its antiques, bucolic bed and breakfasts along the bayou — and speeding tickets.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Less than a year after thousands converged in the Cajundome fearing the worst, Lafayette’s economy has taken a turn for the better.
By William Kalec
They came in droves – your angry, your worried, your curious, your concerned — all congregated beneath the Cajundome’s concrete roof, suitable shelter from a falling sky.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Is the party over for Louisiana Democrats, who in the past decade have been losing their grip on voters and politicos, leaving U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu as the only one currently elected to a statewide office? By Penny Font
In Caroline Fayard, Louisiana Democrats thought they finally had the breath of fresh air they so desperately needed.
Someone to counter their waning influence in statewide politics. Someone to ignite the party base and stop the decades-long bleeding of membership from the voter rolls. Someone to make headlines besides a steady stream of longtime Democrats in office defecting to the Republican Party. Someone to inject a little more blue into a state that grows redder by the election.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
We urge the Lafayette Parish School Board to dig deep and look far in the selection of our next superintendent. An Independent Weekly Editorial
When Lafayette Schools Superintendent Burnell Lemoine announced a week ago that he will honor his contract and retire at the end of 2011, a collective sigh of relief rose up in our parish.
Lemoine has by no means been a poor administrator of our public school system. He oversaw the successful expansion of our academy/schools of choice programs — a feather in his cap to be sure — and has served our students conscientiously.
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