Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Can anyone knock out frontrunner Fred Mills in the District 22 state Senate race? By Nathan Stubbs
After Troy Hebert announced in June that he would not seek re-election to the District 22 state Senate seat this fall, the three state reps from Hebert’s Iberia and St. Martin Parish district — Taylor Barras, Simone Champagne and Fred Mills — got together to discuss which of them might run for the open seat. Politicians discussing upcoming elections is hardly uncommon, and Mills says the small delegation of three enjoys a good relationship and is generally supportive of the others’ efforts.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Chosen for his integrity and attention to detail, Lafayette City-Parish Attorney Pat Ottinger is leaving LCG after seven years of service marked by some major legal victories. By Walter Pierce
Photos by Robin May
When Pat Ottinger goes fly fishing in Texas’ Hill Country — the only pastime he says he is devoted to — he goes alone. A rod, a reel, the wind and the murmur of the Guadalupe River. The buttoned-down city-parish attorney says he goes alone because the fly fishing follows business trips to Houston....
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
The controversial piles of sand that Gov. Bobby Jindal built in the wake of BP’s oil disaster are now becoming bigger piles of sand, but with greater potential benefits this time. By Jeremy Alford
“From a long-term coastal restoration perspective, the berms may indeed be a ‘significant step forward,’ as Governor Jindal has claimed, but they were not successful for oil spill response.” — National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling, Dec. 16, 2010
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
A rundown of all the biggest New Year’s Eve parties happening in Acadiana
By Dege Legg
Fact: people like to party. From cavemen to the spacemen — it ain’t just protein pills they’re popping these days. HOIYO! And there is no better excuse to party than New Year’s Eve. It’s the end of the year — another one down with however many more to go. You may as well make the best of it while you can and enjoy your time spinning round on this third stone from the sun and bring the New Year in with a bang.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
It’s good, it’s bad and it’s just crazy. By The Independent Staff
The holidays are tough for us newspaper folk. Schools and courthouses shut down, other public bodies meet less frequently — generally less news is generated. And like everyone else, we’re stressed out by the shopping, crazy uncle tolerating and over eating. Plus, our deadlines are not mindful of the extra time off.
That’s why it’s been an unwritten rule of publishing to roll out a year in review issue. This is ours.
in case you missed it