MAINLY MAIN STREET
The small-town charm of Louisiana circa 1930 gets a reverent retrospective in a new book by writer Anne Butler and photographer Henry Cancienne. A worthy addition to the coffee table, Main Streets of Louisiana ($35, UL Lafayette Press) brings the reader on a tour of some of the Bayou State’s most picturesque towns. Notably absent in the book is Lafayette, but Acadiana is well-represented by Abbeville, Crowley, Eunice, New Iberia and St. Martinville. Many of these old downtown districts were saved thanks in no small part to the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s National Main Street Center, a national network that Louisiana joined in 1984. Mixing pictures and prose in equal measure, Main Streets serves as both a lively guide for history buffs and a reminder than many a historic downtown went to seed across the state in the second half of the 20th century as people and businesses fled to the suburbs. — Walter Pierce
For the first time in at least five years, retired teachers, state workers and school system employees could see an increase in their pension checks.
Lawmakers and Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration shared a collective sigh of relief with the news that Louisiana's tax amnesty program brought in the $200 million that they used to help balance this year's budget.
Drew Brees often makes the extraordinary look routine, particularly during night games in the Superdome.
The Cane Fire Film Series will be screening The Savoy King, a feature documentary on Swing-era drummer-bandleader Chick Webb, Ella Fitzgerald, and Harlems Savoy Ballroom.
The teams were extended invitations Sunday for the New Year's Day matchup played at Raymond James Stadium, home of the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
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Some of the many events taking place this weekend include The Festival of Light and the Fire & Water Festival.
Appropriate for the season of giving, exhibit features behind-the-scenes images of beloved icon.
Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 12 this week to 1,775.
The state labor department figures released Friday show the initial claims decreased to 1,850 from the previous week's total of 2,854. For the comparable week a year earlier, there were 4,048.
If all 44 projects are approved, about $300 million would remain in the fund set up as a down payment to help the Gulf.
Last week, the Saints gave up 429 yards to Seattle, second most in a game this season.
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