It was an exciting day for the staff at Brother’s on the Boulevard Monday, when Opelousas native turned Saints wide receiver Devery Henderson was spotted shopping in the store. “Of course, a number of the employees recognized him, and asked him to sign autographs and take pictures,” says Catherine Abdalla, who owns the store with her husband, Brother.
Soon after the visit, Brother called Henderson to ask if he’d return to sign autographs, and the affable Henderson, who had a sensational year helping lead the Saints to their first-ever Super Bowl victory, agreed to return. Henderson will be at the store, located at 101 Arnould Blvd., from 2-4 p.m. Saturday. Customers are encouraged to bring their Saints items for Henderson to sign; Brother’s also has Saints wear for sale.
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.