Further proof that old people have finally discovered Facebook is unnecessary. A pair of pages on the social networking site — “Lafayette Memories” and “Acadiana Broadcast Legends” — is devoted to the Hub City’s civic, social and media histories, complete with vintage photos on the former page and, in the case of the latter, a YouTube video from Mardi Gras on Jefferson Street in 1985 in which a KADN “live” video feed helped keep viewers at home “abreast” of the frivolity. We’ll spare you the wanton bosom wagging. Instead, enjoy this KATC news open from 1983 for “Action 3 News.”
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 go public this year.
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.