"People are back," says yacht club Harbormaster Barry Innes. "There's greater activity every weekend." The spring sailboat racing season started in March and will culminate with a Memorial Day race May 27.
Shrimp boats and oyster luggers, a reminder that Acadiana's bayside playground is also a working fishing village, dock every evening to unload their catch. Approximately 1,200 sacks of oysters raked up in Southwest Pass and in the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico are unloaded every day at the Point. Oystermen will sell a sack right off the boats for about $30.
On weekends, the waters of Vermilion Bay are beginning to fill with recreational fishermen and playboat aficionados. The public dock is open, and the Bayview ' the legendary bar at the end of the world ' has ice and fuel for sale. Hammers ring at the Bayview, where the Parker family hopes to have the breezy porch enlarged threefold, the store stocked, and beer and burgers on sale by July 4. For those who like to sleep to the sound of waves on the shore, the six cabins at Cypremort Point State Park offer respite. (The beach is still closed pending repairs of beachside shelters and bathhouses.)
There is plenty of evidence of the ravages of Rita. Some boathouses sag, piers still need to be replaced, and the road out to the Bayview is as rife with potholes and moguls as a motocross course. But the Point has always been a gritty sort of resort, and those seeking their limit of speckled trout or the perfect spot for a sunset barbecue are undaunted by a little adventure. "It's not Miami Beach," says resident "Tac" Taquino. "It's the Point."
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The governor is traveling the country laying the groundwork for a possible 2016 presidential campaign, but his approval ratings at home hover well below 50 percent.
State District Judge Bob Downing extended the order and delayed a planned Wednesday hearing about a permanent injunction while negotiations continue between Attorney General Buddy Caldwell and the waste disposal site operator.
New Louisiana higher education commissioner Joseph Rallo will be paid more than his predecessor.
The recently established Downtown Lafayette Restaurant & Bar Association will host a special viewing of the upcoming New Orleans Saints taking on the Carolina Panthers in the open air of Parc Sans Souci on Thursday, Oct. 30.
Belief in a national outbreak of the Ebola zombie virus is becoming more of a threat every day, and The Hayride — Louisiana’s one true bastion for unrelentingly conservative political commentaries — thought it wise to share a certain special someone's “important message” with readers Tuesday on what to do when, not if, it comes.
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Elijah McGuire and Alonzo Harris each had four rushing touchdowns, and Louisiana-Lafayette rolled to 419 yards on the ground in a 55-40 victory over Arkansas State on Tuesday night.
Bill and Hillary Clinton are the validators-in-chief for Democrats struggling through a bleak campaign season in states where President Barack Obama is deeply unpopular.
JPMorgan Chase is giving $1 million to Louisiana's community and technical colleges, to help with workforce training efforts to match students to available jobs.
President Barack Obama is turning to black radio listeners to plead for midterm votes, a targeted approach to drum up Democratic support at a time when many candidates don't want him around in person.
WaPo Watergate editor Ben Bradlee dies; Clintons stump for Dems; Liberians stranded and more national and international news for Wednesday, October 22, 2014.
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Law firm unveils newly renovated 200-year-old building.
UL grad named web developer at BBR Creative
Lafayette-based emergency department staffing and management company raises $120 million in senior credit facilities through GE Capital, Healthcare Financial Services.
High-rise apartment building, parking garage, hotel and retail part of new development.
A common thread runs through many of those we oppose: Enshrining in the Constitution protections on programs and their funding sources has had a disastrous effect on Louisiana’s most important economic development engine.
"I am extremely disheartened by the political machines that are attempting to hijack my efforts along with others that advocate for children."
Landrieu, who is fighting to keep her seat for a fourth term, said that Ebola is serious and precautions should be taken, but she accused Republicans of using the virus outbreak in West Africa to "create fear" here at home.
The number of Louisianans with jobs continued to set records in September, but the state's unemployment rate kept rising.
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Louisiana is drowning, quickly.
Law enforcement agencies are participating in a "Louisiana Heroin Summit," designed to address the recent rise in heroin use and drug-related deaths around the state.
State education officials are preparing to release performance scores for public schools and public school districts.
Saints coach Sean Payton is starting a new week by emphasizing, repeatedly, the many good things he noticed during New Orleans' latest loss.
We will be offering our recommendations on the constitutional amendments tomorrow.