"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."
Friends and family will celebrate Spider's life in September.
Saints safety Jairus Byrd has rarely been so eager to hit and be hit, if only to reassure himself that his surgically repaired back is as healed as doctors believe.
Jindal privatized nearly all the LSU hospitals without waiting for federal officials to sign off on financing arrangements that rely on millions of federal Medicaid dollars.
U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu and her main Republican challenger, Congressman Bill Cassidy, verbally sparred as they officially signed up on the opening day of qualifying for Louisiana's November election.
Superintendent tells crowd he'd just emerged from a four-hour meeting with the attorney hired to investigate him.
A hint of game day glam
The start of the three-day qualifying period for November’s elections has so far yielded 10 official bids and one new announcement from candidates seeking a seat on the school board.
The eagerness shown earlier this week by Lafayette Parish School Board president Hunter Beasley upon receiving a findings report from the special attorney investigating Superintendent Pat Cooper quickly faded once his fellow board members started asking for copies.
It’s been just over four months since attorney Barry Domingue committed suicide the morning before he was to stand trial for a second day in the federal Curious Goods case, leaving his fellow attorney/co-defendant Daniel Stanford with a temporary mistrial and awaiting his day in court.
Candidates for Louisiana's Nov. 4 election must officially sign up for the ballot this week.
Gov. Bobby Jindal's effort to derail Louisiana's use of the Common Core education standards was halted Tuesday by a state judge who said the governor's actions were harmful to parents, teachers and students.
New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram isn't letting a humbling start to his pro career lower his opinion of what he can still accomplish in the NFL.
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Gov. Bobby Jindal believes the last-minute passage of a pension hike for his state police superintendent, Col. Mike Edmonson, was improperly handled, according to the governor's office.
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Brittan Bush joins Liskow & Lewis, Blake David installed as the Third District Member of the Louisiana State Bar Association’s board of governors, and Simien & Miniex announces 2014 scholarship winners.
“In some cases, we’ve found that these parts are nothing more than used junk yard parts. In others, we’ve found them to be foreign knock-off parts of questionable quality.”
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As the courts hash out the attempts to preserve and shelve Common Core in Louisiana, a group of six state lawmakers are planning an Aug. 22 trip to Oklahoma to meet with their counterparts and strategize for the 2015 regular session.
While hopes are high for turnout this fall, a new report from the Center for the Study of the American Electorate suggests that Louisiana's midterm face-offs may amount to nothing special in terms of votes cast.
The attorney hired by the Lafayette Parish School Board for a special investigation of Superintendent Pat Cooper has submitted his final report, though it may be another week before the findings are made public.
IberiaBank and LHC Group are presenting co-sponsors of the popular luncheon.
Hub City Cycles hits the ground running through small-business center opportunity.