It's not quite holiday time yet, but the Junior League is gearing up for its September Tinsel & Treasures event. The sponsor party last week at Ã la carte kicked off a series of events leading up to the big show and celebrated all the sponsors who help make the four-day shopping event possible. Linda Lemoine Bordelon, Gail Romero, Richard Tanory, Glenn Pritchard, Annette Myers, Ann Knight and Pat Olson were thanked for their contributions. In addition to Ã la carte's scrumptious seafood spread of crab dip, marinated crab claws and shrimp pasta, martinis and cosmos were served in hip cobalt blue glasses. Party Girl was impressed! There was also a buzz in the air over the annual automobile raffle; this year, it's a candy apple-red Dodge Durango. Pick up your tickets at the first Downtown Alive! Sept. 9 or the UL game on Sept. 17, and mark your calendar for T&T's Preview Party Sept. 21. Party Girl can hardly wait!
The grand opening of United Way of Acadiana's new office in the old Schilling Distribution facility was also quite exciting. President Margaret Trahan says the new building is special, because it's United Way's first permanent home. We all know how hard moving is! Margaret looked elegant in a white suit and was her usual energetic self, welcoming Herb and Renee Schilling, Scott Schilling, Kenny Hix, Joey Durel, Robert Torian, Jerry Greig, Donna Landry, Nancy Van Eaton, Bruce Conque and Mike Barras. In addition to cutting the ribbon, the event recognized this year's Pacesetter companies, who've pledged to raise $1 million in one month. And Herbert Schilling was presented with a football autographed by Jake Delhomme, Kevin Faulk, Ricky Bustle and the entire United Way board. "The place was packed," says Marketing Director Jeremy Broussard. "We had a great turnout."
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School board members Mark Babineaux, Hunter Beasley and Tehmi Chassion can vote to fire Cooper — because we all know that’s exactly what they’ll do.
District 2 school board candidate Simon Mahan is hoping to unseat first-term incumbent and former Carencro Mayor Tommy Angelle in the Nov. 4 election.
District Attorney Mike Harson is showing his desperation by falsely attributing quotes to his opponent and blocking journalists from his social media.
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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.
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"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.