The UL and TV-3 communities came together at the home of Adam Lemoine to give Candice and Lewis Gale a grand sendoff to Utah. The bottom floor of the home was transformed into "gale-atoire's Bar & Bistro," while the upstairs became "ULL Uptown Lounge," in memory of Lewis' post at the business college (ULL doubled as an acronym for "U Leavin' Lafayette"). "We wanted to have a casual party with a Cajun flair," says Valerie Keller, co-host with Adam and Sam and Ellen Wright. "They had been packing for weeks and were hitting the road within 48 hours of the party. We wanted this to be their last hurrah." Many UL folks turned out to say goodbye, and the KATC crew showed up after the 10 p.m. newscast. Good luck Lewis and Candice, and I hope you'll be back to visit!
Some Lafayette folks headed to New Orleans for the opening of Elemore Morgan Jr.'s and Debbie Fleming Caffery's exhibits at Arthur Roger Gallery. Elemore's beautiful Louisiana landscape paintings hang alongside Debbie's photographs documenting the state's sugar cane industry and will be up through July 23. Several locals turned out to visit with the two great artists, including Debbie's father Judge Robert Fleming, Elemore's right-hand man Lee Ray J. LeBoeuf, Tommy Hebert, Herman Mhire and Cordell Dartez and his family. Michael Lyle, who was in town from California, attended with his sister Jackie and Conrad Comeaux. Cajun band Jonno & Bayou DeVille set the mood for the opening, playing twin fiddles and bass in one of the gallery's huge picture windows. Party Girl recommends making the drive, and while you're there, check out local exhibits at the Ogden. You can even treat yourself to some Tsunami sushi at the Shaw Center in Baton Rouge on the way.
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“I am only getting a little nervous about two projects — the proposed Sasol GTL facility [not the new ethylene plant] and the proposed G2X facility — both in Lake Charles. They need a hefty difference between oil and natural gas prices to make sense.”
Abysmally low participation by the public has prompted the council to scuttle the 2014 survey with plans to simplify it and try again next year.
The village now says the ordinance will likely be overturned and authorities will more vigorously enforce existing leash laws.
Lower oil prices also might slow the growth of oil production in parts of the U.S., Canada and elsewhere because it will no longer be so profitable.
Bill Cassidy cast an early ballot Tuesday, seeking to draw renewed attention to a race that has fallen off newspaper front pages and away from people's minds as they plan holiday meals and shopping schedules.
A Lafayette woman faces up to 20 years in prison for running up more than $1 million in unauthorized charges to her company credit card.
Signs that our state’s banking industry is undergoing a downsizing in 2014 were further confirmed today with the FDIC’s latest figures showing a third straight quarter in which Louisiana lost more banks and earned less money.
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State police say a 47-year-old Lafayette man, who collected more than $83,000 in disability benefits, is accused of operating two businesses out of his home at a time when he claimed he had no income.
Battered all night by Baltimore's relentless pass rush, Drew Brees could feel his protection collapsing and Terrell Suggs getting ahold of him as he urgently unloaded a pass to the right flat toward tight end Jimmy Graham.
After a convincing defeat at the polls on Nov. 4, Earl “Nickey” Picard has decided to let bygones be bygones with his former right-hand man Brian Pope, announcing his support for his former employee’s runoff bid to become Lafayette’s next city marshal.
Tuesday's Blogs from the Bog!
Odell Beckham on the catch; chaos in Ferguson; snowstorm set to snarl travel and more national and international news for Tuesday, November 25, 2014.
Saturday the athletic department did everything possible to ensure the 2014 Ragin’ Cajun seniors remembered fondly their last home game. Rain and lightning never arrived but turbulence did in the form of the Appalachian State Mountaineers.
Even stranger than the Republican Party’s decision to hold a “unity rally” earlier this month for Congressman Bill Cassidy in a Baton Rouge bar, Huey’s Bar, was the fact that the establishment was named after Louisiana’s most famous Democrat.
Bar Code is not a gay bar.
After failing to pass a medical marijuana bill last year, state Sen. Fred Mills, R-Parks, is telling supporters he will return in 2015 with legislation that focuses on different applications like oils and pills.
Voters, obviously, are not yet tuned into the 2015 ballot, despite the intriguing races it will host.
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By now, the story of how longtime LSU coach Dale Brown discovered Shaquille O'Neal has been told many times: Brown happened upon a massive 13-year-old at an army base in Germany, stayed in touch with him and eventually became like a second father.
Fate simply wasn't ready to give the New Orleans Saints a break from longtime nemesis Steve Smith.
Facing opposition from a powerful industry, the governor and many in the Legislature, a New Orleans-area flood board's lawsuit against dozens of oil, gas and pipeline companies seemed doomed early on.
"I want to take an opportunity to thank the people of Lafayette for allowing me to serve you for the last three years as your school superintendent."
After Thanksgiving, the small town of Moreauville plans to confiscate and kill all rottweilers and pitbulls, including a service dog.
Lafayette Police have had a busy day.
Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration will use $130 million in patchwork financing from a tax amnesty program, insurance settlement, uninsured motorist penalties and other excess funds to close most of the state's midyear budget deficit.
Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu said she disagrees with President Barack Obama's actions on immigration, hoping the latest controversy doesn't worsen her campaign difficulties.
Two bedroom in Lafayette or two bedroom in Kaplan