Then Party Girl got serious about a good cause at the Lafayette Parish Bar Foundation's Champions of Justice Breakfast where more than 100 attorneys gathered at the City Club for the annual event in honor of lawyers who made exceptional contributions to the Lafayette Volunteer Lawyers program. Campaign for Civil Justice co-chairs Glenn Armentor and Jack McElligott provided an update on the fund drive, which is nearing its $300,000 goal and hopes to reach 100 percent participation among members of the bar by year's end. Among those enjoying the traditional American breakfast were Pat Ottinger, Judy Kennedy, Judge Phyllis Keaty and Steve Lanza. Laborde and Neuner was recognized for taking the most pro bono cases in 2005. Huval, Veazey, Felder & Aertker was honored for accepting the most pro bono cases of any small firm in the past year. Twelve individual attorneys ' Will Montz anf Greg Koury of Laborde & Neuner; Chris Bailey of Gordon, Arata, McCollam & Duplantis; Elizabeth Dugal; Shawn Benoit of The Glenn Armentor Law Corp.; Bianca Chretien and Steven Ramos of Davidson, Meaux, Sonnier & McElligott; Charlie Hutchens; Sarah Giddens; Richard Mere of Richard Mere LTD; Judy Kennedy of Judith Kennedy LLC; and Mike Wooderson ' were honored for their efforts as well.
A record turnout packed the Hilton for the annual Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce gala, which celebrates the changing of leadership each year. Far from the traditional banquets of old, this year's event had a western theme with "Marshall" Bruce Conque serving as emcee. Incoming chair Donna Landry presided over a very brief program before Robbie Bush struck up the band for a night filled with dancing. Party Girl noted more tuxes and formals than usual at the black-tie-optional affair, and good times were had by all, including Karmen Blanco, Sharon Kleinpeter, Mike and Jan Skinner, Glen and Sondra Decout and Charles Beazley.
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Struggling to preserve their Senate majority, Democrats are attacking Republicans over Medicare and Social Security in Louisiana, spending cuts in Arkansas, off-shore jobs in New Hampshire and women's issues in Colorado.
Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro says he "can't wait" to play against Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
The heat keeps rising for Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal as a new slate of corruption allegations surfaced this week.
If opposing defenses sell out to stop the Packers' passing game, they risk being gashed by powerful running back Eddie Lacy, a New Orleans-area native.
At the horn the officiating crew trotted to the tunnel and left security personnel to clean up after them.
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We can safely assume incumbent Chief K.P. Gibson isn’t too worried about this challenger.
Nationally, Republicans must gain six seats to win Senate control. The most competitive races, many in states where Obama lost in 2012, remain too close to call.
The Baton Rouge Republican has repeatedly battled a perception within his own party that he perhaps wasn't the best choice to carry the GOP banner.
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Prestigious honor annually recognizes a single attorney for excellence in public interest/pro bono work.
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"I have never seen anyone who worked harder for our people than Sen. Mary Landrieu, so I would like to share a synopsis of a few of the many things she has done to help Louisiana."
Even if Jimmy Graham's production dips while the star tight end recovers from a shoulder injury, it looks like Drew Brees won't have much trouble finding other targets.
A former campaign manager for Senate candidate Rob Maness is striking at the Republican contender's tea party support, saying Maness only sought to appeal to conservative organizations because he needed money for his campaign.
Ninety-two percent of public school teachers were rated either effective or highly effective in a report the state issued marking the second year of a new statewide evaluation process.
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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