Everyone knows the most important meal of the day is breakfast, and Van Eaton & Romero staff and agents started the day on the right foot recently with an appreciation breakfast hosted by IberiaBank's mortgage loan department. Ã la carte's spread hit the spot, while James Montelero thanked the Van Eaton crowd for the long hours they've put in lately to accommodate Lafayette's influx of people from New Orleans and surrounding areas. Hardworking staff included Dee Daigle, Judy Guidry, Nell Johnson, Jennifer Lee, Dewitt David and Pat Brenham.
The Acadiana Symphony Orchestra had something to celebrate during its Overture in Black and White party at the home of Jeanie and Pete Rush. The fÃªte celebrated ASO's Artchestra fundraising project, which features painted violins by local artists. The elegant Rush home was the perfect setting for the black-tie event, and the project, which has been done in other cities like New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, lasts through the spring when the violins will be auctioned off.
And the Lafayette Parish Bar Association kicked off the official opening of court with its annual Red Mass. Local attorneys and members of the association celebrated at St. John Cathedral, and the day's activities also included a luncheon at the City Club at River Ranch and ceremony at the 15th Judicial District Court introducing more than 30 new attorneys. Guest speaker for the ceremony, Don Washington, explained that the Red Mass fall tradition dates back to the days when all courts closed during the summer. Ah, the days of lounging around all summer â?¦ But now Party Girl encourages everyone to get outside and celebrate the end of summer and start of fall!
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Corporations spending in state elections; Kenny G and Hong Kong; states resist gay marriage and more national and international news for Thursday, October 23, 2014.
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.
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.