One door closes and another one opens around here. The much-anticipated opening of Bonefish Grill in River Ranch finally came Nov. 6. Also a fundraiser for Acadiana Outreach, the dress was Key West casual in line with Bonefish's seafood and fresh fish offerings. The revolving door brought in enough guests for standing room only, and they were treated to a sampling of dishes and house wines. Party Girl's favorite was the Bang Bang Shrimp, but Ron Gomez recommends the Fontina Chops. That's all I'm going to say, because y'all have to try it for yourselves. Also deciding on their favorite dishes that evening were Bill and Ann Fenstermaker, Bobby and Sandy Giles, Craig and Susan Strait, Crystal and Mark Young, Teemie and Pat Landry and Robert and Lee Ann Daigle.
The November ArtWalk, which was also packed, featured Lafayette's first authentic second-line parade down Jefferson Street. The celebration started at the Acadiana Center for the Arts, with Buddy Palmer and Michael Goldman from Project H.E.A.L. saying a few words, before the Soul Rebels Brass Band took the stage. The New Orleans band began the procession with a jazz funeral before taking things up a notch with their brass funk. The street was packed with participants waving handkerchiefs and paradegoers on the sidelines. The procession took a turn on Garfield Street over to Parc Sans Souci, where the band took the stage for more music and dancing. Lafayette's amateur musicians joined in as well, bringing drums, washboards and saxophones from home. The parade reminded everyone that New Orleans is still alive and should be celebrated, and reminded Party Girl that Mardi Gras is right around the corner.
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Sign "ninjas" cleaning up clutter; NYC doctor positive for Ebola; Ferguson grand jury decision nears; and more national and international news for Friday, October 24, 2014.
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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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