Party Girl succumbed to the ReProm talk about town, which was far from the traditional fund-raiser with a far sexier crowd. On April 12 at River Oaks, the Lafayette Education Foundation gave supporters a chance to relive and re-create their high school proms. Thanks to the age-old credo that cocktails will soften vanity, the fashionistas of Lafayette came out in full swing in ’50s to ’80s attire — from lavender and baby blue tuxedo suits on the men to Madonna-mocking woman to Miami Vice looking babes. River Oaks did a fabulous job with the buffet, and the Robbie Bush Band had everyone grooving until midnight just about the time when the lights came on.
I think it’s important to recognize the men and women that helped raise a whopping $105,000 for LEF: The 2008 LEF ReProm Court are as follows: Kathy Aloisio, L.J. Alleman; Bill Bacqué, Van Eaton & Romero.; Suzy Lynch-Cummings, Ascension Day Preschool; Lauren Dupré; Michele Ezell, Tsunami; Debbie Deano Foreman, Par Realty; Ruth Forest, Louisiana Urology Center; Bob Giles, Giles Automotive; Billy & Denny Guilbeaux, Southside Bakery; Hope Hebert; Dr. David Legendre, Acadiana Addiction Center; Thomas Lemaire, Jackson Hewitt Tax Service; Gwen Lewis, Prairie Elementary; Jimmy Mallia, Dwight Andrus Insurance; Sen. Mike Michot; Lou King-Patin, King-Patin Staffing Services.; Rep. Joel Robideaux; Scott Saunier, Acadian Integrated Solutions; Brooke Sokol, Lafayette Coca-Cola; and D. Dale Thevenet. Party On! — PG
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Re-Prom Queen Lou Patin and Re-Prom King Bob Giles
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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.
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.