|Richard and Elaine Zuschlag recently welcomed guests to their home for an engagement party honoring Ashley Elizabeth Sittig and Stephen D. Baker Jr. In addition to the Zuschlags, the party was hosted by Cecile and Rick Revels, Lisa and Mike Breaux, Janice and Raymond Beyt, Faye and Dr. Ken LeBlanc, Kathy and Gene Darnall and Monique and J.J. Burdin. Joe Broussard of Artisan Catering prepared seared tuna and fried catfish on site, with grape leaves and pork loin provided by guests, and terrific desserts from Joey’s. The wedding will take place on April 25 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Shreveport. Parents of the bride are Terri and Dr. Kevin Sittig of Shreveport, and the groom’s parents are Carol and Stephen D. Baker Sr. of Lafayette. Stephen Jr. went to high school at ESA and received his undergraduate degree at LSU in Baton Rouge. He and Ashley are finishing medical school at LSU in Shreveport and will be working in Jackson, Miss., after graduation. Congrats to the new couple — and to the two new docs on the block.
More than 75 friends turned out to help celebrate good friends Patricia Parks and Katie Ferguson’s 29th birthdays on Feb. 13 (Friday, Feb. 13, that is). The party was held downtown at The Office, starting at 8 p.m. and continuing past midnight. Southside Bakery had dessert more than covered, baking to perfection a one-of-a-kind Karma cake with multi-colored icing and chocolate filling. Party Girl thinks these girls are really gonna blow it out when they hit the Big 3-0 next year; I’ll keep you posted.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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