Speaking of Ragin’ Cajun hospitality, Party Girl was also invited to UL’s “Grillin’ with the Presidents,” hosted by President Joe Savoie for the presidents an advisers of UL Lafayette student organizations. It was supposed to be held outside at the president’s home at University Circle, but with all the lovely rain that Lafayette has been having the past few weeks, it had to be relocated at the last minute. But the rain didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits (or hunger!), and the party moved a few blocks away to the Alumni House. The burgers and hot dogs were plentiful, and they even had a cotton candy machine and were spinning up delicious, pink confections! A DJ spun some tunes while everybody enjoyed each other’s company and a much needed break from the busy semester.
|Gerald and Helen Breaux||Tom and Bonnie Voinché|
|Wallace and Phyllis Granger||Ken and Debbie Kastner, Vicky Taylor-Brignac and Steve Brignac|
|Kevin and Lisa Prejean||Keith Dronet and Gary Arnold
|Julie Dronet, Connie Elmore and Dan Hare
||The crowd watches intently|
|Leon Labbe and Ray Brassieur||Ian Willis and Matt Sonnier|
|Liz Landry and Tucker Sappington||Edward Pratt, Dana Beckers, Pat Cottonham and President Joe Savoie|
|Justin Cantu and Kristin Mouillé|
Party Girl was very excited to get an invite to the annual Media Night, which is UL’s gracious way of saying thank you to the media, local merchants and marketers who support our beloved Ragin’ Cajuns! What made me even more excited was that it was held in one of the Sky Boxes at Cajun Field during the UL/Kansas State Game. Furthering my elation was the fact that I got to stay completely dry (but God bless you die-hard fans that braved the nasty weather!) while UL emerged victorious over Kansas State 17-15. Two wins in a row! What a great start to the season. Everyone had an awesome time sharing the happiness of victory, and toasting our boys. What’s more, fans were able to get some brewskies to warm up their rain soaked bods at this game. Now if they would only start serving up dirty martinis I would be all set.
Local and state agents Thursday night raided The Keg, the popular college bar located in the area known as The Strip, leading to the (at least) temporary closure of the venue.
Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday, April 18, 2014:
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Time and time again, the Lafayette Parish School Board shows an overwhelming tendency toward idiocy, but Wednesday night’s contentious discussion over Northside High School’s teen mother program tops the list of dumb discussions.
C & C Technologies, HIT Fitness, R3 Sciences, the Acadiana Symphony Association and the United Way of Acadiana recognized for innovation.
“The accomplishment of this goal within the next ten years is not only critical for the region to effectively compete with other regions for residents and businesses, but also to provide an amenity for everyone in Acadiana to enjoy.”
Education Superintendent John White says a continued push to try to keep Louisiana from using tests associated with the Common Core education standards are creating "a state of chaos" for public school teachers.
The Acadiana Symphony Orchestra has decided to end its traditional Independence Day spectacular known as Red White & Boom.
Under the deal, Teche shareholders would get 1.162 shares of IberiaBank for each share of Teche stock.
Gov. Bobby Jindal's plan to use $210 million in surplus and one-time money to help balance next year's budget received the backing Thursday of the State Bond Commission, support that was needed for the maneuver to work.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
State wildlife and fisheries agents have arrested a 39-year-old man accused of stealing crawfish.
An East Feliciana Parish lawmaker has jettisoned his proposal to make it harder for a condemned prisoner to appeal a death sentence.
Senators advanced a proposal Wednesday that would let the governor remove New Orleans-area levee board members for violating what he considers to be public policy, despite concerns it would introduce political meddling into state flood protection.
The must have pieces this season
Dave Perkins, LCG Comp Plan honored along with local architects and designers at the 2014 INDesign Awards
Greg Manuel’s Lafayette-based residential development company is taking advantage of exponential industrial growth in Lake Charles.
Longtime Lafayette retailer ventures online.
It’s not how aggressive or conservative you are — it’s planning for risk that matters most.
Thanks to cutting-edge digital technology, more and more consumers are banking on ATMs and mobile phones.
Regional bank bids farewell to Downtown May 30
ABiz takes a look back at the most noteworthy moments for the local banking industry over the last year.
Most experts say short-term interest rates will be unchanged through 2014, but long-term rates are inching up.
Largest recruitment event in Acadiana returns May 21 to the Cajundome Convention Center
A lawyer’s ad should only be a starting point, as there is much more to consider when seeking quality representation.
Thanks to the inaugural 2012 INNOV8, a design for lifting heavy objects was brought to market.
The annual juried competition recognizes excellence in architecture, interior design and historic preservation in Lafayette and the five surrounding parishes.
Cypress Bayou GM hosts open house.
New hires, promotions, transfers in Acadiana business
The scion of a landmark Four Corners restaurant climbs back into Lafayette’s culinary scene as franchisee for a popular burger chain.