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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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"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.