|Abi Augello, Anne Falgout, Erica Bille and Laura Andrew||Cynthia Simon, Monica Laverne and Amanda Lo|
|Mike and Ilse Spears, Patricia Parks and Mark Thompson||Armand Brinkhaus and Tim Barey|
|Greg Daigle and his soon-to-be needed walker||Jim Prince, Taylor Davis, Ian Macdonald, Rob Eddy, Sr. Betty Lyons, Barry Berthelot, Hunter Trahan, Bud Barrow, Harriett Daly, Sen. Mike Michot and John Mendell|
|John Mendell, Rob Eddy, Taylor Davis and Nick Gachassin III; (second row) Jake Crater, Craig Perks, Brett Quigley, Bud Barrow, Brian Bateman and Todd Hamilton||Mark Stipe and Sr. Betty Lyons|
|Harriett Daly, Barbara Feske, Beverly Davis, Sen. Mike Michot, Laura Williams and Jim Prince|
Some good “old” friends decided to throw Greg Daigle a 40th birthday party at Brewski’s Bar and Grill recently to celebrate his journey into official old age. Colorful and insulting “40th” decorations adorned the bar, making sure everyone knew how antique Greg now is. The karaoke machine was led by Rex Broussard, and everyone joined in singing some oldies, but goodies. The party lasted from 7 p.m. all the way until 2, which is pretty impressive considering how tired 40-year-olds get after 9 o’clock.
A Sponsor Party for the 2009 Lourdes Foundation Legacy Golf Tournament was held at Oakbourne Country Club. Party Girl has been hitting the driving range to work on her swing as of late, so I was really excited that six PGA Tour Players participated in the tournament as part of the teams of the Premier Sponsors. Three of the six pros attended the party, which created tremendous excitement and buzz about the event, which had about 100 attendants. Some of guests who attended the event were Henry and Noel Busch, Russell and Charlotte Cryer, Bob and Judi Dunn, Bob and Kit Davis, Karen and Butch Wyble, Jimmy Zehnder, Nick and Suzanne Gachassin, Dr. Ed and Roxanne Breaux and Dr. Richard and Kim Broussard.
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The fight to clean up Lafayette Parish could get some added ammunition with two ordinances up for votes Tuesday by the City-Parish Council targeting litter-bugs.
A divided 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal reversed a Lafayette district judge’s ruling absolving the co-owner of a New Iberia accounting firm of liability in an embezzlement case.
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By striking a deal to lessen the blow of health insurance changes on state workers, school employees and retirees, Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration lowered the volume of criticism but gave itself and local school boards a new budget headache.
With the airport tax coming up for a parishwide vote in about a week, the Broussard City Council and its mayor have come out in support of the proposal.
Protesters rallied peacefully in several Louisiana cities in the wake of the Missouri grand jury decision not to indict a police officer in the fatal shooting of Michal Brown.
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US cities bidding on Olympics; Guard prevents more Ferguson riots; storm threatens travel and more national and international news for Wednesday, November 26, 2014.
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The U.S. rep billed LSU for work allegedly performed on the same days Congress voted on major legislation and held important committee hearings on energy and the ACA.
“I am only getting a little nervous about two projects — the proposed Sasol GTL facility [not the new ethylene plant] and the proposed G2X facility — both in Lake Charles. They need a hefty difference between oil and natural gas prices to make sense.”
Abysmally low participation by the public has prompted the council to scuttle the 2014 survey with plans to simplify it and try again next year.
The village now says the ordinance will likely be overturned and authorities will more vigorously enforce existing leash laws.
Lower oil prices also might slow the growth of oil production in parts of the U.S., Canada and elsewhere because it will no longer be so profitable.
Bill Cassidy cast an early ballot Tuesday, seeking to draw renewed attention to a race that has fallen off newspaper front pages and away from people's minds as they plan holiday meals and shopping schedules.
A Lafayette woman faces up to 20 years in prison for running up more than $1 million in unauthorized charges to her company credit card.
Signs that our state’s banking industry is undergoing a downsizing in 2014 were further confirmed today with the FDIC’s latest figures showing a third straight quarter in which Louisiana lost more banks and earned less money.
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State police say a 47-year-old Lafayette man, who collected more than $83,000 in disability benefits, is accused of operating two businesses out of his home at a time when he claimed he had no income.
Battered all night by Baltimore's relentless pass rush, Drew Brees could feel his protection collapsing and Terrell Suggs getting ahold of him as he urgently unloaded a pass to the right flat toward tight end Jimmy Graham.
After a convincing defeat at the polls on Nov. 4, Earl “Nickey” Picard has decided to let bygones be bygones with his former right-hand man Brian Pope, announcing his support for his former employee’s runoff bid to become Lafayette’s next city marshal.
Saturday the athletic department did everything possible to ensure the 2014 Ragin’ Cajun seniors remembered fondly their last home game. Rain and lightning never arrived but turbulence did in the form of the Appalachian State Mountaineers.
Even stranger than the Republican Party’s decision to hold a “unity rally” earlier this month for Congressman Bill Cassidy in a Baton Rouge bar, Huey’s Bar, was the fact that the establishment was named after Louisiana’s most famous Democrat.
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After failing to pass a medical marijuana bill last year, state Sen. Fred Mills, R-Parks, is telling supporters he will return in 2015 with legislation that focuses on different applications like oils and pills.
Voters, obviously, are not yet tuned into the 2015 ballot, despite the intriguing races it will host.
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