|Kyle Lavergne and Katelyn Demoura||Christine, Jhan and Elizabeth Beaullieu|
|Alyssa Leger and Casey Daigle with Victoria and Nicholas Harrelson||Sophie Luciano|
|Amy Luciano and Germaine Gjertson||Kristen Barrios and Carole Ann Piccione|
|Erin Fenstermaker, Leah Faucion, Liz Webb and Sarah Moss||Pauline Gerami, Sharon Moss and Vickie Moody|
Local patrons of classical ballet crowded the floor in the posh lobby of IberiaBank Tower for “Land of the Sweets” fundraiser. Guests took advantage of this annual opportunity to enjoy refreshments and mingle with the talented stars of The Nutcracker, produced by Lafayette Ballet Theatre with guest artists from Pacific Northwest Ballet. LBT board members Marilyn Lee and Mary Cain chaired the event, and numerous contributors included IberiaBank, CC’s Community Coffee House, Zoës Kitchen, Allen Breaux Studio, Pizza Hut, Acadiana Bottling Co. and Lowry’s Printing. Proceeds benefited the Lafayette Ballet Theatre, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing classical ballet instruction, educational programs and quality stage performances to Acadiana residents.
Friends of Sharon and Sarah Moss, Pauline Gerami and others gathered over lunch to share some good food and Christmas cheer in the weeks leading up to the holidays. This was the second year for the growing group of ladies, who dined Dutch treat on yummy lobster bisque and shrimp salads in the private dining room at Ruth’s Chris (Sharon treated all to some bubbly!). Among the guests were Sarah Citron, Liz Webb, Karen Daigle, Crystall Young, Carole Ann Piccione, Kathy Zimmerman and Secret Santa, of course.
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.
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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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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