|Alan Oschner and Kelly DeRouen||Crowds pack the blue lit bar|
|Owners Rachel and Jared Doise||Josh Reed, Brett Swanner and Anthony Carnilla|
|Roy Meaders, Christina McHugh and Alex Andrade||Virginia Kern and Trish Landry|
|Ches and Tammy Gordon||Lacey Migues and Bridget Touchet|
|Wayne Landry and Della Higginbotham||Holly Trahan, Kristen Broussard, Allison Breaux and Shane Trahan (back row) Brandon Foreman, Travis Broussard and David Breaux|
|Gail Borel and Rhonda Neveu||Mick and Kat Rhodes, Marcia Vining, and Bess and Jay Trahan|
|5th Avenue Band||KTDY’s JayCee Falcon, CJ Clements, Debbie Ray and Steve Wiley|
|Polyester Power Hour costume contest judges: Sharon Moss, Deborah Wooley, Sheri Guilbeau, Debbie Ray and CJ Clements (front)|
Legends Downtown celebrated its five-year anniversary with a huge blowout to thank its loyal customers. The bash started at 5 p.m., and it was a madhouse until the doors closed at 2. There was not one, but two bands that played that night — the Josh Taylor Band was the early provider of tunes, and Reggie Dupre took the reins later. The SoCo girls were on hand to pass out Southern Comfort shots, while the Coors Light girls handled out Silver Bullets. The liquor was definitely plentiful, and Party Girl relived her early college days with a few of the fruity Jello shots that were being served. Items were raffled every half hour and included golf bags, shirts, beach towels and even a guitar. While we all know owner Jared Doise to be constantly helping out behind the bar or attending to his clientele, he and his wife Rachel were enjoying the festivities and passing out complimentary shots by the dozens. Luckily, when the late night hunger pangs set in, Legends Annex was only a few steps away, serving up some good eats while keeping up the celebration with a party (and band) of its own.
Party Girl had the itch to put on her boogie shoes, so I did my best Tony Manero strut down Jefferson Street to the Polyester Power Hour Party at Nitetown. The annual event is put on by 99.9 KTDY and has garnered quite a following, with regular attendees dubbing themselves the “Poly Po Ho’s.” This year’s turnout was enormous, a sellout in fact, with many of the guests sporting their grooviest ensembles. The sea of people in their afro wigs, bellbottoms, and platform shoes got down to the funky sounds of 5th Avenue. There was also a costume contest, and the winners were Mitch and Karen Trahan, who went as Mr. and Mrs. Pacman. Their full body costumes were quite impressive, but even more impressive is that they were equipped with original Pacman sounds! In second place, respectively, was Kevin “Sweet P” Prejean, who came as a life sized 8-track tape.
In this letter to the editor, Lafayette Parish School Board member Shelton Cobb (the board's former president) weighs in on the difficulty behind this year's budget process, calling out a number of his fellow board members over their inability to drop their power struggle with the superintendent and make the interests of the students a top priority.
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LSU Health Sciences Center says people with a common, hard-to-treat kind of lung cancer can join a new national trial to test drugs faster.
As New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton and general manager Mickey Loomis spoke about the opening of training camp, steep, tree-covered mountains were in full view behind them.
The family of fallen cyclist Lon Lomas is speaking out after the release this week of the man charged with his death.
"The solutions are obvious: undo consolidation, or amend the charter to make this hybrid attempt at a new form of government work better."
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A refreshing twist at a Lafayette institution comes served with a black bean salad stuffed avocado
Marijuana source of disputes for HOAs; experts say still safe to fly; Russian-supported attacks on Ukraine and more national and international news for Friday, July 25, 2014.
Louisiana's 21 casinos took in $203.5 million statewide in June, edging up one-half of a percentage point from a year earlier.
Three bedroom Sunset Victorian or three bedroom Opelousas Acadian home
Louisiana designer commissioned for NYC Awards gift
The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education is considering whether to get involved in a lawsuit against Gov. Bobby Jindal for his attempts to undermine use of the Common Core education standards in Louisiana's public schools.
Business First Bank has announced plans for a Baton Rouge market expansion through a merger deal with American Gateway Financial Corp.
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The latest meeting of a south Louisiana flood board that stirred political turmoil with a lawsuit against the oil and gas industry is taking place amid uncertainty over the future of the lawsuit — and the board's own membership.
The photos taken nearly a mile under the Gulf of Mexico are so clear that small holes are visible in a lifeboat that may have gone down or been scuttled when a passenger ship was sunk by a Nazi submarine in 1942.
Advocate columnist and Jindal shill Quin Hillyer has been against the New Orleans levee board lawsuit from day one, but a recent piece targeting author/activist John Barry prompted the perfect rebuttal from the board’s former vice-president, who takes Hillyer to task on just about every distorted claim he’s made on the issue.
INDEats and EatLafayette want to give one lucky foodie and friends the most memorable meal — here’s how you can win
Thousands of people who bought health insurance through the marketplace created by the federal health care overhaul face price hikes next year that could top 10 percent.
Three bedroom traditional Lafayette home or three bedroom Breaux Bridge home
Style market slated for old Artesia
The city prosecutor has released the case file for Lafayette Parish School Board member Tehmi Chassion’s simple battery complaint against Superintendent Pat Cooper, and the seven witness statements given to police illustrate two very different scenarios.
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Louisiana fell one spot in an annual national ranking of child well-being that looks at poverty, education and health access.
A federal judge has decided he doesn't need to hear more arguments in the case of a gay couple who want a Louisiana marriage license.
Saints again bring playoff aspirations into 2014 campaign.
New details in the case against the man arrested for last week’s bomb threat and bank robbery has surfaced, including a MidSouth Bank surveillance video showing the alleged suspect attempt an early-morning bank robbery.
Citing conflicting witness accounts, the city prosecutor will not pursue Tehmi Chassion’s allegation of simple battery against Superintendent Pat Cooper.
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