|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.
The Louisiana Supreme Court has punted on its first chance to decide whether a new state constitutional provision declaring gun possession a fundamental right could void a long list of criminal statutes that regulate firearms.
New Orleans' offense, which ranks sixth in the NFL, isn't helping many of its skill players pile up Pro Bowl-type stats. Rather, the approach of coach Sean Payton and quarterback Drew Brees has enabled a wide range of play-makers to emerge periodically with high-production outings.
Amid mounting pressure from deep-pocketed business interests, an ordinance that would have phased out a 2 percent rebate merchants in the city and unincorporated Lafayette Parish receive for collecting sales taxes has been pulled.
From jewelry to home goods, deals abound
Forgiving shapes for NOLA Bowl
Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday, December 12, 2013:
As part of a national undertaking known by industry insiders as the “Butterfly Project,” a rebranded version of The Daily Advertiser is set to launch with Sunday’s edition of the Gannett-owned paper.
Louisiana moved up a slot to 48th in the ranking of healthy states — once again, thank God for Mississippi! — so all this frettin’ about Gov. Bobby Jindal’s refusal to expand Medicaid per Obamacare ... fuggidaboutit! We don’t need Medicaid no more!
The Denham Springs woman who placed Christmas lights in the shape of a butter finger on her roof in a display of anger directed at neighbors has doubled the trouble for the 2013 holiday season.
The New Orleans architect behind the 1984 World’s Fair also left his mark on Lafayette.
Laid back vibe just right for NOLA Bowl
The 30-second commercial, to run around the state, is the Democratic senator's first TV spot in her bid for re-election to a fourth term.
It's a number that has edged up but falls far short of the thousands who are eligible for subsidized coverage.
A group of mostly higher education leaders will make recommendations to state lawmakers about how to tweak the policies governing tuition rates charged at the state's public colleges.
Week long specials and a ribbon cutting celebration held in Parc Lafayette
Fort Worth company's new facility at Lafayette Regional Airport will build helicopters primarily for the export market.
Could River Ranch restaurant be the next star?
Move over Hooters — there’s a new breastaurant coming to town.
Hashtag, retweet, like, share and do whatever else it takes to get in good today with the jolly man in red.
That would be Congressman John Fleming talking about Sen. David Vitter.