|Michelle Rushing Garcia, Jeannette Broussard,
Carrie Griffin Broussard, Kandie Matthews and Katie Ferguson
|Greg Daigle and Katie Ferguson|
|Jim Rees, Kristi Shauberger Leonard and Katie Ferguson||Annie Prejean, Jean-Pierre Catrou, Kandie Matthews,
Cheri Donaldson Gentry and Jake Grant
|Cheri Donaldson Gentry, Katie Ferguson and Robin Hebert||Olivia Olivier and Linda Larkan|
|Elizabeth Leopaul, Jeanie Simon-Domingue and Barbara Bloomer||Sandy Landry, Lou Patin and Michelle DeRouen|
|The ladies walk the runway for the Beautiful hat category||Cameron Foreman and Debbie Moret|
|Jan Wyatt, Rose Moss and Kathie Roza||Maestro Mariusz Smolij, Tonio Cutrera, Art Reidel,
Mark Pritchard and Tony Cutrera
|Sue Larson, Margaret Gary and Jean Marquez (bottom);
Annette Myers, Ann Knight, Tina Toinette, Penny Gauthier,
Jean Lewis and Kay Blanchard
|Jackie Cheramie and Rebecca Comeaux|
|Ande Hakeman, Mona Burris and Etienna Wright|
Katie Ferguson, Ms. Networking Princess herself, recently turned 30! However, Katie doesn’t just celebrate for a day or a weekend; she celebrates her birthday all month, giving Party Girl a great excuse to live it up a time or two. By far the best, and biggest, bash was held at The Office downtown. Over 100 of her closest friends and family showed up to wish her a happy birthday. The theme song of the night was decided to be “I’ve Got a Feeling that Tonight’s Gonna be a Good Night,” but I must say that it is an understatement, because Katie’s party was better than good. It was great!
Move over Johnny Depp. The best Mad Hatters this year were not up on the silver screen, but at City Club in River Ranch for one of Acadiana Symphony Orchestra’s annual fundraisers, the Mad Hatter’s Luncheon. Attendees donned their best chapeaus and were given the opportunity to participate in a Parade of Hats for bragging rights. Categories were Vintage, Beautiful, Original and Group and judged by the “Faithful Four” who have been with ASO 25 years: Tony Cutrera, Tonio Cutrera, Art Reidel and Mark Pritchard. Maestro Mariusz Smolij was also a judge. While the judges deliberated on which ladies would be the winners, there was a fashion show by Lemon Drop Boutique that featured gorgeous dresses and suits, and even a fairy tale-worthy wedding dress. There were also numerous silent auction items to bid on and plenty of raffle prizes that included gorgeous earrings from Paul’s Jewelry and a lunch for 12 at à la carte.
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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Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers opens on Johnston.
Cirque du Soleil effortlessly combines circus art with beloved Michael Jackson hits.
Kelly Guidry Open House
Parents and teachers who support the Common Core education standards sued Gov. Bobby Jindal Tuesday over his actions against the multi-state standards, accusing him of illegally meddling in education policy.
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An arrest was announced this morning in connection with last week’s bomb scare at UL Lafayette.
Attorneys, judges and others interviewed by LaPolitics expect 15 to 20 district judge races this year.
"I feel like I'm under siege," an attorney said recently over drinks at Galatoire's Bistro in Baton Rouge. "We all do. Every time I turn around somebody wants a check. District attorney races. The judges. They're killing us."
As a requirement for running for Congress in the 6th District, former Gov. Edwin Edwards has filed his financial disclosure statement with the U.S. House showing his income in 2013 totaling $242,787.
Unlike those swindled by Bernie Madoff, the victims of Texas businessman Robert Allen Stanford’s Ponzi scheme won’t be getting any relief from the Securities Investor Protection Corp.’s emergency fund after a recent appellate court ruling.
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It would be an understatement to say Schumacher Group had a challenging year in 2013.
Hampton Toyota has been serving Acadiana as the premier Toyota dealership for more than 10 years. And now, the glossy Johnston Street dealership is looking forward to a makeover.
Even when Floyd Degueyter is on “vacation” he’s hard at work.
As the second largest metal heat treating company in the country, Analytic Stress Relieving Inc. has grown by leaps and bounds since its inception in 1979.
When the Prohibition era came to an end in 1933, Joseph R. Streva saw an opportunity to make a little extra money to supplement his day job.
When a hurricane hits, Brent Mouton doesn’t run. The convenience store chain owner is proof that the challenges of mother nature can almost break a business, but Mouton learned to grow out of temporary closure from near devastation in 2002 and of lost potential revenue.