Almost everyone in Lafayette has had a Judice Inn burger at least once, and for many of us a trip to the quaint hamburger stand is a weekly event. Nearly every Saturday afternoon Party Girl goes there to get her favorite — a cheeseburger with grilled onions and extra “sauce.” But tantalizing our palates for the last 63 years isn’t all that the Judice family is known for. It has also contributed an abundance of time and money to the community, especially to UL Lafayette. At UL’s annual Spring Gala, the family got the recognition it deserves by being honored by the fundraising event. Held at the beautiful Alumni Center, the gala was a blowout success with lots of money raised for UL and for the upkeep of the center. Robert Harris did an amazing job as auctioneer for the live auction, where attendees fought over the likes of pearl necklaces and Saints tickets in a suite on the 50-yard line.
The theme was “Retro Groove” as Lafayette Education Foundation presented ReProm 2010 at River Oaks to raise funds in support of excellence in education in Lafayette Parish schools. ReProm allows guests the opportunity to relive or re-create their high school prom while raising funds to help students achieve academic goals. While some guests sported afros and go-go boots, others opted for the classic tux or modern gown. ReProm’s court has a much more important purpose than the traditional high school crowning: It’s a group of community-minded residents diverse in age, occupation and interests. The community participated by donating dollars for the LEF ReProm 2010 king and queen. Each dollar equaled one vote, and this year the winners were King Kim Veillon and Queen Ruth Moncus. The court raised more than $84,000 in voting proceeds.
|Anne and David Calhoun||Amanda Gary, Aaron Judice, Chris Orillion and Nick Judice|
|Melissa and Jimmy White,
and Pat and Ray Simon
|Dr. Joseph Savoie, and Sylvia and Steve Oats|
|Nathan Krenbiel, Brannon Topey
and Nick Judice
|Elisabeth Arnold, and Jennifer and Nick LeMeunier|
|Kathy David, Dave and JoAnn
Judice George, and Lynda Judice
|Michael and Maureen Judice|
|Jackie Hill and Claiborne Self||Tina and Jude Broussard|
|Greg Guidry and Nanette Heggie||Queen Ruth Moncus and King Kim Veillon|
|2009 ReProm King Floyd Degueyter||Tom Leblanc, Anna Motty, Thomas and Garnette LeMaire,
Bart and Elizabeth Bernard, and Peggy and Gene Fortier
Deadline for submitting noms for annual competition is March 15
Whitney Bank officials have confirmed that the downtown branch will cease to exist when it relocates its regional headquarters to River Ranch at the end of May.
So far the Democratic agenda includes proposals to expand Medicaid; increase the minimum wage; offer equal pay to women; heighten regulations on predatory lending practices, like payday loans; and add more transparency in the governor’s office.
Hot-button education issues ranging from Common Core to charter schools have some lawmakers pushing to scrap the appointing process and go back to electing the state's super.
Downtown Lafayette restaurant launches new concept near Le Triomphe
Police say the handcuffed man fatally shot himself in the back, but his family isn't buying the story.
Yeah, it's smoked venison sausage stuffed in a suckling pig stuffed in a lamb and roasted over an open fire.
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Gov. Bobby Jindal offered a budget proposal that suggests new education and health care spending, pay raises for state workers and an incentive fund to encourage colleges to enhance their science, engineering and technology training.
Reamco founders Brent Milam and Ashley Lane now shareholders in acquiring company and part of its management team.
Low heels, high style
Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday, March 11, 2014:
The board hopes to recover all fees paid, plus one-half, along with what could amount to hundreds of thousands in additional penalties.
Oh, the irony... or something like that.
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Hopefully he’ll be better prepared today than he was in that Feb. 20 deposition.
They came by the hundreds, arriving from all regions of the state to gather on the steps of our Capitol in protest of the Legislature’s long tradition of giving industry the go-ahead to abuse our air, our water and our coastline, all in the name of good economics.
Gov. Bobby Jindal’s recent rhetoric against President Barack Obama has failed to boost his standing among the conservative base.
Louisiana's annual legislative session begins.
The state has hired marksmen to shoot feral hogs from helicopters at two wildlife management areas in south Louisiana.
St. Patty's Day crafts
New menu items ready for the Lenten season
The Cane Fire Film Series screens “MaidenTrip” on Monday, March 10, at the AcA.
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The vibe of the tribe done modern
The Louisiana Workforce Commission said Friday that initial claims rose to 2,125 from the previous week's total of 1,964. There were 2,887 initial claims during the comparable week in 2013.
The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has stalled action on a $3.5 billion annual school funding formula due to state lawmakers by March 15.
The New Orleans Saints have yet to make it official as of this writing, but popular wide receiver Lance Moore has reportedly been cut by the team to free up salary-cap space on the roster.
While two medical marijuana bills are slated for the upcoming legislative session, what some Louisianans might not know is that the plant was approved for therapeutic use by state lawmakers in 1991.