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
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The fight to clean up Lafayette Parish could get some added ammunition with two ordinances up for votes Tuesday by the City-Parish Council targeting litter-bugs.
A divided 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal reversed a Lafayette district judge’s ruling absolving the co-owner of a New Iberia accounting firm of liability in an embezzlement case.
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By striking a deal to lessen the blow of health insurance changes on state workers, school employees and retirees, Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration lowered the volume of criticism but gave itself and local school boards a new budget headache.
With the airport tax coming up for a parishwide vote in about a week, the Broussard City Council and its mayor have come out in support of the proposal.
Protesters rallied peacefully in several Louisiana cities in the wake of the Missouri grand jury decision not to indict a police officer in the fatal shooting of Michal Brown.
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The U.S. rep billed LSU for work allegedly performed on the same days Congress voted on major legislation and held important committee hearings on energy and the ACA.
“I am only getting a little nervous about two projects — the proposed Sasol GTL facility [not the new ethylene plant] and the proposed G2X facility — both in Lake Charles. They need a hefty difference between oil and natural gas prices to make sense.”
Abysmally low participation by the public has prompted the council to scuttle the 2014 survey with plans to simplify it and try again next year.
The village now says the ordinance will likely be overturned and authorities will more vigorously enforce existing leash laws.
Lower oil prices also might slow the growth of oil production in parts of the U.S., Canada and elsewhere because it will no longer be so profitable.
Bill Cassidy cast an early ballot Tuesday, seeking to draw renewed attention to a race that has fallen off newspaper front pages and away from people's minds as they plan holiday meals and shopping schedules.
A Lafayette woman faces up to 20 years in prison for running up more than $1 million in unauthorized charges to her company credit card.
Signs that our state’s banking industry is undergoing a downsizing in 2014 were further confirmed today with the FDIC’s latest figures showing a third straight quarter in which Louisiana lost more banks and earned less money.
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State police say a 47-year-old Lafayette man, who collected more than $83,000 in disability benefits, is accused of operating two businesses out of his home at a time when he claimed he had no income.
Battered all night by Baltimore's relentless pass rush, Drew Brees could feel his protection collapsing and Terrell Suggs getting ahold of him as he urgently unloaded a pass to the right flat toward tight end Jimmy Graham.
After a convincing defeat at the polls on Nov. 4, Earl “Nickey” Picard has decided to let bygones be bygones with his former right-hand man Brian Pope, announcing his support for his former employee’s runoff bid to become Lafayette’s next city marshal.
Saturday the athletic department did everything possible to ensure the 2014 Ragin’ Cajun seniors remembered fondly their last home game. Rain and lightning never arrived but turbulence did in the form of the Appalachian State Mountaineers.
Even stranger than the Republican Party’s decision to hold a “unity rally” earlier this month for Congressman Bill Cassidy in a Baton Rouge bar, Huey’s Bar, was the fact that the establishment was named after Louisiana’s most famous Democrat.
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After failing to pass a medical marijuana bill last year, state Sen. Fred Mills, R-Parks, is telling supporters he will return in 2015 with legislation that focuses on different applications like oils and pills.
Voters, obviously, are not yet tuned into the 2015 ballot, despite the intriguing races it will host.
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