Even torrential rains couldn’t keep the burger lovers away from Justice Grillin’, the legal community’s hamburger cook-off benefitting multiple sclerosis. Between downpours, the tenacious teams grilled up tasty samplings of the all-American favorite in River Ranch’s Town Square. Creative concoctions included a red hot-sauced burger from the Gachassin firm’s tiki hut, a bacon cheeseburger from Tony Morrow’s tent and the People’s Choice — a spicy, mouthwatering delight from Liskow & Lewis. Braving the weather were Julie Savoy in a festive grass skirt and lei, Vanessa Anseman sporting a bright yellow boa and the Liskow gang decked out in Saints attire. Who Dat?
Leonard Louviere’s Myrtle Place backyard was the place to be for Memorial Day, locale of the “3rd Annual Ice Cream, Jambalaya, and Jello Shot Extravaganza,” hosted by Lenny, Jeff Favors and Patrick Gaubert. Lenny’s Dad, Eddy, stirred up a massive pot of his famous jambalaya, served with delicious sides of black-eyed peas smothered with bacon and creamy cole slaw. After Zydeco/Cajun band Donnie and the Pooldoos got the crowd hopping on the outdoor dance floor, guests cooled off with 700(!) assorted jello shots prepared by Zea’s staff and homemade ice cream served with luscious adult toppings including Grand Marnier fudge sauce (my favorite!) and Godiva chocolate liqueur. Co-host Jeff Favors, donning a sequined Uncle Sam top hat, spread the Memorial Day message: thanks to our troops for giving us the priceless gift of freedom.
Joey Dupuis, Monroe Stephenson and Barbara Olinde
| Wendy Phillips, Vanessa Anseman,
Penny Malbrew and Debbie Hash
|People’s Choice Winners Liskow & Lewis||Ann Marie and Tommy Hightower|
|Mary K Clack and Leonard Louviere||Lisa Knight and Brad Gaubert|
|Mike Dupre and Jenny Ledet||Mark Rodriguez|
|Donnie and the Pooldoos||Charlene Dennis, Tommy Faul, Rhonda Hernandez, Lisa Knight and Brad Gaubert|
|Amanda Newberry and Barbara Olinde||Mary K Clack, Leonard Louviere, Mabel Louviere, Eddy Louviere, Troy Louviere and Robbie Louviere|
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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.
Bar Code is not a gay bar.
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.