|Dr. Joe Savoie, Rebecca Wells and Connie Roque Steward||Carol Trosclair, Dr. Gerald Carlson and Kathryn Weaver||Terri Landry and Darleen Lugenbhul|
|Dr. Mary Ann Wilson and Rebecca Wells||Tom Wells, Rebecca Wells and Dr. Joe Savoie|
Hoping to hone her leadership skills, Party Girl spent the day with Leadership Lafayette Class XXIV as it learned about City-Parish government issues. Highlights included an open dialogue presentation by City-Parish President Joey Durel and City-Parish Council members Kenneth Boudreaux and Mary Morrison, followed by a tour of and lunch at the Lafayette Parish Correctional Facility. Class members also discussed their book club reading of Leadership and the One-Minute Manager: Increasing Effectiveness through Situational Leadership. Other guest presenters for the full-day session included Terry Huval, Tony Tramel, Mike Hollier and Bruce Conque. The day required us to use Lafayette’s public transportation to access travel to some of the day’s activities. I can’t wait to see Rickey, Mike, Page, Joel, Nancy and the rest of the Acadiana gang for the May 11 session, when we’ll be visiting the Capitol!
|LL XXIV’s Bryan Tabor||
Samatha Hoffpauir, Angela Cring, Kenny Magard Jr.,
Brian Bille, Janis Guilbeaux and Blaise Zuschlag (top row);
Brenda Trahan and Kyle Bacon
September's $509 million in sales pushed Lafayette Parish's nine-month total to $4.4 billion.
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.
An ordinance phasing out a rebate businesses receive for collecting and remitting sales taxes is tabled, but it doesn’t solve the vexing issue of government revenue.
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.
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