A stunned DJ Fournerat walked into the Plantation Crossing Clubhouse to find more than 70 guests yelling “Surprise!” in honor of his 75th birthday. All four of DJ’s daughters, Amanda Landry, Kathy Larue, Dorin McBride and Susan Younger, came in for the landmark occasion. Saxophonist and songwriter Leroy “LC” Charles serenaded the crowd with some old favorites and a few new tunes. Kudos to the lovely and charming Lisa Nagem Stevens, who pulled off the surprise without a hitch.
Independent Weekly alums Mary Tutwiler and Nathan Stubbs gave guests a preview of the farm-to-table cuisine and unique libations to come at The Saint Street Inn, located at 407 Brook Ave. just off St. Mary Boulevard. Based on the enthusiastic response from the crowd, the neighborhood bar and restaurant, scheduled to open in mid-August, will be a sure-fire hit!
Amanda Landry, DJ Fournerat and Lisa Nagem Stevens
Mason Nagem, Jonathan and Torrie Nagem, and David and Jan Nagem
Frank’s Casing Crew, now doing business as Frank’s International, will make its final appearance on ABiz’s list of the Top 50 Privately Held Companies in Acadiana this year, and once again it will likely be at the top with more than $1 billion in annual revenues. The 75-year-old company specializing in tubular fabrication and installation services to the oil and gas industry plans to offer shares of its stock to the public for the first time.
The defeat, or rather highjacking of House Bill 420 in the final days of this year's Legislative Session, say Reps. Vincent Pierre and Terry Landry, is the result of the propaganda spread by one unidentified local media outlet and an unnamed former state Representative, but nothing to do with the original legislation's lack of checks, balances or details.
He’s a singer. A songwriter. A piano man. A family man. He’s even got his own Wikipedia entry. He’s David Egan. And he knows ancient secrets about the monolithic stones of Stonehenge that he’s not willing to share.