Lafayette’s legal community and guests gathered for the Lafayette Young Lawyers Association Installation of Officers and New Attorney Reception at La Fonda. At the always well-attended event, Steven Ramos of the Onebane Law Firm was installed as LYLA president for 2011-12. Attorneys welcomed new colleagues into the legal fold with lots of margaritas, sangria, half-and-halfs and a great spread of Mexican food. Onebane, IberiaBank Private Banking and Jamie A. Roy Certified Stenotype Reporters sponsored the festive event. Spotted in the crowd were Judge Marilyn and Jack Castle, Lafayette Bar President Andre Douget and wife Nora Stelly and LBA past president Miles Matt and wife Glenda.
|Greg Moroux||Maisie and Jacob Hargett|
|Kenny Habetz and Keith Saltzman||Nora Stelly, Maggie Simar, Nicole Reynolds and Andre Douget|
|Kyle and Amy Bacon|
Crawfish Town USA executive chef Colt Patin was one of five chefs statewide chosen this year as a Chef to Watch by Louisiana Cookin’ magazine. The five chefs were honored at a dinner Aug. 22 at Harrah’s Casino in New Orleans. Crawfish Town USA owners Wendy and Johnny Hebert also attended the even, as did Charlie and Del Goodson. Charlie, owner of Charley G’s, was presented with the humanitarian award. The magazine recognizes community leaders from throughout Louisiana for their pilanthropic endeavors and who have “contributed to the betterment of communities where they have a business presence.”
|Donna Degatur Richard, Johnny Hebert and Paula Finley||Johnny Hebert, Randy Patin, Rachelle Patin and Heidi Patin|
|Charley and Del Goodson||Chef Colt Patin, center, with Wendy and Johnny Hebert|
|Angie Hebert, Wendy Hebert, Tina McNeil and Paula Finley|
The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education is considering whether to get involved in a lawsuit against Gov. Bobby Jindal for his attempts to undermine use of the Common Core education standards in Louisiana's public schools.
Business First Bank has announced plans for a Baton Rouge market expansion through a merger deal with American Gateway Financial Corp.
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The latest meeting of a south Louisiana flood board that stirred political turmoil with a lawsuit against the oil and gas industry is taking place amid uncertainty over the future of the lawsuit — and the board's own membership.
The photos taken nearly a mile under the Gulf of Mexico are so clear that small holes are visible in a lifeboat that may have gone down or been scuttled when a passenger ship was sunk by a Nazi submarine in 1942.
Advocate columnist and Jindal shill Quin Hillyer has been against the New Orleans levee board lawsuit from day one, but a recent piece targeting author/activist John Barry prompted the perfect rebuttal from the board’s former vice-president, who takes Hillyer to task on just about every distorted claim he’s made on the issue.
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Thousands of people who bought health insurance through the marketplace created by the federal health care overhaul face price hikes next year that could top 10 percent.
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The city prosecutor has released the case file for Lafayette Parish School Board member Tehmi Chassion’s simple battery complaint against Superintendent Pat Cooper, and the seven witness statements given to police illustrate two very different scenarios.
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Louisiana fell one spot in an annual national ranking of child well-being that looks at poverty, education and health access.
A federal judge has decided he doesn't need to hear more arguments in the case of a gay couple who want a Louisiana marriage license.
Saints again bring playoff aspirations into 2014 campaign.
New details in the case against the man arrested for last week’s bomb threat and bank robbery has surfaced, including a MidSouth Bank surveillance video showing the alleged suspect attempt an early-morning bank robbery.
Citing conflicting witness accounts, the city prosecutor will not pursue Tehmi Chassion’s allegation of simple battery against Superintendent Pat Cooper.
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Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers opens on Johnston.
Cirque du Soleil effortlessly combines circus art with beloved Michael Jackson hits.
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Parents and teachers who support the Common Core education standards sued Gov. Bobby Jindal Tuesday over his actions against the multi-state standards, accusing him of illegally meddling in education policy.
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An arrest was announced this morning in connection with last week’s bomb scare at UL Lafayette.
Attorneys, judges and others interviewed by LaPolitics expect 15 to 20 district judge races this year.
"I feel like I'm under siege," an attorney said recently over drinks at Galatoire's Bistro in Baton Rouge. "We all do. Every time I turn around somebody wants a check. District attorney races. The judges. They're killing us."
As a requirement for running for Congress in the 6th District, former Gov. Edwin Edwards has filed his financial disclosure statement with the U.S. House showing his income in 2013 totaling $242,787.
Unlike those swindled by Bernie Madoff, the victims of Texas businessman Robert Allen Stanford’s Ponzi scheme won’t be getting any relief from the Securities Investor Protection Corp.’s emergency fund after a recent appellate court ruling.