UL head football coach Mark Hudspeth made it official this week, telling media at a sports luncheon that he will “definitely” be the team’s coach next season. Hud also said he and the university are working on a new contract for the first-year coach, a contract UL says would make him the highest paid coach in the Sun Belt Conference. Hud was interviewed for the vacant head coaching position at Ole Miss recently, and his name has swirled in the rumor mill since the Ragin’ Cajuns wrapped up an 8-4 (6-2 Sun Belt) regular season and accepted an invitation to the Dec. 17 New Orleans Bowl. On Sunday we finally learned the Cajuns’ opponent in the game: the San Diego State Aztecs.
Unfortunately, the social media rumors proved to be true: Guamas on Jefferson is closed. The well-regarded eatery was shuttered over the weekend after a decade on Jefferson Street and a few years near campus before that. Guamas’ Cuban-influenced South American cuisine was an exercise in gastronomic creativity. Co-owner Rubens Mesa blamed chain restaurants and an economic climate unkind to small restaurants for Guamas’ downfall, telling The Ind the restaurant may reopen in a few years, which his wife and fellow co-owner, Julieta Tarazona, sort of confirmed on Facebook when she hinted the establishment might change locations.
Who dat say dey gonna beat them Saints? Not the couillon-riddled Detroit Lions. The NFC North playoff contenders demonstrated a stunning lack of discipline in committing 11 penalties for 107 yards in the Saints’ 31-17 victory in the Superdome Sunday night. Gaffes included three offensive pass interference calls and three personal fouls, the nadir of which was tight end Brandon Pettigrew’s ill-advised shove of an official. The Lions went into the game short-handed on defense, most notably without the services of defensive line stud Ndamukong Suh, who was suspended for the first of two games following his knuckled-headed stomping of an opposing player on Thanksgiving. The Lions outgained the Saints and outplayed them for much of the second half, but thanks to their immaturity — and Saints QB Drew Brees’ stellar first half — the Black & Gold walked away with a two-game lead in the NFC South.
In this letter to the editor, Lafayette Parish School Board member Shelton Cobb (the board's former president) weighs in on the difficulty behind this year's budget process, calling out a number of his fellow board members over their inability to drop their power struggle with the superintendent and make the interests of the students a top priority.
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LSU Health Sciences Center says people with a common, hard-to-treat kind of lung cancer can join a new national trial to test drugs faster.
As New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton and general manager Mickey Loomis spoke about the opening of training camp, steep, tree-covered mountains were in full view behind them.
The family of fallen cyclist Lon Lomas is speaking out after the release this week of the man charged with his death.
"The solutions are obvious: undo consolidation, or amend the charter to make this hybrid attempt at a new form of government work better."
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A refreshing twist at a Lafayette institution comes served with a black bean salad stuffed avocado
Marijuana source of disputes for HOAs; experts say still safe to fly; Russian-supported attacks on Ukraine and more national and international news for Friday, July 25, 2014.
Louisiana's 21 casinos took in $203.5 million statewide in June, edging up one-half of a percentage point from a year earlier.
Three bedroom Sunset Victorian or three bedroom Opelousas Acadian home
Louisiana designer commissioned for NYC Awards gift
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.
INDEats and EatLafayette want to give one lucky foodie and friends the most memorable meal — here’s how you can win
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.
Three bedroom traditional Lafayette home or three bedroom Breaux Bridge home
Style market slated for old Artesia
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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