Wednesday January 18, 2012
Louisiana Plating and Coatings, a newly formed subsidiary of Houston Plating and Coatings, is building a $9 million oil and gas manufacturing facility in Scott slated to open later this year. Gov. Bobby Jindal, joined by Houston Plating and Coatings CEO Bill Howard and a slew of other local and state officials, announced the new venture Thursday afternoon at Scott City Hall. Scott Mayor Purvis Morrison said the city, thanks to the help of LEDA and state economic development officials, was able to provide more than $1 million in infrastructure for the project going up at 6325 Cameron St. The 80,000-square-foot facility will create 120 new jobs and have an annual payroll of $3 million. If the positions paid equally, and we know they won’t, that comes to $25,000 per job — not great but better than nothing we suppose.
Saturday’s NFC divisional round playoff game between the Saints and the 49ers in San Francisco’s Candlestick Park will go down in the annals of pro football history as one of the greatest playoff games ever. For 9ers fans. Unfortunately for Saints faithful, it also marks one of the greatest chokes in the history of a franchise long acquainted with the Heimlich Maneuver. The Black & Gold committed five turnovers — two by special teams deep in Saints territory plus a pair of interceptions by quarterback Drew Brees and a fumble by running back Pierre Thomas — and, in a stirring final four minutes that averaged a lead change per minute, the Saints middling defense gave up long drives that ended in one of the most gut-wrenching defeats ever. Boo dat.
If you’ve ever seen the website People of Walmart, you know pajamas are perfectly acceptable attire for shopping at the mega-chain. Shreveport politician Michael Williams didn’t get the memo. The Caddo Parish Commissioner is pushing an ordinance that would prohibit people from wearing pajama pants in public, citing an “indecent” (our word, not his) incident in a local Walmart in which Williams claims to have made unfortunate visual acquaintance with the loins of a young man who was wearing pajama pants sans underwear. We’ll leave it to Williams and his fellow commissioners to define what constitutes pajamas and from what public places they should be banned. Shreveport, as many of you know, already has an anti-sagging (pants, not body parts) law. Perhaps Williams et al will find a way to make the ordinance comprehensive: no saggy pants, no PJs, and — by all means — no saggy PJs.
Pop-up dinner of chef Justin Girouard’s creations reflect farming traditions
Wednesday's Blogs from the Bog!
Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday, April 16, 2014:
newsy bits for the fam
Festival International de Louisiane is right around the corner — April 23-27 — and IND Monthly’s second annual Fest fIND contest is along for the ride.
Acadian rep notifies would-be supporters that an April 25 fundraiser for the embattled U.S. rep won’t go on as planned.
Georgia-based fried chicken chain would go up against Raising Cane’s, Chick-fil-A and others (like the Popeyes near its proposed location).
While it isn’t all too unusual for public bodies to have hired security present during meetings, the LPSB’s push to do so is arguably a response to the antics of one board member.
“I’m running. Why would I be raising all this money? Just to have to return it to people?”
With incumbent U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu watching from afar, and with a united Democratic Party in her corner, the fight to get the GOP officially behind Congressman Bill Cassidy is gaining just as much momentum as it is hushed controversy.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
15th Judicial District Judge Durwood Conque has announced that he will not seek re-election after 27 years on the bench.
The perfect color for Easter Sunday
The controversial standardized tests are set to be used in third-grade through eighth-grade public school classrooms next year.
The Louisiana Senate has agreed to prohibit unmanned aircraft from flying over chemical plants, water treatment systems, telecommunications networks and other items considered "critical infrastructure" in Louisiana.
A Scott businessman has pleaded guilty to failing to report a conspiracy to award Opelousas Housing Authority construction bids to his company.
It didn’t take long for KATC TV 3 to jump all over the news of a dead body found in Girard Park, but in its rush to produce headlines, the local TV station got sloppy.
Egg-citing ideas for sharing at family gatherings
An unholy trinity of civil-society upheavalers whose first names are not Conner, Tanner or Logan are facing charges in Eunice.
Now that lawmakers have shot down efforts to cap annual interest rates for payday loans, supporters for stricter regulations of the storefront lenders are rallying behind another strategy.
The Appropriations Committee held public testimony day, letting people talk about what they like or don't like about Gov. Bobby Jindal's budget recommendations for the 2014-15 fiscal year that begins July 1.
Court-appointed examiner says Lafayette businessman was “effectively on both sides” of transactions, opens door for legal action against him.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
Lafayette-based insurance broker/risk management group bought by Florida firm for undisclosed sum; principals Landry and Harris continue to run local operations.
Lafayette police are investigating the death of a 21-year-old woman whose body was found early Sunday in a drainage ditch in Girard Park.
Former Grant parish District Attorney Ed Tarpley says he's running for the U.S. House seat currently held by Republican Vance McAllister of Swartz.
Louisiana-Lafayette got strong starting pitching and timely hitting to hold off Arkansas-Little Rock 6-3 in Sun Belt Conference baseball in Lafayette, La.
The life and legacy of Dave Perkins will be commemorated with a special INDesign Lifetime Achievement Award as part of the 2014 event on April 24.