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.
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The investigation and potential prosecution of the man charged in the recent hit-and-run death of a Youngsville cyclist won’t happen overnight, according to local law enforcement officials.
Louisiana's state school board is holding a special meeting to consider whether to sue Gov. Bobby Jindal in an ongoing dispute over the Common Core education standards.
A bipartisan congressional deal to help improve veterans' health care access includes approval for new veterans clinics in Lafayette and Lake Charles.
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The Democratic incumbent, seeking her fourth term in office, is a strong supporter of the Export-Import Bank, which helps finance exports of U.S. companies.
Summertime floral with panache
Three bedroom St. Martinville traditional or three bedroom Lafayette contemporary cottage
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The world is a politically tense place these days with hot spots ranging from the Middle East to Ukraine. In Louisiana and Mississippi, where the political chessboard tends to be a lot less threatening and at times entertaining, this election season is living up to expectations.
As this year’s budget process slogs forward and the Lafayette Parish School Board maintains its hard-headed stance against using any of its more than $60 million reserve fund, another slate of critical programs have rolled through the chopping block, despite the ramifications for the school system.
Meat, cheese and veggies piled high on Texas toast
Louisiana has joined nine other states in support of Indiana’s appeal of a federal judge’s ruling that the Hoosier State’s ban on sam-sex marriage violates the Constitution.
The eclectic vibe of summer
Three bedroom River Ranch cottage or four bedroom Youngsville traditional home
The parent of Investar Bank says its second-quarter earnings fell to $1.1 million or 26 cents a share from $1.7 million of 44 cents a share in the same period a year ago.
1,554 rigs were exploring for oil and 315 for gas. Two were listed as miscellaneous. A year ago there were 1,770 active rigs.
The Saints are being cautious in an effort to minimize risk of re-injury.
Most personal auto insurance policies exclude coverage when people charge money to drive others in their personal vehicles.
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."
A refreshing twist at a Lafayette institution comes served with a black bean salad stuffed avocado
Louisiana's 21 casinos took in $203.5 million statewide in June, edging up one-half of a percentage point from a year earlier.