Dec. 1, 2014 08:43
A founding member of the Grammy-nominated Basin Brothers and a regular on Acadiana stages both as a sideman and featured performer, Berard was a gifted guitarist and fiddler player.
Dec. 1, 2014 08:43
It sounds like the set-up to a bad B movie, but it really happened at Negreet High School in Many, where a portrait of Jesus once hung in the school lobby and Bible verses hung on the walls — until the ACLU of Louisiana filed suit on behalf of the...
Dec. 1, 2014 08:43
“There’s an expiration date on clean drinking water in Louisiana, and this is because of the acts of men, greed and a failed democracy — a democracy that put the flags of oil and gas companies over our state Capitol,” Honoré says during a panel discussion at the Clifton Chenier Center in Lafayette.
Dec. 1, 2014 08:43
Williams had claimed he was owed the money as back pay, even though no rational person with a second-grade grasp of mathematics would reasonably conclude Williams could have possibly worked the hours he claimed..
Dec. 1, 2014 08:43
It’s difficult to say exactly when relations between the talented, capable and at-times mercurial administrator and a school board that once supported him began their inexorable slide toward enmity and rancor, but slide they did.
Nov. 30, 2014 05:41
It's Good, it's Bad and it's Just Crazy! As years go, 2014 was almost remarkably average. We had our share of public officials misbehaving, a legislative session dominated by sheepish lawmakers unwilling to cross the boorish Louisiana Oil & Gas Association or suffer the Romper Room wrath of a governor whose heart resides in 2016; good people doing courageous, innovative things and good people doing stupid things; charlatans, posers and champions; big ideas and farthinking plans. But it was a year dominated, in terms of headlines and the emotional ink this newspaper invested, by Pat Co
Oct. 31, 2014 06:10
In the wake of the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Mo., law enforcement agencies nationwide are embracing body cameras for officers. It‘s time law enforcement in Lafayette follows suit.
Sept. 29, 2014 05:43
With the DA's race too close to call and negative media coverage of Mike Harson on the ebb, will challenger Keith Stutes take the gloves off? With the DA's race too close to call and negative media coverage of Mike Harson on the ebb, will challenger Keith Stutes take the gloves off? By Walter Pierce Keith Stutes is all go-go-go these days. On Saturday, Sept. 20, he had five campaign stops in three parishes including a clay shoot in Vermilion, a fundraiser for U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany Jr., in Lafayette and a volunteer fire department get-together in Acadia. That's a typical day for the fo
Sept. 3, 2014 10:30
The fate of our highly qualified superintendent and his ambitious turnaround plan hang in the balance on Nov. 4. We have to get this right.  [Editor's note: Since this story went to press, new developments have emerged in the school board's attempt to terminate Superintendent Pat Cooper, and a special meeting is slated for Wednesday in which the board will likely vote to move forward with termination proceedings. Likewise, a request was submitted in federal court Tuesday calling for an expedited hearing in the lawsuit from Cajundome Director Greg Davis. The lawsuit calls for the disq
Sept. 3, 2014 10:30
The following questions were posed to all of the new candidates: Have you read the Turnaround Plan? Are you for it or against it? Why or why not?   The following questions were posed to all of the new candidates: Have you read the Turnaround Plan? Are you for it or against it? Why or why not?   "Coach Don" Gagnard District 1 Yes, I did get to read and review the Lafayette Parish School System Turnaround Plan. I found the plan very interesting and in detail. I'm sure it entailed many hours of work and dedication. I would have to say that I am for t