Jan. 2, 2015 01:43 PM
About 17 years ago the city of Lafayette recommitted itself to its Downtown — to revitalizing a dusty central business district that had long been withering on the vine. The legal and government-administration aspect was intact, but commerce had abandoned ...
Jan. 2, 2015 01:42 PM
This year’s race for city-parish president is shaping up to be one between south side Republicans. Little surprise there ...
Jan. 2, 2015 01:42 PM
Can anything alter Lafayette’s rosy trajectory? Well yes, a sustained slump in oil prices certainly can, along with a lack of opportunity for all of our citizens ...
Jan. 2, 2015 01:42 PM
Any day now the Future Needs/ Funding Sources Committee will make its recommendations to the City-Parish Council about how to pay for the many services Lafayette Consolidated Government provides for its roughly 190,000 residents (not counting about ...
Jan. 2, 2015 01:42 PM
You’ve probably seen by now the public service announcements for Project Front Yard, the LCG initiative backed by local businesses and civic groups to address litter and blight issues in Lafayette ...
Jan. 2, 2015 01:42 PM
Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 2014-15 budget is a tick under $604 million. It’s a 469-page document including glossaries and appendices, yet combing through its arcane pie charts, lists, tables, graphs and diagrams it’s easy to see that we ...
Jan. 2, 2015 01:42 PM
The last three years in Lafayette Parish have proven a difficult and tired road for longtime education advocates like Greg Davis, whose hard-fought efforts finally hit a brick wall as 2014 came to a close ...
Jan. 2, 2015 01:42 PM
District 4 Councilman Kenneth Boudreaux is a well-respected, politically savvy bridge builder, and he could be a spoiler in this year’s election for city-parish president ...
Dec. 1, 2014 08:43 AM
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 AM
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 ...

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