July 1, 2014 10:00 AM
A Louisiana congressional candidate gets loose with the rhetoric. Words matter. I wish Zach Dasher chose his more carefully. Unfortunately there was nothing novel about the rhetoric that spilled from his maw June 16 when he announced his bid for the ...
June 2, 2014 10:00 AM
Social media sites are steadily becoming virtual cemeteries. That's a good thing for the living. SOCIAL MEDIA SITES ARE STEADILY BECOMING VIRTUAL CEMETERIES. THAT'S A GOOD THING FOR THE LIVING. BY WALTER PIERCE Monday, June 2, 2014Musician Andy Cornett ...
May 2, 2014 10:00 AM
When a fashion expression becomes a fine-able offense, we're all in trouble. When a fashion expression becomes a fine-able offense, we're all in trouble. By Walter Pierce Friday, May 2, 2014 Well, it finally happened: a Louisiana town with a ...
April 1, 2014 10:00 AM
Artmosphere and the former Karma have nothing in common, but the latter has what the former desperately needs. Andy Monceaux possesses a precious thing and he's working fast to keep it. The longtime owner of Marley's bar on Jefferson Street, Monceaux ...
March 3, 2014 11:00 AM
Can state lawmakers find the nerve - and the votes - to neuter payday lenders? I've been a brick layer's helper during the summer in Louisiana, washed dishes in greasy restaurant kitchens and even schlepped insulation at a demolition site, but the ...
Feb. 3, 2014 10:47 PM
The fracas over what we and outsiders call our local university is entirely of our own making. Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2015Written by Walter Pierce Remember back around 2000, after our University of Southwestern Louisiana finally got legislative approval ...
Jan. 15, 2014 08:59 PM
Who does Joey Durel think he is? A popular, term-limited pol with little to lose and a legacy to secure, that's who. But what does this mini fracas say about us? Photo Illustration Has City-Parish President Joey Durel been ...
Dec. 1, 2013 11:26 PM
Lafayette has so much going for it, and so much yet to do. Like a turtle on a log, Lafayette has been basking in the warm glow of national approbation for some time now - or at least in the fawning approval of the travel, food and business press ...
Nov. 18, 2013 05:41 PM
The Duck Dynasty guys helped for sure, but Vance McAllister was practical and consensus-minded, too. Much has been made of the endorsement by the cast of the inexplicably popular A&E reality show Duck Dynasty for Vance McAllister's surprising ...
Nov. 5, 2013 06:47 PM
OK, what's wrong with this picture? For years the city of Lafayette has been paying for maintenance and upkeep of a public park located in the city limits of Youngsville. Foster Park (center) comprises two baseball fields, tennis ...

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