Sept. 7, 2005 12:00 AM
Four hundred feet below us, the water was remarkably calm ...
July 13, 2005 12:00 AM
The Times of Acadiana's Eric Benjamin's relentless drumbeat against Lafayette Utilities System's fiber-to-the-home proposal reached new levels last week when he credited Tim Supple of anti-fiber organization Fiber 411 as a contributor to his July 6 "Commentary" ...
July 13, 2005 12:00 AM
More than a year after Lafayette Utilities System first introduced its initiative to provide fiber-to-the-home to Lafayette residents, the issue goes to a vote this Saturday, July 16. It's a landmark project that could have a profound effect on Lafayette's ...
April 20, 2005 12:00 AM
The Louisiana Press Association announced the results of its annual competition on Saturday, April 16, and for the second year in a row, The Independent Weekly took home a truckload of awards. The paper earned a total of 26 awards, more than any other ...
April 13, 2005 12:00 AM
Our friend Winston Diel died recently. He was a fine, extraordinary man. But unknown to many of us, Winston suffered from acute depression, which led him to take his own life on Friday, April 1. Loving husband and father to wife Mary Anne and son ...
March 16, 2005 12:00 AM
Behind the scenes here at 551 Jefferson St. for the last three months, we've been cooking up a big change ' and the results debut in this week's paper. When you turn to Page 6, you'll see a completely overhauled and redesigned news section. The old ...
Feb. 9, 2005 12:00 AM
The Independent is pleased to welcome two accomplished contributors to our pages this week. Jim Engster, our new state politics columnist, has been a fixture in Louisiana political journalism for more than two decades. New Orleans native Engster graduated ...
Jan. 26, 2005 12:00 AM
Since The Independent's launch in August 2003, business coverage has always been an essential component of our editorial mission. Acadiana's unique business community deserves that commitment; from powerhouses like the medical and oil and gas industries ...

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