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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..


The 26-year-old Lafayette designer took home the South Walton Fashion Week award this fall for his “Retrospect Introversion” collection.


There are few things the dream room of a 5-yearold and 15-year-old girl have in common. Enter Denise Kartsimas of dkDESIGN, the master of designing rooms that work for years.

Cox Homelife hits Acadiana

Cox Communications adds home security and automation to its digital service bundles in Acadiana.

We Are Family

Don’t call it a ‘gay pride’ festival: The Acadiana PRIDE Fest celebrates diversity.

To Be or Not To Be?

It’s Festival time, when it becomes abundantly clear how much we love the arts in Acadiana. Festival International hits it on all cylinders: music, food, visual and performing arts, arts education and cultural exchange. Locals flock to the streets of Downtown to join tourists who navigate their way to Lafayette from all corners of the globe.

Paul’s Stays Put

After a brief look at consolidation, Paul’s recommits to the Oil Center.

You Get What You Pave For

For Lafayette, it’s far-flung infrastructure — and the cost of maintaining it — that is taxing our precious resources.

Eats All Day

I used to live behind Johnson’s Boucaniere in my wilder days. Many a Saturday began with a late morning stumble across an open field to the restorative itis of country ribs and jambalaya. I was a late riser, but no doubt would have rallied for Johnson’s breakfast were it available to me then.

Binge for breakfast

It’s been a general rule of mine over the years that if a restaurant has a specific dish in the name, you don’t order anything other than that dish and expect a positive result.

ENLIGHTENED ENFORCEMENT PT. 2: The People of Diversion

When it comes to the people caught up in our criminal justice system, the first 24 hours are the most crucial. From the second a person is locked behind bars, a countdown is underway for them to get released from jail in 24 hours or less.


As we’ve detailed in the first two parts of this series, selecting the right candidate to succeed Sheriff Mike Neustrom will prove one of the biggest decisions we make this year — one with the most lasting repercussions.


Lafayette’s newest music venue flirts with a bright future. Oh, and Cuban sandwiches.


“Her whole life — her mental state — it was very hard to see my mother like that, and that’s when I got the idea of the collection Welcome to the Garden,” Roe says.


Sheriff candidate Chad Leger’s campaign rhetoric about the department being understaffed is more scare tactic than sound reasoning.


Let me put it to you this way. I once walked through a horde of zombies outside a San Francisco methadone clinic to eat a banh mi, and I would gladly do the same to eat Fusion’s.


University Art Museum director aims to introduce one of our community’s greatest assets to children long before they enter elementary school, creating a lifelong template of education.


Honing material for a new album, comedian Brooks Wheelan makes Lafayette a test kitchen on Nov. 13 at Nite Town.

Silver Bells

It’s all about the metallic this holiday season. Neutral hues get the festive treatment with a hefty dose of sparkle and shine. Fabrications are rich from faux suede and lux lace to shimmering jackets and sequin-encrusted minis. Try wine-colored lips, smoky eyes and a simple, chic nude heel to complete a look ready for all your Christmastime events.

Dollar for Dollar

A little-known tax credit program could mean big bucks for early childcare, but the Lafayette and Calcasieu biz communities need to act before Dec. 31.


It’s the most glamorous time of the year — Mardi Gras. Ball gowns with feathers for days, cropped tops paired with billowing ball gown skirts and svelte fishtails. Beauty is simple with a focus on flowing hair and fresh skin.

Not the Idea — the Execution

The creators of a dining app lean on great advice and surround themselves with quality people to help their venture succeed.

Peace Out

It’s the most festival time of the year. The streets fill with Festival-International-goers, the hippie girls come out. No matter our style the rest of the year, it’s the most wonderful time to get boho head to toe.

Festival Fusion

For a performance called Poguetry in Motion, Spider Stacy of The Pogues will be joined by the Lost Bayou Ramblers, who back him playing songs from the famed Celtic rock band’s repertoire. While this is a Festival International debut, it is their second Lafayette appearance.


Despite the downturn, many local real estate professionals remain optimistic, saying the Lafayette area is experiencing a much-needed correction.


Endoscopic brain surgery is a quick procedure with less risk and a quicker recovery, and it’s finally available here in Lafayette.

Legislative Resolve

The Louisiana Legislature has been ideologically partisan, no doubt, but never more so than in a little-known resolution that was quietly passed in May.

Just Breathe

New implant may be a game-changer for those battling sleep apnea.

Of Chief Importance

Lafayette is poised to appoint a police chief to lead us into a post-Ferguson future. It’s critically important we get this right.


New laser offers relief for women suffering from the loss of estrogen, particularly those treated for breast cancer.

Hail to the Chief

Get your fill of U.S. presidential election history at Edith Garland Dupré Library on the UL Lafayette campus with an eye-popping, vote-inducing exhibit in the grand hallway of memorabilia from the personal collection of Thomas Angers.

I Can See Clearly Now

Regular eye exams can catch serious issues early on, helping you avoid permanent vision damage.

Hats Off

A New Iberia hat maker comes home.

Introducing The Current

Coming this April, IND Media is launching a new magazine, investigating the cultural changes that will carry Lafayette into the future.

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