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Gussy Up

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.

The Rating Game

DIRECTV and KATC hammer out a deal to get the local ABC affiliate back on the satellite service — not coincidentally just ahead of February sweeps.

Uncertainty Ahead

The big question mark is still the extent to which depressed oil prices will impact our economy.

Belly up to the lunch bar

Perhaps more so than lunchtime traffic, finding a midday meal that won’t sit in your belly like a bowling ball is a nearly insurmountable challenge.


Amp up your Fourth of July style with versatile local FINDs that will work whether you’re bound for the beach, a boat or a barbecue and last long after the fireworks finale.

Well Worn

Join us Sept. 17 at the Acadiana Center for the Arts when these honorees join the fray of local stores for a runway and awards show done only the way The Independent does things — with substance, style and that bit of edge..

Style on Fire

The annual INDStyle Awards and runway show returns Sept. 17 at AcA.


The INDStyle Awards were truly aflame this year.

Economic Impact

Quantified a decade ago, LEDA’s role in the local economy continues to grow — and to diversify.

Upside of the Downturn

Sure, times are tough, but Acadiana learned from the 1980s and is better positioned for a rebound.

Seeing is Believing

Long the victim of a supply-side scam by big business and oil/gas, Louisiana is beginning to right decades of wrong.


INDStyle Awards bring the latest in beauty, fashion and local shopping

Shop Local Today and Every Day

The survival of locally owned businesses — and to a large extent the survival of our community — rests in your pocketbook.

Opportunities Abound

The Feb. 22 Industrial Trades Career Fair is the place to be for those looking for jobs or career advancement.

Mozilla Fund on to Next Step

Through the Gigabit Community Fund, company will award grants of up to $30,000 to worthy projects through the end of 2018.

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