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Bobby Jindal is demolishing Louisiana, but we elected him and the legislators who let his wrecking ball swing.

Less Really Is More

Well, if you were a math geek, you might be able to calculate the trajectory of these thrown objects and know exactly where you'd have to run in order to catch them in mid-flight.


It fires up March 6 with its best lineup yet of indigenous music at Parc Sans Souci.

Main Street Blues

Public need and the public good are at loggerheads in Downtown Lafayette, and the impasse has stymied a progressive vision for what the area can be.

Bringing a New Sheriff to Town

As Lafayette Parish voters determine who will replace Mike Neustrom this fall, it’s important to understand the difference he’s made in local law enforcement.


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.


And it’s big business for millions of die-hard sports fans, myself included.

When in Doubt — Roundabout

Nine questions for LCG traffic engineer Warren Abadie When Warren Abadie drives anywhere in Lafayette, he’s on the job. Lafayette Consolidated Government’s top traffic engineer, like his former boss Tony Tramel, is what you might call geeky about traffic: He observes it, studies it, deconstructs it, even when he’s “off the clock.” If Abadie is driving — or a passenger — he’s working.


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.

In Memoriam: Billy Navarre, 1954-2016

A native of Welsh, Billy had been business manager for a Crowley car dealer and went deep into debt buying what could only be described as a disaster of an old-school dealership on Highway 90 in Sulphur.

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.

Van Alan Homes

Since the building process can be overwhelming, Jalyn helps customers through the steps of creating their dream home. “For most people, this will be the home they will either retire or raise their family in,” says Alan. “It is a good feeling to have a small part in the lasting memories made in a home built by Van Alan Homes.

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.

Taste Test: Jambalaya

Arguably the most ambitious stage production ever to originate in Lafayette is ready to serve.


ABuzz: The Stories That Set the Internet on Fire (at least locally) in 2016

TCB: Van Alan Homes

“We have created a brand that is a combination of classic old world craftsmanship, modern technology and traditional Acadiana symbolism,” says Van Alan Plaisance. No matter how large or small the project, Plaisance says they won’t sacrifice quality. “Our goal is to use only highly skilled and dependable craftsmen,” he explains.

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