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Police Blotter

Police Blotter

Brad Goins December 6, 2018 Comments Off on Police Blotter

Once in a way, criminals do stuff that’s bizarre enough to earn at least a mention in the Lake Area’s most beloved column. Consider the case of one Sarah Parker, a 24-year-old Moss Bluff

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Heather Kelley Update

Heather Kelley Update

Brad Goins November 16, 2018 Comments Off on Heather Kelley Update

From time to time, the Up Fronter writes about the art of Lafayette’s Amy Guidry. Guidry’s art is experimental, and it only falls into one category: surrealistic art; that is, it’s art that portrays

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Daughter Of The King Of The Swingers

Daughter Of The King Of The Swingers

Brad Goins November 2, 2018 Comments Off on Daughter Of The King Of The Swingers

If you’re hip enough to know about Louis Prima, you already know about his wild, comedic singing; his snazzy far out jazz and, most of all, his scat singing. If the name Louis Prima

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The Tale Of The Airborne Bones

The Tale Of The Airborne Bones

Brad Goins November 2, 2018 Comments Off on The Tale Of The Airborne Bones

The Catholic Cemetery Restoration Project  Story By Brad Goins  ~  Photos By Kimberly Zeno If you took a walk through the old Catholic Cemetery, you might feel that you were strolling across a wide

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Gulf Coast Roller Girls 

Gulf Coast Roller Girls 

Brad Goins October 19, 2018 Comments Off on Gulf Coast Roller Girls 

It’s been several years since I did a Lagniappe feature on the Gulf Coast Roller Girls. It was a fun story to write. It must have been. I still remember it. As a rule,

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‘We Like To Make A Splash’

‘We Like To Make A Splash’

Brad Goins October 5, 2018 Comments Off on ‘We Like To Make A Splash’

The New Rouses Market Draws From A Century Of Coastal Louisiana Food Traditions By Brad Goins I interviewed Rouses Market CEO Donny Rouse at the company’s new store in Carlyss the day before it opened.

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What Kind Of Story Time?

What Kind Of Story Time?

Brad Goins October 5, 2018 Comments Off on What Kind Of Story Time?

“Drag Queen Story Time.” Depending on your moral valence, that phrase may seem innocuous, interesting or disgusting. Innocuous or not, the phrase “Drag Queen Story Time” has poured kerosene on the smoldering fires of

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Hot ‘N’ Nasty

Hot ‘N’ Nasty

Brad Goins September 21, 2018 Comments Off on Hot ‘N’ Nasty

When the big blast of August heat hit us, the Louisiana police blotter just plain went off the hook. It was so far-out, I can only give you the greatest hits.  Beat ‘Em Where

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Why Do People Keep Trying To Do This?

Why Do People Keep Trying To Do This?

Brad Goins September 10, 2018 Comments Off on Why Do People Keep Trying To Do This?

Louisiana Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser has become the latest politician to promote his plans to make New Orleans’ French Quarter “family friendly.” He wants to do this by turning the French Quarter into a

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Louisiana Trail Riders

Louisiana Trail Riders

Brad Goins September 10, 2018 Comments Off on Louisiana Trail Riders

University of Lafayette Press, 2018, 152 pages, hardcover, $49.95 A Review By Brad Goins   Those who like big books that are filled with black and white photographs and have very little text will

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