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Pastels & Coffee

Pastels & Coffee

Brad Goins February 15, 2018 Comments Off on Pastels & Coffee

Local Artist Earnest Courville Has A Unique Approach To Color By Brad Goins When local resident Earnest Courville’s beloved wife was dying of cancer 12 years ago, he spent his long hours in the

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Tiny Thinkers

Tiny Thinkers

Brad Goins February 15, 2018 Comments Off on Tiny Thinkers

M.J. Mouton’s Book Series Teaches Children About Scientists By Brad Goins Southwest Louisiana is an area that’s fertile when it comes to the production of children’s books. Many of these are very readable and

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Spotty Coverage

Spotty Coverage

Brad Goins February 15, 2018 Comments Off on Spotty Coverage

Tuesday, Jan. 16, was a little frustrating for me. Every Louisiana journalist was Tweeting about his or her immense grief about the Saints loss that had taken place more than 24 hours earlier. I

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Culture And Eagles

Culture And Eagles

Brad Goins February 1, 2018 Comments Off on Culture And Eagles

New Iberia is one of the places folks around here go when they want to experience Louisiana coastal culture without going too far afield. Tailor-made for these folks is the upcoming Preserve Louisiana Tour:

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What If Life Were More Than Traffic?

What If Life Were More Than Traffic?

Brad Goins January 18, 2018 Comments Off on What If Life Were More Than Traffic?

The most innovative event to hit the Lake Area in many a long day will take place on February 3. Its objective is to markedly improve the quality of life on one Sulphur street

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Never Give Up

Never Give Up

Brad Goins January 4, 2018 Comments Off on Never Give Up

My Brother’s Keeper — A Thirty-Year Quest To Bring Two Killers To Justice By Chris Russo Blackwood.  Wildblue Press, Denver, Colorado; 2017; 260 pages; $10.99 A Review By Brad Goins In her first book,

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Research Turtles Reunion

Research Turtles Reunion

Brad Goins January 4, 2018 Comments Off on Research Turtles Reunion

Folks used to talk a lot about the local band the Research Turtles, which was widely considered one of the most innovative ensembles in town. Although the members of the Research Turtles broke rank

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What Kind Of Shorts?

What Kind Of Shorts?

Brad Goins December 21, 2017 Comments Off on What Kind Of Shorts?

Sometimes I have to dig pretty deep into my Twitter feed to find some Up Front-worthy Louisiana news. But it’s there. One morning, just as I was about to go Twitter-free, I came across

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Keeping Wild Animals Alive … And Wild

Keeping Wild Animals Alive … And Wild

Brad Goins December 21, 2017 Comments Off on Keeping Wild Animals Alive … And Wild

Heckhaven Helps Wild Animals Recover And Return To Their Natural Habitats By Brad Goins Suzy Heck has been in charge of the Heckhaven Wildlife Rehabilitation Center for 30 years. Each year, her operation receives more than 1,000 wild

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Teaching Her Passion

Teaching Her Passion

Brad Goins December 7, 2017 Comments Off on Teaching Her Passion

For Local Colleen Benoit, Teaching WasA Cornerstone Of A Career In Ballet By Brad Goins Born and raised in Lake Charles, Colleen Benoit got her introduction to ballet dancing at the tender age of

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