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Coastal Snow. Be Prepared.

Coastal Snow. Be Prepared.

Brad Goins October 1, 2014 0

I hear there’s been a little press around Southwest Louisiana about what supplies area law enforcement agencies may have gotten from the Pentagon. To bring a new perspective to this coverage, I thought I

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Score 1 For Lafayette

Score 1 For Lafayette

Brad Goins September 22, 2014 0

In the hypothetical ongoing rivalry between Lake Charles and Lafayette, the latter city just carved another notch in its belt. The first passengers from Denver, Colo., arrived in the Lafayette airport on July 18.

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Is Texas Dirtier?

Is Texas Dirtier?

Brad Goins September 5, 2014 0

I’m going to tell you a joke. Some people think it’s pretty funny. But I warn you, it’s a dirty joke. Here’s the joke: What’s the difference between a redneck and a coonass? The

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Lost Worlds

Lost Worlds

Brad Goins August 20, 2014 0

The 1911 City Hall Arts & Cultural Center is putting on so many art exhibits, I’m losing track of them. The one I’m about to describe — “Lost Worlds: Ruins of the Americas” —

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I Dont Know What A Headline Is

I Dont Know What A Headline Is

Brad Goins August 11, 2014 0

In the May 15 edition, the American Press ran a section called RESTAURANT SCENE. I assumed this was a restaurant review and the author of the long article about a local restaurant was a

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THE LULL EFFECT

THE LULL EFFECT

Brad Goins August 7, 2014 0

The greater Southwest Louisiana area may be preparing for an economic boom. But at the moment, downtown Lake Charles is experiencing something quite a bit different from a boom. Those who’ve long wished for

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MSU PROF GETS MEDIEVAL

MSU PROF GETS MEDIEVAL

Brad Goins August 7, 2014 0

As someone who reads history books on a regular basis, I’ve long felt that current historians give medieval history the short end of the stick. If this is the case, an MSU professor of

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HUNTINGTON’S DISEASE WALK IN SULPHUR

HUNTINGTON’S DISEASE WALK IN SULPHUR

Brad Goins March 5, 2014 0

Melissa Mosley works at Recon Engineering, where two of the staff have been personally affected by Huntington’s Disease. The company’s created a committee that’s intended to increase area awareness of the disease. Part of

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LAKE CHARLES COMMUNITY BAND

LAKE CHARLES COMMUNITY BAND

Brad Goins February 23, 2014 0

The Lake Charles Community Band has resumed its practice of holding rehearsals every Monday night. They run from 6:30-8 pm at the Lake Charles Boston High School choir room, which is on 7th Street,

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ABOUT TOWN

ABOUT TOWN

Brad Goins February 7, 2014 0

— From Clovis the Cat comes word that the Hobo Hotel for Cats and Kittens is seeking donations of art works by Lake Area artists. These local works of art are needed for the

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