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Robocalls

Robocalls

As I entered the front door, our business phone was ringing off the hook. I hustled in to answer the call that started with...

[Read More...] Rocke Fournet June 20, 2019
The Politics of Impeachment

The Politics of Impeachment

When the Democrats took control of the House in the mid-term elections, I thought they might swiftly pass articles of impeachment against President Trump....

[Read More...] Michael Kurth June 20, 2019
Toga Grill

Toga Grill

4439 Nelson Rd., Lake Charles, LA There’s a little strip mall on the corner of Nelson and McNeese. It’s nothing extraordinary, just a stucco...

[Read More...] Bill Coyne June 20, 2019
2019 Hurricane Forecast

2019 Hurricane Forecast

Slightly Below Normal Activity Is Likely By Brad Goins When people in the United States start thinking about the chances of bad storms making landfall during hurricane season, they begin with...

[Read More...] Brad Goins June 20, 2019
Young Band Nation

Young Band Nation

By Justin Morris “Now, you played hard in here, people, and I am proud of every last stinking one of you. So, let’s just...

[Read More...] Justin Morris June 20, 2019
New Book From Reeser

New Book From Reeser

Local poet Jennifer Reeser, who is a graduate of McNeese’s renowned MFA poetry program, has just published a new collection of her verse that’s...

[Read More...] Brad Goins June 20, 2019
Lt. Governor May Face A Challenge

Lt. Governor May Face A Challenge

By Jeremy Alford and Mitch Rabalais After taking to Facebook to publicly acknowledge that he is considering a bid for lieutenant governor this fall, former...

[Read More...] Jeremy Alford June 20, 2019
The Honor Of Menial Labor

The Honor Of Menial Labor

I’m a word guy, which means I have a great fondness for the creativity of black slang.  Years ago, I’m a waiter in a...

[Read More...] Pierre Fontenot June 20, 2019
Stay In A Potato For $200 A Night

Stay In A Potato For $200 A Night

  Idahoans embraced the Big Idaho Potato, a 28-foot-long steel-and-plaster potato constructed in 2012 to mark the Idaho Potato Commission’s 75th anniversary. It’s been...

[Read More...] admin June 20, 2019
Free Spirit

Free Spirit

Chef Ronda Doucet of Cotton Culinary Catering Chef’s Spotlight • By Karla Wall By Karla WallTalking for just a few moments to chef Ronda...

[Read More...] Karla Wall June 20, 2019
Road Well Traveled

Road Well Traveled

Fair or not, in the landscape of collegiate athletics, with the Power Five, mid-majors and all others, a program is judged on whether play...

[Read More...] Rick Sarro June 20, 2019
TaD’s Louisiana Cooking

TaD’s Louisiana Cooking

3624 Ryan St.,  • 337-602-6678 Unless you’ve been completely disconnected, chances are you’ve heard Lake Charles has very recently welcomed a new restaurant.   ...

[Read More...] Bill Coyne June 6, 2019