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T-Doug’s Cajun Cuisine

                You would think getting two couples together for dinner would be easy, but when you’re both...

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Fast Times Speed Is A Way Of Life For Jerry Dellaportas & Recoil Racing

STORY BY  MADELAINE B. LANDRY PHOTOS BY TYSON GRENZEBACH In his seminal bestseller, “Outliers,” Malcolm Gladwell explored the popular view that success is a...

[Read More...] admin May 2, 2024

Meet DeRidder Mayor Misty Clanton

  By Diana Vallette  Misty Clanton is DeRidder’s first female mayor, but that’s never mattered very much to her. “Your office is beautiful, definitely...

[Read More...] admin May 2, 2024
A Boozy Experience

A Boozy Experience

                Bags & Brew Cornhole Tournament I’ve learned that men in their late thirties spend a lot...

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Southwest Louisiana Economic Outlook

Southwest Louisiana Economic Outlook

AGreek philosopher once said that the only constant in life is change.  When we began this year, we projected that one or two LNG...

[Read More...] admin April 11, 2024
TRANSPORTATION UPDATE ROAD CONSTRUCTION, ROAD WIDENING …  AND DID SOMEONE SAY A NEW BRIDGE?

TRANSPORTATION UPDATE ROAD CONSTRUCTION, ROAD WIDENING … AND DID SOMEONE SAY A NEW BRIDGE?

After years of much talk and seemingly little action, things picked up in early 2024 in the effort to get the long-awaited I-10 Bridge...

[Read More...] admin April 11, 2024
Area Educational Systems  MORE STUDENTS, MORE PROGRAMS, NEW BUILDING

Area Educational Systems MORE STUDENTS, MORE PROGRAMS, NEW BUILDING

Calcasieu Parish Schools A Sign Of Recovery: Increasing Enrollment For the second consecutive year, enrollment for Calcasieu Parish schools has increased. Enrollment for August,...

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HITTING THE SNOOZE BUTTON SWLA Economy Is Still A Sleeping Giant, But Will Hit The Snooze Button A Bit Longer

HITTING THE SNOOZE BUTTON SWLA Economy Is Still A Sleeping Giant, But Will Hit The Snooze Button A Bit Longer

In last year’s annual report, I talked about Will Wade just being hired and I said the team needed “rebuilding,” — a “rebirth.” I...

[Read More...] admin April 11, 2024
FIGHTING FENTANYL

FIGHTING FENTANYL

“People love to say you can’t die from smoking marijuana, but in 2024, you absolutely can.”  — Tonya Doucette, Project Trey Trey Comeaux was...

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Cajun French Music Association

I love it when my phone dings with new opportunities. Renee Smith, CEO and backbone of Lake Charles Pitbull Rescue, sent me a message...

[Read More...] admin March 21, 2024

Blue Iguana Taco Bar & Cantina

  It never fails! Any time there are rumors or speculation of a new restaurant opening in Southwest Louisiana, we hear it. “We don’t...

[Read More...] admin March 21, 2024
TRIVIA TOUR

TRIVIA TOUR

I love trivia. I used to DVR (is that still a thing?) old Jeopardy episodes and save them up to watch with friends. We’d...

[Read More...] admin March 21, 2024