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‘Infestation Without Representation’

‘Infestation Without Representation’

So far, federal efforts to fight the coast-destroying nutria rodent have been isolated to Louisiana. A new bill, co-sponsored by U.S. Rep. Garret Graves,...

[Read More...] Brad Goins April 2, 2020
Statewide School Closures

Statewide School Closures

Is It The Right Move? On March 13, Gov. Edwards announced, without advance notice, that he was closing all schools in the state until...

[Read More...] Michael Kurth April 2, 2020
Louisiana COVID-19 Info Line

Louisiana COVID-19 Info Line

Information about COVID-19, which has now been classified by the World Health Organization as a “global pandemic,” is evolving every hour, and the United...

[Read More...] admin April 2, 2020
Cousin’s Lebanese Cuisine

Cousin’s Lebanese Cuisine

2612 Kirkman St., Lake Charles As if there’s not enough going on in the world, it’s also my daughter’s senior year, and with that,...

[Read More...] Bill Coyne April 2, 2020
Spring Sports Shutdown At MSU

Spring Sports Shutdown At MSU

A light switch comes to mind as a good metaphor for how the McNeese Cowboys basketball season extended into tournament play on a Dru...

[Read More...] Rick Sarro April 2, 2020
That Feeling You Have

That Feeling You Have

…wasn’t it just the other day, that feeling that it was going to be just another March, thinking about spring and gardening, and then...

[Read More...] Pierre Fontenot April 2, 2020
Toldeo Bend Hawgs

Toldeo Bend Hawgs

The sun is setting low in the western sky. The weather has finally cleared out after several major weather systems have barreled through. Nothing...

[Read More...] Rocke Fournet April 2, 2020
Getting On The Front Porch Is Easy

Getting On The Front Porch Is Easy

I said Hey to a stranger.  It’s what Louisiana people do.  She hey-ed me back.   Our brains, they just know – FAST –...

[Read More...] Pierre Fontenot March 19, 2020
Free Agency Fun Is Just Beginning

Free Agency Fun Is Just Beginning

The most important position in all of sports has hijacked the NFL’s off season. From Tom Brady to Drew Brees to Phillip Rivers over...

[Read More...] Rick Sarro March 19, 2020
Only Time Will Tell

Only Time Will Tell

The times they are a changing! There was a time when the Calcasieu Lake area estuary offered the absolutely best speckled trout fishing in...

[Read More...] Rocke Fournet March 19, 2020
Chastain’s Food & Spirits

Chastain’s Food & Spirits

3922 Ryan St. •  Lake Charles, LA Chastain’s is a long-time favorite of Lake Charles. It has been around for well over 20 years,...

[Read More...] Bill Coyne March 19, 2020
Coronavirus: Part II

Coronavirus: Part II

How Does It Compare To The Flu? By Michael Kurth Four weeks ago I devoted my column in Lagniappe to the coronavirus (bestofswla.com/2020/02/20/how-dangerous-is-the-coronavirus). I...

[Read More...] Michael Kurth March 19, 2020