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What Daddy Left Behind

What Daddy Left Behind

By Madelaine B. Landry My father left us in 1980, too young at age 62. Daddy wasn’t a wealthy man; so mostly what he...

[Read More...] admin August 6, 2020
Family Matters

Family Matters

In case anyone noticed, I missed the deadline for my last Lagniappe column. Our household has been in a bit of a turmoil recently....

[Read More...] Michael Kurth August 6, 2020
BACK TO SCHOOL … OR NOT

BACK TO SCHOOL … OR NOT

The CPSB Announces Its Plans For The New School Year By Karla Wall The new school year is scheduled to begin next month. But...

[Read More...] Karla Wall August 6, 2020
I Was Wondering…

I Was Wondering…

I’ve always wondered, what it’s like, to be black, in America, But if I was asked what it was like to be white in...

[Read More...] Pierre Fontenot August 6, 2020
There’s A Buried Car In My Yard

There’s A Buried Car In My Yard

When a man in Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire, England, set out to build a deck in his back garden, he uncovered a mystery. As John...

[Read More...] admin August 6, 2020
Torchy’s Tacos

Torchy’s Tacos

3407 Nelson Road • Lake Charles, LA Roughly a year ago, news broke that Lake Charles was going to be the recipient of a...

[Read More...] Bill Coyne August 6, 2020
Music School Gets New Studio

Music School Gets New Studio

The SWLA Music School has moved into a large new studio space  at 343 Broad St., between Mama Reta’s and Panorama Music House. The...

[Read More...] admin August 6, 2020
‘‘DO I STILL KNOW HOW TO ‘DANGLE A PARTICIPLE?’

‘‘DO I STILL KNOW HOW TO ‘DANGLE A PARTICIPLE?’

After 25 Years, John Latham Goes Back To School By Brad Goins John Latham has long been a local emcee and entertainer. He has...

[Read More...] Brad Goins August 6, 2020
The Tale Of Salt: The Orphaned Opossum

The Tale Of Salt: The Orphaned Opossum

Co-written and Photographed by Bill Coyne and Dana McCuller I can’t define any one particular moment where it all began. Like any kid, I had...

[Read More...] Bill Coyne August 6, 2020
Let The Games Begin!

Let The Games Begin!

There has to be a bright side, but you might have to look. It has been a memorable summer, like no other. We have...

[Read More...] Rocke Fournet August 6, 2020
Apology Accepted

Apology Accepted

Missed the mark. Tone deaf. Unaware of the situation. Out of sync. Unprepared for the obvious questions.  Any of the above would be a...

[Read More...] Rick Sarro August 6, 2020
SWLA: NOW HIRING

SWLA: NOW HIRING

With Spotty Application Filing, Some Local Businesses Are Coming Up Short Of Workers By Brad Goins Given the number of locals who’ve spent months staying at...

[Read More...] Brad Goins July 24, 2020