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Flat Out Perilous

Flat Out Perilous

Navigating Hurricane Debris By Kristian Bland It might not ever become an Olympic sport, but if it did, the people of Southwest Louisiana would...

[Read More...] Kristian Bland February 11, 2021
Ben Herrera’s Triple Play

Ben Herrera’s Triple Play

How Ben Herrera Defied COVID-19 And Two Hurricanes To Expand The Local Dining Scene Story By Kerri Cooke • Photos By Chris Brennan Running restaurants is...

[Read More...] Kerri Cooke February 11, 2021
It’s Snowing Chocolate

It’s Snowing Chocolate

People living around Olten, Switzerland, got a surprise when it began snowing cocoa powder. Strong winds that morning distributed the cocoa dust from a...

[Read More...] admin February 11, 2021
The Lake Charles Ripper

The Lake Charles Ripper

Southwest Louisiana’s Most Notorious Cold Case By Brad Goins It’s often thought that the triumph of the industrial era in Britain was marked by...

[Read More...] Brad Goins February 11, 2021
‘It’s Just A 6’ Update

‘It’s Just A 6’ Update

Moss Bluff native Gavin Trace Simon is an entrepreneur who’s involved with three business ventures and has created two YouTube channels. Simon is also...

[Read More...] Brad Goins February 11, 2021
Can We Bridge The Political Divide?

Can We Bridge The Political Divide?

Last January, I wrote my column for Lagniappe about the polarization of politics in the United States. I was born in 1946, making me...

[Read More...] Michael Kurth February 11, 2021
Cast And Cleaver

Cast And Cleaver

303 S. Cities Service Hwy. • Sulphur, LA My original plan was to visit Cast and Clever just before Thanksgiving. I realize it’s not...

[Read More...] Bill Coyne February 11, 2021
I Gave This Guy A Ride

I Gave This Guy A Ride

Takes about 2000 steps to walk a mile.  I see this guy walking, he’s got the cane, the limp.  I pull over.  I was...

[Read More...] Pierre Fontenot February 11, 2021
Beaten To A Pulp

Beaten To A Pulp

Laura Dealt SWLA’s Timber Industry A Catastrophic Loss By Brad Goins  When LSU AgCenter’s County Agent Jimmy Meaux says, “we’ve lost a lot of...

[Read More...] Brad Goins February 11, 2021
In Memory Of Vic And Terry Stelly

In Memory Of Vic And Terry Stelly

The day after Christmas, Cathy and I lost two good friends, and Southwest Louisiana lost great citizens, when Vic Stelly and his wife, Terry,...

[Read More...] Michael Kurth January 21, 2021
Conversation With A Roofer

Conversation With A Roofer

“Pedro” was a year old when his family crossed the Rio Grande. Street schooled, his first teachers were Big Bird and Elmo, Bert and...

[Read More...] Pierre Fontenot January 21, 2021
‘Music Has Always Been My Go-To’

‘Music Has Always Been My Go-To’

Musicians, who depend on live audiences for their income, have been especially hard hit by the pandemic. A Nov. 28 NPR story by John...

[Read More...] Brad Goins January 21, 2021