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Curiouser And Curiouser

Curiouser And Curiouser

Brad Goins September 20, 2021 Comments Off on Curiouser And Curiouser

A few weeks ago, Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy tried to get federal hurricane relief to SWLA by including provisions for relief in amendment No. 2210 of the infrastructure bill. But it was not to

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Support For Opioid Problems

Support For Opioid Problems

Brad Goins August 26, 2021 Comments Off on Support For Opioid Problems

United Way of Southwest Louisiana’s 211 phone line can provide help and resources for those who are suffering from opioid abuse. Call 211; or text the keyword OPIOID to 898-211. The person who answers

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Louisiana Law

Louisiana Law

Brad Goins August 5, 2021 Comments Off on Louisiana Law

Since May 9, viewers of the Animal Planet network have had a new show to watch called Louisiana Law. The program “follows the men and women of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

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Mythbusting Jean Lafitte

Mythbusting Jean Lafitte

Brad Goins July 15, 2021 Comments Off on Mythbusting Jean Lafitte

Longtime Lake Area residents will know that there are lots of myths about Jean Lafitte circulating out there. A new book from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette Press — Jean Laffite Revealed — is intended

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Sam Houston’s Estes Wins Rodrigue Foundation Award

Sam Houston’s Estes Wins Rodrigue Foundation Award

Brad Goins June 25, 2021 Comments Off on Sam Houston’s Estes Wins Rodrigue Foundation Award

A big Up Front congratulations goes out to Adisyn Estes, a student at Sam Houston High School, who just won third place in the junior division of the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts

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Nguyen’s First Novel Published By Knopf

Nguyen’s First Novel Published By Knopf

admin June 3, 2021 Comments Off on Nguyen’s First Novel Published By Knopf

McNeese MFA graduate Eric Nguyen has just seen his first novel, Things We Lost to the Water, released by the preeminent literary publisher Knopf. The book tells of a mother, Huong, and her two

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‘It Was A Good Time’

‘It Was A Good Time’

Brad Goins May 7, 2021 Comments Off on ‘It Was A Good Time’

Popular local radio show the Generation Gap recently ran its last edition on KYBS. For five years, “old man” Wes Guidry and “young ‘un” Stormi Sonnier debated the merits of retro rock songs. Stormi

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Lake Charles, Meet Babe Ruth

Lake Charles, Meet Babe Ruth

Brad Goins March 4, 2021 Comments Off on Lake Charles, Meet Babe Ruth

Our story begins in 1921. The St. Louis Cardinals’ Rogers Hornsby was in his first year of major home run hitting. Meanwhile, the New York Yankees’ Babe Ruth was in his third year of

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‘It’s Just A 6’ Update

‘It’s Just A 6’ Update

Brad Goins February 11, 2021 Comments Off on ‘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 a songwriter, singer and music video producer, and runs his

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‘Music Has Always Been My Go-To’

‘Music Has Always Been My Go-To’

Brad Goins January 21, 2021 Comments Off on ‘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 Burnett, “COVID-19 Hits Hard For South Louisiana’s Cajun Musicians,” looked

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