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‘Good Painting Is Good Painting’

‘Good Painting Is Good Painting’

Brad Goins March 25, 2021 Comments Off on ‘Good Painting Is Good Painting’

Though Hurricane Laura Put Edward Cappel’s Painting On Hold, There’s Still “Plenty To Do” By Brad Goins Born and raised in Lake Charles, artist Edward Cappel says he “always painted.” His mother painted throughout

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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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Sacred Ground

Sacred Ground

Brad Goins March 4, 2021 Comments Off on Sacred Ground

‘We Moved Here For That School’ Parents, Alumni Startled By Sudden Proposal Of St. Louis High Relocation Story By Brad Goins • Photos By Chad Moreno   For many parents in Lake Charles, Saint Louis

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The Lake Charles Ripper

The Lake Charles Ripper

Brad Goins February 11, 2021 Comments Off on 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 the emergence of a new kind of criminal — Jack

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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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Beaten To A Pulp

Beaten To A Pulp

Brad Goins February 11, 2021 Comments Off on 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 pine trees in the forestry industry,” he’s not exaggerating. While

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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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Mount Trashmore

Mount Trashmore

Brad Goins December 31, 2020 Comments Off on Mount Trashmore

What Does Your Storm Debris Say About You? By Brad Goins Not long after Laura hit, local government sent out a press release that made it clear that when people put their wreckage from

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Toni Jo & Burke

Toni Jo & Burke

Brad Goins December 31, 2020 Comments Off on Toni Jo & Burke

The Bungled Crimes Of Lake Charles’ Most Famous Murderer By Brad Goins Toni Jo Henry was only 24 when she became the first and only woman to die in the electric chair in Louisiana.

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Bakers Lead Food Service Recovery

Bakers Lead Food Service Recovery

Brad Goins December 31, 2020 Comments Off on Bakers Lead Food Service Recovery

As Lake Charles slowly recovers from two hurricanes, journalists from outside of the area occasionally make the effort to cover the story. In a recent feature titled “Proof Of Concept: New Bakeries Rise In

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