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An Insane Rage

An Insane Rage

Brad Goins July 15, 2021 Comments Off on An Insane Rage

A Lake Arthur Killer Has A Long History Of Mental Illness By Brad Goins Sunday July 17, 1983, was a very bad day for Lake Arthur, La. The trouble began at 9:30 am, when

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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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A BIT LESS INTENSE

A BIT LESS INTENSE

Brad Goins June 25, 2021 Comments Off on A BIT LESS INTENSE

Experts Say The 2021 Hurricanes Will Be Active, But Nothing Like 2020 By Brad Goins After Hurricane Delta became the second super-storm to batter the Lake Area within two months, folks around here found

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MY NAME IS CALCASIEU PARISH,  AND I HAVE A DRAINAGE PROBLEM

MY NAME IS CALCASIEU PARISH, AND I HAVE A DRAINAGE PROBLEM

Brad Goins June 25, 2021 Comments Off on MY NAME IS CALCASIEU PARISH, AND I HAVE A DRAINAGE PROBLEM

By Brad Goins If you want to keep tabs on local flooding, you can’t have an office that’s better suited than mine, with its big window that opens onto Common Street a block south

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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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‘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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