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Toy Karma

Toy Karma

Brad Goins July 7, 2020 Comments Off on Toy Karma

Sulphur’s Thom Trahan Is A Historian And A Collector Par Excellence  By Brad Goins From the moment I met Thom Trahan, his enthusiasm for pop culture was evident. Under his work shirt, Trahan wore a

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Is It Really All That Bad?

Is It Really All That Bad?

Brad Goins July 2, 2020 Comments Off on Is It Really All That Bad?

In a May 19 article, the Louisiana Budget Project made the bold statement that “Louisiana was less prepared for a recession than any other state in the nation before the COVID-19 pandemic.” The reasons

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We Like Big Boats and We Cannot Lie

We Like Big Boats and We Cannot Lie

Brad Goins July 2, 2020 Comments Off on We Like Big Boats and We Cannot Lie

Local Couples Cruise Big Boats On Area Waters — Sometimes For Months At A Time By Brad Goins Ben And Trisha Garber Whenever Lake Charles residents Ben and Trisha Garber head out for an

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KLLR Radio And PushVenue.com

KLLR Radio And PushVenue.com

Brad Goins June 18, 2020 Comments Off on KLLR Radio And PushVenue.com

Some time ago, Killer Websites owner Chad Moreno launched KLLR Radio as a streaming station that gives independent and unsigned artists a worldwide online platform for their music. It’s a free service that enables

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The Daze of the Lockdown

The Daze of the Lockdown

admin June 18, 2020 Comments Off on The Daze of the Lockdown

Lagniappe’s three lead writers report on their experiences during the lockdown.   CORONAVIRUS NOTEBOOK By Brad Goins Until mid-March, I’d followed the coronavirus story in a curious, and entirely casual, manner. I felt no

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Something Wild And Different

Something Wild And Different

Brad Goins June 18, 2020 Comments Off on Something Wild And Different

A Self-Proclaimed ‘Coonass’  Brings It To The Naked And Afraid TV Show On Discovery By Brad Goins Those who want to appear on the Discovery Channel’s Naked and Afraid program typically submit videos that show them exercising

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‘Infestation Without Representation’

‘Infestation Without Representation’

Brad Goins April 2, 2020 Comments Off on ‘Infestation Without Representation’

So far, federal efforts to fight the coast-destroying nutria rodent have been isolated to Louisiana. A new bill, co-sponsored by U.S. Rep. Garret Graves, R-Baton Rouge, would expand the effort to include all states

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The Big Book Sale

The Big Book Sale

Brad Goins March 5, 2020 Comments Off on The Big Book Sale

It’s time once again for the Up Fronter to inform all readers that the biggest book sale of the year is coming up fast. The annual book sale at the Episcopal Church of the

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Paving The Road To Opportunity

Paving The Road To Opportunity

Brad Goins February 20, 2020 Comments Off on Paving The Road To Opportunity

CARC needs your help. Since even some longtime residents may not know what this vital community organization does, let’s start with a thumbnail history. Incorporated in 1957, CARC has a history of providing and

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New Master Of Southern Humor

New Master Of Southern Humor

Brad Goins February 6, 2020 Comments Off on New Master Of Southern Humor

After practicing law in Lake Charles for 26 years, Andy Johnson now lives in Baton Rouge. Johnson’s making his first foray into publishing at the age of 63 with his new novel The Otis

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