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CASA MANANA: 20x BEST OF SWLA WINNER

CASA MANANA: 20x BEST OF SWLA WINNER

Brad Goins December 22, 2013 0

One Of The Four Businesses That Have Appeared In Lagniappe’s Best Of Awards For 20 Consecutive Years It’s now been 20 years since Lagniappe published the results of its first Best Of Southwest Louisiana

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PAT’S OF HENDERSON: 20x BEST OF SWLA WINNER

PAT’S OF HENDERSON: 20x BEST OF SWLA WINNER

Brad Goins December 22, 2013 0

One Of The Four Businesses That Have Appeared In Lagniappe’s Best Of Awards For 20 Consecutive Years It’s now been 20 years since Lagniappe published the results of its first Best Of Southwest Louisiana

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DARRELL’S: 20x BEST OF SWLA WINNER

DARRELL’S: 20x BEST OF SWLA WINNER

Brad Goins December 22, 2013 0

One Of The Four Businesses That Have Appeared In Lagniappe’s Best Of Awards For 20 Consecutive Years It’s now been 20 years since Lagniappe published the results of its first Best Of Southwest Louisiana

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ON STUPID SONGS

ON STUPID SONGS

Brad Goins December 22, 2013 0

The morning I wrote this essay, I was in my still-dark house preparing to give the dog his first walk of the day. As I did so, I sang an especially stupid song —

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WORK N PROGRESS

WORK N PROGRESS

Brad Goins December 21, 2013 0

My grandmother Goins used to tell me, “You know what you like.” Area musicians tell me that what Lake Charles likes is cover bands. A new one, Work N Progress, is trying to take

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MAXIMUM SECURITY GOLF

MAXIMUM SECURITY GOLF

Brad Goins December 4, 2013 0

Louisiana’s ‘Prison View’ Golf Course Promises Arresting Views And Captivating Play   If you’ve dismissed the story that there’s a public golf course on the grounds of Angola as an urban myth, you have

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ON LOU REED

ON LOU REED

Brad Goins December 4, 2013 0

Among the musicians of my time, there were always three that — for me — were predominant in popular music: Lou Reed, Iggy Pop and David Bowie. Now one of those three has died,

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‘LOUISIANA PURCHASED’

‘LOUISIANA PURCHASED’

Brad Goins December 4, 2013 0

I guess I shouldn’t be publicizing another Louisiana periodical in this column. But, as we all know, the Times-Picayune has had a run of bad luck recently. It’s finally gotten some good news with

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BRODY MEAUX

BRODY MEAUX

Brad Goins November 20, 2013 0

Brody Meaux is the 14-year-old son of Lake Charles residents Jimmy and JoAnn Meaux. Brody has the rare genetic disease MeCP2 duplication syndrome. MeCP2 is a neurological condition that occurs almost entirely in males.

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EARLY DAYS IN WESTLAKE AND BAGDAD

EARLY DAYS IN WESTLAKE AND BAGDAD

Brad Goins November 20, 2013 0

Westlake began to come into being 200 years ago, when Calcasieu River was called Rio Hondo, and both Texas and the Spanish administrators of the Louisiana territory were laying claim to the lands between

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