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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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WENDY COLONNA’S MUSICAL AND PERSONAL ‘RESURRECTION’

WENDY COLONNA’S MUSICAL AND PERSONAL ‘RESURRECTION’

Brad Goins November 7, 2013 0

By Brad Goins Wendy Colonna, one of the best known musicians of our area and of Austin as well, just came within a hair’s breadth of giving up music altogether. She was in the midst

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CATS ARE BECOMING LIKE US

CATS ARE BECOMING LIKE US

Brad Goins November 4, 2013 0

It all started one night when our cats lay down in a semi-circle on the floor, right in front of the television. Our middle cat, Baxter, had, at times, noticed the television in the

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LEAVING AN ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP? HAVE A PLAN

LEAVING AN ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP? HAVE A PLAN

Dale Archer, M.D. November 4, 2013 0

Sarah is a beautiful, married, 29- year-old marketing rep for a telecom company. She’s independent, strong and self-confident. Her husband owns a plumbing business and is successful, handsome and the life of the party.

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Creative, Collaborative, Local

Creative, Collaborative, Local

Brad Goins October 10, 2013 0

The Beautiful Legacy Of The Lake Charles Civic Ballet Is Poetry In Motion By Brad Goins   As the Lake Charles Civic Ballet moves into its 45th year, it keeps “a very clear vision

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The Last Ride Of Cowboy John, Black Bart And The Infamous Leroy

The Last Ride Of Cowboy John, Black Bart And The Infamous Leroy

Todd C. Elliott October 9, 2013 0

By Todd C. Elliott Nothing lassoed kiddies of the “baby boom” generation like television. Southwest Louisiana children wrangled around their TV sets six days a week to catch a small, Port Arthur-based, NBC-affiliate TV

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LOST AT SEA

LOST AT SEA

Nola Mae Ross October 3, 2013 0

The Lone Survivor Of The Willis Noland Tragedy Tells Lagniappe What Happened That Fateful Night By Jerry Roy as told to Nola Mae Ross This is the first full factual account of the death

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LOUISIANA’S HEALTH PLAN

LOUISIANA’S HEALTH PLAN

Brad Goins October 3, 2013 0

The Basics  By Brad Goins   Each state will have its own version of the new Affordable Health Care plan. If you’re a Louisiana resident, this guide should give you the info you need

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Vision Quest – Local Music Legend Jo-El Sonnier’s Grand Idea To Keep Cajun Music And Culture Alive In SWLA

Vision Quest – Local Music Legend Jo-El Sonnier’s Grand Idea To Keep Cajun Music And Culture Alive In SWLA

Karla Wall August 15, 2013 0

“The trail to today’s Cajun music and culture was blazed a long time ago,” muses Cajun music icon Jo-El Sonnier. And Sonnier’s a big part of that “trail” himself. Often called the “King of

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Extreme Dream Fulfilled

Extreme Dream Fulfilled

Brad Goins August 1, 2013 0

In A Grueling 277-Mile Kayaking Of The Colorado River, Roman Ryder Went From Being “Totally Scared” To Having “The Best Feeling”   When it came time to kayak the Granite Rapids of the Colorado

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