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First ‘Swamp Poppa’ Album In 40 Years

First ‘Swamp Poppa’ Album In 40 Years

Brad Goins May 6, 2022 Comments Off on First ‘Swamp Poppa’ Album In 40 Years

If you’ve ever wondered what’s happened to swamp pop legend Tommy McLain — or even whether he’s still alive — you may be interested in knowing that he’s about to release his first new

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Downtown Development District Events

Downtown Development District Events

Brad Goins March 24, 2022 Comments Off on Downtown Development District Events

The folks in charge have worked out the schedule for the big events taking place in Lake Charles’ Downtown Development District this year. Quite a few of these are very much arts-related. Let’s check

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All That Jazz

All That Jazz

Brad Goins March 4, 2022 Comments Off on All That Jazz

Did you know there’s such a thing as the Hip Hop National Championship? There is. There’s also a Jazz National Championship and a Rock Championship. I just learned about all this recently. Before, I’d

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Obsessed Much?

Obsessed Much?

Brad Goins February 11, 2022 Comments Off on Obsessed Much?

Apparently, Lafayette is going ahead with its long fixation on citing and jailing panhandlers. During a six-month period in 2021, Lafayette police issued more than 200 citations for panhandling. One of the men who

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Remaking Chennault?

Remaking Chennault?

Brad Goins January 4, 2022 Comments Off on Remaking Chennault?

Chennault Airport is trying to expand by changing the very nature of the business it attracts. In particular, they’re hoping to — eventually — attract the big cargo planes that move around all the

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Pastry Karens Strike L.C.

Pastry Karens Strike L.C.

Brad Goins December 9, 2021 Comments Off on Pastry Karens Strike L.C.

Karens are getting more and more clout — which means they’ve getting seen more and more often on social media. I wouldn’t say they’re exactly taken over. But they’re certainly getting lots of attention.

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Better Than Nothing

Better Than Nothing

Brad Goins November 19, 2021 Comments Off on Better Than Nothing

Lake Charles Mayor Nic Hunter is only one of a number of Louisiana figures who are questioning the amount of federal disaster relief recently allotted to Southwest Louisiana. The total amount of federal relief

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Cousin Codger, On The Topic Of Work

Cousin Codger, On The Topic Of Work

Pierre Fontenot October 28, 2021 Comments Off on Cousin Codger, On The Topic Of Work

His daddy had a nightly routine. First, he’d go through the house with a Flit sprayer, and spray the bedrooms with insecticide for mosquitoes, then he’d hit the outhouse. Once done with his doings,

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Age Really Is Just A Number

Age Really Is Just A Number

Brad Goins October 8, 2021 Comments Off on Age Really Is Just A Number

There is, in Louisiana, a 105-year-old runner, who, says the Baton Rouge Advocate, has “achieved huge success in the 100-plus age group” of track and field athletes. Would you ever have imagined that there

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Curiouser And Curiouser

Curiouser And Curiouser

Brad Goins September 20, 2021 Comments Off on Curiouser And Curiouser

A few weeks ago, Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy tried to get federal hurricane relief to SWLA by including provisions for relief in amendment No. 2210 of the infrastructure bill. But it was not to

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