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HIJACKED SUPER BOWL

HIJACKED SUPER BOWL

It was old lion Brady versus Wilson, the young and defending champion tiger. The moody, cerebral Bill Belichick matched schemes and strategies against the upbeat,...

[Read More...] Rick Sarro February 19, 2015
Public Split On Budget Fix

Public Split On Budget Fix

“There’s no consensus.”  That’s the opinion of opinion-finder Bernie Pinsonat of Southern Media and Opinion Research. His firm recently polled 600 likely voters on...

[Read More...] Jeremy Alford February 19, 2015
I Guess This Makes It Official

I Guess This Makes It Official

A beautiful Sunday in January, I had no plan, but knew it was not a day to waste inside. I began driving, and there...

[Read More...] Pierre Fontenot February 19, 2015
Street Performers

Street Performers

Lake Area musicians will have a new sort of venue as a result of the Lake Charles City Council’s vote to allow musicians and...

[Read More...] Brad Goins February 19, 2015
The Best Medicine

The Best Medicine

Thank God for small favors and great doctors. There’s nothing like facing a life-changing event to properly adjust your priorities. In fact, most everyday...

[Read More...] Rocke Fournet February 19, 2015
Sasol Delay Iz No Shocker

Sasol Delay Iz No Shocker

De recent announcement by Sasol dat it wuz gonna delay its $14 billion project because uf falling oil prices came az no real surprise....

[Read More...] Pierre Sez February 19, 2015
Get Out Now

Get Out Now

Dear Dr. Archer, I went on a few dates with my brother-in-law’s uncle. This man has wanted to go out with me for years....

[Read More...] Dale Archer, February 19, 2015
Robot Camel Jockeys

Robot Camel Jockeys

Two recent innovations to the generations-old Middle East sport of camel racing boosted its profile. First, to cleanse the sport of a sour period...

[Read More...] Chuck Shepherd February 19, 2015
The Enemy In The War On Terror

The Enemy In The War On Terror

The current debate over how to label the enemy in our so-called “war on terror” reminded me of a column I wrote for Lagniappe...

[Read More...] Michael Kurth February 19, 2015
SWLA Rice Farmers Hope For An Immense New Market In Cuba

SWLA Rice Farmers Hope For An Immense New Market In Cuba

“I’ve been working on this for 10 years. I’m very passionate about it.” That’s Welsh rice farmer Brian Wild talking about the potential rice...

[Read More...] Brad Goins February 10, 2015
POPS AND ROCKETS

POPS AND ROCKETS

Not long after moving back to his hometown of Lake Charles, Nick Villaume asked his childhood friend, Robbie Austin, if he would go into...

[Read More...] Angie Kay February 10, 2015
SOWELA: A CONSTANT STATE OF CHANGE

SOWELA: A CONSTANT STATE OF CHANGE

The SOWELA of even three or four years ago bears little resemblance to today’s revitalized school. New accreditation, campus improvements and additions, enhanced program...

[Read More...] Karla Wall February 10, 2015