AHEAD OF THE POSSIBLE SEVERE WEATHER, SANDBAGS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN LAFAYETTE PARISH. CAROLINE MARCELLO HAS MORE.
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The family that makes Tabasco Sauce is fighting erosion in the marshland that buffers its factory from hurricanes and floods. Overall, the effort’s probably a standoff, says CEO and president Harold “Took” Osborn, great-great-grandson of the McIlhenny Co.’s founder. But in a state that has lost 2,000 square miles of its coast since 1932, it’s a victory to hold your ground. Much of the work is low-tech, enlisting volunteers to plant marsh grass in the 30,000 acres around Avery Island.
A federal judge in Louisiana has ordered an end to the Biden administration’s suspension of new oil and gas leases on federal land and water. The judge ruled Tuesday in a lawsuit by the Louisiana’s attorney general and officials in 12 other states. Those states say the administration bypassed bureaucratic steps required before such delays can be undertaken. Louisiana’s Republican attorney general, Jeff Landry, hailed the decision as a victory for energy workers.
ONE PERSON WAS INJURED IN A CRANE ACCIDENT YESTERDAY AFTERNOON AT VENTURE GLOBAL’S CALCASIEU PASS L-N-G. VIDEO WAS SENT TO KPLC TV AND POSTED ON FACEBOOK THAT SHOWED THE CRANE APPEARING TO TOPPLE OVER, BUT IT HAS SINCE BEEN REMOVED. A SPOKESWOMAN FOR THE COMPANY TELLS KPLC TV THAT SUDDEN SEVERE WEATHER CAUSED THE ACCIDENT. SHE SAYS ONE PERSON WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL TO BE TREATED FOR INJURIES, BUT THEY WERE NOT LIFE THREATENING.
OUR LADY OF LOURDES HAS PLEDGED FIFTEEN MILLION DOLLARS OVER FIFTEEN YEARS IN ORDER TO SECURE THE NAMING RIGHTS FOR CAJUN FIELD. THE FACILITY IS UNDERGOING THE MOST EXTENSIVE RENOVATION IN IT’S FIFTY-YEAR HISTORY. BRIAN MAGGARD, THE DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS, CALLED IT A TRANSFORMATIONAL GIFT THAT WILL PLAY A PIVOTAL ROLE IN THE FUTURE OF THE U-L CAMPUS AND RAGIN CAJUN ATHLETICS. THE COMPLETED PROJECT WILL BE KNOWN AS CAJUN FIELD AT OUR LADY OF LOURDES STADIUM.
THE PARENTS OF A EUNICE MAN WHO WAS SHOT AND KILLED AT A GRADUATION PARTY ON JUNE SIXTH, HAVE RELEASED A STATEMENT GRIEVING THE LOSS OF THEIR SON. LARRY AND VERONICA REED, THE PARENTS OF THIRTY-TWO-YEAR-OLD DONOVAN REED, CALLED ON ELECTED OFFICIALS TO DO MORE TO INTERRUPT THE CYCLE OF VIOLENCE IN EUNICE WHERE, THEY SAY, CHILDREN ARE LEARNING TO CARRY AND SHOOT GUNS RATHER THAN LEARNING HOW TO GET A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA. A FOURTEEN-YEAR-OLD, WHO WAS REPORTED AS A RUNAWAY ON MARCH THIRTIETH, WAS ARRESTED. HE WAS KNOWN TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH LOCAL GANG MEMBERS AND DRUG DEALERS, BUT THE SHOOTING IS NOT BELIEVED TO BE GANG OR DRUG RELATED.
Louisiana lawmakers have charted the spending of nearly $1.7 billion in federal pandemic aid in their just-ended legislative session. They sent $563 million to road and bridge work and steered $490 million to help shore up the state’s nearly bankrupt unemployment trust fund. For the remaining dollars, they created a complex network of programs to send money to ports, water system upgrades, tourism marketing efforts and broadband projects in underserved areas. The dollars represent more than half the $3 billion in direct block grant aid Louisiana is receiving from the most recent coronavirus assistance package passed by Democrats in Congress earlier this year.
FOUR OF FIVE LAFAYETTE CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS SIGNED A PROCLAMATION RECOGNIZING JUNE IN LAFAYETTE AS PRIDE MONTH. PAT LEWIS AND GLENN LAZARD PRESENTED THE PROCLAMATION AT LAST NIGHT’S MEETING. COUNCIL MEMBERS LIZ HEBERT AND NANETTE COOK AGREED TO SIGN THE PROCLAMATION. COUNCIL MEMBER ANDY NAQUIN, WHO DIDN’T SIGN, QUESTIONED WHETHER COUNCIL MEMBERS WERE BREAKING THE RULES BY PRESENTING A PROCLAMATION INSTEAD OF THE MAYOR PRESIDENT.