The deadline isn’t the deadline any more and the goal that there’d be a “framework agreement” has been softened to a “framework understanding,” in the negotiations with Iran seeking to limit the country’s nuclear capabilities.
There was nothing to take the shine off the pure joy and enthusiasm shown last week at the Iberia Parish Special Olympics Local Track Meet.
“We have a commitment to our men and women serving in the military, defending our national security every day, that we’re going to do everything we can to bring them home if we can, and that’s what we did in this case.”
The golden days of Louisiana high school boxing, especially those awesome pugilistic years in New Iberia, lost another golden ray this week with the death of Joe Viator.
If you moved to Texas would you be offended if your son’s or daughter’s school had a Texas Pride day where it celebrated good things about that state? Or if you moved to Canada or some other country, would you find it objectionable your child’s school had a “Canada Pride” day or similar?
It is a feel-good attempt at helping former state workers, but state Rep. Sam Jones’ bill to give state retirees a modest 1.5-percent pay hike likely will not to gain any traction if it includes all former state workers.
Having police officers wear body cameras to record interaction with the public and in particular with suspects sounds like such a simple idea to take advantage of technology to provide answers when there are suggestions the police acted improperly.
An Alternative Spring Break Program lured college students to New Iberia rather than more popular spring break spots.
When can you count on government becoming more closed to the public it is supposed to serve? Whenever it touts having a transparent office.
Do we want accidental voters?
There are concerns about Mississippi River flooding in the Midwest as the first day of spring approaches.
We need more straight talk from our leaders.
About as much that can be written about an upcoming event has been written.
Freedom of speech is one of the rights protected under the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. What it does not protect people from, however, are the consequences of what is said, or in the case of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter at the University of Oklahoma, what is chanted.
It’s been interesting to see how many times when local elected officials want something done that requires a public vote to make it happen, we’ll hear them say, “We need to let the voters decide.” But then there are issues where it’s clear those same elected officials don’t want to see a particular proposal move forward and we hear something like, “We’re elected to make decisions like this,” rather than put the issue before the voters.
The one-year anniversary of the death of Victor White III, killed by a gunshot while handcuffed and in custody in the back of an Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office patrol car has not only the family but also the whole community still waiting for answers.
It should surprise few that we’ve got a trash, debris and litter problem in Iberia Parish.
Headway on repairing numerous bridges in Iberia Parish is finally being made after the Parish Council received word that the administration is getting the ball rolling.
What an intriguing and inspiring story, in spite of a tragic beginning, is taking place within the congregation of Little Zorah Baptist Church.
Actress Patricia Arquette won an Oscar Sunday night for her Best Supporting Actress role in the movie “Boyhood,” but it was her acceptance speech championing equal rights and wage equality for women that’s seen her get even more media attention.
Isn’t it a shame the followup report on the St. Martinville Newcomer’s Parade had to include as news how there were no problems with floats blaring obscene music?
Thursdays are exciting times around the The Daily Iberian for most of this month and early March as we proudly present our five special Profile sections to our readers in the Teche Area.
“In God we trust — all others pay cash.”
A video made by a Florida lawyer has topped 2 million views on Youtube. It’s not anything zany or risqué. It’s about his tactic of putting his driver’s license and proof of insurance in plain view for officers at DUI checkpoints and refusing to speak or even roll down his window.
There is a concerted effort underway to bring tragic stories like one reported earlier this week to an end.
St. Martinville city officials should be able to adopt some rules to restrict what gets blared out from Mardi Gras floats, though the American Civil Liberties Union seems to believe otherwise.
It’s shameful that the Robert B. Green Memorial Recreation Building, built in 1957 for black veterans, has been allowed to get so run down it’s said not to be worth renovating.
Congratulations to the 14 young men from Teche Area high schools who signed letters of intent Wednesday to continue playing football at colleges as near as Southern University and as far away as California.
Who is going to vote against God?
Who is going to vote against God?
It’s like running most of a marathon only to have the race made even longer just as you approach the finish line.
One felt “truly blessed,” another described the honor as a “great accomplishment” and a third recalled “an overwhelming, almost indescribable sense of joy.”
“Something’s going on that doesn’t smell good. ... like the shrimp is rotten somewhere in Louisiana.” That’s a quote from a state taxpayer, part of an investigative report last week from WVUE/Fox 8 in New Orleans.
Few things can turn public opinion faster than a puppy, as many people learned when GoDaddy.com pulled an elaborate commercial from its Super Bowl ad slot.
A $25,000 scholarship means the world to Don Thompson, who is funding the award in the name of his brother, the late Perry Thompson.
What’s first — the good news, or the bad news?
A “leading” Muslim group in France is reporting as many “anti-Muslim” acts in France since the terror attacks there last month as there were in all of last year.
Earlier this month, another college football player was the subject of so many posts on social media and the talk of the town for something he did and was about to do.
It’s a great idea to use Facebook for Amber Alerts as we read about in a story in Sunday’s Daily Iberian.
I have listened to and read with interest about the Lafayette area’s “Project Front Yard” since it was introduced in the fall of 2014.
Before the Iberia Parish Council adds many more regulations and rules about parish issues over which it has say, it appears it’d be a good idea to review those already in place.
At least one gubernatorial candidate has said the right thing as Louisiana struggles with declining revenues, that the governor and Legislature need to eliminate the protections in some areas of the state budget that leave higher education and state health services more vulnerable to cuts, according to an Associated Press story.
Of all Elvis “Top Rod” Jeanminette’s significant accomplishments the past few decades in the communities that make up the Teche Area, one he was most proud of recently was when he took a local man on a saltwater fishing trip in Vermilion Bay.
President Barack Obama proposed last week offering free tuition at community colleges for two years to give students a head start on earning an associate’s degree and putting them halfway to a college degree.
The Acadiana Criminalistics Lab director predicted in 2006 that by 2015 money would run out to operate the facility that performs tests on criminal evidence. He was almost right as last year the lab needed an $800,000 boost to its budget from state money.
The reports on and videos of the terrorists involved with the attack 0n a Paris newspaper were horrific, especially as we heard how the initial attack killed 12 men and women apparently because the weekly newspaper for which they worked published satirical cartoons and stories about the Prophet Muhammad and Islam.
With Christmas and New Year’s Day in the rear view mirror, the thoughts and appetites of many turn to the delectable morsel of a crustacean we love to belly up to the table to feast on.
For the past 60 years, the United Way of Iberia has been the bedrock of giving to those in need in Iberia Parish.
You hear people say all the time we need government to work more like a business.