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At the gravesite of UL Ragin’ Cajuns’ Head Coach Tony Robichaux, on July 8, players shuffled in a slow solemn pace as each signed the specially made draping over the casket of the all-time winningest coach in UL history. It would be the last homage, the final “thank you” to the man who forme…

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The Louisiana Sugar Cane Fair & Festival’s 2019 Stars of Style Gala showcased 19 honorees. The premier fundraising event was geld at Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel. The 2019 Stars of Style featured Nannette Boureois, Mark Boyance, Mary Claire Burns, David D’Aquin, Colby Delahoussaye, Bridget…

At the gravesite of UL Ragin’ Cajuns’ Head Coach Tony Robichaux, on July 8, players shuffled in a slow solemn pace as each signed the specially made draping over the casket of the all-time winningest coach in UL history. It would be the last homage, the final “thank you” to the man who forme…

For most dog owners, having a loving, well-mannered dog is all they need. Still, there are some dogs that take being man’s best friend to another level, specially trained and motivated by their handlers to put their lives -and hearts- on the line. One thing is clear, these dogs may not get p…

In a totally different setting, a specially-trained therapy dog provides comfort and console to people. Lucy, a six-year old golden doodle, has been on staff at Pellerin Funeral Home in New Iberia for five years.

As a storm chaser, David Landry has always been infatuated with extreme weather.  He recalls the moment he became hooked saying, “It was during Hurricane Hilda; the winds were so strong that the men in our house had to hold up the picture window.  That’s what really cinched it for me.”

When Sara Montgomery was 10 years old, her dad got free tickets to attend an Indy car race at the Texas Motor Speedway and so the family packed in the car and went on vacation to Dallas.  “I fell in love with everything about the sport and before the trip was over, I begged my parents to let…

The Evangeline Area Council, Boy Scouts of America (BSA) announced Patrick Norris, founder of Norris International as the recipient of the 2019 Iberia Parish Distinguished Citizen Award. Norris was honored at the annual awards dinner at the Hampton Inn & Suites.

Two things happened in New Iberia’s favor when Tripp Wright graduated from Wingate University in Monroe, North Carolina last year. When life shifted a year-long mission stay in Thailand to the sidelines, Wright returned to the banks of the Bayou Teche where he’d visited his grandparents ever…

Most people expect blacksmiths to shoe horses.  The only horse shoes at Terry Credeurs’ shop are ones he has turned into pieces of art. 

Father’s Day is June 16, so it’s time to start thinking about gifts! We can’t say for sure, but it’s a good bet your Dad doesn’t want another tie. We rounded up a few outside of the box locally created gifts that are perfect for Father’s Day!

Tina Hebert’s spirit is made up of two main components – the spirit of art and the spirit of giving. This has created for her the ability to navigate a path that was not void of suffering. Today, the New Iberia native is teaching children about caring for others through her book, “Rebuilding…

When Liz Webb Hebert left Lafayette for college at Northwester State University, she had no intentions of ever returning to her hometown. Of course, fate had other plans. She decided that if Lafayette would be her forever home, she was going to do everything in her power to make it the best …

From her tinted green hair to her green nails and purse, Alzina Burrell Dural is the embodiment of her nonprofit, Seasons the Green Leaf. Everything that she does relates back to its mission – to care for and give back to the community in which you live.

Life has thrown Natalie Broussard her share of curve balls. In spite of them, she has also maintained a life of consistency. She has been with her high school sweetheart for 35 years. She has been at the same desk in her law office for 25 years. And she has, since childhood, been in constant…

Linda Horton is a self-described New Iberia girl who has never met a stranger. She’s outgoing and positive. While she hasn’t always understood where her path would lead her, Linda says that God has put her where he needed her to be. And where he needed her to be was in New Iberia giving back…

Madison Saunier is the real life manifestation of every positive cliché that could be said about someone of her character. She is a “ball of energy,” a “ray of sunshine.” When Madison leaves your presences, you feel energized by simply haven spoke to her. At only 26 years old, she’s accompli…

The Books Along the Teche Literary Festival was presented by the Iberia Preservation Alliance, Main Street New Iberia and Books Along the Teche. Among the weekend’s many highlights was the Great Southern Writer Symposium featuring “Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood” author Rebecca Wells.

Jasim Ali is nothing if not a diverse young man.  In his 15 years of life, he’s lived around the world, twice in Malaysia and travelled to Singapore, Vietnam and beyond. He is talented in the arts, academia and athletics. He witty and confident beyond his years.

This evening of food, drink and entertainment was held at the home of Tommy and Mary Carol Leblanc. The fundraiser benefitted the orchestra to accompany IPAL’s spring production of “Legally Blonde: The Musical!” Atendees enjoyed culinary creations from numerous local chefs and were the first…

One evening last October, theater patrons in Franklin, dressed in 1920s costumes, entered the side door of the historical Teche Theatre for the Performing Arts and went back in time to a 1928 tavern set in the days of prohibition.  The event was a sold-out dinner theatre performance of an or…

You might remember last fall when I talked about shooting our fall fashion shoot with no indoor options and a 100 percent chance of rain. Well, I’m here to report that I’m nothing if not predictable. Our spring fashion series was planned to take place in one of Acadiana’s most beautiful and …

In honor of America’s birthday, we asked our Facebook friends to share with us their loved ones who are currently serving in the military. To these individuals, other locals who are active military and our veterans, we can never thank you enough for your sacrifice.



A community can mean a lot of things to many different people. It can mean those who share your town. It can mean neighbors who share your culture. It can even mean the people who share the world around you. But for those who attend classes at their local recreation centers, they stand as a …

Staying fit is all about making sure your workout works for you. It’s about making time whenever and wherever you can. Sabra Crappell with Dynamic Health Club created The Anywhere, Total Body Workout for Acadiana Lifestyle. Follow along with this simple routine that you can do wherever you are!

Raising Cane's was founded on the premise of serving communities in five key areas: education, feeding the hungry, pet welfare, active lifestyles and business development and entrepreneurship. At the New Iberia Admiral Doyle location—nicknamed “Da Berrie”—this means partnering with local sch…