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It was a story that Phebe Hayes grew up hearing from her grandmother - about the expulsion of the black doctors of New Iberia – but didn’t think she’d end up proving its accuracy to the next generation. Now retired from UL, the former dean of the College of General Studies and professor of C…

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Few of us have an appreciation for sawdust, but Emily Broussard loves the making of it. She caught the woodworking bug when she was 10, making baseball bats and tops. She has enough love of woodworking to have long felt a responsibility to share it by way of teaching it in the woodworking cl…

Teche Center for the Arts presented the first ever St. Martin Parish Mega Trivia Game Night hosted by Senator Fred Mills. The night was a fun, community-spirited, Parish-wide event of friendly competition with proceeds going to Teche Center for the Arts’ operating and programming budget. 

It was a story that Phebe Hayes grew up hearing from her grandmother - about the expulsion of the black doctors of New Iberia – but didn’t think she’d end up proving its accuracy to the next generation. Now retired from UL, the former dean of the College of General Studies and professor of C…

Tommy Romero began his career in the New Iberia Sheriff’s Office in 1978, served 14 years as an undercover narcotics agent, was a state trooper and was personal security for two governors before he retired, in 2018, from the U.S. Dept. of Justice. Now, he continues his oath to serve when he …

Since he was young, Mark Boyancé has had an interest in short films, making home movies with his Sears VHS camcorder. Today, he is an active member of the Iberia Performing Arts League (IPAL) and creator and director of the New Iberia Film Festival. While he encourages those behind the camer…

It's always next to impossible to choose a favorite story. However, each issue has a few stand out that select members of our staff just can't get enough of! These are our favorite January stories! 

Kate Gulotta was sitting outside with her husband and 17-month-old, going through some emails, when she got the news of a lifetime. She’d made it as a top 10 finalist in Broadway's nationwide search for the part of Roxie Hart in “Chicago the Musical,” a part she’d auditioned for in October. …

Four years ago on December 8, a decommissioned ambulance on a very unique mission parked outside of a grocery store, a mall and a high school. At the end of the day, 48 confessions were heard by Father Michael Champagne, head of the Community of Jesus Crucified in St. Martinville.

The 10th annual New Iberia Beneath the Balconies was held on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019 along Main Street. The event, presented by Iberia Preservation Alliance and New Iberia Main Street Program featured the area’s best talent singing from Main Street’s historic balconies.

The holiday season is upon us and while visions of sugar plums (and the entire Target holiday toy catalog) may be dancing through children’s heads, most adults are dreaming of formal dinner settings and centerpiece possibilities. It is probably safe to assume that most of us have a day-to-da…

Karen Bonin is the Principal of St. Edward School - she is also a member of our advisory board. The New Iberia native enjoys being on the board as much as we enjoy having her, because as she says, it’s reminiscent of her days in journalism school. Her hobbies are all things cookies, ice crea…

The entire student body of St. Edward School participated in the 15th annual Race for Education. RFE is a great day where students, families and community supporters come together to raise funds for SES. To date, they have raised more that $35,000.

Celebrate a Southern Christmas in New Iberia this holiday season with Cajun snow and sleigh rides, scavenger hunts and a crafts market. Eat delicious foods from area restaurants, hear live Christmas music and shop without the traffic. If you’re looking to get caught in the Christmas spirit, …

Most hunters go their whole lives without planning to hunt a brown bear, but Shane Romero is no normal hunter. As a former chairman and longtime committee member of the New Iberia Ducks Unlimited Chapter, Romero began planning this once-in-a-lifetime big game hunting trip over three years ag…

Bourbon Street on the Bayou is a fundraiser for the Bayou Mardi Gras Association’s Mardi Gras parade. The event was held on August 24, 2019 at the Bayou Trading Company. Guests enjoyed food prepared by local restaurants and the musical talents of Felix and Fingers Dueling Pianos.

As you probably know by now...we've moved! We are finally settled in to our new home on Main Street, and we want you to stop by! Join us for our open house, presented by the Daily Iberian and Acadiana Lifestyle, on Thursday Nov. 14 from 4-6 p.m. 

Beneath the Balconies will take place on Sunday, Nov. 3 along New Iberia’s historic Main Street. Live theater will be performed from the balconies - celebrating Acadiana’s unique musical culture and architecture. You can visit their Facebook page for more information!

Iberia Performing Arts League presented Encore at the Essanee, a tribute to the musicals performed by IPAL. The show was at the Essanee Theater in New Iberia. It was a fundraiser for New Iberia Beneath the Balconies, which will take place on Sunday, Nov.9 2019 under Main Street balconies in …

If you spook easily, be warned. We spoke to people who were previously skeptics to find out what made them true believers in the things that go bump in the night. There is no explanations for these occurrences, many of which are still happening today. Happy haunting!

It’s always crawfish season in Acadiana. Even when there aren’t crawfish boils being held every weekend and lines a mile long at your favorite crawfish spot, farmers and local seafood restaurants are always preparing for it. In the downtime, before the season, we take a look at where restaur…

Few of us have an appreciation for sawdust, but Emily Broussard loves the making of it. She caught the woodworking bug when she was 10, making baseball bats and tops. She has enough love of woodworking to have long felt a responsibility to share it by way of teaching it in the woodworking cl…



Celebrating its 50th anniversary in October, Southern Mutual Help Association (SMHA), has not wavered from its mission to help people develop strong, healthy, prosperous rural communities in Louisiana. Based in New Iberia, the not-for-profit has evolved into a nationally-recognized, award-wi…

At the Old School is a 40,000 square-foot facility that is now divided into four adjoining areas: the banquet hall (capable of accommodating 200 wedding or party guests), the courtyard (great for family reunion outdoor activities), the living room (perfect for a Saints or Super Bowl get-toge…