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Lafayette Economy Sees Boost With Mardi Gras Tourism

Mardi Gras is a tradition for all of those in Acadiana and South Louisiana but its also a tradition for tourist to make their way to all parts of Louisiana to join the celebration.

Lent Season Means Seafood Season

The Wednesday after Mardi Gras is Ash Wednesday meaning the start of Lent and the start of a busy seafood season in Southern Louisiana.

What to Do With Your Mardi Gras Beads? Donate Them

Mardis Gras has passed and you now find yourself with a pile of beads that you have collected from all the parades you attended.

UL Basketball Hopes to Get On Roll With Home Conference Game Vs. Texas State

There are only five games left for Louisiana's Ragin Cajun basketball team, and all five games are critical Sun Belt Conference games that will determine the end of the season tournament.

Lafayette Mardi Gras Parades Roll Out of Pontiac Point to Start Fat Tuesday Celebration

Today was the big day in Lafayette and South Central Louisiana because Mardi Gras Day means a day filled with three parades that see the peak of Mardi Gras goers in the hub city.

Meet the Cajuns: Reagan Bazar, Pitcher

As the baseball season at home gets ready to open this weekend for the Ragin Cajuns, it's time for another in our series of meet the Cajun players.

Senator David Vitter Considered Favorite for 2015 Governor's Race

The race for Louisiana governor continues to grow with 2015 being an election year, and while a candidates have put their name on the ballot for the November election, who is the strongest candidate as of now?

Flu Season Rough for Lafayette and Rest of Country

While the H3N2 virus has been causing problems all around the US and even was declared an epidemic by the Center for Disease Control and Lafayette has had it’s fair share of flu problems when talking about H3N2 and other flu viruses.

State Treasurer John Kennedy Talks Louisiana Budget Issues

Louisiana State Treasurer John Kennedy was in Lafayette today and we got to speak with him one on one to discuss the recent budget issues in our state.

Meet Lafayette's Mardi Gras King and Queen

The Mardi Gras royalty was unveiled yesterday.