This year is the 10th anniversary of what Lafayette Convention & Visitors Commission began — a 200-mile bike ride that hits the hotspots of Acadiana food and music, encouraging visitors to see our stompin’ grounds in a unique fashion. Running from April 27 through May 1, it is 221 miles of dedicated, mapped byways and scenic routes. Locations include St. Martinville’s Evangeline Oak with food by Josephine’s and Donna Angelle performing; watching Jay Cormier Band play in Breaux Bridge and having the zydeco breakfast at Cafe des Amis, visting NuNu’s in Arnaudville and more. Of course a swamp tour is happening, which is great because that show “Swamp People” needs to be somewhat deflected.
This tour brings people from all over the country and it’s a great way to promote what this area is truly. I can't imagine biking that much after eating South Louisiana food like boudin and crackins. These biking tourists are brave.
Frank’s Casing Crew, now doing business as Frank’s International, will make its final appearance on ABiz’s list of the Top 50 Privately Held Companies in Acadiana this year, and once again, it will likely be at the top with more than $1 billion in annual revenues. The 75-year-old company specializing in tubular fabrication and installation services to the oil and gas industry plans to go public this year.
The defeat, or rather highjacking of House Bill 420 in the final days of this year's Legislative Session, say Reps. Vincent Pierre and Terry Landry, is the result of the propaganda spread by one unidentified local media outlet and an unnamed former state Representative, but nothing to do with the original legislation's lack of checks, balances or details.
He’s a singer. A songwriter. A piano man. A family man. He’s even got his own Wikipedia entry. He’s David Egan. And he knows ancient secrets about the monolithic stones of Stonehenge that he’s not willing to share.