Monthly Archives: August 2013

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Vitter Holds Town Hall Meetings


It’s the August recess, and that means U.S. Representatives and Senators are holding town hall meetings.
Senator David Vitter is circulating the state.  A loyal republican, he’s mostly talking about Obamacare.  He’s also being asked some political questions, including any plans he may have for the Governor’s Mansion.

The senator spent the morning in Livingston parish.  Tomorrow, [...]

Voter Registration Deadline for Oct. 19th Election is Sept. 18th


If you want to vote in the October 19th special election, you need to be registered by September 18th.

More information is available at the Louisiana Secretary of State Website,
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/27/13

Newest Additions to Alexandria Zoo Have Arrived


The stars of the newest exhibit at the Alexandria zoo are here.
They are two jaguars, and they’re now in quarantine.  This is standard operating procedure for all new animals.  It gives them a chance to adjust to their new surroundings.
The young male is Bebu, born in the wild in Panama in October 2011.  The young [...]

“Who Dat” Burger Comes to Alexandria


It had to happen sooner or later.  Now, there’s a Louisiana-themed burger to honor the Saints football team.
And, Sonic has even copyrighted the idea.  It’s called the “Who Dat” Burger and features two famous Louisiana ingredients, Tabasco and Tony Chachere’s.  The burger is being sold here, in Baton Rouge and in New Orleans.
KLAX ABC 31 [...]

Police Search for Missing Man


Alexandria Police are asking for help in finding Richard Varion Burnes.  Police say he left his home yesterday and hasn’t been heard from.
He was driving a 4-door Buick LeSabre, silver in color with a license plate starting with KZZ.  He’s 6-1 and weighs about 220 pounds.  He lives on Tanglewood Drive.  Call police if you [...]

“Finding Bigfoot” Series Coming to Natchitoches


NATCHITOCHES, LA – Animal Planet’s popular television series, Finding Bigfoot, is coming to Natchitoches, Louisiana.
If you have any experiences you would like to share please contact
The show could film as early as next year.
From small towns in the South to remote areas of the Pacific Northwest and Alaska, four eccentric but passionate Bigfoot enthusiasts [...]

Free Guided Walking Tours of Historic Natchitoches


[ September 5, 2013 to September 8, 2013. September 12, 2013 to September 15, 2013. September 19, 2013 to September 22, 2013. September 26, 2013 to September 29, 2013. ] NATCHITOCHES, LA – Park Rangers from Cane River Creole National Historical Park will continue to offer FREE guided walking tours of the Natchitoches Historic District throughout the month of September.
The tours will take place Thursdays-Sundays, starting at 9:00 a.m. Each tour will begin at the Cunningham Law Office located at 550 Second Street in downtown [...]

Shuteye Road Bridge Replacement Project To Begin

Shuteye Road Bridge over Miller Creek
Off-system Highway Bridge Program
S.P. H.006271
Sabine Parish
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced today that, weather permitting, construction work will begin on the Shuteye Road Bridge Replacement Project on Friday, August 30, 2013 and will continue for approximately (4) four months.  This bridge replacement project is located on Shuteye Road [...]

Beef cattle field day set for Oct. 3 in Opelousas

[ October 3, 2013; ] OPELOUSAS, La. – The Acadiana Beef Cattle Producers field day has been set for Oct. 3 at Dominique’s Stockyard.

“Chances are good that everyone can learn something at this event, regardless of whether they are an experienced cattle owner or someone just getting into the business,” said Vince Deshotel, LSU AgCenter county agent in St. Landry [...]

Jones art exhibit to run at NSU Sept. 3-10


[ September 3, 2013 to September 10, 2013. ] NATCHITOCHES  – An art exhibit by Northwestern State University graduate student Jeremy Jones, “The Amalgamation:  A Landscape Perceived,” will be on display Sept. 3-10 in the Orville J. Hanchey Gallery. Admission is free and open to the public.
The Hanchey Gallery is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. until noon [...]