Monday Mar 10
A Cajun Courir
Participants in a Courir de Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday Run, gather under a large tent before the run begins.
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Fri Mar 07, 2014
Things to do
7 p.m. Crowley High School Drama Club presents "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" by Richard R. George and produced by special arrangements with Dramatic Publishing of Woodstock, Ill.
All clear given after Acadia Parish gas well finally capped
Residents living within the evacuation radius of a natural gas well blowout south of Eunice are now returning to their homes.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Acadiana Crime Blotter for March 6, 2014
Police released surveillance video Wednesday showing a giant inflatable duck in the back of a truck traveling south on Johnston Street - believed to be the same 14-foot yellow duck stolen from a parking lot in the 2700 block of Johnston Street in the early morning hours of Feb. 27. The duck is owned by the Lafayette Boys and Girls Club and used to ... (more)
Families still out after well blowout
Roughly 20 families from a subdivision south of Eunice remain homeless today. They were forced to evacuate their homes a week ago when a natural gas well blew out in Acadia Parish, not far from the Cleco Power Plant.
Community garden to host workshop
Want to know more about growing some great vegetable in a small plot? The new Eunice Community Garden will host a workshop Thursday by master gardener and LSUE accounting professor Stephanie Guillory, who will speak on lasagna gardening.
Irvings celebrate Eunice Players Theatre
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recently bestowed Oscars on Matthew McConaughey as Hollywood's best actor and Cate Blanchett as best actress.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Old Man winter coming to Mardi Gras
Major parades are still set to roll today in both Opelousas and Eunice despite the threat of cold temperatures and freezing rain.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Courir de Mardi Gras traditions date back to medieval France
Mardi Gras, it seems, can be a little bit country or a little bit rock 'n' roll, depending on where you live.
Lake Charles woman booked in Acadia fatality
A Lake Charles woman suspected of driving drunk was booked Sunday on one count of vehicular homicide after the car she was driving in Acadia Parish hit a ditch, killing an unrestrained passenger riding beside her.
Student mentoring program begins Monday
Several schools in Opelousas are currently ranked as academically unacceptable, with the entire school system achieving a D grade.
Sat Mar 01, 2014
Vail Daily News
Mardi Gras on the Bayou
The Krewe of Tchefuncte floats by crowds lining the backs on the Tchefuncte River in Madisonville, La.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Eunice Mardi Gras starts tonight
The Mardi Gras party starts with a street dance tonight in Eunice and continues through Tuesday with more street dances, special events and Mardi Gras rides for both children and adults.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Jambalaya Cajun Band to perform at Liberty Theater
Jambalaya Cajun Band, with special appearance by the Basile Mardi Gras Association and Georgie Manuel with Mardi Gras Traditions will perform Saturday, March 1, at the historic Liberty Theater in downtown Eunice.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
The Daily Advertiser
Gas blowout evacuees return briefly
Homeowners evacuated south of Eunice following a natural gas well blowout will be escorted to their homes as needed for "necessary tasks" until the well is capped.
Well Blowout in Acadia Parish
Due to the well blowout in Acadia parish there are two road closures. La Highway 13 East at La 368 and La Highway 13 East at La 3123.
St. Landry Parish mayors support library coalition
A proposal to create a parishwide library system has not been well received by the St. Landry Parish Council, but it may be gaining support from the parish's mayors.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
WAFB-TV Baton Rouge
Haz-Mat team responding to well blowout in Acadia Parish
State Police Haz-Mat teams are responding to a natural gas/oil well blowout located in the Eunice-area.
Prince George Citizen
This February 2013 image provided by St. Landry Parish Tourist Commission shows participants in the Courir de Mardi Gras in Eunice, La., a Mardi Gras season tradition in Louisiana's Cajun country.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
LSU-Eunice offers accelerated math classes
A Louisiana State University-Eunice student has just set a new speed record. But this record wasn't set in sports; it was set in math.