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  • Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association Will Award Scholarships at Legends Night

    May 24, 2014 9:43 PM

    (Opelousas, La.) - Legends Night will take place on Saturday, May 24, 2014 at Evangeline Downs Racetrack and Casino in Opelousas, La. The Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association will award two (2) scholarships, each valued at $1,000 during the event. The Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association has evolved from a small... more »
  • NAACP won't award Donald Sterling

    April 27, 2014 5:34 PM

    The interim president of the NAACP said Sunday morning that Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling will no longer receive a second lifetime achievement award that its Los Angeles chapter was going to give him next month. Lorraine Miller made the announcement as a guest on NBC's "Meet the... more »
  • LGMC Stroke Program earns Bronze Award

    July 2, 2012 10:02 AM

    The Stroke Center at Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) received a Bronze Award under the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's "Get With The Guidelines®" program. The award recognizes hospitals that demonstrate a high level of compliance with certain criteria outlined within the program. "This was a coordinated team effort,... more »
  • HUD awards NO $775K to fight discrimination

    May 11, 2012 6:04 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Federal housing regulators have awarded a New Orleans advocacy group $775,000 to help city residents who believe they've been victims of housing discrimination. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded the grant Thursday to the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center. The grant,... more »
  • Outstanding Alumni Award

    October 19, 2010 2:45 PM

    The University of Louisiana at Lafayette Alumni Association will honor Dr. Steve Landry, UL Lafayette's Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, with the Outstanding Alumni Award during Homecoming 2010 festivities this week. The Outstanding Alumni Award is the highest honor bestowed upon a former student by the Alumni... more »
  • Obama to Award Medal of Honor

    September 21, 2010 8:26 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - An airman killed in Laos in 1968 will be honored Tuesday with the nation's highest military award for valor. President Barack Obama was to award the Medal of Honor to Chief Master Sgt. Richard Etchberger, whose sons planned to attend the White House ceremony. Etchberger, a native... more »
  • Dequatta Ford of Soileau's Dinner Club in Opelousas-Restaurant Legends Award.

    July 8, 2010 12:59 PM

    The Louisiana Restaurant Association (LRA) is pleased to name Dequatta Ford of Soileau's Dinner Club in Opelousas as a recipient of the Restaurant Legends Award. The Restaurant Legends Award recognizes the long-term dedication of employees who make up the backbone of the restaurant industry, with 20 or more years... more »
  • The Associate Member of the Year Award

    May 26, 2010 3:51 PM

    The Louisiana Association of Broadcasters recognized Keith Simon as the recipient of its 2010 Associate Member of the Year Award. The award recognizes Simon's leadership in news, marketing, public service, and commitment to our community. The Associate Member of the Year Award is presented annually to an individual representing... more »
  • KATC Wins LAB Community Service Award

    May 19, 2010 2:10 PM

    Today KATC-TV3 won a Louisiana Association of Broadcasting Award for the St. Jude Telethon.
  • Saints' Devery Henderson Will Award Scholarships

    May 13, 2010 6:41 PM

    Devery Henderson will award nine seniors from Opelousas High, Northwest High, Port Barre High, & Eunice High scholarships. There will be seven academic and two athletic scholarships awarded. The Devery Henderson Scholarship Fund was established March 2010 to promote higher education, encourage students to pursue their dreams, and provide financial... more »
  • Lafayette Police SWAT Team Wins Award

    May 7, 2010 1:17 PM

    During the week of May 3, 2010, the Lafayette Police Department SWAT Team and the Lafayette Parish SRT Team hosted the Louisiana Tactical Peace Officers Association (LTPOA) Annual Conference. At the conference every year, two awards are given out, the “Carruth-Ezernack” Team Valor Award and the “Robbie Beane” Individual... more »
  • Lafayette High Student Wins President Scholar Award

    May 6, 2010 6:08 PM

    Lafayette High Schools' Daniel Comeaux is one of two in the state and 141 in the nation to win the Presidents Scholar Award. Comeaux received a perfect score on the SAT in math and reading. That qualified him to be nominated after filling out a lengthy application with... more »
  • Lafayette Volunteer Gets National Award

    February 11, 2010 1:58 PM

    Only one high school student in each state is chosen for a nationwide program that recognizes outstanding volunteerism. This year Louisiana's representative is from Lafayette. Thursday morning Teurlings Catholic High School surprised one of their own, Corey Zenon, who devotes his free time to helping those most in... more »
  • Louisiana's First Lady Presents Technology Award In Church Point

    December 17, 2009 6:44 PM

    Louisiana First Lady Supriya Jindal spoke to students at Richard Elementary in Church Point. The school received the Award of Interactive Technology. The award was awarded a Promethean interactive white board and an interactive response system. The tools will help students get more involved in the lessons day-to-day.
  • 10 scholarships to be awarded at Louisiana Champions Day

    December 3, 2009 10:17 AM

    Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association Will Award Scholarships at Louisiana Champions Day (New Orleans, La.) - Louisiana Champions Day will take place on December 12, 2009 at the Fair Grounds in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association will award 10 scholarships each valued at $1,000 during the event.... more »
  • Coastal Impact Grant Awarded to Vermiliion Parish

    December 1, 2009 12:10 PM

    (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter today announced the awarding of a $217,782 Coastal Impact Assistance Program grant to Vermilion Parish for Shoreline Protection on Southwest Point at Southwest Pass. "This grant will add to the important coastal and wetlands restoration in Vermillion Parish, and - as all... more »
  • United Way of Acadiana pays tribute to Happy Bryan

    November 18, 2009 11:52 AM

    United Way of Acadiana Dedicates Staff Offices in Honor of Longtime Executive Director Lafayette - Dedicated, persistent, and happy are three words that come to mind when thinking of longtime United Way of Acadiana Executive Director, Arthur H. "Happy" Bryan. "Happy" Bryan served United Way of Acadiana for twenty... more »
  • LGMC receives surgery excellence award

    November 17, 2009 11:41 AM

    Lafayette General Top 5% in Nation for Orthopedic Surgery, HealthGrades 2010 Lafayette General again receives surgery excellence award, this time for Orthopedic Surgery Excellence, 2010, from HealthGrades, an independent healthcare ratings company. The hospital will recognize staff and physicians at announcement/celebration on November 17, at 11:30 am, hospital... more »
  • LCG Receives 'Real Solutions' Award

    November 9, 2009 2:25 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Lafayette Consolidated Government has been named a recipient of the "Real Solutions" award by Hyland Software. In late 2007, LCG began implementing OnBase interprise-wide document imaging software in an effort to open up more government documents for easy public viewing, to save money by eliminating redundant paper copies,... more »
  • Abbeville's Top Cop

    November 4, 2009 12:12 PM

    ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) - Right after high school, Toby Walker entered the oil field and learned the world of sales. After 10 years of that, Walker said he needed to find something else. "The money was good, but the work was up and down, up and down," he remembers. So... more »
  • Chamber Begins Search for Innovation in Acadiana

    October 23, 2009 3:41 PM

    LAFAYETTE - The Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce begins an area-wide search for innovation to receive the inaugural Acadiana Innovation Awards. Nominations and applications from all industry types are now being accepted. Nomination and Application Forms can be picked up at the Chamber office or printed online at in... more »
  • Courtesy Motors Honored

    October 23, 2009 10:10 AM

    Congratulations to Courtesy Motors of Lafayette, they have been recognized by Motor Trend. The company is being honored for it's program that helps used car owners by providing a 7-point inspection. The program is to help assure drivers they are getting a quality vehicle.
  • Sugarland Elementary Awarded

    October 22, 2009 2:20 PM

    Sugarland Elementary in New Iberia has bragging rights as they are the recipient of the 2009 National Title I Distinguished School Program award. The school has received this honor based on Exceptional student performance for two or more consecutive years and closing the achievement gap between student groups. Sugarland will... more »
  • Welcome Back BeauSoleil

    October 22, 2009 7:54 AM

    The public is invited to come out to the Lafayette airport tonight to welcome home Team BeauSoleil from Washington D.C. The UL students are bringing home two awards from the US Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon. First in market viability and people's choice. The plane is schedule to land at... more »
  • LRA selects 2009 Restaurant Legends Award recipient

    October 20, 2009 12:08 PM

    METAIRIE, La.-The Louisiana Restaurant Association (LRA) is pleased to name Boubekeur Aliouche of Café Vermilionville in Lafayette as a 2009 recipient of the Restaurant Legends Award. The Restaurant Legends Award recognizes the long-term dedication of employees who make up the backbone of the restaurant industry, with 20 or more... more »
  • 2009 Lafayette Disability Awareness Awards

    October 19, 2009 3:12 PM

    The Lafayette city parish president's awareness committee for citizens with disabilities, presented the 2009 Lafayette Disability Awareness Awards. October is National Disability Employment Awareness month, an effort to heighten awareness while recongnizing the contributions of americans with disabilities to both our workforce and our society. Awards given in four categories... more »
  • Team BeauSoleil claims People's Choice

    October 19, 2009 8:40 AM

    Congratulations to UL's Team BeauSoleil , competing in the 2009 Solar Decathlon. The team took home top honors in the People's Choice Awards. They also took home first place for the Market Viability of its solar home. UL finished 19th place overall.
  • Obama lauds Peace Prize, says work just started

    October 9, 2009 11:31 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A beaming President Barack Obama says he's honored to win the Nobel Peace Prize, but says he isn't sure he's done enough to earn it. Appearing in the Rose Garden Friday, Obama acknowledged he was "both surprised and deeply humbled" to win the award. He said he... more »
  • BBB 17th Annual Awards Program Finalist

    October 7, 2009 2:53 PM

    The Better Business Bureau of Acadiana celebrating 35 years of local service has announced their 17th Annual Awards Program Awards to be held on October 29, 2009. At this year's event Mr. Joey Durel, Lafayette City/ Parish President, will be our guest speaker. Mr. Durel is certainly no stranger to... more »
  • LEF Teacher Awards/Nominations

    September 26, 2009 10:46 PM

    LEF Awards/Nominations Deadline to enter: October 30, 2009 234-3229 If you know a teacher who has "gone above and beyond" their duties as an educator, consider nominating them for the upcoming LEF Awards. Students and parents are encouraged to nominate any active teacher in Lafayette... more »

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