Acadia Parish is home to 264 facilities that store some type of hazardous materials, and like other parishes, those facilities are under the watchful eye of the Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.
"There are a couple of fertilizer plants in the parish," said Lee Hebert, the department's... more »
Back in April, an explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas shocked the nation, but it also served as wake up call for some in Acadiana.
"Afterwards, we'll watch events like that for things we can learn and do better," said Prescott Marshall, the director of Emergency Management... more »
It's back to the drawing board for Lafayette Parish schools' Master Facilities Plan, after some school board members and the superintendent want to change what was already in place.
The Master Facilities Plan was created a few years ago under the previous superintendent and administration. The board spent about... more »
MONROE, La. (AP) - University of Louisiana at-Monroe President Nick Bruno says he wants to a facilities master plan in place by next spring to increase operating efficiencies on campus. The News-Star reports Bruno sent an email to ULM employees outlining goals of the plan, which will be created in... more »
Lafayette Public Schools will have to find a new way to pay for repairs, after two tax millages aimed at updating some public schools failed at the polls on Saturday.
For the Lafayette Parish School Board, it's now time to regroup and star discussing what to do now after... more »
A community dialogue meeting will be held tonight to discuss the Masters Facilities Plan which assesses the current and future needs of schools and facilities within the parish.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010. 6 – 8 PM
Lafayette High School Cafeteria
Northside High School... more »