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Lake Charles’ Creative Studio: Arts’ Desire

When I first met Raejean Clark-German several years ago, I was introduced to her fish art. She and her husband, a close family friend of ours Norman German, enjoy fishing off of River Road in downtown Lake Charles for redfish. Then, she is able to make prints from the fish in her paintings or even…

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14 Tips for New Families in Southwest Louisiana

Local Culture: Some of the best places to experience true Southwest Louisiana culture are at our fairs and festivals ! Virtually any weekend, you can catch a local band, eat some delicious Cajun cuisine and pass a good time! Download the free Lake Charles Events App to have area event information at…

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Boudin Wars: Ball vs. Link

Growing up every road trip started off with a stop at a local convenience store for a frozen Coke Icee and a little, paper tray of fried tater logs (it’s like a giant French fry!) and boudin balls. My faithful love with boudin balls lasted for many years until my dad visited Holly Beach for work and…

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10 Years Since Hurricane Rita

It was a crazy and devastating time in the state of Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina forever altered the landscape of south Louisiana. We were hosting countless Katrina evacuees here in Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana in area hotels, churches and public buildings. About three weeks later when…

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