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Posts from September 2015

Tailgating in Southwest Louisiana

9/25/2015 by Colten Miller
Fall is among us, the McNeese Cowboys are 2-0, and tailgating is in full swing in Southwest Louisiana! Being a McNeese alum, some of my favorite memories from college are of the days I spent tailgating. Hearing the band play the Jolie Blonde (the official school fight song) when we scored a touchdown, indulging in the free food at the student
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Lake Charles’ Creative Studio: Arts’ Desire

9/21/2015 by Megan Hartman
Posted In:  Arts
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 pottery. What’s most special to me is that she uses
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Lake Charles Potter Rex Alexander – AKA Ti Rex

9/18/2015 by Angie Kay Dilmore
Posted In:  Arts
Walk into Stellar Beans on Broad St., Lake Charles, and you’ll see beautiful handmade pottery throughout the coffee shop – steaming mugs of dark roast, plates of beignets, large bowls displaying yogurt parfaits. These pottery pieces are the work of local potter Rex Alexander . Alexander has been making pottery for sixteen years. He describes his
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Boudin Wars: Ball vs. Link

9/4/2015 by Elizabeth Eustis
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 came home with 2 ice chests. One was filled to
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10 Years Since Hurricane Rita

9/2/2015 by Megan Hartman
Posted In:  History, Outdoors
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 Hurricane Rita was predicted to make landfall in
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