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William Precht
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William Precht

William Precht is a native of Cameron Parish who was raised in Big Lake, La. William attended McNeese State University as well as The University of Louisiana at Lafayette and is the media relations specialist at the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau. He is an outdoors enthusiast and an adventurous foodie who loves sharing his experiences with all who visit his home town. Follow him on Twitter @Will_Precht.

How to Clean Your Catch

Spring is a time when flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, and the fish are biting! Here in Southwest Louisiana, we without-a-doubt have some of the best fishing around. Lake Charles’ proximity to the Gulf of Mexico and the rich marshlands along the Creole Nature Trail All-American Road…

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3 Reasons to Check Out the Iowa Rabbit Festival

It’s no secret that here in Southwest Louisiana we like to celebrate everything that makes the area such a special place…even RABBITS! The Iowa Rabbit Festival is truly a one-of-a-kind event that’s been around for over 30 years. Being from this area, I had always heard about how much fun it was, but…

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Exciting Expansions at Delta Downs

Delta Downs Racetrack Casino Hotel recently completed a HUGE expansion project. Here are some highlights of the epic additions and renovations you can experience! A Delicious New Dining Concept! Rosewater Grill and Tavern is the latest restaurant to open at Delta Downs. The incredible décor and…

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Catch and Cook

Have you ever experienced the thrill of being out on the water, rod and reel in hand, when you suddenly feel a strike from a redfish or speckled trout as it hits the end of your line? If not, you certainly should. How could it get any better you ask? Try dining on your catch that same day. Looking…

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Big Screens in Lake Charles

Streaming services are all the buzz these days. Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime allow people to watch their favorite TV shows and movies from the comfort of their couch, but the content that they provide is weeks, sometimes months old. The best way to see the latest and greatest in entertainment is…

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The Blossoming Brew Scene in Lake Charles

There’s a trend taking over Southwest Louisiana, and its timing couldn’t be any better. As the summer heat returns in full force, Lake Charles’ craft brewery scene is the perfect remedy. What better way is there to end a sweltering summer day than to visit and share a few laughs with friends over an…

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Experience the Living History of Lake Charles

There are plenty of things about Lake Charles that you may have heard, but have you ever thought about how the historic elements of the city can still be seen today? Where did the name “Lake Charles” come from? A little known fact, even to locals is that our city gets its name from a tragically…

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Spring Birding Hot Spots (Part 2)

Being raised in the wetlands of Southwest Louisiana, I’ve grown up knowing some of the best places to find all sorts of birds. My family’s hunting camp deep in the marshes of Cameron Parish, accessible only by boat, has made it easy for me to be familiar with the area and to know where to find…

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