The Louisiana High School Rodeo Association (LHSRA) will host the Louisiana Junior High and High School Finals Rodeos at the Burton Coliseum Complex May 29 - June 6. With upgrades to the facility, the Burton Coliseum Complex is ready to welcome more than 200 contestants from across the state.
Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne visited Lake Charles today as part of a statewide expedition celebrating National Tourism Week. Traveling in a mini coach wrapped in Louisiana Travel’s latest tourism marketing campaign and statistics, he was greeted at the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau by tourism employees, Gumbeaux Gator and the Lake Charles Buccaneers. Last year Louisiana’s tourism industry had a record-setting year attracting 28.7 million visitors, a 5 percent increase over 2013. The revenue generated through domestic and international visitors represents a more than 38-to-1 return on investment of state funding.