The last thing the Gulf Coast, Texas and Louisiana needsright now is another tropical scare.  Yet, although it  appears to be many days away from any type of real concern, if any, given the events of Hurricane and Tropical Storm Harvey, one just can't be too careful.  According to the service, there is a twenty-percent chance of formation over the next five days. 

DEM DONKYou would think Louisiana Democrats would embrace Derrick Edwards as the perfect candidate for state treasurer. But the party’s litmus test plus its aversion to looking impotent instead makes him an outcast.

At its most recent meeting, the party’s executive committee failed to endorse Edwards despite his qualifying as the only Democrat in the contest. Moreover, he ticks off two victim class boxes, racial minority and person with disability; Democrats generally allege that American society discriminates against minorities and the disabled, mandating increased government efforts to redistribute resources their way. And, Edwards seems competitive as he polls in the lead for the spot.

blanco2Today is Katrina Anniversary.

Twelve years ago today, it appeared at the time the world came to an end for so many of us.

waguespack compressedby Stephen Waguespack, President and CEO of LABI

Many have stepped up to help us over the years.
The horrific summer of 2005, dominated by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, left an indelible mark on New Orleans and our entire coastal area that continues to influence many of our actions today. Hurricanes Gustav and Ike impacted most of our state just a few years later, triggering a collaborative effort that resulted in the largest evacuation in the nation’s history at the time.

cajun navyOn the 12th anniversary of the costliest hurricane in U.S. history, another killer storm is ravaging the states of Texas and Louisiana. Hurricane Harvey has been downgraded to a Tropical Storm, but it is still packing a wallop. In some parts of the Houston area, over 50 inches of rain has been recorded, the highest total in history. The storm will cause havoc for at least another day before finally moving north. 

Sunday, 29 November -0001 18:00

Louisiana city questions projects as bond ratings drop

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mayor ollieby Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net
So many unanswered questions   

    Mayor Ollie Tyler’s administration’s proposed $150 million multi-use development along Cross Bayou, which was sprung on the city council and the public last week, has left a lot of unanswered questions.

katrina FLOOD 4Tomorrow is the Katrina Anniversary Year 12.

It is so frightening and horrifying to see that Houston and the State of Texas, the communities that cared for so many New Orleans citizens, twelve years ago, are now facing the same or very similar problems we then confronted.

harvey laPresident Donald Trump has declared a state of emergency for the State of Louisiana and has ordered assistance to the state. 

According to numerous weather reports, the storm has already started to create heavy rain events upon the state with more to continue as Harvey continues an expected eastern course, away from Texas.

guessAh, the wisdom found in the New York Times.  America’s newspaper (at least according to them) seems to find a reason every week to denigrate the backwards homefolks that populate Louisiana.  Certainly some debasement is justified particularly when it comes to disparaging the state’s political establishment.  But there’s one area that is sacrosanct and off limits to even the least well informed news editor.  Whatever you do or write, don’t mess with LSU football. 

harvey22Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards is bracing for Tropical Depression Harvey, which is expected to become a Tropical Storm. On Thursday, Governor Edwards will meet with the Unified Command Group (UCG) to receive updates on Tropical Depression Harvey at the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP). Following the meeting, Gov. Edwards will host a press conference to discuss the latest information on the storm

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