As discussions regarding drainage and stormwater management in Acadiana continue, and regional and local officials are identifying projects for funding, 1A is connecting the public and private sectors to engage and inform the community.

(Baton Rouge, LA) KATC TV3 was named Television Station of the Year at the 2018 Louisiana Association of Broadcasters Prestige Awards ceremony, held March 14th in Baton Rouge. The award is given to the broadcast station that best exemplifies the highest standards of television broadcasting, including local news coverage, quality of programming, and commitment to community service.

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Dat Dog first opened in a 475 square foot shack in New Orleans in 2011. Since then, we have grown to three locations in New Orleans and one in Lafayette, LA, with Dat Dogs headed to Houston, College Station, TX, and Baton Rouge. With a diverse menu that includes traditional hot dogs, gourmet sausages, chicken, burgers, and vegan options, and over 30 toppings to choose from at no additional cost, there’s something for everyone at Dat Dog.

LAFAYETTE, LA -- After more than two years of community outreach, research and planning, the draft action plan for redeveloping neighborhoods along the Evangeline Thruway Corridor will be shared in public meetings led by the Evangeline Thruway Redevelopment Team (ETRT).

Representatives from Lafayette Consolidated Government, the Evangeline Corridor Initiative (ECI) professional consulting team and the ETRT will be on hand to answer questions at two Open House events:

Wednesday, March 21, 4 – 7 pm, Clifton Chenier Center, 220 West Willow Street

Broussard Middle has been named a Lighthouse School, the highest honor that the Franklin Covey organization gives to Leader in Me schools.

The recognition means Broussard Middle has been deemed outstanding in multiple areas, including leadership, potential, change, motivation and education. It also designates Broussard Middle as a model Leader in Me school.

This past week, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s Computer Generated Imagery research center has hired more than 400 employees, exceeding its full employment target.

Located at the UL Lafayette research park, the CGI center has an annual payroll of $22 million, estimating the project to give 405 indirect jobs, totaling more than 800 jobs in the Acadiana region, according to the Louisiana Economic Development Authority.

Lafayette, LA – Hunter Hall has joined The Picard Group, a national governmental affairs and consulting services firm based in Lafayette, Louisiana, with offices in Baton Rouge and Washington, D.C. Mr. Hall will work with the current federal affairs team, Emily Bacque, Paige H.

LCG is seeking individuals interested in serving on the Planning & Zoning Commission and the Lafayette Parish Library Board of Control. Both appointments are for a five-year term.  

To serve one must be a registered voter and a resident of Lafayette Parish. P&Z applicants must reside within the unincorporated area of the Parish.

Applicants should forward a resume to Veronica L. Williams, Clerk of the Council, P.O. Box 4017-C, Lafayette, LA 70502 or email to no later than noon, Tuesday, March 20.

In a release today, Bloomberg Philanthropies announced Lafayette as one of the 35 Champion Cities finalists in its 2018 U.S. Mayors Challenge. Lafayette was among a competitive pool of more than 320 applicants and now advances in the nationwide challenge to compete alongside other Champion Cities including Austin, TX, Boston, MA, Charleston, SC, Denver, CO, Detroit, MI, Los Angeles, CA, Miami, FL, Oklahoma City, OK, Philadelphia, PA, Phoenix, AZ, Pittsburgh, PA and Washington, D.C.

One Acadiana hosted its 2018 Regional Celebration spotlighting economic development, policy progress, and national marketing efforts for the region. 

Speakers at the event held at the Cajundome Convention Center included Frank Neuner, One Acadiana's President and CEO Troy Wayman, and Chairman Don Broussard.

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Click the play button above to watch a recording of the LOGA Gubernatorial Forum moderated by One Acadiana President & CEO Jason El Koubi. The Forum was held March 13, 2015 in Lake Charles.

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