The Sulphur City Council amended the ordinance dealing with truck traffic in residential areas to stiffen penalties for non-compliance at their Monday night meeting.
Students in Nichole Trahan’s fifth grade class at Our Lady’s School were crestfallen Monday after returning to their classroom to find an “antique” cookie jar smashed on the floor, along with all the cookies they had been promised.
High school students from four parishes, including Calcasieu, demonstrated their skills in the District 9 FFA Craft competition held last week at the ABC Pelican Southwest Training Center.
The local non-profit organization Destiny Driven Youth, founded by Cynthia Beverly, President, honored 12 college graduates under the age of 30 at the Black Excellence Celebration held at the St. Peter Claver Mission Chapel Saturday night in Sulphur.
WESTLAKE — The Westlake City Council voted Monday to reject all bids for the construction of a clubhouse at The National Golf Club of Louisiana.
Members of the Sulphur High School Community Impact Program, or SCIP, spoke to the Sulphur City Council Monday night about their current project.
In its regular meeting Monday night, the Sulphur City Council appointed a new City Prosecutor, changed city office operating hours, and introduced ordinances dealing with fines and billing cycles.
The Calcasieu Gaming Revenue District board on Tuesday updated an agreement that offers the contractor repairing the Interstate-210 bridge up to $750,000 in public and private dollars to get the work early.
VINTON — When retired Air Force Staff Sgt. Corey Goodwin got an email earlier this month from his Wing Commander, Col. Samantha Weeks, asking that Christmas cards be sent to a sick child in Vinton, he decided he could do more.
LAKE CHARLES — Though Thanksgiving is not yet upon us, the 1911 Historic City Hall in Lake Charles was bedecked in Christmas cheer Thursday as representatives from throughout Calcasieu Parish announced upcoming holiday events in their municipalities.
Incumbent Chris Wilrye will once again serve as Westlake Police Chief, after defeating opponent Corporal Jason P. Ledet, an eight-year veteran of the police department, 1,069 to 400, or 73 percent to 27 percent, according to unofficial results from the Secretary of State’s website as of press time.
Calcasieu Parish voters on Tuesday elected Sulphur resident Stuart Moss as the new state representative for District 33, according to complete, but unofficial results from Louisiana Secretary of State.
LAKE CHARLES — On Tuesday, local officials and representatives from public works departments and drainage boards heard about the cutting edge technology the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury now posesses to more accurately forecast weather events and pinpoint their effects.
The Alliance for Positive Growth, APG, now in its second year, boasts a membership of 200 lake area businesses, and is staying true to its mission to promote collaboration, according to its founder and President Matt Redd.
Audrey Hepburn once said, “As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands: one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” Volunteering time and talent not only helps others; it also helps the one giving back.
Family Foundation of Southwest Louisiana (Family Foundation) was presented with a $100,000 donation from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office in support of the Children’s Advocacy Center. Proceeds were donated through the Family Foundation Capital Campaign, which is raising funds to expand …
Despite the wet weather Saturday, the La Ville Uni Festival in Westlake was the place to be. Under the pavilion and inside the Westlake Recreation Center, attendees enjoyed music, food, indoor games for the kids, and body painting. Outside, folks played laser tag, bounced on trampolines and …
Though mosquito season in Louisiana typically runs through October or November, increasingly warmer winters are enticing the pesky critters to overstay their welcome.
WESTLAKE — Sadness and grief are a part of the human condition. But when those feelings remain, despite every attempt to relieve them, medical intervention may be necessary.
LAKE CHARLES — The Community Foundation of Southwest Louisiana has hired Bantam Strategy Group in partnership with Toole Design Group, two experienced bikeshare firms, to study the feasibility and implementation of a multi-city bikeshare system serving the City of Lake Charles and City of Sulphur.
LAKE CHARLES — A ribbon cutting ceremony, held at the Chennault Industrial Airport Tuesday, marked completion of the rehabilitation of the airport’s runway, lighting, and taxiway.
MOSS BLUFF — Louisiana’s Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser announced Wednesday that Sam Houston State Park is on track for major improvements, in large part, as a result of the state’s settlement with BP for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.
WESTLAKE — On the first of October, laws passed during the last Louisiana Legislative session regarding financial abuse protections for the elderly and disabled will take effect.
WESTLAKE — September is National Emergency Preparedness Month. In recognition, representatives with the Calcasieu Medical Reserve Corps and the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury Health and Human Services taught seniors how to address some medical emergencies at the Westlake Senior Center Monday.
A Sulphur resident expressed gratitude at the Monday night meeting of the Sulphur City Council, for the Sulphur Police Department’s “compassion and professionalism” when responding to a recent tragedy.
There are 2,000 foreign students currently living and atrending school in the United States and Canada through the International Student Exchange Program.
In a presentation on the City’s fire rating, Sulphur Fire Chief Dan Selph explained that individual properties can have a different fire rating than that of the city in which they are located.
Despite tougher standards enacted by the state’s property insurance association, the Sulphur Fire Department received an even better fire rating in its last assessment, than it had previously.
West Calcasieu Port officials announced Friday that dredging operations in the port’s west barge basin were completed and that all tenant operations in the basin have returned to full operations.
When local author Heather R. Key decided to donate copies of her latest children’s book to a worthy cause, she knew just who to contact.
WESTLAKE — Ground was broken on the Westlake Veterans Memorial Park and Butterfly Garden here Wednesday at 2901 Westwood Road, on 40 acres of land west of Pinderosa Park and the baseball complex.
Setting a precedent in Calcasieu Parish and serving as a model for future endeavors of its kind, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held for the parish’s first STEM school at E.K. Key Elementary on Monday, August 20.
Editor’s Note: This is the third of a three-part series focusing on McNeese President Dr. Daryl Burckel’s crusade to increase McNeese enrollment and improve the college experience for MSU students.
WESTLAKE — The mayor and financial director made their case Monday night for obtaining a line of credit, not to exceed $2 million, for the construction of a club house at The National Golf Club at the Westlake City Council meeting.
A long awaited road project kicked off Thursday with a groundbreaking at the intersection of Reynaud and Wallace roads, north of Highway 90 between Sulphur and Westlake.
A representative from the state’s transportation department gave a brief overview of the upcoming Interstate-210 bridge repair project, set to begin this fall.
Editor’s Note: This is the second of a three-part series focusing on McNeese President Dr. Daryl Burckel’s crusade to increase McNeese enrollment and improve the college experience for MSU students.
Tempers flared Monday at the Sulphur City Council meeting over what local developers perceive to be preferential treatment of big project developers from out of town.
SOWELA Chancellor Dr. Neil Aspinwall spoke at the West Cal Chamber of Commerce meeting Thursday about the $10.2 million culinary, gaming and hospitality center planned for its main campus in Lake Charles.
A little over a year after ascending to the position of McNeese State University President, Dr. Daryl Burckel is rolling up his sleeves and going to work with one goal in mind — make McNeese … “Your McNeese.”
Several Entergy projects are currently underway in Southwest Louisiana, all part of what company representative Margaret Harris described as a “holistic approach” to improving reliability and supporting future growth.
A team of Sulphur High School students unveiled the end result of their vision to address a community need at an event held at Our Lady’s School Wednesday.
A lot of positive things are happening in Southwest Louisiana,” Entergy representative Calvin Thibodeaux told the Daily News in an interview this week.
Sulphur resident Connie Dronette will begin her two-year term as National Director for the Catholic Daughters of the Americas on Aug. 20.