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Meet Your Neighbor

Charla Blake: Project Build A Future work rewarding, humbling

Since taking over as executive director for Project Build A Future in 2017, Charla Blake said she has settled into the most rewarding job she’s ... Read more

by John Guidroz, Friday, October 15, 2021 8:53 am

Road to Recovery

LC Housing Authority finally gets insurance money year after Laura

More than a year after Hurricane Laura, the Lake Charles Housing Authority has finally received insurance money and is awaiting contracts to repair three public ... Read more

by John Guidroz, Wednesday, October 13, 2021 10:01 pm


Four-time cancer survivor beats COVID-19

Bonnie Coleman is a survivor, having beaten breast cancer more than three decades ago, along with three bouts of Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in the past 10 ... Read more

by John Guidroz, Monday, October 11, 2021 8:08 pm

Local News

Restored nesting island ‘big victory for state bird’

State agencies and officials are celebrating the completion of a $16.4 million effort to restore 102 acres at Rabbit Island in Cameron Parish — Southwest ... Read more

by John Guidroz, Friday, October 8, 2021 8:05 pm

hurricane laura

FEMA awarding additional $112.4M to Calcasieu School Board

FEMA officials announced Thursday that it will grant $112.4 million in reimbursement to the Calcasieu Parish School Board for remediation costs related to 76 campuses ... Read more

by John Guidroz, Thursday, October 7, 2021 7:34 pm

welcome home

National Guard soldiers return from Middle East deployment

Stacie Collins shed tears of joy Wednesday when her son, Louisiana National Guard Sgt. Colby Collins, arrived at Chennault International Airport after being deployed in ... Read more

by John Guidroz, Wednesday, October 6, 2021 5:43 pm

Hurricane Recovery

Cameron devising strategic plan as it awaits federal disaster funding

The amount of federal disaster supplemental funding Southwest Louisiana will get to help with long-term recovery from Hurricanes Laura and Delta remains to be seen. ... Read more

by John Guidroz, Tuesday, October 5, 2021 6:43 pm


Worker burned in explosion sues Westlake Chemical

A Houston law firm filed suit Monday against Westlake Chemical following a Sept. 27 explosion at the Sulphur plant that injured six contract employees who ... Read more

by John Guidroz, Monday, October 4, 2021 7:08 pm


Together in ministry: Two churches pool resources, promote unity

First Presbyterian Church and Grace Point Christian Fellowship have started a new chapter by moving into a new facility, Harvest Community Center, at MorganField. The ... Read more

by John Guidroz, Sunday, October 3, 2021 7:55 pm

hurricane laura

Disaster supplemental relief for SW La. ‘crumbs’

Congress approved legislation Thursday that includes $28.6 billion in disaster supplemental relief for Louisiana and other states. However, local leaders are concerned that Southwest Louisiana ... Read more

by John Guidroz, Friday, October 1, 2021 5:59 am

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