Rick Hickman, Author at American Press

Christmas Time

PHOTO GALLERY: Downtown Christmas lights

Christmas lights at the Lake Charles Civic Center shine bright Tuesday night. (Rick Hickman / American Press) Read more

by Rick Hickman, Wednesday, November 30, 2022 12:44 pm


PHOTO GALLERY: Mistletoe & Moss

The annual three-day Mistletoe & Moss Holiday Market will continue 10 a.m.-3 p.m. today. Junior League of Lake Charles spokesperson Kristan Solari said 30 new ... Read more

by Rick Hickman, Sunday, November 20, 2022 9:07 am


PHOTO GALLERY: A.A. Nelson English as Second Language Fashion Show

A.A. Nelson Elementary hosted a Rock the Runway fashion show on Friday with students dressing to represent different areas of the world. (Photos by Rick ... Read more

by Rick Hickman, Friday, November 18, 2022 2:00 pm

Local News


Kids Create! was held Saturday in downtown Lake Charles. The new family festival featured theater groups, art, music, dance performers and visual arts. (Photos by ... Read more

by Rick Hickman, Saturday, November 12, 2022 3:41 pm


McNeese State Preview Day gives prospective students a sneak peek

McNeese State University’s Preview Day for prospective students and their families was held Saturday in the Ward Memorial Arena in the Rec Complex. Preview Day ... Read more

by Rick Hickman, Saturday, November 5, 2022 5:52 pm


PHOTO GALLERY: OLQH School Fall Carnival

Our Lady Queen of Heaven School hosted its annual Fall Carnival on Sunday complete with music, food, family activities and games. (Photos by Rick Hickman) Read more

by Rick Hickman, Sunday, October 30, 2022 8:21 pm


PHOTO GALLERY: A meal to say thank you

Landmark of Lake Charles staff members Bonnie Darbonne, left, and Jeanette Adams load up meals to be given out to first responders at noon Friday ... Read more

by Rick Hickman, Saturday, October 15, 2022 7:29 am


PHOTO GALLERY: Senior Citizens Bingo

Calcasieu District Attorney Stephen Dwight and ABF Community Development hosted a pre-Halloween senior citizens bingo on Monday at the Lake Charles Civic Center’s exhibition hall. ... Read more

by Rick Hickman, Monday, October 3, 2022 9:01 pm

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PHOTO GALLERY: Friday Night Football

Another wonderful Friday night in Southwest Louisiana. (Photos by Rick Hickman & Kirk Meche) Read more

by Rick Hickman, Saturday, September 24, 2022 8:26 am

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VIDEO & PHOTO GALLERY: Football fever returns

Nighttime football returned to McNeese State University’s Cowboy Stadium on Saturday — and with it tailgating and all the traditional pre-game pageantry. (Photos by Rick ... Read more

by Rick Hickman, Sunday, September 18, 2022 4:36 pm

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