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  • Authority pushes lake restoration project

    August 23, 2014 3:18 PM

    CAMERON, La. (AP) - Restoration of TeBo Point on Grand Lake in Cameron Parish could begin next year if state coastal restoration authorities approve the proposal. Chad Courville, land manager of Miami Corp., the company that owns much of the property in the TeBo Point area, asked the Chenier Plain... more »
  • Delta Regional Authority: $1M for grant applicants

    April 22, 2013 8:15 AM

    The Delta Regional Authority is sweetening the pot for cross-state applications for federal grants to strengthen training partnerships between community colleges and employers. Acting U.S. Labor Secretary Seth Harris said Friday that $474.5 million is available nationwide under the third round of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career... more »
  • Economic authority chief urges tax break for store

    May 15, 2012 9:11 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Terrebonne Economic Development Authority officials are asking the parish council to approve a tax break for a planned Kohl's department store. The Courier reports the authority wants Kohl's to benefit from breaks on sales and use taxes for the equipment it would use during construction. The... more »
  • Opelousas Mayor Upset Over OHA Audit Accusations

    May 24, 2011 10:59 PM

    The Mayor of Opelousas coming under fire after an independent audit of the Opelousas Housing Authority for the fiscal year from July 1, 2009, to June 30, 2010. Mayor Donald Cravins, Sr. said he doesn't often get upset about what is said about him in the public eye, but... more »
  • Alexandria Housing Authority Audit Released

    April 28, 2011 7:11 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - An independent audit has found that the Alexandria Housing Authority kept shaddy books, paid invoices in a haphazard way and wrongly distributed money among restricted funds en route to losing almost $2 million in the 2009-10 fiscal year. Outside auditor Dan McCaskill, an accountant from Mandeville,... more »
  • HUD Sets New Ethics, Other Policies in Lafayette

    April 24, 2011 2:08 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A new board of employees from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has set new policies to deal with nepotism, absenteeism and ethics at the Lafayette Housing Authority. A HUD spokeswoman says the agency has cut $300,000 in contracts, tightened financial controls and reassigned... more »
  • Lafayette Housing Authority will meet today

    October 26, 2010 6:41 AM

    The Lafayette Housing Authority will meet at 3 this afternoon. This comes on the heels of a pair of unexpected resignations by both L-H-A director Walter Guillory and assistant director Jonathan Carmouche.
  • Top officials at Lafayette Housing Authority quit

    October 25, 2010 4:37 PM

    Two top officials at the Lafayette Housing Authority have quit less than a week after the agency was mandated to get federal approval for all spending. Executive Director Walter Guillory and Deputy Director Jonathan Carmouche left their posts Monday. Last week, the Department of Housing and Urban Development said the... more »
  • Lafayette Housing Authority Board members met Wednesday

    October 21, 2010 6:50 AM

    Three Lafayette Housing Authority Board members met for the first time Wednesday since being reinstated. Joe Dennis, Leon Simmons and John Freeman heard from auditors who drafted the unfavorable report for the housing authority. That report led to most of the board members being dismissed by city Parish President Joey... more »
  • Housing Authority Members Back on Board

    October 15, 2010 4:56 PM

    Three Lafayette Housing Authority board members who were ousted from their position, are back on the board. Judge Ed Rubin handed down that decision today. Joe Dennis, John Freeman, and Leon Simmons appealed their dismissal by City-Parish President Joey Durel. Durel says he let all but one board member go... more »
  • Lafayette Housing Authority Hearing

    October 12, 2010 1:18 PM

    The Lafayette Housing Authority hearing wraps up in Judge Edward Rubin's courtroom today after just a few minutes. During the 10:30 a.m. hearing, both sides submitted evidence. Lafayette City-Parish President Joey Durel was not present. City-Parish Attorney Pat Ottinger was there in his place. Durel had been ordered to appear... more »
  • Housing Authority Board of Commissioners Announced

    October 7, 2010 5:08 PM

    Lafayette, LA --- City-Parish President Joey Durel today announced the appointment of six individuals to the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of Lafayette. "I am pleased to announce that Amos Batiste, Kevin Carrier, Gregory Dugas, Mary Guidry, Penny Malbrew, and Shirley Vige have agreed... more »
  • LHA meeting flops

    September 30, 2010 8:08 PM

    Three former LHA commissioners held a public meeting on Thursday as if they were never removed. "There's a pending issue," LHA Attorney Daniel Stanford said. "Three of the individuals are filing a petition in district court that they are in fact board members." A *pending* issue that didn't stop John... more »
  • Housing Authority Meeting Canceled in Lafayette

    September 30, 2010 4:33 PM

    Three of the commissioners ousted from the Lafayette Housing authority say they're back on the job and they planned on holding their next meeting today. But the special board of commissioners meeting was canceled after the Housing Authority failed to get a quorum. Three members showed up, but they needed... more »
  • LHA Board to go back to work, is it legal?

    September 28, 2010 7:40 PM

    Three ousted Lafayette Housing Authority commissioners say they're going back to work for HUD. A district judge decided former commissioners Joe Dennis, Leon Simmons and John Freeman should remain board members until their appeals process is completed. It's all summed-up an 80-page judgement. After reading the judgement, former city attorney... more »
  • Council Members set to Hear Former Housing Authority Board Members

    September 21, 2010 5:57 PM

    Lafayette council members will hear from three men dismissed last month from the Lafayette housing authority board tonight. Joe Dennis, John Freeman Jr and Leon Simmons are listed on the council agenda. They say they were unfairly let go following a questionable audit of the housing authority. ... more »
  • LHA Assistant Director driving under suspended license

    August 31, 2010 7:19 PM

    More controversy swirling around the Lafayette Housing Authority. KATC learned the Assistant Director has been driving a government vehicle with a suspended license. This is the latest in a series of stories KATC has uncovered since an audit found more than $400,000 of mishandled funds. Here's a short history: Auditors... more »
  • Housing Authority update: Protest in support of board; questionable expenses

    August 30, 2010 7:33 PM

    A protest at the Lafayette Housing Authority Monday defended the actions of LHA board members. This comes after a recent audit found more than $400,000 in misused funds. Nearly a dozen protesters made their opposition to Parish President Joey Durel's decision known. They want six African American housing authority board... more »
  • Protesters Call for Durel's Resignation

    August 30, 2010 1:55 PM

    KATC has just left a press conference where protesters are calling for the resignation of Parish President Joey Durel. The group was speaking in support of the Lafayette Housing Authority and board members who were recently let go. They say Durel's decision to replace a majority of the board was... more »
  • Housing Authority scandal: Where's HUD? Exec. gets $55,000 raise amid DHAP height

    August 27, 2010 7:36 PM

    Board positions with the Lafayette Housing Authority are still up in the air... following an audit highlighting questionable payroll practices. City-Parish President Joey Durel is still waiting on commitments from two candidates. He now expects the board to be ready by Tuesday... questions still surround HUD and who... more »
  • More Scandal out of Lafayette Housing Authority

    August 25, 2010 7:23 PM

    New details out of the Lafayette Housing Authority scandal but these details may lead to more questions than answers. The questions surround the hiring process; at least one of the applicants who was hired, a convicted felon. Parish President Joey Durel browsed through more than 10-pages of criminal documents surrounding... more »
  • Housing Commissioners ousted after audit

    August 18, 2010 7:45 PM

    Three Housing Authority commissioners received a letter in the mail. It told them they are no longer to report to commission meetings and will no longer be needed by the Housing Authority. The letter was signed by Parish President Joey Durel. The move comes after an audit discovered "mishandled... more »
  • LEDA Job Fair

    August 18, 2010 6:21 PM

    Some businesses looking to hire are now combing through thousands of resumes. The Lafayette Economic Development Authority held their 15th annual job fair Wednesday at the Cajundome Convention Center. With the nation's unemployment rate hovering near 10 percent, organizers say they were not surprised to see nearly 3 thousand jobseekers... more »
  • Durel: Three Removed From Housing Authority

    August 18, 2010 11:11 AM

    Press Release: City-Parish President Joey Durel today announced that he has exercised his authority and has removed three Commissioners from the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of Lafayette, Louisiana. City-Parish President Durel stated, "Although the Housing Authority of Lafayette is not a unit of the... more »
  • Louisiana National Guard Transfer of Authority Ceremony

    August 17, 2010 12:25 PM

    CAMP VICTORY, Iraq - As the U.S. sets the conditions to meet President Barack Obama's policy to reduce troops in Iraq, a Louisiana National Guard company took on a new role to help facilitate the needs of the responsible draw down during a transfer of authority ceremony held at Camp... more »
  • Gov. Jindal and Pixel Magic Announce New Digital Media Studio in Lafayette

    November 6, 2009 12:32 PM

    - Leading digital effects company could create 40 direct new jobs in three years - LAFAYETTE - Today, Governor Bobby Jindal joined Lafayette City-Parish President Joey Durel, Pixel Magic Vice President and General Manager Ray Scalice, Pixel Magic Vice President and VFX Supervisor Raymond McIntyre, Jr., University of Louisiana... more »

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