October 23, 2012 11:58 PM
It was a tough game for the UL Ragin Cajuns Tuesday night on national television. The Cajuns lost to Arkansas State at home, the game was broadcast on ESPN2. But to build up support for the Cajuns, Coach Hudspeth had asked fans to "white out" Cajun field. And he certainly... more »
January 8, 2012 12:14 PM
Mardi Gras season officially kicked off Friday and Saturday was the first ball of the season.
The carnival season has officially kicked off and it was a huge party at the Cajun Dome Convention Center as the Krew of Rio kicked off their Mardi Gras celebration
Vivid colors,... more »
January 6, 2012 12:41 PM
Lafayette is currently in the running to be named Southern Living Magazine's Tastiest Town of the South.
As of 11:30 Friday morning, Lafayette has more than 40,000 votes, but Louisville, Kentucky is trailing close behind. Lafayette isn't the only Louisiana city in the running, New Orleans is also competing... more »
December 29, 2011 10:29 PM
Lafayette is leading the way in a national contest to be named the tastiest town of the south. With more than 96 restaurants in the Acadiana area there is a lot of options when dining out. From Cajun, to Italian, to Mexican, and much more, Acadiana has a unique blend... more »
November 17, 2011 6:46 PM
Alternative medicine is a growing trend, but some in Acadiana have been practicing it for decades with a strong base in the Catholic faith. Traiteurs date back hundreds of years, but it's a dying tradition. Prescilla Darby is one of them, trying to keep the faith alive one patient at... more »
August 6, 2011 11:39 PM
Summer is of course prime time for weddings, and it's probably fair to say most grooms don't take the lead when it comes to wedding planning.
That was definitely the case Saturday for one Acadiana groom who knew he was getting married, but he just didn't know when.
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June 21, 2011 11:40 PM
She calls herself The Cajun Coupon Diva, and one group at a time, Madelene Boudreaux helps people learn how to get extreme savings without going to extreme measures.
"But two hours for $200 worth of savings is not that big of a deal, it's not that hard to do,"... more »
May 13, 2011 9:35 AM
BUTTE LAROSE, La. (AP) - Cajun country residents threatened by Mississippi River flooding were packing their things Friday as they anxiously awaited word on when federal engineers could open a massive spillway that would inundate hundreds of thousands of rural acres and swamp thousands of homes. The Army Corps of... more »
April 9, 2011 7:36 PM
Dozens of kids were kicking for a good cause Saturday afternoon.
Acadiana Karate students held a "break-a-thon" at Cajun Field. They broke boards that were sold for 3 dollars each. For six years now, this fundraiser has generated thousands of dollars for the Miles Perret Cancer Services. This year,... more »
April 6, 2011 7:38 PM
March 29, 2011 6:05 AM
It's been a great week for Ragin' Cajuns baseball, following the victory at LSU, the Cajuns carried the momentum over to conference play and took two of three on the road at Arkansas State over the weekend.
A resurgent batting lineup is what's helped the UL turn around. In... more »
January 27, 2011 9:27 AM
The best of Zydeco and Cajun music is being showcased in the Hub City this month.
Every Thursday in January nominees for the best "Zydeco or Cajun music album" Grammy performers at Barnes & Noble in Lafayette. The series wraps up tonight at 7:00pm with D.L. Menard and Feu... more »
December 2, 2010 12:45 PM
Best Zydeco Or Cajun Music Album Nominees:
Chubby Carrier And The Bayou Swamp Band Zydeco Junkie [Swampadellic Records]
Feufollet En Couleurs [Feufollet Records]
D.L. Menard Happy Go Lucky [Swallow Records]
The Pine Leaf Boys Back Home [Valcour Records]
Cedric Watson et Bijou Créole Creole Moon:... more »
October 22, 2010 10:39 AM
Brad Paisley will be coming to Acadiana. On February 12, 2011 Paisley and his band will be performing at the Cajundome along with Darius Rucker and Jerrod Niemann.
Tickets are $52.75 and $29.95 reserved. A special four-pack of reserved tickets will be available for $90 while supplies last. They... more »
October 9, 2010 9:54 PM
Acadiana was not short on sunshine, music or food on Saturday. Which was good for the second day of Festivals Acadiens et Creoles in Girard Park. It's the 38th year for the celebration- keeping cajun and creole culture alive in Acadiana. However, the dry weather gives a new name to... more »
October 8, 2010 10:03 AM
Louisiana's Ragin' Cajuns are set to return to Cajun Field this week as they host No.22 Oklahoma State Tonight in front of a national television audience. The Cajuns and Cowboys kick-off at 8:05 p.m. in a game being broadcast on ESPN2.
Friday night's game is presented in association... more »
September 27, 2010 10:46 AM
The Cajun Invasion Dragon Boat Team is having their Pink Ribbon Jam II "A Celebration of Life." This fundraiser is to help out cancer patients who are under-insured, help pay travel cost for those needing to get to everyday treatment, and to help patients pay for mammograms.
The event... more »
September 24, 2010 10:02 AM
The Ragin' Cajuns football game will be at home this Saturday against the Middle Tennessee, Blue Raiders. Kickoff time at Cajun Field is now rescheduled for 6pm.
As a result of the change, the Sun Belt Network will select another game for its telecast. UL is scheduled to appear on... more »
September 13, 2010 11:57 PM
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is celebrating the win at their first home game of the season. But for some Cajun fans, the euphoria quickly ended as soon as they left the field. Some had to pay nearly $250, after they parked at Westwood Village Shopping Center across Bertrand... more »
July 26, 2010 1:36 PM
LAFAYETTE - Drums Across Cajun Field will come to Lafayette on Monday, July 26. A local stop on the 2010 Drum Corps International Tour, the event will feature several of the world's top drum and bugle corps in competition.
This is the fourth year UL Lafayette's Pride of Acadiana... more »
June 4, 2010 11:29 AM
Sugar seasons the black land
Salt furnishes the island mine
Tabasco feeds its jungle garden
Fate marks the timely find
Spain adds its foreign name
French mixes the rambunctious flavors
A bayou named Teche
Anchors Evangeline’s live cover
Oil... more »
May 17, 2010 1:46 PM
The CAJUNDOME is proud to announce the 2010
Cajun Heartland State Fair Cox Grandstand Line-Up
Friday, May 28th Stevie B. Connie G. & Creole Soul 5th Avenue
Saturday, May 29th Jamie Bergeron & the Kickin' Cajuns Lafayette's Bayou Boys Geno Delafosse & French Rockin' Boogie
Thursday,... more »
April 28, 2010 2:07 AM
LAPLACE, La. (AP) - The owner of a Cajun sausage factory in LaPlace says he hopes to reopen Wednesday, two days after house old-time smokehouses burned. Aaron Lions is a fourth-generation owner of Jacob's World Famous Andouille (on-DEW-ee) and Sausage. He tells The Times-Picayune that on an average day, the... more »
January 7, 2010 6:09 PM
The story of an elderly Lafayette woman having to tough it out through the cold touched the hearts of many in Acadiana. Emails and calls came pouring in.
Many people made a donation at the Cajun Area Agency on Aging.
"Lady living in a trailer busted windows and... more »
December 3, 2009 2:18 PM
Alligator Purse Beausoleil Avec Michael Doucet
Lay Your Burden Down Buckwheat Zydeco
Stripped Down The Magnolia Sisters
Live At 2009 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Pine Leaf Boys
L'Ésprit Créole Cedric Watson et Bijou Créole
November 24, 2009 7:52 AM
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Cajundome could be in line for up to $40 million in upgrades as part of plan to modernize the 24-year-old facility. Cajundome Director Greg Davis told the Cajundome Commission on Monday that he hopes to issue bonds early next year for the some of the... more »
November 20, 2009 12:06 PM
Governor Dave Treen made good on a promise from his predecessor Edwin Edwards, the Cajun Dome was being constructed, money was everywhere, but no one was prepared for what was to come by 1983. This was Lafayette in the 1980's--- "Last one to leave....Turn out the Lights".
November 16, 2009 9:02 AM
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is hosting the "Reading in Red" Bus Tour on November 16-17, 2009. "Reading in Red" is a bus tour to promote literacy and give back to student-athletes' former elementary schools. Student-athletes will be visiting elementary schools in the Acadiana area, and... more »
November 11, 2009 2:49 PM
5k's, 10k's, half marathons... they aren't just for runners. They are great goals if you are a walker and just want to keep yourself going. If you keep walking regularly, you can finish the races they are great exterior motivation! 3.1 is a 5k and you don't have to run... more »
November 11, 2009 1:57 PM
LAFAYETTE - In celebration of the Second Annual Military Appreciation Day, both bands from UL Lafayette and UL Monroe will perform together during the halftime entertainment on November 21st when Financial Concepts presents the Ragin' Cajuns and the Warhawks at Cajun Field. "The ULM band will perform with the Pride... more »
October 30, 2009 9:49 AM
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Beer and liquor sales at the Cajundome could be halted unless a dispute surrounding $1.4 million in overdue sales taxes is resolved. The alcohol permit for the Cajundome and Convention Center is due for renewal Saturday. As part of the renewal, the Cajundome must obtain state... more »
October 29, 2009 10:03 AM
Lafayette Consolidated Government is giving you a chance to recycle what you may have around the house.LCG will sponsor a household chemical drop off day, Saturday, October 31st from 8 until noon at the Cajun Field parking lot. To participate, you must live in the city of Lafayette or unincorporated... more »
October 23, 2009 8:39 AM
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Ville Platte company that makes "Slap Ya Mama" Cajun seasoning has slapped a lawsuit for trademark infringement on an upstart spice company marketing under the name "Punch Ya Daddy." Walker & Sons, the family owned company that makes "Slap Ya Mama," alleges the similarity of... more »
October 6, 2009 11:30 AM
The Louisiana Music Hall of Fame (LMHOF) brings its recognition program to Acadiana in a major way with inductions of Louisiana and Cajun music legends Doug Kershaw, D. L. Menard, Jimmy C. Newman and Jo-El Sonnier at the Festivals Acadiens on Friday, Oct. 9 in Lafayette.
This will be... more »