Goodwill Industries is hosting a series of Job Fair Preparation Workshops. They will help job seekers learn how to expand networking, sell themselves, make lasting impressions, create a more effective resume and sharpen interviewing skills. The techniques will maximize your efforts, especially when visiting job fairs. For more information, visit... more »
Almost a dozen racehorses in Louisiana tested positive for a powerful performance-enhancing drug.Three of those horses raced at Evangeline Downs as recently as two months ago. Two of those horses belong to trainer Anthony Agilar and the other owned by Kyi Lormand. Both have been suspended for six months. The... more »
Opelousas could be putting an end to horse riding in the city. The council is proposing a new ordinance that would restrict ownership of all livestock in city limits after a number of complaints about horses roaming the streets.
"The horses are going into people's yards," Joe Citizen said.... more »
A ground breaking scheduled for St. Landry Parish's first Veterans Memorial doesn't go as planned. In fact, the ground breaking didn't happen at all.
The only movement outside Evangeline Downs are the passing cars. A $300,000 War Memorial project, set to be built there, is put on hold. St.... more »
Opelousas, Louisiana -The Bill Hartack Foundation, named for the Five-time winning Kentucky Derby Jockey Bill Hartack, will honor last year's winning Kentucky Derby Jockey Calvin Borel at their Reception and Award Ceremony on Tuesday, September 21st, 2010 at 7:00 pm Central Time at the Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino Event... more »
One of the biggest health concerns after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita was high formaldehyde levels in FEMA trailers. But since then, the fear of becoming sick in the trailers has vanished with a good bargain.
300 FEMA trailers now fill the old Evangeline Downs Race Track in Carencro. Anxious... more »
OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) Evangeline Downs at Opelousas opens its 2010 thoroughbred horse racing season Wednesday night. Track officials say 362 horses have entered to run in the first three nights of 10-race programs. Evangeline Downs has scheduled 24 stakes races with purses of over $1.7 million. The meet will run... more »
DOSWELL, Va. (AP) - In an era defined by a dispiriting war and a surreal Washington scandal, Secretariat gave Americans and their bruised psyche something to cheer about when the big thoroughbred captured the Triple Crown in 1973. The racehorse considered by many to be the best ever and the... more »