SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Brown leaves of tropical plants are visible through the windows of the dome conservatory at the R.S. Barnwell Memorial Garden and Art Center along the Red Fiver. The city closed the center as part of a renovation plan in late 2012. More than a year later,... more »
Historic Downtown New Iberia is receiving national publicity after being named one of CNN's America's Best Small Town Comebacks.
The hustle and bustle of Downtown New Iberia is welcomed. In the early 80s, it was a different scene. The area lost many businesses after the oil bust.
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Lafayette Parish School Board took up two controversial issues Wednesday night as part of its turn around plan. The board moved forward with plans to renovated the NP Moss Opportunity School, formerly the NP Moss Annex.
The renovations will cost roughly $3.5 million and will be completed over the... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board has approved spending $586,000 to renovate classrooms on the second floor of Istrouma High School. Just two months ago, the board voted to delay the construction at the high school over the objections of Superintendent John Dilworth. The... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Work will begin Jan. 24 on the final phase of the Superdome's renovation project to add more seats, lounges and concession spaces to a building ravaged by Hurricane Katrina.. Five-month project will further spruce up the building that has undergone massive upgrades since the hurricane wrecked... more »
For over 20 years, Holy Rosary Institute in Lafayette has sat vacant. Now, there's a new push to restore the dilapidated complex, one of the most endangered historic sites in the state.
"There is much to be done," said Gloria Linton.
Linton is a member of the school's... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Renovation work has begun on the Hyatt Regency New Orleans - the hotel that became a familiar symbol of Hurricane Katrina's destruction when shattered glass poured onto streets and furniture was sucked out of broken windows. The $275 million project is aimed at a fall 2011... more »
Abbeville residents will soon be in the clear. Recent construction at the city's water plant has turned resident's drinking water brown. The renovations have been underway for about two years and the water became discolored in April.
Officials say that's because the final project, the Clarifier, is now under... more »
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A foundation created to bring biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies to Shreveport is spending $3.7 million to renovate its first floor for the movies and TV. The Times reports that Biomedical Research Foundation plans to rent to digital animation, recording and television studios. Planned tenants for BioSpace... more »
Renovations are underway on a 90-year-old building in Lafayette north. An old façade is getting a face-lift. The old Boustany department store will soon be the new home of the Saint Joseph's Diner--a pantry serving up meals for Lafayette's homeless, getting an upgrade from their current facility just up the... more »