November 19, 2012 7:33 AM
The Lafayette Optimist Club will have its annual Christmas Tree sale. The sale starts on Thursday, November 22, 2012 at Cajun Field. On Saturday November 24, it will take place at Blackham on account of the UL Ragin Cajuns football game. The sale last until Christmas, and they will be... more »
May 9, 2012 7:11 PM
A St. Martin Parish School Board contract to harvest cypress trees in the Atchafalaya Basin is under fire. The board agreed to sell its timber rights for $98,500 to Good Hope Inc. earlier this year. The school board owns 640 acres in the basin and it plans to allow timber... more »
March 26, 2012 10:44 AM
LAFAYETTE - The Arbor Day Foundation has named the University of Louisiana at Lafayette a 2011 Tree Campus USA in honor of its commitment to effective community forestry management. This is the third year of recognition for UL Lafayette.
The university achieved the designation by meeting the required five... more »
March 26, 2012 5:49 AM
MONROE, La. (AP) - For the third month in a row, flooding has foiled plans to plant 10,000 hardwood trees along streams to restore part of the Upper Ouachita National Wildlife Refuge. But the flooding is what was intended in the nation's largest flood plain restoration project, Chris Rice of... more »
December 10, 2011 11:54 PM
Losing a loved one, especially a child is never easy. The ultimate gift the gift of life, makes it easier for families to know their loved one is making a difference in someone else's life.
"I tried to find a way to keep my child here forever."
Cathy... more »
February 13, 2011 11:24 PM
People put their paint brushes to canvas Sunday
Painting with a Twist hosted a special session Sunday evening, called "Painting with a Purpose," a fundraiser for the 250 year old oak tree in Youngsville.
Customers paid 45-dollars to paint their own interpretation of the tree.
January 28, 2011 3:44 PM
Guardian of the Oaks and TreesAcadiana will meet at the oak tree in Youngsville Sunday, January 30, at 2 p.m. to field questions, take suggestions for naming the 250-year-old oak tree for registry into The Live Oak Society and to accept any donations toward the move.
The oak is... more »
January 21, 2011 6:39 PM
The group "Guardian of the Oaks" is trying to save a 250-year old oak tree in Youngsville. The tree is in the way of construction for a planned roundabout.
Earlier this week Youngsville City Council decided to save the tree. Now the group is trying to raise $250,000 to... more »
January 19, 2011 10:36 PM
A 250 year old oak tree in Youngsville is on the chopping block. The tree is in the way of the construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Highways 89 and 92 in Youngsville. At Wednesday night's meeting, the Youngsville City Council was presented an alternative plan by engineers... more »
December 11, 2010 11:20 PM
The holiday season is a time of giving and there is no greater gift than the gift of life.
Saturday, Lafayette General Medical Center teamed up with the "Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency" for the annual tree of life ceremony. Recipients of organs and families of organ donors were there... more »
November 27, 2010 11:42 PM
Since 1960, one Acadiana family has given a whole new meaning to decking the halls...and the ceilings.
For 50 years the Hotards' have hung their Christmas tree from the ceiling. The tradition started when Denis Hotard was just a little boy. Hotard says, "My sister and I kept bugging... more »
November 18, 2010 10:22 PM
A group of University of Louisiana at Lafayette students are trying to save six oak trees on campus. The six trees are slated to be cut down to make way for upcoming construction projects on campus, including new housing initiative.
"We pride ourselves on our live oaks," said UL... more »
November 2, 2010 2:41 AM
KATC has teamed up with The Family Tree and Acadian Open Channel (AOC) for a one of a kind campaign in Acadiana: "Bullying Stops With Me!"
"Bullying Stops With Me is a campaign aimed at stopping bullying in our community," said Dr. Dena Moore, CEO of The Family Tree.... more »
October 19, 2010 7:43 AM
The Family Tree Information, Education and Counseling Center is have their 2nd Annual "Go to Bat for The Family Tree" Softball Tournament at Pelican Park in Carencro. This tournament will be November 14th, 2010 from 9am - until.
Local businesses and groups will play on amateur/co-ed softball teams to... more »
May 17, 2010 5:06 PM
Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., said that orchardists and nursery tree growers may apply for benefits under the USDA Farm Service Agency's (FSA) Tree Assistance Program, which was authorized in the 2008 Farm Bill. Signup began on May 10, 2010, at local FSA offices. The Tree Assistance Program... more »
December 24, 2009 1:11 PM
Heavy winds blew a tree onto the Community Investors food pantry on Harmon Street in Church Point. 360 families in the Church Point, Mire and Branch areas are served by the Center. Only 20 bags of food remain and those will be distributed to needy families for the holiday.... more »
December 11, 2009 2:36 PM
In just a matter of seconds a Christmas tree can catch fire and spread to the rest of the room. The holiday season is the leading time for home fires, and they often start with Christmas trees and lights, but you can prevent them with a few simple steps:
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December 3, 2009 3:40 PM
DESCRIPTION: A family oriented evening of strolling, shopping, and dining. The event features artists, live entertainment, free refreshments, Santa Claus, a drawing for a gift basket give away, and white light holiday displays all within Abbeville's gaily decorated Downtown Historic District. Lighting of the Christmas Tree will be at 5:30... more »
December 1, 2009 4:23 PM
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Tiger Woods will get a careless driving citation for a car crash outside his Orlando-area mansion last week, but will not face criminal charges, the Florida Highway Patrol said Tuesday. Woods faces a $164 fine and four points against his driver's license. The citation will close... more »
November 27, 2009 5:43 PM
Marshall Mugnier of Marshall's Nursery has been in the Christmas tree business for the past 55 years. He goes a little more than an extra mile to bring trees to Acadiana.
Mugnier travels all the way to North Carolina to make sure he can get the perfect tree makig... more »
November 27, 2009 1:08 PM
New Iberia, LA - November 23, 2009 Epiphany Day School third grade students recently focused on the relevance of artifacts in detailing a family's geneology and history. Students brought interesting artifacts from home to collaborate in a classroom exhibit and also completed a family tree. Some were surprised to learn... more »
November 23, 2009 1:16 PM
One person was killed in a Sunday morning crash when the vehicle he was a passenger in ran off Highway 12 west of Starks and struck a tree.
Killed was James English, 18, from Orange, Texas. English was seated in the rear of vehicle behind the driver when the... more »
November 19, 2009 8:51 AM
Filé closes the Fall 2009 Downtown Alive! Series with the traditional November 25 performance
Lafayette, La.- A community tradition for 26 years and a popular staple in Acadiana's cultural and social calendar, Downtown Alive! (DTA!) finishes the Fall 2009 season with a DTA! tradition, on Wednesday, November 25, 2009... more »
November 17, 2009 11:46 AM
JCPENNEY AND THE SALVATION ARMY LAUNCH LARGEST ONLINE ANGEL GIVING TREE PROGRAM
(jcp.com/angel Launches Today to Help Children and Seniors in Need This Christmas)
PLANO, Texas (Dec. 17, 2009) - J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP) and The Salvation Army are joining forces this Christmas season to... more »
October 30, 2009 10:01 AM
In St. Landry parish, city leaders tell KATC, the water leak in front of the main fire department in Opelousas is being worked on. The oak tree whose roots were splitting the line and causing the leak has been removed and repair crews are on the job. more »
October 9, 2009 9:41 AM
HOUMA, La. (AP) - Terrebonne Parish authorities say they will continue an investigation begun in Morgan City that led to the arrest of a man accused of stealing a car that was later driven in a deadly crash. The investigation could reveal how a 15-year-old ended up behind the wheel... more »