Month: July 2019

News + Notes

Councilwoman wants city trash contract canceled

The gist: Councilwoman Liz Hebert wants representatives from Republic Services to answer publicly for what she views as widespread problems plaguing garbage collection throughout the city and unincorporated parts of the parish. She’s requested an update from the garbage contractor at Tuesday’s council meeting and is looking into whether the contract can be canceled.

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News + Notes

The gist: Flattening energy demand has taken a toll on LUS sales. While electric revenues are  growing, they are falling short of budgeted projections each year. For the upcoming fiscal year, LUS cut $10 million from last year’s projected revenue, a belt-tightening figure when compared to historic estimates. 

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Arts + Culture

Totally chill, Todd Barry

The veteran comic and actor — known for spots on Bob’s Burgers, Chapelle’s Show and appearances on Letterman, Conan and more — rolls through Lafayette this Saturday. Contributor (and giddy Todd Barry fan) Matt Sigur spoke with Barry ahead of his show.

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News + Notes

What does a parish government do, anyway?

With the parish playing second-fiddle for so long, the separation of the councils provides an opportunity for Lafayette to consider the role of parish government moving forward.

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Arts + Culture

Your guide to the Haze Craze at Gulf Brew 2019

This year it’s all about the haze. Juicy IPAs, sometimes called hazy IPAs, are the obvious trend across Gulf Brew’s offerings. The fruity, bitter, potent brews are great summer options for hops lovers.

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