For more than two centuries, its been standing, while the city of Opelousas grew up around it. The Prudhomme house is one of the oldest homes in Louisiana, in fact its been around since the RevolutionaryMore >>
The Prudhomme house is one of the oldest homes in Louisiana, in fact its been around since the Revolutionary War.More >>
St. Landry Parish like most Acadiana parishes has several festivals celebrating crops, culture and cuisine. It is also home to some long standing traditions like healers or traiteurs. One person who knowsMore >>
St. Landry Parish like most Acadiana parishes has several festivals celebrating crops, culture and cuisine. More >>
A walk through Le Vieux Village is like walking back in time-almost 200 years. What literally means "The Old Village" is tucked beneath sprawling oak trees and passed by hundreds of thousands every singleMore >>
A walk through Le Vieux Village is like walking back in time-almost 200 years. More >>
One of the amazing things about Acadiana and St. Landry in particular are the good samaritans.
There are so many people that go above and beyond to make the parish and the city of Opelousas a place to that everyone wants to live.
Tim Marks, just one St. Landry samaritan, who gives the phrase care for your neighbors a whole new meaning.
Sharon Fontenot originally opened New Hope Christian Academy in 2001 with a desire to teach students in a Christian environment. With about 20 students enrolled, the school moved to different locations across Opelousas.
"Most recently, she was at another campus where the landowner had other plans for the property, so they weren't going to be able to utilize that property anymore." said Marks.
During this time, Fontenot was taking care of her son, Trent suffered from lymphoma, at St. Jude's Hospital. Wanting to support his aunt during a difficult time, Tim Marks purchased land and give the academy a permanent home.
"It was hard to see her dream just get washed away. I hadn't owned any property before and I wasn't even really sure I could do it." said Marks.
The school now serves almost 90 students, K through 12, who learn in small groups, taking advantage of in depth music and art lessons all on a campus with a montage to a special hero. But Marks works doesn't stop at
purchasing property. Jason Huguet of Steamboat Warehouse, Chip Burleson of Frank's Downtown and Marks co-pilot the city's annual gumbo cook-off.
"We select a child in out community who has cancer or some type of severe illness that they are battling and we do, basically it's a benefit fundraiser for that child and their family." said Marks.
57 teams participated on January 25th of this year which resulted in the second highest donations collected in the cook-off's eight year run.
"It's amazing when you see there is so many people that come out, so many people that help all along the way, so many bands that donate their time." said Marks.
Marks, a registered nurse and clinical trials coordinator at Opelousas General also sits on the board of the St. Landry/Evangeline United Way. The husband and father of two, works with Opelousas Mainstreet, St. Landry/Evangeline Sexual Assualt Center, has served on the chamber board, and was recognized as the Chamber's Citizen of the Year in 2013. Finding the time to give back to his community is this St. Landry samaritan's second-nature.
"Well, first of all it's home. and that's what it's really all about, doing things that show our culture, show off our heritage here and show all those neat characteristic things and do it in a way that's conducive to business and family and to events that are fun and have good causes." said Marks.
Crowley police are investigating a vehicle burglary that occurred at Southwind Nursing and Rehabilitation, located in the 800 block of the Crowley Rayne Hwy. on March 2. Unknown suspect(s) made entryMore >>
Crowley police are investigating a vehicle burglary that occurred at Southwind Nursing and Rehabilitation, located in the 800 block of the Crowley Rayne Highway. More >>
Iberia Parish Sheriff deputies issued a warrant for Michael Augustine for second degree murder in connection to the fatal shooting in New Iberia. Authorities were called to a shooting at Sam and Ann Streets.More >>
Iberia Parish Sheriff deputies issued a warrant for Michael Augustine for second degree murder in connection to the fatal shooting in New Iberia.More >>
On March 10, 2014, Kaysie Miskell and Jason Leblanc were both arrested by the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office Narcotics Detectives. According to St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz, "Our NarcoticMore >>
Two people have been arrested for selling crystal meth from their residence in Port Barre.More >>
5:06 AM, Monday, December 31, 2012 From Meteorologist Ben Legg in the Live Doppler 10 Weather Center: SYNOPSIS - Clouds build in for us as rain chances are back in the forecast. South winds help toMore >>
We're tracking a cold front that will move into Acadiana around daybreak, opening the door to some much cooler air for mid- to late-week. Highs will only reach the mid 60s Wednesday with gusty north winds, followed by lows in the upper 30s Thursday. We'll barely top 60° Thursday, before a warm-up kicks in for Friday and Saturday.More >>
On March 8, 2014 at approximately 6:15 p.m. the LVMPD Dispatch Center received a 911 call from a woman reporting her child had drowned in their residence located in the 7800 block of Clarkdale Drive. ArrivingMore >>
A Las Vegas woman has been charged with murder after her child was discovered dead in a bathtub.More >>
On Sunday March 09, 2014 at approximately 0325 hours Broussard Police personnel witnessed a hit and run that occurred at the intersection of US Hwy 90 and La Hwy 92 (Young St) and by the time the officerMore >>
Broussard Police investigate fatal crash that left two people dead; alcohol is considered to be a factor.More >>
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Rapper Lil Boosie says serving prison time in a Louisiana prison was life changing and it's made him a better person and ultimately, he hopes, a better artist. Lil Boosie, whose realMore >>
Rapper Lil Boosie says serving prison time in a Louisiana prison was life changing and it's made him a better person and ultimately, he hopes, a better artist.More >>
An accident near Highway 14 and Highway 90 resulted in a vehicle catching fire. Authorities say a Ford F-150 pickup was heading east toward Delcambre when it ran a red light and hit a two door HondaMore >>
An accident near Highway 14 and Highway 90 resulted in a vehicle catching fire.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- In an age when people assume that any bit of information is just a click away, the thought that a jetliner could simply disappear over the ocean for more than two days isMore >>
In an age when people assume that any bit of information is just a click away, the thought that a jetliner could simply disappear over the ocean for more than two days is staggering.More >>