Hard knocked: Texans defeat Saints 27-13 in key preseason tune-up in Mercedes-Benz Superdome

Advocate staff photo by RUSTY COSTANZA --  New Orleans Saints running back Marcus Murphy (48) is tackled by Houston Texans defensive back Andre Hal (29) in the first half of action  at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on Sunday, August 30, 2015.

Willie Snead was given a bigger opportunity during Sunday's game against the Houston Texans. He stepped up and took advantage. Working as the No. 4 receiver, the second-year player caught four passes for 56 yards to build on the momentum he's created throughout camp. The Saints lost the game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 27-13. The Saints fell into an early hole when the defense… Continue reading →

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Advocate photo by PATRICIA GANNON -- Siro Bistro's onion soup is made in the classic French bistro tradition.

When life handed Mark Stroud lemons, like any good restaurateur, he made lemonade. “We were forced to move when Lafayette General Medical Center took over and gutted the building to make offices,” he said, effectively putting an end to his two… Continue reading →

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