LSU Pregame: LSU at Texas A&M, 6:30 p.m.

Associated Press photo by JONATHAN BACHMAN -- LSU receiver Malachi Dupre is congratulated by teammates after he scored on a touchdown reception in the first half Saturday night in Tiger Stadium.

Last minute pregame news and notes for Saturday's LSU at Texas A&M game at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas at 6:30 p.m. Click here to see the story.Continue reading →

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Millions in U.S. expected to shop on Thanksgiving Day

Advocate file photo -- Shoppers stand in line outside Old Navy next to Cortana Mall on Thanksgiving Day in 2013. Old Navy is among a group retailers that occupy the Florline Commons shopping center on the mall's ring road. Florine Commons was sold to a California investor..

NEW YORK (AP) — Millions of Americans are expected to head to the stores for holiday gift shopping… Continue reading →

Lafayette schools eye expanding French immersion program

Advocate file photo by BRYAN TUCK -- Myrtle Place French Immersion Kindergarten teacher Karine Ruatta teaches her class Tuesday at the school. Looking to close a $4 million shortfall in its budget, the Lafayette School Board is considering increasing student-teacher ratios by two students or making other cuts.

The Lafayette Parish School System will make another effort to offer students a… Continue reading →

Cajuns’ Jeremy Sparks finds tough decision is the right one

Advocate file photo by BRAD KEMP --UL-Lafayette's Jeremy Sparks, left, is learning to stay in the game, even though he's no longer able to play football.

LAFAYETTE — In his mind’s eye, former Louisiana-Lafayette offensive guard Jeremy Sparks can see an older… Continue reading →



Scenes from Poche Plantation Arts and Crafts Show

The Poche Plantation Arts and Crafts Show, Oct. 25-26, 2014, in Convent featured cooking competitions, music, a pig roast, more than 30 food choices, more than 125 arts… Continue reading →

Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Auston O'Neill plays taps on the USS Kidd Tuesday during a stop in Baton Rouge with  his wife Bonnie as they tour the country in a National Spirit of '45 Unity Tour bus to bring attention to veterans and the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII in 2015.

Video: The Spirit of 45

The Express is part of the National Spirit of ‘45 Unity Tour and organizers Auston and Bonnie O’Neill are on a mission to raise public awareness about the… Continue reading →


Sources: LSU assistant Frank Wilson serious candidate for Troy head coaching job

Advocate file photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ -- LSU running backs coach and recruiting coordinator Frank Wilson stands on the sideline at a high school scrimmage in 2013. Wilson is a candidate for the coaching job at Troy, according to a report from

LSU recruiting coordinator and running backs coach Frank Wilson is a serious candidate for the head coaching position at Troy and is “very interested” in the job, multiple sources told The Advocate on Wednesday. Wilson is believed to be one of several finalists… Continue reading →


‘The Congress’ is chaotic feast of ideas

Photo provided by Drafthouse Films -- Robin Wright plays a version of herself in 'The Congress.'

A movie that’s largely hallucination translated into film and animation, “The Congress” presents questions and observations in childlike, otherworldly ways. It’s a drama, it’s a cartoon, playful and sad, satirical and moving. All these things and a chaotic visual feast as well.… Continue reading →


Gourmet Galley: The day after Thanksgiving is a pretty big deal too

Advocate file photo  --  A New Orleans favorite, Turkey Poulet, uses leftover Thanksgiving  turkey and ham, plus bacon. A cheesy sauce and onions go atop the meat.

As you sit there savoring the slices of tender, juicy turkey on Thanksgiving Day, is there an idea in your mind how good some of that will be on a sandwich on Friday? Most of us look forward to Thanksgiving leftovers,… Continue reading →

Food & Dining

What a Crock: Slow-cooked Cornish hens perfect for small groups

Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS  --  Not expecting a crowd for Thanksgiving? Serve Apple-Pecan Cornish Hens.

Perhaps you stock up on Cornish hens when they go on sale. I do, and it has saved me many times over when I needed a dinner idea. Thanksgiving is no exception. In many households, including ours at times, a turkey… Continue reading →


Photos: Angola Sugarcane Syrup

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Inmates Ernest Hancock, left, and Rene Gaines work at feeding in sugar cane on a mechanically-driven grinder at Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola Tuesday,  as inmates and corrections staff work together to make syrup from sugar cane planted on the prison's grounds.

yrup-making day at the Louisiana State Penitentiary. Images from the harvest and process of make syrup.… Continue reading →


Smiley: Cajun in your heart

There’s been an interesting discussion on Warren Perrin’s email site about what makes a Cajun. Raymond “LaLa” Lalonde, while pointing out that many Louisiana people with French ancestors aren’t descended from the Acadians forced from Nova Scotia by the British, says,… Continue reading →

Police & Fire

Accused of stealing from coworkers, ATC employee arrested, fired

Louisiana State Police on Wednesday arrested a non-commissioned employee of the agency’s Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control accused of stealing money from her coworkers. Lindy Tullier was arrested after her several of her coworkers reported money missing from their… Continue reading →


LSU center to host entrepreneurs from Mexico, South America

LSU’s Louisiana Business & Technology Center will host 20 entrepreneurs from Mexico and South America in February for two weeks of training and mentoring on U.S. business practices and rules. Mexico, Chile, Colombia and Peru will send five successful entrepreneurs each.… Continue reading →

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