Judge Jules Edwards: Longtime District Court Judge is Candidate for Lafayette City Court Seat

Judge Jules Edwards has served in the 15th Judicial District Court for 27 years. He joined Jan Swift of Discover Lafayette to discuss what he’s learned from working in the state court system and his concomitant desire to help at-risk youth address behavioral problems before they end up in jail. Judge Edwards is a candidate […]

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Discover Lafayette’s Past – St. John’s Cathedral

St. John Cathedral circa 1870 photo by UL Lafayette Archives Collection St. John’s Cathedral located at 515 Cathedral Street in Downtown Lafayette, was originally called lEglise St. Jean du Vermilion or St. John of Vermilion. Situated on land donated by Jean Mouton, the donation provided that it be named St. John, and that it face […]

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Dr. David Fisher – WWII Vet, Lifelong Educator

Dr. David Fisher, World War II Army veteran and lifelong educator, joined Jan Swift of Discover Lafayette, to discuss his storied life and the many adventures he has enjoyed in his 94 years. We salute this hero among us who on October 2, 1945, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his extraordinary service in […]

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Discover Lafayette’s Past – Lafayette Crime Stoppers

Lafayette Crime Stoppers began in 1983 with a mission to assist local law enforcement to fight crime by helping to overcome the two elements that inhibit public involvement: fear and apathy.  The program originated in Albuquerque, NM in 1972, and now Lafayette is one of over 1800 communities with an Active Crime Stoppers organization. Crime […]

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Reggie Thomas – Veteran Police Officer Shares Importance of Building Trust in Community, Rethinking Policing

Reggie Thomas, a thirty-year veteran of the Lafayette City Police Department who recently retired, shares his journey of growing up in the Ninth Ward of New Orleans, joining the police force in 1990, and how an effective police department works to build trust in the entire community in this edition of Discover Lafayette with Jan […]

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