Danny Landry – Candidate for District Attorney, 15th Judicial District Court

Daniel “Danny” Landry, candidate for District Attorney for the 15th Judicial District Court (covering Lafayette, Acadia, and Vermilion parishes), joined Discover Lafayette to discuss the upcoming election on November 3, 2020, and the reasons he has always wanted to serve the public as their District Attorney. A lifelong Lafayette resident, Landry is a graduate of […]

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Discover Lafayette’s Past – The Original Southside High

Southside High School was the first graded school built in Lafayette and construction was completed in 1907. Proceeds from the first Lafayette Parish tax were used to build the structure which was located at the corner of Jefferson and Main downtown. When Lafayette High School was built on University Ave in 1926, Southside was used […]

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Traci Aucoin – GEAR UP Project Director for Lafayette Parish School System

Traci Aucoin, the Lafayette Parish Public School System GEAR UP Project Director, joined Jan Swift, host of Discover Lafayette.  GEAR UP stands for “Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs.” A competitive grant program funded by the U.S. Department of Education, GEAR UP works to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared […]

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State Senator Gerald Boudreaux

Louisiana State Senator Gerald Boudreaux of Lafayette is our guest. Representing Senate District 24, he serves as Vice-Chair of Local and Municipal Affairs, and on the Finance and Health & Welfare Committees of the Senate. His District encompasses most of St. Landry Parish, northern parts of Lafayette Parish (where Boudreaux lives), and the region near […]

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