Maggie Simar – Advocate For Families and Community Service

Maggie Trahan Simar loves her job as Hearing Officer for the 16th Judicial District’s Family Court docket, where she hears and makes recommendations on all family filings, including custody, child support, community property and any other issue affecting divorce matters. An active attorney, wife, mother, and community volunteer, Maggie was recently sworn in as the President of […]

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Paul Hilliard Reflects on the WW II Generation

This Discover Lafayette podcast is our second one with Paul Hilliard, who founded Badger Oil in Lafayette in 1955. Paul reflects on the WWII generation and what our country was like when the U. S. entered the war in December 1941. The United States of America was a different place in 1941. Coming off the […]

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Ryan LaGrange of LEDA Discusses Government Funded Worker Training

Ryan LaGrange, Manager of Workforce Development for Lafayette Economic Development Authority, visited with Jan Swift, host of Discover Lafayette, to discuss government-funded job training opportunities available to Louisiana employers. At LEDA, LaGrange assists businesses in applying for workforce grants to upgrade the skills of their existing employees, as well as to obtain training for new […]

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Gerald Judice of Judice Inn Shares Story of Iconic Hamburgers That Stand the Test of Time

Gerald Judice, proprietor of Judice Inn in Lafayette, is dedicated to sustaining his family’s heritage of integrity, work ethic, and putting family first. In this episode of Discover Lafayette, Gerald Judice walks us back in time to the era immediately after WWII when Judice Inn opened. Judice Inn was opened on April 5, 1947, by Alcide […]

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Walter Camos, Licensed Professional Counselor, Discusses the Importance of Healthy Parental Involvement in the Lives of Our Children

This podcast is the third in a series of Discover Lafayette podcast interviews with local psychologists and therapists who work with children caught in the middle of high conflict divorces and separations. Walter Camos, a licensed professional counselor in Lafayette, discusses reunification/reconciliation therapy which is focused on bringing a parent and child back together when […]

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