Senator Fred Mills on Louisiana’s Child Welfare Crisis and Department of Children and Family Services

State Senator Fred Mills, chair of the Senate Health and Welfare Committee, joins Discover Lafayette to talk about recent news concerning the effectiveness of the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (“DCFS”), in particular Child Protective Services, after recent news of the deaths of two toddlers, each two years of age. One died following […]

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Lafayette City Court Judicial Candidates Speak at Lafayette Parish Bar Association Forum

Jules Edwards, Roya Boustany and Toby Aguillard at Lafayette Parish Bar Association Forum

Toby Aguillard, Roya Boustany, and Jules Edwards III met on October 13, 2022, at a forum sponsored by the Lafayette Parish Bar Association. Each had the opportunity to discuss their unique qualifications to serve as our newest Lafayette City Court Judge. The Bar Association did not endorse any candidate and Discover Lafayette does not either; […]

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Ceci Neustrom – Acadian Heritage Series

Jan Swift and Ceci Neustrom

This is a re-release of our interview originally conducted with Ceci Neustrom in May 2022. Since our first interview, Ceci celebrated her body of work by unveiling two new portraits representing the Bergeron and Trahan families at the Hilliard Art Museum on October 12, 2022. We thought it was fitting to once again share her […]

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Lafayette Parish Sheriff Mark Garber

Jan Swift and Sheriff Mark Garber at taping of Discover Lafayette

Lafayette Parish Sheriff Mark Garber joins Discover Lafayette to discuss his career and the scope of responsibilities of his office. He is the 27th Sheriff to serve Lafayette and has served in that capacity since January 2016. A native of Iota, Sheriff Garber graduated from LSU-BR and SMU Law School in Dallas. While in undergrad […]

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Dr. Jeffrey Joseph of Acadian ENT

Dr. Jeffrey Joseph, otolaryngologist and facial plastic surgeon of Acadian ENT joins Discover Lafayette to discuss his 29-year career in reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. Dr. Joseph works with a team of other ENT specialists and staff, including Drs. Bradley Chastant and Ryan Chastant.  Their practice recently merged with Camellia ENT, which has been in operation […]

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