Being a long time patron of the West Baton Rouge Parish Library, I continue to be impressed with all I see. I first began using the library when my sons were toddlers. We took advantage of many story times and other children's programs. I have attended computer classes given by the library.
As a small child growing up in Ascension Parish, I was always jealous of my classmates at St. Theresa of Avila School whose parents took them to see the Christmas Eve bonfires in Lutcher/Gramercy each year.
The Superdome opened in August 1975. A month later in September one of the great Evangelist of the 20th century, Archbishop Fulton Sheen, spoke to a crowd of more than 60,000 in the Dome.
Does the Louisiana government not realize that the beautiful new high-tech sign, strategically placed before the Intracoastal bridge, is only a reminder of what we already know and not a solution to the problem of getting to the east side? I have a feeling it's going to cause already aggressive drivers to be even more pi**ed off. Then, once you get over the bridge to Baton Rouge, you have to fight more traffic on the surface streets and the interstates. Keep your state funds and put it toward traffic solution construction.
Much has been written about Louisiana’s chronic state budget deficit. It seems the $25 billion state governmental budget is short once again; and the upcoming special legislative session is being hyped as the solution we have long been promised to stop this recurring cycle of shortfalls.