Digital Managing Editor, Townsquare Media Lake Charles
National Weather Service Update on Harvey’s SWLA Impact
Watch the National Weather Service - Lake Charles' Facebook Live discussion on the latest Hurricane Harvey news, and its impacts across Southwest Louisiana.
Things to Do Before a Storm
If you're one of the many people new to our area and you're wondering what to do for the storm, find out how to use sandbags and other helpful tips.
Mandatory Evacuation Issued For Parts of Cameron Parish
The Cameron Parish OEP has issued a mandatory evacuation for all areas south of the Intracoastal Water Way, effective at 6:00am Friday.
Harvey Strengthens To Hurricane
Harvey has strengthened to a Category 1 hurricane, with maximum sustained winds of 80mph.
MasterChef Contestants Can’t Handle Crawfish
Ever wanted to see how a bunch of people who aren't from Louisiana handle trying to cook crawfish? Now's your chance.
Check Out These Louisiana Lunchables – Coming Soon?
Lunchables are a staple of the American school cafeteria, but we can do better, Louisiana. We have to do better. You know, for the kids!
This Back-to-School Tweet Will Punch You in the Feelings
The story behind this tweet will warm your heart - especially if you're a parent.
Stop Whining, Parents!
Uniforms are nothing new. Truancy laws are nothing new. Getting your kids dressed and to school on time each and every day is just part of being a parent.
Can You Pass The Louisiana Citizenship Test?
If Louisiana was its own nation (and let's face facts, it should be), this would be our final exam for citizenship. Can you pass it?
How to Tell When School Starts in Louisiana
While certain back-to-school trends are universal, some are uniquely Louisianan. Here are a few highlights.
In Defense of Teachers
As parents, it's easy to think we could do a better job teaching our children than their teachers, but we'd be wrong. Here's why.
Why the Lake Area Miracle Is a Myth for Most of Us
Over half the people in Lake Charles are living in poverty as the working poor. What's so miraculous about that?