City-Parish President Joey Durel announced during his weekly "Lafayette Live" segment on "Mornings with Ken and Bernie" that his annual State of the Parish Address will take place February 6.

Though Durel would not reveal any details of his upcoming speech, he did sound eager to deliver the 2013 address. The City-Parish President cited optimistic trends in the oil and gas industry as well as a healthy local economy as signs of an exciting 2013 for the parish.

We've been very fortunate. Sales taxes have gone up and the economy has been good. We plan for the worst and hope for the best. That's the way we've always done things.

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