Joe Cunningham is a Senior Editor at RedState.com and occasional contributor to TheHayride.com. He hails from Natchitoches, Louisiana, where he grew up and attended college, earning a degree in broadcast journalism and sociology. He worked in radio at KNOC 1450 in Natchitoches before moving to Lafayette with his family. He worked as a sports and lifestyles editor in Abbeville before teaching in Lafayette Parish. Married with two daughters, Joe is as much a cooking fanatic as he is a political junkie, sharing both his takes on the news of the day and the recipes he's cooking on his own daily newsletter.
Mexican Buc-ee’s Knock Off Forced to Change Its Mascot (And Give It a Mullet?)
Well, when the company heard about "Buk-II's Super Mercado," they weren't too happy and even implied that litigation may happen in a statement.
Swapping Christmas Eve for Juneteenth Paid Holiday, Isolated Decision or Potential Trend in Louisiana?
The controversial decision is drawing blowback online and is leading to more questions about DEI policies nationwide - and whether or not they could be happening elsewhere, including Louisiana.
Jeff Landry Far Ahead of Challengers in Race for Louisiana Governor
In the latest poll, he received 63 percent of the Republican vote.
Lafayette Residents React to Anthony Fauci Claims Masks Work on ‘Individual Basis’ With New COVID Strain
There is no indication that Lafayette, or Louisiana as a whole, will be returning to a mask mandate.
Teen Arrested in Suspicious Death of 18-Month-Old in Lafayette, Louisiana
Lafayette police have arrested an 18-year-old after suspicious circumstances were reported regarding an infant's injuries.
The Most Expensive Home for Sale in Duson, Louisiana
If you're going to be spending $3.25 million on a home, you're going to want to make sure that you've got a little something for everyone who will be staying there, right?
Long-Time Smash Mouth Frontman, Steve Harwell, Dead at 56
Harwell entered hospice care over the weekend, but he has had several health issues in recent years that ultimately forced him to retire from music.
People Across the Country are Getting Insane Buc-ee’s Tattoos
So, we just have to ask... are you going to be getting Buc-ee tattooed on you anytime soon?
Livingston Parish School Board Sues TikTok, Instagram Over Teen Mental Health Crisis
Livingston Parish isn't the only district suing social media companies. Around the country, several school systems recognize the problem of growing teen dependence on social media apps.
The Best ‘Hidden Gem’ Restaurants in Lafayette, Louisiana
Lafayette has an amazing selection of restaurants you can visit. Some well-known, and some off the beaten path.
Here Are 8 Great Spots to Get Boudin in Acadiana
Why is boudin so important to Louisiana? It's everywhere.
The Top 8 Best Gas Stations for Food Near Lafayette, Louisiana
We asked folks where in and around Lafayette we could find the best gas station food, and y'all had a lot of opinions.
Louisiana State Officials Say Arson Caused 1,200-Acre Vernon Parish Fire
The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry said the massive Vernon Parish fire was caused by an arsonist, and they are seeking help identifying the culprit.
Harvard Astronomer Predicts as Many as 4 Quintillion Spaceships in Our Solar System
Maybe... maybe we shouldn't try to make contact? Just a thought.
Lafayette Parish Library Board President Submits Surprise Resignation
Robert Judge, the Lafayette Library Board President at the center of several controversies in the parish library system, has resigned from his role.
Does Louisiana’s Burn Ban Ruin Your Labor Day Cookout in Lafayette?
The problem? Excessive heat and drought conditions make lighting fires a bad idea.
Chick-Fil-A’s New Chicken Sandwich Is Available in Lafayette, Louisiana Stores
The new menu item features pimento cheese and honey, and the usual pickles have been replaced by pickled jalapenos. It is currently available in Lafayette.
Former LSU Student Identified as Shooter at UNC Chapel Hill
The person of interest, according to media reports, is a current graduate student at the university but has ties to Louisiana.
It’s So Hot That Buc-ee’s Face Melted Off in Madisonville, Texas
The face of the Buc-ee's mascot looked like a post-apocalyptic horror instead of a welcoming smile.
A Lafayette Parish Athlete Headed Overseas for Training Is Raising Money for His Education
Ellison Haynes is one of 18 U.S. student-athletes selected to attend the International Soccer Academy at FC Bayern Munich in Germany.