Tracy Wirtz has been a fixture in the Lafayette media landscape for more than 30 years. Her career began in radio, she transitioned to television for about two decades, and returned to her radio roots in 2023. A lifelong resident of south Louisiana, she enjoys writing about Cajun culture and what makes the area unique and interesting. Tracy is also proud to be part of a great team that keeps our beloved Acadiana informed and connected.
Lafayette, Louisiana, Gun Store Owner Convicted on Federal Firearms Charges
The owner of a Lafayette gun shop and another person from Broussard, Louisiana, have been convicted on federal charges involving illegally selling firearms and conspiracy that date back to 2019.
Louisiana’s First Land-Based Casino Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary
Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Located in Charenton in St. Mary Parish, it was the first land-based casino in Louisiana.
KATC Extends Contract with Long-Time Lafayette, Louisiana, Meteorologist Rob Perillo
KATC has seen recent staffing changes, and viewers have wondered about the weather team, including Lafayette, Louisiana, meteorologist Rob Perillo.
$50,000 Donation Made to New Boys and Girls Club Opening in Crowley, Louisiana
Members of the Crowley Advisory Council have been working since early 2022 to stand up a Boys and Girls Club in Crowley, Louisiana, discussing options and fundraising to launch the program which will fall under the Boys and Girls Clubs of Acadiana charter. Cox donated $50,000 to assist with establishing the facility, and representatives with Cox Communications visited the future site Thursday morning.
The Story Behind the Story of “A Little Book About Fire” by a Lafayette, Louisiana Author
“A Little Book About Fire” looks, at first glance, like a sweet message with adorable illustrations. The story behind the story written by a Lafayette, Louisiana, resident goes much deeper and has a tale of its own to tell.
Governor-Elect Landry Names Louisiana State Police Commander, Lafayette Native to Lead National Guard
Louisiana Governor-Elect Jeff Landry announced today the appointment of a new State Police Superintendent who will take command at the beginning of the year. Landry also chose a Lafayette native to lead the state's National Guard.
EBT Cardholders Alerted of Skimmers, Urged to Change PIN Immediately
The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) have been alerted about skimming devices at retailers throughout the state, and are urging all EBT cardholders to change their PIN immediately.
Get Ready to Laugh at How Louisiana Folks Pronounce Worcestershire Sauce
South Louisiana has some pretty strange words and spellings, and outsiders are often confused by pronunciation of letter combinations like "eaux." One word, though, trips them up: Worcestershire.
Former Breaux Bridge Chief of Police Rollie Cantu Charged with Theft of Firearm, Malfeasance in Office
Former Breaux Bridge Chief of Police Rollie Cantu has been arrested on charges of malfeasance in office in connection with guns that were missing from evidence.
6 Stops for Coca-Cola Christmas Caravan and Santa’s Lighted Truck in South Louisiana
The Coca-Cola Christmas Caravan featuring the lighted truck is only making 6 stops in south Louisiana this year. It makes its first stop in Mamou Tuesday night and moves on after a visit to Scott on Thursday.
Christmas Break Schedule Is Different for Each South Louisiana Parish
Each parish in Louisiana has their own Christmas break schedule, and they are not all the same. Check out this list so you can plan accordingly!
Your South Louisiana Christmas Trees (Thanks for Sharing Pics!)
Whether the temperature is 40 or 80 in south Louisiana, most of us love to celebrate the season with trees, lights, and decorations to get and keep us in the Christmas spirit.
Police Ask Public to Be on the Lookout for Murder Suspect in Lafayette, Louisiana
Lafayette Police want the public to be on the lookout for a 23-year-old murder suspect in connection with a shooting in October of 2023.
Public Meeting Tuesday in Lafayette to Address Frustration over Skyrocketing Wastewater Bills
Council members are hosting a public meeting Tuesday night to address the dramatic increase in Lafayette Parish sewer bills.
Manhunt for Convict and Murder Suspect Wanted in Church Point, Louisiana
The Church Point Police Department is searching for a murder suspect.
Places in Louisiana You Can Afford to Live on Social Security Alone When You Retire
Louisiana is ranked number 13 in the states with the lowest cost of living, according to U.S. News. Does the fact that it may not be expensive to live in the Bayou State make it a good option when considering where to live in retirement and if it will require more than social security to make it happen?
Bissell Pet Foundation Working to Empty Louisiana Animal Shelters
Animal shelters across Louisiana struggle with caring for the hundreds of dogs and cats that make their way into the facilities, and Bissell Pet Foundation wants to help by hosting its "Empty the Shelters -- Holiday Hope" event.
Teenager Killed in St. Landry Parish Crash on Louisiana Highway 360
Louisiana State Police say a teenager was killed in a single-vehicle crash Saturday evening in St. Landry Parish.
Man Convicted for 2016 Murder in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana
A St. Martin Parish, Louisiana, man has been convicted for the 2016 shooting death of Miguel Edmond in Breaux Bridge.
10 Things That Prove You Really Are a Louisiana Cajun
South Louisiana is known for the best food on the planet and fantastic toe-tapping music. Cajuns welcome transplants but can spot a non-native by asking a few simple questions that will prove their heritage.