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Party Time!
Party Time!
In most of the country things slow down after Christmas and New Years. Here we segue into Mardi Gras and keep the party going. It all starts twelve days after Christmas. We have this year's schedule for you
Cold Coming
Cold Coming
It looks like Southwest Louisiana could be facing five days where the high never tops 60 degrees. It starts tonight when north winds hit Lake Charles and tomorrow's high is only 59 degrees. Then it gets colder.
Hurricane Rita — SWLA 7 Amazing Years Later [VIDEO]
Hurricane Rita — SWLA 7 Amazing Years Later [VIDEO]
Seven years ago, this morning was a very different morning.  Some of us were here, many were not.  Some had homes, many did not.  Some landmarks stood proud and almost defiant, many were standing only in our memories.  Seven years later SWLA thrives stronger than ever before as a reminder to the rest of the country of the spirit and drive and determination of those of us who call this piece of the
Lake Charles Economy Better Than National Average
Lake Charles Economy Better Than National Average
Yet another reason we are lucky to be living is Southwest Louisiana; the economy here does not reflect the national figures. So far, in 2012, the national unemployment figures are hovering around 8%. That's not as bad as November of 2009 (10%) but still, the economy remains sluggish. Our local economy not only looks better now, but it's projected to get better through the course of the year: Read