Located along the western edge of Calcasieu Parish, Vinton is home to Delta Downs and is often the first glimpse many visitors from Texas get of Louisiana.
Calcasieu Parish School Board Votes on Mask Mandate
The board voted to go ahead and end the mask mandate for all Calcasieu Parish schools at the end of the current 2020-2021 semester.
Police Jury and City of Lake Charles Closed for Memorial Day
The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury and City of Lake Charles have announced they will both be closed for the holiday, which could alter your trash pickup.
FEMA Direct Temporary Housing Program Deadline Is May 28
If you applied for Hurricane Laura or Delta FEMA assistance and still need housing, the last day to register for the Direct Temporary Housing Program is Friday.
Sobriety and Seat Belt Checkpoint Scheduled for Calcasieu Parish
The Louisiana State Police have announced there will be a sobriety and seat belt checkpoint in Calcasieu Parish on Friday evening.
Louisiana Lawmakers Say Sports Betting Could Begin This Fall
The bill to legalize sports betting in Louisiana is finally working its way toward legislative passage in Baton Rouge.
Louisiana Deptartment of Health To Offer At-Home Vaccinations
Many elderly and ill Louisiana residents have had a hard time getting to vaccination sites to receive their COVID-19 shots.
Don't Look Now but There Is a Tropical Disturbance in the Gulf
The last thing Southwest Louisiana wants to see is a disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico but, unfortunately, there is one right now.
Virtual Job Fair for Louisiana Residents Next Week
The Louisiana Workforce Commission will be holding a virtual job fair next week for all Louisiana residents seeking employment.