The Jambalaya News

Beat Winter Boredom!

A Ruff Life

Winter can be a stressful and challenging time for dog owners. With bitter morning winds, gloomy afternoons, and frost-covered yards, winter is hardly ideal for outdoor activities. It’s just not fun to go outside at all—especially to exercise yourself and ...

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We Are SWLA!

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SW District Livestock Show & Rodeo Top 20 Event The Southeast Tourism Society recently honored the Southwest District Livestock Show & Rodeo as a Top 20 Event for the first quarter of 2016. The event will be held Feb. 4 ...

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De Crupe Hunting


Over five years ago, I’d promised noted local artist Frank McDonald that if I ever got the chance, I’d take him to Jim Bel’s Hackberry Hunting & Fishing Lodge. After I retired from Lacoste Lodge, I had no place of ...

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Boy Scouts – History and Memorabilia


Along with bringing back memories of childhood, Boy Scout memorabilia is highly collectable. I recently stumbled across a small hoard of scouting relics and decided to dig a little deeper into the history of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). ...

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Onion and Peppers Frittata

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Let’s cook a fancy but healthy omelette alternative that originates from Italy. Frittata (the word roughly translates to “fried”) is an egg-based dish similar to an omelette or crustless quiche, enriched with additional ingredients such as meats, cheeses, vegetables or ...

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Life with the Chihuahua

Note from Lauren

Now that I’ve been rescued by the most wonderful little dog in the world (it will be a year in March), one of the things I have to do for Cooper is walk him. And it’s a pleasure. I remember ...

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