The Jambalaya News

Television: A Biography and TV (The Book)

The weather outside is frightful. That’s alright. You’d rather stay inside anyhow, especially in the evening. That’s prime relaxation time, and winter is a great season for catching up on all you’ve DVR’ed for the past few weeks… but where ...

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Old Glory. New Stars.

The spectacle of sport, skill, pageantry, and patriotism known as the Southwest District Livestock Show and Rodeo returns to Lake Charles. For 78 years, old and young alike have gathered at the Burton Coliseum to enjoy the sights, sounds, and ...

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The Dog Days of December

My dog day delights started with local CPA Greg Naquin’s Golden Retriever Candy. Although trapped in her travel kennel, Candy rode patiently in the back of the truck during our trek to just west of the Rockefeller National Wildlife Reserve. ...

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I Will Get By. I Will Survive…

We did it, folks. I’m not sure how, but here we stand to say that we survived 2016. However, few were left unscathed artistically or emotionally as it proved to be year of saying goodbye to the artists and heroes ...

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

(Disney, Lucasfilms, 2016) Long, Long Ago, but not that long ago, but longer ago than the original Star Wars movie, George Lucas dreamed up the Death Star, the real star of Star Wars. And buried in the original screen crawl ...

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Ringing in the New Year

New Year’s Eve has always been filled with parties, family and friends.  We light fireworks, pass out the favors and noisemakers for not only the stroke of the New Year, but also throughout the night. There is a collectable value ...

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Creamy Crawfish Tail Sauce

Ever find yourself with leftover crawfish? The Pirate recently went to Alabama on a deer hunt and brought along some leftover red fish and some crawfish tails he had in the freezer. We decided we would season the red fish ...

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Meet Elke

Once upon a time, I had the best little dog in the world. You’ve all heard of Cooper. He was my boy and got me through a rough time in my life. Well, Cooper decided he’d rather be with his ...

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Envision and Create

While sitting here thinking about what to write for my first article of 2017, a thought passed through my mind. I am in the present, which is 2016, but am envisioning something that will appear in 2017. It hit me ...

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