Editorial

Eunice Mayor Scott Fontenot opens the 2018 Marid Gras celebration in downtown Eunice. At right is Heather Lanclos, city event coordinator. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

City thanks many who made Mardi Gras a success

On behalf of the members of the Eunice City Council and all of the citizens of Eunice who benefit directly and indirectly from visitors to our City, we wish to thank everyone who helped make 2018 Eunice Mardi Gras a success,
Thank you, sponsors and city workers, City Marshal’s Office, Sheriff Department, and Fire and Police departments for all the work you did in so many capacities — we could not have done it without you!
Thank you, merchants, cooks, and participants, who donated food and cooking skills for the boucherie and barbecue.

Lawsuits aren’t the answer to coastal issues

The new year is a time to reflect on the past and resolve to make positive change in the future. As I reflect on an issue that is of utmost importance to many coastal communities —coastal restoration — am somewhat saddened that the primary solution offered by our state leadership has been to encourage lawyers to file hasty and ill-conceived lawsuits in hopes of a big, quick payday and a potential fill for some budget holes.

There’s a price to be paid for higher Ed cuts

The Advocate recently published an article pointing out that Louisiana’s public education system is 46th in the ranking of state education systems. When the price of oil is above $100 per barrel, the state’s economy is in the top 10 states of the nation but when the price of oil is $40 per barrel Louisiana’s economy matches its educational rank of 46th. That points to the strong correlation that exists between the educational attainment of a state’s population and the economy of a state. It seems that 46th is the rank for our educational system, our educational attainment and our economy.

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