Rita Lebleu, Author at Southwest Daily News


Westlake to use GoGov app to improve communication

The City of Westlake is preparing for emergency temporary housing and shelter assistance in case of a future disaster, Ratcliff construction will be doing repairs ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Monday, September 26, 2022 1:00 pm


Blue Ribbon School: Frasch Elementary receives national honor

Less than 300 schools were named a 2022 National Blue Ribbon school by the U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona. Only seven of those schools ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Monday, September 26, 2022 9:13 am


The gambling industry is now putting more money in the state’s pockets than any other private enterprise

The gaming industry, which now includes sports betting, brings more money into the state budget than any other private industry, according to Ronnie Johns, chairman ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Tuesday, September 20, 2022 1:12 pm


Police Jury seeking citizen input on strategic planning efforts

Tony Stelly, president of the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury closed the Thursday, Sept. 15, meeting with an invitation. “I want to encourage all residents of ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Friday, September 16, 2022 9:34 am

Fall Arts Preview

Chaos Theory exhibit: Aliens, arts and culture, oh my

This is not your typical art show, but then again anyone who has visited any one of the dozen or so previous “Chaos Theory” exhibits ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Monday, September 12, 2022 11:18 am

Fall Arts Preview

City of Sulphur event is Christmas at its merriest

Christmas Under the Oaks celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. The city of Sulphur’s premiere holiday event combines shopping from local retail, crafting and nonprofit ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Sunday, September 11, 2022 11:15 am


Cajun Classic Horse Show to showcase Racking horse events

The first-ever horse and horsemanship show of its kind in Southwest Louisiana is happening this weekend in Sulphur. The Cajun Classic Horse Show is Friday, ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Thursday, September 1, 2022 2:16 pm


Woman of Distinction: Local business owner Mildred Rodriguez receives honor

Sulphur small business owner Mildred “MIlle” Rodriguez, MS., LPC-S, has been named a Woman of Distinction. Her small business, Possibilities Counseling Services, offers individual, family ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Saturday, August 27, 2022 10:01 am


Meet the candidates: 3 of 5 Westlake Council seats to be decided in Nov.

In Westlake, citizens will be voting to fill three council seats in November. In Division A they’ll choose between Lori Ellis Peterson, Cierra L. George, ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Saturday, August 20, 2022 12:00 pm


Stine: Teacher pay raise ‘big win’ during session

Insurance companies will pay a stiffer penalty when they don’t pay claims in a timely manner. That’s just one of the insurance reforms state Sen. ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Wednesday, August 17, 2022 8:00 am

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