Tracy Wirtz has been a fixture in the Lafayette media landscape for more than 30 years. Her career began in radio, she transitioned to television for about two decades, and returned to her radio roots in 2023. A lifelong resident of south Louisiana, she enjoys writing about Cajun culture and what makes the area unique and interesting. Tracy is also proud to be part of a great team that keeps our beloved Acadiana informed and connected.
Lafayette, Louisiana, Gun Store Owner Convicted on Federal Firearms Charges
The owner of a Lafayette gun shop and another person from Broussard, Louisiana, have been convicted on federal charges involving illegally selling firearms and conspiracy that date back to 2019.
Louisiana’s First Land-Based Casino Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary
Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Located in Charenton in St. Mary Parish, it was the first land-based casino in Louisiana.
KATC Extends Contract with Long-Time Lafayette, Louisiana, Meteorologist Rob Perillo
KATC has seen recent staffing changes, and viewers have wondered about the weather team, including Lafayette, Louisiana, meteorologist Rob Perillo.
$50,000 Donation Made to New Boys and Girls Club Opening in Crowley, Louisiana
Members of the Crowley Advisory Council have been working since early 2022 to stand up a Boys and Girls Club in Crowley, Louisiana, discussing options and fundraising to launch the program which will fall under the Boys and Girls Clubs of Acadiana charter. Cox donated $50,000 to assist with establishing the facility, and representatives with Cox Communications visited the future site Thursday morning.
Governor-Elect Landry Names Louisiana State Police Commander, Lafayette Native to Lead National Guard
Louisiana Governor-Elect Jeff Landry announced today the appointment of a new State Police Superintendent who will take command at the beginning of the year. Landry also chose a Lafayette native to lead the state's National Guard.
EBT Cardholders Alerted of Skimmers, Urged to Change PIN Immediately
The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) have been alerted about skimming devices at retailers throughout the state, and are urging all EBT cardholders to change their PIN immediately.
Former Breaux Bridge Chief of Police Rollie Cantu Charged with Theft of Firearm, Malfeasance in Office
Former Breaux Bridge Chief of Police Rollie Cantu has been arrested on charges of malfeasance in office in connection with guns that were missing from evidence.
6 Stops for Coca-Cola Christmas Caravan and Santa’s Lighted Truck in South Louisiana
The Coca-Cola Christmas Caravan featuring the lighted truck is only making 6 stops in south Louisiana this year. It makes its first stop in Mamou Tuesday night and moves on after a visit to Scott on Thursday.