Update: Five hours after this article was posted the City of New Orleans relented, and agreed to allow go-cup sales in New Orleans restaurants.

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The first domino has fallen.

On Thursday, The Krewe of Oshun officially canceled their 25th anniversary Carnival parade that was scheduled for February 5th of 2021.

It’s a smart, preemptive move in advance of what’s going to happen shortly. Continue Reading

St Claude Bridge

The St Claude Bridge (LA 46) that crosses the Inner Harbor Navigational Canal aka the Industrial Canal is set for partial closure beginning Monday August 24th 2020. The inner lanes of the bridge will be closed through November. The outer lanes will remain open.

These lane restrictions are needed for structural and mechanical bridge repairs that cannot be performed while the bridge is operational for maritime traffic

Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development

The Closure of the Chicken Ranch Brothel in La Grange, Texas

47 years ago today the infamous Chicken Ranch whorehouse, out in La Grange, Texas shut down. I wrote a piece awhile back on what went on behind the scenes that led to the business being closed.

It had been the longest-running brothel (est. 1844) in the US til Marvin Zindler, a zealous TV newsman from Houston, stuck his nose into the affairs of madam Edna Milton.

Texas state attorney general, John Hill, was Zindler’s governmental mole who supplied the newsman with inside tips on the operation.

Zindler caught a fierce ass-whipping from local Sheriff TJ Flournoy for his troubles. When Mr. Zindler returned to La Grange a year and a half after his TV piece ran, the 71 year old Flournoy saw his chance and pounced, dragging Zindler from his black 1975 Continental Mark IV, and beating him from pillar to post, breaking his ribs and snatching his toupee right off his dome-then stomping it into the rich Fayette County dirt. more