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.
Louisiana Killer Stuffs Body in Tote and Dumps It in a Gully
An Opelousas man was convicted in a Louisiana court of manslaughter for killing a man and dumping his body in a gully, a case reminiscent of a true crime story.
11 Penance Ideas for Lent for Louisiana Catholics
No candy was the go-to penance for young Catholics in Louisiana. Deciding what to do as an adult is not as easy. Here are 11 ideas about observing Lent this year.
5 Mardi Gras Parade Horses Saved from Kill Pens Up for Adoption
A partnership in Louisiana saves horses from slaughter in kill pens and arranges adoption after they trot in Mardi Gras parades. 5 are waiting for new homes.
12 “Non-African American” Louisiana Voters File Suit Over New Congressional Map
Twelve Louisiana voters, all identified as non-African Americans, have filed a suit over the new congressional map approved during the special session.
4 Louisiana Football Players Will Suit Up for Super Bowl LVIII
Authority.org has compiled roster data of active NFL players who will suit up in Super Bowl LVIII, and 4 of them are products of Louisiana football programs.
Louisiana, Don’t Catch “Steel Bracelets” or Worse for Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras parade goers in Louisiana will be catching all they can, but you'll want to avoid "steel bracelets."
How Much Is the Toll Drivers Will Pay to Cross the New I-10 Bridge in Louisiana?
The toll is a necessary evil if Louisiana drivers want to build a new one. A trucking association is not happy about paying what they call a double tax.
Shocking Details Released in Domestic Altercation Involving Louisiana Police Chief
Sheriff has released shocking details revealed in video from the domestic incident that led to the shooting of Opelousas, Louisiana, Police Chief and his wife.
New Lake Charles Bridge Plan, Including Tolls, Gets Nod from Louisiana Legislative Committee
A plan to build a new I-10 Calcasieu River bridge in Lake Charles, Louisiana, moved a step closer to reality. It got the nod from a legislative committee.
VIDEO: Louisiana “Price Is Right” Contestant Remembers Meeting Bob Barker
One woman from Lafayette, Louisiana, remembers a dream coming true in 1998 when she met Bob Barker as a contestant on The Price Is Right and won prizes.
Crawfish Replace Ducks for Louisiana Effort to Help Kids Succeed
South Louisiana once looked forward to the Running of the Ducks. Now a non-profit is replacing them with crawfish to help kids succeed.
Good Samaritan Beaten By Suspect During Louisiana Armed Robbery
A New Iberia, Louisiana, armed robbery suspect is charged with a slew of crimes after he stole money from a local business and beat a Good Samaritan.
Louisiana Buc-ee’s Fans Will Have A Shorter Drive to Get Their Fix at Three Locations
Buc-cee's will be easier to access for Louisiana fans of the popular convenience store. By late 2024 and 2025, three stores will be within three hours of Lafayette.
Drive-By Shooter on Louisiana Basin Bridge Injures Man and His Dog
Authorities with St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Department searching for a man they suspect in a drive-by shooting on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge in Louisiana.
Details Released after Former Lafayette Coach Pleads Guilty to Juvenile Sex Crimes
Details in case of a former coach at St. Thomas More in Lafayette, Louisiana were released after his guilty plea to a charge of sex crime involving a juvenile.
New Lafayette Beer Garden Hiring Team Ahead of Grand Opening
Lafayette's newest beer garden plans to open in February. It's not the proprietors' first establishment of this kind in Louisiana and they are hiring now.
Louisiana Highway Closure to Reroute Lafayette Parish Drivers
Crews will be performing railroad work in Duson, Louisiana, and travelers will need to plan to take another exit if they need to get to US Highway 90 in that area.
Famous Louisiana Crawfisherman Explains What May Save the Season
Experts have given a variety of reasons for the anemic crawfish harvest, including one famous crawfisherman in the video. Can they save the season?
Business Owners Fuming Over ATM Thieves Tormenting South Louisiana
The team of at least two have been evading law enforcement in Louisiana for months and business owners are fuming over the way they steal an ATM.
VIDEO: Louisiana Drenched by Flooding Rains
Louisiana meteorologists have been predicting that potentially flooding rains this week and that forecast has materialized as some areas were drenched.