For the 37th time, the gates will swing open this Memorial Day weekend on the Mudbug Madness Festival for three days of music, entertainment and, of course, the small freshwater decapod crustacean bearing a strong resemblance to a lobster. And this year's event boasts a new sponsor in Southwestern Electric Power Company.
“We would go to festivals, competitions and different home brewery events around not just Louisiana, but Texas and all over the country,” Cardenas said. “We ended up winning some awards with our beers. We decided that maybe, one day, we could start a brewery.
Let me explain. This was no ordinary English test or algebra quiz, where it took a 93 percent or better to make me happy back in high school. This was an echocardiogram. A normal result is anywhere from 50 percent to 70 percent, according to Dr. Google..
kiss me. I looked up, and I ran!” Over the next three-plus decades, Melissa and Shawn spent their lives with others. Both married. Both divorced. But they stayed in touch. Then, in 2019, Melissa invited Shawn to be her date at a Christmas party. Almost a year later, they were married.
I have always envied those people who could pull off a week-long retreat between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day to reflect on life and make any course corrections for the upcoming year. Little did I know my first opportunity to be like them would come in a fifth-floor hospital room.
The superlatives roll off their tongues in rapid-fire bursts. Words like phenomenal, fantastic, beautiful and amazing are part of a panoply of adjectives the ladies behind Club 365 use to describe their "pivot" from the Shreveport Regional Arts Council’s biennial Christmas in the Sky event.