Just Talkin’ Lagniappe for March 12, 2022


JT, as is everyone who knew him, is saddened to hear of the passing of Powhatan mayor and musician Hardrick Rivers March 10.
Hardrick was well known and respected for his music, appearing in countless festivals and events.
What a bad week it was for basketball in Natchitoches Parish.
Lakeview’s outstanding season came to an unexpected end in Lake Charles Thursday night when they lost a semi-final contest to Amite 73-69.
Over in Katy, Texas, at the Southland Conference ….it was one and done for both NSU teams.
McNeese completed a sweep of the men’s basketball action by defeating NSU, 80-67, for the third time this season. The Lady Demons, who had split games during the season against University of New Orleans, fell 57-48.
Our support now turns to tennis, softball, baseball and track and field.
We can add one more item to the Legislative session that begins Monday;
a veto override vote on the Congressional reapportionment map or will the legislature re-do the map?
Gov. John Bel Edwards danced a little jig over the different reapportionment maps. He vetoed one, approved some others, like BESE and Pubic Service Commissioner districts, and took no action on the map of legislative districts. (That means they will become effective without his signature.)
Now, that doesn’t mean that some other group won’t fill suit against any of the plans. That option is still on the table and reapportionment is not over by a long shot.
With some of the hot button topics from a year ago headed back to their agenda…like transgender sports participation, critical race theory, expansion of marijuana and gun rights…this has all the makings for being a very interesting session.
JT thinks we should all be outraged over the events by the Louisiana State Police related to the death of