5 Hot Green Building Materials for 2013

2012 is drawing to a close, and it's time to look toward 2013. Although I am not psychic by any means, I do have a pretty good eye for industry trends. I think that these 5 new(ish) green building products will be hot in 2013.

No time to sulk for Saints

As bad as Sunday’s loss to San Francisco may hurt, the New Orleans Saints must put it in the rear view. Yes, it was a golden opportunity to jump into playoff contention. Yes, it was a chance to beat one of the elite teams in the NFL.

LSU fans indifferent about potential bowl destinations

There was still hope for a BCS bowl bid following LSU’s 20-13 win over Arkansas Friday. Monday all hope was lost.

UL-Lafayette heads to New Orleans Bowl for second straight year

Hype around all of Acadiana is the official announcement that the University of Lafayette has made it to the New Orleans Bowl for the second year in a row.

Permits issued to restaurants with uncorrected health violations

Monday, Louisiana’s Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera, announced his office has investigated the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Office of Public Health.

14 fatalities investigated by Louisiana State Police over Thanksgiving holiday

During the Thanksgiving holiday week, Louisiana State Police investigated thirteen fatal crashes that resulted in fourteen deaths across the state.

3 Ways to Turn Pine Cones into Sparkly Décor

Sparkly pine cones are such a thing now. You can glitter you face. You can glitter your eyeliner. You can wear glittery gold lame dresses and gem sweaters. You can deck your house in tinsel.

Advantages of Biodiesel Fuel Blends for Home Heating

Biodiesel fuel blends don't necessarily cost more than standard heating oil. Give or take ten cents per gallon, it is comparable in price.

TAX ALERT: 2013 standard mileage rates up 1 cent per mile

The Internal Revenue Service today issued the 2013 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.

'Online' doesn't mean 'tax free'

The Louisiana Department of Revenue (LDR) reminds holiday shoppers that “online” does not mean “tax-free.” Louisiana’s consumer use tax applies to purchases in which a retailer does not charge sales tax.