Opelousas

Opelousas

(ŏpəlo͞o`səs), city (1990 pop. 18,151), seat of St. Landry parish, S central La.; inc. 1821. Its industries are based chiefly on the agricultural products and livestock of the surrounding region. Oil and gas wells are nearby. Opelousas still retains some of its early French and Spanish flavor, and many antebellum structures remain. It was founded c.1765 by French traders and served (1863) as state capital for a period during the Civil War. James BowieBowie, James
, c.1796–1836, American frontiersman, b. Logan co., Ky. With his brother, Rezin, he engaged in land speculation in Louisiana and Arkansas. In Texas from 1828, Bowie became a leader of American settlers who opposed the Mexican government and joined in the
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 lived there; his house is a museum.
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Background: A native of Opelousas, Louisiana, Babineaux-Fontenot holds a law degree from Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge.
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Miller; two sons, Michael Miller and his life partner Robin Markarian of Holden and Kenneth Miller and his wife Pearl of Boulder, Colorado; a daughter, Cheryl Miller Macera wife of Kenneth Macera of Holden; a brother, Malcolm Marcus and his wife Shirley of Opelousas, LA and six grandchildren, Michael, Ryan and Brandon Miller, Sal Miller and Kali and Matthew Macera.
The missing link," says Jared Lormand, chief information officer for Opelousas General Health System (OGHS), "has been a system that ties it all together and extends the patient safety system into the patients' rooms.
Currently, the school board office in Opelousas and the 34 schools located in areas served by BellSouth are connected to the fiber-optic network.
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