Author: George Gurtner

No Holding Back

Dr. Brandy Duhon performs life-saving surgeries on animals in Ascension Parish – despite having amputated hands and forearms.

Eric Orgeron – The Edison of Airline Drive

“Trouble is only opportunity in work clothes.” – Henry Kaiser hree things you can assume with certainty about Eric Orgeron as he sits in his office in the tiny blond-red brick building on Airline Drive that used to be headquarters…

Lee Barker’s Enchanting Life

BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss.: Two pre-teen kids who, except for their mega-bucks Nikes, look like they’ve just stepped out of a Norman Rockwell painting, are eyeballing the holy grail itself: The Heisman Trophy. College football’s highest award was donated to…

Rick Delaup is Bringing Back Burlesque

Way back when, during the late 1950s and early ’60s, there were those all too infrequent nighttime forays through the French Quarter when you were curled up in the back seat of the family car, heading for chocolate milk and…

John Preble and His Whimsical Abita Springs Museum

The faded red gasoline pump stuck in some Pleistocene age at “34 cents a gallon” should be the first tipoff that things may be somewhat amiss inside this building a stone’s throw from the circle at Abita Springs. There is…

Tia Torres

The stories and history behind her reality show