Tracy Wirtz has been a fixture in the Lafayette media landscape for more than 30 years. Her career began in radio, she transitioned to television for about two decades, and returned to her radio roots in 2023. A lifelong resident of south Louisiana, she enjoys writing about Cajun culture and what makes the area unique and interesting. Tracy is also proud to be part of a great team that keeps our beloved Acadiana informed and connected.
Senator Stumping to Stop the Clock on Daylight Saving Time
A senator is keeping the Sunshine Protection Act in the forefront to stop the clock changes so Louisiana and the country can stick to Daylight Saving Time.
Louisiana Reporter and UL Grad Trades in His Microphone for a Submarine
A Louisiana reporter and UL grad who began as a photographer and transitioned to a field reporter has traded in his microphone for a submarine.
WATCH: Ted Nugent Drums Up Support for Louisiana Concealed Carry Changes
Ted Nugent is drumming up support for Louisiana's proposed bill that would allow people to carry a concealed weapon without a permit. He sent out a text message.
Louisiana School Board to Vote on 4-Day Week for 2024-25 School Year
The Jeff Davis Parish School Board could vote on whether to join 10 other Louisiana school districts in Louisiana in implementing a 4-day hybrid school week.
PBS’s “Antiques Roadshow” Unveils Louisiana’s Hidden Gems During Current Season
The PBS series "Antiques Roadshow" visits Louisiana and appraises items from across the Bayou State. Will they discover hidden gems or just junk?
CBS News Confirms How Grim 2024 Louisiana Crawfish Season Really Is for Businesses
The grim 2024 crawfish season in south Louisiana has garnered the attention of CBS news. Businesses in and around Lafayette showed the network just how bad it is.
13 Places to Get Hooked on Fish Fry Friday During Lent in South Louisiana
Catholic or not, most of us cheer when we see the posts fly across social media announcing Fish Fry Friday in south Louisiana. Here's where you can get hooked!
LUS Rate Increase: Why and How Much Will Your Electric Bill Go Up?
An increase in electric bills is on the table for Lafayette, Louisiana, residents to cover the cost of a major upgrade.
Anonymous Tip Leads to Arrest of Louisiana Suspect Accused of Beating Wheelchair-Bound Wife
An anonymous tip to the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Department led to the arrest of a Louisiana man suspected of abusing his wheelchair-bound wife.
Driver Charged After Car Plows into 3 Parked Vehicles in Lafayette on Mardi Gras, Killing One and Injuring 7
The crash happened in Lafayette Mardi Gras afternoon when the driver hit three parked cars, injured two pedestrians, and sent 6 children to the hospital.
Louisiana Battling Skimmer Theft Surge, Law Enforcement Makes Arrests
Louisiana law enforcement officials are working to stop the surge in card skimmer thefts. Sheriff's deputies have made arrests.
Gigantic Snake, Other Illegal Animals Captured During Louisiana Mardi Gras
About 17 Louisiana Wildlife Agents went to assist at New Orleans Mardi Gras and captured a gigantic 14.5 foot snake and other illegal animals in two days.
Did You Know That Authentic Louisiana Caviar Is Harvested in the Atchafalaya Basin?
The Louisiana Caviar Company introduced their Cajun Caviar in 1986. The black roe of the choupique is harvested in the Atchafalaya Basin.
Why Louisiana Facebook Users Are Hearing Chirps And How to Make It Stop
Louisiana Facebook users are hearing annoying chirps every time they scroll. Here's why and how to make it stop.
List of Most Popular Louisiana Dating Apps Should Worry You
If a recent survey is accurate, the dating app that comes in at number two on the list of the most popular in Louisiana should worry you if you're married.
11 Louisiana Cities With the Most Republican Voters in 2024
According to data compiled by roadsnacks.net, more than 75% of the voters in 11 Louisiana municipalities are registered Republican. Which ones are they?
Louisiana’s Cajun Ninja Apologizes After Jumping Off Mardi Gras Float to Confront Rude Heckler
Louisiana's Cajun Ninja is apologizing after he jumped off a Mardi Gras float to confront a rude heckler spewing insults and obscenities.
New ‘Cone of Uncertainty’ Released Ahead of Louisiana, Texas Hurricane Season
The NHC has released a new cone of uncertainty graphic they want to test during the 2024 hurricane season. Louisiana and Texas should know what it looks like.
Report Details Concerns Over Sale Of Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Louisiana
Members of two Louisiana Senate Committee issued report detailing their concerns about the proposed sale of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana to Elevance.
Louisiana National Guard Troops Headed to Texas to Help Secure Border
Louisiana Governor Jeff Landry is making good on his promise to Texas Governor Greg Abbott to deploy National Guard troops to help secure the border.