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.
Manhunt for Convict and Murder Suspect Wanted in Church Point, Louisiana
The Church Point Police Department is searching for a murder suspect.
Places in Louisiana You Can Afford to Live on Social Security Alone When You Retire
Louisiana is ranked number 13 in the states with the lowest cost of living, according to U.S. News. Does the fact that it may not be expensive to live in the Bayou State make it a good option when considering where to live in retirement and if it will require more than social security to make it happen?
Bissell Pet Foundation Working to Empty Louisiana Animal Shelters
Animal shelters across Louisiana struggle with caring for the hundreds of dogs and cats that make their way into the facilities, and Bissell Pet Foundation wants to help by hosting its "Empty the Shelters -- Holiday Hope" event.
Teenager Killed in St. Landry Parish Crash on Louisiana Highway 360
Louisiana State Police say a teenager was killed in a single-vehicle crash Saturday evening in St. Landry Parish.
Man Convicted for 2016 Murder in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana
A St. Martin Parish, Louisiana, man has been convicted for the 2016 shooting death of Miguel Edmond in Breaux Bridge.
Hilarious Plea for Naughty Dog in Texas Animal Shelter Gets Him Adopted
Louisiana and Texas animal shelters struggle with overpopulation daily. Most of them, including Lafayette Animal Shelter, do a great job sharing the sweet faces of furry friends that need to be adopted. Pictures of the animals needing families are worth a thousand words, but a humane society in Texas has added a hilarious message to each post that punctuates each pet's personality.
6 South Louisiana “Spirits” That Make Great Gifts If the Recipient Is at Least 21
If you decide the person on your list doesn't need another coffee mug, t-shirt, or gift set, you've got a slew of distilled and brewed choices when it comes to giving something that screams Louisiana fun.
Trash Schedule Changes in Lafayette, Louisiana, Due to Thanksgiving Holiday
Garbage collection and bus service schedules in Lafayette, Louisiana, will change this week due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
Parish by Parish Runoff Election Results in Louisiana
The November 18 Louisiana election decided runoff races in Lafayette and each parish that make up the Acadiana area.
UPDATE: Juvenile from Another Louisiana Parish Arrested for Shooting in Scott Friday Night
Scott Police Chief says a boy was arrested in connection with a shooting during the time of the Acadiana High vs Carencro game.
Meet the Girl Behind the Paintbrush Creating Beautiful Window Art in South Louisiana
Alexis Meyers painted a window for a family member's business, and now she and her paintbrush travel all over south Louisiana creating beautiful art for everyone to enjoy.
Talkin’ Trash: Lafayette Consolidated Government, AWS Know about Hiccups, Request Customers’ Help
Acadiana Waste Services, or AWS, is assuming collection services in Lafayette and the unincorporated areas of the parish, and both the company and Lafayette Consolidated Government have acknowledged that they have experienced "operational hiccups" as they work to establish service to residents.
Pictures of Patriotism: A Photo Diary from the Mother of a Louisiana Veteran
The word "veteran" conjures up different images for different people. For me, it looked like the silhouette of a soldier or veteran in front of the American flag on a truck plaquard or a bumper sticker proclaiming "God bless America." But in 2017, this Louisiana mother became acutely aware that patriotism is more than a bumper sticker.
LA 347 Closure UPDATE: Fog & Smoke Conditions Improve in South Louisiana
Louisiana State Police have closed LA 347 between Col. Jeff Deblanc Pkwy and LA 96 in St. Martin Parish due to heavy smoke and fog in the area.
Calling All Veterans and Patriots! First-Ever Veterans Day Parade to Roll Through Lafayette, Louisiana
Calling all veterans and patriots! Lafayette Consolidated Government is hosting the Inaugural Veterans Day Parade and invites people of across Louisiana to show their gratitude for the service of our current and former members of the military.
21 Things Cajuns Say Must Be on the Table for a South Louisiana Thanksgiving Dinner
What will you serve for Thanksgiving? Every year, we stick to the traditional dishes that my family enjoys, but I wanted to add something new to our holiday fare. I took to social media to crowd source and ask my south Louisiana friends what must-have dishes they include during the holidays.
What You Need to Know About the New Louisiana Black Bear Hunting Season
The Louisiana Wildlife Commission has approved times and locations Louisiana Black Bear hunting season. Make sure you know all the rules and are prepared to head out.
WATCH: Locked and Loaded Louisiana Lady Sends Black Bear Scampering
The black bear population has nearly doubled in Louisiana in less than 10 years. One of my best friends can certainly attest to that fact, since this lady was locked and loaded, and sent the bear scampering!
KLFY’s Gerald Gruenig Slaughters His Toughest Opponent
One of Lafayette, Louisiana's most vibrant TV personalities has been battling cancer. But if you've watch KLFY's Gerald Gruenig eat his way through Acadiana, you'd never know he was in a fight for his life.
New Iberia Police Hope Speed Cameras Will Slow People Down
To keep students safe and encourage drivers to obey speed limits, New Iberia Police have launched "an automated traffic enforcement program" around four schools in the city.