Roundup: Acadian Thruway beautification / Louisiana Grammys / Chevron doubles down

Tree planting: The center median on Acadian Thruway between Government Street and North Boulevard was remodeled and landscaped with about 40 new trees, grass and groundcover, WAFB-TV reports. The project, requiring lane closures, was completed Friday, lessening some of the congestion in the Mid City area, although the rest of the delayed work along Government Street is still ongoing. Read the full story.  

Awarded: Three Louisiana artists took home Grammy Awards at the 61st annual gathering for the award ceremony in Los Angeles, 4WWL-TV reports. Several more were nominated for honors across the board but lost to other acts. The most notable Louisiana winner is New Orleans native P.J. Morton, who took home Best Traditional R&B Performance, “for new vocal or instrumental traditional R&B recordings.” Read the full story.   

Drilling: Oil giant Chevron is preparing for a large round of drilling in the Permian Basin of West Texas, The Houston Chronicle reports. The California oil company filed 12 drilling permit applications with the Railroad Commission for horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing projects on a lease in Culberson County. Read the full story.

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