Acadia Parish Today
Established on March 6, 1885, the Crowley newspaper has been in daily publication for the past 125 years and is one of Crowley's oldest business. In 1974 the Crowley Daily Signal merged with the Crowley Post Herald to become the Crowley Post-Signal.
The Crowley Post-Signal is located in the parish seat of Acadia, serves an audience that comprises all of Acadia Parish and parts of Vermillion, St. Landry, Lafayette and Jefferson Davis parishes.
Crowley is also home of Crystal Rice Heritage Farm, Blue Rose Museum, Miller Stadium, the Rice Theater, the Ford Building and the Grand Opera House of the South. Crowley is host city to the world-renowed International Rice Festival, now in it's 74th year as Louisiana's oldest agricultural festival.
The Crowley Post-Signal is located at 602 North Parkerson Avenue and is published five days a week (Tuesday through Friday and Sunday).
THE RAYNE ACADIAN-TRIBUNE
The Rayne Acadian-Tribune is the oldest weekly newspaper in Acadia Parish.
The first newspaper published in Acadia Parish was The Rayne Signal, begun on March 13, 1886. It was purchased by W.W. Duson in Sept. 1, 1886 and later converted to a daily newspaper and moved to Crowley.
Other predecessors were The Acadia Sentinel, begun Sept. 14, 1886; The Ranger, published from 1891 to 1894; The Acadia Herald, begun in 1894.
In 1904, James L. Craig purchased the Rayne Tribune and it remained in the Craig family until the early 1950s when it was combined with The Acadian. Myrta Fair Craig served as the publisher from 1924 until her death in 1994.
The Rayne-Acadian Tribune was the first newspaper acquired by Louisiana State Newspapers in 1963.
Rayne is known as the Frog Capital of the World and the Louisiana City of Murals.
The newspaper office is located at 108 North Adams Avenue and is published on Thursdays and the first Sunday of each month.
THE CHURCH POINT NEWS
The Church Point News first began in 1936 by Hugh & Myrta Fair Craig. During World War II when money and material was hard to come by newspaper was published in the Rayne Tribune's paper every Friday, beginning on Aug. 7, 1943 and lasted for the duration of the war. It was a "temporary arrangement" due to a shortage of newsprint. Then The Church Point News was a one pager in the Rayne Tribune's paper.
The Church Point News was acquired by Louisiana State Newspapers in January, 1963.