The George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts awarded $46,500 in college scholarships to 16 high school seniors and juniors who entered the foundation's 2017 art contest. More than 500 students entered. Since 2010, the annual scholarship has awarded more than $360,000 to Louisiana students.
Top Taco New Orleans raised more than $20,000 for One Heart NOLA to provide resources to children in foster care. The inaugural festival attracted more than 3,000 people to the March 23 event. The New Orleans-based nonprofit, formerly In His Hands, was founded in 2008.
Louisiana's drinking water systems aren't able to cover the costs of much-needed repairs to decades-old infrastructure, according to a report from the Louisiana Legislative Auditor. More than 80 systems were found to have repair costs that exceeded revenues in the 2014-2015 fiscal year, and half operated in the red the previous year.