Volume 134 Number 31 - Aug 02, 2007

News

Burglars bust through roof but steal nothing from the Luling Pit Stop
On the morning of July 23, when store manager Connie Gainer arrived at the Luling Pit Stop, she found someone had broken into the Hwy 90 convenience store.

Cox Cable Contract Ends
Public asked to comment on service and channels offered on local cable options
Parish officials are asking Cable TV viewers to voice their opinions about the service and programming that Cox Cable is providing to residents.

DRUG COURT: graduates look forward to a second chance at life
Eight people in St. Charles Parish are getting a second chance at living a clean, drug-free life. They graduated from Drug Court on July 25, after spending the last year and a half in the parish rehabilitation program.

Gunmen force their way into DA home looking for drugs
Two Des Allemands residents were robbed at gunpoint July 19, and the unknown assailants were looking for drugs that they believed the couple had in somewhere in their home.

In the news

IT’S OFFICIAL: Brian Champagne sworn in as registrar of voters
Brian Champagne, a graduate of Nicholls State University and lifelong Luling resident was sworn into the Registrar of Voters position on July 26, at the St. Charles Parish Courthouse in Hahnville.

Shoppers can save big bucks on tax free weekend
St. Charles Parish, in conjunction with the Louisiana Department of Revenue, announces the 2007 Sales Tax Holiday, which will be from 12:01 a.m. on Friday, August 3, through 12 midnight on Saturday, August 4.

St. Rose man charged with electricity theft
A St. Rose man has been charged with stealing $600 worth of electrical power from Entergy.
Franz Archundia, 33 of 136 Eisenhower St., Lot 9, in St. Rose was arrested July 25 after an Entergy employee, Kirk Derokey discovered tampering of Archundia’s electrical box.

Terry Authement joins the race for councilman-at-large
Terry Authement, Boutte resident and former St. Charles Parish Councilman, will enter the election race in October as a candidate for councilman-at-large division B.


Sports

Hahnville golfer signs with McNeese
From staff and wire reports
Derek Bonvillain, a 2007 graduate of Hahnville High School accepted a golf scholarship to McNeese State University.
Softball girls are champs
From staff and wire reports
The Des Allemands Beadle 9 and 10-year-old softball team won the St. Charles Parish Championship game.
High school tennis team holds day camp
From staff and wire reports
The Hahnville High School Girls Tennis Team held a kiddie camp for girls ages 8 to 11 and a tennis clinic for girls ages 12 and over at HHS. Pictured are some of the girls who participated in the tennis clinic.
State olympic team places 2nd in Florida
From staff and wire reports
The ’95 Louisiana Olympic Development Girl’s team that participated in the Disney Cup Tournament July 11 through July 15.
Coach Valdin: get ready to sweat at Camp Living Waters
From staff and wire reports
The Hahnville Football Team is practicing like never before this week, July 31 through Aug. 3, at summer camp Living Waters in Robert.
Luling fisherman lands his catches from a kayak
By Allen Lottinger
Bob Faucheux of Luling loves to fish for redfish in the marshes of south Louisiana and for speckled trout along the coast. But he isn’t your ordinary fisherman.
HURRY!
From staff and wire reports
The time is now to register your son or daughter for the the St. Charles Soccer program.
Sports Shorts
From staff and wire reports
Hunting
From staff and wire reports
With the upcoming fall hunting season right around the corner and the spring turkey season following, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries would like to remind hunters about the numerous youth hunting opportunities in Louisiana for deer, turkey, squirrel and duck seasons.

Editorial

Subsidies destroying our fish industry
By Allen Lottinger
Government is currently subsidizing the destruction of the Louisiana commercial fishing industry. It shows you how inefficient the public sector can be.
Religion in the News
From staff and wire reports
Spirit Happenings
By Heather R. Breaux
Once wary of high art, evangelicals seek greater role as ‘creators of culture’
From staff and wire reports
By ERIC GORSKI AP Religion Writer
Government grows in Louisiana
By C.B. Forgotston
According to an Associated Press story: "The fastest growing segment of the economy over the past year has been state government, which added 8,900 jobs:­ 1,800 more than in the petroleum sector, construction and manufacturing combined."

Our View

Take a step against crime next Tuesday
On Tuesday, the nation will observe Night Out Against Crime and, in our estimation, it is not a day too soon. In recent weeks, crime has taken an upturn.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff’s Reports
From staff and wire reports



Lifestyles

Protection, justice and service ...
By Heather R. Breaux
“When the driver of the Rolls Royce called and said that he was running late, Tiffanie asked Clyde if he could bring her,” says the bride’s mother, Vickie Taylor.
College students who also work have advantages other kids don’t, says LSU expert
LSU AgCenter News
Employment is more than a way for students to make money, according to LSU AgCenter family economics professor Dr. Jeanette Tucker.
Dreams really can come true
Special to the Herald-Guide
By Stacie Falgout and Doreen Landry Dreams came true for two lucky young ladies as new queens were selected at the annual St. Charles Parish Festival Pageant on Saturday, July 28.
Herald-Guide People Watch
Special to the Herald-Guide
The Sound of Music. One local opera singer is improving the quality of sound in the parish. Missy Brezinsky teaches voice lessons from a decidedly professional angle and has performed in over a dozen leading roles at numerous opera companies including the Seattle and the Pittsburgh Operas.
Heather R. Breaux's BLOG
By Heather R. Breaux
I can remember it all very well looking back on my first semester as a freshman at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond when I first stepped foot onto the campus in January 2000.

Obituaries