Volume 134 Number 34 - Aug 23, 2007


489 arrested for drunk driving since Katrina
St. Charles Parish sheriff’s deputies have been working hard to keep drunk drivers off the streets, with an overwhelming 489 arrests made of intoxicated drivers from August of 2005 to August of 2007.

Derryl Walls announces candidacy for District IV
Derryl Walls announces candidacy for District IV Derryl Walls, 41, lifelong resident of St. Charles Parish has announced his candidacy for the District IV council position.

How to prepare for a flood
If a flood is imminent, you still have time to protect yourself and property. When a flood watch or warning goes into effect, consider taking these last minute steps:

Marcus Lambert joins the race for District 6 councilman
Marcus Lambert joins the race for District 6 councilman I, Marcus M. Lambert, am a candidate for Councilman in district six.

Oubre seeks ninth term as St. Charles Parish clerk of court
Oubre seeks ninth term as St. Charles Parish clerk of court St. Charles Parish Clerk of Court, Charles J. Oubre Jr., a lifelong resident of Hahnville seeks his ninth term in office.

Troxler gives best evacuation routes and times for east and west bank
Evaucation Map. See recommended routes in article. If a hurricane threatens, use these routes and strategies from the Emergency Operations Center for a hassle-free evacuation
If a mandatory evacuation is ordered this hurricane season, Emergency Operation Center Director Tab Troxler has specific route recommendations for residents of St. Charles Parish.

Workers forced to live outside Parish
Lack of apartments, rental property blamed
Young professionals being relocated to St. Charles Parish are having a tough time moving into the area because of a lack of rental properties.


Are you ready for some FOOTBALL?
Staff Report
PUMPED UP FOR PREP FOOTBALL. Destrehan High School football players Blaine Wagner #68 - junior, Brian Kahrs #70 - senior, Kurt Hebert #62 - junior and Stephen Cheralla #48 - senior joined the Wildcat coaching staff at last week’s Hahnville High School scrimmage to see what to expect this year from their parish rivals.
Golfing brothers PUTT each other to the ultimate challenge
Heather R. Breaux
Four River Parish youths, and the grandsons of Jimmy Ellis of Luling, hit the green for the Riverlands Golf and Country Club Junior Club Championship match up in the 9 to 11-year-old division.
DHS ROTC: Six cadets attend school for leadership
Staff Report
On the evening of Saturday, June 9, six cadets from Destrehan High School AFJROTC were packing and thinking about what a week at the South Carolina Cadet Officer Leadership School (COLS) was going to be like. COLS is held at the beginning of June every year at The Citadel in South Carolina.


Local races to start revving up, too
Allen Lottinger
Things have been heated up a long time for the Presidential election which is still more than a year away. And finally, after slow starts, the campaigns for state and local elections which are a scant two months away are getting started.
Things are heating up in Louisiana politics
Dan Juneau
Record setting temperatures buffeted Louisiana last week, driving the mercury past the 100 degree mark. But the thermometer wasn't the only thing heating up in the Bayou State. Storm clouds-literally and figuratively-were enveloping the horizon.
Commission ignores Katrina- effect on home property values
Special to the Herald-Guide
Dear Taxpayer: The Louisiana Tax Commission (LTC) ordered a reassessessment of St. Charles Parish for 2007 because our ratio study was 8.9 percent. A passing grade is 9 percent.
Jason Brauninger takes first vows
Staff Report
Jason Brauninger, 25, a St. Rose native and seminary student, professed his first vows before God, church leaders, friends and family in a special ceremony Aug. 15 held at St. Charles College in Grand Coteau.
Spirit Happening
Staff Report
A non-denominational bible study focusing on the spiritual truths and concepts on the book of Galations will begin August 27 through November 14 with a break in between. Classes will be on Monday nights from 7-9 and Wednesday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 at the Bible Center Church on Barton Ave. in Luling.
State should take action against corruption, too
C.B. Forgotston
Another part of the legacy of the Blanco Administration was unveiled last week. It is one of corruption.

Our View

Footballs take to the air in St. Charles Parish
This week offers us a good opportunity to get our minds off hurricanes and politics - - temporarily.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
Staff Report
Suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law


Heather R. Breaux BLOG
Heather R. Breaux
Shhh! What I’m about to tell you will unlock the secrets of the universe and give you everything that you’ve ever wanted - or at least that’s what the filmakers of the 2006 self-help documentary The Secret claim will happen if you just, believe.
Community Education
Heather R. Breaux
Registration for community education classes is now being held. Brochures are available at your local libraries. West bank coordinator Jayne Tate said that this year’s list of over 200 classes are both interesting and well worth attending. Don’t miss out - registration deadline is Friday, August 31st.
Parish school volunteers do more than just organize bake sales and fairs
LSU AgCenter News
With the start of school, many parents’ thoughts go to preparing their child for a positive start, however, little time is spent figuring out how parents can get involved in supporting their child during the school year, according to 4-H youth development professor Dr. Janet Fox.
Herald-Guide People Watch
Staff Report
Atmos meter-reader Brent Somme’ was captured by the Herald-Guide cameras early one August morning checking gas meters on Cottage Drive in Luling.
Camera Shootout 2007
Staff Report
“Water Baby” by Shirley Bourgeois got the most votes last week and is the Aug. 16 winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2007 photo contest.
Staff Report
Congratulations to Tonya Keller Fontenot who graduated in May from the University of Louisiana with a bachelors degree in nursing and a member of the Nursing Honor Society.
Love is in the air
Staff Report
Parish people are walking down the aisle and tying the knot ... can you hear the sound of the wedding bells ringing? We can!


Gibson Julie Simoneaux Gibson, was welcomed into Jesus’ arms, on Wednesday, Aug. 15 at 4:45 p.m., ar the age of 66. Wife of the late Roy “Hoot” Gibson.