Volume 135 Number 12 - Mar 20, 2008


Board moves forward with Destrehan’s athletic facelift
Even though the estimated cost of the project has recently spiked from $1.5 million to around $2.25 million, the school board voted to go ahead with Destrehan's athletic facility relocation by sending it out for bid.

Destrehan band director arrested on sex charges
Destrehan band director arrested on sex charges Destrehan band director Byron Toups was arrested by the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office this morning and charged with molestation of a juvenile, indecent behavior with a juvenile and simple battery.

Dynamite blast to shake up parish
Last year, residents complained that study caused their walls to tremble
Don't be surprised if the ground shakes around or near homes and businesses in Ormond, New Sarpy, Montz, Hahnville and Norco.

Green eggs and Easter
Green eggs and Easter When Sue Kruse of Boutte stopped by a Ponchatoula feed store last Easter to buy a baby chick for her great-granddaughter Brittany, little did she know that the black-and-emerald feathered bird she chose had a surprise in store for the family - it would soon be laying green eggs.

Parish using survey to attract businesses
St. Charles Parish is joining three other economic development organizations in undertaking a comprehensive analysis of the local labor market to give companies interested in coming into the area an idea of what that market could support.

Schools save over half a million
Insurance switch saves money -- offers reward-based activity program, personal health records
Despite their employees' willingness to stay with UnitedHealthcare, the St. Charles Parish School Board decided to end their 14-year relationship with the insurance company in order to save costs.

Slow home sales delay Phase II of Ashton Plantation
Slow home sales delay Phase II of Ashton Plantation Rathborne will not develop more lots until more homes are sold in the subdivision’s first phase
Phase II of Ashton Plantation won't be going up as scheduled until more homes are sold in Phase I.

Students test Labranche for pollution to compare us to the world
Students test Labranche for pollution to compare us to the world Soil, water and air testing may seem like a mundane and boring lesson when read from text books or performed with mock samples inside the classroom. That's one of the reasons Katy Higgins and her 45 students from Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy in Jefferson Parish visited the LaBranche Wetlands.

UWSC gears up for 12th bridge run
The United Way of St. Charles is gearing up for its 12th annual 5K Bridge Run, which is the only race in the country that allows participants to transverse the Mississippi River.

Woman knocked out for waking up man
Two Des Allemands brothers were arrested after one of the brothers responded to getting hit with a wooden table leg by striking the other brother with a metal work light, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.


Destrehan, Hahnville head into DISTRICT PLAY
Jonathan Menard
Destrehan and Hahnville have rolled out to almost identical starts in the 2008 season, but one team will get an early lead in the race for the playoffs when the two schools meet to open district play on March 20.
Holy Family free throw winners
Staff Report
Luling’s KC Council 9933 holds 2008 basketball free throw competition
St. Charles Parish basketball All-Stars shine in tournaments
Staff Report
The St. Charles Parish 8-year-old basketball All-Star team played in the International Biddy Tournament in Thibodaux this week. The team placed second and was awarded the International Biddy AA Runner-Up title.
Two boys selected as All-American players
Staff Report
Two boys were selected as All-American players from the 8-year-old St. Charles Parish All-Star team during the International Biddy Tournament held in Thibodaux.
Herald-Guide Outdoor Report
Staff Report
The western part of neighboring Lake Cataouatche is frequented by many St. Charles Parish fishermen. So, anglers grab your pole. Here’s your fishing report.
HHS alumni get ready for softball brawl
Staff Report
The Hahnville softball team will have their annual alumni game on April 5 at 10 a.m.
St. Rose teen receives recognition for state cheerleading performance
Staff Report
The De La Salle High School Cheerleaders, under the direction of Coach MeLissa "Missy" Kossick, participated in a two-day event in Lafayette, LA, with over 200 other "All-State Spirit Team" members from across Louisiana.

Our View

Residents need way to access ‘wildlife utopia’
Imagine a neighborhood on the brink of wildlife utopia; a neighborhood brimming with so many outdoor opportunities it would make your head spin; a neighborhood surrounded by fishing, hunting, hiking, and biking trails that lead to some of the best outdoor adventures available in the country.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports
Arrests •Victor Thomas, 63, of 130 Zack Thomas Lane in Montz was arrested on March 13 and charged with cruelty to animals, St. Charles Sheriff’s Office attachements, a fugitive of Kenner Police Department and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.


The Cook's Corner
Staff Report
Whip up a new dish for your family with the Herald-Guide’s Recipe of the Week.
Camera Shootout 2008
Staff Report
“Cat-fishing” by Rosalie Gassen got the most votes last week and is the March 6 winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2008 photo contest.
Heather R. Breaux BLOG
Heather R. Breaux
Earlier this month, hundreds gathered in their best evening attire for a night of choice cocktails and fine dining at the re-grand opening of Copeland’s Cheesecake Bistro on St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans - an event I just couldn’t miss!
Staff Report
Little did Georgia Landry of Norco know that a small birthday dinner would turn into a great big one when family and friends gathered at the Knights of Columbus Hall on March 8 to surprise Georgia on her 80th birthday.
FOUND: 10,000 eggs in Bayou Gauche
Heather R. Breaux
Children of all ages crowded the fields near the Bayou Gauche Fire Station to hunt for 10,000 plastic eggs stuffed with yummy candy last Sunday.
The Cook’s Corner
Staff Report
Whip up a new dish for your family with the Herald-Guide’s Recipe of the Week.