Volume 137 Number 37 - Sep 16, 2010


50 race in 9.11K to remember fallen
Fifty residents took part in the first annual 9.11K Run-Walk-Bike, which was to remember those that tragically lost their lives nine years ago while also raising food and money for the needy.

Council could seek garbage proposals
St. Charles Parish Council members will consider requesting proposals for garbage collection after SDT Waste and Debris services made the parish an offer that would save residents around $1.4 million over the next five years.

Council: Give us a turn lane on Barton
Something must be done to clear congestion, they say
The St. Charles Parish Council has asked the state Department of Transportation and Development to install a right turning lane, as well as left turning signals, on Barton Avenue to alleviate congestion.

Hurst, J.B. Martin wings make room for 6th graders
An artist’s rendering of what the new Harry Hurst Middle School wing will look like once completed. The wing will house special features, such as a computer lab and science lab. The Hurst wing, as well as a similar wing at J.B. Martin, are scheduled for c The long-awaited wing expansions at Harry Hurst and J. B. Martin middle schools will begin construction this October. The two new buildings will make room at the schools for their first 6th grade classes.

Mother, son battle school bullying nightmare for years
Editor’s note: Because the mother interviewed wished to remain anonymous to protect her child from further bullying, we will call her Jane Smith and we will call her son Trey Smith in this story.

Mystery surrounds airplane in the bayou
Herald-Guide hopes readers can crack the case
An airplane that crashed in Bayou Des Allemands decades ago has drawn the interest of a local man who has been trying to solve the mystery for nearly a year but has made little headway.

Piece of Pentagon will honor Norco native killed on 9/11
On the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, taps were played over a memorial dedicated to St. Charles native Lt. Col. Robert J. Hymel at the exact time that the plane had crashed into the Pentagon in 2001, killing Hymel at age 55.

Texting during meeting distracts council, says Hogan
Hogan will introduce anti, pro-texting resolutions
While the council voted against a Paul Hogan resolution that would have banned texting and surfing the Internet during meetings, Hogan said he is not done with the issue.


Tigers seek revenge against Lutcher after last year’s loss
Eric LeBlanc
After a close contest with John Ehret two weeks ago, the Hahnville Tigers victory over Sarah Reed on Friday was anything but close at 56-6. The Tigers made a statement, gaining more than 430 yards of offense and holding the Olympians to just a handful of first downs. The state's sportswriters took notice of the victory as well, moving the Tigers up one spot to No. 5 in the LSWA (Louisiana Sportswriters Association) 5A Rankings.
Destrehan, Karr winner will be decided in the trenches
Jonathan Menard
After a heartbreaking loss to Helen Cox, the Destrehan Wildcats had something to prove against Thibodaux. They made quite a statement.
Former DHS star ranked as 88th best NFL player ever
Mike Detillier
Former Destrehan High School star defensive back Ed Reed is getting some high praise from his football colleagues.
Former DHS star ranked as 88th best NFL player ever
Mike Detillier
Former Destrehan High School star defensive back Ed Reed is getting some high praise from his football colleagues.
Lottery makes alligator-hunting dream come true
Bruce McDonald
With hunting season in full swing, some hunters gear-up for their favorite game to hunt.
Comets must play with more emotion to tame explosive West St. John
Jonathan Menard
St. Charles Catholic is 2-0 after beating a pair of 4A teams in Woodlawn and Vanderbilt Catholic, but head coach Frank Monica knows that something has been missing.
2010 Hi-Steppers announced
From staff and wire reports
Hahnville High School has announced their 2010-11 Hi-Stepper squad.
Hahnville falls to Lutcher, 42-28
Jonathan Menard
For the second straight year, Lutcher beat Hahnville in a shootout, winning 42-28 to hand the Tigers their first loss of the season.
Karr cruises past Destrehan
Eric LeBlanc
The Destrehan Wildcats started fast tonight leading 10-0 in the second quarter, but miscues and the Edna Karr defense proved too much for them as they faded in the second half and fell 25-10.

Our View

Are garbage services due for a change?
St. Charles Parish Council is considering bids to provide garbage services that could change who picks up our garbage and trash in the morning.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports
Arrests •Johnathan A. Augustine, 20, of 625 Turtle Creek Lane in St. Rose, was arrested on Sept. 6 and charged with possession with intent, manufacturing SCH I - Marijuana and possession with intent SCH II - Crack.


Teacher Deborah Unger receives prestigious grant
From staff and wire reports
Hahnville High School teacher Mrs. Deborah S. Unger recently received a $4,100 Service Learning Grant from the Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation.
Recipe: Jammin' Jambalaya
From staff and wire reports
Courtesy of Family Features
St. Charles Art Guild announces artists of the month
From staff and wire reports
Pictured are the St. Charles Art Guild Arists of the Month for September.
VFW post, auxiliary present check
From staff and wire reports
VFW Post 3750 and Auxiliary recently presented a check for special projects to the South East Louisiana War Veterans Home in Reserve.
Pets of the Week
From staff and wire reports
Addy and Chase are lab/blue healer mix puppies.
VIP: Austin Labry
From staff and wire reports
State Representative Gary Smith congratulates Austin Labry of Destrehan for receiving the 2010-2011 Tulane Legislative Scholarship.
Book Review: '13 Reasons Why'
Special to the Herald-Guide
Reviewed by Dillon Tauzin
LSU AgCenter warns homeowners about new grass disease in LA
Special to the Herald-Guide
LSU AgCenter
Tailgating with toddlers
Special to the Herald-Guide
Football season is here and with it the day-long tailgate parties and game day celebrations. Many in south Louisiana make these events a family affair to include children of all ages. Ochsner pediatrician Patricia Granier, MD offers the following advice on keeping your little fans safe this season.
Lakewood kids learn about dissection
From staff and wire reports
Kim Colley's 4th grade class at Lakewood Elementary is studying food chains and food webs.
School bus drivers appreciated at SCB
From staff and wire reports
St. Charles Borromeo School in Destrehan recently invited their students’ bus drivers to school for a “Bus Driver Appreciation” gathering.
HHS student named semi-finalist in 2010 Ayn Rand Contest
From staff and wire reports
Congratulations to HHS Junior, Leighton Webre for being a semi-finalist in the 2010 Anthem Essay Contest. The Ayn Rand Institute awarded him a certificate and a check for thirty dollars.
HHS announces students of month
From staff and wire reports
Congratulations to the following Hahnville High School students who were chosen as “Student of the Month” for August.
DHS Choir heads to all-state audition
From staff and wire reports
Congratulations to DHS Choir students Jade Coates, Wynter Seymour, Nick Koester, Derek Desselles, Andy Johnson, and Gabriel Pastor for advancing to the 2nd (final) round of all-state choir auditions.
New Sarpy writers
From staff and wire reports
New Sarpy Elementary recently recognized 2010 Louisiana Writes contest winners.
Students D.A.R.E. to say no to drugs
From staff and wire reports
Students in Brooke Savoie’s 5th grade class at Lakewood Elementary are busy at work decorating their D.A.R.E. Box as part of the St. Charles Parish D.A.R.E. program.
Gassen-Fierro engagement
From staff and wire reports
Wayne and Lyddi Gassen of Luling are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter Malia Gloria Gassen to Edward Jason Fierro, the son of Hope Apperson of Metairie and the late Carlos Fierro Jr. of Carlsbad, N.M. Their wedding will be on Sept. 24, 2010 at Magnolia Plantation.
Black-Gautrau engagement
From staff and wire reports
Mr. and Mrs. Edd Black of Crystal Springs, Miss., announce the engagement of their daughter, Monica Black, to Captain Douglas Gautrau, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Gerard Gautrau of St. Rose.