Volume 140 Number 5 - Jan 31, 2013


$2 billion Valero projects will be completed in ‘13
The Valero refinery in Norco is expecting some big changes this year.

St. Charles students perform during halftime of Super Bowl
Around 75 St. Charles Parish students from the Satellite Center will participate in the Super Bowl halftime show at the Super Dome on Feb. 2.

Super Bowl boosts St. Charles businesses
A majority of the parish’s hotels are sold out for Super Bowl weekend, but other businesses in the area have also received a bump in business because of the big game.

Warm winter spurs crawfish crop, keeps prices low for Mardi Gras
A warm winter has produced a plentiful crop of crawfish, which is a huge plus for local dealers considering the demand brought by the Super Bowl and Mardi Gras.


Lady Wildcats suffer first district loss in overtime
Jonathan Menard
The Destrehan girls’ basketball team’s perfect district start was ruined by East St. John, who knocked off the Lady Wildcats 56-50 in overtime on Tuesday.
SCC defensive lineman commits to Southeastern
Jonathan Menard
St. Charles Catholic defensive lineman Taylor Cochran has committed to play football at Southeastern Louisiana University.
Lady Tigers, Wildcats advance to playoffs
From staff and wire reports
Both Hahnville and Destrehan advanced to the Division 1 girls state soccer playoffs after finishing first and second, respectively, in District 8-1.
Tigers claim district title with 2-0 win
From staff and wire reports
The Hahnville boys’ soccer team locked up the District 8-1 championship with a 2-0 victory over East St. John.
Could this be Reed’s last game with Ravens?
Mike Detillier
Free Safety Ed Reed will go down as the greatest football player ever at Destrehan High School and he is a lock to be a first ballot NFL Hall of Famer when he decides to retire from the game.
NFL Network makes video featuring St. Charles Parish football and community
From staff and wire reports
The NFL Network recently made a video featuring Hahnville Football coach Lou Valdin and football spring practices as well as other local residents.

Sheriffs Reports

Arrests (Jan. 31)
From staff and wire reports
•Lawrence J. Washington, 21, of 604 E. Club Drive in St. Rose, was arrested on Jan. 17 and charged with accessory after the fact - first-degree murder and accessory after the fact - attempted first-degree murder.


St. Charles Parish Louisiana Volunteers for Family and Community visit veteran’s home
From staff and wire reports
The St. Charles Parish LVFC (Louisiana Volunteers for Family and Community) visited the veterans home in Reserve in honor of Veteran’s Day.
Destrehan High School drafting students earn certification
From staff and wire reports
Destrehan High School drafting teacher Rick Hollier had 10 drafting students earn the Mechanical Apprentice Drafter Certification during the fall 2012 term.
Albert Cammon: Teacher of the Year
From staff and wire reports
Albert Cammon Middle School has selected Matthew Chauvin as Teacher of the Year.
Norco Elementary Teacher of the Year
From staff and wire reports
The Norco Elementary Teacher of the Year award went to 4th grade teacher Jessica Thomas.
Air Products donates $10,000 to United Way
From staff and wire reports
Air Products presented United Way of St. Charles with a check for $10,000 to help cover costs associated with Hurricane Isaac recovery.
St. Rose Elementary students complete D.A.R.E. course
From staff and wire reports
Winners of the DARE essay contest were recently announced in an event attended by Sheriff Greg Champagne and SRE DARE Officer McCarter.
St. Rose Elementary Teacher of the Year
From staff and wire reports
Courtney Spanolios was chosen as St. Rose Elementary’s 2012-2013 Teacher of the Year.
DHS graduate completes Air National Guard training
From staff and wire reports
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Dustin C. Feagley graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.