Volume 140 Number 26 - Jun 27, 2013


Arrest (June 27)
•Benjamin R. Gedert, 33, of 324 Labarre Drive in Metairie, was arrested on June 17 and charged with DWI.

Council will decide fate of Sunset Drainage levee improvement projects
Councilman Paul Hogan Vote delayed last meeting after price discrepancies
The St. Charles Parish Council will once again tackle an ordinance introduced by Councilman Paul Hogan who says it would improve the Sunset Drainage District levee enough to lower flood rates for residents in Des Allemands, Bayou Gauche and Paradis.

Council will vote on legalizing fireworks
Council will vote on legalizing fireworks Councilman Paul Hogan has not given up on his fight to legalize fireworks and has sponsored yet another ordinance that would allow residents to pop fireworks during specific times.

FEMA delays flood rate release, again
New FEMA flood insurance rates that were originally set for release on July 1 have been delayed once again, according to St. Charles Parish officials.

NOPD officer fired after writing worthless check in St. Rose
A New Orleans police officer was fired after authorities recently discovered that he wrote a bad check to a St. Rose air conditioning supply company in 2004.

Parish hopeful lawsuit holding up Willowridge Levee will be settled soon
Parish hopeful lawsuit holding up Willowridge Levee will be settled soon St. Charles Parish is hopeful that a federal court will rule in their favor in the next few weeks regarding a conservation easement that has held up construction of the Willowridge Levee in Luling.

Waggaman man now charged with 9 parish home burglaries
Christopher Watkins A 29-year-old Waggaman man has now been charged with nine home burglaries that occurred in Luling and Ama in May and early June.


U12 St. Charles All-Stars win Riverview tourney
From staff and wire reports
The U12 St. Charles Parish All-Stars went undefeated to win the 2013 Carollton Boosters Riverview Softball Tournament.

Our View

Home sales increase in spite of fears
There’s good news in the St. Charles Parish real estate market with sales increasing in spite of the fears over threatened increases in flood insurance. Our assessor, Tab Troxler, and local real estate agents have agreed that the future looks promising.


Calling all home chefs
From staff and wire reports
Share your favorite home recipe with St. Charles Parish by getting it published in the St. Charles Herald-Guide.
DHS alum Henry LeBoyd graduates from medical school
From staff and wire reports
Congratulations to Henry "Hank" LeBoyd III who recently graduated from Morehouse School of Medicine with a Doctor of Medicine Degree.
This week’s Humane Society showcase adoption pet “Felix”
From staff and wire reports
Felix, a three year old male orange tabby, is this week’s Humane Society showcase adoption pet.
Camera Shootout 2013 June 20 Winner
From staff and wire reports
"Ahoy matey" by Derek Troxler got the most votes last week and is the June 20 winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2013 photo contest.


Frank Joseph Pizzolato Sr.
Frank Joseph Pizzolato Sr., 86, after enjoying a full and rich life with family and friends, entered eternal life on April 18. Loving and devoted husband and father, married to Marion Madere Pizzolato for the past 62 years.
Marion Madere Pizzolato
Marion Madere Pizzolato, 85, passed away on June 7 and entered into eternal rest just seven weeks after her husband Frank passed away.
John Isaiah Pierre was born January 25, 1937 to the late Pastor Louis Pierre and Bernice Tassin Pierre.
Robert "Bobby" J. Pisciotti Sr., 55, passed away on Saturday, June 15 surrounded by his family.