Volume 140 Number 31 - Aug 01, 2013

News

Assessor will open property tax rolls in light of Biggert-Waters Act
In the months following the bombshell announcement by FEMA that the Biggert-Waters Act may raise flood insurance rates thousands of dollars on some local property owners, St. Charles Parish Assessor Tab Troxler said his office was looking at new assessments for homes that would be negatively affected.

No sales tax Friday, Saturday
Shoppers in St. Charles Parish will get some relief at the cash registers this weekend with the removal of all sales tax on purchases up to $2,500.

Police searching for missing Destrehan student
Police searching for missing Destrehan student Police are searching for a 16-year-old Destrehan student who never returned home from school after being dropped off by her mother on Oct. 29.


Sports

Norco swimmer dominates state meet
Jonathan Menard
Jesse Lynn LeBoeuf, 12, cruised to two first place finishes at the Louisiana Long Course Championship swim meet, which was held on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge.
Breeze finish second at Global World Series
From staff and wire reports
The Louisiana Breeze 11U AAA travel team finished in second place at the USSSA Global World Series.
10U wins regional title
From staff and wire reports
The St. Charles Parish U10 All-Star softball team won the Babe Ruth Southwest Regional championship on Saturday in Houma.
Dancer gets High Gold award
From staff and wire reports
Luling dancer Elysa Brady received a High Gold Award for her solo routine at the USA 2013 Nationals, which was held in Hattiesburg.
14-year-old All-Stars win Babe Ruth state title
From staff and wire reports
The St. Charles Parish 14-year-old All-Stars recently won the 2013 Babe Ruth state championship during the state tournament in Abbeville.

Our View

Lawsuit could benefit our future
One of the biggest lawsuits in the history of the state is about to unfold as the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East prepares to go into the courtroom against many of the oil and gas companies that have produced along the deteriorating Gulf Coast of Louisiana. The prelude is just beginning and apparently the action could go on for a long time.

Sheriffs Reports

Arrests (Aug. 1)
From staff and wire reports
•Sherri J. LeBlanc, 37, of 271 Marcia Drive in Luling, was arrested on July 25 and charged with DWI, simple obstruction of highway and open container.



Lifestyles

River Region Ballet Junior Company awards presentation
From staff and wire reports
River Region Ballet awarded twelve Junior Company Members for their accomplishments in the 2012-2013 season. RRB officials said they hold their dancers in the highest regard and endeavor to enhance their dance technique and performance skills while encouraging discipline and team work.
Mentoring program to kick-off with new school year
From staff and wire reports
Destrehan High School is preparing to welcome its new freshman class and 120 students have been invited to serve as mentors for incoming freshmen, modeling the nationally recognized Kick-Off Program.
Book Review: “A Brief History of Time”
Special to the Herald-Guide
"A Brief History of Time" by Stephen Hawking is expectedly informative of the universe. It is basically a beginner’s guide to the physics of the universe and goes from the big bang to the dark matter that makes up 70 percent of the mass of all galaxies but cannot be seen.
You’ve got to read this! (Aug. 1)
From staff and wire reports
New books are waiting for you in your St. Charles Parish libraries.