Volume 141 Number 31 - Jul 31, 2014


Save money shopping in St. Charles Parish with tax free weekend
Save money shopping in St. Charles Parish with tax free weekend 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.


St. Charles anglers top leaderboard at Tarpon Rodeo
Bruce McDonald
Several anglers from St. Charles Parish finished near the top of the leaderboard at the International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo held last weekend.
HHS receiver commits to Georgia Tech
Jonathan Menard
Hahnville High School receiver Brandon Singleton, who is entering his senior year, has committed to play football for Georgia Tech.

Our View

Coastal restoration efforts get a boost
The long-awaited restoration of Louisiana’s valuable coast got somewhat of a boost last week when the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council announced it will start receiving project proposals in August to repair damage resulting from the BP oil spill in 2010. Hopefully it will spur announcements of other coastal restoration projects that are still in need.

Sheriffs Reports

St. Charles Parish Arrests
From staff and wire reports
•Joseph J. Cortez, 25, of 1808 Birdside Drive apartment 9B in Baton Rouge, was arrested on July 21 and charged with possession of cocaine with intent, possession of MDMA with intent, three counts of attempting to disarm a police officer, battery on a police officer with injury, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm while in possession of a controlled substance, two counts of battery on a police officer and resisting an officer.


Teen puts off studies at Duke to make difference in Taiwan
Kyle Barnett
A Luling teen is about to embark of the trip of a lifetime as he prepares to serve a two-year mission in Taiwan.
Crabber may be last in line in family pastime
Kyle Barnett
The clouds reflect off the calm waters of the Bonnet Carré Spillway in Norco. Mary Marie, 68, bends over the dock looking into the water, watching for crabs.
Knights of Columbus dedicates Monday evenings to nursing home residents
From staff and wire reports
Hurschel Burleigh started giving the rosary to nursing home residents at Luling Living Center in 1986 with his late wife Ruby.
R.K. Smith Middle School counseling intervention program
From staff and wire reports
Several students from R.K. Smith Middle School in Luling successfully completed the Counseling Intervention Program.
Book review: “America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren’t”
Special to the Herald-Guide
America Again by Stephen Colbert is a witty continuation of political satire that is Colbert’s Show on Comedy Central: The Colbert Report.
Humane Society showcase adoption pets “Daisy, Peach and Luigi”
From staff and wire reports
Throughout Aug. 31 all cat adoptions have been reduced to $40 due to overflow of felines at the St. Charles parish Animal Shelter.


Janice Marie Dufrene Walls, 70, of Bayou Gauche, died Monday in the presence of her husband and family.