|Thankful for slow hurricane season, flood protection improvements
November 27 at 1:18 pm
As we enter this Thanksgiving, the weather has been disagreeable. Although southeast Louisiana is generally blessed with mild temperatures at this time of the year, many of us have had to crank up our seldom used heaters as temperatures have plummeted and we have been kept damp by a steady mist.
|Parishes take action to restore the coast
November 22 at 9:41 am
Jefferson and Plaquemines parishes have taken the lead in filing lawsuits charging that energy companies and contractors have not followed the law in restoring coastal lands to the healthy conditions that existed before their explorations and production efforts. Louisiana laws clearly say that the land must be maintained and restored to their original condition when work is completed.
|Remembering the actions of local soldiers on Veteran’s Day
November 15 at 9:25 am
In a Veteran’s Day proclamation 50 years ago, President John F. Kennedy said “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”
|This week’s Humane Society showcase adoption pets
November 15 at 7:24 am
This week’s Humane Society showcase are Siamese cats.
|Mr. Go is finally ‘Go...Going...Gone’
November 08 at 9:11 am
“Mr. Go . . . Going . . . Gone” is a TV documentary produced by one of Louisiana’s top coastal environmentalist. It is an interesting piece, to say the least, about one of the worst efforts the people of our state put forth supposedly to improve the economy through easier waterway access from the Gulf of Mexico to the Port of New Orleans.
|Medicine becomes political problem
November 01 at 9:14 am
Obamacare may decide who wins the next presidential election.
|Legal costs can get exorbitant
October 25 at 9:25 am
Much criticism has been expressed about the high contingency fees assessed by law firms for handling cases for governmental agencies. For example, there is an agreement that allowed the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority – East, located east of the Mississippi River, to hire a law firm to file suit against 97 oil and gas companies for damages to coastal wetlands during past years.
|Two-party system needs repair
October 18 at 9:40 am
Our two-party system is causing havoc in the federal government, with government stoppage bringing to a halt many services that are being missed by our mainstream citizens.
|At least we can prepare for hurricanes
October 11 at 9:38 am
Will the year 2013 be the lucky year for South Louisiana not to have a hurricane or even a tropical storm invade our coastline to cause turmoil to our well-being? We almost let one through this past weekend as Karen aimed towards Plaquemines Parish but then decided to tone it down and take a right turn with what was left to let us continue to enjoy the sunshine and tranquility we have been enjoying for some time now.
|Future of coast may brighten up
October 04 at 9:15 am
After the leveeing of the Mississippi River ,which has nearly destroyed the Louisiana coast by depriving it of overflows of fresh water that brought life to our wetlands and marshes, we got a break in 1990. In that year, the Coastal Wetland Planning, Protection and Restoration Act was passed by Congress.
|Festivals reign this fall
September 27 at 11:07 am
The 2013-14 school year is in full swing and the high school football season is already a third of the way through. As of Sept. 22, summer has receded and fall is upon us once again.
|Alligators become industry in St. Charles
September 20 at 10:14 am
It all began back in 1979 when the St. Charles Rotary Club, looking for a money-making event for its charitable purposes, started the Alligator Festival. It was held in the driveway-entrance of Willowdale Country Club but soon advanced to more appropriate areas of the parish.
|Is co-existence in our future?
September 12 at 1:57 pm
It’s a mixed up world to say the least at the present time. We have Syria saying they have not killed their people with chemical weapons. It was rebels in their country who did it to point the blame at the Syrian government so they could take over the country.
|Coastal restoration can’t wait any longer
September 06 at 9:44 am
We’ve been waiting for much too long to get coastal restoration for Louisiana along the Gulf of Mexico going at a fast rate of speed. Now we understand that some of the money due us as civil penalties from the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe could arrive within a year. Hallelujah!
|St. Charles not a dangerous place to live
August 30 at 8:57 am
When the value of property goes down, so should the property taxes. That is what the people are paying for - the right to own property at their respective values.
|Our state is high in integrity
August 23 at 2:43 pm
It’s good news that Louisiana now ranks sixth among states in integrity according to Chicago watchdog group the Better Government Association. The state rated high for laws governing freedom of information, open meetings and conflicts of interest.
|St. Charles businesses don’t remove sales tax during holiday
August 09 at 11:01 am
I assume that the state of Louisiana and St. Charles Parish instituted the sales tax holidays to provide an opportunity for the residents of the state and parish to purchase items and save the normal taxes paid on said purchases, thereby stimulating the economy and providing savings to the residents. This holiday takes place every year on the first Friday and Saturday of August. All items for personal use should be sales tax free with the exceptions of licensed vehicles, food prepared at a restaurant and some services and rentals.
|Residents can benefit from Community Ed
August 09 at 10:58 am
In St. Charles Parish, education is not just for children. It is for all of those adults as well who want to continue their education after graduation in fields that can help them improve the way they live as well as offering them ways to earn a better living.
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• Hahnville head football coach resigns
• Destrehan knocks off Dutchtown, advances to state semifinals
• Hahnville, Destrehan soccer teams will face off in Steve Gleason fundraiser
• Playoffs week two players of the week
• 7 Tiger wrestlers place in top 3 at Rebel Open
12 floats will roll through Norco Sunday, usher in Christmas season - 1452 views
More than 60 groups, including 12 unique floats, will ring in the Christmas season when they march through the streets of Norco on Sunday, Dec. 1.
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