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Have the courage to be holy
March 13 at 11:07 am
What does it mean to be holy in todayís world? To some, holiness is an abstract concept that they cannot define, but will know it when they see it in someone.

Consistent prayer leads to many blessings
March 13 at 11:00 am
Below I share a prayer experience as I entered into one of the mysteries of the Rosary. It is vulnerable to share my deeper heart of prayer because it is a very intimate and sacred time with God. And, as well, it is difficult to fully capture the extent of what I may experience; because it is always hard to capture in words the deeper heart experiences.

Letís give Jindal a chance
March 13 at 10:57 am
Will Bobby Jindal be our next president? Donít hold your breath.

River cruises will increase tourism here
March 06 at 1:13 pm
Colorful cruise ships such as those that have plied European waters for many years are expected to soon be travelling waters of the Mississippi River right between the east and west banks of St. Charles Parish.

So who is responsible for wetlands damage?
February 27 at 2:31 pm
It was disturbing to learn that a judge has dismissed the suit by the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East for compensation from oil and gas companies because of damages to our coast that occurred during their exploration and development. The law may give them the right to do their work under permits, but it appears that most of those permits required leaving the lands and wetlands they explored in good condition when finished that would not deteriorate the Louisiana coast.

Louisiana needs that offshore royalty
February 13 at 1:21 pm
Louisiana has been having a major problem along its coast, which has been disappearing at more than the size of a football field every hour.

Satellite Center broadens education
February 06 at 1:06 pm
St. Charles Parish has been very creative in the past in the education field. It has always scored as having one of the best systems in the state in teaching our young residents how to read, write and add numbers.

Our coast needs a lot of attention
January 30 at 12:41 pm
Louisianaís erosion along the coast needs more attention before it is too late. Itís time to speed up the process so our water wonderland doesnít leave the land behind completely.

Letís not kill unborn babies
January 23 at 10:37 am
Hopefully, it is becoming less mainstream to kill human life in our world through abortion. It appears that way in our area at least as an abortion facility planned in May 2013 in the 4600 block of South Claiborne Ave. in New Orleans has yet to get off the ground.

Driverless vehicles wonít solve problems
January 16 at 2:29 pm
Itís hard to understand how driverless automobiles will help to relieve our traffic and transportation problems. But that, apparently, is what Google and others are anticipating.

Donít brand Scalise as a David Duke
January 09 at 9:27 am
We thought the political days of David Duke, our Ku Klux Klansman of yesteryear, were over when he disappeared from public attention after defeats in several races. One of them was in a runoff for governor against Edwin Edwards in which bumper stickers advertised ďVote for the crook. Itís important.Ē And they elected Edwards.

Letís get countries n the world together
December 19, 2014 at 9:54 am
The United States needs to push its efforts to get other countries together on disagreements that seem to be tearing the world apart on issues such as creating a Palestinian state before a peace treaty is signed between the two countries. And there are other matters of concern, especially in the Middle East where forces of various views are trying to take control.

Louisiana politics take a turn
December 11, 2014 at 3:38 pm
Our state that used to be a part of the solid Democratic south has taken a definite change of face. When new statewide officials take over, every one of them will be Republican.

Get ready to vote, visit Santa
December 05, 2014 at 11:10 am
This weekend in St. Charles Parish, there are two very important things residents can do.

Itís time to give thanks
November 26, 2014 at 12:38 pm
Though there are many disturbances around the world this day and age, there is still very much to be thankful for. That is what we should concentrate on as we enjoy our turkey and dressings this Thanksgiving.

Itís almost time to vote again
November 21, 2014 at 10:35 am
To a great extent, people of the United States of America have learned the importance of democratic elections and how they can lead to the freedoms and ways of life they enjoy.

Removal of Berlin Wall one of most significant developments in history
November 14, 2014 at 9:45 am
Twenty-five years ago, one of the most significant developments in world history occurred. It was the reuniting of the east and the west along the Berlin Wall in Germany where a line had been drawn to separate communism and democracy.

Is space tourism ready to take off?
November 07, 2014 at 9:47 am
Two accidents last week threw a big question mark into the possibility of space tourism being popularized to any great extent in the near future.

A second teen arrested in crash that killed HHS student
A second teen arrested in crash that killed HHS student
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A second teen, Bailey Picou, 17, of Luling, has been arrested and charged with accessory to negligent homicide in connection with Monday's fatal wreck in Hahnville.

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