|Parish on top of things in 2008
December 30, 2008 at 12:30 pm
The year 2008 was a very interesting one. From a pair of hurricanes, to snow, to the Destrehan Wildcats winning their second straight state championship, a lot went on last year in St. Charles Parish.
|Itís that time of year again
December 23, 2008 at 11:41 am
Christmas is a special time of the year.
|Is bipartisanship at stake in Congress?
December 18, 2008 at 8:54 am
Abortion has been one of the most sensitive political subjects in this country. Whether or not women should have the choice of aborting and killing their unborn children has been somewhat evenly divided.
|Something special about DHS Wildcats
December 10, 2008 at 12:10 pm
Itís been a wild ride for the Destrehan football team over the past two seasons.
|Troxler successor is very important
December 03, 2008 at 3:27 pm
St. Charles Parish will undoubtedly miss the work of Tab Troxler as emergency preparedness director when he leaves to accept a similar position for Dow Chemical Company. He has been a valuable leader in that very important spot.
|We have many things to be thankful for
November 25, 2008 at 11:02 am
This Thanksgiving Day, we have a lot to be thankful for.
Of course, we do have problems. We learned extensively about all of them during the recent Presidential election campaign. Our economic doldrums. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Hurricane damages here and there that havenít been repaired. Etc. Etc.
|Ku Klux Klan lifts its ugly head
November 20, 2008 at 11:33 am
Just when we thought the slimy robes of the Ku Klux Klan had disappeared into irrelevance, bang goes a pistol and it lifts its ugly head again. Not since the days that David Duke dominated the headlines had we even thought about the evils injected into society by those bands of white hooded misfits.
|Electoral system is very outdated
November 06, 2008 at 9:04 am
Now that the election is over, it is perhaps time to start thinking about reforming the electoral system. To say it is outdated is a gross understatement.
October 29, 2008 at 12:25 pm
St. Charles Herald-Guide does not endorse individual candidates for public office since, in a small community such as St. Charles, candidate-choice is influenced heavily by friendships and relationships. But we do offer suggestions on proposed constitutional amendments.
|Should airport be privatized?
October 15, 2008 at 11:55 am
A new possibility has come forth on what to do about the ownership and management of Louis Armstrong International Airport. The City of New Orleans which owns it and the State of Louisiana have been investigating the possibility of the state buying it since it is a regional airport serving all of southeast Louisiana and the city can use the money.
|Why canít campaigns be more civilized?
October 08, 2008 at 11:25 am
Itís strange seeing Sen. Mary Landrieu and State Treasurer John Kennedy smiling at each other while shaking hands before their first debate Monday in Baton Rouge. The way they have been tearing each other apart in their political advertising, weíre sure the pictures do not represent their feelings.
|Are feds capable of solving crisis
October 01, 2008 at 11:04 am
What a week this has been. After finding out that our economy was about to go into turmoil, Pres. George W. Bush developed a plan that would put $700 billion on the table to be used in the emergency - - to be paid back later, of course, which did not fit the description of a ďbailoutĒ as it was called. But anyhow, that word caused its demise and we were back to part one.
|Festive weekend ahead in St. Charles
September 24, 2008 at 11:24 am
Get ready for a festive weekend in St. Charles Parish coming up. The 29th annual Alligator Festival will bring crowds of funlovers to the West Bank bridge park, offering alligator sauce piquante and other delicious cuisine as well as good music, dancing, rides and a chance to socialize with their neighbors and visitors.
|Bayou Gauche waits for the next one
September 17, 2008 at 12:03 pm
Riding in an airboat through flooded sections of Bayou Gauche island can be a humbling experience after a major storm has roared through and done considerable damage to homes, property and families. Gliding along the water-logged highways, passing house after house submerged beneath water can make anyone wonder how the residents who live on the island will cope with rebuilding and piecing their lives back together after a storm.
|Lots of risk involved in hiring lobbyist
August 27, 2008 at 12:50 pm
St. Charles Parish President V. J. St Pierre has asked the council to approve his decision to hire a lobbyist to secure funds for parish projects. It's an idea that's never been tried before in the parish.
|Council gives property owners tax break
August 20, 2008 at 11:00 am
The St. Charles Parish Council agreed with residents and decided to roll back millage rates. That made some taxing districts unhappy, some concerned and some indifferent.
|Schools canít roll back too far
August 13, 2008 at 12:26 pm
While rolling up the St. Charles Parish Public Schools state constitutional tax would only cost resident anywhere from 25 cents to $2.93 a year, the high cost of everything from gas to food makes even that amount hard for residents to part with.
|One woman battle
August 06, 2008 at 1:48 pm
Pending litigation, questions over money and a library closure that some East Bank residents never saw coming, marks the start of a battle for one St. Charles Parish resident.
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