Our View

Democracy prevails in election Tuesday

It’s the economy, stupid. We hope that’s the outlook of President Barack Obama after the Republicans gained a majority in the House and almost in the Senate Tuesday.
November 04, 2010 at 3:23 pm

Closing Willowdale would be tragic loss

The planned closing of Willowdale Country Club in Luling on November 1comes as a shock and great disappointment to many residents of St. Charles Parish. It is a happening they feared but did not definitely foresee.
October 22, 2010 at 11:06 am

It’s time to get back to drilling offshore

Though the moratorium on deep water drilling in the Gulf of Mexico has officially been lifted by the Obama Administration, we can’t expect any immediate salvation to the lifeblood of Louisiana’s coastal economy. Read More...
October 14, 2010 at 3:06 pm

Dreaded season not over yet

Here it is October and hurricane season is still with us. But, judging from the weather this week and last, one could never tell.Read More...
October 08, 2010 at 9:10 am

It’s time to vote on Saturday, again

St. Charles Parish has the second of three elections in a very short period of time this Saturday. Unfortunately, that will not produce a very large turnout.Read More...
September 30, 2010 at 2:48 pm

‘Fiasco’ on U. S. 90 brings change of plans

Project manager Danny Donahue said it right when he called the line-up of cars on U. S. 90 from I-310 to Des Allemands a “fiasco.” He was referring to the traffic after work had started on improvements and widening of the highway this past week.Read More...
September 24, 2010 at 9:19 am

Are garbage services due for a change?

St. Charles Parish Council is considering bids to provide garbage services that could change who picks up our garbage and trash in the morning. Read More...
September 16, 2010 at 2:51 pm

We should not 'turn the page'

President Barack Obama has “turned the page” on trying to restore the mid-east into a democratic society where muslims, christians and all else can live in peace. Is that the way the world is going where we are always at risk from foreign attacks?Read More...
September 09, 2010 at 2:50 pm

Things to get better, worse in years ahead

Here it is August, 2010 already. We’re one year older than in August, 2009 and there are a few other significant factors.Read More...
August 19, 2010 at 10:46 am

Paul Maillard needs improvements

In yonder days, Paul Maillard Road was the main street of Luling. It still is a main street in that it commands much of the traffic going from U. S. 90 to River Road.Read More...
August 12, 2010 at 9:59 am

Grand Isle could have a big future

Everyone in the entire country knows where our neighboring Grand Isle, La. is. It’s been on national television news daily for more than three months.They know what the beach and surrounding waters look like and what seafood can be caught there.Read More...
August 06, 2010 at 9:08 am

Grand Isle event was big success

Though many people considered it ridiculous to hold a beachside concert event at Grand Isle when a tropical storm was headed that way last weekend, it turned out to be a big success.Read More...
July 30, 2010 at 9:09 am

Our View: Only four to vie for School Board seats

Apparently, St. Charles Parish residents are satisfied to a great extent with their School Board members this year. Only two of the eight seats that are up for election every four years are being contested.Read More...
July 22, 2010 at 2:12 pm

Avondale closing another hit on the economy

Louisiana’s economy seems to be taking one hit after another.Read More...
July 16, 2010 at 9:47 am

Constant rebuilding of wetlands needed

Some years ago, it was suggested by this newspaper that the state invest in a new kind of boat developed in Europe. It could suck up sand offshore from the bottom of the sea into its hull and then travel to our coast where the sand would be pumped out to help build up barrier islands that are eroding away.Read More...
July 09, 2010 at 9:42 am

Hurricane season makes its mark

It wasn’t the hurricane we feared so much. It was the possibility of it spreading the oil spill along the coast of Louisiana and into our wetlands.Read More...
July 02, 2010 at 9:50 am

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Volunteers prep 94-year-old  schoolhouse for museum in Des Allemands
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In a single pull, Roy Lunk yanked off crumbling paneling in the 93-year-old schoolhouse and revealed still solid cypress tongue and groove paneling beneath it.