Our View




Governor, legislature on the right track
February 27, 2008 at 1:05 pm
Gov. Bobby Jindal deserves accolades for his initial efforts to reform the state. He got most of what he wanted in putting ethics ahead of everything else in government.

Let’s give our new governor a chance
February 20, 2008 at 12:48 pm
Gov. Bobby Jindal has taken it upon himself to address the issue of ethics first and try to make Louisiana a state in which government does what it is supposed to do and the people who work in it do not take advantage of their positions to the detriment of the public.

TV could hamper committee meetings
February 13, 2008 at 12:02 pm
St. Charles Parish President V.J. St. Pierre recently admitted that it was his choice to stop the broadcasting of council committee meetings. And though the proposed ordinance drew a lot of heat from residents when it was leaked out of the courthouse, that decision would have been a good one.

Mardi Gras over, time to embrace Lent
February 06, 2008 at 10:58 am
Mardi Gras ended on a high note in St. Charles Parish, with lots of parades and family fun.

St. Pierre giving the people what they want
January 30, 2008 at 2:06 pm
After the recent elections, it became obvious that parish residents wanted change.

Iraq question not the big issue
January 23, 2008 at 12:45 pm
One of the big issues in this Presidential campaign should be our foreign policy. But just about all the candidates have said on the subject so far has been to get our troops out of Iraq or let them remain.

New era ahead in St. Charles
January 09, 2008 at 3:05 pm
St. Charles Parish is on the threshold of a new era this weekend. A new parish president and council will be inaugurated.

Washington should be less partison
January 02, 2008 at 12:45 pm
Last week we reflected on what an exciting year 2008 will be. We’ll have big sporting events in the Crescent City next door. There’ll be a new parish administration and council taking over to solve our local problems. And the state will have a new administration and almost new legislature to help save us from the encroaching Gulf of Mexico.

Look forward to a big year ahead
December 26, 2007 at 2:27 pm
Get ready for the most enlightening year in U. S. history.

Recycling needs to be part of our future
December 20, 2007 at 9:22 am
It makes sense to recycle materials that can be reused instead of dumping them in a landfill as trash. It won’t clutter up the landscape.

Destrehan prevailed despite giant target
December 12, 2007 at 1:46 pm
Going into the 2007 season, the Destrehan Wildcats were the team to beat in 5A.

Dead zone gets bigger as incentives grow
December 05, 2007 at 12:26 pm
As if Louisiana does not have enough trouble with its eroding wetlands, it is faced with a huge dead zone right off its coast.

Thanks
November 20, 2007 at 3:40 pm
As we contemplate devouring the turkey drumstick on our platter this Thanksgiving Day, we will express thanks for the many blessings we have experienced during the past year. And there have been many, indeed.

Chaisson should make good Senate president
November 14, 2007 at 2:30 pm
It looks like St. Charles Parish will be well represented in the upcoming session of the state legislature. Dem. Sen. Joel Chaisson II apparently will serve as Senate president, having secured the backing of many Democratic and Republican senators and also the endorsement of Rep. Gov. Elect-Bobby Jindal.

Council takes stand against gambling
November 07, 2007 at 11:54 am
At one time, St. Charles Parish was a hot spot for illegal gambling in the State of Louisiana. Many of the restaurants and bars along major thoroughfares had slot machines which were very popular among locals and visitors though in violation of the law.

Our View
October 31, 2007 at 12:30 pm
Gov.-Elect Bobby Jindal did not say much about saving the Louisiana coast during the election campaign just past. But there was probably a political reason.

Herald-Guide supports Jindal for Governor
October 11, 2007 at 10:45 am
The next governor could do a lot for the future of our state - - whether we continue with the type of favoritisms that have led to corruption and unequal benefits and privileges for our citizens or a new posture that promises them fair and equal treatment.

Governor candidates look like good guys
October 04, 2007 at 7:04 am
All of the four leading candidates for governor had good messages for the people of Louisiana in their first debate last week. If the winner carries out his promises, the future of our state is hopeful.

Too old to serve? New law kicks several longtime public officials out of office
Too old to serve? New law kicks several longtime public officials out of office
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As qualifying for parish and state elections takes place this week, a few longtime elected officials are being removed from the ballot for no reason other than their age.