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Avondale closing another hit on the economy

Louisianaís economy seems to be taking one hit after another.Read More...
July 16, 2010 at 9:47 am
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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
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Hurricane season makes its mark

It wasnít 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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Our strategy could have been much better

If Bobby Jindal and Billy Nungesser had been in charge of cleaning up the oil spill, we would be much further advanced. But unfortunately the federal government and British Petroleum, two foreign entities who did not know the lay of the land, were.Read More...
June 24, 2010 at 11:24 am
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This is no time to stop offshore production

Itís not enough that our coastal economy is in such turmoil. Now, the President has called a halt to all deeper offshore explorations and drilling for oil that will cripple the livelihoods of many more of our residents. Read More...
June 11, 2010 at 9:05 am
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We need to save our state

The Top Kill did not work as intended so now British Petroleum is trying another method to stop the escaping oil from the drill stem. It involves cutting the pipe and capping it to bring the oil up to ships waiting on the surface of the sea.Read More...
June 04, 2010 at 9:27 am
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Open primaries are best for democracy

It is time for the states in our federal governmentt to take full advantage of democracy by adopting open primaries in the election of U. S. senators and representatives, something Louisiana did many years ago under the leadership of former Gov. Edwin Edwards. Read More...
May 27, 2010 at 3:14 pm
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Dead zone fromfertilizer still there

Weíve heard and read so much recently about the oil spill at the British Petroleum well in the Gulf of Mexico that we have forgotten all about another problem along the coast of Louisiana. It is the dead zone produced by fertilizers from farms in the mid-west floating down the Mississippi River.
They deprive our fish of the oxygen needed to live.Read More...
May 21, 2010 at 9:37 am
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Barrier islands need to be restored

Many years ago, in the sixties, Louisiana Land and Exploration Company officials suggested that we restore the broken up barrier islands along the coast of southeast Louisiana. It would have protected the stateís valuable wetlands which spawn much of the nationís commercial fish.
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May 13, 2010 at 12:42 pm
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Local governments come to our aid

Louisiana is demonstrating how local governments can do more for their people than the federal government can. The current Gulf of Mexico oil spill is a case in point.Read More...
May 06, 2010 at 11:34 am
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New lieutenant governor not needed

Louisiana will get a new lieutenant governor - - Scott Angelle, appointed by Gov. Bobby Jindal - - next week to replace Mitch Landrieu when he takes over as mayor of New Orleans. It makes us wonder if we really need a lieutenant governor whose main duty is to replace the governor if he leaves office in mid-term.Read More...
April 29, 2010 at 11:35 am
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Government should get closer to home

Government in Washington is getting too big and the polls are showing it. Pew Research Center released findings in a survey that showed nearly 80 percent of Americans have little faith that the massive federal bureaucracy can solve the nationís ills.Read More...
April 23, 2010 at 8:35 am
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Is income tax the best way?

April 15 is perhaps the most dreaded day of the year in America. It is the day citizens must wrap up an exasperating analysis of their incomes that must be reported on their federal income tax returns.Read More...
April 15, 2010 at 10:16 am
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Support neighbors through Bridge Run

The United Wayís 14th Annual Bridge Run/Walk and Festival is back this year with new and improved after-run activities.
The event is a great way for parishioners to help out the community while also supporting their own health and well-being.Read More...
April 08, 2010 at 1:34 pm
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Willowdale extension would benefit West Bank

Barton Avenue is a skinny little road in Luling that connects U. S. 90 with River Road. But it attracts major traffic because it is a connection between the river front and the main thoroughfare on the west bank.Read More...
April 01, 2010 at 9:31 am
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Keep entire Holy Triduum sacred, not just Easter Sunday

With the Lenten season coming to a close, itís easy to forget that Easter Sunday isnít the only day that the church is celebrating the coming of the Easter season.Read More...
March 26, 2010 at 9:13 am
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Truck carrying bleach overturns on Paul Maillard Road in Luling
Truck carrying bleach overturns on Paul Maillard Road in Luling
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A truck carrying concentrated bleach overturned this morning at the corner of Canal Street and Paul Maillard Road in Luling.