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Herald-Guide still going strong
March 04, 2009 at 9:39 am
Several big-city newspapers are seeking bankruptcy. But fear not. St. Charles Herald-Guide is not one of those guys nor are any others in our area that we know of.

Mardi Gras over, time to embrace Lent
February 25, 2009 at 10:46 am
Mardi Gras came and went in St. Charles Parish, with two successful parades that brought tons of fun to the area. As a benefit, the rain held off last weekend, which made the parades even more enjoyable.

Mardi Gras is a time to spend with family
February 18, 2009 at 11:07 am
Mardi Gras officially kicks off this weekend in St. Charles Parish, with the Krewe of Lul and the Krewe of Des Allemands rolling down the streets with plenty of good throws for the waiting crowds.

Parishís crime fall impressive
February 11, 2009 at 12:45 pm
Last week, St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne released crime statistics from 2008, which show a marked decrease from the year before.

Recovery plan should be short, sweet
February 04, 2009 at 11:36 am
Are we going too far with our economic recovery plan?

Abortion breaks the cycle of poverty? Abortion breaks the cycle of poverty?
January 28, 2009 at 11:55 am
Last Thursday, Jan. 22, we joined over 300,000 other pro-lifers who flooded Washington D.C. for the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. The 2009 Pro-life March was a powerful event, (see pictures page 7) yet the endless procession of protesters marching down Pennsylvania Avenue, hardly made the news.

Inauguration is one of most positive in history
January 21, 2009 at 11:15 am
The inauguration of Barack Obama as our new president was perhaps the greatest in history. And, thanks to Obama and George W. Bush, it gave the country a sense of coming together in one big spirit of biparttisanship.

No better time to help out the homeless
January 14, 2009 at 11:43 am
When parish residents venture outside this weekend, they will likely be met with freezing temperatures. But for most, getting warm again is as simple as returning home and turning on the heater.

Parish wants to make good first impression
January 07, 2009 at 2:08 pm
A first impression is always important, and because of that the St. Charles Parish administration has been busy designing a new parish Web site, with plans to improve the Hahnville courthouse lawn also on tap.

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.

Amendment checklist
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.

Area hit by rash  of auto crimes
Area hit by rash of auto crimes
On Sept. 20, Sheriff Greg Champagne posted on his Facebook page that there were several attempts to steal automobiles in the Luling, Boutte and Mimosa areas within a 10-day time frame.