Editorial




Major state tax study taking shape
January 16 at 2:27 pm
As the public conversation about tax incentives grows louder and lawmakers move ever closer to the term-ending fiscal session of 2015, pressure is building for a comprehensive tax study being overseen by Louisiana State University and partly underwritten by the state.

Arrests (Jan. 15)
January 16 at 2:24 pm
•Myrle Wheat, 51, of 4141 Piaute St. in Saravista, Ariz., was arrested on Jan. 10 and charged with molestation of a juvenile.

Costales Costales
January 16 at 2:23 pm
John “Johnny” P. Costales Sr., 53, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Dec. 31, at East Jefferson General Hospital.
Beloved father of John P. Costales Jr. and Chad Joseph Costales; proud grandfather of Landon M. Costales.

Campbell Campbell
January 16 at 2:22 pm
Charles Fredrick Campbell, 79, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 6 of natural causes after a prolonged illness.

Comardelle Comardelle
January 16 at 2:21 pm
Randall R. Comardelle, 54, a native and resident of Des Allemands, passed away on Monday, Jan. 12.

O’Neil O’Neil
January 16 at 2:19 pm
Donovan Jacob O’Neil, a resident of Luling, passed from his Earthly life into the Arms of Our Lord at the age of 27 years on Sunday, Jan. 11.

Denise Keller (right) with her daughter, Alexis. Alexis said her mother held on longer than any doctors or nurses expected her to. Former DHS volleyball coach fought valiantly against cancer
January 16 at 2:17 pm
Former Destrehan volleyball coach Denise Keller died Jan. 5 after battling breast cancer. According to family, the 49-year-old athlete did not go down without a fight.

Nicholls culinary student Haleigh Hocut, a native of Luling, practices preparing her dish, Duck Madeira, before leaving for the San Pellegrino Almost Famous Chef competition in Chicago. Luling native’s culinary skills on display at national cook-off
January 16 at 2:16 pm
A Nicholls State graduate found herself with a ticket to Chicago this past Saturday after her red snapper-based recipe qualified her for the San Pellegrino Almost Famous Chef competition.

St. Rose group continues push for 24/7 air monitoring throughout parish St. Rose group continues push for 24/7 air monitoring throughout parish
January 16 at 2:07 pm
Roughly a dozen members of the environmental action group St. Rose Community: One Voice called upon the St. Charles Parish Council to install 24/7 air quality monitors to protect against noxious emissions from area chemical companies.

Crime in St. Charles Parish falls to 18-year low Crime in St. Charles Parish falls to 18-year low
January 16 at 2:04 pm
Crime in St. Charles Parish hit an 18-year low in 2014 due to huge drops in the number of reported robberies, assaults, burglaries and thefts.

Norco school staff reunites missing Texas man with family Norco school staff reunites missing Texas man with family
January 16 at 2:02 pm
A missing 87-year-old Texas man, who unknowingly drove more than 300 miles to St. Charles Parish, was reunited with his family thanks to office personnel at Norco Elementary School.

The three people sought in connection with the theft of 23 cell phones from Walmart in Boutte are suspects in at least two other similar crimes. Walmart cell phone bandits likely not from St. Charles
January 16 at 2:01 pm
It appears that three people sought in connection with the theft of 23 cell phones from Boutte’s Walmart last week are not from St. Charles Parish and have committed similar robberies in other areas of the state, according to Sheriff Greg Champagne.

Drilling sites, particularly those with a high cost to operate such as hydraulic fracturing wells, will be the hardest hit. 30,000 in state could lose jobs due to low oil prices
January 16 at 1:58 pm

Low oil prices could lead to the loss of 30,000 jobs throughout Louisiana, according to estimates from researchers at the Dallas Federal Reserve and the University of Nevada in Las Vegas. The impact, however, likely won’t be felt as hard in St. Charles Parish as in other parts of the state.

St. Charles Women’s Club raise $5,000 at charity auction St. Charles Women’s Club raise $5,000 at charity auction
January 16 at 9:31 am
The St. Charles Women’s Club raised over $5,000 as part of its annual autumn auction for Charity.

Three chihuahua-terrier mix puppies are looking for a home after the holidays. Pup Litter is Humane Society’s Pet of the Week
January 16 at 9:28 am
This week’s Humane Society showcase showcase is three unnamed puppies, who are Chihuahua and terrier mixes.

“Monsters Inc.” by Lindy Bourgeois of Luling, received 322 votes to become the winner of the 2014 St. Charles Herald-Guide Camera Shootout and recipient of a $500 Walmart gift card. ‘Monsters Inc.’ wins $500 prize
January 16 at 9:04 am
The road to victory began with a 3-year-old’s love for a green, one-eyed monster from a Disney movie.

Hahnville wrestling team finishes third at tourney Hahnville wrestling team finishes third at tourney
January 16 at 9:01 am
The Hahnville wrestling team finished third out of 16 teams at the St. Amant Gator Duals.

Destrehan sophomore Cara Ursin led her team in scoring in each of the Lady Cats’ recent victories. Lady Cats continue district domination, finish third at Riverside tournament
January 16 at 8:55 am
The Destrehan Lady Cats continue to cruise past district competition while knocking off some of the top teams in the area.

Luling hunter kills 10-point on northshore
Luling hunter kills 10-point on northshore
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One of the most exciting times for deer hunters is the rut, when bucks let their guards down in order to pass their genes to another generation of deer.