|Togetherness needed around the world
October 24, 2014 at 9:30 am
Is the world coming to an end of peaceful living as ISIS and other warring groups in the Middle East grow more and more unfriendly to people of the world who want to live a pleasant and purposeful life? The Muslims are often blamed for stirring up hatred and dislike among people of different religions and from different regions, but Pope Francis had a different opinion after visiting Albania, a Muslim country.
|Political ads should be fairer to opponents
October 17, 2014 at 10:09 am
Candidates should not show pictures of their opponents in their advertisements for public office. Such views of opposing candidates are especially frequent on television political ads in which the ads’ sponsors appear as upright people who will serve the public in the right way while views of their opponents are manufactured to show evil in their eyes and frowns on their faces.
|Residents, industries must live together
October 10, 2014 at 9:10 am
St. Charles and other parishes along the Louisiana coast have a very prosperous layout with rich oil and gas production fields, fishing and hunting grounds and deep water ports offering opportunities for engaging in the transportation business. But, of course, when nature provides such facilities to enrich us, we sometimes have to step back to be sure our prosperity does not interfere with the everyday comforts of living.
|Oldies But Goodies Pastalaya Benefit
September 28, 2014 at 11:30 am
DESTREHAN – The Oldies But Goodies will be holding a pastalaya or jambalaya dinner on Sunday, Sept. 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
|Info tours are unique way to learn how government works
September 26, 2014 at 9:50 am
Residents of St. Charles Parish have a unique opportunity to find out a lot about how St. Charles Parish operates when it comes to its government and the services it provides.
|T-Ball & horseshoe tournament
September 20, 2014 at 9:00 am
LULING – A t-ball and horseshoe tournament will be held beginning at 9 a.m. at Monsanto Park located at 200 Sugarhouse Road in Luling.
|Our area can be prosperous
September 19, 2014 at 10:00 am
According to Mitch Landrieu, the mayor next door, New Orleans is the fastest growing city in America. “In just four years, we have created more than 8,000 new jobs. Retail is booming. Property values and sales are strong. And there’s even more promise on the horizon as we create a new biosciences industry centered on several new hospitals, rebuild the water and sewer pipes underneath our streets and rebuild a world-class airport.”
|New stadium raises spirits at Tulane
September 12, 2014 at 11:07 am
Tulane University, located only a few miles from the border of St. Charles Parish, has always been one of the best four-year colleges and graduate schools in the nation. And in the mid-1900s, it’s stadium on Willow Street was the scene of some of the best college football in the land.
|Our watery location ideal for study
September 05, 2014 at 10:20 am
Louisiana has become home to a new non-profit organization which specializes in studying and planning the development of innovative science and engineering related to the use of water in a world where H2O is one of the most important resources available.
|Community Education can benefit many
August 29, 2014 at 1:09 pm
If you’ve already graduated from high school and even college, there is still opportunity to gain new educational benefits in St. Charles Parish through the Community Education program.
|World needs a major workover
August 22, 2014 at 10:37 am
The world is different in this century, to say the least.
|Dead zone still too large
August 15, 2014 at 10:01 am
We’ve been trying to end the dead zones in the Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana coast for some 30 years now and we haven’t gotten very far. Nancy Rabalais, executive director of Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium of Cocodrie, and her crew of scientists recently returned from their annual tour of the Gulf to determine the current counts.
|2 storms passed but season’s still here
August 08, 2014 at 9:25 am
Our 2014 hurricane season has gone into its second trimester, when most of our deadliest storms have occurred. Of course, we can hope for the best but must be prepared for the worst. Now is the time to make sure our measures of defense are in place.
|Coastal restoration efforts get a boost
August 01, 2014 at 10:14 am
The long-awaited restoration of Louisiana’s valuable coast got somewhat of a boost last week when the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council announced it will start receiving project proposals in August to repair damage resulting from the BP oil spill in 2010. Hopefully it will spur announcements of other coastal restoration projects that are still in need.
|World needs some changes in the future
July 25, 2014 at 10:44 am
It’s an unsafe world we are living in when many of the countries, especially in the Middle East, and rebel groups that live within them destroy their countryside and shoot and kill those who are supposed to be their partners in citizenship. The latest news is that some of them are warning those of different faiths that they must pay extra taxes or be killed.
|Marine teaches valuable lesson
July 18, 2014 at 9:26 am
For those of you who happened upon Allie Stevens last week as he was making his way west on Highway 90 pulling a 400-pound rickshaw as part of a 5,000-mile journey from Oceanside, Calif. to Miami, Fla., you may have wondered what this man was doing pulling a colorful cart in the brutal Louisiana heat.
|Stay informed of flood insurance changes with public meetings
July 11, 2014 at 9:21 am
St. Charles Parish residents need to stay informed of the changes in flood insurance laws. Only last year, after changes to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) included in the Biggert-Waters Act threatened to raise property insurance rates to as high as $30,000 a year for some homeowners, the parish was thrown into turmoil.
|Best way to live is to LOVE
July 04, 2014 at 8:00 am
It’s amazing how a four-letter word on signs can be played up as a primetime news item on national television networks, and this particular news item came from right here in Louisiana.
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Heliport going back to court - 1282 views
Although 29th District Court Judge Timothy Marcel ruled against Tim Mayeaux’s proposed heliport on Judge Edward Dufresne Parkway, the Luling resident said he is appealing the decision.
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