Why tell the enemy our future plans?

During World War II, we never would have announced to the Nazis or Japanese that we would start withdrawing our troops from an occupied location by a specific date. Now, we are announcing that we will withdraw U. S. troops from Afghanistan in 2011.Read More...
July 02, 2010 at 9:51 am

Independence celebration promises fun for all

By Renee Simpson
June 24, 2010 at 11:27 am

Can we satisfy our ache?

A perfect image of the disposition we are called to have toward God is that of a nursing child.Read More...
June 24, 2010 at 11:23 am

Health care is a $7 billion problem

While the health care debate was raging in Washington, this column-on several occasions-noted that the “relief” for Louisiana that was included in the legislation was nothing in comparison to the hit to our state’s finances that would come from it. Read More...
June 18, 2010 at 9:30 am

Do leges know what they’re doing?

Anyone who follows the state’s economy knows that all is not well. Between the oil spill in the Gulf and moratorium on deep water exploration, our economy is only going to get worse.Read More...
June 18, 2010 at 9:29 am

Our hearts grieve for coast, so does God’s

In the recent coverage of Rep. Charles Melancon (representing Louisiana in the oil spill case), when he allowed the true grief of his heart to surface, I think he stirred the grief in the hearts of many of us who have grown up in this “Sportsman’s Paradise.”Read More...
June 11, 2010 at 9:04 am

Locals need to lead way in saving our coast

Strange how things change.
June 11, 2010 at 9:03 am

Protect your home this hurricane season

By Deniese Zeringue
LSU Ag Center

The 2010 hurricane season is here and there are some relatively easy steps you can take to protect your home from hurricane damage.
June 04, 2010 at 9:26 am

Is Lege ahead or behind budget schedule?

It never ceases to amaze how politicians can rationalize the irrational. The schedule for the state’s operating budget is the latest example.Read More...
June 04, 2010 at 9:25 am

Fox News, CNN go to mass at Grand Isle

Mass at Our Lady of the Sea Church in Grand Isle was different Sunday, to say the least. Not only were there the usual parishioners and vacationers in attendance during Memorial Day weekend, there were film crews from Fox News and CNN filming and taping what was going on.Read More...
June 04, 2010 at 9:24 am

State bird has it’s problems again

Pity the poor pelican. He has been through so many trevails that have taken his home away and threatened his life.
Now he could lose parts of the grandiose Louisiana Gulf Coast as his birthplace and nesting ground due to the British Petroleum oil spill south of Venice.Read More...
May 27, 2010 at 3:16 pm

Parish pet adopter recounts ‘Happy Tale’

By Renee Simpson
Liz Folse, of Luling, and her family adopted Jasper in January 2010. Read More...
May 27, 2010 at 3:15 pm

Education reform strong this session

Although the state budget crisis has dominated most of the discussion this legislative session, bills are making their way through the process - - namely education reform legislation-that would keep Louisiana in the forefront nationally regarding innovative ideas and meaningful reform.Read More...
May 21, 2010 at 9:38 am

Three things will restore and protect coast

saWe’ve pointed out many times in the past few decades there are three things needed to protect and restore the Louisiana coast. They are restoration of the barrier islands, diversion of fresh river water into the wetlands and pumping sediment from the bottom of the river into the wetlands.
May 21, 2010 at 9:36 am

New parish talk show debuts on channel 6

Renee Simpson

‘St. Charles Parish Today’ is a local talk show that takes viewers inside parish government and the month’s hot topics. It can be seen at 5 p.m. daily unless pre-empted by a live public meeting.Read More...
May 13, 2010 at 12:46 pm

Protective measures underway at Grand Isle

Work is underway in closing two breaches along the coast of Elmer’s Island west of Grand Isle to help protect the coastal wetlands from the oil spill now threatening the fishing industry in southern Louisiana.Read More...
May 13, 2010 at 12:43 pm

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