Letter to the Editor




Superintendent Felicia Gomez-Walker (L) and Board President John “Jay” Robichaux (R) Present United Way of St. Charles representatives with a check totaling the amount raised by the school system’s campaign. School system raises largest amount ever for United Way campaign
February 14 at 12:01 pm
An overview of the school system’s record-breaking 2013 United Way campaign was presented to the School Board at its January meeting.

Community Ed can help us all
February 07 at 9:04 am
The St. Charles Parish school system is remarkable in many ways, and one of those ways is with our Community Education program in which all of our citizens can get education in many subjects.

St. Charles gets A+ for winter storm preparation
January 31 at 12:38 pm
While many other areas around the south experienced gridlock due to winter storm conditions, St. Charles Parish and the rest of Louisiana made off much better in comparison.

Analysis: Vitter gives Democrats the next move
January 24 at 10:39 am
By John Maginnis and Jeremy Alford

It may be unprecedented to have three statewide-elected Republicans, all with their own individual strengths and weaknesses, eyeing the same seat in Louisiana, but U.S. Sen. David Vitter has made it a reality with his announcement for governor early Tuesday morning.

Deville
January 24 at 10:37 am
Vera Dufrene DeVille, 73, a native and resident of Bayou Gauche, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 18.

Poverty problems need statewide solutions
January 17 at 10:14 am
Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson declared a war on poverty in the United States with plans to decrease the percentages of starving people and help those by providing all of their needs. Today, poverty reportedly is as rampant as it was then with 40 percent of the nation in that number.

Put Christmas trees to good use
January 10 at 9:16 am
With the Christmas season over, we can take down the decorations and begin to get back to normal. Included in that equation is taking down the Christmas tree and putting it out for the parish pick up so that the tree can be used to help save our deteriorating Gulf coast.

Pope Francis is not a Marxist
January 03 at 10:33 am
Pope Francis was not exhorting a philosophy of Marxism such as was intimated by radio show host Rush Limbaugh last week.

Parish did not save money with free dumpster program, councilman says
December 20, 2013 at 9:20 am
I read the recent Herald-Guide article “Attorney General closes the lid on Parish’s free dumpster program” to which I feel I have the obligation to reply and to clarify for the citizens some of what was reported. The article states that the program was set up in such a way as to avoid court cost that are incurred when the Parish follows the ordinance relating to derelict structures.

Lake Cataouatche needs attention
December 20, 2013 at 9:16 am
The collapse of Lake Cataouatche in St. Charles Parish into an open waterway with little vegetation protecting its perimeters is alarming. One of the purposes of our coastal restoration program is to keep vegetation along our shoreline to protect our coast.

Mandela was a unique person
December 13, 2013 at 9:34 am
The world lost one of its greatest citizens last week when Nelson Mandela died at the age of 95. He was a former South African president who did more than, perhaps, anyone else to help bring freedom to all people who inhabit this world in which we live.

Football is not a noise game
December 09, 2013 at 9:55 am
The gridiron has provided the location for a lot of thrilling sports activity in recent years. It is supposed to be a contest of how the players handle the oval football in running for touchdowns, throwing and catching passes, kicking the ball and getting it away from the opposition.
But lately, another element has entered the competition - noise from the fans.

Thankful for slow hurricane season, flood protection improvements
November 27, 2013 at 1:18 pm
As we enter this Thanksgiving, the weather has been disagreeable. Although southeast Louisiana is generally blessed with mild temperatures at this time of the year, many of us have had to crank up our seldom used heaters as temperatures have plummeted and we have been kept damp by a steady mist.

Parishes take action to restore the coast
November 22, 2013 at 9:41 am
Jefferson and Plaquemines parishes have taken the lead in filing lawsuits charging that energy companies and contractors have not followed the law in restoring coastal lands to the healthy conditions that existed before their explorations and production efforts. Louisiana laws clearly say that the land must be maintained and restored to their original condition when work is completed.

Remembering the actions of local soldiers on Veteran’s Day
November 15, 2013 at 9:25 am
In a Veteran’s Day proclamation 50 years ago, President John F. Kennedy said “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”

This week’s Humane Society showcase adoption pets This week’s Humane Society showcase adoption pets
November 15, 2013 at 7:24 am
This week’s Humane Society showcase are Siamese cats.

Mr. Go is finally ‘Go...Going...Gone’
November 08, 2013 at 9:11 am
“Mr. Go . . . Going . . . Gone” is a TV documentary produced by one of Louisiana’s top coastal environmentalist. It is an interesting piece, to say the least, about one of the worst efforts the people of our state put forth supposedly to improve the economy through easier waterway access from the Gulf of Mexico to the Port of New Orleans.

Medicine becomes political problem
November 01, 2013 at 9:14 am
Obamacare may decide who wins the next presidential election.

Lifestyles

Engagement: Sellers-Dunlap
Engagement: Sellers-Dunlap
Christa Eileen Sellers and Scott Alexander Dunlap II, both of Houston, Tex., would...
Valero St. Charles donates over $30k
Valero St. Charles donates over $30k
Valero St. Charles Refinery and its employees donated a combined $31,523 garnered...

Sheriff arrests burglary suspect in St. Rose, another on the loose
Sheriff arrests burglary suspect in St. Rose, another on the loose
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Police said they arrested a man during a botched robbery in St. Rose Thursday evening, Dec. 11, who may have also been connected to an armed robbery in Destrehan the week prior.