Ranking Louisiana’s business climate
May 08, 2009 at 1:12 pm
Every year, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the Association of Washington Business publish their "Redbook" which ranks the business climate of states based on 50 different criteria. It is always interesting to see how Louisiana fares in the survey. The following is a brief look at some pluses and minuses for the Bayou State in the rankings. (Note: the data presented is the latest available for the different categories.)

Jindal could be what Edwards could have been
May 08, 2009 at 1:11 pm
At the recent Louisiana Press Association convention, Gov. Bobby Jindal made a trip there “to drink coffee,” he said, not to have a press conference. In fact, his appearance was to be “off the record.”

Has to be better way to pay taxes
May 04, 2009 at 11:50 am
Have you had enough of income tax frustrations? It seems to be a very unfair way of financing the government.

Mission church should be put to good use
April 27, 2009 at 8:53 am
There’s good news for history buffs in St. Charles Parish. The school board is planning to put the old mission church in Luling up for sale with the stipulation that future owners cannot demolish it and must restore it.

The Resurrection of Our Bodies
April 20, 2009 at 9:13 am
By Christopher West
During this Easter season it is fitting to reflect on the resurrection not just of Jesus’ body, but of our own bodies at the end of time. Many people have an erroneous “super-spiritual” view of eternal life. Such people tend to see the body as a shell that they’re anxious to get rid of, as if death were the moment in which our souls were finally “liberated” from the “prison” of our bodies.

Government projects on the move
April 20, 2009 at 9:10 am
By Renee Simpson
Recent council meetings have included numerous contracts to begin engineering or construction work on needed infrastructure projects.

LSU fires knowledgeable hurricane researcher
April 20, 2009 at 9:08 am
A very respected spokesman on hurricane protection and coastal restoration in Louisiana has been fired from his job as research director at LSU. Dr. Ivor van Heerden was a knowledgeable participant at many of the high level meetings on how to repair and protect the fragile Louisiana coast.

Guaranteeing the guarantees
April 08, 2009 at 11:43 am
Occasionally you hear things that you find hard to believe. That happened recently when I heard the 44th President of the United States giving a government guarantee for the warranties of cars purchased from General Motors and Chrysler.

There’s good and bad coming out of Washington
April 08, 2009 at 11:41 am
This new administration up in Washington is giving us plenty to talk and write about. Have you noticed how much time the TV networks have devoted to what President Barack Obama is doing up thereand around the world?

In support of honoree LilyB Moskal, this St. Charles Parish group got together at the Awards Ceremony luncheon.From left, seated are: Louise Broach Fischer, Tom Moskal, honoree LilyB Moskal, Martha Laque, Back standing: Colette Lottinger, Robert Fisher, R Whose your momma?
April 01, 2009 at 11:47 am
As James Carville said in his talk to the Louisiana women in government, instead of Union, Justice and Confidence being the words to live by...it should have been Whose your momma? He said, “my momma always made things happen.”

Parish mourns loss of young employee
March 25, 2009 at 11:34 am
By Renee Simpson
U.S. flags in front of all St. Charles Parish government buildings were flown at half-mast last week to honor the memory of Jacque Griffin.

Technology and human conception
March 25, 2009 at 11:32 am
By Christopher West
When Nadya Suleman gave birth to octuplets earlier this year, the Internet was abuzz with debates about the reproductive technology industry. But the debates focused primarily on how many embryos should be allowed to be transferred to a woman’s body. Very few seemed to be asking the more fundamental question: Should we be producing children in a laboratory at all?

Our state, city among the most dangerous
March 25, 2009 at 11:31 am
We became apprehensive earlier this week when a headline on the internet proclaimed the announcement of America’s most dangerous states and cities. We feared the answer may include our home state and the nearby city we go to so often.

What’s Up? English difficult language
March 11, 2009 at 12:34 pm
By Mike Peters
I received most of this in an email, and I added a few and thought it would be fun to share. Lovers of the English language might enjoy this.

Fed’s answer to crisis gets out of sight
March 11, 2009 at 12:33 pm
According to a column by Dan Juneau, president of Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, the federal government’s answer to the present financial crisis is bringing about some alarming figures.

Jindal’s words were far-reaching
March 04, 2009 at 12:10 pm
Below are excerpts from Governor Bobby Jindal’s Response to President Obama’s address to Congress last week. They are words of wisdom and should get some respect from all sides of the political spectrum.

Jindal gives impressive response
February 25, 2009 at 10:48 am
Gov. Bobby Jindal gave Louisiana a shining moment Tuesday night as he presented the national Republican Party’s response to President Obama’s first address to Congress. He said it like he felt it when he told the nation “the strength of America is not found in our government. It is found in the compassionate hearts and enterprising spirit of our citizens.”

Honoring the real hero of Mardi Gras
February 18, 2009 at 11:06 am
By Mike Peters
Mardi Gras 2009 is upon us. As we prepare for this year’s festivities in St. Charles Parish, we can start guessing at what we’ll see for themes in the local parades.


Kids share their version of Thanksgiving recipes and blessings
Kids share their version of Thanksgiving recipes and blessings
Before they all left for Thanksgiving break, area elementary students were asked...
Humane Society Pet of the Week: Patrick
Humane Society Pet of the Week: Patrick
This week’s St. Charles Humane Society’s showcase pet is Patrick the cat....

Des Allemands  mother welcomes  indictment  in daughter’s  brutal murder
Des Allemands mother welcomes indictment in daughter’s brutal murder
It has been a hard wait for Jolene Dufrene, but she welcomed the news that the New Orleans man accused of brutally murdering her daughter in June has been indicted on multiple charges.