Wisdom vs. expediency
December 10, 2008 at 12:14 pm
On December 15, Louisiana Revenue Estimating Conference (REC) will meet at the state Capitol to certify some very important fiscal data. The group is charged with giving the official estimate for state revenues that the governor and the Legislature must use to limit state spending. In recent years, the conference has done a commendable job of establishing conservative revenue estimates.

Louisiana’s open-mindedness is impressive
December 10, 2008 at 12:12 pm
Louisiana now has two distinctions in its voting record to its credit. Last year we became the first state to elect an Indian-American as its governor when Bobby Jindal won his seat easily.

Redeeming the erotic
December 03, 2008 at 3:35 pm
By Christopher West
Someone recently sent me a link to a blog offering a review of my latest book. The book, called Heaven's Song, provides a guided tour of the undelivered and long-hidden talks of John Paul II's Theology of the Body which consist primarily of reflections on the erotic poetry of the Song of Songs.

Three elections are one too many
December 03, 2008 at 3:33 pm
Former Gov. Edwin Edwards brought Louisiana some good things during his clouded tenure as the state’s chief executive. One of them was how to hold elections.

Parish kicks off Christmas
December 03, 2008 at 3:32 pm
By Renee Allemand Simpson
We're now squarely in the midst of the Christmas season, and parish government has quite a few exciting pieces of news to report. The seeds we're planting now will take parish projects far into the New Year and beyond. Also, Christmas and holiday-related events are happening all over the parish, so be sure to watch our holiday calendar on Channel 6 to stay up-to-date!

Dr. Ruth meets Thomas Aquinas
November 25, 2008 at 11:07 am
By Christopher West
It’s rare for me to find a book that I want to buy multiple copies of to give away to friends and family. I’ve found one, and I think every engaged and married couple on the planet should have a copy: "Holy Sex" by Dr. Greg Popcak (www.exceptionalmarriages.com). Catholic journalist John Allen sums it up quite well: "Think of this book as Thomas Aquinas meets Dr. Ruth and enjoy."

Bayou Lafourche project will help save our coast
November 25, 2008 at 11:04 am
There’s good news along our waterfront. Gov. Bobby Jindal’s promise to get going on work to preserve the Louisiana coast along the Gulf of Mexico seems to be bearing fruit.

The flip side of the coin has arrived
November 25, 2008 at 11:03 am
It was exhilarating, from a fiscal standpoint, to be a Louisiana legislator for the last few years. Money was rolling in from a combination of hurricane recovery spending, higher oil and gas prices, and an uptick in economic activity.

Lets have fun with our visitors
November 20, 2008 at 11:35 am
By Renee Allemand Simpson
As our weather continues to cool off, community events in
St. Charles Parish have been heating up. With all the fairs and festivals going on, including the Destrehan and River Parishes Fall Festivals on the East Bank, residents from around the region are coming to St. Charles Parish. Let’s make sure we welcome these folks as we have a great time with our neighbors.

Obama is not the Messiah
November 13, 2008 at 9:34 am
As I watched our new president Barack Obama give his victory speech, I saw the crowds around him continuing to be mesmerized. There were tears, there were ecstatic looks of joy. He sounded so good. His words were smooth, his heart seemed so compassionate and sincere.

Obama will unite us
November 12, 2008 at 9:54 am
By Percy Wilson, guest columnist, of Ama
On this Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2008, I am the proudest I have ever been to say I am an American.

McCain, Kennedy carry St. Charles Parish
November 06, 2008 at 9:07 am
Sen. John McCain carried St. Charles Parish in Tuesday’s presidential election with 65 percent of the vote. The tallies were 16,456 for the Republican and 8,515 for his Democratic opponent, Barrack Obama who won the election nationwide.

Let’s not change everything too fast
November 06, 2008 at 9:05 am
Whew! It’s over at last - - the longest presidential campaign in history. And it really made history.

Amendments are mostly corrective measures
October 29, 2008 at 12:33 pm
After getting many individual requests for advice or comments on the amendments, I decided the easiest thing for me to do is to get it over with and put my personal thoughts out in public.

Is the gravy train coming to an end?
October 29, 2008 at 12:29 pm
For a number of years, higher government revenues have been flooding into the state’s coffers. Budget surpluses have set records and state spending has hit unprecedented levels. Now the “embarrassment of riches” may be coming to an end, and it will be interesting to see how the governor and a Legislature with many new faces handle the new economic reality.

Obama vs. McCain - - who should you vote for?
October 29, 2008 at 12:27 pm
Next week, we will elect a President of the United States for the next four years and it’s importance cannot be minimalized.

Obesity rates dangerously high across the nation
October 22, 2008 at 11:56 am
By Harold Keller
Last year, my granddaughter, Amanda Watson, chose obesity as the subject for a school project. The title of her report was Self-Esteem Effects on Obese Children. I have her permission to use some findings of her research.
It's reported that obesity has doubled since the 1970's and children are becoming more depressed because of their weight. Today, 30 percent of school-aged children are overweight.

Buckeyes Challenge ACORN
October 22, 2008 at 11:55 am
By Family Research Council
It may not be as spacious as Texas and California or as cosmopolitan as New York, but when it comes to the presidential race, Ohio is the envy of them all. A perfect blend of cities and countryside, farmers and factory workers, the Buckeye State is America's political sweetheart.

St. Charles Parish - Shelter’s deaf mascot is no ‘Grumpy Cat’
St. Charles Parish - Shelter’s deaf mascot is no ‘Grumpy Cat’
He’s white, fluffy as a toy and gets his picture taken with admirers who want to feature him on their Facebook page.

Meet Razah – the St. Charles Parish Animal Shelter mascot who has his own fans and Facebook page.