Historical association thanks parish for cleanup

Dear Editor:
On behalf of the St. Charles Museum and Historical Association, I would like to thank Parish President V.J. St. Pierre and his staff for the continued support and assistance afforded the association. I would also like to thank the Department of Parks and Recreation for refurbishing and maintaining the historical walkway at the West Bank Bridge Park. Read More...
August 20, 2008 at 11:05 am

Council gives property owners tax break

The St. Charles Parish Council agreed with residents and decided to roll back millage rates. That made some taxing districts unhappy, some concerned and some indifferent.Read More...
August 20, 2008 at 11:00 am

Schools canít roll back too far

While rolling up the St. Charles Parish Public Schools state constitutional tax would only cost resident anywhere from 25 cents to $2.93 a year, the high cost of everything from gas to food makes even that amount hard for residents to part with.Read More...
August 13, 2008 at 12:26 pm

One woman battle

Pending litigation, questions over money and a library closure that some East Bank residents never saw coming, marks the start of a battle for one St. Charles Parish resident. Read More...
August 06, 2008 at 1:48 pm

Waiting patiently for a decision

There are three different ways that the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers can build a levee as part of the West Bank Hurricane Vicinity Project to protect residents from dangerous storms. Read More...
July 30, 2008 at 12:20 pm

Councilman wants town hall meeting to end the violence

Ask anyone who lives on Meadows Drive in Destrehan what they're concerned about right now and it definitely won't be the gas prices.
July 23, 2008 at 1:17 pm

Jindal tries to head state the right way

Gov. Bobby Jindal has done an unheard of thing this week. He used line item vetoes to eliminate some 250 legislative earmarks from the state budget.Read More...
July 16, 2008 at 2:07 pm

No credit, no medical care

It's been a battle the hospital has been trying to win. St. Charles Parish CEO Fred Martinez says the hospital goes before the council each year to borrow money just to offset the costs of the 30 percent of their visitors who donít pay their hospital bills. Read More...
July 09, 2008 at 1:36 pm

Supt. Bob Rice served us well

It shocked some residents of St. Charles Parish when the school board hired an out-of-parisher - - and out-of-stater - - to be superintendent of schools here back in the 1970s.Read More...
July 02, 2008 at 1:27 pm

Employment shortage or not?

All over the country, the cries and woes of financial difficulties echo from almost every corner. Rising gas prices, grocery bills, and home foreclosures bring to the forefront news that the economy is in trouble - or is it?Read More...
June 25, 2008 at 12:46 pm

A taxing problem?

It's a battle the St. Charles Parish tax assessor has been fighting for years in an attempt to lower our property taxes. Read More...
June 18, 2008 at 11:33 am

Leave our street alone!

To the editor:
District IV Councilman Paul Hogan has, for the last few months, embarked on a "crusade" to change our street name on Bayou Estates South. He cites its "similarity" to our neighboring street, Bayou Estates Drive. Read More...
June 11, 2008 at 12:44 pm

First 100 days going well

The ink is barely dry on some newly appointed parish administrative employees' contracts and yet they seem to be leaving their posts. What's going on?Read More...
June 11, 2008 at 12:37 pm

Grain dust is big problem in St. Charles Parish

While some St. Charles Parish residents complain about the impact of grain dust on their property, like houses, cars and lawns, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is equally concerned about the health impacts of workers exposed to the grain dust on a regular basis.
June 04, 2008 at 11:35 am

Laque article said misleading

(EDITORíS NOTE: The following letter was written in response to an article in the Herald-Guide May 14 regarding the pending litigation brought by three former employees of the Department of Community Services whose positions were eliminated following a study by an independent consultant and recommendations by three Parish officials to the then Parish President Albert Laque.)Read More...
May 29, 2008 at 1:05 pm

Council not expected to agree on everything

It's been officially 100 days since the new council members and parish president took office in St. Charles Parish. Read More...
May 28, 2008 at 3:06 pm

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