Courthouse employees show spirit

By Renee Allemand
Friday's big game between Hahnville and Destrehan High Schools brought out the fighting spirit of many employed at the St. Charles Parish courthouse.Read More...
October 15, 2008 at 11:54 am

What’s coming up next - - ‘Plan D?’

They can’t say they weren’t warned. Members of the U.S. House of Representatives were told by the President, the Secretary of the Treasury, the Senate, and the House Democratic and Republican leadership that if they voted against the economic bailout bill passed by the Senate, the stock market would crash. A minority of 171 of them did, and the market has indeed crashed—in spite of the “rescue” bill passing by a large margin.Read More...
October 15, 2008 at 11:52 am

Hurricane Provokes Anger (Part II)

Last week I shared Part I about a woman (I'll call her Rita) who was struggling with anger towards God, due to the two recent hurricanes. I will share part II of my answer in this column. Read More...
October 08, 2008 at 11:28 am

Can the geniuses in Washington straighten us out

Last week, the politicians and bureaucrats in D.C. told us if we didn't understand the need for a $700 Billion bailout of nation's financial markets, we were dumb. Read More...
October 08, 2008 at 11:27 am

Time to change bad tax policies

In 2004 the Legislature and Blanco administration enacted reforms to balance some of Louisiana’s tax laws that were out of line with other states.Read More...
October 08, 2008 at 11:26 am

Community services thanks industry partners

By Renee Allemand
Weeks after Hurricanes Gustav and Ike, the St. Charles Parish Department of Community Services remained hard at work getting groceries to those in need.
With the help of the Recreation Department, food and water was delivered to residents with no transportation. Others made their way to the DCS office in New Sarpy to get staples such as peanut butter, pasta and bread, DCS Director Maurya Glaude said.Read More...
October 01, 2008 at 11:07 am

Willowdale is a diamond in the rough

When our family moved to Willowdale in 1978 we wondered how something so nice could stay so hidden. There, down this lonely road off Hwy. 90 was a stately 10,000 sq. ft. clubhouse, an 18-hole golfcourse, tennis courts and swimming pool.Read More...
October 01, 2008 at 11:05 am

Pumping sand to build up coast should be our first line of defense

Obviously, south Louisiana needs some protection from the encroaching Gulf of Mexico, especially during hurricane season. Read More...
September 24, 2008 at 11:22 am

Woman seeks wisdom in face of hurricane

"I've been struggling with anger about all of this!" a woman told me recently regarding the hurricanes and all that has curtailed in our area (Terrebonne Parish). "Do you have any words of wisdom" she asked.Read More...
September 24, 2008 at 11:20 am

St. Charles Parish puts up flood fight

By Renee Allemand
Orange flood control tubes have lined Bayou Des Allemands since before Hurricane Gustav made landfall, but that's not all public works crews have been doing to curb storm surge flooding.Read More...
September 17, 2008 at 12:08 pm

The Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac Frankenstein

The Bush administration has put the mammoth quasi-private lending agencies—Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac—into conservatorship and punted the problem to the next administration. It would be wise for the media and debate moderators to press John McCain and Barack Obama regarding what exactly they will do to clean up this mess that is being left at their doorstep.Read More...
September 17, 2008 at 12:07 pm

You could almost call us Hurricane Alley

Galveston got it again. The Texas island was hit by the deadliest storm in history in 1900. More that 6,000 people were killed, many of them dying after being trapped for days under rubble. Read More...
September 17, 2008 at 12:05 pm


Compared to many states, Louisiana is rolling in the dough at the moment. While uncommonly high oil and gas prices are swelling the coffers of the Bayou State, other states are up against the wall trying to balance their budgets.Read More...
August 27, 2008 at 12:51 pm

Just what changes does Obama want?

Without trying to upstage Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama just before he delivers his acceptance speech, we wonder just what kind of changes he will pursue?Read More...
August 27, 2008 at 12:48 pm

How will we pay for politicions programs, proposals?

As the presidential and congressional campaigns take on more momentum heading toward the nominating conventions and Labor Day, sugar-coated promises are filling the airwaves. It is easy for politicians to pander if they aren’t required to say how they plan to pay for the programs and proposals they set forth as temptations for the voters.Read More...
August 20, 2008 at 11:03 am

Parish changes strategy on West Bank levee

By Renee Allemand
Hurricane protection is vital to the future of St. Charles Parish, and officials are continuing work to expedite the construction of a West Bank levee.Read More...
August 20, 2008 at 11:02 am

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