Editorial




At the sound of the beep ...
January 04, 2007 at 11:27 am
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From the editor’s desk
January 04, 2007 at 11:21 am
Maintaining a healthy dialogue with the audience is an important job for any newspaper.

And with that in mind, we want to address an issue brought up by several Herald-Guide readers who took offense when we used the word "porn" in a headline over a story about the sentencing of a sex offender who downloaded child pornography off the Internet.

Local economy to get more retail outlets
January 04, 2007 at 11:18 am
There is good economic news for St. Charles Parish in the New Year.

Ten Commandments get historic billing
December 20, 2006 at 1:11 pm
St. Charles Parish Council took a new approach to getting the Ten Commandments exhibited in a public building.

Offshore oil revenue must come this week
December 06, 2006 at 2:04 pm
This week was to be a big one in our state’s quest for a greater share of revenue from offshore oil. On Tuesday, however, the vote on a bill in the U. S. House of Representatives that would have started the process was called off.

The ‘n-word’ is ugly no matter who’s saying it
December 06, 2006 at 1:59 pm
A comedy club is an unlikely venue for a discussion of race in America, but the recent experience of “Seinfeld” alum Michael Richards shows us that even funnymen can be forced to confront the issues of prejudice and bigotry.

Just how dangerous IS Christianity? To hear Elton John tell it, very ...
December 06, 2006 at 1:53 pm
As we approach Christmas, the one day a year that we set aside to celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, we are hearing noises among intellectuals and rock stars about the “dangers” of Christianity to world peace and cultural tolerance.

A light has been extinguished with the razing of Luling Elementary School
December 06, 2006 at 1:48 pm
A LIGHT has been extinguished in the town of Luling. This light was a beacon to many people who lived in this little town, a beacon that led them to future success in life.

Liberal college professors are WAY out of control
December 01, 2006 at 10:47 am
Not a day goes by without hearing about university professors espousing Marxist doctrine or anti-American positions in their classrooms. At the same time, these same professors work feverishly to silence moderate or conservative voices on campus in the name of freedom of speech. At times their tactics include the destruction of reputations and the marginalization of opposing viewpoints.

HBO’s Comic Relief dialogue got a bit, well ... raw
December 01, 2006 at 10:42 am
We finally got around to watching the three-hour HBO Comic Relief program on Hurricane Katrina which we TiVoed a couple weeks ago for later viewing.

Old Luling school getting the ax
December 01, 2006 at 10:34 am
St. Charles Parish is in the process of losing one of its historic structures - the old Luling Elementary School, built in 1931 and one of the primary structures in the history of our educational system.

Conservatism is alive & well - it’s Bush who’s on the ropes
November 29, 2006 at 12:49 pm
Democrats and much of the media have attempted to make the argument that the election results were a repudiation of conservatism and even of Ronald Reagan's legacy for America.

Coalition calls on Wal-Mart, Home Depot & Lowes to stop selling cypress mulch
November 29, 2006 at 12:47 pm
The Save Our Cypress Coalition, a group of Louisiana conservation organizations, is calling upon Wal-Mart, Home Depot and Lowe's to stop purchasing and selling all cypress garden mulch until a verifiable, third-party certification program is operating to ensure no cypress is being sourced from non-renewable coastal wetland forests.

Our View
November 29, 2006 at 12:38 pm
Some may feel it is difficult to give thanks little more than a year after the most devastating hurricane in our history and at a time when terrorism is such a threat to us. But when we look at the total picture, there can be no other way to express our feelings.

Prepare our children for a better life with books that teach tolerance
November 16, 2006 at 3:58 pm
Headlines today consistently echo the problems that exist within our schools and communities and how that reflects a moral breakdown in our society. There seems to be little tolerance for accepting differences in others, resulting in increased violence within schools and communities.

Voices of St. Charles Parish
November 16, 2006 at 1:54 pm
Do you believe in angels? I do.

I-49 through Boutte ... the plot thickens
November 16, 2006 at 1:46 pm
Another public hearing on the route of Interstate 49 through St. Charles Parish is set for Nov. 16 at the Alario Center in Westwego, from 4 p.m. until 8. It’s perhaps the last hearing before a definite decision on it will be made.

Campaigns continue to become more negative
November 08, 2006 at 3:45 pm
Except for one runoff, the mid-term election races are over in Louisiana and it’s safe to say that not many people regret it.

Lifestyles

Humane Society showcase adoption pet “Mason”
Humane Society showcase adoption pet “Mason”
This week’s Humane Society showcase pet is Mason. ...
The Spooky Side of St. Charles Parish
The Spooky Side of St. Charles Parish
Mourning widowers, chopped up bodies and a Nazi horse—St. Charles Parish has them...
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Destrehan dominates South Lafourche, remains perfect
Destrehan dominates South Lafourche, remains perfect
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The Destrehan Wildcats played one of their most complete games of the season in a 55-0 thrashing of South Lafourche on Friday night.