Iraq is a key battle in the global war
September 20, 2006 at 1:41 pm
I recently traveled to meet with our courageous Louisiana soldiers stationed in Iraq and survey the progress being made by the new Iraqi government. My trip was both productive and sobering. The trip provided me with vivid clarity of the great challenge we are facing defending our nation, as well as the progress we have made since September 11, 2001.

People aren't cattle
August 30, 2006 at 1:41 pm
Gov. Blanco and Louisiana Homeland Security need to firm up the details of the state evacuation plan.

Voters to decide on controversial amendments Sept. 30
August 30, 2006 at 1:31 pm
On September 30th, you will have 13 amendments to vote on, with an additional 8 amendments on the November 7th ballot.

Jindal talks here, delivers own baby
August 17, 2006 at 11:02 am
When Cong. Bobby Jindal finished his very enlightening talk at the St. Charles Rotary Club meeting last week, he announced that his wife was expecting a baby.

A way of life many love to hate
August 17, 2006 at 10:59 am
These are truly some trying times for Americans. For most of us, it is also a very patriotic time filled with pride. For the rest of you, well, I guess it is a troubled time torn between your antiwar beliefs and hopefully being supportive of the thousands of our servicemen and women maintaining peace in a troubled region.

Politics not the answer
August 10, 2006 at 12:03 pm
As the first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaches, too much of the landscape in the hardest hit areas of Louisiana remains devastated.

$3 not that expensive for a gallon of gas
August 10, 2006 at 12:01 pm
Let’s look at it this way. You pay almost $3 for a gallon bottle of water - - H2O - - that stuff that is the most plentiful liquid in the universe.

The beginning of a new school year
August 10, 2006 at 12:00 pm
Can you believe it? Another summer has come and gone already.

Senate bill would be little help to Louisiana
August 02, 2006 at 11:04 am
We would get about $2 billion a year thereafter. Problem with the House bill is that it could, in the end, allow drillling off the east and west coasts, which some states do not want.

Let’s give neighborhood crime 'a night out'
August 02, 2006 at 11:01 am
For decades, we here in St. Charles Parish have been blessed with a quite and safe community.

A man with a plan
July 28, 2006 at 2:59 pm
Michael Leavitt knows the clock is ticking on his tenure as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Before he leaves in less than three years, there are certain things he is keen on accomplishing.

Veto of stem cell bill right choice
July 28, 2006 at 2:57 pm
Pres. George W. Bush took the right action in vetoing the bill to provide federal financial support to stem cell research in which living embryos are killed. Such an embryo is a human life and should not be destroyed, even for the sake of science.

Head'in south for the weekend
July 28, 2006 at 2:54 pm
This weekend is the one time of the year when literally hundreds of St. Charles Parish residents migrate south. They travel in groups to the small coastal town of Grand Isle and my family is no exception.

State should restrict election dates in the future
July 19, 2006 at 1:01 pm
Unbeknownst to most people in St. Charles Parish, Saturday was election day here.

Louisiana budget reform has a long way to go
July 19, 2006 at 12:59 pm
A year from now, the 2007 election campaigns will be off and running. Due to term limits, half of the Legislature will likely be replaced, and most of the major statewide elected positions stand a good chance to be strongly contested. Those elections may well be the most important in the modern history of a state that was slammed hard last year by the twin disasters of Katrina and Rita.

Elmer's Island would make a great state park
July 19, 2006 at 12:57 pm
Elmer’s Island - - that choice piece of real estate at the bottom of Lafourche Parish on the Gulf of Mexico - - may become public land.

Gas boycott--fuel for thought
July 19, 2006 at 12:55 pm
I have warm memories of 60-cent per gallon gasoline prices, but they are fading rapidly. Louisiana motorists are shaking their heads in disgust, as gas pumps gobble-up $20 bills like it were Zapps Potato Chips.

Time for tax cuts
May 24, 2006 at 12:28 pm
Louisiana families tell me time and again about their hard work to make ends meet. Between paying for groceries, gasoline for our cars and trucks and energy costs to cool our homes, it’s hard for many families to find enough each month to pay the bills, much less try to help kids through school or think about putting some away for a rainy day. Saving is difficult when taxes are high, but luckily tax relief is on its way for every income tax payer, and that means more money in the pockets of Louisiana families. Congress recently passed the Tax Increase Prevention and Reconciliation Act, which will keep our taxes low and keep the economy growing.


St. Charles Parish Schools celebrates its Students of the Year
St. Charles Parish Schools celebrates its Students of the Year
Superintendent Felecia Gomez-Walker likened the Dec. 4 Student of the Year awards...
Firefighters plan toy drive in Norco
The Norco Area Volunteer Fire Department plans to hold at toy drive Saturday, Dec....

Turnovers plague Destrehan championship loss
Turnovers plague Destrehan championship loss
The Destrehan Wildcats fell 23-7 to the Acadiana Rams Friday (Dec. 13) in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association’s Class 5A football championship at the Mercedez-Benz Superdome.