|Histories and customs of Halloween
October 17, 2007 at 4:56 pm
Halloween is an annual celebration, but just what is it actually a celebration of? And how did this peculiar custom originate? Is it, as some claim, a kind of demon worship? Or is it just a harmless vestige of some ancient pagan ritual?
The word itself, "Halloween," actually has its origins in the Catholic Church.
|A walk to remember
October 17, 2007 at 4:53 pm
In 1719 the early immigrants of St. Charles Parish sailed in from Germany, Switzerland and found their way from a small German territory called Alsace Lorraine to settle the Parish of Plenty as colonists.
|100 SRE students take part in football contest
October 17, 2007 at 4:49 pm
Over 100 fourth and fifth grade students at St. Rose Elementary took part in this year’s NFL Punt, Pass and Kick Competition.
|Former LSU lineman Joseph Baird dead at 80
October 17, 2007 at 4:48 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Former LSU lineman Joseph “Red” Baird has died, a university spokesman said Wednesday.
|Sign up today for parish basketball
October 17, 2007 at 4:39 pm
The St. Charles Parish Department of Parks and Recreation is currently holding registration for the 2007 basketball season for boys and girls ages 5 to 6, boys ages 7 to 14 and girls ages 13 to 14.
|Finally, the Saints win one
October 17, 2007 at 4:37 pm
It took until the evening of Oct. 14 for the New Orleans Saints to get their first victory of the 2007 season and it couldn’t have come at a better time.
|St. Charles Herald Guide's High School Playmakers of the Week
October 17, 2007 at 4:34 pm
Molton continues to shine for Wildcats
Destrehan wide receiver Tim Molton has been making big plays throughout his high school career.
|Opposition gunning for 7-0 Wildcats
October 17, 2007 at 4:27 pm
After cruising to big wins in their first five games of the season, the Destrehan Wildcats have found themselves fighting for their lives in their last two contests, both of which the team still managed to win.
|Hahnville’s offense continues to evolve
October 17, 2007 at 4:20 pm
The Hahnville Tigers didn't dwell too long on their double-overtime, 31-24 loss to rival Destrehan. Instead, they bullied East Ascension last week, scoring at will offensively while shutting down the Spartans on defense for a 41-6 victory.
|Will our election system be changing?
October 17, 2007 at 4:16 pm
A case now before the U.S. Supreme Court may have significant implications for how we elect candidates for statewide and legislative offices in Louisiana.
October 17, 2007 at 4:13 pm
When you wake up Saturday morning, remember that bad public officials are elected by good people who don’t vote. And then go out and do your duty.
|Letter to the editor
October 17, 2007 at 4:09 pm
I read with great interest J. Cornelius Rathborne's letter in the Oct. 11 edition of The Herald-Guide. He states that St. Charles residents deserve honest discussions about levee placement. On this point I agree completely and thus wish to address a few items he mentioned in his letter.
|Coastal restoration should come first, Mr. Governor to Be
October 17, 2007 at 4:05 pm
Whoever is elected governor of Louisiana should keep one thing in mind . . . the most important task that will benefit our state will be to restore and preserve our coast. Nothing else will really matter in our area if our coast washes away into the Gulf of Mexico
October 17, 2007 at 3:43 pm
• Shawn Morris, 20, 1533 Westminister Blvd. in Marrero was arrested on Oct. 4 and charged with two counts of simple burglary.
|Parish hospital one of only 27 in state to get cardiac rehab certification
October 17, 2007 at 1:38 pm
The St. Charles Parish Hospital became one of only 27 hospitals in Louisiana, and the only hospital in the River Parishes, to be recognized as a nationally certified Cardiac Rehabilitation Center.
|Luling gift basket business gaining national following
October 17, 2007 at 1:34 pm
When Kristi Brocato took a job at a gift basket company in college, little did she know that one day her own gift baskets would be received by the likes of former President Bill Clinton, Senator Bob Dole, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Gladiator director Ridley Scott.
|Bridge City man gets 20 years for stabbing Luling resident
October 17, 2007 at 1:32 pm
A Bridge City man accused of killing a Luling man who took him in after Hurricane Katrina pleaded guilty to manslaughter Tuesday and was sentenced to 20 years in prison, according to St. Charles Parish District Attorney Harry Morel Jr.
|Red Cross, HUD team up to find affordable housing for disaster victims
October 17, 2007 at 1:30 pm
The American Red Cross and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) signed an agreement last week that will allow disaster victims quick access to housing information and assistance.
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This week’s Humane Society showcase pet is Coco. ...
• You’ve got to read this! (Aug. 14)
• Children get acting bug at River Region Drama theatre workshop
• “Workshop of Wonders” raises $600 for children’s non-profit
• Community puts on sundresses, shrimp boots to helps thousands of foster children
• Non-profit expands to serve parish’s drug court participants
The Hahnville Tigers will get their first taste of live action this Friday as they...
The Destrehan Wildcats will get one final tune-up for the regular season when they...
• Des Allemands angler pioneers psychic sac-a-lait bait
• New HHS coach surrounds himself with familiar faces
• Redfish invade Lake Salvador
• Sophomore QB handed reins of high-powered DHS offense
• Tigers overhaul offense, defense under new head coach
Biggert-Waters behind drop in home prices - 628 views
St. Charles Parish experienced the only decline in home prices in the New Orleans Metro area in the first half of 2014 as compared to 2013, according to the New Orleans Metropolitan Association of Realtors.
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