Editorial




3rd largest dead zone spells doom for shrimp industry
August 15, 2007 at 11:32 am
(AP) - Houma Courier editorial

For years now, scientists and others have known about the vast dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico. Although they could clearly see that little life could exist in the oxygen-depleted waters of the dead zone, they weren't sure what the long-term effects would be.

Magazines build case to save coast
August 15, 2007 at 11:31 am
Louisiana’s deteriorating coast got a lot of play this past week in national magazines. Two of the most popular, Time and Fortune, gave it prime coverage.

Earthquake, hurricane, what’s next?
August 15, 2007 at 11:29 am
And we thought we had it bad. Over in Hawaii this week, they had, first, an earthquake and, then, a hurricane.

Families affected by I-49 await decision by department of transportation
August 15, 2007 at 11:28 am
Six families who live in mobile homes on private property on Alexander Street in Boutte, could be forced to move if the Louisiana Department of Transportation follows through with a proposal to build a section of Interstate Highway 49 through their land.

Destrehan man shot over $20 Destrehan man shot over $20
August 15, 2007 at 11:25 am
Derek Turley, 40, who lives on Meadows Dr. in Destrehan, helped save his neighbor’s life by calling 911 after an arguement over money almost turned deadly.

What's Happening
August 15, 2007 at 11:21 am
DESTREHAN - Valero St. Charles Refinery will host “Hope and Healing for Children: A Gospel Brunch” on Saturday, Aug. 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Ormond Country Club located at 10 Villere Drive in Destrehan,

In the news
August 15, 2007 at 11:19 am
Ama residents are opposing the rezoning of the property next to St. Mark's Church, located at 10971 Highway 18 owned by Patrick McEvoy.

Shelley Tastet announces candidacy for District 2 councilman seat Shelley Tastet announces candidacy for District 2 councilman seat
August 15, 2007 at 11:18 am
Shelley Tastet, a life long resident of St. Charles Parish, is announcing his candidacy for the District 2 councilman, soon to be vacated, by Brian Fabre.

Luling Bridge rating drops Luling Bridge rating drops
August 15, 2007 at 11:15 am
The Hale Boggs Bridge (Luling Bridge) needs new cables and the Louisiana Department of Transportation is opening the bids as early as July 2008 for contractors interested in applying to make the repairs.

HOME VALUES SOAR. 112 Cottage Dr. Davis III Plantation in Luling: 1993 - custom-built on golf-course lot for $168,000. 2003 - sold for $232,000. 2007 - sold for $341,000. Proposed government tax would raise taxes $1.5 million
August 15, 2007 at 10:49 am
The districts controlled by parish government could collect $1.5 million more dollars from taxpayers if proposed 2007 property tax rates being considered at the Aug. 20 council meeting are approved, Parish Assessor Rock Gisclair told the Herald-Guide.

CUDDLY CUTE. A cooperative habitat restoration program that restores wetlands on marginally and non-productive croplands recently helped produce five black bear cub litters in Louisiana, which are threatened Bears den found in wetland reserve habitat in Cocodrie
August 15, 2007 at 10:43 am
A cooperative habitat restoration program that restores wetlands on marginally and non-productive croplands recently helped produce five black bear cub litters in Louisiana.

Parish swim teams announce overall
August 15, 2007 at 10:37 am
HILL HEIGHTS. High-point winners: front row - Sydney Twiner, 2nd 6 and under girls (tie); Morgan Rigby, 2nd 6 and under girls (tie); Seth Smith, 2nd 6 and under boys; Logan Lege, 3rd 6 and under boys; Pylar Zeringue, 1st 7 to 8 girls. Middle row - Katie Waguespack, 1st 9 to 10 girls (tie); Paxton Zeringue, 4th 9 to10 girls. Back row - Coach Nicole Matherne; Adam Fisher, 1st 13 to 14 boys; Sam Frazier, 2nd 13 to 14 boys; Garrett Dipuma, 4th 13 to 14 boys (tie); Sara Schexnaydre, 4th 13 to 14 girls; Jared Rodrigue, 1st 15 to 18 boys; Coach Kristen Laurent; Evan Pfister, 2nd 7 to 8 boys.

DISCOVER:
August 15, 2007 at 10:35 am
Discover Louisiana Hunting , the fall hunting promotion for new hunters, has been scheduled for Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 23-25, announces Bryant Hammett, secretary for the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

12 West Levert Dr., Luling for $225,000 from Staci, Kelli, & Sallie Prince to Mr. and Mrs. Brian Folse on July 31 Real Estate Transactions
August 15, 2007 at 10:27 am
The following Real Estate Transactions were taken from the public records at the St. Charles Parish Courthouse. Below you will find purchased homes and vacant land in the St. Charles Parish area. The following transactions primarily took place primarily during the month of July and August.

Herald-Guide Herald-Guide
August 15, 2007 at 10:19 am
LOT OF LOVE. On Aug. 5, Kaylie Fabre, daughter of Brian and Andrea Fabre of Luling donated more than ten inches of her hair to the Locks of Love Foundation which makes human hair wigs for children with medical conditions or who have had treatments that cause them to lose their hair.

State leaders invite students to find their niche in a local 4-H organization
August 15, 2007 at 10:17 am
More than 179,000 youth in Louisiana have found a home in 4-H. The new school year offers the opportunity for students to join 4-H clubs where they can interact with others who have common interests, according to LSU AgCenter director of the 4-H Youth Program Dr. Mark Tassin.

MAKING THE GRADE MAKING THE GRADE
August 15, 2007 at 9:52 am
After boarding four airplanes and dealing with numerous airport layovers, Hannah Orgeron of Destrehan took her first-ever flight from Louisiana to Washington D.C. to take part in the Junior National Young Leaders Conference at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center.

Heather R. Breaux BLOG
August 15, 2007 at 9:50 am
A trip to the mall or a stroll through the New Orleans French Market all seem like ideal day trips, but a few days ago I went shopping for something that will literally change my life forever - a new eye.

Walmart cell phone bandits likely not from St. Charles
Walmart cell phone bandits likely not from St. Charles
- 1550 views
It appears that three people sought in connection with the theft of 23 cell phones from Boutte’s Walmart last week are not from St. Charles Parish and have committed similar robberies in other areas of the state, according to Sheriff Greg Champagne.