Editorial




At the sound of the beep
January 17, 2007 at 1:06 pm
Comments are transcribed from the answering machine on our comment line at 985-783-8181.

St. Charles Parish property tax hikes: Are YOU in trouble?
January 17, 2007 at 1:04 pm
“I’ve had a lot of homeowners upset with this office - they aren’t happy with the large increase in property taxes they got this year. But there’s nothing the parish can do about it. I encourage property owners to write the governor, the tax commissioner and the state legislature to ask for tax relief.”

St. Charles housing boom
January 17, 2007 at 1:01 pm
As residential housing throughout St. Charles Parish continues to expand, local developers are facing a slew of problems heading into the New Year as they attempt to accommodate the sudden and continuing housing needs of residents since hurricane Katrina ravaged southeast Louisiana.

Obituaries
January 17, 2007 at 12:59 pm
STIPE
Vernell Chadwick Stipe, age 37, on Jan. 12, 2007. He leaves to cherish his parents, Olevia Stipe and Henry Lewis; children Vernell Jr., Jia-Mona and Brandon Mayers; brothers Reginald and Roderick Lewis and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and friends. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Jan. 9 at Children of Israel Baptist Church in Killona at 11 a.m. Passover at Killona Fire House.

Voices of St. Charles Parish
January 17, 2007 at 12:57 pm
Can you afford to pay four times more than you are now paying for your property taxes?

Carolyn Schexnaydre is a concerned citizen living in Destrehan. Got something to say on any topic of local interest? We'll give you the space in Voices of St. Charles Parish. Write: editor@heraldguide.com

VIPs - Very Important Parishioners
January 17, 2007 at 12:52 pm
Mary Coleman is employee of the month at St. Charles Parish Hospital. She is a Housekeeper in the Environmental Services Department.

Sheriff Reports
January 17, 2007 at 12:51 pm
Carolyn Brumley, 48, of 324 River Oaks Drive, Luling LA was arrested on January 11 for possession of SCH II to wit cocaine

Habitat for Humanity coming to Destrehan
January 17, 2007 at 12:37 pm
Rumors are flying that Habitat for Humanity is aiming to build a few houses for needy folks in Destrehan. And the rumors are right.

Punt, pass and kick
January 17, 2007 at 12:37 pm
Mason Aucoin of Luling won first place in the 8-and 9-year-olds division of the Gatorade NFL Punt, Pass and Kick team championships held earlier in the football season during the Saints-Redskins game in the Superdome.

Pictured front l to r: Irene Pfister, Guy Breaux, Fayla Breaux and Ursula Shifflett. Pictured back l to r: Brett Borey, Perry Shifflett and Scott Smith. BULLSEYE!
January 17, 2007 at 12:32 pm
The West Bank Dart Association’s Chaouis dart team is headed to the City Cup championship after defeating the Inlaws and Outlaws in a close match in the final game of the gold division playoff round.

DHS nips HHS in tournament action DHS nips HHS in tournament action
January 17, 2007 at 12:29 pm
The Destrehan boys' basketball team played in a tournament against the Hahnville Tigers.

Player of the Week Off To College... and Beyond with Eric LeBlanc
January 17, 2007 at 12:25 pm
Player of the Week
This week's Off to College and Beyond Player of the Week is Xavier guard and DHS grad Mark Stewart who knocked down 13 three-pointers in the Gold Rush's two victories this past week. He led the team with 28 points (7 of his scores three-pointers) to go along with 2 rebounds, 2 assists and a steal in the teams' victory over Spring Hill last Thursday. He also had 18 points (all of them on 6 three-pointers), 2 assists, a rebounds and a steal in the team's victory over Loyola on Saturday.

Saints are COOKIN'
January 17, 2007 at 12:21 pm
For New Orleans Saints fans it was a 40-year, two week wait - and well worth the countdown.

Saints win again - even with Barbara on 'injured reserve' Saints win again - even with Barbara on 'injured reserve'
January 17, 2007 at 12:13 pm
Editor’s note: In a December issue, Barbara Munson declared herself “a jinx” to the New Orleans Saints after realizing they lose when she watches them on TV, and win when she doesn’t. This week, she tells what it was like to see their playoff game with the Philadelphia Eagles after the fact - on videotape.

The Morning After

Sunday, January 14, 7:30 a.m.

I sit here bleary-eyed, achy, and exhausted. No, I don't have the flu, I have Saints fever.

Can you top this? Can you top this?
January 17, 2007 at 12:10 pm
Jon Finley’s been collecting old weapons for 20 years and these beauties are his favorites.

Take me out to the ball game Take me out to the ball game
January 17, 2007 at 12:07 pm
The Destrehan baseball teams had a practice and an inter-squad game.

What's Happening
January 17, 2007 at 11:57 am
Things to do in St. Charles Parish ... if it's happening, it's here.

What Saints and Moses have in common?
January 17, 2007 at 11:52 am
It took Moses 40 years to lead the Israelies to the Promised Land, and with one more game to go, the Saints have darn near made it there themselves for the first time in their 40-year existence.

Gas poisoning victim was New Orleans scientist
Gas poisoning victim was New Orleans scientist
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A woman who died in an meticulously planned gas poisoning suicide in Paradis has been identified as a New Orleans scientist.

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