Editorial




State puts property insurance crises on the right track
July 05, 2007 at 8:56 am
When Florida’s legislators met in special session in early January, they were emerging from the fall elections in which they promised the moon to their voters regarding lowering the skyrocketing cost of property insurance in the Sunshine State. The new governor and Legislature quickly learned that there was no easy way to deliver on the promises of huge cuts in business and homeowners’ property insurance rates. They ended up enacting bills that put the state treasury and insurance policyholders at great financial risk. Their legislation is driving insurers out of Florida and forcing hundreds of thousands of additional policies into their state-backed insurer of last resort.

Defeating amnesty and securing on our borders
July 05, 2007 at 8:55 am
The U.S. Senate tried to revive the Kennedy immigration bill recently, even though we already defeated it numerous times. Thankfully, the proponents of the bill were again thwarted because of the large outcry and civic activity of concerned Louisianans and Americans across the country.

Are term limits good or bad for state?
July 05, 2007 at 8:53 am
There are pros ad cons to term limits which the Louisiana Legislature is experiencing for the first time this year. The cons, of course, include the loss of whatever lesiglators gain through years of experience in moving the desires of their constituents into state law. There also is a loss of association among legislators who work together for the benefit of the state.

Coastal Restoration gets $14 million boost
July 05, 2007 at 8:52 am
(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Sen. David Vitter announced that $14 million in federal funding for the Louisiana Coastal Area Ecosystem Restoration project was included in the U.S. Senate Energy and Water Appropriations Bill, which passed out of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee last week.

Lake Pontchartrain
July 05, 2007 at 8:51 am
(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Sen. David Vitter announced that $778,000 in federal funding for a West Shore-Lake Pontchartrain feasibility study was included in the U.S. Senate Energy and Water Appropriations Bill, which passed out of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee last week.

School board decides not to pursue illegal aliens
July 05, 2007 at 8:50 am
St. Charles School Board members have been weighing the option recently of whether to audit local contractors they employ to determine if all of their workers belong in this country legally and have decided against it.

Feral hogs gaining ground in Louisiana
July 05, 2007 at 8:48 am
By EMILE P. LeBLANC

DMAP Coordinator

What's Happening
July 05, 2007 at 8:43 am
Are you interested in becoming a foster parent or adoption?

The LA Dept. of Social Services is conducting an orientation/informative meeting for adults interested in becoming foster and adoptive parents on Thursday, July 12 at 6:30 p.m. at 429 W. Airline Hwy, Suite M, in LaPlace. To register for orientation or for more information, call 1-800-748-7755 or 1-800-431-6801.


Marty Muller, parish council candidate. Muller announces candidacy for District 1 councilman’s race
July 05, 2007 at 8:39 am
Marty A. Muller, 38, a lifelong resident of St. Charles Parish will run for the District 1 councilman position currently held by Desmond Hilaire, in the October 20 race.

Council votes down Killona landfill expansion
July 05, 2007 at 8:37 am
St. Charles Parish council members voted against expanding a landfill in Killona at their July 2 meeting.

In the News
July 05, 2007 at 8:34 am
A box filled with a skull and some other skeletal remains that was brought to the attention of the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office was not an immediate cause for concern according to Sheriff’s spokesperson Capt. Pat Yoes.

Suspected robber nabbed at crime scene
July 05, 2007 at 8:33 am
A trip back to the scene of a robbery he allegedly committed two weeks earlier at a Boutte gas station landed a Houma man in jail according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Legislators secure $4 million for west bank levee
July 05, 2007 at 8:32 am
Representative Gary Smith told the Herald-Guide they were able to secure $4 million for construction of a levee on the west bank side of the parish which currently has no protection from hurricanes and has been footing the bill on their own in an effort to build one.

Millages should not be permanent fixtures
June 28, 2007 at 2:38 pm
When millages are passed to finance government activities, they are usually designed for a specific amount of total revenue. Whatever they support, the amount of millage is determined by the amount of money it will produce on that day’s assessment roll.

Luling man accuses contractor of fraud, misuse of funds
June 28, 2007 at 2:35 pm
As St. Charles Parish resident and native Andy Rougeou and his wife Toni look upon what they say was once a beautiful home on 3 West Levert Dr. in Willowdale subdivision, he wonders if it will ever be close to what it once was.

Women pin down intruder
June 28, 2007 at 2:33 pm
A St. Rose man was arrested and charged with aggravated burglary and sexual battery after he snuck into a Bonura Drive home and allegedly touched two women inappropriately while they slept.

Man’s body found in river
June 28, 2007 at 2:32 pm
A missing Houma inmate’s body was discovered in the Mississippi River near the Hale Boggs Bridge in Luling, according to the St. Charles parish Sheriff’s Office.

Des Allemands seafood owner plans to rebuild after fire
June 28, 2007 at 2:30 pm
Firefighters from four different departments in St. Charles Parish responded to a fire at South East Seafood in Des Allemands during the early morning hours of June 8.

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2 St. Charles Parish Council members will seek parish presidency
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Even though the election is almost a year away, two St. Charles Parish Council members have already thrown their hats into the ring for the parish’s top executive post.