The Watchdog




Gov. Blanco’s ‘Road Home’ is going to be a LONG one
November 08, 2006 at 3:48 pm
After over two months, only 18 checks have been written for the Gov. Blanco's Road Home Program.

Campaigns continue to become more negative
November 08, 2006 at 3:45 pm
Except for one runoff, the mid-term election races are over in Louisiana and it’s safe to say that not many people regret it.

St. Charles voters do their duty
November 08, 2006 at 3:42 pm
The election is over for St. Charles Parish, at least, and we congratulate the two winners for Congress in the districts that include parts of our parish.

Levee plan in January, says corps
November 08, 2006 at 3:36 pm
In a presentation to St. Charles Parish council members, project manager Frank Duarte said the Corps is in the final stages of analyzing the pros and cons of two top alternatives, one running along Hwy 90 near populated areas, and one across the Barataria Basin further south and closer to the Gulf of Mexico.

DANGER BUGS of St. Charles Parish DANGER BUGS of St. Charles Parish
November 08, 2006 at 3:27 pm
BOUTTE - Centipedes can send you to the hospital with their sting and so, too, can the buck moth. But the intense pain associated with their attacks is a walk in the park compared to the bite of a brown recluse spider - that little guy can kill you.

See-through oven’s up for grabs in exciting new Herald-Guide contest
November 08, 2006 at 3:24 pm
BOUTTE - You can win a futuristic countertop oven that's spacious enough to cook a Thanksgiving turkey and all the trimmings in a great new Herald-Guide contest that makes it easy for you to take home the grand prize.

Study to find out why you’re stuck in traffic
November 08, 2006 at 3:22 pm
DO YOU you dread the rush hour standstill on Highway 90 in Boutte - or creeping along at a snail’s pace on River Road? If so, then we’ve got some good news for you.

Surefire way to get the raise you deserve - fast
November 08, 2006 at 3:21 pm
BOUTTE - You want a raise. You need a raise. You deserve a raise. Still with us? Then read on to find out how to get that extra money in your paycheck with a surefire tip from author and career-coach JoAnna Brandi - exclusively in the Herald-Guide.

275 great new jobs at Hahnville chem plant
November 08, 2006 at 3:19 pm
HAHNVILLE - Dow’s 100-million-pound “capacity expansion” at a Union Carbide Corporation facility here will create 100 new jobs in 2007 and 275 jobs later on, says a spokesman.

Career QUIKS For a better life
November 08, 2006 at 3:17 pm
LULING - You can double your money by folding it - or you can dust off the old resume and go looking for a new and better job.

'Naked man’ sightings sweep parish
November 08, 2006 at 3:14 pm
ST. CHARLES PARISH - A wave of "naked man" sightings in Luling, St. Rose and Boutte raises a question that only a psychologist is qualified to answer: What on earth possesses a grown man to strip off his clothes in a public place where he knows somebody will see him?

Money well spent: All the gumbo you can eat - for $5
November 08, 2006 at 3:12 pm
HAHNVILLE - Gumbo! That's what the Knights of Columbus Council 2409 is offering Nov. 12 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church Hall on River Road.

Party hearty, folks, for a wonderful cause
November 08, 2006 at 3:10 pm
RESERVE - A community wide stadium party will be held on Nov. 11 at the Joe Keller Memorial Stadium on Airline Drive featuring NFL players, trapeze artists, musicians and tons of food and games.

35th Fall Festival at Destrehan Plantation
November 08, 2006 at 3:08 pm
DESTREHAN - This year, 150 vendors will display and sell their wares at this award-winning festival.

The numbers are in - - and our congressmen remain the same
November 08, 2006 at 3:01 pm
St. Charles Parish residents voted in significant numbers Tuesday as more than 11,000 went to the polls.

$1M PAY HIKE FOR PARISH WORK FORCE
November 08, 2006 at 2:43 pm
HAHNVILLE - A cost-of-living increase and other salary hikes totalling $1 million are flowing to St. Charles Parish employees as part of a $90 million budget for 2007 that includes $20 million for west bank levee improvements to protect residents from flooding in a big hurricane like Katrina.

SPLAT. The Herald-Guide’s Heather R. Breaux smacks a mosquito, saving herself an itchy bite. St. Charles parishioners from Boutte to Ama to Des Allemands and beyond are doing the same. The year’s been a bad one for the bugs, that’s for sure. Worst mosquito year ever
November 08, 2006 at 2:39 pm
THE "buggy equivalent" of a 100-year hurricane has slammed into St. Charles Parish with residents from Norco, Ama and Kenner to Boutte, Paradis, Bayou Gauche and Des Allemands complaining that this season's crop of insects is the worst they've ever seen.

Will you marry me? Will you marry me?
November 08, 2006 at 2:08 pm
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Breaux of Luling are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Amanda Marie Breaux to Mr. Kyle James Thomas Ducan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Duncan Sr. of Canada. The groom’s parents currently reside in Luling.

DHS student lands starring role in movie
DHS student lands starring role in movie
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Starring in a feature-length film at the age of 16 may seem like a big deal to most teenagers, but for Destrehan student Taylor Faye Ruffin, the movie is the culmination of several years of hard work as an actress and model.