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The Cook's Corner

Whip up a new dish for your family with the Herald-Guide’s Recipe of the Week.Read More...
September 17, 2008 at 12:45 pm

Archbishop visits St. Charles EOC

New Orleans Archbishop Alfred Hughes, center, toured the St. Charles Parish Emergency Operations Center last weekend.Read More...
September 17, 2008 at 12:44 pm

Hurricane on the bayou

Four-year-old Joshua Mongrue is pictured on Bayou Gauche Island last Friday watching as the island’s only road gets flooded by Hurricane Ike’s surge.Read More...
September 17, 2008 at 12:41 pm

Disaster recovery: How kids cope with storm stress

Children’s reactions to disaster depend on their age and maturity. Their responses also are affected by how close they are to the event, their level of exposure to it through TV and how they see their parents react. Read More...
September 17, 2008 at 12:39 pm

The Basketry celebrates 13th year in St. Charles

Located at 50 Wade Street in Luling, The Basketry started out 13 years ago as a catalog based gift basket company and has grown into the national spotlight. Read More...
September 17, 2008 at 12:10 pm

St. Charles Parish puts up flood fight

By Renee Allemand
Orange flood control tubes have lined Bayou Des Allemands since before Hurricane Gustav made landfall, but that's not all public works crews have been doing to curb storm surge flooding.Read More...
September 17, 2008 at 12:08 pm

The Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac Frankenstein

The Bush administration has put the mammoth quasi-private lending agencies—Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac—into conservatorship and punted the problem to the next administration. It would be wise for the media and debate moderators to press John McCain and Barack Obama regarding what exactly they will do to clean up this mess that is being left at their doorstep.Read More...
September 17, 2008 at 12:07 pm

You could almost call us Hurricane Alley

Galveston got it again. The Texas island was hit by the deadliest storm in history in 1900. More that 6,000 people were killed, many of them dying after being trapped for days under rubble. Read More...
September 17, 2008 at 12:05 pm

Bayou Gauche waits for the next one

Riding in an airboat through flooded sections of Bayou Gauche island can be a humbling experience after a major storm has roared through and done considerable damage to homes, property and families. Gliding along the water-logged highways, passing house after house submerged beneath water can make anyone wonder how the residents who live on the island will cope with rebuilding and piecing their lives back together after a storm.Read More...
September 17, 2008 at 12:03 pm

UWSC gets ready for seventh Paddle Battle

The 7th Annual United Way of St. Charles Battle for the Paddle cook-off is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 2, from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the West Bank Bridge Park. This event helps United Way of St. Charles to raise awareness about the organization and helps people understand how it serves the community.
September 17, 2008 at 12:02 pm

Woman turns to marathons to honor late husband

On a single sheet of lustrous purple letterhead, Luling’s Pamela Matherne presents her cause, simply headlined “What would you do to save a life? How far would you go?,” to potential donors for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.Read More...
September 17, 2008 at 12:01 pm

Parish gets $100,000 plan grant

St. Charles Parish will receive $100,000 from an organization that provides planning models and technical assistance to help communities with their transportation and infrastructure needs.Read More...
September 17, 2008 at 11:58 am

First year-round swim team in parish history gets started in Luling

The future Michael Phelps’ of the parish won't have to travel far to hone their talents throughout the year. Now, they can get all the practice they need at the newly heated pool at Mimosa Swim & Racquet Club.Read More...
September 17, 2008 at 11:57 am

Sheriff's Reports

•Bryan Lester Mayeux, Jr., 55, of 116 Sam St. in Boutte was arrested on Sept. 10 and charged with criminal assistance to suicide.Read More...
September 17, 2008 at 9:10 am

Enough Already

Even though Hurricane Ike made landfall over 300 miles away in Galveston, Tex., the West Bank of St. Charles Parish experienced a storm surge of 4.2 feet - a foot more than the 3.15-foot surge caused by Hurricane Gustav.Read More...
September 17, 2008 at 8:57 am

Des Allemands flood tubes vandalized

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office is currently investigating the vandalism of flood control water tubes along Bayou Des Allemands. The vandalism couldn't have come at a worse time, since the area experienced rising water due to the affect of Hurricane Ike.Read More...
September 17, 2008 at 8:57 am

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Hale Boggs is a ‘test bridge’ for surfacing
Resurfacing the Hale Boggs Memorial Bridge deck isn’t just a $24.5 million upgrade, it’s the result of a 15 year experiment that determined a concrete overlay would provide much longer surface life than asphalt.