Oubre seeks ninth term as St. Charles Parish clerk of court Oubre seeks ninth term as St. Charles Parish clerk of court
August 22, 2007 at 3:28 pm
St. Charles Parish Clerk of Court, Charles J. Oubre Jr., a lifelong resident of Hahnville seeks his ninth term in office.

Derryl Walls announces candidacy for District IV Derryl Walls announces candidacy for District IV
August 22, 2007 at 3:24 pm
Derryl Walls, 41, lifelong resident of St. Charles Parish has announced his candidacy for the District IV council position.

A mother, grandmother, niece, aunt, and sister, loved by all -- The murder of Hilda Mae Zeringue Warren, 70, Monday, August 13. sent waves of shock throughout the quiet, close knit St. Rose community. Hilda was laid to rest on Monday, August 20. Murder in St. Rose: Community mourns the death of Hilda Warren
August 22, 2007 at 3:18 pm
St. Rose residents gathered by the hundreds on Monday, Aug. 20, to attend funeral services for 70-year-old Hilda Mae Zeringue Warren.

489 arrested for drunk driving since Katrina
August 22, 2007 at 3:16 pm
St. Charles Parish sheriff’s deputies have been working hard to keep drunk drivers off the streets, with an overwhelming 489 arrests made of intoxicated drivers from August of 2005 to August of 2007.

August 15, 2007 at 11:43 am
Send you obituary announcements to Heather R. Breaux at for prompt publication.

Sheriff's Reports
August 15, 2007 at 11:40 am
Suspects are innocent until proven guilty.

Spirit Happenings
August 15, 2007 at 11:38 am
Ladies fall bible study explores living beyond yourself

A non-denominational bible study focusing on the spiritual truths and concepts on the book of Galations will begin August 27 through November 14 with a break in between. Classes will be on Monday nights from 7-9 and Wednesday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 at the Bible Center Church on Barton Ave. in Luling.

Are tattoos and body piercings moral?
August 15, 2007 at 11:35 am
By Father Peter Joseph

Many upright people are repelled by modern fads and fashions, such as tattooing, multiple earrings and other body piercing, but feel unequipped to give a clear judgment on the morality of such practices, or to rebut the charge that they are elevating their personal preferences into a moral code. In this article, I will set out some criteria that are relevant to making a moral judgment on these things.

What’s the point of new state law?
August 15, 2007 at 11:34 am
Though I am neither of French or Cajun descent, I've always been interested in their cultures which play such a big part in the overall culture of our state. I also have more than a passing interest in our state legislature.

La. governor candidates tout their plans
August 15, 2007 at 11:33 am

Associated Press Writer

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) _ Five candidates running for Louisiana governor touted their plans and credentials to a group of educators on Monday, and offered plans for improving children's lives in the state.

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.

Pit pull tossed off I-310 into swamp recovering from likely alligator bite
Pit pull tossed off I-310 into swamp recovering from likely alligator bite
Nicknamed “Ally Gator,” a pit bull tossed off the elevated portion of Interstate 310 southbound Tuesday (Sept. 29) is also recovering at the St. Charles Parish Animal Shelter from an apparent alligator bite.