The Watchdog

State should take action against corruption, too
August 23, 2007 at 10:00 am
Another part of the legacy of the Blanco Administration was unveiled last week. It is one of corruption.

Stop targeting underage drinkers
August 23, 2007 at 9:58 am
BATON ROUGE -- Attorney General Charles C. Foti, Jr., joined by 29 attorneys general nationwide, urged the federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) to stop alcohol manufacturers from making misleading health-related statements when advertising alcoholic beverages that contain caffeine and other stimulants. Attorney General Foti is the co-chair of the National Association of Attorneys General Youth Access to Alcohol committee.

Commission ignores Katrina- effect on home property values
August 23, 2007 at 9:55 am
Dear Taxpayer:

The Louisiana Tax Commission (LTC) ordered a reassessessment of St. Charles Parish for 2007 because our ratio study was 8.9 percent. A passing grade is 9 percent.

Things are heating up in Louisiana politics
August 23, 2007 at 9:53 am
Record setting temperatures buffeted Louisiana last week, driving the mercury past the 100 degree mark. But the thermometer wasn't the only thing heating up in the Bayou State. Storm clouds-literally and figuratively-were enveloping the horizon.

Local races to start revving up, too
August 23, 2007 at 9:52 am
Things have been heated up a long time for the Presidential election which is still more than a year away. And finally, after slow starts, the campaigns for state and local elections which are a scant two months away are getting started.

What's Happening
August 23, 2007 at 9:48 am
LULING - Mais Oui wine shop in Luling wants you to drop in on Friday, Aug. 24 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at their Luling location for a free wine-tasting social.

How to prepare for a flood
August 22, 2007 at 3:49 pm
If a flood is imminent, you still have time to protect yourself and property. When a flood watch or warning goes into effect, consider taking these last minute steps:

Evaucation Map. See recommended routes in article. Troxler gives best evacuation routes and times for east and west bank
August 22, 2007 at 3:36 pm
If a mandatory evacuation is ordered this hurricane season, Emergency Operation Center Director Tab Troxler has specific route recommendations for residents of St. Charles Parish.

Workers forced to live outside Parish
August 22, 2007 at 3:32 pm
Young professionals being relocated to St. Charles Parish are having a tough time moving into the area because of a lack of rental properties.

Marcus Lambert joins the race for District 6 councilman Marcus Lambert joins the race for District 6 councilman
August 22, 2007 at 3:29 pm
I, Marcus M. Lambert, am a candidate for Councilman in district six.

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.

Rivalry supports the fight against breast cancer
Rivalry supports the fight against breast cancer
Call it awesome, a great cause or an amazing achievement from everyone pulling together, but it all added up to one incredible achievement with Pink Links generating $18,287 for cancer research and awareness.