Letter to the Editor




Patio lots not all that bad, if handled correctly
August 24, 2006 at 2:42 pm
Our local volunteer fire departments have every right to be concerned about the current Patio Lots proposal.

Getting the job done
August 24, 2006 at 2:39 pm
With the anniversaries of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita fast approaching, broadcasters and news reporters across the country are scurrying for stories.

At last, the Huey will become safer
August 24, 2006 at 2:36 pm
It was a great day in the 1930s when the Huey P. Long Bridge was opened.

August 29 is a date to remember
August 24, 2006 at 2:33 pm
Next Tuesday is an important anniversary date in South Louisiana.

St. Charles Parish Schools unveil new district slogan
August 24, 2006 at 2:27 pm
If you are a parent or student in St. Charles Parish Public Schools, chances are you have noticed the significant changes to the district's websites, informational material and the newly issued "InBox" packets given to students for parents on the first day of school, all of which are embossed with the same new slogan, "You and I…We are St. Charles Parish Schools".

St. Charles could 'disproportionately gain' from hurricane diaspora
August 24, 2006 at 2:17 pm
BATON ROUGE -- By now, most folks in south Louisiana have seen the maps.

Norco woman robbed
August 24, 2006 at 2:15 pm
A 30-year-old Norco woman was robbed Aug. 16 while retrieving belongings out of her vehicle at 41 Barreca St., Norco.

U.S. Representative Charlie Melancon address local issues at the St. Charles Operatons site for Dow Chemical. Dow invities U.S. Representative to luncheon
August 24, 2006 at 2:07 pm
On Aug. 18 the St. Charles Operations site for Dow Chemical hosted a noon meeting featuring commentary by 3rd District U.S. Representative Charlie Melancon.

Displaced thugs cause havoc in Red Church
August 24, 2006 at 1:48 pm
Meadows Drive, which is lined with Section 8 housing and criminal activity, has become a source of fear, crime and intimidation for the residents of Red Church subdivision, in particular, residents of Longview Drive who share back yards with the homes on Meadows Drive.

Hearing set for Luling doctor
August 24, 2006 at 1:45 pm
An Aug. 25 hearing has been set for David Sampognaro, 45, a Luling doctor who was indicted by the St. Charles Parish Grand Jury on March 29 for 21 counts of possession of child pornography.

Unrestrained child seriously injured in vehicle crash
August 24, 2006 at 1:42 pm
On Mon., Aug. 21, at 7:48 p.m., the Louisiana State Police investigated a serious injury crash on U.S. 90 near Willowdale Dr., at milepost 241.8.

MARK GAUTHREAU, 44, Gonzales Gonzales man booked for shooting Spillway anglers
August 24, 2006 at 1:24 pm
Mark Gauthreau, 44, of 42298 N. Wood St., Gonzales, was arrested and charged with two counts of first degree attempted murder and hate crimes on Aug. 21 after he allegedly shot and wounded two Hispanic men from Texas.

Property owners may get tax relief
August 24, 2006 at 1:21 pm
A vote by the St. Charles Parish Council will determine whether or not to reduce the millage rates on current property taxes by 0.47 mills.

BRANDON NAQUIN, 18, Waggaman (left) and RYAN HEBERT, 17, Waggaman (right) Burglars nabbed on Lakewood Drive
August 24, 2006 at 1:09 pm
Two Waggaman men were arrested by deputy David Hitzman, in the early morning hours on Monday, Aug. 21.

Hi-Steppers come together for reunion
August 23, 2006 at 12:14 pm
HHS will host a reunion for all former Hi-Steppers, Hi-Stepper managers, and sponsors.

Chamber to host workplace seminar
August 23, 2006 at 12:13 pm
The River Region Chamber of Commerce will hold a seminar focusing on abuse in the workplace on Wed. Aug. 30 at the La Maison Magnolia Reception Hall located at 950 First St., Norco.

Show off your mount or horns at seminar
August 23, 2006 at 12:12 pm
The LSU AgCenter will present a Deer Food Plot Seminar on Thurs. Aug. 24, 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Dougie V’s Restaurant, River Rd., Luling. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Come boogie at St. Gertrude
August 23, 2006 at 12:07 pm
St. Gertrude Catholic Church, Des Allemands, will host a dance on Aug. 26 from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Father Mac Community Center.

Principal of the Year took unconventional path to top
Principal of the Year took unconventional path to top
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Despite recently being named Louisiana High School Principal of the Year, Hahnville High School Principal Ken Oertling’s life is one that could have gone down a much different path.