Firefighter monitors a “training fire” at a condemned house. 3 children died in holiday blaze that burned down Norco family’s house
December 13, 2006 at 12:43 pm
And chief Robert Lupe remembers the tragic, 2001 blaze well.

“The fire occured at 11:52 p.m. It was a horrible scene, the mother told us that she had just stepped next door to talk to her sister, and within a matter of a few moments her entire house was on fire. There were two little girls inside the house and one boy,” Lupe told the Herald-Guide.

Loads of love in bills donated for Kyle at J.B. Martin Middle. How family, friends and students are helping Kyle
December 13, 2006 at 12:43 pm
Kyle Bergeron has three wishes and Gwen Savoie, a close friend of the Bergeron family, has made it her mission to make them come true.

Off to college and beyond
December 13, 2006 at 12:32 pm

Bullock named All-American

Bowling Green running back and DHS grad Chris Bullock was named a third-team Freshman All-American by The Sporting News. He set a new school freshman record with 769 yards rushing this year, leading the team. He also finished the season as the fifth leading freshman rusher in the country.

Saints Rule
December 13, 2006 at 12:19 pm
If you weren’t convinced that the New Orleans Saints are the “ Real Deal” this season, you have to be convinced now after the boys in black and gold dissected the hottest team in the NFC, the Dallas Cowboys (42-17).

Other than a 77-yard touchdown run by Cowboys halfback Julius Jones early in the first quarter, the Saints totally dominated play out on the field.

And credit has to go to the Saints offensive line, quarterback Drew Brees and the best gameplan I have seen this season by a head coach in Sean Payton.

Under little duress most of the game Drew Brees, who grew up in Austin, Texas and was not offered a football scholarship by any of the state’s larger colleges in Texas, put on a show of a lifetime.

Brees completed 26 of his 38 throws for 384 yards and 5 touchdowns. The five touchdowns thrown against the Cowboys were the most ever by an opposing quarterback against Dallas in their 47-year history.Brees spread the football wealth all around hitting 10 different receivers in the 42-17 shellacking of the Cowboys.

The Saints running game also was a vital part of the biggest victory of the season. Deuce McAllister rushed for 111 yards and averaged 5.3 yards per carry, but he was almost overshadowed by the guy that normally is his lead blocker.

Fullback Mike Karney rushed for 1 touchdown and caught 2 passes for scores.

Three touchdowns from a fullback, who would have thought it?

Let’s not forget Reggie Bush in this equation either. The 2005 Heisman trophy winner rushed for 37 yards, averaging 6.2 yards per carry and he also caught 6 passes for 125 yards and 1 score.

It was a total team effort on offense and you have to give plenty of credit to the Saints offensive line who totally dominated the line of scrimmage.

On defense the Saints defense bent a few times, but they did a great job confusing young quarterback Tony Romo who had his worst game of the season completing just 16 of his 33 throws for 249 yards, 1 touchdown and 2 pass interceptions.

Give the Saints secondary a lot of credit for doing a great job controlling the Dallas-trio of Terrell Owens, Terry Glenn and Jason Witten in the receiving department also.

For a football team that was without star receiver Joe Horn and defensive tackle Hollis Thomas for the entire game, and quality starters like Marques Colston, Will Smith and Mark Campbell hobbled with injuries, the Saints had their biggest statement game of the season.

This Saints football club scored 42 points, the most ever on a Bill Parcells-coached team in regulation time and the Saints have now become the new version of “America’s team.”

It was quite a nationally televised showcase for Payton and Brees and the rest of the league had better take notice. The Saints are indeed the “Real Deal.”

The (9-4) New Orleans Saints, who would have believed it …

315 Lowe St., Hahnville for $325,000 from Mr. and Mrs. Shelton Barrs, Jr. to Carl Maxey on Nov. 16 Real Estate Transactions
December 13, 2006 at 12:16 pm
The following Real Estate Transactions were taken from the public records at the St. Charles Parish Courthouse. Below you will find purchased homes and vacant land in the St. Charles Parish area. The following transactions primarily took place primarily during the month of November. I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!

Kristian is a producer and sports talk show host at The Big 870am/105.3fm WWL New Orleans. Read his column exclusively every week ONLY in the Herald-Guide. Everybody’s STILL talking about the State Football Championships
December 13, 2006 at 12:04 pm
Dreams were shattered and dreams were achieved in the Louisiana High School Football State Championship games.

Fattest cat in the parish crowned King Kong Kitty tilts the scales at 26 lbs.
December 13, 2006 at 11:54 am
The scales have stopped shaking. The pounds have been calculated. And Taz, a 26-pound feline from Luling, has been crowned as the Herald-Guide's 2006 King Kong Kitty.

December 13, 2006 at 11:47 am
Dear Mr. Suffrin: I am 16 years old. I just got my first job at a pet store, but I am confused about the allowances section I need to fill out on the W-4 worksheet. If my parents are claiming me on their taxes, then what allowances should I claim? Also, can you explain to me the different taxes that will be taken out of my paycheck and what they are for? -Curious About Taxes, Destrehan

Notes from Destrehan & Hahnville High Schools
December 13, 2006 at 11:39 am
The theme for Destrehan’s annual Winter Formal dance was "Frozen in Time" and the king and queen of the evening were Tristan Babin and Brittany McCray, chosen by their classmates. Some opinions on the dance are:

Ask Nattie
December 13, 2006 at 11:34 am
Nattie Swan is St. Charles Parish’s best new advice columnist for kids and their parents. Let her help you. Send questions to

A man's best friend
December 13, 2006 at 11:31 am
While grocery shopping after work one evening I bumped into an old friend I hadn't seen in several years.

December 13, 2006 at 11:17 am
You can add years to your life and enjoy the best possible health your genes will allow - just by laughing a lot.

December 06, 2006 at 3:27 pm

Doris B. Comardelle, on Monday, November 27, 2006 at 10:14 P.M. in Luling, LA. Beloved wife of the late Roy Paul Comardelle. Mother of Roy A. Comardelle, Betty C. Meacham, Diane C. Rome, Pamela C. Schaubhut and the late Dwayne J. Comardelle. Daughter of the late Henry and Anita Leonard Bergeron. Sister of Leroy Bergeron and the late Standley, Clifton, Henry Bergeron, Thelma Oursi, Stella LeBoeuf and Alice Babin. Also survived by 11 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by 1 grandchild. Age 78 years. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral. A Mass of Christan Burial will be celebrated at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Paradis, LA, on Wednesday, November 29, 2006 at 11:00 A.M. Interment Sunset Cemetery, Bayou Gauche, LA. Visitation from 9:00 A.M. until funeral time Wednesday at the church. Falgout Funeral Homesin charge of arrangements.

6 of serial killer’s victims were from SC Parish
December 06, 2006 at 3:06 pm

At least six of the 23 murders committed by suspected serial killer Ronald Dominique, 42 of Houma, occurred in St. Charles Parish.

Hahnville High School exchange student couldn’t be happier with his new host family in Luling
December 06, 2006 at 2:54 pm
There’s no greater feeling than having a place to call home - even if you are on the other side of the world from the home you were born and raised in.

Norco’s Christmas parade - after a 1-yr Katrina layoff, it’s back ... with bells on Norco’s Christmas parade - after a 1-yr Katrina layoff, it’s back ... with bells on
December 06, 2006 at 2:50 pm
In 2005, Hurricane Katrina blew the annual Norco Christmas Parade away. But you can’t keep a great event down for long, and this year it was back and bigger and better than ever.

Yes, Virginia, there IS a St. Nicholas
December 06, 2006 at 2:40 pm
The true story of Santa Claus begins with a very real person - Nicholas - who was born during the third century in the village of Patara.

At the time the area was Greek and is now on the southern coast of Turkey. His wealthy parents, who raised him to be a devout Christian, died in an epidemic while Nicholas was still young.

Off to College...and Beyond
December 06, 2006 at 2:38 pm
This week's Off to College and Beyond Player of the Week is Southern Illinois defensive back and HHS grad Craig Turner who had 11 tackles, 2 pass deflections, a forced fumble, an 18-yard kick return and 13-yard punt return in the Salukis' loss to Montana on Saturday.

LSU lands 2 of nation’s best recruiters
LSU lands 2 of nation’s best recruiters
LSU landed two of the top recruiters in the nation when head coach Les Miles announced that former Alabama inside linebackers coach Kevin Steele would become his team’s new defensive coordinator and former Ole Miss/USC head coach Ed Orgeron would become the defensive line coach for the Tigers.