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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

Bayou Gauche sees the worst of Hurricane Ike

Belinda and Carl Simoneux have always been proud of the fact that their home is built on the highest point of Bayou Gauche island. But as the winds of Hurricane Ike pushed water onshore, the Simoneauxs watched helplessly as the waves covered the roadway and edged closer to the front door of their island home. Read More...
September 17, 2008 at 8:57 am

Recent events highlight need for levee in Willowridge

It’s storm events like Hurricanes Ike and Gustav that remind Willowridge residents that levee protection is still years away and their homes are at risk of flooding. Read More...
September 17, 2008 at 8:57 am

Lawsuit called SLAPP in the face

An attorney representing Gwen Dufrene, a Bayou Gauche resident who was sued by architect Norman Chenevert, has asked the 19th Judicial Court in East Baton Rouge Parish to throw out the lawsuit against his client based on Louisiana's Anti-SLAPP law. Read More...
September 17, 2008 at 8:57 am

Local Little League team places third in district tournament

LEAGUE WINNERS. The West St. Charles 15 and 16-year-old Little League placed third the in district tournament. Read More...
September 15, 2008 at 2:31 pm

Hahnville High School ROTC cadets attend summer leadership school

Hahnville High School students from LA-933 attended a week long Summer Leadership School sponsored by the Senior ROTC Program at Louisiana Tech University.Read More...
September 15, 2008 at 10:04 am

Herald-Guide Outdoor Report with Bruce McDonald

A question was asked to me two days after Gustav slammed in to the Louisiana coastline: "What does a fisherman do during a hurricane?" Lori Eusea wanted to know.Read More...
September 15, 2008 at 9:58 am

Recreational and travel teams could share parks

St. Charles Parish Councilman-at-large Terry Authement and District III Councilwoman Wendy Benedetto met with parish officials last week with a plan to bring parish recreational baseball groups and travel team baseball groups together in the parish.Read More...
September 15, 2008 at 9:56 am

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Defense, Mosley's running leads Destrehan past Ehret
Defense, Mosley's running leads Destrehan past Ehret
As time ran down with under a minute left, the voices of the Destrehan fans rang into the night.