|Unsolicited advice on tax reform
April 19 at 9:24 am
One positive aspect of being around a long time is seeing lots of folks whack at the piñata of reform with varying degrees of success. I, too, have taken my swings at the paper mâche donkey and occasionally saw the candy hit the ground. Tax reform is arguably the toughest genre of reform to achieve. Why? Because everyone is impacted by the tax code, and everyone becomes a stakeholder in the process. In most other areas of reform, fewer people care about what is happening. That isn’t the case when government at any level starts to dictate what taxpayers can keep and what they must render to Caesar.
|Let’s quit questioning how to save coast
April 19 at 9:23 am
Louisiana’s master plan for saving its coast is now being criticized by some who claim it needs more study because it could poison the wetlands by diverting water from the Mississippi River. This is not the time for more study. It is the time for more action.
|Arrests (April 18)
April 19 at 9:22 am
•Lloyd T. Matherne, 42, of 122 First St. in Boutte, was arrested on April 5 and charged with obscenity.
|Rejecting flood maps in ‘08 saved parish millions, official says
April 19 at 9:21 am
According to parish representatives, St. Charles Parish saved residents millions in flood insurance premiums by opting out of a FEMA flood remapping offered to the parish in 2008.
|FEMA won’t release formula insurance specialists used for quotes at open house
April 19 at 9:18 am
Although reports of an impending rise in flood insurance rates for over half the parish have been bandied about ever since FEMA came to town on April 1, the exact formula used to find out insurance rates has yet to be released.
|965 pack town hall: Parish considers class-action lawsuit
April 19 at 9:17 am
Over 900 parish residents packed into a standing room only crowd at Hahnville High School’s auditorium on Monday for a town hall meeting on the potential effects of the FEMA flood remapping process and ensuing flood insurance rate increases due to the Biggert-Waters Act passed by Congress last year.
|Recipe: Peanut butter and banana breakfast shake
April 18 at 10:03 am
Many people are taking advantage of warmer temperatures and increased hours of sunlight to get fit and ready for the summer. As they dive into new exercise regimens, hit the practice fields or take to hiking trails, they will be looking for ways to fuel their efforts.
|This week’s Humane Society showcase adoption pet “Little Ray”
April 18 at 10:01 am
Little Ray is a 4 month old male orange tabby.
|Camera Shootout 2013 April 11 Winner
April 18 at 9:59 am
“Electrifying” by Monica LeBlanc got the most votes last week and is the April 11 winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2013 photo contest. Submit your pictures online at www.heraldguide.com or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to win the grand prize of $500 at the end of the year.
|Council threatens legal action after St. Pierre fails to sign contract
April 18 at 9:54 am
The St. Charles Parish Council will consider hiring an attorney to take Parish President V.J. St. Pierre to court over his refusal to sign a contract with lobbying firm Tauzin Consultants.
|Hahnville takes control of district race with 2-0 shutout of Destrehan
April 18 at 9:38 am
Behind an exceptional pitching performance by senior Brooks Vial, the Hahnville Tigers took control of District 8-5A with a 2-0 win over No. 2 Destrehan on Friday.
|Lady Tigers, Wildcats meet in historic playoff game on Saturday
April 18 at 9:32 am
The Hahnville Lady Tigers and the Destrehan Lady Wildcats will meet for the third time this season when they face off in the regional round of the Class 5A playoffs on Saturday. Never before have these two programs met with so much on the line – the winner will head to Sulphur for the quarterfinals.
|Parish businesses would struggle to survive if FEMA maps are approved
April 17 at 9:54 am
If the prospect of hugely increasing insurance rates is not dialed back, many residents in St. Charles Parish are anticipating a flood of a different kind – that of local residents abandoning their homes and subsequently emptying out storefronts.
|Mimosa Park Elementary ‘Science is Fun Team’
April 16 at 11:06 am
Rachel Clark and Jabreel Walker of the ‘Science is Fun Team’ from the Motiva Manufacturing Company visit Mimosa Park monthly to provide hands-on experiments and instruction about various science topics.
|R.K. Smith Satellite Center visit
April 16 at 11:05 am
On a recent trip to the Satellite Center in Luling, R.K. Smith students Jaleah Pierre, Kalen Kinard and Michael Kinler watched and listened as Danielle Waltz, a team member in the Engineering Design Program shows her work in SolidWork, a design program used by engineers.
|R.J. Vial student wins art award
April 16 at 11:03 am
Nicole Hue, a fourth grader at R. J. Vial, was selected as the first place overall ‘Young at Art’ winner for the months of Dec. 2011 through Dec. 2012 at River Parishes Hospital in LaPlace.
|Town hall meeting on proposed FEMA flood maps
April 15 at 2:57 pm
BOUTTE - St. Charles Parish government will host a town hall meeting regarding the proposed FEMA flood insurance rate maps at 6 p.m. Monday, April 15 at the Hahnville High School auditorium located at 200 Tiger Drive in Boutte.
The public is invited to attend for a discussion on the maps, their adoption, the impacts due to adoption and short and long-term action items relative to DFIRM map adoption.
|HHS teachers receive grants
April 15 at 11:00 am
Four Hahnville High School teachers recently received grants from local organizations.
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Chaisson out as port director, Aucoin named successor - 578 views
Joel T. Chaisson Sr.’s eight-year tenure as executive director of the Port of South Louisiana will officially come to an end on July 14.
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