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Lent can make us live a better life
February 24, 2012 at 9:26 am
And now comes lent, which lets us know that human beings are very versatile. They can transform overnight from a lively setting at Mardi Gras to a peaceful and prayerful experience. The contrast between carnival and lent shows the ways in which the human spirit can express itself.


Revision to fireworks ban wrong on so many levels
February 17, 2012 at 9:59 am
Dear Editor,

I am truly perplexed as to why, after the obvious and overwhelming opposition to repeal the fireworks ban in St. Charles Parish a year ago, this kind of proposition would again rear its ugly head.


Celebrate Black History Month by keeping emphasis on education
February 17, 2012 at 9:59 am
Dear Editor,

On Feb. 28, 2011 six African Americans met with the Superintendent of St. Charles Parish Public Schools and among other concerns, raised the question of the gap in academic performance between African-American and white students. Following is precisely what we requested:


Tell your neighbor to throw you something
February 17, 2012 at 9:56 am
Carnival time is here again and St. Charles Parish is looking forward to a big weekend ahead. The Krewes of Lul and Des Allemands are set to roll and will have plenty of favors to spread around. Plus, there will be a lot of merry-making and feasting on the streets of Luling Saturday and Des Allemands Sunday.


St. Charles needs input in airport plans
February 10, 2012 at 9:33 am
Plans for overhauling Louis Armstrong International Airport are in the works and just how it is done could have an effect on residents of St. Charles Parish and the disturbances they encounter.


Are vouchers a good choice
February 03, 2012 at 9:38 am
Gov. Bobby Jindal wants vouchers to private schools to play a bigger role in providing education to our school age kids. And if properly administered, there is no reason why they would not benefit the system.


School board travel seems warranted
January 27, 2012 at 9:52 am
If St. Charles Parish School Board members were to take off for Hawaii and other exotic destinations with bathing suits in hand claiming to be taking care of their official business, one would suspect that they are fiddling with taxpayer money. But such does not seem to be the case.


Coastal restoration plan is welcomed
January 19, 2012 at 3:21 pm
At last, a master plan for the restoration of Louisiana’s coast has been planned and is available for public review. It shows what the coast should be like in 2061 if the restoration is accomplished.


Dear Editor
January 13, 2012 at 10:06 am
The implication of education reform can be found as near as our local St. Charles Public Schools. The products emerging from the interactive media class at the Satellite Center are stellar!

Eliminating mid-year budget cuts
January 13, 2012 at 10:05 am
Mid-year budget cuts to state agencies in recent years have become chronic. Whenever a problem becomes chronic it is time to do something about it.

The end of the beginning
January 13, 2012 at 10:04 am
Winston Churchill’s comments about the Battle of Egypt in 1942 popped into my mind when the Iowa Caucus vote was in: "This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning." Presidential campaigns before the age of state primaries lasted about six months maximum. Today they go on for two years-if they ever really stop. Iowa, perhaps, is the end of the beginning for 2012.

Good news in fight for Louisiana fraud victims
January 06, 2012 at 10:52 am
For the past couple of years, I’ve been leading the fight for fair treatment for thousands of Louisianians who were victims of an alleged Ponzi scheme run by financier Allen Stanford.

New Year thoughts from the bayou state
January 06, 2012 at 10:52 am
By Jim Brown, JimBrownLa.com

SE Louisiana to have many exciting events
January 06, 2012 at 10:51 am
Anyone who lives in southeast Louisiana can take pleasure in the fact that there are so many entertaining things coming up here. In St. Charles Parish, for example, there is a wealth of wetlands for the outdoor sportsmen and mere lovers of spectacular scenery. Access to the Gulf of Mexico and some of the best fishing and hunting areas in the country is readily available whether you own a yacht or a pirogue.

Jindal, Roemer still factor in big race
January 06, 2012 at 10:51 am
By John Maginnis, LaPolitics.com

Try to make good things happen in ‘12
December 29, 2011 at 10:34 am
By Harold Keller

Property owners face another financial disaster
December 29, 2011 at 10:29 am
By Jim Brown, JimBrownLa.com

New year offers many opportunities
December 29, 2011 at 10:28 am
If we thought 2011 was alive with political fever, we haven’t even gotten to the melting point yet. The year 2012 is just ahead and it could be fiercer as we approach election day in November.

Young QB leads Destrehan to blowout win over Helen Cox
Young QB leads Destrehan to blowout win over Helen Cox
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In only his second game as a starter, Destrehan sophomore quarterback Marquise Darensbourg threw two touchdowns and ran for another in the first half of the Wildcats’ 48-7 win over Helen Cox on Friday.