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Politics getting heavy in new year
January 17 at 10:17 am
Unfortunately, the new year of 2014 will become more political as prospective candidates get into action seeking positions in the U. S. Senate and House of Representatives.

Economy of southeast Louisiana set to grow in several directions
May 16, 2013 at 11:56 am
Southeast Louisiana could soon be one of the most productive metropolitan areas in the country.

We can’t let crazies run our lives
April 19, 2013 at 9:24 am
Explosions occurring this week at the Boston Marathon lead us to believe that the president of North Korea is not the only crazy person in the world. Everywhere you go there can be tragedy caused by those who have some inexplicable reason to cause it.

Does dining together unite us?
March 15, 2013 at 9:55 am
Some nice things seem to be coming out of our two-party system this past week. Instead of resistance and antagonisms as appeared in the past, there is friendly chat and nice talk about government business between our divided executive and legislative branches.

Maybe Louisiana can turn it around
March 08, 2013 at 10:54 am
There’s a lot going on in Louisiana politics these days. Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne is seriously planning to run for governor, as we hear. And there is obvious reason for that. He would be a likely winner.

Huey widening nears completion
February 14, 2013 at 10:24 am
It was midnight on a fall evening in 1945 when this writer and other initiates into a social fraternity at Tulane were dropped off on the top of the Huey Long Bridge in Bridge City. Our assignment was to get back to the frat house on Broadway in New Orleans any way we could. No problem. We made it.

Super Bowl great for our area
February 07, 2013 at 10:16 am
Without question, the Super Bowl belongs in New Orleans at least every four or five years. This year’s event has proven that.

Houma actress nominated for Academy Award
January 18, 2013 at 1:38 pm
One of our native daughters has been nominated for best actress in a leading role in this year’s Academy Awards. Six-year-old Quvenzhane Wallis got the honor for her performance in "Beasts of the Southern Wild," a candidate for best picture of the year, which was filmed in southern Louisiana. And she is a resident of Houma.

Deacon ‘G’ appointed to Holy Family Parish
December 14, 2012 at 9:28 am
Deacon W. Gerard Gautrau, who prefers to be known as "G," has been canonically appointed as deacon of Holy Family Parish in Luling by Archbishop Gregory Aymond. He was ordained as a permanent deacon of the Catholic Church by the archbishop at St. Louis Cathedral on Dec. 6.

National elections need overhaul
December 06, 2012 at 9:32 am
The political scene should start getting more interesting in Louisiana now that the dull Presidential election is over for us forgotten citizens. After all, there wasn’t much reason to campaign for the top office among us Pelican State residents whose majority choice was not in question.

Water must be kept healthy
October 12, 2012 at 9:02 am
Water is perhaps one of the most important substances in keeping the world healthy. And the name of Nancy Rabalais has been prominent in southeast Louisiana for almost three decades in her studies of it.

Iran is major threat to world
October 04, 2012 at 9:04 am
The main threat from nuclear weapons today comes from Iran. The country is believed to be nearing the stage of developing such a weapon that could be used for extensive destructive purposes by next summer.

Archbishop urges voters to consider seven important issues for election
September 14, 2012 at 9:44 am
Archbishop Gregory Aymond sent letters to Catholics of the Archdiocese of New Orleans at mass this week asking them to consider seven issues in the local, state and national elections this fall.

Football needs to be safer
September 14, 2012 at 9:40 am
Sadness came to the Tulane University football field Saturday when a Green Wave player who formerly played for Destrehan High broke his neck in a game at Tulsa University. Devon Walker collided with a teammate, defensive end Julius Warmsley, while trying to make a tackle on the final play of the first half.

Hurricanes not only problem
August 24, 2012 at 9:15 am
It is hard to believe the country is suffering a drought when we have experienced rainfalls every day for weeks now. And some of them have been two to four inches at a time.

Tiger shrimp are invading
August 17, 2012 at 9:09 am
Another threat to our fishing industry has appeared in the Gulf of Mexico but it is still a question mark as to how destructive it could be. Joining the BP oil spill and dead zones along the Louisiana coast as that threat is the invasion of Asian tiger shrimp. They could eat up a big portion of our locally-developed commercial shrimp that support many local families during our regular shrimp seasons.

Landmark to state culture set to re-open
August 10, 2012 at 9:00 am
Behold, an old structure that has been a landmark to the cultural lives of southeast Louisiana citizens is being reconstructed. Before its closing several years ago, it was a centerpiece of theatrical art.

St. Charles returns as golfing paradise
August 03, 2012 at 9:01 am
St. Charles Parish is once again becoming a golfing community after a brief period in which things didn’t go too well for the local drivers and putters.

Electoral college is not democratic
July 27, 2012 at 8:49 am
Though we live in the world’s greatest democracy, we have some shortcomings in how we elect our President and Vice President.

Police need facts in our biggest city
July 20, 2012 at 8:48 am
Police in Louisiana’s biggest city, New Orleans, reportedly have started getting more personal with people at traffic and pedestrian stops. They ask for information which some people claim is none of their business.


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Parish’s first splash park opens in Destrehan
Parish’s first splash park opens in Destrehan
As the water rained down onto a motion-controlled blue pad, dozens of children excitedly leapt through the area, becoming the first kids to step foot inside St. Charles Parish’s splash park.