Volume 140 Number 6 - Feb 07, 2013

News

Destrehan woman found dead in living room
Police are investigating the death of a 27-year-old Destrehan woman who was found unresponsive by her boyfriend on Saturday.

New $7.9 million DHS art wing will add 23 classrooms
The St. Charles Parish School Board has indicated they will accept bids adding up to just over $11.3 million for four capital improvement projects throughout the school system.

Woman made up story about boyfriend holding her at gunpoint, police say
A 19-year-old New Sarpy woman was so angry at her boyfriend that she made up a story that he had held her at gunpoint throughout the night, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.


Sports

Medina switches commitment to Tulane
Mike Detillier
Hahnville High School standout running back Sergio Medina was known for his quick moves on the field and last week one of the state’s top all-purpose athletes decided to switch his verbal commitment from North Texas to Tulane University.
2 Tigers land on coaches All-State team
Jonathan Menard
Hahnville football players Gabe Taylor and Sergio Medina were both named to the Football Coaches Association of Louisiana’s Class 5A All-State team.
Tigers wrap up spring training in January
Jonathan Menard
While most teams across the nation will gear up for spring practice in a few months, the Hahnville Tigers are already finished.
All 4 parish soccer teams fall in first round of playoffs
Jonathan Menard
The Hahnville and Destrehan boys’ and girls’ soccer teams all lost in the first round of the Division 1 playoffs last week.
Strong diversion flow means big catfish in Cataouatche
Bruce McDonald
If you want to catch a big blue channel catfish, Lake Cataouatche is the place to go.

Our View

Mardi Gras helps build our spirits
If Southeast Louisiana hasn’t had enough excitement with the Super Bowl flexing its muscles in our area, we must now face our spiritual lift of the year as Mardi Gras enters.
Mardi Gras helps build our spirits
If Southeast Louisiana hasn’t had enough excitement with the Super Bowl flexing its muscles in our area, we must now face our spiritual lift of the year as Mardi Gras enters.




Lifestyles

Norco Primary: Teacher of the Year
From staff and wire reports
Norco Primary School would like to announce their 2012-2013 Teacher of the Year Constance Alphonse.
Krewe of Lul Grand Marshal Glynn Boyd
Kyle Barnett
After the disappointment of the Krewe of Lul cancellation the past two years due to inclement weather, Glynn Boyd is more excited than ever to be the parade’s grand marshal for the 2013 parade.
Krewe of Des Allemands Grand Marshal March Dufrene
Kyle Barnett
The Krewe of Des Allemands could not have selected a more apt name to lead their parade this year. March Dufrene will serve as Grand Marshall when the parade rolls on Sunday, Feb. 10.
Schools get in on Mardi Gras action
From staff and wire reports
As we prepare to wrap up the Mardi Gras season for 2013 numerous local school are hosting their own parades.
Hahnville resident named King of longest running parade in Metairie
From staff and wire reports
The Krewe of Zeus in Jefferson Parish has picked a Hahnville resident as the king of their parade this year.
Birth: Dawson
From staff and wire reports
Lillian Grace Dawson was born on Dec. 29.
J.B. Martin council holds fundraiser for fellow student
From staff and wire reports
The J. B. Martin Student Council recently held two fundraisers to benefit Alex’s Angels with medical expenses.
Lakewood Elementary to participate in state art contest
From staff and wire reports
Pictured is fourth grade Lakewood Elementary student Austin Aucoin with his oil pastel drawing of the St. Louis Cathedral.
German Coast Farmers’ Market plant exchange
From staff and wire reports
The German Coast Farmers’ Market will hold its spring plant exchanges on May 4 (East Bank) and May 8 (West Bank).
Luling Volunteer Fire Department annual awards banquet
From staff and wire reports
The Luling Volunteer Fire Department held it's annual awards banquet, training and installation of officers on Jan. 19 at the River Room in Luling. Tab Troxler served as the Master of Ceremonies.
Boot camp run by local entrepreneur promises to ‘Burn Fat Forever’
Kyle Barnett
It’s already into the second month of 2013 and, for many, those New Year’s resolutions about the pounds you planned on putting off may have been pushed aside, especially now that the Mardi Gras season is in full swing.