Volume 140 Number 24 - Jun 13, 2013

News

Council adopts plan that calls for creation of larger, strategically located parks
Council adopts plan that calls for creation of larger, strategically located parks The St. Charles Parish Council has approved a new recreation master plan that calls for large-scale, strategically located community parks while eliminating some undersized, underutilized recreational sites in neighborhoods.

Council delays vote on Sunset Drainage levee projects
The St. Charles Parish Council delayed a vote on an ordinance that would try to close the Sunset Drainage District Levee after cost estimates for the projects varied by nearly $30 million.

Multiple pieces of legislation aim to fix Biggert-Waters Act
Several pieces of legislation and amendments sponsored by the Louisiana Congressional delegation should work to correct changes to the National Flood Insurance Program that have caused widespread panic in St. Charles Parish and around the country.

Parish presidents complain about port dealings, cite lack of communication
Port director calls rhetoric an overstatement
With the upcoming change in leadership at the Port of South Louisiana, some local leaders are hoping for an improvement in communications with the port.


Sports

HHS track star selected to All-State squad
Jonathan Menard
Hahnville track star Bryce Robinson was selected to the Louisiana Sports Writers Association All-State team.
4 Lady Tigers land on coaches’ All-State team
Jonathan Menard
Four Hahnville High School softball players were selected to the coaches’ Class 5A All-State team.

Our View

We need less national, more local government
It’s time to start reconsidering the make-up of governments in the United States and produce a system where local people can have more control over the way they live. This will give them more freedom to do the things they want to do.

Sheriffs Reports

Arrests (June 13)
From staff and wire reports
•Darryl Davis, 21, of 106 Louis the First St. in Luling, was arrested on June 8 and charged with second-degree murder and felon carrying an illegal weapon.



Lifestyles

Camera Shootout 2013 May Winner
From staff and wire reports
“Tinga” by Marie Guillot is the month of May winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2013 photo contest. Submit your pictures online at www.heraldguide.com or email to kyleb@heraldguide.com for a chance to win the grand prize of $500 at the end of the year.
You’ve got to read this! (June 13)
From staff and wire reports
New books are waiting for you in your St. Charles Parish libraries.
Book Review: “Monster”
Special to the Herald-Guide
Monster, written by Walter Dean Myers, takes place in present day Manhattan, New York. Monster is a suspenseful fiction book about a teenage boy convicted for a crime he did not commit.
This week’s Humane Society showcase adoption pet “Callie”
From staff and wire reports
Callie is this week’s Humane Society showcase adoption pet.

Obituaries

Aucoin
EJ Aucoin, 73, a native of Belle River and longtime resident of Pierre Part and a resident of Patterson, passed away June 3 in Lafayette surrounded by his loving family.
Mayeux
Al Mayeux, 66, of Roxie, Miss. passed away Wednesday, June 5 in Natchez, Miss.