The Breaux Bridge Tigers fell to the Parkview Baptist Eagles, current State Champions, 20 – 3 tonight during game four of the 65th annual Kiwanis Acadiana Area Football Jamboree. (Photo by Kalyb J. Boudreaux)

Flood Kits are now available to residents and businesses affected by the recent flood event in St. Martin Parish who have already registered their damages with the St. Martin Parish OHSEP Office.

CYPRESS ISLAND AREA – Homes were submerged by waters from the Bayou Vermilion and Lake Martin in the Cypress Island area, reaching pass the door knobs on some homes. (Sally Angelle)

As we enter the recovery stage of the recent flooding throughout St. Martin Parish, and as residents start returning to their homes and business, parish officials are stressing the vital importance of reporting any and all damages sustained to homes and businesses.

The Breaux Bridge Tigers fell to the Parkview Baptist Eagles, current State Champions, 20 – 3 tonight during game four of the 65th annual Kiwanis Acadiana Area Football Jamboree. (Photo by Kalyb J. Boudreaux)

CYPRESS ISLAND AREA – Homes were submerged by waters from the Bayou Vermilion and Lake Martin in the Cypress Island area, reaching pass the door knobs on some homes. (Sally Angelle)

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BB loses to Parkview

The Breaux Bridge Tigers fell to the Parkview Baptist Eagles, current State Champions, 20 – 3 tonight during game four of the 65th annual Kiwanis Acadiana Area Football Jamboree. (Photo by Kalyb J. Boudreaux)

CORRECTION

Doan Carplex, shown here, was mistakenly identified in the May 18 issue of Teche News as the subject of a complaint before the Henderson Town Council at the May 9 meeting. This is not the facility that residents alleged is emanating strong fumes and making loud noise into the night.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Monday, May 16, through Sunday, May 22

Monday, May 16
Arceneaux, Brock, 28, 1100 block of Percy Dr., St. Martinville; possession of Schedule II narcotics, St. Martin Sheriff’s Office (SMSO).
Broussard, Michael, 52, 100 block of Portage Rd., Arnaudville; domestic abuse battery (SMSO).

Parks weighs regs for mobile homes

The Village Council, in the process of establishing a new set of building codes, is wrestling with the question of standards for manufactured housing. The issue was discussed at the May 10 meeting.

Special School Board meeting May 18

The St. Martin School Board has scheduled a special meeting for 5 p.m. today (Wednesday) at its Administrative Office on Corporate Boulevard here.
Taking up the bulk of the three-page agenda are matters dealing with construction and maintenance projects being funded by bond issues authorized in 2009, 2013 and 2016.

First new sidewalks in 50 years!

In their May 10 meeting, Breaux Bridge aldermen moved to go ahead with five city-wide improvements to be funded by accumulated special tax district receipts. The funding was made possible by last month’s council decision changing restrictions on use of the one-cent special taxing district funds.

History of a speed trap

A letter to Teche News from attorney Allan Durand, who represents former Assistant Police Chief Mack Lloyd, shines a different light on the “quota” issue with regard to speeding tickets issued by Henderson police on Interstate 10.

Library reaching out in imaginative ways

At the May 2 meeting of the City Council, Sandra Soloman, program coordinator for the St. Martin Parish Library, proposed three interesting new library programs.

Lake Martin tourist trap?

On Thursday, May 5, starting at 6 p.m., the parish Planning and Zoning Commission will consider a request to allow commercial development at Lake Martin.

Losing ground!

HENDERSON SLIPPING AWAY – An underground rainwater drainage pipe passes beneath the home at left and empties into Bayou Amy below the surface. A major failure is allowing water to escape, washing away soil and endangering the property. (Karl Jeter)

Steve and Alecea Bridges have a serious problem that is getting worse as time goes on. They are sustaining extensive property damage due to erosion of the soil beneath their property caused by a leaking rainwater drainage pipe.

Moviemakers looking for local woman to play local woman

Court 13 Arts, the nonprofit film production company best known for the film “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” is looking for local women age 35-45 interested in auditioning for a part in an upcoming film.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Monday, April 25, through Sunday, May 1

Monday, April 25
Caston, Angel, 29, New Iberia; failure to appear, warrant, St. Martin Sheriff’s Office (SMSO).
Derouselle, Teddrick, 30, 100 block of Malcomb, Breaux Bridge; outside agency warrant – extradition required, Louisiana State Police (LSP).
Gaspard, Kip, 51, 1200 block of Hwy. 70, Pierre Part;

Storm Damage Information Sought

Officials with the St. Martin Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness are in the process of assessing storm damage from the system that moved through St. Martin Parish yesterday.

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RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONIES were held at the first Trailhead on the Bayou Teche Paddle Trail on Thursday, Aug. 18 at Parc du Ponts in downtown Breaux Bridge.

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