Ramsey Alexander

The St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Ramsey Willis Alexander, 29, Breaux Bridge for the following: Failure to Appear in Court for Theft of $1500 or more
Monday, Dec. 15­­ ABRAHAM, Kassandra, 36, 100 block of Malcomb, Breaux Bridge; failure to appear, warrant, Breaux Bridge Police Department (BBPD). AMEST, Dionne, 23, 800 block of Martin Dr., Breaux Bridge; theft of goods (BBPD).

Sonny Pervis

St. Martin Sheriff’s Office deputies, with the assistance of a U.S. Marshal Service Task Force and the F.B.I., Tuesday arrested a Houston man wanted for bank robbery in Texas. At 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, deputies executed a warrant on Martin Street in Breaux Bridge, taking Sonny Floyd Pervis, 25, into custody.

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St. Martin Parish arrests for Thursday, Oct. 16. through Sunday, Oct. 19

Thursday, Oct. 16
Steward Chautin, 23, 1000 block of Sam Champagne Rd., Breaux Bridge; theft of goods, possession of Schedule II narcotics, misrepresentation during booking. Breaux Bridge Police Department (BBPD).
Trequel Clay, 17, 1000 block of Donald Dugas Dr., St. Martinville; - simple possession of marijuana (SMSO).

St. Martin Hospital marks 45 years

St. Martin Hospital CEO Katie Hebert, (from left) Dr. Brent Hebert, Dr. Donald West, Dr. Adam Kennedy and Dr. Blaine Lavergne.

St. Martin Hospital’s administration, staff and physicians celebrated the hospital’s 45th anniversary Wednesday, Oct. 15.

‘Friends’ formed for L-E Site enhancement

CHARTER OFFICERS of the newly organized Les Amis de Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site (LALESHS) include (front row from left) Debbie Miller, secretary; Tommy Guidry, treasurer; Cheri Armentor, vice president; and Elaine Guidroz, president. Back row, Suzanne Laviolette, Christy Disher, group adviser; Esther Perkins, and Reinaldo Barnes, site manager.

A recently formed group will work to enhance and support the Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site here.

BBPD detective honored posthumously

Detective Sgt. Dickie Davitt, who died May 22, is honored by the Breaux Bridge Police Department for his 23 years of service.

Open House at SLCC's Evangeline Campus Monday night

South Louisiana Community College's Evangeline Campus, 600 St. Martin Luther King Dr., is holding an open house and family literacy night 6-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20.
On hand will be career advisors and information about programs and courses offered at the campus.
There will be free food and refreshments.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Monday, Oct. 13, and Tuesday, Oct. 14

Monday, Oct. 13
Heather Arnaud, 32, Duson; failure to appear, warrant, St. Martin Sheriff’s Office (SMSO).
Leopold Calais, 25, Carencro; child endangerment/domestic abuse (SMSO).
Robert Capps, 47, St. Jacinto, Texas; failure to appear, warrant (SMSO).

District attorney seeks to have judge candidate disqualified

Carolyn Deal

The 16th Judicial District Attorney's office has filed suit here asking the court to compel New Iberia attorney Carolyn Deal to formally withdraw her candidacy for the Division H judgeship because she doesn't mean the requirements set out in the state's Constitution.

Attorney claims School Board erred in renewing lease

With the duck season just five weeks off, a Lafayette attorney is questioning policies of the St. Martin School Board regarding hunting rights on two of its 16th Section properties.

St. Martin school enrollment up slightly

Enrollment in St. Martin Parish public schools increased slightly this year, reversing a trend of decreasing enrollment noted in the previous three years.
Parish school systems are required to submit their enrollment to the state’s Board of Elementary and Secondary Education as of October 1 each year.

Mobile MRI at parish hospital

St. Martin Hospital announces the arrival of its most advanced imaging equipment for patients in St. Martin Parish with a new MRI mobile unit.
The GE Echospeed Plus 1.5T provides high resolution, whole-body MRI scans.

Tour du Teche V this weekend!

KAYAKERS slug it out in Tour du Teche IV. (Ron J. Berard/Tour du Teche)

Paddlers, their coureurs de bois, and traveling cheering squads are coming to the Teche Country this weekend from Texas, Kansas, Florida, Illinois, California, Wisconsin and Maryland as well as all over Louisiana.
What is drawing them here is the chance to race down the bayou for cash prizes, trophies and adventure.

Breaux Bridge police seeking hit-and-run driver

On Sunday, Sept. 21, at approximately 5 p.m., Breaux Bridge police responded to a complaint of a hit and run at 1932 Rees St., the Walmart parking lot.
The suspect crashed into a parked vehicle on the parking lot of Walmart and left the scene.
The attached pictures are of the suspect and his vehicle.



TDT Director Trey Snyder awards Denise D’Abundo of Baton Rouge $100 for her third-place finish in the solo double-blade class, racing against men. Under changes for 2015, she would have received $200 for third place, plus another $200 for being the first woman in that class.

Female paddlers will get some extra love from Tour du Teche starting with next year’s race.


There are four different Gospel accounts of the life of Christ in the New Testament. Each account adds a unique perspective to provide a more complete portrait of Jesus.


Funeral services are pending for Viola Thibodeaux, 94, who passed away on Monday, December 08, 2014, at J. Michael Morrow Memorial Nursing Home.

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