Bruce Conque, vice president of community development for the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, moderates a forum sponsored by the Breaux Bridge Chamber. Conque quizzed the candidates on their positions on the programs and projects on the city’s horizon as a roomful of citizens listened with rapt attention.
The campaign for mayor here is remarkable for the amount of public interest it has already generated.
There have been two well-attended public forums for the candidates, sponsored by different civic groups, and the election is still five months off.
Qualifying for the four-year position doesn’t even open until Aug. 20-22.
The St. Martin Parish President has declared an Emergency Declaration for “No Wake” in accordance with St. Martin Parish Code of Ordinances Sec. 14-2.7 and 14-2.10 due to high water. This includes the danger areas in the Stephensville and Belle River areas of Lower St. Martin Parish until further notice.
It's going to get worse before it gets better. Send us your photos of flooding in your area so we can document this weather event. Either post it to our Facebook page or email directly to email@example.com. Please.
The City Council met briefly this evening (Friday, May 23) to appoint Calder "Pop" Hebert substitute chief of police.
The title is substitute rather than interim because outgoing Chief Paula Smith has vacation and sick leave to see out.
The following arrests and/or citations were reported in St. Martin Parish from Monday, May 12, through Sunday, May 18.
Monday, May 12
Dustin Bernard, 20, 1000 block of Earlene Dr., Breaux Bridge; failure to appear, warrant (SMSO).
Jace Deshotels, 33, Bunkie; simple burglary, St. Martin Sheriff's Office (SMSO).