Narcotics agents with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office Friday morning executed two search warrants at two different houses simultaneously on Governor Mouton Street in St. Martinville. Deputies recovered approximately $20,000 in cash, crack cocaine, marijuana, unspecified pills and synthetic cannabinoids.
St. Martinville will host the National Day of Prayer Thursday, May 7. The theme this year is “O Lord, Hear Our Prayer.”
According to the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission (LHSC), pickup truck drivers and their passengers are among the least likely American motorists to regularly wear their safety belts.

St. Martinville's New Comers Mardi Gras Parade

Fine weather and big crowds were the hallmarks of the 2015 New Comers' Mardi Gras Parade in St. Martinville. Check Galleries below for more photos.)


The St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office, which has been investigating several home burglaries over the past two weeks, issued a public alert on Monday, Feb. 16.
"We would like to inform the residents that the majority of these burglaries are occurring during the daytime," said SMSO spokesperson Maj. Ginny Higgins.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Thursday, Feb. 12

BOUDREAUX, Jamey, 32, 1100 block of Islabbe Rd., St. Martinville; hold for (SMSO).
DUGAS, Wendy, 42, Homer; expired drivers license, resisting an officer, switched plates, failure to apply for transfer of title, Louisiana State Police (LSP).

2 men jailed in meth bust

St. Martinville – Narcotic agents with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office, executing a search warrant, recovered a significant amount of methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $20,000 and arrested two men at a residence on Dennis Drive in St. Martinville Thursday, Feb. 12.

Greater Lafayette Chamber transforms into "One Acadiana"

The Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce announced today that it is officially transforming into a regional business organization known as "One Acadiana."  The organization's new name is representative of bringing together the business community across nine parishes to pursue a long-term vision of making Ac

Breaux Bridge Chamber honors area firefighters

The Breaux Bridge Area Chamber of Commerce gave recognition to St. Martin Parish volunteer firefighters at their annual banquet at Pat’s Atchafalaya Club Feb. 5. The fascinating history of volunteer fire fighting in the parish was told in a video presentation as well as by guest speakers.

School board bonds draw favorable bids

The sale last week of the third installment of a $40.3 million bond issue approved by parish voters in 2013 drew one of the lowest interest rates in recent history.

ACLU: St. Martinville can't ban obscenities in Mardi Gras parade

The American Civil Liberties Union says the St. Martinville Police Department cannot prohibit Mardi Gras floats from playing rap music with obscene lyrics, according to an article in The Daily Iberian.
The newspaper quotes ACLU of Louisiana executive director Marjorie Esman from a letter Esman reportedly wrote to SMPD.

Two SMSO narcs busted

Following a State Police investigation requested by the St. Martin Sheriff’s Office, two former SMSO narcotics agents were arrested last week on suspicion of committing perjury and falsifying arrest reports.
Brian Reyes, 30, of New Iberia, and John Brown, 42, of St. Martinville, already had been fired for undisclosed reasons.



For anyone considering racing in Tour de la Rivière Rouge or 410 de Louisiane, one of the most daunting features – apart from the distances, 275 miles for Rivière Rouge and of course 410 miles for


I have two Dollar Store hummingbird feeders outside my window and for many years I have seen, at most, two of the little birds at one feeder.


St. Martinville – Funeral services will be held for Dolores Elizabeth Francois Babers on Saturday, April 25, 2015, at 11 a.m. at Notre Dame Catholic Church, 201 Gary St., St. Martinville.

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