The restroom and shelter by the boat ramp at Magnolia Park is getting a much-needed upgrade. New stainless sinks and toilets, new doors and a general cosmetic restoration are now underway as part of an overall effort to bring the facility up to standards.
The TECHE Project is one of 32 organizations, agencies or municipalities to share in a $200,000 grant from Keep Louisiana Beautiful (KLB) as a part of the 2015-2016 Healthy Communities Grant Program.
Today (Tuesday, July 7) film crews from DRTL Productions are filming a scene for the feature film “Dirt Road to Lafayette” at Dale’s Pawn Shop on S. Main Street in Breaux Bridge.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Tuesday, May 19

GARRIS, Christopher, 36, New Iberia; outside agency warrant – extradition required (SMSO).
HEBERT, James, 55, 1000 block of Steven Witlz Rd., St. Martinville; registration of sex offenders (SMSO).


The St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office is looking for Stephanie Sylvester, 23, whose last known address was in 1100 block of Gecko Road in Breaux Bridge.
Sylvester is wanted for failure to appear to answer charges of criminal trespassing and possession of cocaine and hydrocodone.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Monday, May 18

BONIN, Scotty, 33, 1100 block of Bayou Portage Rd., St. Martinville; simple burglary St. Martin Sheriff’s Office (SMSO).
DESCANT, Brent, 56, 1000 block of Anne, Arnaudville; careless operation, OWI, Louisiana State Police (LSP).

St. Martin Parish arrests for Friday, May 15, through Sunday, May 17

Friday, May 15
AUSTIN, Kaylan, 30, Clearwater, Fla.; distribution possession with intent to distribute Schedule II narcotics, obstruction of justice (LSP).
FRANK, Joseph, 43, 300 block of Gov. Mouton, St. Martinville; battery of a police officer (SMSO).

St. Martin Parish arrests for Thursday, May 14

DEAN, Andre, 27, Memphis, Tenn.; outside agency warrant – extradition required (LSP).
FERGUSON, Gerald, 39, Kaplan; violation of protective order (SMSO).
LAMBERT, Jimmy, 31, 700 block of Bacon Rd., St. Martinville; failure to appear, warrant (SMSO).

Parish grads get diplomas today

Commencement exercises for graduates of St. Martin Parish’s three public high schools are set for 6 p.m. Friday in each school’s gymnasium.


The St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday an investigation into a fatal argument between neighbors on Betty Drive in Arnaudville last week is continuing and upon completion, will be turned over to the district attorney's office for review.

Enhanced seatbelt enforcement begins Monday

The Breaux Bridge Police Department is participating in “Click It or Ticket,” a national seat belt enforcement campaign.
It starts Monday, May 18, and runs through Sunday, May 31.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Tuesday, May 12

BYROM, Kenneth, 51, New Iberia; OWI, careless operation, simple possession of marijuana, possession of Schedule IV, possession of drug paraphernalia (LSP).
CASTILLE, Theodore, 34, 400 block of Skipper St., Breaux Bridge; failure to notify law enforcement of address change, failure to obtain sex offender ID card (BBPD).

BBPD seeking shoplifting suspects

Breaux Bridge City Police was dispatched to Walmart on Saturday, April 11, in reference to three women pushing carts of unpaid items out of the store.
One of the women has been identified as Pamela Thorns of Crowley. BBPD has been unable to locate her at this time.

Menace or just mixed-up?

Greg Hardy, 45, was arrested on May 3, a Sunday, on suspicion of, according to the parish booking records, simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling and simple criminal damage to property.



Gus Angelle and son Evan, 4, caught a 2.5-pound white freshwater drum (goo) while fishing in Henderson Lake on Saturday, June 6.


The sudden change in Romania brought more than the exchange of one political system for another. It was a massive revolution of the soul and spirit of a people.


Lafayette – Funeral services were held on Friday, July 3, 2015, at a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist for Mrs. Zerben H.

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