Bob Bienvenu, author, weighlifting champion, and an Acadiana Open Channel TV on-air personality, has written an autobiography, “From Light to Darkness to Glory,” the story of his descent from a Mayberry-style childhood in postwar St. Martinville into schizophrenia, drugs, bankruptcy, divorce, and a long string of menial jobs.
St. Martin Parish’s Kat Caillier has been named 2015 Race for the Cure Honoree and will be the Team New Balance Honorary Member for the Susan G. Komen Acadiana Race for the Cure, Saturday, March 21, in Downtown Lafayette.
A new uber marathon for paddlers, the 410 de Louisiane, is set to start in Shreveport Sunday, Sept. 27, and end in Berwick on the Atchafalaya River Sunday, Oct. 4. The 410 – for 410 miles – actually consists of two separate stand-alone races very different in character.

BREAUX BRIDGE MAN WANTED ON FAILURE TO APPEAR CHARGES

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

St. Martin deputies nab suspected bank robber

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.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Friday, Dec. 12, through Sunday, Dec. 14

Friday, Dec. 12
Christopher Celestine, 29, 600 block of Zimmerman St., Breaux Bridge; theft of goods (BBPD).
Donald Derouselle, 27, 1000 block of Park Ave., Breaux Bridge; probation violation (SMSO).
Jared Keel, 41, 1300 block of Herman Dupuis Rd., Breaux Bridge; failure to appear, warrant (SMSO).

Auto theft lands man in not so hot water

Joseph Richard

A Catahoula man suspected of auto theft and attempted burglary was nabbed by sheriff’s deputies after he plunged into Bayou Mercier in an attempt to escape.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Wednesday, Dec. 10

Clarence Brown, 35, New Orleans; hold for (SMSO).
Blaine Gaspard, 51, Lafayette; assault by drive-by shooting, possession of Schedule II narcotics, drug paraphernalia, operating a vehicle while under suspension, Henderson Police Department (HPD).

St. Martin Parish arrests for Tuesday, Dec. 9

Terrill Carmouche, 23, 1000 block of Bill Clause Dr., Breaux Bridge; simple battery (SMSO).
Jose Chavez, Jose, 43, Houston; unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling (SMSO).
Don Clark, 38, 100 block of Delcambre, Breaux Bridge; careless operation (SMSO).

St. Martin Parish arrests for Monday, Dec. 8

Viola Butler, 66, 100 block of Vivier St., St. Martinville; failure to appear, warrant, St. Martin Sheriff’s Office (SMSO).
Tony McNew, 51, 700 block of Robert St., Breaux Bridge; failure to appear, warrant (SMSO).

St. Martin School Board plans $11.4 million bond sale

School board members last week put in motion steps that will lead to the sale of $11,675,000 in general obligation bonds to finance a sweeping and ongoing school facilities upgrade.

How the Breaux Bridge election went down

MAYOR-ELECT Ricky Calais responds to congratulations from supports upon hearing final results in Saturday’s runoff election.

As expected, the mayoral runoff here Saturday pitted neighborhood against neighborhood with the decision hanging on turnout.

Breaux Bridge man jailed for assault with firearm

Lionel Potier

Friday, Dec. 5
Ivan Castro, 38, Pharr, Texas; failure to appear (SMSO).
Anicola Celestine, 24, 400 block of Castille St., Breaux Bridge; failure to appear, Breaux Bridge Police Department (BBPD).
Anna Celestine, 22, 400 block of Castille St., Breaux Bridge; failure to appear (BBPD).

St. Martin Parish arrests for Friday, Dec. 5, through Sunday, Dec. 7

Friday, Dec. 5
Ivan Castro, 38, Pharr, Texas; failure to appear (SMSO).
Anicola Celestine, 24, 400 block of Castille St., Breaux Bridge; failure to appear, Breaux Bridge Police Department (BBPD).
Anna Celestine, 22, 400 block of Castille St., Breaux Bridge; failure to appear (BBPD).

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A new uber marathon for paddlers, the 410 de Louisiane, is set to start in Shreveport Sunday, Sept. 27, and end in Berwick on the Atchafalaya River Sunday, Oct. 4.

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Bob Bienvenu, author, weighlifting champion, and an Acadiana Open Channel TV on-air personality, has written an autobiography, “From Light to Darkness to Glory,” the story of his descent from a May

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