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.
Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler is reminding Louisianians that the deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 4 Open Primary/Congressional election is Monday, Oct. 6. This deadline is for citizens who have never registered to vote as well as voters who would like to make changes to their registration.
The boat ramp in Henderson Lake near the I-10 Atchafalaya Welcome Center is closed until further notice due to the low water levels caused by the drawdown at Henderson Lake. The lake is being drawn down as part of a plan to eradicate hydrilla. The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development closed the ramp on Sept. 27.

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

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Update on remains found off Leland Rd. near Henderson

On July 4, 2014, Investigators with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call from a pedestrian regarding the discovery of what appeared to be human remains in area off of Leland Road in Henderson.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Thursday, July 24

Alfred Arceneaux, 36, Lafayette; contraband taking to/from penal institution, simple possession of marijuana (SMSO).
Joshua Barnes, 29, New Iberia; failure to appear, warrant (SMSO).
Daniel Carmouche, 23, s
1000 block of Bill Clause Dr., Breaux Bridge; failure to appear, warrant, simple burglary (SMSO).

St. Martin Parish arrests for Tuesday, July 22, and Wednesday, July 23

Tuesday, July 22
Sean Berard, 27, Lafayette; failure to appear, warrant (SMSO).
Thomas Clemens, 48, 3500 block of Main Hwy., Breaux Bridge; OWI, reckless operation, violation of protective order (BBPD).
Robbie Connor, 28, Houston; outside agency warrant – extradition required (LSP).
Wednesday, July 23

St. Martinville Council tables Willie Francis Drive

Willie Francis

The question of whether there should be a Willie Francis Drive in town was tabled by the City Council Monday, July 21, ostensibly in dispute over which street should get the honor.

Ag Building back in business in Breaux Bridge

A demolition crew tears down the wing of the St. Martin Parish Ag Building that contained the large conference area to make room for a new branch of the parish library three times larger than the one opened on the corner of North Main and Courthouse streets 58 years ago.  (Ken Grissom)

The new state-of-the-art library is still a work in progress but its next-door neighbor is back up and running.
The venerable old red-brick St. Martin Parish Agricultural Building had to sacrifice its meeting room to the new library’s expanded footprint, but in its place is a high-tech auditorium, which is now open for business.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Monday, July 21

Kevin Brown, 33, Baton Rouge; hold for, St. Martin Sheriff's Office (SMSO).
Jeffery Edmond, 37, 1300 block of Zin Zin Rd., Breaux Bridge; domestic abuse battery (SMSO).
Henry Fontenette, 51, 500 block of Theater St., St Martinville; probation violation (SMSO).

DEBRIS FROM EXPLOSION CLAIMS LIFE OF ST. MARTINVILLE MAN

Shortly after 11 a.m. Sunday, July 20,, the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office received a 911 Call regarding an explosion and possible fatality that occurred during the burning of scrap material by some individuals in an area behind Southside Park in St. Martinville.

Message from the Superintendent

Dr. Lottie Beebe

"The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today."-
Elbert Hubbard

St. Martin Parish arrests for Thursday, July 17

Natalie Batiste, 35, 1000 block of Anse Broussard Hwy., Breaux Bridge; failure to appear, warrant (SMSO).
Troydelle Francis, 19, Rayne; simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling (SMSO).

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The boat ramp in Henderson Lake near the I-10 Atchafalaya Welcome Center is closed until further notice due to the low water levels caused by the drawdown at Henderson Lake.

Obituaries

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Tuesday, Sept. 30, at St. Bernard Catholic Church for Allen Anthony Dugas, 55, who passed away on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014.

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