With the legality of the proposed I-10 area annexation to be decided in an appeal hearing on March 21, Henderson officials will now explore the possibility of annexing a section of the West Atchafalaya Basin Protection Levee.

Tom Bulliard

St. Martinville – In recognition of this year’s 200th anniversary of the incorporation of St. Martinville, the theme of this year’s Rotary Mardi Gras Ball is Renaissance de la Ville. The 71st gala is set for Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Cade Community Center.

French Immersion school proponents and St. Martin Parish Council members listen as legal advisor Andy Shealy clarifies issues involved in the dissolution of the St. Luke’s Hospital partnership. The council’s vote at the Feb. 7 meeting dissolved the St. Martin/St. Landry Parish cooperative agreement under which the hospital operated. (Karl Jeter)

The St. Martin Parish Council last week agreed to dissolve the St. Luke Hospital District it has overseen jointly with St. Landry Parish since 1963.

Breaux Bridge Police need help identifying theft suspects

The Breaux Bridge Police Department needs assistance identifying two white females (Red shirt in first photo and blue shirt pushing buggy in second photo) who are associated with an alleged theft on Nov. 23, 2013, at Walmart in Breaux Bridge.

St. Martin Parish Daily Arrest Report January 8, 2014

St. Martin Parish Daily Arrest Report January 8, 2014

Edward Henry, Robert Juneau, Andrew Pie, Earl Singleton

Henry, Edward
61
100 block of Mary Garrett
Baldwin, LA
THEFT $500-$999
50-ST MARTIN SHERIFF

Gov. Jindal announces paving project for the Atchafalaya River Highway

Gov. Bobby Jindal announced Wednesday the state will resurface La. Highway 3177, the Atchafalaya River Highway, from Interstate 10 to the community of Butte La Rose.

Jindal made the announcement at a press conference at the Atchafalaya Basin Welcome Center on I-10 Wednesday afternoon.

St. Martin Parish Daily Arrest Report January 6, 2014

Carolyn Allen, 48, Lafayette; unauthorized use of a movable. La. State Police (LSP)
Karice Bergeron, 42, St. Martinville; hold for arresting agency. St. Martin Sheriff's Office (SMSO)
Dwan Borel, 48, Franklin; unauthorized use of a movable. (LSP)

LSP still looking into shooting of deputy’s husband

Louisiana State Police are still investigating the Dec. 29 shooting death of 34-year-old Kendall Alexander by his wife, Crystal Alexander, 33, a deputy with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Department.

Meanwhile, the deputy is on administrative leave, according to SMSO Mag, Ginny Higgins.

St. John’s Restaurant moving near to St. Martinville's festival grounds?

St. John’s Restaurant, the popular but cramped eatery in the 200 block of East Bridge St. owned by local cattleman Chip Durand, may spread its wings in 2014.

Durand wants to buy the old Talley Co. pecan warehouse at New Market and Hamilton streets, which is owned by the city.

Sonnier brother dies at Angola

Eddie James Sonnier got sick while burning garbage at Louisiana State Penitentiary and died last month in the prison’s infirmary. He was buried at Angola the day after Christmas with nobody but fellow inmates to see him off.

Man dies in Breaux Bridge area fire

Back-to-back fires on Saturday and Sunday nights had volunteer firemen, from surrounding communities, battling blazes that destroyed two homes and left one person dead.

St. Martin Parish Daily Arrest Report January 5, 2014

Bryce Branau, 21, Lafay-ette; DWI, reckless operation of a vehicle, failure to use seat belt. La. State Police (LSP)
Lance Leblanc, 35, Breaux Bridge; child endangerment/domestic abuse. (BBPD)
Errol Patin, 28, St. Martinville; failure to appear - three counts. (BBPD)

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The 2016 high school football season has reached the halfway mark and the District 5-4A campaign begins Friday for the league’s five teams.

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