KATC-TV cameraman Justin Terro videos a blanket of giant salvinia skimming by as Henderson Mayor Sherbin Collette, a forth-generation commercial fisherman, pilots his crawfish skiff along I-10 toward the levee. (Ken Grissom)

Scientists call it Salvinia molesta. That ought to tell you something.
As we celebrate this Memorial Day amid argument over the proper role and place of statues and symbols, it might be useful to remember that the day was first meant to honor the Civil War dead.
After what police are calling an unprovoked shooting here Friday, a local man was treated for a gunshot wound and subsequently released, and a SWAT team in Mississippi stormed a motel room containing five persons, including the alleged shooter.

KATC-TV cameraman Justin Terro videos a blanket of giant salvinia skimming by as Henderson Mayor Sherbin Collette, a forth-generation commercial fisherman, pilots his crawfish skiff along I-10 toward the levee. (Ken Grissom)

‘Paint the Bridge’ project launched

Friday, Nov. 15, got off to a good start for those spearheading and supporting an effort to refurbish the famed drawbridge in downtown Breaux Bridge.

St. Martin Parish Daily Arrest Report November 20 2013

St. Martin Parish Daily Arrest Report

November 20, 2013 - November 20, 2013

Davis, Chardale

27

1100 block of Alexander Circle

St Martinville, LA

HOLD FOR

50-ST MARTIN SHERIFF

Estay, Denise

45

800 block of Iberia St

Franklin, LA

THEFT OVER $1,500

St. Martin Parish Daily Arrest Report

For November 19, 2013

Bernard, Dustin
19
1000 block of Earlene Dr
Breaux Bridge, LA
SIMPLE BATTERY
50-ST MARTIN SHERIFF

St. Martin Parish Daily Arrest Report

November 18, 2013

Bell, Frederick
55
100 block of Cypress Gardens Rd
St Martinville, LA
ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF STOLEN THINGS $500+
107P-ST MARTINVILLE PD

Chiasson, Nicholas
22
1000 block of Amelie Dr
Breaux Bridge, LA
CONTEMPT OF COURT
50-ST MARTIN SHERIFF

St. Martin Parish Daily Arrest Report November 18, 2013

St. Martin Parish Daily Arrest Report

November 18, 2013 - November 18, 2013

Bell, Frederick

55

100 block of Cypress Gardens Rd

St Martinville, LA

ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF STOLEN THINGS $500+

107P-ST MARTINVILLE PD

Chiasson, Nicholas

22

1000 block of Amelie Dr

LeBlanc takes the reins of St. Martin COA

The St. Martin Council on Aging board of directors has named Erica LeBlanc interim administrator, replacing Wayne LeJeune who resigned as COA executive director earlier this month.

The action came during a special board meeting last Thursday, Nov. 14.

Henderson Annexation settlement off

Settlement of the Henderson annexation suit came close to a reality. Proceeding to trial, however, seems to be the only thing both sides currently agree on.

Special Forces Veterans Honored

In a highly anticipated ceremony in Veterans Park Saturday, over 300 veterans, many from the Special Forces units, as well as their families, friends, and supporters – including a group of motorcycle enthusiasts – participated in the unveiling of a $60,000 bronze sculpture commemorating members of the Special Forces, particularly those who haile

Atchafalaya Basin Bridge Now Open

State Police has advised that the Atchafalaya Basin bridge eastbound is now open however motorists are urged to take an alternate route if they are traveling to Baton Rouge.

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Sports

FASTER THAN EVER – Team Pont Breaux, overall winners of the Chitimacha 20, display their first-in-class medals. Shown are (from left) racer director Ray Pellerin (in back); host Jackie Junca, secretary-treasurer of the Chitimacha Tribal Council; paddlers Conrad, Carson and Peyton Pellerin, and Pat Guidry; and Rick Wimberley of PSC Industrial Services, a sponsor. (Ken Grissom)

Team Pont Breaux, consisting this year of teenage triplets Carson, Conrad and Peyton Pellerin and Pat Guidry in a four-man kayak, busted their record in the Chitimacha 20 Saturday by 5 minutes and

Lifestyle

As we celebrate this Memorial Day amid argument over the proper role and place of statues and symbols, it might be useful to remember that the day was first meant to honor the Civil War dead.

Obituaries

Catahoula – A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at St. Rita Catholic Church for Myrtle B.

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