Stand-up paddle boards, being demonstrated here by Carson, Conrad and Peyton Pellerin of Breaux Bridge, are very popular on False River. All types of paddle craft are welcome in the False River Open.

The False River Open Paddle Challenge will be this Saturday, Sept. 6, at the public ramp next to Satterfield’s Landing. Registration opens at 7 a.m. The events: •400 Meter Youth Paddle, $20, start 8 a.m. •3 Mile Paddle, $30, start 9:15 a. •10 Mile Challenge, $40, start 11 a.m.

Jim Bradshaw

Adolphus Sandoz of Opelousas was in the wrong place at the wrong time when World War I began in Europe in 1914.

SPC. BRIAN SMITH participates in the Expert Infantryman Badge competition at Camp Navajo, Ariz., July 24. Smith, a native of Lafayette, was one of six infantrymen that received the badge out of the 135 that attempted.
 (Louisiana National Guard courtesy photo/Released)

One Louisiana National Guardsman from the 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team recently earned the esteemed Expert Infantryman Badge at Camp Navajo in northern Arizona. Of the 135 that attempted, only six succeeded.

Stand-up paddle boards, being demonstrated here by Carson, Conrad and Peyton Pellerin of Breaux Bridge, are very popular on False River. All types of paddle craft are welcome in the False River Open.

Jim Bradshaw

SPC. BRIAN SMITH participates in the Expert Infantryman Badge competition at Camp Navajo, Ariz., July 24. Smith, a native of Lafayette, was one of six infantrymen that received the badge out of the 135 that attempted.
 (Louisiana National Guard courtesy photo/Released)

Send us flood photos

The Sheriff's Office took this photo of Diesi's north of I-10 in Henderson.

It's going to get worse before it gets better. Send us your photos of flooding in your area so we can document this weather event. Either post it to our Facebook page or email directly to ken.grissom@techetoday.com. Please.

Calder "Pop" Hebert takes reins of the St. Martinville Police Department

Calder Hebert addresses the St. Martinville City Council after being appointed substitute chief of police. Among those in the audience supporting Hebert is former SMPD administrative officer Todd D'Albor (second from right).

The City Council met briefly this evening (Friday, May 23) to appoint Calder "Pop" Hebert substitute chief of police.
The title is substitute rather than interim because outgoing Chief Paula Smith has vacation and sick leave to see out.

St. Martinville Chief of Police Paula Smith retiring

Chief of Police Paula Smith, a political lightning rod in recent years, is retiring effective Friday, May 23, said City Councilman Arthur Champ.
No word on a replacement yet.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Monday, May 12, through Sunday, May 18

The following arrests and/or citations were reported in St. Martin Parish from Monday, May 12, through Sunday, May 18.
Monday, May 12
Dustin Bernard, 20, 1000 block of Earlene Dr., Breaux Bridge; failure to appear, warrant (SMSO).
Jace Deshotels, 33, Bunkie; simple burglary, St. Martin Sheriff's Office (SMSO).

Deputy facing grand jury in shooting of husband

Louisiana State Police detectives have turned their investigation into the Dec. 29, 2013, shooting death of a 34-year-old man by his deputy sheriff wife to the district attorney’s office.

Why were a young woman and two tots stranded in the woods?

GRATEFUL FAMILY members hold the two 4-year-olds while Acadian Ambulance medics see to Heather Gary. The trio suffered dehydration and insect bites during their day-long ordeal in the woods.  (Facebook)

Swarms of volunteers and swarms of mosquitoes competed for the health and well-being of Heather Gary, her 4-year-old son Landon Sonnier, and a friend’s daughter Taylin Toucheck, also 4.

Found!

The St Martin Parish Sheriff's office has confirmed that Heather Gary, 25,
Taylin Toucheck and Landon Sonnier, both 4, have been found alive.

The trio were reported missing Sunday afternoon. Reports that they were seen walking east along Joel Blanchard Rd. in Grand Bois (near Parks) spread rapidly through the community.

Aerial search launched

An aerial search is being conducted for a woman and two small children last seen in St. Martin Parish Sunday afternoon.

Earlier today, search dogs from Hunt Correctional Center were called in.

St. Martinville man busted on sex charge

Dusti Smith

The St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested a 25-year-old St. Martinville man after he admitted to having inappropriate sexual conduct with a juvenile.

Breaux Bridge mayoral forum will be May 22

CANDIDATES Ricky Calais (seated) and Jill Hebert take turns addressing the Breaux Bridge Downtown Merchants Association at a forum in March. (File photo)

The Breaux Bridge Area Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a forum featuring the candidates for mayor Thursday, May 22, starting at 6 p.m.

It will take place in Breaux Bridge City Hall, corner of Berard and Bridge streets.

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Stand-up paddle boards, being demonstrated here by Carson, Conrad and Peyton Pellerin of Breaux Bridge, are very popular on False River. All types of paddle craft are welcome in the False River Open.

The False River Open Paddle Challenge will be this Saturday, Sept. 6, at the public ramp next to Satterfield’s Landing.
Registration opens at 7 a.m.
The events:

Obituaries

Memorial services will be held at a later date for Mrs. Wilda Mae Hebert, who passed away on Saturday, August 23, 2014, at St. Martinville Rehab and Nursing Center. She was 89.

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