Investigators with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating the suspect as seen in the attached photos. He is wanted in connection with thefts from two vending machines in the Cecilia area of St. Martin Parish.
I’ve always thought it was in the small towns that celebrations like those on the Fourth of July seemed most to reflect the character of our people.
On July Fourth, Arnaudville’s Bayou Teche Brewing will release a new limited edition beer named 31 Stout to honor the 31 U.S. service members (including their K-9) lost in the single largest loss of American life to date in Afghanistan.

Original 'Cajuns' back on the bayou

PHOTO: Pulling a large load of trash out of Bayou Teche between Leonville and Arnaudville is Blake Couvillion (at tiller), Keisha Melancon, Todd Couvillion, Philip Bolotte from JP’s Bar, Lance Simsick, Chris Pritchett of Bayou Teche Outfitters, and Katie Mayeux. (Submitted)

St. Martin Parish arrests for Tuesday, April 14

CARMOUCHE, Iasiah, 21, Carencro; contempt of court (SMSO).
HEBERT, Travis, 38, Lake Arthur; failure to appear, warrant (SMSO).
JOUBERT, Damien, 28, Carencro; simple possession of marijuana, following too close, Louisiana State Police (LSP).
MOORE, Patrick, 22, Crowley; hold for U.S. Marshal Service (SMSO).

St. Martin Parish arrests for Monday, April 13

COLLETTE, Kyle, 31, 1100 block of Hebert Lane Hwy, Breaux Bridge; illegal possession of stolen things, St. Martin Sheriff’s Office (SMSO).
COMEAUX, Queenlyn, 21, Lafayette; attempted 2nd degree murder/non-negligent manslaughter (SMSO).


Due to the excessive rainfall we are experiencing, St. Martin Parish President Guy Cormier has issued an emergency declaration for “No
Wake” in the danger areas in the Stephensville and Belle River areas of Lower St. Martin Parish until further notice.

New use for an old school?

School Superintendent Dr. Lottie Beebe is expected to recommend the conversion of the old Breaux Bridge Elementary campus into a “College and Career Readiness Center” when the school board meets in special session today (Wednesday) at 5 p.m.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Wednesday, April 8

DEMOUCHET, Clifford, 19, 1000 block of Oliste Castille Dr., Breaux Bridge; failure to appear, warrant (SMSO).
HEBERT, Aaron, 20, New Iberia; failure to appear, warrant (SMSO).
JOSEPH, Ashley, 41, 900 block of Ledoux St., St Martinville; resisting a police officer with force or violence, disturbing the peace (SMPD).

ULL and One Acadiana to host legislative forum

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette and One Acadiana are partnering to host a public Q&A forum with Acadiana Legislators focused on the past, present, and future of Louisiana and the nine-parish Acadiana region.

Constable Al Cormier honored at conference

Al Cormier (left), Ward 1 constable for St. Martin Parish, is recognized by Louisiana Attorney General James “Buddy” Caldwell at the annual Justices of the Peace and Constables Training Conference in Marksville last month.

School starting in early August

Parents with children in the parish’s public schools can scratch August off as a possible vacation month this summer. The 2015-16 school calendar approved last week calls for classes to begin on Thursday, Aug. 6.
That’s five days earlier than the Aug. 11 start of the 2014-15 session.

Business Insider names Cecilia ‘most affordable’

Cecilia, in St. Martin Parish, emerged as one of the 50 most affordable small towns in the nation, according to Business Insider, the largest business news site on the web.



Gus Angelle and son Evan, 4, caught a 2.5-pound white freshwater drum (goo) while fishing in Henderson Lake on Saturday, June 6.


It was a dreary day in the former Communist country. The clouds overhead resembled the thick clouds that, for a century, overshadowed any hope that Communist Romania would one day be free.

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