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)

St. Martin Parish Arrests for Tuesday, Jan. 5, and Wednesday, Jan. 6

Tuesday, Jan. 5
Ardoin, Dylan, 21, 100 block of Cypress Garden, St. Martinville; manufacture, distribution, possession with intent to distribute Schedule II narcotics, improper display of temporary license plate, driving on right side of road, possession of drug paraphernalia (SMPD).

St. Martinville bypass meeting Jan. 21

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will conduct a public meeting Thursday, Jan. 21, to discuss a new highway that would serve as an La. 31 bypass around St. Martinville.
The meeting will be held 5-7 p.m. in the recreation center in the city’s Magnolia Park.

St. Martin Parish Arrests for Monday, Dec. 28, through, Sunday, Jan. 37

Monday, Dec. 28
Perdikis, Menelaos, 38, 1200 block of Rue De Le Porte, Arnaudville; failure to appear, warrant, issuing worthless checks, child endangerment/domestic abuse, possession of drug paraphernalia, St. Martin Sheriff’s Office (SMSO).
Powell, Tiaira, 24, Church Point; failure to appear, warrant (SMSO).

St. Martinville suspends fireworks law

An ordinance requiring a two-day gap in year-end fireworks sales was eliminated for St. Martinville.
At the Dec. 21 City Council meeting, the ordinance was amended to allow sales from midnight Dec. 22 through midnight Jan. 1, without the 2008-enacted moratorium on Christmas eve and Christmas day sales.

St. Martin Parish Arrests for Monday, Dec. 21, through, Sunday, Dec. 27

Monday, Dec. 21
Adams, Lawrence, 39, Lafayette; failure to appear, warrant, St. Martin Sheriff’s Office (SMSO).
Courville, Dillon, 23, 1000 block of Jordan Dr., St. Martinville; failure to appear, warrant (SMSO).
Edwards, Benjamin, 36, Lafayette; theft of oil and gas equipment (SMSO).

Arnaudville Chamber’s new CEO has diverse experience in France

Last month Huey “Joey” Wyble was appointed CEO of the Arnaudville Area Chamber of Commerce.
Wyble is a native of Arnaudville. After a few years of working as a pediatric nurse in Acadiana, he left for France where he taught English communication and American culture at top French universities for the past 16 years.

SUSEPECT BEING SOUGHT IN ARMED ROBBERY OF GROCERY STORE

Early Sunday morning, deputies with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to an armed robbery of Doucet’s Grocery in the Butte La Rose area.
The suspect is described as a white male who was wearing dark clothing and a black mask covering his face. The suspect was armed with a pistol during the robbery.

Man killed by St. Martin deputy sheriff

Louisiana State Police detectives are investigating the fatal shooting of a man Monday evening, reportedly by a St. Martin deputy sheriff who was trying to take him into custody.
The man was identified by unofficial sources as Michael Noel.
The deputy has not been identified.

St. Martin report card grade slips to a 'C'

The St. Martin Parish school district received a C rating in the District Performance Scores (DPS) released last week by the state Department of Education for the 2014-15 school session, falling from B in 2013-14.
The actual numerical score slipped from 85.7 in 2013-14 to 84.2 for 2014-15.

Iberia deputies bust burglary ring

The prolific gang of burglars that apparently did its homework before hitting rural residences in the Nina area of St. Martin Parish might have been tripped up by that very thoroughness last week.

Pages

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.

The Teche Today

P.O. Box 69
St. Martinville, LA 70582
Phone: 337-394-6232
Fax: 337-394-7511

Follow Us