Friday, Jan. 23 BOREL, Coy, 26, 1000 block of Lilly Ln., St. Martinville; contempt of court (SMSO). FONTENOT, Jared, 43, 1000 block of Raspy Rd., Parks; contempt of court (SMSO). GUIDRY, Kevin, 50, 1000 block of Roma St., Breaux Bridge; failure to appear, warrant (SMSO).
The Grand Réveil Acadien organizers will hold an informational gathering at NuNu's Tuesday, Jan. 27, at 3:30 p.m. There will be complimentary coffee and snacks and everyone is invited.
Bayou Teche Brewing is releasing the latest in a line of very limited edition and innovative beers, the “5 year Anniversary Persimmon Sour.” The family-owned is celebrating its fifth year in business.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Monday, Sept. 15

Kevin Bourque, 41, New Iberia; failure to appear, warrant, St. Martin Sheriff’s Office (SMSO).
Jassmine Journet, 24, 1000 block of Kennedy Dr., Breaux Bridge; failure to appear, warrant, Breaux Bridge Police Department (BBPD).

Breaux Bridge City Councilman Da Da Menard might not have to step down

Albert "Da Da" Menard

City Councilman Albert “Da Da” Menard, who withdrew his candidacy for reelection over a tardy campaign finance report back in 2009, might be able to stay in office until the seat is filled by special election next year, city attorney Chester Cedars told the City Council last week.

Breaux Bridge Police taking nearly 500 calls a month

Breaux Bridge – The Police Department received 472 complaints in the period from Aug. 9 to Sept. 5, leading to 78 citations and nine arrests.
In the period from July 12 to Aug. 8, there were 471 complains, 38 citations issued and 21 arrests, according to BBPD statistics.

Have you seen this suspect?

UPDATE: Lavar Williams turned himself in to the St Martinville Police Department today, Sept. 16.
The St. Martinville Police Department is requesting assistance from the public in locating Lavar Junuis Williams, 22, of St. Martinville.

St. Martin Parish business employee arrested for theft

St. Martinville – Jennifer Olivier, 35, St. Martinville, was arrested Sept. 5 by St. Martin Sheriff’s Office investigators in connection with theft of funds from her employer.
SMSO investigators on Aug. 20 began looking into a complaint of theft of funds from a local business in the parish.

SMSO deputy is new D.A.R.E. graduate

NEW D.A.R.E. OFFICER – St. Martin Sheriff’s Office Deputy Troy Dupuis (left) and his mentor, Senior Cpl. Toby Briggs of the Alexandria Police Department, at D.A.R.E. officer graduation. (Submitted)

Baton Rouge – After an intensive two weeks of training in Baton Rouge, Deputy Troy Dupuis became the new D.A.R.E. officer for the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office.
The training encompassed team building exercises, lesson plan construction, classroom management, communication skills, along with other areas of instruction.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Friday, Sept. 12, to Sunday, Sept. 14

Friday, Sept. 12
Christopher Alexander, 29, 1000 block of Amelie Dr., Breaux Bridge; possession of firearm/concealed by convicted felon, aggravated assault with a firearm, illegal use of a weapon, disturbing the peace, trespassing (SMSO).
Johnie Benoit, 45, Crowley; failure to appear, warrant (SMSO).

Breaux Bridge Art Walk on Saturday, Sept. 20

The raison d’être for the Teche Fest Art Walk and Cajun Paddle is the proposed Teche Center for the Arts in the old Dan Theater on Bridge Street in downtown Breaux Bridge.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Thursday, Sept. 11

Andrew Arceneaux, 46, 1800 block of Rees St., Breaux Bridge; careless operation, open container, simple criminal damage to property $500 or over, OWI (BBPD).
Shirmaine Calais, 50, 1000 block of Kennedy Dr., Arnaudville; failure to appear (SMPD).

Candidates for Breaux Bridge mayor meet Sept. 18

The three candidates for mayor will make their cases to the public at a forum in City Hall here Thursday, Sept. 18, starting at 6 p.m.
The candidates are former City Councilman Ricky J. Calais, Parish Councilwoman Jill Hebert, and businessman George J. Williams.

PRACTICAL NURSING INFO SESSION IN ST. MARTINVILLE Sept. 15

An informational session for students interested in SLCC’s Practical Nursing program at the Evangeline Campus will be held on Monday, Sept. 15. The event will start at 5:30 p.m. and conclude at 7 p.m. The campus is located at 600 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in St. Martinville.

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Poche Bridge

Tour du Teche, Inc., begins its sixth season of races with some significant changes including a new race in May, more opportunities for youths, and an exciting new finish line for the Ecrevisse (Cr

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The Grand Réveil Acadien organizers will hold an informational gathering at NuNu's Tuesday, Jan. 27, at 3:30 p.m. There will be complimentary coffee and snacks and everyone is invited.

Obituaries

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, January 16, 2015, at St.

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