CONSTRUCTION ON LA. 352/HENDERSON HWY is expected to take another two to three weeks, according to the Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), citing a delay due to weather conditions. DOTD officials are working to set up a meeting with the appropriate agencies before they begin work on the Levee Road. Potato Shed Road north of Henderson is also being resurfaced, but Parish President Guy Cormier said that the road will remain open to traffic, at times restricted to only one lane.(Sally Angelle)

Residents here who are chafing at the approved five-mile detour to get from La 347/Grand Point Hwy to La 352/Henderson Hwy will have to endure for another few weeks. At the Aug. 14 town council meeting, Mayor Sherbin Collette said there is little that can be done but be patient and hope for weather conditions to improve.

City hall – The purchase of this building off La. 31/ Main Hwy by the Village of Parks should be finalized this week. It will be renovated to serve as the village’s new City Hall and is much larger than the current facility.(Karl Jeter)

The Parks Village Council has given Mayor Kevin Kately approval to spend $700,000 for the long-awaited purchase of an existing building for a new city hall.
With the recent acquisition by Camping World of major retail outfitter Gander Mountain, a planned RV retail and service center north of I-10 in Breaux Bridge will grow from 35,000 to 60,000 square feet.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Monday, June 6, through Sunday, June 12

Monday, June 6
Alexander, Christopher, 53, 500 block of St. Ann St., St. Martinville; failure to appear, warrant, St. Martin Sheriff’s Office (SMSO).
Benoit, Brooklyn, 26, 1600 block of Anse Broussard Hwy., Breaux Bridge; theft of items valued at $300 or over, Breaux Bridge Police Department (BBPD).

Breaux Bridge native to be ordained Saturday

Breaux Bridge native Michael Richard is among three men scheduled to be ordained into the priesthood on Saturday.
Bishop J. Douglas Deshotel will ordain the three men during an ordination Mass at 10 a.m. at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist.

STANDOFF AT LAKE MARTIN

Two Anhingas squabble over territory. Like many humans, they each want their own piece of this small but beautiful lake.

Sheriff taking tax increase

Out of nine local taxing authorities, the St. Martin Parish Law Enforcement District – essentially the Sheriff’s Office – is the only one that will allow property tax revenues to rise as a result of an increase in taxable values.

School Board to honor retirees, mull bond work, deseg

Members of the St. Martin School Board will devote part of their meeting to the recognition of employees who are retiring from the system.
The 33 employees include supervisors, principals, teachers and paraprofessionals who have devoted a combined total of 821 years to the parish public school system.

La Grande Boucherie kaput?

In the June 6 city council meeting, Dana Dugas, speaking for the Main Street Association, pledged more than $17,000 from the Grande Boucherie Association account for construction of the permanent stage at the St. Martinville Festival Grounds.

Cross-dressing bandit caught, deputies say

NOT DRESSED FOR A QUICK GETAWAY, yet SMSO detectives think that the suspect fled the robbery show in this security video on foot. An Arnaudville man was arrested several days later. (SMSO)

Detectives with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office believe they have identified and arrested the man who robbed a Henderson convenience store at knife-point on Sunday, May 29, while wearing a turquoise and white dress.

Guns, drugs seized in Henderson raid

Three St. Martin Parish men were arrested Thursday, June 2, after sheriff’s deputies executing a search warrant found firearms, marijuana, methamphetamine, body armor and alleged stolen property.

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The 2016 high school football season has reached the halfway mark and the District 5-4A campaign begins Friday for the league’s five teams.

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