Drainage projects – St. Martin Parish President Guy Cormier describes the six projects that will make up phase I of the work to be done under the $25 million bond issue passed by voters last December. Phase I represents about half of the portion of the bond proceeds dedicated to drainage. Most work will address problems identified in the August 2016 flood. (Karl Jeter)

Plans for parish projects to improve storm water drainage, using the first $10 million of the $20 million bond proceeds approved for drainage improvements in December, have been finalized. Parish President Guy Cormier presented an overview at the June 20 St. Martin Parish Council meeting.
The city is now making arrangements for a big Independence Day event as part of the year-long St. Martinville Bicentennial celebration.

Workers have marked the locations of utility lines in preparation for installation of a box culvert at the intersection of La 347/Grand Point HWY and La 352/ Henderson HWY near Henderson. The contractor said the job will begin right after the July 4th holiday, weather permitting. The project will require Henderson HWY to close for about 30 days. (Sally Angelle)

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Phase 1 drainage projects explained

Drainage projects – St. Martin Parish President Guy Cormier describes the six projects that will make up phase I of the work to be done under the $25 million bond issue passed by voters last December. Phase I represents about half of the portion of the bond proceeds dedicated to drainage. Most work will address problems identified in the August 2016 flood. (Karl Jeter)

Plans for parish projects to improve storm water drainage, using the first $10 million of the $20 million bond proceeds approved for drainage improvements in December, have been finalized. Parish President Guy Cormier presented an overview at the June 20 St. Martin Parish Council meeting.

Preparing for La 352 work –

Workers have marked the locations of utility lines in preparation for installation of a box culvert at the intersection of La 347/Grand Point HWY and La 352/ Henderson HWY near Henderson. The contractor said the job will begin right after the July 4th holiday, weather permitting. The project will require Henderson HWY to close for about 30 days. (Sally Angelle)

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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