The St. Martin Parish Council has called a special election for Saturday, Oct. 14, asking parish voters to consider two separate tax issues. The first will be a proposal to levy a property tax of 1.75 mills to provide funds to the parish Council on Aging.

FIVE MILE DETOUR — Motorists will have to use this five-mile detour for four to six weeks while the state installs a major culvert along La. 352/Henderson Hwy in preparation for improvements to the I-10 interchange at La. 347/Grand Point Hwy. The detour follows La. 349 /Nina Hwy from Henderson Hwy to Grand Point. The exact start of the detour has not been determined but will likely be in the very near future.

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) plans to close La 352/Henderson Hwy/ Main Street at the La. 347/Grand Point Hwy intersection for the construction of a large box culvert.

SANDBAG HELP — Trusties from St. Charles Parish used an automatic bagger from St. Mary Parish to help respond to the flooding in Lower St. Martin Parish last week. Using the machine, the crew filled more than 30,000 bags that were distributed to local property owners in the Stephensville area.(Linda Cooke)

Parish President Guy Cormier, Homeland Security Director Terry Guidry and Dist. 1 councilman Byron Fuselier reported on the unexpected flooding plaguing Lower St. Martin Parish at the June 6 parish council meeting.

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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