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The Town of Henderson may engage the services of an outside municipal debt collection company to settle outstanding fines, fees and utility bills.
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FOR SALE? Some St. Martinville officials have proposed the sale of the historic Duchamp Opera House in the city’s downtown historic district. The building, which dates back to the 1830s, was donated to the city by the Reuben-Willie-Zerben Bienvenu family in 1998 and underwent extensive renovations. But the cost of keeping the facility open, with little or no income-producing activites generated, is being called into question.(Sally Angelle)

The city has begun looking for ideas to eliminate the ongoing expense of owning the 1830-vintage Duchamp Opera House. At the September 18 city council meeting, Dist.1 councilman Mike Fuselier said the time has come to rethink the city’s involvement with the historic building.

Atchafalaya Basin Bridge Now Open

State Police has advised that the Atchafalaya Basin bridge eastbound is now open however motorists are urged to take an alternate route if they are traveling to Baton Rouge.

Accident on I-10 East Has Traffic Backed Up For 3 Miles

An accident on I-10 eastbound has traffic backed up for at least three miles.  The crash which appears to have involved a passenger car and an 18 wheeler occurred near mile marker 125 just west of Whiskey Bay.  There are reported injuries however the extent of those are unknown at this time.

BB Police Seeks Help in Armed Robbery Case

On November 14, 2013, at approximately 7:00 p.m., an unknown male suspect robbed Security Finance on Rees Street in Breaux Bridge, The suspect brandished a handgun and left with the business with an undisclosed amount of money.

St. Martin Parish Daily Arrest Report

Boyance, Boyd, Harman, Hebert, Landry, Miller, Pearce, Sonnier, Wiltz

Boyance, Brock
400 block of Calhoun St
New Iberia, LA

Boyd, Clarence
100 block of Dorrchester St
Lafayette, LA

Henderson is fiscally sound

La santé financière du Village de Henderson est en bonne condition d’après le comptable.

Auditors gave the Town of Henderson a clean bill of health at the November town council meeting.

UL Nursing Program Sponsors Health Fair

Under the direction of UL Nursing Instructor Marilyn Buford, R.N., M.S.N., nursing students held a health fair at the St. Martinville Public Library, Tuesday, November, 12, to educate local citizens about heart health, infectious diseases, colds and flu and available health care services in the area.

Peggy Hulin's special guests

Veterans and their wives line up on the steps of St. Martinville’s Old Castillo Bed & Breakfast where owner Peggy Hulin makes it a practice to offer a free visit to veterans on Veterans Day.


Deputies with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office are seeking the public’s assistance in locating Carrie A. Artigue, 39, Lafayette.

Artigue is wanted on suspicion of theft over $500 and theft of business records.

She is suspected of taking confidential documents from a former employer.

Breaux Bridge Honors Its Veterans

Veterans Park in Breaux Bridge was the venue for Monday’s tribute to the men and women who have served our country with honor, commitment and sacrifice.

St. Martin COA director resigns, walks out

At their regular monthly meeting Friday, Nov. 8, the parish Council on Aging board members accepted the verbal resignation of Wayne LeJeune, executive director.



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

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