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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.
Karl D. Jeterkarl.jeter@techetoday.com

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.

Board considers changes to Breaux Bridge schools

An item on the agenda for today’s (Wednesday) monthly meeting of the St. Martin School Board could have a major impact on the configuration of schools in the Breaux Bridge community.

Top graduation rate gain in La.!

The cohort graduation rate at St. Martinville Sr. High School jumped from 63.5 percent in 2011 to 85.5 percent last year, marking the largest growth of any high school in Louisiana.
The cohort graduation rate is calculated by considering the number of students who start the 9th grade together and go on to graduate four years later.

Library Board Awards BB Library Contract to Low Bidder

Upon the recommendation of the project architect, Glenn Angelle, the St. Martin Parish Library Board voted unanimously, at last night's meeting (11-4-13), to award the building contract, for  the new public library in Breaux Bridge, to Cangelosi Ward LLC, a well respected contractor in the Baton Rouge area.

Mary LeBlanc Terry named general manager of Teche News/TecheToday.com

Teche News publisher Ken Grissom announced that Mary LeBlanc Terry has returned to the Teche News. She will assume the duties of general manager, overseeing the daily operations of the paper. “Having Mary on board strenghtens the newspaper immeasurably,” Grissom said.

Veterans Day activities

Veterans Day celebrates the service of all United States military veterans. November 11 is observed as Veterans Day, an official U. S. holiday which honors people who have served in armed service, also known as veterans.

SM Police Needs Help in Locating Burglary Suspect

The St Martinville Police Department needs the public assistance in locating a burglary suspect.
Titus Huddleston, B/M DOB: 5-8-1991, has a warrant issued by St Martinville Police for the crime of Simple Burglary.
Huddleston is possibly in the St Martinville, New Iberia or Lafayette area.

West Nile infected chicken found in Cecilia

This is to inform you that the Louisiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Lab has confirmed one West Nile virus positive Sentinel Chicken in Upper St. Martin Parish on 11-01-2013. The sample was collected on 10-28-2013. Location is in Cecilia. We are now following the CDC Expanded Transmission Protocol measures for West Nile virus in this area.

St. Martin Parish Daily Arrest Report

October 29, 2013

Hatton, Ray
31
100 block of Suwanee Rd
Lafayette, LA
HOLD FOR
50-ST MARTIN SHERIFF

Richard, Corey
37
200 block of Everest Rd
Church Point, LA
FAILURE TO APPEAR
50-ST MARTIN SHERIFF

Bids opened on new Breaux Bridge library

Bids for the construction of the new public library in Breaux Bridge were opened Thursday, Oct. 31, at a meeting at the parish library in St. Martinville.
Architect Glenn Angelle read aloud the proposals submitted by five contractors at precisely 2 p.m., the official deadline for submission.

Wait just a doggone minute!

The Atchafalaya Basin Festival is not this weekend as we previously stated here. It's next weekend, Nov. 9.
TecheToday.com regrets the error.

Atchafalaya Basin Festival NOT this weekend

Come on out to Henderson and pass a good time at the Atchafalaya Basin Festival NEXT Saturday in the Henry Guidry Memorial Park. Kicking it off is the Fish Courtbouillion and Gumbo Cookoff at 7 a.m. followed by the Car, Jeep, Truck and Motorcycle show from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Live entertainment includes: •11 a.m. – Al Berard Family Band. •1 p.m.

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Sports

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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