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)

Invasion of the kayaks!

KAYAK CITY – Racers in Tour du Teche III swarm through the boat ramp at Frankin’s Parc Sur on the last day of last year’s race. In previous years, Racers and Voyageurs – recreational paddlers vying for trophies – started an hour apart. This year the starts will be separated by two hours in an effort to bunch the paddlers from the two different divisions closer to the finish lines.

There will be a handful of canoes and a pirogue or two, also, but the kayak, the modern version of the Eskimo skin-on-frame boat, is the craft of choice for most recreational paddlers today. You’ll see them in every color of the rainbow as Tour du Teche IV flows through St.

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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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