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Assessor Todd Dugas delivered the property assessment report to the St. Martin Parish Council during a public hearing on Oct. 3. (Karl Jeter)

Assessor Todd Dugas reports that total property values in St. Martin Parish went down slightly this fiscal year for the first time in years.

corner planters are being constructed at the corner of La.31/ Main Street and La. 96/ Bridge Street. They are intended to protect the corner post by forcing vehicles to take a wider path around the turn.(Karl Jeter)

Five years ago the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development approved a promising solution to the constant problem of cars and trucks hitting columns at the Bridge/Main Street intersection. It is finally being done now.
Plans for a major expansion of the St. Martin Hospital in Breaux Bridge advanced one step closer to reality last week when the St. Martin Parish Council approved a request by the hospital board to hold an election seeking approval of a $14.5 million bond issue in March.

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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