Article Image Alt Text

Loans secured – A USDA Rural Water and Waste Disposal loan program will facilitate a long-planned expansion of the Henderson-Nina Water System to include the Butte LaRose area. Other improvements will be made to enhance water quality.(Karl Jeter)

USDA $$ to fund Henderson-Nina water extensions

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that the Henderson-Nina Water System will receive loan funding in excess of $8.5 million for expansion and improvements to the system.
The Henderson-Nina system was selected to participate in the department’s Water and Waste Disposal Grant and Loan Program, which invests federal funds to promote infrastructure development in rural areas.

Article Image Alt Text

SM Council considers swimming pool options

The city council here is discussing the practicality of opening the city pool for the regular summer schedule.
At the June 1 council meeting, discussions included the economics and legalities of opening the pool fully, operating a curtailed program, or skipping the regular summer program altogether.
The normal schedule would have the pool management gearing up for the summer program now. The interim manager would be lining up lifeguards, purchasing chemicals, and scheduling pool aerobics classes.

Article Image Alt Text

COVID testing in Breaux Bridge – The first week of Lafayette General Hospital’s program of Drive-through COVID-19 testing in St. Martin Parish began at Parc Hardy in Breaux Bridge on Thursday, May 28. By 9:50 a.m. yesterday (Tuesday) 312 residents had been tested and while all the results had not yet been compiled, five positives had been detected. Swab testing at Parc Hardy continues today (Wednesday) until noon then moves to the Cecilia Civic Center tomorrow through next Wednesday, June 10 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.(Karl Jeter)

COVID testing in BB, Cecilia

Lafayette General Health is continuing its community COVID-19 testing efforts to St. Martin Parish this week. Testing is open to Louisiana residents of all ages who wish to know if they have the novel coronavirus. This investment in enhanced community testing is a critical step towards a safe reopening.

Article Image Alt Text

St. Martin Library System Director Charlar Brew addressed members of the Parish Council at their May 19 meeting, stressing the vital function libraries play in lower-income areas like St. Martin Parish. A proposed ballot initiative would redirect some library funding to other needs. (Karl Jeter)

Proposal would divert part of library millage

With just less than half of the 7.65-mill ad velorum property tax for the St. Martin Parish Library system expiring this year, a new proposal being considered by the St. Martin Parish Council would divert the expiring 3.65-mill portion to other specific needs.
In a special meeting held during the scheduled parish council committee meetings on May 19, a majority of the council approved a proposal to include the change in the millage renewal to appear on the Nov. 3 presidential election ballot.


Teche Today

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