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Sunday, February 17, 2019



Human Interest

  • Parish recognizes first “Outstanding Citizen Award” recipient

    The first recipient of the Lafourche “Outstanding Citizen Award” was recognized Tuesday night when James “Jim” Montez accepted the accolade for his decades of service to the Lafourche community.Montez accepted a plaque in his honor during a short ceremony at the February 12 Lafourche Parish Council public meeting in Mathews.According to the 2018 resolution which created it, the “Outstanding Citizen Award” pays tribute to Lafourche residents who exemplify &ldqu...

  • Danos Foundation awards grants to 16 nonprofit organizations

    The Danos Foundation has awarded grants to 16 nonprofit organizations in south Louisiana and one organization in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Organizations in Baton Rouge, Houma, Lafayette, New Orleans and Thibodaux areas are all recipients of the combined $45,000 of funding for organizational programming.Among organizations awarded funding are the Second Harvest Food Bank for Lafourche and Terrebonne parishes and HOPE Ministries of Baton Rouge, which both aim to reduce hunger and increase food sta...

  • Cajun Rollergirls recruit, prepare for 2019 season

    HOUMA, La. (AP) — Houma's roller derby team, the Cajun Rollergirls, wants you.The team, whose home rink is at Aggie's Skate Connection, will begin its 2019 home season March 23 and is always looking for new players, referred to in derby speak as "fresh meat."League and team President Debra McInnes, whose roller derby name is "DeBruizer," has been a part of the team for five years."I saw an advertisement in the newspaper recruiting for the Cajun Rollergirls,...

  • Lafourche school security upgrades continue

    The Lafourche Parish School Board is scheduled to move forward with several large projects this week.The board will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the School Board office, 805 E. 7th St., Thibodaux.According to the tentative agenda, the board is scheduled to award construction bids for over $866,000 in security upgrades at Thibodaux High School.According to bidding results, TBT Contracting was the low bidder, with four other companies bidding on the project.

  • Oil prices rise in January

    Oil prices rose 18 percent last month, the biggest gain for any January on record.Rising crude prices have long been cited as a necessary ingredient for any rebound in Houma-Thibodaux’s offshore-oil-based economy.The area has lost roughly 16,000 jobs -- nearly one of every five -- since mid-2014 as low crude prices sparked layoffs and work slowdowns throughout the oil industry. The U.S. industry has rebounded along with oil prices, but job growth has been limited mostly to inland shale fie...

  • Local businessman announces candidacy for Rep. District 55

    I, Donovan Fremin, with great thought and prayer, have decided to run for the District 55 seat of the Louisiana House of Representatives which is being vacated by current Representative Jerome “Dee” Richard.I am a lifelong resident of Thibodaux, graduated from Thibodaux High School and attended Nicholls State University.I have been married for 19 years to my wonderful wife, Amanda Enclade Fremin, and we have two beautiful children, Declan and Finley.I am a Republican with conservativ...

  • Draft 2020 coastal plan outlined in Houma

     The state’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority visited Houma last Wednesday to discuss final approval of the 2020 Annual Plan.The draft plan, presented to the public at the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, proposes spending about $2.5 billion through 2022 for coastal restoration and hurricane protection projects.“We’re not in the business of sitting on money. When we get dollars in the door, our plan is to get those out the door and expend them in the form of proj...

  • Analysis: Louisiana leaders divided on industrial tax break

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — More than two years have passed since Gov. John Bel Edwards rewrote the rules governing a decades-old industrial tax break, and business community furor seems to have reached a fever pitch just in time for election season.The confrontation could become a major influencer in the governor's race, in a state heavily tied to the chemical plants that benefit from the property tax break program.A school board's blocking of two tax exemptions sought by ExxonMobil i...

  • Conservation groups to air Louisiana land loss Super Bowl ad

    NEW ORLEANS, LA — Every 100 minutes, a football field of land disappears into the Gulf of Mexico. To highlight this national land loss crisis, Restore the Mississippi River Delta will release a commercial during the Big Game on Feb. 3 that urges viewers across the United States to take necessary action to protect and restore an area that is vital to the entire nation.“We’ve called on children from the New Orleans area and nearby coastal communities to help us deliver a clear me...

  • Lafourche Parish Public Libraries announce upcoming February events

    Looking to celebrate Mardi Gras safely with your children? Several branches of the Lafourche Parish Public Library will be hosting Mardi Gras parades for preschoolers in February and early March. Children are welcome to dress in costume and can walk or ride in wagons or strollers.

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