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Sunday, August 25, 2019

Letters to Editor

  • New EPA rule could wreck your engine this summer

    The Environmental Protection Agency just approved the year-round sale of E15, a gasoline blend comprised of 15 percent ethanol. Until now, the agency had banned the mixture during summer months, since high-ethanol blends react with hot air to form smog.Most cars can't handle this high-ethanol gasoline. So, by pushing more E15 into the fuel supply, the EPA could wreck vehicle engines and put drivers on the hook for costly repairs.

  • Protect school choice

    When I put my son Laine on the school bus each day, I didn’t realize he was being driven to a place where he’d be bullied. Then the warning signs began to show: his grades started to slip and he became depressed. We tried several options with various brick-and-mortar schools but none of them helped.

  • The Roses and Thorns of the 2019 Session

    The 2019 legislative session has finally come to a close. For those that thought this would be a quick and uncontentious two-month session for lawmakers, boy, were they wrong. This session, even without another budget crisis, did not run short on its list of roses or thorns.There were a handful of bills that passed this session that enhanced the environment for the oil and gas sector.

  • Labor Union president urges support for House Bill 422

    As the President of Communication Workers of America Local 3412, representing about 140 members and their families in Houma and the surrounding areas, I come from a long line of family-owned businesses right here in Terrebonne Parish.Being the President of a labor union in a right-to-work state and in a generally conservative area is a difficult challenge that has instilled in my own leadership a “No Political Party” policy. Though I identify as a conservative Republican, my decision...

  • Wanting to make a difference

    My name is Rosie Griffin and for Christmas 2018, I decided that I wanted to help someone, maybe even help a group of people. So I called South Lafourche Nursing Home. I was transferred to Mrs.

  • Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch opposes coastal lawsuits

    Recent developments in Terrebonne Parish should be alarming to all Louisiana citizens – especially those along the bayou whose local rights are being overstepped by overzealous trial attorneys and state government overreach.A dangerous precedent is being set with the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources’ recent appointment of the parish district attorney to conduct damage assessments alleged from oil and gas development in the parish.This is clearly an effort to bypass local ele...

  • Awareness this Mardi Gras season and beyond may be life saving

    My name is Danny Boy Bourg. I was once one of the wildest drivers in our parish.In 2008, April Fools Day, I hurt someone reaching for my phone. That day has haunted me since, but I still didn't quite get the message.

  • Judge rules Bayou Bridge Pipeline can continue construction

    Months after three landowners filed a lawsuit challenging construction of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline, they have an answer. Last week, Judge Keith Comeaux ruled Bayou Bridge Pipeline had the right to seize property under eminent domain, and the project will pay $150 to each of the three landowners involved in the dispute. After obtaining all necessary permits and undergoing a rigorous, multi-year review process, the pipeline is now as much as 90 percent complete and is expected to be in service in...

  • Humane Society President wishes to clear her name

     I am the founder and president of the Humane Society – Lafourche Chapter.I was recently charged with cruelty to animals.I wish to inform the public that charges brought against me are inaccurate. I have not violated any animal statutes. As an animal advocate, I care deeply about the welfare of all animals.I currently co-own property in Lockport with my former boyfriend, John Gautreaux, who has also been charged with cruelty.

  • This is not a new tax

    On November 6, three tenths of a penny will be on the ballot for garbage and trash pickup. This includes all unincorporated areas of the parish and Lockport and Golden Meadow. Thibodaux is not included.In 1986 a one-cent sales tax was passed in these areas of the parish for garbage and trash.

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