Community members paint “Before I Die” mural prompt in Downtown Houma
Terrebonne Parish locals Haley Filer, Alyssia Hay, and Cecil Zeringue recently came together to paint a community wall mural, “Before I Die,” on Church Street between Downtown Jeaux’s and M Power Yoga. Those in downtown Houma can use the provided chalk to write on the lines things they most want to do, see, experience, or accomplish during their lifetime.
United Houma Nations citizen graduates with two back-to-back degrees, moves to pursue MD/PhD in neuroscience
United Houma Nation citizen and Cut-Off native Joanna Kern Cooley is serving as an inspiration to the local community as she pursues a fascinating educational and professional journey. The 38-year-old wife and mother of four recently graduated from two separate schools back-to-back with a Bachelor’s and Associate’s degree, and has moved cross-country to pursue an MD/PhD in neuroscience in the upcoming years.
Zack’s celebrates 40th anniversary with new location
Local dessert store favorite Zack’s is celebrating 40 years of bringing the community delicious homemade ice cream, frozen yogurt, gelato, and more! The Houma-based shop will be marking this milestone with a big move to a new location, complete with exciting upgrades and a new look. Zack’s was originally...
Jeremy Duplantis named Girls Team Coach of the Year at Bayou Region Sports Awards
Vandebilt softball coach Jeremy Duplantis was named the Girls Team Coach of the Year during the 2023 Bayou Region High School Sports Awards, presented by Thibodaux Regional Health System, Barker Honda and Barker Buick GMC. The show was held June 1 at Bonvillain Civic Center. The Girls Team Coach of...
CASA seeking advocates for 173 children in Terrebonne Parish
CASA of Terrebonne announced that 173 children are currently waiting for advocates in the court system. “We know children do best when they can safely remain with their parents or with other family members. That’s why CASA of Terrebonne volunteers commit to strengthening families in their ability to care for and protect their children,” reads a statement from CASA of Terrebonne.
Lafourche Parish Arrest Log: June 5, 2023
The following suspects were arrested in Lafourche Parish on June 4, 2023.
Locals concerned over city’s hurricane preparedness
When it comes to hurricane preparation, every detail matters.
Larose's Ivy Robichaux reigning as Miss LSU
Ivy Robichaux may be from the small bayou community of Larose, but she is certainly excelling on the pageant circuit and in politics where she hopes her future lies. The 21-year-old LSU student was crowned Miss LSU in late March. It was her third time competing in the pageant, a competition in which she has received an honor each of her three years participating. Her first year, she was chosen as Fan Favorite for raising the most money for the organization the event’s organizer, LSU sorority Delta Zeta, supports. Last year she finished third in the Miss LSU competition.
As state-run disaster housing program winds down, futures vary
Standing just outside of a camper she's lived in since Hurricane Ida -- in nearly the same spot where she was shot last year -- Charisma Mouton is full of excitement. She is going to college. Prior to Hurricane Ida, Mouton was a housekeeper with her own home. Ida took all of it from her, and by December of 2021 she was living in a state-provided camper. Things kept spinning downward for her when her car's brakes...
Kelso reflects on championship career at Vandebilt Catholic
Seven team state championships. Ten more combined individual or relay state titles. Twenty-seven podium appearances. Sounds like an amazing run by a team, but in this case, it’s the team and individual accomplishments for recent Vandebilt Catholic graduate Brynn Kelso. Kelso achieved the success across cross country, indoor and outdoor track and field, all of which she has competed in since the eighth grade. That total may have been higher, but the COVID-19 pandemic canceled the 2020 outdoor track and field season.
FEMA Awards Additional $368.5 million in Hurricane Ida Public Assistance Grants
BATON ROUGE, La. – FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) grant program is an essential source of funding for communities recovering from a federally declared disaster or emergency. To date, more than $1.8 billion has been obligated to the State of Louisiana for the Hurricane Ida recovery. This additional $368.5 million will help pay for travel trailers purchased by the state, debris removal in St. Tammany Parish and water remediation expenses for the Lafourche Parish School Board.
Motorists concerned about integrity of Bayou Ramos Bridge structure
In St. Mary Parish, The Bayou Ramos Bridge in Amelia was struck by a barge in 2021 and has motorists worrying about the safety of the structure and how long will it take for the necessary repairs to come.
Suspect charged in connection with May 10 Morgan City shooting
Morgan City Police Department has charged 27-year-old Cortez Francois with murder following a shooting that occurred May 10.
TPAS Meow & Bow-Wow Luau aims to find animals forever homes
The Terrebonne Parish Animal Shelter announced a special “Meow & Bow-Wow Luau” offering reduced adoption fee for cats and dogs. With full adoption floors the shelter will offer reduced adoptions for $25 for dog, and $5 for cats beginning today, Tuesday June 6, 2023, and ending Saturday, June 17, 2023.
Dream comes true for Brusly graduate after making Saints Cheer Krewe
Robyn Lavigne, a 2019 Brusly graduate, and current Nicholls State University student, accomplished a childhood dream before walking across the stage with her pre-law and business degree. With 14 years of dance experience, Lavigne earned a spot on the New Orleans Saints Cheer Krewe, the official cheer and entertainment team...
Charges upgraded after victim of Morgan City shooting died
A man is facing a second-degree murder charge after the victim of a Morgan City shooting died. He now awaits court proceedings.
Vandebilt Catholic High School to form first wrestling team in school history
Local coaches Brent Ragas and Bebe Wood have officially announced that they are starting Vandebilt Catholic High School’s first ever wrestling team for the 2023-2024 school year! Vandebilt Catholic High will join Terrebonne High as the second school in Terrebonne Parish to have an official wrestling team. “There has...
From the Editor: Two St. Mary mayors grapple with crime
Solid numbers are hard to come by, but we don’t need statistics to know that local police are dealing with an increase in crime. Based on nothing more than our experience posting St. Mary arrests every weekday, the upward trend seemed to start about the time of Hurricane Ida two years ago. In the storm’s aftermath, many people who live in hard-hit areas to the east used east St. Mary as a grocery store, gas station and cash machine.
Morgan City man accused of possessing four illegal drugs, weapon
A Morgan City man was arrested Saturday and accused of possessing four illegal drugs and a weapon. Johnny Duward Gray, 53, Brashear Avenue, Morgan City, was arrested at 3:23 p.m. Saturday on charges of possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of a legend drug (promethazine), possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a firearm in the presence of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, transactions involving drug proceeds, driving under suspension and possession of an alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle.
Hurricane season has begun. Here's what to know in Terrebonne and Lafourche
With recovery from Hurricane Ida slow and incomplete for many people, temporary housing weighs heavily in official's hurricane season plans. Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes recognize the vulnerability of those in temporary housing units, and officials are watching the severity of any incoming hurricane with the Federal Emergency Management Agency trailers and State-run Ida Shelter campers in mind. Beyond those special-case scenarios, both parishes have shelters and evacuation points lined up for the most at risk, and websites people can go for notifications on the government's plans, as well as detailed suggestions for evacuation strategies.
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