Following an investigation into suspected illegal drug activity, narcotics agents with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested Eddie Wiltz, 28, of Breaux Bridge.
Two suspects were reportedly arrested off Cypress Island Highway shortly after the MidSouth Bank on W. Port in St. Martinville was robbed. Meanwhile firefighters were battling a two-home blaze on St. Ann Street on the south end of St. Martinville, giving rise to suspicion that the two incidents might be related.
In naming Bayou Teche the first National Water Trail in Louisiana, the National Park Service got it right, taking note of something that has been known and remarked upon for years: Not only do the bayou and the countryside along it rank among the prettiest spots in the South, the stream has been a key to the settlement and commerce of much of A

Breaux Bridge man booked on drug charges

Following an investigation into suspected illegal drug activity, narcotics agents with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested Eddie Wiltz, 28, of Breaux Bridge.

St. Martinville bank robbed; suspects in custody

Two suspects were reportedly arrested off Cypress Island Highway shortly after the MidSouth Bank on W. Port in St. Martinville was robbed.
Meanwhile firefighters were battling a two-home blaze on St. Ann Street on the south end of St. Martinville, giving rise to suspicion that the two incidents might be related.

Bid on the Basin

Faren Serrette & pirogue

Hand-built the old-fashioned way from old-growth sinker cypress, a classic Cajun pirogue is being auctioned over the internet to raise funds for the Atchafalaya Basinkeeper, watchdog for Louisiana’s great natural treasure.
The auction started Sunday, Jan. 25, and will run until 2 p.m. Sunday, March 1.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Friday, Jan. 23, through Sunday, Jan. 25

Friday, Jan. 23
BOREL, Coy, 26, 1000 block of Lilly Ln., St. Martinville; contempt of court (SMSO).
FONTENOT, Jared, 43, 1000 block of Raspy Rd., Parks; contempt of court (SMSO).
GUIDRY, Kevin, 50, 1000 block of Roma St., Breaux Bridge; failure to appear, warrant (SMSO).

Bayou Teche beer goes sour

Bayou Teche Brewing is releasing the latest in a line of very limited edition and innovative beers, the “5 year Anniversary Persimmon Sour.”
The family-owned is celebrating its fifth year in business.

Bayou Teche gains elite national status

The father-daughter crew of Steven and Bethany Wright enter the portage around the Keystone Lock and Dam below St. Martinville in Tour du Teche III. The annual canoe and kayak race is one of several recreational activities now centered on Bayou Teche.

Bayou Teche here and the Huron River in Michigan have become the 17th and 18th waterways added to the National Water Trails System.

SEX OFFENDER ARRESTED ON NON-COMPLIANCE CHARGE

The St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office, investigating suspicion of a convicted sex offender not reporting a change of address, arrested Johnny Durand, 65, ofd St. Martinville.
Durand was booked into the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center on suspicion of failure to register/report change of address (La.R.S. 15:542.1.2).

Mail delivery should be back on track in St. Martinville

Mail delivery out of the St. Martinville Post Office should be back on track, according to Postmistress Glenda Taylor.
A staff shortage created some problems with delivery on Tuesday, Jan. 20, but Taylor said those problems have been solved.

St. Martinville Mardi Gras revelers on short leash

Both float-riders and parade-watchers are on a short lease for this year’s New Comers’ Mardi Gras Parade, Sunday, Feb. 15.
Rules against floats playing rap music with obscene lyrics and female riders exposing their breasts will be strictly enforced, the City Council announced last week.

St. Martin Council announces shedule of 'away' meetings

The St. Martin Parish Council will begin a schedule of “away” meetings with next month’s committee meetings on Monday, Feb. 16, at the Cade Recreation Center, it was announced Tuesday.

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Poche Bridge

Tour du Teche, Inc., begins its sixth season of races with some significant changes including a new race in May, more opportunities for youths, and an exciting new finish line for the Ecrevisse (Cr

Lifestyle

In naming Bayou Teche the first National Water Trail in Louisiana, the National Park Service got it right, taking note of something that has been known and remarked upon for years: Not only do the

Obituaries

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 27, 2015, at St.

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