PHOTO: Wendell Smith (left) of Seguin, Texas, and Phil Bowden of San Marcos, Texas, smile broadly as they wrap up Tour du Teche V with a first-in-class and first-overall wins, paddling their HUKI surfski 135 miles in 19 hours, 43 minutes and 3 seconds for an average speed of 6.06 mph.
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Sections of 20-inch pipe lay strung out along a neatly manicured right-of-way, awaiting a crew from WHC Energy Services, Lafayette, to construct the 270-mile Aegis pipeline from Texas to the Mississippi River. The pipeline will carry 425,000 barrels a day of ethane, a natural gas liquid widely used in plasics and pharmaceuticals.

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Cecilia High classes cancelled Wednesday, Aug. 26

Cecilia High School has experienced a power outage this morning prior to 8:00AM. The Slemco crew has identified an underground wire that needed to be excavated and repaired. The power is estimated to be restored by 2:00PM today. Classes will resume tomorrow.

Ethane pipeline marching across St. Martin Parish

Sections of 20-inch pipe lay strung out along a neatly manicured right-of-way, awaiting a crew from WHC Energy Services, Lafayette, to construct the 270-mile Aegis pipeline from Texas to the Mississippi River.
The pipeline will carry 425,000 barrels a day of ethane, a natural gas liquid widely used in plasics and pharmaceuticals.

St. Martinville City Council meets Tuesday, Sept. 8

The St. Martinville City Council, which ordinarily meets on the first Monday of the month, will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 8, instead.
Monday, Sept. 7, is, of course, Labor Day.
The meeting will be at City Hall beginning at 6 p.m., the usual time.

Domestic quarrel in Cecilia turns deadly

An apparent domestic disturbance at Cecilia early Sunday tuned deadly when lawmen responding to the call discovered the body of Jason Stanley, 38, dead of an apparent stab wound.
Sophia Benefield, 32, was arrested on suspicion of one count of manslaughter.

City engineer curbs water waste, pollution

PHOTO: The Louisiana Rural Water Association recognized the Breaux Bridge Water Department for water savings made possible by a system designed by city engineering consultant Chris Richard (holding award, center).

Burglaries on the rise in lower St. Martin

PHOTO: At the sheriff’s luncheon are (from left) COA director Shanese Lewis, Shirley Akers from DA Bo Duhe’s office, COA case managers Cora DeRouselle and Delores Hebert, Amanda Laperyouse from the CIS institute, Sheriff Ronny Theriot, and from Volunteers of America, Holli Trahan-Rowzee and Sarah Carroll.(Linda Cooke)

BREAUX BRIDGE MAN WANTED ON OUTSTANDING WARRANT

Deputies with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office are seeking the whereabouts of Dustin D. Wiltz, 27, last known to be living in the 900 Block of West Patin Street, Breaux Bridge.

Final school bond sale draws 3.27%

The St. Martin School Board on Wednesday, Aug. 19, approved the fourth and final installment of a $40.3 million bond issue approved by parish voters in 2013.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Wednesday, Aug. 12

Harper, Herbert, 36, LaPlace; possession with intent to distribute Schedule I narcotics, Louisiana State Police (LSP).
James, Terrill, 22, Mobile, Ala.; possession with intent to distribute Schedule I (LSP).
Mier, Dillon, 24, 1000 block of Lilly Ln., St. Martinville; failure to appear, warrant (SMSO).

BREAUX BRIDGE MAN WANTED ON OUTSTANDING WARRANT

Deputies with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office are seeking the whereabouts of Montrell Chaisson, 20, last known to be residing in the 1000 block of George Dupuis Rd. in Breaux Bridge.

A/C unit at court annex already toast

After only seven years, the air conditioning unit at the parish’s courthouse annex on St. Martin Street needs to be replaced.
At the Aug. 4 Parish Council meeting, Parish President Guy Cormier said that the unit, which began developing problems just three years after it was installed, was now out of order completely.

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PHOTO: Wendell Smith (left) of Seguin, Texas, and Phil Bowden of San Marcos, Texas, smile broadly as they wrap up Tour du Teche V with a first-in-class and first-overall wins, paddling their HUKI s

Obituaries

Breaux Bridge – A Funeral Service was held on Monday, Aug. 24, at Pellerin Funeral Home for Ellis James Melancon, Sr., 72, who passed away on Saturday, Aug.

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